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Tuesday 28th of March 2017
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How to lead a good life?

Once Imam Sadiq (A.S) gave one thousand dinars to a trustworthy person for investment in his business. That person purchased a commodity and after surveying the market he learnt about the dearth of that product in Egypt. So he sold his commodity in Egypt at a high price and made hundred percent profit. He returned to the Imam happily and presented two bags to him saying that one bag contains one thousand dinars, the amount of your investment and ...

Is Fadak Sermon of Lady Fatima Zahra in Muhammad bin Jarir Tabari’s ‘Dalael al-Imamah’ authentic?

Al Salam o Allykom Sir! Please tell me about authenticity of famous hadeeth, known as Hadeeth-e-Fadak, mentioned by Mohammad bin Jarir Tabari in his book, Dalail-ul-Imama, with 8 different chains mentioned from page 109-111 to it. Especially the chain which is like this, وأخبرنی أبو الحسین محمد بن هارون بن موسى التلعکبری، قال: حدثنا أبی (رضی الله عنه)، قال: حدثنا أبو ...

Have any Shia books said that Fatima (sa) was angry at Ali (as)?

Please reply to the following specious questions and arguments: Have any Shia books said that Fatima (sa) was angry at Ali (as)? Yes. 1- Shaykh Saduq narrates that when Ali (as) wanted to marry Abu Jahl’s daughter, Fatim (sa) and the Messenger of God (S) got angry at him to the extent that he advised him telling: “O Ali, do you not know that Fatima is a piece of me and I am from her. Whoever hurts her, hurts me and whoever hurts me ...

Is there any saying from the Holy Prophet of Islam (S) about fasting on the day of Ashura? Is fasting recommended on this day?

Is there any saying from the Holy Prophet of Islam (S) about fast (Sawm) being recommended? Is it really recommended to fast on this day? Also, please give your opinion on the following text about the day of Ashura and what it symbolized prior to Islam (such as the events which happened to other prophets): “But there were those who, according to the commentators to the Qoran (Sura 2 verse 46), connected the original celebration of Ashura ...

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 ...

What is meant by inner rules in regards to recite the Holy Quran?

Imam Khamenei receives members of Assembly of Experts

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khamenei received members of the Assembly of Experts on ...

Is it true that the Messenger of Allah (S) once missed his Dawn Prayers?

What is meant by line, dot etc. in mysticism (irfan) and what does the narration “I am the dot under the “ba” signify”?

If prayer is the pillar of faith, why is it considered to be part of the branches of religion?

Is it obligatory to make wudu after ghusl in order to offer prayers?

In order to offer prayers, is it obligatory on a person to make wudu after he has performed a mustahab ghusl, such as Friday ghusl, night of Qadr, first day of lunar month, or any other mustahab ghusl? What kind of mustahab ghusl is sufficient and doesn’t need to make wudu afterward in order to offer prayers?Concise answerGrand Ayatollahs Imam Khomeini, Bahjat, Khamenei and Saafi:  One who has performed jinabat ghusl mustn’t ...

In view of the fact that the earth must never be devoid of a divine authority, who was the divine authority in the time gap between the ascension of Prophet Jesus (AS) and prophetic mission of the Prophet of Islam?

The need for the presence of an infallible being and a divine authority is proven and well substantiated based on the textual and rational evidence and proofs within the general leadership. The question therefore arises as to who the divine authority was in the time gap between the ascension of Prophet Jesus (AS) and prophetic mission of the Prophet of Islam.Concise answerThe period of cessation is the period of time between the end of one ...

What the World Means?

Any person with average intelligence knows that this transient world is not worth getting attached to! But Satan presents the world to people with false embellishments and puts curtains on their eyes that they are not able to see the actual facts. Imam Ja’far As-Sadiq (as) had said that Allah has accumulated all the virtues in a vault and its key is in the hands of piety. Whoever wishes to be virtuous, he must adopt piety. ...

History of Hijab or Head covering

 IntroductionWe will be pondering in this article over the history of Head covering or Hijab as general, particularly looking at the ancient times. Our focus would be:Whether in past history of civilizations Hijab used to exists or not?Whether the concept of Head covering or Hijab is purely coming from Islam Prospective?Hijab in Past civilizations Before IslamAccording to Ancient civilizations, Head covering or Hijab used to be part of ...

Comparison of Muslim and Christian Prayers

We will mention some examples of Christian worship in comparison with what we have mentioned about Islamic worship. The Bible says: And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, ...

The Philosophy and Secrets of Prayer (Part 4)

The Consideration in the AddressAfter the heart of the worshipper turns to the greatness of the Divinity and Lordship, and to His Beneficence, Compassion, Favour and Justice, he perceives that other than Allah is not worthy of worship. Thus, he transfers from speaking in third person to second person and says: Thee do we worship.As worship requires guidance, power and strength, so the worshipper says: And Thee do we seek for help. Thus, in the ...

An Important Question from the Advocates of Human Rights

Today, centuries after the advent of Islam, when the story of Imam Ali’s justice – even in treating his enemies – echoes in the history of mankind, there comes a question to the mind: What is the real human right? The divine manner of Alavi (attributed to Imam Ali) human rights, or the Western model? Is the precept of the Commander of Shia Muslims coming from monotheistic religion of Islam the real human right, or what the ...

Bid Others to do Good and Reject Evil

Bid others to do good and you will be one of them; reject evil with your hand and your tongue, and do your utmost to separate from one who does evil. ‘Strive in the way of God as is His due’ (ref.22:78) and do not let the reproach of any reproacher have any influence on you in the path of God. Plunge into hardships for the sake of truth, wherever it may be.“و أمر بالمعروف تكن من اهله وانكر المنكر ...

Why does the Almighty God grant intercession of His saints?

Iranian thinker Murteza Motahhari in response to this question says: “The Act of God has an order. If someone ignores the order of creation he has gone astray. This is why the Almighty God has guided the sinful to go to the residence of His Prophet (PBUH) and seek forgiveness of God in addition for seeking the Prophet’s intercession: “And if, when they wronged themselves, they had come to you, [O Muhammad], and asked ...

The Holy Qur’an and the Psychology of Colours

The world of creation with all its wonders is indeed a delight for the eyes. The All-Wise Creator brought into existence the universe and endowed it with a variety of colours in order to make things attractive for the eyes of the best of creation, that is, mankind. It is interesting to note that the verses of the holy Qur’an as well as the statements of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the Infallible Imams of his Household have referred to the ...