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    • The Best of Actions
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      The Best of Actions

      The Best of ActionsRate this post 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 self; showing equality with your brother for Allah the Noble and Grand; remembering Allah, Glory and Greatness […]

    • AL-TĪN The Fig التين Meccan (surah 95 • 8 ayahs)
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      AL-TĪN The Fig التين Meccan (surah 95 • 8 ayahs)

      AL-TĪN The Fig التين Meccan (surah 95 • 8 ayahs)Rate this post AL-TĪN The Fig التين Meccan (surah 95 • 8 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by THE FIG and the olive, and other signs, representing the Holy Land in which God revealed the Evangel, the Torah, […]

    • Taa-Haa (Taa-Haa)
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      Taa-Haa (Taa-Haa)

      Taa-Haa (Taa-Haa)Rate this post بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. طه {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 20:1] According to Imam Jafar bin Muhammad as Sadiq Ta Ha is one of the names of the Holy Prophet . مَا أَنْزَلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْقُرْآنَ لِتَشْقَىٰ {2} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 20:2] Aqa Mahdi Puya says: According to the holy […]

    • Norms of History in the Holy Quran
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      Norms of History in the Holy Quran

      Norms of History in the Holy QuranRate this post Muhammad Baqir Al-Sadr Three basic points can be derived from the passages of the Qur’an to prove the existence of the norms of history. The Qur’an has emphasized these points or facts and presented the laws of history through them. I. The first fact is that […]

    • Al-Ghafir (The Forgiver)
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      Al-Ghafir (The Forgiver)

      Al-Ghafir (The Forgiver)Rate this post بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. حم {1} [Yusufali 40:1] Ha Mim تَنْزِيلُ الْكِتَابِ مِنَ اللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْعَلِيمِ {2} [Yusufali 40:2] The revelation of this Book is from Allah, Exalted in Power, Full of Knowledge,- غَافِرِ الذَّنْبِ وَقَابِلِ التَّوْبِ شَدِيدِ الْعِقَابِ ذِي الطَّوْلِ ۖ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ […]

    • AL-QALAM The Pen القلم Meccan (surah 68 • 52 ayahs)
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      AL-QALAM The Pen القلم Meccan (surah 68 • 52 ayahs)

      AL-QALAM The Pen القلم Meccan (surah 68 • 52 ayahs)Rate this post AL-QALAM The Pen القلم Meccan (surah 68 • 52 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the single discrete Arabic letter Nūn and the oath of the Divine One swearing by the instrument of THE PEN, as well as all knowledge that people are […]

    • Al-Tawba (The Repentance)
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      Al-Tawba (The Repentance)

      Al-Tawba (The Repentance)Rate this post رَاءَةٌ مِنَ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ إِلَى الَّذِينَ عَاهَدْتُمْ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ {1} [Yusufali 9:1] A (declaration) of immunity from Allah and His Messenger, to those of the Pagans with whom ye have contracted mutual alliances:- فَسِيحُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ أَرْبَعَةَ أَشْهُرٍ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّكُمْ غَيْرُ مُعْجِزِي اللَّهِ ۙ وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ مُخْزِي الْكَافِرِينَ {2} [Yusufali 9:2] Go ye, then, for four […]

    • Creation of The Universe in the Holy Quran
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      Creation of The Universe in the Holy Quran

      Creation of The Universe in the Holy QuranRate this post Written By: Dr.Maurice Bucaille Let us first examine the Creation as described in the Quran. An extremely important general idea emerges: its dissimilarity with the Biblical narration. This idea contradicts the parallels which are often, and wrongly, drawn by Western authors to underline solely the […]

    • Ash-Shu’araa (The Poets)
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      Ash-Shu’araa (The Poets)

      Ash-Shu’araa (The Poets)Rate this post بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. طسم {1} [Shakir 26:1] Ta Sin Mim. تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ {2} [Shakir 26:2] These are the verses of the Book that makes (things) clear. لَعَلَّكَ بَاخِعٌ نَفْسَكَ أَلَّا يَكُونُوا مُؤْمِنِينَ {3} [Shakir 26:3] Perhaps you will kill yourself with grief because they do not believe. […]

    • 57 Iron, Al-Hadid: Madani
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      57 Iron, Al-Hadid: Madani

      57 Iron, Al-Hadid: MadaniRate this post 57 Iron Al-Hadid: Madani ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. WHATSOEVER IS IN the heavens and the earth sings the praises of God. He is all-mighty and all-wise. 2. His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, He is the giver of life and […]

    • 68 The Pen, Al-Qalam: Makki
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      68 The Pen, Al-Qalam: Makki

      68 The Pen, Al-Qalam: MakkiRate this post 68 The Pen Al-Qalam: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. NUN. I CALL to witness the pen and what they inscribe, 2. You are not demented by the grace of your Lord. 3. There is surely reward unending for you, 4. For you are […]

    • Allegorical Interpretation (Ta’wil) in the Holy Qur’an
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      Allegorical Interpretation (Ta’wil) in the Holy Qur’an

      Allegorical Interpretation (Ta’wil) in the Holy Qur’anRate this post By: Muhammad Husayn Ibrahimi Based on the classification of the verses of the Qur’an into the definitive {muhkam} and the metaphorical {mutashabih},[13][92] and into the abrogating {nasikh} and the abrogated {mansukh}, in explaining some verses, one should not content himself with only their external purport because […]

    • Al-Tawba (The Repentance)
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      Al-Tawba (The Repentance)

      Al-Tawba (The Repentance)Rate this post بَرَاءَةٌ مِنَ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ إِلَى الَّذِينَ عَاهَدْتُمْ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ {1} [Shakir 9:1] (This is a declaration of) immunity by Allah and His Messenger towards those of the idolaters with whom you made an agreement. فَسِيحُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ أَرْبَعَةَ أَشْهُرٍ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّكُمْ غَيْرُ مُعْجِزِي اللَّهِ ۙ وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ مُخْزِي الْكَافِرِينَ {2} [Shakir 9:2] So go about in […]

    • Yusuf (Joseph)
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      Yusuf (Joseph)

      Yusuf (Joseph)Rate this post بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الر ۚ تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 12:1] See commentary of al Baqarah: 1 for Alif, Lam, Ra (huruf muqatta-at) and al Baqarah: 2 and Ya Sin: 12. for “the verses of manifest book” . إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا […]

    • Al-Anfaal (The Spoils of the War)
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      Al-Anfaal (The Spoils of the War)

      Al-Anfaal (The Spoils of the War)Rate this post بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْأَنْفَالِ ۖ قُلِ الْأَنْفَالُ لِلَّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ ۖ فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَأَصْلِحُوا ذَاتَ بَيْنِكُمْ ۖ وَأَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُؤْمِنِينَ {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 8:1] The root of anfal  is nafl which means addition or accession-of the property, movable or […]

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

      AL-FURQĀN The Criterion الفرقان Meccan (surah 25 • 77 ayahs)Rate this post 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 salvation for all humankind until the end of time. It takes its […]

    • A Qur’anic Approach to Scientific Investigation
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      A Qur’anic Approach to Scientific Investigation

      A Qur’anic Approach to Scientific InvestigationRate this post Written By: Sabah E. Karam, Ph.D. Professor Of Computer Information Systems & Mathematics, Strayer University The following paper based on the Qur’an verse 51:49 which describes the nature of creation. It’s transliteration into English is, “Wa men kulli shayen khalqna zawgyne la’alakum tadhkaroon.” The translation into English […]

    • 59 Confrontation, Al-Hashr: Madani
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      59 Confrontation, Al-Hashr: Madani

      59 Confrontation, Al-Hashr: MadaniRate this post 59 Confrontation Al-Hashr: Madani ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. WHATEVER IS IN the heavens and the earth sings the praises of God. He is all-mighty and all-wise. 2. It is He who drove those among the people of the Book who refused to believe, from […]

    • MARYAM Mary مريم Meccan (surah 19 • 98 ayahs)
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      MARYAM Mary مريم Meccan (surah 19 • 98 ayahs)

      MARYAM Mary مريم Meccan (surah 19 • 98 ayahs)Rate this post MARYAM Mary مريم Meccan (surah 19 • 98 ayahs) »The surah that mentions the miracle-filled story of MARY and how, though an untouched virgin, she gave birth to Jesus, the true Messiah and a human messenger of God to the Children of Israel. It […]

    • AL-RAḤMĀN The All-beneficent الرحمن Medinan (surah 55 • 78 ayahs)
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      AL-RAḤMĀN The All-beneficent الرحمن Medinan (surah 55 • 78 ayahs)

      AL-RAḤMĀN The All-beneficent الرحمن Medinan (surah 55 • 78 ayahs)Rate this post AL-RAḤMĀN The All-beneficent الرحمن Medinan (surah 55 • 78 ayahs) »The surah that crowns the Quran and opens with the chant of a single word proclaiming one of God’s most beautiful names, THE ALL-BENEFICENT. It takes its name from verse 1 which mentions […]

    • Wilayat in Ghadir
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      Wilayat in Ghadir

      Wilayat in GhadirRate this post Author : Al-shia.org Hadith no.29: The Prophet and the Wilayat of ‘Ali عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ قَالَ: لَمَّا كَانَ يَوْمُ غَدِيرِ خُمٍّ أَمَرَ رَسُولُ اللٌّهِمُنَادِيًا فَنَادى: أَلصَّلوٌةُ جَامِعَةٌ، فَأَخَذَ بِيَدِ عَلِيٍّوَ قَالَ: أَللٌّهُمَّ مَنْ كُنْتُ مَوْلاَهُ فَعَلِيٌّ مَوْلاَهُ، أَللٌّهُمَّ وَالِ مَنْ وَالاَهُ، وَ عَادِ مَنْ عَادَاهُ It has been narrated from […]

    • Short Maxims of Imam Al-Hussain
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      Short Maxims of Imam Al-Hussain

      Short Maxims of Imam Al-HussainRate this post 1. Imam Al-Hussain (peace be upon him) said to a man who begged him: Asking for financial- help is acceptable only in big loss, extreme poverty, or horrible guarantee. The man said: Because of one of these I came. Hence, the Imam (peace be upon him) ordered to […]

    • Guidance from the Knowledge of Sayyida Fatimah Zahra (A.S.)
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      Guidance from the Knowledge of Sayyida Fatimah Zahra (A.S.)

      Guidance from the Knowledge of Sayyida Fatimah Zahra (A.S.)Rate this post The Holy Prophet (saww) has said, “Fatimah is part of me, whoever harms her, harms me”. He (saww) has also said, “Fatimah is part of me, whoever disappoints her, disappoints me”. In these traditions, the statement that ‘Fatimah is part me’, has an in-depth […]

    • Supplications of Imam Zain ul Abideen (A.S) Part II
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      Supplications of Imam Zain ul Abideen (A.S) Part II

      Supplications of Imam Zain ul Abideen (A.S) Part IIRate this post The Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin By: Bāqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 449 – 469 The following is among his supplications in satisfaction when he looked upon the companions of the world: “Praise belongs to Allah in satisfaction with Allah’s decision! I bear witness that […]

    • Hadrat Fatimah Zahra (S.A) Pleads Her Case
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      Hadrat Fatimah Zahra (S.A) Pleads Her Case

      Hadrat Fatimah Zahra (S.A) Pleads Her CaseRate this post After all else failing, the holy Lady Fatimah Al-Zahra(A.S.), in her desperation and frustration, causes a great controversy among all the Muslims. By personally going to her Father’s Mosque of Al-Madinah, after prayers had ended, to publicly expose and demand the immeadiate return of her rightful […]

    • Sayings of Imam Husain (A.S.) to Illuminate Your Mind
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      Sayings of Imam Husain (A.S.) to Illuminate Your Mind

      Sayings of Imam Husain (A.S.) to Illuminate Your MindRate this post Compiled and Translated by Syed Zainulabedin, Tehran, Iran 1. Wisdom never attains perfection except by following the truth (obeying the commandments of God). 2. One who loves you prevents you from all evils, while your enemy persuades you to commit wrong and evil. 3. […]

    • Pearls from Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (A.S)
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      Pearls from Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (A.S)

      Pearls from Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (A.S)Rate this post Written By: Ali bin Zachariyeh Do not be hasty in punishing (someone’s) sin, and leave (room) between the two (fault and punishment) for apology. One who lacks intelligence has no decorum, and one who lacks determination has no magnanimity, and one who has no modesty has no […]

    • Hajj in Ahadith
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      Hajj in Ahadith

      Hajj in AhadithRate this post Allah, the Most High, has said: “Surely the first House which was appointed for mankind (as a place of worship) was that in Bakkah (Makkah), the blessed, and a source of guidance for the entire universe.” (Surat Aale ‘Imran (3), Verse 96) Humanity is continuously being overwhelmed by the problems […]

    • Identifying Al- Mahdi
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      Identifying Al- Mahdi

      Identifying Al- MahdiRate this post The following is the list of traditions reported by Sunni and Shia sources about the identification of Al- Mahdi’. 1. The imams are twelve in number, among whom the first is Ali b Abi Talib and the last One of them is Mahdi – 91 hadith. 2. The Imams are […]

    • Striving for Right Guidance
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      Striving for Right Guidance

      Striving for Right GuidanceRate this post 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 Merciful Allah, Praise and Exaltation to Him, has said, And most surely I am most Forgiving to one […]

    • Historical Sermon of Bibi Fatima (S.A.) in the Nabawi Mosque
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      Historical Sermon of Bibi Fatima (S.A.) in the Nabawi Mosque

      Historical Sermon of Bibi Fatima (S.A.) in the Nabawi MosqueRate this post Author : Imam Reza Network In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful By “Allah” we mean: Allah besides Whom there is no deity [God]; He describes Himself: the Knower of the unseen and the seen, the Beneficent, the Merciful, the King […]

    • Two Historic and Memorable Speeches of The Prophet After Hujjatul Wida and Before He Left His World
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      Two Historic and Memorable Speeches of The Prophet After Hujjatul Wida and Before He Left His World

      Two Historic and Memorable Speeches of The Prophet After Hujjatul Wida and Before He Left His WorldRate this post On the 25th of Zu’l -Ka’da (23rd Feb 632 A.C.), the Prophet left Madina with an immence concourse of Muslims. On his arrival at Mecca, and before completing all the rites of the pilgrimage, he addressed […]

    • “Fatimah (A.S.) is the Master of All the Women of the Worlds.”
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      “Fatimah (A.S.) is the Master of All the Women of the Worlds.”

      “Fatimah (A.S.) is the Master of All the Women of the Worlds.”Rate this post In one of these statements (on which both Shiites and Sunnites agree) the Great Prophet (S.A.W.)says: “Fatimah is the master of all the women of the worlds.” Although it is mentioned in the Holy Quran that Mary (A.S.) is the best […]

    • Sayings of Imam Hassan (A.S)
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      Sayings of Imam Hassan (A.S)

      Sayings of Imam Hassan (A.S)Rate this post 1. Magnanimity is adhering to the religion, and honouring one’s self (nafs), and having a lenient conduct, and permanency of favours, and the discharging of rights. 2.Piety is the gateway to all repentance, and the principal of all wisdom, and the distinction of all deeds 3. Whoever relies […]

    • Sayings of Hadrat Fatima Zahra (S.A)
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      Sayings of Hadrat Fatima Zahra (S.A)

      Sayings of Hadrat Fatima Zahra (S.A)Rate this post Compiled and Translated By: Syed Zainulabedin Razavi, Tehran, Iran Name: Fatima (S.A) Other names: Zahra, Tahera, Batool, Raaziah, Marziah, Azra, Seddiqah e Kobra, Mohaddesa, Haora, Ensiah, By names: Ummol Hasan, Umme Abiha, Ummol Aemmah, Father: Mohammad (S.A) bin Abdollah bin Abdol Mottaleb Mother: Khadijah binte Khuvilad Children: […]

    • Three Important and Fate Deciding Traits in the Life of a Person
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      Three Important and Fate Deciding Traits in the Life of a Person

      Three Important and Fate Deciding Traits in the Life of a PersonRate this post By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi The Prophet Muhammad (S) has said, “O’ ‘Ali! If the following three traits are not found within a person, then his actions shall not be complete: Wara’ which prevents him from committing transgressions against Allah, the […]

    • The Natural and Intellectual Rights in Islam
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      The Natural and Intellectual Rights in Islam

      The Natural and Intellectual Rights in IslamRate this post By: Sayyid Muhammad Taqi Hakim The Father: My child! My purpose of speaking about the religious issues was for you to become familiar with a sample of the beliefs of you father and mother, and to become certain that it is not without reasons that they […]

    • 40 Ahadith Regarding the Month of Ramadan
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      40 Ahadith Regarding the Month of Ramadan

      40 Ahadith Regarding the Month of RamadanRate this post Introduction The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) has said: Those people from amongst my ummah, who memorise forty traditions pertaninig to those issues of religion, which they are in need of, Allah shall resurrect them on the Day of Judgment as jurisprudents […]

    • Attributes Of The Righteous [5]
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      Attributes Of The Righteous [5]

      Attributes Of The Righteous [5]Rate this post Text of Hadith; A mumin is a trust worthy person, he avoids evil, faith is his companion, he loves modesty, he is alert to possible danger and chances of him straying from the path are ever slim, for example, he always strives to keep to the right path. […]

    • Hadith According to the Shia
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      Hadith According to the Shia

      Hadith According to the ShiaRate this post Allamah Tabatabaei The principle that the hadith possesses validity, as attested by the Quran, is not at all disputed among Shi’ites or in fact among all Muslims. But because of the failure of some of the early rulers of Islam in preserving and guarding the hadith, and the […]

    • Visitation to Lady Fatima Zahra (S.A)
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      Visitation to Lady Fatima Zahra (S.A)

      Visitation to Lady Fatima Zahra (S.A)Rate this post Fatima (a.s) The Gracious By: Abu Muhammad Ordoni P. 289 – 293 It is reported that Lady Fatima (A.S.) said: “My father said to me: ‘He who prays on your behalf, Allah, Exalted and Glorified is He, shall forgive him and make him join me wherever I […]

    • Lady Fatima’s (S.A) Magnificence in Prophet’s (PBUH) Words
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      Lady Fatima’s (S.A) Magnificence in Prophet’s (PBUH) Words

      Lady Fatima’s (S.A) Magnificence in Prophet’s (PBUH) WordsRate this post Prophet (PBUH) praised Fatimah (AS) frequently. He said: Her father is sacrificed for her a lot and sometimes bended and kissed her hand. He bid farewell to her as the last person before going to a journey and visited her first after returning. Most of […]

    • The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) is the “Seal of Prophecy”
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      The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) is the “Seal of Prophecy”

      The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) is the “Seal of Prophecy”Rate this post By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi A Clear Meaning of ‘Seal’ The Prophet of Islam is the last Prophet of God and the hierarchy of prophethood ends with him. This is one of the necessary precepts of Islam. What is meant by necessary is that […]

    • Hazrat Fatimah (S.A), The Radiant
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      Hazrat Fatimah (S.A), The Radiant

      Hazrat Fatimah (S.A), The RadiantRate this post Written By:  Abu Ali al-Fadl ibn al-Hasan at-Tabrisi The Author was born on (468/1076) and passed away on (548/1154) This chapter deals with Fatimah az-Zahra’ (the Radiant), the daughter of the Messenger of Allah. It treats her birth, span of life and the time of her death, as […]

    • Protest of Lady Fatima (S.A) Against Abu Bakr’s Actions
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      Protest of Lady Fatima (S.A) Against Abu Bakr’s Actions

      Protest of Lady Fatima (S.A) Against Abu Bakr’s ActionsRate this post Fatima (S.A) The Gracious By: Abu Muhammad Ordoni P. 218 – 240 Fatima (A.S.) felt grieved by Abu Bakr’s actions, and was so displeased with him that when she knew of his attempt to seize Fadak, she accompanied a group of women to the […]

    • Imam Hassan AlMujtaba (A)
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      Imam Hassan AlMujtaba (A)

      Imam Hassan AlMujtaba (A)Rate this post Written By: Bint-e-Moosa Hazrat Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (AS), son of Hazrat Imam Ali (AS) and Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (SA) and grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (SAW) was martyred due to poison on Safar 28 in the year 50 A.H. at the age of 47. Due to poison Imam […]

    • We Cry for Hussain (A.S) So did the Prophet of Islam (PBUH)
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      We Cry for Hussain (A.S) So did the Prophet of Islam (PBUH)

      We Cry for Hussain (A.S) So did the Prophet of Islam (PBUH)Rate this post Written By: Yasser al-Madani Every year, Muslims around the world commemorate the tragedy of Karbala. They attend mourning meetings and processions in which the story of Karbala is retold, lamentations are held and special poetic readers using dramatic techniques and symbolism […]

    • Role of Imam Hasan (A.S) In Islamic Life
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      Role of Imam Hasan (A.S) In Islamic Life

      Role of Imam Hasan (A.S) In Islamic Life3.1 (62.5%) 40 votes The second part or stage of the role of Imam Hasan (a.s.) in the life of the Muslims commenced when his father appointed him as the next Imam. In the wake of the cruel attempt on his life by Abdul-Rahman bin Muljim and his […]

    • Prominent Characteristics and Merits of The Imam of The Time
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      Prominent Characteristics and Merits of The Imam of The Time

      Prominent Characteristics and Merits of The Imam of The TimeRate this post The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 53-57 The predominant characteristics and personal traits of His Eminence, Mahdi (a.s) are the same as that of his honorable ancestors and forefathers, the Holy […]

    • Lady Fatima (S.A) Protests Against Abu Bakr Actions
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      Lady Fatima (S.A) Protests Against Abu Bakr Actions

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      The Great Baby, Imam Ali Reza (A.S)

      The Great Baby, Imam Ali Reza (A.S)Rate this post The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 58 – 71 Before we speak about the birth of the pure Imam Abu Mohammed, peace be on him, and the affairs accompanied it, we will mention his brilliant, exalted lineage, which […]

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      Actions of Imam Hasan (A.S) and MuawiyaRate this post History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 313-319 Earlier we referred to one of Imām’s letters to Mu‘āwiya and its answer. The exchanged letters recorded by Isfahānī[1] bore no fruit. Imām himself was absolutely aware that would never surrender with such […]

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      The Time of The Imam Zain ul Abidin (A.S)Rate this post The Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin By: Bāqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 653 – 702 I (the author) think that there was no Islamic period like that when Imām Zayn al-‘Ābidin, peace be on him, lived. This period was full of political, social, and economic […]

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      Who are Ahlul BaytRate this post Qur’an in Sura 42, V 23 tells us in the words of Prophet Muhammad (saw), ” I do not ask you for any recompense for this (communication of the revelation) except the love of the near kinship.” (Mawaddata fil-Qurba). Asking the believers to love the Prophet and his Ahlulbayt. […]

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      Lady Fatima (S.A), The Withering RoseRate this post Fatima (S.A) The Gracious By: Abu Muhammad Ordoni P. 245 – 256 It was a short life… As short as the lives of fragrant roses… A life that Lady Fatima (A.S.) endured and now it is coming to an end… even before it was given the chance […]

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      Intellectual Accomplishments of Imam Muhammad Taqi (a.s.)Rate this post Author : Imam Reza Network One day Imam Muhammad Taqi (a.s), then aged nine, was standing with some boys in a lane of Baghdad. Seeing the entourage of Mamun all the others ran away, but as was his habit, Imam (a.s) continued to stand at his […]

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      The Life and Times of Imam Hassan Ibn Ali (A.S) – Part 3

      The Life and Times of Imam Hassan Ibn Ali (A.S) – Part 3Rate this post Written By: Syed-Mohsin Naquvi Imam Hasan bin Ali, the fifth of the Khulafa-e-Raashidoon The fifteenth day in this holy month of Ramadhan is the birth anniversary of Imam Hasan bin Ali. The terms, Khilaafat Raashida[1] and Khulafa Raashidoon are in […]

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      Diversity In The Topics of Fiqh

      Diversity In The Topics of FiqhRate this post Author : Imam Reza Network If we study the subjects of FIQH in detail, we find that every one of them is peculiar and singular in itself. There may seem to be some similarity at , first glance, but a deeper study reveals a different aspect contained. […]

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      The Meanings, Philosophy and Dimensions of Worship (Ibadah)

      The Meanings, Philosophy and Dimensions of Worship (Ibadah)Rate this post By: Muhsin Qara’ati Before embarking on the discussion of prayer, I shall deal with the meanings, philosophy and dimensions of worship {‘ibadah} and servitude as they are the spirit of prayer.   Why worship {‘ibadah}? Worship {‘ibadah} means the expression of abasement {dhillah}, the highest […]

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      The Jehad; The Holy WarRate this post 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 seizure of others’ financial resources. The early impact of Islam on Mecca caused loss to those vested interests which profited from […]

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      Justice in All Islamic Laws

      Justice in All Islamic LawsRate this post 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 quoting relevant matters from the Holy Qur’an, the traditions, and Nahjul Balaghah, and have at the same time […]

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      Prayer and Its EffectsRate this post The Holy Prophet [s] said: “The one who takes prayer light is not of me. No, by Allah such a person will not reach the Haud, Pond of abundant.” Man La Yahduruhul Faqih, vol. 1, p. 206 Imam Sadiq [a] said: “If there be a stream at the house […]

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      Islamic View on Artificial InseminationRate this post By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi& Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: What is the Islamic view on Artificial Insemination? (Artificial Insemination means the insertion of sperm into the woman’s uterus through special means). Answer: Many ancient examples of artificial insemination/pollination are available with regard to animals and plants. […]

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      Does Prayer have a Role in Acceptance of All Deeds?

      Does Prayer have a Role in Acceptance of All Deeds?Rate this post By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: I have seen an objection against Muslims in books that the Islamic scholars have written in the books of jurisprudence and traditions that till the Prayer is not accepted the other deeds will […]

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      Islamic Economy: Its Ideological and Legal Foundations

      Islamic Economy: Its Ideological and Legal FoundationsRate this post Author: Ayatullah Muhammad Ali Taskhiri Every system, intending to achieve certain goals, must be designed in a realistic manner. Therefore, if the system is supposed to be implemented in order to serve human life, particularly in the long-run, it must serve man’s goals and be consistent […]

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      Social Dimensions of Hajj

      Social Dimensions of HajjRate this post 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 brotherhood among the Muslims. It is therefore, incumbent upon the Ulema and clergymen to discuss their essential political […]

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      Usurpation (Ghasb)

      Usurpation (Ghasb)Rate this post 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 chastisement on the Day of Judgement. It has been reported from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) “that whoever […]

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      The Jehad; The Holy War

      The Jehad; The Holy WarRate this post 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 seizure of others’ financial resources. The early impact of Islam on Mecca caused loss to those vested interests which profited from […]

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      Superiority of Islamic Laws

      Superiority of Islamic LawsRate this post By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi Undoubtedly, the above two interpretations of justice—which are cited as an example—are in total conflict and disharmony with each other in practice. They seem to be intolerant, inconsistent and discordant with the divine laws and monotheistic beliefs. For example, we have a set of […]

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      Wuzu in the Holy Qur’an and The HadithRate this post By: Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Reza Mudarrisi Yazdi One of the rules on whose necessity and conditions for performing the five daily (obligatory) prayers all the Muslims have consensus is the purity (Taharah). One for whom the obligatory bathing (Ghusl) is not necessary can accomplish purifying […]

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      Why Do We Pray Five Prayers In Three Times?

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      Preliminaries of Prayer

      Preliminaries of PrayerRate this post Author : Muhsin Qara’ati   To embark on the constructive form of worship, i.e. prayer, we shall cite a set of physical and spiritual preliminaries in terms of cleanliness and purity of body and soul as well as other preparations.   Preliminaries of prayer Preliminaries are those essentials whose performance […]

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      Intention (Niyyah): The first Essential Element of Prayer

      Intention (Niyyah): The first Essential Element of PrayerRate this post 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 whom and for what a certain movement is made. The value of […]

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      How to Perform the Daily Prayers

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      Ijtihad, Taqleed, & Marja’a

      Ijtihad, Taqleed, & Marja’aRate this post An Individuals faith in the principles of religion, endeavors to find accurate instructions from the text of the Quran and also from the statements and practices of the Prophet (Book & Sunnah) and acts accordingly in good faith. Anyone who understands Quran in depth, finds true Hadith in his […]

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      Etiquette and Codes of Prayer

      Etiquette and Codes of PrayerRate this post Author : Haj Mirza Javad Agha Maliki Tabrizi (R.A.) In accordance with the faculty of reason and on the basis of Islamic traditions, prayer too has its etiquette and codes; some of them will be described here, but firstly it would be appropriate to describe the realities of […]

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      What Is the Decree Regarding the Game of Chess?

      What Is the Decree Regarding the Game of Chess?Rate this post By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: Is there in Islam any problem in playing chess? Indeed you know that generally there is no betting in chess. It can almost be claimed that in some cases this game presents gambling. Keeping […]

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      Was The Jesus Sent to be Crucified?

      Was The Jesus Sent to be Crucified?Rate this post It wasn’t One of the fundamental beliefs of Christianity relates that Jesus died and allowed for the shedding of his blood for the sake of granting forgiveness to people. In other words Jesus died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. Let us investigate […]

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      Saqqa (One who quenches the thirst); The Celebrated Title Hadrat Abbas (A.S)

      Saqqa (One who quenches the thirst); The Celebrated Title Hadrat Abbas (A.S)Rate this post Author : Imam Reza Network The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said, “The most superior deed before Allah is to satiate the thirst of the thirsty, even if it be an animal.” (Darrusslam, vol. 3, pg. 162) The relation between water and life […]

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      The Great Trial

      The Great TrialRate this post THE LIFE OF FATIMA AZ-ZAHRA’ By: Allamah Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi P. 201 – 226 No writer, whatever skilled he is in describing the minutes of history and in analyzing the events, can describe accurately and deeply the disasters and seditions that attacked the Muslim nation after the departure of the […]

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      History of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (A.S)

      History of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (A.S)Rate this post The visit of Prophet Abraham and Isaac and Abraham’s prediction and desire to buy the Valley of Peace. Those who have visited Najaf will remember vividly that to the north and east of the town there are acres of graves and myriads of domes […]

    • Some Important Events during the Holy Prophet’s Mission in Madinah
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      Some Important Events during the Holy Prophet’s Mission in Madinah

      Some Important Events during the Holy Prophet’s Mission in MadinahRate this post Author : Imam Reza Network THE DECLARATION OF BROTHERHOOD After his arrival in Madina, the Holy Prophet (S) was faced with a new challenge. For the first time, the Muslims were centralised and arrangements had to be made to run this new Muslim […]

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      The Battle of Islam at Siffin

      The Battle of Islam at SiffinRate this post Author : coiradio.com Before marching towards Muawiya, Imam Ali (A.S.) tried to settle matters peacefully by sending Jarir, chief of Bani Bajila and the governor of Hamdan, to Syria as an envoy. However, Jarir became so engrossed in the entertainment that Muawiya put his way, that he […]

    • The Scholarly Jihad of the Holy Imams (A.S)
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      The Scholarly Jihad of the Holy Imams (A.S)

      The Scholarly Jihad of the Holy Imams (A.S)Rate this post Written By: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi The period under discussion (95-148 A.H /712-765 A.D.) began and ended in the times of the Vth and VIth Imams. The persecutions of the Shi’is continued unabated from Mu’awiya’s time to almost the very last days of the Umayyads, […]

    • Imam Reza (A.S.) Judged People Based on Their Piety and Good Deeds
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      Imam Reza (A.S.) Judged People Based on Their Piety and Good Deeds

      Imam Reza (A.S.) Judged People Based on Their Piety and Good DeedsRate this post According to the Islamic thought, value is based on deeds, and this is the person who builds up his/her own character. Every person is judged, gains superiority, and reaches salvation based on his/her deeds and acts. No one can rely on […]

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      Poets visit Imam Reza(A.S.)

      Poets visit Imam Reza(A.S.)Rate this post Author : Imam Reza Network A group of the eminent Arab poets in that time visited Ima`m al-Rida`, peace be on him, blessed him, and congratulated him on his undertaking regency. Among them was the great poet, Di’bil al-Khaza`’i, who revolted against oppression and tyranny, expressed the sufferings of […]

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      The Caliphate of Imam Hasan (A.S.)

      The Caliphate of Imam Hasan (A.S.)Rate this post By: Prof. Dr. Sayyid Husayn Muhammad Ja’fari During the last year of ‘Ali’s caliphate, Muawiya b. Abi Sufyan, the governor of Syria and the main challenger of ‘Ali, managed to bring a large part of the Muslim empire under his control. He also had the authority vested […]

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      The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam

      The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in IslamRate this post 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, Ali’ is the Friend of Alla’h. The Successor of the Messenger of Alla’h And his first Caliph.” If you […]

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      Maxims of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) and the Imams (A.S.)

      Maxims of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) and the Imams (A.S.)Rate this post (74) Mohammed bin Abi Umair narrated from Eban bin Othman and Husham bin Salem and Mohammed bin Hamran that Imam As-Sadiq (a) said: I wonder at four (people); why they do not restore to four (acts)! I wonder at those who feel fearful; […]

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      The Birth Day of The Jesus (A.S) According to Islamic Teachings

      The Birth Day of The Jesus (A.S) According to Islamic TeachingsRate this post In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful   INTRODUCTION Praise be to Allah who has made the new moon an appointed time for (the benefit of) people and has raised great people out of the best sons of Adam (a.s). […]

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      Islamic Background of Western Renaissance

      Islamic Background of Western RenaissanceRate this post The nomadic Arabs, who rose from their desert tents, founded in remarkably short space of time, the mightiest empire of the Mediaeval era, which stretched from the shores of the Atlantic in the West to the Great Wall of China in the East. Their success in the field […]

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      Imam Mudjtaba (A.S) and Imamate

      Imam Mudjtaba (A.S) and ImamateRate this post History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 307-313 The trace of the ‘Uthmānids’s attitude in Sunnism proves that Imām Mudjtabā’s six-month caliphate was neglected considered neither as the Orthodox caliphs’ term nor as the monarch’s.[1] In other words, his caliphate was not that […]

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      A Meeting With Sayyid Muhammad Baqir Al-Sadr

      A Meeting With Sayyid Muhammad Baqir Al-SadrRate this post Author: Tijani Al-Samawi I went with Abu Shubbar to al-Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr’s house, and on the way he honoured me and talked to me about the famous Ulama and about Taqlid (adoption of a legal decision by the Mujtahid) and so on … until we […]

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      The Constitution of The First Islamic Community

      The Constitution of The First Islamic CommunityRate this post By: Sayyid Ahmad Rahnamaei The formation of the Islamic community dates from the time of the Prophet in Madina. He created a new community there shortly after arriving in this first city-state of Islam. Ibn Ishaq in his Sirat Rasul Allah relates the following passage which […]

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      A Brief History of Shiite

      A Brief History of ShiiteRate this post By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi WE BELIEVE that the SHIITE SECT was founded in the lifetime of our prophet, and its name was taken out of HIS words and we have many clear reasons to prove that. As many commentators of QURAN believe the following verse refers […]

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      Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.), the Master of Interpreters of the Holy Qur’an

      Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.), the Master of Interpreters of the Holy Qur’anRate this post By: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi The infallible imams of the Ahlul Bayt (a.s) paid excessive attention to the interpretation (tafsir) of the Holy Qur’an. Each one of them had a school of tafsir, and they were definitely the most aware of the […]

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      Prophet Hazrat Lut (A.S)

      Prophet Hazrat Lut (A.S)Rate this post Translated by Fatima Zabeth Beenesh from the Farsi book “Tarikh i-Anbiya az Adam ta Khatam” by Husain Imadzadeh 3422 years after Habuth (descent of Adam a.s from Heaven)   The story of Lut a.s(Lot) was mentioned in the following chapters of Quran 1- Surat Al-‘An`a-m (The Cattle) – سورة […]

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      The Prophet, An ‘Ummi’

      The Prophet, An ‘Ummi’Rate this post Written By: Ali Khalfan One of the specific challenges in the Quran to prove its miraculous nature is the position of the recipient of the revelation, prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). In one of the verses, Allah commands the prophet to say to his people that before the […]

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      Hazrat Zakaria (A.S) and Hazrat Yahya (A.S)

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      Self-Purification; The Main Goal of Divine Messengers

      Self-Purification; The Main Goal of Divine MessengersRate this post By:Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini The greatest aim of Divine Messengers was to emphasize the importance of refinement, purification, and training of human selves. God-Almighty said in the Holy Quran: “God did confer a great favor on the believers when he sent among them an apostle from among […]

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      The Imamate of Ja’far as-Sadiq (A.S)

      The Imamate of Ja’far as-Sadiq (A.S)Rate this post   The Origins and Early Development of Shi’a Islam By: S. Husain M. Jafri P. 259 – 288 The sixth Imam, Abu ‘Abd Allah Ja’far, the eldest son of Muhammad al-Baqir, was born in Medina either in 80/690 700 or 83/703-704. 1 On his father’s side Ja’far […]

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      Divine Justice and The Problem of Evil

      Divine Justice and The Problem of EvilRate this post Ghulam Husayn Adeel Divine justice and the problem of evil is a fundamental question and one of the most discussed topics among theologians and philosophers in the last two thousand years. The most important reason for this attention given to the subject is that human beings […]

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      Hadrat Muhammad (S.A.W.), the Radiance that Shone Forth in the Darkness

      Hadrat Muhammad (S.A.W.), the Radiance that Shone Forth in the DarknessRate this post Author : Imam Reza Network The World before Islam The chaotic situation of the world prior to Islam is clearly reflected in the accurate mirror of history. The outline of decline, oppression, bloodshed, idol-worship is evident in this mirror. Before Islam, it […]

    • Why do the Shi‘ah perform the five daily prayers in three periods?
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      Why do the Shi‘ah perform the five daily prayers in three periods?

      Why do the Shi‘ah perform the five daily prayers in three periods?Rate this post By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: In order to clarify this point, we had better examine the views of jurists {fuqaha} in this regard first: 1. All Muslim groups agree that in ‘Arafah[30][242] one may perform both noon {zuhr} and afternoon […]

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      Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S) Altruism

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    • The Arrival of Ahle Bayt (A.S) At The Moment Of Death
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      The Arrival of Ahle Bayt (A.S) At The Moment Of Death

      The Arrival of Ahle Bayt (A.S) At The Moment Of DeathRate this post By: Dastghaib Shiraazi It is mentioned in many hadiths that the Holy Prophet and Hazrat Ali bin Abi Talib and, according to some narrations, even the Holy five (Panjetan), and also all the fourteen Infallibles (a.s.) arrive near the head of the […]

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      Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S.) Status on The Day of Resurrection

      Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S.) Status on The Day of ResurrectionRate this post Written By: Shaikh Muhammedi Rayshahri The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) said: The first who will join me by the Hawd of Kawthar are my Ahl al-Bayt and those of my Ummah who love me. Al-Imam Ali (A.S.): The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) informed me that […]

    • The System of Ijtihad in Shi’ahs
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      The System of Ijtihad in Shi’ahs

      The System of Ijtihad in Shi’ahsRate this post By: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi   Some Important Terms 1. Ijtihad literally means “to endeavor, strive, put one­self out, work hard.” In Islamic legal terminology it means “the process of deriving the laws of the shari’ah from its sources.” 2. Mujtahid means a person who does ijtihad or […]

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      Exemplary Life of the Messenger of Allah

      Exemplary Life of the Messenger of AllahRate this post Author: Aim Islam Arabia is a land of unparalleled charm and beauty, with its trackless deserts of sand dunes and mirages in the dazzling rays of a tropical sun. Its starry sky has excited the imagination of poets, travelers and mystics. It was in this land, […]

    • The Aversion for Death
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      The Aversion for Death

      The Aversion for DeathRate this post By: An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini With my continuous sanad reaching up to the pillar of Islam and its reliable authority, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni, from Muhammad ibn Yahya, from Ahmad ibn Muhammad, from some of his teachers, from al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi ‘Uthman, from Wasil, […]

    • Asking The Rightful Intercessors for Intercession (Shafa‘ah)
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      Asking The Rightful Intercessors for Intercession (Shafa‘ah)

      Asking The Rightful Intercessors for Intercession (Shafa‘ah)Rate this post By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab While discussing this question, it is assumed that intercession {shafa‘ah} exclusively rests with God as it is stated in the Holy Qur’an: جَمِيعًا الشَّفَ?عَةُ للهِ قُل   “Say, ‘All intercession rests with Allah’.”[21][90] Therefore, turning for intercession to any other than […]

    • Prophet Hazrat Lut (A.S)
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      Prophet Hazrat Lut (A.S)

      Prophet Hazrat Lut (A.S)Rate this post Translated by Fatima Zabeth Beenesh from the Farsi book “Tarikh i-Anbiya az Adam ta Khatam” by Husain Imadzadeh 3422 years after Habuth (descent of Adam a.s from Heaven)   The story of Lut a.s(Lot) was mentioned in the following chapters of Quran 1- Surat Al-‘An`a-m (The Cattle) – سورة […]

    • Finality of Prophethood
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      Finality of Prophethood

      Finality of ProphethoodRate this post By : Martyr Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari We have said that despite the differences in details all Prophets have delivered the same message and belonged to the same ideological school. The principles and teachings of this school were explained to human society gradually in proportion to its development till the humanity […]

    • The Relationship between Philosophy and Theology in the Postmodern Age
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      The Relationship between Philosophy and Theology in the Postmodern Age

      The Relationship between Philosophy and Theology in the Postmodern AgeRate this post 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 theology. Sometimes the dialogue between philosophy and theology […]

    • The Spiritual Significance of Jihad
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      The Spiritual Significance of Jihad

      The Spiritual Significance of JihadRate this post   Al-Serat A Journal of Islamic Studies Published by: Muhammadi Trust of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Seyyed Hossein Nasr Vol. IX, No. 1 And those who perform jihad for Us, We shall certainly guide them in Our ways, and God is surely with the doers of good […]

    • Hadrat Ibrahim (A.S), The Flag-Bearer of Tawhid
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      Hadrat Ibrahim (A.S), The Flag-Bearer of Tawhid

      Hadrat Ibrahim (A.S), The Flag-Bearer of TawhidRate this post Translated by Fatima Zabeth Beenesh from the Farsi book “Tarikh i-Anbiya az Adam ta Khatam” by Husain Imadzadeh In Sur e Anbiya سوره انب?ا The Benevolent God addressed: Blasphemy and polytheism, before reaching its highest point I nurtured Ibrahim a.s in monotheism to hoist religiously the […]

    • Is The Universe Dependent Upon Allah For Its Continued Existence?
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      Is The Universe Dependent Upon Allah For Its Continued Existence?

      Is The Universe Dependent Upon Allah For Its Continued Existence?Rate this post By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani   Question: Some readers say that today some materialist people raise objection whose complete answer is not in our knowledge. You requested to give a satisfactory reply: “It is possible that we accept system […]

    • Moral Virtues of Lady Fatimah (S.A)
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      Moral Virtues of Lady Fatimah (S.A)

      Moral Virtues of Lady Fatimah (S.A)Rate this post AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 190-196 Note: Some persons die leaving no traces. Others leave an impact during their lifetime and are put into oblivion after their death. Others are influential throughout the […]

    • Scientific Philosophy and Metaphysics
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      Scientific Philosophy and Metaphysics

      Scientific Philosophy and MetaphysicsRate this post By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi Admitting the existence of problems that must be investigated on a philosophical plane, Marxism has tried to pretend that these problems can be solved by using the discoveries made by the experimental sciences. The way Marxist writers go about doing this is that they […]

    • Good Wording
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      Good Wording

      Good WordingRate this post Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 160 – 162 ِAny investigation of the social crises proves that the origin of most of such troubles is the initiatives of wording and the mutual obscenity that interrupt the social relations and arise hatred. On that account, it becomes very necessary, for the […]

    • Rights of Scholars
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      Rights of Scholars

      Rights of ScholarsRate this post Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 223 – 227 Merits of Knowledge and Scholars Knowledge is the dearest thing for man, since it is the base of civilization and the honor of this world as well as the life to come. Scholars are the prophets’ heirs and supporters of […]

    • Guarding the Tongue
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      Guarding the Tongue

      Guarding the TongueRate this post The other offences of the tongue, in addition to them being types of oppression (which itself, according to reason and religion, is forbidden), have also been prohibited in Islamic sources under their very names. Some examples are given below: 1.Allah the Most High said: “O you who believe, letnot (one) […]

    • The Relationship between Philosophy and Theology in the Postmodern Age
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      The Relationship between Philosophy and Theology in the Postmodern Age

      The Relationship between Philosophy and Theology in the Postmodern AgeRate this post 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 theology. Sometimes the dialogue between philosophy and theology […]

    • The Philosophy of Maintenance in Islam
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      The Philosophy of Maintenance in Islam

      The Philosophy of Maintenance in IslamRate this post By: Razieh Dehqan Salmasi ISLAM, more than 1400 years back introduced laws which showed to be far advanced when compared with the societies 14 centuries ago, and some of these laws concern the Rights of the Family. Annual statistics reveal the difficulties arising from thousands of births […]

    • Morality of Imam al-Jawad (A.S)
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      Morality of Imam al-Jawad (A.S)

      Morality of Imam al-Jawad (A.S)2 (40%) 1 vote AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 226-228 Imam al-Jawad was unique in terms of knowledge, forbearance, eloquence, devotion and other moral virtues despite his being underage. He had a wonderful aptitude for answering scientific […]

    • Obscenity, Revilement and Defamation
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      Obscenity, Revilement and Defamation

      Obscenity, Revilement and DefamationRate this post Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 157 – 159 Obscenity is the expression that is offensively and grossly indecent, such as the shameless and improper words used by the ignorant and avoided by the noble. Such expressions may be used metonymically by the respectful people. In the same […]

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

      Examples of Moral Virtues of Imam Ali (A.S)Rate this post 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 date sellers when he saw a slave-girl crying. He asked the reason, and she […]

    • Morality of Imam al-Hadi (A.S)
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      Morality of Imam al-Hadi (A.S)

      Morality of Imam al-Hadi (A.S)2.4 (48.33%) 12 votes AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 229-231 Abu-Hashim Ja`fari has reported: I was afflicted with a bad poverty; so, I went to Abu’l-Hasan `Ali ibn Muhammad. When I sat in his presence, he asked, […]

    • Compatibility between Faith and Nature
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      Compatibility between Faith and Nature

      Compatibility between Faith and NatureRate this post Author : Imam Reza Network With the strength given by Allah and the blessings of the Immaculate ones, I am beginning my talks in this Holy Month of Ramadan. As you know, the subject of discussion during these talks will be Islamic family morals and values.I pray to […]

    • Obligations of The Rulers
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      Obligations of The Rulers

      Obligations of The RulersRate this post Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 315 – 320 All over history, rulers, according to their qualifications, have played influential roles in the development and retardation of nations. The ideal, sincere ruler is he who governs his subjects on bases of leniency, justice, and equality. The absolute ruler, […]

    • Truth
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      Truth

      TruthRate this post 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. Truth is the beauty of speech and ground of success. From this cause, the Islamic Sharia, ( 1 ) […]

    • Scientific Indications of Resurrection
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      Scientific Indications of Resurrection

      Scientific Indications of ResurrectionRate this post 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 man’s restoration to life. The advancement of human knowledge has, in fact, opened up a very interesting […]

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

      Morality of Imam `Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (A.S)Rate this post 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 any unkind words to anyone or interrupt anyone. The Imam would never reject anyone […]

    • Ethical Values in Islam
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      Ethical Values in Islam

      Ethical Values in IslamRate this post By: Allamah Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi “O People, verily we created you of a male and a female; and We made you in clans and tribes so that you may recognize Each other: but the most honored of you with God is the one Who is the most pious […]

    • Spiritual Philosophy and Scientific Truths
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      Spiritual Philosophy and Scientific Truths

      Spiritual Philosophy and Scientific TruthsRate this post By: Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi A glance at the fundamental philosophical questions, to which spiritual and materialist philosophies give contradictory answers, clearly shows that the areas of contention between the two opposing points of view have nothing to do with experimental matters. Whatever the solutions found to […]

    • Morality of Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (A.S)
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      Morality of Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (A.S)

      Morality of Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (A.S)Rate this post AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 215-219 Mu`awiyah ibn Wahab has reported: I was with Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) in Medina intending to go to the market. Suddenly, he fell into prostration. When he rose […]

    • Do we have the right to ask about the Logic behind Islamic Laws?
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      Do we have the right to ask about the Logic behind Islamic Laws?

      Do we have the right to ask about the Logic behind Islamic Laws?Rate this post By: Nasir Makarem Shirazi Now we discuss the most important topics about Islamic laws, its rules and regulations and their philosophy and most of the questions and answers are based on this. “Why should we pray Prayers is the question […]

    • According to Islam, Is Religion Separate from Politics?
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      According to Islam, Is Religion Separate from Politics?

      According to Islam, Is Religion Separate from Politics?Rate this post By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: First of all we had better clarify the meaning of “politics” so that its relationship with religion may become clear. There are two interpretations for the word “politics”: 1. Sometimes, politics is interpreted as “trickery, ruse, and the use […]

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

      The Study of The Creed and Sciences of The Shi’ahRate this post 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 forces, viz. reason and the will. Reason without any restriction accepts […]

    • Rational Thought in Shi’ism
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      Rational Thought in Shi’ism

      Rational Thought in Shi’ismRate this post Author : Imam Reza Network Philosophical and Theological Thought in Shi’ism It has been mentioned before that Islam has legitimized and approved rational thought, which it considers a part of religious thought. Rational thought in its Islamic sense, after confirming the prophecy of the Prophet, provides intellectual demonstrations of […]

    • Islam and Iran
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      Islam and Iran

      Islam and IranRate this post Two currents in the history of Iran have caused a misunderstanding among some people who, knowingly or unknowingly, project them as the expressions of the Iranians’ resistance and reaction to Islam, or at least to Arabs. These are: the revival of Persian language and the Shi’i faith. It is, therefore, […]

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

      Shi‘ism During Caliphate of Imam Ali (A.S)2.6 (52.56%) 43 votes 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. Now in the light of carrying out more precise researches, it is not fair of […]

    • How Islam is Related to Other Religion
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      How Islam is Related to Other Religion

      How Islam is Related to Other ReligionRate this post Mir Ahmed Ali Khan Islam is a religion that came after Judaism, Christianity, etc. Sometimes people of other faiths ask this question: How is Islam related to the other religions preceding it? In this respect, our response is simple. Allah, in His infinite Justice and Mercy, […]

    • Islam is an Institution of Social Justice
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      Islam is an Institution of Social Justice

      Islam is an Institution of Social Justice3 (60%) 11 votes 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 quoting relevant matters from the Holy Qur’an, the traditions, and Nahjul Balaghah, and have at […]

    • Arbitration in Islam
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      Arbitration in Islam

      Arbitration in IslamRate this post Author: Muhammed Beheshti From time to time differences arise on various questions between the people living together. Historical and personal experience shows that no society has ever existed, between the individuals or the social organizations of which there have never been any differences. Such differences have always existed in all […]

    • Islam – A Comprehensive School
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      Islam – A Comprehensive School

      Islam – A Comprehensive SchoolRate this post Author : Martyr Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari Islam, which is based on a perfect conception of the universe is a comprehensive and realistic school. In Islam attention has been paid to all aspects of human needs, whether they are carnal or spiritual, intellectual or sentimental, individualistic or social and […]

    • The Origins of the Shi’as
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      The Origins of the Shi’as

      The Origins of the Shi’asRate this post BY :Allamah Shaykh Muhammad Husayn al-Kashif al-Ghita Shi’ism is not a new religion. It begins with the beginning of Islam. The embodiment of the code of religion, that is, the seal of the Prophets (s.a.w.) planted the tree of Shi’ism together with Islam; with his own hands, he […]

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

      Why do the Shi‘ah during the ziyarah seek blessings?Rate this post 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 behavior can be traced back to the Prophet’s life account and to the life of […]

    • The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam
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      The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam

      The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in IslamRate this post 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, Ali’ is the Friend of Alla’h. The Successor of the Messenger of Alla’h And his first Caliph.” If you […]

    • Are Other Religions Right?
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      Are Other Religions Right?

      Are Other Religions Right?Rate this post By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani   Question: Since Islam had canceled all other religious, in some verses of Qur’an why does it considers all the people and communities of the world – whether Muslims, Jews and Christians etc. if they believe in Allah and do […]

    • Islam the Ultimate Way to Salvation
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      Islam the Ultimate Way to Salvation

      Islam the Ultimate Way to SalvationRate this post By: Dr. Syed Hasan Akhtar In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful ISLAM ISLAM means… The word Islam means “submission,” as in submission to the Will of Almighty God. He is referred to as Allah* in the Qur’an (the Holy Scripture). Muslims worship the same […]

    • Attributes of Shias
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      Attributes of Shias

      Attributes of ShiasRate this post The central part of volume 65 of Bihaar Anwar deals with attributes of a Shia and how necessary it is for us all to read this part and discover what vital responsibility has been laid down upon this sacred name of “Shia-e-Ahlulbayt” [ peace be upon him ]. It does […]

    • Qadianis Exposed
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      Qadianis Exposed

      Qadianis Exposed3.1 (62.5%) 8 votes By: Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi The Qadiani Missionary wrote: If you have any doubt about Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadianis claim, then show us a single example, since Prophet Adam up to the death of the Holy Prophet of Islam, of such’ a man who claimed wrongly to be a prophet […]

    • The Spiritual Message of Shi’ism
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      The Spiritual Message of Shi’ism

      The Spiritual Message of Shi’ismRate this post By: Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabataba’i The message of Shi’ism to the world can he summarized in one sentence: “To know God.” Or in other words it is to instruct man to follow the path of Divine realization and the knowledge of God in order to gain felicity […]

    • The Concept of Shias
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      The Concept of Shias

      The Concept of ShiasRate this post We live in a world in which electronic prefectures, globalization, information explosion and technology are the dominant topics. With the latest technology we have discovered scientific aspects very fast, knowing that without this technology, it would take us years to discover the same. But it seems that these scientific […]

    • The Accusation of “Exaggeration” (Ghuluww) Against the Shi‘a
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      The Accusation of “Exaggeration” (Ghuluww) Against the Shi‘a

      The Accusation of “Exaggeration” (Ghuluww) Against the Shi‘aRate this post By: Sayyid Lutfullah Safi al-Gulpaygani QUESTION: Some writers classify certain sects of the ghulat as Shi‘a and may very well accuse the Shi‘a of exaggerating the status of the Ahl al-Bait (peace be upon them). We know this is a false accusation that even in […]

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

      The role of religion in the formation of the “Ummah Wahida”Rate this post 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 the world. The Qur’an, in explaining the role of the prophets, goes […]

    • Imam Khomeini, Ethics and Politics (2)
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      Imam Khomeini, Ethics and Politics (2)

      Imam Khomeini, Ethics and Politics (2)Rate this post Social participation as a requisite of combat with the self Just as some people would imagine that combat with the self implied self-denial and uprooting of instincts, some others have supposed that the requisites of combat with the self are withdrawing from the society, seclusion, and confinement […]

    • The Demographic Concentration of the Shi‘ah
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      The Demographic Concentration of the Shi‘ah

      The Demographic Concentration of the Shi‘ahRate this post By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami As stated earlier, during the first three centuries AH, the Shi‘ah were scattered across and living in many parts of the Muslim lands. Yet, the demographic concentration and center of the Shi‘ah were in certain regions, which during the first century AH were places […]

    • Scientific Indications of Resurrection
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      Scientific Indications of Resurrection

      Scientific Indications of ResurrectionRate this post 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 man’s restoration to life. The advancement of human knowledge has, in fact, opened up a very interesting […]

    • The Geographical Expansion of Shi‘ism
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      The Geographical Expansion of Shi‘ism

      The Geographical Expansion of Shi‘ismRate this post By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami It is certain that the first center of Shi‘ism had been the city of Medina and the pioneering Shi‘ah among the companions {sahabah} of the Prophet (S) lived in that city. During the reign of the first three caliphs, the Shi‘ah sahabah were scattered in […]

    • The Islamic Opinion about Education
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      The Islamic Opinion about Education

      The Islamic Opinion about EducationRate this post By: Abdul Adheem al-Muhtadi al-Bahrani Question: Western and eastern scholars have written many books and detailed studies on education, and Islamic scholars have also written much on this subject. Would you please give us a summary of the Islamic opinion in this concern? The answer: In spite of […]

    • Islam and The Social Problem
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      Islam and The Social Problem

      Islam and The Social ProblemRate this post By: Martyred Ayatullah Muhammad Baqir as-Sadr In order to reach the first circle in analyzing the social problem, we have to question that materialistic individualistic interest established by the capitalist system as a criterion, a pretext, a goal and an objective and ask: “What is the idea which […]

    • Consciousness in The Cell
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      Consciousness in The Cell

      Consciousness in The CellRate this post introduction The theory of evolution was put forward by the naturalist Charles Darwin in the middle of the 19th century, when the level of science and technology was rather primitive, compared with today’s. Nineteenth-century scientists worked in relatively simple laboratories. With the very unsophisticated equipment available to them, scientists […]

    • The Assumption of Form by Our Deeds
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      The Assumption of Form by Our Deeds

      The Assumption of Form by Our DeedsRate this post By:Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari In the past it was believed by specialists in the empirical sciences that an insurmountable barrier existed between matter and energy. Further scientific research discredited this belief so that a new theory entered scientific discourse, one to the effect that matter might […]

    • The Message of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and The Islamic Republic of Iran
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      The Message of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and The Islamic Republic of Iran

      The Message of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and The Islamic Republic of IranRate this post His Excellence Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyed Ali Khamenei to the pilgrims of Hajj Dul-Hajjah 1424 In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful Once again, the Muslim Ummah is holding its great annual congregation and is giving […]

    • Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq’s Contribution to the Sciences
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      Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq’s Contribution to the Sciences

      Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq’s Contribution to the SciencesRate this post Below are extracts from the book “The Great Muslim Scientist and Philosopher – Imam Jafar Ibn Mohammed As-Sadiq (a.s.)” This book is a translation of “Maghze Mutafakkir Jehan Shia”, the famous Persian book, which has been published four times in Tehran. The Persian book is itself […]

    • Devotion Among Animals Revealing The Work of God
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      Devotion Among Animals Revealing The Work of God

      Devotion Among Animals Revealing The Work of GodRate this post INTRODUCTION Now, at the beginning of the twenty first century, Darwin’s theory of evolution is rapidly losing its scientific credibility. This theory, which materialists embraced at the turn of the 20th century and imposed on the masses as scientific fact, has now been clearly recognized […]

    • Islam’s Position Towards Freedom and Social Assurance
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      Islam’s Position Towards Freedom and Social Assurance

      Islam’s Position Towards Freedom and Social AssuranceRate this post 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” (rather, assurance) is the basic revolving point in the socialist and communist systems. For this purpose we […]

    • Islamic Medicine History And Current Practice
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      Islamic Medicine History And Current Practice

      Islamic Medicine History And Current PracticeRate this post Husain F.Nagamia MD, FRCS (Eng & Edin) Chairman International Institute of Islamic Medicine Introduction: Considerable confusion exists in literature regarding the definition of ‘Islamic Medicine’. This is mainly because each author that writes about ‘Islamic Medicine’ is actually writing about an aspect of Islamic Medicine. Thus the […]

    • Criterion of Credibility of Law
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      Criterion of Credibility of Law

      Criterion of Credibility of LawRate this post By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi In elucidating the Islamic political theory, we have made some discussions during the previous sessions and pointed out that the subject can be approached in two ways. One approach is argumentative [jadali], in which the fact that the addressee is a Muslim who […]

    • Islamic Government According to Imam Ali [a]
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      Islamic Government According to Imam Ali [a]

      Islamic Government According to Imam Ali [a]Rate this post Author : Aim Islam Upon appointing Malik Al-Ashtar as the governor of Eygpt, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [a] sent a letter advising Malik in his post. This letter is an invaluable document highlighting the Imam’s outlook towards government, societal needs and the value and rights […]

    • A Healthy Society Under The Grace of Ethics
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      A Healthy Society Under The Grace of Ethics

      A Healthy Society Under The Grace of EthicsRate this post By:Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi 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 retardation and degeneration of men. The sociologists believe that […]

    • Shi‘ism among the Different Tribes
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      Shi‘ism among the Different Tribes

      Shi‘ism among the Different Tribes5 (100%) 1 vote By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami Basically, ‘Ali (‘a) had more Shi‘ah and sympathizers from the ‘Adnanis from among the Qahtani tribes, and Shi‘ism among the Qahtanis had enormously expanded. The main Shi‘ah who constituted the historians and soldiers of the Commander of the Faithful (‘a) were Arab tribes from […]

    • Law and The Difference in Outlook and Origin
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      Law and The Difference in Outlook and Origin

      Law and The Difference in Outlook and Origin2 (40%) 1 vote By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi As explained in the last session, the above theory is based on an array of statutory principles. The first principle is the exigency of law for society while the second principle is that the law must be divine. After […]

    • Astronomy – Light And Movement
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      Astronomy – Light And Movement

      Astronomy – Light And Movement3.1 (62%) 40 votes Written By: Dr. Maurice Bucaille Let us now turn to the subject of Astronomy. Whenever I describe the details the Quran contains on certain points of astronomy to Westeners, it is unusual for someone not to reply that there is nothing special in this, considering the Arabs […]

    • Islamic Gnosis (‘Irfan) and Wisdom (Hikmat)
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      Islamic Gnosis (‘Irfan) and Wisdom (Hikmat)

      Islamic Gnosis (‘Irfan) and Wisdom (Hikmat)Rate this post By : Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi Preface In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate In the cosmic realm, human beings are like balls released into space which have within them a hidden potential energy for flight into an infinitely sublime world. But the gravitational […]

    • Hazrat-e-Fatima (S.A)
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      Hazrat-e-Fatima (S.A)

      Hazrat-e-Fatima (S.A)Rate this post The great lady, Hazart-e Fatemeh Zahra (S.A) was the dear daughter of the Prophet, Mohammad (S.W). Some Shiite scholars believed that she was born on 20th of Jamadi-ul-Sani, 5 th A.H. But the majority of Sonnah research scholars declared that her birth had happened 5 years before Besat (Prophets a postleship). […]

    • Shaking Hands with a Non-Mahram Woman
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      Shaking Hands with a Non-Mahram Woman

      Shaking Hands with a Non-Mahram WomanRate this post By : The Scholar Murtuda Mutahhari Another issue is shaking hands. Of course, all of these issues arise only when there is no lust or fear of deviation present; otherwise they are clearly not permitted. Again, the traditions and religious edicts confirm one another in this matter. […]

    • Avoiding False Accusations
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      Avoiding False Accusations

      Avoiding False AccusationsRate this post False accusation is worse than backbiting. It is to falsely attribute a deficiency or an offence to a believing person. It is certain that this transgression is the most wicked of attacks upon the prestige of a believer. 1. Allah the Most High said: “And whoever commits a fault or […]

    • Mutual Rights in Islam
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      Mutual Rights in Islam

      Mutual Rights in IslamRate this post Author : Imam Reza Network Man’s duty with regard to his parents One of the humane Islamic behaviour which must be taken care of disregarding is a great sin is man’s behaviour with the below-mentioned persons. They possess, besides the moral, their rights too: Man’s behaviour with his father […]

    • Al-Hassan Al-Mujtaba (A.S)
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      Al-Hassan Al-Mujtaba (A.S)

      Al-Hassan Al-Mujtaba (A.S)Rate this post Birth and Childhood In the mid of the month of Ramadan, the 3rd year of Hijrah, a son was born in the small mud house of Hazrat Ali (A.S.). The Prophet (P.B.U.H), on behalf of Almighty God, named him Hassan (A.S.). Imam Hassan (A.S.) was brought up in the lap […]

    • Islam and The Position of Women
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      Islam and The Position of Women

      Islam and The Position of WomenRate this post By:Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari The West’s vociferous partisans of Women’s Lib. have no idea of the revolutionary leap forward in women’s position which Islam brought about. In the days of Islam’s first appearance the position of women was that of chattels of the men – little above […]

    • The True Imam (Imam Hasan al-Askari (as))
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      The True Imam (Imam Hasan al-Askari (as))

      The True Imam (Imam Hasan al-Askari (as))Rate this post Composed by : Saleha Fatima Midhat   To him came the groups of people He spent his time guiding people Shias had chance to get knowledge And hear his preaching get knowledge Billions of salutes to Askari The great Imam Askari * * * One day […]

    • The Divine Rights in Islam
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      The Divine Rights in Islam

      The Divine Rights in IslamRate this post Rights vary from one to another according to values of favors. A friend has his own familiar rights that are a degree lower than these of the affectionate brother who joins the tie of relation to the tie of kindness. The right of the brother, in a like […]

    • Resurrection And The Life After Death
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      Resurrection And The Life After Death

      Resurrection And The Life After DeathRate this post By:Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi 1- WITHOUT RESURRECTION, LIFE IS VOID WE BELIEVE that all men and women will be raised up in a certain day after death. They all will be judged, and those who are good and virtuous shall live in PARADISE (THE GARDEN OF […]

    • The Relevance of Islamic Ideology in Human Sciences
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      The Relevance of Islamic Ideology in Human Sciences

      The Relevance of Islamic Ideology in Human SciencesRate this post By: Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi Now, how should the influence of the culture and ideology of Islam be exercised upon the human sciences Should it be done in a revolutionary manner or in the way of a reform, or in a way different from […]

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

      Lessons From The Lives of Masoomeen (A.S)Rate this post 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 expensive clothes came and sat in front of the […]

    • Sayings of Imam Hassan (A.S)
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      Sayings of Imam Hassan (A.S)

      Sayings of Imam Hassan (A.S)Rate this post 1. Magnanimity is adhering to the religion, and honouring one’s self (nafs), and having a lenient conduct, and permanency of favours, and the discharging of rights. 2.Piety is the gateway to all repentance, and the principal of all wisdom, and the distinction of all deeds 3. Whoever relies […]

    • The Glorious Qur’an and the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) cannot be separated from each other
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      The Glorious Qur’an and the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) cannot be separated from each other

      The Glorious Qur’an and the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) cannot be separated from each otherRate this post Among the arguments put forward from the Ahl’ ul-Sunnah to justify the adallah (justice) of the sahaba is that they complied the Qur’an. To question their trustworthiness is to question the authenticity of the Qur’an. Hence even if […]

    • The Natural and Intellectual Rights in Islam
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      The Natural and Intellectual Rights in Islam

      The Natural and Intellectual Rights in IslamRate this post By: Sayyid Muhammad Taqi Hakim The Father: My child! My purpose of speaking about the religious issues was for you to become familiar with a sample of the beliefs of you father and mother, and to become certain that it is not without reasons that they […]

    • The Levels of Certainty
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      The Levels of Certainty

      The Levels of CertaintyRate this post By:Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi Anas b. Malik has narrated that the Messenger of Allah (S) said, “Surely the weakness in certainty is due to people trading the (seeking of the) pleasure of the people for the anger of Allah, the Most High; praising the people for the sustenance which […]

    • The Dictionary Meaning of the Word ‘Khaatam-un-Nabiyyin’ (Mo’min:40)
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      The Dictionary Meaning of the Word ‘Khaatam-un-Nabiyyin’ (Mo’min:40)

      The Dictionary Meaning of the Word ‘Khaatam-un-Nabiyyin’ (Mo’min:40)Rate this post It is evident that the text can bear one meaning and it is that Khaatam-un-Nabiyyin stands for the Finality of Prophethood with a clear implication that the prophethood has been culminated and finalized in Hadhrat Mohammad (WAS). It is not only the context that supports […]

    • Imam Hasan (A.S) Answers
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      Imam Hasan (A.S) Answers

      Imam Hasan (A.S) AnswersRate this post Muawiya sent a disguised man to Kufah to ask Amirul Muminin Ali (A.S.) 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(A.S.) said, “Allah […]

    • Nationalism and Islam: Clash or Reconciliation?
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      Nationalism and Islam: Clash or Reconciliation?

      Nationalism and Islam: Clash or Reconciliation?Rate this post 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 necessary balance between organized humanity’s social responsibility and the right of each state would be […]

    • Fault-Finding; Ignorance of One’s Own Faults
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      Fault-Finding; Ignorance of One’s Own Faults

      Fault-Finding; Ignorance of One’s Own FaultsRate this post By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari One of the greatest behavioral weaknesses of man is the ignorance of his own faults. In many instances the soul ignores an unwanted quality which results in the subconscious adopting of such a trait as a basis of misery. When a […]

    • Attributes Of The Righteous [2]
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      Attributes Of The Righteous [2]

      Attributes Of The Righteous [2]Rate this post Text of Hadith; A mumin keeps away from the unlawful and forbidden things, he is free from doubt and he does not perpetrate them either, he is generous, he does not bother or inconvenience others, he also helps strangers and treats the orphan as his own child. A […]