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“Ahya,”Reviving the Hearts

“Ahya,”Reviving the Hearts
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Punishment for Usurping the Orphan's Property is Meted Out in This World

Punishment for Usurping the Orphan's Property is Meted Out in This World
    The fifth Greater Sin is the murder of that person whose execution has not been ordered by Allah and the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.). Traditions which confirm that murder is a Greater Sin have already been mentioned at the beginning. Moreover the verses of the Holy Quran mention clearly the Divine punishment for the murderers. "And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his punishment is Hell; he shall abide in it, and Allah will send ...

The Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba ('a)

The Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba ('a)
Allah says in His Glorious Book:“Allah’s wish is but to remove uncleanness far from you, O folk of the Household and cleanse you with a through cleansing.”This Ayat refers to Ahl-al-Bayt (members of the household) who are Ali, Fatima, Hasan and Husayn ('a) while they were with the Messenger, covered by the same cover, united by the same religion, and honored by their love to Allah (swt), their commitment to His worshippers and ...

Blessings of Kowthar: Lady Fatima (S.A)

Blessings of Kowthar: Lady Fatima (S.A)
"When one of them is brought the news of a female [newborn], his face becomes darkened and he chokes with suppressed agony."He hides from the people out of distress at the news he has been brought: shall he retain it in humiliation, or bury it in the ground! Look! Evil is the judgement that they make." (Holy Qur'an 16:58-59)The above ayahs depict the state of anguish and horror of a non-Muslim society at the birth of a daughter.Why should the ...

Is Islamic Culture Compatible with Western Culture?

Is Islamic Culture Compatible with Western Culture?
If by “culture” here we refer to phenomena making man's logical mode of life understanding, objective and mentally enlightening, it is not only certainly compatible with Islamic culture, but also even encouraged and promoted by it. The criterion is, however, whether Western culture is capable of basing itself upon an objective man in an objective world or not.During the last decade of the twentieth century, hedonism and ...

Hazrat Ali Asghar: The Youngest Child of Imam Husain (A.S.)

Hazrat Ali Asghar: The Youngest Child of Imam Husain (A.S.)
Hazrat Ali Asghar was the youngest child of Imam Husain. He was born only a few weeks before Imam left Madinah. His mother's name was Rubaab daughter of Imra'u'l Qais who was the chief of the tribe of Kinda.Rubaab had two children, Sakina and Ali Asghar. She and her two children accompanied Imam to Karbala. The fact that Imam took with him a newly born baby further demonstrates that his intention was never to engage in any armed rebellion.At ...

Imam Mahdi (A.S.), the Twelfth Imam, the Great Leader and Peace-Maker of the World

Imam Mahdi (A.S.), the Twelfth Imam, the Great Leader and Peace-Maker of the World
By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi1. The End of the Night of DarknessWhen we look at our present situation, and we see the increase in crimes, massacres, wars, bloodshed, conflicts, international differences and the daily increase in corruption, we ask ourselves if the situation will continue in the same way and the extent of the crimes and corruption will so grow that all of society will be included in a continuous war and destroyed?Or the ...

Eid Ghadir Khumm

Eid Ghadir Khumm
The Farewell PilgrimageTen years after the migration (hijrah), the Messenger of Allah [peace and blessings be upon him and his Progeny] ordered to his close followers to call all the people in different places to join him in his last pilgrimage. On this pilgrimage he taught them how to perform the pilgrimage in a correct and unified form.This was first time that the Muslims with this magnitude gathered in one place in the presence of their ...

The Secret Number, Forty, in the Qur’an

The Secret Number, Forty, in the Qur’an
The significance of the age of forty is undeniable, as Prophet Muhammad said, “When one gets forty God tells his two guardian angels, ‘From now on, be strict on him and note every small and big deed he does.’”‌ This shows that one’s personality is formed before he becomes forty years old and every inner change will become harder after that. In the Qur’an The number forty has been mentioned with three ...

Knowledge Of Ahl ul-Bayt (A.S.)

Knowledge Of Ahl ul-Bayt (A.S.)
 By: Maulana Sayyid Zafar Hasan AmrohiKnowledge is of two types, one is natural and the other acquired. The former is bestowed by the Almighty to His exalted servants by revelation. There is no chance of error in this because the Teacher here has knowledge in His essence. There is no scope of loss because the recipient is infallible. He is free from error and forgetfulness. In the worldly life the knowledge of the teachers is itself incomplete. ...

Professor Ansarian: we must create the paradise right here in this universe/ most people in the universe do not appreciate Allah.

Professor Ansarian: we must create the paradise right here in this universe/ most people in the universe do not appreciate Allah.
Professor Ansarian went on to say that: the knowledge of the Infallible Imams are so high that they build the foundation and structure of their lives in a way that never collapse. This is the characteristics of the Imams, the structure of their lives is built and created in a way that is harm or damage proof. The structure of their lives is created in a way that pleases Allah Almighty. The structure and building of their lives are a door to ...

In view of the fact that Prophet Jesus (AS) is alive, why does the Qur\'an use the term "mutawaffik" which means "I will cause you to die"?

In view of the fact that Prophet Jesus (AS) is alive, why does the Qur\'an use the term "mutawaffik" which means "I will cause you to die"?
The verse 54 of Surah Aal-e Imran says: "Behold! Allah said: "O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow thee superior to those who reject faith, to the Day of Resurrection: Then shall ye all return unto me..." According to this verse, Prophet Jesus is dead? If God takes His servant\'s soul, doesn\'t it mean that he is dead? You are saying that Jesus ...

The Social Harms of Ghibah:

The Social Harms of Ghibah:
This greatly heinous vice and highly fatal sin, which is a destroyer of faith and morality, of the outward and the inward, which brings man disgrace and ignominy in the world and the Hereafter as alluded to in the preceding section, has also social evils and in this respect its ugliness and evil are greater than those of many other sins. One of the great objectives of the teachings of the great prophets, may God's peace be upon them, apart from ...

“Ahya,”Reviving the Hearts

“Ahya,”Reviving the Hearts
 The name of ‘ALI’ (High) is one of the divine attributes and it was uttered by the Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).    Imam Ali (AS) is the symbol of this great name. He was the only child born in the holy Ka’ba. His birth was a sign from God. He was born 30 years after the event of “Am ol-fil” on the 13th of Rajab.   History has introduced Imam Ali (AS) as a Miracle of ...

The tasbīḥ of other creatures

The tasbīḥ of other creatures
The tasbīḥ of other creatures All of creation—the seven heavens and the earth and whatever there is between them—glorifies God.[1] The animals such as the birds, inanimate objects such as the mountains,[2] thunder and storm[3] do so and that too is out of consciousness and instinct!    ﴾ تَسْبيحَهُ وَ صَلاتَهُ عَلِمَ قَدْ كُلُّ ﴿   “Each knows his prayer and glorification.”[4]   The ...

Shiite agencies Tanzania

Shiite agencies Tanzania
World Islamic Propagation and Humanitarian Services (WIPAHS) WIPAHS is an organization based in the capital city of Tanzania - Dar es Salaam. It is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). WIPAHS started its activities from nothing in 1985/1986. It is now about 16 years old. WIPAHS OBJECTIVES 1. Propagation of the true teachings of Islam as revealed to the Holy Prophet (SAW) and detailed by the Ahlul-Bayt (AS) 2. Uplift of the conditions ...

Today there is Need of Unity for Muslim Ummah for its Survival, Success and Emancipation

Today there is Need of Unity for Muslim Ummah for its Survival, Success and Emancipation
Source:Islamic Unity, in the Light of Speeches of the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Hazrat Ayatullah al-Uzma Sayyid Ali KhameneiCompiled by Hujatul Islam wal Muslimeen Ali Khaliqpur One of the important aspects that demands unity among Muslims are the threats and cautions that the Islamic world is facing today. These threats and admonitions are of such a nature that Muslim Ummah seems to possess no power of resistance against it due to ...

Keeping alive the remembrance of the Imam (pbuh)

Keeping alive the remembrance of the Imam (pbuh)
One of our important duties during the time of occultation is to remember our Imam (PBUH) more often in gatherings and in private, and to make gatherings for his remembrance:I heard Imam al-Sadiq (PBUH) saying, "Our Shia are compassionate among each other. When they hold a private meeting, they remember Allah. Verily, the remembrance of us is of the remembrance of Allah. When we are remembered, Allah has been remembered, and when our enemy is ...

Two Essential Traits: Fear and Hope (Khauf wa Raja)

Two Essential Traits: Fear and Hope (Khauf wa Raja)
A Mu'min is recognized by two essential traits-he has fear of Allah and hopes for His rewards in moderation. The Mu'min neither spends all his life in acute fear of Allah's retribution, nor has he excessive hopes of rewards! One has to bear in mind that both these excesses are sins!Ruja means carrying hope of Allah's Mercy. A person who expects ruja but continues with his sinful acts will be a hypocrite of the highest order. This will be ...

Dua'a Jawshan E Kabir

Dua'a Jawshan E Kabir
Bismilla Hir Rahma Nir RahimAllahoomma Salle Alaa Mohammadin Wa Aale Mohammad."Sobhanaka Ya Laa Illaha Illa Anta! Ghavsal-Ghavsal Ghavsa Khallisna Minan-Nare Ya Rabbe."(Note: To be repeated after each Dua'a.)There is no deity but Thou Who art above all defects. Thou art the best of all protectors. Protect us from the fire of hell, O' Lord.(1) For Success in Difficult Works:"Alla-Houma Inni As'aloka Be-lsmeka Yaa Allaho, Ya Rahman, Ya Rahimo, Ya ...