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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 2 days ago

Bismihi ta'ala

This is an expression mentioned towards the end of Ziyarat 'Ashura`, and wurūd here means entry, or returning back. The wurūd is entering into the sovereignty of God, and it could be positive and good, or negative and bad [as in Surah Hud, 98]. Yawm al-wurūd may not just be Judgment Day, but any stage after death, like entering the grave, barzakh, and resurrection. It is during these stages that we ask Allah ta'ala to grant us the shafa'ah of Imam Husain (a.s.). 

This is why in the Ziyarah, we say:

 اَللَّهُمَّ اُرْزُقْنِي شَفَاعَةَ اَلْحُسَيْنِ يَوْمَ اَلْوُرُودِ

We hope to be blessed with the intercession of Imam Husain (a.s.) at these very difficult times once we depart this world. Imam Husain (a.s.) is the Ark of Salvation, and it is for this reason that we seek his intercession. 

Of course, it is more probable that yawm al-wurūd is referring to Judgment Day alone, as such has been expressed in other narrations, like the following in reference to Imam Ali (a.s.) being in charge of supplying water (al-sāqī) on Judgment Day, as the Prophet (s.a.w.) had proclaimed:

 اَلسَّاقِيَ يَوْمَ اَلْوُرُودِ

In any case, this ziyarah is an important ziyarah that we should recite as much as possible, and hopefully be granted the intervention of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) on Judgment Day, at the time we will need it most.

With prayers for your success. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

It is quoted by Imam Ali (AS) telling human beings to understand themselves and their life including reasons and origin of sickness and its remedies.

'Your sickness is from you: Whatever sickness you suffer from is from your own acts and deeds, so don't blame others but try to rectify yourself first.

'Your remedy is within you but you don't sense it: The remedies of all your sicknesses and sufferings are within you and you can treat them by your will power to sincerely obey Allah (SWT) which is the key to solving all the problems.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 1 month ago

My understanding of this is that it is with respect to spiritual matters, particularly the spiritual position of Ahl al-Bayt (A) in that if some people who did not have an understanding of this heard some people talking about it openly, they might react negatively due to ignorance.
 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

عَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُم is a supplication to Allah (SWT) to hasten the reappearance of Imam Al-Mahdi (AS). AJJIL means hasten, Farajahum means the reappearance of Imam Al-Mahdi (AS).

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

You can be a Shia Muslim by just believing in the main faith of Islam (There no God but Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger and Ali is the successor after the Prophet). This faith is enough for you to become a Shia Muslim.

Obligatory acts are not condition to be a Shia Muslim although you need to do whatever you know and can afford.

When you perform Hajj, you need to get yourself circumcised before performing Tawaf around the Ka'bah.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

Neither washing nose is obligatory in Wudhu nor washing mouth. Both of them are just recommended and not obligatory. Washing head or feet in Wudhu is wrong because you should wipe over them and not wash them.

If you are sure that your Wudhu was invalid, you need to perform it properly and re do the prayers which were done with wrong Wudhu.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

This verse is very clear the believers in the whole message of Islam should not associate nor be allies with those who don't believe in Islam despite the common things between us and them, but we are not allowed to be allies with them because of the ideological differences between us and them. We are not allowed to follow their aims which are usually based on their faith which is different from our faith in Islam.

Any Muslim who follows them will be like them.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 3 months ago

Excellent question!

"Yara" is also used to refer to understanding or thinking something ("seeing" in the mind).

It may also be used here because this is a mental observation or understanding that can be deduced from what is seen. Firstly, one can see the existing universe and deduce that this could have happened. Second, one can engage in scientific observation of the universe and deduce that (to our knowledge currently) it is expanding and was once essentially "closed", or that living things on earth are water-based, or that life may indeed have emerged from water.

That is, we "see" the original state of the universe and earth mentally through "seeing" the current state of the universe through observation. So in that regard, both types of "see" could be meant (the physical seeing now, and the mental seeing to use scientific deduction). 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

Bani Hashim (the family of the Prophet) are entitled to Sahm Sadat if they are poor. The grand children of Ameerul Mo'mineen Ali (AS) are called Alawi Sadat while grandchildren of Aqeel ibn aabi Talib are called Aqeeli Sadat and grandchildren of Jafar ibn Abi Talib are called Jafari Sadat.

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 4 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

This phrase kadhalik Allahu Rabbi کَذَلِکَ اللّٰهُ ربّي) means Indeed this is how my Lord is. Such an expression is said after the reciting of Surah al-Ikhlas, because of how profoundly lofty the words and meanings of this small but very important surah is. 

So, when you recite this surah, you affirm, acknowledge and confess to what you just said by saying kadhalik Allahu Rabbi

According to our narrations from Ahlul Bayt (a.s.), saying this phrase after Surah al-Tawhid is mustahab, and it can be said once, twice, or three times. The phrase كذلك الله ربنا has also been mentioned as well. 

And Allah knows best. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

Yes, it will be answered with out any doubt whether you recite in Arabic text or read the translation. Allah (SWT) knows our intentions and needs and He listens to every sincere believer who supplicates and seeks from him.

Quran is from Allah (SWT) and Du'a is from the Prophet (SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS) and it is in Arabic for every Muslim to recite and supplicate whether he knows the exact meanings or not. There is no doubt that it is accepted by Allah (SWT).

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

Illiyyeen عِلّيين or Illiyyoo عِلّيّون is from the highest places in the Paradise.

 Allah (SWT) says in Quran : (Nay, verily, the record of of deeds of the most pious (Al-Abrar) is in Illiyyeen, and how do you know what is Illiyyoon) (Sura Al-Mutaffiffeen, verses 18 and 19).

 Abu Hamza al-Thimaali narrated that he heard Imam Al-Baqir (AS) saying: Allah has created us (Ahlul Bayt) from Illiyyeen and created the hearts of our Shia from it, then created their bodies from lower than that.) (Basaa'ir al-Darajaat, page 5).

Wassalam.