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Tuesday 17th of January 2017
In Presence of Ustad

Who did you learn courtesy from?

He said: I learned from my Lord. my master granted me power in my wisdom and spirit through which I could distinguish between falsehoods and truth as well as bad and good, in doing so whatever I noticed from the owners of insights I applied them in my life the best way I could and whatever I noticed from the ignorant and unaware people seemed Indecent and obscene to me and I avoided them with hatred, so by the grace of Almighty Allah I have ...

A part of Dua’a-ul-A’sharaat - Translation of Professor Hossein Ansarian

Grant me thanksgiving to You, enjoyment of wellbeing from You, Your grace, and Your honor permanently so long as You decide to keep me alive.

O Allah, only by Your Light have I been guided,

 Only by Your grace have I been opulent,

And only by your grace have I lived in eves and morns.

Living in loss is worse than brutality

We see people who possess magnificent houses and mansions, wealth, property, status in this world, but why the Almighty Allah says in the holy Quran that they have lost all the wealth they and destroyed them? Who these people are with such excellent lives? Allah says in the Holy Qur'an: «أُولئِكَ كَالْأَنْعامِ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ»  They are worse than lost cattle. These are the heedless ...

Sins and ill-gotten things are closely related to deprivation of worship and saying prayers

Someone said Imam Ali Ibn Al Husayn, Zainul Abedeen (as): Oh Son of the Messenger of Allah, I wake up an hour before the morning prayers and I have nothing special to do. I really like to say night prayers before the morning prayers and the night prayers are also very simple and easy but I don’t feel like getting up and saying these prayers, what is the reason? Is there any way so that I can say these prayers? Imam said: yes there is, the ...

I am afraid of two modes

Imam Ali (A.S) said : O Harith! Glad news for you that I won’t leave my lovers alone in such situations, at that time I will get to them and I will know them and so will they.  And I will be their intercessor and I will order the hellfire to leave them and I will take them to their destination which is the ...

The benefits of participating in the scientific meetings

One of the very useful and beneficial worships is participating the scientific meetings. The meetings in which human beings get to know the Lawful and unlawful things of Allah Almighty as well as the high moral issues and get acquainted with the divine teachings. Those who attend such meetings are subjected to Allah’s forgiveness. The Prophet PBUH says: if someone dies on the way of attending such meetings, it is as if he is martyred. ...

The positive movement of the creatures of the universe

By the afternoon, by the declining day, by the six hours that are given to the human beings. It is so peculiar. We haven’t been able to know an animal yet to waste its life and time (whether that animal is marine animal, air animal, or wild animal). All these creatures of the universe, from any species are busy doing positive things within the limits of their existence. The extinction of some species of animals by the hunters has frighten ...

A part of Dua’a-ul-A’sharaat - Translation of Professor Hossein Ansarian

Glory be to the Lord of Kingdom and Realm.

Glory be to the Lord of Greatness and Magnitude; the True Sovereign, the Guardian, and the Holy.

Glory be to Allah, the Ever-living, the Holy.

Glory be to the Eternal, the Self-Existent.

Glory be to my Lord, the Most High.

Glory be to the Exalted, the Most High.

Glorified (is He), Holy (is He),

Our Lord, and the Lord of the angels and the Spirit

A brief commentary of Surah Al-Asr

It is a very strange verse. I saw the book that was published in Qom, it is one thousands and five hundred pages which is the exegesis of the three verses that the first one is “oath” “By the declining day” According to some commentators, sin at the time of the revelation of the Holy Quran, when the people of Mecca ate lunch they used to commit sin the whole afternoon and evening. Because Mecca is in the area near the ...

Ambition in life

Sheikh Muhammad Hasan Najafi, known as “Saheb Jawaher” [the author of the prominent book “Jawaher al-Kalam” (The jewel of speech) ] is one of the greatest Shiite scholars who began to write the book at the age of twenty and finished it at the age of seventy because the book was so detailed, complicated and in terms of Ijtihad (Understanding religious issues of the Qur'an, hadith, and news.) was so perfect and ...

Prof Hussein Ansarian’s Messaage to the Muslims of Yemen

It is more than three hundred years that the Islamic world is dealing with the colonizing wolves who plunder their overflowing mines and kill thousands of men, women and children in cold blood and unfortunately instead of evicting the colonizers and paying attention to their own, the governments of the Islamic regions are slaves and agents of the colonialism helping the process of plundering of nations and killing the innocent. According to ...

What is the basic difference between spirituality in Islam and spirituality in Christianity?

The value and credibility of spirituality in every religion are connected directly to genuineness and validity of that religion itself. The religious sources of Christianity present such doctrines that are opposed to reason in such a stark way that even Christians themselves acknowledge not to mention the fact that the spirituality which emanates from such sources leads to numerous deviations. This is the basic difference between spirituality in ...

Are there any guidelines from the Ahlulbayt (as) suggesting any specific foods and diet for a child’s development apart from the mother’s milk?

We have at our disposal in the English language many ahadith (traditions) on the best practices and foods including duas, for the conception of a child and the duration it spends in its mother's womb. But are there any ahadith that you can shed light on in regards to the best practices for the first 2-4 years of a child's development? Have the Ahlulbayt (as) suggested any specific foods and diet apart from the mother's milk? Have they provided ...

Why do some people oppose mysticism and the mystics making reference to ahadith (traditions)?

Recently we see an overt propagation going on in some religious websites and weblogs against mysticism and the mystics. In these websites, prominent figures like Allamah Tabatabai, Hasan Zadeh Amuli, Mulla Sadra, Hafiz Shirazi and Rumi Balkhi are openly insulted and derogatory words are used against them. As they claim, they are using traditions and narrations in their websites to denounce the mystics. Kindly, guide me in this regard.Concise ...

Please define and explain vicious circle (daur) and infinite regression of causes (tasalsul)?

A vicious circle is a situation in which an attempt to resolve one problem creates new problems that lead back to the original situation. It is also a fallacy in reasoning in which the premise is used to prove the conclusion, and the conclusion used to prove the premise For example, "A" depends on "B" and "B" depends on "A". The conclusion is that "A" depends on "A". It is the circularity in argument or proof.There is no difference among ...

Good Mothers and Fathers

In a part of his book “ The Islamic structure of Family” Professor Hossein Ansarian has described the qualities of a good mother and a good father. This text is a cut. A wife and husband who are adorned with goodness and cleansed of vices are a source of peace and security for each other. They are a source of development, perfection and peace and quiet for their children. They are never indifferent to their offsprings’ needs: the parents ...

God's protection as a stronghold:

  The fact that God,The Almighty, never let men go astray  and never let them stay alone is a apart of every  single believer. This fact is well-established by Professor  Hossein  Ansarian  in his geat work “ the land of lovers” which is an exposition on Sahifeh Sajadieh. From his birth in this world until his departure, man is constantly confronted with all sorts of dangers and hazards which could easily destroy man if he is not ...

Sahifeh Sajjadieh: Set this treasure before your eyes

Speking on the notability of Sahifeh Sajjadieh, Professor Hossein Ansaryan in the preface of his book “ the land of lovers” gives a historical account of Sahifeh Sajjadieh and illuminates the importance of resorting to this guiding light.   Upon the completion of the Islamic knowledge (Gnosticism) which is a comprehensive and detailed explanation and interpretation, in twelve volumes, on the valuable, ethical-gnostic book called Mesbal ...

THE ADVENTURE OF THE AYATOLLAH HOSSEIN ANSARIAN REGARDING THE BARRIER

I, Hossein Ansayan, the writer of these lines( The land of lovers) together with a friend in the year 1345 on a Wednesday night entered Qum from the Jamkaran Mosque. The city of Qum was in complete darkness. Nobody was seen on the streets. We two were waiting for a taxi to take us to my house which was next to Ayatollah Hojjat’s home. By chance a taxi arrived. The face of the driver was completely different from others. He seemed to be a ...

The Rights of Wives and Husbands in Islam

The Rights of Wives and Husbands in Islam   Those are limits set by God: those who obey God and His Apostle will be admitted to Gardens with rivers flowing beneath, to abide therein (forever) and that will be the Supreme achievement. [Holy Quran: Nisaa 4:13] An Outlook on Family Rights The rights of wives and husbands are completely described in the Glorious Quran. When studying them one can recognize these mutual rights as being one of the ...