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16 جمادي الثاني 1435 - Thursday, April 17, 2014
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 ...
Criteria of Rightful and Unlawful Leadership (Part 2)
According to Imam Ali (A.S): “Know this for sure that the most merited person in view of God is the just Imam and leader who himself has been guided and who guides others. He is ...
Criteria of Rightful and Unlawful Leadership
According to Imam Ali (A.S) the legitimate Imam or the righteous leader is the enforcer of Allah’s order and he has ...
Poetry on the blessed birth of Imam Ali (A.S)
Heavenly purity bends to earth, To bless in the Kaba the blisful birth, Mourn the idols their fatal day; In this birth Islam ...
What the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) Said About Imam Ali (A.S): Part 2
The Prophet (PBUH) said, No one can give account of me but Ali (A.S). Ibn Al-Maghazeli, 119, 242; Al-Riyadh Al-Nudhra, 2/177; Yanabi Al-Mawda, 112, 419; Al-Khawarizmi, 253. 22) The Prophet (PBUH) said, The most miserable person from ...
What the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) Said About Imam Ali (A.S): Part 1
1) The Prophet (PBUH) said, The title of the believer’s book is ...
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 ...
Why the grave of Lady Fatima is still concealed, while Imam Ali’s has been revealed?
The reason for why the grave of Imam Ali (A.S) was concealed for a while was the fact that ignorant and abusive individuals, who were enemies to him, would possibly disrespect his grave. Later on though, after time had passed and ...
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 2
Indeed, as Muslims of all denominations are unanimous, Fatima Zahra (A.S) is the most virtuous lady of all times. According to the works of such outstanding scholars amongst our Sunni brethren – such as Ahmad ibnHanbal, Tirmidhi, ...
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 ...
Lessons from the Will of Lady Fatima (A.S) to Imam Ali (A.S): Part 2
Al-Zahra emphasized how important taking care of the children is. Often when someone passes away, people usurp the rights of the helpless children because of the lack of law protection, especially in our man-made law structure. Of course, ...
Lessons from the Will of Lady Fatima (A.S) to Imam Ali (A.S): part 1
Before Lady Fatima (peace be upon her) departed from this world, she asked Imam Ali (peace be upon him) to execute her will, in which lie many lessons and treasures of knowledge for us which we can all benefit from.On the last day of her life, it is ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Prophet Muhammad’s emphasis on dialogue and reasoning: Part 2
Despite persecution by the Meccan oligarchy that saw its vested interests in exploiting fellow human beings were in danger, the message of Islam spread, through the patience, endurance, and ...
Prophet Muhammad’s emphasis on dialogue and reasoning: Part 1
As the Almightys Last and Greatest Messenger, entrusted with the universal message of Islam, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) preached peace and brotherhood through dialogue, reasoning and rational approach. These were the factors that ...
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 ...
Effect of Prophet’s Personality on the Spread of Islam
In his personal behavior and practices, he was really kind and patient. However, in keeping promises and social responsibilities, he was very strict. In what follows we refer to one event and ...
Secrets behind the deep influence and rapid development of Islam
What are secrets behind the deep influence and rapid development of Islam? The truth is, among all effective factors, the first one is the ...
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Recommendations to Abuzar (Part 2)
O, Abuzar! Beware of dying while committing a sin, since in that case, not only there is no way for you to come back to the world in order to repent and compensate but also your ...
Some Advices Given to Abuzar by Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): Part 1
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) gave some advice to Abuzar which are seen as the most valuable and precious traditions handed down from Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Because Abuzar was repeatedly addressed with regard to these advices and due to ...
The Effect of Affection
The rapid spread of Islam, whose reasons and roots are always discussed, is seen as one of the significant historical issues all over the world. Like Christianity, Islam went beyond borders and unlocked other horizons. Islam was ...
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 2)
Imam Reza (A.S) relied on the holy Qur’an in his jurisprudential inferences. Following are some of the examples of these inferences. 1. With regard to the ...
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 ...
Track of Blood
Trees I like them - In your reverence they stand firm; Likewise the water, Its the ...
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