Monday 20th 2014
In Presence of Ustad
The Material Issues of the House and the Family
Good Mothers and Fathers
God's protection as a stronghold:
Sahifeh Sajjadieh: Set this treasure before your eyes
Warning of being ungrateful for blessings
The Aspects of Virtue in the Family
The Rights of Wives and Husbands in Islam
Responsibilities of the Head of the Household
The Principles of Spirituality in the Family
Glimpses of the Prophet's Conduct (2014-09-24 00:32:17)
The multi-dimensional personality of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) shows us that he was a paragon of virtue in all fields including manners, etiquette, sincerity, generosity, forbearance, courage, wisdom, worship, magnanimity, simplicity of daily life, state affairs, family life, etc. A brief glance at his personal life shows the Prophet to be the Perfect Family-Man. He was a faithful husband, who never took any other spouse as long as the loyal wife, Khadija (Omm al-Momineen or the Mother of all True Believers), was alive and shared life with him for over 25 long years. This is ample proof that t
Forum in Najaf to Discuss “Role of Hussaini Woman in Mahdawi Uprising” (2014-09-24 00:22:09)
The second edition of a national forum titled "Role of Hussaini Woman in Mahdawi Uprising" will be held by the Women Studies and Research Center affiliated to the Religious Affairs Section of Alawi Holy Shrine in Iraq. According to the information website of Imam Ali's (AS) holy shrine, Miaseh Mahdi Shaba, who is in charge of the center, said the forum will be held on November 27. Sayyed Al-Awsiya Hall of the holy shrine in the city of Najaf will host the program.Highlighting women's important role in the victory of Hussaini (AS) uprising and appreciating the efforts of women in paving the w
Quranic-Religious Radio to Be Launched in Ukraine (2014-09-24 00:21:02)
Director of "Islamic Mission of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS)" Foundation in Ukraine announced that a Quranic-religious radio will be launched in the country. According to the information website of Alawi holy shrine, he made the announcement while introducing the plans and activities of the foundation during a meeting with the custodians of the holy shrine of Imam Ali (AS). A number of representatives of the foundation in Donetsk city paid a pilgrimage to the holy shrine in Najaf, Iraq, and got acquainted with activities of the Religious Affairs Section of the holy shrine and various projects conducted
Book on Virtues of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) Published in Thailand (2014-09-10 18:39:40)
A book titled "Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS), Manifestation of Human Virtues" has been published by Iranian Cultural Center in Thailand. Hojat-ol-Islam Muhsin Shari'at is the author of the book. Hojat-ol-Islam Gholam'ali Abazar, eminent Shia figure in Thailand and imam of Al-Huda Mosque in Bangkok, has translated the book into Thai. 5000 copies of the Thai version of the work have been published in Thailand. In five chapters, it discusses the virtues of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) based on the verses of the Holy Quran and Hadiths. The Iranian Cultu
Afghan Shi’ite and Sunni have Particular Devotion to Imam Reza (A.S.) (2014-09-10 18:36:22)
Custodian of the blessed mausoleum of Afghanistan Imam Sakhi said, "People of Mazar Sharif, both Sunni and Shi'a, have a particular devotion to Imam Reza (A.S.)." The caravan of ‘under the shade of sun' dispatched from Astan Quds Razavi to Afghanistan had a meeting with Moulavi Ansari, Custodian of the blessed mausoleum of Afghanistan Imam Sakhi, and hoisted the blessed flag of Imam Reza (A.S.) holy shrine in this mausoleum. Moulavi Ansari, Custodian of the blessed mausoleum of Afghanistan Imam Sakhi, who is a Sunni brother, requested for interaction of Astan Quds Razavi with this maus
The Water of Zamzam (2014-08-31 14:53:52)
It is the best water on earth. It is also the most ancient water on earth because it was discovered about five thousand years ago. According to laboratory analysis, it is the most pure water on earth. Moreover, it functions as food and as a cure for diseases as mentioned by the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ). In addition, it is found in the most sacred place on earth. Is there any other source of water on earth that can rival its virtues? The existence of water in this barren valley was an honor that Allaah The Almighty bestowed upon Ismaa‘e
Revised Copy of Nahj-ul-Balaqa to Be Published (2014-08-28 23:45:38)
On the occasion of Eid Al-Ghadir, a revised copy of Nahj-ul-Balaqa edited by Qais Bahjat Attar will be published by Imam Ali (AS) Specialized Library. Mohammad Mojtahedzadeh, director of the library said that the copy will be based on the earlier copies of Nahj-ul-Balaqa which date back to the 4th to 8th Hijri centuries. He noted that this year's Eid Al-Ghadir marks the 1400th anniversary of Imam Ali's (AS) Imamate and the library plans to publish the copy on the auspicious occasion. Mojtahedzadeh added that the earliest copy of Nahj-ul Balaqa is the one compiled by Sayyed Razi in the 4th c
Grand Ayatollah Ja’far Sobhani: Wahhabism in contrast to what the Holy Quran teaches (2014-08-28 23:44:17)
Ayatollah Ja'far Sobhani has given a lecture on Wahhabism as part of a series of lectures entitled "Theology and Islamic Thought" that he has been delivering in the holy city of Mashhad. Ayatollah Sobhani explained that the belief system of Wahhabism is an anathema to true Islam. Pointing to the origins of the deviant Wahhabi sect, he explained that Wahhabis believe that for a span of 600 years that all Muslims had deviated from true Islam and had become polytheists until the arrival of Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab, who they claimed was the reviver of monotheism and true Islam. He also explained
Pakistani Cities to Host Razavi Arts Exhibition (2014-08-28 23:42:16)
Khatib, who is in charge of the Iranian Culture House in Karachi, told IQNA that the expo will be held on the Ten-day Karamat occasion (the ten days between birth anniversaries of Hazrat Masoumeh (SA) and Imam Reza (AS)- August 28-September 7). He said works by three Iranian artists in the categories of painting, calligraphy and Taz'hib (illumination) will be put on display at the arts expo. On the auspicious occasion, Iran's Islamic Culture and Relations Organization plans to hold the Imam Reza (AS) Festival in 75 cities in different parts of the world.  
Imam Reza (AS) Festival Planned in 75 Cities World Over (2014-08-28 23:41:34)
Speaking in a press conference on Tuesday, Abouzar Ebrahimi Torkaman noted that the festival has been held annually for the past 12 years and that its international section has been organized since six years ago. He said the ICRO holds the international section of the event in cooperation with a number of other bodies. According to the official, cultural packages related to the festival have been prepared and sent to Iran's cultural centers in countries like Bosnia and Herzegovina, Qatar, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tajikistan, Malaysia, Thailand, Afghanistan, Pakistan, US, and Germany. Ebrahimi Torka
Good Manners is the Key of Solving Social Problems (2014-08-22 04:23:54)
Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi said, "Good manners is the key of solving personal and social problems." According to news from Astan Quds Razavi website, this respected religious authority in his lecture delivering among pilgrims of the Razavi holy shrine asserted, "According to Imam Reza (A.S.), the best living is possible with good manners and good manners means having open face and behaving humbly with others." Noting that good manners results in social connection he said, "Prophet (S.A.W.) in many traditions has stressed on good manners stating that whoever treats others with good manners has
Iraq: ISIL detonates holy shrine of Sayyida Zainab (2014-08-10 18:02:13)
The ISIL terrorists have detonated on Sunday a holy shrine attributed to Sayyda Zainab in Sinjar district in Nineveh. The militants of the Islamic State (ISIS); detonated a holy shrine attributed to al-Sayeda Zeinab in Sinjer western Mosul after their controlling on it, and the militants controlled over two towns which are under the control of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces south of Sinjar. Security source reportedthat "The ISIL terrorists detonated the holy shrines with the Improvised Explosive Devices." AFP quoted from an official in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan organization (PUK) in al
“Imam Reza (AS) in View of Sunnis” to Be Published in Thai (2014-08-10 18:00:37)
A book titled "Al-Imam Al-Reza (AS) inda Ahl Al-Sunnah" (Imam Reza (AS) in view of Sunnis) will be translated and published in Thai language. Mostafa Najjarianzadeh, Iranian cultural attaché in Thailand, said that translation of the book from the Arabic language into Thai is underway with the cooperation of Ahl-ul-Bait (AS) World Assembly. Published by Astan-e Quds Razavi Publications, the book includes viewpoints of eminent scholars of Sunni Muslims about the eighth infallible Imam (AS), he added. Sheikh Ayyub Yumiyay, who leads prayers at "Imam Ali (AS)" Mosque in Trang, one of the
Bahrain Slammed for Human Rights Violations (2014-05-22 00:20:49)
14:05 2014/05/21 News No : 1409374 Send To Friend PrintBahrain Slammed for Human Rights ViolationsBahrain-Slammed-for-Human-Rights-Violations Amnesty International (AI) has criticized the Bahraini regime for "slow and inadequate investigations" into human rights abuses in the country. The rights groups on Tuesday voiced concerns over the lack of reform of the judiciary in Bahrain, amid the ongoing Al Khalifa regime's crackdown on dissent.In a statement issued on Monday, it condemned "continuing restrictions on freedom of expression, association and assembly."The statement came after delegate
Mexican Catholics find God in Islam (2014-05-19 01:33:21)
Mexican Catholics find God in IslamMEXICO CITY (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - For almost five centuries Catholicism has been the dominant religion in Mexico. In 1970, Catholics comprised 96.7 percent of Mexico's population. By 2010, that number had fallen to 82.7 percent, according to the Pew Research Center. Most of this change is attributed to growth in other Christian denominations. Evangelicals, Protestants and Jehovah's Witnesses now account for 8 percent of Mexicans who identify with a religion. And a small yet growing group of converts are seeking spiritual salvation in Islam. In fact, Pe
The 8th international halal food and Islamic products exhibition (2014-05-19 00:56:33)
China, opened on May 15.According to IQNA citing Jadid Al-Yawm website, the four-day exhibition also presents specialized technologies and equipment of food industry.Organized on a 30000 square-meter site, the exhibition is expected to beat the record in the number of participants and the presented productions.Some 1000 representatives from China, Arab countries, Malaysia, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, etc. have participated at this year's exhibition.Forums on economic and trade cooperation between Shanghai and other countries through the Silk Road have also been planned among the programs of the in
The Major Occultation and Our Responsibilities (2014-04-13 21:41:22)
ByMarhoom Allama Zeeshan Haider JawadiThe series of divine messengership that commenced from Hazrat Adam (a.s.) till the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w.a.), was completed on the 28th Safar, 11 A.H. Thereafter, the chain of prophethood was replaced with that of Imamat that was openly announced in Ghadeer-e-Khumm. Where the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) handed over the Islamic Ummah to Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.), marking the commencement of a new chain of guidance in Islam. This new series traversed eleven stages till it reached Imam-e-Asr Hazrat Hujjat Ibn al-Hasan al-Askari (a.t
Leadership of Imam Ali (A.S) in the Qur’an (2014-03-20 00:45:00)
The Verse of Proclamation is one of the verses explicitly referring to the leadership of Imam Ali (A.S). This verse announces the end of Prophet's mission and the beginning of the leadership of Imam Ali (A.S). In the following articles there are 10 reasons and matching facts to help us understand that the verse was revealed on leadership of Imam Ali (A.S). Attempts have been made to provide response to all arguments of some scholars and exegetists who oppose this notion. God commanded obeying those in authority but they did not know what it is and who the one in authority is. So, the Almighty
10 Steps to Increasing Our Faith (2014-03-20 00:43:56)
Our Iman is not always as sound and strong as we want it to be as it often fluctuates according to life circumstances 10 Steps to Increasing Our Faith(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Our Iman is not always as sound and strong as we want it to be as it often fluctuates according to life circumstances. There are several causes for weakening Iman such as deficiencies in our prayers or the insinuating whispers from the Shaytan. Regardless of the cause, it is crucial for all of us to keep a check on our Iman and if we feel it is faltering in any way then we should take measures to restore it. It is our
I became Shia when I saw Imam Ali (A.S.) (2014-03-12 22:56:12)
Egyptian media have described him as the most challenging and controversial Egyptian elders. Shahid Sheikh Hassan Shahata was the most famous orator in Egyptian Mosques which some of his lectures converted 90 percent of his audience to Shiism. I became Shia when I saw Imam Ali (A.S.) (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Hassan Shahata (1946 - 2013), a Sunni cleric who later converted to Shia, the former imam of the largest mosque in Cairo and the religious and Spiritual Master in Egyptian army, unfortunately killed in a brutal attack carried out by Takfiri extremists in Giza Province near Cairo. For

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