Prophetic Traditions in Islam: On the Authority of the Family of the Prophet

Table of Contents

    • Our System of Belief
      • Belief in Allah
        • The Way of Oneness
        • Islam
        • Faith
        • Fear of Allah and carefulness in one’s behavior (taqwa)
        • Trust in Allah
        • Reflection
        • Sincerity and Devotion
        • Justice
        • Having a good opinion of Allah
        • The Trial and the Test
        • Contentment with Allah’s Decree and One’s Own Destiny
        • Belief in the Last Day and the Place of Return
        • Remembrance of death
        • The Barzakh, or matters pertaining to the time spent in the grave before the Day of Resurrection
        • The Place of Assembly of the Day of Resurrection
        • The Garden and the Fire
      • Belief in Prophethood
        • Creation’s Need of the Prophets and Messengers
        • The Mission of the Seal of the Prophets
        • The Life Story of the Prophet Muhammad
      • Belief in Imamate
        • Necessity of the existence of the Imam after the Prophet
        • Necessity of Obedience to the Imam after the Prophet
        • The Family of the Prophet
        • The Commander of the Faithful, Imam `Ali ibn Abi Talib
        • Imam al-Hasan ibn `Ali ibn Abi Talib
        • Imam al-Husayn ibn `Ali ibn Abi Talib
        • Imam `Ali ibn al-Husayn
        • Imam Muhammad ibn `Ali al-Baqir
        • Imam Ja`far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq
        • Imam Musa ibn Ja`far al-Kazim
        • Imam `Ali ibn Musa al-Rida
        • Imam Muhammad ibn `Ali al-Jawad
        • Imam `Ali ibn Muhammad al-Hadi
        • Imam al-Hasan ibn `Ali al-`Askari
        • Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Mahdi
        • Imam al-Mahdi
        • The Importance of the Learned (al-`ulama’) during the period of the Mahdi’s occultations
    • Our Way of Worship
      • Prayer (Salat)
        • The Obligatory Prayers at the Appointed Times
        • Prayer in the Night
        • Remembrance of Allah
        • Supplicatory prayer (du`a)
        • The Conditions of Prayer
        • Humility
        • Fear and Turning to Allah for Forgiveness
        • Different Kinds of Wrong Actions
        • Recitation of the Qur’an
      • Fasting (Sawm)
      • Pilgrimage (Hajj)
      • Purification or Poor-rate Tax (Zakat and Khums)
        • Zakat
        • Khums
      • Struggle in the Way of Allah (jihad) and Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil (al-amr bi al-ma`ruf wa-al-nahi `an al-munkar)
        • Struggle in the Way of Allah
        • Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil
    • Behavior and Courtesy in Islam
      • Human Values
        • The Struggle against the Self
        • Noble Behavior
        • Maintaining Family Ties and the Courtesies of Social Intercourse
      • Vices and Blameworthy Behavior and Characteristics
        • Vices
        • Blameworthy Behavior
        • Blameworthy Characteristics

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