By Dr. Hassan Uddin Hashmi on 2/20/2014 3:41 AM
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was sent to this world as a mercy for humankind. He reminded human beings of their forgotten status and taught them values that were ignored for a long time. People were victims of superstitions, misconceptions, immorality, social disaster and darkness of infidelity. He warned them against all of the things that could damage humanity. He preached to them and urged them to have a sense of dignity, unity of purpose, equality and respect.


1.            STATUS OF HUMANITY:

When some people actually posses a high social status but are not aware of it, their thoughts and deeds get influenced by the low and inferior atmosphere in which they live. Their low company can easily drive them to cheap and mean activities. But when they become aware of their status, and achieve a sense of greatness, a wonderful change begins in their thoughts and actions. They turn away from lowness and start walking on the track of nobility. The same situation exists for human society as a whole; its ignorance about its true status allows it to indulge in lowness, while its awareness makes it walk on the track of greatness.

By Dr. Hassan Uddin Hashmi on 2/20/2014 3:35 AM
The life of a believer is a collection of two components: faith and practice.  Faith means firm and established certitude about oneness of God, and prophethood of His Apostle.  The acknowledgement of oneness means to believe that Almighty Allah is unique in His nature as well as His attributes.  He is Creator and Master of the Universe.  He is the Eternal and the Everlasting.  Everyone is from Him, but He is not from anyone.  Everyone is needy to Him, but He is not needy to anyone.  None can be his rival or partner.  Only He deserves to be worshipped.  He is the most gracious, the most Merciful.  His pleasure is the absolute standard for acceptance or rejection of anything.


The acknowledgement of prophethood means to believe that Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the Messenger of Allah, and seal of the Prophets.  He is the divine guide and godly teacher of mankind.  He is mercy of Allah for the Universe and the most beloved person to Him. His love is the love of Allah, and his obedience is the obedience...
By Dr. Hassan Uddin Hashmi on 2/20/2014 3:33 AM
The tenth day of Muharram (the first month of lunar calendar) has a great significance in the history of Islam.  Thirteen hundred and fifty two years ago on this day in the year 61 A.H., the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Husayn ibn ‘Ali, offered a unique sacrifice at the ground of Karbala to protect the Islamic principles.  Husayn was a man of great faith and noble character.  He was not only a biological descendant of the Prophet, but an heir of his religious and spiritual legacy also.  It was not possible for him to accept a person, openly violating the teachings of Islam, such as Yazid, as a head of the Islamic State. Husayn was well aware of his own status. He knew that if a man of his caliber offered the pledge of allegiance to a transgressor ruler it would cause a tremendous damage to the future of Islam. He was bound to protect this great religion. So he served his mission at the cost of his life. He offered a unique testimony about the principles of Islam that they were so sacred and holy that...
By Dr. Hassan Uddin Hashmi on 2/20/2014 3:31 AM
Name: Muhammad. Surname: Abul Qasim. Year of birth: 13 AH. Place of Birth: Madinah. Father: Imam ‘Ali ibn Abu Talib. Mother: Khawlah al-Hanafiyyah. Date of demise: Shawwal 7, 73 AH. Age: 60 Years. Place of burial: Khark Island, Iran, Persian Gulf.       

       Imam Abul Qasim Muhammad ibn ‘Ali was one of the 14 sons of Imam ‘Ali ibn Abu Talib. He was younger to Imam Hasan and Imam Husain and elder to remaining 11 of his siblings. The lineage of Imam ‘Ali commenced from five of his sons, namely Imam Hasan, Imam Husain, Imam Abul Qasim Muhammad, ‘Abbas and ‘Umar.1        The fourteen brothers were born to different mothers. Imam Hasan and Imam Husain were born to Fatimah al-Zahra, the dearest daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), while Imam Abul Qasim Muhammad was born to Khawlah al- Hanafiyyah bint Ja’far ibn Qais.2        Khawlah al-Hanafiyyah belonged to the famous tribe of Banu Hanifah. She was born in a distinguished family of this tribe. She was a dignified, honorable and the most beautiful...
By Dr. Hassan Uddin Hashmi on 2/20/2014 3:30 AM
Among the Prophet Muhammad's Companions, there was a sizable number of such great intelligent persons who were competent to solve problems through their ijtihad.l They were capable of offering personal opinions and solving the current issues by their God-given juristic insight. A good number of them such as Abu Bakr, 'Umar ibn al-Khattab, , Amr ibn al-' As, Sa'd ibnMu'adh, and Sa'd ibn 'Ubbadah were well known for their wisdom, intelligence and competence in personal reasoning even during the pre- Islamic period. When they entered the fold of Islam, their spiritual purity, and intellectual enlightenment grew further. Their conversion to Islam did not impede their reasoning skills or intellectual qualities. Instead, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) commanded his followers through the revelation of Allah to utilize their thinking power and reasoning capacity. The Holy Qur'ansays, "Contemplate, O you who are endowed with insight" (59:2). There is severe condemnation against those who don't utilize their faculty of reason,...

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