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  • 26 The Poets Ash-Shu’ara: Makki

    26 The Poets Ash-Shu’ara: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. TA SIN MIM. 2. These are the verses of the perspicuous Book. 3. You [...]

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

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

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  • What is Topical Exegesis?

    Exegetic Trends It is an indisputable fact that with regard to the exegesis of the Qur’an there is a variety of views, and diverse methods are followed by every school of thought. This can [...]

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  • Al-Qamar (The Moon)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. اقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَانْشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ {1} [Shakir 54:1] The hour drew nigh and the moon did rend [...]

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  • Maalik – e – Yaumiddeen

    Maalik can mean Master or the Lord or the King of the ‘Yaumiddeen’ the Day of Faith. The Day is the Day of the Final judgment but it is termed in the Qur’anic language as the [...]

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  • 107 Things of Common Use, Al-Ma’un: Makki

    107 Things of Common Use Al-Ma’un: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. HAVE YOU SEEN him who denies the Day of Judgement? 2. It is [...]

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  • 68 The Pen, Al-Qalam: Makki

    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 [...]

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  • Yaseen (Yaseen)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يس {1} [Shakir 36:1] Ya Seen. وَالْقُرْآنِ الْحَكِيمِ {2} [Shakir 36:2] I swear by the Quran full of [...]

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  • AL-MUZZAMMIL Enwrapped المزمل Meccan (surah 73 • 20 ayahs)

    AL-MUZZAMMIL Enwrapped المزمل Meccan (surah 73 • 20 ayahs) »The surah that opens by addressing the mantled Prophet as the ENWRAPPED Messenger. It takes its name from the word “wrapped in mantle” [...]

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  • AL-MUNĀFIQŪN The Hypocrites المنافقون Medinan (surah 63 • 11 ayahs)

    AL-MUNĀFIQŪN The Hypocrites المنافقون Medinan (surah 63 • 11 ayahs) »The surah that declares that God bears witness that the false profession of faith by THE HYPOCRITES is uttered only as a [...]

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  • Misconceptions Regarding Corruption of the Qur’anic Text

    Muhammad Baqir Ansari Vol. 4, No. 4 (July 1997) The victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran appalled global unbelief and arrogance. As this revolution gained more and more momentum each day, [...]

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  • Al-Anfaal (The Spoils of the War)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْأَنْفَالِ ۖ قُلِ الْأَنْفَالُ لِلَّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ ۖ فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ [...]

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  • Al-Baqara (The Cow)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.   الم {1} [Yusufali 2:1] A.L.M. ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِلْمُتَّقِينَ {2} [...]

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  • LUQMĀN Luqmān لقمان Meccan (surah 31 • 34 ayahs)

    LUQMĀN Luqmān لقمان Meccan (surah 31 • 34 ayahs) »The surah that mentions the judicious and poignant admonitions of LUQMĀN (whom some call Lokman, the Wise, a man of faith) as he spoke them to [...]

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  • What Objectives does Surah al-Hujurat Pursue?

    By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani The goal of this Surah is to elucidate upon a series of life-giving commandments of Akhlaq (Ethics and Morality) and social interaction which (if put into practice), [...]

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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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  • Tafsir Surat al-Quraysh

     By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Nasir Makarim Shirazi in Tafsir Namuneh Translated from Farsi into English by: Fatima Zabeth Beenesh. The sura e Quraish descended at Mecca and it is consisted of 4 ayaat. [...]

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  • The world in the Islam sight

    The meaning of the world in Islam The word ‘world’ literally means closer. This concept makes sense given the hereafter. Actually the word ‘world’ refers to the world that is closer to humans [...]

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  • Al-Hadid (The Iron)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. سَبَّحَ لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ {1} [Pickthal 57:1] All [...]

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  • Ad-Dukhan (The Smoke)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. حم {1} [Yusufali 44:1] Ha-Mim. وَالْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ {2} [Yusufali 44:2] By the Book that makes things [...]

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

    Author : Imam Reza Network The narrators of Abu Abd Allah (al- Sadiq), peace be on him, were over four- thousand, as we have already mentioned. In his book al- Irshad, Shaykh al- Mufid, may Allah [...]

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  • Second Infallible Sayings

    * One who develops the trait of greediness and avarice invites degradation; one who keeps on advertising his poverty and ill-luck will always be humiliated; one who has no control over his tongue [...]

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  • Remembrance of The Beloved

    Author : Seyed Husain Husaini Prologue: During the period of the holy prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) appointment and proclamation, he entrusted the people with two precious souvenirs out of divine [...]

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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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  • 100 sayings of Imam Muhammad b. Jafer As-Sadiq (A.S.)

    By: Saira Hussain Rabi-ul Awwal 17 is the birth anniversary of holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) and his sixth infallible descendant Hazrat Imam Jafer As-Sadiq (AS). Here is a little collection [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Zayn al-Abidin (A.S.)

    Compiled and Translated by: Syed Zainulabedin Razavi, Tehran, Iran Name: Ali Byname/title: Zayn al-abidin (the adornment of the worshippers), al-Sajjad (the oft-prostrating), al-Abid (the [...]

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  • Recordation of Hadith during the Imamate of Imam Baqir (A.S.) and Imam Sadiq (A.S.)

    By: Sayyid Ali Al-Shahristani The age of Imam Muhammad al-B?qir and Imam Ja`far al-S?diq is considered the golden age as regards the spread of the rulings of the School of Recordation. During [...]

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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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  • Faith in Allah and Attaining His Pleasure

    Imam Sadiq [a] said: “My father said to me about his father [a] that a man from Kufah wrote to his father viz. to al-Husayn-ibn-Ali [a] asking him [a] to imform him of the good of this [...]

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

    By: Sheikh Taqi ad-Din Ibraim, son of Ali al-`Amili Be informed that it is mandatory on the backbiter to repent, regret and feel sorry for what he has done so he may get himself out of Alla-h [...]

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  • Hadith Recordation by Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.)

    By: Sayyid Ali Al-Shahristani Following the course of his forefathers, Imam Mu-sa- al-Ka-dhim paid great attention to the question of recording the religious knowledge and safeguarding such [...]

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

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

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  • Imam Hassan (A.S)

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

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  • Sayings of Imam Husain (A.S.)

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

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  • Rights of Sadaat (Descendants of Prophet Muhammad PBUH)

    Allama Hilli in his book `Qawaidul Ahkam’ counsels his son Fakhrul Muhaqqiqin in the following words : “You should practise Sileh Rahmi with the pure descendants of the Sadaat also. [...]

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  • Recognizing Justice

    The Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin By: Bāqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 332 – 375 The following tradition is one of the Imām’s wise sayings. In it the Imām defines man’s justice [...]

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  • Imam Ali’s Sermon on Divine Law

    Imam Ali has said: “By Allah I think that these enemies of yours will soon gain a victory over you because in spite of their falsehood they are united whereas you, in spite of your being [...]

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  • Some of The Etiquettes of Charity

    Author : Imam Reza Network   Imam Ali Ibn Hussein (AS) has said: * * * “Charity during night extinguishes God’s wrath.” The Imam said to Abi Hamzah: * * * “If you wish God to make you die [...]

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  • Who Will Enter Paradise

    It is related that a companion of Amir al-mu’minin called Hammam(1) who was a man devoted to worship said to him, “O’ Amir al-mu’minin, describe to me the pious man in [...]

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  • The Ahlul Bayt and the Recordation of Hadith

    By: Sayyid Ali Al-Shahristani It has been uninterruptedly narrated that the Ahl al-Bayt allowed the recordation of the Had?th. Imam `Al? ibn Ab?-T?lib recorded the seventy-cubit book of [...]

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  • Islam did not rise except through Ali’s sword and Khadija’s wealth

    Written By: Yasin.T.al Jibouri INTRODUCTION: “Islam did not rise except through Ali’s sword and Khadija’s wealth,” a saying goes. Khadija al-Kubra daughter of Khuwaylid [...]

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  • Time and Venue of Reappearance of His Eminence, The Master of The Age (A.S)

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 356-358 Here we shall discuss in brief traditions of the Messenger of Allah (a.s) [...]

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  • Imam Hassan (A.S) – Life History

    Written By: Maulana Ali Naqi Naqvi Name and Genealogy His name was ‘Hasan’, title ‘Mujtaba’ and kunniyat ‘Abu Muhammad. He was the elder son of Ameerul Momineen Ali [...]

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  • Birthday of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.)

    Ali was born on the 13th of Rajab of the 30th year of the Elephant (A.D. 600). His cousin, Muhammad, was now 30 years old. Ali’s parents were Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib, and Fatima, the [...]

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    Some Short Maxims

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 397-437 A good collection of short maxims has been transmitted from the Prophet (a.s.) that [...]

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  • Birth of Hadrat Fatima Al-Zahra (S.A)

    A selection of narrations mentioned in Volume 6 of Bihar Al-Anwar. Gabriel descended to the Messenger of Allah (S) and told him: O Muhammad! The Most Exalted sends His peace upon you and commands [...]

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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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  • Birth and Upbringing of Lady Fatima (S.A)

    THE LIFE OF FATIMA AZ-ZAHRA’ By: Allamah Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi P. 37 – 47 The Prophet (a.s.) eagerly received the birth of Pure Fatima (a.s). He perceived from behind the unseen [...]

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  • The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 249 – 277 The historians and the narrators have reported that Ima’m al-Rida’, peace be on him, compiled a [...]

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  • Marriage of Hazrat Fatima az-Zahra (S.A) and Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S)

    Author : Cultural Rafed Network Many of us have probably placed ourselves and even others in difficult conditions and unnecessary expenses only to pass through the regular routines of life. [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Hasan (A.S)

    Compiled and Translated by: Syed Zainulabedin Razavi, Tehran, Iran Name: Hasan Title: Mujtaba ,Sibte Akbar Bye name: Abu Mohammad Father: Ali ibne Abi Taleb(A.S). Mother: Fatima binte Mohammad [...]

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  • High prestige of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) and His Ahlul-Bayt (A.S.) on the Day of Qiyamat

    By: Allamah Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi Previous chapters have shown some of the ‘Fadhilat’ (High prestige) of the Holy Prophet (S) and his Ahlul-Bayt (A) on the Day of Qiyamat. Based [...]

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  • Did Hazrat Abu Talib (A.S) Die a Believer?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: From the viewpoint of the Shi‘ah, Abu Talib, the son of ‘Abd al-Muttalib, the eminent father of the Commander of the Faithful ‘Ali (‘a) and the uncle [...]

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  • The General Life-Style of the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.)

    The other members of the Ahl al-Bayt (AS) are the perfect examples of the education and training of the Holy Prophet (SA). Their characters and life-style resemble the character of the Holy [...]

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  • Hadrat Fatima (A.S.): The Sacred Spring of Kawthar

    By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz “We have given you Kawthar… Surely your enemy is the one who shall be without posterity.” (Holy Quran 109:1,3) God the Almighty revealed the above verses when ‘Amr ibn ‘Aas [...]

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  • The Birth of Imam Ali, Ameer – al – Mu’mineen (A.S)

    Twenty-three years before the Hijra, on the thirteenth of Rajab, a miraculous birth took place. Fatima-bint-Asad, the wife of Abu Talib, was Divinely Guided with sudden labor pains to the Holy [...]

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  • Hadrat Fatima’s Youth

    Lady Fatima Zahra (A) opened her eyes to the world to enjoy prophetic fatherly love and to suckle Khadija’s milk, which was mixed with excellent morals and perfection. Growing in the house [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S), The Voice of Human Justice

    Written By: George Jordac Out of the persons who have narrated the attributes of Imam Ali son of Abu Talib the author of Zakhair al-Uqba writes thus: “His stature was moderate and slightly [...]

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  • Scientific and Intellectual Heritage of Lady Fatima (S.A)

    THE LIFE OF FATIMA AZ-ZAHRA’ By: Allamah Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi P. 149 – 158 Fatima, the principal of the women of the worlds, (a.s.) was one of the most knowledgeable, faithful, [...]

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  • Martyrdom of Hadrat Zainab (S.A)

    Her Holiness became famous for her knowledge of the Holy Qu’ran and virtuous life.In her character she reflected the best attributes.In sobriety and serenity she was likened to [...]

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  • Prayers of a Traveller (Musafir)

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

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  • Does Prayer have a Role in Acceptance of All Deeds?

    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 [...]

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  • Islamic Economy: Its Ideological and Legal Foundations

    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 [...]

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  • Preparing for Ramadhan

    It is a good time to prepare for Ramadhan. This holy and blessed month in which only the wicked / damned Shaghi 1 will not be forgiven of his sins (as per hadith narrated from the prophet s.a.w). [...]

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  • Rules Related to Covering

    Author : Rafed Network “O children of Adam! We have indeed sent down to you clothing to cover your shame, and (clothing) for beauty and clothing that guards (against evil), that is the best. This [...]

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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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  • Objectives and Bebefits of The Hajj

    “And proclaim among people the Pilgrimage; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel coming from every remote path. That they may witness advantages for them and mention the name of [...]

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  • Secrets of The Hajj

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

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  • Fasting – A Body/Mind/Spirit Healing

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

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  • Simultaneous Performance of Prayers

    By: Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Reza Mudarrisi Yazdi One of the issues, which is of great attention to the observers and is especially evident in places of pilgrimage like Mecca and Medina, is that [...]

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  • Bayt al-Mal and the Distribution of Zakat

    By: Mahmood Namazi The Bayt al-Ma-l (literally meaning the House for Money, is used as an equivalent for the Treasury House where public fund is kept) is an Islamic concept built upon three main [...]

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  • Omitting Prayer Intentionally is a Greater Sin

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

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  • 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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  • Etiquette and Codes of Prayer

    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 [...]

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  • Eighteen Reasons Why a Muslim Fasts

    Author : Al-Shia.org Ramadhan Every year the month of Ramadhan comes and goes; every year we fast, yet without proper appreciation of the potentials of character building that the fasts hold for [...]

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  • The Great Shi’ite Fuqaha (Jurisprudents)

    Author : Imam Reza Network To understand any system thoroughly, it is imperative to get acquainted with its scholars, particularly those who have made significant contribution to its development. [...]

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  • Usurpation (Ghasb)

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Forty Ahadith Regarding The Importance of Zakat

    Author : Imam Reza Network Hadith Number 1:Zakat, A Bridge of Islam رُوِيَ عَنِ النَّبِي أَنَّهُ قَالَ: أَلزَّكَاةُ قَنْطَرَةُ الإِسْلاَمِ، فَمَنْ أَدَّاهَا جَازَ الْقَنْطَرَةَ وَمَنْ مَنَعَهَا [...]

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  • Event of Ghadir Khumm

    Author : Imam Reza Network The following is a description of the historic event of Ghadir Khumm. Click on the book icons below to see the detailed references backing up each key element of this [...]

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  • Abbas (A.S.), Who Conquered Euphrates

    Author : Imam Reza Network This magnificent fearless Muslim champion Abul Fadhle Al-Abbas(as), who is the half brother of Imam Hussain (as), from his father’s side Imam Ali Ibin Abe Taleb [...]

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  • Did Janab Abu Talib die a believer?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: From the viewpoint of the Shi‘ah, Abu Talib, the son of ‘Abd al-Muttalib, the eminent father of the Commander of the Faithful ‘Ali (‘a) and the uncle [...]

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  • Birth of The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

    The Message By: Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani P. 119 – 125 YEAR, MONTH AND DATE OF BIRTH OF THE PROPHET OF ISLAM WHICH OF THE TWO VERSIONS IS CORRECT? CEREMONY OF GIVING A NAME TO THE [...]

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  • The Jesus (PBUH) (2)

    OTHER EVIDENCE THAT JESUS (PBUH) IS NOT DEAD In this chapter, we will look at other evidence that Jesus (pbuh) is not dead and that he will return to Earth. The Qur’an refers to [...]

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  • The Tragedy of Karbala and Its Implications for Self-Reform

    By Masooma Beatty   One of the primary objectives of commemorating the tragedy of Karbala and mourning the martyrs and victims has been to educate and inspire movements of self-reform and [...]

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  • The First Migration

    Migration of a group of Muslims to Ethiopia is a clear proof of their faith and deep sincerity. With a view to get rid of the mischief and atrocities of Quraysh and to acquire a peaceful [...]

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  • Imam Ali’s Distinguished Place in Literary History

    “Ali deserves a distinguished place in literary history,” Devenport remarks, “in as much as he had cultivated his mind with an ease and assiduity unusual in his age and country. He left many [...]

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  • Islam and the African World

    By: Prof Sulayman S.Nayang The Islamic religion is now a major factor in human life and its impact is felt not only in Arabia, where it started out and then spread to the four corners of the [...]

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  • Marriages of Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    We believe that all prophets and Imams (descendents of holy prophet) are infallible in all stage of immunity which is: immaculacy of ignorance, committing sin, doing wrongs by mistake or [...]

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  • Shi‘ism among the Different Tribes

    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 [...]

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

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

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  • Philosophy of Muharram

    In the hot and crowded hall, muffled laments are released like sullen doves and tears roll amidst sobs like dew on the petals of trembling roses. All are focused on Hossein. All are thinking [...]

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  • Conquest of Makkah

    By: Yasin T. al- Jibouri The Prophet Visits Mecca (629 A.D.) Having returned to Medina from Khayber and the other Jewish strongholds victoriously, the Prophet spent four or five months in Medina. [...]

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  • The Army Staff Headquarters of The Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    By: Muhammad Dhahir Watr The [Army] Staff Headquarters was responsible for organizing the affairs pertaining to recruitment of soldiers and encouraging them [to join the army], as well as [...]

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  • The Knowledge of the Holy Imams (A.S.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network The Meaning of Imam Imam or leader is the title given to a person who takes the lead in a community in a particular social movement or political ideology or scientific [...]

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  • Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) Biography

    Birth Muhammad (PBUH) (Blessings and Peace be upon him) was born in Makkah, Arabia, on Monday, 12 Rabi’ Al-Awwal (2 August C.E). His mother, Aminah was the daughter of Wahb bin Abd Al-Manaf [...]

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  • Brief History of Jurisprudence and Jurisprudents

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

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  • Abuzar al-Ghaffari

    By Ahmad Loqmani Abuzar was a truthful, strong and pious disciple, who from the outset of his conversion to Islam till the last moment of his life, didn’t stray from the Path of Truth. He [...]

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  • Umar’s Caliphate

    By: Ahmad Namaee Abu Bakr did not view the caliphate as an elective office; it is only natural that he appointed ‘Umar his successor without prior consultation. Only after he had decided to [...]

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  • 150 Maxims of Imam Husain (A.S.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network 1 – How can a thing the existence of which is dependent on you be taken as a proof for your existence? Is there anything more evident than your “self” [...]

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  • Issue of Badaa

    Author : Imam Reza Network In another session, al-Mamoon invited him to debate Sulayman al-Maroozi, Khurasan’s scientist in kalam(theology), and the debate between them dealt with some [...]

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  • There is Always An Imam

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi WE BELIEVE that as God has decreed to send His Apostles with divine Guidance, so also for any age or time, God Has appointed an Imam to look after the [...]

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  • Eid Al-Adhha Sermon

    Author : Al Mujtaba Network Once again we have all been blessed by Allah (SWT) to witness and celebrate this great day of Eid al-Adh-ha. Eid al-Adh-ha basically means, ‘the festival of [...]

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  • Monotheism as an Outlook of Human Existence

    Sayyed Ali Khamenei Tawhid as an outlook of human existence, implies the equality and unity of all human beings in their relation with God. He is the Lord of all human beings. No one has any [...]

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  • The Pledge Of Allegiance

    By: Shaykh Radi Yasin The religion of Islam is what the Prophet, may Allah bless him and his family, propagated. For he (the Prophet): “Does not speak out of desire. It is naught but [...]

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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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  • Resurrection Prefigured in This World

    By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari We are witnesses to a ceaseless process of motion and change in the world; everywhere we see impressive scenes of the renewal of life. If we step into the [...]

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  • Imam Husain’s Revolution: Analytical Review

    Author : imamreza.net INTRODUCTION This survey of the unique revolution of Imam Hussain (p.b.u.h.) is analytical in essence. The purpose of this essay is to give a qualitative rather than [...]

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  • People’s Allegiance to Imam Ali (A.S)

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 198-210 Without doubt, during the caliphacy of the first three caliphs, Imām was not politically active in the [...]

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  • Divine Justice or the Problem of Evil

    By: Javad Shayvard If there is a Just God why, is there so much evil. There is death, war, earthquake, hunger, bitter conditions of life …….. etc. The argument then follows that [...]

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  • The Glorious Event of Eid ul Ghadir

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi We are on the heels of the commemoration of the glorious event of ‘Eidul Ghadir. May Allah (SwT) make this a graet day of celebration for all of the Shia, [...]

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  • What the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) Said About Imam Hassan (as) and Imam Hossein (as)?

    According to al-Bara”; I saw the prophet (PBUH) with Hasan son of Ali on his shoulder and saying, “O Allah, I love him, so love him”. Naysaboori quoted abu-Hazim and abu-Hurayra [...]

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  • Time to Wake up to Realities

    By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz The 12th of Muharram, two days after Muslims all over the globe observed Ashura, with a rare unanimity, thanks to the sighting of the crescent on the same day throughout [...]

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  • The Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (‘a)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Allah says in His Glorious Book: “Allah’s wish is but to remove uncleanness far from you, O folk of the Household and cleanse you with a through cleansing.” This Ayat [...]

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  • Imamate

    Imāmate or caliphate means leadership. It has become a term for leading the Muslims after the demise of the Messenger of Allāh (ṣ), a term which nobody can deny because leadership is an [...]

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  • Quraysh and The Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 139-164 The people of Quraysh had no patience with the principles and values the Prophet [...]

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  • The Cave of Hara

    The Life of  Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 139-164   The Prophet’s missionary and intellectual life began from the Cave of [...]

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  • Do Shi‘ah think that Archangel Jibrail has Committed Treachery?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: Before proving the groundlessness of this loathsome accusation made against the Shi‘ah by some ignorant or spiteful people, it is appropriate to trace [...]

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  • The Prophet’s Emigration to Yathrib

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 187-199   The Prophet (a.s.) was assured as to the homage of the Ansar and he trusted in [...]

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  • Deception

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 132 – 146 Deception means to be deceived by a devilish trickery or a wrong idea, such as spending the usurped property in fields of charity. [...]

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  • Mutual Rights in Islam

    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 [...]

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  • An Everlasting Peace Treaty

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

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  • Obscenity, Revilement and Defamation

    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 [...]

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  • Rights of Neighborthood

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

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  • How Did The World Begin?

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

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  • Moral Virtues of Lady Fatimah (S.A)

    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 [...]

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  • Rights of Parents and Sons

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 230 – 242 Rights of Parents It is absolutely impossible for any writer to depict the parents’ grandeur and favors on their sons, since they [...]

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  • Morality of Imam Zayn al-`Abidin (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 204-210 A relative of Imam Zayn al-`Abidin was standing beside him, [...]

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  • Who was Ibn Saba?

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Development of Beliefs Through the Ages

    God and His Attributes By: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari Translated by: Hamid Algar P. 11-18 Among the fundamental intellectual topics that concern human life religious questions enjoy a particular [...]

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  • Morality of Imam al-Jawad (A.S)

    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, [...]

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  • Rights of Friends

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

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  • Moral Conduct

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 19 – 25 Moral conduct is a mood arousing good behavior with others by showing happy mien, nice wording, and kind manners. As he was asked [...]

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  • Islamic Faith and Human Perfection

    Author : al-shia.org What is that faith which is spoken of in Islam and referred to throughout the Qur’an, as an axis around which all questions revolve? It refers to faith in God in the [...]

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    Hope For God

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 126 – 132 Hope is the expectation of a dear thing the arrangements of which are already done, such as hope for the yield of a land after it [...]

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  • Backbiting

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 149 – 154 Backbiting is to speak ill of a believer behind his back, including matters concerning his moralities, appearance, or personality. [...]

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  • The Meanings, Philosophy and Dimensions of Worship (Ibadah)

    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. [...]

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  • Islam the Ultimate Way to Salvation

    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 [...]

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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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  • Religion and Modernity

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

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  • Intellectual, Political and Social Status of the Shi’ites on the Verge of Occultation

    By: Mas’ud Pur Sayyid Aqaei In the period prior to the beginning of occultation (260 A.H), Shi’ites were fortunate to have outstanding intellectual scholars who were trained by Imams [...]

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  • The Natural and Intellectual Rights in Islam

    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 [...]

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  • Introduction to Islam

    By : Sayyid Hussein Ahmed The word “ISLAM” is derived from the Arabic words “salaam”, which means peace and “taslim”, which means submission. The follower of [...]

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  • Islam and the Modern Age

    By: Allama Tabatabaei In view of the present state of marvellous rate of progress, can one really believe that Islam can cater to the needs of the modern world? Today, when man, by the means of [...]

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  • Christian Zionist Messianism: How It Views Islam and Muslims

    Represented by literally hundreds of small denominations and churches today, particularly in America, evangelical Christian Zionist messianism is today a formidable force and a major actor in [...]

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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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  • Islam is an Institution of Social Justice

    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 [...]

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  • The Islam Part-III

    Even the most fanatic Christians could not ignore its corruption as a factor helping the spread of Islam. A. Miller states: “Paganism, with its numberless false Gods, still covered a large [...]

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  • Islam, Culture and Identity

    By: Yusuf Al-Khabbaz As a global ideal, an important quality of Islam is that it envisions a unifying system for Muslims to relate to each other and the world in which they live, while also [...]

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  • The Bible Proves ”The Only Religion is Islam’

      As we look around us we find the world and admire the universe and we come to know that there is a Creator and also there is a power which controls this system systematically and the [...]

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  • Striving for Right Guidance

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

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  • The Islam Part-I

    There was a time when it was taken for granted that history meant giving accounts of events, mainly military, which took place in the past. The history of religions did not exist at all. When it [...]

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  • The Concept of Shias

    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 [...]

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  • Qadianis Exposed

    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 [...]

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  • Shiahs and the Purified Sunnah

    Author : Imam Reza Network   Both Parties` Stand Towards The Sunnah One of the lies circulated against the Shi`ahs by some fools is that Shi`ahs reject the Sunnah of the Chosen One, peace [...]

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  • The concept of religion

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

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  • What None Muslims Say About …Islam

    Those who listen to the word and follow the best of it; those are the ones whom God has guided, and those are the ones endowed with understanding (Qur’an 39:18) The Fastest Growing Religion [...]

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  • Secular Democracy and its Philosophical Underpinning

    By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi The new concept of democracy as being necessarily secular is advanced by statesmen in Western countries in which no trace of religion must be seen in any government [...]

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  • Who is Responsible for Education?

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

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  • Islam and The Social Problem

    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 [...]

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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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  • Islamic Economy: Its Ideological and Legal Foundations

    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 [...]

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  • Night Prayer and The Human Body Clock

    By: Hwaa Irfan The sleep-wake cycle of the pineal gland becomes disrupted as we increasingly eat, socialize and sleep not questioning the psychological and physical effects of our [...]

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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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  • Islam’s Position Towards Freedom and Social Assurance

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

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  • The Divine Cultural Revolution

    By: Martyr Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Husayni Beheshti In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate Lord, open my breast, and ease for me my task. Unloose the knot upon my tongue that [...]

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

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

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  • Natural Therapeutics of Medicine in Islam

    Syed Ahmed Ali, M.D., Dr. Sadiq H. Hussain , Ahmed H. Sakr, Ph.D. 1.INTRODUCTION Medicine is both an art and a science. It encompasses prophylaxis or prevention, diagnosis, and finally treatment [...]

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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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  • Islam’s Ideal Form of Democracy

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

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  • Hesham ibn Hakam: The Founder of Science (Fundamentals of Religion)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Hesham is one of the best scholars and authorities of Islam. He was famous for his knowledge and virtue among the learned men of his time. He was a genius and a gifted [...]

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  • Bees and the Hidden Miracles of Honey

    The honey bee exhibits a combination of individual traits and social co-operation which is unparalleled in the animal kingdom. A glimpse into the nest makes it apparent why honey bees have [...]

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  • Karbala & Humanity

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

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Martyrdom of Hazrat Zahra (SA) [Poem]

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

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  • Thankfulness (Shukr)

    By: An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini Through my continuous sanad going back to the proof of the sect and its leader, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni (Q) from Humayd ibn Ziyad, from [...]

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  • Holy Quran & The Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    Written by Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff QURAN WAS REVEALED ON THE HOLY PROPHET (SAWW) The Holy Quran is the Book of Allah (SWT), which was revealed on the Holy Prophet (saww). Indeed you receive the [...]

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  • Meditation

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  • The Characteristics of The person with Double-Facedness

    By: An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini Thiqat al-Islam Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni, from Muhammad ibn Yahya, from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa, from Muhammad ibn Sinan, from ‘Awn ibn [...]

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  • Radical Self-Love

    By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari Coveting material things is a basic human nature. It is an instinct that was implemented in man on the day he was born. It is the motive which allows him [...]

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  • Shi‘a Ideology’s Practicality

    By: Sayyid Lutfullah Safi al-Gulpaygani QUESTION: Keeping in view the fact that aside from the short five-year period of Amir al-Mu’minin (peace be upon him), the administration of society was [...]

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

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

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  • 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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  • Zaynab Al-Hauraa (p), granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad (p)

    By: S.N. Mohammadi Sayedah Zaynab Al-Hauraa (peace be upon her) …. She was the granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad and Khadija, the daughter of Fatima az-Zahraa and Ali, the sister of the Youths of [...]

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  • Understanding of Creation of The World

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi We all want to know, in truth: Did this elevated heaven, with its beautiful stars, this extensive earth, with its heart-rendering views; these various creatures; [...]

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  • Imam Sajjad’s Book on Asceticism

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

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  • Hadrat Fatimah (S.A)

    The great lady, Hazart-e Fatemeh Zahra (SA) was the dear daughter of the Prophet, Mohammad (SW). Some Shiite scholars believed that she was born on 20th of Jamadi-ul-Sani, 5 th A.H. But the [...]

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  • Islam; The Freedom of Thought and Belief

    By Shahid Murtada Mutahhari This is a rather free translation of two lectures delivered by Martyr Mutahhari at the Husayniyyeh Irshad, Tehran, in the fall of 1969. They form part of a [...]

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  • Belief in The Unseen

    Murtadha Mutahhari Those who believe in the unseen and perform the prayer, and expend of that we have provided them … (2:3) It is customary for us to call an individual believer a mumin by [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Doesn’t the Word Mawla Mean Friend?

    Although a huge number of Sunni scholars from all ages and from all points of view have confirmed the event and the historic words of the Prophet (s), they have found it difficult to reconcile it [...]

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  • Contemplation on Consequences of Backbiting(Gheeba)

    By: Sheikh Taqi ad-Din Ibraim, son of Ali al-`Amili It has a name of its own to which a particular prohibition is attached. You have already come to know that backbiting describes any statement [...]

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  • Hazrat-e-Fatima (S.A)

    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 [...]

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