Forgive and Forget

Sheikh Muslim Bhanji (Dodoma, Tanzania) Whether it is personal, family, or communal, grudges hold us back from so much progress. Forgiving someone, and being able to reunite, is a fight against the ego. It’s that time again: the month of forgiveness, the month of…

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Love is the Sole Purpose of Our Creation

Contributed by Muslim Bhanji, Dodoma, Tanzania Love is the Sole Purpose of our Creation. There is a famous divine saying (Hadith Qudsi) which can probably be found in all books written about the goal of creation in Islam. According to this Hadith Qudsi, Allah…

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An Interview with Khanum Zahra as-Sistani

Contributed by Muslim Bhanji, Dodoma, Tanzania Khanum Zahra as-Sistani is the daughter of Ayatullah Al ‘Uzma Syed ?Al? Husayn Sistani and the granddaughter of Ayatullah Mirza Shirazi. We had been invited over for lunch, a meal prepared by Khanum herself. After eating, during a…

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How to Be a VIP on the Day of Judgment?

Contributed by Muslim Bhanji, Dodoma, Tanzania On the Day of Judgment there will be special shade and treatment for seven types of VIP. Who are they? The Prophet (saww) said, “Allah will cover seven people with His shade, on the Day when there will…

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Why do we Attend Majalis?

Contributed by Muslim Bhanji, Dodoma, Tanzania One of the amazing things about the month of Muharram is the fact that people whom you don’t see in the Imambargah during the entire year, show up. They take out time from their busy schedules and come…

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