The Sermon of Hajj

Peace and prayers upon Muhammad and his kinship of Imams and Mahdis. The Almighty said,
56. ﴾Thus We empowered Joseph in the earth, he takes from it whatever he pleases. We reach with Our mercy whom We will and We lose not the reward of the good, and the reward of the Hereafter is better for those who believe and those who are pious.﴿ —Surat Yusuf (Joseph) 12.

Who was crucified instead of Jesus? Who is the crucified look-alike?

Question 9: When reading about the matter of crucifixion and sacrifice in the statements of the religious clerics, one finds obvious contradictions, so is it possible to provide a conclusive statement from the texts in which they believe?
And what is the interpretation of this narration: ﴾it was said to Imam Abu Abdullah Jafar al-Sadiq℗, “For what reason was he named the Riser?” He℗ answered, “Verily, he rises after his death, he rises with a great matter, he rises with the matter of Almighty God.”﴿?

Islam, Violence and Women’s rights

Question: There are those who say that violence is not a modern issue in Islam, rather it has been used since the time of the prophet℗, and they say that Islam spread by the sword, so how do you interpret these Quranic verses which promote killing, extermination and alienation: Quran chapter “The Family of Imran” 3:85, 91, 83; “Repentance” 9:29; “The Women” 4:91; “Muhammad” 47:4? And how do you interpret the verses concerning inheritance and testimony, which violate the civil rights of women?

What is the meaning of the throwing of Satan into the wish of the prophet?

Question 42: The Almighty said, {And We did not send before you any messenger or prophet except that when he wished, Satan threw into it . But Allah abrogates that which Satan throws in; then Allah makes His verses explicit. And Allah is Knowing and Wise. * so He may make what Satan throws a trial for those within whose hearts is disease and those hard of heart. And indeed, the unjust are in extreme dissension.} [Quran 22:52-53]. What is the meaning of the throwing of Satan into the wish of the prophet?

Moses said, I did it then, while I was of those astray

Question 41: In the answer to a previous question, you said that Moses did not apologize for his killing of the Coptic because he was a work of Satan. Rather, you said that he intended to kill the Coptic and it was a righteous act; so if it was right for Moses to kill the Coptic, then what is the meaning of his saying in Surat ash-Shuaraa, (([Moses] said, “I did it then, while I was of those astray.))?

What is the reason for Hajj and what is its purpose?

Question 40: What is the reason for Hajj, and what is its purpose?

Answer: In short, Hajj in Islam the attendance at a specific time of the year, in a specific place which is the sacred house of Allah or the Kaaba. So first we must know the attribute of the time and place.

As for the place which is the Kaaba, it is …

What is the difference between the remembrance of Ruku and prostration?

Question 36: What is the difference between the remembrance of Ruku “Subhana rabbya al-atheem wa bihamdih” [Glory and praise be to my Lord the Almighty] and the statement of prostration “Subhana rabbya al-ala wa bihamdih” [Glory and praise be to my Lord the Most High]”?

What is the meaning of Allahu Akbar during the prayer?

Question 34: What is the meaning of Takbeerat [1] Al-Ihram during the prayer, and what is the significance of the Takbeerat of Ali bin Abi Talib?

Answer: The Takbeerat* for ihram in prayer are actually seven and not one, although ihram with one is permissible, if what is intended by that is the seven Takbeerat which are referring to the seven skies

What is the reason for the shroud for the dead?

Question 31: What is the reason for the shroud for the dead, and what is its benefit?

Answer: Indeed the body of the dead is respected, considering the connection of his spirit to it before his death. Therefore his loin and his body must be covered in front of the people and at the time of burial, just as he cared for covering his loin and body in this worldly life in the past. Moreover,

Rope of Allah and the pillar of light

Question 29: Why is it that if the earth was free from an infallible or a Proof of Allah over the people of the earth, then the Earth would have been consumed along with its people as narrated from the Imams (pbut)?

The Answer: There are many narrations which convey this meaning, and from them: Abu Hamza said, “I said to Abu Abdullah pbuh, ‘Will the Earth ever remain without an Imam?’ He pbuh said, ‘If the Earth had ever remained without an Imam it would be consumed.’”.

Intercession in the Quran

Question 26: What is the meaning of the verse ⸨And fear a Day when no soul will suffice for another soul at all, nor will intercession be accepted from it, nor will justice be taken from it, nor will they be supported.⸩ [Surat al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:48]?

And also the Almighty’s saying ⸨ And fear a Day when no soul will suffice for another soul at all, and no justice will be accepted from it, nor will any intercession benefit it, nor will they be supported⸩ [Surat al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:123]? Do these verses negate intercession?

This world is a prison for the believer

Question 25: What is the meaning of the narration from the Messenger of Allah pbuhap and from the Imams pbut, “This world is a prison for the believer” [1]?

Answer: It has also been narrated from them pbut, “Prayer is an ascension for the believer.” [Kanz al-‘Ummal, vol. 7, p. 279.] So this believer is the same as that believer [from the above narration], and the believer here is not one who just believes in Islam and the allegiance (Wilaya).

Verily We have given you seven of the praises and the great Quran

Question 24: What is meant by the seven praises?

Answer: Allah swt said,
{Verily We have given you seven of the praises and the great Quran.} [The Quran 15:87]
The praises in this verse are the verses of Surat Al-Fatiha.
And the word praises is obtained from the word praise, which means to acclaim and give thanks, as the verses of Surat Al-Fatiha are seven verses, and all of them are verses that praise Allah swt. For that reason, they are called the seven praises

What is the meaning of the word Israel? Does the six-pointed star belong to the Zionists?

Question 23: What is the meaning of the word Israel? Are the Zionists present in Palestine today the children of Israel, or the remainder of them? Does the six-pointed star belong to the Zionists? And what is the meaning of the six-pointed star?

Moses struck him with his fist and killed him. He said This is of Satan’s work

1) Did Moses pbuh kill the Coptic by mistake, meaning without the intention to kill him, but it occurred because of a blow? And if Moses’ killing of the Coptic was intentional, does that make it a disobedience to Allah or an unfavored action?
2) The thing described to be {of Satan’s work}, was this the action of the killing (by Moses)?
3) What did Moses pbuh ask forgiveness for? And what is the guilt he committed?

Woe unto those who pray

Question 20: What is the meaning of Allah’s swt saying,
{Woe unto those who pray}, in Surat Al-Maun?

Answer: In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Intensely Merciful,
{Have you seen him who denies the religion? ۝ That is he who re- jects the orphan ۝ and urges not feeding the poor ۝ Woe unto those who pray ۝ who are heedless of their prayer ۝ those who dissemble ۝ and prevent support.}. [The Quran 107:1–7]
{Have you seen him who denies the religion?}: The question here is directed to

We are closer to him than his jugular vein

Question 18: Allah swt said,
{O you who believe, respond to Allah and the messenger when he calls you to that which vivifies you, and know that Allah intervenes between the man and his heart, and [know] that unto Him you will be gathered.} [The Quran 8:24]
And He swt said,
{We verily created the human and We know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than his jugular vein.} [The Quran 50:16]
What is intended by “the heart” and the “jugular vein” in the two verses?