Sunday, April 19, 2020

Al Muntazar Ezine Vol 8 Issue 3 (Year 2020)

The Flag of Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance)
In Arabic the words, ‘Ra’yah’, ‘Liwaa’, ‘Alam’ etc. are terms used for flag. The author of Majma al-Bahrain has explained the terms ‘Ra’yah’ and ‘Liwaa’ thus: “Ra’yah means a big flag and Liwaa is other than this. Ra’yah is owned by a warrior and war is fought based on it and towards it is the end of the war as well.”
[Majma al-Bahrain, vol. 1, p. 199]
In the history of mankind the first flag was made by Hazrat Ibrahim (peace be upon him) as has been narrated by Imam Jafar Sadiq (peace be upon him):
“The first person who made a flag was Hazrat Ibrahim (peace be upon him).”
[Tehzeeb al-Ahkaam, vol. 1, p. 170] Read more

Sayings of other infallible ones (peace be on them) about Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance)
The Messenger of Allah (peace be on him and his progeny) informed Janabe Zahra (peace be upon her):
“Dear daughter! We, the Ahle Bait, have been bestowed with seven things that no one has been granted before us. Our apostle is the best of the apostles, and he is your father. Our successor is the best of the successors, and he is your husband. Our martyr is the best of martyrs, and he is Hamzah[1], the uncle of your father. From us is the one who has two dyed wings, by which he glides in Paradise, and he is your cousin Ja’far. From us are the two grandsons of this Ummah, and they are your two sons Hasan and Husain (peace be upon them). And from us, by Allah and there is no God except Him, is the Mahdi of this Ummah, behind whom Isa Ibn Maryam (peace be upon them) will pray.” Read more

A Complete Submission
Submission can be analyzed in two ways here:
1. Apparent submission
2. Submission from the heart
Apparent submission means that a person submits on a topic superficially while he doesn’t
actually accept it from his heart. Rather, he would oppose this topic at the first available
opportunity. This has been mentioned in the Holy Quran as such: Read more

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