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14 ذيقعده 1436 - Saturday, August 29, 2015
Imam Hussein’s revolt, the causes (Part 3)
Let us examine which of the following two matters came first and consequently had precedence over the other. Did the Imam’s rejection of the Umayyad’s call to him to endorse Yazid as Caliph come first, i.e. prior to the ...
Imam Hussein’s revolt, the causes (Part 2)
There are many people who might claim the upholding of this religious obligation. Imam Hussein (A.S) demonstrated this on the ground, “I seek to ...
Imam Hussein’s revolt, the causes (Part 1)
As we have already mentioned the invitation of the Kufans to Imam Hussein (A.S) to come to Kufa and set up an Islamic government there represented the third side [of the triangle] of causes of his revolt. The request of the ...
The Truth about Imam Hussein’s Revolution (Part 3)
Among the differences that exist between matters of the physical world and the social one is that in the material world minerals always demonstrate a single essence. For instance, you cannot ...
The Truth about Imam Hussein’s Revolution (Part 2)
Looking at Imam Hussein’s revolt from another perspective, i.e. the way he was treating his followers, one can only come out with one conclusion. He was determined not to let the ...
The Truth about Imam Hussein’s Revolution (Part 1)
Different phenomena vary as to their realities. Similarly, every uprising or revolt is unique as to the truth/s underlying its eruption [and eventual success or otherwise]. In order to understand a particular matter, or a state of affairs, you should ...
Imam Hussein (A.S): The Universalist
It is in the very nature of great reformers that they belong to everybody, everywhere. Hussein’s noble deed is so relevant to the entire human race that I am sure there is a far bigger audience waiting for him somewhere than ...
Role of Religious Deviation in Leading to Karbala (Part2)
Unlawfulness of breach of allegiance, namely fulfilling a pledge is heavily underlined in Islam. Since breaking a pledge or an allegiance is prohibited seriously, it stands to reason how much the role of ...
Role of Religious Deviation in Leading to Karbala (Part 1)
The Islamic community in the year the event of Karbala- took place had greatly differed from that in the last year of Prophet’s life. The trend of deviation had been however gradual, according to many of ...
Islam and Medicine (Part 1)
lslam is the religion of all times and places. It is a perfect system of temporal values. By practicing its laws Muslims all over the world not only attain spirituality but the pinnacle of all other glories and gain the wealth of health. There is ...
Create Great Memories
When you look back in life, only great memories are left for you. So it’s very crucial to create wonderful and happy memories in life. There are most often times when we take everything for granted, don’t care or consider all the ...
An Ornament of the Hereafter
Allah says; “Wealth and children are an ornament of the life of this world” (18:46), but the ...
Moderation in Consumption
Moderation in consumption: One should make use of the God-given blessings in a moderate manner. By moderation one means to consume in such a way so as to refrain from both strictness and wastefulness. Of course such a limit differs ...
Observing the Limits of Consumption
A Muslim consumer seeks to follow the holy Qur’an which is a divine revelation as well as the tradition of the infallible Imams as a model for finding the logical path in life that guarantees his happiness and prosperity in this world and afterlife and ..
From the Qur’anic point of view, it is censurable to merely think about worldly enjoyments and obtaining one’s materialistic needs. This is due to the fact that human status is ...
One of the positive motives for using commodities and services is to meet one’s material needs that are necessary for continuation of human life. On this basis, God in order to remind people of His blessings states that ...
Al-Ghadir in the Qur’an (Part 3)
The same reasoning applies to the verse of purification (Tatheer) which has been frequently acknowledged and confirmed by both Shi and Sunni scholars; although this verse is related to Five Purified Ones of Allah, it is mentioned among ...
Al-Ghadir in the Qur’an (Part 2)
If, even less likely, these statements belong to another part of the Qur’an, which Chapters do they belong to? Is there a more ...
Al-Ghadir in the Qur’an (Part 1)
The Holy Qur’an states: “This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion” (Surat Al-Ma’idah, Verse 3). One of the controversial interpretations about this verse is ...
The Universal Wilayat
It seems necessary to explain the fourth dimension of the wilayat in more detail for the benefit of the readers. The fourth dimension is the universal authority that the Prophet and the import have been vested with by the Almighty Allah. It is ...
Dimensions of Willayat
All Muslims unanimously accept the first dimension of wilayat of Ahl-ul-Bayt. Loving the Ahl-ul-Bayt is one of the dharuriyyat ad-din, the essential parts of the Islamic faith. The inclusion of ...
What is Wilayat?
Wilayat, derived from wila, means power, authority or a right of certain kind. In Shia theology, wilayat is the authority invested in ...
The Benefit which the Shiah Derived from the Caliphate of Ali
During the four years and nine months of his caliphate, Ali was not able to eliminate the disturbed conditions which were prevailing throughout the Islamic world, but he was successful in ...
The Caliphate of Imam Ali (A.S) and His Method of Rule (Part 2)
The first war in the caliphate of Ali, which is called the Battle of the Camel, was caused by the unfortunate class differences created during the period of rule of the second caliph as a result of ...
The Caliphate of Imam Ali (A.S) and His Method of Rule (Part 1)
The caliphate of Ali began toward the end of the year 35/656 and lasted about four years and nine months. During his period as caliph Ali followed the ways of the Holy Prophet  and brought conditions back to their original state. He forced the ...
The Political Method of the Selection of the Caliph by Vote and Its Disagreement with the Shia part3
The first caliph was selected through the vote of the majority of the companions, the second caliph by the will and testament of the first, and the third by a six-man council whose members and rules of procedure were organized ...
The Political Method of the Selection of the Caliph by Vote and Its Disagreement with the Shia part2
The second caliph was killed by a Persian slave in 25/644. In accordance with the majority vote of a six-man council which had assembled by order of the second caliph before his death, the third caliph was chosen. The third caliph did not prevent his ...
The Political Method of the Selection of the Caliph by Vote and Its Disagreement with the Shia Part1
Shiism believes that the Divine Law of Islam (Shariah), whose substance is found in the Book of God and in the tradition (Sunnah)  of the Holy Prophet, will remain valid to the Day of Judgment and can never, nor will ever, be altered. A government ...
The Two Problems of Succession and Authority in Religious Sciences
In accordance with the Islamic teachings which form its basis, Shiism believed that the most important question facing Islamic society was the elucidation and clarification of Islamic teachings and the tenets of the religious sciences.  Only after ...
The Cause of the Separation of the Shiite Minority from the Sunni Majority
The friends and followers of Ali believed that after the death of the Prophet the caliphate and religious authority (marjaiyat-i ilmi) belonged to Ali. This belief came from their consideration of Alis position and station in relation to ...
The Origin and Growth of Shiism
Shiism began with a reference made for the first time to the partisans of Ali (shiah-i Ali), the first leader of the Household of the Prophet, during the lifetime of the Prophet himself.  The course of the first manifestation and ...
Martyrdom Anniversary of Oppressed Hajj Pilgrims by Saudi Forces
26 lunar years ago, on this day in 1407 AH, hundreds of Hajj pilgrims from Iran and other countries, while observing the divine ritual of disavowal of disbelievers, were martyred by Saudi forces, on the orders of ...
Even Angels Ask (part 2)
And when we pray and put our nose to the ground, we feel a joy, a rest, a strength, that is outside this ...
Even Angels Ask (part 1)
Dr. Jeffrey Lang is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kansas, one of the biggest universities in the ...
Morality of Imam Sadjad (A.S); part 4
Imam al-Reza reports: `Ali ibn al-Hussein hit his slave on one occasion. Being sorry, he entered ...
Morality of Imam Sadjad (A.S): part 3
Imam al-Sadiq (A.S) has reported: Imam Sadjad was very fond of grapes. One day, they had brought fresh grapes to ...
Morality of Imam Sadjad (A.S): part 2
A relative of Imam Sadjad was standing beside him, raising his voice and abusing him. The Imam ...
Morality of Imam Sadjad (A.S): part 1
A relative of Imam Sadjad was standing beside him, raising his voice and abusing him. The Imam did not answer him ...
Morality of Imam Hussein (A.S)-part 2
I am sure that Allah’s Messenger believed that the best deed after prayer was to make a believer happy provided there is ...
Morality of Imam Hussein (A.S)-part 1
I am sure that Allah’s Messenger believed that the best deed after prayer was to make a ...
Morality Of Imam Hassan (A.S)-part 2
A man came to the presence of Imam Hassan asking him to fulfill his needs. The Imam said, “Write down you ...
Morality Of Imam Hassan (A.S)-part 1
Quoting his grandfather, Imam al-Sadiq (A.S) has reported: Hassan ibn `Ali ibn Abu-Talib was the most pious, the most devoted and ...
Moral Virtues Of Lady Fatimah (A.S)-part 1
Note: Some persons die leaving no traces. Others leave an impact during their lifetime and are ...
Examples of Imam Ali’s (A.S) Moral Virtues: part 6
In the eighth year after Hijrah, Mecca was conquered by Allah’s Messenger. The House of Allah was ...
Examples of Imam Ali’s (A.S) Moral Virtues: An Extraordinary Example of Altruism (part 3)
Siffin was a region by the river Euphrates. When the army of Ali reached it, he was told to ...
Forgetting God will cause hardships in livelihood
One who forgets God and merely seeks to maximize his wealth and enjoyments will never feel satisfied and will cause hardships for himself due to ...
Examples of Imam Ali’s (A.S) Moral Virtues: An Extraordinary Example of Altruism (part 2)
In the battle field, Ali hugged al-Zubayr, saying, “Why have you rebelled against me?” Al-Zubayr said, “I have come to take ...
Understanding the divine traditions
By studying the verses related to this concept, one will realize that divine tradition refers to basic and solid rules either creative or legislative (based on divine Sharia) that do not undergo any change and such rules have been ...
Sustenance and creation
There are verses of the holy Qur’an emphasizing that only God provides sustenance for human beings and all other creatures and has guaranteed sustenance for all creatures. It is clear that the affairs of this world are ...
Verses in regard to the Creator
Many verses name a variety of blessings such as foods, fruits, drinks, clothes, house, transportation means and fuel emphasizing that ...
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