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  • Al-Ahzaab (The Clans)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ اتَّقِ اللَّهَ وَلَا تُطِعِ الْكَافِرِينَ وَالْمُنَافِقِينَ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ [...]

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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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  • How does the Holy Qur’an present God?

    by : Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari When we wish to assess the scientific personality and knowledge of a scholar, we examine his works and subject them to close study. Similarly, in order to measure [...]

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  • Types of Interpretation

    All praise is for Allah Who sent down the Qur’an to His servant so that he may be a warner to the worlds; and blessings be on him whom He sent as a witness, and a bearer of good news and a [...]

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  • Ad-Dukhan (The Smoke)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. حم {1} [Yusufali 44:1] Ha-Mim. وَالْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ {2} [Yusufali 44:2] By the Book that makes things [...]

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  • Imam ‘Ali (A.S), the Source of Authentic Qur’anic Knowledge

    Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.), whose heart and soul brimmed with Divine Revelation, had, since the initial days, a very close and dear companion, who was a source of peace and serenity to his [...]

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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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  • AL-DUKHĀN Smoke الدخان Meccan (surah 44 • 59 ayahs)

    AL-DUKHĀN Smoke الدخان Meccan (surah 44 • 59 ayahs) »The surah that mentions a divine portent of an evil destiny that will come in the appearance of something unknown called the SMOKE. It [...]

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  • Ar-Rahman (The Beneficent)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الرَّحْمَٰنُ {1} [Yusufali 55:1] (Allah) Most Gracious! عَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ {2} [Yusufali 55:2] It is He [...]

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  • Al-Ahzaab (The Clans)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ اتَّقِ اللَّهَ وَلَا تُطِعِ الْكَافِرِينَ وَالْمُنَافِقِينَ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ [...]

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  • The Letter Symbols in the Holy Quran

    Written by Ali A. Khalfan In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful In the Holy Quran, there are twenty-nine suras (chapters) that begin with al-huroofe-Muqatiaat (abbreviated letters or [...]

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  • The Islamic System of Judiciary in the Qur’an

    Author : Aalulbayt Global Information Center There are a number of noble Qur’anic verses which deal com­prehensively with the `system of the judiciary’, and which we must examine [...]

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  • Science in The Holy Qur’an

    From a Gaseous Mass to the Heavens and the Earth The Qur’an was revealed in the seventh century. Many statements pertaining to physical phenomena are dispersed throughout the Qur’an. [...]

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  • 27 An-Naml An-Nami: Makid

    27 An-Naml An-Nami: Makid ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. TA SIN. THESE are the verses of the Qur’an, and collection of explicit [...]

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  • Al-Qasas (The Stories)

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

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  • 85 Signs of the Zodiac, Al-Buruj: Makki

    85 Signs of the Zodiac Al-Buruj: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. I CALL TO witness the sky (bespangled) with the signs of the [...]

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  • At-Talaaq (Divorce)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِذَا طَلَّقْتُمُ النِّسَاءَ فَطَلِّقُوهُنَّ لِعِدَّتِهِنَّ وَأَحْصُوا الْعِدَّةَ [...]

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  • AL-ṬŪR The Mount الطور Meccan (surah 52 • 49 ayahs)

    AL-ṬŪR The Mount الطور Meccan (surah 52 • 49 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by THE MOUNT of Sinai, where the Torah was revealed to Moses. It takes its name [...]

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  • AL-INFIṬĀR The Rending الإنفطار Meccan (surah 82 • 19 ayahs)

    AL-INFIṬĀR The Rending الإنفطار Meccan (surah 82 • 19 ayahs) »The surah that opens with a riveting description of THE RENDING open of the sky at the onset of the Day of Resurrection and assets [...]

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  • Astronomy – Light And Movement

    Written By: Dr. Maurice Bucaille Let us now turn to the subject of Astronomy. Whenever I describe the details the Quran contains on certain points of astronomy to Westeners, it is unusual for [...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sayings about high status of Fatimah Az-Zahraa (AS)

    By: Faez Karimi Fatimah Az-Zahraa (AS), daughter of Prophet of Allah Muhammad bin Abdullah (SAWW) and Queen of Arabia Khadija-tol Kobra (AS), was born in the holy city of Medinah on Jamadi [...]

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  • The Teachings of Imam Sadiq(A.S.)

    Imam as-Sadiq(A.S.) asked the man who attended before him about his manner. “I am one of your followers and adherents,” answered the man. Imam As-Sadiq(A.S.) said: Allah will surely [...]

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  • Hajj in Ahadith

    Allah, the Most High, has said: “Surely the first House which was appointed for mankind (as a place of worship) was that in Bakkah (Makkah), the blessed, and a source of guidance for the entire [...]

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  • Rights of Sadaat (Descendants of Prophet Muhammad PBUH)

    Allama Hilli in his book `Qawaidul Ahkam’ counsels his son Fakhrul Muhaqqiqin in the following words : “You should practise Sileh Rahmi with the pure descendants of the Sadaat also. [...]

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  • The Event of Cloak (Hadith al-Kisa)

    A famous event known as the “Event of the Cloak” was reported in the Shiite books regarding “the verse of purification.” The context of the event is as follows: Jabir Ibn [...]

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  • Historical Books of Shi’ites in Kalam, Hadith and Rijal

    By: Rasul Ja ‘fariyan Kalami-Historical Books Part of the Shi‘ite kal?m? works have extended the discussion to history in proportion with its importance to the issue of Imamate. The [...]

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

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

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  • Attributes Of The Righteous [5]

    Text of Hadith; A mumin is a trust worthy person, he avoids evil, faith is his companion, he loves modesty, he is alert to possible danger and chances of him straying from the path are ever slim, [...]

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  • The Status of Imam Hussain (A.S)

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

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  • Lady Fatima (S.A) Protests Against Abu Bakr Actions

    Fatimah (AS) felt grieved by Abu Bakr’s actions, and was so displeased with him that when she knew of his attempt to seize Fadak, she accompanied a group of women to the mosque. There she [...]

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  • Faith in Islam

    Having a Good Opinion About God 149- In Al-Mahasin it is narrated that Imam Baqir (a.s) said: “We find in (Imam) Ali ibn Abitalib’s (a.s) book that God’s Prophet (a.s) used to say the [...]

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  • Third Infallible Sayings

    * Allah made the obedience of Muslims to us (Ahlul Bayt) as discipline for the Omma, and our leadership as safety from differences. * Praise and Eulogy is for Allah for the blessing and bounties [...]

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  • The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.):“Fatema (S.A.) is a part of me

    By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz “What Allah gave to His Prophet from them (and), you did not spur any horse for its sake (acquisition), nor any riding camel; but Allah makes His prophets prevail over [...]

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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 Importance of Self-restraint (Taqwa)

    By: Murtada Mutahhari   “Is he who founds his building on God wariness and [the pursuit of Allah’s] pleasure better off or he who founds his building on the brink of a collapsing bank [...]

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  • Three Important and Fate Deciding Traits in the Life of a Person

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi The Prophet Muhammad (S) has said, “O’ ‘Ali! If the following three traits are not found within a person, then his actions shall not be complete: Wara’ [...]

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  • Ahlul-Bayt (A.S) in the Holy Qur’an and the Holy Prophet’s Traditions (Sunnah) – Part 1

    The Qur’an emphasizes the lofty position and significance of the Ahlul-Bait so as to make mankind follow their right path, consult them when their opinion differs or their faith, situation [...]

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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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  • 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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  • The Role of Imam Ali Zayn al-Abidin (A.S.) in Ashura

    The pain of the memories and sufferings, during and after the unimaginable events of Ashura, lived on with those who survived to tell the stories and narrate the happenings of those earth [...]

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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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  • Holy Quran and Imam Hassan (A.S)

    Holy Quran and Imam Hassan (A.S) After the death of his beloved father and during his short period of Caliphate, Imam Hassan (as) was once performing his prayers at the Mosque, when a person came [...]

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  • Personality of Hadrat Abbas (A.S)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Al-Abbas ibn Ali was a whole world of virtues and merits. His personality included each and every lofty characteristic. It is however sufficient honor for him to be the [...]

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  • Hazrat-e-Fatima (S.A)

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

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  • 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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  • A Biographical Profile of Imam Ali (A.S)

    This well-written profile of Imam Ali (a) has been copied from a book by Syed Muhammad Askari Jafari. While providing a glimpse into our glorious history, it provides an unbiased and fair [...]

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  • The Imamate of Imam Zayn Al-Abidin (a)

    Author: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi No Imam began his Imamat in a more tragic atmosphere. The first day of his Imamat saw him seriously ill and a captive of the army of Yazid in Karbala. His father [...]

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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 Ali (A.S.) Based His Government on Social Justice

    When the people objected to Imam Ali’s equitable distribution of wealth he replied: (i) If the wealth had belonged to me even then I would have distributed it equally among the people but [...]

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  • Abu Bakr Versus Lady Fatima (S.A)

    Written By: Abu Muhammed Al-Ordoni Fatima-the only surviving child of the Prophet, his most beloved- claimed inheritance of the property which could be apportioned to her in the lands of Medina [...]

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  • Lady Fatimah Zahra ( Peace be Upon her )

    A Brief History of The Fourteen Infallibles By: Ansariyan Publications P. 47 – 53 Name: Fatimah. Title: az- Zahra’. Agnomen: Ummu ‘l-A’immah. Father’s name: Muhammad [...]

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  • Imam Mohammad Baqir(a.s.)

    Author : ziaraat.com Birth and Imamate Imam Muhammad Baqir(a.s) was born in the 57th year of the Hijra, on Friday the first day of the month of Rajab, in the city of Madina. His honoured father [...]

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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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  • Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida (Peace be Upon him)

    Imam Ali ar-Rida was brought up under the holy guidance of his father for thirty-five years. His own insight and brilliance in religious matters combined with the excellent training and education [...]

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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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  • Hadrat Fatimah Zahra (A.S.): “A Proof upon the Creation”

    The short lifetime of lady Fatima (A.S.) was not enough for her real rank to be revealed through her words and deeds that were based on the invisible world; this is why she was likened to the [...]

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  • Uthmān’s Caliphate

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 123-125 ‘Uthmān was one of those Muslims who became a Muslim as called by Abū Bakr in the first years. He was one [...]

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  • On The Way to Marriage

    When Fatima Zahra reached nine years of age, she was a full-grown woman who enjoyed intellectual maturity and integrity of conduct. Allah gifted her with a brilliant mentality and cleverness, [...]

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  • Eid Al Mubahila, Historic Perspectivey

    By: Nazzar Al-Kadhim Glorious Quran Chapter 3 Verse 61 says: And unto him who disputeth with thee therein after the knowledge hath come unto thee, Say! (O’ Our Apostle Muhammad!) ( Unto them ) [...]

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  • Birth Anniversary of Imam Hasan Askari (PBUH)

    He was born in Medina, the abode of divine revelation, the station of guiding angels and the school of the Prophet’s Ahl ol-Bayt or the Blessed Household. The year of his birth was 232 AH [...]

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  • The Life and Times of Imam Hassan Ibn Ali (A.S) – Part 2

    Written By: Syed-Mohsin Naquvi In the first of the articles on the Life and Times of Imam Hasan bin Ali, I presented a general overview of the details as found in some of the most authentic books [...]

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  • Beginnings of Bitter Struggle

    Balagh Foundation The reaction of the pre-Islamic Arabs towards the call of the Prophet (pbuh) took many forms: Attacking the Prophet (saw) in Person At the beginning of the Prophet’s [...]

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  • The Scholarly Jihad of the Holy Imams (A.S)

    Written By: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi The period under discussion (95-148 A.H /712-765 A.D.) began and ended in the times of the Vth and VIth Imams. The persecutions of the Shi’is continued [...]

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  • The Trustworthy

    It had rained heavily and continuously for a long period, and the water poured down towards the Holy Ka’aba in Masjid-ul-Haram, the big mosque in Mecca, The Ka’aba was in the lower [...]

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  • The Jesus (PBUH) (1)

    DID NOT DIE And [on account of] their saying: “We killed the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, messenger of God.” They did not kill him and they did not crucify him, but it was made to seem [...]

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  • Abū Bakr’s Agents

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 34-38 It is known to all that ‘Umar was Abū Bakr’s closest companion and old friend. The Prophet of Islam had [...]

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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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  • Wilayah of AhlulBayt (A.S)

    Written By: Shaikh Al-Mufid 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, [...]

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  • The House of Quraysh

    Author : Al-shia.org It’s Orgin and Development Qusayy Another of the most powerful Arab tribes of the Abrahamic descent was Quraysh; and about four hundred years after Christ, a man of [...]

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  • Karbala: The Everlasting Stand

    Author : aimislam.com Imam Hussain is buried where he was killed in Karbala, modern day Iraq.   What you are about to read is a story of a great man whose uprising has no like in the [...]

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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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  • Martyrdom of Ammar Ibn Yasir

    Author : coiradio.com On the other hand the traders and the rich of Quraish had spite against Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his message of Islam. Hence, they plotted against Islam and the [...]

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  • The Battle of Badr

    The battle of Badr was the most important among the Islamic battles of Destiny. For the first time the followers of the new faith were put into a serious test. Had victory been the lot of the [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Arabian Peninsula The Cradle of Islamis Culture

    The Message By: Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani P. 19 – 24 Arabia is a big peninsula situated in the south-west of Asia. Its area is three million square kilometres almost double the area of [...]

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  • Reasons for the Differences among the Miracles of the Messengers

    By: Murtuza Mutahhari There is a h.a-di-th which is somewhat well-known which backs up our claim of differences in the methods of guidance as seen in the reasons for the differences among the [...]

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  • Some Definitions for Soul

    By:Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi Many words are used in Qur’an and Ahadith (traditions) for the Day of Judgement and the things related with it. Some of them are explained here: [...]

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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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  • The Prayer; One of The Greatest Gifts Allah All-Merciful has Given

    By: Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Jalali One of the greatest gifts Allah (the All-Merciful) has given mankind is prayer. Now, there is ritual prayer (salat) that involves specific actions and sayings to [...]

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  • Preachments and Advices by The Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 347-355   On every occasion, the Prophet (a.s.) preached and advised Muslims to guide [...]

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  • Imam Hasan (A.S.), the Second Holy Imam

    1. Birth & Early Life Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba —upon whom be peace— was the second Imam. He and his brother Husayn were the two sons of Amir al-mu’minin ‘Al? and Lady F?timah, the daughter of [...]

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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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  • A Review of Saqifah

    By: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi 1. The Authority of the Prophet Muslims maintain that the Prophet of Islam is infallible and sinless, and that his speech is the same as reality and is the wish of [...]

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  • The Future in the Quranic View

    Dr. Sayyed Hasan Eftekharzadeh The Future, from the Quranic View As you may know, Islam, like all other religions, portrays an optimistic picture of the future. This portrayal has been done in [...]

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  • Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S.) Status on The Day of Resurrection

    Written By: Shaikh Muhammedi Rayshahri The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) said: The first who will join me by the Hawd of Kawthar are my Ahl al-Bayt and those of my Ummah who love me. Al-Imam Ali [...]

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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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  • Finality of Prophethood

    By : Martyr Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari We have said that despite the differences in details all Prophets have delivered the same message and belonged to the same ideological school. The [...]

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  • Rights of The Prophet

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 201 – 212 Our great Prophet Mohammed (s) was the ideal in all aspects of perfection. God selected him among the creatures and conferred upon [...]

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  • What Wahabis Say About Imam Mahdi (A.S)

    After propounding the Koran and traditional ar­guments there remains no doubt amongst the Muslims, irrespective of his religion either Sunni, Shiite, Wahabi or non-Wahabi, regarding the belief in [...]

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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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  • Imam Mahdi , The Herald of Divine Justice

    Author : Dr.A.R.Ghavidel Sha’ban 15, which coincides with Aug.7.2009, is the birth anniversary of the Promised one, the only Real Savior of all mankinds, the only Hope in this depressed [...]

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  • Discussion Concerning Origin of Creation is Natural

    By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba’i With his Allah-given instinct, man searches for the reasons and causes leading to the appearance of any phenomenon or occurrence that he sees. He [...]

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  • Allah Gifted His Servant and Messenger

    Allah gifted His servant and Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) with all sublime morals. In this context, Almighty Allah says: [And surely thou hast sublime morals] (Al-Qalam 68:4). On [...]

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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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  • Quraysh and The Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Abdullah al-Shahin p. 139-164 The people of Quraysh had no patience with the principles and values the Prophet [...]

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  • The Concept of Shias

    We live in a world in which electronic prefectures, globalization, information explosion and technology are the dominant topics. With the latest technology we have discovered scientific aspects [...]

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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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  • How I Found the Right Path

    By Brother Muhammad Yusuf BisMillah Hir Rahman Nir Rahiim How did I, a Sunni following Hanafi fiqh, come to find and embrace the Right Path of Ahl ul-Bayt? All Praise and all Thanks are for Allah [...]

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  • Qadianis Exposed

    By: Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi The Qadiani Missionary wrote: If you have any doubt about Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadianis claim, then show us a single example, since Prophet Adam up to the death of [...]

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  • Intellectual, Political and Social Status of the Shi’ites on the Verge of Occultation

    By: Mas’ud Pur Sayyid Aqaei In the period prior to the beginning of occultation (260 A.H), Shi’ites were fortunate to have outstanding intellectual scholars who were trained by Imams [...]

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  • Introduction to Islam

    By : Sayyid Hussein Ahmed The word “ISLAM” is derived from the Arabic words “salaam”, which means peace and “taslim”, which means submission. The follower of [...]

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  • According to Islam, Is Religion Separate from Politics?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: First of all we had better clarify the meaning of “politics” so that its relationship with religion may become clear. There are two interpretations for [...]

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

    By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami In spite of severe strangulation and oppression perpetrated against the Shi‘ah during the Umayyad rule, the spread of Shi‘ism continued unabated. The reason behind [...]

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  • Islam; The Freedom of Thought and Belief

    By Shahid Murtada Mutahhari This is a rather free translation of two lectures delivered by Martyr Mutahhari at the Husayniyyeh Irshad, Tehran, in the fall of 1969. They form part of a [...]

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  • What None Muslims Say About …Islam

    Those who listen to the word and follow the best of it; those are the ones whom God has guided, and those are the ones endowed with understanding (Qur’an 39:18) The Fastest Growing Religion [...]

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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

    The history of the Shi`ah and Christian cultural relations is comparatively old. Of these relations may be mentioned inter-religious dialogue in the area of Kalam that took place in a spirit of [...]

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  • The Shia Idrisid State in Maghrib

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

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  • The Greatness of the Shia

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi Our ethical discussion today is a continuation of the topic on the Greatness of the Shia(فضائل الشيعة). The late ‘Allamah Majlisi has presented a very [...]

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  • Islam – A Comprehensive School

    Author : Martyr Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari Islam, which is based on a perfect conception of the universe is a comprehensive and realistic school. In Islam attention has been paid to all aspects [...]

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  • Characteristics of the Shia

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi The main area of discussion of volume 65 of the compilation of traditions entitled Bihar al-Anwar is in regards to elucidating on the characteristics of the Shia [...]

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  • Characteristics of Shiite

    282- Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: “Once a group of people started walking behind Ameer al-Momineen (a.s). He asked them who they were. They said that they were his followers. He asked them why [...]

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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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  • Scoldings and Spiritual Punishment in Hell

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

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  • Karbala & Humanity

    Written By: Ali Khalfan When Imam Hussein and his 72 faithful companions were in Kerbala standing up against the soldiers of Yazid, the tyrannical ruler and usurper of the mantle of Khilafah, [...]

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  • Sins (Offences) are of Three Kinds

    By: Ayatullah Shaheed Sayyid Abdul Husain Dastghaib Amirul Momineen Ali (a.s.) says in Nahaj-ul-Balagah: Zunbun…Maghfoor meaning: Sins are of three kinds: The one which will be forgiven, two; the [...]

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  • Islam and Democracy: An Obscure Relationship

    By: Fatima Al-Samak Democracy is determined by many different elements: culture, wealth, equalities, education, and some will say, religion. Religion as a determinant of democratic development [...]

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  • Reasons for the Differences among the Miracles of the Messengers

    By: Murtuza Mutahhari There is a h.a-di-th which is somewhat well-known which backs up our claim of differences in the methods of guidance as seen in the reasons for the differences among the [...]

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  • Resurrection And The Life After Death

    By:Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi 1- WITHOUT RESURRECTION, LIFE IS VOID WE BELIEVE that all men and women will be raised up in a certain day after death. They all will be judged, and [...]

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  • The Status of Martyrdom in Islam

    All the nations of the world view the word ‘martyrdom’ as sacred and holy. Martyrdom refers to lay down one’s life while defending one’s religion or nation or while [...]

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  • Worship and Prayer

    We sometimes notice points in our Islamic interpretations that raise questions for some of us in connection with worship. For example we are told in the case of prayer that either the Prophet or [...]

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  • The University of Imam as-Sadiq (A.S.)

    By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami In view of the then prevailing conducive political atmosphere, Imam Ja‘far as-Sadiq (‘a) pursued his father’s scientific movement and established a large university [...]

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  • Brotherhood in Islam

    By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani {Without doubt the believers are brothers of one another so then make peace and harmony between your brothers and have consciousness of Allah so that maybe He will [...]

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  • Attributes Of The Righteous [4]

    25th of Zil Aqdil concedes with some traditions concerning the day of spreading the land [on earth] and the day Imam Reza left Medina for Taws. The word means to spread as described by the verse [...]

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  • Hazrat-e-Fatima (S.A)

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

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  • 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 [...]

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  • Epistemology of Prophethood in Islam

    Dr. Jalal al-Haqq Revelation as a medium of information about the content of reality has not been particularly a subject of scholarly interest in Western tradition of philosophy and philosophical [...]

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  • Marriage Issues

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Hussain Madhahiri Today we shall discuss about the reasons for people opting for polygamy. This discussion is neither on jurisprudence nor on the cultural aspect of human [...]

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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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  • Good and Evil

    An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini With my continuous chain of authorities reaching up to the Pillar of Islam and Muslims, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni (R), from Muhammad ibn Yahya, from [...]

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  • Some of The Etiquettes of Charity

    Author : Imam Reza Network   Imam Ali Ibn Hussein (AS) has said: * * * “Charity during night extinguishes God’s wrath.” The Imam said to Abi Hamzah: * * * “If you wish God to make you die [...]

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  • Desire and Hope

    By: An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini Muhammad ibn Ya’qub (al-Kulayni) (R) reports from al-Husayn ibn Muhammad, he from Mu’alla ibn Muhammad, from al-Washsha’, from ‘Asim ibn Humayd, he [...]

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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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