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  • The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part 6

    This paper is based on part twelve of lectures delivered by the author in Muharram 1428/ January 2007 in London. Parts one to ten have been covered in previous issues. Part eleven was delivered on the Day of Ashura about Imam Husayn (a) and remembrance of God and will be published separately.This part delves further into the state of affairs after the return of Imam Mahdi, such as establishing universal brotherhood, peace and love.

  • The Witnessing and Recording of Deeds

    This article analyses the verses of the Qur’an that describe the Day of Judgement, reminding us that that we are being watched by our guardian angels, our organs, and all beings surrounding us, and that all our deeds are being recorded and during that Day every single action and thought will be judged, so we need to take responsibility to every single thing we do or think.

  • From Medina to Sham: Lady Zaynab’s Commitment to Wilayah

    This article seeks to elucidate Lady Zaynab’s commitment to wilayah from Medina to Karbala, and then Sham (Damascus) by her obedience to - and protection and defense of - Imam Husayn.

  • Religious and Scientific Views on Mental Illness

    This paper addresses the issue Mental Illness from two perspectives: the psychological perspective and that of the Qur’an and hadith. To prevent and treat mental disorders, religious leaders have provided necessary training in correct knowledge of – and attitude towards – oneself, God, life, the world and others.

  • Fatwas about Unity: Contemporary ‘Ulama of the Islamic World

    This article lists the verdicts and opinions of many prominent Sunni and Shia personalities regarding the madhahib (schools of thought) in Islam that affirm their validity and attest to their falling within the boundaries of Islam. The paper concludes with the views of these scholars regarding congregational prayers led by individuals of differing schools of thought.

  • Islamic Welfare and Muslim Unity in the Path of Imam ‘Ali

    The present article is the first part of a detailed study on the events of the period right after the demise of the noble Prophet (S) of Islam explaining the policies and principles that animated them from within, as well as expounding upon Imam ‘Ali’s (‘a) pivotal role with regards to them.

  • Majma’ al-Bayan: Bridging Enclaves of Knowledge

    The following article deals with Tabarsi’s Qur’anic exegesis, particularly the Majma’ al-Bayan, and his manner of tafsir which attempted to include, in a respectful way, the views of all the Islamic schools of thought. As the author mentions, this exegesis, was well-received by Al-Azhar scholars, and in particular by Shaykh Shaltut, who wrote a foreword to Tabarsi’s Majma’ praising its style and content. The author concludes by emphasizing the importance of respect and fairness in the mutual exchange of Islamic knowledge.

  • Rendering a New Aesthetic: The Development of Islamic Art and Architecture

    This article traces the development of Islamic art and architecture as seen in the early mosques of the seventh and eighth centuries. It concludes with a discussion on the relation between Islam and Europe, and the role of art in this relationship.

  • Greatness of the 27th of the Month of Rajab

    Greatness of the 27th of the Month of Rajab Translated from Al-Muraqibat by Saleem Bhimji (al-mubin@al-mubin.org) This article can be found on www.al-haqq.com [ Please note that we have not included the translation of all the Supplications due to lack of space. For those wishing to read the English as well, you can refer to the book, 'A'maal of Rajab and Sha'ban' published by Tayyiba Publishers and Distributors. ] ***** The present article explains in detail the benefits of praying in the night of 27 of Rajab and fasting during this day. As our Prophet (sawaws) is the last and the greatest of all the Prophets of Allah SWT, we his followers should be aware of the importance of this night and day and the blessing it might bring to our lives. ***** In the book Iqbal al-A'mal, it has been narrated from Muhammad ibn 'Ali al-Tarazi from Imam al-Jawad (peace be upon him) that the Imam (peace be upon him) said: "In the month of Rajab, there is a night which is better

  • Prayer, Worship and Education

    The aim of the text "Prayer - Worship and Education" is to make the readers become better acquainted with the significance of the prayer and its marked influence on psychological, social and ethical affairs and also to make better understood the unique devotional role of prayer in comparison with other Islamic obligations.

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