Presenter Rebecca Masterton & her guest Brother Shabbar Mehdi discuss the Mab'ath and Mer'aj of the Holy Prophet (pbuh).
Points of Discussion:
What is the mab'ath and what is its significance?
What was the me'raj - what happened and what does it show us?
How can we counter anti-Islamic narrative on the character of our beloved Holy Prophet (pbuh)?
Idd al-Mab'ath: The Greatest Ever Day Mab'ath, signifies resurgence and is the most important day on which the sun has ever shone. It is the resurgence of not just humanitarian values but the basic purpose of life and the goal towards which mankind is moving. Hence it is more significant than the creation of Adam and the start of the human race. . .
The Gift of Rajab Rajab is a month of many special days, including the birth anniversaries of our first, fifth, and ninth, and tenth Imams, the day when the Prophet officially proclaimed Islam, and the day when he ascended to the heavens. . .
The Blessings of Rajab Dawood was the foster brother of Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (peace be upon him), and the great-grandson of Imam Hasan (peace be upon him). The ruler of the time had taken Dawood prisoner; Dawood's mother, Fatima, was distraught at having no knowledge of her son's condition. When she fell ill, the Imam visited her and learned of her worries. . .
The Holy Qur'an - Read it before you burn it The book you are about to read is an English translation of the Scripture that Prophet Muhammad said was revealed to him by God, word for word, in the Arabic language. This Scripture is still in existence and hundreds of thousands of Muslims the world over, including non-Arabic speakers, have it preserved in their memories, just as they have been preserving it for the past fourteen centuries. This book is the Qur'an. . .
A Glance at the Life of the Holy Prophet of Islam
Author: Dar Rah Haqq's Board of Writers
Translator's: N. Tawheedi
The book starts with a look at the pre-Islamic world order. It deals with not only the events that occurred during the life of the Prophet, but also the philosophy and thinking behind the Prophet's actions. This is a great book to read for those interested in an introductory guide to the life of the Prophet.
This book not only presents an inspiring material but it is also based on authentic historical documents. One of its salient features is that the author has taken extreme care in narrating historical events and at the same time he has endeavoured as a research scholar, to approach them with an analytic mind also. Another interesting feature of this book is that it is absolutely free from heresies and concocted stories invented by vested interests. This book gives full details of the entire life of the Holy Prophet of Islam.
The Life Of Muhammad The Prophet
Author: S. Saeed Akhtar Rizvi
This book was first published in 1971 as part of the Islamic Correspondence Course run by Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania. The idea behind writing this book was to satisfy the needs of our new generation - the youths and students, as well as recent converts, who are unable to study the scholastic books written by the Muslim scholars and whose only source of information seems to be the biased writings of orientalists presented as "objective" and "authentic" studies.
Imamate (The Vicegerency of the Prophet)
Author: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi
How is the governmental system in Islam? What is Imamat and how will an Imam be Designated? Do the Prophets (s.a.w) successors have to be like him, chosen by God, in fallible, Immune from sin and error? How much does the famous story of shoddier on Alias (p.b.u.h) Imamett has credibility and what debater have been propounded on that subject? Do any authentic documents racist on whether the prophet ( s.a.w) designated the twelve Imam for the vicegerency? How does history judge event and the leadership of the vicegerency after the prophet? Finally, what events happened to cause Islam to be drawn from its original path? These are segments of the debater in the small, valuable and distinguished book.