Divine Message

[Surah Ar-Rum 30:21]: And of His signs is that He created for you mates from your own selves that you may take comfort in them, and He ordained affection and mercy between you. There are indeed signs in that for a people who reflect.

Imams’Guidance

Imam Ali (PBUH) said: Relate with people in a manner that if you die they will cry upon you and if you are alive they will love you. (Nahj Ol-Balaghah, P. 470)

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.

Islamic Clemency and Mercy in Narration 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,...
The Advantages of Religion 3 The Advantage of Religion Over Other Laws The latest social method for the protection of laws is to establish penal codes and appoint officials to enforce them. But as...
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...
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...
The Birth of Islam in Western Scholars Viewpoints (3) Edward Gibbon Three years were silently employed in the conversion of fourteen proselytes, the first fruits of his (Mohammed's) mission; but in...
The Birth of Islam in Western Scholars Viewpoints (2) Sir William Muir Shortly after the rebuilding of the Kaaba, Mohammed comforted himself for the loss of his infant son Casim by adopting Ali, the...
The Birth of Islam in Western Scholars Viewpoints (1) When Muhammad was 40 years old, he was commanded by Almighty Allah, through His angel, Gabriel, to declare His Oneness to the idolaters and...
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.

Principles of Human Rights in Islam 1 Life Everyone has the right to life The first right enumerated for man by the holy Qur’an is the right to life. There are two phases for life: physical and...
Two Dignities of Man: Social and Individual To explain this, we have to talk in brief about the dignity of man. That it is man that has originality or the society is to be dealt in the realm of...
Man is in Essence Valuable And Worthy 1 The holy Quran regards man as one endowed with dignity. “We have honoured the children of Adam.” (1) This dignity is a theoretical value, which may find a...
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...
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...
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...
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.

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...
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...
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...
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...
Conspiracy Against Imam Ali (PBUH) 4 Also there was no reason for Umar or Abu Bakr to delete something from The Quran, because the name of Imam Ali did not appear in The Quran. (even though his name...
Conspiracy Against Imam Ali (PBUH) 3 So the last verse disproves the claim that the true followers killed the wrong doers before Moses (AS) come back. Yes, after Prophet Moses came back, he punished...
Conspiracy Against Imam Ali (PBUH) 2 After the death of Prophet (PBUH&HF), for forty days, Ali (AS) was contacting the well-known people at night, reminding them the instructions of prophet about...
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...
 Prohibition of Consumption of Pork A pig, even for the Europeans who principally consume pork, is a symbol of dastardliness, and is an animal that is filthy and squalid. This animal, in sexual...
The Prohibition of Consumption of Liquor and Alcoholic Drinks There are many reasons for this prohibition including the following: Effects of alcohol upon age A distinguished Western scholar...
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...
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...