Divine Message

[Surah Al-Hijr 15:49] : (Inform my servants that I am indeed the All-forgiving, the All-merciful)

Imams’Guidance

Imam Ali (PBUH) said: It is not allowed for a Muslim to frighten a Muslim (Wasael Al-Shia, Vol. 12, P. 271, Hadith. 7)
The Shia and Armed Uprising QUESTION: Is armed uprising one of the conditions of the Imamate of the Imams? Is armed uprising unconditionally and in all situations part of the agenda of the Shia? In...
Islam and the West (2) II THE CONSPIRACY AND ITS CORRELATES I am sure we have established the Conspiracy of the West against Islam. What remains is to enumerate the various manifestations of this...
Islam and the West (1) Allah (SWT) has assured us in the Qur'an that He is the best Protector, the best Guardian and the most Merciful of all merciful.(1) Islam is under siege in the contemporary...
The Ruler and Society (5) Commands and Prohibitions in Malik al-Ashtar's Best Interest Set aside for those who have requests (hajat) from you a portion (of your time) in which you yourself are free...
The Famous Shia Exegesists of the Holy Quran 3 Shia Exegetists From Tabi'ites and After Shaikh al-Muhammad bin Muhammad bin an-Nu'man al-Baghdadi who taught Sayyid Murtada and Sayyid Radi, was...
The Famous Shia Exegesists of the Holy Quran 2 Shia Commentators and Exegesists From Among The Companions Abu Hamza al-Thamali was also a Tabi'ite. Ibn-Nadim has mentioned him while writing about his...
The Famous Shia Exegesists of the Holy Quran 1 Shia Commentators and Exegesists From Among The Companions The foremost among them was Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (PBUH), Master of the Shias and their Imam...
The Islamic System of Judiciary in the Qur'an 7 The Rules of Conduct for the Witness Judgment has a particular basis on which the judge relies when giving his judgment. If it is strong, then the...
THE PROPHET’S MESSAGE TO THE ISLAMIC NATION Intellectual problems regarding the relationship between the modern world and the age of the Prophet The Prophet came to the world to the burden that...
Muhammad Ibn Abdullah, The Prophet of Islam (2) Worship:  He devoted a part of every night, sometimes half of it and sometimes one third or two thirds of it, to worship and adoration. Though his...
Muhammad Ibn Abdullah, The Prophet of Islam [pbuh&hf] (1) Muhammad [peace and blessings be upon him and his family] as the last Prophet of Almighty Allah was born at the early dawn of the 17th of...
Ismat (Infallibility) of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) In several previous articles {The Infallibility of the Prophets of Allah and The Imams (1-3)} we discussed the infallibility of the...
Key Concepts in Islamic Sprituality (4) Humbleness(2) Reflecting on his life, one can see in the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HF) the perfect example of humbleness. Indeed, the reason why the Prophet...
Key Concepts in Islamic Sprituality (3) Humbleness Another key concept in Islamic spirituality is ultimate humbleness or spiritual poverty. This means to strengthen our understanding of the need for...
Key Concepts in Islamic Spirituality (2) Thankfulness The virtue of thankfulness is very much related to love for Allah (SWT). If you are thankful you will certainly love Allah because of all His...
Key Concepts in Islamic Spirituality (1) Love, thankfulness and humbleness are three very important or perhaps even the most important concepts in Islamic spirituality. In this paper, they will be...
RIGHTS OF FRIENDS 2 1. Material Care It is incumbent to help the friend who suffers an economical crisis. This is in fact one of the obligatory rights of friendship and one of the proofs of loyalty....
RIGHTS OF FRIENDS 1 Merits of Friends Man has longed for making friendships so that he can obtain individuals supporting him, alleviating his troubles, and sharing in his sorrow and joy. Amir ul-Mu'...
Imam Al-Baqir's Commandments to his Shi'ites (1) Imam Abu Jafar (al-Baqir), (PBUH), and all the Imams of the members of the House (ahl al-Bayt), peace be on them, took great care of their Shiites....
The Attributes of a Real Shia Muslim Based on Narrations (6) (64) The best of servants Imam al-Baqir (a) said: As he was asked about the best servants, the Prophet (s) said: The best servants are...
Shiism in the Course of History 2 Abu 'l-Wafa' al-Ghunaymi al-Taftazani, another Sunni scholar, says the following: "Numerous researchers of the past and the present, in both the East and the West,...
Shiism in the Course of History 1 Scholars and researchers have expressed different views concerning the birth of Shiism and its first appearance. Others too have attempted to evaluate it,...
The History of The Shia Islam (4) Shi'ism During the 2nd/8th Century During the latter part of the first third of the 2nd/8th century, following a series of revolutions and bloody wars throughout the...
The History of The Shia Islam (3) The Bleakest Days of Shi'ism The most difficult period for Shi'ism was the twenty-year rule of Mu'awiyah, during which the Shias had no protection and most of them...
Human Rights from the Viewpoint of Imam Sajjad (2) Modern psychology has been able to confirm the Islamic viewpoint that man himself is not aware of the major part of his characteristics, and this...
Human Rights from the Viewpoint of Imam Sajjad (1) The following article taken from the famous book entitled Risalat al-Hoqouq or the Treatise of Human Rights as dictated to one of his disciples by...
Human’s Rights In Imam Ali’s letter to Malik al-Ashtar (2) 8. Everyone is a small cog in a big machine: Imam Ali (PBUH) Guides: “Know that the people consist of classes who prosper only with the help...
Human’s Rights In Imam Ali’s letter to Malik al-Ashtar (1) Letter 53 of Nahjul Balaghah by Imam Ali (PBUH) is one of the most eloquent pieces of literature that Muslims have. In it, Imam Ali (PBUH)...
Has Islam Prescribed The Duties of Woman?(2) The Qur'an relates the story of the Paradise of Adam, but never says that Satan or a snake tempted Eve and she tempted Adam. Neither does the Qur'an...
Has Islam Prescribed The Duties of Woman?(1) Question: According to the decree of Islamic jurisprudence, the housework and breastfeeding of children and their care is not obligatory for the woman....
WOMEN'S DRESS IN THE QURAN 3 CAN WOMEN WORK TO EARN A LIVING ? Although the responsibility to provide for the family has been laid upon the man, but if required, women can also work to make a living...
WOMEN'S DRESS IN THE QURAN 2 HOW DO BELIEVING WOMEN BEHAVE WITH UNRELATED MEN ? In talking with unrelated men or strangers the believing women are informed about the type of behavior they should...
11 tips for Muslim couples dealing with marital disputes  Marriages usually start off so nicely. Everyone cooperates-the couple, their parents, other relatives, friends. Things usually run smoothly....
Responsibilities of Husband and Rights of Wife Almighty Allah ordered the believers to "Consort with women in an honorable manner" (4:19) and He said: "And of His signs is that He created for you...
The Mutual Rights of Husbands and Wives Equality of the Couple in Their Mutual Rights Just as men have religious rights in regards to women, so do women have legal and religious rights in regards to...
Man as a Husband and a Father in Family A Family in Islam is one of most important structures and Islam has paid most attention to save the family in the highest level than other systems and schools...
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...
Children and Play Most parents view playing as a waste of time. They would like a child to grow out of the love for playing and get into more serious things like studies, research, or even household...
Children’s Rights on Parents 7 Children: Almighty Allah’s Trust whether in Guidance or in Care  The child is the first brick in the society. If it is well-placed, the whole building is straight no...
Children’s Rights on Parents 6 The Harms of Overeating The Commander of the Faithful (PBUH) said: Man's soul is spoiled by overeating and oversleeping and brings losses to him/her.(1) He also said:...
Islamic Conditions for Marriage (10) Wedding Night Customs There are many verses of the Glorious Quran and traditions regarding intercourse which are very beneficial for both men and women. Consider...
Islamic Conditions for Marriage (9) The Time and Etiquette for Wedding A group of families think that the marriage or wedding ceremonies provide a permit for carrying out whatever carnal desires they...
Islamic Conditions for Marriage (8) The Wedding Trousseau It is customary among Muslims that the father prepares the wedding trousseau for his dear daughter who is the apple of his eye. He does this...
Islamic Conditions for Marriage (7) Islam’s Original Plans for Marriage And those who pray, "Our Lord! Grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and give us (the grace)...
The Secret of Choosing the Imams QUESTION: What was the secret of appointing the Imams (PBUTH) to the position of Imamah and wilayah? Is human intellect able to understand this?ANSWER: This question...
The Number of the Shia Imams QUESTION: As we know, the true Twelver Imami sect is called "twelver" (ithna `ashariyya) since its followers believe that after the Holy Prophet (PBUH&HP), his...
Hadith of the Two Weighty Things (2) 5) The gist of his saying "I am leaving unto you that which, as long as you uphold to it, shall never let you stray: the Book of Allah and my `itra" is that...
Hadith of the Two Weighty Things (1) Debates always causes the enlightement of the mind of debators and salves the problems but when they are going to seek the truth and the reality. many decades ago...
Infallibility of the Prophets in the Quran and Hadith 4 IN ADDITION A reader mentioned that: We identify with the Prophets and Messengers through their sin. That is, we look at the sin of the...
Infallibility of the Prophets in the Quran and Hadith 3 Reference to Infallibility in Sahih al-Bukhari There is an interesting tradition in Sahih al-Bukhari which asserts that there are people who...
Infallibility of the Prophets in the Quran and Hadith 2 The Mighty in Power has taught him. The above verses not only proves that the Prophet did not err or sin, but also testifies that all his...
Infallibility of the Prophets in the Quran and Hadith 1 Introduction This article deals with the contention of whether or not the prophets and the messengers of Allah are infallible (sinless). In...
Ghadir Khumm and the Orientalists 6 The Meaning of "Mawla" The last argument in the strategy of the Sunni polemicists in their response to an event or a hadith presented by the Shi'as is to give it...
Ghadir Khumm and the Orientalists 5 Shaban & His New Interpretation Among the latest work by Western scholarship on the history of Islam is M.A. Shaban's Islamic History AD 600-750 subtitled as "...
Ghadir Khumm and the Orientalists 4 Ghadir Khumm: From Oblivion to Recognition Another striking example of the Orientalists' ignorance about Shi'ism is A Dictionary of Islam (1965) by Thomas Hughes....
Ghadir Khumm and the Orientalists 3 Ghadir Khumm: From Oblivion to Recognition The event of Ghadir Khumm is a very good example to trace the Sunni bias that found its way into the mental state of...
Menstruation Cycle 3 Scenario 3: This woman in the past 2 months has seen blood on different dates and the blood flow did not have a fixed duration. This month she saw blood for 13 days. The blood...
Menstruation Cycle 2 Some scenarios of women who have a ‘Habit of Duration’ Scenario 1:  If a woman in the last two months has seen blood for 8 days BUT this month she sees it for 13 days, what is...
Menstruation Cycle 1 Haidh is a type of blood that is discharged from the womb of a woman every month. In order to better understand haidh let us follow the eight simple steps below: Verification If...
Divorce or Dissolution of Marriage (2) Conditions of the effectiveness of divorce  Divorce is valid and operative only if the following conditions are fulfilled:  * The husband who divorces must be...
Is it true that Imam Hussein’s assassin was killed on the ninth of Rabi’ul Awwal and his head was sent to Imam Sajjad (a.s.)? One of several subjects that have been associated with this day is the...
The Immortal Sayyeda Zeinab (PBUH) Historically, female leaders have been overshadowed in the mainstream Muslim world. In fact, Islam would not have survived all that time if it was not for the...
Who Was Actually IMAM HUSSEIN (PBUH) ? In the Glorious Quran: "Should anyone argue with you concerning him, after the knowledge that has come to you, say, ‘Come! Let us call our sons and your sons,...
Imam Husseinˈs Purposes to Revolt Against Yazid Imam Hussein (PBUH) was a man of faith and action. During nights, he worshipped Allah in privacy while during the day he worked hard and guided the...
THE OCCULTATIONS OF IMAM MAHDI (PBUH) (2) The Major Occultation And Who Saw The IMAM (PBUH) After the year 329 A H., when the major occultation commenced the special deputation of Imam Al-Mahdi...
THE OCCULTATIONS OF IMAM MAHDI (PBUH) (1) The Minor Occultation And Four Deputies Shia twelvers believe that Imam Mahdi (the 12th and the last Imam) is now alive and he is in occultation. There are...
Imam Mahdi The Common Belief Among All Muslims After propounding the Quran and traditional ar­guments there remains no doubt amongst the Muslims, irrespective of his religion either Sunni, Shiite,...
Imam Mahdi birth and his parents in Sunni traditions In the previous part (article: The Twelfth Imam from Sunni traditions point of view ), I provided extensive traditions from the six authentic...