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  • Al-Qasas (The Stories)

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

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  • (3) THE IMRANS (al-imran)

    THE IMRANS (al-imran) (3) Number of Verses: 200 In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful Alif. Lam. Mim. (3:1) God exists. He is the only Lord, the Everlasting and the Guardian of life [...]

    (3) THE IMRANS (al-imran)
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  • A glance at the Qur’anic term Milla and the concept of an Islamic ummah

    By: Sayyid Ahmad Rahnamaei There are two Qur’anic terms that imply more or less the notion of a nation. One of these is milla, which is mentioned seventeen times in fifteen verses. In defining [...]

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  • AL-TAKWĪR The Winding Up التكوير Meccan (surah 81 • 29 ayahs)

    AL-TAKWĪR The Winding Up التكوير Meccan (surah 81 • 29 ayahs) »The surah that opens with a riveting description of THE WINDING UP of the sun at the end of earthly life and the dawn of eternity. [...]

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  • Al-Hadid (The Iron)

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

    Al-Hadid (The Iron)
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  • AL-MUʾMINŪN The Faithful المؤمنون Meccan (surah 23 • 118 ayahs)

    AL-MUʾMINŪN The Faithful المؤمنون Meccan (surah 23 • 118 ayahs) »The surah that declares the ultimate success of THE FAITHFUL – the believers in One God, without partner, and that describes [...]

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  • Al-Anbiyaa (The Prophets)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. اقْتَرَبَ لِلنَّاسِ حِسَابُهُمْ وَهُمْ فِي غَفْلَةٍ مُعْرِضُونَ {1} [Yusufali 21:1] Closer and closer to [...]

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  • Al-Jumu’a (Friday)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يُسَبِّحُ لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ الْمَلِكِ الْقُدُّوسِ الْعَزِيزِ [...]

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  • AL-RAḤMĀN The All-beneficent الرحمن Medinan (surah 55 • 78 ayahs)

    AL-RAḤMĀN The All-beneficent الرحمن Medinan (surah 55 • 78 ayahs) »The surah that crowns the Quran and opens with the chant of a single word proclaiming one of God’s most beautiful names, THE [...]

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  • Creation of The Universe in the Holy Quran

    Written By: Dr.Maurice Bucaille Let us first examine the Creation as described in the Quran. An extremely important general idea emerges: its dissimilarity with the Biblical narration. This idea [...]

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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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  • The Science of Qur’anic Commentary and the Different Groups of Commentators

    Allamah Tabatabaee The Qur’an In Islam p. 47-51 After the death of the Prophet a group of his companions, including Ubayy ibn Ka’b, ‘Abd Allah ibn Mas’ud, Jabir ibn [...]

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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-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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  • 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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  • Al-Qamar (The Moon)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. اقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَانْشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ {1} [Yusufali 54:1] The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the [...]

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  • Al-Hujraat (The Inner Apartments)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُقَدِّمُوا بَيْنَ يَدَيِ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ ۖ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ ۚ [...]

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  • Taa-Haa (Taa-Haa)

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

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  • Al-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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  • 106 The Quraish, Al-Quraish: Makki

    106 The Quraish Al-Quraish: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. SINCE THE QURAISH have been united, 2. United to fit out caravans [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S)’s Last Moments and Wills to Sons

    I advise you to fear Allah, do not go after this vicious world though it may try to entice you, do not seek it though it may seek you and do not grieve over and pine for things which this world [...]

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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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  • Gluttony and Uncontrolled Sexual Lust

    The Prophet has stated; “Refrain from gluttony and over eating because it causes an individual to be hard-hearted; one becomes relaxed and lazy at performing his religious duties; one deafens [...]

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  • Sayings of Hadrat Fatima Zahra (S.A)

    Compiled and Translated By: Syed Zainulabedin Razavi, Tehran, Iran Name: Fatima (S.A) Other names: Zahra, Tahera, Batool, Raaziah, Marziah, Azra, Seddiqah e Kobra, Mohaddesa, Haora, Ensiah, By [...]

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  • Forty Sayings of Masumeen (A.S) on The World and The Hereafter

    By: Abbas Shahid Baqir 1- The Endeared Prophet of Islam (P.B.U.H.) ((Ashshehab Fel-Hekame-Val-Adab, p. 7)) The world is the prison of the religious people and paradise of unbelievers. [...]

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  • Social Justice in Islam

    By: Shaykh Muhsin Qara’ati The purpose of our discussion on social justice is to mention those verses of the Holy Qur’an and the traditions through which the Holy Qur’an and our [...]

    Social Justice in Islam
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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 [...]

    The Only Path to Salvation
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  • Maxims of Imam Hassan (A.S)

    1 – Maxims by Imam Hassan peace be upon him when asked what piety is , Imam Hassan , peace be upon him replied : ” yearning for virtue and no longing for this world . ” 2 [...]

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  • Lady Fatima (S.A) in the Qur’an and the Sunna

    THE LIFE OF FATIMA AZ-ZAHRA’ By: Allamah Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi P. 79 – 95 Fatima (a.s) had been extolled and praised in the Book of Allah and in the Sunna of His prophet. She was [...]

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  • Imam Hussain (A.S.) And The Four Kinds of Friends

    Imam Al-Hussain (peace be upon him) said: There are four kinds of friends: there is the friend who is for you and for himself, the friend who is for you, the friend who is against you, and the [...]

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  • Second Infallible Sayings

    * One who develops the trait of greediness and avarice invites degradation; one who keeps on advertising his poverty and ill-luck will always be humiliated; one who has no control over his tongue [...]

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  • Imam al-Mahdi (A.S.), The Last Holy Imam

    Hazrat Imam al-Mahdi (A.S.) is the twelfth and last of the chain of the Purified Imams and the divine successors (A.S.)he was born at the time of dawn on Friday the 15th of Shaban 255 A.H. in the [...]

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  • The Term “Shia” in Quran and Hadith

    Author : Al-shia.org The word “Shia” means “followers; members of party”. As such, the term “Shia” alone has no negative or positive meaning unless we specify [...]

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  • Identifying Al- Mahdi

    The following is the list of traditions reported by Sunni and Shia sources about the identification of Al- Mahdi’. 1. The imams are twelve in number, among whom the first is Ali b Abi Talib [...]

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  • Ahlul Bayt (A.S)

    The Holy Prophet [s] said: “The likeness of my Ahlul-Bayt (progeny) amongst my Ummah (followers) is similar to Noah’s Ark. Those who embarked on it were rescued and those who rejected [...]

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

    Abu Abd Allah (al- Sadiq), peace be on him, had many strong proofs with which he revealed the truth and refuted the proofs of others. We will tell you something about them, for they are a part of [...]

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  • Attributes Of The Righteous [1]

    Text of Hadith; A mumin [faithful] reminds the negligent and the heedless; he educates the ignorant; he does not trouble anyone who vexed him; he avoids private matters. He does not rejoice at [...]

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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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  • The Status of Imam Hussain (A.S)

    The status of Imam Hussein (Abu-Abdullah) (a.s.) is unparalleled, except by that of his father, mother, brother, and the Imams of his offspring, on all of them be the peace and blessings of [...]

    The Status of Imam Hussain (A.S)
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  • Short Maxims of Imam Al-Hussain

    1. Imam Al-Hussain (peace be upon him) said to a man who begged him: Asking for financial- help is acceptable only in big loss, extreme poverty, or horrible guarantee. The man said: Because of [...]

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  • Imam Jawad’s (A.S.) Gifted Powers and Generosities

    Author : Imam Reza Network Imam Jawad’s (A.S.)seventeen years of Imamate coincided with the reigns of Ma’mun and Mu’tasim Abbasi, two of Abbasid Caliphs: 15 years in the reign of Ma’mun(1) and [...]

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  • And Thus The Head Remains Held High

    Written By: Sayed Ahmed Marhamat On the day of Ashura, over 1300 years ago, a noble man was slaughtered thirsty on the land of Karbala, just by the river Euphrates The head of the martyr was [...]

    And Thus The Head Remains Held High
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  • Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (A.S)

    Written By: Shaykh Fadhil Al-Sahlani Imam Hassan al-Mujtaba (a.s.) was the second Apostolic Imam of the Shia’ Muslims. The Holy Prophet particularly loved the son of Imam Ali Ibn Abu Talib [...]

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  • A Study of The Occultation of Imam Mahdi (A.S)

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 216-245 The most important discussion in this book, in my view, is that the readers [...]

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  • Lady Fatimah Al-Zahra (S.A)

    Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) said: “Whoever injures (bodily or sentimentally) Fatimah, injures me, and whoever injures me, injures Allah and whoever injures Allah practices unbelief. O Fatimah! [...]

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  • Did Hazrat Abu Talib (A.S) Die a Believer?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: From the viewpoint of the Shi‘ah, Abu Talib, the son of ‘Abd al-Muttalib, the eminent father of the Commander of the Faithful ‘Ali (‘a) and the uncle [...]

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  • Hazrat-e-Fatima (S.A)

    The great lady, Hazart-e Fatemeh Zahra (S.A) was the dear daughter of the Prophet, Mohammad (S.W). Some Shiite scholars believed that she was born on 20th of Jamadi-ul-Sani, 5 th A.H. But the [...]

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  • Imam Hussein (A.S): The Leader of The Martyrs

    Written By: Late Shaikh Muhammed Jawad Chirri Reynold Alleyne Nicholson (1868-1945) Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge. “Husayn fell, pierced by an arrow, [...]

    Imam Hussein (A.S): The Leader of The Martyrs
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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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  • The Fourth Imam Ali ibn Al-Husayn Zayn al-Abidin(A.S.)

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

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  • The Story of Fadak

    The Message By: Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani P. 596 – 602 A developed and fertile territory which was situated near Khayber and at a distance of 140 kilometres from Madina and was [...]

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  • Imam Al-Mahdi Al-Muntadhar (a)

    Author : aimislam.com The promised Mahdi, who is usually mentioned by his title of Imam-i ‘Asr (the Imam of the “Period”) and Sahib al-Zaman (the Lord of the Age), is the son of [...]

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  • Aspects of the Life of Imam Husayn (A.S)

    Written By: Sayyed Fadhil Bahr-ul-Uloom The third infallible Imam is Husayn ibn Ali (peace and blessings be with them), grandson of the Last Messenger of Allah, The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace [...]

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  • Fatima’s House Attacked

    Written By: S.V. Mir Ahmad Ali In compliance with God’s command Baligh maa onzila ilaik-‘ (5:67) the Holy Prophet had inaugurated the serial of Irnamate’ (Divine guidance in [...]

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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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  • Imam Hassan al-Mujtaba (A.S): The Innocent Imam

    On the fifteeenth of the holy month of Ramadan, in the third year after Hijra , the Prophetic house announced the birth of the first grandson of the Prophet (s.a.w). This good news was given to [...]

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  • Worship of Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Various testimonies are available with regard to the intellectual accomplishments of Imam (a.s) in form of statements of Moayyad, Imam Zuhri, Saeed bin Musayyab, Ibn [...]

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  • Admiration and Glorification

    The Life of Imam Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Baqir By: Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 91 – 106 The learned, the scholars, the researchers, and the authors glorified Imam al-Baqir, peace be on [...]

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  • Imam Mahdi’s Reappearance Day and Year

    Author : Sayyed Sadruddin Sadr Traditions about the Year and Day of Imam Mahdi’s Reappearance As the title denotes, the following article is dealt with the year and day of al-Mahdi [...]

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  • Sermon of Hadrat Zainab (S.A) in Shaam

    By: Kaniz Aaliya Presenting this sermon of Bint-e-Ali on the occasion of Arba’in when Hadrat Zainab Bint-e-Ali (A.S.) along with other holy ladies and children of Ahl-ol Beit (A.S.) came to [...]

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  • Preparing for Ramadhan

    It is a good time to prepare for Ramadhan. This holy and blessed month in which only the wicked / damned Shaghi 1 will not be forgiven of his sins (as per hadith narrated from the prophet s.a.w). [...]

    Preparing for Ramadhan
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  • How to Perform the Daily Prayers

    “…but when ye are free from danger, set up Regular Prayers: For such Prayers are enjoined on believers at stated times.” (Qur’an: Chapter 4, Verse 103) It is obligatory to perform the [...]

    How to Perform the Daily Prayers
    3.1 (61.18%) 34 vote[s]
  • Jihad in Islam: Defense or Agression

    Ayatullah Shaheed (Martyr) Murtaza Mutahhari A- Christianity’s Protest Against Islam Previously we said that one of the points that, in its own view, the world of Christianity considers to [...]

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  • The Jehad; The Holy War

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

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  • Fasting – A Body/Mind/Spirit Healing

    By: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei Allah the Almighty says in the Qur’an: “And seek (Allah’s) assistance with Patience and Prayer; and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for those with full [...]

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  • Forty Ahadith Regarding The Importance of Zakat

    Author : Imam Reza Network Hadith Number 1:Zakat, A Bridge of Islam رُوِيَ عَنِ النَّبِي أَنَّهُ قَالَ: أَلزَّكَاةُ قَنْطَرَةُ الإِسْلاَمِ، فَمَنْ أَدَّاهَا جَازَ الْقَنْطَرَةَ وَمَنْ مَنَعَهَا [...]

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  • Social Justice in Islam

    By: Shaykh Muhsin Qara’ati The purpose of our discussion on social justice is to mention those verses of the Holy Qur’an and the traditions through which the Holy Qur’an and our [...]

    Social Justice in Islam
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  • Two Historic and Memorable Speeches of The Prophet After Hujjatul Wida and Before He Left His World

    On the 25th of Zu’l -Ka’da (23rd Feb 632 A.C.), the Prophet left Madina with an immence concourse of Muslims. On his arrival at Mecca, and before completing all the rites of the [...]

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  • Death of the Holy Prophet (s): The Immortal Sorrow

    Author : Allama Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi The Prophet’s death was the greatest of calamities that the Ahlul Bayt faced After appointing Imam Ali (a.s.) in Ghadeer Khum as the caliph over the [...]

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  • “Al-Ghadir”and its Relevance to Islamic Unity

    Author : Aalulbayt Global Information Center The distinguished book entitled “al-Ghadir” has raised a huge wave in the world of Islam. Islamic thinkers shed light on the book in [...]

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  • Achievements of The Holy Prophet (PBUH) in Medina

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 199-227 The Ansar were very happy with the coming of the messenger of Allah to their town and [...]

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  • The Story of Fadak

    The Message By: Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani P. 596 – 602 A developed and fertile territory which was situated near Khayber and at a distance of 140 kilometres from Madina and was [...]

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  • Karbala’, An Enduring Paradigm of Islamic Revivalism

    By: Sayyid Wahid Akhtar Vol XIII No. 1 (Spring 1996) The martyrdom of Imam Husayn ibn ‘Ali (‘a) and his companions in Karbala’ proved to be the beginning of the downfall of the [...]

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  • Historic Perspective of Demolition of Baqee & Mualla Cemeteries

    By: Sayyed Ali Yahya Turkey was practically a Muslim State under the control of a Muslim caliph but the intrigues of British and the conspiracies hatched by the opponents, not only tore his [...]

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  • The Truth About Imam Hussain’s Revolution

    Written By: Martyr Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari Different phenomena vary as to their realities. Similarly, every uprising or revolt is unique as to the truth/s underlying its eruption [and [...]

    The Truth About Imam Hussain’s Revolution
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  • Knowledge and Wisdom of Amir al-Mu’minin Ali (A.S.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Ali (a.s) was having a naturally purified nature. That is why he was blessed by the Creator of the universe with supreme knowledge and wisdom. In addition to that he [...]

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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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  • Anecdotes from the Life of the Holy Prophet of Islam(S.A.W.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Nasiba The Hero of Uhud Battle The deep scar on the shoulder of Nasiba, daughter of Kaab, spoke of a major wound in the past. Whenever the women, especially of the [...]

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  • Badr: First Battle In Islam (624 A.D.)

    By: Yasin T. al- Jibouri Quraish had begun grand-scale preparations to attack Medina. The trade caravan which had gone to Syria that year headed by Abu Sufyan was extraordinarily equipped. Every [...]

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  • The Textual Document of Regency

    Author : Imam Reza Network The regency between the Ima`m Reza, peace be on him, and al-Ma’mu`n was not confined to speech; rather it was written on an official document signed by the Ima`m [...]

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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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  • The Visage of Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (S.A)

    As he neared the city in the burning heat of the mid-day sun, he shaded his eyes with his hands and cast a look at the green date- palms of Medina behind which were a row of modest houses. He [...]

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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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  • Al-Mamun Proving the Imamate of Imam Ali(A.S.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network The most important thing which those who believed that al-Ma’mu`n was a Shï~’ite gave as a proof of that he was a Shï~’ite is that he held scientific [...]

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  • The Event of Mubahila

    In the early days of Islam, Najran was a large centre of people who had changed from idol worship to Christianity. The Holy Prophet (S) had sent letters to the heads of different countries [...]

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  • Lady Fatema Martyred: Succumbing to The Wound

    Written By: S.V. Mir Ahmad Ali Thus after seventy-five or ninety days after the departure of the Holy Prophet, as prophesied, the Holy Lady passed away. But before breathing her last, she called [...]

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  • How Much Do You Know About Allama Hilli?

    Author : coiradio.com 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 [...]

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  • Types of Interpretation

    Al-Mizan Allamah Tabatabaee p. 3-16 All praise is for Allah Who sent down the Qur’an to His servant so that he may be a warner to the worlds; and blessings be on him whom He sent as a [...]

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

    By:Professor Muhsin Qara’ati Among all the Prophets, the Holy Prophet is the only Prophet about whose life even ordinary matters have been recorded in history and this is a great [...]

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  • The Reality of Death

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  • Admiration and Glorification

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  • Finality of Prophethood, Khatm an-Nubuwwah

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

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  • Imam Ali’s Distinguished Place in Literary History

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  • Temporary Marriages

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  • Scoldings and Spiritual Punishment in Hell

    Author : Imam Reza Network Among various tortures is the scolding, threating and humiliating. All of theses will be meted out to the hell dwellers not only by God and Angels but by the people of [...]

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  • Benefits of Remembering Ones Origin

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  • Examples of Jurisprudence of the Imam of The Time

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

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  • About Allah

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  • A Review of Saqifah

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  • The Relationship between Philosophy and Theology in the Postmodern Age

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  • Rights of Teacher and Students

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  • Principles of Ethics in The View of The Ancients

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  • The Various Levels of Perfection in Iman

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  • The Problem of Contradiction in Islamic Philosophy

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  • How Did The World Begin?

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  • Secular Democracy and its Philosophical Underpinning

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

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  • Mutual Rights in Islam

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  • Moral Conduct

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  • Morality of Imam Husayn (A.S)

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  • The Development of Beliefs Through the Ages

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  • The Bodleian Tribute to Islamic Sciences

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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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  • The Relationship between Philosophy and Theology in the Postmodern Age

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  • The Shia Idrisid State in Maghrib

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

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  • Debate with the Christians

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  • The Religion of Allah

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  • The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam

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  • The Advantages of Religion

    By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba’i It was revealed that religion has a profound effect in reforming the individual and the society. It is also the only means of obtaining bliss and [...]

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  • Religion and Modernity

    By: Dr. Riza Dawari Translated by Zahra’ Shuja’-Khani Although we find a wide range of historical reports in books on theology, philosophy, and sociology on the experience that the [...]

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  • Merits of the Islamic Society

    Author : Al-shia.org Because of its remarkable qualities, the Islamic society, in the reign of its prosperity, was nonesuch and ideal among the international civilized nations. Its individuals [...]

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  • Shiahs and the Purified Sunnah

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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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  • The Fundamentals of Shia’ism

    BY : Allamah Shaykh Muhammad Husayn al-Kashif al-Ghita Before we deal with the roots and the articles of faith in detail, we may divide our study of the Shi’a religion according to five [...]

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  • Islam vs Feminism

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

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  • What Non-Muslims Say About Islam

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

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  • Method in Mufid’s Kalam and in Christian Theology

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  • Scientific Indications of Resurrection

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  • Why do the Shi‘ah during the ziyarah seek blessings?

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  • The Spread of Shi‘ism During the Period of Umayyad Caliphate

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  • Bible Led Me to Islam

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  • Are Other Religions Right?

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  • Who is Responsible for Education?

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  • Science and the Muslim Ummah

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  • Islamic Economy: Its Ideological and Legal Foundations

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  • The Assumption of Form by Our Deeds

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  • The Natural and Intellectual Rights in Islam

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  • Morality of Imam Hasan (A.S)

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  • 40 Hadith Regarding Azadari (Mourning for Imam Hussain)

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  • The Classification of Sciences

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  • Polygamy in Islam Conditions and Advantages

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  • Optimism, Trust and Peace of Mind

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  • Meditation

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

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  • Why Eid al Adha is celebrated?

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  • Thankfulness (Shukr)

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  • Karbala & Humanity

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  • First Infallible Sayings

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  • In Search of True Beauty

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  • Man’s Spiritual Needs

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  • Hadrat Fatimah (S.A)

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  • Contemplation (Tafakkur)

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