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  • Al-Ghafir (The Forgiver)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. حم {1} [Yusufali 40:1] Ha Mim تَنْزِيلُ الْكِتَابِ مِنَ اللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْعَلِيمِ {2} [...]

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  • The Way To The Holy Quran

    Written By: Khurram Murad Islamic Foundation Basic Prerequisites Bringing Gratitude and Praise Third: Make yourself constantly alert with intense praise and gratitude to your Lord for having [...]

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  • The Holy Quran – Our Source of Guidance

    It was a peaceful and quiet evening in Mecca. Not yet a messenger, Muhammed [s] was busy pondering in the cave of Hira when he heard a strange voice from above saying, “Iqraa”. It was demanding [...]

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  • Yunus (Jonas)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الر ۚ تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْحَكِيمِ {1} [Yusufali 10:1] A.L.R. These are the ayats of the Book of [...]

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  • (2) THE COW (al-baqarah)

    THE COW (al-baqarah) (2) Number of Verses: 286 In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful Alif. Lam. Mim. (2:1) There is no doubt that this book is a guide for the pious; (2:2) the pious [...]

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  • AL-NĀZIʿĀT The Wresters النازعات Meccan (surah 79 • 46 ayahs)

    AL-NĀZIʿĀT The Wresters النازعات Meccan (surah 79 • 46 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by THE WRESTERS, the angelic pullers, who shall harshly wrest out the [...]

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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-Quran English Translation

    Al-Qur’an The Koran Translation by Ahmed Ali 1 The Prologue Al-Fatihah: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. ALL PRAISE BE to [...]

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  • Taa-Haa (Taa-Haa)

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

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  • Al-‘ankaboot (The Spider)

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

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  • Al-Qamar (The Moon)

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

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  • 10 Jonah Yunus: Makki

    10 Jonah Yunus: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. ALIF LAM RA. These are the verses of the authoritative Book. 2. Are the people [...]

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  • Islam and Iman from the Viewpoint of the Holy Qur’an

    By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani {The Desert `Arabs (come to you O’ Muhammad) and say ‘We have true belief!’ Say to them (O’ Muhammad, blessings of Allah be upon him and his progeny) that, ’You are [...]

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  • AL-ʿAṢR Time العصر Meccan (surah 103 • 3 ayahs)

    AL-ʿAṢR Time العصر Meccan (surah 103 • 3 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by the decline of TIME and humankind’s absolute loss of every single thing but [...]

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  • An-Najm (The Star)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. وَالنَّجْمِ إِذَا هَوَىٰ {1} [Pickthal 53:1] By the Star when it setteth, مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمْ وَمَا [...]

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  • Al-Qasas (The Stories)

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

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  • Al-Jaathiya (Crouching)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. حم {1} [Pickthal 45:1] Ha. Mim. تَنْزِيلُ الْكِتَابِ مِنَ اللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَكِيمِ {2} [...]

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  • What Objectives does Surah al-Hujurat Pursue?

    By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani The goal of this Surah is to elucidate upon a series of life-giving commandments of Akhlaq (Ethics and Morality) and social interaction which (if put into practice), [...]

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  • Al-Kahf (The Cave)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَنْزَلَ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ الْكِتَابَ وَلَمْ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ عِوَجًا ۜ {1} [...]

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  • Fussilat (Explained in Detail)

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

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  • Eid-e-Ghadeer is the greatest Eid of Allah (SWT)

    Author : Imam Al-Sadiq A.S Imam Sadiq(as) said: Eid-e-Ghadeer is the greatest Eid of Allah(swt) (Ref: Wasail ush shia, Vol 5, Pg 224) The closed schools and workplaces, clean and shining roads, [...]

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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 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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  • Lady Fatima (S.A)

    1. It was repotred in Bihar, V. 10, that Imam Abu Jaafar Al-Baqir (AS) said: “When Fatima was born, Allah (Exalted is His Name) revealed angel to speak the name Fatima with Muhammads [...]

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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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  • 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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  • The Historical Speech of The Holy Prophet (PBUH) in Ghadir Khum

    This is the English translation of the speech of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) in Ghadir Khum. It is well written and documented with lots of references. O Allah! Send your blessings to the head of [...]

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  • The Muslim Ummah at the End of Time

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

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  • Salat Al-Jama’ah (Congregational Prayers)

    The Holy Prophet of Islam (saw) said: ” The rows of my followers in the congregational (Jama’at) prayer on the earth are like the rows of angels in the sky; and a rak’at of [...]

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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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  • Fadak: the property of Hadrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.)

    Fadak is a controversial issue that has since the death of Rasulullah (s) created an open wound between the Sunni and Shi’a schools of thought. The best summary exists from Sahih Bukhari [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Hassan (A.S)

    1. Magnanimity is adhering to the religion, and honouring one’s self (nafs), and having a lenient conduct, and permanency of favours, and the discharging of rights. 2.Piety is the gateway [...]

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

    Charity A man giving in alms one piece of silver in his lifetime is better for him than giving one hundred when about to die. To meet friends cheerfully and invite them to a feast are charitable [...]

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  • Hajj in Ahadith

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

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  • 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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  • Imam Hussein (p) narration on what different species chant

    By: Ibtehal Mohammad Al-Varsh It is narrated in 64th volume of Bihar-ul Anvar by Allamah Majlisi from the book Al-Kharaij (by Sayed Hibatullah Rawandi) that someone asked the grandson of the holy [...]

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  • Third Infallible Sayings

    * Allah made the obedience of Muslims to us (Ahlul Bayt) as discipline for the Omma, and our leadership as safety from differences. * Praise and Eulogy is for Allah for the blessing and bounties [...]

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  • Commentary on the Supplication of Salawat Sha’baniyyah as Taught by Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S)

    By: Jerrmein Abu Shahba بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيمِ   In the name of Allah the Merciful, the Compassionate The expression of Bimillah Al Rahman Al Raheem, also known as Basmala, is [...]

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  • Historical Sermon of Bibi Fatima (S.A.) in the Nabawi Mosque

    Author : Imam Reza Network In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful By “Allah” we mean: Allah besides Whom there is no deity [God]; He describes Himself: the Knower of [...]

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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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  • Name 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. 39-41 The name of the Holy Imam was same as that of his respected great grandfather, [...]

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  • Martyrdom of Hadrat Zainab (S.A)

    Her Holiness became famous for her knowledge of the Holy Qu’ran and virtuous life.In her character she reflected the best attributes.In sobriety and serenity she was likened to [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S) – The First Believer of Islam

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff Umar bin al-Khattab has reported that the Holy Prophet (saww) said, O Ali, you were the first among the believers to believe, you were the first among the [...]

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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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  • Martyrdom of the Two Sons of Muslim bin Aqeel (a.s.)

    By: Ha-j Shaikh Abba-s Qummi Shaikh Sadooq has related in his Ama-li from his father (Ibne Ba-bawayh Awwal), from Ali bin Ibraheem, who relates from his father, from Ibraheem bin Raja, from Ali [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S.) as Guardian and Successor

    Author : Imam Reza Network The Shias are criticized for saying that the Prophet Muhammad (s) had recommended that the Imamate and the caliphate were for Ali and his sons (a), and that the [...]

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  • Khadija, The Wife of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

    Author : Yasin T. Jibouri Introduction: If you wish to research the life of this great lady, and if you do not have al-Majlisi’s voluminous [110 Vol.] encyclopedia titled Bihar al-Anwar, [...]

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

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

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  • The General Life-Style of the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.)

    The other members of the Ahl al-Bayt (AS) are the perfect examples of the education and training of the Holy Prophet (SA). Their characters and life-style resemble the character of the Holy [...]

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  • Imam Sajjad’s Deep Love for the Holy Quran

    Author : Imam Reza Network Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn al-Sajjad (as) held the Holy Quran dearly to his heart. This is evident from his sayings and behaviour with regard to the Quran. For instance, [...]

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  • The Fourth Imam Ali ibn Al-Husayn Zayn al-Abidin(A.S.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Mother: Shahr Banoo daughter of Iran’s last Sasanid emperor Yazdjerd III Kunniyat (Patronymic): Abu al-Hasan Laqab (Title): Zayn al-‘Abidin, Al Sajjad [...]

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  • Doors of Knowledge of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)

    By: Ayatullah Muhammadi Rayshahri The Knowledge of the Book Abu Said al-Khudri: I asked the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) about the noble Ayah, “And such as have knowledge of the Book” [...]

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  • The Second Imam, Hassan ibn Ali AlMujtaba (A.S)

    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 Hadrat Fatimah, the daughter of the [...]

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

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

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  • Imam Reza’s Morals and Counsels

    Author : Imam Reza Network The value of wisdom and moral is when it sets out of its leading springs to make its way in life to plant goodness, beauty, and love, and to uproot evil, corruption, [...]

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  • Medina shakes… Prophet (PBUH)’s Daughter Departs

    Written By: Zaynab In the last moments of her life, the time came for Fatima Az-Zahra (A) to tell her spouse the Commander of Faithful Imam Ali (A) her will. Therefore, she told him: This is the [...]

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  • Hadrat Fatima Masumah (S.A)

    Name: – Fatima Title: – Masumah Father: – Hazrat Musa al-Kazim Mother: Bibi Suttana/Umul Baneen Born: – 01 Dhu al-Qa’dah (173 AH) Died: 10 Rabi al-Thani (201 AH) [...]

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  • Al-Imam Hasan (A.S) and Al-Imam Husayn (A.S)

    Written By: Allamah Tabatabai These two honourable Imams (AS) are brothers and the sons of `Ali (AS) and Fatimah (AS). According to the ahadith the Holy Prophet (SA) had deep affections towards [...]

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  • Imam Ali Raza (A.S)

    Name: – Ali Title: – Ar-Ridha Kunyat: -Abul Hasan Born: -Thursday 11th of Zilqad 148 A.H., in Medina Father’s Name: – Moosa ibn Ja’far Al Kazim Mother’s Name: [...]

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  • Hajj in Social Perspective

    By: T. Jamshidian The fact that Hajj has been granted the status of being the third pillar of the secondary principles (Foroudeen) Islam is itself an indication of its importance in religion [...]

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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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  • The Chapters and Titles in Fiqh

    Author : Imam Reza Network As mentioned earlier, the range of topics covered by Fiqh is very wide. It is therefore necessary to briefly acquaint oneself with the chapters and headings of these [...]

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  • Secrets of The Hajj

    By: Shaykh Husain Mazaheri The entire journey of Hajj is a spirituality excursion that covers three stages: The First Stage: Cutting oft affinity from all things with the exception of Allah in [...]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fiqh and Ijtihad in Shia’ism

    It is wajib (obligatory) for Muslims to study everything which is necessary for the physical and spiritual well being and development of the Muslim community. The waajibaat is known as wajib e [...]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Intention (Niyyah): The first Essential Element of Prayer

    By: Hojjat al-Islam Muhsin Qara’ati The first essential element {rukn} of prayer is the intention {niyyah}. Intention means that we have to know what we are doing, what we are reciting, and for [...]

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  • Laws of The Shari’ah and Their Categories

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

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  • The Great Shi’ite Fuqaha (Jurisprudents)

    Author : Imam Reza Network To understand any system thoroughly, it is imperative to get acquainted with its scholars, particularly those who have made significant contribution to its development. [...]

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  • The Jehad; The Holy War

    By: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari   Islam’s aim, in its wars, battles and national uprisings against polytheism and materialism, has not been conquest, expansionism, imperialism or the [...]

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

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

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  • The Value of Duties and Obligations

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

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  • Etiquette and Codes of Prayer

    Author : Haj Mirza Javad Agha Maliki Tabrizi (R.A.) In accordance with the faculty of reason and on the basis of Islamic traditions, prayer too has its etiquette and codes; some of them will be [...]

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  • AL-Zakat

    The literal meaning of zakat In defining zakat, it is said to have both the meaning of cleansing and nurturing. If zakat’s definition is taken from the root Arabic word, tazkiya meaning [...]

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  • Prayers of a Traveller (Musafir)

    (According to the fatwas of Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Sistani) A traveller should reduce the Rak’ats in Zuhr, Asr and Isha prayers, that is, he should perform two Rak’ats instead of four, [...]

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  • Hazrat Is’haq (A.S)

    Translated by Fatima Zabeth Beenesh There are ten ayaat present in the Holy Quran about Prophet Is’haq a.s. He was the son of Sara and Ibrahim a.s and the forefather of Bani israil. Jibril a.s [...]

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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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  • Hadrat Ibrahim (A.S), The Flag-Bearer of Tawhid

    Translated by Fatima Zabeth Beenesh from the Farsi book “Tarikh i-Anbiya az Adam ta Khatam” by Husain Imadzadeh In Sur e Anbiya سوره انب?ا The Benevolent God addressed: Blasphemy and [...]

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  • The Founder of the First Grand Islamic University

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

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  • The Signs of The Departure of The Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 531-545 Prophet Muhammad (a.s.) carried out the mission of his Lord to His people perfectly. [...]

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  • The Uprising of Mukhtar

    Author : Imam Reza Network Al-Mukhta`r b. Yousif al-Thaqafi was among the Arab and Muslim brilliant figures in history. He was the Arab hero who could overcome the events and lead the greatest [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S) Alongside The Prophet

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 173-178 In the first version of the book, we proportionately and briefly discussed about Imām ‘Alī (a)’s role in [...]

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  • Leader of The Youth of Paradise

    The fragrance of paradise could be felt in the air of Holy Medina this day in the year 3rd AH. It was a day of rejoicing. The Almighty’s Last Messenger to mankind had become grandfather for [...]

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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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  • Treaty of Hudaybiya (627 A.D.)

    By: Yasin T. al- Jibouri On the first day of the month of Thul-Qi’dah, of the same year, 5 A.H./March 27, 627 A.D., a month in which no fighting was to take place according to the ancient Arabian [...]

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  • Zulqarnain

    Translated by Fatima Zabeth Beenesh 3457 years after Habuth (descent of Adam a.s from Heaven) Al-Kahf [18:94] 18:94 They said: “O Zul-qarnain! the Gog and Magog (People) do great mischief [...]

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  • The Last Hours of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network The Holy Prophet (S) returned from the Farewell Haj at the end of the month of Zilhaj of 10 A.H. After passing the one month of Muharram, he fell ill at the beginning [...]

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  • Character of Umar Ibn e Khitaab

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 55-59 The caliph was a quick-tempered man[1] and an extremist[2] and both characteristics seriously affected his [...]

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  • Important Events after The Migration

    The Message By: Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani p. 740 – 771   1. The Prophet’s Migration (Hijrah) 2. Important events After the Immigration 3. Two Great Distinctions of Ali 4. [...]

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  • Who is Mukhtar Thaqafi?

    Author : coiradio.com In his youth, spent in Medina after the death of his father. Mukhtar was known to be an Alid sympathiser. Yet, according to Tabari (2nd vol.,p.520) there is a story which [...]

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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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  • Youth Period of Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    The Message By: Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani P. 141-146   Leaders of society should be forbearing and patient, strong and powerful, brave and valiant, fearless and bold, and should possess [...]

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  • The Glorious Event of Eid ul Ghadir

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi We are on the heels of the commemoration of the glorious event of ‘Eidul Ghadir. May Allah (SwT) make this a graet day of celebration for all of the Shia, [...]

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  • The Jesus (PBUH) (1)

    DID NOT DIE And [on account of] their saying: “We killed the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, messenger of God.” They did not kill him and they did not crucify him, but it was made to seem [...]

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  • Imam Al-Rida and Regency

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

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  • 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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  • what is raj‘ah “return” and why do the Shias believe in it?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: In Arabic, raj‘ah literally means “return” but it is used to mean “the return of a group of people after death and prior to the Day of Resurrection”. [...]

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  • Finality of Prophethood

    By : Martyr Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari We have said that despite the differences in details all Prophets have delivered the same message and belonged to the same ideological school. The [...]

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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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  • Quran, Imam Ali (a.s.) and Shi’a

    In The Name Of Allah,The Most Compassionate, The Merciful O Allah! Send your blessings to the head of your Messengers and the Last of your Prophets Muhammad ( saw ),and his pure and cleansed [...]

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  • The State of the Body in the Intermediate Period (Barzakh)

    By: Shaykh Abbas Qummi   One of the dreaded stages of the Hereafter is `Barzakh’. `Barzakh’ literally means a curtain or a separator which lies between two things and does not [...]

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  • Books on the Question of the Ghayba

    By: Jassim M. Hussain It is indeed an old idea in Imamite history that one Imam from the progeny of the Prophet would go into hiding to prepare for the day when he would rise again under the [...]

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

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

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  • Is Death The End of The Soul?

    By:Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi What is death? Does a man become ‘nothing’ after death? Is death the end of the soul as well as the body? In the eyes of those who believe that life is [...]

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  • Beginnings of Bitter Struggle

    Balagh Foundation The reaction of the pre-Islamic Arabs towards the call of the Prophet (pbuh) took many forms: Attacking the Prophet (saw) in Person At the beginning of the Prophet’s [...]

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  • Characteristics of The Hereafter

    By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari The images that we form in our minds of persons, gardens, cities or other places when we hear them described to us, are generally quite different from we [...]

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  • The Prophetic Mission in Makkah

    Author : Imam Reza Network The First Revelation The Holy Prophet (S) use to spend a lot of his time in the cave of Mount Hira, which is a mountain overlooking the Holy Ka’ba, some three [...]

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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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  • Role of Imam Hasan (A.S) In Islamic Life

    The second part or stage of the role of Imam Hasan (a.s.) in the life of the Muslims commenced when his father appointed him as the next Imam. In the wake of the cruel attempt on his life by [...]

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  • The Relevance of Islamic Ideology in Human Sciences

    By: Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi Now, how should the influence of the culture and ideology of Islam be exercised upon the human sciences Should it be done in a revolutionary manner or in [...]

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  •  Waiting and Responsibility

    Waiting and Responsibility

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

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  • The 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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  • Time and Venue of Reappearance of His Eminence, The Master of The Age (A.S)

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 356-358 Here we shall discuss in brief traditions of the Messenger of Allah (a.s) [...]

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  • Controversies vs Arguments

    Rabab Jaffery Debates, disagreements, controversies, split views – no society is devoid of these phenomena. When controversies sprout in a society they can impact it in two major, extreme ways: [...]

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  • Protection From Any Alteration

    Allamah Tabatabaee The Qur’an In Islam p. 101-103 The transmission of the Qur’an, from the day of its revelation up to the present day, is flawless. The chapters and verses have been [...]

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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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  • Different Methodological Approaches to Spirituality

    By: Mohammad Ali Shomali In this paper we will review and briefly discuss different methodologies among Muslim scholars in studying spirituality in general and morality (akhlaq) in particular. In [...]

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  • Scientific Indications of Resurrection

    By : Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari One of the valuable benefits that have been derived from the ceaseless progress of experimental science is that it has proven the possibility of the [...]

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  • Morality of Imam al-Jawad (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 226-228 Imam al-Jawad was unique in terms of knowledge, forbearance, [...]

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  • The 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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  • The Divine Rights

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Backbiting

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 149 – 154 Backbiting is to speak ill of a believer behind his back, including matters concerning his moralities, appearance, or personality. [...]

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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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  • Obscenity, Revilement and Defamation

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 157 – 159 Obscenity is the expression that is offensively and grossly indecent, such as the shameless and improper words used by the ignorant [...]

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  • The Causes Responsible for Materialist Tendencies in the West

    Materialism: The topic of the present study are the causes that lie behind materialist tendencies. Before we proceed with the discussion it is necessary that we first define the word [...]

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  • A Glance at Love in the Transcendent Philosophy

    By: Majid Sadiqi Hasan Abadi   Introduction Praise be to God, His prophets and His friends. The author would like to open the discussion with some of Ibn ‘Arabi’s words on love: Love can [...]

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  • Secular Democracy and its Philosophical Underpinning

    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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  • Honesty, The Most Manifest Sign of Personality

    By:Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi Undoubtedly, two attributes of truthfulness and honesty (truth and trust) are the most manifest signs of personality. Rather, we can not call a human [...]

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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 Friends

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 290 – 299 Merits of Friends Man has longed for making friendships so that he can obtain individuals supporting him, alleviating his troubles, [...]

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  • Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S) Altruism

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

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  • 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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  • Islam and Racial Superiority

    By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani {O’ Humanity! Without doubt We have created you from a male and a female and have made you into various nations and tribes, so that you may come to know and [...]

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  • Government in Islam

    The meaning of government The government means to take control of a society by someone who has the authority to manage the affairs of the people. The need of government In case that whether 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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  • Shia Muslims Cultural and Educational Institutions

    Author : Imam Reza Network United Muslim Women of Canada A great need to unite the Muslim sisters, led to the formation of the United Muslim Women of Canada, in October of 1995. The UMWC, a [...]

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  • Distinguishing Features of Islam

    By: Martyr Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari Islam is the name of the religion of Allah. That is the religion preached by all Prophets. The most perfect form of it was conveyed to people through the [...]

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  • Islam vs Feminism

    By: Dr. Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen Introduction Feminism has radically altered Western culture in the latter half of the twentieth century. Perhaps no other social movement has wrought such [...]

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  • Islamic Beliefs from The Shi’ite Point of View

    The World Seen from the Point of View of Being and Reality ; The Necessity of God Consciousness and perception, which are intertwined with man’s very being, make evident by their very [...]

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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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  • The Bible Proves ”The Only Religion is Islam’

      As we look around us we find the world and admire the universe and we come to know that there is a Creator and also there is a power which controls this system systematically and the [...]

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

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

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  • The 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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  • 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 Shia Idrisid State in Maghrib

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

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  • What Non-Muslims Say About Islam

    Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949) A writer, poetess and one of the most visible leaders of pre-Independent India. President of the Indian National Congress and the first woman governor of free India.  [...]

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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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  • Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shi’i Islam

    The history of the Shi`ah and Christian cultural relations is comparatively old. Of these relations may be mentioned inter-religious dialogue in the area of Kalam that took place in a spirit of [...]

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  • The role of religion in the formation of the “Ummah Wahida”

    By: Sayyid Ahmad Rahnamaei Ever since Islam was first revealed, Muslims have been encouraged to live together and to work towards establishing a single Muslim nation embracing all Muslims around [...]

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  • What does Islam say about Jesus?

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

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  • Islam and Religious Pluralism

    Liberalism and Pluralism The history of the world’s religions is full of horrible tales of persecution and intolerance. Often times the religious opposition to the beliefs of a people has [...]

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  • The Doctrine of Islam

    By: Martyr Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari Belief in God and the Hereafter The relation of this world to the hereafter is similar to the relation between the body and the spirit, or the relation of [...]

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  • Islamic Government According to Imam Ali [a]

    Author : Aim Islam Upon appointing Malik Al-Ashtar as the governor of Eygpt, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [a] sent a letter advising Malik in his post. This letter is an invaluable document [...]

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  • The Basis of Individual and Social Ethics

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

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  • The Islamic Opinion about Education

    By: Abdul Adheem al-Muhtadi al-Bahrani Question: Western and eastern scholars have written many books and detailed studies on education, and Islamic scholars have also written much on this [...]

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  • 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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  • Secular Democracy and its Philosophical Underpinning

    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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  • 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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  • Islamic Economy: Its Ideological and Legal Foundations

    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 to serve human life, particularly in the [...]

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  • Can Science Dispense with Religion?

    Author : Aalulbayt Global Information Center 1. What is your definition of science and of religion? The question implies that science and religion cannot be defined with proximate genus and [...]

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  • The Assumption of Form by Our Deeds

    By:Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari In the past it was believed by specialists in the empirical sciences that an insurmountable barrier existed between matter and energy. Further scientific research [...]

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  • Woman’s Role in the Islamic Civilization

    By:Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi   The previous pages reflected the Islamic thesis about woman and hijab. It is a conceptual view and a technical one. What about the practical view? How [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Socialism and Communism

    By: Ayatullah Muhammad Baqir as-Sadr In socialism, there are many creeds the most famous of which is the socialist creed, whichis based on the Marxist theory, and argumentative materialism, which [...]

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  • Consciousness in The Cell

    introduction The theory of evolution was put forward by the naturalist Charles Darwin in the middle of the 19th century, when the level of science and technology was rather primitive, compared [...]

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  • 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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  • System of Government of Imam Muhammad Mahdi (A.S)

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 359-366 The program of the government and his policies shall be mainly concerned [...]

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  • Criterion of Credibility of Law

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

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  • Islamic Medicine: 1000 Years Ahead of its Times

    Ibrahim B. Syed SUMMARY Within a century after the death of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) the Muslims not only conquered new lands, but also became scientific innovators with originality [...]

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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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  • 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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  • The Holy Quran and Hadith on Music

    By: A. H. Sheriff After briefly explaining the evil effects of Music and dance, now time has come to give here some of the ayats of the Qur’an and some of the traditions of the Holy Prophet (S) [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S), Is He Our Role?

    Imam Ali not only had intense spirituality and knowledge, but his spiritual growth and faith reflected his character through his actions. He was, and still is, known for such great piety and [...]

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  • Shi‘a Positions with Respect to The Usurping Rulers

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

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  • Five Life Giving Lessons and Refraining from Doubtful Things

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi The Messenger of Allah (S) has said, “O’ mankind! Do not convey wisdom to those people who are not worthy (of receiving such teachings), [...]

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  • A Glimpse at The Political Philosophy of Islam

    By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yezdi If we want to make a balanced comparison between Islamic and other views in the field of polity and form of government we should make a review of the important [...]

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

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

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

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

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  • How to Face The Terror of The Grave?

    Author : Shaykh Abbas Qummi   One of the fearsome stages of the Hereafter is the grave, which calls out daily: “I am the abode of loneliness, I am the house of terror, I am the home of [...]

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  • Contemplation on Consequences of Backbiting(Gheeba)

    By: Sheikh Taqi ad-Din Ibraim, son of Ali al-`Amili It has a name of its own to which a particular prohibition is attached. You have already come to know that backbiting describes any statement [...]

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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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  • Imam Ali’s Internal and External Policy

    Internal Policy ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AIMS OF ISLAM was to restrain the strong from oppressing the weak, and to put an end to exploitation in all its forms. When Ali took charge of 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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  • Companions of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH)

    Just and Truthful? “O Believers, if an unrighteous person comes to you with information, you should verify it or else you might inflict harm on a people in ignorance and then end up regretting [...]

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  • Challenges of Youths in East Africa and the West

    By: Zaheer Abbas Karim, Toronto Canada “…This day have I perfected for you, your religion, and have completed my Favor on you, and chosen for you ISLAM (to be) the Religion…” (V: [...]

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  • Morality of Imam Husayn (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 200-203 Imam Husayn (a.s) is reported as saying: I am sure that Allah’s [...]

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  • Lady Fatimah (S.A) in Surat Al-Insaan (76)

    Allah the Exalted has said: “Verily the Good shall drink of a Cup (of wine) mixed with Kafur. A fountain where the Devotees of God do drink, making it flow in unstinted abundance. They [...]

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  • Attributes Of The Righteous [5]

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

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  • Tawassul

    “O you who believe! Fear Allah and seek an approach unto Him…” (Holy Qur’an 5:35) Over the last few centuries, the Muslims have been wracked by severe discord and [...]

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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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  • Family Life of Hazrat Fatima (S.A)

    Written By: Azra Ansari Relationship with Children The Fundamental Role of a Mother in the Well-Being and Prosperity of a Generation: There is no doubt that to a very large extent, the future of [...]

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