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The Islamic republic is the continuation of the holy Prophet’s Be’that

The following is the full text of the speech delivered on April 3, 2019 by Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in a meeting with government officials of the Islamic Republic and ambassadors of Islamic countries on the occasion of Mab’ath. In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful All praise

Imam Musa al-Kadhim (a.s.) – The Door to Fulfilling One’s Needs

Imam Mūsā b. Jaʿfar (a.s.) titled as al-Kāẓim and Bāb al-Ḥawāʾij was the seventh Imam of Shi’a, born in 128 (AH)/745 (AD) in the village of Abwa’ (between Mecca and Medina). After his father Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a.s.) was martyred he (a.s.) became the Imam of Shi’a. The thirty-five years of his imamate coincided with the caliphate of al-Mansur, al-Hadi, al-Mahdi, and Harun al-Rashid. He was repeatedly imprisoned by al-Mahdi and Harun, and was finally martyred in 183/799 in al-Sindi b. Shahik’s

The birth anniversary of Imam Ali celebrated with enthusiasm at A.M.U.

The Aligarh Muslim University celebrates the birth anniversary of Imam Ali (a.s) as Ali Day with great Zeal and enthusiasm without any distinction of Religion or region. On 22nd March , a book exhibition is marked in Maulana Azad library at 10:00 am in which some rare manuscripts including the holy Quran written by Imam

Why Ma’mun Rashid married his daughter to Imam Muhammad Al Taqi?

He became an Imam at the age of 9. Ma’mun Rashid thought that as all the rulers before him had oppressed the Imams and their schemes had backfired that he would try to bribe the Imams. He tried to make the 8th Imam his heir apparent and give him power and wealth but that also

The Tenth Imam: Ali Al Naqi Al Hadi (a.s.)

Imam Ali ibn Muhammad Naqi (sometimes referred to by the title of Hadi), was the son of the ninth Imam. He was born on Friday, 15th of Thul Al-Hijjain 212AH/827AD in Medina and according to Shi’ite accounts was martyred through poisoning by Mu’tazz the Abbasid caliph, on 3rd Rajab 254AH, at the age of 42

Imam Muhammad – the Splitter of Knowledge

Imam Mohammad Baqir, the fifth Imam according to the Shia sect was born in Madina on Ist Rajab 57 Hijri and martyred in Madina on 7th Zilhijja 114 Hijri (31.1.733AD) at the age of 57 years. He is known as al-Baqir (Splitter of Knowledge) as he was the one who took the initiative to permeate

International seminar on Ayatollah Syed Dildar Ali Gufranmaab held in Lucknow

Lucknow/ 9-March: An international seminar on Ayatollah Syed Dildar Ali Gufraan Maab held here in Lucknow on 9 March at Madrara tul Waezeen. The seminar was aimed to depict the life, works and contributions of Ayatollah Syed Dildar Ali Gufranmaab. With the recitation of Quran Qari Mohammad Ilyas initiated the seminar. The students of Hoza

Islam gives great importance to pen, writing – Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Tehran/ Agencies: The revered source of emulation said that on the Holy Quran, great importance has ‎been given to the pen and writing.‎  Speaking at the Women’s Book Conference held at the Islamic Awakening Hall at ‎Qom’s al-Zahra University, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi congratulated the ‎attendees on the birth anniversary of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra

Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine celebrates birth anniversary of Hazrat Zahra (SA)

Tehran/ Agencies: On the eve of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad’s daughter Hazrat Zahra (SA), on Monday night February 26, pilgrims were in an elated mood in the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS).  The courtyards of the holy shrine and streets leading to it were festooned and a large number of pilgrims descended

‘O Fatima! If your wrath is incurred, it incurs the wrath of Allah’ – Holy Prophet

The Holy Prophet said: “Whoever injures (bodily or sentimentally) Fatima, injures me; and whoever injures me injures Allah; and whoever injures Allah practices unbelief. O Fatima! If your wrath is incurred, it incurs the wrath of Allah; and if you are happy, it makes Allah happy too.” Fatima, the only daughter of the Holy prophet

Woman donates 11th Century AH Quran to Astan Quds Razavi library

Tehran/ Agencies: An ancient Quran belonging to the 11th century AH has been donated by owner Ms. Fereshteh Bolurchi to the Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi.  Unique and exquisite for its age, quality of calligraphy and illuminations on the pages, the Quran contains translation and detailed annotation (explanations, interpretations, occasions and circumstances for revelation)

Intl. conference on Imam Reza (AS) to be held at Astan Quds Razavi

Tehran/ Agencies: The Islamic Research Foundation of Astan Quds Razavi is set to hold an international conference on Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shia Imam.  Intl. Conference on “Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Reza (AS) and the Scientific, Civilizational Movement of Islamic World” will be held on February 20 and 21 in the holy city of

Fatima (s.a.), The Icon of Resistance Against Injustice and Oppression

By: Hussain Haider It is really sad state of affairs for the community that they are looking for role models in this world having treacherous worldly inclination when they have Fatima (sa) from the house of Prophet (saww) as perfect personality to emulate. She personified love and affection of daughter, wife, mother. She stands for

Bahraini forces destroy signs marking martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatima

Bahrain/ Agencies: Bahrain’s security forces have destroyed signs marking the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatima Zahra, the daughter of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon Him).  Local media said Saturday security forces removed black flags and banners put up in public places to commemorate the occasion overnight.  Hazrat Fatima is an enormously revered figure, especially for

What is the Sahifa al-Fatima (S.A.)?

It is narrated from Hammad bin Othman that the Imam Ja’far As-Sadiq (as) has said that the Zanadiqah (Hypocrite Fire-Worshippers) will appear in one hundred and twenty eight. I have myself read about it in the Sahifa al-Fatima.” I asked, “What is the Sahifa al-Fatima?” The Imam (as) said, “When the Prophet (S) departed from

Bahraini female detainee slapped with 5 years in prison, stripped of citizenship

Bahraini female detainee Zakiya Issa Al-Barboury was slapped with a five-year-prison sentence on Wednesday and stripped of her citizenship.  Al-Barboury was accused of alleged ‘terrorism’ offenses after being arbitrarily detained in May of last year.  Both Al-Barboury and her 19-year-old cousin Fatima Dawood Hassan were subjected to incommunicado detention for weeks following their arrest by

Imam Khomeinis on Ethics and Spirituality

The secret of your victory has been first, your firm faith and then, unity of expression.Preserve these two issues. Consolidate your faith because you are not a materialistic creature. Those who consider the human being as a materialistic creature, evaluate a person as other animals. You are a creature who has a materialistic dimension, but

Philosophy and Conduct of Irfan by Mulla Quli Hamdanī

Mulla Quli Hamadani’s spiritual conduct was based on the knowledge of the self, observation of one’s watchfulness of his actions and soul and striving in the four steps of its process. In the first step, the wayfarer must perform the obligations and avoids prohibitions. He so much emphasized on this step that observing the religious

The Extremists And Misinterpretation Of The Holy Qur’an

By: Ahmad Namaee The above-mentioned writer says, “A group of the extremists (ghulat) believe that the Holy Qur’an is misrepresented. Some chapters and verses on ‘Ali’s guardianship and succession have been left out. They do not believe in the Holy Qur’an compiled by ‘Uthman and say that he changed and misrepresented it according to his

Ayatollah Khamenei’s recommendations for spouses

Keep secrets of life carefully Wife and husband should keep each other’s secrets. The wife should not say her husband’s secrets to anyone. The husband should neither tell his wife’s secrets to for example his friends in the gym or a party, etc. Be careful, keep each other’s secrets carefully, so that your relationship can