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  • As-Saaffaat (Those Drawn up in Ranks)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. وَالصَّافَّاتِ صَفًّا {1} [Pickthal 37:1] By those who set the ranks in battle order فَالزَّاجِرَاتِ [...]

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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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  • 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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  • 47 Muhammad, Muhammad: Madani

    47 Muhammad Muhammad: Madani ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. THOSE WHO DISBELIEVE and obstruct (others) from the way of God will [...]

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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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  • What Is The Aim of Repetitions In The Holy Qur’an?

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: Why are some ayats repeated in the Qur’an and in this way why are some stories mentioned on many places? Answer: We [...]

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  • AL-BAQARAH The Cow البقرة Medinan (surah 2 • 286 ayahs)

    AL-BAQARAH The Cow البقرة Medinan (surah 2 • 286 ayahs) »The surah that mentions the story of THE COW designated by God for sacrificial offering, whereby He tested the sincerity of faith of the [...]

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  • The Allegorical Verses of the Holy Qur’an about the Ismah of the Prophets

    By: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi After explaining the meaning and importance of ‘ismah for the prophets and messengers of Allah which is also supported by the Qur’anic verses we quoted [...]

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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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  • AL-ZUKHRUF Ornaments الزخرف Meccan (surah 43 • 89 ayahs)

    AL-ZUKHRUF Ornaments الزخرف Meccan (surah 43 • 89 ayahs) »The surah that mentions the ORNAMENTS of solid gold, and other precious commodities and appointments, which God would have granted in [...]

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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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  • 55 Ar-Rahman, Ar-Rahman: Madani

    55 Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahman: Madani ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. AR-RAHMAN 2. Bestowed the Qur’an, 3. Created man, 4. And taught him [...]

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  • Al-Kahf (The Cave)

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

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  • Yaseen (Yaseen)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يس {1} [Shakir 36:1] Ya Seen. وَالْقُرْآنِ الْحَكِيمِ {2} [Shakir 36:2] I swear by the Quran full of [...]

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  • 28 The History, Al-Qasas: Makki

    28 The History Al-Qasas: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. TA SIN MIM. 2. These are the verses of the illuminating Book. 3. We [...]

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  • 1 The Prologue Al-Fatihah: Makki

    1 The Prologue Al-Fatihah: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. ALL PRAISE BE to Allah, Lord of all the worlds, 2. Most beneficent, [...]

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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-Waaqia (The Inevitable)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. إِذَا وَقَعَتِ الْوَاقِعَةُ {1} [Pickthal 56:1] When the event befalleth – لَيْسَ لِوَقْعَتِهَا [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Blessings of Kowthar

    By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz “When one of them is brought the news of a female [newborn], his face becomes darkened and he chokes with suppressed agony. “He hides from the people out of [...]

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  • Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S) Way of Worship

    Written By: Shaikh Muhammedi Rayshahri Imam Ali (A.S.): O Allah! I worshipped you neither out of greed for the Paradise nor as a result of fearing your Hell Fire, but I found you praise worthy [...]

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  • The Most Similar Person to the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH)

    His father was the Commander of the faithful (Amir al-mu’minin), ‘Ali b. Abu Talib(A.S.). His mother was the leader mistress of the women of the worlds, Fatima Zahra(A.S.) the [...]

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  • Comparison Between the Conditions of Imam Hasan (A.S) Imam Husayn (A.S)

    Many people think that the Hashimite pride, which always resulted from honorable attitudes, was more appropriate for the attitude of al Husayn, peace be on him, than the attitude of al-Hasan, [...]

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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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  • Imam Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S)

    The birth of Imam Hasan Mujtaba (A.S), the first child of Hazrat Fatema Zahra (A.S), the honored daughter of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A). According to authentic sources, the birth of Imam [...]

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

    The world brightened when Ima`m Zayn al-‘Abidin, peace be on him, was born, for he would split the fountain of knowledge and wisdom in the earth. He would also show, through his behavior, [...]

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  • The Fourth Infallible, Imam Hassan Al Mujtaba (A.S)

    Imam Hassan (as) was born in Medina on Tuesday, 15th Ramadhan 3 AH. His proud parents were the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (as) and Bibi Fatimah Az Zahra, the Leader of [...]

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  • Imam Hassan AlMujtaba (A)

    Written By: Bint-e-Moosa Hazrat Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (AS), son of Hazrat Imam Ali (AS) and Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (SA) and grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (SAW) was martyred due to [...]

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  • Grief of Lady Zahra (S.A)

    All praise belongs to the Almighty [swt], the Master of the Universe. After the Prophet’s death, events continued to occur. When studying the era following the Prophet’s death, [...]

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  • Hazrat Abbas (A.S), The Standard Bearer of Hazrat Hossein (A.S)

    abbas — the standard bearer of hossein (a.s) The shifting sand dunes of Karbala were smeared with blood. Near one of wash dunes, on the bank of Alkoma, lay the prostrate figure of a youth [...]

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  • Morality of Imam al-Jawad (A.S)

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

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  • Worship of Imam Zain ul Abideen (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin By: Bāqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 167 – 206 The Muslims unanimously agreed that Imām Zayn al-‘Ābidin, peace be on him, was the most worshipful of all the [...]

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  • Lady Fatima’s Glorification of Allah

    It is reported in Bihar that Ali (A) said to a man from Bani Sae’ed: “Should I speak to you about Fatima and Myself? She was my spouse who was the most beloved to the Prophet. Once, [...]

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  • Talents and Genuineness of Imam Muhammad Baqir (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Baqir By: Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 127 – 184 The talents and genius of Imam Abu Ja’far (al-Baqir), peace be on him, resulted in great [...]

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

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

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  • Khadija, The Wife of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

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

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  • Martydom of Imam Hasan (A.S)

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 335-337 One of Mu‘āwiya’s unforgivable crimes is martyring Imām Hasan (a) who was the apple of the Apostle’s eye [...]

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  • The Geographical Expansion of Shi‘ism

    By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami It is certain that the first center of Shi‘ism had been the city of Medina and the pioneering Shi‘ah among the companions {sahabah} of the Prophet (S) lived in that [...]

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

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

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  • Karbala Movement

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 387-423   Imām Husayn Before Karbalā’ Although far too many remarks have been constantly made in light of [...]

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  • Intellectual aspects of the Imam’s life

    Author : .Imamreza Network Basic Beliefs Islam is the religion which preaches tawhid, the Unity of God. Tawhid, then, is the starting point from which a Muslim sets out to build his creed deep [...]

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  • Lady Fatimah (S.A) in The Verse of Mubahala

    Allah, the Exalted said: “If anyone disputes in this matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge hath come to thee, say: `Come! Let us gather together; our sons arid your sons, our women [...]

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  • Prophet Muhammed: The Messenger of Peace

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff Islam means Submission to One and only God. It is a religion, which Allah (SWT) sent all His prophets, without any exception, to preach and practice. And who [...]

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  • The Last Holy Prophet and Universal Man

    By: Professor Sayyid Husayn Nasr “Extract” The Holy Prophet Muhammad(S.A.W.) and Holy Prophet Muhammad(S.A.W.) traditions — from Ideals & Realities of Islam written by Professor [...]

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  • Fatima (S.A)’s Immigration

    Upon being inflicted with the deaths of Lady Khadija and Abu Talib, the Prophet decided to immigrate to Medina. He ordered Ali to lie down in his bed during the night that later came to be known [...]

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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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  • History of The Cemetery of Jannat Al-Baqi

    When imam Hasan ibn Ali (2nd imam), imam Ali ibn Husayn (4th imam), imam Muhammad ibn Ali (5th imam), and imam Ja’far ibn Muhammad (6th imam) peace be upon them are buried on 8th Shawwal, [...]

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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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  • 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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  • The Grievances of Lady Fatimah Al-Zahra (S.A)

    The short life of Fatimah (as), which lasted no more than twenty years according to some historians, was filled with much suffering and grave crises. If we talk about the suffering and hardships [...]

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  • Birth of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

    Abdullah, the son of Abd Al-Muttalib, was not in Mecca at the time of the miracle of the birds. He had gone for trade to Palestine and Syria with one of the caravans; and on his way home he had [...]

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  • The Battle of Islam at Siffin

    Author : coiradio.com Before marching towards Muawiya, Imam Ali (A.S.) tried to settle matters peacefully by sending Jarir, chief of Bani Bajila and the governor of Hamdan, to Syria as an envoy. [...]

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  • The Affairs of The Imam in Khurasan

    The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 899 – 953 It is necessary for us to pause in order to talk about some affairs of Imam al-Rida, peace be on him, when he [...]

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  • Why Shiaism is Named Jafri School of Law?

    Author : Imam Reza Network The sun of the existence of Imam Sadiq (A.S.) arose from the lap of his mother Ome-Farwah on the 17th of Rabiul Awal, 83rd year Hijrah, in the city of Madina. His [...]

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  • The Glorious Event of Eid ul Ghadir

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

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  • Hazrat Is’haq (A.S) and Hazrat Yaqub (A.S)

    Translated by Fatima Zabeth Beenesh from the Farsi book “Tarikh i-Anbiya az Adam ta Khatam” by Husain Imadzadeh There are ten ayaat present in the Holy Quran about Prophet Is’haq a.s. [...]

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  • How much do you know Allame Hilli?

    History bears evidence that after Halaku Khan, the Mongol sovereigns embraced Islam and settled down in Iran and ruled there. The question is how the wild Mongol tribes had a sudden change of [...]

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  • The Creation of the Universe

    Praise is due to Alláh whose worth cannot be described by speakers, whose bounties cannot be counted by calculators and whose claim (to obedience) cannot be satisfied by those who attempt to do [...]

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  • The Only Path to Salvation

    By: Abbas Pasandide Introduction Many theories of salvage have been introduced to free humanity from its currant dark chaotic status. From a Quranic point of view, “reform” is considered the path [...]

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  • The Actions of God, Compulsion or Freedom

    By: Sayyyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi A. GOD CAN DO NO WRONG The Shi’ahs say that hod does nothing which is rationally wrong or evil. [1] I do not use this phrase in the sense that “King [...]

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  • The Meaning of God’s Creation of Adam in His Image

    Author : Sayyid Khomeini An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini With my chain of authorities reaching up to the august shaykh, the Pillar of Islam, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni (R) from a [...]

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  • Divine Justice or the Problem of Evil

    By: Javad Shayvard If there is a Just God why, is there so much evil. There is death, war, earthquake, hunger, bitter conditions of life …….. etc. The argument then follows that [...]

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  • The Prophet’s Message To The Islamic Nation

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

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

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 286-289 The Jews have recorded in their books the signs of the reappearance of the [...]

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  • 12 Characteristics of Hazrat Muhammed (PBUH)

    Written By: Muhammed Husain My brothers and sisters everywhere! With this essay, I am not singling out the adherents of Islam – to which I ascribe – but rather I am writing this essay [...]

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  • The Department of Intelligence and Security of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

    By: Muhammad Dhahir Watr The Intelligence Department The department of Intelligence is a department which is responsible for acquiring and collecting all the information in matters pertaining to [...]

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