Divine Message

[Surah Al-A'raf 7:156]: … My mercy embraces all things… .

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)
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL NECESSITIES Human being is the composition of two elements: body and spirit. These two elements are correlated and interacting. Man's happiness depends totally on the soundness of...
The Different Facets of the Formal Aspect of Religion It has become clear from what has been said thus far that the Holy Quran, which is the principal source of religious thought in Islam, has given...
Islamic Monotheism (2) If He is, other things are nothing. It is impossible to turn to another pole once a man knows God, or to assume anything as a goal. Thus, faith in Islam is higher than any...
Islamic Monotheism (1) What is the viewpoint of Islam concerning human perfection? When a school of thought wishes to build up a following, it must provide guidance and strengthen the resolution of...
The Principles of Interpretation of the Quran At the beginning of Islam it was commonly believed by some Sunnis that if there was sufficient reason one could ignore the outward meaning of Quranic...
The Outward and Inward Aspects of the Quran It has been explained that the Holy Quran elucidates religious aims through its own words and gives commands to mankind in matter of doctrine and action....
Shia and The Quran (2) The Outward and Inward Aspects of the Quran It has been explained that the Holy Quran elucidates religious aims through its own words and gives commands to mankind in matter of...
Shia and The Quran (1) The Different Facets of the Formal Aspect of Religion It has become clear from what has been said thus far that the Holy Quran, which is the principal source of religious...
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...
"Unschooled" Prophet And The Word "Ummi"? (1) The claim of Dr Sayyid `Abd al-Latif (who observes that the source of belief in an "unschooled" Prophet (SA) has been in the interpretation of the word "...
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...
PERSEVERANCE ON PRINCIPLES (2) Addressing to Amir ul-Mu'minin (PBUH), Amr ibn al-Hamq said: By God I swear, Amir ul-Mu'minin, I have loved you and declared allegiance to you, not because of a family...
PERSEVERANCE ON PRINCIPLES (1) Regulations and principles play a great role in the lives of societies and nations. The highness of the principles of any nation proves its civilization. Likewise, any...
Obscenity, Revilement and Defamation Obscenity is the expression that is offensively and grossly indecent, such as the shameless and improper words used by the ignorant and avoided by the noble. Such...
UNTRUTH Untruth denotes the disconformity of speech with reality. It is surely the source of evils. From this cause, the Islamic Sharia has banned untruth, censured the untruthful, and threatened...
The Event Of Hudaybiyyah In the life-history of the Prophet (SA), there are events which bring to light the fact that even while in Medina, the Prophet (SA) did not read or write. Among all such...
Who Was Hazrat Sakinah (A.S)? (2) Winds of Revolution When Muawiah died in the middle of Rajab of year 60(Hijra), and his son Yazied took power, and ordered his walis to ask for the people's pledge...
Who Was Hazrat Sakinah (A.S)? (1)  Sakinah was the youngest daughter of Imam Hussein. She was a vivacious child, full of love and happiness. Everyone loved Sakinah. She was also a very religious girl...
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,...
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)...
The Women and Their Social Independence in the Society (2) THE FATHER'S PERMISSION   The question, which needs examination from the point of view of the authority exercised by fathers over their...
The Women and Their Social Independence in the Society (1) INDEPENDENCE OF CHOOSING DESTINY   One day a girl, who looked very perturbed, came to the Holy Prophet and said: "O Messenger of Allah! My...
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....
Rights of Wives (2) Physical Defects Any nation that lacks religious and moral values and is predominated by deviation must encounter the results of its individuals aberrance and corruption. Like the...
Rights of Wife (1) The Islamic Sharia has paid the greatest attention to wives and granted them, opposite to the rights of husbands, all their material and ethical rights that are based on wisdom,...
Rights of Husbands By virtue of their obligatory and guardianship on their wives, husbands enjoy definite rights: 1. Obedience to Husbands A wife is fully responsible for responding to the husband’s...
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....
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:...
MATRIMONIAL RIGHTS Merits of Marriage Marriage is the holy legal tie between man and woman through which they share the same life and reciprocate definite rights and obligations. God has passed the...
Our parents in the Quran A man came to Allah's Apostle the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?" The...
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...
Ahlul-bayt in the glorious Qur'an The Glorious Qur'an, the revealed word of Almighty Allah to His last and greatest Prophet, Muhammad (s.a.w.), is the source of all divine laws and has given humanity...
The influence of Imams (PBUTH) on Lady Fatima Masuma (PBUH) According to authentic traditions, during the year 179 A.H, Imam al-Kazim (PBUH) was arrested on the orders of Hārūn (the 5th Abbasid...
Some Point of Lady Fatima Masuma (A) Life Why did Lady Fatima Masuma (A) not marry? It is almost certain that Lady Fatima Masuma (A) did not marry. The question arises “Why?” We know that marriage is...
The high status of Lady Fatima Masuma (A) In the salutation (Ziyārat) of Lady Fatima Masuma (A) which has been narrated from Imam al-Reza (A) (the salutation is quoted in the final chapter of this...
OBEDIENCE AND GOD-FEARING Humankind is a genuine element and distinctive being in this cosmos because of the numerous traits and donations that God has given exclusively to him so as to prefer him to...
The Method of Shi'ism in Hadith The principle that the hadith possesses validity, as attested by the Quran, is not at all disputed among Shi'ites or in fact among all Muslims. But because of the...
Monotheism According to the School of Ahlul-Bait (PBUTH) Imam Ali (a.s.) in Nahjul-Balagha says: "The foremost in religion is the knowing of Him, the perfection of knowing Him is to believe in His...
The Meaning of Imam (5) The Difference Between Prophet and Imam The previous argument about reception of Divine injunctions and laws by the prophets only proves the basis of prophecy, namely the...
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...
Imam Ali (A.S.) and the Caliphate (3) Developments of Judgment The confusion and disorder caused in the ranks of Imam Ali's (A.S.) army as a result of the raising the copies of the Holy Qur'an by the...
Imam Ali (A.S.) and the Caliphate (2) 1. Political Field Imam Ali (A.S.) defined the attributes of governors and government officials whom Islam recommends to manage the affairs of the Islamic nation...
Imam Ali (A.S.) and the Caliphate (1) The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) passed away with his head on the lap of Imam Ali (A.S.). He departed to his Lord, the Most High, while still worried about the...
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...
What is the Root of The Fast of Ashura Day? Some traditions are found in Sunni books to the effect that the Prophet (s.a.w.) on migrating to Medina found the Jews fasting on the 10th of Muharram. He...
Lady Zeinab An Eloquent Lady After the tragedy of Karbala, Lady Zainab (PBUH) and the other captives were brought to the palace of Ibn Ziyad. There, Lady Zainab disguised herself among the other...
The Reasons of Imam Hussayn Revolution Imam Hussein (A.S.) did not possess the necessary force that would enable him to win; he did not even rely on those who wrote to him from Kaufa. For he declared...
Karbala and the Imam Husayn in Persian and Indo-Muslim literature (3) The suwari theme was lovingly elaborated by Sangi, that is the Talpur prince 'Abdu'l-Husayn, to whom Sindhi owes some very fine...
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...