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

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

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  • 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-Mujaadila (The Pleading Woman)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. قَدْ سَمِعَ اللَّهُ قَوْلَ الَّتِي تُجَادِلُكَ فِي زَوْجِهَا وَتَشْتَكِي إِلَى اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ يَسْمَعُ [...]

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  • Quran Translations

    Quran Translations: (Updated 2009.07.17) By Clay Chip Smith   In May 2001 I began looking into the Quran. Using a variety of English Quran translations and a few commentaries, I read, [...]

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  • Al-An’aam (The Cattle)

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

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  • AL-MASAD Palm Fibre المسد Meccan (surah 111 • 5 ayahs)

    AL-MASAD Palm Fibre المسد Meccan (surah 111 • 5 ayahs) »The surah that mentions the PALM FIBRE rope that in Hellfire shall be twisted around the neck of the wife of the Prophet’s uncle, who [...]

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  • Al-Munaafiqoon (The Hypocrites)

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

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  • Astronomy – Light And Movement

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

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  • AL-JINN The Jinn الجن Meccan (surah 72 • 28 ayahs)

    AL-JINN The Jinn الجن Meccan (surah 72 • 28 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the revelation that a group of THE JINN listened to the Prophet reciting the Quran, believed in it, and so admonished [...]

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  • 2 The Cow Al-Baqarah: Madani

    2 The Cow Al-Baqarah: Madani ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. ALIF LAM MIM. 2. This is The Book free of doubt and involution, a [...]

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  • AL-ṬĀRIQ The Nightly Visitor الطارق Meccan (surah 86 • 17 ayahs)

    AL-ṬĀRIQ The Nightly Visitor الطارق Meccan (surah 86 • 17 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by the sky of the world and THE NIGHTLY VISITOR so called because [...]

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  • Hijab in the Holy Qur’an and Hadith

    By: Mohammad Ali Shomali When we look at the Holy Qur’an we find that it has addressed the issue of hijab in about ten verses and in none of these verses does Allah (swt) introduce hijab as a new [...]

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  • The Exegesis of the Holy Qur’an by Imam al-Baqir(A.S.)

    Among the sciences which Ima`m Abu` Ja’far (al-Baqir), peace be on him, presented during his lectures was the exegesis of the Holy Koran. Indeed he devoted a time of his times to it. He [...]

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  • As-Saff (The Ranks)

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

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  • Al-Jaathiya (Crouching)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. حم {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 45:1] Refer to the commentary of Baqarah: 1.   تَنْزِيلُ الْكِتَابِ [...]

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

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

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  • Al-Mumtahina (She that is to be examined)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا عَدُوِّي وَعَدُوَّكُمْ أَوْلِيَاءَ تُلْقُونَ إِلَيْهِمْ [...]

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  • 71 Noah, Nuh: Makki

    71 Noah Nuh: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. SENT NOAH to his people to warn them before the painful punishment came upon [...]

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  • ‘Smaller’ And ‘Greater Sins’

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi& Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani   Question: How can we differentiate between ‘Smaller’ and ‘Greater sins’? Answer: Actually the [...]

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  • ĀL ʿIMRĀN The Family of Imran آل عمران Medinan (surah 3 • 200 ayahs)

    ĀL ʿIMRĀN The Family of Imran آل عمران Medinan (surah 3 • 200 ayahs) »The surah that mentions that God has chosen THE FAMILY OF IMRAN to inherit prophethood above the people of all the world [...]

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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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  • Ali Ibn Muhammad al-Hadi ( an-Naqi ) (Peace be Upon him)

    A Brief History of The Fourteen Infallibles By: Ansariyan Publications P. 151 – 154 Name: Ali Title: al-Hadi or and – Naqi Agnomen: Abn’l-Hasan Father’s name: Muhammad [...]

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  • Character of Imam Hasan (A.S)

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

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  • Short Biography of Hadrat Fatima Masoumah (S.A)

    The name of this divine lady was Fatima and her nickname was Masoumah. Her father was Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.), the seventh Imam of the Shi’ites and her mother was named Najma Khatun who [...]

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  • Role of Religious Deviation in Leading to Karbala

    Written by Rasul Ja’farian The Islamic community in the year the event of Karbala- took place, had greatly differed from that in the last year of Prophet’s life. The trend of deviation had [...]

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

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

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  • Life of Imam Ali (A.S)

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

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  • The Generous and Pious

    By: Huda Jawad Forty years of the life of Imam Ali ar-Ridha (peace be upon him) had passed, and he still had no son to inherit the Imamate. On the tenth of Rajab, in the year 195 AH, the [...]

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

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

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  • 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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  • Will of Lady Fatima Zahra (S.A) to Imam Ali (A.S)

    Fatima (S.A) The Gracious By: Abu Muhammad Ordoni P. 260 – 263 Imam Ali (A.S.) was surprised to find that his dear wife had left her bed and had started doing the housework; he asked her [...]

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  • An introduction to second infallible Hazrat Imam Ali (AS)

    Birth On the 13th of the month of Rajab, twenty-three years before the migration of the Prophet (P.B.U.H.) a child was born in the family of Abu Talib, the light of whom kindled the whole World. [...]

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  • Al-Mubaraka (The Blessed One)

    Written By: Abu Muhammed Al-Ordoni Barakah means: multiplication, felicity and abundance; as Taj Al – Arous clarifies. Also, Ragheb said Because divine goodness springs from an ever – [...]

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  • Hazrat Fatimah Al-Zahra (S.A)

    Name – Fatima Title – Az-Zahra Kunyat – Umm-ul-Aimma Born – Friday 20th of Jamadi-ul-Akhar in Mecca Father’s Name – Holy Prophet Muhammad Ibn-e-Abdulla (PBUH) [...]

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  • The Journey of Imam Hussain (A.S)

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

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  • Imam Ali 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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  • The Caliphate of Imam Hasan (A.S.)

    By: Prof. Dr. Sayyid Husayn Muhammad Ja’fari During the last year of ‘Ali’s caliphate, Muawiya b. Abi Sufyan, the governor of Syria and the main challenger of ‘Ali, [...]

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  • Appointment of Imam Ali (A.S), Explicit or Implicit?

    1. Introduction We have gathered[1] here tonight in memory of the person who has given us our identity as “Shi’a Muslims”. We take pride in calling ourselves “Shi’as [...]

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  • Fatimah Al-Mardhiya (S.A)

    Written By: Zahra and Zeinab Al Hameem BIRTH Fatima, was a special person even before she was born because she was conceived from the fruits of paradise. The Prophet (S.A.W) says: that before she [...]

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  • Holy Quran & The Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    Written by Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff QURAN WAS REVEALED ON THE HOLY PROPHET (SAWW) The Holy Quran is the Book of Allah (SWT), which was revealed on the Holy Prophet (saww). Indeed you receive the [...]

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  • Maxims of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) and the Imams (A.S.)

    (74) Mohammed bin Abi Umair narrated from Eban bin Othman and Husham bin Salem and Mohammed bin Hamran that Imam As-Sadiq (a) said: I wonder at four (people); why they do not restore to four [...]

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  • Muhammad (S.A.W.) in the Mirror of Islam

    By: Allamah Tabataba’i In the Name of God, Most Merciful and Compassionate ISLAM AND OTHER RELIGIONS: THE SHI’ITE VIEW Islam is based on two realities: the blessed personality of the [...]

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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 Re-emergence of Shi’i Muslims

    By: Prof. Dr. Sayyid Husayn Muhammad Ja’fari The sixteen-year period beginning with the caliphate of ‘Uthman (24/644) and ending with the assassination of ‘Ali (41/661) [...]

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  • Wilayah of Ahlul Bait

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

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  • The Ruler and Society

    Professing God’s Unity and accepting Muhammad as His prophet bring in their wake innumerable consequences. If the Quran is God’s Word and Muhammad His chosen messenger who [...]

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  • Imam Ali’s Distinguished Place in Literary History

    “Ali deserves a distinguished place in literary history,” Devenport remarks, “in as much as he had cultivated his mind with an ease and assiduity unusual in his age and country. He left many [...]

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  • The Time of The Imam

      The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 719 – 729 The time of Imam al-Rida, peace be on him, was called the Golden Time. It was the most brilliant and [...]

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  • Another Proof of the Rightfulness of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi In order to understand the truth of the invitation of a claimant to prophethood, and his truthfulness or falsity, we have other ways in addition to the question [...]

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  • Birthday of Imam al-Mahdi (AS)

    Author : Sibtayn birthday_of_imam_al_mahdi_a_s.jpg In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. And we desired to bestow a favor upon those who were deemed weak in the land, and to make [...]

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

    By: Maulana Ali Naqi Naqvi Name and Genealogy Amongst the progeny of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) (Abraham) was Prophet Ishaq (AS) (Issac) whose descendants were Bani Israil (the tribe of Jews). In this [...]

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  • Uthmān’s Caliphate

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 123-125 ‘Uthmān was one of those Muslims who became a Muslim as called by Abū Bakr in the first years. He was one [...]

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  • Finality of Prophethood, Khatm an-Nubuwwah

    By: Allamah Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi A) Continuity of Religious Leadership God, in His grace, never left mankind without a religious guide. That guide may be a prophet; a ‘Rasul’ or [...]

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  • History of Technology in Islam

    Mechanical Engineering The West is accustomed to seeing its own intellectual development as having been shaped, in the main, by internal factors. This view of history traces our heritage back [...]

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  • The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam

    Author : Aalulbayt Global Information Center Introduction The Shia shahadah (declaration of faith) states: “There is no god but Alla’h, Muhammad is the Messenger of Alla’h, [...]

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  • Imam Husain’s Revolution: Analytical Review

    Author : imamreza.net INTRODUCTION This survey of the unique revolution of Imam Hussain (p.b.u.h.) is analytical in essence. The purpose of this essay is to give a qualitative rather than [...]

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  • The Economic Life

    The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 729 – 768 Islam takes great care of combating against poverty, for it regards it as a destructive disaster which should [...]

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  • A Devastating Storm

    By: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari O you who have faith! Remember Allah’s blessings upon you when the hosts came at you, and We sent against them a strong wind, and hosts whom you did not see. And [...]

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  • A Refuge of Mankind

    “Because of you we are relieved of our sorrows and our difficulties are solved.” (Ziaarat-e-Jamia) “If we had not protected you, you would have been surrounded by calamities and your [...]

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  • Fatimah Zahra (a) the Link between Prophethood and Imamat

    Fatimah (A.S.) was the only woman connecting Prophethood and Imamate and was the link between the two. She was the daughter of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.), the wife of the first Imam (A.S.) and the [...]

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  • Causes of the rise of Imam Husayn (A.S.)

    By: Dr. Ibrahim Ayati Truly speaking if we wish to find out the causes of the rising of the Imam we shall have to make a search for its preliminaries during a period of at least thirty years [...]

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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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  • 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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  • What None Muslims Say About Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH)

    Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of God and the Last of the Prophets (Qur’an 33:40) The Prophet Of Islam (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him and His [...]

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  • The Arch Prophets

    There were five prophets who had divine books and independent teachings. They are referred to as Nuh (Noah) (AS), Ibrahim (Abraham) (AS), Musa (Moses) (AS), ‘Isa (Jesus) (AS), and Muhammad [...]

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  • There is Always An Imam

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi WE BELIEVE that as God has decreed to send His Apostles with divine Guidance, so also for any age or time, God Has appointed an Imam to look after the [...]

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  • Pessimism; The Bright and Dark Points of Life

    By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari Man’s life is a mixture of pain and comfort. Each one of these two states absorbs a portion of life in this world. Every individual faces his own share of [...]

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  • Imam Husain’s Role in Reviving Islam

    Author : Imam Reza Network On the third day of the blessed month of Sha’ban, the fourth year after Hijrah and a year after the birth of Imam Hasan (A.S.), the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) [...]

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