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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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  • YŪNUS Jonah يونس Meccan (surah 10 • 109 ayahs)

    YŪNUS Jonah يونس Meccan (surah 10 • 109 ayahs) »The surah that mentions the repentance of the people of the Prophet JONAH as an exception among the communities to whom the prophets came. They [...]

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  • An-Nisaa’ (The Women)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا [...]

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  • Arguments of the Qur’an against the belief of Trinity

    Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabatabaei It is not possible for a man that Allah should give him the Book and the Judgment and Prophethood, then he should say to men: “Be my servants rather than [...]

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  • Interpretation of Holy Qur’an Based On Personal Views

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: It is mentioned in many traditions that no one has the right to interpret the Qur’an according to [...]

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  • Al-Faatiha (The Opening)

    بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ {1} [Yusufali 1:1] In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ {2} [Yusufali 1:2] Praise be to Allah, the [...]

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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} [Pooya/Ali [...]

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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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  • Fussilat (Explained in Detail)

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

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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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  • Great Contribution of Shi’ites to the Quranic Sciences

    Author : Imam Reza Network Shi’ite Authors on the Quranic Jurisprudence(Ahkam-ul-Quran) The first person to write on this subject was Muhammad bin Sa’ib al-Kalabi who was a companion [...]

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  • Al-Maaida (The Table)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَوْفُوا بِالْعُقُودِ ۚ أُحِلَّتْ لَكُمْ بَهِيمَةُ الْأَنْعَامِ إِلَّا مَا [...]

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  • 93 Early Hours of Morning, Ad-Duha: Makki

    93 Early Hours of Morning Ad-Duha: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. I CALL TO witness the early hours of morning, 2. And the [...]

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  • 15 Al-Hijr Al-Hijr: Makki

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

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  • Al-Israa’ (The Night Journey)

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

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  • 68 The Pen, Al-Qalam: Makki

    68 The Pen Al-Qalam: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. NUN. I CALL to witness the pen and what they inscribe, 2. You are not [...]

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  • 105 The Elephants, Al-Fil: Makki

    105 The Elephants Al-Fil: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. HAVE YOU NOT seen how your Lord dealt with the people of the [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Al-Fath (The Victory)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. إِنَّا فَتَحْنَا لَكَ فَتْحًا مُبِينًا {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 48:1] In the sixth year of Hijra, the [...]

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  • Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S)

    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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  • 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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  • Hazrat Abbas (A.S) … In whose Face Bravery of Others Fades

    By: M. Hamzah Hejazi Abu’l Fadhl Al-Abbas (AS) is that great personality in the face of whom the bravery of other heroes of history fades. Hussain ibne Ali (AS) represented holy Prophet (SW) in [...]

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  • Imam Ja’far bin. Muhammad al Sadiq (A.S)

    Kitab Al-Irshad By: Sheikh al Mufid P. 408 – 430 This is an account of the Imam who was in charge (al-qai’im) after Abu Ja’far Muhammad b. Ali, peace be on them, (including) who [...]

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  • The Life of Imam Hassan Al Mujtaba (A.S)

    On the 15th day of the Holy month of Ramazan, 3rd A.H, the first son of Ali (A.S) and Hazrat Zahra (A.S) was born. kafi: vol=1; pg.461 The Kunyat of Imam Hasan (A.S) was Abu Mohammad. Al – [...]

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  • Hadrat Fatima Zahra’s Wedding with Imam Ali (A.S.)

    By: Abu Muhammad Ordoni When Fatima Zahra reached nine years of age, she was a full-grown woman who enjoyed intellectual maturity and integrity of conduct. Allah gifted her with a brilliant [...]

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  • Az-Zahra

    Written By: Abu Muhammed Al-Ordoni As it was reported in v. 10 of Bihar al-Anwar, Ibn Abbas narrated that Allah’s Messenger said: “Surely my daughter Fatima is: The Mistress of all [...]

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  • Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A.S)

    Author : www.tebyan.com Imam Muhammad al-Baqir(A.S), had carried out his immortal message: he had spread knowledge and Islamic manners among people. Then Allah chose him to be His neighbor. He [...]

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  • Scientific and Intellectual Heritage of Lady Fatima (S.A)

    THE LIFE OF FATIMA AZ-ZAHRA’ By: Allamah Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi P. 149 – 158 Fatima, the principal of the women of the worlds, (a.s.) was one of the most knowledgeable, faithful, [...]

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  • The Consistent and the Compassionate One

    Imam Hassan Al- Mujtaba (AS), the second Infallible Imam of the Prophet’s Household, was born on Tuesday, 15th Ramadan 3 AH at Medina. His father’s name is Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib, and [...]

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  • A Brief Account of the Twelve Successors of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

    By: Allama Sayyid Murtada al-‘Askari The First Imam Amirul Momineen Ali (a.s.) Father: Abu Talib bin Abdul Muttalib bin Hashim. Mother: Fatimah bint Asad bin Hashim bin Abd Munaf. Kunniyat [...]

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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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  • The Holy Shrine of Hadrat Abbas (A.S)

    Author : imamreza.net From early ages of humankind, people used to show various forms of adulation to their honorable and unique personalities. One of these forms was the sanctification of their [...]

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  • Musa ibn Ja’far al-Kazim (Peace be Upon him)

    A Brief History of The Fourteen Infallibles By: Ansariyan Publications P. 131 – 136 Name: Musa Title: al-Kazim Agnomen: Abu Ibrahim Father’s name: Ja’far as-Sadiq Mother’s [...]

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  • An Introduction to The Third Infallible, Lady Fatimah Al-Zahra (S.A)

    Woman in the Mirror of History From the study of history we find the fact that in the previous age woman was considered to be a part of wealth and property. She used to be sold and purchased like [...]

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  • Ashura and Imam Hussain (A.S)

    In the month of Muharram 61 AH (approx. 20 October 680 AD), an event took place in Iraq at a place known as Kerbala on the bank of the river Euphrates. It seemed in those days insignificant from [...]

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  • Khadija, The Loyal Wife of Prophet

    Qusayy, then, is the ancestor of all clans belonging to Quraysh. According to some historians, Quraysh’s real name was Fahr, and he was son of Malik son of Madar son of Kananah son of [...]

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  • The Doyen of Martyrs

    Imam Husain (A.S), the Doyen of the Martyrs,the second child of Imam Ali(A.S.) and Hadrat Fatimah(A.S.), was born in the year 4 AH, and after the martyrdom of his elder brother, Imam Hasan(A.S.), [...]

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  • Historic Journey of Imam Hussain (A.S) to Karbala

    While in Makkah, Imam Husayn received the news that Yazid had sent ‘Umar Ibn Sa’d Ibn al-As as delegate of the caliph to the Hajj pilgrims and that among his duties was to kill Imam [...]

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  • Who are Ahlul Bayt

    Qur’an in Sura 42, V 23 tells us in the words of Prophet Muhammad (saw), ” I do not ask you for any recompense for this (communication of the revelation) except the love of the near [...]

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  • The Rights of the Holy Imams (A.S.)

    The Immaculate Imams of the Ahl ul-Bayt (a) preceded everyone else in the fields of virtue and perfection and won the loftiest honor of lineage and ranks. They were brought up in the houses of [...]

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  • Nestor (Nastur)

    Written By: Thomas Patrick Hughes, B.D., M.R.A.S. ref: Dictionary of Islam. Adapted from: A posting on: ABDG Discussion Group Nestor: (Arabic: Nastur). Nestor was a Christian monk, who resided in [...]

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  • The Battle of Islam at Nahrawan

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

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  • Was The Jesus Sent to be Crucified?

    It wasn’t One of the fundamental beliefs of Christianity relates that Jesus died and allowed for the shedding of his blood for the sake of granting forgiveness to people. In other words Jesus [...]

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  • Martyrdom of Ammar Ibn Yasir

    On the other hand the traders and the rich of Quraish had spite against Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his message of Islam. Hence, they plotted against Islam and the Muslims. Abu Jahl was the [...]

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  • An Account of Lut

    Hayat Al-Qulub Vol. 1, By: Allamah Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi Commentators of the Holy Qur’an generally believe that Lut was the nephew of Ibrahim. He was the son of Haraan son of Tarukh. However, [...]

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  • When Was The Prophet (PBUH) Born

    There is no unanimity on the exact date of birth of the Apostle of God (SAW), only unanimity is found, among eight different authors/Translators is the year of Elephant, during which the Prophet [...]

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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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  • Islamic Belief, Doctrine And Practices

    THE LIFE OF PROPHET The Pre-Islamic World Before the advent of Islam, people all over the world were sadly impoverished in thought, opinions, and individual and social attitudes. Although such [...]

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  • The Ascension of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

    Written By: Hurulein Teja Meraj According to the Quran, Hadith & History. With Buraq commentary By Syed-Mohsin Naquvi Acknowledgements to S. Abidin and Board of Istifta Office of Grand [...]

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

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

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  • Childhood of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)

    The Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.A) was the son of Abdullah and Amina. His father, Abdullah, passed away a few days before his birth. He was born in the city of Mecca in Arabia. His forefathers [...]

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  • The Universal Mission of Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.)

    By : Ayatullah Muhammad Jawad Chirri Late Director of the Islamic Center of America Wilson: The history of the Prophet informs us that at the age of forty, while he was worshipping on Mount Hira, [...]

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  • After The Prophet (PBUH)

    After the Prophet’s death, events continued to occur. When studying the era following the Prophet’s death, history speaks of the wonders which occurred. Indeed, history tells us about [...]

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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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  • Eid Al-Adhha Sermon

    Author : Al Mujtaba Network Once again we have all been blessed by Allah (SWT) to witness and celebrate this great day of Eid al-Adh-ha. Eid al-Adh-ha basically means, ‘the festival of [...]

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  • The First Migration

    Migration of a group of Muslims to Ethiopia is a clear proof of their faith and deep sincerity. With a view to get rid of the mischief and atrocities of Quraysh and to acquire a peaceful [...]

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  • Shi‘a Ideology’s Practicality

    By: Sayyid Lutfullah Safi al-Gulpaygani QUESTION: Keeping in view the fact that aside from the short five-year period of Amir al-Mu’minin (peace be upon him), the administration of society was [...]

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  • Birth Anniversary of Imam Hasan Askari (PBUH)

    He was born in Medina, the abode of divine revelation, the station of guiding angels and the school of the Prophet’s Ahl ol-Bayt or the Blessed Household. The year of his birth was 232 AH [...]

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  • Taqiya: Hiding One’s Religion in Times of Danger

    By:Ayatullah Shaykh Muhammad Husain Muzaffar No one of the Imams but al- Sadiq, peace be on him, suffered from the Marwani and the Abbasid dynasties, which waged war against the Islamic Law and [...]

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  • The Eternal Message of Ashura

    Author : Imam Reza Network This article is dedicated by the writer, Umm Hussain, a Scottish Muslim, to the memory of Jmam Muhammad Baqir as-Sadr who remained true to the teachings of his Master [...]

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  • Imam al-Baqir(A.S.) Explains The Ima`mate

    The Ima`mate is a breath of Allah’s spirit. It is a favor of His favors. He has bestowed it on man to lead him to belief and good and to guide him to the right path. The Shi’ites [...]

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  • Imam Husain’s Great Revolution

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

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  • The Logic for Imamah

    A government organization established in a country to handle public affairs cannot operate by itself. Unless a group of competent and experienced individuals endeavour to maintain and run it, it [...]

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  • Islam; The Freedom of Thought and Belief

    By Shahid Murtada Mutahhari This is a rather free translation of two lectures delivered by Martyr Mutahhari at the Husayniyyeh Irshad, Tehran, in the fall of 1969. They form part of a [...]

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  • How Does The Holy Qur’an Present God?

    By : Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari When we wish to assess the scientific personality and knowledge of a scholar, we examine his works and subject them to close study. Similarly, in order [...]

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

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

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  • Hereafter Requires Prior Preparation

    Sayyid Abdul Husayn Dastaghaib Shirazi You do not arrive in the Hereafter in a readymade house. When you came out of your mother’s womb a readymade house was awaiting you. A lamp like the sun [...]

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