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Tuesday 17th of January 2017
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Marriage advice

Increased divorce rates in recent years demonstrate that many couples have failed to consider the key principles that keep a marriage alive and fruitful.Islam however, acknowledges the enormity of the institution of marriage by equating it to half of one’s faith. Marriage is a challenge and there definitely aren’t any shortcuts to take. Nonetheless, there are a few key principles outlined by the Qur`an and ahadith that are useful in ...

Imamate in the Verse of Ilm al–Kitab

“Those who disbelieve say: “You are no emissary (of Allah)”. Say: “God suffices as a witness between me and you (all), as well as the one who has knowledge about the Book”. (13:43)This verse speaks of one of the great virtues of Imam Ali, the Commander of the Faithful, peace be on upon him; a virtue that the hadith of Ihtijaj1 has called Imam Ali’s (as) greatest virtue. The verse is, therefore, worth further ...

Ninty Nine Names Of Allah

1. Allah:He who has the Godhood which is the power to create the entities.2. Ar-Rahman:The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers and the blasphemers in this world and especially for the believers in the hereafter.3. Ar-Rahim:The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers.4. Al-Malik:He, The Exalted, His Existence is obvious by proofs and He is clear from the delusions of attributes of bodies. The One with the complete Dominion, the ...

Divine Simplicity

Divine simplicity is central to the classical Western concept of God. Simplicity denies any physical or metaphysical composition in the divine being. This means God is the divine nature itself and has no accidents (properties that are not necessary) accruing to his nature. There are no real divisions or distinctions in this nature. Thus, the entirety of God is whatever is attributed to him.  Divine simplicity is the hallmark of God’s ...

The Classical Islamic Arguments for the Existence of God

After Wensinck’s brilliant study,[1] a fresh examination of the argument for the existence of God in Islam might appear impertinent. Some justification for the present discussion, however, may be found in the fact that some of the material on which this study is based was not available to Wensinck, when his monograph appeared in 1936, and in the slightly different interpretation of certain relevant data here attempted.The systematic ...

Islamic Conception of Knowledge

One of the distinctive features of Islam is its emphasis on knowledge. The Quran and the Islamic tradition (sunnah) invite Muslims to seek and acquire knowledge and wisdom and to hold men of knowledge in high esteem.In the Holy Quran the word al-Ilm, knowledge, and its derivatives are used more than 780 times. The first few verses that were revealed to our Holy Prophet (S.A.W) mention the importance of reading, pen, and teaching for human ...

Importance of Education

The first and foremost condition for the vitality of a nation is acquisition of knowledge. In view of this Islam has encouraged the people very much to acquire knowledge and science. As a matter of fact it has made it obligatory for them. The Holy Prophet says:“It is obligatory for every Muslim, man and woman to acquire knowledge”.It is narrated that one day the Holy Prophet came into the Masjid and saw some people gathered there. ...

The Relationship between the Qur'an and Modern Science

Modern scientific theory today finds itself quite close to the Qur'an. There are at least two reasons behind this observation. The first is the lack of inconsistencies between the Qur'an and observable natural phenomena. Science has not been able to produce theories or experiments that fundamentally contradict the Qur'an. Had our science done so, either our understanding of the Qur'an or of the world would have been to blame: the Qur'an itself ...

The Holy Quran, Cure for All Ailments

The Holy Quran contains cure for all ailments, physical and spiritual.“We sent down in the Quran that which is a cure and mercy for the faithful”. (17:82)“Say: for those who have faith, it (Quran) is guidance and healing; but as for those who are faithless, there is deafness in their ears and it is lost to their sight”. (41:44)The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) has said:“The healing of my Ummah lies in three things: ...

Miracles of Quran

The function of mountainsThe Quran draws attention to a very important geological function of mountains.“We placed firmly embedded mountains on the Earth, so that it would not move under them.” (Al-Anbyia, 31)As noticed it is stated in the verse that the mountains has the function of preventing shocks on the Earth. This fact was not known by any one at the time the Quran was revealed. It was in fact brought to light recently as a ...

Short Biography of Hazrat Fatimah Ma'soomah (SA)

Name: FatimahFather: Imam Musa al Kazim (AS)Mother: Najma MaghrbiyyahBrother: Imam Ridha (AS)Title: Ma'soomahDate of Birth: 1st Zilqadah 173 A.H.Date of Death: 10th Rabiul-thani 201 A.H.From the children of the seventh Imam Hazrat Fatimah Ma'soomah bint Musa ibn Jafar (AS) has a special position after Imam Ridha (AS).Due to her faith, virtuousness and training under the guardianship of Imamate she reached such a position that the Ma’soom ...

The Ziarat of Lady Fatima Masuma

Arabic TextFirst recite this Tasbeehاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ  ( thirty four times)سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ‏  (thirty three times)الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ‏  (thirty three times)Then,السَّلاَمُ عَلَى آدَمَ صِفْوَةِ اللَّهِ السَّلاَمُ عَلَى نُوحٍ نَبِيِّ اللَّهِ‏السَّلاَمُ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ ...

Death Anniversary of Lady Masouma / Biography

Name: FatimaTitle: MasoumaBorn In: Medina, on the first Day of Dhu al-Qa'dah 173 A.H.Father's name: Imam Musa al-Kazim(A.S.)Mother's name: Najma Khatoon mother of Imam Rida (A.S.)Died: at the age 28, in Qom on 10th Rabi al-Thani, 201 A.H.Buried: in the holy shrine in the holy city of Qom, IranHADRAT FATIMA Masouma (S.A.)Noble Descent:Hadrat Fatima Masouma (S.A.) the Blessed and the Gracious Divine Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) was born in ...

Lady Fatima Masuma Birth Anniv. and her childhood

 In the holy city of Medina, the holy household was awaiting the arrival of a new born.In the house of Imam Kadhim (A.S.), Najma, the wife of the honorable Imam was eagerly looking forward to the arrival of the child; she was counting days and nights for that day. The Imam's house was overwhelmed with happiness.Finally, the day arrived, on the 1st of Dhil-Qa’dah 173 (A.H.) when Allah blessed the 7th Imam Musa Kadhim (A.S.) with a ...

The Death Anniversary of the Lady al-Masouma (AS)

Name: FatimaTitle: MasoumaBorn In: Medina, on the first Day of Dhu al-Qa'dah 173 A.H.Father's name: Imam Musa al-Kazim(A.S.)Mother's name: Najma Khatoon mother of Imam Rida (A.S.)Died: at the age 28, in Qum on 10th Rabi al-Thani, 201 A.H.Buried: in the holy shrine in the holy city of Qum, IranHADRAT FATIMA Masouma (S.A.)Noble Descent:Hadrat Fatima Masouma (S.A.) the Blessed and the Gracious Divine Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) was born in ...

Journey of the Unseen World

When I died, I saw myself standing, relieved of my illness, feeling fit and healthy; I saw my relatives mourning around my corpse. I was saddened by their crying and told them that I was cured and not dead; but nobody heard me.My body was bathed and shrouded. I even joined the funeral procession, in which I saw many wild animals which frightened me. But the other people didn't even notice these beasts.My body was lowered head-first into the ...

How to Increase Our Patience?

The reality is whether it is the life of the world or the hereafter, the final result of patience is very sweet and very peaceful. People who fail to show patience get caught in many problems and difficulties in their lives. There are some recommendations that help us increase our patience:1. Believing in God; Imam Ali said:” base of patience is believing in God”2. Having constant relation with God:  وَ اسْتَعينُوا ...

Muawiya and insulting Imam Ali (A.S)

Imam Mohammad Baqir (A.S) said:When the Commander of the Believers, Ali Bin Abi Taleb (A.S), came back from the Battle of Nahrawan to Kura, he heard that Muawiya had been cursing and insulting him and was killing his Shia. So he gave a speech in which he started by praising Allah and by sending Salawat to the Prophet. He mentioned the blessings that Allah had bestowed on His Prophet and on him.Then he said:If it was not for this verse in the ...

The Age of the Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S)

The study of the age that Imam Abu Muhammad (a.s.) lived in is no longer a kind of luxury or decoration to the book, but it is a necessity that the modern scientific research requires. Studying an age has become from the methodical studies that a researcher cannot leave aside, because it reveals the reality of the general life which that certain person lives, and also it sheds lights on the events that takes place during that age which naturally ...

The Establishment of a System of Deputies

Consider a sect, whom despite its truth, is put under pressure by the government and other political and religious groups. They are slaughtered in the open and in secret, never leaving them a decade in peace, and the government to maintain its hatred and animosity tricks the society, well despite its desire to be kind to this group. Considering the vast territory of the government, the story gets even worse by going farther away from the ...