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  • 3 The Family of Imran Al-’Imran: Madani

    3 The Family of Imran Al-’Imran: Madani ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. ALIF LAM MIM. 2. God: there is no god but He, the living, [...]

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  • 17 The Children of Israel Bani Isra’il: Makki

    17 The Children of Israel Bani Isra’il: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. GLORY TO HIM who took His votary to a wide and open [...]

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  • Al-Munaafiqoon (The Hypocrites)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. إِذَا جَاءَكَ الْمُنَافِقُونَ قَالُوا نَشْهَدُ إِنَّكَ لَرَسُولُ اللَّهِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ إِنَّكَ [...]

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  • 15 Al-Hijr Al-Hijr: Makki

    15 Al-Hijr Al-Hijr: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. ALIF LAM RA. These are the verses of the Book and the perspicuous oration. [...]

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  • Muhammad (Muhammad)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَصَدُّوا عَنْ سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أَضَلَّ أَعْمَالَهُمْ {1} [Yusufali 47:1] Those who [...]

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

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

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  • 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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  • Consumption of Haram

    Greater Sin is Consumption of Harām. In the Qur’anic ayat ‘Akal al-soht’ is translated as eating of what is unlawfully acquired. Hence the word “eat” is not restricted to consumption [...]

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  • Al-Hujraat (The Inner Apartments)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُقَدِّمُوا بَيْنَ يَدَيِ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ ۖ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ ۚ [...]

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  • As-Saff (The Ranks)

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

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  • The Extremists and Misinterpretation of the Holy Qur’an

    By: Ahmad Namaee The above-mentioned writer says, “A group of the extremists (ghulat) believe that the Holy Qur’an is misrepresented. Some chapters and verses on ‘Ali’s [...]

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  • Paradise

    Written By: Azhar Nasser In the name of God Most Gracious Most Merciful Holy Quran: Garden of Eternity, which they will enter: beneath them flow pleasant rivers: therein they will have all they [...]

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  • Faatir (The Originator)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ فَاطِرِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ جَاعِلِ الْمَلَائِكَةِ رُسُلًا أُولِي أَجْنِحَةٍ [...]

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  • The Holy Quran – Recitation & Memorisation of Quran

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff The Holy Quran is the Book of Allah (SWT). In traditions, it is mentioned that one who wants to converse to Allah should supplicate (recite Dua) and one who [...]

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  • Al-Israa’ (The Night Journey)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَىٰ بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلًا مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْأَقْصَى [...]

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  • Tafsir Surah Al-Insan (The Man)

      By: Nasir Makarim Shirazi in Tafsir Namuneh Translated from Farsi into English by: Fatima Zabeth Beenesh Surat Al-‘Insa-n (The Man) سورة الانسان or سورة الدَّهْرِ This sura descended [...]

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  • 37 Who Stand Arrayed in Rows, As-Saffat: Makki

    37 Who Stand Arrayed in Rows As-Saffat: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. I CALL TO witness those who stand arrayed in rows, 2. [...]

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  • Creation of The Universe in the Holy Quran

    Written By: Dr.Maurice Bucaille Let us first examine the Creation as described in the Quran. An extremely important general idea emerges: its dissimilarity with the Biblical narration. This idea [...]

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  • 67 The Kingdom, Al-Mulk: Makki

    67 The Kingdom Al-Mulk: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. BLESSED BE HE who holds the (reins of) Kingship in His hand, who has [...]

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  • Hazrat Imam Mahdi (ATF) in light of Prophet (S) sayings

    By: Yahya Ali Bismillah Hirrahman Nirraheem The 12th Imam – co-name and co-filial appellation of the prophet of Allah (SAWW) – Hazrat Mahdi bin Hassan bin Ali bin Muhammad bin Ali bin [...]

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  • Forty Sayings of Masumeen (A.S) on The World and The Hereafter

    By: Abbas Shahid Baqir 1- The Endeared Prophet of Islam (P.B.U.H.) ((Ashshehab Fel-Hekame-Val-Adab, p. 7)) The world is the prison of the religious people and paradise of unbelievers. [...]

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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 [...]

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  • Those Who Prophesied Reappearance of The Imam (A.S) Of The Time

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 255-278 Numerous traditions of the Prophet of Islam and the Infallible Imams (a.s) [...]

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  • Examples of Jurisprudence of the Imam of The Time

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 148-167   1. Queries of Muhammad bin Abdullah bin Ja’far Muhammad bin Abdullah [...]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tawbah (Repentance)

    An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini With a continuous chain of transmission reaching the pioneering leader, a proof of the sect and a chief of the ummah, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni (R) [...]

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  • The Narrators of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq(A.S.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network The narrators of Abu Abd Allah (al- Sadiq), peace be on him, were over four- thousand, as we have already mentioned. In his book al- Irshad, Shaykh al- Mufid, may Allah [...]

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  • 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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  • Sayings of Imam Hassan (A.S)

    It was 15th of the holy month of Ramadan in the year 3 AH that the first happiness of the House of Prophethood “Al-Imam Al-Hassan bin Ali bin Abi Talib Al-Mujtaba (p)” was born in the holy [...]

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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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  • Short Maxims of Imam Al-Hussain

    1. Imam Al-Hussain (peace be upon him) said to a man who begged him: Asking for financial- help is acceptable only in big loss, extreme poverty, or horrible guarantee. The man said: Because of [...]

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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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  • O Ali, Prepare My Funeral at Night

    To some it may be unclear as to whether Hadrat Fatimah al-Zahra (A.S.)was oppressed and hurt after the demise of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.). The answer to this question can be clearly and [...]

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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 Lives and Maxims of the Prophets Quoted by Imam al-Baqir(A.S.)

    Imam Abu Ja’far (al-Baqir), peace be on him, talked very much about the lives and maxims of the prophets. The specialists in these subjects have reported many traditions on his authority. [...]

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  • 40 Sayings of Lady Fatimah (S.A)

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

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  • Gluttony and Uncontrolled Sexual Lust

    The Prophet has stated; “Refrain from gluttony and over eating because it causes an individual to be hard-hearted; one becomes relaxed and lazy at performing his religious duties; one deafens [...]

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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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  • Fatima Zahra (S.A)’s Birth

    The clear disagreement on Fatima’s birth date is surprising. Some scholars state that she was born five years after revelation; while others say that she was born two or three years before [...]

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  • Meher of Hadrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.)

    The Dowry and Mehr of the Holy Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.) daughter, Fatema Zahra (s.a.): 1. One Armor 400 or 480 or 500 Dirhams. 2. One pair of cotton Yemeni Gloves. 3. Raw and untanned hide of a [...]

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  • The Journey of Imam Hussain (A.S)

    Taken from Kitab-al Irshad by Shaykh Al-Mufid Imam Hussain (as) sets out on his Journey Al Husyan, the blessings of God be on him, set out from Mecca to Iraq on the day of Muslim’s [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S)

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

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  • Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Sajjad (as), the Guide of Muslims Imam Sajjad

    The father gently touched the fevered forehead of his son. He was Hussein Ibn Ali (as) who was sitting on the bed of his son Ali Ibn al-Hussein and had pinned hope in his luminous eyes. Imam [...]

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  • Ziyarat to Hadrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.)

    It is reported that Lady Fatima (A) said: “My father said to me: `He who prays on your behalf, Allah, Exalted and Glorified is He, shall forgive him and make him join me wherever I may be [...]

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

    When the people objected to Imam Ali’s equitable distribution of wealth he replied: (i) If the wealth had belonged to me even then I would have distributed it equally among the people but [...]

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  • Imam Hassan (A.S)’s Imamate

    After the martyrdom of Imam Ali (Pbuh), the people of Kufa City swore allegiance to Imam Hassan (Pbuh) who had been governing as caliph for about six months. Unfortunately; in the time of Imam [...]

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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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  • Martyrdom of Imam Ali Al-Hadi (A.S)

    Imam Ali al-Hadi (a.s.) made a decision to leave Medina for Samarra for the reason that Abd Allah ibn. Muhammad was put in charge of war and prayer in Medina, the city of the Apostle of Allah [...]

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  • Imam Hassan ibn Ali (A.S) and The Holy Quran

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff HIS RECITATION OF THE HOLY QURAN Shaykh Sadooq (a.r.) has reported that: [Whenever Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (as) recited the Holy Quran and came across the [...]

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  • Our Love For the Ahlulbayt (A.S.): A Fairwell to the Holy Month of Ramadhan

    Written By: Ali Jaafary Based on the holy month of Ramadhan 1426, Lecture #4 In the Name of ALLAH the Merciful, the Compassionate INTRODUCTION: During this holiest of months I based most of my [...]

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  • Al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali Sayyidu’sh-Shuhada (Peace be Upon him )

    A Brief History of The Fourteen Infallibles By: Ansariyan Publications P. 95 – 110 Name: al-Husayn. Title: Sayyidu’sh-Shuhada’. Agnomen: Abu ‘Abdillah. Father’ s [...]

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  • The Life and Times of Imam Hassan Ibn Ali (A.S) – Part 3

    Written By: Syed-Mohsin Naquvi Imam Hasan bin Ali, the fifth of the Khulafa-e-Raashidoon The fifteenth day in this holy month of Ramadhan is the birth anniversary of Imam Hasan bin Ali. The [...]

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  • Abu Bakr’s Family versus Lady Fatima’s Progeny

    Written By: Abu Muhammed Al-Ordoni The early injustices done by Abu Bakr against Lady Fatima Zahra (A), paved the way for his offspring to do the same against the Prophet’s progeny. Sayyid [...]

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  • Some Traits of Ashura Literature

    Dr. Muhammad-Reza Fakhr-Rohani Ashura literature deals with oral and/or written discourses on, or related to, the Battle of Ashura of 10 Muharram 61 AH/ 10 October 680 AD. Ashura literature [...]

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  • Mention of Hadrat Abu Talib (A.S) in The Ahadith

    By:Abdullah al-Khunayzi The Prophet (s), who was the highest example of loyalty, fealty and fairness, would never deny a favor of any one; therefore the death of Abu Talib had left a deep effect [...]

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  • Muhammad al-Mahdi (Peace be Upon him)

    There Existed a good deal of harmony and uniformity between the aspects pertaining to the births of Prophet Muhammad, the last Apostle of Allah and Imam al-Mahdi, the last Apostolic Imam. Just as [...]

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

    By: Nasir Makarem Shirazi Now we discuss the most important topics about Islamic laws, its rules and regulations and their philosophy and most of the questions and answers are based on this. “Why [...]

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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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  • Preparing for Ramadhan

    It is a good time to prepare for Ramadhan. This holy and blessed month in which only the wicked / damned Shaghi 1 will not be forgiven of his sins (as per hadith narrated from the prophet s.a.w). [...]

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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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  • Ijtihad, Taqleed, & Marja’a

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

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

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

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  • Superiority of Islamic Laws

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

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

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

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  • Why Do We Pray Five Prayers In Three Times?

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi Question: What is the reason that we pray Zuhr-Asr and Maghrib-Isha prayers together, whereas for every Prayer there is a special time and the great leaders of [...]

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  • Objectives and Bebefits of The Hajj

    “And proclaim among people the Pilgrimage; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel coming from every remote path. That they may witness advantages for them and mention the name of [...]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 [...]

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  • What Is the Decree Regarding the Game of Chess?

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

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  • Usurpation (Ghasb)

    Author : Al-Shia.org Usurpation means that a person unjustly seizes the property or right of another person. This is one of the major sins and one who commits it will be subjected to severe [...]

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  • The Battle of Islam at Nahrawan

    After the unsatisfactory conclusion to the Battle of Siffin, Imam Ali (A.S.) returned with his army back to Kufa on the 13th of Safar 37 A.H. During the march, a group of 12,000 men kept [...]

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  • The Message: Birth & Childhood of the Prophet (PBUH)

    Written By: Ayatullah Shaikh Jafar Al-Subhani The dark clouds of ignorance had completely enveloped the Arabian Peninsula. Abominable and unlawful deeds, bloody campaigns, wide-spread plundering, [...]

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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 Unique Medical Dissertation by Imam Reza(A.S.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network The sciences of Ima`m al-Reza`, peace be on him, were not confined to the precepts of Islamic law; rather they included all kinds of science of which was medicine. The [...]

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  • Shi’ite Authors in Islamic History

    The pioneer in this field was Asbagh bin Nabatah Tabi’i who was one of the closest friends and companions of of Amir-al-Muminin Imam Ali(A.S.). Ash-Shaikh has said in Al-Fahrist that [...]

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  • Conquest of Makkah

    By: Yasin T. al- Jibouri The Prophet Visits Mecca (629 A.D.) Having returned to Medina from Khayber and the other Jewish strongholds victoriously, the Prophet spent four or five months in Medina. [...]

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  • Karbala’, An Enduring Paradigm of Islamic Revivalism

    By: Sayyid Wahid Akhtar Vol XIII No. 1 (Spring 1996) The martyrdom of Imam Husayn ibn ‘Ali (‘a) and his companions in Karbala’ proved to be the beginning of the downfall of the [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S.) and Caliphs

    By: Rasul Ja’fariyan If it is true to assume that at Messenger’s time, Muhajirun were of two different political fronts and some were trying to win the caliphate, then one must accept [...]

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  • The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 249 – 277 The historians and the narrators have reported that Ima’m al-Rida’, peace be on him, compiled a [...]

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  • Imam Husain’s Great Revolution

    Author : Imam Reza Network Yazid’s Demand for Allegiance In 50 A.H. when Imam Hasan (A) was poisoned, the duty of Imamat became the responsibility of his younger brother Imam Husain (A). At [...]

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  • The Bodleian Tribute to Islamic Sciences

    By : Charis Waddy   [In 1981 Oxford University’s Bodleian Library mounted a display of 50 choice works to tell one of the great stories in the history of ideas: the flowering of [...]

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  • Imam Reza (A.S.) Judged People Based on Their Piety and Good Deeds

    According to the Islamic thought, value is based on deeds, and this is the person who builds up his/her own character. Every person is judged, gains superiority, and reaches salvation based on [...]

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  • Character of Imam Hasan (A.S)

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 303-307 Regarding Imām Hasan’s virtues many narrations are recorded the narrators of which have been both Shi‘ite [...]

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  • The Divine Cultural Revolution

    By: Martyr Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Husayni Beheshti In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate Lord, open my breast, and ease for me my task. Unloose the knot upon my tongue that [...]

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  • Birth of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) in the Ahle Sunnah

    A number of traditions have been narrated from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) of Islam and the truthful Imams of Ahle-bayt (a.s.), regarding the uprising of Qaem-al-Mahdi towards the end of this [...]

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

    By:Professor Muhsin Qara’ati Among all the Prophets, the Holy Prophet is the only Prophet about whose life even ordinary matters have been recorded in history and this is a great [...]

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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 Traditions of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.)

    By: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi Historians agreed unanimously that Imam Abu Muhammad (a.s.) was the richest scientific personality in his talents at his time, and no one was ever comparable to him [...]

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  • Morality of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

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

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  • The Indescribability of God, the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.), and the Imams(A.S.)

    An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini With my continuous chain of transmission reaching the august shaykh, the best of the traditionists, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni, from ‘Ali ibn Ibrahim, [...]

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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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  • Temporary Marriages

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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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  • A Discourse about the Speech of Allah

    By: Allamah Tabataba’i in Tafsir al-Mizan These apostles, We have made some of them to excel others; among them are some to whom Allah spoke, and some of them He exalted by degree (of [...]

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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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  • What They Say About Muhammad (PBUH)

    During the centuries of the crusades, all sorts of slanders were invented against the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh). But with the birth of the modern age, marked with the religious tolerance and [...]

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  • Shia’s Belief in Fate and Destiny

    Muhammad al-Tijàni al-Samàwi As soon as I became acquainted with the Shi’ah ‘ulamà’,197 reading their books, I became aware of a new science called fate and destiny. Al-’Imàm ‘Ali (peace be upon [...]

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  • Death of the Holy Prophet (s): The Immortal Sorrow

    Author : Allama Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi The Prophet’s death was the greatest of calamities that the Ahlul Bayt faced After appointing Imam Ali (a.s.) in Ghadeer Khum as the caliph over the [...]

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  • The Teachings of the Qur’an

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

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  • The Infinite Power of God

    By: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari The infinite power of God has no clearer proof than that furnished by the study and examination of the phenomena of the created universe and the multiple forms and [...]

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  • Resurrection Prefigured in This World

    By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari We are witnesses to a ceaseless process of motion and change in the world; everywhere we see impressive scenes of the renewal of life. If we step into the [...]

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  • The Philosophy of Martyrdom of Imam Husayn (A.S)

    Written By: Rasul Jafariyan As a sacred religious movement and as a revolutionary political step the epic of Karbala is the most crucial religio- political uprising in the political culture of [...]

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  • Islam is Completed by The Appointment of Successor

    The Message By: Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani 749 – 754 From the viewpoint of Shi’ah scholars khilafat (caliphate) is a Divine office which is entrusted to the most distinguished the [...]

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

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi In continuation of the tradition which noted the characteristics of the true believer, we examine six more qualities the believer must possess: [...]

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  • Allah’s Help Is The Best

    Author : Imam Reza Network One of the companions of the Holy Prophet (s) found his financial conditions in a critical state and sat wondering how he could improve them. His wife suggested he [...]

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  • The Prophet’s Message To The Islamic Nation

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

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  • Some Definitions for Soul

    By:Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi Many words are used in Qur’an and Ahadith (traditions) for the Day of Judgement and the things related with it. Some of them are explained here: [...]

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  • The Disciplines of Islam

    By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani O’ you who have true faith! Do not give preference (to your own words and deeds) above those of Allah and His Messenger (the Prophet Muhammad, blessings of Allah be [...]

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

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 168-189 Imam `Ali (a.s) Intervenes Imam `Ali (a.s) was once passing by [...]

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  • Shi’ite Authors On Ethics and Morals

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

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

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

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  • The Development of Beliefs Through the Ages

    God and His Attributes By: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari Translated by: Hamid Algar P. 11-18 Among the fundamental intellectual topics that concern human life religious questions enjoy a particular [...]

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  • Scientific Philosophy and Metaphysics

    By: 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 using the [...]

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  • Philosophical Theology

    Author : Imam Reza Network Knowing God In this section the main emphasis is on the Eminent Greek Philosophers i.e. ‘Plato’ and ‘Aristotle’. However, it is appropriate [...]

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  • Spiritual Philosophy and Scientific Truths

    By: Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi A glance at the fundamental philosophical questions, to which spiritual and materialist philosophies give contradictory answers, clearly shows that the [...]

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  • Deception

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 132 – 146 Deception means to be deceived by a devilish trickery or a wrong idea, such as spending the usurped property in fields of charity. [...]

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  • Mutual Rights in Islam

    Author : Imam Reza Network Man’s duty with regard to his parents One of the humane Islamic behaviour which must be taken care of disregarding is a great sin is man’s behaviour with the [...]

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  • The Philosophical Issue Regarding Knowledge

    By : Ayatullah(Shaheed) Muhammad Baqir as-Sadr The largest philosophical issue regarding knowledge is the casting of knowledge in a philosophical form that reveals its reality and essence and [...]

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  • Rights of Scholars

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 223 – 227 Merits of Knowledge and Scholars Knowledge is the dearest thing for man, since it is the base of civilization and the honor of this [...]

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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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  • The Relationship between Philosophy and Theology in the Postmodern Age

    Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen When I was a student at a Catholic high school in Queens, New York, I was taught that although philosophy is the mother of the sciences, she is also the handmaid of [...]

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  • Rights of The Relatives

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 286 – 290 Merits of the Relatives Relatives are the family to whom one belongs. Man’s relatives are the most similar, affectionate, and [...]

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  • The Problem of Contradiction in Islamic Philosophy

    By : Martyr Murtuda Mutahhari Introduction He makes the night enter into the day and makes the day to enter into the night and brings forth the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from [...]

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    by : Martyr Murtuda Mutahhari Introduction He makes the night enter into the day and makes the day to enter into the night and brings forth the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from [...]

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  • Compatibility between Faith and Nature

    Author : Imam Reza Network With the strength given by Allah and the blessings of the Immaculate ones, I am beginning my talks in this Holy Month of Ramadan. As you know, the subject of discussion [...]

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

    By: Nasir Makarem Shirazi Now we discuss the most important topics about Islamic laws, its rules and regulations and their philosophy and most of the questions and answers are based on this. “Why [...]

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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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  • Sarcasm

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

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  • Are Other Religions Right?

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani   Question: Since Islam had canceled all other religious, in some verses of Qur’an why does it considers all the people [...]

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  • Shiahs And The Purified Sunnah

    Both Parties` Stand Towards The Sunnah One of the lies circulated against the Shī`ahs by some fools is that Shī`ahs reject the Sunnah of the Chosen One, peace and blessings of Allāh be upon [...]

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  • Contemporary Problems of Christian Theology in Islamic Thought

    By: Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen Theology begins with the question of God. This is true for all the major theistic theological traditions: Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Typically, the theologian [...]

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  • The Spiritual Message of Shi’ism

    By: Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabataba’i The message of Shi’ism to the world can he summarized in one sentence: “To know God.” Or in other words it is to instruct man [...]

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  • Why Shi’ah?

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

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  • Growth of Shi’ism

    Shi’ism began with a reference made for the first time to the partisans of Ali (shi’ah-i ‘ Ali), the first leader of the Household of the Prophet, during the lifetime of the [...]

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  • Why do the Shi‘ah during the ziyarah seek blessings?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: Seeking blessings {tabarruk} through the remnants (and symbols) of the saints {awliya’} of God is not a new phenomenon among Muslims; rather, this [...]

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

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

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  • Islam and Christianity

    By : Ali Quli Qara’i Islam and Christianity: A Review Article by Ali Quli Qara’i The reviewer `Ali Quli Qara’i is the editor of Al-Tawhid (English). Soon after the Islamic [...]

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  • Historical Factors and Shi’ism

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Lutfullah Safi al-Gulpaygani QUESTION: Have historical factors influenced the development of Shiaism, or is this sect a set of beliefs derived from the Qur’an and the clear [...]

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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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  • Islam and the Modern Age

    By: Allama Tabatabaei In view of the present state of marvellous rate of progress, can one really believe that Islam can cater to the needs of the modern world? Today, when man, by the means of [...]

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  • Conceptual Foundations of Shi’i Islam

    By: Prof. Dr. Sayyid Husayn Muhammad Ja’fari The division of the community of Islam into Sunni and Shi’i branches has commonly been explained in terms of purely political differences. [...]

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  • The Religion of Islam

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

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  • Characteristics of Shiite

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

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  • Arbitration in Islam

    Author: Muhammed Beheshti From time to time differences arise on various questions between the people living together. Historical and personal experience shows that no society has ever existed, [...]

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  • The Sincere Shia

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi Imam Ja’far b. Muhammad as-Sadiq (as) has said: “Surely our Shi’a (true followers) are those who follow our virtues (those who follow all of the good and noble [...]

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  • The Islam Part-IV

    The adoption of Muslim culture was not always in the form of the adoption of Arabic culture. The relaxed attitude that Islam took towards various national and native cultures presented them as [...]

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  • Qadianis Exposed

    By: Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi The Qadiani Missionary wrote: If you have any doubt about Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadianis claim, then show us a single example, since Prophet Adam up to the death of [...]

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

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  • 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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  • Eid ul Fitr | Meaning and Purpose

    The month-long fast of The Month of Ramadan is over and 1st Shawwal is Eid Day. It is a day of joy, bonding, helping one another and spreading happiness all over the globe: “…Alladhi [...]

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    By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi The new concept of democracy as being necessarily secular is advanced by statesmen in Western countries in which no trace of religion must be seen in any government [...]

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  • The Basis of Individual and Social Ethics

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

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  • Law and The Difference in Outlook and Origin

    By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi As explained in the last session, the above theory is based on an array of statutory principles. The first principle is the exigency of law for society while the [...]

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  • Islamic View on Artificial Insemination

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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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  • Astronomy – Light And Movement

    Written By: Dr. Maurice Bucaille Let us now turn to the subject of Astronomy. Whenever I describe the details the Quran contains on certain points of astronomy to Westeners, it is unusual for [...]

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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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  • 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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  • The Unique Medical Dissertation by Imam Reza(A.S.)

    The sciences of Ima`m al-Reza`, peace be on him, were not confined to the precepts of Islamic law; rather they included all kinds of science of which was medicine. The Ima`m was unique in [...]

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  • Natural Therapeutics of Medicine in Islam

    Syed Ahmed Ali, M.D., Dr. Sadiq H. Hussain , Ahmed H. Sakr, Ph.D. 1.INTRODUCTION Medicine is both an art and a science. It encompasses prophylaxis or prevention, diagnosis, and finally treatment [...]

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  • The Divine Cultural Revolution

    By: Martyr Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Husayni Beheshti In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate Lord, open my breast, and ease for me my task. Unloose the knot upon my tongue that [...]

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  • Who is Responsible for Education?

    Civilization gradually developed with time, and many types of social and cultural factors, were responsible for its progress. As already noted education plays a fundamental role in building human [...]

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  • Hesham ibn Hakam: The Founder of Science (Fundamentals of Religion)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Hesham is one of the best scholars and authorities of Islam. He was famous for his knowledge and virtue among the learned men of his time. He was a genius and a gifted [...]

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  • Islam’s Ideal Form of Democracy

    By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi As to which of these administrative forms is acceptable to Islam, we have said earlier that if democracy in legislation means that whatever is approved by the [...]

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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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  • Night Prayer and The Human Body Clock

    By: Hwaa Irfan The sleep-wake cycle of the pineal gland becomes disrupted as we increasingly eat, socialize and sleep not questioning the psychological and physical effects of our [...]

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  • Human Behavior and Its Organization

    Published by: Al-Balagh Foundation Introduction Praise be to Allah. Who created man and inspired him with knowledge and high ideals, and peace be upon Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) and his infallible [...]

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  • Science in The Holy Qur’an

    From a Gaseous Mass to the Heavens and the Earth The Qur’an was revealed in the seventh century. Many statements pertaining to physical phenomena are dispersed throughout the Qur’an. [...]

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  • Over 30 Questions Answered by Imam Hassan (A.S)

    The following sayings, maxims, and words of wisdom are related to the pious grandson of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) Abu Muhammed Al-Hassan bin Ali (peace be upon them). The [...]

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  • Being Kind to Children

    The Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.) was very kind to children and loved them very much .One day, he placed his two grandchildren, Hasan and Husayn, on his lap and began kissing and cuddling them. A [...]

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  • The Shi’ites During the Imam’s Occultation

    So now, what is a duty of a Shi’ite? What responsibilities does he have? Truly, are we reckoned among the real followers of His Eminence (Imam al-Mahdi (a.s.)? If we study the lives of the [...]

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  • Brotherhood according to Islam

    By Dastghaib Shirazi   “The believers are but brethren, therefore make peace between your brethren and be careful of (your duty to) Allah that mercy may be had on you. (Holy Qur’an, [...]

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  • Short Maxims of Imam Hassan (A.S)

    1- The people who consult for their affairs will surely be guided to the right. 2- Meanness is to avoid thanking the grace. 3- Imam al-Hasan (A.S.) said to one of his sons: O son, do not befriend [...]

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  • Good and Evil

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

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  • Marriage Issues

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Hussain Madhahiri Today we shall discuss about the reasons for people opting for polygamy. This discussion is neither on jurisprudence nor on the cultural aspect of human [...]

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  • Islam’s Position Towards Freedom and Social Assurance

    By: Ayatullah Muhammad Baqir as-Sadr We have come to know, from the above con­tents, that freedom is the central point in the capital­ist thinking, and the concept of “insurance” [...]

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  • Attributes Of The Righteous [3]

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

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  • Karbala & Humanity

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

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  • The Brotherhood of Islam

    Author: Al-Shia.org A Muslim is related to different people in different ways: first, he is very closely related to his family members; second, he is related to his relatives; and finally, he is [...]

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  • Some Sermons of The Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 357-370   In Mecca, the Prophet (a.s.) made speeches in which he invited the people of [...]

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  • Hazrat-e-Fatima (S.A)

    The great lady, Hazart-e Fatemeh Zahra (S.A) was the dear daughter of the Prophet, Mohammad (S.W). Some Shiite scholars believed that she was born on 20th of Jamadi-ul-Sani, 5 th A.H. But the [...]

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  • Vow and Convent

    Author : Aalulbayt Global Information Center Vow (Nazr) 2649. Vow means making it obligatory upon oneself to do some good act, or to refrain from doing an act which it is better not to do, for [...]

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  • Some of The Etiquettes of Charity

    Author : Imam Reza Network   Imam Ali Ibn Hussein (AS) has said: * * * “Charity during night extinguishes God’s wrath.” The Imam said to Abi Hamzah: * * * “If you wish God to make you die [...]

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  • Islamic Jihad and Human Rights

    By: Murtaza Mutahhari There exists the question, however, of whether the things we are allowed to defend are only these, i.e. individual, group and national rights, or whether it is legitimate [...]

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  • Desire and Hope

    By: An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini Muhammad ibn Ya’qub (al-Kulayni) (R) reports from al-Husayn ibn Muhammad, he from Mu’alla ibn Muhammad, from al-Washsha’, from ‘Asim ibn Humayd, he [...]

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  • The Month of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) – Sha’baan

    The Holy Prophet said: “Shaa’baan is my month”. Imam Ali bin Husayn Al Zaynul Abideen (a.s.) told his companions: “The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) used to observe fast during [...]

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  • Traits of Nobility

    Author : Imam Reza Network Mistaken Concept of a Ruler One day a nomadic Arab entered Medina. He went straight to the mosque to meet the Holy Prophet (s) and demand gold, silver and other forms [...]

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  • The Holy Qur’an and Ahlul Bayt (A.S)

    Based on a parallel (Mutawatir) tradition upon whose authenticity all Muslims agree, the Messenger of Allah (AS) informed his followers in several occasions that he would leave them two [...]

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