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  • Shining Sun - In Memory of ‘Allamah Tabataba’i

    The book consists of two main parts. The first part includes an introduction and a memorial focusing on 'Allamah's life, and the second part is a series of discussions that the author of the book, Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Husayni Tehrani had with the 'Allamah. The discussions are based on the Noble Qur'an. Even though both the author and 'Allamah Tabataba'i are among the top Shi'a figures of the twentieth century, the book is not based on Shi'a narrations in particular.

  • Our Responsibilities during the Period of Occultation of the Present Imam

    This text presents based on Hadith the two main duties of the Shi'a Muslims during the Occultation of our Present Imam (atfsh).

  • Ancient Prophets for a Modern World - The True Story of Jesus (P)

    In this text the writer eloquently underlines the importance of the Christian-Islamic dialogue. Mary and Jesus (P) are talked about and the differences in both ideologies presented. The writer discusses about the verses in the Qur'an that regard the mother and the son and what their position with Allah is and mentions the misconceptions of the Christians that regard Jesus (P).

  • Introduction to Imamiyyah Scholars: Al-Shaykh al-Saduq and His Works

  • Reflections on Munajat Sha'baniyyah

    This paper is based on a lecture delivered by the author in the Shrine of Lady Masumah (a) in Qum on 15th June 2013 and another in the Hawzah Ilmiyyah of England in London on 20th May 2016.

  • Imam al-Hadi: Torch-Holders of Guidance Series

    This article is a short biography of Imam al-Hadi, the tenth of the Twelve Imams whom are the spiritual and political successors to the Prophet Muhammad. A short biography will be offered, including Features such as his instructions and the social and political condition during his time.

  • A Glimpse of Nahjul Balaghah’s Sermon of Disparagement

    A Glimpse of Nahjul Balaghah’s Sermon of Disparagement (Al-Khutbah al-Qasiah). This paper offers a glance into the reasons for Divine trials, qualities of Satan, and the effects and consequences of arrogance and following one’s desires.

  • The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part 4

    This part of the articles series further delves into the signs of the moral, cultural, and religious state of affairs before the advent of Imam Mahdi as well some events after the his return. This series of papers is based on parts seven and eight of a series of lectures delivered by the author in Muharram 1428/January 2007 in London.

  • Quran strategy on its Own Preservation, Part 2

    This second part of the article explores the Qur’an’s easy and accurate memorization, omission of details, and scientific ambiguity.

  • The Core of Action: Sincerity of Intention

    Intention is the orientation of one’s whole being. It is not separable from one’s views and values, and that is why it is the source of one’s actions and what gives value to one’s deeds.This article explains that Sincerity is the state of not being motivated by anything other than God’s sake.

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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 (a) -

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