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The Obligations during the Era of Occultation of Imam Mahdi al-Qaim (ATFS)

The Obligations during the Era of Occultation of Imam Mahdi al-Qaim (ATFS)
By: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei Al-Hurr Al-Amili narrates seventeen narrations in the thirteenth chapter of the section on Jihad in Wasailul Shi’a (the chapter dedicated to rising up militarily before the reappearance of the Awaited Imam). These narrations may seem to indicate the obligation of remaining silent in the face of atrocities and the oppression of the enemies during the era of occultation and the impermissibility of rising up to ...

The Companions and the Narrators of the Traditions of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.)

The Companions and the Narrators of the Traditions of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.)
By: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi The Abbasid government did not allow 'Ulama' and jurisprudent to communicate with Imam Abu Muhammad (a.s.) lest his virtues and vast knowledge would be spread among people everywhere, as then people would be affected by him and would turn their backs to the Abbasids. In spite of all the severe procedures the Abbasids took to separate the imam from people, some 'Ulama' and narrators communicated with him and narrated ...

A Devastating Storm

A Devastating Storm
O you who have faith! Remember Allah’s blessings upon you when the hosts came at you, and We sent against them a strong wind, and hosts whom you did not see. And God sees best what you do. [33/10] When they came at you from above and from below you [higher and lower ground], and when the eyes rolled (with fear), and the hearts leapt to the throats, and you entertained misgivings about Allah, [33/11] it was there that the faithful were tested ...

Why Mecca?

Why Mecca?
The Dalāʾil al-ḫayrāt is one of the most important and widespread Islamic prayer collections. It is well known from Morocco, where it was composed, to as far as Southeast Asia and there are several thousand manuscripts existing worldwide which contain this work. The Munich Codex dated 1857, but also several other manuscripts and various printed editions show, after a general introduction, a two-sided illustration of the Islamic holy cities ...

Arabic Language and Shi'ites

Arabic Language and Shi'ites
The first one to fourmulate the principles of syntax in Arabic, according to concurrence of opinions of scholars, was Amir-ul-Mu'minin Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib(A.S.). He gave the basic idea to Abul Aswad Ad-Du'ili, (Zalim Bin 'Amr) who was one of the prominent. Tabi'ites and who added to those basic ideas and expanded them at the instance and under the insturctions of Amir-ul-Mu'minin Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib(A.S.). From Abul Aswad, the science of ...

Islam and the Family System

Islam and the Family System
A sensible and well-balanced family system is the very foundation of a happy life. Indeed, it is the root of an advancing civilization. Religion comes to take human beings nearer to Allah. Therefore, it must create an atmosphere conducive to that ideal; otherwise, it cannot achieve its goal. No religion can be regarded as complete unless it has a well-defined code of family life which expressly shows the exact responsibility and role of each ...

Importance of Hijab

Importance of Hijab
By: Mahdi Mehrizi • When one marries a woman for her beauty only, Allah makes her beauty destruction for him. • When one marries a woman for her wealth, Allah makes her wealth destruction for him. • When one marries a woman for her social status, Allah makes her status destruction for him. • When one marries a woman for her religion, then Allah given him all three encompasses in her beauty, wealth and social status. A woman who adheres ...

What the Holy Qur'an and Traditions Say About Woman and Social Life

What the Holy Qur'an and Traditions Say About Woman and Social Life
By: Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi Obtaining Permission "O you who believe, do not enter houses other than your own houses, until you have obtained permission and greeted their dwellers; this is better for you, that you may remember."(Holy Qur’an, 24:27). Resemblance Imam Ali (a.s.) quotes the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.) as saying: "Allah curses those men who make themselves resemble women or those women who make themselves resemble men."[1][22] ...

Book Review; The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought, by Sachiko Murata (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992).

Book Review; The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought, by Sachiko Murata (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992).
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Polygamy in Islam

Polygamy in Islam
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THE ZIYARAT OF IMAM AL-HASAN AL-ASKARI (Arabic and English)

 THE ZIYARAT OF IMAM AL-HASAN AL-ASKARI (Arabic and English)
Translated by: Badr Shahin Shaykh al-Tusi has reported through a considerable series of narrators that Imam al-Hasan al-Askari (a.s.) said, “My grave will be in Surra-man-Ra’a (currently Samarra). It will be shelter for both the parties.” Explaining this saying, Shaykh al-Majlisi says that ‘both the parties’ means the Shi’ah and the Sunnah. This means that the virtue of the Imam (a.s.) includes both his adherents and his enemies. ...

Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.), the Master of Interpreters of the Holy Qur'an

Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.), the Master of Interpreters of the Holy Qur'an
The infallible imams of the Ahlul Bayt (a.s) paid excessive attention to the interpretation (tafsir) of the Holy Qur'an. Each one of them had a school of tafsir, and they were definitely the most aware of the contents of the Qur'an and all its sciences. The master of the pure progeny, Imam Ali (a.s.) was, among all the Prophet's companions, the most aware of the facts and minute details of the Qur'an, its muhkam (clear) verses and mutashabih ...

Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S) Towards the Paradise

Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S) Towards the Paradise
Imam Abu Muhammad al-Hassan al-Askari (a.s) spent his short life in sufferings and distresses. The Abbasid kings spared no effort in oppressing him. They moved him from a prison to another. They subjected him to confinement and imposed on him economical blockade. They prevented him from meeting with his followers as they prevented ulama and scholars from contacting with him to take from the fountains of his sciences. And this, as I think, was ...

The Pledge of Allegiance to Imam Reza (A.S.)

The Pledge of Allegiance to Imam Reza (A.S.)
Al-Ma'mun held a general popular festival attended by the ministers, the high-ranking statesmen, the commanders of the armed forces, and the rest of the people; at their head were the 'Alawides and the 'Abba`sids; the festival was held on Tuesday, the second day of the blessed month of Ramadan , in the year 201. Al-Ma'mu`n was seated and he had had two great cushions placed for Ima`m al-Rida`, so that he would have the same kind of seat and ...

Imam Reza's(A.S.) Prophecies

Imam Reza's(A.S.) Prophecies
Imam Reza(A.S.),had foretold many events before they happened, and they happened just as he had predicted. These prophecies clearly confirm the original faith of the Shï'a who say that Allah, the Exalted, endowed the Holy Infallible Imams of the Household (of the Holy Prophet) with excellence and inner knowledge, just as He had endowed His messengers. The following are some of the Imam's prophecies: 1. Al-Hasan b. Bashshar narrated on the ...

Hostile Attitude of Jews towards the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.)

Hostile Attitude of Jews towards the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.)
By: Yasin T. al- Jibouri For a long time, the Jews were masters of Medina. The tribes of Aws and Khazraj (the Ansar) had settled there later. Gradually, these tribes gathered strength and equaled the Jews in power and prestige. The internecine war of the Bu’ath, however, weakened them, and the Jews again assumed ascendancy. The Jews were a prosperous people and money lending at exorbitant rates of interest was one of their main occupations. ...

Short Maxims of Imam Al-Hasan (a)

Short Maxims of Imam Al-Hasan (a)
1- The people who consult for their affairs will surely be guided to the right. 2- Meanness is to avoid thanking the grace. 3- Imam al-Hasan(A.S.) said to one of his sons: O son, do not befriend anyone before you know his means and sources. When you try him and please to associate with him, you should then befriend him on bases of pardoning his faults and consoling him in misfortunes. 4- Do not fight the dim and like the fighting of the ...

Prophet Muhammad (P) Passed Away

Prophet Muhammad (P) Passed Away
Being a relative of Muhammad ('s) only means that your responsibility is greater. That is why it is reported that when someone saw Ali bin Al-Hussain ('a) crying in prayer despite the fact that his grandfather was the Messenger ('s) and Imam Ali ('a), while his grandmother was Fatima ('a) and Al-Hussain ('a) was his father, he told him that Allah created heaven for those who obey him even if they were slaves and he created hell for those who ...

Imam Reza's (A.S.) Journey from Medina to Marw

Imam Reza's (A.S.) Journey from Medina to Marw
Imam Reza's (A.S.) Journey from Medina to Marw In the year 200 A.H./ 816 A.D., Mamun sent his maternal uncle Reja bin Zahhak from Marw to Medina with flattering letters of invitation for Imam Reza (A.S.) and a group of other Alavis and revolutionaries, to come to Marw. He also gave instructions to his uncle to show the utmost respect to Imam Reza (A.S.) and invite him to Khorasan. Imam Reza (A.S.), being aware of Mamun's real intentions and the ...

Imam Reza's Morals and Counsels

Imam Reza's Morals and Counsels
The value of wisdom and moral is when it sets out of its leading springs to make its way in life to plant goodness, beauty, and love, and to uproot evil, corruption, and hatred. The individual who wishes to spiritually build his inner self wholly has to search for the wisdom whereby he discovers his shortcomings which distance him from virtuous humanity, and he has to look for the moral which brings him closer to his Lord and which deepens the ...