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The Demise of the Holy Prophet (p.

Allah says in His Glorious Book, addressing His Messenger (p.): “Surely you shall die and they (too) shall surely die,” (39:30), and: “We granted not to any man before thee permanent life (here): if soyoushoul die, would they live permanently?” (21:34). The twenty eighth of Safar marks the death anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (p.), and upon his death, Allah’s revelations …

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Who is a real Shi‘ah?

We find many people in the world who claim to hold certain beliefs but do not act upon their professed convictions at all. These people are not steadfast in their beliefs. They claim to belong to a certain religious group, but are not faithful to the basic teachings of the religious sect they profess. They may not even know much …

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Hand v machine slaughter: How “Halal” is your chicken?

Ahmed Kilani has been working as the General + Halal Integrity Manager for Fresh Poultry for the last 8 months. In this first of a two part series he will gives an insider’s view of what is happening in the Halal Chicken industry in Australia In this first article, he explains the difference between Halal hand and machine slaughtered chickens …

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Master and Mastership, Wala of Imamate

[B]Wala of Imamate[/B] “Wala of Imamate” signifies religious authority, i.e. a position which makes the Imam a model for others who have to follow him and take instructions from him. Such a position automatically implies the infallibility of the Imam. It is the same position about which the Holy Qur’an, while referring to the Holy Prophet, says [B]”The Messenger of …

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What does Shia doctrine say about the awaited Mahdi

Since the above question is too vague and general, we decided to have a brief introduction of Imam’s (AJ) lifestyle, assertions from the unseen (akhbar ghaibi) and signs of his reappearance. His name is the same as the prophet of Islam’s, and has many titles such as Qa’im (the standing one), Muntadhar (the awaited one), Sahib al-Amr (The one entrusted …

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Muhammad, a man of a nation

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) – An ordinary man, raised as an orphan, and later worked as a merchant and shepherd, was capable of launching a spiritual revolution that would shape three continents and build an everlasting empire. His name was Muhammad. Born around 570 A.D in the sun blasted Arabian Peninsula, Muhammad had his first taste of life in …

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is it possible to point out a section of the Quran as reference for Imamate?

The Quran is the book of divine law, human cultivation, the book of wisdom and divine guidance whose agenda is to inform, educate and train in morals, beliefs and practice. The Quran mainly addresses issues, especially ahkam, from a general perspective, leaving the specifics to the Prophet (sa) and his successors, the true interpreters (as); such as prayer, fasting, zakat, …

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The Matrimonial Relationship in the Quranic View

Among the moral titles pertaining to the marital relationship is Allah’s saying: “And treat them kindly,” i.e. you ought not to complicate matters and contrive to dissolve the marriage, but rather maintain a rational way of thinking. Instead of rushing into divorce, you must examine the issue thoroughly and consider all the possible consequences: “Then if you hate them, it …

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The Quran and Visiting Relatives

Visiting relatives is one of the very good deeds that the Prophet, and the Imams have much insisted on. Mulla Husayn Fayz, who was a great philosopher, mystic and scholar spent his life with the Glorious Quran and Prophetic traditions. He considered visiting the relatives to include going to see them, and helping the relatives with their finances or business, …

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What is the relationship between a name and the named especially in regards to the names of the Infallibles (a.s.)?

The discussion concerning the prophets’ names and those of the infallible imams (a.s.) and the development of those names in the history of human civilizations would require us to conduct a comprehensive and hermeneutical investigation.  The relationship and interconnection between a word and its meaning especially when it comes to the names of the infallibles precisely indicate the special position …

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