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    • Imam Mahdi (A.S) in Chapter al-Qadr (Part 4)
    • When your Lord said to the angels, ‘Indeed I am going to set a vicegerent on the earth.’ (2:30). This issue needs to be discussed with more details separately, but for now it is important to mention that what is meant by ...
    • Who are the People of Ali?
    • To really understand the stand – and one must say Resistance Movement which has arisen in rejection of Wahhabism, one must speak of the People of Ali, those men and women, Saudi Arabia’s clergy has long ...
    • Imam Mahdi (A.S) in Chapter al-Qadr (Part 3)
    • Once someone asked Imam Sadiq (A.S) whether the night of Qadr has been only in the past [i.e. the age of the Prophet (PBUH)] or is there a night of Qadr every year? Imam (A.S) replied: ...
    • Imam Mahdi (A.S) in Chapter al-Qadr (Part 2)
    • It can be clearly understood from the verses of Surah al-Qadr 4 that there is a night every year which is better and more valuable than a thousand months5. On this night, the angels along with their ...
    • Imam Mahdi (A.S) in Chapter al-Qadr (Part 1)
    • Chapter al-Qadr (97) of the Holy Qu’ran is a short chapter containing five verses in which Allah (swt) promises a night during which the angels descend with God’s command. In this paper, we will discuss some aspects of this blessed night and the ...
    • The characteristics of the companions of Mahdi (PBUH)
    • At the end of this section, we will name some of the characteristics of Imam Mahdi’s (PBUH) companions extracted from the Ahadith: In comparison with the 16th and 17th century, people tend to reach unity in today’s world due to ...
    • Mahdi (PBUH), Ten Revolutions in One Revolution (Part 1)
    • The report card of all the schools of thought throughout the history reveals many weak points. The majority of them concentrated on one aspect, but ignored other important aspects of humanity. All these ideologies were “self-centered”, meaning that ...
    • Why are the Prophets Free of Sin and Error?
    • Without doubt, more important than anything else, a prophet must attract the trust of the general public in such a way that his words contain no possibility of being lies or erroneous, otherwise, his position of leadership will be a shaky one. If they ...
    • Intercession and God’s Knowledge
    • The Knowledge of God is eternal and He knows from the beginning what will happen to a certain creature and based on the changing state of that creature He will make a certain Divine decision. In this sense, different wills have been granted based on ...
    • Intercession is a rational issue
    • The late Allameh Tabatabaei says that intercession is a rational issue and a means of lifting punishment or gaining higher ranks. He says: “If man intends to attain ...
    • Wisdom and monotheism substantiate intercession
    • The majority of rational problems and confusions against creation of intercession, stick to Divine justice and expediency for presentation of doubts. Sheikh Muhammad Rashid Reza, the Syrian scholar and thinker, is ...
    • Resurrection and Final Assemblage
    • We believe that Almighty Allah will resurrect people after their death on the day that He has promised so as to reward the obedient and punish the disobedient. All Divine religions and philosophers have unanimously agreed upon this matter; therefore ...
    • The Messianic Leader, Mahdi, in Other Religions
    • Engineer Madani: Is belief in the promised Mahdi confined to the followers of Islam, or does it exist in other religions too? Mr. Hoshyar: In fact, this belief is not limited to the Muslims alone. In almost all religions and heavenly creeds one can ...
    • Purging of Sins
    • From the point of view of Islamic teachings, every sin leaves a black stain and the effects of distortion in the human heart which in turn weakens a persons aptitude for good and righteous actions, and consequently ...
    • Levels of Devotion
    • In the same sermon are explained the various spiritual states and levels attained by the worshippers in the course of their devotional search. Imam Ali (A.S) describes such men in these words: ...
    • The Approach of the Nahj al-balaghah
    • What approach and attitude is adopted by the Nahj al-balaghah towards worship? The Nahj al-balaghah takes an enlightened view of worship, or rather, it is, after the the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), the main source of ...
    • Suluk and Ibadah in the Sayings of Imam Ali (A.S)
    • Ibadah, or service, of the One God and negation of everything else as an object of service and worship, is one of the essential teachings of God-sent apostles-a feature never absent from the teachings of any prophet. As we know, in the sacred religion ...
    • Resurrection from the Sleep of Death
    • Their eyes cast down, going forth from their graves as if they were scattered locusts.” (Qur’an 54:7). Metaphors and similes are effective rhetorical devices used in literature to eloquently convey the intended meaning. Three aspects make up every ...
    • Why is Imam Mahdi (A.J) also known as BaqiyatAllah?
    • In numerous traditions, it is stated that the term BaqiyatAllah in verse 86 of Surah Hud is a reference to the person of Imam Mahdi (A.S) or some of the other Imams (A.S). For example, the book IkmÁl al-Din narrates the following from Imam Baqir (A.S): ..
    • Tawassul - Seeking a Way unto Allah (Part 6)
    • Ibn Taymiyyah, despite his extreme and biased approach for prohibiting tawassul, has admitted, this is a controversial issue and to accuse of heresy those who make tawassul is haram and is a sinful act, since ...
    • The Value of Certainty
    • Certainty or conviction is a valuable capital which is given to only few people. Anybody possessing this enjoys great prosperity. Imam Reza (A.S) has stated: ...
    • Tawassul - Seeking a Way unto Allah (Part 3)
    • In the opinion of Taqi al-Din Ibn Taymiyyah and later Hanbali scholars tawassul to the person of the Prophet (PBUH) himself is not permissible. Tawassul has three concepts, of which two are ...
    • Tawassul - Seeking a Way unto Allah (Part 1)
    • “O you who believe! Fear Allah and seek an approach unto Him...” (5:35). Over the last few centuries, the Muslims have been wracked by severe discord and hostility over the issue of tawassul (beseeching or supplicating) to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the ...
    • The End of Darkness (Part 4)
    • For such an expectation it is necessary to have an exact knowledge of the promised figure. So that we could not mistake him with the dolls of the puppet-shows of the powers that sing a new song every day in order to ...
    • The End of Darkness (Part 3)
    • The Shia expectation is one which rouses ardour and motivation, and gives hope and life. It is this hope that has not only helped the dynamic Shia society to proceed in its motion in spite of ...
    • Features of Imam Mahdi’s Government
    • After his reappearance, Imam Mahdi (AJ) invites people who are sick of oppression, injustice and wickedness to embrace three principles of Unity, Prophecy and Imamate. According to the narrations, during his era, education will be ...
    • Reappearance of Imam Mahdi
    • Imam Mahdi is a divine figure who is on occultation and will reappear at the end times to establish justice in the world. He will establish a just government and will prepare the grounds for man’s perfection in all dimensions. There are many ...
    • The End of Darkness (Part 2)
    • Most thinkers and reformers believe that the only solution for putting the present world in order is the establishment of a single world government based on justice. Undoubtedly in order to check ...
    • The End of Darkness (Part 1)
    • It seems as if pain and torture are born with man, for, he has never been free from them throughout history. The apparently sweet moments of life, too, have been so brief that before tasting their pleasure, he has paid ...
    • Imam Mahdi (A.S) and the Wahabbis
    • After propounding the Qur’an and traditional arguments there remains no doubt amongst the Muslims, irrespective of his religion either Sunni, Shiite, Wahabi or non-Wahabi, regarding the belief in imam al-Mahdi (A.S) and it is proved beyond doubt that ...
    • Fair Judgment Needed on Ghadir Khum
    • With the appointment of the Prophet (PBUH) to his prophetic mission and the ever-increasing culmination and spread of his Divine invitation, some converted to Islam freely out of faith and some others for ...
    • Ninth Argument: Emergence of a School of Thought and Imamate
    • The author of Tafsir al-Manar, Rashid Reza, is so biased towards the interpretation of the Verse of Proclamation by the Shia exegetists on leadership of Imam Ali (A.S) that he has said the issue of Imamate and Wilayah is totally a new subject. He says ...
    • Fifth Argument: Revelation of the Verse on the Ruse of Jews
    • The first person to interpret the Verse of Proclamation on the ruse of the Jews was the Sunni exegete Muqatil ibn Sulayman , followed by Tabari, Baghawi, and Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr Razi. Considering various possibilities, Fakhr Razi, too, has ...
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