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The Origins and Early Development of Shia Islam

The division of the community of Islam into Sunni and Shi’i branches has commonly been explained in terms of purely political differences. Its origins have been attributed to basically political partisanship with regard to the leadership of the Umma, a partisanship which later exploded into conflict in the civil war …

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Yemen civilians become targets of war

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” ― Albert Einstein While few will be under any illusions that wars are by definition violent and bloody, some crimes – especially when …

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Slander, Dangerous weapon of cowards

One of the greatest and most dangerous and in the meantime most popular corruptions of tongue is slander. Slander indicates mentioning hidden weak points and faults of the others so that if they hear, they will be disturbed. These points are either concerned with religious, moral, spiritual and social aspects, …

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The High Ideals of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (A.S.)

By: Allama Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi The personality of Imam Abu Ja’far al-Jawad (a.s) possessed all the high ideals and lofty examples that any human being would take pride in. Here are some of these ideals: Imamate Imam al-Jawad (a.s) assumed the imamate and the general religious leadership when he was …

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Imamat, Pinnacle Honor of Prophet Ibrahim Meaning of Imam: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:124, Part-III) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:124, Part-III) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Imamat, Pinnacle Honor of Prophet Ibrahim Meaning of Imam بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَإِذِ ابْتَلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ رَبُّهُ بِكَلِمَاتٍ فَأَتَمَّهُنَّ ۖ قَالَ إِنِّي جَاعِلُكَ لِلنَّاسِ إِمَامًا ۖ قَالَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِي ۖ قَالَ لَا يَنَالُ عَهْدِي الظَّالِمِينَ ﴿١٢٤﴾ Translation: 2:104 When his Lord tested Abraham …

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Allah (swt) addresses himself in Quran as I and WE??

Part of a lengthy narration in which Imam Ali (as) answers to various objects raised upon the verses of the Qur’an: واما ما كان من الخطاب بالانفراد مرة، وبالجمع مرة، من صفة الباري جل ذكره، فان الله تبارك وتعالى اسمه، على ما وصف به نفسه بالانفراد والوحدانية، هو: النور الأزلي …

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Allah (swt) made known through AhlulBait (as)

حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ عَبْدِي يَرْفَعُهُ إِلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: أَبَى اللَّهُ أَنْ يُجْرِيَ الْأَشْيَاءَ إِلَّا بِالْأَسْبَابِ فَجَعَلَ لِكُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ سَبَباً وَ جَعَلَ لِكُلِّ سَبَبٍ شَرْحاً وَ جَعَلَ لِكُلِّ شَرْحٍ مِفْتَاحاً وَ جَعَلَلِكُلِ‏ مِفْتَاحٍ‏ عِلْماً وَ جَعَلَ لِكُلِّ عِلْمٍ بَاباً نَاطِقاً مَنْ عَرَفَهُ عَرَفَ اللَّهَ وَ مَنْ …

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Reappearance of Imam Mahdi

Imam Mahdi is a divine figure who is on occultation and will reappear at the end times to establish justice in the world. He will establish a just government and will prepare the grounds for man’s perfection in all dimensions. There are many traditions (hadith) handed down both by Sunni …

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Discussion Concerning The Origin of Creation

With his Allah-given instinct, man searches for the reasons and causes leading to the appearance of any phenomenon or occurrence that he sees. He never thinks it probable that they have come into existence automatically and without any cause, i.e., accidentally. A driver whose car stops functioning gets off to …

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The Era of Patience

O impatient ones! Allah (SWT) will not become hurried in regards with the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (PBUH) due to the hurry and rush of people…”‌ Believing in a saviour and his mission of settling the affairs of humanity is an accepted concept among all Divine religions, and mankind has …

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