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  • 96 The Embryo, Al-’Alaq: Makki

    96 The Embryo Al-’Alaq: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. READ IN THE name of your Lord who created, 2. Created man from an [...]

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  • AL-MAʿĀRIJ Lofty Stations المعارج Meccan (surah 70 • 44 ayahs)

    AL-MAʿĀRIJ Lofty Stations المعارج Meccan (surah 70 • 44 ayahs) »The surah that proclaims God to be the Lord of the heavenly ascents, LOFTY STATIONS, the points of rising from which the angels [...]

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  • 64 Exposition, At-Taghabun: Madani

    64 Exposition At-Taghabun: Madani ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. ALL THAT THERE is in the heavens and the earth sings the praises [...]

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  • 46 Al-Ahqaf, Al-Ahqaf: Makki

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

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  • Al-Hijr (The Rock)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الر ۚ تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ وَقُرْآنٍ مُبِينٍ {1} [Shakir 15:1] Alif Lam Ra. These are the verses of [...]

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  • Aal-‘Imraan (The Family of Imraan)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.   الم {1} [Pickthal 3:1] Alim. Lam. Mim. اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ {2} [...]

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  • A Scientist’s Interpretation Of References To Embryology In The Quran

    Written By: Keith L. Moore, PhD., F.I.A.C. The Department of Anatomy, University of Toronto, Canada Statements referring to human reproduction and development are scattered throughout the Quran. [...]

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  • 114 Men, An-Nas: Makki

    114 Men An-Nas: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. SAY: “I SEEK refuge with the Lord of men, 2. The King of men, 3. The God of [...]

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  • Benefits of Remembering Ones Origin

    By: Dastghaib Shirazi In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Do they not see that We have created cattle for them, out of what Our hands have wrought, so they are their masters? And [...]

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  • Az-Zukhruf (Ornaments of Gold)

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

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  • 97 Determination, Al-Qadr: Makki

    97 Determination Al-Qadr: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. TRULY WE REVEALED it on the Night of Determination. 2. How will you [...]

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  • 69 The Concrete Reality, Al-Haqqah: Makki

    69 The Concrete Reality Al-Haqqah: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most-benevolent, ever-merciful. THE CONCRETE REALITY. 2. What is the concrete reality? 3. [...]

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  • Al-Faatiha (The Opening)

    بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ {1} [Shakir 1:1] In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ {2} [Shakir 1:2] All praise is due to Allah, the [...]

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  • Faatir (The Originator)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ فَاطِرِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ جَاعِلِ الْمَلَائِكَةِ رُسُلًا أُولِي أَجْنِحَةٍ [...]

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  • An-Nisaa’ (The Women)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا [...]

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  • Al-Maaida (The Table)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَوْفُوا بِالْعُقُودِ ۚ أُحِلَّتْ لَكُمْ بَهِيمَةُ الْأَنْعَامِ إِلَّا مَا [...]

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  • AL-INFIṬĀR The Rending الإنفطار Meccan (surah 82 • 19 ayahs)

    AL-INFIṬĀR The Rending الإنفطار Meccan (surah 82 • 19 ayahs) »The surah that opens with a riveting description of THE RENDING open of the sky at the onset of the Day of Resurrection and assets [...]

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  • The Holy Qur’an’s Teachings about the Creator of the World

    By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba’i “… Is there doubt about Allah, the Maker of the heavens and the earth … (14:10)?” Explanation: In daylight, everything is [...]

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  • 36 Ya Sin, Ya Sin: Makki

    36 Ya Sin Ya Sin: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful YA SIN. 2. I call to witness the Qur’an, custodian of all laws, – 3. That you [...]

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  • AL-LAYL The Night الليل Meccan (surah 92 • 21 ayahs)

    AL-LAYL The Night الليل Meccan (surah 92 • 21 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by the whelming of THE NIGHT that swathes the world in darkness. It is named [...]

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

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

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  • Examples of Jurisprudence of the Imam of The Time

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 148-167   1. Queries of Muhammad bin Abdullah bin Ja’far Muhammad bin Abdullah [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Hassan (A.S)

    It was 15th of the holy month of Ramadan in the year 3 AH that the first happiness of the House of Prophethood “Al-Imam Al-Hassan bin Ali bin Abi Talib Al-Mujtaba (p)” was born in the holy [...]

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  • Short Maxims of Imam Al-Hasan (a)

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

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  • An account of Ya‘qub and Yusuf

    Hayat Al-Qulub Vol. 1, By: Allamah Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi Abu Hamza Thumali narrates through a correct chain of traditionalists that one day he performed the morning prayers with Imam Zayn [...]

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

    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, [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Hassan (A.S)

    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 [...]

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  • Short Maxims of Imam Hassan (A.S)

    1- The people who consult for their affairs will surely be guided to the right. 2- Meanness is to avoid thanking the grace. 3- Imam al-Hasan (A.S.) said to one of his sons: O son, do not befriend [...]

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  • The Battle of Ahzab

    Author : Imam Reza Network When the Jews of Bani Qaynqaa were expelled from Madina because of their trouble making, their sister tribe, the Bani Nuzayr, were very angry. They became deadly [...]

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  • The Historical Speech of The Holy Prophet (PBUH) in Ghadir Khum

    This is the English translation of the speech of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) in Ghadir Khum. It is well written and documented with lots of references. O Allah! Send your blessings to the head of [...]

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  • Debates of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (A.S.)

    Abu Abd Allah (al- Sadiq), peace be on him, had many strong proofs with which he revealed the truth and refuted the proofs of others. We will tell you something about them, for they are a part of [...]

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  • Hijab and Family Life

    By: Mohammad Ali Shomali Allah (swt) has created human beings to act as His vicegerents on earth and, like all other forms of living beings, human beings cannot be complete unless they are in a [...]

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  • Contemplation (Tafakkur)

    By: An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini Muhammad ibn Ya’qub (al-Kulayni), from ‘Ali ibn Ibrahim, from his father, from al-Nawfali, from al-Sakuni, from Abu ‘Abd Allah (Imam al Sadiq) (A) [...]

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

    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 [...]

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

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

    Prophecies of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)Regarding the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (A.S.)
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  • Supplications of Imam Zain ul Abideen (A.S) Part II

    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: [...]

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  • The Event of Cloak (Hadith al-Kisa)

    A famous event known as the “Event of the Cloak” was reported in the Shiite books regarding “the verse of purification.” The context of the event is as follows: Jabir Ibn [...]

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  • Supplications of Imam Sajjad (A.S) for The Coming of Ramadhan

    * Praise belongs to God who guided us to His praise and placed us among the people of praise, that we might be among the thankful for His beneficence and that He might recompense us for that with [...]

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

    Fatimah (AS) 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 mosque. There she [...]

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  • Sayings of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.)

    Charity A man giving in alms one piece of silver in his lifetime is better for him than giving one hundred when about to die. To meet friends cheerfully and invite them to a feast are charitable [...]

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  • Grief of Lady Zahra (S.A)

    All praise belongs to the Almighty [swt], the Master of the Universe. After the Prophet’s death, events continued to occur. When studying the era following the Prophet’s death, [...]

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  • Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S)

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

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  • The Second Imam, Hassan ibn Ali AlMujtaba (A.S)

    Imam Hasan Mujtaba–upon whom be peace–was the second Imam. He and his brother Imam Husayn were the two sons of Amir al-mu’minin Ali and Hadrat Fatimah, the daughter of the [...]

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  • The Holy Shrines at Kadhmayn

    Author : Imam Reza Network Anyone approaching Baghdad from the north or the west will be impressed by the sight of the four golden minarets at Kadhmayn, the Shrine of the Two Imams, Imam Musa [...]

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

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

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  • Imam Ali (A.S.), the Ka’ba of Faith

    By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz “Most surely the first House to be set up for mankind is the one at Bekka (Mecca), blessed and a guidance for all nations.” (Holy Qur’an 3:96). This is [...]

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  • Imam Hasan (A.S)’s Knowledge of The Holy Qur’an

    A Man came to Ibn Abbas and IbnUmar, and asked the interpretations of SHAAHID (Witness) and MASH-HOOD (One who is witnessed) in the Holy Quran. Ibn Abbas said, SHAAHID was the day of Friday [...]

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  • Imam Ali (a.s.) The True Successor of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.)

    During the time of the three Kholafa, although Ali (a.s.) did not take part in any of the battles, he was always available when they sought his advice on religious matters. His position as the [...]

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  • Hazrat Ali Akbar (A.S), The Hashimite Prince

    Name: – al-Akbar(a.s.) Title: – Shabih-e-Payambar (Look-alike of the Prophet (pbuh&hf) Agnomen: – Ali Father: – Imam Hussain (a.s.) – the 3rd Holy Imam Mother: [...]

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  • Lady Fatima’s Glorification of Allah

    It is reported in Bihar that Ali (A) said to a man from Bani Sae’ed: “Should I speak to you about Fatima and Myself? She was my spouse who was the most beloved to the Prophet. Once, [...]

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  • Imam al Musa al Kazim (A.S)

    Kitab Al-Irshad By: Sheikh al Mufid P. 436 – 457 (This is) an account of the Imam who undertook (the office) (al-qa’im) after Abu Abd Allah Ja’far b. Muhammad, peace be on them, [...]

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  • Intellectual Accomplishments of Imam Muhammad Taqi (a.s.)

    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 [...]

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

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 246-254 1. What is the benefit derived from the occultation of the Imam of the Age [...]

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  • A Brief History of Imam Hasan’s Life

    The Son of the Prophet Imam Hasan Mujtaba -upon whom be peace- was the second Imam. He and his brother Imam Husayn were the two sons of Amir al-mu’minin Ali and Hadhrat Fatimah, the [...]

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  • Sayeda Fatimah (S.A) – The Perfect Lady

    She was not only the most virtuous and greatest woman of all time but one of the most perfect human beings. She was however not destined to live more than three months after the passing away of [...]

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  • Stays of Imam Ali (A.S) in Kufa

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 240-243 Imām departed to Kūfa after subsiding rebellion of infidels. Imām stayed over in Kūfa until his martyrdom. [...]

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  • Our Love For the Ahlulbayt (A.S.): A Fairwell to the Holy Month of Ramadhan

    Written By: Ali Jaafary Based on the holy month of Ramadhan 1426, Lecture #4 In the Name of ALLAH the Merciful, the Compassionate INTRODUCTION: During this holiest of months I based most of my [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S.) Based His Government on Social Justice

    When the people objected to Imam Ali’s equitable distribution of wealth he replied: (i) If the wealth had belonged to me even then I would have distributed it equally among the people but [...]

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  • Hadrat Fatima (S.A.) was a Mine of Knowledge and Wisdom

    As he neared the city in the burning heat of the mid-day sun, he shaded his eyes with his hands and cast a look at the green date- palms of Medina behind which were a row of modest houses. He [...]

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  • Ar-Radhiah Al-Mardhiyah

    Written By: Abu Muhammed Al-Ordoni AR-RADHIAH (THE SATISFIED OR GRATIFIED ONE) Accepting what Allah ordains for one’s self, is considered an excellent degree of belief in Allah-Glory be to [...]

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  • Why Prostration in Prayer Must be Done on Earth?

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

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  • Bowing Down (Ruku) and Prostration (Sujud)

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

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  • Why do the Shi’ahs Combine Prayers?

    The Shi’ahs acknowledge the five obligatory daily prayers. However, they frequently combine the Zuhr and ‘Asr prayers by offering them consecutively during the time period defined by [...]

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  • Vow and Convent

    Author : Aalulbayt Global Information Center Vow (Nazr) 2649. Vow means making it obligatory upon oneself to do some good act, or to refrain from doing an act which it is better not to do, for [...]

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  • Facts With Deep Meanings

    Author : Al Balagh Foundation Islam fixed stated times for prayer, and embellished them with a certain precise, accompanying rituals. It stipulates rules for the prayer’s correctness, [...]

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  • Shaking Hands with a Non-Mahram Woman

    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 [...]

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  • Islamic View on Artificial Insemination

    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 [...]

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  • The Duty of Man towards Himself

    By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba’i No matter what policy or course of action man pursues in his life, indeed he looks after nothing but his happiness and prosperity. The [...]

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  • Khums; A Support for Financial Independence

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi In the previous part, we referred to the significance of khums in meeting the financial needs of the Muslim society and evaluated the arguments made by those who [...]

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  • Social Dimensions of Hajj

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

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  • Questions about Jihad in Islam

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

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  • Laws of The Shari’ah and Their Categories

    By: Ayatullah Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr We have come to know that ‘Ilmul Usul studies the common elements in the process of deduction to derive laws of the Shari’ah, hence, it is [...]

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  • Fiqh and Ijtihad in Shia’ism

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

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  • The Principles of Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh)

    By : Martyr Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari Lesson One: Introduction The subject under consideration here is the ‘ilm, or knowledge of the principles of jurisprudence, usul ul fiqh. The two [...]

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  • The Chapters and Titles in Fiqh

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

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  • Diversity In The Topics of Fiqh

    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, [...]

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  • The Jehad; The Holy War

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

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  • Preliminaries of Prayer

    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 [...]

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  • Jihad in Islam: Defense or Agression

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

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

    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 [...]

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

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  • Some Traits of Ashura Literature

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  • What None Muslims Say About Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH)

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  • A Religous and Political Journey

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  • Who are Household of the Prophets (PBUH)?

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  • What Muslims Say About Holy Mary and The Jesus

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  • The Impact of the Belief in Resurrection

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  • Monotheism as an Outlook of Human Existence

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

    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 [...]

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  • The Infinite Power of God

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  • What is The Purpose of Creating The Heavens and The Earth in Six Days?

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  • The Signs of God in our Daily Life

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  • Imamat: The Divine Guidance to Lead People to the Righteous Path

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  • The Imamate of Imam Musa Kazim (A.S.)

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  • Truth of The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

    By: Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi Now that I have explained all necessary conditions of prophet-hood, it will not be out of place to give in short sentences some proofs of the Divine origin of the [...]

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  • Last words of Prophet Mohammad (s)

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  • Method in Mufid’s Kalam and in Christian Theology

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  • The Holy Prophet’s Mission

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  • Quraysh and The Holy Prophet (PBUH)

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  • Characteristics of The Hereafter

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  • Rights of Scholars

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  • Philosophical Theology

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  • Philosophical Theology

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  • The Philosophy of Maintenance in Islam

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  • Morality of Imam Husayn (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 200-203 Imam Husayn (a.s) is reported as saying: I am sure that Allah’s [...]

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  • Ethical Values in Islam

    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 [...]

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  • Moral Conduct

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  • The Marvels of The Eyes and Tongue

    Author : Imam Reza Network Usually the eyes are compared with the camera with has delicate lenses that take pictures of various scenes. The pictures reflect like a movie in the eye channel and [...]

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  • How Did The World Begin?

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  • Physical and Mental Necessities

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

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  • The Relationship between Philosophy and Theology in the Postmodern Age

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  • Good Wording

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  • The Most Important Issue in The Lives of The Youth

    By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani In introducing man as a creature with the ability of thought and contemplation, the Philosophers and great thinkers of the world have relied upon the phrase that man [...]

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  • Obligations of The Rulers

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  • Rights of The Relatives

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 286 – 290 Merits of the Relatives Relatives are the family to whom one belongs. Man’s relatives are the most similar, affectionate, and [...]

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    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 220-221 Worshiping Allah and Serving The People Imam Musa ibn Ja`far [...]

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  • The Problem of Contradiction in Islamic Philosophy

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

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  • Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in the Mirror of Islam

    Written By: Allamah Tabatabai Translated from the Persian By: William Chittick and Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr Free Islamic Literatures, Inc, Houston In the Name of God, Most Merciful and [...]

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  • Islam and Racial Superiority

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

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  • The Doctrine of Islam

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  • The Sincere Shia

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi Imam Ja’far b. Muhammad as-Sadiq (as) has said: “Surely our Shi’a (true followers) are those who follow our virtues (those who follow all of the good and noble [...]

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  • Islamic Beliefs from The Shi’ite Point of View

    The World Seen from the Point of View of Being and Reality ; The Necessity of God Consciousness and perception, which are intertwined with man’s very being, make evident by their very [...]

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  • Need of Religion

    By: Allamah Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi What is Religion? The Arabic word “Deen” دين which is translated as “Religion” in English is used for several meanings: (a) “Islam; Belief in unity of [...]

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  • The Islam Part-II

    In some sense, every historian and philosopher of history since Hegel is his child. His system of thought, capable of elaboration in any direction has given rise to all sorts of interpretations, [...]

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  • The Periods of Historical Development of the Shi‘ah

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  • Distinguishing Features of Islam

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

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  • What Non-Muslims Say About Islam

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

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  • Shiahs And The Purified Sunnah

    Both Parties` Stand Towards The Sunnah One of the lies circulated against the Shī`ahs by some fools is that Shī`ahs reject the Sunnah of the Chosen One, peace and blessings of Allāh be upon [...]

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

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  • The Religion of Islam

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  • Are Other Religions Right?

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  • Attributes of Shias

    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 [...]

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  • Shi’ahs and The Holy Qur’an

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  • The Fundamentals of Shia’ism

    BY : Allamah Shaykh Muhammad Husayn al-Kashif al-Ghita Before we deal with the roots and the articles of faith in detail, we may divide our study of the Shi’a religion according to five [...]

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  • How I Found the Right Path

    By Brother Muhammad Yusuf BisMillah Hir Rahman Nir Rahiim How did I, a Sunni following Hanafi fiqh, come to find and embrace the Right Path of Ahl ul-Bayt? All Praise and all Thanks are for Allah [...]

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    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 [...]

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

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  • The Geographical Expansion of Shi‘ism

    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 [...]

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  • Imam Khomeini, Ethics and Politics (2)

    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 [...]

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  • Islamic Medicine: 1000 Years Ahead of its Times

    Ibrahim B. Syed SUMMARY Within a century after the death of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) the Muslims not only conquered new lands, but also became scientific innovators with originality [...]

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  • The Assumption of Form by Our Deeds

    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 [...]

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  • Islamic Government According to Imam Ali [a]

    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 [...]

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  • Islamic View on Artificial Insemination

    By: 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 [...]

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  • Imam Khomeini, Ethics and Politics (1)

    Imām Khomeinī’s Code of Ethics In the heart of Imām Khomeinī’s[1] way of thinking, ethics has a [special] place, and in fact, all areas of knowledge revolve around this pivot. According [...]

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  • Devotion Among Animals Revealing The Work of God

    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 [...]

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  • Scientific Indications of Resurrection

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

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  • Scientific Philosophy and Metaphysics

    By: Ayatullah 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 [...]

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  • Consciousness in The Cell

    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 [...]

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  • The Islamic Opinion about Education

    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 [...]

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  • Society and Tradition

    By: Martyr Murtuda Mutahhari If society has real existence, it should naturally possess laws peculiar to it. If we accept the first theory about the nature of society (which we have already [...]

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  • The Rules of the Bay’ (Selling)

    By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba’i The Bay’ (Selling) What is bay’? The bay’ (selling) means the sale and exchange of a property with another property in a way [...]

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  • Science in The Holy Qur’an

    From a Gaseous Mass to the Heavens and the Earth The Qur’an was revealed in the seventh century. Many statements pertaining to physical phenomena are dispersed throughout the Qur’an. [...]

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  • Creation of Universe:Qur’anic Concepts and Scientific Theories

    By Dr. Shah Manzoor Alam   Introduction Maurice Bucaille in his scholarly work, The Bible,The Qur’an and Science has drawn our attention to some of the startling revelations in the [...]

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  • The Scientific Facts Presented in The Holy Qur’an

    By: Dr. Syed Hasan Akhtar In the following paragraphs some of the verses from the Qur’an, dealing with various scientific facts, are presented. For the sake of convenience these are grouped under [...]

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  • Foreign Policy of an Islamic State

    By : Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini Introduction Before entering into discussion on the subject, I would like, to refer to two points. The first relates to our conviction that Islam is concerned with [...]

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  • Religion and Its Role in Human Life

    Author : aimislam.com To understand what religion is and what is its role in the life of men, we should first of all know its definition. Religion may briefly be defined as under: Religion (din) [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Hussain (A.S)

    Imam Husain’s Admonition I advise you to adhere to God-fearing, warn you against the difficult days, and show you the signs of Allah. The feared (death) is about to come with its frightful [...]

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  • The Great Abu Talib (A.S.) [Poem]

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  • The Station of The Faithful before Allah

    Author : Sayyid Khomeini An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini With a chain of authorities reaching up to the Thiqat al-Islam Muhammad ibn Ya’qub at-Kulayni (Q) from several of our companions, [...]

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  • Optimism, Trust and Peace of Mind

    By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari Man needs stability more than any other thing in his unstable life. Those who engage themselves struggling to achieve goals without being equipped with [...]

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  • The Leadership of Ahlul-Bayt (A.S.)

    The purpose of this article is merely to demonstrate that Shia views about the special importance and the leadership of Ahlul-Bayt do not come out of the blue. In this way, I hope to contribute [...]

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  • Self-Sacrifice in Order to Reach One’s Objectives

    By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani {Without doubt the true believers are only those who have faith in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad) and then do not change their belief into doubt, and (the [...]

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  • Worship and Prayer

    We sometimes notice points in our Islamic interpretations that raise questions for some of us in connection with worship. For example we are told in the case of prayer that either the Prophet or [...]

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  • ‘Smaller’ And ‘Greater Sins’

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

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  • The Goals of Islamic Education

    By: Martyr Muhammad Jawad Bahonar   By the soul, and Him Who perfected it and inspired it to [distinguish between] lewdness and God-fearing. Prosperous is he who purifies it, and failed has [...]

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  • The Month of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) – Sha’baan

    The Holy Prophet said: “Shaa’baan is my month”. Imam Ali bin Husayn Al Zaynul Abideen (a.s.) told his companions: “The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) used to observe fast during [...]

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  • Hereafter Requires Prior Preparation

    Sayyid Abdul Husayn Dastaghaib Shirazi You do not arrive in the Hereafter in a readymade house. When you came out of your mother’s womb a readymade house was awaiting you. A lamp like the sun [...]

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  • Duties of a True Muslim

    By Peak of Eloquence Duties of a True MuslimVerily, the Almighty Allah has sent a Book for your guidance. It is a Book which clearly defines, describes and distinguishes between right and wrong, [...]

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  • Arbitration in Islam

    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, [...]

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  • Types of Responsibilities

    By: Murtuza Mutahhari In the speech that I had given in this same venue under the topic of “Amr bil Ma?ru-f wa Nahi- ?Anil Munkar” (commanding to that which is right and forbidding from that [...]

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  • According to Islam, Is Religion Separate from Politics?

    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 [...]

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  • Attributes Of The Righteous [5]

    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, [...]

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  • Al-Serat “Islam and the Question of Violence “

    Seyyed Hussein Nasr Vol. XIII, No. 2   Despite the presence of violence in many regions of the world ranging from Ireland to Lebanon to the Pacific Basin and involving many religions from [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Hassan (A.S)

    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 [...]

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  • The Holy Quran and Hadith on Music

    By: A. H. Sheriff After briefly explaining the evil effects of Music and dance, now time has come to give here some of the ayats of the Qur’an and some of the traditions of the Holy Prophet (S) [...]

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