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50 Simple things to do during Hajj

50 Simple things to do during Hajj
50 Simple things to do during Hajj [1] Smile at another Muslim (not ghair mahrams)[2] Say Salaam to strangers (not ghair mahrams)[3] Shake someone's hand and ask about their health(not ghair mahrams)[4] Buy tea for someone[5] Offer to get someone's groceries[6] Sit with a Hajj group from another country and ask about Islam in their village[7] Carry someone's bags for them[8] Guide someone ill to the sick bay/hospital[9] Shun vain talk[10] ...

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:  ...

How to recognize good people?

How to recognize good people?
[1] Osul Kafi, Vol. 3, Page ...

Teaching Methods in Islam

Teaching Methods in Islam
The ancient Muslim educationists adopted a special method of teaching that promotes the recipients of knowledge. The following are some articles of the teaching methods: Forsaking Tension Teachers ought to treat their pupils leniently and kindly and avoid any tension and cruelty since these two things impede the mental growth and author serious psychological complexes. Ibn Khuldun says, “Tensional teaching injures the pupils, especially ...

GOD’S TRIAL IS DIFFICULT

GOD’S TRIAL IS DIFFICULT
God’s commandments are aimed at revealing man’s submission to the Creator. But, unfortunately, man being unaware of the secret behind those commandments keeps on asking about the benefits of the Islamic laws and their socio-economic effects, which have their roots in materialism. This way of thinking is not limited to a specific period. All prophets have been asked such questions with sinister results.   FAILURE OF PEOPLE OF SABBATH IN ...

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 ...

Professor Hussein Ansarian: Avoid the heart diseases such as hypocrisy, jealousy and arrogance

Professor Hussein Ansarian: Avoid the heart diseases such as hypocrisy, jealousy and arrogance

Avoid the heart diseases such as hypocrisy, jealousy and arrogance because according to the words of the Commander of the faithful, Imam Ali (as) each of them deprives mankind of the bounties of God in this world and the hereafter.

How do those who love Imam Ali (as) appear on the day of Judgement?

How do those who love Imam Ali (as) appear on the day of Judgement?

ألَا وَ مَنْ أَحَبَّ عَلِيّاً جَاءَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَ وَجْهُهُ كَالْقَمَرِ لَيْلَةَ الْبَدْرِ

The messenger of Allah has said: be aware! Those who love Imam Ali (as) will appear with illuminated faces on the day of judgement

Jealousy destroys good deeds

Jealousy destroys good deeds

الحَسَدُ ما حِقُ الحَسَناتِ وَ الزَّهوُ جالِبُ المَقتِ

Imam Hadi (as) states: jealousy destroys good deeds and lying brings about animosity.

Bihar- Al-Anwar: Volume 69, page 200.

The Celebration of Ghadeer

The Celebration of Ghadeer
Whatever Shias accomplish or narrate pertaining to Ghadeer is based on this very philosophy. The Shias consider Ghadeer to be significant and regard it as esteemed and blessed because although Ghadeer is rooted in history, it has given Islam the critical belief of Imamate and Mastership, which is among the pillars of religion.Did the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.A) not introduce Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (A.S) at Ghadeer-e-Khummm as the Imam ...

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 ...

The sudden nature of the advent of al-Qa'im (AS)

The sudden nature of the advent of al-Qa'im (AS)
The Shea and the Sunni traditionalists have narrated that the advent of Imam al-Mahdi (AS) will be rectified by Allah within just one night. In other words, its time is very unpredictable and depends on Allah's sudden choice of action and his advent will take place miraculously. The Sunnis have narrated from Muhammad Ibn Hanafiyya (RA) and Imam Ali (AS) that the Holy Prophet (PBUH&HF) said:"al-Mahdi is of us Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS); no doubt, Allah ...

Compulsion or Freedom?

Compulsion or Freedom?
Compulsion or Freedom? The various schools of thought are divided. i.    Mutazzilas believe that man is totally free and God exercises no power over his action. Those who subscribe to this view are also known as Qadariyyas.ii.    Mujabbira school of thought believe that man has no freedom and is only a tool in the hands of God. iii.    The Asharia school of thought to which most Sunnis ...

What will Allah ask us on the Day of Judgment?

What will Allah ask us on the Day of Judgment?
heikh Abdul Karim Al Hairi was a great scholar and founder of the great Islamic College or Hauza in the city of Qum. One of his assistants called Sheikh Ali relates that one night as he was sleeping, he heard a knock on the door. As he went to open the door, he saw a poor woman who asked for help. She said that her husband was sick, and in addition they didn’t have any food, and her family was cold as they didn’t have any fuel to get ...

Allah has forbidden except in the requirements of justice

Allah has forbidden except in the requirements of justice
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 ...

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 ...

Excerpts from the History of the Imam of Patience

Excerpts from the History of the Imam of Patience
He was the strong arm of his father; he moved along the battlefield like a diver who comes on water and dives back in, moving forward. He cut through the continuous lines of the enemy’s army and made the armies retreat. Imam Hassan (A.S) fought so bravely in the battle of “Jamal”, bringing the battle to an end with his strong strike on the Camel of Aysha, and overthrowing the flag of hypocrisy.Having inherited bravery and ...

The world is like a market

The world is like a market
Imam Hadi (a.s.) said: الدُّنْيا سُوْقٌ رَبِحَ فِيها قَوْمٌ وَ خَسِرَ آخَرُونَThe world is a market in which some gain and some lose. Tuhaful Uqul, page 361   Brief Description This world is neither man’s main home, nor his permanent residence . Rather it is a great house of commerce to which man is sent . He is given a capital in the form of his life span , physical and mental powers , ...

appointing Imam Ali (as) as a successor

appointing Imam Ali (as) as a successor

After the incident of Ghadir, a person named Malik Ibn Harith came to the Prophet (PBUH) and said: You ordered us to testify to the oneness of God and that you are His Messenger, but you were not satisfied with this then you appointed this young man (Hazrat Ali (as) ) as your successor. Is this from God or you? The Prophet (saw) said: I swear to God that there is no Deity but Him, this is from God Almighty.

Eid-e Ghadir - Declaration at Ghadir e Khumm

Eid-e Ghadir - Declaration at Ghadir e Khumm
Eid-e Gadhir is celebrated with great rejoicing by Shia Muslims where they remember Prophet Muhammad's last instructions to the believers. Eid-e-Ghadir is one of the most important days of rejoicing for Shia Muslims around the world as that was the day our beloved Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) declared Hazrat Ali's vicegerency at Ghadir e Khumm on his return from his last pilgrimage which is known in history as ‘Hajjat-ul-Wida'. This took ...