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    • Greed, unnecessary pain
    • Some people believe that human beings should gain more to enjoy more. This mentality gives birth to greed. This mentality maintains that by traversing this path, we can enjoy more and gain more provisions and comfort. But, ...
    • Why to worry about future provisions?
    • Man normally imagines that he has a long life and then thinks how to provide provisions for himself. His main mistake is that he thinks that his lifetime provisions should be available to him at present to ...
    • God has guaranteed man’s provisions
    • Human beings are always worried about their provisions, while in three different stages, God has already sent our provisions. It is not fair to suspect God. The first stage is when man is ...
    • Life provisions: Concern about sustenance
    • Sustenance is one of the basic necessities of human life. Therefore, fear of future and how to provide provisions is a public concern. This concern would be useful if it is at a moderate level, but if it ...
    • Meaning of life and the Hereafter
    • Those, whose meaning of life is confined to these worldly objectives, are satisfied with achieving those objectives. Just like a kid who becomes unutterably happy with small chocolates. Explaining the situation of such people, the Holy Qur’an states: ...
    • The art of being satisfied with your life
    • Human beings are perfectionist and purposeful and strongly avoid banality, meaninglessness and purposelessness. Banality and vanity does not satisfy such a being, therefore if life does not have meaning and purpose, being alive has no value, even if ...
    • Religious decrees based on interpretation of the Qur’an
    • Imam Reza (A.S) based his inferences on the teachings of the Holy Qur’an. Following are some of the examples. 1. With regard to obligation of fasting if one could not fast during the month of Ramadhan and offering of atonement if ...
    • Imam Reza’s Treatment of others
    • The author of Tafseer Ayyashi quotes in his interpretation of Safvan: I asked Imam Reza (A.S) to give appointment to Muhammad bin Khalid to meet him. Meanwhile, I told the Imam (A.S) that he has ...
    • Observing divine manners
    • Imam Reza (A.S) encountered different positive and negative figures in his life and treated every one of them accordingly and also answered their comments – either ...
    • Imam Reza’s Recommendations
    • Mohaddes Qomi writes in Muntaha al-Amal: Ahmad bin Omar bin Abi Shabe Jebeli and Hussein bin Yazid known as Nofeli, once went to Imam Reza (A.S) and told him: we were quite well off in the past, but now ...
    • Imam Reza’s Jurisprudential Inferences (Part 1)
    • Prior to the birth of Imam Reza (A.S), his father, Imam Musa-bin-Jafar (A.S) said that Imam Sadiq (A.S) had said: he [Imam Reza (A.S)] is the scientist of Muhammads household. Yes, indeed Imam Reza (A.S) was ...
    • The Virtues of Commander of Faithful in the Words of Imam Reza
    • One of the verses interpreted by Imam Reza (A.S) is the Mubahilah Verse. In a debate that Imam Reza (A.S) had with Ma’mun about the greatest virtue of Imam Ali (A.S), Imam Reza (A.S) referred to this verse. Shaykh Sadduq in Oyyun Akhbar narrates that: ..
    • Imam Reza (A.S) Answering the Questions of Mystics
    • Mohaqeq Ardabili in Kashf al-Ghuma quoting Abi in Nathr ul-Dorar narrates that a group of mystics in Khorassan went to Imam Reza (A.S) and stated that Ma’mun paid special attention to those who were chosen by God as Guardian and ...
    • Imam Reza (A.S) Answering the Accusations
    • Then, Imam Reza(A.S) mentioned accusations leveled against him by his opponents and explained the reason behind opposition of a number of such people including Ibn al Seraj, Ibn Abi Hamzah and the like.(1) Sadduq in Oyyun and Amali also narrating ...
    • Mukhtar defends Allah’s House
    • Abdullah bin al-Zubair appointed himself caliph. The people paid him homage. Some people liked him. Some disliked the Umayyads. Mukhtar knew that Abdullah bin al-Zubair was ambitious. Anyhow, he paid him ...
    • Mukhtar was released from Prison
    • Maytham al-Tammar was a good man. He was one of Imam Alis companions. From the Imams knowledge, he learnt a lot. Maytham al-Tammar was in the same prison with Mukhtar. One day Mukhtar said to him: ...
    • Imam Hussein (A.S), a Martyr for Islam
    • Imam Hussein left al-Medina al-Munawwara. He went to Mecca to perform the Haj. Yazid bin Muawiyah knew about Imam Hussein’s travel. He sent some spies to kill him. So, Imam Hussein decided to ...
    • Track of Blood
    • Trees I like them - In your reverence they stand firm; Likewise the water, Its the ...
    • The Ritual (Amal) of Rabi al-Awwal Month in Detail
    • At the first night of Rabe al-Awwal, twelve years after the outset of his Divine Mission, the Holy Prophet migrated from Mecca to Medina. At this night, he hid in Cave Thawr. Imam Ali (A.S) sacrificed himself for the Holy Prophet (PBUH) at ...
    • A Commentary on the Hamd Surah: part 12
    • Do know that concerning the ‘Arsh and its carriers there are different opinions. Similarly, the noble narratives outwardly differ, too, although inwardly there is ...
    • A Commentary on the Hamd Surah: part 10
    • Generally speaking, for the mercy of “Beneficence” and Mercifulness” there are two ranks and two manifestations: One is in the appearance of the Essence in His Unity through the anifestation of the Holiest Emanation. The other is ...
    • The significance of the Month of Rabi al-Awwal
    • Rabi al-Awwal is the third month of Islamic Lunar Calendar and comes after Safar. The month of Rabi al-Awwal (the First Spring Season) of Islamic Lunar Calendar is well known in the entire Muslim world as ...
    • A Journey from Kufa to shaam
    • It was peak of the mischief and virtues in chains; Just laws were sacked with rules insane; As the tyrants on the rise, and mass confused, offered lust with lies, and ...
    • The Hero of Karbala
    • Many, many years ago, On bloody field of Karbala, A noble hero faced his foe, As champion of ...
    • His little children dear
    • Brothers, friends - helpless women too, Cling to him in fear, Unflinchingly, nor moved nor wept, Secure in ...
    • Tragedy of Muharram
    • Gold moonbeam shed their misty light, Oer a saddened world; To sound of deepest funeral dirge. Islams banner is ...
    • On the Morn of Muharram
    • Wake up my friends; for the morn of, Qiama has arrived, It is the month of Muharram, The crescent of ...
    • Vision of Karbala
    • Heres the tale of my nightly trance, The Vision of Karbala in a deathly dance, When a ...
    • An Ode
    • Tell me friends what shall you say, On the awful Judgment Day, When ...
    • The Imam Bara
    • Out of the somber shadow, Over the sunlit grass, Slow in ...
    • The Night of Martyrdom
    • Blackrobed, barefooted, with dim eyes that rain, Wild tears in memory of thy woeful plight, And hands that in ...
    • Hussein of Karbala
    • Men weep for you today in many lands, And on their breasts in bitter anguish beat, And in ...
    • A Commentary on the Hamd Surah: part 9
    • Do know that the Sovereignty of Allah, the Exalted, over the worlds is of two kinds: The first is the “General Sovereignty,” which covers all the beings of the world, and it is the genetic upbringing, which takes every being out of the limits of its ...
    • A Commentary on the Hamd Surah: part 6
    • Be aware that the holy words “All praise is for God” accordance with what had already been mentioned is of the whole—inclusive sayings and if, with this ...
    • A Commentary on the Hamd Surah: part 8
    • Do know that “praising” is for a “favor”. From the noble verse, it is deduced that praising and extolment are confirmed for the state of the Greatest Name as the all-embracing Name, which has the state of being the Lord o ...
    • A Commentary on the Hamd Surah: part 5
    • Be aware that the knowledgeable and the formalists have said that; “Praising” is thanking by the tongue for a voluntary favor and, as they are unknown of ...
    • A Commentary on the Hamd Surah: part 7
    • There is a great controversy about the word, the derivation and meaning of the worlds. Some say that the worlds is, plural, covering all kinds of creation, material and ...
    • A Commentary on the Hamd Surah: part 4
    • As we all know that the coiner who has coined “fire” he has thought of fire—the worldly fire and all. What made him think of such fire in fact was the ...
    • A Commentary on the Hamd Surah: part 3
    • The knowledgeable have said that; “Beneficent and merciful have been taken from mercy and that both indicate hyperbole, but in Beneficent the exaggeration is ...
    • The Death and Burial of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)
    • During the last moments of his life, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) opened his eyes and asked for his brother to be called. All those present understood that he meant no one other than Ali. When Imam Ali (A.S) arrived, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) ...
    • The Last Hours of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)
    • The Holy Prophet (PBUH) returned from the Farewell Haj at the end of the month of Zilhaj of 10 A.H. After passing the one month of Muharram, he fell ill at the beginning of Safar 11 A.H.At that time, news was received that ...
    • Argument with Zayd bin Musa
    • In Uyun, Shaykh Sadugh narrates through the words of Yasser who was a servant: “When Imam Reza was in Khorassan, his brother Zayd bin Musa revolted and ...