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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...