Vol. 17, no. 1, Spring 2016

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Allamah al-Hilli on Imamate in his Kashf al-Murad, Part 5

This part of the articles series expands on Imam Ali’s close relationship to the Prophet, expounds on well-known hadiths on the Imam’s faith and merits, and his immeasurable services to Islam.

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