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  • Qaaf (The Letter ‘Qaaf’)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. ق ۚ وَالْقُرْآنِ الْمَجِيدِ {1} [Pickthal 50:1] Qaf. By the Glorious Qur’an, بَلْ عَجِبُوا أَنْ [...]

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  • Al-Hadid (The Iron)

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

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  • AL-ANBIYĀʾ The Prophets الأنبياء Meccan (surah 21 • 112 ayahs)

    AL-ANBIYĀʾ The Prophets الأنبياء Meccan (surah 21 • 112 ayahs) »The surah that mentions the names of sixteen of THE PROPHETS and Mary, illustrating the unity of the divine message. Accounts of [...]

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  • AL-MĀʿŪN Aid الماعون Meccan (surah 107 • 7 ayahs)

    AL-MĀʿŪN Aid الماعون Meccan (surah 107 • 7 ayahs) »The surah that chastises as irreligious and mean all those who withhold from the helpless and needy of the most basic forms of AID. It takes its [...]

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  • Tafsir Surat al-Fil (The Elephant)

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Nasir Makarim Shirazi in Tafsir Namuneh Translated from Farsi into English by: Fatima Zabeth Beenesh The sura e fil is descended at Mecca and it is consisted of 5 ayaat. [...]

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  • MARYAM Mary مريم Meccan (surah 19 • 98 ayahs)

    MARYAM Mary مريم Meccan (surah 19 • 98 ayahs) »The surah that mentions the miracle-filled story of MARY and how, though an untouched virgin, she gave birth to Jesus, the true Messiah and a human [...]

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  • AL-NABAʾ The Tiding النبإ Meccan (surah 78 • 40 ayahs)

    AL-NABAʾ The Tiding النبإ Meccan (surah 78 • 40 ayahs) »The surah that mentions THE [GREAT] TIDING of the coming of the Day og Judgment, the truth of which people yet dispute. It takes its name [...]

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  • An-Noor (The Light)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. سُورَةٌ أَنْزَلْنَاهَا وَفَرَضْنَاهَا وَأَنْزَلْنَا فِيهَا آيَاتٍ بَيِّنَاتٍ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ {1} [...]

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  • Taa-Haa (Taa-Haa)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. طه {1} [Yusufali 20:1] Ta-Ha. مَا أَنْزَلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْقُرْآنَ لِتَشْقَىٰ {2} [Yusufali 20:2] We have [...]

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  • AL-NAṢR The Help النصر Medinan (surah 110 • 3 ayahs)

    AL-NAṢR The Help النصر Medinan (surah 110 • 3 ayahs) »The surah that informs the Prophet Muḥammad that THE HELP of God is imminent in the liberation of Mecca from idolatry, in the throngs whose [...]

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  • Ash-Shu’araa (The Poets)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. طسم {1} [Yusufali 26:1] Ta. Sin. Mim. تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ {2} [Yusufali 26:2] These are [...]

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  • AL-GHĀFIR The Forgiver غافر Meccan (surah 40 • 85 ayahs)

    AL-GHĀFIR The Forgiver غافر Meccan (surah 40 • 85 ayahs) »The surah that describes the Divine Being as the one and only God, who is THE FORGIVER of Sin, the Acceptor of Repentance, but also the [...]

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  • AL-SHUʿARĀʾ The Poets الشعراء Meccan (surah 26 • 227 ayahs)

    AL-SHUʿARĀʾ The Poets الشعراء Meccan (surah 26 • 227 ayahs) »The surah that mentions the aimless meandering of unbelieving POETS in their creative effort to versify, and how their own actions [...]

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  • 38 Sad, Sad: Makki

    38 Sad Sad: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. SAD. I CALL to witness the admonishing Qur’an. 2. But the unbelievers are still [...]

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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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  • 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 Qur’an Possesses Revelation and Exegesis

    Allamah Tabatabaee The Qur’an In Islam p. 37-45 We shall discuss the word, exegesis, ta’wil, in relation to three Qur’anic verses. Firstly, in the verses concerning the implicit [...]

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  • AL-SHARḤ Opening الشرح Meccan (surah 94 • 8 ayahs)

    AL-SHARḤ Opening الشرح Meccan (surah 94 • 8 ayahs) »The surah that opens with a reassurance to the Prophet Muḥammad that his divine appointment to receive God’s revelation has been nothing less [...]

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  • Adh-Dhaariyat (The Winnowing Winds)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. وَالذَّارِيَاتِ ذَرْوًا {1} [Pickthal 51:1] By those that winnow with a winnowing فَالْحَامِلَاتِ وِقْرًا [...]

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  • The Holy Qur’an Brings a Message of Guidance and Social Justice

    By: Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Jalali The Qur’an is a revelation sent by God (the All-Mighty) to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family). Muslims believe that the Qur’an is the last [...]

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  • Hadeeth Al-Kisaa (Story of the Cloak)

    One day, my dear Father, The Holy Prophet of Allah (s), came to my house and said to me: Peace be upon you, O Fatima. I replied: And upon you be peace. He said: I feel some weakness in my body. I [...]

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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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  • Ahlul Bayt (A.S)

    The Holy Prophet [s] said: “The likeness of my Ahlul-Bayt (progeny) amongst my Ummah (followers) is similar to Noah’s Ark. Those who embarked on it were rescued and those who rejected [...]

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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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  • How Does Prayers Keep a Person Away From Sin?

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: According to Qur’an’s point of view one of the effects of Prayers is that it keeps one away from sins and [...]

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  • Imam Hussain (A.S.) And The Four Kinds of Friends

    Imam Al-Hussain (peace be upon him) said: There are four kinds of friends: there is the friend who is for you and for himself, the friend who is for you, the friend who is against you, and 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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  • 100 sayings of Imam Muhammad b. Jafer As-Sadiq (A.S.)

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

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  • Maxims of Imam Hassan (A.S)

    1 – Maxims by Imam Hassan peace be upon him when asked what piety is , Imam Hassan , peace be upon him replied : ” yearning for virtue and no longing for this world . ” 2 [...]

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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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  • The Imam’s Debate Concerning the Prophet’s Family

    Author : Imam Reza Network Yet this is another debate in which the Imam has provided evidence of that Allah chose the pure family (of the Prophet). The debate took place in the presence of [...]

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

    Note by the Translator Hazrat Ali, the Great Khalif of Islam, and the first in the line of the Imamat, apart from his abiding contribution to spiritual thought, is known to the Arabic world as 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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  • First Infallible Sayings

    * The most honored among people who is pious, and the strongest among people who depends on Allah. * A man giving in alms one piece of silver in his lifetime is better for him than giving one [...]

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  • Maxims of Imam Hussain (A.S) Regarding Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil

    The following sayings are related to the pious Imam, the Prophet’s grandson, the martyr Abu Abdillah Al-Hussain bin Ali (peace be upon them). Imam Al-Hussain’s sermon Regarding [...]

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  • Hadith According to the Shia

    Allamah Tabatabaei The principle that the hadith possesses validity, as attested by the Quran, is not at all disputed among Shi’ites or in fact among all Muslims. But because of the failure [...]

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  • Hijab and Family Life

    By: Mohammad Ali Shomali Allah (swt) has created human beings to act as His vicegerents on earth and, like all other forms of living beings, human beings cannot be complete unless they are in a [...]

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  • Rights of the Brother in Faith

    There are numerous traditions in connection with the rights of the believers and brothers-in-faith. A few of such traditions are quoted below: Mualla Bin-Khanees asked Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (a.s.): [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Imam Husain (A.S.) proceeding towards Iraq from Makkah

    Author : Hajj Shaikh AbbAs Qummi   (Irshad) Muslim bin Aqeel (a.s.)’s uprising in Kufa occurred on the eighth of the month of Zilhajj 60 A.H., while he was martyred on the day of Arafah i.e. [...]

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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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  • Imam Ali’s Biography

    Author : Aalulbayt Global Information Center Introduction: All the human beings experience ups and downs and face different problems in life The individuals , usually get weak and unable when [...]

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  • Sayeda Fatimah (S.A)

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff On Friday 20th Jamadil-Aakhar 615 AD, Bibi Khadeejatul-Kubra (as), the first and most beloved wife of the Messenger of Allah (saw) gave birth to Seyyida [...]

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  • The Twelfth Imam Hazrat Mahdi (A.S)

    Roots of Religion p. 217-235 The Imam, the just Guide, Hazrat Mahdi (A.S.) was born half-way through the month of Sha’ban in the year 255 A.H. in the town of Samarra, and in 260 A.H., when [...]

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  • A Brief History of Imam Hasan’s Life

    The Son of the Prophet Imam Hasan Mujtaba -upon whom be peace- was the second Imam. He and his brother Imam Husayn were the two sons of Amir al-mu’minin Ali and Hadhrat Fatimah, the [...]

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  • On The Way to Marriage

    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 mentality and cleverness, [...]

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  • Great Women of the World

    By: Sayyid Khomeini Hazrat Fatima Zahra (upon whom be peace) The anniversary of Hazrat Fatima’s birthday and Women’s Day Tomorrow is Women’s Day. It is the day when (the birth of) a woman is [...]

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

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

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  • Demise Anniversary of Hadhrat Ma’suma

    The title of Masuma was given to this noble lady by her brother, Imam Ali Al-Ridha (AS). It is worth noting that this title was awarded to her after her death and she was not referred to by this [...]

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  • Lady Fatema Martyred: Succumbing to The Wound

    Written By: S.V. Mir Ahmad Ali Thus after seventy-five or ninety days after the departure of the Holy Prophet, as prophesied, the Holy Lady passed away. But before breathing her last, she called [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Lady Fatima’s Glorification of Allah

    It is reported in Bihar that Ali (A) said to a man from Bani Sae’ed: “Should I speak to you about Fatima and Myself? She was my spouse who was the most beloved to the Prophet. Once, [...]

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  • Saqqa (One who quenches the thirst); The Celebrated Title Hadrat Abbas (A.S)

    Author : Imam Reza Network The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said, “The most superior deed before Allah is to satiate the thirst of the thirsty, even if it be an animal.” (Darrusslam, vol. [...]

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  • Lady Fatimah Al-Zahra (S.A)

    Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) said: “Whoever injures (bodily or sentimentally) Fatimah, injures me, and whoever injures me, injures Allah and whoever injures Allah practices unbelief. O Fatimah! [...]

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

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

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  • Fatimah (S.A): The Link Between Prophethood and Imamate

    The link between prophethood and Imammah Fatimah (as) was the only woman connecting prophethood and Imamah and was the link between the two. She was the daughter of the Prophet (sawa), the wife [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S) in The Eyes of Non-Muslims

    Saying: “Ali was so popular even among the non-Muslims that when he died, all the Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians of Kufa, particularly their women and children who were personally looked [...]

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  • Morality of Imam Muhammad Baqir (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 211-214 Muhammad ibn Munkadir reports: I never thought `Ali ibn [...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Najasat and Taharat Rules

    By: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi A. SOME IMPORTANT TERMS “Najasat” (pl. najasaat) means uncleanliness, impurity. In Islamic laws, the najasat if of two types: inherent and acquired. To [...]

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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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  • Bayt al-Mal and the Distribution of Zakat

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

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  • 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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  • Why do the Shi’ahs Combine Prayers?

    The Shi’ahs acknowledge the five obligatory daily prayers. However, they frequently combine the Zuhr and ‘Asr prayers by offering them consecutively during the time period defined by [...]

    Why do the Shi’ahs Combine Prayers?
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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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  • 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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  • Simultaneous Performance of Prayers

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

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  • Islamic View on Artificial Insemination

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi& Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: What is the Islamic view on Artificial Insemination? (Artificial Insemination means the insertion [...]

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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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  • Facts With Deep Meanings

    Author : Al Balagh Foundation Islam fixed stated times for prayer, and embellished them with a certain precise, accompanying rituals. It stipulates rules for the prayer’s correctness, [...]

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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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  • Brief History of Jurisprudence and Jurisprudents

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

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  • Omitting Prayer Intentionally is a Greater Sin

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

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  • The Tendency of Rationalizing The Shari’ah Laws

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

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  • 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 [...]

    How to Perform the Daily Prayers
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  • A Religious and Political Journey

    Written by Ayatullah Shaikh Jafar The sixth year of migration was terminating with all its bitter and sweet events when suddenly the Prophet dreamt a pleasant dream that the Muslims were [...]

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  • Life of Imam Ali (A.S)

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 294-297 The analysis of Imām’s lifestyle as a paragon seems beyond the possibility here; yet, we refer to some [...]

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  • The Glorious Qur’an and the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) cannot be separated from each other

    Among the arguments put forward from the Ahl’ ul-Sunnah to justify the adallah (justice) of the sahaba is that they complied the Qur’an. To question their trustworthiness is to [...]

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  • The Periods of Historical Development of the Shi‘ah

    By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami 1. The Shi‘ah during the Period of the First Four Caliphs The Shi‘ah during the reigns of the first three caliphs, viz. Abubakr, Umar and ‘Uthman, has distinctive [...]

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  • Prophet Muhammed Al-Mustafa (PBUH)

    Name – Muhammad Title – Al-Mustafa, Al-Amin, Ar-Rasool Kunyat – Abul Qasim Born – Friday, the 17th of Rabi-ul Awwal Father’s Name – Abdullah Ibn Abdul Muttalib [...]

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  • Wilayah of Ahlul Bait

    He said: Abul Qasim Ja’far b. Muhammad – may Allah bless him with mercy, reported to me from his father, from Sa’d b. Abdillah, from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa, from Muhammad b. [...]

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  • Habil and Qabil

    Adam had two sons called Habil and Qabil. Adam thought that Habil, the younger son, should take over after him. But Qabil didn’t like this idea and was very jealous. To settle the argument [...]

    Habil and Qabil
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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, [...]

    The World Before Islam
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  • Spread of Tashayyu’ and Beginning of Shi’ite Historiography During The Safawid Era

    By: Rasul Ja’fariyan It should be noted that during the Safawid period, part of the historiography is related to the recording of historical developments of the Safawid State. We do not [...]

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  • Doesn’t the Word Mawla Mean Friend?

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

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  • Before The Pledge Of Allegiance

    Written By: Shaikh Radi Aal-Yasin Now, we are discussing a matter. We do not know exactly to what extent the matter was affected by the previous conditions. Still it is enough for us to present [...]

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  • Martyrdom of Hadrat Abbas (A.S)

    Author : Imam Reza Network 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 [...]

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

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

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  • Prophet Adam (A.S)

      Allah made the mountains and the seas. He made all the animals. He made the heavens and the stars. He made the sun and the moon and he made the angels. The angels were like Allah’s [...]

    Prophet Adam (A.S)
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  • Guidance of the Holy Prophets

    Author : Imam Reza Network Toward the Goal: General Guidance A grain of wheat that is placed within the bosom of the earth under appropriate conditions begins to grow and enters upon a path of [...]

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  • Merits of the Fourteen Infallibles

    By: Maulana Sayyid Zafar Hasan Amrohi Just as man is created from four elements, the basics of ethical values are also four, wisdom, chastity, justice and valour. As if these are the four walls [...]

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

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  • The Reality of Death

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  • The Cave of Hara

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  • Do we have the right to ask about the Logic behind Islamic Laws?

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  • Obligations of The Rulers

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  • The Philosophy of Maintenance in Islam

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  • The Divine Rights

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  • Rights of Friends

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  • ILL Temper

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  • Truth

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  • Compatibility between Faith and Nature

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  • Rights of Scholars

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  • Islamic Faith and Human Perfection

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  • Secular Democracy and its Philosophical Underpinning

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  • Principles of Ethics in The View of The Ancients

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  • Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S) Altruism

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

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  • Islam and the Question of Violence

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  • The Concept of Religion Part II

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  • The world in the Islam sight

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  • The Shia Idrisid State in Maghrib

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  • Shī`ahs And The Holy Qur`ān

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  • Islam, Culture and Identity

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  • The Natural and Intellectual Rights in Islam

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  • What None Muslims Say About …Islam

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  • Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shi’i Islam

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  • Islam is an Institution of Social Justice

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  • The Advantages of Religion

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  • The Greatness of the Shia

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  • Are Other Religions Right?

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  • Shi’ism in Relation to Various Islamic Sects

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  • Arbitration in Islam

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  • Secular Democracy and its Philosophical Underpinning

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

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  • A Healthy Society Under The Grace of Ethics

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  • Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq’s Contribution to the Sciences

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  • Islam’s Ideal Form of Democracy

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  • The Demographic Concentration of the Shi‘ah

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  • The concept of religion

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  • The Geographical Expansion of Shi‘ism

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  • The Islamic Opinion about Education

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  • The Divine Cultural Revolution

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  • Jabir Ibn Haiyan: the Father of Chemistry

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  • Bees and the Hidden Miracles of Honey

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  • Socialism and Communism

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  • The Scientific Facts Presented in The Holy Qur’an

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  • Law and The Difference in Outlook and Origin

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  • Imam Hasan (A.S) Answers

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  • Short Maxims of Imam Hassan (A.S)

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  • The Pursuit of Knowledge

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  • Imam Hasan (A.S)’s Teachings

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  • Attributes Of The Righteous [2]

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  • Hazrat-e-Fatima (S.A)

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  • A Glimpse at The Political Philosophy of Islam

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  • Islam’s Ideal Form of Democracy

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  • The Prayer; One of The Greatest Gifts Allah All-Merciful has Given

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  • Epistemology of Prophethood in Islam

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  • Think Not of Those Who Are Slain in God’s Way as Dead

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  • Seven Strategies to Train Kids in Ramadhan

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  • Striving for Right Guidance

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

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  • Three Important and Fate Deciding Traits in the Life of a Person

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  • Five Life Giving Lessons and Refraining from Doubtful Things

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  • Sayings of Imam Hassan (A.S)

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  • Islam’s Position Towards Freedom and Social Assurance

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