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  • At the Presence of Jesus Christ

    This text is a collection of Traditions (Ahadith) attributed to prophet Jesus (a.s.), the son of Mary (s.a.), all of them found in the books brought to us from our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S) and his Ahlul Bayt (a.s.).
  • Fatima, the Mother of her Father

    Fatima, the Mother of her Father Sheikh Mansour Leghaei Introduction In the Name of God; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Lady Fatima, the lady of light has an elevated status in the eyes of Allah due to her childhood sacrifices and support towards the religion of Islam. She is ‘the mother of her father and is an axis to great qualities. The mutual affection between Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W) and her is unique and holds a very prominent position in father-daughter relationship. Abu-Faraj al-Isfahani in his Isnad narrated from Imam Sadiq (A.S) from his father: “Verily, Fatima (S.A) was surnamed ‘Omme Abiha’.” [Beharul-Anwaar, vol43 p.19 from Maqatelu-Talebin] ‘Omme Abiha’ or ‘The Mother of her Father’ is one of the best-known titles of Lady Fatima (peace be upon her). This title sounds quite peculiar for many people especially those who are less familiar with the Arabic language. This lecture is a humble interpretation of the abovementioned Hadith. I shall
  • Imam Ali (as), whose Imam is he?

    Imam Ali (as), whose Imam is he? Sheikh Mansour Leghaei Introduction In the Name of God; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Imam Ali, the leader of the believers, is the epitome of justice, bravery and piety. The history of Islam is bound to his great personality and honorable existence. He is on the high peak of the Right Path and is the Imam and leader only of those who are on the same path even on a very low level. Only those who look at the lifestyle of Imam Ali (a.s) and attempt at getting closer to him in practice can really and truly claim that they regard him as their Imam. We, the Shia Muslims always consider Imam Ali (a.s) our Imam and claim that we are his followers. Thus, we are celebrating his birth this evening. The question is, is there any criteria to be met by which we can hope that we are following Imam Ali (a.s) and that he is our Imam, or is it just enough to say we are born Shia and love him, irrespective of any similarities between our
  • Lady Khadija (s.a.): The Perfect Woman

    Lady Khadija (s.a.): The Perfect Woman ***** There are only four women in the entire world who have measured up to the lofty standards of real greatness and perfection set by Islam. They are: 1. Lady Asiya (s.a.), the wife of Pharaoh 2. Lady Mary (s.a.), the mother of Christ (a.s.) 3. Lady Khadija (s.a.), the daughter of Khuwailid 4. Lady Fatimah Zahra (s.a.), the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (S) Lady Khadija (s.a.), the wife of The Lord of Prophets, Hazrat Muhammad (S) and the mother of The Mistress of the Ladies of the Worlds, Lady Fatimah Zahra (s.a.), combined in herself all the attributes of those women, which add up to perfection. Malikatul Arab (the Queen of Arabs) was the ideal woman, the ideal wife for The Seal of Prophets [or the last prophet], Hazrat Muhammad (S), and the ideal mother Lady Khadija (s.a.) had a deep dedication to Islam, and love for and gratitude to Allah. She sacrificed all her wealth for Islam and stood by the side of her
  • The Prophet’s last Prayer

    A detailed account of the last moments of the Prophet and his instructions at the point of death about his succession.
  • Islam & Science [Ahlulbayt Documentaries]

    In an age where science and religion seem to be at odds, Islamic scholar, speaker and full-time scientist Dr. Mehdi Hazari takes us on an incredible visual journey, educating us on the relationship between Islam and science.  
  • Story of Sacrifice

  • The Coins of Victory

    From the series "With the Infallibles" - Based on the life-story of his eminence Imam Muhammed Baqir (p.b.u.h )
  • The Gardener of the Gardens of Tawheed

    A wonderful story underlying the asceticism and good nature of Imam Ali (pbuh) and Imam Hasan ibn Ali (pbuh) and how generous and humble their behaviour used to be.
  • Approaches to Interpreting and Establishing a Historical Event

    Approaches to Interpreting and Establishing a Historical Event Ali Imran An internet marketer by profession and founder of Iqra Online. Currently in the post-graduate stage of studies in a seminary in Qom. *** A people’s history plays a significant role in their current state of affairs. What occurred, how later generations studied and interpreted what occurred and what they do with those interpretations at any given time, all play a role in shaping, forming one’s identity and giving a sense of direction and responsibility in day to day life. From a Muslim’s perspective, the study of no other history is more important than the study of the Prophet’s (p) life. Depending on what school of thought one belongs to, what occurred after the demise of the Prophet (p) could be prioritized differently in terms of historical study. For the Imāmī Shī’a, the next three centuries are also of utmost importance as that is the time frame in which the Imāms (a) lived in. How one
  • The Secret of Ashura’s Immortality

    The Secret of Ashura’s Immortality This is a translated summary of a speech given by Ayatullah Misbah Yazdi. Ali Imran An internet marketer by profession and founder of Iqra Online. Currently in the post-graduate stage of studies in a seminary in Qom. ************** اَلْحَمْدُلِلّهِ رَبِّ الْعالَمين وَ الصَّلاةُ وَ السَّلامُ عَلي‏؛ سَيِّدِالْاَنْبِياءِ وَ الْمُرسَلين حَبِيبِ اِلهِ الْعالَمين اَبِي‌الْقاسِم مُحَمَّد وَ عَلي‏؛ آلِهِ الطَّيِبينَ الْطّاهِرِينَ الْمَعْصُومينWe all believe that throughout human history, the event of Karbala holds a unique position and its value cannot be compared with any other occurrence. However for some people, it is possible that certain questions regarding this event may arise. In the incident of Karbala, extraordinary types of oppressions took place upon the children of the Prophet (pbuh). In this unequal battle, which took place between the loyalists of Imam Hussain (as) – who were about 72 persons – and the opposing side, about whom
  • Imam Ali in the Noble Qur’an

    Compilation of Qur’anic verses in reference to Imam Ali (A.S.) based on the the tafseer of Agha Mahdi Pooya    
  • The Apostasy Ruling and its Justification in Twelver Shi’i Jurisprudence

    This study analyses the issue of apostasy in Islam, what constitutes an apostate in light of traditional Shi’i jurisprudence and its penalty.
  • The Shia Imams and Muslim Unity Part 2

    This is the second part to a series of articles that will outline the stance of the Shia Imams with respect to Muslim unity. This present part continues by touching on the advent of exaggeration (ghuluw) and the forging, infiltration, and distortion of traditions. The section concludes by referencing the main topic of the series by noting that the Ahl al-Bayt stuck firm to the foundations of seeking unity.
  • The Voice of Unity Part 3: Roots of Division

    This is the third of a series of talks delivered in 1991 by Muhammad Wa’iz-Zadeh Khurasani. The first two were printed in previous issues of the English Taqrib journal. The present article focuses on the issue of the division and its roots.
  • In Memoriam: Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Fadhlallah

    This text is about Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Fadhlallah (1935-2010) and carries some excerpts to show his viewpoint on several political and religious issues.
  • A Brief Survey of Islam in Britain

    This article offers a chronological survey of how Islam influenced various aspects of British history.
  • Tolerance in the Teachings of the Great Prophet and in Liberalism: A Contrastive Analysis

    This paper addresses the issue of tolerance in Islam and the teachings of the holy Prophet (S) in this regard and the fundamental differences between the views of Islam and liberalism regarding tolerance will be contrastively analyzed.
  • The Phenomenon of Emotion in the Normative Conduct and Precedents of the Noble Prophet

    In this text the author examines the way the Noble Prophet used his emotions and feelings to perfect and strengthen his belief in God and acting all the time upon these beliefs.
  • Imam ‘Ali’s Transactions with the Caliphs for Islamic Unity

    This article focuses on the way in which Imam ‘Ali (‘a) interacted with the Caliphs after the death of the Prophet (s). Despite having his right usurped, Imam ‘Ali (‘a) willingly offered his assistance and support to the Caliphs in political, economic, military, judicial, and religious matters. His intention was the preservation of the unity and stability of the Islamic Ummah from the dangers of division, disintegration, and destruction.