Divine Message

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

Imams’Guidance

The Holy Prophet (PBUH&HP) said: When a person dies, his deeds are finished unless in three ones: a permanent charity, a knowledge from that people benefit, and a pious child who prays for him. (Bihar Al-Anwar, Vol. 2, P. 23, Hadith. 70)

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,...
Is Bismillah a Part of (Every) Chapter? Amongst the Shia scholars there exists no difference of opinion in the fact that Bismillah is part of Suratul Hamd and every chapter of the Noble Quran (except...
Why Are Some Of The Verses Of The Quran Ambiguous? Why is it that the Quran, despite being light and illumination, and a true and manifest speech and a book that has come for the guidance of the...
What Are The Muhkam ‘Clear’ And The Mutashabeh ‘Ambiguous’ Verses? In verse 7 of the chapter Ale 'Imran we read: هُوَ الَّذِي أَنْزَلَ عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ مِنْهُ آياتٌ مُحْكَمَاتٌ هُنَّ أُمُّ...
Was The Quran Collected During The Time of The Noble Prophet or After Him? We do know that the name of the first chapter of the Quran is Fatihatul Kitab, which means 'the Opening (chapter) of the...
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...
Reflections on the Munajat of Imam Ali in the Mosque of Kufa 2 وَاَسْاَلُكَ الاْمانَ يَوْمَ لا يَنْفَعُ الظّالِمينَ مَعْذِرَتُهُمْ وَلَهُمُ اللَّعْنَةُ وَلَهُمْ سُوءُ الدّارِ، And I ask You for...
Reflections on the Munajat of Imam Ali in the Mosque of Kufa 1 This Munajat ("whisper prayer") is very similar to a monologue, recited by Imam Ali (a) addressing God. The Imam (a) highlights and...
Du’a (Supplication) in a Glance 2 Despair; the state of the disbeliever The supplicant should be aware that it is Almighty God who has invited him to pray and has guaranteed the acceptance of the...
Du’a’ (supplication) in a Glance 1 Du’a’ is the expression of deprivation to the One. Du’a’ is the pronunciation of poverty to the Eternal Absolute. Du’a’ is seeking assistance of the powerless from...
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...
Self-Purification, the Main Goal of Divine Messengers (6) His ultimate outcome is all related to the above mentioned factors, learning and righteous belief, ethics and good morals, love and...
Self-Purification, the Main Goal of Divine Messengers (5) Esoteric Life Man in this world has an outwardly life related to his body. He eats, drinks, sleeps, moves, and walks but at the same time...
Self-Purification, the Main Goal of Divine Messengers (4) 3. Human Virtues A human being possesses two types of selves: the human self and the animal self, but the value of a human being is related...
Apart from this, various factors prevented 'Ali, peace be upon him, from reacting strongly to what occurred at the Saqifah and caused him to choose the path of endurance and patience instead, a...
Some people ask why at the meeting held in the Saqifah 'Ali, peace be upon him, did not raise the issue of his appointment at Ghadir Khumm by the Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him and...
After the tribe of Khuza’ah gained authority of the Kabah, the first person in charge was Amr ibn Lahiyy. His name was Harith ibn Amir. Amir changed the religion of Ibrahim (A.S.) and prompted people...
Brief History of Religions In conducting a brief investigation on the origination of religions, the most confident approach that can be depended upon from a religious point of view is the Holy Qur'an...
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.

The Principles of Rights in the Sahifah Sajjadiyah 2 The Right of God over Men The first right stated by the venerable Imam is the right of God towards the servants. “But the greater right of God is...
The Principles of Rights in the Sahifah Sajjadiyah 1 In the last part of this article, it is good to cast a glance at the glorious book of Imam Sajjad (A.S.) Through this, one may learn useful legal...
Justice 4 The Union of Justice and Moral Issues It must be noted here that although the materialistic schools have accepted the relationship between legal and moral issues, this bond is considered to...
Justice 3 Justice: One of the Goals of the Prophetic Missions Th Holy Quran states that upholding justice is one of the goals of prophetic missions. However, it must be noted that the Holy Qur’an...
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...
Such men have been chosen to represent God in every way, they see through Him, hear through Him, walk, grasp, think, love ... their every faculty has been captured and they have shackled themselves...
Many Muslim writers when writing about Jesus, inevitably deal with him in negatives (as in 'he is not the son of God', etc.). The Muslims have spent a good deal of time debating these aspects of...
The Prophet appoint a Caliph to stand in his position after his death 2 Ahmad further records: حدثنا عبد الله حدثني أبي ثنا أبو أحمد الزبيري ثنا شريك عن الركين عن القاسم بن حسان عن زيد بن ثابت قال...
The Prophet appoint a Caliph to stand in his position after his death 1 Two questions stand at the centre of the Sunni-Shi’i disagreement: (i) Did the Messenger of Allah, (PBUH&HP), ever appoint...
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...
Imam Husain and His Martyrdom (4) Call to Surrender or Die Presently messengers came from Kufa, and Imam Husain was asked to surrender. Imam Husain offered to take one of three alternatives. He...
Imam Hussain and His Martyrdom (3) Snare of Riches Meanwhile Persia came within the Muslim orbit. When Medain was captured in the year 16 of the Hijra, and the battle of Jalula broke the Persian...
Imam Hussain and His Martyrdom (2) Abundant water & tragedy of thirst From the most ancient times this tract of the lower Euphrates has been a garden. It was a cradle of early civilization, a...
Imam Hussein and His Martyrdom 1 Introduction: The month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, brings with it the memory of the sacrifice of Imam Hussain [a], the grandson of Prophet...
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...