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  • AL-ZALZALAH The Quake الزلزلة Medinan (surah 99 • 8 ayahs)

    AL-ZALZALAH The Quake الزلزلة Medinan (surah 99 • 8 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the mention of THE QUAKE of the earth in utter destruction at the end of the world. It takes its name from [...]

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  • AL-ANʿĀM Cattle الأنعام Meccan (surah 6 • 165 ayahs)

    AL-ANʿĀM Cattle الأنعام Meccan (surah 6 • 165 ayahs) »The surah that debunks as a mere forgery against the Law of God the forbidden practices of Pre-Islamic Arabia with regard to the sacrifice, [...]

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  • Az-Zukhruf (Ornaments of Gold)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. حم {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 43:1] Refer to the commentary of al Baqarah: 1.   وَالْكِتَابِ [...]

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  • Ash-Shura (Consultation)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. حم {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 42:1] Refer to the commentary of Baqarah: 1 for huruf maqatti-at.   [...]

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  • 45 Kneeling, Al-Jathiyah: Makki

    45 Kneeling Al-Jathiyah: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. HA MIM. 2. The revelation of this Book is from God, the mighty and [...]

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  • AL-FURQĀN The Criterion الفرقان Meccan (surah 25 • 77 ayahs)

    AL-FURQĀN The Criterion الفرقان Meccan (surah 25 • 77 ayahs) »The surah proclaiming the Quran that God bestowed upon Muhammad to be, in its finality and totality, THE CRITERION of everlasting [...]

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  • AL-BALAD The City البلد Meccan (surah 90 • 20 ayahs)

    AL-BALAD The City البلد Meccan (surah 90 • 20 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the emphatic oath of the Divine One swearing by THE CITY, that mankind us under the absolute power and watchfulness [...]

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  • 88 The Overpowering, Al-Ghashiyah: Makki

    88 The Overpowering Al-Ghashiyah: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. HAS NEWS OF the Overpowering Event reached you? 2. Many [...]

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  • Ad-Dukhan (The Smoke)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. حم {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 44:1] Refer to the commentary of Baqarah: 1.   وَالْكِتَابِ [...]

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  • AL-NISĀʾ Women النساء Medinan (surah 4 • 176 ayahs)

    AL-NISĀʾ Women النساء Medinan (surah 4 • 176 ayahs) »The surah that enshrines the spiritual-, property-, lineage-, and marriage-rights and obligations of WOMEN. It makes frequent reference to [...]

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  • Tafsir Surat al-Humazah (The Slanderer)

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Nasir Makarim Shirazi in Tafsir Namuneh Translated from Farsi into English by: Fatima Zabeth Beenesh The sura e humaza is descended at Mecca and it is consisted of 9 ayaat. [...]

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  • AL-INSHIQĀQ The Splitting الإنشقاق Meccan (surah 84 • 25 ayahs)

    AL-INSHIQĀQ The Splitting الإنشقاق Meccan (surah 84 • 25 ayahs) »The surah that opens with a riveting description of THE SPLITTING of the sky and the levelling of the earth as a sign of the [...]

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  • 70 The Steps, Al-Ma’arij: Makki

    70 The Steps Al-Ma’arij: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. AN INQUIRER ASKED for the affliction that is to come 2. Upon the [...]

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  • Ar-Ra’ad (The Thunder)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. المر ۚ تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ ۗ وَالَّذِي أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكَ مِنْ رَبِّكَ الْحَقُّ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ [...]

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  • Al-Qamar (The Moon)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. اقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَانْشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 54:1] The reference is a famous [...]

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  • AL-BAYYINAH The Proof البينة Medinan (surah 98 • 8 ayahs)

    AL-BAYYINAH The Proof البينة Medinan (surah 98 • 8 ayahs) »The surah that mentions the advent of the message of the Quran and its Messenger as THE PROOF of a decisive revelation for both the [...]

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  • (1) THE OPENING (al-fatihah)

    THE OPENING (al-fatihah) (1) Number of Verses: 7 In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful(1) All praise belongs to God, Lord of the Universe, (1:2) the Beneficent, the Merciful (1:3) [...]

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  • Arrogance of the Children of Isra’il

    In that book (Torah) we told the Children of Isra’il, “You are certain to become exceedingly arrogant and will establish tyrannical regimes on two occasions.” On the first, we [...]

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  • Ar-Rahman (The Beneficent)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الرَّحْمَٰنُ {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 55:1] Refer to the summary of surah al Fatihah and commentary of [...]

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  • Ma’ad (Resurrection) as in the Holy Qur’an

    By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba’i The Holy Qur’an, through hundreds of Ayat reminds the people of the Ma’ad and negates any doubt regarding it. In many instances, the [...]

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  • Wonderful Short Maxims of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.)

    Compiled by: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi The following are some of the wonderful maxims transmitted from Imam Abu Muhammad al-Askari (a.s.). He said, 1. “If fate is inevitable, then for what [...]

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  • Attributes Of The Righteous [1]

    Text of Hadith; A mumin [faithful] reminds the negligent and the heedless; he educates the ignorant; he does not trouble anyone who vexed him; he avoids private matters. He does not rejoice at [...]

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  • Imam al-Mahdi (A.S.), The Last Holy Imam

    Hazrat Imam al-Mahdi (A.S.) is the twelfth and last of the chain of the Purified Imams and the divine successors (A.S.)he was born at the time of dawn on Friday the 15th of Shaban 255 A.H. in the [...]

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  • Short Maxims of Imam Al-Hasan (a)

    Author : AimIslam 1- The people who consult for their affairs will surely be guided to the right. 2- Meanness is to avoid thanking the grace. 3- Imam al-Hasan(A.S.) said to one of his sons: O [...]

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  • The Best of Actions

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi The Prophet Muhammad (S) has said, “O’ ‘Ali! The greatest of actions are the following three: Your acting in fairness with people more than with your own [...]

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  • Imam al-Hadi’s Answers to Yahya bin Aktham’s Questions

    Author : Imam Reza Network Musa bin Mohammed bin Ali Ar-Reza related: I met Yahya bin Aktham in a public meeting and he asked me a number of questions. I then came to my brother Ali bin Mohammed [...]

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  • The Perfect Level of Faith [IMAN].

    Nafe reported from Ibn Amr that the Holy Prophet stated;” faith of a believer is not complete unless he possesses five qualities namely; [a] Reliance upon God [b] Committing all affairs to God [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Husain (A.S.)

    Compiled and Translated by: Syed Zainulabedin Razavi, Tehran, Iran Name: Husain Title: Sayyed ush Shohada Byname: Aba Abdellah Father’s name: Ali ibne Abitaleb(A.S) Mother’s name: [...]

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  • ‘Smaller’ And ‘Greater Sins’

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi& Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani   Question: How can we differentiate between ‘Smaller’ and ‘Greater sins’? Answer: Actually the [...]

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  • Striving for Right Guidance

    A Speech Delivered by Dr. Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi Author of “Then I was Guided” Translated from the Arabic by YASIN T. AL-JIBOURI   In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most [...]

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  • Imam Zayn al-Abidin’s Supplication for the Muslims Guarding the Frontiers

    Author : Imam Reza Network This is one of the great supplications, which display the highest moral traits of the Ima`m, peace be on him, and his great talents, which did not yield to any desire [...]

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  • Over 30 Questions Answered by Imam Hassan (A.S)

    The following sayings, maxims, and words of wisdom are related to the pious grandson of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) Abu Muhammed Al-Hassan bin Ali (peace be upon them). The [...]

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  • Golden quotes of Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (A.S)

    Written By: Asiya Syed –A blessing is trial, if gratitude is shown for it, it becomes a blessing, and if you show ingratitude for it then it becomes a wrath. –One who lacks [...]

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  • The Causes of Worry and Anxiety

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi   1. Sometimes, distress and anxiety are related to a dark and uncertain future which lie ahead of a person and manifest itself to him. The possibility of [...]

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  • Letters of The Imam of The Time

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 131-147 Narrators have recorded some of the letters that His Eminence addressed to [...]

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  • Good Qualities of God’s Servants

    Hadith; Once bn Malik narrated that the people asked the prophet [S A W] “Who are those fearless and unmiserable friends of God?’’ He replied: They are people who when they cast their eyes [...]

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  • Timeless Testimony

    By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz “O’ God! Make the beginning of this day of mine righteousness, its middle prosperity, and its end success! I seek refuge in You from a day (of Judgement) whose beginning is [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Mahdi (A.T.F.)

    Compiled and Translated by: Syed Zainulabedin Razavi, Tehran, Iran Name: Mohammad (same as the holy Messenger (S.A) Title(لقب): Mahdi(A.S) Byname((کن?ه: Abul Qasem Father’s name: [...]

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  • Prophecies of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)Regarding the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (A.S.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Due to their ignorance, some people allege that lamentation for Imam Hussain (A) is an innovation (bidat) and is ‘haram’. Some of them knowingly support the [...]

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  • Those Who Prophesied Reappearance of The Imam (A.S) Of The Time

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 255-278 Numerous traditions of the Prophet of Islam and the Infallible Imams (a.s) [...]

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  • Az-Zakiyya (The Chaste)

    Written By: Abu Muhammed Al-Ordoni The word “Tazkiah” has been mentioned several times and in different forms in the Holy Quran. It means the attestation of someone’s honorable [...]

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  • Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S)

    Birth On the 13th of the month of Rajab, twenty-three years before the migration of the Prophet (P.B.U.H.) a child was born in the family of Abu Talib, the light of whom kindled the whole World. [...]

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  • Imam Jawad’s (A.S.) Gifted Powers and Generosities

    Author : Imam Reza Network Imam Jawad’s (A.S.)seventeen years of Imamate coincided with the reigns of Ma’mun and Mu’tasim Abbasi, two of Abbasid Caliphs: 15 years in the reign of Ma’mun(1) and [...]

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  • The Life and Times of Imam Hassan Ibn Ali (A.S) – Part 2

    Written By: Syed-Mohsin Naquvi In the first of the articles on the Life and Times of Imam Hasan bin Ali, I presented a general overview of the details as found in some of the most authentic books [...]

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  • Ashura and Imam Hussain (A.S)

    In the month of Muharram 61 AH (approx. 20 October 680 AD), an event took place in Iraq at a place known as Kerbala on the bank of the river Euphrates. It seemed in those days insignificant from [...]

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  • Why do the Shi‘ah regard the sons of Imam Ali (A.S.) as the sons of the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.)?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: A study of the exegesis {tafsir}, history and hadith books will show that this idea is not accepted only by the Shi‘ah but by almost all Muslim [...]

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  • The Time of The Imam

      The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 719 – 729 The time of Imam al-Rida, peace be on him, was called the Golden Time. It was the most brilliant and [...]

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  • The Story of Fadak

    The Message By: Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani P. 596 – 602 A developed and fertile territory which was situated near Khayber and at a distance of 140 kilometres from Madina and was [...]

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  • The Role of Imam Ali Zayn al-Abidin (A.S.) in Ashura

    The pain of the memories and sufferings, during and after the unimaginable events of Ashura, lived on with those who survived to tell the stories and narrate the happenings of those earth [...]

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  • Martyrdom of Imam Ali (A.S)

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 292-294 In was Ramadān, 19th 40 A.H. at dawn when Imām was preparing to head for Siffīn to battle once again with [...]

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  • A Biographical Profile of Imam Ali (A.S)

    This well-written profile of Imam Ali (a) has been copied from a book by Syed Muhammad Askari Jafari. While providing a glimpse into our glorious history, it provides an unbiased and fair [...]

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  • The Explanation of the Sermon of Imam Sajjad (A.S.) in Damascus

    In the foregoing pages we have reproduced the sermon delivered by Imam Sajjad in Damascus. Every word of that, sermon confirms the frankness, bravery and spiritual greatness I of the Imam and [...]

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  • The Sermon of Imam Sajjad (A.S.) in Kufa

    The fourth Imam addressed the people of Kufa and delivered a sermon before them. After making a sign to them to keep silent, he said: “O people! Whoever knows me knows me, and he, who does [...]

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  • Fatima (S.A)’s Immigration

    Upon being inflicted with the deaths of Lady Khadija and Abu Talib, the Prophet decided to immigrate to Medina. He ordered Ali to lie down in his bed during the night that later came to be known [...]

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  • Morality of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 232-233 From among the letters sent by Imam `Askari to `Ali ibn Husayn [...]

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  • Imam Ali Raza (A.S)

    Name: – Ali Title: – Ar-Ridha Kunyat: -Abul Hasan Born: -Thursday 11th of Zilqad 148 A.H., in Medina Father’s Name: – Moosa ibn Ja’far Al Kazim Mother’s Name: [...]

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  • Admiration and Glorification

    The Life of Imam Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Baqir By: Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 91 – 106 The learned, the scholars, the researchers, and the authors glorified Imam al-Baqir, peace be on [...]

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  • Imprisonment of Imam Al-Kazim [peace be upon him]

    By: Isa bin Ali Abdellah Imam Musa Ibn-e-Jafar al-Kazim, peace be upon him, seventh infallible successor of Chief of Prophets Prophet Muhammad Ibn-e-Abdellah, peace be upon him and his progeny, [...]

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  • Imam Al-Mahdi Al-Muntadhar (a)

    Author : aimislam.com The promised Mahdi, who is usually mentioned by his title of Imam-i ‘Asr (the Imam of the “Period”) and Sahib al-Zaman (the Lord of the Age), is the son of [...]

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  • Signs of The Reappearance of The Imam (A.S) of The Time Part-I

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 286-289 The Jews have recorded in their books the signs of the reappearance of the [...]

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  • AL-Zakat

    The literal meaning of zakat In defining zakat, it is said to have both the meaning of cleansing and nurturing. If zakat’s definition is taken from the root Arabic word, tazkiya meaning [...]

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  • An Everlasting Peace Treaty

    By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani {And if two factions from amongst the believers begin fighting against one another, then restore peace between them both. However, if one party revolts against the [...]

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  • The Tendency of Rationalizing The Laws of The Shari’ah

    By:Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi “Why we have to pray five times a day? Why dogs and hogs are regarded unclean (najis)? Why an animal slaughtered in a non-Islamic way is forbidden (haram) and [...]

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  • Questions about Jihad in Islam

    Ayatullah Shaheed (Martyr) Murtaza Mutahhari «And Fight those who have not faith in God, nor in the Hereafter, and (who) forbid not what God and His Prophet have forbidden and (who ) are not [...]

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  • Usurpation (Ghasb)

    Author : Al-Shia.org Usurpation means that a person unjustly seizes the property or right of another person. This is one of the major sins and one who commits it will be subjected to severe [...]

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  • Bowing Down (Ruku) and Prostration (Sujud)

    By: Hojjat al-Islam Muhsin Qara’ati Bowing down {ruku‘} is an essential pillar of prayer. Performing it in an excessive or inadequate manner, whether intentional or unintentional, renders the [...]

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  • Prayers of a Traveller (Musafir)

    (According to the fatwas of Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Sistani) A traveller should reduce the Rak’ats in Zuhr, Asr and Isha prayers, that is, he should perform two Rak’ats instead of four, [...]

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  • Omitting Prayer Intentionally is a Greater Sin

    The greater sin is to omit prayer intentionally. The traditions of Imam Taqi (a.s.), Imam Riďa (a.s.) Imam Mūsa Kadhim (a.s.) and Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) (mentioned in Abdul Azīm’s [...]

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  • Fasting – A Body/Mind/Spirit Healing

    By: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei Allah the Almighty says in the Qur’an: “And seek (Allah’s) assistance with Patience and Prayer; and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for those with full [...]

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  • Why Prostration in Prayer Must be Done on Earth?

    Abu Said Al Khudri narrates: The Messenger of Allah used to practice Itikaf (remaining in the mosque), in the middle third of Ramadan. After the twentieth night, he used to return home on the [...]

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  • The Jehad; The Holy War

    By: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari   Islam’s aim, in its wars, battles and national uprisings against polytheism and materialism, has not been conquest, expansionism, imperialism or the [...]

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  • Imam al-Baqir (A.S) Proclaimed Islamic Jurisprudence

    As for the jurisprudence of the members of the House (ahl al-Bayt), peace be on them, most of it was taken from the two Ima`ms al-Ba`qir and his son al-Sa`diq, peace be on them. The Ima`mi [...]

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  • Social Dimensions of Hajj

    By: Imam Khomeini All Muslim brothers and sisters must bear in mind that one of the important elements of the philosophy of Hajj is creation of mutual understanding and consolidation of [...]

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  • The Chapters and Titles in Fiqh

    Author : Imam Reza Network As mentioned earlier, the range of topics covered by Fiqh is very wide. It is therefore necessary to briefly acquaint oneself with the chapters and headings of these [...]

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  • The Jehad; The Holy War

    By: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari   Islam’s aim, in its wars, battles and national uprisings against polytheism and materialism, has not been conquest, expansionism, imperialism or the [...]

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  • Social Justice in Islam

    By: Shaykh Muhsin Qara’ati The purpose of our discussion on social justice is to mention those verses of the Holy Qur’an and the traditions through which the Holy Qur’an and our [...]

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  • Taqlid and Marji’iyyah in Islam

    By:Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi al-Tunisi Taqlid and Marji’iyyah in the Shi’ah’s View It is incumbent upon every mature (mukallaf) Muslim, if not being a mujtahid -i.e. who can [...]

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  • What is Meant by “Temporary Marriage” {Mut‘ah}?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: Marriage {nikah} is an agreement between a man and a woman. Sometimes this bond has a permanent effect and the contract {‘aqd} does not have time [...]

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  • Intention (Niyyah): The first Essential Element of Prayer

    By: Hojjat al-Islam Muhsin Qara’ati The first essential element {rukn} of prayer is the intention {niyyah}. Intention means that we have to know what we are doing, what we are reciting, and for [...]

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  • Fiqh and Ijtihad in Shia’ism

    It is wajib (obligatory) for Muslims to study everything which is necessary for the physical and spiritual well being and development of the Muslim community. The waajibaat is known as wajib e [...]

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    The Message By: Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani P. 205 – 223 Three years had passed since the commencement of the prophetic mission of the Prophet. After inviting his nearest kinsfolk the [...]

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  • Hazrat Salih (A.S)

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  • The Holy Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)

    Name: Muhammad Parents: Abdullah bin Abdul Muttalib & Aamina binti Wahab Birth: Friday 17th Rabi al-awwal 571 AD, Mecca Death: Monday 28th Safar 11 A.H., Madina Life span: 63 years AN [...]

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  • Acquiring the Ma’rifah, i.e. of the Rights of the Holy Imam’s (A.S.)

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  • Lady Fatima (S.A) and the Great Islamic Revolution

    THE LIFE OF FATIMA AZ-ZAHRA’ By: Allamah Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi P. 159 – 170 Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet, since her early childhood, lived with the great Islamic revolution [...]

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  • Historic Journey of Imam Hussain (A.S) to Karbala

    While in Makkah, Imam Husayn received the news that Yazid had sent ‘Umar Ibn Sa’d Ibn al-As as delegate of the caliph to the Hajj pilgrims and that among his duties was to kill Imam [...]

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  • The Muslims are of Three Types

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi ‘Abdullah b. ‘Umar said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (S) say, ‘My nation will be divided into three categories in the transient world. The first group [...]

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  • What They Say About Muhammad (PBUH)

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  • The Shi‘ah-Populated Places during the Second Century Hijri

    By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami At the beginning of the second century AH, Shi‘ism extended beyond the frontiers of the Arabian Peninsula and Iraq as it encompassed the entire Muslim domain. In view [...]

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  • Brief History of Jurisprudence and Jurisprudents

    By : Martyr Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari As we mentioned in the previous lessons, one of the preparations for learning about any field of knowledge is to pay attention to the famous personalities [...]

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  • Acquaintance with the Kufiyans

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 299-302 Iraq has been an Islamic land that dominated over Islamic world throughout caliphate life for centuries [...]

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  • About Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)

    Muhammad (s) was born on Friday, the 17th Rabi’-ul-Awwal, 1st year of ‘Amul-Fil (corresponding to 570 C.E.) to bring the Message of God to the world. In Sunni circles, 12th [...]

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  • Fadl ibn Sahl, the Famous Vizier of al-Mamun

    Al-Mamoon granted Fadl ibn Sahl the nucleus of power and his complete personal confidence when he permitted him to fare with all government issues, vesting upon him the responsibility of all [...]

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  • Mubahilah – An Extremely Imperative Event of History

    By: Syeda Hajra In the early days of Islam, Najran was a large center of people who had changed from idol worship to Christianity. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w) had sent letters to the heads of [...]

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  • Historical Factors and Shi’ism

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  • The Truth About Imam Hussain’s Revolution

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  • A Review of Saqifah

    By: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi 1. The Authority of the Prophet Muslims maintain that the Prophet of Islam is infallible and sinless, and that his speech is the same as reality and is the wish of [...]

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  • The Last and Final Messenger of God

      By: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi Muhammad bin `Abdulla-h is the last and final messenger of God. The message he brought from God is known as “al-Isla-m,” and the scripture he was given by God is [...]

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  • Holy Prophet of Allah in His youth

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  • Hazrat Ismail (A.S)

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  • The Autonomy of The Spirit as a Proof of Resurrection

    By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari The existence and independence of the spirit can also be adduced as a decisive and convincing proof of life after death. Numerous theories have been put [...]

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  • Is to Swear by Other Than Allah Regarded as a Kind of Polytheism?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: The interpretation of the words “monotheism” {tawhid} and “polytheism” {shirk} must be in consistency with the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (S) [...]

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  • The Concept of Love in The Shi’i Creed

    By: Sayyid Muhammad Rida Hijaz Love is one of the sublimest and most appealing of concepts in Shi’ism in particular and Islamic culture and belief in general. In Shi’i belief, [...]

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  • The Last Hour of The Prophet (PBUH)

    The Message By: Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani P. 775-780 THE PROPHET SPEAKS TO HIS DAUGHTER BRUSHING THE TEETH RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROPHET THE LAST DAY Madina was totally engulfed in [...]

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  • The Department of Intelligence and Security of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

    By: Muhammad Dhahir Watr The Intelligence Department The department of Intelligence is a department which is responsible for acquiring and collecting all the information in matters pertaining to [...]

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  • Some Queries Regarding Occultation of Imam Mahdi (A.S)

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  • The Study of The Creed and Sciences of The Shi’ah

    Prof. Abdul Jawad Falaturl Translated by Dr. Ali Naqi Baqirshahi From a scientific point of view, the first conflict of all religions, civil and ethical laws would be against two basic human [...]

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  • The Bible Testifies for Mohammad(S.A.W.)

    By Sheikh Muhammad Jawad Chirri (The following is another chapter of the book. It is in the format of questions asked by Dr. Wilson H. Guertin, from the University of Florida, answered by the [...]

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  • What They Say About Muhammad (PBUH)

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  • Beginning of the Prophetic Mission

    By Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari Finally the appointed moment arrived, the moment which had been foretold by previous Prophets (PBUH) to their followers. At the age of 40, the orphan son of Abdullah [...]

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  • Deputies of The Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 228-246   At the beginning of establishing his state in Yathrib, the Prophet (a.s.) began [...]

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  • The Birth of Imam Al Mahdi (A.S)

    At dawn, on the 15th Sha’ban 255 A.H., the rays of the illuminating world shone with a powerful shaft of light into a human form which became the source of existence for the universe. Yes, [...]

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  • The Most Vivid Portraits of Gallantry and Sacrifice

    By:Martyr Murtuza Mutahhari On the tenth of Muharram (Ashura), the Imam said the last Dhuhr (noon) prayer before he was martyred. Most of his comrades in arms were martyred earlier that day, in [...]

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    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 344-350 One of the sure signs of the reappearance of the Awaited Imam (a.s) is the [...]

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  • Did Amirul Momineen Ali (A.S.) ever depend on the tradition of Ghadeer to prove his Caliphate?

    By:Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: As we know, on the day of Ghadeer, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) announced the vicegerancy and Caliphate of Amirul [...]

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  • The Value of the Qur’an in the Eyes of the Muslims

    Allamah Tabatabaee The Qur’an In Islam p. 17-22 The Qur’an Contains a Pattern of a Complete Way of Life for Man. The religion of Islam is superior to any other in that it guarantees [...]

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  • The Prophetic Mission in Makkah

    Author : Imam Reza Network The First Revelation The Holy Prophet (S) use to spend a lot of his time in the cave of Mount Hira, which is a mountain overlooking the Holy Ka’ba, some three [...]

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  • A Discourse about the Speech of Allah

    By: Allamah Tabataba’i in Tafsir al-Mizan These apostles, We have made some of them to excel others; among them are some to whom Allah spoke, and some of them He exalted by degree (of [...]

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  • The Problem of Contradiction in Islamic Philosophy

    by : Martyr Murtuda Mutahhari Introduction He makes the night enter into the day and makes the day to enter into the night and brings forth the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from [...]

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  • The Relationship between Philosophy and Theology in the Postmodern Age

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  • The Divine Rights

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 168 – 201 Rights vary from one to another according to values of favors. A friend has his own familiar rights that are a degree lower than [...]

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  • Rights of Neighborthood

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 299 – 301 Cooperation and Mutual sympathy Islam has used all means for enjoining Muslims to cooperate and sympathize with each other so that [...]

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  • Honesty, The Most Manifest Sign of Personality

    By:Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi Undoubtedly, two attributes of truthfulness and honesty (truth and trust) are the most manifest signs of personality. Rather, we can not call a human [...]

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  • How Did The World Begin?

    Author : Imam Reza Network Man is a thoughtful creature who lives a midst this spacious world. He contemplates everything around him and tries to understand its essence. He asks himself: How did [...]

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  • The Karamah of Awliya’Allah

    By: Muhammad Husayn Ibrahimi Another point upon which the Wahhabis differ with the Sunnis and the Shi`ah is the issue of miracles {karamat}. All Muslim sects regard the prophets (‘a) as [...]

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  • Morality of Imam `Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 222-225 Ibrahim ibn `Abbas has reported: I never saw Imam al-Rida say [...]

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  • Morality of Imam Muhammad Baqir (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 211-214 Muhammad ibn Munkadir reports: I never thought `Ali ibn [...]

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  • Morality of Imam Hasan (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 197-199 Quoting his grandfather, Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) has reported: [...]

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  • The Relationship between Philosophy and Theology in the Postmodern Age

    Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen When I was a student at a Catholic high school in Queens, New York, I was taught that although philosophy is the mother of the sciences, she is also the handmaid of [...]

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  • Epistemology of Prophethood in Islam

    Dr. Jalal al-Haqq Revelation as a medium of information about the content of reality has not been particularly a subject of scholarly interest in Western tradition of philosophy and philosophical [...]

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  • Examples of Moral Virtues of Imam Ali (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 168-189 Imam `Ali (a.s) Intervenes Imam `Ali (a.s) was once passing by [...]

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  • Rights of Friends

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 290 – 299 Merits of Friends Man has longed for making friendships so that he can obtain individuals supporting him, alleviating his troubles, [...]

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  • Philosophical Theology

    Knowing God In this section the main emphasis is on the Eminent Greek Philosophers i.e. ‘Plato’ and ‘Aristotle’. However, it is appropriate first to briefly look into the [...]

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  • The Philosophical Issue Regarding Knowledge

    By : Ayatullah(Shaheed) Muhammad Baqir as-Sadr The largest philosophical issue regarding knowledge is the casting of knowledge in a philosophical form that reveals its reality and essence and [...]

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  • The Various Levels of Perfection in Iman

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi It has been narrated from Nafi’ from Ibne ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allah (S) said, “A servant’s faith in Allah will never [...]

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  • Truth

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 27 – 29 Truth stands for the conformity between word and deed. It plays a great role in the lives of both the individuals and communities. [...]

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  • Who was Ibn Saba?

    The mercenary writers whose goal is to split the Muslims allege that a Yemenite Jew from Sana’, Abdullah Ibn Saba (also called Ibn al-Sawda), adopted Islam during the reign of the third [...]

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  • Physical and Mental Necessities

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 320 – 323 Human being is the composition of two elements: body and spirit. These two elements are correlated and interacting. Man’s happiness [...]

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  • Why do the Shi‘ah during the ziyarah seek blessings?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: Seeking blessings {tabarruk} through the remnants (and symbols) of the saints {awliya’} of God is not a new phenomenon among Muslims; rather, this [...]

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  • Shi‘ism During Caliphate of Imam Ali (A.S)

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 184-198 Muslims’ disagreements over caliphacy as well as other fields were dealt with in previous parts in detail. [...]

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  • How Islam is Related to Other Religion

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  • The Constructive Role of Religion

    Many consider religion as the source for perfection of science. God, the Wise, Omnipotent and Omnipresent, is the Creator and Administrator of the universe. This is in stark contrast to the [...]

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  • Religion and Modernity

    By: Dr. Riza Dawari Translated by Zahra’ Shuja’-Khani Although we find a wide range of historical reports in books on theology, philosophy, and sociology on the experience that the [...]

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  • The Advantages of Religion

    By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba’i It was revealed that religion has a profound effect in reforming the individual and the society. It is also the only means of obtaining bliss and [...]

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  • What does Islam say about Jesus?

    Author : Imam Reza Network In the Qur’an, stories about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ (called ‘Isa in Arabic) are abundant. The Qur’an recalls his miraculous birth, his [...]

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  • The Islam Part-IV

    The adoption of Muslim culture was not always in the form of the adoption of Arabic culture. The relaxed attitude that Islam took towards various national and native cultures presented them as [...]

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  • Merits of the Islamic Society

    Author : Al-shia.org Because of its remarkable qualities, the Islamic society, in the reign of its prosperity, was nonesuch and ideal among the international civilized nations. Its individuals [...]

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  • Government in Islam

    The meaning of government The government means to take control of a society by someone who has the authority to manage the affairs of the people. The need of government In case that whether human [...]

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  • Distinguishing Features of Islam

    By: Martyr Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari Islam is the name of the religion of Allah. That is the religion preached by all Prophets. The most perfect form of it was conveyed to people through the [...]

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  • The role of religion in the formation of the “Ummah Wahida”

    By: Sayyid Ahmad Rahnamaei Ever since Islam was first revealed, Muslims have been encouraged to live together and to work towards establishing a single Muslim nation embracing all Muslims around [...]

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  • The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam

    Author : Aalulbayt Global Information Center Introduction The Shia shahadah (declaration of faith) states: “There is no god but Alla’h, Muhammad is the Messenger of Alla’h, [...]

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    The Concept of Religion Part – III

    The Concept of Religion Part – III Research by scholars suggest that human history has been associated with religion, and man has never considered himself independent of religion. Even many [...]

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  • The Study of The Creed and Sciences of The Shi’ah

    Prof. Abdul Jawad Falaturl Translated by Dr. Ali Naqi Baqirshahi From a scientific point of view, the first conflict of all religions, civil and ethical laws would be against two basic human [...]

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  • Islam and Racial Superiority

    By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani {O’ Humanity! Without doubt We have created you from a male and a female and have made you into various nations and tribes, so that you may come to know and [...]

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  • The Periods of Historical Development of the Shi‘ah

    By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami 1. The Shi‘ah during the Period of the First Four Caliphs The Shi‘ah during the reigns of the first three caliphs, viz. Abubakr, Umar and ‘Uthman, has distinctive [...]

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  • What Non-Muslims Say About Islam

    Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949) A writer, poetess and one of the most visible leaders of pre-Independent India. President of the Indian National Congress and the first woman governor of free India.  [...]

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  • The concept of religion

    1 Law abiders Religion means procedure and law and religious is the one who abides law. Law or religion is a set of rules that a person or group is committed to, who shape their personal and [...]

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  • The Spread of Shi‘ism During the Period of Umayyad Caliphate

    By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami In spite of severe strangulation and oppression perpetrated against the Shi‘ah during the Umayyad rule, the spread of Shi‘ism continued unabated. The reason behind [...]

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  • The Basis of Individual and Social Ethics

    In his life, both personal and social, man is in need of a number of non-material objectives. Every social system requires a number of objectives which are common between individuals, without [...]

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  • Social Justice in Islam

    By: Shaykh Muhsin Qara’ati The purpose of our discussion on social justice is to mention those verses of the Holy Qur’an and the traditions through which the Holy Qur’an and our [...]

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  • Foreign Policy of an Islamic State

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  • Islam’s Position Towards Freedom and Social Assurance

    By: Ayatullah Muhammad Baqir as-Sadr We have come to know, from the above con­tents, that freedom is the central point in the capital­ist thinking, and the concept of “insurance” [...]

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  • Eid ul Fitr | Meaning and Purpose

    The month-long fast of The Month of Ramadan is over and 1st Shawwal is Eid Day. It is a day of joy, bonding, helping one another and spreading happiness all over the globe: “…Alladhi [...]

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  • The Demographic Concentration of the Shi‘ah

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  • Hazrat Ali’s Famous Epistle To Malik Ashtar, Governor of Egypt

    Note by the Translator Hazrat Ali, the Great Khalif of Islam, and the first in the line of the Imamat, apart from his abiding contribution to spiritual thought, is known to the Arabic world as a [...]

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  • Karbala & Humanity

    Written By: Ali Khalfan When Imam Hussein and his 72 faithful companions were in Kerbala standing up against the soldiers of Yazid, the tyrannical ruler and usurper of the mantle of Khilafah, [...]

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  • How Fossils Overturned Evolution: Millions of Proofs that Refute Darwinism

    INTRODUCTION A fossil is the remains or traces of a plant or animal that have been preserved in the Earth’s crust down to the present day. Fossils collected from all over the world are our [...]

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  • Human Behavior and Its Organization

    Published by: Al-Balagh Foundation Introduction Praise be to Allah. Who created man and inspired him with knowledge and high ideals, and peace be upon Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) and his infallible [...]

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  • Islamic Medicine History And Current Practice

    Husain F.Nagamia MD, FRCS (Eng & Edin) Chairman International Institute of Islamic Medicine Introduction: Considerable confusion exists in literature regarding the definition of [...]

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  • Islam’s Ideal Form of Democracy

    By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi As to which of these administrative forms is acceptable to Islam, we have said earlier that if democracy in legislation means that whatever is approved by the [...]

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  • System of Government of Imam Muhammad Mahdi (A.S)

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 359-366 The program of the government and his policies shall be mainly concerned [...]

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  • Scientific Indications of Resurrection

    By : Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari One of the valuable benefits that have been derived from the ceaseless progress of experimental science is that it has proven the possibility of the [...]

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  • Who is Responsible for Education?

    Civilization gradually developed with time, and many types of social and cultural factors, were responsible for its progress. As already noted education plays a fundamental role in building human [...]

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  • Can Science Dispense with Religion?

    Author : Aalulbayt Global Information Center 1. What is your definition of science and of religion? The question implies that science and religion cannot be defined with proximate genus and [...]

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  • A Healthy Society Under The Grace of Ethics

    Without ethic, the plan of a healthy society is defeated We know that man has a social life, and undoubtedly, “society” is the most important factor in development, improvement and or [...]

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  • Science and the Muslim Ummah

    by Dr. Mahdi Gulshani Introduction One of the distinctive features of Islam is its emphasis on knowledge. The Quran and the Islamic tradition (sunnah) invite Muslims to seek and acquire knowledge [...]

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  • Secrets of The Hajj

    By: Shaykh Husain Mazaheri The entire journey of Hajj is a spirituality excursion that covers three stages: The First Stage: Cutting oft affinity from all things with the exception of Allah in [...]

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  • Islam, Humanity and Human Values

    By: Ayatullah Sayyid Musa Sadr Defining Humanity A definition of humanity seems easy to think of yet difficult to propose, and there have been disputes about it among different schools of [...]

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  • The Holy Qur’an and Ahlul Bayt (A.S)

    Based on a parallel (Mutawatir) tradition upon whose authenticity all Muslims agree, the Messenger of Allah (AS) informed his followers in several occasions that he would leave them two [...]

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  • Taqiya: Hiding One’s Religion in Times of Danger

    By:Ayatullah Shaykh Muhammad Husain Muzaffar No one of the Imams but al- Sadiq, peace be on him, suffered from the Marwani and the Abbasid dynasties, which waged war against the Islamic Law and [...]

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  • Jihad in Islam: Defense or Agression

    Ayatullah Shaheed (Martyr) Murtaza Mutahhari A- Christianity’s Protest Against Islam Previously we said that one of the points that, in its own view, the world of Christianity considers to [...]

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  • The Wonders of Creation

    By: Ayatullah Dastghaib Shirazi In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Glory be to Him Who created pairs of all things, of what the earth grows, and of their kind and of what they do [...]

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  • Why People Backbite?

    By: Sheikh Taqi ad-Din Ibraim, son of Ali al-`Amili The excuse presented to them for this, rather than any other obvious transgression, is perhaps heedlessness about its being prohibited despite [...]

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  • Good and Evil

    An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini With my continuous chain of authorities reaching up to the Pillar of Islam and Muslims, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni (R), from Muhammad ibn Yahya, from [...]

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  • Justice in All Islamic Laws

    Author : Imam Reza Network After we have dealt with the Justice of Allah we now switch over to social justice. Since the subject of social justice has a wider range we confine ourselves to [...]

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  • Nationalism and Islam: Clash or Reconciliation?

    By: Sayyid Ahmad Rahnamaei The phenomenon of ‘nationalism in religion’ according to S. W. Baron is considered to be an obstacle that prevents religion from fulfilling its role in human life. The [...]

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  • Lady Fatimah (S.A) in Surat Al-Insaan (76)

    Allah the Exalted has said: “Verily the Good shall drink of a Cup (of wine) mixed with Kafur. A fountain where the Devotees of God do drink, making it flow in unstinted abundance. They [...]

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  • Martyrdom of Hazrat Zahra (SA) [Poem]

    By: Dr. Hasan Najafi Smoke and the winds bear the brunt; Whose house it is that is burnt ذ? Flames rise towards the sky. And rises there in a shrill cry. It is the house of the Prophet, and Zahra [...]

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  • The Seekers of Knowledge

    By: An Exposition of  Hadith by Imam Khomeini With my chain of transmission reaching up to the proof of the sect and its authority, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni (R) from ‘Ali ibn Ibrahim, who [...]

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  • A True Believer; Forbearing and Patience

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi We have been narrating a tradition from the Prophet of Islam (S) to the Commander of the Faithful,’Ali b. Abi Talib (as) in which the [...]

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  • Doors of Knowledge of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)

    By: Ayatullah Muhammadi Rayshahri The Knowledge of the Book Abu Said al-Khudri: I asked the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) about the noble Ayah, “And such as have knowledge of the Book” [...]

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  • Imam Hassan (A.S)

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff Birth: 15th Holy Ramadhan 3 A.H. in Madina Parents: Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (as) & Sayyida Fatima Zahra (as) Titles: Al-Mujtaba Death: 28th Safar 50 A.H. [...]

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  • Lessons From The Lives of Masoomeen (A.S)

    HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (S) The Holy Prophet (S) was sitting in the mosque in Madina giving a talk to some of his followers while they were waiting for Salaat time to set in. A rich man wearing [...]

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  • Imam Sajjad’s Book on Asceticism

    Author: Sheikh Al Mufid And with the first chain of narration from Ali b. Mahzyar, from al-Hasan b. Mahboob, from Malik b.Atiyya, from Abu Hamza al-Thumali, who said: “I had not heard of [...]

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  • Imam Hassan (A.S)’s Words of Wisdom

    Imam Hasan(A.S.) said: O people, he who advises for Allah’s sake and betakes His sayings as guidance will surely be led to the most upright way and Allah will grant him success to the right [...]

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  • The Resurrection of Man in Both His Dimensions

    By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari Now let us see what the nature of life will be in the hereafter. Will resurrection be exclusively corporeal, so that man is restored to life in the [...]

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