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  • Pursuing Excellence, The Guide to Memorising The Holy Qur’an

    This text explores the importance of Memorising the Holy Qur'an in light of the Holy Books itself and many traditions of the Holy Prophet (S) and the Pure Imams of the Ahlul Bayt (as). It gives also many practical suggestions that will help anyone who would like to start memorising the Holy Book at any age.

  • Sciences of Hadith

    The present text is a collection of lectures presented in front of a classroom regarding the hadith. What is the hadith? Why is it important for us to know its significance? How to recognize the real hadith? Who were the most known ahadith fabricators? What are the conditions that a narrator had to comply to be deemed credible? These questions find relevant answers in this book.

  • The Invaluable Book, A Brief Commentary on the Nahju ‘l-Balaghah

    In this text the author speaks about the Nahju ‘l-Balaghah which is a precious collection of the sermons, letters, invocations, advices and the sayings of Amiru ‘l-Mu’minin, Imam ‘Ali bin Abi Talib (upon whom be peace), about the author that compiled the book and about Imam Ali's Hadiths, how many were recorded, how they were transmitted and how they are perceived today.

  • The Meaning of Salawaat

    The Meaning of Salawaat Sheikh Mansour Leghaei Introduction In the Name of God; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful “Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Prophet, O you who believe! send your blessings on him, and solute him a thorough salutation”. (33:56) One of the best ways to know the personality of great men is to study their literature and listen to their words. As Imam Ali states in Nahjul-Balagha: "Man is hidden behind his tongue” meaning by our words we introduce ourselves not with our certificates. Different people according to their job use different jargons. Politicians have their own jargons, as physicians do, as drivers do etc. The jargon of truck drivers are different from professors. Therefore, when people talk you can more or less depending on your skills in this field tell which class of society they belong to. Today, being the birthday anniversary of Imam Ridha’ (a.s.) I would like to present to you a very fragrant flower from the

  • The Spread of Islam, From its beginning to the 14th Century

    The Spread of Islam, From its beginning to the 14th Century Sh. Mansour Leghaei ******** The present text presents in a short and succinct manner the historical and geographical spread of the religion of Islam. ********* Dimensions of the Resources 1. Books on the biography of the Prophet of Islam: such as سیرة ابن هشام المتوفی 151 which is the revised version of the Seerah of Ibn Ishaq. Seerah of ibn Ishaq is translated under ‘The Life of Muhammad’ by A. Guillaume, 1955. Also, the work of Ayatollah Sobhani ‘The Message’ is a scholarly record of the life of Prophet Muhammad. 2. The history of the major Islamic cities: Such as “The History of Baghdad” written by Khatib Baghdadi, died in 463 A.H or ‘the History of Dameshq’ by Ibn Asakar, died in 571A.H. 3. Travel Accounts: Such as the travel account of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim traveler of the 14th century A.D. His travel lasted for about 30 years. He is the only medieval traveler who is known to have visited

  • A Lecture on Martyrdom of Imam Husayn

    A Lecture on Martyrdom of Imam Husayn preceded by an overview of his personality, character and lineage giving a brief introduction of the life and character of his father Imam 'Ali (as) and his grandfather, Prophet Muhammad (S).

  • Brief account of the last days of Imam Husayn

    Brief account of the last days of Imam Husayn, upon arriving in Karbala to the day of Ashura 2nd Muharram: Imam Husayn (asws) arrives in Karbala Ninawa Imam Husayn (asws) stopped at Ninawa and dismounted His Horse. A rider suddenly appeared from the direction of Kufa carrying arms and a bow hanging over his shoulder. Everyone came to a stop and looked in the direction of the rider. As he approached them, he greeted Hurr (as) and his followers but did not do so to Imam Husayn (as) or His companions. He gave Hurr (as) a letter from Ubaydullah ibn Ziyad (la) which said, "Upon receiving my letter, immediately stop the journey of Imam Husayn (asws). Force Him to stop in an area which is open with no protective enclosure or supply of water. I have instructed my messenger to remain with you and not to leave you until you have implemented my orders. Peace be with you." After reading the letter, Hurr (as) said to Imam Husayn (asws) and His followers, "This is a letter from the

  • Divine Will & Martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.)

    Urdu Majlis of Allamah Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi (t.s.). Majlis recited in 1980s translated into English by Dr. Shabeeb Rizvi ********* In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful Allah’s Blessings be on you, O Saaheb al-Amr, help us and forsake us not Imam Husain (a.s.) stated: “Allah intends to see me martyred.” It was at the time when Imam Husain (a.s.) was bidding adieu to the grave of the Messenger of Allah (S) and was weeping profusely. In that state of grief he fell off to sleep for a while and dreamt that the Messenger of Allah (S) had come out of his grave up to his waist. Imam Husain (a.s.) hugged him and exclaimed, “Dear grandfather! Please take me along with you in the grave.” That is when the Holy Prophet (S) prophesied to him, “O Husain! You undertake your journey to Iraq because Allah intends to see you martyred.” He (S) also informed to take his family along with him, “Surely Allah intends to see them as captives.” I have presented

  • The Life of Imam Husayn (‘a) Research and Analysis

    Imam Husayn's (as) is a hero and a historical personality. But unlike a historical personality who is forgotten, the struggle of the Imam (as) will never be forgotten. His actions and the events of his martyrdom have a profound impact upon society and the behaviour and the cultural aspects of someone's life. The lessons learned from this episode of bravery are many and they can be applied now as they were applied then. The lessons are aimed not just at Muslims but at every human being and were we to follow his manner the society would be a peaceful and happy one.

  • The Revolution of Imam Husayn

    A series of seven Lectures that analyse the roots & the impact of Imam Husayn's (as) uprising against the caliph of his time, Yazid.

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