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The Event of Mubahala
"Verily, the similitude of Jesus with God is like (that of) Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, "Be" and he was. It is the truth from your Lord, therefore, do not entertain any doubt. And to him who disputes with you therein after knowledge has come to you, say: "Come, let us summon our sons and your sons, our women and your women, our selves and your selves, then let us invoke and lay the curse of God upon the liars." Quran Chapter 3 Verse 61
This verse refers to the famous event of 'al-Mubahala' which took place in the year 10 A.H with the members of Ahlul-Bayt (sa) and the Christians of Najran. A deputation of 60 Christians of Najran headed by Abdul Masih, their chief priest, came and discussed with the Holy Prophet (pbuh&f) about the personality of Nabi 'Isa (as). The Holy Prophet (pbuh&f) told them not to deify Jesus as he was only a mortal created by God, and not God Himself. Then they asked who the father of Jesus was. By this, they thought that since he was born without a father the Holy Prophet (pbuh&f) would helplessly accept Jesus' father being God Himself. In reply to this question, the following verse was revealed:

Indeed, the case of Jesus with Allah is the like the case of Adam: He created him from dust, then said to him, 'Be,' and he was. (3:59) When the Christians did not agree with this line of reasoning, then the aforementioned verse was revealed enjoining the Prophet (pbuh&f) to call the Christians to Mubahala. To this the Christians agreed and they wanted to return to their place and have the Mubahala the next day.

The following morning, the Holy Prophet (pbuh&f) sent Salman al-Farsi (May Allah be pleased with him) to an open place fixed outside the city for this historic event. Salman erected a small shelter for the Prophet (pbuh&f) and those he intended to take along with him for the contest. On the opposite side appeared the Christian priests, while at the appointed hour the Christians witnessed the Holy Prophet (pbuh&f) entering the field with Imam Hussain (as) in his lap, Imam Hasan (as) holding his finger and walking beside him along with Lady Fatima (as), and finally with Imam Ali (as) following him.

The Prophet (pbuh&f) reached the appointed spot, stationing himself with his daughter, her two sons and her husband, and raised his hands towards the heavens, supplicating: "Lord, these are the People of my House!" The Chief Monk then knew that the baby in the lap of the Prophet (pbuh&f) was his young grandson, Imam Hussain (as), the child walking holding the Prophet's (pbuh&f) hand was his first grandson, Imam Hasan (as), the Lady behind him was daughter, and the one who followed the Lady was his son in law, the husband of Fatima (as). He addressed the huge crowd of the people who had gathered on the spot, and addressed them saying:

By God, I see the faces which, if they pray to God for mountains to move from their places, the mountains will immediately move! O believers in the Jesus of Nazareth, I will tell you the truth that should ye fail to enter into some agreement with Muhammad and if these souls whom Muhammad has brought with him curse you, you will be wiped out of existence to the last day of the life of the earth!

The people readily agreed to the advice counseled by their Leader. They beseeched the Holy Prophet (pbuh&f) to give up the idea of the agreed Mubahala and requested for themselves to be allowed to continue their faith while offering to pay the Jizya.

This historic event of a unique triumph of Islam is taken by the Shia as a religious thanksgiving festival to celebrate the victory of truth over falsehood. Some of the significant points of this event are as follows:
  • this event unquestionably establishes the truth about the spiritual purity of the Ahlalbayt
  • it proves beyond any doubt as to who are the members of the house of the Prophet (pbuh&f)
  • the seriousness and the solemnity of the occasion demands absolute purity, spiritual as well as physical in the individuals to serve in the fateful occasion for the Holy Prophet to present them to God as the best one of His creation to be heard in the prayers of Truth!


Who are the Liars??
Say, (O Muhammad), "O people of the Book (Bible), come to an agreement between us and you; that we shall worship none but Allah, and that we shall claim no partner to Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords besides Allah." And if they turn away, then say, "Bear witness that we are Muslims (those who have surrendered to Allah)". In obedience to the verse of Mubahila sent by Allah , the Holy Prophet (S) had brought Imam Hasan (A) and Imam Husain (A) as his "sons", Bibi Fatima (A) as his "women" and Imam Ali (A) as his "self". . .

The Event Of Mubahila
The Prophet had invited leaders from across the globe, towards the religion of Islam, with one of his invitations reaching the Christians residing in Najran. On receiving this invitation, in order to determine whether the claim of Prophethood was one of truth or if it was engulfed in falsehood, sixty representatives of Najran, arrived in Madina. . .

Hajj (The Pilgrimage)

Author: Dr. Ali Shariati
Translator's: Ali Behzadnia & Najla Denny

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This 20th century masterpiece by one of the Muslim world's best known scholars is a wonderful spiritual preparation for those intending to perform the Pilgrimage. It differs from other books about the hajj in that it does not simply describe the rituals in detail, but rather it deals with the underlying philosophy behind them. It is important for those going for hajj to understand the concepts discussed in this book so it can be a much more meaningful experience. History will judge Shariati's Hajj as one of the most important documents of Islamic renaissance.

Hajj - The Islamic Pilgrimage
Author: Sayyid Mohammed Zia Abadi
Translator's: Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani
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"And proclaim among men the pilgrimage; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, coming from every remote path, that they may witness advantages for them and mention the Name of Allah during stated days." Holy Quran. Effects and philosophy of Hajj, stages of Hajj, and a description of specific rites of Hajj.

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