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  • 14 Abraham Ibrahim: Makki

    14 Abraham Ibrahim: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. ALIF LAM RA. A Book We have sent down to you that you may lead men out of [...]

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  • At-Talaaq (Divorce)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِذَا طَلَّقْتُمُ النِّسَاءَ فَطَلِّقُوهُنَّ لِعِدَّتِهِنَّ وَأَحْصُوا الْعِدَّةَ [...]

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  • AL-SAJDAH Prostration السجدة Meccan (surah 32 • 30 ayahs)

    AL-SAJDAH Prostration السجدة Meccan (surah 32 • 30 ayahs) »The only surah beginning with the discrete Arabic letters Alif Lām Mīm that also contains a ayah which requires one who recites it to [...]

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  • 102 Plenitude, At-Takithur: Makki

    102 Plenitude At-Takithur: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. THE AVARICE OF plenitude keeps you occupied 2. Till you reach the [...]

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  • Al-‘ankaboot (The Spider)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الم {1} [Pickthal 29:1] Alif. Lam. Mim. أَحَسِبَ النَّاسُ أَنْ يُتْرَكُوا أَنْ يَقُولُوا آمَنَّا وَهُمْ [...]

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  • Saba (Sheba)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ فِي الْآخِرَةِ [...]

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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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  • Al-Ahzaab (The Clans)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ اتَّقِ اللَّهَ وَلَا تُطِعِ الْكَافِرِينَ وَالْمُنَافِقِينَ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ [...]

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  • Yaseen (Yaseen)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يس {1} [Pickthal 36:1] Ya Sin. وَالْقُرْآنِ الْحَكِيمِ {2} [Pickthal 36:2] By the wise Qur’an, [...]

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  • Luqman (Luqman)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الم {1} [Yusufali 31:1] A. L. M. تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْحَكِيمِ {2} [Yusufali 31:2] These are Verses [...]

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  • Al-Waaqia (The Inevitable)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. إِذَا وَقَعَتِ الْوَاقِعَةُ {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 56:1] The inevitable event is the resurrection for [...]

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  • 76 Time, Ad-Dahr: Madani

    76 Time Ad-Dahr: Madani ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. WAS THERE NOT a time in the life of man when he was not even a mentionable [...]

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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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  • Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ زَلْزَلَةَ السَّاعَةِ شَيْءٌ عَظِيمٌ {1} [Shakir 22:1] O [...]

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  • Ibrahim (Abraham)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الر ۚ كِتَابٌ أَنْزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ لِتُخْرِجَ النَّاسَ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ بِإِذْنِ [...]

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  • 11 Hud Hud: Makki

    11 Hud Hud: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. ALIF LAM RA. This is a Book whose verses are indeclinable and distinct, which [...]

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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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  • ṢĀD Ṣād ص Meccan (surah 38 • 88 ayahs)

    ṢĀD Ṣād ص Meccan (surah 38 • 88 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the single discrete Arabic letter ṢĀD. It takes its name from the letter Ṣād, as mentioned in verse 1. This surah mentions [...]

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  • The Islamic System of Judiciary in the Qur’an

    Author : Aalulbayt Global Information Center There are a number of noble Qur’anic verses which deal com­prehensively with the `system of the judiciary’, and which we must examine [...]

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  • The Teachings of the Qur’an

    Allamah Tabatabaee The Qur’an In Islam p. 25-29 The Universal Import of the Qur’an The Qur’an is not directed towards any one particular nation, such as the Arabs, or to a [...]

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  • Some Sermons and Wise Sayings of Imam Zain ul Abideen (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin By: Bāqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 303 – 332 Imām Zayn al-‘Ābidin, peace be on him, took great care of preaching to the people. Many sermons were narrated [...]

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  • Recognition of The Imams (A.S.)

    It is related with a sound chain of authority from Salman al- Farsi, ‘ I visited the Messenger (PBUH)of Allah (SWT) who looked at me and said, ‘ “O Salman, Allah (SWT) does not [...]

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  • Blessings of Having Daughters

    Imam Sadiq (AS) has said: Surely Prophet Ibrahim (AS) called on God to give him a daughter to weep after his death. The Holy Prophet (SAW) has said: What good offspring are the girls! For they [...]

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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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  • Characteristics of Shiite

    282- Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: “Once a group of people started walking behind Ameer al-Momineen (a.s). He asked them who they were. They said that they were his followers. He asked them why [...]

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

    The Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin By: Bāqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 408 – 448 In this supplication, the Imām, peace be on him, mentioned the followers of the messengers and those who [...]

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  • What The Wahabis Say AboutT Imam Mahdi

    Author : Al-shia.org After propounding the Koran and traditional ar­guments there remains no doubt amongst the Muslims, irrespective of his religion either Sunni, Shiite, Wahabi or non-Wahabi, [...]

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  • 40 Sayings of Lady Fatimah (S.A)

    Written By: Ali Abbas The following sayings are taken from Fascinating Discourses of the 14 Infallibles (AS), Islamic Propagation Organization, Translated By: Javed Iqbal Qazilbash Ansariyan [...]

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  • Wilayat in Ghadir

    Author : Al-shia.org Hadith no.29: The Prophet and the Wilayat of ‘Ali عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ قَالَ: لَمَّا كَانَ يَوْمُ غَدِيرِ خُمٍّ أَمَرَ رَسُولُ اللٌّهِمُنَادِيًا فَنَادى: أَلصَّلوٌةُ [...]

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  • Brilliant words of Imam Reza (A.S.)

    Compiled and Translated by: Syed Zainulabedin Razavi, Tehran, Iran Name: Ali By name: Reza Title: Aalim e Aale Muhammad Father: Imam Moosa Kazim (A.S) Mother: Najma Khatoon(A.S) Date of birth: [...]

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  • 40 Ahadith Regarding the Month of Ramadan

    Introduction The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) has said: Those people from amongst my ummah, who memorise forty traditions pertaninig to those issues of religion, which they [...]

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  • Ahlul-Bayt (A.S) in the Holy Qur’an and the Holy Prophet’s Traditions (Sunnah) – Part 1

    The Qur’an emphasizes the lofty position and significance of the Ahlul-Bait so as to make mankind follow their right path, consult them when their opinion differs or their faith, situation [...]

    Ahlul-Bayt (A.S) in the Holy Qur’an and the Holy Prophet’s Traditions (Sunnah) – Part 1
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  • The Muslim Ummah at the End of Time

    Written By:  Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff The following are narrations of the Holy Prophet (saww) in which the state of the Muslim Ummah (nation) has been predicted during the end of the time. [...]

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  • Hajj in Ahadith

    Allah, the Most High, has said: “Surely the first House which was appointed for mankind (as a place of worship) was that in Bakkah (Makkah), the blessed, and a source of guidance for the entire [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Eid al Ghadir – Greatest Event of Islamic History

    By: Hojjet Sistani The formal declaration of Imamat of Imam Ali (A.S.) at Ghadir Khumm has been unanimously described by the learned historians and scholars of both sects. Here a brief account is [...]

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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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  • Imam Ali’s Commandments for his Son Muhammad bin Hanafiyya

    (73) In his commandment for his son Mohammed bin al-Hanafiyya, Amir ul-Mu’minin (a) said: O son, beware of relying on hopes, for they are the goods of the foolish. They also frustrate of [...]

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  • Letters of The Imam of The Time

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

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  • The Life of Imam Hassan Al Mujtaba (A.S)

    On the 15th day of the Holy month of Ramazan, 3rd A.H, the first son of Ali (A.S) and Hazrat Zahra (A.S) was born. kafi: vol=1; pg.461 The Kunyat of Imam Hasan (A.S) was Abu Mohammad. Al – [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S), The Commander of Faithfuls

    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 Abu Taleb (A.S): Al-Momin

    By: Ayatullah Abdullah al-Khunayzi Eeman is the infinitive form of the verb (aamana) and it means believing or trusting. Later on the word eeman takes a religious sense to mean faithfulness and [...]

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  • The Concept of Ahlul Bayt: Tribal or Islamic?

    Written By: Sayyid Muhammed Rizvi The Meaning of Ahlul Bayt “Ahlul Bayt” literally means people of the house and it refers to the family or children of a person. In Islamic [...]

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  • Imam Zaynul-Aabideen (AS), his worship, advices

    By: Abu Farash Fourth Imam Zaynul-‘Aabideen As-Sajjad (as), son of 3rd Imam Abi Abdillah Al-Husayn (as) and Shaherbanu who is also called as Shahzanaan, was born on 5th Sha’ban 38 AH in the holy [...]

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  • Golden Medical Dissertation of Imam Ali Reza (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 277 – 313 The sciences of Imam al-Rida, peace be on him, were not confined to the precepts of Islamic law; rather they [...]

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  • Fatimah Al-Zahra (S.A)

    Muhammed (SAWW) was the great leader of all time, and the last messenger to mankind. He had laid out the course of truth to people by setting out an example of the perfect human. Perfect in all [...]

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

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

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  • 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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  • Imam Husayn (A.S) and Compromise

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 326-327 We discussed earlier that a group of historians and tradionists have done their utmost to introduce the [...]

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  • Marriage of Lady Fatimah (S.A)

    Lady Fatimah (A), the best of all women, was the only daughter of the Holy Prophet (S). Whenever she came into his presence, the Holy Prophet (S) would stand up in respect, not because she was [...]

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  • The Pure Lady, Fatimah Al-Zahra (S.A)

    Name: Fatimah Title: Al-Zahra Kunyat: Mpther of the Imam Father: Prophet Mohammad Mother Khadeejah Bint Khuwalid Husband: Ali Ibin Abe Taleb Cousin, Brother, Helper, Executor and Successor of The [...]

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  • The Scientific Progress during the Time of Imam Reza (A.S.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network The time of Imam Reza, peace be on him, was called the Golden Time. It was the most brilliant and wonderful of all the times in Islamic history. That is because [...]

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  • A Brief History of Al-Zahra’s Life

    Birth Fatimah, the only daughter of the Holy Prophet of Islam, was born in Mecca on 20th jumada ‘th-thaniyah 18 B.H. The good and noble lady Khadijah and the Apostle Of Allah bestowed all [...]

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

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 215-219 Mu`awiyah ibn Wahab has reported: I was with Imam al-Sadiq [...]

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  • Imam Jafar b. Muhammad al-Sadiq

    Author : Sheikh al Mufid Al-Sadiq Ja’far b. Muhammad b. Ali b. al-Husayn, peace be on them, was out of all his brothers (the one who was) the successor (khailfa) of his father, Muhammad b. [...]

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  • A Glance at The Life of Imam Hassan (A.S)

    Name : Hasan Title : al-Mujtaba (The Chosen One) Kuniyat : Abu Muhammad Father : Imam Ali (A) Mother : Bibi Fatima Zahra (A) Birthdate : 15th Mahe Ramadhan 3 A.H. in Madina Imamat : From 40 A.H. [...]

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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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  • The Holy Shrines of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) in Iran

    By: Hamid Raza DEDICATION I hereby dedicate this small effort of mine to my great grandmother FATIMA BINTE IMAM MOOSA-E-KAZIM POPULARLY KNOWN AS KARIMA=E-AHLE-BAIT MASOOMA-E-QOM PREFACE I belong [...]

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  • The Greatness of the Holy Ahlul Bayt(A.S.)

    Who are Household of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W)? The Holy Book tells us about the Words of Allah, the Great and Almighty, concerning them: ” Allah only desires to keep away uncleanness from [...]

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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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  • Ijtihad, Taqleed, & Marja’a

    An Individuals faith in the principles of religion, endeavors to find accurate instructions from the text of the Quran and also from the statements and practices of the Prophet (Book & [...]

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

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

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  • How to Perform the Daily Prayers

    “…but when ye are free from danger, set up Regular Prayers: For such Prayers are enjoined on believers at stated times.” (Qur’an: Chapter 4, Verse 103) It is obligatory to perform the [...]

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

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

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

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Birth of Imam Redha (A.S)

    Author : Imam Reza Network When Imam Reza, peace be on him, was born, the earth shined; waves of delight and happiness spread through the Household of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and his [...]

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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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  • Imam Husain’s (A.S.) Final Battle

    After he had buried the baby, he met in duel with many a man who never stood a chance of emerging alive. He then charged the enemy troops who did not stand their ground in the face of his [...]

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  • Karbala Chain of Events

    Written By: Ramzan Sabir HIGHLIGHTS OF KARBALA The events of Karbala reflect the collision of the good versus the evil, the virtuous versus the wicked, the collision of Imam Husain (the head of [...]

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  • Martyrdom of Hadrat Abbas (A.S)

    As he saw the children and harem cry out of thirst, al-Abbas declared his readiness to fetch water by force. He therefore took thirty horsemen and twenty warriors and attacked the bank of the [...]

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  • What None Muslims Say About Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH)

    Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of God and the Last of the Prophets (Qur’an 33:40) The Prophet Of Islam (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him and His [...]

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  • Shi’ism, The Creed Of Love

    By: Martyr Ayatullah Murtuda Mutahhari One of the greatest marks of distinction of Shi`ism over other sects is that its-foundation and its bedrock is love. Right from the time of the Prophet who [...]

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  • Childhood of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    Written By: Ayatullah Shaikh Jafar Al-Subhani History tells us that the life of the Prophet, the noble guide of the Muslims, was replete with a chain of wonderful events from his very childhood [...]

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  • Gentleness in the Noble Life of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff It is by Allah’s mercy that you are gentle to them, had you been harsh and hardhearted, surely they would have dispersed from around you. Therefore, [...]

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  • Imam Hasan (a): Justifications of the Treaty and its Terms

    Al Balagh Foundation All through our studies on the life of Imam Hasan [a], whether during the lifetime of his father or during his own reign, we witnessed his strength of character, his steely [...]

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  • 12 Characteristics of Hazrat Muhammed (PBUH)

    Written By: Muhammed Husain My brothers and sisters everywhere! With this essay, I am not singling out the adherents of Islam – to which I ascribe – but rather I am writing this essay [...]

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  • Why Shiaism is Named Jafri School of Law?

    Author : Imam Reza Network The sun of the existence of Imam Sadiq (A.S.) arose from the lap of his mother Ome-Farwah on the 17th of Rabiul Awal, 83rd year Hijrah, in the city of Madina. His [...]

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  • A Review of Saqifah

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

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  • The Visage of Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (S.A)

    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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  • The Time of Imam Al Baqir (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Baqir By: Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 381- 392 As for the talk about the time of Ima`m Abu` Ja’far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him, and mentioning [...]

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  • The Slave Zayd Bin Harithah

    Author : Al-shia.org On the day of his marriage, The Holy Prophet Mohammad Al-Mustafa(pbuh&hf) had set free Barakah, the faithful slave he had inherited from his father; and on the same day [...]

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  • Irresponsible Attitudes of the Companions

    Here the following question arises. Given the fact that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him and his family, proclaimed ‘Ali to be his legatee (wasiyy) and successor (khalifah), [...]

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  • The Great Martyrs of Karbala

    Hujjat al-Islam Syed Zaki Baqueri   What is raining? Blood. Who? The eyes. How? Day and night. Why? From grief. Grief for whom? Grief for the king of Karbala . -Qaani This poem, in its [...]

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  • Brief Summary of Lady Zaynab’s (a) Sermon in Damascus

    The great speech of Lady Zaynab has been an extension of the uprising of Karbala and a good representation of its values and goals. Lady Zaynab referred to the false elation of Yazid who thought [...]

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  • Prophets and Miracles

    The Roots of Religion p. 136-146 Divine Prophets have always been sent with clear signs, so that men might be convinced that they had come from God. For this reason those who have souls like [...]

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  • The Day of Judgement

    By: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi   First and Second Trumpets The Sound of the Trumpet (Sur, in Arabic) will be the first stage ot the Day of Judgement. Allah has mentioned it in many Ayats of [...]

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

    In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful   INTRODUCTION Praise be to Allah who has made the new moon an appointed time for (the benefit of) people and has raised great people out of [...]

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

    Written By: Shaikh Muhammedi Rayshahri The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) said: The first who will join me by the Hawd of Kawthar are my Ahl al-Bayt and those of my Ummah who love me. Al-Imam Ali [...]

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  • A Refuge of Mankind

    “Because of you we are relieved of our sorrows and our difficulties are solved.” (Ziaarat-e-Jamia) “If we had not protected you, you would have been surrounded by calamities and your [...]

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  • True Path in This World and in The Hereafter

    By: Ayatullah Dastghaib Shirazi Relevant to this verse, it is appropriate to discuss about ‘Sirat’ or the Path. ‘Sirat’ in this world and in the Hereafter, is a subject we speak about several [...]

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

    Author : Imam Reza Network Previous Prophets mentioned some of the characteristics of the Holy Prophet of Islam in their heavenly books, giving their followers the glad tidings of his future [...]

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  • The Holy Qur’an: The Greatest Miracle of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

    By: Yasin T. al- Jibouri Linguistically, a “miracle’ is the inability, incapability, or inimitability. One who is capable of affecting something which nobody else can affect is the doer of a [...]

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

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

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  • The Faithful Tested with Calamities

    By: Second Martyr, Sheikh Zayn ad-Din Ali ibn Muhammad al-Jabil Amili Translated from the Arabic by Yasin T. al-Jibouri One who is afflicted by a calamity should remember that calamities, trials [...]

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  • Merits of Imam Husayn (A.S.)

    By: Dr. Ibrahim Ayati We should now like to quote some traditions relating to Imam Husayn from Ibn Athir’s book entitled Usudul Ghabah. A man asked Abdullah bin Umar: “What will be [...]

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  • Epistemology of Prophethood in Islam

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

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  • Preachments and Advices by The Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 347-355   On every occasion, the Prophet (a.s.) preached and advised Muslims to guide [...]

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  • Prophet Shu’ayb (A.S)

    The Prophet Shu’ayb was a descendent of the Prophet Ibrahim. He was sent to Midian and the Dwellers of the wood to give them Allah’s message. The Midianite people committed many sins. [...]

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  • What They Say About Muhammed (PBUH)

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff The following is what Western Scholars have written about Prophet Muhammad (saww): Lamartine, Histoire de la Turquie, Paris 1854, Vol II, pp. 276-77: [...]

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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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  • A Glimpse at the Life of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.)

    By: Maulana Ali Naqi Naqvi Name and Genealogy Amongst the progeny of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) (Abraham) was Prophet Ishaq (AS) (Issac) whose descendants were Bani Israil (the tribe of Jews). In this [...]

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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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  • Prophet Hud (A.S)

    A long time ago, a great tribe lived in the South of Arabia. They were called Ad. They were very clever and could do many things. They used the mountains for their homes. They carved out great [...]

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  • Sarcasm

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 159 – 160 Sarcasm is to imitate people’s words, deeds, or gestures so as to degrade or mock at them. Because such deeds of sarcasm create [...]

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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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  • Morality of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 154-167 Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) reports: `Ali ibn Abi-Talib (a.s) was [...]

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

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

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

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 215-219 Mu`awiyah ibn Wahab has reported: I was with Imam al-Sadiq [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Patience

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 106 – 112 Patience is the moderate steadfastness against misfortunes. It is also defined as to compel oneself to stand the necessities of the [...]

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  • The Subject Matter: ILL Nature

    THE PROPHET OF ISLAM: “THE PERFECT EXEMPLAR” We all know that one of the most important factors of Islam’s advancement was the perfect conduct of the Prophet of Islam (SAW). [...]

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  • Shi’ite Authors On Ethics and Morals

    The first among the Shi’ite to write on this subject was Amir-ul-Mu’minin Imam Ali bin Abi Talib(A.S.). His letter to Malek al-Ashtar describes in detail what a ruler has to do and [...]

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

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

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  • A Healthy Society Under The Grace of Ethics

    By:Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi Without ethic, the plan of a healthy society is defeated We know that man has a social life, and undoubtedly, “society” is the most [...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Divine Rights

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

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  • The Shia Idrisid State in Maghrib

    Idris bin Abdullah bin al-Hasan al-Muthanna bin al-Hasan bin Ali bin Abi Talib escaped from the massacre of Fakh and reached Al-Maghrib, the details of which are given in his life-account. He [...]

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  • The Constructive Role of Religion

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

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  • 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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  • Islam and the Question of Violence

    Al-Serat A Journal of Islamic Studies Published by: Muhammadi Trust of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Seyyed Hossein Nasr Vol. XIII, No. 2 Despite the presence of violence in many regions of [...]

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  • Religion and Modernity

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

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

    By: Sayyid Lutfullah Safi al-Gulpaygani QUESTION: Some writers classify certain sects of the ghulat as Shi‘a and may very well accuse the Shi‘a of exaggerating the status of the Ahl al-Bait [...]

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  • The Historical Occasion of the Triumphant Victory of Islam over Christianity

    Author : Imam Reza Network 24th Zilhajj 10th Hijrah is celebrated as the Eid al-Mubahila. On this historical occasion, Islam emerged triumphantly against Christianity. The historical event of [...]

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  • Islam, the Most Perfect and Highest of Revealed Religions

    Author : Imam Reza Network In the Name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate And who is better in speech than he who calls unto God and does good and says, ‘Verily, I am of the Muslims. [...]

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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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  • Why Shi’ah?

    The term “Shi’ah” is an adjective used by Muslims who follow the Imams from the Family of the Prophet (Ahl al-Bayt). They use it not for reasons of sectarianism or for causing [...]

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  • Allegations Against the Shi’a

    Author : Sayyid Akhtar Razivi Refutation of the Claim that their are Un-Islamic Borrowings in Shi’a Beliefs. All that we have set down in this book is but a mere indication of the beliefs [...]

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  • The Religion of Allah

    By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba’i Religion refers to the beliefs and a series of practical and moral instructions that the prophets have related on behalf of Allah to guide and [...]

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  • The Origin of Shiaism

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma al-Hajj ash-Shaykh Lutfullah as-Safi al-Gulpaygani   QUESTION: Have historical factors influenced the development of Shiaism, or is this sect a set of beliefs derived [...]

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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 Islam is Related to Other Religion

    Mir Ahmed Ali Khan Islam is a religion that came after Judaism, Christianity, etc. Sometimes people of other faiths ask this question: How is Islam related to the other religions preceding it? In [...]

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  • Islam, Humanity and Human Values

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

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  • The 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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  • 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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  • The Religion of Islam

    By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba’i The holy religion of Islam is the last divine religion, and for this reason it is the most perfect of them all. With the advent of this religion, [...]

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  • A Brief History of Shiite

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi WE BELIEVE that the SHIITE SECT was founded in the lifetime of our prophet, and its name was taken out of HIS words and we have many clear reasons to [...]

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  • Criterion of Credibility of Law

    By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi In elucidating the Islamic political theory, we have made some discussions during the previous sessions and pointed out that the subject can be approached in two [...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Basis of Individual and Social Ethics

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

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  • 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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  • Prosperity of the Scientific Life among the Muslims

    By: Muhammad Baqir Qarashi Islam has overthrown totally all of the concepts of Jahilism* including ignorance, fables, and submission to delusions and hallucination. It brought about a genuine [...]

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  • Islam and Democracy: An Obscure Relationship

    By: Fatima Al-Samak Democracy is determined by many different elements: culture, wealth, equalities, education, and some will say, religion. Religion as a determinant of democratic development [...]

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

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

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  • 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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  • A Note on Economic Ideas of Imam Ali (A.S.) with Special Reference to his Letter to Malik al-Ashtar

    Author: Prof. Dr. Sayed Afzal Peerzade Abstract An attempt is made to study economic ideas of Imam Ali (A.S.) (600-661 C.E.) with special reference to his letter to Malik al-Ashtar (d.658 C.E.). [...]

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  • Karbala & Humanity

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Patience (Sabr)

    An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni (R) from a group of his teachers, from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid, from his father, from ‘Ali ibn al-Nu’man, from ‘Abd [...]

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  • The Levels of Certainty

    By:Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi Anas b. Malik has narrated that the Messenger of Allah (S) said, “Surely the weakness in certainty is due to people trading the (seeking of the) pleasure of the [...]

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  • Destiny and Beyond It

    Author : Husain ibn ‘Ali ibn Sadiq al Bahrani   A Believer’s Conviction is Incomplete without Certain Merits Be informed that you are expected to emulate the Sunnah of your Lord, the [...]

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  • Argument as regards Compulsion and Delegation

    Source: Al-Mizan by Allamah Tabatabai Every species is related to a particular type of action and reaction. In fact it is these special characteristics which identify the species as such. We [...]

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  • The Question of Inheritance

    The Question of Inheritance The old world either gave absolutely no inheritance to women or when it was given the woman was treated as a minor which meant that she was not given independence and [...]

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

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

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  • Night of Majesty

    Author : coiradio.com The Night of Power is full of blessings because the Eminent Quran descended in it. The Quran is peace by itself. It distinguishes between the good and evil and shows the [...]

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  • What Does Jahiliyah Mean?

    Al Balagh Foundation In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful “Is it (then that) the judgement of (the time of pagan) ignorance they desire? And who (else) can be better [...]

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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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  • The Muslim Way of Speaking

    Who speaks anything better than the one who summons to Allah, acts righteously, and says, “I am among those who submit to Allah”? (Surah Fussilat: 33) Just think how many years have [...]

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  • Good and Evil

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

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  • The Holy Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)

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

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  • Prophet Muhammed: The Messenger of Peace

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff Islam means Submission to One and only God. It is a religion, which Allah (SWT) sent all His prophets, without any exception, to preach and practice. And who [...]

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  • Shi‘a Positions with Respect to The Usurping Rulers

    By: Sayyid Lutfullah Safi al-Gulpaygani QUESTION: How were the stands of the Shi‘a with respect to the rulers and on what basis were they taken? ANSWER: The positions of the Shi‘a have always [...]

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  • Mathematical Problems Solved by Imam Ali (A.S)

    One Day a person came to Ali (A.S.), thinking that since Ali thinks he is too smart, I’ll ask him such a tough question that he won’t be able to answer it and I’ll have the [...]

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