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  • Heavenly Warrant

    Heavenly Warrant By: Sayyid M.S. Musavi Garmaroodi Translated by: M. Mehrabi In The Name Of God From afar Medina seemed like a gem in the emerald ring of palm groves, prompting one to laze under the shade of a palm tree and take a refreshing drink of water. On the path approaching the city from the eastward direction, a young man was leading a herd of camels towards the city. He was mounted on a she-camel, and attending to the herd. The animals were hungry and the long journey in the barren desert had them worn out. It was blazing hot and the heat of the burning sun beamed down on them relentlessly. The mouth of the camel driver was dry because of thirst. The restlessness of the herd too told of their thirst and hunger. He was leading the camels toward the town and pushing a bit to get there before the sun would come right up. The camels, smelling the scent of the orchards and water nearby let loose and got out of control. The young cameleer did his best to

  • Story of Sacrifice

  • The Coins of Victory

    From the series "With the Infallibles" - Based on the life-story of his eminence Imam Muhammed Baqir (p.b.u.h )

  • The Gardener of the Gardens of Tawheed

    A wonderful story underlying the asceticism and good nature of Imam Ali (pbuh) and Imam Hasan ibn Ali (pbuh) and how generous and humble their behaviour used to be.

  • Approaches to Interpreting and Establishing a Historical Event

    Approaches to Interpreting and Establishing a Historical Event Ali Imran An internet marketer by profession and founder of Iqra Online. Currently in the post-graduate stage of studies in a seminary in Qom. *** A people’s history plays a significant role in their current state of affairs. What occurred, how later generations studied and interpreted what occurred and what they do with those interpretations at any given time, all play a role in shaping, forming one’s identity and giving a sense of direction and responsibility in day to day life. From a Muslim’s perspective, the study of no other history is more important than the study of the Prophet’s (p) life. Depending on what school of thought one belongs to, what occurred after the demise of the Prophet (p) could be prioritized differently in terms of historical study. For the Imāmī Shī’a, the next three centuries are also of utmost importance as that is the time frame in which the Imāms (a) lived in. How one

  • The Psychological Effects of Loving the Transient World

    The Psychological Effects of Loving the Transient World This is the translation of a lecture given by Ayatullah Makarem Shirazi Ali Imran An internet marketer by profession and founder of Iqra Online. Currently in the post-graduate stage of studies in a seminary in Qom. *** This is from a small booklet that I have titled The Touch Of Grace, a compilation of lectures followed by various questions and answers by one of my favourite scholars, Ayatullah Makarem Shirazi. The short booklet was compiled and edited by Syed Ajaz Mehdi Naqvi. Below is one of the sections where Ayatullah Makarem presents points on the psychological effects of loving temporary world – some Arabic portions were removed by me due to some formatting issues I was encountering. ***** عن ابن عباس قال: سمعت رسول الله (صلي الله عليه وآله و سلم) يقول: انه ما سكن حب الدنيا قلب عبد الا التاط فيها بثلاث: شغل لاينفد عناؤه و فقر لايدرك غناه و امل لا ينال منتهاه، الا ان الدنيا و الاخرة طالبتان و مطلوبتان،

  • The Secret of Ashura’s Immortality

    The Secret of Ashura’s Immortality This is a translated summary of a speech given by Ayatullah Misbah Yazdi. Ali Imran An internet marketer by profession and founder of Iqra Online. Currently in the post-graduate stage of studies in a seminary in Qom. ************** اَلْحَمْدُلِلّهِ رَبِّ الْعالَمين وَ الصَّلاةُ وَ السَّلامُ عَلي‏؛ سَيِّدِالْاَنْبِياءِ وَ الْمُرسَلين حَبِيبِ اِلهِ الْعالَمين اَبِي‌الْقاسِم مُحَمَّد وَ عَلي‏؛ آلِهِ الطَّيِبينَ الْطّاهِرِينَ الْمَعْصُومينWe all believe that throughout human history, the event of Karbala holds a unique position and its value cannot be compared with any other occurrence. However for some people, it is possible that certain questions regarding this event may arise. In the incident of Karbala, extraordinary types of oppressions took place upon the children of the Prophet (pbuh). In this unequal battle, which took place between the loyalists of Imam Hussain (as) – who were about 72 persons – and the opposing side, about whom

  • To Say Or Not To Say: Justification for a Formless Marriage Contract

    To Say Or Not To Say: Justification for a Formless Marriage Contract (Nikāḥ Mu’āṭāt) Written for the module: Islamic Family Law, taken at The Islamic College for a MA in Islamic Studies with Professor Ali al-Hakim. Originally submitted on 5th June, 2017. Ali Imran An internet marketer by profession and founder of Iqra Online. Currently in the post-graduate stage of studies in a seminary in Qom. ************ Introduction With the advent of our postmodern era, Muslims specifically have faced epistemological and practical challenges that they had never encountered before in history. Amongst the various facets of Islam, it is Islamic law which has often been at the receiving end of many such challenges, leading numerous Shi’ī and Sunni jurists of the 20th and 21st century to accommodate the ever-changing social and political landscape of the human world. Islamic family law rests at the core of various dilemmas. These predicaments range from; concerns pertaining to the

  • A Few Words on Knowing Allah

    This text presents Islamic introduction regarding Allah, the ways of knowing Allah, the Oneness of Allah in the Holy Qur’an and the individual and social effects of monotheism.

  • Dealing With Seemingly Contradictory Ethical Verses & Traditions

    Dealing With Seemingly Contradictory Ethical Verses

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