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)
Apostasy in Islam 3 The Shari`ah Sources What are the sources for these laws? In Sh`iah Islam, the primary sources of shari`ah laws are the Qur'ān and the sunnah (of the Prophet and the Imams of...
Apostasy in Islam 2   Apostasy is Equal to Treason Why does Islam not allow apostasy? Apostasy or irtidād in Islam is equal to treason. The Western world limits treason to political and military...
Apostasy in Islam 1 This text first explains the view about faith in God and whether or not Islam can be forcefully imposed on others; then comes the Islamic view on the choices a person has after he...
Thoughts on ‘Apostasy in Islam’ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَن يَرْتَدَّ مِنكُمْ عَن دِينِهِ فَسَوْفَ يَأْتِي اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ يُحِبُّهُمْ وَيُحِبُّونَهُ أَذِلَّةٍ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَعِزَّةٍ...
The Scientific Miracle of the Quran The Quran is definitely not a Science book, but since the Quran is intended to be an eternal miracle, revealed to make science and learning blossom among human...
Types of Interpretation (3) These verses manifestly show that what we are accustomed to cannot be ascribed to Allah. It was this reality that convinced many people that they should not explain the...
Types of Interpretation (2) But the Prophet and the Imams gave importance to its exterior as much as to its interior; they were as much concerned with its revelation as they were with its...
Types of interpretation (1) All praise is for Allah Who sent down the Quran to His servant so that he may be a warner to the worlds; and blessings be on him whom He sent as a witness, and a bearer of...
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...
Nearness to Allah 2 Allah’s (awj) nearness to things In regards to the nearness of Allah (awj) to things, the verses of the Qur`an can be divided into four categories. a. One group state His nearness...
Nearness to Allah 1 Question: What is nearness to Allah (awj)? How many different kinds of nearness are there? How can we gain nearness to Allah (awj)? In lexicographical terms, “qurb” means the...
The Philosophy of Prayers 2 6. The prayer is a tool for the development of moral excellences and attaining spiritual perfection. It hauls man out of the limited confines of this material world,...
The Philosophy of Prayers 1 In The Quran Suratul 'Ankabut, mentions an important philosophy with respect to the prayers when it says: إِنَّ الصَّلاةَ تَنْهى‏ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَ الْمُنْكَرِ “Surely...
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...
Slaves in the History of Islam 9 Qambar Qambar's name is often mentioned in the traditions. And he has been immortalised by the poetry lines of Imam 'Ali: When I saw an unlawful thing, I kindled a...
Slaves in the History of Islam 8 Fizzah Fizzah al-Nubiyyah (of Nuba, at present in Sudan) has also gained immortality for her devotion to Islam and her love for the Ahlul Bayt. At first, she served...
Slaves in the History of Islam 7 Bilal al-Habashi Bilal al-Habashi (the Ethiopian) was the first mu'azzin of the Prophet. His father was called Riyah, and his mother Jumanah; his agnomen was Abu '...
Slaves in the History of Islam 6 Miytham al-Tammar 2 Umm Salamah told her maid to rub perfume onto the beard of Miytham. Rubbing perfume on the beard was a mark of high respect in Arabia. After that...
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...
Islam, Humanity and Human Values 3 Society in Islam The structure Islam proposes for the society of the faithful is among the most important cultural elements of Islam and is the most effective...
Islam, Humanity and Human Values 2 Impact of Belief in One God The basic of Islamic beliefs is to believe in one God who has the Most Beautiful names and noblest qualities; One who neither begets,...
Islam, Humanity and Human Values 1 The Author: Sayyid Musa Sadr Defining Humanity A definition of humanity seems easy to think of yet difficult to propose, and there have been disputes about it among...
OBLIGATIONS OF THE RULERS All over history, rulers, according to their qualifications, have played influential roles in the development and retardation of nations. The ideal, sincere ruler is he who...
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...
Criticisms Leveled by the Opponents of Hijab At this point we come to the objections which are leveled by those opposing the veil and which need to be discussed, albeit concisely: 1. The most...
The Philosophy of Hijab Undoubtedly, in this age of ours - which some have named as the 'age of nudity and sexual freedom' and in which, West-stricken individuals regard wantonness of women as being...
The Rights Islam Offers to Women With the onset of Islam and its special teachings, the life of women entered into a new phase - a phase which differed vastly from the previous one and became one in...
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...
Some Suggestions For Parents And Children The directives concerning education in Islam are many and the ways for reformation well defined. Here we will mention some of the most important ones and...
The Methods of Child-Upbringing And Lady Fatima Zahra (PBUH)(2) Paying Attention to the Needs of Children One of the most important factors for the mental and physical well-being of a child is...
The Methods of Child-Upbringing And Lady Fatima Zahra (PBUH)(1) Psychologists and child-training experts have always debated regarding the best age to commence child-training, and have not really...
Bringing Up Children in the West (1) It is one of the most important duties of the parents to protect their children from falling a prey to the evil and sinful habits and practices of the western...
The Differences Between Woman and Man 5 The view of Will Durant In part four of his book “The Pleasures of Philosophy”, Will Durant has made a very detailed and comprehensive analysis of the problem...
The Differences Between Woman and Man 4 Reciprocal differences in the feelings of men and women towards each other Man and woman do not differ from each other only in their outlook towards matters of...
The differences between woman and man 3 In issue no.90 of Zan-e ruz, the view of an eminent American Professor of psychology Prof. Reek (?), was published. For many years, he had been making...
The Differences Between Woman and Man 2 Aristotle against Plato After Plato, the other figure of the ancient world whose thoughts and opinions we are acquainted with is Plato’s pupil Aristotle. In...
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...
Who Was Imam Hadi (PBUH)? (6) Two Companions of the Imam  One of the most distinguished of all the companions of Imam ‘Ali an-Naqi was ‘Abdul ‘Azim al-Hasani (a descendant of Imam Hasan) whose grave...
Who Was Imam Hadi (PBUH)? (4) What authors say about him  11. Aagha Buzurg at-Tahrani : This great researcher says, ‘Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) was the best of his brothers. He inherited the knowledge and...
Who Was Imam Hadi (PBUH)? (4) The Alawids’ Reverence Towards him  All the Alawids agreed on revering and honoring Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) and acknowledging his leadership and virtue. Among them was the...
Free Choice & Divine Seal & Lock upon the hearts of the Perverse Question: Isn’t there a discrepancy between Islam’s view of the human being as a creature endowed with free choice and...
Divine Will and Human Will 3 Therefore, the human being can, on his own accord, will that which Allah (awj) wills and be satisfied with Allah’s (awj) existential and legislative satisfaction—refusing...
Divine Will and Human Will 2 c. Certain causes are dependent on other ones in efficacy but without such a dependency in their existences such as the roles that human volition, the motion of the hand...
Divine Will and Human Will 1 Question: What is the relationship between Divine will and human will? Short Answer The human being is a contingent existent who derives his existence and existential...
Why was Imam Ali (PBUH) born inside the Kaaba? The story of the birth of Imam Ali (PBUH) It is written in numerous references that: “Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib and some others were sitting in front...
The History of Jamal Battle (the Camel) (2) The behavior of Imam Ali during the Battle During the battle, Imam (PBUH) was behaving his enemies graciously and magnanimously, to the extent that it...
The History of Jamal Battle (the Camel) (1) Battle of Jamal occurred in November 656 A.D. between Aisha, Talhah and Zubayr in one side and Ali, the ruler (Caliph) of that time, on the other side. It...
Imam Ali (A.S.) and the Caliphate (4) In the Kingdom of Allah Imam Ali (A.S.) turned to resuming the fight against the Qaisitin in Sham - Mu'awiya and his followers-once again. He (A.S.) proclaimed...
The Purpose of Jihad in Islam 3 The Jizyah and its Philosophy Jizyah is derived from جَزاَء and refers to the money taken from the non-Muslims, who are under the protection of the Islamic government...
The Purpose of Jihad in Islam 2 The First Part: Eliminating the Sources of Slavery Throughout the ages, there have been numerous factors and causes of slavery. Debtors who were unable to pay off...
The Purpose of Jihad in Islam 1 What is the need for the ‘Initiating Jihad’? The Islamic Jihad can be classified into three categories. The ‘Initiating’ and ‘Liberating’ Jihad Allah has prescribed a...
The Secret & Philosophy of Hajj 2 The Financial Dimension Contrary to what some people imagine, utilizing the great assembly of Hajj for strengthening the financial foundations of the Islamic...
The Excellences of the Imam Hussain in Sunni Hadith (4) Divine wisdom in creation can be best discerned, according to the Qur'an, in the order of nature, and in the human individual and his society....
The Excellences of the Imam Hussain in Sunni Hadith (3) Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain Islamic tradition has preserved numerous anecdotes depicting the tender care and love which the Prophet showed...
The Excellences of the Imam Husayn in Sunni Hadith (2) This version of the tradition provides the meaning of the kisa' and the basis of its significance. The mantle is a symbol of divine mercy and...
The Excellences of the Imam Husayn in Sunni Hadith (1) HUMAN history may be seen as a record of the eternal struggle between right and wrong, virtue and vice, good and evil, and righteousness and...
Ten points from Ahd Supplication Ahd prayer is a prayer aiming to form a connection between Imam Mahdi (PBUH) and us. In this prayer, we pledge allegiance to that Imam and we promise to do certain...
Imam Mahdi (PBUH) in Other Religions and Nations We are going to briefly take a look at the glad tidings of past scriptures and the beliefs of past nations concerning the Savior. Belief in a savior...
Imam Mahdi an Imam for all Times (4) Textual Proof for the Necessity of the Imamate Mr. Hoshyar: All that we have said is further attested in the traditions reported on the authority of the ahl al-...
Imam Mahdi an Imam for all Times (3) Rational Proof in Support of the Imamate After having demonstrated the necessity for general prophethood to guide humanity to its this- and next-worldly goals, it...
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...