• How I Found My Happiness
    • In 1968 I was born and raised in Hannover, a big city in Germany as a Christian, a Protestant, just because my parents were Christians. All my life I believed in God but I have never been too religious.All my life I believed in God but I have never ...
    • The title of Imam Mahdi Al-Qa’im (The Riser): Part 1
    • QUESTION: As everyone knows, one of the titles of the Mahdi (may Allah hasten his return) is Al-Qa’im (The Riser). A tradition has been related regarding the reason for his being given this title that requires contemplation, since it ...
    • The Impact of Friendship on man
    • In the Holy Qur’an, God says: “The Day that the wrong doer will bite at his hands, he will say: Oh: Would that I had taken a straight path with the Messenger”. In the afore mentioned verse, God is talking about the ...
    • Advice of Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) to Zakaria ibn Ibrahim
    • Zakaria, the son of Ibrahim, was a Christian. Later he converted to Islam and had the honour of meeting Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S). He told Imam (A.S) “My mother is a Christian and she is old and blind.” The Imam advised him, ...
    • Dispersal of Gems (Part 3)
    • A friend is tested through three matters. If he does them then he is a true friend, otherwise he is false. You should ask him for some money, deposit some money with him, and ...
    • Dispersal of Gems (Part 2)
    • Favors will not remain unless three characters are enjoyed: knowledge of matters that is incumbent for Allah the Praised in regard to the favors, showing ...
    • Dispersal of Gems (Part 1)
    • Some of the Shias name the following words of Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) as Dispersal of Gems: 1- Inconsiderate judgment causes discrepancy, criticism causes enmity, lack of tolerance causes scandal, divulgement of secrets causes ...
    • THE PROPHET (PBUH) A WITNESS OF GOD FOR PEOPLE (Part 2)
    • It is up to the people to follow the great Prophet (PBUH) closely and learn what the Holy Qur’an taught him. In this way people could arrive at the worldly prosperity and could benefit abundance in the Hereafter. In doing this, they could ...
    • The Splendor of the prophet of Islam (Part 3)
    • Historians have clearly discerned in all dimensions of his person great spiritual energy and power, together with all the other qualities that are fitting in a great leader sent by heaven. No researcher or scholar can claim that the Prophet, ...
    • The Splendor of the prophet of Islam (Part 1)
    • Previous Prophets mentioned some of the characteristics of the Prophet of Islam in their heavenly books, giving their followers the glad tidings of his future appearance. As the Qur’an says: ...
    • The virtue of “Kursi” verse
    • Our Holy Qur’an is a universal book that covers all sorts of themes and subjects. While some of its verses are anecdotal, relating the stories of Prophets; others are ...
    • The Meritorious Lady
    • She was born in Medina on the 5th of the month of Jamadi al-Awwal in the 6th year of the Hijra. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was overjoyed at the birth of his first grand daughter and named her Zainab, which means ...
    • The Public Rites of Remembrance for Imam Hussein (A.S): Part 3
    • From the sources, it appears that by the time of Imam Jafar ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq (A.S) (80 or 83-148), the gatherings devoted to the memory of the Holy Family and their tragedies, and the foremost of them, the tragedy of Imam Hussein (A.S), had become ..
    • 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 ...