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Thursday, the 7th of July, 2005 was a typical hot summer morning in London.  I woke up and decided to get to work by bus and not to rush into a stuffy hot train.  At half past 7, I got on my first bus journey on number 83 where I sat on a nice cozy seat right at the front, people were talking, children laughing in the background a baby held by her mother smiling innocently at me.  As I play with the baby and make funny faces at her, I think to myself how hard the world will be in your generation… Read more... A female Muslim's views on Terror in London  

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Imam Al-Hassan’s (A.S.) Answers of Some Questions(1)

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Muawiya sent a disguised man to Al-Kufa to ask Amirul Muminin (peace be upon him) for the answers of certain questions that the King of the Romans addressed at him. The Imam could recognize the man who confessed of his reality as soon as he was interrogated.


Amirul Muminin (peace be upon him) summoned Al-Hasan, Al-Hussein, and Mohammed –bin Al-Hanafiya-. As they were before him, the Imam said, “O Syrian brother, these two are the Prophet’s sons and this one is mine. You may ask anyone of them.”


The man referred to Imam Al-Hasan (peace be upon him), then put his questions:


“What is the distance between the right and the wrong? What is the distance between the heavens and the earth? What is the distance between the east and the west? What is that colorless spot seen in the moon? What is the rainbow? What is this galaxy? What was the first thing that sprinkled on the earth? What was the first thing that shook on the earth? What is the spring at which all the spirits of the believers and the disbelievers lodge? What is the hermaphrodite? What are the ten things one of which is stronger than the other?”


Imam Al-Hasan (peace be upon him) answered:


O Syrian brother, what is between the right and the wrong is only the distance of four fingers. The right is only what is seen with the eye, whereas you may hear very much wrong with the ears.


The Distance between the heavens and the earth are the supplication of the wronged and the extension of the sight.


What lies between the east and the west is a day with steady movement of the sun. You wait for sunrise and then wait for sunset.


This galaxy is the rips of the heavens and the place from which the torrential water ascended to Noah the prophet (peace be upon him).


Regarding the rainbow, you should not name it ‘Qawsu Quzah –the bow of Quzah-’ because ‘Quzah’ is the name of a devil. You should name it ‘Qawsullah –the bow of God-’. It is security against drowning.


Regarding the colorful spots of the moon, the moonlight was as shiny as sunlight, but God erased it. This is His saying:


"We have made the sign of the night to pass away and We have made the sign of the day manifest.(1)"


The first thing that sprinkled on the earth was a valley of gloom.


The first thing that shook on the earth was the date-palm tree.


The spring at which the spirits of the believers lodge is a spring named Salam.


The spring at which the spirits of the disbelievers lodge is called Barahout. 


The hermaphrodite is the human being that is unknown whether he is male or female. He should be waited until attaining maturity. If bosoms appear to him, he is then woman. If a beard appears to him, he is then man. If this is unsuccessful, he should be examined by urinating on a wall. If his urination hits the wall, he is man then. If it shrinks like a camel’s urination, he is a woman then.


The ten things one of which is stronger than the other are as follows. The strongest creation of God was the stone. Iron is stronger than the stone. Fire is stronger than iron. Water is stronger than fire. Clouds are stronger than water. Wind is stronger than clouds. The angels are stronger than wind. The angel of death is stronger than the other angels. Death is stronger than the angel of death. God’s act is stronger than death.


The Syrian man said: “I declare that you are surely the son of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) and I declare that Ali is surely Mohammed’s successor.” He then wrote down the answers and took them to Muawiya who sent them to the king of the Romans. As the latter received them, he said, “I am sure this is not Muawiya’s. These are surely the answers of the house of prophethood.



Footnote:

(1) The Holy Quran, Sura of Al-Israa (17) Verse (12)


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