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  • AL-MUNĀFIQŪN The Hypocrites المنافقون Medinan (surah 63 • 11 ayahs)

    AL-MUNĀFIQŪN The Hypocrites المنافقون Medinan (surah 63 • 11 ayahs) »The surah that declares that God bears witness that the false profession of faith by THE HYPOCRITES is uttered only as a [...]

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  • AL-KĀFIRŪN The Faithless الكافرون Meccan (surah 109 • 6 ayahs)

    AL-KĀFIRŪN The Faithless الكافرون Meccan (surah 109 • 6 ayahs) »The surah that instructs the Prophet Muḥammad to inform THE FAITHLESS that the worship of false deities and the worship of One God [...]

    AL-KĀFIRŪN The Faithless الكافرون Meccan (surah 109 • 6 ayahs)
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  • Ibrahim (Abraham)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الر ۚ كِتَابٌ أَنْزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ لِتُخْرِجَ النَّاسَ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ بِإِذْنِ [...]

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  • Al-Qasas (The Stories)

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

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  • Advantages of Ayat al-Kursi

    Written By: Ayelia Al-Shariph Verse 255 of Surah-e-Baqarah (chapter: The cow) in holy Quran is called Ayat Al-Kursi: “Allah! There is no god but He – the Living, The Self-subsisting, [...]

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  • Government in Islam

    The meaning of government The government means to take control of a society by someone who has the authority to manage the affairs of the people. The need of government In case that whether human [...]

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  • Al-Faatiha (The Opening)

    بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ {1} [Shakir 1:1] In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ {2} [Shakir 1:2] All praise is due to Allah, the [...]

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  • At-Tur (The Mount)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. وَالطُّورِ {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 52:1] The adjuration is by five things to assert the certainty of [...]

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  • 75 The Resurrection, Al-Qiyamah: Makki

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

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  • 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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  • AL-QAṢAṢ The Story القصص Meccan (surah 28 • 88 ayahs)

    AL-QAṢAṢ The Story القصص Meccan (surah 28 • 88 ayahs) »The surah that mentions how Moses came to the wells of Midian and related to the aged believer, whose daughters he had helped, the series of [...]

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  • AL-QADR The Ordainment القدر Meccan (surah 97 • 5 ayahs)

    AL-QADR The Ordainment القدر Meccan (surah 97 • 5 ayahs) »The surah that mentions the moment in which God first revealed the Quran, calling it THE ORDAINMENT. It is named after the phrase “the [...]

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  • AL-TAKĀTHUR Rivalry التكاثر Meccan (surah 102 • 8 ayahs)

    AL-TAKĀTHUR Rivalry التكاثر Meccan (surah 102 • 8 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the mention of the RIVALRY as mentioned in verse 1 ff. The surah criticizes man’s preoccupation with worldly [...]

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  • Tafsir Surat ad-Duhaa (The Morning Hours)

    By: Nasir Makarim Shirazi in Tafsir Namuneh Translated from Farsi into English by: Fatima Zabeth Beenesh Surat A?-?uh^aa’ (The Morning Hours) – سورة الضحى This sura descended at Mecca [...]

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  • Al-Mu’minoon (The Believers)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. قَدْ أَفْلَحَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ {1} [Shakir 23:1] Successful indeed are the believers, الَّذِينَ هُمْ فِي [...]

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  • 38 Sad, Sad: Makki

    38 Sad Sad: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. SAD. I CALL to witness the admonishing Qur’an. 2. But the unbelievers are still [...]

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  • 88 The Overpowering, Al-Ghashiyah: Makki

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

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  • Quranic, Rational and Historical Basis of Islamic Jihad

    Murtaza Mutahhari A- Abrogation Our discussions have been about Islamic jihad. Tonight, there are three issues that I wish to speak about, one of which has a Quranic basis, the other, reason as a [...]

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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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  • Al-Hijr (The Rock)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الر ۚ تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ وَقُرْآنٍ مُبِينٍ {1} [Pickthal 15:1] Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verses of [...]

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  • Wonderful Short Maxims of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.)

    Compiled by: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi The following are some of the wonderful maxims transmitted from Imam Abu Muhammad al-Askari (a.s.). He said, 1. “If fate is inevitable, then for what [...]

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  • The Greatness of Imam Ali (A.S.) in the Sayings of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

    It was not only at Ghadir Khumm that the Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him and his family, proclaimed ‘Ali, peace be upon him, to be the leader of the Muslims and his [...]

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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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  • Ahlul-Bayt (A.S) in the Holy Qur’an and the Holy Prophet’s Traditions (Sunnah) – Part 2

    The Prophetic Traditions (Sunnah) in the School of the Ahlul-Bait It is narrated that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.) said: May Allah prosper the person who heard my saying, memorized it, [...]

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  • Prayer and Its Effects

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

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  • The Sahifa of al-Rida (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 313 – 314 Among the works of Imam al-Rida, peace be on him, is this excellent dissertation called Sahifat al-Rida;a [...]

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  • Worth of Hajj & Umrah in 40 sayings of Masomeen (as)

    By: Abbas Shahid Baqir The Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) stated: Everyone who wants the world and the hereafter should perform hajj rituals. Someone asked Imam Baqir (A.S.): “Why Hajj has [...]

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  • ‘World and the Hereafter’ in light of Ahadith

    By: duas online Following are 40 sayings of holy Prophet and imams from his progeny, peace be upon them, regarding the world and the hereafter: 1- Imam Sajjad (A. S.) ((Osool-e-Kafi, vol. 3, p. [...]

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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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  • Hadith According to the Shia

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

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  • Some Sermons and Wise Sayings of Imam Zain ul Abideen (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin By: Bāqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 303 – 332 Imām Zayn al-‘Ābidin, peace be on him, took great care of preaching to the people. Many sermons were narrated [...]

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  • Patience (Sabr)

    An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni (R) from a group of his teachers, from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid, from his father, from ‘Ali ibn al-Nu’man, from ‘Abd [...]

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  • The Battle of Ahzab

    Author : Imam Reza Network When the Jews of Bani Qaynqaa were expelled from Madina because of their trouble making, their sister tribe, the Bani Nuzayr, were very angry. They became deadly [...]

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  • The Promised Dawn and Expectation of Relief

    Author : Imam Reza Network Murtadha Mutahhari The Promised Dawn and Expectation of ReliefThe idea of the final victory of the forces of righteousness, peace and justice over those of evil, [...]

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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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  • Tawbah (Repentance)

    An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini With a continuous chain of transmission reaching the pioneering leader, a proof of the sect and a chief of the ummah, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni (R) [...]

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  • The Holy Qur’an and Ahlul Bayt (A.S)

    Based on a parallel (Mutawatir) tradition upon whose authenticity all Muslims agree, the Messenger of Allah (AS) informed his followers in several occasions that he would leave them two [...]

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  • Hazrat Imam Mahdi (ATF) in light of Prophet (S) sayings

    By: Yahya Ali Bismillah Hirrahman Nirraheem The 12th Imam – co-name and co-filial appellation of the prophet of Allah (SAWW) – Hazrat Mahdi bin Hassan bin Ali bin Muhammad bin Ali bin [...]

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  • Eid al Ghadir – Greatest Event of Islamic History

    By: Hojjet Sistani The formal declaration of Imamat of Imam Ali (A.S.) at Ghadir Khumm has been unanimously described by the learned historians and scholars of both sects. Here a brief account is [...]

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  • Hadith Recordation by Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.)

    By: Sayyid Ali Al-Shahristani Following the course of his forefathers, Imam Mu-sa- al-Ka-dhim paid great attention to the question of recording the religious knowledge and safeguarding such [...]

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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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  • Islam did not rise except through Ali’s sword and Khadija’s wealth

    Written By: Yasin.T.al Jibouri INTRODUCTION: “Islam did not rise except through Ali’s sword and Khadija’s wealth,” a saying goes. Khadija al-Kubra daughter of Khuwaylid [...]

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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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  • 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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  • The Sublime Knowledge of Imam Taqi al-Jawad (A.S.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Imam Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Jawaad (as) was only six years when his father Imam Reza (A.S.) was martyred and He (as) assumed the role of Imamat (Divine Leadership). Many [...]

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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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  • Imam Ali (A.S), The Commander of Faithfuls

    Twenty-three years before the Hijra, on the thirteenth of Rajab, a miraculous birth took place. Fatima-bint-Asad, the wife of Abu Talib, was Divinely Guided with sudden labor pains to the Holy [...]

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  • The Great Baby, Imam Ali Reza (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 58 – 71 Before we speak about the birth of the pure Imam Abu Mohammed, peace be on him, and the affairs accompanied it, [...]

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  • Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (A.S.) and the Adversities

    By:Ayatullah Shaykh Muhammad Husain Muzaffar This lasting conflict between the religion and the world, which are rarely united during a certain time, is a trial for religious people. This [...]

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  • Hadrat Fatimah (S.A)

    The great lady, Hazart-e Fatemeh Zahra (SA) was the dear daughter of the Prophet, Mohammad (SW). 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 Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S) and The Holy Quran

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff RECITATION OF THE HOLY QURAN AFTER BIRTH: Ibn Shahr Aashoob in his book Manaqib Aali Abi Talib has written that Hasan bin Mahboob has reported from Imam [...]

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  • The Holy Qur’an and Ahlul Bayt (A.S)

    Based on a parallel (Mutawatir) tradition upon whose authenticity all Muslims agree, the Messenger of Allah (AS) informed his followers in several occasions that he would leave them two [...]

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  • Lady Fatima Zahra (S.A) on The Last Day

    Fatima (S.A) The Gracious By: Abu Muhammad Ordoni P. 268 – 273 On the Day when the oppressed shall bite their hands (in fear); when the oppressors shall be gathered in humiliation and [...]

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  • Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir (A.S)

    Taken from Kitab al Irshad By: Sheikh al-Mufid P. 393 – 401 Al-Baqir Muhammad b. Ali b. al-Husayn, peace be on them, was out of (all) his brothers the successor of his father, Ali b. [...]

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  • Virtues of Imam Ali (A.S.) in Sunni Sources

    Virtue Number 1 Hasan bin Ahmad bin Sokhtaweyh narrated in Kufa in the year three hundred and seventy-four from Abu Bakr Mohammad bin Ahmad bin Isa bin Mihran, from Yahya bin Abdul Hamid, from [...]

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  • A Brief Biography of Lady Fatima Az-Zahra(S.A)

    Most historians agree Lady Fatima was born five years after Prophethood, on the 20th of Jumada-Al-Thani in Mekkah. Fatima was one of the four daughters of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hf) and his [...]

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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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  • Why do the Shi‘ah regard the sons of Imam Ali (A.S.) as the sons of the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.)?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: A study of the exegesis {tafsir}, history and hadith books will show that this idea is not accepted only by the Shi‘ah but by almost all Muslim [...]

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  • Sayeda Fatimah (S.A) – The Perfect Lady

    She was not only the most virtuous and greatest woman of all time but one of the most perfect human beings. She was however not destined to live more than three months after the passing away 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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  • ‘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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  • Khums; A Support for Financial Independence

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi In the previous part, we referred to the significance of khums in meeting the financial needs of the Muslim society and evaluated the arguments made by those who [...]

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  • Social Dimensions of Hajj

    By: Imam Khomeini All Muslim brothers and sisters must bear in mind that one of the important elements of the philosophy of Hajj is creation of mutual understanding and consolidation of [...]

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  • Hajj in Social Perspective

    By: T. Jamshidian The fact that Hajj has been granted the status of being the third pillar of the secondary principles (Foroudeen) Islam is itself an indication of its importance in religion [...]

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  • Facts With Deep Meanings

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

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  • Sources of Islamic Law

    By:Dr Muhammad Husayni Behishti & Dr Muhammad Jawad Bahonar Law is a body of definite rules and regulations which have the force and authority recognized socially, and which determine the [...]

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  • Do we have the right to ask about the Logic behind Islamic Laws?

    By: Nasir Makarem Shirazi Now we discuss the most important topics about Islamic laws, its rules and regulations and their philosophy and most of the questions and answers are based on this. “Why [...]

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  • Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) – Feast of Dhul Asheera

    His father died six month before his birth,and his Grand father(Abdul Mutalib)took responsiblity of bringing him up,at the age of six year he lost her mother too and at the age of 10 once again [...]

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  • Eid-e-Ghadeer is the greatest Eid of Allah (SWT)

    Author : Imam Al-Sadiq A.S Imam Sadiq(as) said: Eid-e-Ghadeer is the greatest Eid of Allah(swt) (Ref: Wasail ush shia, Vol 5, Pg 224) The closed schools and workplaces, clean and shining roads, [...]

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  • Hadrat Muhammad (S.A.W.), the Radiance that Shone Forth in the Darkness

    Author : Imam Reza Network The World before Islam The chaotic situation of the world prior to Islam is clearly reflected in the accurate mirror of history. The outline of decline, oppression, [...]

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  • A Strange Scene

    Meanwhile a strange scene was being enacted at the Mosque. Shortly after the Prophets death, Omar entered the apartment and raising the sheet that covered the body, gazed earnestly on the [...]

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  • The Twelfth Imam, the Savior of Humanity

    Author : Imam Reza Network There Existed a good deal of harmony and uniformity between the aspects pertaining to the births of Prophet Muhammad, the last Apostle of Allah and Imam al-Mahdi, the [...]

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  • Imam al-Baqir (A.S) Proclaimed Islamic Jurisprudence

    As for the jurisprudence of the members of the House (ahl al-Bayt), peace be on them, most of it was taken from the two Ima`ms al-Ba`qir and his son al-Sa`diq, peace be on them. The Ima`mi [...]

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  • Imam Reza (A.S.) Judged People Based on Their Piety and Good Deeds

    According to the Islamic thought, value is based on deeds, and this is the person who builds up his/her own character. Every person is judged, gains superiority, and reaches salvation based on [...]

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  • Philosophy of Muharram

    In the hot and crowded hall, muffled laments are released like sullen doves and tears roll amidst sobs like dew on the petals of trembling roses. All are focused on Hossein. All are thinking [...]

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  • The Mission of Prophet (PBUH)

    The Roots of Religion p. 147 – 150   The Mission Lover of nature and Quite, worried about human sufferings, Muhammad very often retired to Mount Hira’ for meditations. One night, [...]

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  • Conquest of Iraq

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 43-49   Iraq is an ancient land with an ancient civilization, known to the world as the Mesopotamian [...]

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  • Treaty of Hudaybiya (627 A.D.)

    By: Yasin T. al- Jibouri On the first day of the month of Thul-Qi’dah, of the same year, 5 A.H./March 27, 627 A.D., a month in which no fighting was to take place according to the ancient Arabian [...]

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  • Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff Certainly you have in the Apostle of Allah an excellent exemplar for him who hopes in Allah and the latter day, and remembers Allah much. (33:21) ..by the [...]

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  • The Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (A.S.)

    By: Syed Hasan Akhtar, M.D. The month of Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar year. An important and tragic event took place on the tenth of Muharram that shook the Muslim world. [...]

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  • A Glimpse from the Ray of Imam Hussain

    Author: Sayyed Muhammad Al-Shirazi Allah Almighty states {Think not of those who are slain in Allah’s Way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the Presence of their Lord}[1] [...]

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  • Imam Reza’s (A.S.) Journey from Medina to Marw

    Author : Imam Reza Network In the year 200 A.H./ 816 A.D., Mamun sent his maternal uncle Reja bin Zahhak from Marw to Medina with flattering letters of invitation for Imam Reza (A.S.) and a group [...]

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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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  • A Brief Biography of the Holy Prophet of Islam

    The State of the World before Islam When Almighty Allah sent His last and greatest Prophet, Muhammad [s], mankind was immersed in a state of degeneration. The messages of the past prophets had [...]

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  • Attitude & Conduct of the Holy Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)

    Written By: Martyr Murtadha Mutahari In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. “It was by the mercy of Allah that you were gentle with them (O, Muhammed) for if you had been harsh [...]

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  • Karbala Revitalized the True Islamic Spirit

    By: Syed Kazim Reza Events leading to the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his family have great significance in the history of Islam. As one poet wrote on these events: Islam is revived after every [...]

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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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  • Criticism against The Caliphs

    By: Murtaza Mutahhari The next point with regards to this subject is the issue of criticism against the Caliphs. Criticism by ‘Ali (A.S.) against them is an indisputable fact, and the method [...]

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  • The Holy Prophet’s Succession

    THE PROPHET’S SUCCESSION IS A SUBJECT PROVIDED DURING HIS LIFETIME There are tangible evidences prove that the Prophet provided question of his succession since the first stages of the divine [...]

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  • The Martyrdom of Imam Husayn (A.S.)

    By: Prof. Dr. Sayyid Husayn Muhammad Ja’fari On Mu’awiya death, his son Yazid assumed the caliphate in accordance with the former’s unprecedented testament in Rajab 60/March [...]

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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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  • Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.A.), Mercy Unto the Creation

    By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz “We have not sent you, but as a Mercy unto the creation.” (Holy Qur’an 21:107) This is what God Almighty says in His last and final set of revelation to mankind, about the [...]

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  • Ghadir Tradition: The Expressive Evidence for Guardianship

    Author : Prepared by Islamic Sciences and Researches Group Unprecedented offence! In the open political climate recently established in the country, a number of Sunnite Molavi in the southern [...]

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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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  • Temporary Marriages

    By: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari Islam is a realistic and practical religion. Divinely inspired and it fits human nature like a glove. It does not exalt, as ideals, ways of life which are contrary [...]

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

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

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  • Issue of Badaa

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  • The Nature of Understanding Allah

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  • Lying; The Position of Manners in Society

    By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari Manners are an essential factor in societies and in the perfection of nations. Manners were born as a part of humanity. No one denies the vital role that [...]

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  • A Discourse about the Speech of Allah

    By: Allamah Tabataba’i in Tafsir al-Mizan These apostles, We have made some of them to excel others; among them are some to whom Allah spoke, and some of them He exalted by degree (of [...]

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  • The Attributes of Imam Ali (A.S.)

    Out of the persons who have narrated the attributes of Imam Ali son of Abu Talib the author of Zakhairal-Uqba writes thus: “His stature was moderate and slightly short. His skin was of [...]

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  • Islam; The Freedom of Thought and Belief

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  • Life of The Next World

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  • The Development of Beliefs Through the Ages

    Author : Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari Among the fundamental intellectual topics that concern human life religious questions enjoy a particular importance. They have always been regarded in fact as [...]

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  • Barzakh is in The Veil of This World

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  • Succession to the Prophet (PBUH)

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  • The Merits of The Companions According to Ahle Sunnah

    By: Ahmad Namaee The author of the above-mentioned book has attributed some merits to the Companions and has devoted a chapter to “Abu Bakr in the shade of the Qur’an”[158][248], another [...]

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  • Obscenity, Revilement and Defamation

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  • Patience

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  • Ethical Values in Islam

    By: Allamah Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi “O People, verily we created you of a male and a female; and We made you in clans and tribes so that you may recognize Each other: but the most [...]

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

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 232-233 From among the letters sent by Imam `Askari to `Ali ibn Husayn [...]

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  • Rights of Friends

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 290 – 299 Merits of Friends Man has longed for making friendships so that he can obtain individuals supporting him, alleviating his troubles, [...]

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  • Scientific Philosophy and Metaphysics

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  • Shi’ite Authors On Ethics and Morals

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  • The Bodleian Tribute to Islamic Sciences

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  • Secular Democracy and its Philosophical Underpinning

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  • Honesty, The Most Manifest Sign of Personality

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  • Matrimonial Rights

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

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  • Good Wording

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 160 – 162 ِAny investigation of the social crises proves that the origin of most of such troubles is the initiatives of wording and the [...]

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  • Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S) Altruism

    Written By: Shaikh Muhammedi Rayshahri And they feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive – (saying), we feed you for the sake of Allah alone: No reward do we [...]

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  • Philosophical Theology

    Knowing God In this section the main emphasis is on the Eminent Greek Philosophers i.e. ‘Plato’ and ‘Aristotle’. However, it is appropriate first to briefly look into the [...]

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

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: Seeking blessings {tabarruk} through the remnants (and symbols) of the saints {awliya’} of God is not a new phenomenon among Muslims; rather, this [...]

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  • Arbitration in Islam

    Author: Muhammed Beheshti From time to time differences arise on various questions between the people living together. Historical and personal experience shows that no society has ever existed, [...]

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  • The Sincere Shia

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi Imam Ja’far b. Muhammad as-Sadiq (as) has said: “Surely our Shi’a (true followers) are those who follow our virtues (those who follow all of the good and noble [...]

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  • Islam and the Question of Violence

    Al-Serat A Journal of Islamic Studies Published by: Muhammadi Trust of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Seyyed Hossein Nasr Vol. XIII, No. 2 Despite the presence of violence in many regions of [...]

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

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  • The Religion of Human Rights and Other Religions

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

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  • The Advantages of Religion

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  • How Islam is Related to Other Religion

    Mir Ahmed Ali Khan Islam is a religion that came after Judaism, Christianity, etc. Sometimes people of other faiths ask this question: How is Islam related to the other religions preceding it? In [...]

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  • Islam, the Most Perfect and Highest of Revealed Religions

    Author : Imam Reza Network In the Name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate And who is better in speech than he who calls unto God and does good and says, ‘Verily, I am of the Muslims. [...]

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  • Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in the Mirror of Islam

    Written By: Allamah Tabatabai Translated from the Persian By: William Chittick and Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr Free Islamic Literatures, Inc, Houston In the Name of God, Most Merciful and [...]

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  • Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shi’i Islam

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  • The Sh’ites’ Share in Regional Historiography

    By: Rasul Ja’fariyan Regional Histories from the 4th to 8th Centuries AH The Sh’ites have also had a share in regional historiography. Among the earliest work in this field, which predates [...]

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  • Rational Thought in Shi’ism

    Author : Imam Reza Network Philosophical and Theological Thought in Shi’ism It has been mentioned before that Islam has legitimized and approved rational thought, which it considers a part [...]

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  • Islam and Religious Pluralism

    Liberalism and Pluralism The history of the world’s religions is full of horrible tales of persecution and intolerance. Often times the religious opposition to the beliefs of a people has [...]

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  • The role of religion in the formation of the “Ummah Wahida”

    By: Sayyid Ahmad Rahnamaei Ever since Islam was first revealed, Muslims have been encouraged to live together and to work towards establishing a single Muslim nation embracing all Muslims around [...]

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  • Historical Factors and Shi’ism

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  • Debate with the Christians

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  • Islam, Culture and Identity

    By: Yusuf Al-Khabbaz As a global ideal, an important quality of Islam is that it envisions a unifying system for Muslims to relate to each other and the world in which they live, while also [...]

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  • Shiahs and the Purified Sunnah

    Author : Imam Reza Network   Both Parties` Stand Towards The Sunnah One of the lies circulated against the Shi`ahs by some fools is that Shi`ahs reject the Sunnah of the Chosen One, peace [...]

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  • Jabir Ibn Haiyan: the Father of Chemistry

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  • The Message of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and The Islamic Republic of Iran

    His Excellence Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyed Ali Khamenei to the pilgrims of Hajj Dul-Hajjah 1424 In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful Once again, the Muslim Ummah is holding its [...]

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  • Socialism and Communism

    By: Ayatullah Muhammad Baqir as-Sadr In socialism, there are many creeds the most famous of which is the socialist creed, whichis based on the Marxist theory, and argumentative materialism, which [...]

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  • Secular Democracy and its Philosophical Underpinning

    By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi The new concept of democracy as being necessarily secular is advanced by statesmen in Western countries in which no trace of religion must be seen in any government [...]

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  • The Jehad; The Holy War

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  • Tawassul

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  • Questions of an American Muslim

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Sometime ago an American Muslim had sent us a lot of questions most of whom were informative. Therefore we shall mention the [...]

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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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  • The Holy Quran and Hadith on Music

    By: A. H. Sheriff After briefly explaining the evil effects of Music and dance, now time has come to give here some of the ayats of the Qur’an and some of the traditions of the Holy Prophet (S) [...]

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  • Sayings of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.)

    Charity A man giving in alms one piece of silver in his lifetime is better for him than giving one hundred when about to die. To meet friends cheerfully and invite them to a feast are charitable [...]

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  • Bayt al-Mal and the Distribution of Zakat

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  • The Station of The Faithful before Allah

    Author : Sayyid Khomeini An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini With a chain of authorities reaching up to the Thiqat al-Islam Muhammad ibn Ya’qub at-Kulayni (Q) from several of our companions, [...]

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  • The Holy Qur’an and Ahlul Bayt (A.S)

    Based on a parallel (Mutawatir) tradition upon whose authenticity all Muslims agree, the Messenger of Allah (AS) informed his followers in several occasions that he would leave them two [...]

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  • Doesn’t the Word Mawla Mean Friend?

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

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  • 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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  • Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in the Mirror of Islam

    Written By: Allamah Tabatabai Translated from the Persian By: William Chittick and Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr Free Islamic Literatures, Inc, Houston In the Name of God, Most Merciful and [...]

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  • Omitting Prayer Intentionally is a Greater Sin

    Author : Al-Shia.org The greater sin is to omit prayer intentionally. The traditions of Imam Taqi (a.s.), Imam Rid(a (a.s.) Imam Mu-sa Kadhim (a.s.) and Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) (mentioned in [...]

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  • The Ideal Leadership

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  • Lessons From The Lives of Masoomeen (A.S)

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  • The Goals of Islamic Education

    By: Martyr Muhammad Jawad Bahonar   By the soul, and Him Who perfected it and inspired it to [distinguish between] lewdness and God-fearing. Prosperous is he who purifies it, and failed has [...]

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