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  • Types of Unity in the Quran and Fundamental Causes of Disunity

    Types of Unity in the Qur’an and Fundamental Causes of Disunity Ustadh Muhammad Wa’idh Zadeh Khurasani, Director, World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought Translated by Salim S. Yusufali and Shaista K. Yusufali This article was translated from Himase-ye Ittihad, pages 51-59.
  • The Image of God in the Qur’an

    The image of God as presented in the Qur’an is one that speaks of Him in personal terms. God has a personal relationship with every individual. In this text the authors try to present a detailed account of the attributes of God as portrayed in the Qur’an.
  • What is Taqleed?

    What is Taqleed? Meaning, History and Proofs of Taqleed from the Quran and Sunnah By Saleem Bhimji ***** As it is well known, during the time of our Prophet Muhammad, he was the sole authority in religious and political issues and all questions and enquiries about the religion or matters dealing with the community had to be forwarded to him or one whom he directly placed in authority (by the orders of Allah of course). With his passing away, the chain of legitimate successors (the 12 A’immah) started. The first of the explicitly appointed leaders was the Commander of the Faithful Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s) culminating with the final rightful successor of the Prophet being our 12th Imam, Al Hujjah Ibn Al Hassan Al Askari (a.s). The Imamah of the 12th Imam was quite different than that of the previous 11 A’immah since he was, by the wisdom of Allah (s.w.t) required to go into two separate and distinct occultations. His minor occultation lasted for a little over 70 years
  • Forty Hadith, An Exposition, Second Revised Edition

    Islamic scholars, motivated by a tradition from the Prophet Muhammad, which promises Divine Rewards for scholars who collect forty traditions, compile hadith narrations in groups of forty. This text is the Second revised edition of a detailed commentary on 40 selected traditions narrated through the Prophet (S) and his Ahl al-Bayt (a) on topics of ethics and spirituality.Thirty-three of the hadith Imam Khomeini selected pertain to Islamic ethics, including acts which bring reward or punishment. The other seven focus on beliefs and concepts related to the Theology of Twelvers. The very first hadith is on Jihad of the self that aims at self-improvement elevating oneself through self-control and self-discipline and shun pride (kibr), ostentation/show-off (riya), self-conceit (ujb), envy (hasad), love of the world, anger (ghadhab), prejudice (asabiyyah) and hypocrisy (nifaq). In his collection, Imam Khomeini has included the ahadith that help us elevate our status through intellect (
  • The Sign of Iman [Mohsen Ghanbari] [January 14, 2012] [Qom, Iran]

    In this lecture delivered by Sheikh Mohsen Ghanbari at the shrine of Lady Masumah (s), he talks about the famous hadith of Imam Hasan Askari about the 5 signs of believers.
  • Tafseer of Surah Luqman [Mohammad Ali Shomali] [Oct 10 - Jul 11] [Online]

    Series of 20 lectures by Sheikh Mohammad Ali Shomali on the Commentary of Surah Luqman, the 31st chapter of the Holy Quran.
  • Tafseer of Surah Taha [Mohammad Ali Shomali] [Sep 13 - Apr 14] [Online]

    Series of 19 lectures by Sheikh Mohammad Ali Shomali on the Commentary of Surah Taha, the 20th chapter of the Holy Quran.
  • The Meaning and Merits of Carrying the Quran [Mohammad Ali Shomali] [September 10th, 2011] [Qom, Iran]

    This is a lecture by Sheikh Mohammad Ali Shomali on the meaning and importance of carrying the Qur'an and the carriers of the Qur'an.
  • The Islamic Revolution of Iran - A Predicted Event

    This presentation discusses the prediction of the Islamic Revolution of Iran in Ahadith of Masumeen (a).
  • Outside Different From Inside

    This presentation contains Ahadith of Masumeen (as) condemning the devilish disease of Hypocrisy.
  • The Causes

    For everything, there is a cause. This presentation contains ahadith of masumeen (a) defining causes of various things like goodness of faith, love, bad luck, grief, enmity etc.
  • The Calamities

    According to ahadith, for everything there is a calamity. This presentation contains ahadith from Masumeen defining the calamities of knowledge, worship, wealth, generosity, power and others.
  • The Best Of Life

    This presentation defines the best and the most pleasant life in the light of Ahadith of Masumeen (a).
  • Sober Life

    This is an extract from Nahjul Balagha in which Imam Ali (a) advised ways of leading a useful and sober life.
  • Sincerity

    This presentation defines "Sincerity" (Ikhlas) in the light of Ahadith of Masumeen.
  • Rights Of Believers

    This presentation contains the 30 obligations that a Muslim has over his brother in faith, in the light of a Hadith of the Holy Prophet.
  • Intellect in the words of Imam Ali (a)

    This presentation contains various ahadith of Imam Ali (a) about intellect (Aql).
  • O Malik

    This presentation is adapted from Letter #53 of Nahjul Balaghah. It comprises instructions for an Islamic Government written by Imam Ali (a) when he appointed Malik Ashtar as the governor of Egypt in 38 A.H.
  • My Dear Son

    ‘My dear son’ is a selection from letter no. 31 of Imam Ali (a) in Nahjul Balagha which he wrote to Imam Hassan (a) in the form of a will.
  • Knowledge and its Seekers

    Knowledge and its seekers in the words of wisdom of Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (a).