Imam Jawad (A.S.) debates with leaders of various religions and scholars

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam Al-JavadCompiled By: Syed Ali Shahbaz"O Allah, I beseech You knowing that You are the Sovereign, that You have power over all things, and whatever You Will, comes into being. O Allah, I turn to You through Your Prophet, Mohammad, the Messenger of Mercy, may Allah bless him and his Family. O Mohammad, O Prophet of Allah! I turn to Allah through You, your Lord and my Lord, that He may fulfill my request for your sake. O Allah, for the sake of Your Prophet, Muhammad, and the Imams of his Family, may Allah...

Imam Muhammad at-Taqi al-Jawad (AS), Confirmer of the Missions of John and Jesus

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam Al-JavadBy: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz"O John!’ [We said] ‘Hold on with power to the Book!’ And We gave him judgement while still a child." (Holy Qur'an 19:12)This is how God informs us, while entrusting the divine mission to the still beardless boy, Yahya ibn Zakariyya (John the Baptist).Later in the same Surah (Maryam), to the further bewilderment of the stupefied sceptics, secularists, agnostics and all those devoid of faith and facts, we learn that Jesus (AS) was granted Prophethood and given the Scripture...

(Intellectual Accomplishments of Imam Muhammad Taqi (a.s

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam Al-JavadOne day Imam Muhammad Taqi (a.s), then aged nine, was standing with some boys in a lane of Baghdad. Seeing the entourage of Mamun all the others ran away, but as was his habit, Imam (a.s) continued to stand at his place. Mamun came forward and asked him, "Boy! Why did you not run away?" He replied, "O Chief! The passage was not narrow. There was no expectation that you would punish an innocent person. Then why should I run away?" Mamun liked this explanation and he asked the name of this boy...

(The Role Imam Muhammad Taqi (A.S

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam Al-JavadImam Muhammad Taqi (A.S.) is also known as Abu Ja’ffar meaning ‘the father of Ja’ffar’, and among his titles, the most popular ones are: Al-Jawad meaning ‘the most generous’ and Al-Taqi meaning ‘the pious one’.Our 9th Imam (A.S.) assumed the role of Imamate at a very young age. Some historians believe he (A.S.) was 7 years and some say he (A.S.) was 9 years of age.However, in the matters of Prophethood and Imamat – age carries no value and this was made clear by Imam ar-Reza (A.S.) during his...

(Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam Al-JavadName: Muhammad bin ‘Ali.Agnomen: Abu Ja‘far; Ibnu ’r-Rida.Title: At-Taqi; al-Jawâd.Father: ‘Ali ar-Ridha.Mother: Sabika, also known as Khayzarân.Birth: 10th Rajab, 195 AH in Medina.Death: 29th Dhu ’l-Qa‘dah, 220 AH in Kazimayn.1. Birth & Imamate in ChildhoodImam Muhammad at-Taqi was born in 195/809 in Medina. The news of his birth caused extraordinary joy among the Shi‘as of that time. Imam ar-Ridha was childless till the age of forty, and some Shi‘as were concerned about the continuation of...

The Exemplary Life of Imam al-Jawad

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam Al-Javad“Or do they envy the people for what Allah has given them out of His grace? We have certainly given the progeny of Ibrahim the Book and wisdom, and we have given them a great kingdom”. (4:54)According to the Tafseer of the Shia’hs, the mahsudeen (People upon whom others are jealous) are the progeny of the Holy Prophet (saww). And why are people jealous of them? It is because Allah (SWT), out of His grace, gave them Mulkan Adheeman meaning ‘great kingdom’ and this kingdom is in reference to the...

The Ninth Holy Imam of Shias

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam Al-JavadHe was the only son of Imam Ali Reza (a.s.) The Prophet (S.A.W.) had said:"My father be sacrificed on the mother of the 9th Imam who will be a pure and pious Nubian."Imam Musa Kadhim (A.S.) had told one of his companions that his daughter-in-law (Sabika) would be one of the most pious of women and to give her his salaams. She came from the same tribe as the Prophet's wife - Mary Copt who bore the Prophet his son Ibrahim (who died in infancy).ChildhoodThe 9th Imam was 5 years old when his father...

The Sublime Knowledge of Imam Taqi al-Jawad

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam Al-JavadImam Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Jawaad (as) was only six years when his father Imam Reza (A.S.) was martyred and He (as) assumed the role of Imamat (Divine Leadership). Many Shia’hs were confused. Some thought that a six-year-old child could not become an Imam and the Imamat should be entrusted to an older man. ‘Ali ibn Asbaat has narrated that:Once Abu Ja’ffar (reference to Imam al-Jawad) came to me, so I stared at him so as to be able to describe him to my people back at home when he (as) said, “O...

Imam is the Representative of Allah

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam Al-JavadAfter the martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (A.S.), Ma’moon moved his central power in Khurasan to Baghdad. He then sent a letter to Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S.) and summoned him respectfully and honorably acknowledging his knowledge and superiority.The elders of the Abbasid Dynasty immensely disagreed with this matter because the Imam was not only from the Hashemi tribe, but he was also a child. Ma’moon however convinced the Abbasids through arranging a debate between the...

The Divine Position of Imamat

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam Al-JavadOne of the heated debates amongst people discussing the concept of Imamat, was: “can a person not having reached the age of puberty be chosen as an Imam?” This topic became more popular during the year 203 A.H, when Imam Jawad (A.S.) was chosen and appointed the Imam by Allah (SWT).In discussing the Imamat of Imam Jawad (A.S.), historical sources illustrate that Imam Reza (A.S.) chose his son, Imam Jawad (A.S.), by the order of Allah (SWT) to be his successor. Despite the fact that Imam Reza...
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