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    • The Gracious Infant
    • nt Fatima Zahra's birth The clear disagreement onFatima's birth date is surprising. Some scholars state that she was born five years after revelation; while others say that she was born two or three years before that; ...
    • The believers (Al-Muminoun): 1-5
    • 1-5 Verse of the Week *Successful indeed are the believers *Who are humble in their prayers *And who keep aloof from what is vain *And who are givers of poor-rate *And who guard their private parts ...
    • A Traveler's Story
    • A Syrian came toMedina. He saw a handsome man astride a good camel. Upon enquiry he learnt that it was Imam Hasan bin Ali (PBUH). The Syrian stepped forward in anger and said; "Are you the son of Ali bin Abi Talib?&...
    • Gypsy Proverbs
    • rbs A man must put grain in the ground before he can cut the harvest. Fair they go, and always their heels behind them.   You have to dig deep to bury your Daddy. Never eat at the table of a Priest.  The ...
    • HOW MR. RABBIT LOST HIS FINE BUSHY TAIL
    • AIL “One time,” said Uncle Remus, sighing heavily and settling himself back in his seat with an air of melancholy resiguation—“one time Brer Rabbit wuz gwine ’long down de road shakin’ his big bushy tail, en feelin’...
    • The Chambers (Al-H'ujuraat): 9
    • Verse of the Week And if two parties of the believers quarrel, make peace between them but of one of them acts wrongfully toward the other, fight that which acts rightfully until it returns to Allah's Command Then if ...
    • Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
    • nei The Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Quotation of the Week Islamic faith is the belief which is based on logic and reasoning and which ensures mankind's welfare and prosperity. ...
    • Superior to all the women of the world
    • rld Hadith of the Week "O Fatima, I give you the good tidings that Allah made you superior to all the women of the world, and made you the purest of all the women of Islam." Prophet said toFatima Narated by...
    • The Missing Donkey
    • key Turkish Tale One morning when Nasreddin Hoja [1] went to fetch his donkey, he found it missing. The old rope that had tied the animal up was pulled apart, and the donkey was gone. When his neighbors heard of ...
    • Arab Proverbs (3)
    • (3) He who does not recognise the falcon grills it Regrettable deeds are performed through ignorance We as people eat to live and not live to eat. One must eat to live, and not live to eat. How tight can life b...
    • The Fox Borrows the Tiger's Terror
    • Chinese fable In the Warring States period, the Chu State had a very capable minister called Zhao Xixu. He was well respected and held in awe by the people of other countries as well as his own. One day, the king aske...
    • The counsel (ash-shuraa):23
    • a):23 Verse of the Week That is of which Allah gives the good news to His servants, (to) those who believe and do good deeds, say: I do not ask of you any reward for it but love for my near relatives [1] And whoeve...
    • Whom does Allah lead to Paradise?
    • se? Hadith of the Week Allah fixed the reward for His obedience and torment for His insubordination and disobedience so that He may restrain His servants from His wrath and fury and lead them to His paradise. Lady...
    • Blessed Necklace
    • ace Jaber bin Abdullah Ansari, the Prophet's (PBUH) companion, says that a poor man came to Prophet (PBUH) and asked for help. The Prophet (PBUH) answered: "I do not have anything. Go to my daughter whose house is ...
    • Keys and Locks and Open Doors
    • ors Jane Wallis Hicks "Quiet the dog, house the pony and bar the doors against the dark." Each night we heard and obeyed Pa's telling and each morning we woke safe, forgetting the terrors of the night in th...
    • The Israelites (Al-Israa'): 7
    • If you do good, you will do good for your own souls and if you do evil, it shall be for them (your own souls) So when the second promise came (We raised another people) That they may bring you to grief and that they m...
    • Clergymen's role
    • Martyr Beheshti Clergymen must preserve all their previous roles. Seminaries must be a place for learning, teaching and researching. The clergies' word and pen must still be influential and also be more such from a ...
    • Neither incantations nor medicines are of any avail
    • ail I was holding a disputation with a company of learned men in the cathedral mosque ofDamascus when a youth stepped among us, asking whether anyone knew Persian, whereon most of them pointed to me ( Sa'di ). I asked ...
    • After the Prophet (S.A)
    • A) After the Prophet's death, events continued to occur. When studying the era following the Prophet's death, history speaks of the wonders which occurred. Indeed, history tells us about "Apostasy" which included ...
    • The Allies (Al-Ah'zaab):33
    • Verse of the Week Allah only desires to keep away the uncleanness from you, O, people of the house [1] ! and to purify you a (through) purifying [1] - Fatima, her father (Prophet Mohammad), her husband (Ali) and ...
    • Lady Fatima Zahra's Will to Imam Ali (PBUH)
    • H) Imam Ali (PBUH) was surprised to find that his dear wife had left her bed and had started doing the housework; he asked her about it and she replied: "This is the last day of my life. I want to wash my chil...
    • The Gentle Shepherd
    • rd On the edge of a mountain, lovely as the entrance to paradise, see, coming along, and descending toward the valley, three flocks of young lambs, driven by three young shepherds; one is an inhabitant of the plains of Mo...
    • The man (Al-Insaan): 7-12
    • -12 *They fulfill vows and fear a day the evil of which shall be spreading far and wide *And they give food out of love for Him to the poor and the orphan and the captive *We only feed you for Allah's sake; we desire fo...
    • Hazrat Zaynab's sermon in Kufa
    • Quotation of the Week When Zaynab (PBUH) reached Kufa, she addressed people with fury words: “Praise to Allah, and may the blessing of Allah be upon Muhammad and his progeny. O people of Kufa! You are hypocrites an...
    • Entangled in tribulations of this world
    • rld Hadith of the Week When the baby girl,Hazrat Zaynab, was brought before the Prophet (PBUH), held her in his lap and kissed her. The Angel Gabriel came to him and conveyed the name that was to be hers, and then he...
    • The Divine Revelation Named as such....
    • ... At the time when Lady Fatima (PBUH) was pregnant with Lady Zaynab (PBUH) , the holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was not inMedina. When Lady Zaynab (PBUH) was born, Lady Fatima (PBUH) told Imam Ali (PBUH), "Since m...
    • Huod: 120
    • 120 Verse of the Week All that we relate to thee of the stories of the messengers, with it We make firm thy heart: in them there cometh to thee the Truth, as well as an exhortation and a message of remembrance to tho...
    • The Last Leaf
    • eaf O. Henry In a little district west ofWashington Square the streets have run. Crazy and broken themselves into small strips called "places." These "places" make strange angles and curves. On...
    • Bouqui and Ti Malice
    • ice A Haitian folktale Everyone is supposed to know that a long time ago there were no people in the world. The forest was populated with beasts; among them were Bouqui and Ti Malice. It was the time that God had beg...
    • Arab Proverbs (2)
    • (2) Birds alight among their like Birds of a feather flock together v     What comes with ease goes with ease. Easy come, easy go. v      Man plans and God manages. (...
    • Hermann the Irascible
    • ible the Story of the Great Weep Saki It was in the second decade of the Twentieth Century, after the Great Plague had devastated England, that Hermann the Irascible, nicknamed also the Wise, sat on the Briti...
    • Nasreddin on the Day of Congregation
    • ion One Friday sometime in the 13th century in the Anatolian town of Akshehir, the Shaikh Nasreddin Hodja mounted the pulpit of the Grand Mosque and addressed the congregation. "O Believers," asked Nasreddin, &quo...
    • Arab Proverbs (1)
    • (1) All sunshine makes a desert. An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. Ask the experienced rather than the learned. Do not stand in a place of danger trusting in miracles. Dwell ...
    • Professor Cowbell
    • ell Quotation of the Week "AugusTous said that he found Rome of brick, and left it marble, and Ferdowsi found his country almost without a literature, and has left her a poem that all succeeding poets could only i...
    • Limits to all Virtues
    • ues Hadith of the Week Generosity has a limit, when crossed becomes extravagance; caution has a limit when crossed becomes cowardice; thriftiness has a limit, when crossed becomes miserliness; courage has a limit, w...
    • Character and virtues of Imam Al-Askari (PBUH)
    • BUH) Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s 11th truthful descendant, Imam Hasan Al-'Askari (PBUH), martyred at the age of 28 years on Rabi’ul Awwal 8 year 260 AH, was one of that illustrious series of the immaculate infalli...
    • Emily Dickinson
    • inson Quotation of the Week If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin into his nest again, I shall not live in...
    • The Magic Tree
    • ree Jamil Momand Once upon a time, a very long time ago, there was a magic fruit tree.  It was tall and had different kinds of fruit: bananas, oranges, grapes, apples, pineapples and many more.  The fruit ...
    • Haitian Proverbs (2)
    • Haiti is a non-literate culture. 80% or more of the people neither read nor write. Consequently, wisdom is oral. There are no detailed philosophical systems inHaiti. People hand down their knowledge and express it in ...
    • Life of a Soldier
    • ier A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents fromSan Francisco. "Mom and Dad, I'm coming home, but I've a favor to ask. I have a friend I'd ...