Divine Message

[Surah Az-Zumar 39:36]: (Does not Allah suffice [to defend] His servant?)

Imams’Guidance

The Holy Prophet (PBUH&HP) said: The best of you is the one who treats most moderately and behaves most graciously (and honorably) with his wife. (Dalael Al-Imamah, P. 76)

Almighty Allah has placed servitude and desire to worship Himself in human nature.

He sent many prophets to guide the mankind. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his pure progeny) is the last of all the prophets.

The religion of Islam was revealed to him. His book "The Qur'an" is the divine book to guide human beings toward peace, brotherhood, justice, ethics and self-esteem.

Father Viacheslav from Church to Mosque Viacheslav Polosin, a former priest of the Russian Orthodox Church and chairman of the Committee of the Supreme Soviet on Freedom of Conscience, recently...
Islamic Clemency and Mercy in Narrations Islamic clemency and mercy has been reflected in the various and numerous narrations, to some of which we refer hereunder: Affection is the Basis of Religion...
Islamic Clemency and Mercy in the Practices of Prophet Muhammad & Imam Ali The practical manner, social behavior and associations of religious authorities and Islamic leaders and Imams are full...
Islamic Clemency and Mercy in the Holy Quran With a brief study and reflection on some verses of the Holy Quran, we can find numerous examples of the Islamic clemency and mercy in this Divine Book,...
All over history and in all societies there has always been the same relationship between the Prophets and the pompous people living in luxury. This relationship points to a norm of history. It...
Yes, in the next world only the culprits will be punished. But this worldly punishment is more extensive and affects the culprit and the innocent alike. Hence the two previous verses have nothing to...
As we have said the Qur'anic concept of the norms of history has been mentioned in a large number of its verses and the fact of their existence has been emphasized in many ways. In some verses the...
Benefits of reciting various verses of the Holy Qur’an Verses to be recited after prayers Some actions are to be performed after the completion of every compulsory prayer and these are called Ta’...
Historical Facts About the Knowledge of the Prophet (PBUH&HP) Dr Sayyid `Abd al-Latif claims that it is possible to prove, through historical facts and traditions, that the Prophet (SA) used to...
The Quran, The Prophet And Writing (2) However, knowing words, grammar, and the like are not in themselves knowledge, for these will not make us aware of true relationship between the objects....
The Quran, The Prophet And Writing (1) According to Dr Sayyid `Abd al-Latif, it can explicitly be understood from some of the Qur'anic verses that the Prophet (SA) could both read and write: In Surat...
"Unschooled" Prophet And The Word "Ummi"? (2) (ii) An inhabitant of Umm al-Qura Those who favour this view associate the word with "Umm al-Qura", ie, Mecca. The Qur'anic verse 92 of Surah Al-Anam...
The reforming effect of prayer is certainly not confined to the individual only. It encompasses a wide range of social domains, so that the life is organized and straightened according to Allah's...
The Prophet (S) said: “Whoever offers his evening prayer, night prayer, and noon prayer in congregation in the mosque, it is as if he had spent the whole night worshipping”.(1) “Congregational prayer...
5. Presence of Heart and Sincerity The Prophet (S) is quoted as having said: “When one stands up to offer his prayer, he communes with his Lord”.(1) And he said: “Whoever makes light of prayer, he...
3. Qiblah (the Direction of Prayer) Qiblah is the direction of prayer, and Masjid al-Haram (the Holy Mosque) in Mecca is the Muslims’ qiblah, to which their hearts and souls turn, and vibrate for. At...
The Imam ordered me to get up and see to the affairs of my co-religionist brother. I rose at once and did my best to get enough money for the man's fare, and after giving it to him, I returned to the...
At this moment, my Hashemi friend entered our house and said: “Tell me the truth. What happened to the bag of money I sent you yesterday?” I narrated all that had happened. He looked down for a...
One of the strongest and most deep-rooted links in human relations, is the tie of brotherhood. Brothers love each other, are benevolent towards each other, and share each other's joys and sorrows....
Self-Purification, the Main Goal of Divine Messengers (7) What to Be? The scientific higher learning had confirmed that the human spirit consists of a physical occurrence and a spiritual eternal...
The city of Jerusalem, Hagee believes, is the crux of the final battle before Jesus second coming. This city, considered sacred by Jews, Muslims and Christians alike, has been ordained, so Hagee...
John Hagee: Ideologue of Christian Zionist Messianic Imperialism and Advocate Of Cosmic War Against Islam and Muslims. John Hagee is today recognized the world over as one of the leading ideologues...
Represented by literally hundreds of small denominations and churches today, particularly in America, evangelical Christian Zionist messianism is today a formidable force and a major actor in global...
One of the most important factor which helped the Idrisids succeed in their mission and convert the Berbers to Islam was the treatment meted out to them by the Umayyad and Abbasid rulers which was...
Al-Ghadīr fī l-kitāb wa l-sunna wa l-adab (2) Eighth Volume This volume begins with the continuation of the discussion about faith of Abu Talib, in this part, some of the doubts that are produced by...
Al-Ghadīr fī l-kitāb wa l-sunna wa l-adab (1) Al-Ghadīr fī l-kitāb wa l-sunna wa l-adab (Arabic: الغدير في الکتاب و السنة و الأدب, lit.: [Event of] Ghadir in the book and tradition and literature) is...
Al-Murājaʿāt Al-Murājaʿāt (Arabic: المُراجَعات) is a revealing book about the truth of Shiism and the immediate imamate of Imam 'Ali (a) after the Prophet (s). It contains letters communicated...

The religion of Islam as the most complete divine religion has a plan and purpose for all aspects of human life.

This program, which, both in the individual and in the social dimension, is complete and conducive to prosperity and perfection in the world and the Hereafter, teaches humans what duties and rights they have regarding themselves and their associates. For example, it teaches humans how to be kind and affectionate towards himself, other people, and world of being.

2) Jihad with tyrants and rebels When two Islamic tribes, groups or countries are involved in conflict, according to the Holy Quran, the other Muslims are obliged to solve and settle their dispute....
Initial Jihad Question: What you stated about defensive Jihad in Islam is proper and acceptable for us. We too confess that defensive Jihad is not considered as violence. Rather, it is in agreement...
Second: Ways for Proving Applicability of Penal Laws Studying the ways of proving applicability of penal laws displays other appearances of Islamic clemency and benevolence. Applicability of many...
Studying Islamic clemency and mercy in the Quranic verses and narrations by the Infallible Imams (as) and practice of religious leaders, we approve that the sacred religion of Islam which is...
How I find that Islam does not Oppress Women? An Experiences of a Recently Converted Hindu Woman I came from a purely Hindu family where we were always taught to regard ourselves (i.e. women) as...
Women and Freedom 2 3. Freedom in Marriage Like men, women are completely free in marriage and choosing their spouse. A mature woman may not be married without her consent and such a marriage is void...
Women and Freedom 1 Like men, women have been created free and desire to live without the intrusion of others. The inclination for freedom is a natural and legitimate desire. However, can humans...
Inheritance and Blood Money of Women Why Is The Inheritance of Men Twice That of Women? Although it appears that the inheritance of men is twice that of women, a closer look reveals that from one...
Criteria of Spouse Selection (8) 11- SOCIAL CONSISTENCY The person who is learned, knowledgeable, associated and connected with research and wants to spend his life in the field of learning and...
Criteria of Spouse Selection (7) A LESSON-GIVING SPECIMEN FROM THE "MIRROR OF LESSON" These days when I am busy teaching and writing this book, a TV program named 'Falling Leaf' is being broadcast...
Criteria of Spouse Selection (6) SALIENT POINTS OF INCOORDINATION OF ISMAIL AND SAFOORA 1- A cultural and ideological distance (difference of opinion about ideological, social, and educational...
Criteria of Spouse Selection (5) SEVENTH: KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION Knowledge and education have a great effect on the prosperity and felicity of man. Being educated and gaining knowledge is obligatory...
The Islamic Approach to Pious Parenting 2 Lesson 3: Teach your Children the Essence of Faith! The Messenger of Allah, (PBUH&HP), has said: “Acquaint your children with religious teachings (of...
The Islamic Approach to Pious Parenting 1 In a nutshell, parenting is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to...
The Rights of a Suckling Infant During the period of breastfeeding, an infant has two fundamental rights: 1. Suitable Nutrition According to the recommendations of the great leaders of Islam, the...
The Rights of Newborn Through studying the teachings of the holy infallibles (a.s.) regarding the rights of a newborn, one can conclude that a child in this stage has eight rights upon his family....
The Role of the Mother in Upbringing the Child 2 2. Sacrifice and dedication A mother gives up a great deal for the sake of the child. She gives up her time, her sleep, her pleasures etc. to ensure...
The Role of the Mother in Upbringing the Child 1 Every society is made up of blocks of family units. The stronger each block is, the stronger the structure of the society. Families are thus the...
Nafaqah (Financial Support) & Its Philosophy According to Islam providing for the expenses of the family, including the expenses of his spouse, is a husband’s duty. A man must finance all his...
Importance of Marriage in Islam The Holy Quran says: “And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves; if they are needy, Allah will make...

After the Prophet's death, a group who used to pretend to follow him and in fact they were away from his goals and ideals, added their personal understandings which were mostly infected with their carnal desires to Islam. Therefore, it was difficult for the believers to find the truth among the different sayings and religions. However, the Shiite followers obeyed the Prophet's order and considered Imam Ali as the Prophet's successor and his descendants after him as the infallible Imams. The last Imam is Mahdi (a.t.f.s.), who is the promised and savior at the end of the world. The advent of Imam Mahdi has been promised in all the previous religions.

Then came al-Mansur (13S158/754-775) whose only aim in life, it seems, was to kill every descendant of 'Ali. The Shi'is in general, and the 'Alawites in particular, were persecuted more brutally than...
Ibn Hajar also cites the following sentence uttered by the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him and his family: "Do not attempt to go beyond these twin trusts (the Book and the Progeny of the...
The hadith concerning the "two weighty trusts" known as hadith al-thaqalayn is one of the most widely accepted and authoritative of all the traditions narrated from the Prophet, peace and blessings...
The Scholarly Jihad of the Imams (1) The period under discussion (95-148 A.H /712-765 A.D.) began and ended in the times of the Vth and VIth Imams. The persecutions of the Shi'is continued unabated...
What an idea! Intellects are lost, visions are weary, the eminent are little, the sage had bewildered, orators have fallen short to give speech, poets have been tongue-tied, men of literature have...
The Status of Imamate in the Words of Imams After we have investigated the Quranic verse, it is now befitting to go through a narration reported from Imam Ali ibn Musa al–Rida (as), the 8th Imam of...
Imamate does not include the unjust The stated Qur’anic verse points to the impeccability of Imams when it says “My covenant does not include the unjust” Thus signifying that the unjust must not...
The Quranic Verse of Ibtila وَ إِذِ ابْتَلى إِبْراهِيمَ رَبُّهُ بِكَلِماتٍ فَأَتَمَّهُنَّ قالَ إِنِّي جاعِلُكَ لِلنَّاسِ إِماماً قالَ وَ مِنْ ذُرِّيَّتِي قالَ لا يَنالُ عَهْدِي الظَّالِمِينَ “And...
Similarly, al-Radhi refers to his sources on a number of occasions, and also gives an account of the circumstances that were responsible for the mood and theme of a certain sermon. He has referred to...
 This khutbah (Sermon) ends with the following words Then you would have found that your world is more insignificant in my eyes than a goat's snot. At this point 'Ali's speech was interrupted by a...
No scholar of Sunni or Shi'a profession has questioned the genuineness and authenticity of Nahj al-balagha for more than two centuries. The first person to raise doubts about its attribution to Amir...
Conspiracy Against Imam Ali (PBUH) 5 This Wahhabi fellow did not even give it a second thought that the Shia follow Imam Ali (AS) who was the BEST of the companions of the Prophet and their most...
Secrets of the Hajj Undoubtedly, there are great rewards as mentioned above. However there are also harsh penalties that have been mentioned, in holy Qur’an and hadith, for renouncing the Hajj. This...
Importance of Hajj in Islam Hajj is one of most important pillars of Islam and it is one of greatest religious duties. Holy Qur’an says in a short and meaningful sentence: وَ لِلّه عَلَى النّاسِ...
Why Pray In Arabic? The question some times is asked as to why should a Muslim pray only in Arabic language and not his mother tongue. It may first seem logical that every Muslim should pray through...
Prohibition of Sexual Intercourse During Menstruation Copulating with women in this state, in addition to being revolting, also entails great harm and this is a fact that has also been corroborated...
A variation of this is quoted by most sources where he leaves the city so that the sanctity of the house of God would be violated by the shedding of human blood in it. Again he met a man on the way...
We have tried so far to set the martyr of Karbala in his religio‑devotional context. It is hopefully clear from what has been said up to this point, that Husayn, before being a martyr, was a man of...
Based on many traditions narrated from the Holy Prophet and the Infallible Imams, one of their orders to their followers (Shias) is to memorize forty traditions. For instance, the Holy Prophet has...
What we have stated clarifies that reason; the Shari’a condones one's walking to his death when doing so serves a common interest greater than that of his own life, such as the continuity of the...
The Sunni Traditions on the Subject of the Mahdi Dr. Fahimi: Mr. Hoshyar! Our friends know it. But let me tell you that I follow the Sunni school of thought. Hence, the positive evaluation that you...
Such hadith-reports are abundant. The main idea that runs through all of them suggests that the topic about the future coming of the Mahdi and Qa'im during the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him...
The Benefit of Having the Imam in Occultation 2 Again, it is possible that someone might say: The endeavors of one or a few individuals trying to change the conditions in society may come to nothing...
The Benefit of Having the Imam in Occultation 1 Engineer Madani: If the Imam is the leader of the people he should be present among them. What is the benefit of having an Imam who lives an invisible...
Bihar Al-Anwar (3) (Volumes 49 & 50) Kitab fi ahwal al-a'immat al-arba'a qabl al-Hujja al-Muntazar (aj), about the biographies of the four Imams (a) before Imam al-Mahdi (aj) i.e. Imam al-Rida (a...
Bihar Al-Anwar (2) Authenticity As an encyclopedia of the legacy of the Ahl al-Bayt (a), Bihar al-anwar has always had a great and important position in the scientific tradition of Shi'a. Aqa Buzurg...
Bihar al-anwar (1) Biḥār al-ʾanwār al-jāmiʿat li-durar ʾakhbār al-ʾAʾimmat al-ʾAṫhār (Arabic: بِحارُالأَنوار الجامِعَةُ لِدُرَرِ أَخبارِ الأَئِمَّةِ الأَطهار, literally: Seas of lights: the...
Al-Mahasin Al-Maḥāsin (Arabic: المَحاسِن ) is a Shi'a hadith reference written by Abu Ja'far, Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Khalid al-Barqi (d. 274/887-888). He was a great Shi'a scholar and his book was...