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  • In the Presence of the Beloved

    We live in a world in which the fight for the material is omnipresent. We fight to obtain everything material but no matter how much we are never satisfied due to the fact that we always want something that we do not know what it is but that causes us to feel empty and in need. This emptiness can only be filled by seeking Allah swt. The present book is a collection of lectures about dua delivered by Ayatollah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi. It consists of four parts. The first part concentrates on the importance of supplication in general. The other three parts deal in detail about Dua al-Iftitah, Dua Abu Hamza at-Thumali and Dua Makarim al-Akhlaq.
  • Community Building, Part 3

    This series of papers studies the importance of community-building and Prophet Muhammad’s efforts to implement it. This part further builds upon the concept of truthfulness in Islamic theology and is moral system; of Allah as the true being, revelation as the truth, the prophets’ mission to serve the truth, and the importance of communities striving to become truthful.This series is based on a nine-session course conducted by the author on Community Building at the Islamic Centre of England in London in 2009.
  • The Best....

    The Best... Source: Bihar Al-Anwar, Vol. 77, p. 113 In the Name of God; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Al-Sheikh Al-Sadooq through his chain of narrators, narrated from Imam Ali (a.s) that the Messenger of God (s.a.w) said: 1. The best of the worshippers are those who offer the obligatory. أعبَدُ الناس مَن أقامَ الفرائض.2. The best of the generous people are those who have paid the zakat of their wealth. وأسخى الناس مَن أدّى زكاة ماله.3. The best of the detached people from dunya are those who are detached from Haraam. وأزهدُ الناس مَن اجتنب الحرام.4. The best of the pious people are those who tell the truth be it for or against themselves. وأتقى الناس مَن قال الحقّ فيما له وعليه.5. The best of the just people are those who like for people what they like for themselves
  • Hadith Unwan al-Basri

    Hadith Unwan al-Basri حدیث عنوان البصری In the Name of Allah Instruction of Imam Sadiq (as) for the wayfarers towards Allah Translated by Ali Alsamail Source: Bihar Al-Anwar, vol.1 p.226 ***** Al-Sheikhul Baha’i (may the mercy of Allah be upon him) has narrated in his Kashkul: روى الشيخ البهائي (رحمه الله) في كشكوله:Al-Sheikh Shamsul Din Muhammad ibn Makki said: ‘I have transcribed from the writings of Sheikh Ahmad al-Farahani, (may the Mercy of Allah be upon him), who narrated from Unwan al-Basri, an elderly man of 94 years, who said: “For a number of years, I frequently visited Malik ibn Anas, and so when Ja’far al-Sadiq (as) came to Madina, I also visited him frequently as I wished to learn from him in the same way I learned from Malik. قال الشيخ شمس الدين محمد بن مكي: نقلت من خط الشيخ احمد الفراهاني رحمه الله: عن عنوان البصري وكان شيخا كبيرا قد اتى عليه اربعون وتسعون سنة قال كنت اختلف الى مالك بن انس سنين فلما قدم جعفر الصادق (ع) المدينة اختلفت اليه واحببت ان
  • Community Building, Part 2

    Part 2 of this series further builds upon qualities such as moderation, humbleness, enjoining good and forbidding wrong, unity, truth, justice, environmental awareness, and having firm faith in God.
  • Maintaining a Just Economy through Belief in the Hereafter

    This article expounds on the effect of Qur’anic belief in the hereafter on stabilizing a community in its economic development and social justice, as well as its spiritual condition.
  • Patience and Gratitude

    This article discusses the meaning of patience (Sabr) and gratitude (Shukr) and shows how they are integral elements of faith analyzing various verses of the Holy Qur'an and many Traditions (ahadith).
  • Spiritual Accounting Based on Muhasaba al-Nafs by Sayyid ibn Tawus

    This article introduces the work of Sayyid ibn Tawus called Muhasaba al-Nafs, offering a biography of the author, an overview of the book, and a summary of each chapter, which includes topics such as the recording of our deeds and its exposure to God, the Prophet, and the Infallibles; the importance of self-accounting, practical steps to self-purification, and the special days, times, and places for prayer and to fulfill one’s duties.
  • Lectures of Martyred Ayatollah Beheshti

    Ayatollah Beheshti, one of the helping hands of Imam Khomeini in the Iranian Islamic Revolution, has delivered along his life many lectures. The present work is a compilation of Martyr Ayatollah Dr. M. H. Beheshti's lectures, delivered on various occasions and covering different subjects including Islamic unity, Islamic politics, Islamic life, Islamic specialization and so on. Many lessons are to be learned by reading such a great book.
  • Community Building, Part 1

    Part 1 of this series illustrates on the importance of community- building in the Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad's efforts to put it into practice. Prioritized qualities that ensure a dynamic Islamic community will also be expounded on, such as truthfulness, trustworthiness, persistence, and maintaining a healthy balance in working for this world to eventually lead to a blissful hereafter. This series is based on a nine session course conducted by the author on Community Building at the Islamic Centre of England in London in 2009.
  • Hypocrisy and its Levels

    This article expounds on the definition of hypocrisy, its levels, its connotation in the Qur'an and hadith, and the differences between both hypocrisy and falsehood, and hypocrisy and dissimulation (taqiyyah).
  • Indicators of Piety, Part 5

    This series focuses on the advantages of piety (taqwa) in Islam. This part delves into the qualities of loving God and loving others for His sake, our duties towards the entire community of the Ahlul Bayt, and the importance of truthfulness, justice, and keeping promises. This paper is based on the fourth and fifth parts of a series of seven lessons by the author in London, at the Islamic Centre of England in July 2011. This course was an attempt to explore the essence of faith, religiosity, and moral values on which they are based.
  • Human Unity for a Sustainable Peace

    Human Unity for a Sustainable Peace Sh. Mansour Leghaei This lecture was delivered in the Conference of “Meditations on the Modern Condition” 19-20 June 2004 at Sydney University; Cumberland Campus. Human Unity, Between Myth and Reality All intelligent people today have some understanding of the need for the spirit of unity in human affairs. It alone enables us to meet the great global challenges such as the pollution of the natural environment and the unjust inequality between people of different races, creed and countries. Discussion on human unity, which seemed a mere myth at the time of the ancient Greek philosophers, appears to be more of an achievable reality in the recent years. Formation of the UN, conversion of the Olympic Games from a national Greek game to an international sports competition and the European Union are just some examples of our way towards a global unity. Science is helping man with material comforts through her golden inventions. Science
  • Moral Governance Part 4: Culture & Education

    This text focuses on the Prophet's own ethical conduct as the perfect exemplar, and his efforts to eradicate differences based on tribe, gender, race, and social class to create a system grounded on principles in which all believers have equal rights.
  • Inner and Outer Beauty in Islam: An Introduction

    This article expounds on the importance of inner and outer beauty in Islam by using verses from the Qur'an and narrations from the Ahlul Bayt.
  • Indicators of Piety, Part 4

    This part further defines the faithful as those who will achieve true success and offers an illustration of who the faithful are, and what they will achieve in this world and the next. This paper is based on the fourth and fifth parts of a series of seven lessons by the author in London, at the Islamic Centre of England in July 2011. This course was an attempt to explore the essence of faith, religiosity, and moral values on which they are based.
  • Indicators of Piety, Part 3

    This part of the series further illustrates the qualities of the pious according to the Qur'an, that the pious are those who have faith in the unseen, establish prayer, give charity, believe in the hereafter, and have faith in what has been revealed to the Prophet as well as the previous prophets. This paper is the third part of a series of seven lessons by the author in London, at the Islamic Centre of England in July 2011. This course was an attempt to explore the essence of faith, religiosity, and moral values on which they are based.
  • The Islamic Understanding of Hardship, Part 2

    This article explores the Islamic view of hardship and the meaning of suffering by describing Satan’s role in the origin of mankind’s hardship, and clarifies the concept of suffering, tragic events, and calamities people tend to face as viewed in the Qur’an and hadith from the Ahlul Bayt. Part 2 continues to expound on the importance of suffering and why those who are closer to God may suffer more in this world. This paper is based on the second part of two lectures delivered by the author in Dar al-Zahra in Qum during the Fatimiyyah commemoration, 2011.
  • The Prophet and International Humanitarian Law

    International Humanitarian Law is a body of laws enacted in the four conventions of Geneva in 1949 and the two annexed protocols in 1977 but they can be found in fundamental principles of religions, Islam in particular.More than 14 centuries earlier, Prophet Muhammad verbally and indirectly forbade the following actions during war: killing civilians, mutilation, killing the enemy's emissary, using mass destruction weapons, betrayal and perfidy, and torturing and killing the captives. Adducing the Prophet's way of life and other evidence, jurists deem these actions illegal.
  • The Emphasis on Justice in Nahjul Balaghah

    Imam Ali (a.s.) was a model of justice at a time when the world was not ready to bear it. It was for this reason that justice has been greatly emphasized in the Nahjul Balaghah. In Imam Ali’s speeches, sermons, letters, and short sayings, we see that in many many occasions he instructed the people to exercise justice as well as instructed the governors and his agents to apply justice and refrain from partiality, because, after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (S), people started again to do injustice and oppression was raising again, and it was because of Imam Ali's preaching against injustice and oppression that he was killed, thus removing justice and replacing it with oppression, which will continue until the day universal justice will be established.