Monthly Archives: December 2017

Are religious rules for punishment or helping people?

Imam Ali (AS) said: Atonement (Kaffarah) is different from punishment (Kayfar); atonement is like medicine, a series of punishments have been mentioned in the Quran which they are considered as Divine Torments; but these atonements which have been mentioned in the Quran and narrations are constructive. Therefore, Imam Ali (AS) said: If a person commits a sin, when he/she solves …

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Rouhani arrives in Baku amid warm reception

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and his accompanying high-ranking delegation have arrived in the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Wed. to hold talks on various bilateral and regional issues. The Iranian president was warmly received at Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport by Azerbaijan’s officials, including deputy prime minister, deputy foreign minister and chief of the Protocol Service of the President. The visit to Baku comes on the heels …

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Iran-Turkmenistan 2nd power line to come back on stream

Energy Minister Ardekanian said Wed. that the second power transmission line from Turkmenistan to Iran will come back on stream after six months of having been out of service. Iranian Minister of Energy, Reza Ardakanian, who traveled to Turkmenistan as part of a delegation accompanying President Rouhani, said Wed. that “following the negotiations held during today’s meeting, it was decided …

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Tehran-Baku relations to benefit region, world: Pres. Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wed. in Baku that “the expansion of Tehran-Baku relations not only benefits the two nations, but also the region.” “I am delighted that with the extensive efforts of senior officials from both countries, we are witnessing the good results of our joint cooperation today; cooperation which benefits not only the two nations but the …

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Why self-accountability is essential for the believer?

The great Islamic scholar, Allamah Tabatabaei (RA) said: During 24 hours, allocate a time for your own self accountability, and see how you have spent your 24 hours. Make sure you are accountable, as the merchant, the trader, calculates his income and expenses, and his export and import; you see what you have saved within the past 24 hours. What …

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Knowledge of the Imams about the unseen

Sometimes even among Shia people have emerged to damage. Their ignorance acquits them of their mischief but can not prevent its effects that remain. They knew nothing about the status of an Imam. Since they knew nothing, to have them comment on the status of the Imams be an absurdity. Therefore the Sixth Imam, Jafer Sadiq, distanced himself from such …

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Iran, Azerbaijan ink 8 pacts, MoUs in Baku

On the first day of Iranian President Rouhani’s visit to Baku, the two countries of Iran and Azerbaijan signed 8 cooperation documents and memoranda of understanding on Wednesday. The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan signed 8 cooperation documents and memoranda of understanding on Wednesday in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and President Ilham Aliyev …

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Tehran, Baku share stances on many issues: Pres. Rouhani

Addressing the press conference following the signing of 8 agreements with Azerbaijan, President Rouhani hailed the shared views of Tehran and Baku in relations to regional issues. The presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan referred to the ample opportunities to deepen ties between the two countries in various fields. “Nowruz is one of the …

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lauded, on Thursday in Baku, the ties between Iran and Azerbaijan describing the current status of the relations at the best level. “In this visit, we made strategic and historic decisions and the great achievements of this visit will bear fruit in the future”, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday. The Iranian senior official made the remarks speaking at the Business Forum of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan in Baku. The President referred to the love of Imam Ali (AS) and celebrating Nowruz as two symbols of closeness between the two Iranian and Azerbaijani nations and added, “Today, we are witnessing Iran-Azerbaijan relations in its best condition and its achievements will be beneficial for the entire region and the world.” “In this visit, we made strategic and historic decisions and the great achievements of this visit will bear fruit in the future”, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday. The Iranian senior official made the remarks speaking at the Business Forum of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan in Baku. The President referred to the love of Imam Ali (AS) and celebrating Nowruz as two symbols of closeness between the two Iranian and Azerbaijani nations and added, “Today, we are witnessing Iran-Azerbaijan relations in its best condition and its achievements will be beneficial for the entire region and the world.” “We took the best advantage of the historical, untapped potentials with the resolve and decision of the two governments,” the President added. Stating that “a win-win approach stabilizes relations”, Mr. Rouhani added, “The views of the two countries are identical in many regional and international issues.” “With the wisdom of the heads of the two countries, we will witness further growing of relations,” added President Rouhani saying, “Joint manufacturing of high-quality cars is a source of honor for the two nations.” “We are witnessing the efflorescence of relations between the two countries in the spring,” highlighted the Iranian top official. “Tehran-Baku relations and their achievements will benefit the entire region and the world,” continued the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, saying, “we are happy about the advancement and prosperity of Azerbaijan and efflorescence of relations with Iran.” He continued saying, “In this visit, we made strategic, historic decisions and the great achievements of this visit will bear fruit in the future.” Stating that Rasht-Astara railway project will make faster, safer and cheaper shipment from China to Europe, he said, “Tehran and Baku governments will pave the way for relations between businesspeople and the private sector”. He added, “there are various opportunities for investment, including energy, industries, health, technology and agriculture”. Mr. Rouhani also went on to state that “friendship and paying attention to each other are more important than economic interests”, and continued, “religion, beliefs and culture of the nations of the region have one origin and we must stand with and for each other.” Deepening of bilateral and multilateral relations will stabilize cooperation, he continued, saying, “Our neighboring provinces and peoples must be able to have each access to each other.” Stressing that “in banking relations, we have not yet been able to achieve the optimal level,” the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran said, “We need free trade and the joint commission must remove the obstacles”. Our Islam is the religion of mercy, said Rouhani adding, “There is no threatening and terror in Islam and we follow the path of the Prophet and the Ahl ul-Bayt (AS).”

At a ceremony in Baku, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev opened Khazar joint car manufacturing factory and the Astara-Astara railway on Thursday. Khazar joint car manufacturing factory, jointly owned and run by the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan, was opened in a ceremony in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani and President …

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