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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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  • Yusuf (Joseph)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الر ۚ تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ {1} [Yusufali 12:1] A.L.R. These are the symbols (or Verses) of [...]

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  • Arguments of the Qur’an against the belief of Trinity

    Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabatabaei It is not possible for a man that Allah should give him the Book and the Judgment and Prophethood, then he should say to men: “Be my servants rather than [...]

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  • AL-DHĀRIYĀT The Scatterers الذاريات Meccan (surah 51 • 60 ayahs)

    AL-DHĀRIYĀT The Scatterers الذاريات Meccan (surah 51 • 60 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by THE SCATTERING winds that stream far and wide bearing the rain [...]

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  • 40 The Believer, Al-Mu’min: Makki

    40 The Believer Al-Mu’min: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. HA MIM. 2. The revelation of this Book is from God the all-mighty [...]

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  • AL-ḌUḤĀ The Morning Brightness الضحى Meccan (surah 93 • 11 ayahs)

    AL-ḌUḤĀ The Morning Brightness الضحى Meccan (surah 93 • 11 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by the THE MORNING BRIGHTNESS and the night when all falls still. [...]

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  • AL-ṬĀRIQ The Nightly Visitor الطارق Meccan (surah 86 • 17 ayahs)

    AL-ṬĀRIQ The Nightly Visitor الطارق Meccan (surah 86 • 17 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by the sky of the world and THE NIGHTLY VISITOR so called because [...]

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  • 53 The Star, An-Najm: Makki

    53 The Star An-Najm: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. I CALL TO witness the star of the pleiades when it has dipped 2. That [...]

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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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  • 27 An-Naml An-Nami: Makid

    27 An-Naml An-Nami: Makid ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. TA SIN. THESE are the verses of the Qur’an, and collection of explicit [...]

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  • 43 Ornaments of Gold, Az-Zukhruf: Makki

    43 Ornaments of Gold Az-Zukhruf: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. HA MIM. 2. I call to witness the lucent Book, 3. That We made [...]

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  • An Introduction to the book of Exegesis “al-Mizan”

    Written By: Abu al-Qassim Razzaqi Among the many valuable works of the great exegete ‘Allamah Tabataba’i, al-Mizan occupies a distinguished position due to its unique qualities, not [...]

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  • 98 The Clear Proof, Al-Bayyinah: Madani

    98 The Clear Proof Al-Bayyinah: Madani ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. THOSE AMONG THE people of the Book who disbelieve, and the [...]

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  • The Names of the Imams in the Holy Qur’an

    By: Hojjat al-Islam Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani Question: Why aren’t the names of the Imams expressly mentioned in the Qur`an? Brief Answer It must be noted that although the names of the pure Imams (ع) [...]

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  • Al-Kahf (The Cave)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَنْزَلَ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ الْكِتَابَ وَلَمْ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ عِوَجًا ۜ {1} [...]

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  • 32 As-Sajdah, As-Sajdah: Makki

    32 As-Sajdah As-Sajdah: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. ALIF LAM MIM. 2. The revelation of this Book free of doubt and [...]

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

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

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  • AL-ḤASHR The Banishment الحشر Medinan (surah 59 • 24 ayahs)

    AL-ḤASHR The Banishment الحشر Medinan (surah 59 • 24 ayahs) »The surah that mentions THE BANISHMENT, God’s expulsion, of the clan of Banū al-Naḍīr from their prodigious fortress-settlement near [...]

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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 [...]

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  • Quranic Verses About Hijab

    O you Children of Adam! We have bestowed on you raiment to cover your shame as well as to be an adornment to you. But the raiment of righteousness, that is the best. Such are among the Signs of [...]

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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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  • 40 Hadith Regarding Azadari (Mourning for Imam Hussain)

    INTRODUCTION The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) has said: Those people from amongst my ummah, who memorise forty traditions pertaining to those issues of religion, which they are in need of, Allah shall [...]

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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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  • An Account on Arbaeen

    By: Khatar Nurrizadeh It has been narrated by the eleventh Imam Hazrat Hasan Askari (A.S) “There are five signs for a believer: A) Reciting 51 Rakats of Salat (Prayers) (seventeen Rakats of [...]

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  • Compilation of Imam Ali’s Words and the Classification of Nahj al-Balaghah

    By: Muhammad Mahdi Mehrizi Translated by Mahdi Chamanzar Compilation of Imam ‘Ali’s Words Ever since the early years of Islam, the eloquent wordings of Imam ‘Ali (A.S.), [...]

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  • Imam Al-Hussain’s Saying on His Way to Karbala

    On his way to Karbala(1), Imam Al-Hussain (peace be upon him) said: This world has changed, snubbed, and its good has turned tail. Nothing has remained from it except a thing that is as scanty as [...]

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  • Shi’ite Books on ‘Dirayatul Hadith’

    The first person to begin in this field was Hakim Abu Abdullah Neishabouri who is known as Ibn-ul-Bai’a. We wrote a book titled Ma’rifat-u-Ulumil-Hadith. According to Kashfuz-Zunun, [...]

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

    After all else failing, the holy Lady Fatimah Al-Zahra(A.S.), in her desperation and frustration, causes a great controversy among all the Muslims. By personally going to her Father’s [...]

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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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  • Ghadir in Ahadith

    In the tenth year after the migration to Madinah, the year which later became known as Hajjatul Wida’ [The (year of the) farewell Hajj], the Muslims who had accompanied the Noble Prophet [...]

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  • The Teachings of Imam Sadiq(A.S.)

    Imam as-Sadiq(A.S.) asked the man who attended before him about his manner. “I am one of your followers and adherents,” answered the man. Imam As-Sadiq(A.S.) said: Allah will surely [...]

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  • Imam al-Baqir(A.S.) Urguing the Muslims to Strive Hard

    Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him, presented during his lectures and his behavior the most important economic research. The following are some of them: 1. The Necessity of Improving Livelihood [...]

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  • Salat Al-Jama’ah (Congregational Prayers)

    The Holy Prophet of Islam (saw) said: ” The rows of my followers in the congregational (Jama’at) prayer on the earth are like the rows of angels in the sky; and a rak’at of [...]

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  • Attributes Of The Righteous [3]

    Topic Five lessons on life and freedom from doubt Text of Hadith; The prophet [S A W] said, “O people! Do not teach wisdom to those who do not morally deserve it as it would be an injustice [...]

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  • The Term “Shia” in Quran and Hadith

    Author : Al-shia.org The word “Shia” means “followers; members of party”. As such, the term “Shia” alone has no negative or positive meaning unless we specify [...]

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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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  • Identifying Al- Mahdi

    The following is the list of traditions reported by Sunni and Shia sources about the identification of Al- Mahdi’. 1. The imams are twelve in number, among whom the first is Ali b Abi Talib [...]

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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 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 Immortal, Historic Sermon of Lady Fatima (S.A)

    THE LIFE OF FATIMA AZ-ZAHRA’ By: Allamah Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi P. 227 – 242 Fatima (a.s.) could bear no more, for the severe procedures of Abu Bakr against her were very hard and [...]

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

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

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  • Birthday of Imam Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Baqir (Peace be Upon him)

    The holy Imam Muhammad al-Baqir is the Fifth Apostolic Imam. His epithet was Abu Ja’far and he was popularly titled “al-Baqir”. His mother was the daughter of Imam Hasan. Thus, [...]

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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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  • “Fatima bint Assad”: The Mother of Imam Ali (A.S)

    One of the exemplary women in the history of Islam was Fatima bint Assad, who got many honors in her blessed life. Her father was Assad, son of Hashim. Her life is worthy of note from different [...]

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  • Hazrat Abbas (A.S), The Standard Bearer of Hazrat Hossein (A.S)

    abbas — the standard bearer of hossein (a.s) The shifting sand dunes of Karbala were smeared with blood. Near one of wash dunes, on the bank of Alkoma, lay the prostrate figure of a youth [...]

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  • Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (A.S.) and the Adversities

    By:Ayatullah Shaykh Muhammad Husain Muzaffar This lasting conflict between the religion and the world, which are rarely united during a certain time, is a trial for religious people. This [...]

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  • Imam Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S)

    The birth of Imam Hasan Mujtaba (A.S), the first child of Hazrat Fatema Zahra (A.S), the honored daughter of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A). According to authentic sources, the birth of Imam [...]

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  • Demise Anniversary of Hadhrat Ma’suma (S.A)

    Author : coiradio.com The title of Masuma was given to this noble lady by her brother, Imam Ali Al-Ridha (AS). It is worth noting that this title was awarded to her after her death and she was [...]

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  • Morality of Imam Hasan (A.S)

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

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  • 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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  • Life of Imam Hassan Bin Ali (A.S)

    On the 15th day of the holy month of Ramazan, 3rd A.H, the first son of Imam Ali(A.S) and Hazrat Zahra (A.S) and grandson of prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hf) was born. The Kunyat of Imam Hassan [...]

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  • Lady Fatimah (S.A)’s Life At Glance

    Name: Lady Fatima (s.a.) Kuniyat: Ummul Hasan, Ummul Husain, Ummul Aimmah and Ummul Mohsin Title: Zahra, Batool, Siddiqa Kubra, Mubarika, Tahira, and Sayyedatun Nisa. Father: Messenger of Allah, [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Ja’far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq (Peace be Upon him)

    A Brief History of The Fourteen Infallibles By: Ansariyan Publications P. 123 – 130 Name: Ja’far Title: as-Sadiq. Agnomen: Abu ‘Abdillah. Father’s name: Muhammad al-Baqir. [...]

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  • Imam Al-Rida and Regency

    The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 841 – 898 We are in front of an important historical event which busied the public opinion and stunned all political [...]

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  • Imam Al-Mahdi Al-Muntadhar (a)

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

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  • Birthday of Hadrat Fatima Masoumah (S.A)

    Author : Ma’asumah Website The name of this divine lady was Fatima and her nickname was Masoumah. Her father was Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.), the seventh Imam of the Shi’ites and her [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S)

    Imam Ali was born in the Sacred House, the Holy Kaaba, in Makkah in 600 A.D. The place of his birth was a sign of his position in the eyes of Allah and no one else has ever been born in the Holy [...]

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  • Role of Hadrat Abbas (A.S) in The Historical Epic of Ashura

    By: Javad Mohaddesi, Qum, Iran Symbol of bravery and fidelity Neither bravery without fidelity is worthy, nor fidelity without bravery is working. The path of truth calls for the strong, [...]

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  • AL-Zakat

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

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  • Justice in All Islamic Laws

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why Do We Pray Five Prayers In Three Times?

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi Question: What is the reason that we pray Zuhr-Asr and Maghrib-Isha prayers together, whereas for every Prayer there is a special time and the great leaders 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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  • 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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  • Taqlid and Marji’iyyah in Islam

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

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  • What are The Sources of Shi‘i Jurisprudence {Fiqh}?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: Following the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet (S), the Shi‘ah infer religious laws from four fundamental sources: 1. The Book of Allah [...]

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  • What Is the Decree Regarding the Game of Chess?

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: Is there in Islam any problem in playing chess? Indeed you know that generally there is no betting in chess. It can [...]

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  • The Tendency of Rationalizing The Shari’ah Laws

    By: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi Why we have to pray five times a day? Why dogs and pigs are regarded as ritually impure animals? Why an animal slaughtered un-Islamically is forbidden and ritually [...]

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

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

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  • Superiority of Islamic Laws

    By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi Undoubtedly, the above two interpretations of justice—which are cited as an example—are in total conflict and disharmony with each other in practice. They seem to [...]

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  • Hajj in Social Perspective

    By: T. Jamshidian The fact that Hajj has been granted the status of being the third pillar of the secondary principles (Foroudeen) Islam is itself an indication of its importance in religion [...]

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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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  • 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 Prophet’s Message To The Islamic Nation

    Author : Aalulbayt Global Information Center Intellectual problems regarding the relationship between the modern world and the age of the Prophet The Prophet came to the world to the burden that [...]

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  • Achievements of The Holy Prophet (PBUH) in Medina

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 199-227 The Ansar were very happy with the coming of the messenger of Allah to their town and [...]

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  • The Birth of The Tenth Holy Imam Imam Ali un-Naqi al-Hadi(A.S.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Imamat: The Tenth Holy Imam(A.S.) like his father , was also elevated to the rank of Imam in his childhood . He was six years old when his father Imam Muhammad al [...]

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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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  • A Call for an Islamic Union

    The Islamic world covers a huge geographic area populated by 1.2 billion Muslims. Unfortunately, it is characterized by tension, conflict, and disorder, all of which continue to threaten global [...]

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  • The Imam Debates With Abu’ Qurra

    The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 190 – 221 Ima’m al-Rida’, peace be on him, disproved the vague errors which were raised about Islam. [...]

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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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  • Leader of The Youth of Paradise

    The fragrance of paradise could be felt in the air of Holy Medina this day in the year 3rd AH. It was a day of rejoicing. The Almighty’s Last Messenger to mankind had become grandfather for [...]

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  • An Internal Messenger: The Ethical Consciousness

    By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani {However Allah has made true belief something that is loved by you and He has made it alluring to your hearts and He has made disbelief (Kufr), evil deeds and [...]

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  • Martyrdom of Imam Ali (A.S)

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

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  • Karbala: The Everlasting Stand

    Author : aimislam.com Imam Hussain is buried where he was killed in Karbala, modern day Iraq.   What you are about to read is a story of a great man whose uprising has no like in the [...]

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  • Birth Anniversary of Imam Hasan Askari (PBUH)

    He was born in Medina, the abode of divine revelation, the station of guiding angels and the school of the Prophet’s Ahl ol-Bayt or the Blessed Household. The year of his birth was 232 AH [...]

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  • Imam Reza(A.S.) and Regency to Caliphate

    Author : Imam Reza Network We are in front of an important historical event which busied the public opinion and stunned all political circles. The event is that al-Ma’mun appointed Imam [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S)’s Regard for Lady Fatima (S.A)

    Written By: S.V. Mir Ahmad Ali Ali’s regard for Fatema was the same as was the regard of the Holy Prophet for Lady Khadija. Until the life of Lady Khadija, the Holy Prophet did not accept [...]

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  • Some Important Works of The Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 248-264 The Prophet (a.s.) paid too much attention to education. He cared much for the spread [...]

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  • Battle of Khaybar

    Author : Al-shia.org The March to Khaybar The truce the holy Prophet had made with Mecca now made it possible to concentrate on the dangers which lay to their north. The greatest of these was the [...]

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  • A Strange Scene

    Meanwhile a strange scene was being enacted at the Mosque. Shortly after the Prophets death, Omar entered the apartment and raising the sheet that covered the body, gazed earnestly on the [...]

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  • Who were the Omayyads and the Abbasids

    By:Ayatullah Shaykh Muhammad Husain Muzaffar The Holy Koran clearly says: “And We did not make the vision which We showed you but a trial for men and the cursed tree in the Koran as [...]

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  • Debate with the Christians

    A very important and historical event occurred on the 9th year of Al-Hijrah, when The Messenger of Allah, Mohammad A-Mustafa(pbuh&hf) sent a letter of invitation to the leaders of the Najran [...]

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  • The Problem of Contradiction in Islamic Philosophy

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  • The Spiritual Message of Shi’ism

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  • The Shia Idrisid State in Maghrib

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  • Islam’s Position Towards Freedom and Social Assurance

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  • Faith in Allah and Attaining His Pleasure

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  • Wonderful Maxims and Teachings

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  • Love of Ahlul Bait leads to Paradise

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

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  • Scoldings and Spiritual Punishment in Hell

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  • Interaction With a True Believer is Pleasant

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  • Methods of Religious Thought in Islam

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

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  • Morality of Imam Hasan (A.S)

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