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    • Investing for the Hereafter
    • Zubaydah was the wife of Haroon al-Rasheed, the Abbasid Caliph and also a secret follower of Imam Musa ibn Ja’ffar Al-Kadhim (A.S). Being the wife of the caliph and by virtue of being a queen, she was the most important woman of her time.It is related ...
    • Ahl-ul-Bayt (A.S) and Humbleness
    • Humbleness is an outstanding feature in the lives of Ahl-ul-Bayt. Ibn Masud reports: A person came to the presence of Allah’s Messenger and when he started to speak, he was ...
    • Prophetic advice: Take advantage of five matters in life
    • The dear Prophet Muhammad (PBUH and his progeny) advised Muslims to take advantage of five matters, each and every day.“Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: your youth, before you become old; your health, before you fall sick; your ..
    • Who is your friend?
    • Since the influence of friend of man is very deep, Islamic teachings have given an important status to the friendship. In Holy Qur’an it is stated that most of the companions of the Fire will say, in the Hell, that ...
    • Motives for Responding to Supplications
    • The following etiquettes that must be followed when supplicating can be grounds for having the prayers responded to: • A suppliant, upon supplicating, should ...
    • Right Thought
    • Islam says: “Truly many acts of suspicions are among sins. Inadvisable thoughts and acts, and in general, whatever prohibited in Islam are all ...
    • Subject of Islamic Contemplation
    • Religious teachings and wisdom encourage Muslims to think and contemplate on important affairs on one hand, and on the other hand, prevent them from wrongdoing and incorrect thinking. Incorrect thought about other Muslims and ...
    • Contemplation about God is the best worship
    • Ibn Kavva’ asked Imam Ali (A.S) about the characteristics of Islam and he replied: “The Almighty God, set the Divine legislation of Islam and put it a cover for the farsighted believers and a cause of understanding the keen-sighted.” He also said: ...
    • The Use of Other People’s Experiences
    • There are many pieces of knowledge which are gained through experience and trial, either through personal experiencing or by the experiences of others, but neither through perception nor scientific analysis.When the child draws his hand for the first ...
    • Bid Others to do Good and Reject Evil
    • Bid others to do good and you will be one of them; reject evil with your hand and your tongue, and do your utmost to separate from one who does evil. ‘Strive in the way of God as is His due’ (ref.22:78) and do not let the ...
    • Patience – A Formidable Weapon
    • Modern society is keen on imprinting the idea of man as a progressive creature, albeit from a limited framework that only accounts for the material. In this heart-throbbing, fast-paced and sometimes inundated environment we see ...
    • Important Factors Affecting Life Span (Part 4)
    • There are two kinds of factors that affect man’s life span: the ones affecting man’s physic directly like nutrition; the ones affecting man’s psyche directly and his physic indirectly like spirituality. Some of these factors are ...
    • Important Factors Affecting Life Expectancy (Part 2)
    • Human beings have two main aspects in their creation: physical and spiritual. Human physic is under the influence of his psyche or his spirit. God breathed His spirit into human body at the time of creation. Therefore, one of the most important factors ..
    • Can Islam be forced on others?
    • Having accepted that from the Islamic point of view, faith in God is ingrained in human nature, and that it is only the parents and the society that corrupts the soul and divert it from the Right Path, the question comes: ...
    • Perfection: Enemy of Progress?
    • Shaitan is one tricky dude. He whispers in our ear to finish watching this TV show and do our prayers after its over. He goads us to say things about people behind their backs. He and his minions will do the ...
    • Disadvantages of Stinginess
    • Stinginess stands for the abstention from giving in situations of generosity. It is the opposite of generosity and among the mean features that cause humility, hatred, and disgrace. Islam has censured and warned the Muslims strongly against ...
    • Respect for the Mosque
    • It should be remembered that Allah has termed the Mosques as his homes. Therefore, they are places where people can seek nearness to Allah. Otherwise, Allah is not restricted to any home or place. In comparison with other places, the mosque has ...
    • Comparison of Muslim and Christian Prayers
    • We will mention some examples of Christian worship in comparison with what we have mentioned about Islamic worship. The Bible says: And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will ...
    • Laziness in Offering Prayers
    • Laziness in offering mandatory prayers is a trait of the hypocrites. Mumin should not be tardy about offering prayers and should fulfill this obligation with humility and fear of Allah. Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) has said that when one ...
    • One Muslim has seven rights over other Muslims
    • A person told to Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S), O Imam (A.S)! A person holds the Shi’a Faith and is a firm believer. But he has gone into reclusion and doesnt meet his friends and relatives. The Imam (A.S) said, ...
    • Imam Sadiq (A.S): Family Ties
    • When we hear a nice, logical statement from someone, we expect to see a harmony between his words and action. This harmony would increase that person’s credibility in our eyes. However, we rarely see ...
    • Words and Actions
    • And Satan swore to mislead the children of man from the Devine path… Yes! Satan, this ruthless enemy of man, has clearly stated his decision of misleading mankind by saying to Allah (SWT): ...
    • Imam Sadjad: Finding Friends
    • Have you ever experienced the situation in which the difficulties of life become so intense that you wish to open your heart to someone? Have you ever had a close friend warmed the cockles of your heart and was a good audience to your words? Or ...
    • Let’s View Things Differently
    • Any act, no matter how small and minimal, may as a matter of fact act as a long ladder in reaching Allah’s (SWT) satisfaction. The same matter can be applied to ...
    • Sujud is the Adornment of Prayer
    • Sujud is the adornment of prayer. So, perform it properly. Imam Ṣadiq (A.S) says: “Whenever you perform prayer, perform the ruku and sujud well as God will give seventy times the reward or even more.”[1]. Sujud is the source of pride of ...
    • How to Talk with God? (Part 2)
    • Another way of contacting God in Islam is dua’a (supplication or invocation). God says in the Qur’an: {And when my servants ask you ...
    • Do Not Belittle Sin (Part 2)
    • Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) has said “Allah keeps friends with such persons who are penitent after committing sins and pray for His pardon. Allah doesn’t like a person who commits minor sins and remains oblivious of his faults.” Then the Imam (A.S) added, ...
    • What to ask from Allah (SWT)?
    • It is narrated from Imam Reza (A.S) who said: One day Imam Zainul Abedeen (A.S) was praying in Masjid-ul-Haraam and saw a man who was going round the Kaba and saying: O’ Allah! Give me patience. Imam (A.S) pointed to him and said: ...
    • How to Talk with God? (Part 1)
    • God communicated with prophets through direct speech, like in the case of Moses (peace be upon him) so that in Islam he was entitled Kalimullah or the one who always talked to God. The Qur’an says what means: ...
    • Do Not Belittle Sin (Part 1)
    • Man should not think that a minor sin to be a trivial thing not to worry about! However small a sin, its consequences might be very grave! When one commits minor sins, Satan emboldens and makes the person ...
    • As Long as the Opportunity Persists
    • Sometimes, in the ups and downs of our daily lives, we forget important matters. Or in some other instances, some advantages and blessings of Allah (SWT) are taken for granted so that we hardly think about them, and we start to acknowledge them only ...
    • Imam Baqir: What are We Proud of?
    • History has portrayed fall of the most powerful kings such as Alexander, Pharos and Cesar, despite their fast tracking victories. Hence the transient victories are not something one can rely on them and ...
    • How to lead a good life?
    • Once Imam Sadiq (A.S) gave one thousand dinars to a trustworthy person for investment in his business. That person purchased a commodity and after ...
    • The Impact of Friendship on man
    • In the Holy Qur’an, God says: “The Day that the wrong doer will bite at his hands, he will say: Oh: Would that I had taken a straight path with the Messenger”. In the afore mentioned verse, God is talking about the ...
    • The Heirs of Ashura
    • Inheritance is something which passes from the owner to the next owner, his/her heir. It could be in the form of material property or wealth, or it could be a spiritual inheritance such as succession in spiritual and non-material issues. When ...
    • Blessings of Solid Relations with Relatives
    • Despite great emphasis of traditions on establishing a proper and solid relation with relatives as a divine and human duty which requires ritual motivations, doing this divine and human duty surely will have ...
    • Don’t take a decision at the time of anger
    • In order to manage anger, it is advisable not to make any decision while one is angry. Moreover, it is also advisable not to respond to a person whom we are debating if we are angry because ...
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