Islamic Facts - 2


General Issues

Principles of Islam:

- Muslims do not worship Prophet Muhammed (P). Muslims solely worship the unseen, Omnipotent, and Omniscient Creator, Allah.

- Muslims believe in and acknowledge all the prophets before prophet Muhammed (P.), from Adam to Jesus, and the last prophet of God is Muhammed (P.). Muslims believe that they brought the message of peace and submission (Islam) to different peoples at different times. Muslims also believe that these prophets were “Muslims” because they submitted their wills to God.


- Terrorism, unjustified violence and the killing of innocent people are absolutely forbidden in Islam. Islam is a way of life that is meant to bring peace to a society, whether its people are Muslim or not. The extreme actions of those who claim to be Muslim may be, among other things, a result of their ignorance or uncontrolled anger. Tyrant rulers and those who commit acts of terrorism in the name of Islam are simply not following Islam. These people are individuals with their own views and political agendas. Fanatical Muslims are no more representative of the true Islamic teachings than Timothy McVeigh or David Koresh are of Christianity. Extremism and fanaticism is a problem that is common to different types of groups, including religious groups.

Ahlulbayt (A.S.): 

- Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir was said to have been high esteemed for his learning and eloquence as well as on account of his noble birth.

- The Imam stood for his prayers and lengthened the prostration. When he picked his head up, the place of prostration was wet with tears from his eyes.

- The period before his Imamate which is nearly 35 years and was the peaceful part of his life, led in Madina.

- One of the famous saying of Imam Ali Al-Ridha (A.S.) is: “This world is a prison for a believer (Mo’min) and a paradise for the unbeliever.”

- Each Imam (A.S.) is remembered for a specific thing. Example: the 4th Imam, Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.) is remembered for his illness and his prayers (Al-Sahifa Al-Sajjadiya Al-Kamila). The 6th Imam, Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (A.S.) - for his sustenance. And in the same way our 8th Imam, Imam Ali Al-Ridha (A.S.) is called upon when someone is about to go on a journey.

- The body of Imam Al-Ridha (A.S.) was buried in the same parameter where Haroon was buried and in the front of his grave. The reason is because Al-Mamun ordered people to bury the Imam’s (A.S.) body in this parameter is so Haroon’s grave would not be dug up in the future.