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  • 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

  • Imam Ali in the Noble Qur’an

    Compilation of Qur’anic verses in reference to Imam Ali (A.S.) based on the the tafseer of Agha Mahdi Pooya    

  • The Apostasy Ruling and its Justification in Twelver Shi’i Jurisprudence

    This study analyses the issue of apostasy in Islam, what constitutes an apostate in light of traditional Shi’i jurisprudence and its penalty.

  • Commentary of the Noble Quran: Surah al-Ikhlaas [Sheikh Saleem Bhimji]

    In this video, we examine Surah al-Ikhlaas from the Noble Quran, based on the commentary of Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi and found in his multi-volume work, Tafseer-i Nemuneh. For access to articles and FULL length books written and translated by Al-Fath Al-Mubin Publications, a division of the Islamic Publishing House, go to http://www.al-mubin.org If you have benefited from this or any of our other talks on our channel, consider a donation to help us continue our published works and future videos. Donations can be made via any of the following methods with 100% of your contribution going towards the project which means the most to you! Thank you very much and may Allah reward you! DONATION DETAILS 1) Via PayPal: saleem1176@rogers.com 2) Via Western Union: Saleem Bhimji 3) Donations from Canada can be made through a bank transfer: Banking Details: Account Name: Islamic Publishing House Account Number: 5202492 Branch Transit Number: 111 Branch

  • Commentary of the Noble Quran: Surah al-Falaq [Sheikh Saleem Bhimji]

    The Islamic Publishing House (www.iph.ca) are pleased to present our new series of Visualations – Visual Translations - explaining the Noble Quran. This video will focus on the commentary of Surah al-Falaq. The details for this commentary have been extracted from the work of Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi in his multi-volume work, Tafsir-i Nemuneh. For access to articles and some of the FULL length books written and translated by Al-Fath Al-Mubin Publications, a division of the Islamic Publishing House, go to http://www.al-mubin.org. Our works can also be purchased from www.iph.ca (Canada), www.ihsstore.ca (Canada), www.taqwamedia.com (USA and International), www.hujjatbookshop.co.uk (Europe). If you have benefited from our videos, please consider a financial contribution to help us continue our published works and future videos. Donations can be made via any of the following methods with 100% of your contribution going towards the

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