In the name of Allāh (j.j.), the Compassionate, the
Merciful, peace and blessing be upon Muḥammadand his purified and charismatic progeny. O’ Allāh! We pray for the immediate manifestation
of ’imām al-Mahdi
(عج) and for his good health, and victory. Please put us together among the best of his followers,
supporters, and companions.
With the grace of Allāh(j.j.), we have currently
collected and computer-processed over 3,200 short narrations (aḥādith) which are selected from over 30
of the most reliable sources. They are
cataloged under some 130 different subjects.
willing, they will be gradually translated to English and included in this
website. When completed, the “alThaqalayn” website will be an endless ocean of heavenly knowledge, narrated by
the infallible Wilāyah. The world is full of quotations delivered by
famous personalities of the western societies, but definitely lacks the
invaluable aḥādith of the heavenly
purified Wilāyah, due to
the political reasons. We hope this work
can help ending the scarceness of the most precious words of wisdom uttered by
the fourteen infallible personalities for the entire human race.
This work is basically prepared for
the world of English speaking population.
Therefore, all peripheral information such as bibliography, footnotes,
biography, glossary, and so on, are presented in English. The aḥādith,
however, are presented in the original language for their blessing divine omen,
as well as the authenticity. They are additionally
relished by the Farsi language, the second language in the world of Islam. Not only this website contains short
narrations (aḥādith) uttered by
the Wilāyah, but also includes
various material for general acquaintance with the benevolent personalities who
gave utterance to these invaluable words of wisdom.
(j.j.) willing, we hope that
this series, when completed, 1) can be used as a basis for translation to other
languages, 2) can be used as a basis to generate an encyclopaedia of the Wilāyahin English and other languages,
3) last but not least,
entire work is accomplished, we hope that the selected aḥādith will be explored and commented
upon to clarify their deeper meanings, using the Signs (Āyāt) from the glorious Qur
to fulfil the objectives of the noble declaration of Thaqalayn
Verily, I am leaving among
you two precious things:
The Book of Allāh, and (the
tradition of) my Household; my Ahl al-Bayt.
At this point we would like to expose
the very significant hidden truth of the first “word of
wisdom” presented in this collection which happens to
be from ’imām ʿAli (a.s.), in Section 1, Intellect and Ignorance, ḥadith No.
1-01. He says: People are enemies
of what they are ignorant about.
This is certainly a fact that if people came to know about the real
meaning of the Islam, its glorious Qur’ān, and its noble Wilāyah, they would indeed fall in love with
them, and would become their followers.
In fact it is the unending divine glory of the Qur’ān and the Wilāyah, and the lack
of proper knowledge about the virtue of these two heavily precious things (the Thaqalayn),
that has caused so much obnoxious propaganda against Islam. ’Imām Riḍā (a.s.)says: People
would indeed follow us if they knew about the virtue of our words. ’Imām Bāqir (a.s.)says: A
believer can escalate to highest degree of belief with prudent study of our
narrations. And, this is
the very aim of the alThaqalayn website.
At the end of this introduction we
would like to mention that this website belongs to the divine saviour of this
’imām al-Qā’im al-Mahdi
), whose noble
manifestation shall guide the misguided to the Straight Path, dissolve all religious
differences, and establish Almighty Allāh’s universal government on earth, in a true sense of monotheism: One Allāh (j.j.), One dīn, One Book of Reference for One human
nation, One Wilāyah, and One
standard of Justice for all. The gravity
of the secular “world order”
and its associated ugly and dreadful oppression and double standard calls
urgently for the much needed noble manifestation of our saviour, and establishment
of the unique heavenly government. May Allāh (j.j.) accelerate the emergence of
this munificent infallible holy personality.