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  • AL-ṬŪR The Mount الطور Meccan (surah 52 • 49 ayahs)

    AL-ṬŪR The Mount الطور Meccan (surah 52 • 49 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by THE MOUNT of Sinai, where the Torah was revealed to Moses. It takes its name [...]

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

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

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  • AL-INSHIQĀQ The Splitting الإنشقاق Meccan (surah 84 • 25 ayahs)

    AL-INSHIQĀQ The Splitting الإنشقاق Meccan (surah 84 • 25 ayahs) »The surah that opens with a riveting description of THE SPLITTING of the sky and the levelling of the earth as a sign of the [...]

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  • Al-Qasas (The Stories)

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

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  • Omitting Prayer Intentionally is a Greater Sin

    Author : Al-Shia.org The greater sin is to omit prayer intentionally. The traditions of Imam Taqi (a.s.), Imam Rid(a (a.s.) Imam Mu-sa Kadhim (a.s.) and Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) (mentioned in [...]

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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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  • AL-INSĀN Man الانسان Medinan (surah 76 • 31 ayahs)

    AL-INSĀN Man الانسان Medinan (surah 76 • 31 ayahs) »The surah that opens with a question posed to arrogant MAN about his utter nothingness before God brought him into existence. It takes its name [...]

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  • An Outline of Governance from a Qur’anic Perspective

    By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi This paper is an attempt to partially delineate the salient features of Shi’ite political thought. It seeks to clarify that Islam is an all-embracing religion [...]

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

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

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  • Tafsir Surat al-Humazah (The Slanderer)

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Nasir Makarim Shirazi in Tafsir Namuneh Translated from Farsi into English by: Fatima Zabeth Beenesh The sura e humaza is descended at Mecca and it is consisted of 9 ayaat. [...]

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  • AL-MUʾMINŪN The Faithful المؤمنون Meccan (surah 23 • 118 ayahs)

    AL-MUʾMINŪN The Faithful المؤمنون Meccan (surah 23 • 118 ayahs) »The surah that declares the ultimate success of THE FAITHFUL – the believers in One God, without partner, and that describes [...]

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  • Maryam (Mary)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. كهيعص {1} [Shakir 19:1] Kaf Ha Ya Ain Suad. ذِكْرُ رَحْمَتِ رَبِّكَ عَبْدَهُ زَكَرِيَّا {2} [...]

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  • Al-Mu’minoon (The Believers)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. قَدْ أَفْلَحَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 23:1] In verse 5 of al Baqarah also it is said [...]

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  • Al-Furqaan (The Criterion)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي نَزَّلَ الْفُرْقَانَ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ لِيَكُونَ لِلْعَالَمِينَ نَذِيرًا {1} [...]

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  • Imam ‘Ali (A.S), the Source of Authentic Qur’anic Knowledge

    Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.), whose heart and soul brimmed with Divine Revelation, had, since the initial days, a very close and dear companion, who was a source of peace and serenity to his [...]

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  • Al-Qamar (The Moon)

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

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  • Al-An’aam (The Cattle)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَجَعَلَ الظُّلُمَاتِ وَالنُّورَ ۖ ثُمَّ [...]

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  • The Event of Ghadeer in the Holy Qur’an

    Love for the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.), attachment towards his Ahle Bayt (a.s.) and their obedience are the factors which lead to success in this world and salvation in the Hereafter. [...]

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  • The Holy Qur’an: the Fountainhead of the Sciences

    By: Ibrahim B. Syed, PhD President Islamic Research Foundation International, Inc. 7102 W. Shefford Lane Louisville, KY 40242-6462, U.S.A. Introduction The Qur’an is a book of guidance; [...]

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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} [...]

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  • Shi’ite Books on ‘Dirayatul Hadith’

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

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  • 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 Only Daughter, Lady Fatimah (S.A)

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff Fatimah (a.s.) was born on 20th Jamadi-ul-Thaani 615 AD in Makkah. She was the one and only daughter of the Holy Prophet (saww) and Khadeejah (a.s.). Her [...]

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  • Life of Imam Sadiq (A.S)

    Name: Jaffer (AS) – the 6th Holy Imam Title: As-Sadiq, Sadiq-e-Aal-e-Mohammad (AS) Agnomen: Abu-Abdullah Father: Imam Mohammad Baqir (AS) – the 5th Holy Imam Mother: Umm-e-Farwa (AS) [...]

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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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  • Hazrat Abbas (A.S)

    “Peace be upon Ab al-Fadl al-Abbas, he preferred his brother to himself and sacrificed himself for his brother, supplied himself with opportunities of today for (the rewards of) the [...]

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  • 1st Dhul-Hijja – Marriage Anniversary of Imam Ali & Syeda Fatima Al-Zahra

    Here I present an extract from that account: When Hazrat Fatima(s.a.) attained the age of maturity and was ready to get married, the Prophet Mohammad(pbuh&hf) started receiving proposals from [...]

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  • Hadrat Fatima Zahra’s Wedding with Imam Ali (A.S.)

    By: Abu Muhammad Ordoni When Fatima Zahra reached nine years of age, she was a full-grown woman who enjoyed intellectual maturity and integrity of conduct. Allah gifted her with a brilliant [...]

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  • Al-Hasan Ibn ‘Ali al-‘Askari (Peace be Upon him)

    A Brief History of The Fourteen Infallibles By: Ansariyan Publications P. 155-157 Name: al-Hasan Title: al-‘Askari Agnomen: Abu Muhammad Father’s name: ‘Ali- al – Hadi ( [...]

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  • Lady Fatimah (S.A) in The Verse of Mubahala

    Allah, the Exalted said: “If anyone disputes in this matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge hath come to thee, say: `Come! Let us gather together; our sons arid your sons, our women [...]

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  • Hadrat Umm al Baneen (S.A) – First Husseini Elegy Chanter

    By: Zaynab It is recorded in historical accounts that mother of King of Fidelity Hadrat Abul Fazl al-Abbas (A.S.) and spouse of Commander of Faithful Al-Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb (A.S.) Hadrat [...]

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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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  • The Birthday of Hadrat Fatima Zahra(A.S.)

      Hadrat Khadija’s(S.A.) excellent and noble characteristics are fantastic example for mankind to follow. She is the lady who gave birth to Fatima Zahra(S.A.) and brought her up with [...]

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

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

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

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

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  • Imam Hassan (A.S), A Purified and Infallible Vicegerent of Allah (SWT)

    Written By: Ali Jaafary In the Name of ALLAH the Merciful, the Compassionate INTRODUCTION: As history has often taught us, there are many lessons in life that come about in important events. Some [...]

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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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  • Imam Al-Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S)

    Written By: Ansariyan Publications Imam Hasan was the eldest son of Imam ‘Ali and Hadrat Fatimah. When the Holy Prophet received the happy news of the birth of his grandson, he came to the [...]

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  • Al-Batool (S.A)

    Written By: Abu Muhammed Al-Ordoni Allah, the Exalted, created His creatures and implemented in them certain laws and habits. He also subjected these creatures to laws and habits. For instance, a [...]

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  • The Marriage of Lady Fatima (S.A) with Imam Ali (A.S)

    THE LIFE OF FATIMA AZ-ZAHRA’ By: Allamah Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi P. 97 – 111 When Fatima (a.s.) grew youth, the great companions hurried to the Prophet (a.s.) one after the other so [...]

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  • The Pure Progeny

    THE LIFE OF FATIMA AZ-ZAHRA’ By: Allamah Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi P. 113 – 148 Here, we talk about the blessed children of Fatima (a.s.) who and whose posterity were the infallible [...]

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  • Humbleness and Forgiveness of the Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)

    Written By: Shaikh Muhammedi Rayshahri The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.): An angel came down to me who had neither descended on any prophet before me nor will descend on anyone after me. He was the [...]

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

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

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  • The World Before Islam

    The Roots of Religion p. 117 – 120 The chaotic situation of the world prior to Islam is clearly reflected in the accurate mirror of history. The outline of decline, oppression, bloodshed, [...]

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  • Orientalists and the Event of Ghadir Khumm

    Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi (Published in Ghadir, 1990) I. Introduction The 18th of Dhil-Hijjah 1410 AH is to be celebrated in the Shi’i world as the 1,400th anniversary of the declaration of [...]

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  • Hazrat Is’haq (A.S) and Hazrat Yaqub (A.S)

    Translated by Fatima Zabeth Beenesh from the Farsi book “Tarikh i-Anbiya az Adam ta Khatam” by Husain Imadzadeh There are ten ayaat present in the Holy Quran about Prophet Is’haq a.s. [...]

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  • Assassination of Uthman

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 160-164 As objections against ‘Uthmān were gradually intensified, some men explicitly used to stand up before [...]

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  • The Founder of the First Grand Islamic University

    Author : Imam Reza Network Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a.s.) considered as “The Founder of the First Grand Islamic University” was born in the city of Madinah, on the 17th day of the [...]

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

    Author : Imam Reza Network Ima`m Zayn al-‘Abidin, peace be on him, became old and weak. This is because he exhausted himself by hard worship and obedience to Allah. The historians [...]

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  • Jafar Tayyar, The Refugee Who Brought Islam to Africa

    When Prophet Muhammad (SAW) began to propagate the religion of Islam in Mecca and Medina, those who didn’t believe in him and his message, opposed and troubled him. They called him a lunatic and [...]

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

    Fatimah (AS) felt grieved by Abu Bakr’s actions, and was so displeased with him that when she knew of his attempt to seize Fadak, she accompanied a group of women to the mosque. There she [...]

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  • Muawiya, The Founder of The Umayyad Monarchy

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 339-354 Upon seizure of Iraq, center of government since 36, all Islamic territories came under the yoke of [...]

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  • Rabi al-Awwal 8, the Day of Grief

    By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz “Peace upon you, O the Representative of Allah, and the Son of Allah’s Representatives; and the Father of His Representative… Peace upon you, O he who speaks with the Book [...]

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  • Imam Al-Rida and Regency

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

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  • Conquest of Damascus

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 38-43 The greater Syria was a land bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Western banks of the Euphrates, the [...]

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  • The Pledge Of Allegiance

    Sulh al-Hasan By: Shaykh Radi Yasin P. 31 – 41 The religion of Islam is what the Prophet, may Allah bless him and his family, propagated. For he (the Prophet): “Does not speak out of [...]

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  • Birth of Prophet Abrahim (A.S)

    Wiladat of Prophet Ibrahim – 25th Dhul Qa’dah The Birth of Prophet Ibrahim (a.s) Ibrahim was born in the fifth generation from Hud, and during the reign of a tyrant known as Namrood [...]

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  • Deputies of The Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 228-246   At the beginning of establishing his state in Yathrib, the Prophet (a.s.) began [...]

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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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  • Did Janab Abu Talib die a believer?

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

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  • Imam’s Succession To The Caliphate His Abdication

    When the Commander of the faithful, peace be on him, died, al- Hasan add- ressed the people. He reminded them of his right (to authority). The followers of his father pledged allegiance to him in [...]

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

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

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  • The Last Luminary

    The magnificent and auspicious celebration of the fifteenth of Sha’ban can be observed everywhere. Every place has been decorated. In every place joyful and cheerful gatherings can be seen. [...]

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  • Man’s God-Seeking Nature

    By: An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini Muhammad ibn Ya’qub (al-Kulayni), from Muhammad ibn Yahya, from Ahmad ibn Muhammad, from Ibn Mahbub, from’ Ali ibn Ri’ab, from Zurarah, who said, I [...]

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  • Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (A)

    Author: hujjat.org Imam Hasan Al-Askari (A) has said: The signs of a believer are five: • Performing fifty-one rakats of salaa daily, • Reciting Ziyarah of Arba’een, • Wearing a ring in the [...]

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  • What does Islam say about Jesus?

    Author : Imam Reza Network In the Qur’an, stories about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ (called ‘Isa in Arabic) are abundant. The Qur’an recalls his miraculous birth, his [...]

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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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  • Life of The Next World

    By : Martyr Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari The principle of belief in the eternal life of the next world is one of the important points of Islamic conception of cosmos and a fundamental tenet of [...]

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  • Is The Universe Dependent Upon Allah For Its Continued Existence?

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani   Question: Some readers say that today some materialist people raise objection whose complete answer is not in our [...]

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  • Imamate: One of the Fundamentals of Faith

    By:Professor Muhsin Qara’ati Is Imamate Included in the Fundamentals of Faith? Raghib Isfahani in his book Mufradatul Qur’an has given the meaning of Imam as leader, that is the one [...]

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  • The Imamate of Imam Zayn Al-Abidin (a)

    Author: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi No Imam began his Imamat in a more tragic atmosphere. The first day of his Imamat saw him seriously ill and a captive of the army of Yazid in Karbala. His father [...]

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  • A Glimpse from the Ray of Imam Hussain

    Author: Sayyed Muhammad Al-Shirazi Allah Almighty states {Think not of those who are slain in Allah’s Way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the Presence of their Lord}[1] [...]

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  • If the ruling of a Mujtahid goes against the ruling of the jurist guardian, which one must be followed?

    By: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei The ruling of the guardian jurist is the one that should be followed in issues that relate to the management of the Muslim nation and the general affairs of the [...]

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  • The Study of The Creed and Sciences of The Shi’ah

    Prof. Abdul Jawad Falaturl Translated by Dr. Ali Naqi Baqirshahi From a scientific point of view, the first conflict of all religions, civil and ethical laws would be against two basic human [...]

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  • Takbirah al-Ihram: Allahu akbar (Allah is greater)

    By: Hojjat al-Islam Muhsin Qara’ati The first utterance which is obligatory for the pilgrims {hujjaj} to the House of God is the recital of labbayk[191][191] the recital of which signals the [...]

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  • Criticism against The Caliphs

    By: Murtaza Mutahhari The next point with regards to this subject is the issue of criticism against the Caliphs. Criticism by ‘Ali (A.S.) against them is an indisputable fact, and the method [...]

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  • The Confession of Superiority

    Author : Imam Reza Network We read in history books that Ma’mun, the Abbasid caliph, offered caliphate to Imam Reza (PBUH), but he did not accept it. Then, Ma’mun offered the Imam (PBUH) to [...]

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  • The Dhikr of Allah in All States

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi Of the things which all people are responsible for enacting, however not all are able to, is to remember Allah (SwT) in all states. The remembering of Allah (SwT) [...]

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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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  • 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 Concept of Love in The Shi’i Creed

    By: Sayyid Muhammad Rida Hijaz Love is one of the sublimest and most appealing of concepts in Shi’ism in particular and Islamic culture and belief in general. In Shi’i belief, [...]

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

    By:Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: The Almighty Allah says in Qur’an: He is your Lord, who created the heavens and the earth in six days.[45] Here what [...]

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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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  • Short Ahadeeth by Imam Al-Hussain (A.S.)

    1. Imam Al-Hussain (peace be upon him) said: Sitting with the intelligent is a sign of successfulness. Disputation with other than the disbelievers is a sign of ignorance. A sign of a scholar is [...]

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  • The Resurrection of Man in Both His Dimensions

    By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari Now let us see what the nature of life will be in the hereafter. Will resurrection be exclusively corporeal, so that man is restored to life in the [...]

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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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  • Omitting Prayer Intentionally is a Greater Sin

    Author : Al-Shia.org The greater sin is to omit prayer intentionally. The traditions of Imam Taqi (a.s.), Imam Rid(a (a.s.) Imam Mu-sa Kadhim (a.s.) and Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) (mentioned in [...]

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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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  • 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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  • The Reality of Death

    Author : Shaykh Abbas Qummi   Ma’ad is derived from the root word Aud that means to return. Hence the returning of the spirit (rooh) back to it’s body is called Ma’ad. [...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Wonders of Creation

    By: Ayatullah Dastghaib Shirazi In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Glory be to Him Who created pairs of all things, of what the earth grows, and of their kind and of what they do [...]

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  • In Search of True Beauty

    Written By: Ayatullah Jawadi Amuli “… Ibn Mas’ud narrates: I once saw Prophet Muhammad crying, and so I asked him the reason. He replied: I cry because of the compassion I have [...]

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  • The Concept Of Freedom In Islam

    PRESENTED BY:AL-BALAGH FOUNDATION In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. “And those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in the Torah [...]

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  • Attributes Of The Righteous [5]

    Text of Hadith; A mumin is a trust worthy person, he avoids evil, faith is his companion, he loves modesty, he is alert to possible danger and chances of him straying from the path are ever slim, [...]

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

    Written By: Ali bin Zachariyeh Do not be hasty in punishing (someone’s) sin, and leave (room) between the two (fault and punishment) for apology. One who lacks intelligence has no decorum, [...]

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  • 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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  • Questions about Jihad in Islam

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

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  • The Station of The Faithful before Allah

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

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