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    • The Giveaways of Ramadhan
    • As Muslims, we strive to be better people. We pray; we fast. We are patient; we help others. We are always in battle trying to overcome the misguidance of Satan. With all that, wouldnt it be nice for us to get ...
    • The Holy Month of Ramadhan and Our Habits
    • We, as human, wander among certain moods and desires. Despite our fluctuant life and uncertainties we face, we remain in a constant struggle to achieve calmness. However, after enduring years of suffering and difficulty in work, study, and ...
    • Spiritual Reform in Ramadhan
    • With time, we have become more and more immune to inhumanity. We are becoming indifferent to injustice, corruption, and un-brotherly behaviour. Thousands of our innocent brothers and sisters are dying in different parts of the world due to ...
    • Why Did You Convert to Islam?
    • The most common question that I am asked by both Muslims and non-Muslims is, Why did you convert to Islam? This is a simple question, but the answer is both easy and extremely complicated for me to answer. I could write ...
    • ANT COMMUNICATION
    • The Quran indicates, when recounting Prophet Sulaymans (A.S) life, that ants have a communication system: Then, when they reached the Valley of the Ants, an ant said: ...
    • Visiting the Grave of the Prophet and pious people
    • Given our discussion about narrations, conduct and tradition of Islamic Ummah with regards to visiting the grave of the Prophet and pious people to ask for intercession, it is clear that by objecting the old tradition of Muslims and ...
    • Wahhabists and Asking for Blessing
    • 1. One day Marwan [ibn al-Hakam] saw a man who had put his face on the Prophet’s grave. Marwan lifted him by his neck and said, “Do you know what you are doing?” and realized the man was ...
    • Muslims visiting tombs in order to Invoke Blessings
    • In addition to Muslims visiting the graves of the Prophet and his Companions to invoke blessing, such conduct was not limited to graves of the Prophet and his Companions, but also the graves of scholars and clerics, including: ...
    • Wahhabists networks throughout world (Part 2)
    • After making connection with pilgrims of Beytullah Al-Haram and taking their addresses, missionary Wahhabists continue their communication, send their content in the forms of pamphlets and booklets with beautiful and ...
    • Wahhabists networks throughout world (Part 1)
    • By spending huge amounts of money and buying Sunni clerics, Wahhabists began to build seminaries, mosques and Islamic centers in poor Muslim countries particularly Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and India that have ...
    • Wahhabism
    • Following the coalition between Al Saud and Al Sheikh tribes in Saudi Arabia, facilitated by Britain, and after conquering all area of Arabia and the establishment of Saudi Arabia, religious affairs were bequeathed to descendants of ...
    • British Support for Extreme Salafism
    • Some extremist Salafi currents were created by the British colonialism under different names. In his memoirs, British spy Mr. Hempher describes the way of recruiting and misleading some Muslims for this purpose. Because of their ...
    • Extremist Salafism
    • Salafism has been introduced by some so-called radical Sunni theologians who have wrong understanding of thoughts of theologians such as Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah. Extremist Salafism is a ...
    • The Lessons learned during Ramadhan
    • Besides the feeling of hunger and thirst, fasting teaches us to control the love of comfort. It helps us to keep our sexual desires within control. Fasting builds and nourishes the soul of the fasting Muslim. The fasting person enriches his ...
    • Ramadhan: From Passionate to Compassionate
    • O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may guard (against evil). For a certain number of days; but whoever among you is sick or on a journey, then ...
    • Ramadhan Gives Us the Great Gift of Taqwa
    • Allah says in the Qur’an: It is He who made the night and day to follow each other for such as have the will to celebrate His praises or to show their gratitude. (25:62)Life and death and the succession of nights and day have a purpose and that is ...
    • Imam Sadjad (A.S) and Gnostic Supplications
    • Imam Sadjad (A.S) began making gnostic supplications to safeguard the culture of Ashura. This shows his deep insight and good understanding of the time. His supplications have been collected in such valuable books as ...
    • Imam Sadjad’s Endeavors to Train Students
    • One of the most important achievements of Imam Sadjad (A.S) was training the gifted students for cultural-ideological fight against the enemies of Qur’an and the Infallible Household of the Prophet), Yousef Saqafi in Iraq, Farzdagh known as ...
    • Imam Sadjad (A.S) and Culture of Ashura
    • Imam Sadjad (A.S) delivered another sermon in the precincts of Imam Sadjad (A.S) delivered another sermon in the precincts of Medina for the people who had come to see the sorrowful caravan of captives. This sermon, too, deeply affected people so that ...
    • Imam Sadjad’s Sermon in Syria (Damascus): Part 5
    • I am the son of the one who was backed by Gabriel, supported by Mikael. I am the son of the one who defended the Muslims, killed the oath breakers of allegiance and the unjust and the renegades, struggled against his tiring enemies, the most ...
    • Imam Sadjad’s Sermon in Syria: Part 2
    • In that meeting Yazid ordered one of his orators to talk ill of Imam Ali (A.S) and his progeny and brief the courtiers on the Ashura tragedy. The orator on the pulpit spoke ill of Imam Ali (A.S) and Imam Hussein (A.S) and ...
    • Imam Sadjad’s Sermon in Syria (Damascus): part 1
    • After Karbala tragedy, they took Imam Sadjad (A.S) and the other household of the Imam to Kufa and Damascus. The Imam and his aunt Zeinab started revealing facts about Ashura tragedy and the corrupt government of Umayyad Dynasty. In between Karbala and ..
    • Imam Sadjad’s Sermon in Kufa
    • Addressing the simpleminded, shallow and breaching people in Kufa, Imam Sadjad (A.S) said: O people! I put you on your oath to tell me in the name of Allah, whether you know that at one time you wrote letters to my father and ...
    • Imam Sadjad (A.S), The Messenger of Karbala
    • His blessed name is Ali and his nicknames are Zeynolabedin and Sadjad. His honorable father is Imam Hussein bin Ali (A.S) and his dignified mother is Shahrbanu, daughter of Yazgerd the last king of Sassanid Dynasty. He was ...
    • Divine Trials are Serious
    • God has legislative and genetic plans for educating the soul of people and has included difficulties in both plans. The legislative plan elaborates worships and the genetic plan involves ...
    • Emergence of Actions
    • Latent characteristics are not the only scale for God’s reward and punishment scales; an individual cannot be punished or rewarded for his latent characteristics as long as good or bad characteristics of man have not emerged, and these ...
    • Purifying Hearts
    • God tests believers to purge them and purify their hearts from carnal desires. He says, “So that Allah might test what is ...
    • Distinguishing Evil from Good
    • One of the reasons for divine trials is to separate believers from hypocrites and the pious from the sullied. “Allah would not ...
    • Evolution of Man as a Reason for Divine Trial
    • Divine trial is an unchangeable and constant divine tradition. God tries all humans at all times. Therefore the prophets and divine authorities are not only exempted from this rule, their trial is harder. Because God ...
    • Islam’s Objectives
    • Based on what we have said in in previous sections it can be said that piety and truth seeking dominate Islam’s religious politics. Providing material welfare, dignity and freedom based on ...
    • Public Resources for the Destitute
    • In a letter to his governor in Mecca Qutham ibn Abbas, Imam Ali advices him to spend public resources for the destitute: “Beware of National Purse, spend its money on those who have numerous families, the hungry and the poor and destitute. If any ...
    • Supporting the Poor
    • Liberalism requires those who have dropped behind in the brutal completion of the free market be left alone. Spending the government’s budget or a portion of the income of other people for ...
    • Commanding Good and Prohibiting Evil
    • In the Islamic society everyone is responsible for promoting values and reforming and eliminating ethical vices. This collective duty which serves as a public supervision is called the principle of ...
    • Objectives of Enforcing Islamic Laws
    • According to this saying, Imam has been given the mission to enforce Islamic law and distribute resources justly in addition to guiding and directing the society. In another narration, ...
    • Enforcing Divine Laws and Fix Penalty (Hadd)
    • Another objective of the Islamic government is to enforce divine laws and fix penalty. Many Islamic laws need the backing of an executive power. Executing Islam’s criminal laws such as ...
    • Leading the Society towards Perfection
    • Imam Ali also says “Imam should teach faith and boundaries of Islam to people under his rule.” – And, “Supreme happiness is to make attempt to reform affairs of all and educate the public.” – Regarding the duties of the ruler, Imam Ali says, ...
    • Education
    • As said earlier, the most important difference between the view of modern theoretician and Islam towards government is that the modern theories consider the issues of ...
    • Scientific Progress
    • Education is another objective of the theocracy. Qur’an says “[God] purified them [unlettered] and taught them the Book.” (Al-Jumu`ah: 2). Education and teaching education as well as ...
    • Economic Self-sufficiency
    • Islam has a moderate view towards freedom. According to Islamic principles, freedom is not the ultimate purpose and value. It is means for man to consciously move towards ultimate perfection because of his own accord. Based on ...
    • Development and Eradicating Poverty
    • Is providing the material needs of the society and managing people’s livelihood, particularly supporting the poor, among the duties of the government? Or a personal endeavor? The truth is that Islam attaches great importance to ...
    • Freedom and Liberalism
    • Therefore Islam has a moderate view towards freedom. According to Islamic principles, freedom is not the ultimate purpose and value. It is means for man to consciously move towards ...
    • Freedom
    • Many modern theoreticians of the philosophy of politics believe that apart from security, freedom is the most important objective that a government must strive to achieve. According to this view freedom takes ...
    • Does End Justifies the Means?
    • The responsibility of learned men towards oppressed people of the society. According to Islam, responsible elite and scholars of the society have the responsibility of defending the rights of the oppressed in addition to ...