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    • Imam Sadjad’s Sermon in Syria: Part 2
    • In that meeting Yazid ordered one of his orators to talk ill of Imam Ali (A.S) and his progeny and brief the courtiers on the Ashura tragedy. The orator on the pulpit spoke ill of Imam Ali (A.S) and Imam Hussein (A.S) and ...
    • Imam Sadjad’s Sermon in Syria (Damascus): part 1
    • After Karbala tragedy, they took Imam Sadjad (A.S) and the other household of the Imam to Kufa and Damascus. The Imam and his aunt Zeinab started revealing facts about Ashura tragedy and the corrupt government of Umayyad Dynasty. In between Karbala and ..
    • Imam Sadjad’s Sermon in Kufa
    • Addressing the simpleminded, shallow and breaching people in Kufa, Imam Sadjad (A.S) said: O people! I put you on your oath to tell me in the name of Allah, whether you know that at one time you wrote letters to my father and ...
    • Imam Sadjad (A.S), The Messenger of Karbala
    • His blessed name is Ali and his nicknames are Zeynolabedin and Sadjad. His honorable father is Imam Hussein bin Ali (A.S) and his dignified mother is Shahrbanu, daughter of Yazgerd the last king of Sassanid Dynasty. He was ...
    • Imam Ali’s Advice to Malek (Part 4)
    • I swear by God if I remain wakeful at night by standing on the prick of Saadan while my hands and feet have been shackled and pulled over the pricks and brushwood in the desert, I consider this act more favorable than ...
    • Imam Ali’s Advice to Malek (Part 3)
    • Therefore, your best saving should be your meritorious deeds. Therefore, exercise control over your carnal desires and passions; resent what is not permissible and admissible for one’s self. Envy for this because ...
    • Imam Ali’s Advice to Malek (Part 2)
    • Verily, people look at your works in the same way that you look at the functions of previous rulers; that which you say about they are told about you. Fear God in view of the ...
    • Imam Ali’s Advice to Malek (Part 1)
    • Malek, appoint one who entertains God’s majesty in one’s heart and appreciates His esteem, it is appropriate to denigrate greatness of other than Him. … Verily, the meanest states of rulers in the sight of ...
    • Imam Ali’s Advice to Malek in Selecting Officials
    • O, Malek, habituate your heart to mercy for the subjects and to affection and kindness for them. Don’t stand over them like greedy beasts who feel it is enough to devour them, since they are of two kinds, either your ...
    • Criteria of Rightful and Unlawful Leadership (Part 3)
    • The core of rightful imamate and righteous leadership is to serve people and fulfill religious obligations, whereas the materialistic and despotic rulers tend to gain hegemony and their ultimate goal is materialism. “Do you expect me to ...
    • Ali’s Genealogy (Part 2)
    • Imam Ali’s dignified mother was Fatimah bint Asad ibn Hashim ibn `Abd-Manaf, a lady who undertook to rear the Messenger of Allah in his childhood, fondling him on her lap. She was among the first women who ...
    • Ali’s Genealogy (Part 1)
    • Beyond doubt, kinship with the Messenger of Allah is both a unique privilege and superiority over others. Hence, God considers the honor of kinship with the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as part of the honor of nearest relations when we read in the Holy Qur’an: ...
    • Ali’s Virtues at Creation and Birth
    • Ali (A.S) was born on 13th of Rajab, thirty years after the year of the Elephant in Kaba. This virtue belongs only to him, for no one was ever born in Kaba except him neither in the past nor in the future. The author of ...
    • Ali’s Virtues before His Birth
    • God almighty said to Abraham (A.S): As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him and make him fruitful and multiply him exceedingly; he shall be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation! Beyond doubt, ...
    • Cleaver of Knowledge
    • O Jabir, you will live until you meet one of my descendants through (my grandson) Hussein, called Muhammad, who will cleave knowledge; when you meet him convey to him my greetings. (Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as quoted by ...
    • The School of Lady Fatima (A.S): Part 2
    • In the current state of the Muslim world, and the advent of various sorts of spiritual diseases among Muslims, the personality of Lady Fatima is increasingly becoming a refuge for ...
    • The School of Lady Fatima (A.S): Part 1
    • The oppression dealt to the highest ranked woman in Islam has been carried out by a dual force. Following the death of her father and Gods Last Messenger (peace be upon him and his progeny), the sect ...
    • Martyrdom Anniversary of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (A.S): Part 1
    • “O Father! So great was the magnitude of calamities upon me after you; had they befallen bright days they would have turned into dark nights.” It is part of a moving elegy of a daughter at the grave of her father. Although in the prime of youth, she ...
    • Whose coffin is this?
    • Fancy brings a group to sight, Carrying a coffin in the mid of night. Whose coffin is this?, It is ...
    • 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 ...
    • Marriage Made in Heaven
    • “Marriage is part of my Sunnah and whoever disregards (my Sunnah) is not from us.” As the Final Messenger of God to mankind, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who promulgated the most universally comprehensive Shari’a, led the ...
    • Standing against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Biases
    • The holy Prophet of Islam welcomed Salman who was an Iranian and Bilal al-Habashi with open arms in the same manner as he welcomed Abuzar Ghaffari, Meqdad bin Aswad Kandy and Ammar Yaser; since Salman was able to excel others, the Prophet said: ...
    • Islam Rejects Racial and Ethnic Discrimination
    • According to majority of historians, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was always drawing the attention of his followers to the following statement: “All of you are children of Adam and Adam is from dust; Arab cannot claim ...
    • Whom should we appeal for help?
    • Shazan Qomi narrates that one day the holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was sitting with his companions when Malik ibn Nuwaira, a man from Bani Tamim, came to visit the holy Prophet. Addressing the prophet, he said: ...
    • Reasons for Annihilation of Previous Nations
    • When Mecca was conquered and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stayed there for some days, some untoward developments unfolded. For example, Fatima, Al-Aswad bin Abdul Asad’s daughter and Abu Salamah bin Abdul Asad’s nephew, who was ...
    • Prophet Muhammad’s Guards
    • It is natural that guarding the Right and the Righteous people is an obligatory duty in Islam and, one must not avoid such an important responsibility by confining one to mere saying, “God may bless and keep them safe.” Guarding is so crucial that ...
    • Punishment for Embezzlement of the Public Treasury
    • The event goes back to the year seven hegira. The holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was mobilizing the Muslims in Medina in order to free the Khaibar castle from the control of Jewish obstructionists who were ...
    • One Example of Holy Prophet Muhammad’s Tactics
    • In the late years of Prophet Muhammad’s migration, when Islam was gradually flourishing, a group of representatives from Taif came to visit the holy Prophet in Medina. They said: “people of Taif are ready to embrace Islam. However, they want ...