Religion

Frivolností netřeba…?

Tento prosinec je prostě podivný. A nemyslím tím pouze prapodivně předělané klasické kreslené Disneovky do 3D – takový Medvídek Pooh je trojrozměrná zhůvěřilost, která by se měla trestat, kdyby to nebyl přímo Disney, kdo to do té příšernosti předělal (že by “děti moderního věku” neměly okem zavadit o krásné originální kousky a raději sledovaly neumělé předělání v Maye či 3DMax? Ještě, že Dori dává přednost kresleným věcem).
Dvanáctý měsíc tohoto roku se mi jeví tak nějak neskutečný, neboť kromě kulturně vštěpeného “joyful, joyful time” se s Adventem sešel islámský měsíc Muharram. Co to znamená? Inu, nový rok pro Muslimy, ale konkrétně v našem případě také měsíc smutku, neb v tomto měsíci byl velmi nepěkným způsobem usmrcen třetí Imám Hussain (a.s.) spolu s většinou jeho rodiny a následovníků; je to měsíc, kdy některé ženy z jeho skupiny byly donuceny podniknout vyčerpávající pouť pouští do Sýrie; je to měsíc, kdy několikaměsíční syn byl usmrcen v náručí matky jen proto, že byl krevně příbuzný s Hussainem a mužským potomkem; je to měsíc, kdy celá komunita Ší’itských Muslimů drží smutek a připomíná si události oné doby, aby nezapomněli, aby pamatovali, aby nesli vzkaz pro své potomky a přátele a sjednotili se ve svém pláči. Je to měsíc, kdy nezůstane oko suché a kdy muži jsou hrdí na své slzy. Jeden z mnoha příběhů doby, které se intenzivně připomínají během tohoto měsíce (a o něco méně celý další měsíc, pro ty pobožnější), je příběh Sukejny.

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The Importance of Having a Reliable (Arabic) Reference for a Convert Muslim , pt. II

The English translation of Sahih al-Bukhari
and the account of Jesus’ (a) return

Synopsis:
Hadith number 658 in volume 4 of the Arabic/English edition of Sahih al-Bukhari represents a short narration that talks about the coming of Jesus (a) at a time when an “Imam” will be present.
The translation has changed to something rather different in later editions!

Evidence, Analysis and Conclusion
Sahih al-Bukhari is the foremost book of hadith for the Ahl al-Sunnah and is considered by them to be the most reliable book after the Qur’an. Its English translation was undertaken by Muhammad Muhsin Khan in 9 volumes and has been published in many editions.

The hadith under discussion appears in the Dar al-Fikr edition (which is non-dated, though apparently recent) as follows:

Sahih al-Bukhari, Al-Bukhari, Muhammad b. Isma`il (d. 256 AH), volume 4, pg. 437, hadith number 658
Beirut: Dar al-Fikr (9 vols), translated by Muhammad Muhsin Khan, n.d.


reference

Those with even a rudimentary understanding of Arabic text will be able to see that the underlined arabic text of the hadith (wa imaamukum minkum) and the English equivalent are completely different!

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The Importance of Having a Reliable (Arabic) Reference for a Convert Muslim , pt. I

The Sahih of al-Tirmidhi and the hadith,
“I am the city of knowledge and ‘Ali is its gate”.

Synopsis:
The well-known and reliable hadith of the Prophet – “I am the city of knowledge and ‘Ali is its gate” is not present in the current editions of the Sahih (alternatively called Jami` or Sunan) of al-Tirmidhi (d. 279 AH). This book is one of the Sihah Sittah or Six Authentic hadith books for the Ahl al-Sunnah.
This case study will investigate the allegation that this hadith was included by al-Tirmidhi and used to be in his Sahih till it mysteriously disappeared at some stage in history.
Important: The purpose of this discussion is not to prove the reliability of the hadith. That has already been shown in several detailed works. For example, see the three volumes 10, 11 and 12 of Nafahat al-Azhar fi Khulasat ‘Abaqat al-Anwar dedicated to this hadith that show its tawatur. Therefore, for the purpose of this discussion, adverse comments on the strength of the hadith by some of the scholars below will be ignored.

Source of the Allegation
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The Evidence
Al-Tirmidhi lived between the years 209 AH and 279 AH. Several authors of books of hadith, sirah, history and kalam who came after him acknowledged that he has quoted this hadith – in the exact wording stated above – in his Sahih. However, the current editions of the Sahih only have the hadith ‘I am the house of wisdom and ‘Ali is its door’. This hadith can be seen in the extract below:
Sahih (or Jami` or Sunan), al-Tirmidhi (d. 279 AH), p. 141

ref. here

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Bibi Sakina, the Young Hashemite Princess

Profile:
Name: Ruqayah (also known as Sukaynah)
Father: Imam Husayn ibn ‘Ali ibn Abu Taleb (Alaihisalam)
Mother: Lady Umm Rubab (Alaihisalam)
Birth: 20th of Rajab
Death: 13th Safar al-Mudhaffar, at Damascus, Syria
Sayyedah Ruqayah (Alaihisalam) ( also known as Sayyedah Sukaynah (Alaihisalam)) was the
youngest daughter of Imam Husayn (Alaihisalam). Sukaynah is a derivative of “sukoun”
meaning “peace.” Imam Husayn (Alaihisalam) used to pray for a daughter in his night
prayers, a daughter who would give him peace and Allah (SWT) granted him his
wish and blessed him with Sayyedah Sukaynah (Alaihisalam).

Sayyedah Sukaynah was the most beloved daughter of Imam Husayn (A.S.) and used
to sleep on his chest every night. She was a lively child, full of love and
happiness. Being the daughter of the holy Imam, she was different from other
children of her age in many ways. She was very religious and enjoyed reading
the Holy Quran and never missed her prayers. From a very early age, she took
great care to make sure that her head and face were properly covered when in
public.

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