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  • Humility in the Conduct of Great Scholars

    In this article, examples of virtuous humility in some contemporary great scholars’ conduct have been provided, and praiseworthy humility referred to in the Holy Qur’an and hadiths have been introduced and elaborated on.
  • Sincerity for the Sake of God

    This article addresses various aspects of sincerity as viewed in the Qur’an, Islamic traditions, and by Muslim scholars, as well as some of its signs and effects. Moreover, instructions on how to acquire and strengthen ikhlaas will also be stated, some of which steps include having true love for God, being certain about His oneness, yearning for what is with Him, controlling our desires.
  • What is True Success? Excerpts from Peak of Eloquence (Nahjul Balagha)

    Nahjul Balagha, the Peak of Eloquence, is a collection of 239 sermons, 79 letters, and 489 sayings of Imam Ali (a.s.). Each sermon deals with many topics, depending upon the needs of the time, in answer to a question, or in response to a specific event or request. This text arranges the sayings of Imam Ali (a.s.) topically helping the reader to know what is said on a particular subject.
  • Love for the Ahlul Bayt and its Outcomes

    This article offers the effects of having love for the Ahlul Bayt in this world and in the next.
  • Miracles and the Principle of Causality: Christian and Shi’a Perspectives

    Miracles have always been a controversial issue, both in theology, philosophy, and science. This paper will quote from both Christian and Shi'a perspectives and will conclude that miracles are not against the principle of causality
  • Forgiveness in the Munajat Sha‘baniyyah

    This paper gives a glimpse of the concept of forgiveness in the whispered prayer, and a description of its various forms: the various types of seeking forgiveness and accepting an apology, as well the reasons for why people accept apologies from one another and lastly, how to address Allah when seeking repentance will be addressed.
  • Parent-Child Relationship

    The present booklet presents in a short and concise manner the rights of the parents and the rights of the children. It also includes special duas that the children can read for the parents and a special dua that the parents can read for their children.
  • Marital Life: Importance and Issues

    Allah and His representatives have given us the best rules for a great marital life. They have explained every minute detail. When we do not observe these rights, do not follow the rules or cross our limits, life turns boring and marital life falls prey to differences and it will lead to all that is happening these days. Only if we would have truly act upon the Islamic teachings, behaved well with each other for the satisfaction of Allah and His Messenger (S) will we be able to have a good marriage and a good society.
  • From Resolution to Revolution, the Message of Ashura

    Along the years many books have been written about the significance of the events that took place in Karbala. The present book is an amazing work that achieves to link the events and morals of the tragedy of Karbala with the needs of our youth. The more time goes by the more there appears to be a need to guide our young Muslims, especially the ones living in the West. Our youth are struggling with their identity and their religiosity. Thus the present work is a gift wrapped up in the form of lessons taken out of sermons that were delivered over a period of three years in London.
  • A Probe into the Purport and Application of the Verse of Love

    There are several verses in the Holy Qur’an in which the members of the Household of the Prophet have been praised and acclaimed by the Almighty Allah and their position in the Islamic community has, thus, been clearly introduced to the Muslims. Among such verses is ‘the verse of love’ (mawaddah). What follows is a discussion on the meaning of this verse and its application.
  • Introduction to Islamic Sciences Part 3

    This article - Introduction to Islamic Sciences, Part 3 – delves into four additional subjects: Hadith Sciences, Qur’anic Sciences, the Science of Exegesis and the Science of Islamic Ethics.
  • Introduction to Islamic Sciences, Part 1

    This article introduces the most important Islamic sciences that have long been studied in Islamic seminaries. A brief definition as well as the nature and history of each of the widely studied disciplines by Islamic scholars will be offered, namely theology (kalam), philosophy, mysticism (irfan), and jurisprudence (fiqh).
  • Merits of the Month of Rajab (Excerpted from Mafatih al-Jinan)

    Merits of the Month of Rajab (Excerpted from Mafatih al-Jinan) Afzal Sumar There are four sacred months for the Muslim community. One of them is the month of Rajab, This booklet highlights the benefits of fasting, praying and respecting this special month. ******************** It is narrated from the Prophet (saw) who said: ‘the month of Rajab is the greatest month of Allah. No month can come close to matching its sanctity and grace. Fighting the disbelievers in it is prohibited. Rajab is one of the four months of sanctity during which the Arabs would not fight. The other three months are Muḥarram, Safar and Dhū al-Ḥijja. This pre-Islamic custom was accommodated within Islam with some modifications. Indeed, Rajab is the month of Allah, while Shaʿban is my month and (the month of) Ramaḍan is the month of my community. Surely, the one who fasts (even) one day in (the month of) Rajab deserves the greatest pleasure of Allah. The wrath of Allah moves away from him, and a door
  • Moral Governance of Prophet Muhammad (s) Part 2

    In this part, Prophet Muhammad’s ethical management of the economy in the Islamic state will be studied. He sought various ways of solving the economic difficulties of the Muslims by maintaining fair distribution of property and wealth through sources of income for Muslims such as zakat (legal charity), spoils of war, khums (the Islamic tax), and tribute.
  • Moral Governance of Prophet Muhammad (s) Part 1

    The prophets’ aims in spreading the message were to teach monotheism, ethics, and religious law. Since ethics is a means for achieving monotheism, Prophet Muhammad placed significant emphasis on morality and character building. This paper studies the meaning of morality and the various facets of the Prophet’s socio-political life from a moral perspective.
  • The Islamic Understanding of Prayer

    Du‘a, the Arabic word for prayer or supplication, is the calling of a servant to his Deity. Summoning to God is highly encouraged in Islam, as prayer is considered to be the essence of worship.
  • Justice as a Virtue of the Soul

    This article explains the idea of justice as a virtue of the soul and as the supreme virtue in ethics, as opposed to justice as a mere social action. Individual justice takes precedence over social justice since, through training man, the society will naturally include trained individuals; as a result, society will have a healthy political structure. This is discussed in virtue ethics in which virtues are held to have inherent value.
  • Boundless Peace and Friendship in the Qur'an

  • Taqwa, Part 2

    In part 1 of this article, Ayatollah Mutahhari elaborated on the definition, meaning, value, and effect of taqwa, or Godwariness, and self-restraint. In this article, he offers an additional description of taqwa: it gives a person insight, or the ability to make correct decisions, and the strength to overcome difficulties
  • Simplified Islamic Laws for Youth and Young Adults

    Condensed version of the Islamic Laws in accordance with Ayatollah al-Uzma Seestani. The text has rulings on Islamic Jurisprudence, all basic topics have been covered including: - Taharat - Salat- Fasting- Khums- Rules related to trading- Eating & Drinking- Marriage. These topics have been discussed in detail with all common rulings that are required by people.