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Imam Hassan (peace be upon him) fighting the unjust

Imam Hassan (peace be upon him) fighting the unjust
Imam Hassan’s (peace be upon him) CaliphateOn the 21st night of the Ramadan of 40th Hijra his father Hazrat Ali ibn-e-Abi Talib (a.s.) passed away making all the people sorrowful and grieved.Imam Hassan (a.s.) who was 27 years of age came along with the people to the mosque and climbed the tribune and said, "Last night, a man, who was unique in knowledge piety, conduct and character among the previous ages people as well those to come in ...

The Divine Leadership of Imam al-Javad (A.S)

The Divine Leadership of Imam al-Javad (A.S)
The period of transferring the leadership to Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Javad (A.S.) faced a dangerous problem which caused debates and arguments concerning the personality of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Javad (A.S.) because of his youth.Imam Javad (A.S.) was young, at the age of seven, when his father passed away. Books of history and biographies record some of these discussions about the personality of the young Imam (A.S.) and his capability for the ...

The Imam Hossein"s Concepts of Religion and Leadership

The Imam Hossein"s Concepts of Religion and Leadership
ONLY now and again does there arise above the common level some rare spirit, who, having looked upon God face to face, reflects more clearly the divine purpose, and puts into practice more courageously the divine guidances. The light of such a man shines like a strong beacon on a dark and disordered world. Our concepts of human values, human dignity and human freedom are better understood today because there has come into its life, among others, ...

heirs of the Messenger of Allah

heirs of the Messenger of Allah
A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from al-Muthanna al-Hannat from abu Basir who has said the following. "Once I went to see Abu Ja‘far (as) and asked him, "Are you the heirs of the Messenger of Allah?" He said, "Yes, we are his heirs." I then asked, "Was the Messenger of Allah the heir of the prophets and knew all that they knew?" He said to me, "Yes, it is true." I then asked, "Do you have ...

The Threat of Nihilism: New Educational Opportunities?

The Threat of Nihilism: New Educational Opportunities?
If the educator is characterized by a willingness to stand for something and simultaneously willing to care for someone, then the philosophy of authenticity should help the educator out of the problems that the Enlightenment project and some of its critics have created. While our integrative authenticity should rescue us from despair, it should also correct the possible immobilism occasioned by the interpretation of some postmodernist authors. ...

An Account Of The Intellectual Accomplishments Of the 11th Great Imam

An Account Of The Intellectual Accomplishments Of the 11th Great Imam
During the time Imam Hasan Askari (a.s) was in imprisonment at Baghdad, for three years at a stretch there was a severe famine. A Christian scholar arrived there and showing a miracle of causing rain he created a great turmoil in the beliefs of Muslims. Everyone began to extol his spiritual feats and the truth of Christian faith. The news reached Motamid. He summoned him and requested him to cause rain. Immediately he raised his hands to the sky ...

Resurrection

Resurrection
“You are examined in this life, but you have been created for the next life”This well known saying of Imam Ali (a.s) aptly identifies the journey of man and womankind to the "Day of Resurrection". According to the Qur'anic view, we have not been created simply for this earthly life; have a greater purpose in behaving responsibly. The Hereafter, therefore, needs to be considered. One could say that mankind’s convoy to the Day of ...

The University of Imam as-Sadiq (A.S.)

The University of Imam as-Sadiq (A.S.)
In view of the then prevailing conducive political atmosphere, Imam Ja‘far as-Sadiq (‘a) pursued his father’s scientific movement and established a large university and center of learning whose horizon reached far and wide. Shaykh al-Mufid says: The knowledge of the Imam (‘a) has been so widely narrated that it became proverbial to various many and its fame spread to every nook and corner. None of the progeny of the ...

Ramadan: The Month of Mercy

Ramadan: The Month of Mercy
Allah says in the Holy Quran: 1-Fasting is for God A person should be aware that fasting is an honor and that God grants the reward for it, as the Sacred Narration states: "All the deeds of the son of Adam are for him, except fasting; it is for Me and I will give reward for it." 3-Reinforcement of Devotion: Sayyida Fatima (peace be upon her) said: "Allah made fasting obligatory in order to reinforce sincere devotion [to Him]." The more a person ...

Science and Medicine in the Light of the Seerah

Science and Medicine in the Light of the Seerah
Since the importance of leadership of the ulama is demonstrated in the Islamic resistance movements throughout the history of colonization, lately by Imam Khomeini and currently by many, including Sheikh Ahmad Yaseen and Sayyed Hasan Nasrullah, the project of undermining traditional and committed ulama has become a necessity in the Western agenda. Because they will continue to be the real challenge to the West, the aim is to delegitimize them. ...

The Approach of the Nahj al-balaghah

The Approach of the Nahj al-balaghah
What approach and attitude is adopted by the Nahj al-balaghah towards worship? The Nahj al-balaghah takes an enlightened view of worship, or rather, it is, after the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), the main source of inspiration towards the enlightened approach to worship in the Islamic tradition.As we know, of the most sublime and imaginative themes of Islamic literature, both Arabic and Persian, is relationship ...

Defining the Word Shi'a

Defining the Word Shi'a
The writer states:Ahlisunnah.org/ahlibayt states:"Shie''ah", "Shi''ah": a singular Arabic noun means group, party, sect, supporter".After citing the verses where Shi''a is mentioned the unnamed author writes:Ahlisunnah.org/ahlibayt states:"During the conflict between Hazrat Ali bin Abu Tleb (Karramallah wajhah) and Muawiyah bin Abu Sufyan (Radhi Allahu Anh), both groups were referred to as Shi''atu Ali and Shi''atu Muawiyah. Hence, its early ...

The Beginning of Migration

The Beginning of Migration
The Beginning of MigrationThe auspicious days of celebrating the birth of our Master of the Age have renewed our desire to know more about him. Carrying his love, we begin to traverse the valley of His greatness. We carry his remembrance and his name in this world of knowledge and light and prepare ourselves for the journey.You are a migrant in this spiritual migration. The provisions of your journey are sincerity, the helper is Allah and the ...

A Brief History of Imam Hassan’s Life

A Brief History of Imam Hassan’s Life
Name: Al-Hasan ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.)Mother: Fatimah az-Zahra (a.s.), the daughter of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).Kunniyat (Patronymic): Abu MuhammadLaqab (Title): Al-Sibt al-Kabir (the elder grandson), Al-Mujtaba.Birth: He was born in Madina in the middle of the month of Ramadhan in 3 A.H.Martyrdom: He died on the 28th of Safar in the year 50 A.H. He was buried in the graveyard of Baqi in Madina.   A Brief History of Imam ...

The Celebration of Ghadeer

The Celebration of Ghadeer
Whatever Shias accomplish or narrate pertaining to Ghadeer is based on this very philosophy. The Shias consider Ghadeer to be significant and regard it as esteemed and blessed because although Ghadeer is rooted in history, it has given Islam the critical belief of Imamate and Mastership, which is among the pillars of religion.Did the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.A) not introduce Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (A.S) at Ghadeer-e-Khummm as the Imam ...

Britain steps up restrictions against country’s Muslims

Britain steps up restrictions against country’s Muslims
Britain is stepping up restrictions against the country’s Muslim population as part of a campaign to stop young citizens from joining terrorist groups.  The UK’s Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said schools are entitled to ban Muslim girls from wearing face veils. She noted that it’s important for children to be able to see their teacher's mouth. Morgan made the comment while launching an anti-radicalization ...

Gnosis and Islam

Gnosis and Islam
Both the practical and theoretical aspects of gnosis are closely related to Islam, for like every other religion or rather more than any other religion Islam determines and explains man's relation to Allah, to the universe and to other man. Now the question arises as to what is the nature of the relation between what gnosis puts forth and what Islam says. The Muslim gnostics do not admit that any of their views or practices is repugnant to ...

World Shiite Muslims Commemorate Ashoura, Day of Revolt against Injustice

World Shiite Muslims Commemorate Ashoura, Day of Revolt against Injustice
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Black-clad mourners are taking to the streets and mosques in different parts of the world, including Iran, to honor the day, which marks a height of mourning ceremonies in Muharram. Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and 72 of his loyal companions, were martyred on Ashura in the battle of Karbala against the second Umayyad caliph, Yazid I, more than 14 centuries ago. Imam Hussein was ...

A General Account of the Holy Prophet's Battles

A General Account of the Holy Prophet's Battles
A general account of the prophet's battles in Which He Himself Participated, and for Which He Sent Detachments. The Main Events of His Life Until He Departed This World, the Signs of HisProphethood Which Occurred During That Time, and Proofs of His Veracity and Apostleship.Biographers of the Prophet and Qur'an commentators have reported that the number of the battles: which the Messenger of Allah himself led was twenty-six. As for the ...

A Philosophical Discussion on Immateriality of the Soul

A Philosophical Discussion on Immateriality of the Soul
Is the soul immaterial? The word “soul” in this discussion means that thing which every man refers to when he says “I”. Its “immateriality” refers to the fact that it is not a material thing, it is neither divisible nor governed by time or space.Alhassanain(p) Network for Heritage and Islamic ThoughtNo doubt, I conceive in myself a concept which I refer to as “I”; and it is equally certain that ...