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3 صفر 1435 - Sunday, December 8, 2013
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 ...
What does our Occulted Imam expect the Shias to do during his Ghaybat (occultation)?
In a letter he wrote to Shaikh al-Mufid, where he acknowledged his merit and being pleased with him, the Imam prayed for the success of the Shias in obeying Allah. He then writes: If our Shia, ...
Was the earth created before the sky? (Part 3)
. When it comes to how the earth and the sky were created, there are different views and beliefs. However, the question is: ...
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 ...
The Late-Night Supererogatory Prayers & the Fasting of Ahl-ul-Bayt (A.S)
Aisha: The Holy Prophet (PBUH) would sleep early at night and stayed up all through its later parts [until dawn]. Abd Allah ibn Abbas: One night I stayed with the Holy Prophet (PBUH).Then, when he woke up, he brought ...
The Prayers of Ahl-ul-Bayt (A.S)
Abd Allah ibn Masud: No praisers of Allah were there among whom the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was not present; and no ...
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 3)
Imam Sadiq (A.S): My father would perform prayers in the middle of the night and would keep his prostration (Sajdah) so long as we supposed he had fallen asleep. Imam Sadiq (A.S): My father would abundantly say ...
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 , 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 ...
The Dimensions of Lady Fatima’s (A.S) Character in Details
Another characteristic of Lady Fatima is her generosity and giving. The stories of her granting her wedding gown to a needy person on the night of her wedding and giving food to those who needed it for ...
What are the different dimensions of Lady Fatima’s (A.S) character?
The dimensions of Lady Fatimah’s (A.S) character are very vast and can only be understood through deep and profound thought and study. Reading and researching about her spirituality, knowledge and ...
Lady Fatima: The Manifestation of Kawthar (Part 2)
In some degree or another, according to the grade of their submission, all the believing men and women receive some portion from the abundance given to the Holy Prophet; therefore, they are commanded to offer ...
Lady Fatima: The Manifestation of Kawthar (Part 1)
Surah Kawthar is one of the shortest chapters in the Holy Qur’an, yet it is one of the richest ones too. It carries a fountain of knowledge for those who seek to extract its deeper meaning and wisdom. The interpreters of the Qur’an in ...
Confessions of a Pencil (Part 2)
We need that sharpener alongside the pencil. At different times, we will peel the skin of the pencil. Be it the most expensive or the cheapest, it is bound to be sharpened. The pencil has to endure the pain. Why? ...
Confessions of a Pencil (Part 1)
Everything around us speaks to us. But how often do we hear what they say? A moment of contemplation can go a long way. If we pay closer attention, we can ...
Who are meant by ‘Arwah’ in the passage “Peace be on you, and on the souls who died with you?
Those whom this passage is referring to are the martyrs who were killed along with the Imam in Karbala, the reason being: 1) Usually, live people who visit the shrines of the Imams arent referred to as ‘Arwah’ (souls). 2) This passage is read by ...
The Human Dignity and the Spiritual Healing of the Heart: Part 2
Thus, human dignity requires “becoming humane” and not becoming “the lowest of the low”. We become the lowest of the low when we reject faith in God. “Those who reject faith, whether they are followers of the book or idolaters, are the worst of ...
The Human Dignity and the Spiritual Healing of the Heart: Part 1
The Holy Qur’an mentions “We have honored the progeny of Adam” (17:70). God did so, first by “making him the best of creation” (95:4) and then blowing into him His own spirit (Qur’an; 15:29, 32:29) Adam was created from clay. What is common between ...
Water for Immortality
What really the youth, the children need is water for immortality. Sure by this expression we do not mean to say that you should read hundreds of story and other books in order to find a clue as to ...
The Concept of Seven Heavens
Here, seven is meant to be multiplication (to be more). It means that He has created many heavens, i.e. He has created a number of times. And mostly it so happens that in Arabic, Persian, Urdu or other languages, the mention of ...
Orderliness, Key to Success
The person who arranges his/her programs in various walks and phases of life on the basis of a carefully designed order is most likely to achieve the desired level of success in the fulfilment of the goals. No doubt, through ...
Lessons from the Story of Abel and Cain (Part 2)
The lack of God-consciousness was the major downfall of Cain, but it did not stop there. When good is absent, evil takes over. When ...
Finding Faults in Others
Islam places great emphasis on each individual taking account of one’s actions. Setting aside some time during the end of the day to evaluate ourselves and work on our weaknesses is highly commendable and is ...
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The Short Biography of Ayatollah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani
Ayatollah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani was born in 1961 in the city of Tehran. After finishing elementary and middle school, he proceeded to high school. He graduated from Kharazmi High School, which was a well-known and ...
Prophet Mohammad’s Emphasis on Dialogue and Reasoning (Part3)
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was indeed the most courteous ever person. He was polite with the followers of other religions, and held dialogues with them to convince them of the truth of Islam. He did not force anybody to become Muslim, because such a ...
Lessons from the Story of Abel and Cain (Part 1)
Storytelling is one of the major approaches used by the Quran to convey Gods message. Since the Qur’an is meant for all ages until the Day of Judgment, the stories referenced in the Qur’an will continue to ...
Az-Zumar, Al-Fajr, Al-Balad, Ad-Duha, and Al-Inshirah
Download surahs: Az-Zumar, Al-Fajr, Al-Balad, Ad-Duha, and ...
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The Mahdi in Muslim Traditions (Part 2)
The Book of Allah in its written form makes the universal message of Islam fairly known to the Muslims/non-Muslims who can read Arabic with understanding. Exhorting the believers to reach a higher understanding, Allah expects them ...
The Mahdi in Muslim Traditions (Part 1)
With the exception of a small Salafi group, both the Caliphate and Imamte schools of thought believe in the coming of the Mahdi before End times. The Hadiths from the Prophet in this respect are ...
Light and Darkness: part 2
In the physical world, darkness occurs when layers of material prevent the penetration of rays of light. A good example is what marine biologists experience in deep seas. When Yonus (Joanna) angrily left his town, he ...
Light and Darkness: part 1
The Qur’an declares that we categorically have two worlds: the Seen; and, the Unseen. When light projects on material objects, mans naked eyes can see them. It is probably for this reason that Allah ...
The Sun and the Moon, Two signs before the emergence of Imam Mahdi (A.S)
He it is Who appointed the Sun a splendour and the Moon a light and measured for her stages, that ye might know the number of the years, and the reckoning. Allah created not (all) that save in truth. He ...
Major Resurrection - The day of Reckoning
Nay, I swear by the Day of Resurrection. Qur’an (75:1) Believing in this day is one of the foundations of the Islamic faith. The Noble Qur’an makes very many references to it. All the prophets of Allah reminded their peoples about this monumental day.
Middle Resurrection - Al-Raj’ah or the return of selected dead persons to life
Or (bethink thee of) the like of him who, passing by a township which had fallen into utter ruin, exclaimed: How shall Allah give this township life after its death? And Allah made him die a hundred years, then brought him back to life. He said: ...
The Days of Allah
We verily sent Moses with Our revelations, saying: Bring thy people forth from darkness unto light. And remind them of ...
Universality of the Mahdi’s Mission
Humanity has long yarned for a Saviour. Both scientific and religious texts indicate that cycles of human races lived on the planet Earth, and then went distinct. Archaeological studies takes man’s existence to 500,000 years in history, whereas the ...
Ahadith narrated by members of the purified progeny of Holy Prophet (PBUH) about Imam Ali (A.S)part5
In his Amali, alSaduq has quoted Ibn Abbas relating one hadith in which the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) says: Allah, the Praised, the Sublime, has inspired to me: `I have selected from your nation a brother and heir for you, a successor and ...
Ahadith narrated by members of the purified progeny of Holy Prophet (PBUH) about Imam Ali (A.S)part4
In his Amali, alSaduq has also quoted one hadith correct through Isnad related by Ibn Abbas who quotes the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying: O people! Whose words are better than Allahs? Your Lord, Mighty is His Grace, has ...
Ahadith narrated by members of the purified progeny of Holy Prophet (PBUH) about Imam Ali (A.S)part3
AlSaduq, also in his Ikmal ad-Din wa Itmam al-Ni`mah, quotes alAsbagh ibn Nabatah who cites Ibn `Abbas saying that he heard the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him and his progeny, saying, ...
Ahadith narrated by members of the purified progeny of Holy Prophet (PBUH) about Imam Ali (A.S)part2
AlSaduq, also in his Ikmal, tracing one hadith to Imam Reza (A.S) who quotes his forefathers citing the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him and his progeny, saying: Whoever likes to uphold my religion and ...
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