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    • Patience – A Formidable Weapon
    • Modern society is keen on imprinting the idea of man as a progressive creature, albeit from a limited framework that only accounts for the material. In this heart-throbbing, fast-paced and sometimes inundated environment we see ...
    • Resurrection from the Sleep of Death
    • Their eyes cast down, going forth from their graves as if they were scattered locusts.” (Qur’an 54:7). Metaphors and similes are effective rhetorical devices used in literature to eloquently convey the intended meaning. Three aspects make up every ...
    • Abbas – Champion of Chivalry
    • It is very rare in history that a human being is created for the sake of another person and for the purpose of serving the cause of another human being. However, this is the story of ...
    • Important Factors Affecting Life Span (Part 4)
    • There are two kinds of factors that affect man’s life span: the ones affecting man’s physic directly like nutrition; the ones affecting man’s psyche directly and his physic indirectly like spirituality. Some of these factors are ...
    • Important Factors Affecting Life Expectancy (Part 2)
    • Human beings have two main aspects in their creation: physical and spiritual. Human physic is under the influence of his psyche or his spirit. God breathed His spirit into human body at the time of creation. Therefore, one of the most important factors ..
    • Surah Al-Ankabut, The Spider
    • The file contains Qur’anic Recitation of the Surah Al-Ankabut, (The Spider) by the master Abdelbasset Abdessamad voice which can be downloaded....
    • Surah Al-Qasas, The Narration
    • The file contains Qur’anic Recitation of the Surah Al-Qasas, (The Narration) by the master Abdelbasset Abdessamad voice which can be downloaded....
    • Surah An-Naml, The Ant
    • The file contains Qur’anic Recitation of the Surah Surah An-Naml, (The Ant) by the master Abdelbasset Abdessamad voice which can be downloaded....
    • Surah Ash-Shuara (The Poets)
    • The file contains Qur’anic Recitation of the Surah Surah Ash-Shuara (The Poets) by the master Abdelbasset Abdessamad voice which can be downloaded....
    • Surah Al-Furqan, The Criterion
    • The file contains Qur’anic Recitation of the Surah Al-Furqan, (The Criterion) by the master Abdelbasset Abdessamad voice which can be downloaded....
    • Surah An-Nur, The Light
    • The file contains Qur’anic Recitation of the Surah An-Nur, (The Light) by the master Abdelbasset Abdessamad voice which can be downloaded....
    • Surah Al-Muminun, The Believers
    • The file contains Qur’anic Recitation of the Surah Al-Muminun, (The Believers)by the master Abdelbasset Abdessamad voice which can be downloaded....
    • Surah Al-Haj (The pilgrimage)
    • The file contains Qur’anic Recitation of the Surah Al-Haj (The pilgrimage) by the master Abdelbasset Abdessamad voice which can be downloaded....
    • Can Islam be forced on others?
    • Having accepted that from the Islamic point of view, faith in God is ingrained in human nature, and that it is only the parents and the society that corrupts the soul and divert it from the Right Path, the question comes: ...
    • Why is Imam Mahdi (A.J) also known as BaqiyatAllah?
    • In numerous traditions, it is stated that the term BaqiyatAllah in verse 86 of Surah Hud is a reference to the person of Imam Mahdi (A.S) or some of the other Imams (A.S). For example, the book IkmÁl al-Din narrates the following from Imam Baqir (A.S): ..
    • The Importance of the Intention in Prayers
    • Know that the intention (niyah) is to decide or to determine to do something. It is the souls decision on performing some act after conceiving it and then acknowledging its advantage and judging its necessity. It is a psychological and ...
    • Observing Ethical Principles in Fighting the Enemy
    • History bears eloquent testimony to the fact that Imam Ali (A.S) in his career as the leader of Muslim community never violated ethical principles in exercising politics. On one hand, he sought ethical goals and on the other hand, he ...
    • Ethical Precept in Assuming the Leadership of Islamic Society
    • Imam Ali (A.S) did not violate any ethical rules in assuming the leadership of the Islamic society. He never committed inhuman acts in safeguarding his reign. In the proposed council of the Second Caliph, one major proposal by Abdur Rahman bin Awf was ..
    • No Deceit in Advancing Political Goals
    • Unlike many political leaders of the world who embark on any mischievous act to win in political games, Imam Ali (A.S) never did such so. “In these days the ignorant call it excellence of cunning. One who has been through thick and thin of life finds ...
    • Politics and Religion
    • Many believe that when someone enters the turbulent scene of politics and state management he has to ignore some ethical rules and principles in order to be able to manage the society in the best possible way. They argue that ...
    • Imam Ali: Voice of Justice
    • Generally there are two approaches to politics: politics minus ethics, which is also known as Machiavellian politics; and ethical politics which is Islamic in which ...
    • Rights of the People Defeated in War
    • Many sublime concepts existed in Islam since its advent. These concepts include the human rights, human dignity, freedom, social equity, legitimate right of security and defense, social security, ...
    • Human Rights in Islam: Fair Treatment of Enemy
    • In the Battle of Jamal, when the people of Basra were defeated and escaped away, the soldiers of Islam followed them. Amidst the fight and flee a pregnant woman from Basra was struggling hard to escape. She fell on the ground and ...
    • Fair Treatment of Enemy in Alavi Teachings
    • After the Battle of Jamal and the escape of the people of Basra, Imam Ali (A.S) granted general amnesty while in all wars of those days, the victorious commanders considered ...
    • Imam Ali’s Rules in Fighting Enemies
    • Some of these rights are related to observing the rights of the enemy. In this regard, Imam Ali (A.S) instructed his soldiers to observe the following recommendations before any war with the enemies: ...
    • From Alavi Human Rights to Western Human Rights
    • For those even with limited information about Islam and Islamic history it is clear that “human rights” in view of Islam is not merely a passive and comparative issue. Today, we are not starting a discussion to present a ...
    • Perfection: Enemy of Progress?
    • Shaitan is one tricky dude. He whispers in our ear to finish watching this TV show and do our prayers after its over. He goads us to say things about people behind their backs. He and his minions will do the ...
    • Tawassul - Seeking a Way unto Allah (Part 6)
    • Ibn Taymiyyah, despite his extreme and biased approach for prohibiting tawassul, has admitted, this is a controversial issue and to accuse of heresy those who make tawassul is haram and is a sinful act, since ...
    • Requirements of Love for Ahl-ul-Bayt (Part 2)
    • It is noteworthy that man’s love for Ahl-ul-Bayt will lead to their love for him too. Even if love for Ahl-ul-Bayt has no other blessing, it will cause their love for him. So which asset is more valuable than this? Imam Sadiq (A.S) has reported: ...
    • Requirements of Love for Ahl-ul-Bayt (Part 1)
    • Ahl-ul-Bayt are not in need of superficial love; rather, they require love which has its medium with it so as to reveal its amazing signs. Here are some requirements of the love for Ahl-ul-Bayt: ...
    • Signs of Love for Ahl-ul-Bayt
    • Love for Ahl-ul-Bayt is not only a sign of Allah’s love for man but it is also a sign of other truths as follow: First: Based on several narrations, love for Ahl-ul-Bayt is a ...
    • The Value of Certainty
    • Certainty or conviction is a valuable capital which is given to only few people. Anybody possessing this enjoys great prosperity. Imam Reza (A.S) has stated: ...
    • The Importance of Congregation Prayer (Jamaat Namaaz)
    • Salat al-Jamaatat means praying in congregation, with one person leading. The Person who leads is called the Imam, while those who follow him are called the Mamum or Mamumin (plural). As for the daily prayers, the minimum amount of people needed is ...
    • Tawassul - Seeking a Way unto Allah (Part 3)
    • In the opinion of Taqi al-Din Ibn Taymiyyah and later Hanbali scholars tawassul to the person of the Prophet (PBUH) himself is not permissible. Tawassul has three concepts, of which two are ...
    • Love of Ahl-ul-Bayt is needed for ones happiness
    • We who are strongly in need of Allah’s mercy, favor and special attention must choose a path the final stage of which is Allah’s pleasure hence Paradise. In order to win Allah’s favor, we need mediation to find the truth. Based on Qur’anic verses, this ..
    • Disadvantages of Stinginess
    • Stinginess stands for the abstention from giving in situations of generosity. It is the opposite of generosity and among the mean features that cause humility, hatred, and disgrace. Islam has censured and warned the Muslims strongly against ...
    • No Prophet Would Come After Him
    • When Allah made Muhammad (PBUH) Prophet, He designated him as the Last Prophet. For this reason, from the very beginning of his mission! The Prophet of Allah told the people that he was the last of the prophets, and that ...
    • The Philosophy and Secrets of Prayer (Part 4)
    • After the heart of the worshipper turns to the greatness of the Divinity and Lordship, and to His Beneficence, Compassion, Favour and Justice, he perceives that other than Allah is not worthy of worship. Thus, he ...
    • Tawassul - Seeking a Way unto Allah (Part 1)
    • “O you who believe! Fear Allah and seek an approach unto Him...” (5:35). Over the last few centuries, the Muslims have been wracked by severe discord and hostility over the issue of tawassul (beseeching or supplicating) to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the ...
    • Respect for the Mosque
    • It should be remembered that Allah has termed the Mosques as his homes. Therefore, they are places where people can seek nearness to Allah. Otherwise, Allah is not restricted to any home or place. In comparison with other places, the mosque has ...
    • The End of Darkness (Part 4)
    • For such an expectation it is necessary to have an exact knowledge of the promised figure. So that we could not mistake him with the dolls of the puppet-shows of the powers that sing a new song every day in order to ...