Divine Message

[Surah Az-Zumar 39:17-18]: … So give good news to My servants - who listen to the word [of Allah] and follow the best [interpretation] of it. They are the ones whom Allah has guided… .

Imams’Guidance

The Holy Prophet (PBUH&HP) said: The most gracious deed before Allah is make the faithful happy. (Bihar Al-Anwar, Vol. 71, P. 289)

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.

One of the most important aspects of the Human Rights issue is the respect and tolerance which society must show towards the religions of other people; this, of course, includes the issue of freedom...
In the discussions about society this point has amply been stressed that it was on account of the necessities of life and due to an individual's inability to cope with its demands all alone, that the...
The significance and value of every scientific idea depend upon its practical value in life. The most primitive and simple idea like the drinking of water, and the eating of food, occupies an...
This is the negative attribute of 'Nifaq' or hypocrisy that gradually, by listening to music, grows in one's heart! It is because of this that Imam Ja'far ibn Mul;ammad as-Sadiq said that music and...
There is no doubt that the Holy Qur’an is not a book about natural sciences, medicine, psychology or mathematical studies. The Holy Qur’an is a book of guidance and one which builds a human being. It...
Before anything else, we should study the intellectual and cultural environment from which the Holy Qur’an arose. From the point of view of all historians, the Hijaz was among the most underdeveloped...
All scholars of Islam believe that the Qur’an is the greatest miracle of the Prophet of Islam (S). When we say the most superior, it is because, in the first place, the Qur’an is not an intellectual...
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...
The Law of the Noblest Contingent From the time of Aristotle a law was accepted by philosophers known as the law of the Noblest Contingent; Muslim philosophers, whether the peripatetics, the...
Unique Characteristics of Prophet Muhammad As mentioned earlier, the Prophets of Allah are the manifestation of divine beauty and names, and the Prophet of Islam demonstrates the divine attribute of...
Preface Each and every one of the Prophets (May peace and mercy of God be upon them all) is a manifestation of Divine Names and Attributes. As there is no repetition in Divine Manifestation, there is...
A Clear Meaning of ‘Seal’ The Prophet of Islam is the last Prophet of God and the hierarchy of prophethood ends with him. This is one of the necessary precepts of Islam. What is meant by necessary is...
“Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Prophet, O you who believe! send your blessings on him, and solute him a thorough salutation”(1). One of the best ways to know the personality of great men...
Life in Section 70 The Dua Jawshan Kabir in a section focuses on life: يا حي قبل كل حي يا حيا بعد كل حي يا حي الذي ليس كمثله حي يا حي الذي لا يشاركه حي يا حي الذي لا يحتاج إلى حي يا حي الذي كل حي يا...
The Concept of Dua and its Proper Meaning Interestingly, the whole dua Jawshan Kabir contains only one single request i.e. the one contained in the repeated sentence. The rest of the dua is about...
Dua Jawshan Kabir, literally Great Armor, has been narrated from Prophet Muhammad (s). In his beautiful introduction to this dua, the late Shaykh 'Abbas Qummi writes: [This dua] is mentioned in the...
The dress was sold but the Masjid remains! It has been related that during the Abbasid regime one of the cruel rulers used to charge high taxes to the people. The people of Balkh in Afghanistan were...
The great religion of Islam has only come for the benefit of mankind, and one of Allah (S.w.T.)’s mercy on us is that He has opened for us a great door of opportunity of doing good deeds which...
A short article that discusses the types of prejudice (asabiyyah), the evil effects of sinful prejudice, and ways to cure it. Prejudice (`asabiyyah) O people! We have created you male and female, and...
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...
The Prophet of Islam is quoted as having said that the first person to cover the creed of Ishmael son of Abraham was one Amr ibn Luhay ibn Qam`ah ibn Khindaf. This man, according to the Prophet,...
In his journey back from the visitation of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ar-Ridha (a) Sheikh As-Saduq passed by the city of Nisapur and resided there for a period. About this residence, he said: “After I...
Name and Lineage Mohammed bin Ali bin al-Hussein bin Musa bin Babawayh; Abu Ja’far As-Saduq* al-Qummi –i.e. of Qum-; the master Sheikh and the head of the narrators. His father was the respectful...
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...
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.

Furthermore, we have the requirements of the Islamic ethical system which consists of concepts unknown to positive law yet are deeply-rooted in this system. Lying may, for instance, reach the degree...
Terrorism is a term that has been much bandied about in recent times in the world media. This paper was presented by the author, who is Director of the International Relations Department of the I.P.O...
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...
Regarding the tragedy of Ashura, one of the questions that arises is why Imam Husayn (a), knowing that he would have become martyr along with his companions, brought his family with him and what the...
Her Moral Virtues Lady Amin was not unaware of the society’s needs. She was also precise in abiding by general rules of good conduct and being considerate towards others, and this had a big influence...
Her Achievement of the Level of Ijtihad Her giftedness, endless efforts, strong determination, and infinite patience with obstacles bore positive outcomes after years of education and hard work. She...
Abstract Sayyida Nusrat Beygum Amin was one of the most outstanding female jurisprudents and theologians of the 20th century. After being given the permission of ijtihad by prominent scholars, thus...
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.

6. The Axis of Imams of Ahlul-Bayt (A.S) The Almighty God gave the glad tidings to Fatima (S.A) that 11 infallible Imams will emerge from her offspring. Thus, she was called ‘the Mother of the Imams...
Fatima; the Mother of her Father In the year 5 AH, after the Battle of al-Ahzab a new rule with regards to the wives of the Prophet was revealed. “The Prophet is closer to the believers than their...
Lady Fatima, the lady of light has an elevated status in the eyes of Allah due to her childhood sacrifices and support towards the religion of Islam. She is ‘the mother of her father and is an axis...
The Traditions on the Twelve Imams After proving imamate and the caliphate of Imam ‘Ali, peace be upon him, we will mention the Traditions in relation to the other Imams. 1. There are repeated...
The Monotheistic Worship In the previous discussion, we concluded that Allah is one and no other thing such as the sun, the moon, the stars, various types of idols, animals, human beings ... could...
Allah, a Non-Material Being A material being consist' of something which somehow accords with feeling and experience. It occupies space such as the sun, the tree, air, light etc. Allah is not...
Allah, The All-Hearing, The All-Seeing إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ بَصِيرٌ؛ Allah is All-hearing and All-seeing. (1) He hears and sees, not through certain organs- ears, eyes, nerves, etc. as does a human...
Islamic call is based on tawhid - divine unity and the acknowledgement of Allah, the real God, the Creator of the Universe, the One we must recognize and worship, a God free from all embellishments,...
Since the times of al-Radi, Nahjul Balaghah has been a subject of study and interpretation. As reported earlier al Sayyid al-Murtada's daughter used to narrate her uncle's work, and the book had...
3. Imamul- Najin (The Imam of the Whisperers to God) Supplication, invocation and communication with God depend directly on the level of people`s knowledge and trust in God. The more one knows about...
2. Imamul-Mosallin (The Leader of those who pray): As mentioned in the previous paragraph Imam Ali was the first who prayed with the Messenger of God. Similarly, the history of Islam has not...
Imam Ali, the leader of the believers, is the epitome of justice, bravery and piety. The history of Islam is bound to his great personality and honorable existence. He is on the high peak of the...
When a person comes to this world, he does not have knowledge about anything. That is why there is no other way except that he learns from the experience of others. This is the reason why a person...
From the aspect of contemplating on their secrets all the Islamic are not the same, but they can be divided into four different types. It is correct for every Muslim to discuss about the philosophy...
Now we discuss the most important topics about Islamic laws, its rules and regulations and their philosophy and most of the questions and answers are based on this. “Why should we pray Prayers is the...
In the first stage, above all other things, that which is the most important is repentance (tawbah) and to be vigilant. The meaning of repentance is to shun all devils and all forms of despotism, and...
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...
Again, according to the author, this is narrated in the same book from ibn Marduwayh who reported from Abu Hurayra that he said: “The Prophet said: “Soon the son of Mary will descend among you and...
2- Other commentators said that the pronoun hi in “qabla mawtihi” refers to ‘Isa himself and that the faith of the People of the Book in ‘Isa before the death of ‘Isa will occur at the moment of 'Isa...
Imam Mahdi in the Verse (4:159) (1) And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them;(1) A- Tafsir...
It is He Who hath sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion of Truth, to proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it). (1) A- Tafsir Majma’ al-Bayan by Shaykh Tabarsi...
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...