The World Federation’s India Office are running two certified personal development courses this April – a wonderful opportunity for the youth of our community to enhance some essential skills.
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Ilm al-Ghayb Series 1, Episodes 1-4
If Imam Ali (as) had access to ‘Knowledge of The Unseen’, why did he end up being martyred? This and many other questions arise in our minds regarding the level of knowledge accessible by Allah’s (swt) chosen ones.
The Holy Qur’an has numerous verses centred around ‘Knowledge of The Unseen – ‘Ilm al-Ghayb’. We know that Allah (swt) is the ultimate All-Knowing, and we as human beings can also gain knowledge, however up to what extent?
Are individuals, such as Prophets, Messengers, Imams and the Awliya’ given access to this repository to this source of knowledge? If so, how do they access it? When are they granted access to it? Can they freely use it in their lives – and if so, why do we see the Prophets and Imams going through difficulties in their lives?
In the first series of the STEPS initiative, we will be discussing ‘Ilm al- Ghayb’. This series will consist of 4 episodes and will be released every Friday.
This video gives an introduction to the topic of Knowledge of The Unseen. It talks about what it means, who is endowed with it and to what level.
In this video, we present a Qur’anic view on Knowledge of The Unseen. Through the Qur’an, we will learn how to differentiate between knowledge of The Unseen possessed by Allah (swt) and that which He grants to His chosen ones.
This video is about a conversation between two friends, Ali and Mahdi. Ali has some questions on the controversial issue on why our Imams (as) refrain from utilising the Knowledge of The Unseen that they have been endowed with. Fortunately, Mahdi has done some research on the topic and is able to shed some light on the matter.
The conversation continues between Ali and Mahdi. Mahdi provides some invaluable insight on the misconceptions surrounding the extent of knowledge granted to the Imam (as).
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During my two day stay in Najaf, I had the opportunity to sit in the fiqh classes of Sayyed Muhammad Raza, which start at 7.15 a.m. and last for 30 minutes.
The World Federation is pleased to introduce a series of videos to help us acquire closeness to Allah (swt). The first 5 videos will be an Introduction to Shahr Ramadan and for the rest of the Holy month we will focus on Akhlaq. Click here to watch Day Eight.