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The Prophet of God and Fâtemeh…

The Prophet of God and Fâtemeh…
The proper prayer before sleep:Fatimah is known to have recounted this interesting true story: “One day, as I was preparing myself to sleep, suddenly I saw my father entering our room. He said:" My beloved daughter! Never sleep at night, unless you have accomplished four things…!First, you have to read your Quran from the beginning to end, and then you have to ask for the great Prophets of God to intercede in your favour after your ...

A Brief Biography of Prophet Muhammad

A Brief Biography of Prophet Muhammad
We have sent thee not except as a mercy to all the Worlds [The Holy Qur'an, The Prophets (21): 107]We have sent thee not except as a giver of glad-tidings and a warner to all the peoples [The Holy Qur'an, Sheba (34): 28]The Prophet Muhammad was the son of Abdullah, who was the son of Abdul-Muttalib, who was the son of Hashim; whose ancestry reaches the Prophet Ismael son of the Prophet Abraham, peace be upon them.Muhammad was born in the city of ...

Books on Mulla Sadra

Books on Mulla Sadra
1. Ashtiyani, Jalal al-Din, Mulla Sadra’s Life and Philosophical Ideas, Tehran: Nihzat Zanan Musalman, 1981. 2. Al-i Yasin, J’afar, Sadr al-Din Shirazi Mujaddid al-Falsafah al-Islamiyyah, Baghdad: Matb’ah Ma’arif, 1996. 3. Akbarian, Reza, The Transcendent Philosophy and Contemporary Philosophical Thought, Tehran: Sadra Islamic Philosophy and Research Institute, 2007. 4. Umid, Mas’ud, Three Muslim Philosophers: ...

'Adl (Justice)

'Adl (Justice)
God the Almighty is not unjust to anybody, nor does He commit any action which could be considered bad by man's primordial sense. This is what is known as, 'adl (justice). Justice is one of the attributes of Almighty God, existence of which is necessary. It is essential, like all the other attributes of Oneness. The Ash'arites differ greatly in their beliefs from the Imamiyah and the Mu'tazilah (the Imamiyah and the Mu'tazilah are both called ...

A Review of the Psychological Motive in Presenting Pluralism

A Review of the Psychological Motive in Presenting Pluralism
By: Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi In the previous session, we pointed out that one of the motives in presenting and promoting pluralism is a psychological motive which is in the mind of many individuals, especially the youngsters. When they see that there are different religions and sects in the world and that there are individuals who in outmost sincerity, truthfulness and seriousness believe in these religions and faithfully observe ...

Blessings of Kowthar: Lady Fatima (S.A)

Blessings of Kowthar: Lady Fatima (S.A)
"When one of them is brought the news of a female [newborn], his face becomes darkened and he chokes with suppressed agony."He hides from the people out of distress at the news he has been brought: shall he retain it in humiliation, or bury it in the ground! Look! Evil is the judgement that they make." (Holy Qur'an 16:58-59)The above ayahs depict the state of anguish and horror of a non-Muslim society at the birth of a daughter.Why should the ...

Imitation (Taqlid)

Imitation (Taqlid)
The Shi’ah hold: Regarding branches of religion (furu‘ al-Din), which represent the rules of Shari‘ah (Islamic Law) related to worship acts like: salàt, sawm (fasting), zakàt and hajj, for whose rules the following conditions are obligatory:a. Man should exert himself and strive to deduce rules from its valid sources, if being competent for this.b. Or either he can take precaution in all of his acts if it be in ...

Shiah and Mu'amalat (Mutual Dealings)

Shiah and Mu'amalat (Mutual Dealings)
In mutual dealings there must be two individuals or two parties (the one has something to offer and the other accepts)> Proposal and acceptance is a necessary condition. Mu'amalat are of two kinds: in the first the dealings are purely financial (for instance, buying and selling, contract and pledging, or loans and gifts), but in the second, property and wealth are only of secondary importance, and the real aim of the deal between the two ...

Three Things Which the Muslim Nation Does Not Have the Strength to Bear

Three Things Which the Muslim Nation Does Not Have the Strength to Bear
By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim ShiraziThe Prophet Muhammad (S) has said, “O' ‘Ali! There are three things which this nation shall not be able to bear: equality with their brother in regards to their wealth; giving people their rights; and remembering Allah (SwT) in any state - and this does not mean saying “Glory be to Allah and all Praise belongs to Allah and there is no creature worthy of worship except for Allah.” Rather, ...

Lady Zainab, the Greatest Messenger of the Hussaini Revolution

Lady Zainab, the Greatest Messenger of the Hussaini Revolution
Hadrat Zainab (A.S.) was born in the holy city of Madina on 5th Jamadi-ul-Awwal in the 5th year of Hijrah/627 A.D.Her Holiness became famous for her knowledge of the Holy Qu'ran and virtuous life.In her character she reflected the best attributes. In sobriety and serenity she was likened to Umm-al-Mumineen Hadrat Khadija (A.S.), her grand-mother, in chastity and modesty to her holy mother Hadrat Fatima (A.S.) and in eloquence to her holy father ...

Dua to be recited on the eleventh day of Ramadhan

Dua to be recited on the eleventh day of Ramadhan
اللهمّ حَبّبْ الیّ فیهِ الإحْسانَ وكَرّهْ الیّ فیهِ الفُسوقَ والعِصْیانَ وحَرّمْ علیّ فیهِ السّخَطَ والنّیرانَ بِعَوْنِكَ یا غیاثَ المُسْتغیثین. O Allah, on this day, make me love goodness, and dislike corruption and disobedience, bar me from anger and the fire [of Hell], by Your help, O the helper of those who seek ...

An Introduction to Al-Sahifat Al-Sajjadiyya

An Introduction to Al-Sahifat Al-Sajjadiyya
Al-Sahifat Al-Sajjadiyya is the oldest prayer manual in Islamic sources and one of the most seminal works of Islamic spirituality of the early period. It was composed by the Prophet's great grandson, `Ali ibn al-Husayn, known as Zayn al-'Abidin (`the adornment of the worshippers'), and has been cherished in Shi'ite sources from earliest times. Zayn al-'Abidin was the fourth of the Shi'ite Imams, after his father Husayn, his uncle Hasan, and his ...

Shias' Interpretation of the Conception of Intermediacy

Shias' Interpretation of the Conception of Intermediacy
Despite their variety, the two groups of Qur'anic verses mentioned above show that man's actions have two aspects. One aspect concerns man himself, in that he has the option and the will to do whatever he wants. This is clear from the many Qur'anic verses that show that man is responsible for his deeds. The other aspect concerns Allah. The verses that ascribe guidance and deviation to Allah are numerous and clear, however, the manner in which ...

Imam Javad (as) Migration to Iraq

Imam Javad (as) Migration to Iraq
For the consolidation of his empire, it was realized by  Mammon, the Abbasid king, that it was necessary to win the sympathy and support of the Iranians who had always been friendly to the Ahlul Bayt. Consequently , Mammon was forced , from a political point of view , to establish contacts with the tribe of Banu Fatimah at the expense of the ties with Bani Abbas and thereby win the favour of the Shi’a . Accordingly, he declared Imam ...

The Prophet's (as) Love for Fatima az-Zahra (sa)

The Prophet's (as) Love for Fatima az-Zahra (sa)
It is difficult to define the extent of the Prophet's (as) love for Fatima az-Zahra (sa) for she occupied a special place in his heart like no other person did. The Prophet's love for Fatima az-Zahra (sa) was mixed with respect and exaltation; and in addition to being motivated by the father/daughter relationship, this love was granted to her for the special talents, and noble traits Fatima az-Zahra (sa) enjoyed. Perhaps we can go to the extent ...

Science in The Holy Qur'an

Science in The Holy Qur'an
From a Gaseous Mass to the Heavens and the EarthThe Qur'an was revealed in the seventh century. Many statements pertaining to physical phenomena are dispersed throughout the Qur'an. These are there in the Qur'an to draw the attention of people to the wonders of Allah's creation.Any other seventh century book making statements about the physical universe would surely contain mistakes. Our knowledge of physical sciences in the twentieth century is ...

Mum I Can Fast

Mum I Can Fast
"But, Mum, I do not want to eat. I am a big boy and I can fast," Thabit told his mother."But you are fasting, Thabit. 7-year-old children eat in the morning and a little in the afternoon and then they don't eat anything else till evening.""But you do not fast like that, Mum," the little boy insisted."I am older, Thabit. Grownups fast that way."The young gentleman sat deep in thought and then asked, "Mum, why do we fast?""That's a good question, ...

Karbala commemorated in Istanbul with unity messages

Karbala commemorated in Istanbul with unity messages
Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Thousands of Shiite Muslims gathered together to commemorate the battle of Karbala in Istanbul’s Halkalı district Nov. 13 on the mourning day of Ashura.“Mosques are ours, cemevis are too. Ramadan is ours, Muharrem is too. We cannot disturb anyone for their faith or ethnic background. Our Allah is the same, holy book is the same, the Prophet is the same,” said main opposition Republican People’s ...

Masses of Mourners Cover Southern Suburb Streets, Palestine the Destination

Masses of Mourners Cover Southern Suburb Streets, Palestine the Destination
Massive rallies took off from Sayyed Al-Shohadaa complex in the southern suburb of Beirut Sunday morning in a procession to commemorate the Karbala calamity that took place on the tenth day of Muharram year 61 of the Hegira. (Bayt Agency) - Massive rallies took off from Sayyed Al-Shohadaa complex in the southern suburb of Beirut Sunday morning in a procession to commemorate the Karbala calamity that took place on the tenth day of Muharram year ...

Is paying khums obligatory on my wife’s dowry?

Is paying khums obligatory on my wife’s dowry?
Is paying khums obligatory on my wife’s dowry? For instance, is paying khums obligatory on dishes kept in showcase that may not be used?Concise answerAccording to most of maraja’, since dowry is considered as gift or it will be used in the future, payment of khums is not obligatory on it.  However, it is regarded as those things on which payment of khums is obligatory, according to some of maraja’[1]. Appendix:  ...