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Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A.S)

Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A.S)
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir(A.S), had carried out his immortal message: he had spread knowledge and Islamic manners among people. Then Allah chose him to be His neighbor. He wanted him to enjoy the shade of His mercy and His gardens. He wanted him to be happy through meeting his grandfathers, who passed the methods of justice and fairness in the earth. The Imam announced his own Death The Imam felt the approach of his certain death. So, he hurried ...

NAHJUL-BALAGHA ( Peak of Eloquence )

NAHJUL-BALAGHA ( Peak of Eloquence )
NAHJUL-BALAGHA ( Peak of Eloquence )   The book known as Nahjul-Balagha (consisting of letters and epistles of Imam Ali ) was compiled and named by Abul Hasan Syed Muhammad Razi, generally known as Syed Sharif al-Razi (359-406AH).     He was a brilliant student of the great jurist AbuAbd Allah Sheikh Mufid. Before his death, he had produced forty other works of reference on al-Qur'an and Hadith.  However his masterpiece remains the ...

Imam Ali (A.S.) and the First Two Caliphs

Imam Ali (A.S.) and the First Two Caliphs
By: Prof. Dr. Sayyid Husayn Muhammad Ja'fariThe discussion above will suffice to elucidate our view that the origins of Shi'i feelings and inclinations may be found in the conception of the sanctity for which the Banu Hashim were widely known, in the special consideration with which 'Ali was held by Muhammad (who was, above all, fully conscious of his family's traditionally religious heritage and exalted position), and lastly, in the events in ...

A Supplication from Imam Mahdi (A.T.F.)

A Supplication from Imam Mahdi (A.T.F.)
Compiled and Translated by: Syed Zainulabedin Razavi, Tehran, IranO God! sustain us with Thy goodwill for obedience as a dutyAnd for abstinence from sin and criminality,And for intentions with sincerity,And for cognizance of Thy Holiness and Sanctity.And dignify us with guidance, steadfastness and stabilityAnd adorn our tongues with wisdom and veracityAnd fill our hearts with knowledge and sublimity.And free our stomach from the suspected & ...

Ramadhan Awareness

Ramadhan Awareness
Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the month during which Muslims observe fasting from morning twilight (Fajr Prayer) to the evening twilight (Maghreb Prayer). The term Ramadhan is literally driven from al-Ramd which means ‘burning heat of the sun’.[1] It is believed that this name is given to the fasting month due to the thirst experienced during fasting.It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (S) that the ...

Allegorical Interpretation [Ta’w¢l] in the Qur’¡n

Allegorical Interpretation [Ta’w¢l] in the Qur’¡n
Seventh Discourse:Allegorical Interpretation [Ta’w¢l] in the Qur’¡n Based on the classification of the verses of the Qur’¡n into the definitive [mu¦kam] and the metaphorical [mutash¡bih],  and into the abrogating [n¡sikh] and the abrogated [mans£kh], in explaining some verses, one should not content himself with only their external purport because their external purport could be doubtful and misleading. Meanwhile, according to the ...

Along with Imam Husain (AS), From Medina to Karbala (1)

Along with Imam Husain (AS), From Medina to Karbala (1)
Salaam and welcome to the first part of our special program for the month of Moharram "Along with Imam Husain (AS), From Medina to Karbala."The month of Moharram has started. It is the month of mourning for the martyrs of the greatest ever tragedy the world has ever seen. It is the month on whose advent the faithful don black clothes and put up black banners on roofs, walls and streets, highlighting the words and objectives of the Chief of ...

Imam Reza (as) narrating Golden Chain Hadith to the People

Imam Reza (as) narrating Golden Chain Hadith to the People
Once when our 8th Imam, Imam Raza (as) was travelling through a town called Nishapur, the people of the town asked Imam Raza (as) to tell them a hadith from the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). Imam Raza (as) told them the following hadith: "My father Musa al-Kadhim (as) told me, from his father Jafar Sadiq (as), from his father Muhammad al-Baqir (as), from his father Ali Zainul Abideen (as), from his father the martyr of Kerbala (Hussain) ...

Imam's (as) control over life and death

Imam's (as) control over life and death
Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan ibn Ahmad ibn al-Waleed – may God be pleased with   him – narrated that Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan al-Saffar and Sa’d ibn Abdullah quoted on the authority of Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, on the authority of Al-Hassan ibn Ali ibn Yaqteen, on the authority of his brother Al-Hussein, on the authority of his father Ali ibn Yaqteen,“Harun Ar-Rashid was looking for someone who could make fun of Abil ...

The Heirs of Ashura

The Heirs of Ashura
The Heirs of Ashuraashura 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 the inheritance is spiritual, it is more about mission and goals. If a prophet or any spiritual leader succeeds his predecessor, it mostly pertains to the mission and knowledge of ...

Professor Ansarian: Pleasure in worship is the result of belief in paradise and hell

Professor Ansarian: Pleasure in worship is the result of belief in paradise and hell
Professor Ansarian referred to a saying from Imam Ali (AS) and stipulated: the commander of faithful (AS) is reported to have said: believing in heaven and hell which Allah Almighty, the divine prophets and the infallible Imams have repeatedly informed people about, involve human being into two issues; of which one is making a lot of efforts in order to gain the paradise and the second one is to do his best not to be caught into ...

Sujūd is the adornment of prayer. So, perform it properly

Sujūd is the adornment of prayer. So, perform it properly
Sujūd is the adornment of prayer. So, perform it properly. Imam aṣ-Ṣādiq (‘a) says: “Whenever you perform prayer, perform the rukū‘ and sujūd well as God will give seventy times the reward or even more.”[1] Sujūd is the source of pride of God to the angels, and thus, it entails His favor such that in every sujūd, one of man’s sins is forgiven and a great reward is recorded for him.[2] Hadrat ‘Alī (‘a) said: “If man ...

By which reason we must recite "اعوذ بالله من الشیطان الرجیم" before "بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم"?

By which reason we must recite
Can you please tell us that in which Sura mentioned we must recite "اعوذ بالله من الشیطان الرجیم" before "بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم"?Concise answerSince "بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم" is the part (verse) of the Holy Quran, saying "اعوذ بالله من الشیطان الرجیم" before it, is one of the rules in regards to recite the Holy Quran that is mentioned in the Holy Quran itself ...

Fatima Al-Masouma Represented the purity and infallibility Prophet’s Daughter

Fatima Al-Masouma Represented the purity and infallibility Prophet’s Daughter
Speaker of Ahlul Bayt's (A.S.) Virtues Fatima was the daughter of the seventh Imam, Musa Al-Kazim (A.S.). She was born on the 1st of Dhilqa'da, 173 A.H.. Prior to her birth, Imam Sadiq (a.s.) spoke of her status: "Mecca is God's sanctuary, Medina is Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him and his household), Kufa is Imam Ali's (A.S.), and Qom will be the sanctuary for one of my descendents; her name shall be Fatima. Whosoever visits her sanctuary ...

The Characteristics of the Companions of Imam Mahdi (A.S.)

The Characteristics of the Companions of Imam Mahdi (A.S.)
It is evident that the appointment of an individual is made solely on the basis of the work and its aim. The qualification of an engineer is taken into consideration if a small house has to be constructed. But if a bigger project has to be undertaken, then the engineer will have to be more capable and qualified. And if one has to draft a plan for an entire nation then the qualifications of the engineer and others responsible for its ...

Fornicator on the Day of Judgement

Fornicator on the Day of Judgement
The tenth Greater sin is adultery (zina) according to the traditions of Masoomen (a.s.). Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.), Imam Musa al-Kazim (a.s.), Imam Ali Reza (a.s.) and Imam Muhammad Taqi (a.s.) have all described it as a Greater Sin. In the following ayat the Almighty says: "And they who do not call upon another god with Allah and do not slay the soul which Allah has forbidden except in the requirements of justice, and (who) do not commit ...

Peace Treaty of Imam Hassan

Peace Treaty of Imam Hassan
It was love which united the Prophet Muhammad and Imam Ali, it was their love for the Divine, their love for each other and their unshakable piety which made them a light onto nations. The prophet’s legacy is his tradition. His tradition lived, and continue to live through AhlulBayt. Denying such a connection has been the work of the tyrants of our times – across the ages tyrants have worked to disassociate the House from Islam, so ...

Who are meant by ‘Arwah (souls)’ in the passage “Peace be on you, and on the souls who died with you.”‌?

Who are meant by ‘Arwah (souls)’ in the passage “Peace be on you, and on the souls who died with you.”‌?
Those whom this passage is referring to are the martyrs who were killed along with the Imam in Karbala, the reason being:1) Usually, live people who visit the shrines of the imams aren't referred to as ‘Arwah’ (souls).2) This passage is read by the pilgrim himself, so he can't be the one being addressed by it at the same time.3) In all of the ziyarats of Imam Hussein (A.S), never have the pilgrims of his shrine been specifically ...

Mushaf of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (S.A.)

Mushaf of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (S.A.)
What is Fatima’s Mushaf?Fatima (ع) has left us a book behind her which is not a Qur’an but speech of the Almighty revealed to her, dictated by the Messenger of Allah (ص) and written down by Ali (ع), according to p. 41, Vol. 26 of Bihar al-Anwar. This is why she is named “Fatima”: the one who manifests the speech of the Fatir (Creator) of the heavens and earth.Since the angel sent by Him speaks to her on behalf of the ...

The effects and blessings of servitude and submission

The effects and blessings of servitude and submission
The effects and blessings of servitude and submission   1. Sense of honor and esteem Imām Zayn al-‘Ābidīn (‘a) says in his litanies [munājāt]:   .عَبْداً لَكَ اَكُونَ اَنْ عِزّاً بى كَفىٰ اِلٰهى   “O Lord! It is already enough of an honor for me that I am Your servant.”[1]   Which honor is more sublime than that man could talk to his Creator and He in turn would listen to the ...