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  • An Introduction to Islamic Precepts

    A very short introduction to the Islamic Principles of Islam Shi'a Itha-'Asheri and its sources

  • Arsh, Throne of Allah

    Arsh, Throne of Allah Shaykh Bahmanpour A short discussion about the Arsh, the Throne of Allah in light of the Holy Qur’an and Traditions. ***** بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِIn our discussion of the last verse of Surah Taubah; فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا فَقُلْ حَسْبِيَ اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ“But if the turn away, say, Allah is sufficient for me, (None has the right to be worshipped but Him). In Him I put my trust and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne” (9:129) • We came to the concept of Arsh at the end of the Surah and as I said it really deserved an independent discussion to verify what the Arsh means in the Qur’an and the Hadith. • Of course people have given different views about reality and the quality of the Arsh. • What I will mention here is mainly taken from Al Mizan of Allama Tabatabai. • His views of course are in line of Shia Ulama and completely different from the line of the Sunni

  • Basic Teachings Of Islam

    A very short introduction to the Islamic Principles of Islam Shi'a Itha-'Asheri and its sources

  • Sciences of the Qur’an (''Uloom al-Qur’an”)

    Sheikh Leghaei explores the subject of Sciences of the Holy Quran in 12 condensed but comprehensive lessons that give the reader an overview of the ocean of knowledge and spirituality of the Word of God.

  • An Account of Islamic Ethics

    This text deals with the importance of the ethical training and education of the human being. As the writer says in the text, technical and scientific development without the ethical development is like building high rises on top of a volcano and is destined to fall miserably.

  • Aspects of Religion in Nahjul-Balaghah

    In this text the author explains several aspects of Shi'a Faith in the light of the words of Imam Ali (as) examining the Nahjul Balaghah.

  • Idols of Pre-Islamic Arabia

    Idols of Pre-Islamic Arabia أصنام العرب قبل الاسلام By Yasin T. al-Jibouri On p. 35 of Ibn Hisham’s Seera, the Prophet of Islam is quoted as having said that the first person to cover the creed of Ishmael son of Abraham was one Amr ibn Luhay ibn Qam`ah ibn Khindaf. This man, according to the Prophet, installed idols and started the custom of making offerings to them as well as other pagan rituals. Hubal idol   Amr ibn Luhay went out of Mecca to the Sham lands, today’s “Greater Syria” area which, at the time, incorporated Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine. When he came to Mab of the Balqa area, which was then inhabited by the “Amaleeq,” descendants of `Imlaq (or `Imleeq) son of Lawdh son of Sam son of Noah, and he saw them worshipping idols. He said to them, “What are these idols which I see you worshipping?” They told him that they were worshipping them because whenever they pleaded to them to let the rain fall, they responded, and whenever they sought

  • Righteousness is the Elixir of Eternal Happiness

    This text attempts to interpret that the attractive world and its wonderful creations on earth created by Allah (s.w.t) will give temporary happiness to a believer unless he walks on the path of righteousness and serves God to attain perpetual happiness.

  • Adl- Justice and Decree

    This text explains notions like: divine justice, individual choice, individual justice, family justice, social justice and Islamic justice through examples from the Holy Quran and ahadith from the Ahlul Bayt (as).

  • A small collection of Ahadith (Traditions)

    A small collection of Ahadith on various topics.


Do not keep the company of an evil person, for surely your character will take on something of his character without your even realizing it.

- Imam Ali -

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