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  • (4) THE WOMEN (al-nisa’)

    THE WOMEN (al-nisa’) (4) Number of Verses: 176 In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful People, have fear of your Lord who has created you from a single soul. From it He created [...]

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  • What Objectives does Surah al-Hujurat Pursue?

    By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani The goal of this Surah is to elucidate upon a series of life-giving commandments of Akhlaq (Ethics and Morality) and social interaction which (if put into practice), [...]

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  • 68 The Pen, Al-Qalam: Makki

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

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  • 79 Those Who Pull and Withdraw, An-Nazi’at: Makki

    79 Those Who Pull and Withdraw An-Nazi’at: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. I CALL TO WITNESS those who dive and drag, 2. And [...]

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  • AL-ZALZALAH The Quake الزلزلة Medinan (surah 99 • 8 ayahs)

    AL-ZALZALAH The Quake الزلزلة Medinan (surah 99 • 8 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the mention of THE QUAKE of the earth in utter destruction at the end of the world. It takes its name from [...]

    AL-ZALZALAH The Quake الزلزلة Medinan (surah 99 • 8 ayahs)
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  • Aal-‘Imraan (The Family of Imraan)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.   الم {1} [Yusufali 3:1] A. L. M. اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ {2} [Yusufali [...]

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  • Az-Zumar (The Groups)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. تَنْزِيلُ الْكِتَابِ مِنَ اللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَكِيمِ {1} [Shakir 39:1] The revelation of the Book is [...]

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  • Ad-Dukhan (The Smoke)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. حم {1} [Shakir 44:1] Ha Mim! وَالْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ {2} [Shakir 44:2] I swear by the Book that makes [...]

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  • Taa-Haa (Taa-Haa)

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

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  • Maryam (Mary)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. كهيعص {1} [Shakir 19:1] Kaf Ha Ya Ain Suad. ذِكْرُ رَحْمَتِ رَبِّكَ عَبْدَهُ زَكَرِيَّا {2} [...]

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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-NISĀʾ Women النساء Medinan (surah 4 • 176 ayahs)

    AL-NISĀʾ Women النساء Medinan (surah 4 • 176 ayahs) »The surah that enshrines the spiritual-, property-, lineage-, and marriage-rights and obligations of WOMEN. It makes frequent reference to [...]

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  • 98 The Clear Proof, Al-Bayyinah: Madani

    98 The Clear Proof Al-Bayyinah: Madani ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. THOSE AMONG THE people of the Book who disbelieve, and the [...]

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  • 104 The Slanderer, Al-Humazah: Makki

    104 The Slanderer Al-Humazah: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. WOE TO EVERY slanderer, back-biter, 2. Who amasses wealth and [...]

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  • AL-KAWTHAR Abundance الكوثر Meccan (surah 108 • 3 ayahs)

    AL-KAWTHAR Abundance الكوثر Meccan (surah 108 • 3 ayahs) »The surah that informs the Prophet Muḥammad that God has gifted him with ABUNDANCE goodness in this life and far greater resplendence in [...]

    AL-KAWTHAR Abundance الكوثر Meccan (surah 108 • 3 ayahs)
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  • Argument as regards Compulsion and Delegation

    Source: Al-Mizan by Allamah Tabatabai Every species is related to a particular type of action and reaction. In fact it is these special characteristics which identify the species as such. We [...]

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  • 64 Exposition, At-Taghabun: Madani

    64 Exposition At-Taghabun: Madani ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. ALL THAT THERE is in the heavens and the earth sings the praises [...]

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  • AL-QAMAR The Moon القمر Meccan (surah 54 • 55 ayahs)

    AL-QAMAR The Moon القمر Meccan (surah 54 • 55 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the unnerving, cataclysmic sign of the end of the world coming and THE MOON having split apart. It takes its name [...]

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  • 56 The Inevitable, Al-Waqi’ah: Makki

    56 The Inevitable Al-Waqi’ah: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. WHEN WHAT IS to happen comes to pass – 2. Which is bound to [...]

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  • At-Taghaabun (Mutual Disillusion)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يُسَبِّحُ لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۖ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ ۖ وَهُوَ [...]

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  • The Best of Actions

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi The Prophet Muhammad (S) has said, “O’ ‘Ali! The greatest of actions are the following three: Your acting in fairness with people more than with your own [...]

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  • 40 Ahadith Regarding the Month of Ramadan

    Introduction The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) has said: Those people from amongst my ummah, who memorise forty traditions pertaninig to those issues of religion, which they [...]

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  • First Infallible Sayings

    * The most honored among people who is pious, and the strongest among people who depends on Allah. * A man giving in alms one piece of silver in his lifetime is better for him than giving one [...]

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  • The Ahlul Bayt and the Recordation of Hadith

    By: Sayyid Ali Al-Shahristani It has been uninterruptedly narrated that the Ahl al-Bayt allowed the recordation of the Had?th. Imam `Al? ibn Ab?-T?lib recorded the seventy-cubit book of [...]

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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 [...]

    Sayings of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.)
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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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  • Imam Ali’s priority in Belief in God

    Author : Al-shia.org Reports of his Priority in Belief in God and His Apostle and of his Being the First of all Responsible Men in (Faith) [Abu al-Jaysh al-Muzaffar b. Muhammad al-Balkhi informed [...]

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  • An account of Ya‘qub and Yusuf

    Hayat Al-Qulub Vol. 1, By: Allamah Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi Abu Hamza Thumali narrates through a correct chain of traditionalists that one day he performed the morning prayers with Imam Zayn [...]

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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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  • Maxims of Imam Hussain (A.S) Regarding Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil

    The following sayings are related to the pious Imam, the Prophet’s grandson, the martyr Abu Abdillah Al-Hussain bin Ali (peace be upon them). Imam Al-Hussain’s sermon Regarding [...]

    Maxims of Imam Hussain (A.S) Regarding Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil
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  • Al-Batool (S.A)

    Written By: Abu Muhammed Al-Ordoni Allah, the Exalted, created His creatures and implemented in them certain laws and habits. He also subjected these creatures to laws and habits. For instance, a [...]

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  • Points of wisdom from Bab Madina-tul Ilm

    By: Fatimah Seal of Messengers Prophet Muhammad b. Abdollah (s)’s seventh infallible descendant Al-Imam Musa b. Jafar Al-Kazem (s) narrated from his respected father from their respect worthy [...]

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  • O Ali, Prepare My Funeral at Night

    To some it may be unclear as to whether Hadrat Fatimah al-Zahra (A.S.)was oppressed and hurt after the demise of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.). The answer to this question can be clearly and [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Hassan (A.S)

    It was 15th of the holy month of Ramadan in the year 3 AH that the first happiness of the House of Prophethood “Al-Imam Al-Hassan bin Ali bin Abi Talib Al-Mujtaba (p)” was born in the holy [...]

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  • Al-Silsilatul Al-Dhahabiyya (The Golden Chain)

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Ma’mun, the cruel and cunning Abbasid caliph in the year 201 A.H./817 forcefully exiled Imam Ridha (a.s) from Medina to Marw. (The city where Mamun’s seat [...]

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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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  • Imam Sadiq’s Discussion with the Sufis

    Sufian At Thawri related: As I saw Abu-Abdillah[Imam Sadiq](A.S.) putting dresses as white as eggs. I said: This is not your dress.” The Imam Sadiq(A.S.) answered: Listen to me carefully so [...]

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  • The Subject Matter: ILL Nature

    THE PROPHET OF ISLAM: “THE PERFECT EXEMPLAR” We all know that one of the most important factors of Islam’s advancement was the perfect conduct of the Prophet of Islam (SAW). [...]

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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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  • The Minor and The Major Occultation

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 168-182   I am certain that the readers would be eager to gain information on [...]

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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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  • 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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  • The Imamate of Ja’far as-Sadiq (A.S)

      The Origins and Early Development of Shi’a Islam By: S. Husain M. Jafri P. 259 – 288 The sixth Imam, Abu ‘Abd Allah Ja’far, the eldest son of Muhammad al-Baqir, was [...]

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

    The holy Imam Muhammad al-Baqir is the Fifth Apostolic Imam. His epithet was Abu Ja’far and he was popularly titled “al-Baqir”. His mother was the daughter of Imam Hasan. Thus, [...]

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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 [...]

    Aspects of the Life of Imam Husayn (A.S)
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  • Imam Husain (A.S.) proceeding towards Iraq from Makkah

    Author : Hajj Shaikh AbbAs Qummi   (Irshad) Muslim bin Aqeel (a.s.)’s uprising in Kufa occurred on the eighth of the month of Zilhajj 60 A.H., while he was martyred on the day of Arafah i.e. [...]

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

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

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  • Wilayah of Ahlul Bait

    He said: Abul Qasim Ja’far b. Muhammad – may Allah bless him with mercy, reported to me from his father, from Sa’d b. Abdillah, from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa, from Muhammad b. [...]

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  • First happiness of House of Prophet (PBUH) – Imam Hassan (A.S)

    Written By: Faiza Kaleem It was the mid of the holy month of Ramadan, the 3rd year of Hijrah, when the first happiness of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) – Hazrat Imam Hassan (AS) – was [...]

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

    The verse of relationship, from the Quran, says: “Say: `No reward do I ask of you for this except the love of those near of kin. ‘And if anyone earns any good, We shall give him an [...]

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  • Who are Ahlul Bayt

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

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  • Sayeda Fatimah (S.A)

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff On Friday 20th Jamadil-Aakhar 615 AD, Bibi Khadeejatul-Kubra (as), the first and most beloved wife of the Messenger of Allah (saw) gave birth to Seyyida [...]

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  • Psychological Qualities of Imam Zain ul Abideen (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin By: Bāqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 51 – 79 All the noble virtues and gifts which Allah created to distinguish man were found in the character of Imām Zayn [...]

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

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

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  • Glimpses into the Family Life of Hazrat Fatima (SA)

    Author : Aalulbayt Global Information Center 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 [...]

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  • Muslim ibn Aqeel: Principle, Loyalty and Sacrifice

    Whenever mention is made of Muslim ibn Aqeel (a), one is immediately reminded of loyalty, courage and sacrifice. Integrity, valour and steadfastness still shine upon the pages of time with pride [...]

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  • The Time of The Imam Zain ul Abidin (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin By: Bāqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 653 – 702 I (the author) think that there was no Islamic period like that when Imām Zayn al-‘Ābidin, peace be on him, [...]

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  • Fatima (S.A)’s Immigration

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

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  • The Martyrdom of Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S)

    Author : Naba Cultural Orgnaization Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) was the sixth Imam of Shiate world. He attained martyrdom on the 25th Shawwal 14 A.H. During the Caliphate of Abu Jafar Mansoor Abbasi. [...]

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  • Reformation, Fundamental Policy of Imam Ali (A.S)

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 217-223 Imām considered his major mission a reformation. This was because he abided by religion and tradition. In [...]

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  • Assassination of Uthman

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 160-164 As objections against ‘Uthmān were gradually intensified, some men explicitly used to stand up before [...]

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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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  • The Muslims and Jews During the Period of Three Caliphs

    The influence of Ka’b continued to grow after the death of ‘Umar. During the reign of the Third Caliph, ‘Uthman the righteous Umayyad, Ka’b was able to give verdicts in [...]

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  • The Issue of Apostasy

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 24-34 The main problem of Muslims was a move known as “Apostasy”. According to historians, after the Prophet’s [...]

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  • Benevolent Master

    Author : coiradio.com Imam Hassan (a.s.) had a great worth and status in the eyes of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). Such as, one day he Prophet Muhammad (saw) was on the tribune, delivering a speech [...]

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  • Early Converts to Islam and Their Persecution

    Author : Sayed Ali Asgher Razwy Though Abu Lahab frequently succeeded in dispersing the crowds that gathered to hear the Apostle’s homilies, word nevertheless spread in Makkah about them. [...]

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  • What They Say About Muhammed (PBUH)

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff The following is what Western Scholars have written about Prophet Muhammad (saww): Lamartine, Histoire de la Turquie, Paris 1854, Vol II, pp. 276-77: [...]

    What They Say About Muhammed (PBUH)
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  • The Explanation of the Sermon of Imam Sajjad (A.S.) in Damascus

    In the foregoing pages we have reproduced the sermon delivered by Imam Sajjad in Damascus. Every word of that, sermon confirms the frankness, bravery and spiritual greatness I of the Imam and [...]

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  • Who is Mukhtar Thaqafi?

    In his youth, spent in Medina after the death of his father. Mukhtar was known to be an Alid sympathiser. Yet, according to Tabari (2nd vol.,p.520) there is a story which depicts him as [...]

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  • Guidance of the Holy Prophets

    Author : Imam Reza Network Toward the Goal: General Guidance A grain of wheat that is placed within the bosom of the earth under appropriate conditions begins to grow and enters upon a path of [...]

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  • Sayyid Abd al-Azim al-Hasani, One of the Greatest Defenders of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.)

    By : Ayatullah Jafar Subhani I used to visit the grave of our master ‘Abd al-’Azim al-Hasani occasionally and whenever good fortune permitted me, for he was one of the descendants of the eldest [...]

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  • Holy Prophet (PBUH); Marriage up to Prophethood

    The Message By: Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani P. 157 – 164   The most sensitive period of the life of a person begins when he (or she) comes of age. It is so because at this time the [...]

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  • Merits of the Fourteen Infallibles

    By: Maulana Sayyid Zafar Hasan Amrohi Just as man is created from four elements, the basics of ethical values are also four, wisdom, chastity, justice and valour. As if these are the four walls [...]

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  • The Destiny of Muslim Ibn e Aqil (A.S)

    By: T. Zayn al-‘Abidin Introduction The caravan of al-Imam al-Husayn (‘alayhi salam) was travelling toward the city of Kufa in Iraq, during the month of Zhul Hijjah 60AH when a [...]

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

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

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  • 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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  • The First Migration

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

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  • Deputies of The Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 228-246   At the beginning of establishing his state in Yathrib, the Prophet (a.s.) began [...]

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  • The Relationship between Philosophy and Theology in the Postmodern Age

    Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen When I was a student at a Catholic high school in Queens, New York, I was taught that although philosophy is the mother of the sciences, she is also the handmaid of [...]

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  • Last words of Prophet Mohammad (s)

    By: Abd An-Nabi In memory of the demise of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and his -grand child -Imam Hassan’s (peace be upon him) on 28th day of Safar… Historians mentioned that [...]

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  • The Influences of the Belief in Resurrection

    Author : Imam Reza Network If, at a time, it was imagined that mind and intelligence taking the place of God and armed with knowledge, it is possible to lead the society to happiness and [...]

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  • The Cave of Hara

    The Life of  Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 139-164   The Prophet’s missionary and intellectual life began from the Cave of [...]

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  • Self-Purification; The Main Goal of Divine Messengers

    By:Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini The greatest aim of Divine Messengers was to emphasize the importance of refinement, purification, and training of human selves. God-Almighty said in the Holy Quran: [...]

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  • The Goal of Creation

    By: Martyr Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari One of the fundamental problems to investigate is the goal of life. Man always asks questions like what he lives for and what his objective in life should [...]

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  • The Knowledge of God, Fate and Divine Decree

    By: Sayyyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi A. THE KNOWLEDGE OF AL GHAYB al Ghayb means “unseen” or “hidden” things. Ilmu ‘l ghayb means knowledge of the things which are hidden [...]

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  • Shia’s Belief in Fate and Destiny

    Muhammad al-Tijàni al-Samàwi As soon as I became acquainted with the Shi’ah ‘ulamà’,197 reading their books, I became aware of a new science called fate and destiny. Al-’Imàm ‘Ali (peace be upon [...]

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  • The Relevance of Islamic Ideology in Human Sciences

    By: Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi Now, how should the influence of the culture and ideology of Islam be exercised upon the human sciences Should it be done in a revolutionary manner or in [...]

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  • What does Islam say about Jesus?

    Author : Imam Reza Network In the Qur’an, stories about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ (called ‘Isa in Arabic) are abundant. The Qur’an recalls his miraculous birth, his [...]

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  • Divine Justice or the Problem of Evil

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

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  • The Glorious Event of Eid ul Ghadir

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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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  • A Personal Story of Reverting to Islam

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  • The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam

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

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  • Islam, the Last Manifestation of Revelation

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  • The Muslim Way of Speaking

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