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Thursday 22nd of August 2019
Kalam and Beliefs
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Salawat is the symbol of love, friendship and devotion to the family of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

Salawat is the symbol of love, friendship and devotion to the family of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)
By: Hojjat al-Islam Muhsin Qara’ati “Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa ali Muhammad.” “O Allah! Send blessings on Muhammad and his progeny.” After bearing witness to tawhid and the risalah, we invoke blessings for Muhammad and his progeny (‘a). Salawat is the symbol of love {muhabbah}, friendship {muwaddah} and devotion to the family of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S), which the Qur’an regards as the reward for the apostleship of ...

Taqwa (Piety) Advice of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.

Taqwa (Piety) Advice of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.
1) What Is Piety (Taqwa) The word Taqwa or piety (to fear Allah and to guard against evil) is frequently used by laymen and experts and recommended by one group or the other. But what does it really mean? Each group has a special meaning of piety in mind. To clarify its meaning, we need to discuss the views of the lexicographers and scholars as well as those of Ahl al-Bayt and some of the mystics. Allamah Tarihi, may his soul rest in peace, has ...

The Twelve Holy Imams (A.S.)

The Twelve Holy Imams (A.S.)
The Traditions on the Twelve Imams After proving imamate and the caliphate of Imam 'Ali, peace be upon him, we will mention the Traditions in relation to the other imams. l. These are repeated Traditions in the Sunni and Shi'ite books in our hands today which speak about the caliphate of the twelve imams and caliphs after the Holy Prophet. These can be found in many of the famous Traditions of the Sunni, like Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Tarmadi, Sahih ...

Does God Have a Mind?

Does God Have a Mind?
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Courtesy to God: Exemplary Methods of the Arch-Prophets

Courtesy to God: Exemplary Methods of the Arch-Prophets
Abstract This article examines the method of the five Arch-Prophets (Ulul Azm), namely Prophet Noah, Prophet Abraham, Prophet Moses, Prophet Jesus, and Prophet Muhammad, communicating with God through remembrance (dhikr), supplication (dua), and prayer (salat). Through defining the term ‘model’ and offering a glimpse into the character traits of these exemplary personalities, the author seeks to analyse the form of address of each of these ...

Martyrdom of Ammar Ibn Yasir

Martyrdom of Ammar Ibn Yasir
On the other hand the traders and the rich of Quraish had spite against Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his message of Islam. Hence, they plotted against Islam and the Muslims. Abu Jahl was the most spiteful polytheist; he mistreated Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers very much. Initially Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) met the believers secretly in al-Arqam's house. He wanted to keep his religion Islam a secret so that Abu Jahl, Abu ...

Little about Hadhrat Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari (ra)

Little about Hadhrat Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari (ra)
Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari (ra)'s name was Jundab ibn Junadah. He was an inhabitant of ar-Rabadhah, a small village on the east side of Medina. When he heard about the proclamation of the Prophet (saw), he came to Mecca and after making enquires saw the Prophet (saw) and accepted Islam whereupon the unbelievers of Quraysh gave him all sorts of troubles and inflicted pain after pain, but he remained steadfast. He was among the first people to convert ...

Anniversary of the destruction of the Jannatul-Baqi by Ale-Saud

Anniversary of the destruction of the Jannatul-Baqi by Ale-Saud
The demolition of Jannatul-Baqi on 8 Shawwal,1345AH(April 21,1925) at the hands of Al-e-Saud was a great tragedy in the history of Islam. Jannat-ul-Baqi is simply a graveyard but Muslims all over the world attach it a high importance because it is situated in Madinat-ur-Rasool Where besides great companions of prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h)his infallible progenitor Imam Hasan Ibn Ali (2nd Imam), Imam Ali Ibn Al-Husayn (4th imam), Imam Muhammad Ibn ...

The Establishment of the Art of Islamic Warfare

The Establishment of the Art of Islamic Warfare
The establishment of 'the art of Isla-mic warfare' emerged after the migration of the Holy Prophet (s) to Madina with the implementation of the first Sariya mission.[2] During this period, battles took place continuously and the Muslim army had hardly recovered from one conflict when it was faced with another battle. Wars[3] were also fought in a similar sequence. The foundation that the [continuous] battles and wars of the Prophet (s) formed[4] ...

Spread of Tashayyu' and Beginning of Shi'ite Historiography during the Safawid Era

Spread of Tashayyu' and Beginning of Shi'ite Historiography during the Safawid Era
It should be noted that during the Safawid period, part of the historiography is related to the recording of historical developments of the Safawid State. We do not intend to describe such compilations whose outstanding examples are the different 'Alam Ara-s[1] and the Khula-sah al-Tawa-ri-kh. We only intend to point out those historical books that exclusively deal with the history of the advent of Islam, such as the biography of Prophet ...

Who are the Shi‘a?

Who are the Shi‘a?
The fifth imam of the school of the Ahlul Bayt, Imam Muhammad al-Baqir once told his student by the name of Jabir, “Is it enough for a person to embellish himself as our Shi‘a (follower) by professing love for us, the Ahlul Bayt? Nay! By Allah, a person is not our follower unless he fears Allah and obeys Him. Our followers are only recognized, O Jabir, by their humility, submission, honesty, abundant praise of Allah, fasting, prayers, ...

The Reasons behind the Burgeoning of the Shi‘ah during the Period of ‘Abbasid Caliphate

The Reasons behind the Burgeoning of the Shi‘ah during the Period of ‘Abbasid Caliphate
By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami Shi‘ism experienced ever-increasing expansion during the period of the ‘Abbasid caliphate. This fact had some reasons and factors, some of which are the following: 1. The Hashimis and ‘Alawis during the Period of Umayyad Caliphate During the Umayyad period, the Hashimis—including both the ‘Abbasids and the ‘Alawis—were united, and from the time of Hashim when the ‘Abbasid campaigns started and ...

A Talk between Hajjaj and a Fasting Shepherd

A Talk between Hajjaj and a Fasting Shepherd
They say: Once Hajjaj bin Yusuf Thaqafi was on a journey to Yemen to rule from there. He had all the royal facilities with him. Wherever he camped, his servants erected tents and his cooks got busy in preparing royal dishes. At one of such halts, the climate was very hot. Arrangements were made for cooling and ventilation and they spread the dinner-cloth and put various kinds of food and sweets. As he was about to begin, his eye fell on a ...

The Glorious Event of Eid ul-Ghadir

The Glorious Event of Eid ul-Ghadir
We are on the heels of the commemoration of the glorious event of 'Eidul Ghadir. May Allah (SwT) make this a graet day of celebration for all of the Shia, and grant us all the ability to follow in this school of thought which aims to make us true human beings. The ethical tradition and verse of the Qur`an on the occasion of 'Eidul Ghadir concerns the greatness of the Commander of the Faithful,'Ali b. Abi Talib (as). هُوَ الَّذِي ...

Jesus (A.S.): Rediscovered

Jesus (A.S.): Rediscovered
“Indeed the case of Jesus with God is like the case of Adam: He created him from dust then said to him, “Be”, and he was. "This is the truth from your Lord, so do not be among the doubters." (Holy Qur'an 3:60) Every year the 25th of December, celebrated in the western world as Christmas, affords us the chance to focus on one of the five greatest Messengers of God, Prophet Jesus (AS). Although the Son of the Virgin Mary (SA), whose people ...

Veil and Chastity

Veil and Chastity
By: Mahdi Mahrizi Issue of veil “covering” being one of self¬ evident truths of Islamic jurisprudence, having multifarious and extensive arenas. Before broaching it, I find it necessary to give a bright image of the matter on hand, and the terms used in these subjects of discussion. The words that are used in this field being: Covering, veil “hijaab”, sitr, chastity, limits of relations between woman and man. It is possible that what ...

A Few Words about Principles of Religion' (Usul-e-Deen)

A Few Words about Principles of Religion' (Usul-e-Deen)
The Last-Will of Ayatullah Abdullah Al-Mamaqani CHAPTER 1 : A few words about ‘Principles of Religion’ (Usul-e-Deen) My son! May Allah guide you to the right path and protect you from all sins and mistakes. Remember, your first Islamic duty is to think and ponder deeply about the principles of religion (Usul-e-Deen). Make the foundation of faith strong by forceful arguments, have implicit faith in the Creator of the Universe, prophets and ...

Comparative Study of Women Rights

Comparative Study of Women Rights
Five years ago, I read in the Toronto Star issue of July 3, 1990 an article titled "Islam is not alone in patriarchal doctrines", by Gwynne Dyer. The article described the furious reactions of the participants of a conference on women and power held in Montreal to the comments of the famous Egyptian feminist Dr. Nawal Saadawi. Her "politically incorrect" statements included: "the most restrictive elements towards women can be found first in ...

Lying, the Position of Manners in Society

Lying, the Position of Manners in Society
By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari Manners are an essential factor in societies and in the perfection of nations. Manners were born as a part of humanity. No one denies the vital role that manners play in bringing peace, happiness, and felicity, to man’s spirit; nor does anyone doubt their useful and decisive influence in strengthening the fundamentals of the integrity of conduct and thinking on both the social and public levels. Can you ...

Islam and Social Responsibilities: The Way of the Prophet (S)

Islam and Social Responsibilities: The Way of the Prophet (S)
Men of faith define the present times in precarious terms. Beneath the glamour of technological progress, any deeper assessment of the general human condition presents a far more sombre reality. 'What is to blame for our current perils?' one may ask. In essence, we are living the after-effects of the key intellectual battles of the twentieth century that pitched individual against society.Although seemingly abstract, the implications of this ...