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Encyclopedia > Ya Muhammad

Ya Muhammad (Arabic: یا محمد), Ya Ali (Arabic: یا علی), Ya Hussain (Arabic: یا حسین), Ya Fatimah (Arabic: یا فاطمہ) and such are expressions used by Muslims, mainly by Shi'a and Sunnis (Sunnis mostly use Ya Muhammad). Sunnis deem it shirk (idolatrous) to do so. Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... For other uses, including people named Islam, see Islam (disambiguation). ... Shia Islam ( Arabic شيعى follower; English has traditionally used Shiite or Shiite) is the second largest Islamic denomination; some 20-25% of all Muslims are said to follow a Shia tradition. ... Sunni Islam (Arabic سنّة) is the largest denomination of Islam. ... Shirk is the Islamic concept of the sin of idolatry. ...

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Definition

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Texts & Laws

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The phrase means "O Muhammad". Literally, the word Ya means O (as in a call to someone). It is a common prefix used by Arabs to call each other. For example someone named Peter will be addressed in Arabic as Ya Peter.


The word Ya alone is of no religious significance as it is also used as prefix with deragatory and abusive words in Arab culture as in Ya Kazzaab (Arabic: یا کذاب) which means O Liar. Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ...


Use

Request for strength

Ya Ali is mostly use as a request for strength in the phrase Ya Ali Madad (Arabic: یا علی مدد, O Ali Help). It is because of the fact Ali is remembered as the greatest warrior of early Islam. Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... For other uses, see Ali (disambiguation). ...


Remembrance of Muharram

During the Remembrance of Muharram, spontaneous slogans of Ya Hussain, Ya Ali and Ya Rasoolullah (a variation of Ya Muhammad) are very common. On such occasions, the slogans are mostly demonstrations of strong support. The Remembrance of Muharram (Arabic: احتفال محرم or مناسبة محرم) is an important period of mourning in the Shiite branch of Islam. ...


Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, some people use Ya Muhammad to address a stranger in order to begin a conversation. It is considered one the polite and respectful ways to address a stranger. It might be used when you need to ask for directions around the area, time etc.


Arguments For and Against

For

Those who support using ya derive their support from the article of faith LA ILAHA ILLALAHO MUHAMMAD AL-RASOOL ALLAH (there is no god but Allah, and Mohammad is His messenger). As the article of faith Shahada can never be changed, they claim that the Prophet is still alive because Mohammad is the messenger of God, not was. There are also some arguments from the Qur'an, such as one sunnah that states "Do not consider those who die on the path for Islam to be dead." There is also a town called Shāhāda, which is now in Nandurbār district (formerly in Dhule district) in the northwest corner of Maharashtra state in India. ... The Qurān [1] (Arabic: , literally the recitation; also called The Noble Quran; also transliterated as Quran, Koran (the traditional term in English), and Al-Quran), is the central religious text of Islam. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Those who practice this are mainly Shi'as and Sunni groups ( Ahle sunnah wal jamah). Islam states that the pious, the martyred and the prophets of God are alive in their graves. They have not, as the Wahhabis state, 'turned to dust'. Asking another human being for help does not constitute shirk, if you consider the helper as a dependent. That is that the helper is dependent on God. If the helper is considered independent from God then this is shirk. Wahhabism (sometimes spelled Wahabbism or Wahabism) is a movement of Islam named after Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab (1703–1792). ...


Against

This practise is regarded as wrong by some Muslims, arguing that no one needs an intermediary to speak to Allah.


There are some sects and groups who consider this to be an innovation and idolatry, because only God alone can help and no one else. They derive their support from the Qur'an where it states "...Do not recall any god beside me...Ask me directly if you are in need." There are also narrations through hadiths which mention "When the prophet Mohammad died, Umar didn't want to believe that he was dead. He didn't let anyone bury him, nor did he allow anyone to cry; he said that the prophet was still alive. Abu Bakr calmed him down and told him that the prophet had died but not his religion. It is here to stay." Another hadith says "Now the religion is complete, the only thing you need is the Koran and my sunnah". This confirms that there is no need to go through the prophet or any other saint to reach God. It is only permitted to reach him directly by asking him. The Hadith (الحديث, pl. ... Hadith of Quran and Sunnah is a Hadith in Sahih Muslim about a event in a pond in Khumm. ...


Most other muslims are against this.


See also

For other uses, including people named Islam, see Islam (disambiguation). ... Intercession in Islam (Arabic: Tawassul) is a hotly debated topic between Shia and Salafis. ...

References

    External links

    • Answering-Ansar: Ya Ali Madad! (Tawassul)

     
     

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