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  • 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.
  • Indicators of Piety, Part 2

    This series of articles elucidates the merits and consequences of piety as seen in the Qur’an, hadith, and the lives of the Ahlul Bayt, and introduces indicators by which one can examine one’s own piety or, if needed, others’ piety. This paper is the second 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 and piety, and moral values on which faith and piety are based.
  • The Islamic Understanding of Hardship, Part 1

    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. This paper is based on the first part of two lectures delivered by the author in Dar al-Zahra in Qum in Fatimiyyah 2011.
  • Good-Naturedness in Islam: Its Signs and Effects

    The present article offers a glimpse into the concept of good-naturedness as defined and emphasized in the Qur’an, hadiths, and as practiced by believers. Furthermore, the methods of behaving towards wrongdoers and reinforcing good nature, as well as the signs of good nature on a personal and social level are also described.
  • Indicators of Piety Part 1

    This series of articles elucidates the merits and consequences of piety as seen in the Qur’an, hadith, and the lives of the Ahlul Bayt, and introduces indicators by which one can examine one’s own piety or, if needed, others’ piety. This paper is the first 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.
  • Theory of Justice

    The present collection unfolds in three chapters drawn up in view of the necessity and fundamental standing of justice, the quality of its dispensation in society and individual and the presentation of an epitome of the viewpoints on the subject. The first chapter presents a study of the viewpoints on the theory of justice in ancient times, the orient and modern west. The second chapter dissects the different dimensions of the concept of 'idalah (justice) in Islam in view of its noble source, the Holy Qur'an. The third chapter attempts to expound on the viewpoints of one of the greatest and most striking contemporary thinkers and political leaders of the world of Islam, Imam Khomeini (r), providing an overview of the issue of 'idalah within the frame of a special theory.
  • Benefaction in Islam

    Benefaction is one of the oft repeated issues in the verses of the Holy Qur'an. Whether we think of benefaction as doing good deeds, giving to charity, kindness to orphans, the most important thing underlined in the verses of the Holy Qur'an and the ahadith of the Prophet (S) and his Ahlul Bayt (as) is the presence of such acts in our lives. The present booklet emphasises on the importance of teaching good behaviour and benefaction acts from childhood as our society should be the most kind and careful with it residents as per the advice of our Prophet (S) and his Ahlul Bayt(as).
  • Spiritual journeying in the Words of Shi’a Mystics

    In the Islamic mysticism and ethics, ‘wakefulness’ (yaqzah) is the first stage of journey to God and the first phase of spiritual journey.This text explores the way to wakefulness with the word and examples of great Shi’a Mystics.
  • 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.
  • Wisdom [Mohammad Ali Shomali] [Apr-May 2011] [Qom, Iran]

    A series of 7 lectures delivered weekly by Sheikh Shomali at the shrine of Lady Masuma (a) in which he talks what is "Wisdom" or "Hikmah" according to Quran.
  • Honourable Life [Mohammad Ali Shomali] [October 2015 / Muharram 1437] [London, United Kingdom]

    This is a series of 10 lectures delivered in the first 10 nights of Muharram by Sheikh Shomali, in which he explains the importance of living an honourable and dignified life in the light of lessons learned from Imam Husayn (a) and Karbala.