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  • 92 The Night, Al-Lail: Makki

    92 The Night Al-Lail: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. I CALL THE night to witness when it covers over, 2. And the day when it [...]

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  • 96 The Embryo, Al-’Alaq: Makki

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

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  • Al-Qasas (The Stories)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. طسم {1} [Yusufali 28:1] Ta. Sin. Mim. تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ {2} [Yusufali 28:2] These are [...]

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  • ṬĀ ḤĀ Ṭā Ḥā طه Meccan (surah 20 • 135 ayahs)

    ṬĀ ḤĀ Ṭā Ḥā طه Meccan (surah 20 • 135 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the discrete Arabic letters ṬĀ HĀ. Like “Yā Sīn” (surah 36), “Ṭā Hā” is said to be one of the names of the Prophet [...]

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  • Fussilat (Explained in Detail)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. حم {1} [Shakir 41:1] Ha Mim! تَنْزِيلٌ مِنَ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ {2} [Shakir 41:2] A revelation from [...]

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  • 6 The Cattle Al-An’am: Makki

    6 The Cattle Al-An’am: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. ALL PRAISE BE to God who created the heavens and the earth, and [...]

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  • An-Nahl (The Bee)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. أَتَىٰ أَمْرُ اللَّهِ فَلَا تَسْتَعْجِلُوهُ ۚ سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ {1} [Pooya/Ali [...]

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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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  • 78 The Announcement An-Naba’: Makki

    78 The Announcement An-Naba’: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. OF WHAT ARE they asking one another? 2. (Is it) of the great [...]

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  • Maryam (Mary)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. كهيعص {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 19:1] For Kaf, Ha, Ya, Ayn, Sad (huruf muqatta-at) refer to the [...]

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  • 4 The Women An-Nisa: Madani

    4 The Women An-Nisa: Madani ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. O MEN, FEAR your Lord who created you from a single cell, and from it [...]

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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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  • A General Account of the Holy Prophet’s Battles

    By:  Abu Ali al Fadl ibn al Hasan ibn al Fadl at Tabarsi (c. 468/1076 – 548/1154) A general account of the prophet’s battles in Which He Himself Participated, and for Which He Sent [...]

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  • Ar-Room (The Romans)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الم {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 30:1] Refer to the commentary of al Baqarah : 1 for Alif, Lam, Mim (huruf [...]

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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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  • At-Taghaabun (Mutual Disillusion)

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

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  • IBRĀHĪM Abraham ابراهيم Meccan (surah 14 • 52 ayahs)

    IBRĀHĪM Abraham ابراهيم Meccan (surah 14 • 52 ayahs) »The surah that records the prayer of ABRAHAM for the security and perpetual godliness of the barren valley of Mecca, when, at God’s command, [...]

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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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  • YŪNUS Jonah يونس Meccan (surah 10 • 109 ayahs)

    YŪNUS Jonah يونس Meccan (surah 10 • 109 ayahs) »The surah that mentions the repentance of the people of the Prophet JONAH as an exception among the communities to whom the prophets came. They [...]

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  • Al-Jumu’a (Friday)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يُسَبِّحُ لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ الْمَلِكِ الْقُدُّوسِ الْعَزِيزِ [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Mahdi (A.T.F.)

    Compiled and Translated by: Syed Zainulabedin Razavi, Tehran, Iran Name: Mohammad (same as the holy Messenger (S.A) Title(لقب): Mahdi(A.S) Byname((کن?ه: Abul Qasem Father’s name: [...]

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  • The Greatness of Imam Ali (A.S.) in the Sayings of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

    It was not only at Ghadir Khumm that the Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him and his family, proclaimed ‘Ali, peace be upon him, to be the leader of the Muslims and his [...]

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

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

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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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  • 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 [...]

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  • Review of Al-Maqtal al-Husayni al-Ma’thur (The Hadith-Based Martyrdom Account of Imam al-Husayn (A.S.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Review of: Al-Maqtal al-Husayni al-Ma’thur [The Hadith-Based Martyrdom Account of Imam al-Husayn], 2nd ed. by Muhammad-Jawad al-Tabasi. Tehran: Daral-Sami`, 2007. [...]

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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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  • The Ideal of Womanhood

    By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz Her birth revolutionized the status and position of women after ages of oppression. It gave to the world a practical paradigm for the daughters of Eve to mould their lives [...]

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

    Compiled and Translated by Syed Zainulabedin, Tehran, Iran 1. Wisdom never attains perfection except by following the truth (obeying the commandments of God). 2. One who loves you prevents you [...]

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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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  • The Companions and the Narrators of the Traditions of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.)

    By: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi The Abbasid government did not allow ‘Ulama’ and jurisprudent to communicate with Imam Abu Muhammad (a.s.) lest his virtues and vast knowledge would be [...]

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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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  • Sunni Traditions on Imam Hussain (A.S)

    In this article, I would like to present some of the traditions recorded in the Sunni collections of the traditions Regarding him: The Messenger of Allah said: “Al-Hasan and al-Husain are [...]

    Sunni Traditions on Imam Hussain (A.S)
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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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  • The Promised Dawn and Expectation of Relief

    Author : Imam Reza Network Murtadha Mutahhari The Promised Dawn and Expectation of ReliefThe idea of the final victory of the forces of righteousness, peace and justice over those of evil, [...]

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  • Prophetic Traditions to Follow The Ahl al Bayt (A.S)

    By: Muhammad Tijani Samawi 1. The Prophetic tradition of the two weighty things The messenger of Allah (saw) said, O People, I leave amongst you two things which if you follow, you will never go [...]

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  • Which is Correct, “Wa ‘Itrati” {and My Progeny}, or “Wa Sunnati” {and My Tradition}?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab The hadith scholars {muhaddithun} have narrated hadith ath-thaqalayn {Tradition on the Two Weighty Things} in two ways and it has been recorded in the books [...]

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  • Good Qualities of God’s Servants

    Hadith; Once bn Malik narrated that the people asked the prophet [S A W] “Who are those fearless and unmiserable friends of God?’’ He replied: They are people who when they cast their eyes [...]

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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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  • 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 [...]

    Who Will Enter Paradise
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  • The Imamate of Ja’far as-Sadiq (A.S)

      The Origins and Early Development of Shi’a Islam By: S. Husain M. Jafri P. 259 – 288 The sixth Imam, Abu ‘Abd Allah Ja’far, the eldest son of Muhammad al-Baqir, was [...]

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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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  • Imam Ali ibn abi Talib, Amir al-Mu’mineen (A.S)

    A Brief History of The Fourteen Infallibles By: Ansariyan Publications P. 59 – 69 Name: Ali Title: al-Murtada Agnomen: Abu ‘ l-Hasan Father’s name: Abu Talib ibn ‘Abd [...]

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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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  • Morality of Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S)

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

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  • Why Should We Follow the Family of The Holy Prophet (PBUH)?

    Verily Allah only desires to keep away the uncleanness from you, O People of the House (Ahl al-Bayt) and to purify you a thorough purifying [Verse of Purification from Qur’an 33:33] Prophet [...]

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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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  • Imam Hassan AlMujtaba (A)

    Written By: Bint-e-Moosa Hazrat Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (AS), son of Hazrat Imam Ali (AS) and Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (SA) and grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (SAW) was martyred due to [...]

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  • Hazrat Ali Asghar (A.S): The Youngest Child of Imam Husain (A.S)

    Author : imamreza.net Hazrat Ali Asghar was the youngest child of Imam Husain. He was born only a few weeks before Imam left Madinah. His mother’s name was Rubaab daughter of [...]

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  • Signs of The Reappearance of The Imam (A.S) of The Time Part-I

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 286-289 The Jews have recorded in their books the signs of the reappearance of the [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S.) and the First Two Caliphs

    By: Prof. Dr. Sayyid Husayn Muhammad Ja’fari The discussion above will suffice to elucidate our view that the origins of Shi’i feelings and inclinations may be found in the conception [...]

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  • Lady Fatima (S.A) and the Great Islamic Revolution

    THE LIFE OF FATIMA AZ-ZAHRA’ By: Allamah Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi P. 159 – 170 Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet, since her early childhood, lived with the great Islamic revolution [...]

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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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  • Psychological Qualities of Imam Zain ul Abideen (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin By: Bāqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 51 – 79 All the noble virtues and gifts which Allah created to distinguish man were found in the character of Imām Zayn [...]

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  • Aspects of the Life of Imam Husayn (A.S)

    Written By: Sayyed Fadhil Bahr-ul-Uloom The third infallible Imam is Husayn ibn Ali (peace and blessings be with them), grandson of the Last Messenger of Allah, The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace [...]

    Aspects of the Life of Imam Husayn (A.S)
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  • The Appointment of Ali ibn Abu- Ta-lib (`a)

    Author: Asad Wahid al-Qasim We have already explained the proofs testifying to the Ima-mate of Ahl al-Bayt (`a) and the number of caliphs from among them as stated by the Prophet who indicated [...]

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  • Lady Fatima (S.A), The Withering Rose

    Fatima (S.A) The Gracious By: Abu Muhammad Ordoni P. 245 – 256 It was a short life… As short as the lives of fragrant roses… A life that Lady Fatima (A.S.) endured and now it is [...]

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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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  • Imam Mohammad Baqir(a.s.)

    Author : ziaraat.com Birth and Imamate Imam Muhammad Baqir(a.s) was born in the 57th year of the Hijra, on Friday the first day of the month of Rajab, in the city of Madina. His honoured father [...]

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

    The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 58 – 71 Before we speak about the birth of the pure Imam Abu Mohammed, peace be on him, and the affairs accompanied it, [...]

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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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  • 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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  • The Value of Duties and Obligations

    By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba’i All these innumerable means of living, that are now available to man and that we endeavor to acquire and use them day and night, were not [...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Social Justice in Islam

    By: Shaykh Muhsin Qara’ati The purpose of our discussion on social justice is to mention those verses of the Holy Qur’an and the traditions through which the Holy Qur’an and our [...]

    Social Justice in Islam
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  • Prayer and Its Effects

    The Holy Prophet [s] said: “The one who takes prayer light is not of me. No, by Allah such a person will not reach the Haud, Pond of abundant.” Man La Yahduruhul Faqih, vol. 1, p. 206 [...]

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  • The Principles of Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh)

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

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  • 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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  • Sources of Islamic Law

    By:Dr Muhammad Husayni Behishti & Dr Muhammad Jawad Bahonar Law is a body of definite rules and regulations which have the force and authority recognized socially, and which determine the [...]

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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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  • Social Dimensions of Hajj

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

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  • Jihad in Islam: Defense or Agression

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

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  • 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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  • Guardianship of The Jurists (Fuqaha)

    By:Professor Muhsin Qara’ati The guardianship of the Jurists is the process of continuity of Imamate. In this context according to several hundred traditions of the Holy Prophet which have [...]

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  • Laws of The Shari’ah and Their Categories

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mubahilah – An Extremely Imperative Event of History

    By: Syeda Hajra In the early days of Islam, Najran was a large center of people who had changed from idol worship to Christianity. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w) had sent letters to the heads of [...]

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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 Necessity for sending the Messengers

    Reference: Roots of Religion Written by: Dar Rahe Haq Institute Writing Board, Qom, Iran What is man created for? Did God create man as part of the chain of reproduction, to be a cog in a [...]

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

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

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  • The Life and Times of Imam Hassan Ibn Ali (A.S) – Part 1

    Written By: Syed-Mohsin Naquvi Imam Hasan was the eldest son of Fatima Zahra, the daughter of the Prophet of Islam, and Ali bin Abi Talib. Imam Hasan is the second Imam of the followers of Ahl [...]

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  • Attitudes towards the Revolution of Imam Husayn (A.S), and its Aftermath

    Written By: Sheikh Muhammad Mahdi Shams Al-Din 1. The Eve of the Revolution When people learnt of al-Husayn’s determination to revolt, they took up three different attitudes towards it. The [...]

    Attitudes towards the Revolution of Imam Husayn (A.S), and its Aftermath
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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 [...]

    Prophet Hud (A.S)
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  • Poets visit Imam Reza(A.S.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network A group of the eminent Arab poets in that time visited Ima`m al-Rida`, peace be on him, blessed him, and congratulated him on his undertaking regency. Among them was [...]

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  • Position of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) on the Day of Judgement

    On the Day when the oppressed shall bite their hands (in fear); when the oppressors shall be gathered in humiliation and lowliness, remembering their disgraceful and shameful deeds: Then every [...]

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  • Arbaeen of Imam Hossein (A.S)

    Arbaeen Anniversary of Imam Hossein We condolence on the Arbaeen anniversary, marking end of a 40-day mourning period after the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Hussein ibn Ali (AS), the third [...]

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  • General Invitation Towards Islam

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  • The Battle of Islam at Nahrawan

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  • What They Say About Muhammad (PBUH)

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  • Succession to the Prophet (PBUH)

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  • Theism and Monotheism

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

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

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  • What None Muslims Say About Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH)

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  • Scoldings and Spiritual Punishment in Hell

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  • An Internal Messenger: The Ethical Consciousness

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  • The Confession of Superiority

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

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  • The Department of Intelligence and Security of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

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  • Islam, the Last Manifestation of Revelation

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  • Ghadir Tradition: The Expressive Evidence for Guardianship

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  • Imamate: One of the Fundamentals of Faith

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  • The True Believer is Most Alert and Attentive to The Next World

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    Awaiting’ (Intezar) is the result of two conditions. Firstly, he is not satisfied with the present circumstances and secondly, he expects the improvement in his circumstances. If either of [...]

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  • The Signs of God in our Daily Life

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi Pretend that a friend has come from a trip and has brought a book as a present for you. He says that it is an excellent book, because the author of this book is [...]

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  • Resurrection Prefigured in This World

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  • Scientific Indications of Resurrection

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

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  • Compatibility between Faith and Nature

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  • Honesty, The Most Manifest Sign of Personality

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  • Philosophical Theology

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  • The Development of Beliefs Through the Ages

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  • Scientific Philosophy and Metaphysics

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  • The Karamah of Awliya’Allah

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  • How Did The World Begin?

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  • Rights of Parents and Sons

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  • Rights of The Relatives

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  • Secular Democracy and its Philosophical Underpinning

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  • Backbiting

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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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  • Obligations of The Rulers

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 315 – 320 All over history, rulers, according to their qualifications, have played influential roles in the development and retardation of [...]

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  • Ethical Values in Islam

    By: Allamah Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi “O People, verily we created you of a male and a female; and We made you in clans and tribes so that you may recognize Each other: but the most [...]

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  • Epistemology of Prophethood in Islam

    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 philosophical [...]

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  • Self-Judgment And Self-Control

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 174 – 179 Self-judgment is to call oneself to account every day regarding the good deeds and wrongdoings. If the scale of acts of obedience [...]

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  • Philosophical Theology

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  • Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S) Altruism

    Written By: Shaikh Muhammedi Rayshahri And they feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive – (saying), we feed you for the sake of Allah alone: No reward do we [...]

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  • Islam and Religious Pluralism

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  • Islam and the Question of Violence

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  • Need of Religion

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  • The Advantages of Religion

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  • Islam and Racial Superiority

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  • Shī`ahs And The Holy Qur`ān

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  • The Fundamentals of Shia’ism

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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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  • Characteristics of Shiite

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  • Islam vs Feminism

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  • Why Shi’ah?

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  • The Concept of Shias

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  • The Islam Part-II

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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 Islam Part-III

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  • Islam and Iran

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  • Socialism and Communism

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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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  • 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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  • Woman’s Role in the Islamic Civilization

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

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

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  • The Demographic Concentration of the Shi‘ah

    By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami As stated earlier, during the first three centuries AH, the Shi‘ah were scattered across and living in many parts of the Muslim lands. Yet, the demographic [...]

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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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  • Human Behavior and Its Organization

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  • Who is Responsible for Education?

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  • Hazrat Ali’s Famous Epistle To Malik Ashtar, Governor of Egypt

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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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  • Scientific Indications of Resurrection

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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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  • Islam’s Position Towards Freedom and Social Assurance

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  • Islamic Medicine: 1000 Years Ahead of its Times

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  • Foreign Policy of an Islamic State

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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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  • 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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  • Prayer and Its Effects

    The Holy Prophet [s] said: “The one who takes prayer light is not of me. No, by Allah such a person will not reach the Haud, Pond of abundant.” Man La Yahduruhul Faqih, vol. 1, p. 206 [...]

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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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  • A Different Perspective

    Amidst the chaos of the everyday life, certain phrases like Brotherhood, Dignity, and Forbearance have lost their meaning. One might think those phrases belonged to a previous age and to another [...]

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

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  • Companions of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH)

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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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  • Seven Strategies to Train Kids in Ramadhan

    Holy Prophet Muhammad (saww): “No father has given a greater gift to his children than good moral training.” The many aspects of Ramadan – fasting, prayers, moral values, [...]

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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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  • Qualities of an Ideal Scientist – An Islamic Perspective

    By: Prof. Dr.Mohsen Reza Hayderi Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran Scientists are people with several extraordinary qualities. However, these qualities differ among scientists [...]

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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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  • The Impact of the Belief in Resurrection

    By:Professor Muhsin Qara’ati Hope and fear in whatever small proportion they may be are the best incentive to man’s performance not to speak of the hope for eternal Paradise and the [...]

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  • The Importance of Work in Islam

    Author : Imam Reza Network Work not- Just Pray An extremely anxious and perplexed man visited Hazrat Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (‘a), and begged him to pray that Allah would increase his sustenance and [...]

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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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  • Nationalism and Islam: Clash or Reconciliation?

    By: Sayyid Ahmad Rahnamaei The phenomenon of ‘nationalism in religion’ according to S. W. Baron is considered to be an obstacle that prevents religion from fulfilling its role in human life. The [...]

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  • Imam Hassan AlMujtaba (A)

    Written By: Bint-e-Moosa Hazrat Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (AS), son of Hazrat Imam Ali (AS) and Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (SA) and grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (SAW) was martyred due to [...]

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  • Self-Purification; The Main Goal of Divine Messengers

    By:Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini The greatest aim of Divine Messengers was to emphasize the importance of refinement, purification, and training of human selves. God-Almighty said in the Holy Quran: [...]

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  • Resurrection And The Life After Death

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  • Questions of an American Muslim

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