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  • The Names of the Imams in the Holy Qur’an

    By: Hojjat al-Islam Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani Question: Why aren’t the names of the Imams expressly mentioned in the Qur`an? Brief Answer It must be noted that although the names of the pure Imams (ع) [...]

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  • AL-RAʿD Thunder الرعد Medinan (surah 13 • 43 ayahs)

    AL-RAʿD Thunder الرعد Medinan (surah 13 • 43 ayahs) »The surah that translates into human experience the overpowering meaning of what THUNDER says when it resounds through the sky and God sends [...]

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  • AL-NAṢR The Help النصر Medinan (surah 110 • 3 ayahs)

    AL-NAṢR The Help النصر Medinan (surah 110 • 3 ayahs) »The surah that informs the Prophet Muḥammad that THE HELP of God is imminent in the liberation of Mecca from idolatry, in the throngs whose [...]

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  • AL-ZUMAR The Throngs الزمر Meccan (surah 39 • 75 ayahs)

    AL-ZUMAR The Throngs الزمر Meccan (surah 39 • 75 ayahs) »The surah that mentions THE THRONGS of the unbelievers who shall be driven to Hell in the Hereafter, and the companies of the God-fearing [...]

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  • 26 The Poets Ash-Shu’ara: Makki

    26 The Poets Ash-Shu’ara: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. TA SIN MIM. 2. These are the verses of the perspicuous Book. 3. You [...]

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  • Al-Mujaadila (The Pleading Woman)

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

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  • 42 Consultation, Ash-Shura: Makki

    42 Consultation Ash-Shura: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. HA MIM. 2. ‘Am Sin Qaf. 3. So has God, all-mighty and all-wise, [...]

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  • The Qur’an Possesses Revelation and Exegesis

    Allamah Tabatabaee The Qur’an In Islam p. 37-45 We shall discuss the word, exegesis, ta’wil, in relation to three Qur’anic verses. Firstly, in the verses concerning the implicit [...]

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  • 114 Men, An-Nas: Makki

    114 Men An-Nas: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. SAY: “I SEEK refuge with the Lord of men, 2. The King of men, 3. The God of [...]

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  • Al-A’araaf (The Heights)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. المص {1} [Yusufali 7:1] Alif, Lam, Mim, Sad. كِتَابٌ أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكَ فَلَا يَكُنْ فِي صَدْرِكَ حَرَجٌ [...]

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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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  • Al-Qamar (The Moon)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. اقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَانْشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ {1} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 54:1] The reference is a famous [...]

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  • Saad (The Letter ‘Saad’)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. ص ۚ وَالْقُرْآنِ ذِي الذِّكْرِ {1} [Yusufali 38:1] Sad: By the Qur’an, Full of Admonition: (This is [...]

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  • The Qur’an And Modern Science

    Written By: Dr. Maurice Bucaille INTRODUCTION Dr. Maurice Bucaille is an eminent French surgeon, scientist, scholar and author of “THE BIBLE, THE QUR’AN AND SCIENCE” which [...]

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  • Tafsir Surat al-Lail (The Night)

    Tafsir Surat al-Lail (The Night) By: Nasir Makarim Shirazi in Tafsir Namuneh   Translated from Farsi into English by: Fatima Zabeth Beenesh This sura descended at Mecca and it has 21 ayat in [...]

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  • AL-ʿĀDIYĀT The Chargers العاديات Meccan (surah 100 • 11 ayahs)

    AL-ʿĀDIYĀT The Chargers العاديات Meccan (surah 100 • 11 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the mention of galloping war steeds that it calls THE CHARGERS, whose very hoofs strike sparks upon the [...]

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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} [Pooya/Ali Commentary 21:1] The day [...]

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  • LUQMĀN Luqmān لقمان Meccan (surah 31 • 34 ayahs)

    LUQMĀN Luqmān لقمان Meccan (surah 31 • 34 ayahs) »The surah that mentions the judicious and poignant admonitions of LUQMĀN (whom some call Lokman, the Wise, a man of faith) as he spoke them to [...]

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  • 96 The Embryo, Al-’Alaq: Makki

    96 The Embryo Al-’Alaq: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. READ IN THE name of your Lord who created, 2. Created man from an [...]

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  • AL-ʿALAQ The Clinging Mass العلق Meccan (surah 96 • 19 ayahs)

    AL-ʿALAQ The Clinging Mass العلق Meccan (surah 96 • 19 ayahs) »The surah that contains the first revealed verses of the Quran, reminding the human being of THE CLINGING MASS, a stage that [...]

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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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  • Striving for Right Guidance

    A Speech Delivered by Dr. Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi Author of “Then I was Guided” Translated from the Arabic by YASIN T. AL-JIBOURI   In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Islamic Government According to Imam Ali [a]

    Author : Aim Islam Upon appointing Malik Al-Ashtar as the governor of Eygpt, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [a] sent a letter advising Malik in his post. This letter is an invaluable document [...]

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  • Imam Ali’s Maxims of Warning, and Admonition

    So now, surely slyness and cheating will be in Hell. Fear God and be cautious of His power. God does not accept to surprise the servants with destructions before He warns them. From this cause, a [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Hassan (A.S)

    1. Magnanimity is adhering to the religion, and honouring one’s self (nafs), and having a lenient conduct, and permanency of favours, and the discharging of rights. 2.Piety is the gateway [...]

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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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  • Over 30 Questions Answered by Imam Hassan (A.S)

    The following sayings, maxims, and words of wisdom are related to the pious grandson of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) Abu Muhammed Al-Hassan bin Ali (peace be upon them). The [...]

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  • A Supplication from Imam Mahdi (A.T.F.)

    Compiled and Translated by: Syed Zainulabedin Razavi, Tehran, Iran O God! sustain us with Thy goodwill for obedience as a duty And for abstinence from sin and criminality, And for intentions with [...]

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  • The Question of Inheritance

    The old world either gave absolutely no inheritance to women or when it was given the woman was treated as a minor which meant that she was not given independence and the status of a person [...]

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  • Guidance from the Knowledge of Sayyida Fatimah Zahra (A.S.)

    The Holy Prophet (saww) has said, “Fatimah is part of me, whoever harms her, harms me”. He (saww) has also said, “Fatimah is part of me, whoever disappoints her, disappoints me”. In these [...]

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  • Forty Traditions from Imam Mahdi (A.S.)

    1. “I am the Mahdi. I am the Qaem of the time” (Bihar V.52 p.2) 2. “I am the one who will fill it (the earth with justice as it would be full of tyranny”. (Bihar, V.52, [...]

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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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  • The Holy Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)

    Name: Muhammad Parents: Abdullah bin Abdul Muttalib & Aamina binti Wahab Birth: Friday 17th Rabi al-awwal 571 AD, Mecca Death: Monday 28th Safar 11 A.H., Madina Life span: 63 years AN [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Hasan (A.S)

    Compiled and Translated by: Syed Zainulabedin Razavi, Tehran, Iran Name: Hasan Title: Mujtaba ,Sibte Akbar Bye name: Abu Mohammad Father: Ali ibne Abi Taleb(A.S). Mother: Fatima binte Mohammad [...]

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  • 100 sayings of Imam Muhammad b. Jafer As-Sadiq (A.S.)

    By: Saira Hussain Rabi-ul Awwal 17 is the birth anniversary of holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) and his sixth infallible descendant Hazrat Imam Jafer As-Sadiq (AS). Here is a little collection [...]

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  • The Epistles of Imam Sajjad (A.S.)

    By: Sayyid Ali Al-Shahristani Imam `Ali- ibn al-Husayn is reported to have written down many epistles the most famous of which are Risa-lat al-Huqu-q (The Treatise on Rights) and al-Sahi-fah [...]

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  • The Element of Invisibility in Karbala

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 423-425   Among the factors that have played pivotal roles in the historical dimension of ideological epic in [...]

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  • Supplications of Imam Zain ul Abideen (A.S) Part II

    The Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin By: Bāqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 449 – 469 The following is among his supplications in satisfaction when he looked upon the companions of the world: [...]

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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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  • Role of Imam Hasan (A.S) During His Father’s Life

    Imam Hasan’s (a.s.) role, during the lifetime of his father, and especially under his caliphate, was marked by his total obedience to his father, who was his example and leader. He dealt [...]

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  • Imam Reza’s Morals and Counsels

    Author : Imam Reza Network The value of wisdom and moral is when it sets out of its leading springs to make its way in life to plant goodness, beauty, and love, and to uproot evil, corruption, [...]

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  • Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Baqir (Peace be Upon him)

    A Brief History of The Fourteen Infallibles By: Ansariyan Publications P. 117 – 121 Name: Muhammad. Title: al-Baqir. Agnomen: Abu Ja’far. Father’s name: ‘Ali Zaynu [...]

    Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Baqir (Peace be Upon him)
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  • Hadrat Fatimah Siddiqah (the Righteous)

    By Abu Alial-Fadl ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Fadl at-Tabrisi (c.468/1076 – 548/1154). Her (‘a) Birth, Names And Epithets The most predominant view in the traditions transmitted by our [...]

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  • Morality and Character of Imam Al-Mahdi (A.J)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 234-241 The Imams of Ahl al-Bayt (a.s), due to restrictions imposed on [...]

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  •  Some Short Maxims

    Some Short Maxims

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 397-437 A good collection of short maxims has been transmitted from the Prophet (a.s.) that [...]

    Some Short Maxims
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  • Imam Hassan (A.S)

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff Birth: 15th Holy Ramadhan 3 A.H. in Madina Parents: Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (as) & Sayyida Fatima Zahra (as) Titles: Al-Mujtaba Death: 28th Safar 50 A.H. [...]

    Imam Hassan (A.S)
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  • Qualities of Imam Ali Reza (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 73 – 102 As for the qualities of Ima’m al-Rida’, peace be on him, they represent all virtues. All noble [...]

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  • The Marriage Year of Fatima (S.A)

    Fatima (S.A) The Gracious By: Abu Muhammad Ordoni P. 133 – 136 Opinions of the historians and narrators differ from one to another regarding the year of Lady Fatima Zahra’s marriage. [...]

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  • Imam Hasan (A.S), Whose Obedience Allah made Incumbent on People

    Imam Hasan was the eldest son of Imam ‘Ali and Hadrat Fatimah. When the Holy Prophet received the happy news of the birth of his grandson, he came to the house of his beloved daughter, took [...]

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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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  • The Appointment of Ali ibn Abu- Ta-lib (`a)

    Author: Asad Wahid al-Qasim We have already explained the proofs testifying to the Ima-mate of Ahl al-Bayt (`a) and the number of caliphs from among them as stated by the Prophet who indicated [...]

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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 Greatness of Imam Taqi al-Jawad (A.S.)

    After the death of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (A.S.), Mamun, the Abbasid caliph was under constant criticism by his subjects who blamed him for Imam (A.S.)’s death. In order to keep the [...]

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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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  • Imam Muhammad Taqi (A.S)

    Titles: At-Taqi, Al-Jawad Birth 10th Rajab 195 AH in Madina Martyrdom: 29th Dhulqa’da 220 AH in Baghdad. Buried in Kadhmain One famous saying of the 9th Imam follows: Some one asked, “was [...]

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  • Lady Fatima (S.A) in the Verse of Relationship

    Fatima (a.s) The Gracious By: Abu Muhammad Ordoni P. 152 – 155 The verse of relationship, from the Quran, says: “Say: ‘No reward do I ask of you for this except the love of [...]

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  • Imam Ali: The Only Divinely Chosen Successor To The Holy Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)

    Written By: Ali Jaafary Stump In the Name of ALLAH the Merciful, the Compassionate Islam the champion of loving and respecting the Prophets and their successors: One of the great tenets of Islam [...]

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

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

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  • Islamic Economy: Its Ideological and Legal Foundations

    Author: Ayatullah Muhammad Ali Taskhiri Every system, intending to achieve certain goals, must be designed in a realistic manner. Therefore, if the system is supposed to be implemented in order [...]

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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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  • 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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  • An Everlasting Peace Treaty

    By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani {And if two factions from amongst the believers begin fighting against one another, then restore peace between them both. However, if one party revolts against the [...]

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  • The Branches of Religion

    To be a sincere and good, practicing Muslim in the way of Islam and Allah, you should know Fooroo-e-deen. To consider yourself a lover and follower of Ahl-lul Bayt (a.s.), you should test [...]

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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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  • Vow and Convent

    Author : Aalulbayt Global Information Center Vow (Nazr) 2649. Vow means making it obligatory upon oneself to do some good act, or to refrain from doing an act which it is better not to do, for [...]

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  • The Bible Testifies for Mohammad(S.A.W.)

    By Sheikh Muhammad Jawad Chirri (The following is another chapter of the book. It is in the format of questions asked by Dr. Wilson H. Guertin, from the University of Florida, answered by the [...]

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  • The Method of The Islamic Mission in Mecca

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 173-186   It may be too useful to discuss the method of the Islamic mission in Mecca [...]

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  • Operations Personnel of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

    By: Muhammad Dhahir Watr Operations personnel were all the units responsible for planning, command, training, upgrading weapons, equipment and war strategies and all matters related to these. We [...]

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  • The Eternal Message of Ashura

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

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  • 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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  • Holy Imams (A.S) – Clear and Coherent Policy

    Written By: S.J Hussain A question has puzzled some believers a great deal, namely why did al-Husayn fight with the sword, while his successors refrained from doing so, especially as all the [...]

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  • Saqqa (One who quenches the thirst); The Celebrated Title Hadrat Abbas (A.S)

    Author : Imam Reza Network The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said, “The most superior deed before Allah is to satiate the thirst of the thirsty, even if it be an animal.” (Darrusslam, vol. [...]

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  • Imam Husain’s Revolution: Analytical Review

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

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  • Imam Mudjtaba (A.S) and Imamate

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 307-313 The trace of the ‘Uthmānids’s attitude in Sunnism proves that Imām Mudjtabā’s six-month caliphate was [...]

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  • Imam Reza(A.S.): Discourses

    Author : Imamreza Network Al-Mu’mu`n questions Ima`m al-Reza(A.S.) Al-Ma’mu`n asked Ima`m al-Reza`, peace be on him, some questions. More likely, he wanted to test him. The Ima`m [...]

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  • Role of Religious Deviation in Leading to Karbala

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

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  • Important Events after The Migration

    The Message By: Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani p. 740 – 771   1. The Prophet’s Migration (Hijrah) 2. Important events After the Immigration 3. Two Great Distinctions of Ali 4. [...]

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  • Ancestors of The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

    The Message By: Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani P. 67 – 118 1. IBRAHIM THE CHAMPION OF MONOTHEISM The object of giving an account of the life of Prophet Ibrahim is to make known the [...]

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  • Sermon of Hadrat Zainab (A.S.) 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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  • Achievements of Islam

    By: Allamah Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi “It is he who has sent among the unlettered an Apostle from among themselves, to recite to them His signs and verses, to purify them, Qur’an: and to [...]

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  • Leadership and Command in Wars during the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    By: Muhammad Dhahir Watr Etiquettes of Leadership The Noble Prophet (s) was the commander in many battles[275] and he sent forth numerous Sariyah missions. As far as good leadership, which [...]

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  • Companions of Imam Husain (A.S) and Their Martyrdom

    Hasan Sa’eed bin Hibatullah, renowned as Qutubuddin Rawandi, relates through his chain of authorities from Imam Mohammad al Baqir (A.S.), that before his martyrdom, Imam Husain (A.S.) told [...]

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  • Islam and the African World

    By: Prof Sulayman S.Nayang The Islamic religion is now a major factor in human life and its impact is felt not only in Arabia, where it started out and then spread to the four corners of the [...]

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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 Imam is Indispensable

    Author : Imam Reza Network A government organization established in a country to handle public affairs cannot operate by itself. Unless a group of competent and experienced individuals endeavour [...]

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  • Did Amirul Momineen Ali (A.S.) ever depend on the tradition of Ghadeer to prove his Caliphate?

    By:Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: As we know, on the day of Ghadeer, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) announced the vicegerancy and Caliphate of Amirul [...]

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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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  • The Qur’an Possesses Revelation and Exegesis

    Allamah Tabatabaee The Qur’an In Islam p. 37-45 We shall discuss the word, exegesis, ta’wil, in relation to three Qur’anic verses. Firstly, in the verses concerning the implicit [...]

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  • Islamic Eschatology

    Author : Imam Reza Network Man is Composed of Spirit and Body Those who are acquainted to a certain extent with the Islamic sciences know that within the teachings of the Holy Book and the [...]

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  • The Confession of Superiority

    Author : Imam Reza Network We read in history books that Ma’mun, the Abbasid caliph, offered caliphate to Imam Reza (PBUH), but he did not accept it. Then, Ma’mun offered the Imam (PBUH) to [...]

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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 [...]

    Islam and the Question of Violence
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  • The Reality of Death

    Author : Shaykh Abbas Qummi   Ma’ad is derived from the root word Aud that means to return. Hence the returning of the spirit (rooh) back to it’s body is called Ma’ad. [...]

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  • The Ideological Basis of Economic Activity

    Author : Imam Reza Network The ideological basis in Islam may be summarized into six basic principles: The cornerstone is that everything has to start from the belief in God as the Creator, Lord, [...]

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

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  • Deception

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  • The Most Important Issue in The Lives of The Youth

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

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  • Islam is an Institution of Social Justice

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  • Striving for Right Guidance

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  • Islamic Beliefs from The Shi’ite Point of View

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  • The Spiritual Message of Shi’ism

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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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