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    • Ali’s Virtues at Creation and Birth
    • Ali (A.S) was born on 13th of Rajab, thirty years after the year of the Elephant in Kaba. This virtue belongs only to him, for no one was ever born in Kaba except him neither in the past nor in the future. The author of ...
    • Ali’s Virtues before His Birth
    • God almighty said to Abraham (A.S): As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him and make him fruitful and multiply him exceedingly; he shall be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation! Beyond doubt, ...
    • Cleaver of Knowledge
    • O Jabir, you will live until you meet one of my descendants through (my grandson) Hussein, called Muhammad, who will cleave knowledge; when you meet him convey to him my greetings. (Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as quoted by ...
    • Medina: the Roots of Karbala (Part 2)
    • The monsters that fought Imam Hussein in Karbala had no mercy whatsoever. They did not respect the family of the Prophet. However, it is one thing to ignore the voice of righteousness and the voice of God embodied in Imam Hussein, but it is a ...
    • Medina: the Roots of Karbala (Part 1)
    • The sacred blood of Imam Hussein, his family, and his companions (peace be upon them all) was spilled on the plains of Karbala on the 10th of Muharram. Their mutilated bodies lay on the sand with ...
    • Lying: the Destructive Weapon (Part 2)
    • Now that the true face of a lie has been exposed, what remains is to know where lying will lead the individuals and society. First and foremost, from a religious standpoint, Allah ...
    • Lying: the Destructive Weapon (Part 1)
    • Do not lie! From a religious perspective, lying is wrong. From an ethical perspective, lying is wrong. We continue to be warned against lying. While there are many who never lie, there are many of us who find it very hard to not lie. Even worse, ...
    • Lost Balance
    • “It is Allah Who has created the heavens and the earth, and He sends down water from the sky and with it He brings forth crops for your sustenance. And He disposed the ships so that they may sail at sea by His command, and He disposed ...
    • Zainab (PBUH), the Great Protector of Values
    • Where and from whom can a woman, who does not want to live in ignorance and surrender to materialistic life, learn the art of living? Is there a way to live correctly and educate oneself in this ever changing ...
    • Zainab’s Mother
    • Zainab’s mother, Fatima Al-Zahra (A.S), was model of (Islamic) virtues, very diligent in educating her children and did all housework herself; ground wheat, made ...
    • Virtues of Zainab (PBUH)
    • Zainab (PBUH), the daughter of Imam Ali and Fatima al-Zahra (PBUH), was born on the 5th Jamadi-ul-Awwal in the 5th or 6th year of Hegira in the city of al- Medina al-Monawara. Zainab lost her mother when she ...
    • The Qur’an and history
    • The expectation of solace, which forms the subject of the present study, is a question which is philosophical and social as well as religious and Islamic. As mentioned earlier, it has a Qur’anic basis. Hence, before an attempt is made to ...
    • Expectation of Solace
    • Aspiring for the realization of this human ideal has, in the Islamic traditions, been termed as \Expectation of Solace\. Its underlying idea is substantiated by the Islamic and Qur’anic principle of the prohibition of despair of Allahs Mercy. Those ...
    • The Promised Dawn and Expectation of Relief
    • The idea of the final victory of the forces of righteousness, peace and justice over those of evil, oppression and tyranny, of the world-wide spread of the Islamic faith, the complete and all-round establishment of high human values, the formation of ...
    • Whose good deeds are accepted?
    • Once again, according to numerous hadiths that Sunnis have narrated, the condition for the acceptance of good deeds by Allah (swt) is the acceptance of the succession and imamate of Imam Ali (A.S). The prophet of Islam (PBUH) has said: ...
    • Which people will enter paradise?
    • After analyzing Qur’anic verses, one can conclude that paradise is a definite vow of Allah (swt) and the reward of the pious believers who completely obey the prophet (PBUH). One who possesses these traits will truly reach salvation. One of the ...
    • The School of Lady Fatima (A.S): Part 2
    • In the current state of the Muslim world, and the advent of various sorts of spiritual diseases among Muslims, the personality of Lady Fatima is increasingly becoming a refuge for ...
    • The School of Lady Fatima (A.S): Part 1
    • The oppression dealt to the highest ranked woman in Islam has been carried out by a dual force. Following the death of her father and Gods Last Messenger (peace be upon him and his progeny), the sect ...
    • Martyrdom Anniversary of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (A.S): Part 1
    • “O Father! So great was the magnitude of calamities upon me after you; had they befallen bright days they would have turned into dark nights.” It is part of a moving elegy of a daughter at the grave of her father. Although in the prime of youth, she ...
    • Yazid Is Still Alive
    • Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) did not give allegiance to Yazid. This is the generic message that most of us have been taught as kids, whether at ...
    • Was the earth created before the sky? (Part 2)
    • 1. Have all creatures, even animals like dinosaurs which have gone extinct, been created for man? In reply to the first question (As repeated above) we must say that in order that the ambiguity be resolved, you do not need to take the trouble by ...
    • Was the earth created before the sky? (Part 1)
    • The Holy Qur’an says in verse 28 of Chapter al-Baqarah: “He it is Who created for you all that is in the earth, and He directed Himself to the heaven, so He made them complete seven heavens, and He knows all things.” If all ...
    • The Hajj of Ahl-ul-Bayt (A.S)
    • Abd Allah ibn Ubaid ibn Umair: Hassan ibn Ali (A.S) performed the pilgrimage of Hajj on foot twenty-five times, while well-bred horses were at his disposal. Sufyan ibn Uyaynah: Ali ibn al-Hussein ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S) was performing ...
    • Whose coffin is this?
    • Fancy brings a group to sight, Carrying a coffin in the mid of night. Whose coffin is this?, It is ...
    • The Ahl-ul-Bayt’s (A.S) Assiduity in Worship (Part 2)
    • Imam Sadiq (A.S): when Ali ibn al-Hussein (A.S) took the codex of Ali (A.S), he looked at it and said: Who has such capability? Who has such capability? Imam Sadiq (A.S) says: Ever after, Ali ibn al-Hussein (A.S) acted according to the codex and ...
    • The Ahl-ul-Bayt’s (A.S) Assiduity in Worship (Part1)
    • Imam Ali (A.S): O Allah! I worshipped you neither out of greed for the Paradise nor as a result of fearing your Hell Fire, but I found you praise worthy and worshipped you. Imam Sadiq (A.S): Servants consist of three groups: One group ...
    • Live Like Imam Ali (A.S)...or Imam Sadiq (A.S)?
    • We are taught that things in life are not always what they appear to be and to not judge a book by its cover. We are also taught to be wary when hearing rumors until we have verified them ourselves. We are taught these things because ...
    • Is God subjugated to natural laws?
    • Allah is the one who has set all natural laws, and the only thing He is under the influence of, is His own will. The one thing to keep in mind is that ...
    • If there are levels for heaven, are there levels for hell?
    • What is understood from Qur’anic verses and the ahadith is that, similar to heaven [1], hell has different levels, and sinners will be put into these levels depending on the number and type of their sins. In a hadith from Imam Baqir (A.S) about ...
    • Are We Truly Awaiting Our Imam?
    • As the devotees of our beloved occulted Imam (may Allah hasten his reappearance), we often speak about the idea of awaiting our Imam. There are many narrations which confirm that exercising Intidhar Al Faraj (awaiting the relief) is the ...
    • Alcohol in Islam
    • Everyone knows, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, that drinking alcohol is considered a sin in Islam. Consuming alcohol is listed as one of the major sins; one of greater sins for which eternal punishment is promised. There are traditions by ...