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Imam Ridha (as) Debates and His Arguments

The time of the Imam, peace be on him, is famous for the debates and arguments which spread among the great figures of religions, of Islamic schools, and of others. Violent discussions took place among them on numerous theological researches, especially as it concerns the fundamentals of religion. Theology books and others are full of

Brief Biography of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Ridha (as)

Imam ar-Rida was a living example of the piety of the great Prophet and the chivalry and generosity of Imam `Ali ibn Abi Talib. Name: `Ali.Title: ar-Rida.Agnomen: Abu ‘l-Hasan.Father’s name: Musa al-Kazim.Mother’s name: Ummu’l-Banin Najmah.Birth: In Medina, on Thursday, 11th Dhu’l-qi’dah 148A H. Death: Died at the age of 55, in Mashhad (Khurasan), on Tuesday,

The Biography of Lady Fatima Masuma (A)

Lady Fatima Masuma (A) was the daughter of the 7th Imam, Imam Mūsā al-Kāđim (A) and the sister of the 8th Imam, Imam Ali al-Ridā (A). She was a noble lady who dedicated her life to Islam and Allah. She was highly gifted and due to the training of her father and brother, she has

Quds Day in the View of Imam Khomeini

The International Day of Quds is commemorated throughout the world since 1979 on the call of Imam Khomeini after the success of Islamic Revolution in Iran. What follows is a PowerPoint Slide Show which presents selections of Imam Khomeini’s ” speeches, messages and writing about al-Quds Day. Click Here to Download the File Imam

The Assassination of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (P.B.U.H)

Ali, Islam’s greatest saint, hero, statesman, philosopher and martyr, had left this world, and the world was not to find a man sublime like him to all eternity. From the second half of 658, Muawiya, the governor of Syria, had been steadily escalating violence against the dominions of Ali. Some of his inroads reached Ain-at-Tamar

Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa on Fasting during Ramadan in the Time of Coronavirus

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei has answered a question regarding the fasting during the coronavirus outbreak. What follows is the question and the answer: Question: “What is the rule for fasting in current circumstances that the coronavirus is spreading?” a person asked the Leader via his office. Answer: “Among the effects of fasting

Abd al-Karim Haeri Yazdi Founder of the Modern Ḥawza of Qom

Known for  reviving  the  renowned  Islamic  seminary in  Qom  and  his  disinterest in the  world of  politics,  this  paper  will  seek to  provide  a  brief  biography  into  the  esteemed  life  of Ayatollah  Shaykh  Abd al-Karim  Haeri  Yazdi. After  providing  a  brief  introduction  followed by  a  transitory  overview  of  his  early  childhood  and  his  illustrious  education, 

The Blessed Eve of Mid Sha’ban

(Seyyed Ali Quli Qara’i – Translator of the holy Qur’an and Mafatih al-Jinaan)       We are on the threshold of the auspicious 15th of Sha’ban, for which certain rituals have been prescribed. It is also the eve on the morning of which the 12th and Last Infallible Heir of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA), Imam Mahdi al-Qa’em (AS), who will

What Are the Causes of the Reappearance of the Imam of Time (atf)?

Although “God’s will” is the fundamental cause of the reappearance of the Imam of Time (atf), what, in fact, humans can do to prepare the ground for the reappearance of the Imam (atf) is to do away with all those things that led to the occultation of the Imam and to create the required preparation

In the present situation the issue of the needy people and assisting them is a great importance: Agha mahdi Mahdavipour

Very Important Message of Hujjat ul-Islam Agha mahdi Mahdavipour, the honourable Representative of the Supreme Leader of Iran in India regarding the Corona virus epidemic in the world and India. In the Name of Allahthe All- Compassionate, the All-Merciful All praise belongs to Almighty Allah, the Creator of the Worlds, Blessings of Allah Almighty on

Coronavirus outbreak possible plot to change global order: Nasrallah

The leader of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah says the coronavirus pandemic might have consequences bigger than those of the World Wars, warning that the pathogen might be part of a plot for a new global order. Nasrallah said Saturday the world is undergoing a new experience that is “unparalleled for two centuries.” He said

Imam Musa ibn Jafar Al-Kadhim (A.S.)

He was born on Sunday, the 7th of Safar, year 128 Hijrah at the land of Abwa situated between Mecca and Madina from his mother named “Hameeda.” He had access to Imamate at the age of twenty-one years. Abu Baseer says, “We traveled to perform Hajj along with Imam Jaffar Sadiq (A.S.). No sooner we

Criminalising Religious Pluralism: The Legal Treatment of Shi’ites in Malaysia

This article evaluates the extent to which Islamic law and fatwas in Malaysia can control the practice and promulgation of Shi’a teachings. Shi’a teachings and doctrine are currently being socially-constructed as a new threat to the survival of Sunni Islam, followed by the majority of Muslims in Malaysia. The Government has taken action by using

Imamiyah (Shiite): An Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudential Sects

Twelver Shi’as (Imamiyah) 1- Authentication (tawthīque) of Shi’ism Shi’ite jurisprudential sects follow the ideas of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.). Twelvers is the main sect of them, which follows its famous twelve Imams’ ideas, especially, the sixth Imam, Abū  Abdu Allah Ja‘far b. Muhammad al-Ṣādiq, and because of that they are known as Ja’fari, too. Proving the interfaith

Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwas, Recommendations about Coronavirus

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani, in a statement while answering questions about the Coronavirus, also made important recommendations for believers. The statement recommends invocation on the Glorious God to avert the disaster caused by the Coronavirus and repeatedly doing things such as giving alms to the poor people, helping the weak ones, reciting the Holy Quran

Imam Khamenei led the Friday prayers (photos)

Why Allama Tabatabaei Did not Invite Guests?

Ayatollah Nouri Hamedani, one of the students of ‘Allama said, “When he came to Qom, although he was a famous philosopher in the Islamic world, a famous researcher at that time and a professional teacher in exegesis, theology and theosophy, he walked in the alleys of Qom wearing a very small turban made of blue

A Guide for Walking to Imam Hussain a.s

A Guide for Walking to Imam Hussain (Peace & Blessings be Upon Him) Millions of people are heading towards Karbala to visit Imam Hussain (as) by walk! Would you like to join too? Read on to know how you can also take this journey of a lifetime from Najaf to Karbala… Imam Ja’far As-Sadiq (as)

Iraq foils plan to assassinate Ayatollah Sistani amid protests

Iraq has reportedly foiled an plot by terrorists to assassinate grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistaniamid ongoing protests inside the Arab country. Iraqi security forces successfully dismantled a terrorist group on Friday that sought to use the demonstrations against corruption, unemployment and poor public services, Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen news network reported. Citing Najaf Provincial Governor Luay al-Yassiry, the

Tatbir Should be Abandoned Forever: Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

On the occasion of Tasu’a and Ashura commemoration anniversary, Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi delivered a message to all Muslims, urging them to be wary of the enemy’s agents who are trying to tarnish the greatness and majesty of the Ashura event. According to the Ijtihad Network, the full text of his message is as follows: