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    • The Story Of The Yara
    • ara A Tale from Brazil Down in the south, where the sun shines so hotly that everything and everybody sleeps all day, and even the great forests seem silent, except early in the morning and late in the evening-down in...
    • Kahf: 28
    • 28 Verse of the Week And withhold yourself with those who call on their Lord morning and evening desiring His goodwill, and let not your eyes pass from them, desiring the beauties of this world’s life; and do not f...
    • The Shiites
    • tes Hadith of the Week Our Shiites are the best people of the Paradise. All our friends and the friends of our friends and the enemies of our enemies and those who are with us in their hearts and by their tongues, b...
    • The Lost Son
    • on There was a householder's son who went away into a distant country, and while the father accumulated immeasurable riches, the son became miserably poor. And the son while searching for food and clothing happened to co...
    • Abraham and the Idol Temple
    • ple Abraham started his heavenly mission and so addressed his people: What are these inanimate statues before which you have kneeled down? They said, "Our fathers had been worshipping idols and we do just as our fa...
    • The reward of being good-tempered
    • red Hadith of the Week The reward of being good-tempered towards the believers is the Paradise; the reward of being good-tempered towards the quarrelsome enemies is being safe from the Hell-fire. Hazrat Fatima Zahra ...
    • Essence And Attribute
    • Fernando Sorrentino Translated by Clark M. Zlotchew On July 25, as I tried to hit letter A, I noticed a slight wart on the pinky of my left hand. On the 27th it seemed considerably larger. On the third of August, wi...
    • First Neighbor
    • bor At that night, he was listening to the words of his mother standing in the direction towards Ka’aba in a corner of the room. He was observing his mother praying to Allah prostrating, bowing, standing and sitting...
    • The Real Believer and His Three Traits
    • its Hadith of the Week A believer is not a real believer unless he has three traits: A practice from his God, a practice from his prophet and a practice from his Imam; the practice from his God, is keeping his secr...
    • Behavior towards Oppressors
    • ors Hasan ibn Husayn Anbari said, "For fourteen years I corresponded with Imam Reza (pbuh). I asked his permission to work for the government. In my last letter, I reminded him that I was afraid that they would cu...
    • Ayatollah Khamene’i
    • Quotation of the Week Imam Khomeini guided the Iranian nation on the path to the accomplishment of some noble objectives. He also introduced us to certain criteria so that, by observing those criteria, we may not deviat...
    • Triumph (Nasr)
    • sr) Verse of the Week When there comes the help of Allah and the victory And you see men entering the religion of Allah in companies Then celebrate the praise of your Lord, and ask His forgiveness; surely He isoft-retur...
    • M. H. Bilgrami
    • ami Quotation of the Week A twist in history created the conditions that forced Zaynab (pbuh) to declare, not herself, but the truth. It is through her extraordinary handling of the wretched trials she endured that we...
    • Angelic Appellation
    • ion It was five years after the Muslims had accompanied the Prophet (PBUH&HF) and his family in the migration (Hijrah) to Medina, when the Holy Prophet's daughter, Hazrat Fatima (pbuh), gave birth to a little girl....
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • which is to the south of Iran, was ruled by Saum, the Pehliva, girt with might and glory, and, but for the grief that he was childless, his days were happy. Then it came to pass that a son was born unto him, beautiful of face...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • ot;Anon it came about that Zal desired to see the kingdom. And he set forth, and there followed after him a goodly train, and when they had journeyed a while they marched with pomp into Cabul. Now Mihrab, who was descended fr...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • u "Dire was the wailing among the army of Iran at their sore defeat, and they turned them back discomfited. And they came before the Shah, their hearts torn with anguish. And their hands were crossed upon their br...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • uot;Give ear unto the combat of Sohrab against Rustem, though it be a tale replete with tears. It came about that on a certain day Rustem arose from his couch, and his mind was filled with forebodings. He bethought him there...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • ot;Kaiumers first sat upon the throne of Persia, and was master of the world. He took up his abode in the mountains, and clad himself and his people in tiger-skins, and from him sprang all kindly nurture and the arts of cloth...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • certain day it came about that Tus, Gew, Gudarz, and other brave knights of Iran went forth to chase wild asses in the forests of Daghoui. Now when they were come into the wood, they found therein a woman of surpassing beauty...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • When a little while had been passed in feasting, Isfendiyar came before Gushtasp, his father, and demanded the fulfilment of the promises that he had made unto him. And he recalled unto Gushtasp how he had mistrusted him an...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • e the son of Zal was born, Rudabeh was sore afflicted, and neither by day nor night could she find rest. Then Zal in his trouble bethought him of the Simurgh, his nurse, and how she had given unto him a feather that he might ...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • "In a little time it came about that there was born unto Ferangis, in the house of Piran, a son of the race of Saiawush. And Piran, when he had seen the babe, goodly of mien, who already in his cradle was like unto...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • "Kai aous seated him on the crystal throne, and the world was obedient to his will. But Ahriman was angry that his power was so long broken in Iran, and he sware unto himself that happiness should no longer smile u...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • "Now it came to pass as Kai Khosrau foretold. For Afrasiyab, when he learned the death of Piran, was beside himself with grief. And he lifted up his voice in wailing, and he spake, saying- ""I will no l...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • ollies "Whilom the fancy seized upon the Shah of Iran that he would visit his empire, and look face to face upon his vassals, and exact their tribute. So he passed from Turan into China, and from Mikran into Berber...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • rasp reigned in wisdom upon the crystal throne, and Iran was as wax under his hands. And men were content under his sway, save only Gushtasp, his son, who was rebellious of spirit. And Gushtasp was angered because his father ...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • little while had Kai Khosrau sat upon the throne of Iran, yet the world resounded with his fame, and all men bare upon their lips the praises of his wisdom. He cleansed the earth of the rust of care, and the power of Afrasiya...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • hundred years did Feridoun rule the world, and might and virtue increased in the land, and all his days he did that which was good. And he roamed throughout the kingdom to seek out that which was open and that which was hid, ...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • "How shall a man escape from that which is written; How shall he flee from his destiny? There stood a slave in the house of Zal, and she was fair to see, so that the heart of the aged man went out to her. And there ...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • uot;Peace reigned again within the borders of Iran, and P the sword slept in its scabbard, and Kai Khosrau ordered the world with wisdom. And men rejoiced that the glory of Turan had been brought low, and the Shah feasted his...
    • The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdosi
    • "Mourning and sorrow filled the heart of Afrasiyab because of his defeat, and he pondered in his spirit how the fortunes of Iran might be retrieved. So he sent messengers unto all his vassals that they should unshea...
    • The Companies (Az-Zumar): 5
    • : 5 Verse of the Week He has created theheavens and the earth with the truth; He makes the night cover the day and makesthe day overtake the night, and He has made the sun and the moon subservient;each one runs on to ...
    • The Death of Rustam
    • tam The last part of Ferdowsi’s Shahname Translated by Helen Zimmern How shall a man escape from that which is written; How shall he flee from his destiny? There stood a slave in the house of Zal, and she was fair ...
    • The Thief and His Mother
    • her By Aesop A Boy stole a lesson-book from one of his schoolfellows and took it home to his Mother. She not only abstained from beating him, but encouraged him. He next time stole a cloak and brought it to her, and she...
    • Imam Hasan Askari’s Marriage
    • age A detailed account of the marriage of Imam Hasan Askari (pbuh) was told by Majlisi in Biharul Anwar. His father Imam Ali Naqi (pbuh) entrusted this important matter to his friend Bashir bin Sulaiman. First the I...
    • Pray for Rain
    • In the time of our 11th Imam, Imam Hasan Askari (pbuh) there lived a Christian priest, who could make it rain by raising his hands up to the sky. The Muslim king began to get worried because the Muslims' faith started to...
    • The Food (Ma’idah):55-56
    • -56 Verse of the Week Only Allah is your Vali and His Apostle and those who believe, those who keep upprayers and pay the poor-rate while they bow And whoever takes Allah and His Apostle and those who believe for a...
    • The Keys of Evil
    • vil Hadith of the Week Refrain from laziness and restlessness because these two are the key to all evils; whoever is lazy doesn't fulfil the rights and whoever is restless is impatient with the truth. Behar Al-Anwa...
    • The least I could do
    • do Iranian Folklore Long long ago, an old mother had a son who had disobeyed the then ruler. The ruler was so angry that had sentenced her son to death. The son was supposed to be hanged in the village center in fron...
    • Elephant (Fil): 1-5
    • 1-5 Verse of the Week Have you not considered how your Lord dealt with the possessors of the elephant? Did He not cause their war to end in confusion? And send down (to prey) upon them birds in flocks Casting against...