Prophet's Ahlul Bayt
Q: The Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said, "There will be (at some future time) people from my ummah (community of Muslims) who will seek to make lawful: fornication, the wearing of silk (by men), wine-drinking, and the use of musical instruments (ma'azif). Some people will stay at the side of a mountain and then their shepherd comes in the evening to ask them for his needs. They will say 'return to us tomorrow.' Then Allah will destroy them during the night by causing the mountain to fall on them, while he changes others into apes and swine. They will remain in such a state until the Day of Resurrection. (Related by Imam Al-Bukhari in Fat-hul Baari Sahih) According to the Hadith above, Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) knew the future. My question is: Did Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) really know the future? Because a Muslim said that Allah said in the Quran that Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) did not know the future. Please give me proof from the Quran that says that Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) knew or did not know the future. Thank you very much and may God bless you.
A: Although I need to check about the authenticity of this hadeeth, but, yes, it is possible for the Prophet (pbuh) to predict the future based on what the Quran says He (alone) knows the Unseen, nor does He make anyone acquainted with His mysteries except a messenger whom He has chosen. (72-26)
Q: Did Allah (swt) create Hawwa (Eve) from the rib of Prophet Adam?
A: There is no basis for this in the Quran or authentic hadith. This idea comes from the Bible. The Quran says, "O mankind! Reverence your Guardian Lord who created you from a single person, created, of like nature his mate and from them twain scattered like seeds countless men and Women."
Q: I have seen pictures of brothers crawling on their knees at the grave of Imam Hussein (Ppuh) out of shame for not supporting him. Is this action of crawling during mourning based on the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh), sayings of the Imams from Ahlul-Bayt (pbuh), or is it an invention? I've been Muslim for 8 years and recently became a supporter of Ahlul-Bayt after researching Sunni texts and reading all of Shaykh Tijani's books. I've been trying to share what I've found with Sunni brothers but, they are turned away from following Ahlul-Bayt by Shia practices like this that seem very strange. I cannot imagine Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) or Amirul-Momineen Ali (pbuh) behaving in such a manner, but I will accept any clear proof that demonstrates otherwise. Any feedback you have regarding the origin of this practice would be greatly appreciated. May Allah s.w.t. bless you for your efforts.
A: This is not based on the Sunna of the Prophet (pbuh). People may do similar things out of their love for the Imams. I don't see it as an appropriate practice. There are better ways of expressing love for Ahul-Bait.
Q: I want to ask, did Allah authorize Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his family members to solve peoples problems? Meaning, is it right that we say "Ya Ali Maddad?" Many people ask about it please answer this question with the help of Quran.
A: Only God Himself is the source of all power and help. There are verses in the Quran indicating that the prophets and the righteous can intercede with God's permission. Look at the Quran 2-255, 21-28, 7-53, 53-26
Q: A: According to Shia Muslim can we speak ill of any of Ashab e rasool (pbuh)?
A: The shii'tes deal with the companions of the Prophet (pbuh) not based on generalizations but the facts. That means they deal with each individual based on his or her record. This is a Quranic approach. There should be a difference between the sincere people and the hypocrites. But to say bad things about other people using impolite language is not a shii'te tradition, since they follow Imams like Ali (a) who was the embodiment of beauty in character, ethics, and attitude.
Q: I have heard that the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) didn't like the color yellow, because Hindus used to wear it in their weddings. Is this true? I just wanted to confirm this?
A: I have not seen such hadith. As a matter of fact, wearing yellow slippers was very popular and encouraged in the early Muslim Communities.
Q: What does Islam say about Jesus?
A: Jesus is a great servant and messenger of God. His birth was very miraculous. Allah saved Jesus from a death conspiracy, and raised him, body and soul unto Himself. Jesus is living in heavenly life based on the hadith, the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) said Jesus and Imam Mahdi will appear almost at the same time and they will bring peace and justice to the earth, after it had been filled with injustice and oppression.