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, 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,...
The Principles of Rights in the Sahifah Sajjadiyah 2 The Right of God over Men The first right stated by the venerable Imam is the right of God towards the servants. “But the greater right of God is...
The Principles of Rights in the Sahifah Sajjadiyah 1 In the last part of this article, it is good to cast a glance at the glorious book of Imam Sajjad (A.S.) Through this, one may learn useful legal...
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...
Al-Huruf al-Muqatt’ah  or The Broken Letters in the Quran In the beginning of 29 chapters of the Noble Quran, we come across al-Huruf al-Muqatt'ah (the Broken Letters) and as the name implies, these...
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...
Almighty Allah's Words Addressed to Jesus (2) The Remembrance of God 88. Imam Rida, Peace be upon him, said: Engraved on the ring of Jesus, Peace be upon him, were two sentences from the Gospel: '...
Almighty Allah's Words Addressed to Jesus (1) 76. Imam Ja'far Sadiq ('a) said: Among things with which God, the Blessed and Exalted, exhorted Jesus ('a) was: 'O Jesus! I am your Lord, and the Lord of...
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...

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