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    • Imam Hussein (A.S) and the Renewal of Islam
    • As the mourning period of Ashura passes, one might pose this important question: Why the need for this commemoration? And why must we again speak of a revolution that took place some fourteen centuries ago? In his revolution, Imam Hussein (A.S) ...
    • “Karbala” Origin & Meaning
    • There are many opinions among different investigators, as to the origin of the word Karbala. Some have pointed out that Karbala has a connection to the Karbalato language, while others attempt to derive the meaning of word Karbala by analyzing ...
    • Forty Days Later
    • Whats so significant about the 40th day after the massacre of Ashura? Why are the Islamic canters holding commemoration programs for Imam Husseins (peace be upon him) martyrdom exactly 40 days later?It turns out that the 40 days later corresponds ...
    • The Examples of Lady Zainab and Lady Sakina
    • Lady Zainab, daughter of Imam Ali (peace be upon them both): For those who know the story and events of Karbala and Ashura, a few seconds of thought about what the name Zainab means to us can go something along the lines of ...
    • In the Tears of Zainab
    • The six month old Ali Asghar, The pierced throat, The empty cradle In the tears of Zainab, TThe Ambushed Aun and Mohammad, The grandsons of Jafar, The brothers, ...
    • Experience of Iraqi Talks
    • 107 – August: Beginning of official talks between Iran and the United States – 1981, 108 – December: Granting credit to Iraq to purchase ...
    • America and the Weapon of Talks
    • Great Deal Approach: In 2003, Sadeq Kharrazi proposed the idea of great deal to Swiss Ambassador in Tehran, but the American officials by following the policy of ...
    • What drives people to convert to Islam?
    • Muslims believe however, that the Islamic religion is different in this context. One may argue that similar to other faiths there are aspects of it which are not completely demonstrable by reason but on the other hand, ...
    • The Heirs of Ashura
    • Inheritance is something which passes from the owner to the next owner, his/her heir. It could be in the form of material property or wealth, or it could be a spiritual inheritance such as succession in spiritual and non-material issues. When ...
    • The Mother of Her Sons (Part 2)
    • Lady Ummul Baneen loved the Prophets family more than she loved her own sons. When news of the heart-breaking events of Karbala reached her, she did not ask about the fate of her four sons first and instead said, ...
    • The Mother of Her Sons (Part 1)
    • Throughout Islamic history, only a handful of women have emerged as models of perfect womanhood in all legitimate social and religious domains. In addition to the four leading women of world – Ladies ...
    • Content Analysis of Islamic Awakening in Leader’s Speeches
    • The enemies fear the word “Islamic Awakening”. They try to prevent the application of this word for this great movement. Why? Because they tremble when Islam appears in its real image, and is manifested in its real size. They don’t fear the Islam which ..
    • Karbala: The True Hajj (Part 3)
    • It is important to note that a pilgrim who performs Hajj without recognizing Karbala to be its true essence does not gain the real fruits of his/her pilgrimage. In the words of Dr. Ali Shariati: Imam Hussein did not complete his Hajj in order to ...
    • Karbala: The True Hajj (Part 2)
    • We learn from Imam Hussein that there was a more important goal for him to accomplish than completing the rituals of Hajj and risking bloodshed in the Haram. Actually, it would be an erroneous statement to say that ...
    • Karbala: The True Hajj (Part 1)
    • The month of Dhil Hijjah has just passed and the sorrowful month of Muharram has emerged, bringing along with it all its grief, sadness, and mourning as the New Year commences. It was in the year 60 A.H. when Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) and ...
    • Imam Al-Hussein’s March: The means and the goals
    • When we want to study the march of Imam Hussein (A.S), we have to take it as a whole. We have to study it, he made peace as well as when he make war. In both cases, he was a revolutionary. To engage in a revolution does not mean only ....
    • Basic Information on Ashura and Imam Hussein (A.S)
    • In the month of Muharram 61 AH (approx. 20 October 680 AD), an event took place in Iraq at a place known as Karbala on the bank of the river Euphrates. A large army which had been mobilized by the Umayyad regime besieged a group of persons numbering ...
    • The Route of Imam Hussein from Mekka to Karbala
    • The map shows the Route that Imam Hussein (A.S) took when he left Makkah for Iraq. The date was 8th Zilhijja 60 Hijri (10.9.680 AD). With him there were about 50 people including women and children of his family and friends. His uncle Ibne Abbas and ...
    • Meaning of Al-Naas in the Verse of Proclamation
    • Some individuals try to say the word Al-Naas in the verse refers to the infidels and say the following matching sentence (inna allah la yahdi al-qowm al-kafirun) too, attests to this claim, the meaning thus expressed is not what ...
    • The Importance of Covenant on the Occasion of Ghadir Khum
    • The conditional sentence in the verse of proclamation (wa-in lam tafal fama ballaghta risalatahu = and if you do not, then you have not conveyed His message) is a warning sentence. This is to highlight the importance of the Commandment, meaning that ...
    • Ghadir Khum- Introduction
    • Ghadir Khumm is one of the most important events in the history of Islam that took place in the final days of the blessed life of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH). On the glory of this day it suffices to say that the Almighty God says ...
    • Blessings of Solid Relations with Relatives
    • Despite great emphasis of traditions on establishing a proper and solid relation with relatives as a divine and human duty which requires ritual motivations, doing this divine and human duty surely will have ...
    • A role model for authorities of Islamic societies
    • The best model for the rulers of Islamic societies is the Holy Prophet (PBUH) of Islam. All deeds and acts of the Holy Prophet of Islam were for the sake of Allah. He did not do anything in his life except ...
    • Our Deeds must be merely for the pleasure of God
    • The Commander of the Faithful, Ali bin Abi Talib, tried to follow the example of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) of Islam in his personal and social life, both as an individual and as a ruler. Prophet Muhammad is the perfect servant God. Because Imam Ali ...
    • A Righteous servant of God
    • If we purify our deed and creed for the sake of God, definitely it will help us achieve our goals in this world and in the afterworld. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) of Islam is ...
    • Sincerity of deeds is the key to salvation
    • One of the key personality traits of Imam Ali (PBUH) is sincerity. Sincerity in essence means purity of intention against polytheism, hypocrisy, and sensual desires on the one hand and ...
    • Don’t take a decision at the time of anger
    • In order to manage anger, it is advisable not to make any decision while one is angry. Moreover, it is also advisable not to respond to a person whom we are debating if we are angry because ...
    • Selfishness and Fidelity
    • Ibn Abi al-Hadid in his “Sharhe Nahjal Balagha” says: “many of our followers doubted the religious beliefs of Moawia and did not stop calling him profligate but also believed him to be infidel. He narrates: “ ...
    • Fidelity and Infidelity
    • Khawarij were a quite deviant, dangerous, and misguided group who did the greatest evils against Imam Ali (PBUH). However, Imam Reza (PBUH) describes Moawia and his followers as ...
    • Divine Providence Prepares the Grounds for Savior of Mankind
    • Imam Hadi, God the Almighty prepared the grounds for the Savior of Mankind, and you played an important role in this regard. Imam Hadi, sent Bashr bin Suleiman from Samara to Bagdad to buy a bondwoman, but he did not know the bondwoman would be ...
    • Imam Hadi Preaches Motawakel
    • During the rule of Motawkel, Imam Hadi had to face hardship. He was always under the control of the spies of the rulers. Nevertheless he discharged his duties as the Imam of Muslims. Once Motawakel ordered his men to search ...
    • Imam Hadi’s Weapons are Prayers
    • Yahya bin Haraama said “we went to the house of Ali (PBUH) after reaching Medina. We entered and people learned about the arrest issue, there was a huge stress and dissatisfaction among them and they ...
    • Imam of the Time in the Words of Imam Ali (PBUH)
    • As the successor of the Prophet (PBUH), Imam Ali informs people of an absent Imam from among his descendents who will make world full of justice and remove injustice. How beautiful it is to combine ...
    • The Last Successor of Prophet in Ghadir Sermon
    • There would have been no word of Mahdi had the Prophet not introduced him because the people disobeyed divine order about the Velayat of Ali and did everything they could to fade the light of Imamate throughout history. They killed ...