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  • Tafsir Surah Abasa

    By: Makarim Shirazi in Tafsir Namuneh Translated from Farsi into English by: Fatima Zabeth Beenesh This Sura is descended in Mecca and had 42 ayaat. The background of the descent of Sura e Abasa [...]

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  • 9 Repentance At-Taubah: Madani

    9 Repentance At-Taubah: Madani ________________________________________ IMMUNITY is granted those idolators by God and his Apostle with whom you have a treaty. (They can) move about for four [...]

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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} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 54:1] The reference is a famous [...]

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  • Luqman (Luqman)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الم {1} [Yusufali 31:1] A. L. M. تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْحَكِيمِ {2} [Yusufali 31:2] These are Verses [...]

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

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

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  • Ar-Room (The Romans)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الم {1} [Shakir 30:1] Alif Lam Mim. غُلِبَتِ الرُّومُ {2} [Shakir 30:2] The Romans are vanquished, فِي [...]

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  • 84 The Cleaving, Al-Inshiqaq: Makki

    84 The Cleaving Al-Inshiqaq: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. WHEN THE SKY is cleft asunder, 2. And hearkens to its Lord and is [...]

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  • Al-Qasas (The Stories)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. طسم {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 28:1] See commentary of al Baqarah: 1 for Ta, Sin, Mim (huruf muqatta-at). [...]

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  • Science in The Holy Qur’an

    Author : Imam Reza Network 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 [...]

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  • 88 The Overpowering, Al-Ghashiyah: Makki

    88 The Overpowering Al-Ghashiyah: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. HAS NEWS OF the Overpowering Event reached you? 2. Many [...]

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  • 83 The Defrauders, Al-Mutaffifin: Makki

    83 The Defrauders Al-Mutaffifin: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. WOE TO THOSE who give short measure, 2. Who insist on being [...]

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  • At-Tur (The Mount)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. وَالطُّورِ {1} [Shakir 52:1] I swear by the Mountain, وَكِتَابٍ مَسْطُورٍ {2} [Shakir 52:2] And the Book [...]

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  • Al-Anfaal (The Spoils of the War)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْأَنْفَالِ ۖ قُلِ الْأَنْفَالُ لِلَّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ ۖ فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ [...]

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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} [Pickthal 10:1] Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verses of the Wise [...]

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  • An-Nahl (The Bee)

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

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  • The Holy Qur’an is safe from distortion

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi& Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: Was the Qur’an revealed to the Prophet of Islam (s.a.w.a.) in the same form as it is presently? And what is the [...]

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  • 75 The Resurrection, Al-Qiyamah: Makki

    75 The Resurrection Al-Qiyamah: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most-benevolent, ever-merciful. I CALL TO WITNESS the Day of Resurrection, 2. And I call the [...]

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  • 24 The Light, An-Nur: Madani

    24 The Light An-Nur: Madani ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. WE HAVE REVEALED this Surah and made it obligatory as We have sent down [...]

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  • Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ زَلْزَلَةَ السَّاعَةِ شَيْءٌ عَظِيمٌ {1} [...]

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  • Misconceptions Regarding Corruption of the Qur’anic Text

    Muhammad Baqir Ansari Vol. 4, No. 4 (July 1997) The victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran appalled global unbelief and arrogance. As this revolution gained more and more momentum each day, [...]

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  • The Element of Invisibility in Karbala

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 423-425   Among the factors that have played pivotal roles in the historical dimension of ideological epic in [...]

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  • The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.):“Fatema (S.A.) is a part of me

    By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz “What Allah gave to His Prophet from them (and), you did not spur any horse for its sake (acquisition), nor any riding camel; but Allah makes His prophets prevail over [...]

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

    By: Sheikh Taqi ad-Din Ibraim, son of Ali al-`Amili Be informed that it is mandatory on the backbiter to repent, regret and feel sorry for what he has done so he may get himself out of Alla-h [...]

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  • A Note on Economic Ideas of Imam Ali (A.S.) with Special Reference to his Letter to Malik al-Ashtar

    Author: Prof. Dr. Sayed Afzal Peerzade Abstract An attempt is made to study economic ideas of Imam Ali (A.S.) (600-661 C.E.) with special reference to his letter to Malik al-Ashtar (d.658 C.E.). [...]

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  • On The Knowledge of The Imam (Imamology)

    The Meaning of Imam Imam or leader is the title given to a person who takes the lead in a community in a particular social movement or political ideology or scientific or religious form 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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  • Prophecies of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)Regarding the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (A.S.)

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

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  • Imam Ali (A.S)’s Last Will and Testament

    Written By: The Muhammadi Trust Imam Ali’s (AS) last will to his sons Imam Hasan (AS) and Imam Hussain (AS) following a fatal blow on his head during morning prayers by Ibn Muljim (A [...]

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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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  • The Importance of Work in Islam

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

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  • Recognizing Justice

    The Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin By: Bāqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 332 – 375 The following tradition is one of the Imām’s wise sayings. In it the Imām defines man’s justice [...]

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  • The Angel of Death Visits Every House Five Times a Day

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi Zuhri has narrated from Anas b. Malik that he said “I heard the Messenger of Allah (S) say, ‘There is not a single house which exists except that the Angel [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Hussain (A.S)

    Imam Husain’s Admonition I advise you to adhere to God-fearing, warn you against the difficult days, and show you the signs of Allah. The feared (death) is about to come with its frightful [...]

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  • Al-Silsilatul Al-Dhahabiyya (The Golden Chain)

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Ma’mun, the cruel and cunning Abbasid caliph in the year 201 A.H./817 forcefully exiled Imam Ridha (a.s) from Medina to Marw. (The city where Mamun’s seat [...]

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  • Hadith According to the Shia

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

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  • Sayings about high status of Fatimah Az-Zahraa (AS)

    By: Faez Karimi Fatimah Az-Zahraa (AS), daughter of Prophet of Allah Muhammad bin Abdullah (SAWW) and Queen of Arabia Khadija-tol Kobra (AS), was born in the holy city of Medinah on Jamadi [...]

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  • Imam Ali’s Commandments for his Son Muhammad bin Hanafiyya

    (73) In his commandment for his son Mohammed bin al-Hanafiyya, Amir ul-Mu’minin (a) said: O son, beware of relying on hopes, for they are the goods of the foolish. They also frustrate of [...]

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  • The Causes of Worry and Anxiety

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi   1. Sometimes, distress and anxiety are related to a dark and uncertain future which lie ahead of a person and manifest itself to him. The possibility of [...]

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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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  • The Reward of Loving Ahlul-Bayt (A.S)

    I found the following astonishing tradition in one of the most famous Tafsir book of the Sunni brothers, that is, “Tafsir al-Kabir”, by Fakhr al-Razi who is a leading Sunni scholar [...]

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  • House of Hazrat Fatima (S.A)

    The contemporary civilized world realizes the importance of paying due attention to certain spots and structures, which are connected to identified noble people or valuable entities. Thus, laws [...]

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  • The Concept of Ahlul Bayt: Tribal or Islamic?

    Written By: Sayyid Muhammed Rizvi The Meaning of Ahlul Bayt “Ahlul Bayt” literally means people of the house and it refers to the family or children of a person. In Islamic [...]

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  • “Fatimah (A.S.) is the Master of All the Women of the Worlds.”

    In one of these statements (on which both Shiites and Sunnites agree) the Great Prophet (S.A.W.)says: “Fatimah is the master of all the women of the worlds.” Although it is mentioned [...]

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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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  • 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 al Musa al Kazim (A.S)

    Kitab Al-Irshad By: Sheikh al Mufid P. 436 – 457 (This is) an account of the Imam who undertook (the office) (al-qa’im) after Abu Abd Allah Ja’far b. Muhammad, peace be on them, [...]

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

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 317-336 Traditional reports of the Prophet of Islam and Purified Imams (a.s) on the [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Imam Hasan (A.S), Whose Obedience Allah made Incumbent on People

    Imam Hasan was the eldest son of Imam ‘Ali and Hadrat Fatimah. When the Holy Prophet received the happy news of the birth of his grandson, he came to the house of his beloved daughter, took [...]

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  • The Time of Imam Al Baqir (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Baqir By: Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 381- 392 As for the talk about the time of Ima`m Abu` Ja’far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him, and mentioning [...]

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  • The Great Baby, Imam Muhammad Baqir (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Baqir By: Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi – P. 17 – 27 The members of the House (ahl al-Bayt), peace be on them, received the baby with much [...]

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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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  • Muhammad al-Mahdi (Peace be Upon him)

      A Brief History of The Fourteen Infallibles, p. 159-166 Name: Muhammad. Title: al-Mahdi, al-Qa’im , al-Hujjah , al-Gha’ib , Sahibu’z-Zaman, Sahibu ‘l-Amr. Agnomen: [...]

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  • A brief look at the Life of Imam Hussain (A.S.)

    Kitab Al-Irshad By Sheikh al Mufid (This is) an account of the Imam after al-Hasan b. Ali, peace be on him, (giving) the date of his birth, the evidence of his Imamate, the age he reached, 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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  • Under The Auspices of Al Husayn and Ali (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Baqir By: Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi – P. 29 – 34 Ima’m Abu’ Ja’far (al-Ba’qir), peace be on him, grew up in the House [...]

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  • Holy Prophet’s Salutations to Ahl al-Bayt (A.S)

    Abu al-Hamra, the retainer of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.): When dawn broke, the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) would pass by the house of Ali (A.S.) and Fatima (A.S.) and say: Greetings to you, O Ahl [...]

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  • Al-Batool (S.A)

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

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  • The Deputies of the Imam of the Age Hazrat Hujjat ibnil Hasan al-Askari (a.t.f.s.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Allah’s mercy is infinite. None else is more gracious than the Almighty to His creatures. Even the vast love of a mother for her child is just a minor ray of endless [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Eighteen Reasons Why a Muslim Fasts

    Author : Al-Shia.org Ramadhan Every year the month of Ramadhan comes and goes; every year we fast, yet without proper appreciation of the potentials of character building that the fasts hold for [...]

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  • 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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  • The Value of Duties and Obligations

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

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  • The 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 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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  • Facts With Deep Meanings

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

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  • Najasat and Taharat Rules

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

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  • 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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  • Omitting Prayer Intentionally is a Greater Sin

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Prayer and Its Effects

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

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  • The Principles of Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh)

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Does Prayer have a Role in Acceptance of All Deeds?

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: I have seen an objection against Muslims in books that the Islamic scholars have written in the books of [...]

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  • An Introduction to First Infallible Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH)

    Quraish Tribe The tribe of Quraish was taken into consideration as one of the most respectable and honorable one amid the honorable Arab tribes of Hijaz (The land which is now known as Saudi [...]

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  • Acquiring the Ma’rifah, i.e. of the Rights of the Holy Imam’s (A.S.)

    Author : Sayyid Khomeini Acquiring the Ma’rifah, i.e. of the Rights of the Holy Imam’s (A.S.) An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini With my chain of authorities reaching up to the pioneering [...]

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  • Rabi al-Awwal 8, the Day of Grief

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

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  • Who were the Omayyads and the Abbasids

    By:Ayatullah Shaykh Muhammad Husain Muzaffar The Holy Koran clearly says: “And We did not make the vision which We showed you but a trial for men and the cursed tree in the Koran as [...]

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  • Imam al-Hadi (A.S.) reply on Fatalists

    Author : Abu Muhammad Al Hassan Bin Ali Al Harani The following narrations are related to the Imam Abul-Hasan Ali bin Mohammed Al-Hadi (peace be upon him) From Ali bin Mohammed: Peace and God’s [...]

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  • Arbaeen of Imam Hossein (A.S)

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

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  • The World Before Islam

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

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  • 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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  • A Will Which Was Not Written

    The Message By: Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani P. 764 – 774 BRING A PEN AND AN INK-POT SO THAT I MAY WRITE A WILL WHAT DID THE WILL AIM AT? WHY DID THE PROPHET NOT PERSIST IN WRITING THE [...]

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  • The First Homage of Al-Aqabah

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 164-173   When Allah willed to confirm and honor His messenger, make His religion [...]

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  • Hadrat Zainab bint Ali (A.S): The Greatest Messenger of The Hussaini Revolution

    Hadrat Zainab(A.S.) was born in the holy city of Madina on 5th Jamadi-ul-Awwal in the 5th year of Hijrah/627 A.D. Her Holiness became famous for her knowledge of the Holy Qu’ran and [...]

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  • The Necessity for sending the Messengers

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

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  • The Birth Day of The Jesus (A.S) According to Islamic Teachings

    In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful   INTRODUCTION Praise be to Allah who has made the new moon an appointed time for (the benefit of) people and has raised great people out of [...]

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  • Restatement of History of Islam

    Great aims, to be achieved, call for great sacrifices, and success in making a reality out of them comes at high cost. The greater the aim, the higher is the price one has to pay to realize it. [...]

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  • The Philosophy of Azadari

    By: Zaheer Abbas Karim “I have risen (against Yazid) as I wish to reform the ummah of my grandfather. I wish to encourage the good and discourage the evil, and follow in the way of my [...]

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  • War with Extremist Khāridjites

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 270-276 Exactly when Ash‘ath Ibn Qays read the arbitration convention for various groups of the army, a group of [...]

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  • The Sword of Islam

    The first few who embraced the “new” religion in Makkah in the Arabian Peninsula at the hands of the Prophet, were his wife Khadijah, his servant Zaid and his eleven year old cousin [...]

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  • A Religious and Political Journey

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

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

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

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  • Childhood of The Prophet (PBUH)

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  • Do Shi‘ah think that Archangel Jibrail has Committed Treachery?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: Before proving the groundlessness of this loathsome accusation made against the Shi‘ah by some ignorant or spiteful people, it is appropriate to trace [...]

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  • The Line of Demarcation between Monotheism and Polytheism

    By: Murtadha Mutahhari What constitutes the line of demarcation between monotheism and polytheism (including both theoretical and practical forms of them)? Which idea is monotheistic and which is [...]

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  • The Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (‘a)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Allah says in His Glorious Book: “Allah’s wish is but to remove uncleanness far from you, O folk of the Household and cleanse you with a through cleansing.” This Ayat [...]

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  • The Knowledge of Allah

    An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini With a continuous chain of authorities reaching up to Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni, from ‘Ali ibn Muhammad, from someone who reported it, from Ahmad ibn [...]

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  • Some Important Events from the Seerah of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.)

    By: Ja’far Subhani   The sixth year of migration was terminating with all its bitter and sweet events when suddenly the Prophet dreamt a pleasant dream that the Muslims were performing [...]

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  • Islam: The Message of The Prophets

    The concept of submission to Allah has thus been described as the core of the religion and the gist of faith. Here, Islam’ as a special title given to the eternal Divine Religion – [...]

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  • Who is Ahmad?

    By: Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi Qadiani say: “In chapter 61 (As-Saff) verse 6 prophecy has been made of the advent of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad; and verses 8-10 describe the promise which was given [...]

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  • The Splendor of the Prophet of Islam

    Author : Aim Islam Network Previous Prophets mentioned some of the characteristics of the Prophet of Islam in their heavenly books, giving their followers the glad tidings of his future [...]

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  • The Imamate of Ja’far as-Sadiq (A.S)

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

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

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

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  • 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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  • The Concept of Love in The Shi’i Creed

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

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  • Faith Depends Upon Knowledge

    Author : Imam Reza Network An Expression of Faith Hazrat Abu Talib (‘a) took the Holy Prophet (s) under his protection after his (s) grandfather died. He also happened to be the Chief of the [...]

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  • Historical Event of Ghadir

    Author : Imam Reza Network It was in the month of Zilhajj 10 A.H. when the Holy Prophet becoming intuitively aware of his approaching end, decided to make a farewell Pilgrimage to Mecca. As the [...]

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  • The Causes of Worry and Anxiety

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi   1. Sometimes, distress and anxiety are related to a dark and uncertain future which lie ahead of a person and manifest itself to him. The possibility of [...]

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  • Weeping during Tragic Times

    By: Second Martyr, Sheikh Zayn ad-Din Ali ibn Muhammad al-Jabil Amili Translated from the Arabic by Yasin T. al-Jibouri Be informed that weeping by itself does not clash with perseverance or with [...]

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  • Discussion Concerning Origin of Creation is Natural

    By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba’i With his Allah-given instinct, man searches for the reasons and causes leading to the appearance of any phenomenon or occurrence that he sees. He [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Belief in The Unseen

    Murtadha Mutahhari Those who believe in the unseen and perform the prayer, and expend of that we have provided them … (2:3) It is customary for us to call an individual believer a mumin by [...]

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  • ILL Temper

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 25 – 27 Ill-temper is a mental aberrance that causes depression and truculence. It is the opposite of moral conduct. Often the repercussions [...]

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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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  • The Marvels of The Eyes and Tongue

    Author : Imam Reza Network Usually the eyes are compared with the camera with has delicate lenses that take pictures of various scenes. The pictures reflect like a movie in the eye channel and [...]

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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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  • The Various Levels of Perfection in Iman

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi It has been narrated from Nafi’ from Ibne ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allah (S) said, “A servant’s faith in Allah will never [...]

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  • The Subject Matter: ILL Nature

    THE PROPHET OF ISLAM: “THE PERFECT EXEMPLAR” We all know that one of the most important factors of Islam’s advancement was the perfect conduct of the Prophet of Islam (SAW). [...]

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  • Matrimonial Rights

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 242 – 286 Merits of Marriage Marriage is the holy legal tie between man and woman through which they share the same life and reciprocate [...]

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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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  • 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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  • A Healthy Society Under The Grace of Ethics

    By:Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi Without ethic, the plan of a healthy society is defeated We know that man has a social life, and undoubtedly, “society” is the most [...]

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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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  • An Everlasting Peace Treaty

    By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani {And if two factions from amongst the believers begin fighting against one another, then restore peace between them both. However, if one party revolts against the [...]

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  • 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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  • Islamic Faith and Human Perfection

    Author : al-shia.org What is that faith which is spoken of in Islam and referred to throughout the Qur’an, as an axis around which all questions revolve? It refers to faith in God in the [...]

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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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  • Patience

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 106 – 112 Patience is the moderate steadfastness against misfortunes. It is also defined as to compel oneself to stand the necessities of the [...]

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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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  • How Did The World Begin?

    Author : Imam Reza Network Man is a thoughtful creature who lives a midst this spacious world. He contemplates everything around him and tries to understand its essence. He asks himself: How did [...]

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  • Talebearing

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 154 – 157 Talebearing is to inform against people matters that they dislike to divulge, for the purpose of entrapping them. The talebearer is [...]

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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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  • How I Found the Right Path

    By Brother Muhammad Yusuf BisMillah Hir Rahman Nir Rahiim How did I, a Sunni following Hanafi fiqh, come to find and embrace the Right Path of Ahl ul-Bayt? All Praise and all Thanks are for Allah [...]

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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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  • Striving for Right Guidance

    A Speech Delivered by Dr. Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi Author of “Then I was Guided” Translated from the Arabic by YASIN T. AL-JIBOURI   In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most [...]

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  • The Religion of Human Rights and Other Religions

    By: Dr. S. Bahmanpour The concept I am trying to address in this paper is a dilemma faced by most people who are faithful to God and at the same time want to make sure that the basic rights of [...]

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

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

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  • 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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  • Shī`ahs And The Holy Qur`ān

    Shī`ahs believe that “The Qur`ān is the Divine wahi revealed by Allāh Almighty to His greatest Prophet (ṣ) in order to explain everything. It is His eternal miracle which has proven that [...]

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  • Characteristics of the Shia

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi The main area of discussion of volume 65 of the compilation of traditions entitled Bihar al-Anwar is in regards to elucidating on the characteristics of the Shia [...]

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  • Islamic Faith and Human Perfection

    What is that faith which is spoken of in Islam and referred to throughout the Qur’an, as an axis around which all questions revolve? It refers to faith in God in the first place. In the [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Allegations Against the Shi’a

    Author : Sayyid Akhtar Razivi Refutation of the Claim that their are Un-Islamic Borrowings in Shi’a Beliefs. All that we have set down in this book is but a mere indication of the beliefs [...]

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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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  • The Religion of Allah

    By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba’i Religion refers to the beliefs and a series of practical and moral instructions that the prophets have related on behalf of Allah to guide and [...]

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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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  • Islam – A Comprehensive School

    Author : Martyr Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari Islam, which is based on a perfect conception of the universe is a comprehensive and realistic school. In Islam attention has been paid to all aspects [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Islam and Iran

    Two currents in the history of Iran have caused a misunderstanding among some people who, knowingly or unknowingly, project them as the expressions of the Iranians’ resistance and reaction [...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Devotion Among Animals Revealing The Work of God

    INTRODUCTION Now, at the beginning of the twenty first century, Darwin’s theory of evolution is rapidly losing its scientific credibility. This theory, which materialists embraced at the [...]

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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 Rules of the Bay’ (Selling)

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  • Islamic Gnosis (‘Irfan) and Wisdom (Hikmat)

    By : Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi Preface In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate In the cosmic realm, human beings are like balls released into space which have within them [...]

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  • Islamic View on Artificial Insemination

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

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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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  • A Healthy Society Under The Grace of Ethics

    By:Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi Without ethic, the plan of a healthy society is defeated We know that man has a social life, and undoubtedly, “society” is the most [...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Society and Tradition

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  • The concept of religion

    1 Law abiders Religion means procedure and law and religious is the one who abides law. Law or religion is a set of rules that a person or group is committed to, who shape their personal and [...]

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  • Guardianship of the scholar (Wilayat-e-Faqih)

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 202-204 The Awaited Imam (a.s) has appointed the great Shia jurists as his Wali and [...]

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  • A Note on Economic Ideas of Imam Ali (A.S.) with Special Reference to his Letter to Malik al-Ashtar

    Author: Prof. Dr. Sayed Afzal Peerzade Abstract An attempt is made to study economic ideas of Imam Ali (A.S.) (600-661 C.E.) with special reference to his letter to Malik al-Ashtar (d.658 C.E.). [...]

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  • Islamic Medicine History And Current Practice

    Husain F.Nagamia MD, FRCS (Eng & Edin) Chairman International Institute of Islamic Medicine Introduction: Considerable confusion exists in literature regarding the definition of [...]

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

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 204-210 A relative of Imam Zayn al-`Abidin was standing beside him, [...]

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  • 40 Hadith Regarding Azadari (Mourning for Imam Hussain)

    INTRODUCTION The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) has said: Those people from amongst my ummah, who memorise forty traditions pertaining to those issues of religion, which they are in need of, Allah shall [...]

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  • Resurrection And The Life After Death

    By:Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi 1- WITHOUT RESURRECTION, LIFE IS VOID WE BELIEVE that all men and women will be raised up in a certain day after death. They all will be judged, and [...]

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  • The Islamic National Education

    By: Muhammad Baqir Qarashi The Islamic national education is not mere slogans and enthusiastic chants or any other empty aspects that bring about no single advantage to the society. The actual [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Argument as regards Compulsion and Delegation

    Source: Al-Mizan by Allamah Tabatabai Every species is related to a particular type of action and reaction. In fact it is these special characteristics which identify the species as such. We [...]

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

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

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  • Martyrdom of Hazrat Zahra (SA) [Poem]

    By: Dr. Hasan Najafi Smoke and the winds bear the brunt; Whose house it is that is burnt ذ? Flames rise towards the sky. And rises there in a shrill cry. It is the house of the Prophet, and Zahra [...]

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  • How to Live by The Shari’ah?

    By: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi The Muslims during the days of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) lived by the shari’ah by following the Qur’an and the sunnah. Sunnah means the example of the Prophet. Was not [...]

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

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

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  • Islam, Humanity and Human Values

    By: Ayatullah Sayyid Musa Sadr Defining Humanity A definition of humanity seems easy to think of yet difficult to propose, and there have been disputes about it among different schools of [...]

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  • Imam Sajjad’s Book on Asceticism

    Author: Sheikh Al Mufid And with the first chain of narration from Ali b. Mahzyar, from al-Hasan b. Mahboob, from Malik b.Atiyya, from Abu Hamza al-Thumali, who said: “I had not heard of [...]

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  • Self-Purification; The Main Goal of Divine Messengers

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

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  • Mathematical Problems Solved by Imam Ali (A.S)

    One Day a person came to Ali (A.S.), thinking that since Ali thinks he is too smart, I’ll ask him such a tough question that he won’t be able to answer it and I’ll have the [...]

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  • Al-Serat “Islam and the Question of Violence “

    Seyyed Hussein Nasr Vol. XIII, No. 2   Despite the presence of violence in many regions of the world ranging from Ireland to Lebanon to the Pacific Basin and involving many religions from [...]

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  • Doesn’t the Word Mawla Mean Friend?

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

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  • Al-Hassan Al-Mujtaba (A.S)

    Birth and Childhood In the mid of the month of Ramadan, the 3rd year of Hijrah, a son was born in the small mud house of Hazrat Ali (A.S.). The Prophet (P.B.U.H), on behalf of Almighty God, named [...]

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