Converting a Nasibi into a Shia

This article was taken from seratonline.com Masoodi – the reputed historian – records on the authority of Himyari that the slave of Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad (a.s.), Muhammad Ibn Saeed, reports that after the martyrdom of Imam Muhammad Taqi (a.s.), Umar Ibn Faraj al-Rukkhaji (may Allah curse him) came to Medina from Hajj. (It should be…

Story of the broken gemstone

Yunus,  the  gemstone  craftsman  lived  in  the  neighborhood of  the  Imam  and  once  the  ruler  gave  him  an  expensive jewel  to  work  on.  Per  chance  when  he  was  working  on  it,  it broke.  He  came  to  the  Imam  and  explained  the  matter  who assured  him  that  it  would  be  all  right.  Yunus  was  restless; at …

Letter from King of Rome

The king  of  Rome  wrote  a  letter  to  the  caliph  of  the  time:  It is  mentioned  in  Injeel  that  one  who  recites  a  chapter without  the  following  letters:  TH-J-KH-Z-SH-Z’-F,  would become  eligible  for  Paradise.  Please  tell  us  which  Surah  is that?  The  Caliph  inquired  from  Muslim  scholars,  but  they were  helpless;  so  he  asked  the …

Imam Ali al-Naqi(a.s) speaking in Hindi…

In a report of Abu Hashim: One day, Imam Ali al-Naqi(a.s) began to speak Hindi and I said: Maula, I don’t understand this language at all. He picked up a pebble and applied saliva to it; when I placed it on my tongue I became proficient in seventy languages. It is obvious that when such is the effect of…