“ If one disputes with you in this matter (concerning Jesus) after the knowledge which has come to you, come, let uscall our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves, then let us swear an oath and placethe curse of God on those who lie.”And the personalities Muhammad (SA) took with him were the same Five people of the Kisa.He himself as Prophet of God, his Daughter Fatima (SA) as the women of the family, his two grand sons as the sonsand his cousin Ali (AS) as the “Self” of the Prophet.When the Bishop of Najran saw these faces he realised the truthfuof the Prophet and refrained from verbalconfrontation of curse on those who lie. Qur’an’s logic plays a great part in understanding what God wanted us to knowand what to do when matters are under dispute or subject to various interpretations. Sura III V.31 tells us,“ Say (O’ Muhammad) if you love Allah, then follow me; Allah will love you and forgive your sins.”In this Verse, the Prophet is introduced as an exemplar to whose behaviour and morality people should conform theirown behaviour and morality, and whom they should take as their precedent. This in itself is a proof of the Prophet’simmunity from sin and error, because, if it were possible for sin and error to proceed from him, there would be nopurpose in God, introducing him as a leader and a precedent.This position then after the Prophet, passed to the Household (Ahlulbayt) and according to a Hadith, which many Sunniand Shi’i scholars have narrated in their books on the life of the Prophet, in histories and in their own books on Hadithfrom nearly thirty companions of the Prophet. The Prophet chose his Household (Ahlulbayt) for the leadership andImamate. He said,“ I leave among you two precious things: the Book of Allah and my Ahlulbayt. These two will not be separated untilthey encounter me at the pool of Kawther (in paradise). Do not run ahead of them, for you will be ruined, do notneglect them, for you will be ruined and do not seek to instruct them for they are wiser than you.”Looking at the above Verses of the Holy Book, let there be no doubt in the minds of any readers, believers or nonbelievers, that the Prophet on orders of the Qur’an was a Masoom and so were his Ahlulbayt. Hence the lives of TheFourteen Masoomeen (AS) for you to read, understand and follow, because following their footsteps will lead us toLove God. This should be the aim of every Human being on earth to achieve salvation.The Present book is my life’s ambition which is to give authentic and correct information about the Ahlulbayt of theProphet in the language that todays youth understands. I pray that the Imam Sahibuz -Zaman Aalaihissalam will acceptthis small offering from one of his humble servants.
A Short History of the Muhammadi Trust
It was March 1969 when I phoned The Director of the Islamic Centre at Regents Park in London, the Raja of Mahmudabad for an appointment to discuss about setting up an organisation for the sole purpose of furthering theeducation of muslim youth. I went to see Raja Saheb with my friend Syed Asghar Haider Kazmi. Unfortunately RajaSaheb was unable to see me that evening because of Shaikh Mujibur Rahman’s arrival in London who was with theRaja at that time. I went there the next evening and put before him a constitution by the name of Ahlebayt Academy.Raja Saheb read the paper and commented that if the name is changed to Muhammadi Trust it would appeal to a wideraudience. We agreed and in this way Muhammadi Trust came into being. Although the name changed the object of theassociation remained the same, that is the education of the muslim youth on the lines the Ahlulbayt of the Prophetwanted us to learn.The First Trustees were as follows:H.E. The Raja of Mahmudabad Syed Sadiq Hussain Shah Kazmi Dr.Syed SikanderRaza, Mirza Baqar Khorasanee Abbas Jethabhai Gokal Hasan Pirbhai Syed Muhammad Raza Shabbar (The writer of the present book)After the resignation of Hasan Pirbhai due to business commitments, Mr. Qasim Hussain who had arrived in Londonafter taking retirement from the Pakistan Air force as Wing Commander, was appointed as Trustee and also itssecretary. The Work of the Trust began in earnest.
S.M.R. ShabbarMuhammadi Trust, London, March 1997
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