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Islamic Universities and Their Global Outreach

Islamic Universities and Their Global Outreach

2016-09-28
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Alexander Thurston explores the history of Islamic universities, and their impact on the global Muslim community
The Opening of Zil-Hajjah Month

The Opening of Zil-Hajjah Month

2016-09-03
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“The Hajj is a journey full of symbolism, for it represents the soul’s journey towards God. Each stage and each aspect of the pilgrimage is replete with profound meanings about life, worship and realities of faith, especially the love and...
The Life and Reputation of Imam Ridza

The Life and Reputation of Imam Ridza

2016-08-12
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In The Name of God The Most Compassionate, The merciful “Anyone pursuing his goals honestly does not slip up and if he does, he can seek a way out.” Imam Reza (A.S.) (Behaar ul-Anwaar, vol.78, p.356) Introduction Born in Ma...
Islam in France

Islam in France

2015-01-19
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Demographics There are approximately 3.5-5 million Muslims in France, representing 6.0-8.5 percent of the total population (58.5 million). At least 2 million Muslims have French citizenship. French law forbids distinguishing citizens or residents...
Condolances on the Prophet’s Death Anniversary

Condolances on the Prophet’s Death Anniversary

2014-12-22
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Islamic Research and Information Center (IRIC) would like to offer its deep condolence on the death anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the martyrdom anniversary of his elder grandson, Imam Hassan al-Mujtaba (PBUH) on Safar 28th, and also the ...
Islam in Canada

Islam in Canada

2014-11-24
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Demographics Most Canadian Muslims are foreign-born, with a growing percentage born in Canada. There are also presumably a small number of converts to Islam, although there is no available statistical data. The majority of Canadian Muslims &ndas...
Book Review: Polarization around the character of Ali ibn Abi Talib, By Mortada Motahhari

Book Review: Polarization around the character of Ali ibn Abi Talib, By Mortada Motahhari

2014-11-24
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By IRIC research team Mortada Motahhari, in this book has studied Imam Ali’s personality in regard with the attraction and repulsion. According to the author, the great personality of Imam Ali is broader and more multi-faceted than to be ...
Imam Hussein (P.B.U.H.) in Ziarat Nahiya

Imam Hussein (P.B.U.H.) in Ziarat Nahiya

2014-11-02
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Accept our condolences on the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (P.B.U.H.)      Martyrdom of Imam Hussein (P.B.U.H.)by tyrants of his time is a really heart breaking event for Shia community and their infallible leader Imam M...
A Brief Biography of Imam Ali (A.S.)

A Brief Biography of Imam Ali (A.S.)

2014-10-19
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         Imam Ali Ibn Abu Talib(as) was born on Friday, 13th of rajab, 30 Amulfeel. His father’s name was Abu Talib, the uncle of Prophet Mohammad, and his mother was Fatima Binte Asad, The pious woman t...
Ghadir, from Creation to Eternity

Ghadir, from Creation to Eternity

2014-10-19
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        God has created humankind a lasting and spiritual phenomenon, not just a terrestrial being whose goal is merely to invent new and improve methods for better eating, sleeping, enjoying and ... . Although all ...
Mohammad, the promise of Torah

Mohammad, the promise of Torah

2014-08-30
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When the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) took his wife Haajar (Hagar) and his first born, Ismael (Ishmael), to PARAN, where Mecca is today, the Prophet Ibrahim prayed to Allah: O’ our Lord! surely I have settled from my offspring in an uncultivate...
Al-Kindi: Encyclopaedic Scholar of the Baghdad 'House of Wisdom'

Al-Kindi: Encyclopaedic Scholar of the Baghdad 'House of Wisdom'

2014-08-02
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Al-Kindi General Hospital, one of the biggest medical centres in present day Baghdad was named after his tremendous contributions in medical and pharmaceutical. Al-Kindi was best known as a philosopher, but he was also a physician, pharmacist, ophtha...
Abduh, Muhammad

Abduh, Muhammad

2014-08-01
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Abduh, Muhammad (1849-1905) The Egyptian reformer and Muslim apologist Muhammad ‘Abduh was a pupil and friend of al-Afghani. Although deeply influenced by him, ‘Abduh was less inclined to political activism and concentrated on religious, ...
The Night of Qadr

The Night of Qadr

2014-07-16
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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful Surely We revealed it (Quran) on the Night of Qadr - And what do you know about what Night of Qadr is - The Night of Qadr is better than a thousand months - The angels and the Spirit descend...
Issues in Islam and Science

Issues in Islam and Science

2014-07-13
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review of the book Issues in Islam and Science.

Imam Hasan Mujtaba (AS): Divinely-Decreed Leader

Imam Hasan Mujtaba (AS): Divinely-Decreed Leader

2014-07-12
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“The ruin of people lies in three things: arrogance, greed and envy. It was due to arrogance that Satan deprived himself of God’s mercy. It was greed that caused Adam to be expelled from the Garden. It was envy the source of evil that mad...
Islam in the United States

Islam in the United States

2014-07-12
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Useful information about Muslim in the United States of America.

Al-Kafi (A Book Description)

Al-Kafi (A Book Description)

2014-07-10
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       Based on Shi'i  point of view, "Hadith" refers to the sayings or "traditions" which have been transmitted from the Prophet (P.B.U.H.) and infallible Imams (A.S.). Muslims in general and Shi'is in particular h...
Quran and Hadith on Ramazan

Quran and Hadith on Ramazan

2014-07-06
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Ramazan and Fasting in Quran O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious) (Q 2:183) a limited number of days. So whoever among you is...
Acts of Imam Zayn ul-'Abidin (AS) in the Month of Ramadan

Acts of Imam Zayn ul-'Abidin (AS) in the Month of Ramadan

2014-07-06
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Imam Zayn ul-'Abidin, peace be on him, had special affairs in the blessed month of Ramadan. In it he did all things that drew him near to Allah. The narrators said: "He did all kinds of charity and good. He never said any word except saying: 'Glory b...
Biography of Shiekh  Tusi

Biography of Shiekh Tusi

2014-07-05
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Abu Jafar Muhammad Ibn Hassan Tusi known as Shiekh Tusi and Shiekh al-Taʾifah was born in Tus, Iran in 996 AD. He is one of the prominent Shi'i scholars whose scope of knowledge encompassed Islamic history, fiqh and hadith. He began ...
Islam in the United Kingdom

Islam in the United Kingdom

2014-07-05
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Demographics  Prior to the end of the Second World War, there had for some time been a small Islamic presence in Britain. Britain’s colonial heritage meant that it had had some amount of contact with the religion of Islam for several c...
THE BOOK OF OCCULTATION (kitab al-Ghaibah)

THE BOOK OF OCCULTATION (kitab al-Ghaibah)

2014-07-05
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Description of the Book of Occultation by Allameh al-Majlisi.

Islam in Germany

Islam in Germany

2014-06-30
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 Demography, education, job, housing, discrimination, etc. in regard to Muslims in Germany.

Biography of Ayatullah Subhani

Biography of Ayatullah Subhani

2014-06-30
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By: Sadeq Nurizadeh Ayatullah Jafar Subhani was born in Iranian city of Tabriz in 1922. After completing his primary education, he joined a theological school where he studied Arabic literature, Fiqh (jurisprudence), and Usool (principles) until ...
Approaching the Qur’an

Approaching the Qur’an

2014-06-29
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By: Sohaib N. Sultan   As a Muslim chaplain and author of two books on the Qur’an – The Koran for Dummies (Wiley, 2004) and The Qur’an and Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad: Selections Annotated & Expl...
Islamic Organizations of the United States of America

Islamic Organizations of the United States of America

2014-06-28
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California Islamia Mosque 42 Dena Plaza, Concord Ave, Concord, CA 94518 Islamic Center of North California 1433 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94601 Phone Number: (415) 522-9591 Ja'faria Islamic Society 7333 Wilcox Avenue, Cudahy California ...
Sawm (fasting)

Sawm (fasting)

2014-06-28
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Fasting in Islam: its rules and conditions

Islam in Austria

Islam in Austria

2014-06-28
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Book review:  SHI’I ISLAM: Origins, Faith and Practices

Book review: SHI’I ISLAM: Origins, Faith and Practices

2014-06-25
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Review of the book SHI’I ISLAM: Origins, Faith and Practices by Mohammad A.Shomali.

The Prophet (S) preaching about the Month of Ramadhan

The Prophet (S) preaching about the Month of Ramadhan

2014-06-24
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The Prophet (S) preaching about the Month of Ramadhan.

Sensationalism Veils: The Portrayal of Muslim Women in Western News Media

Sensationalism Veils: The Portrayal of Muslim Women in Western News Media

2014-06-24
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portray of Muslim women hijab in western Media.

MUSIC AND ITS EFFECTS (part 2)

MUSIC AND ITS EFFECTS (part 2)

2014-06-24
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By: A. H. Sheriff  EFFECT ON THE CHILDREN It is no secret that the songs music and films depend upon sex-appeal for their success. The more sexy a song the more its sale; the more suggestive a music, the more its market value. And a...
A BRIEF WORD ABOUT IMAM AL-HASSAN AL-MUJTABA (as), OLDER GRANDSON OF THE PROPHET OF ISLAM (P)

A BRIEF WORD ABOUT IMAM AL-HASSAN AL-MUJTABA (as), OLDER GRANDSON OF THE PROPHET OF ISLAM (P)

2014-06-23
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Before discussing the character of our second Imam (as), al-Hassan al-Mujtaba (as), we need to cast some light on the character of his opponent by going back to history books and reviewing what kind of person he was:  Mu'awiyah son of Abu Sufya...
Punishment for Theft in the Islamic Laws

Punishment for Theft in the Islamic Laws

2014-06-21
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Punishment of a theft condition based on Sharia.

Is Abortion Permissable in Islam ?

Is Abortion Permissable in Islam ?

2014-06-21
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Abortion from Sharia point of view.

MUSIC AND ITS EFFECTS (part 1)

MUSIC AND ITS EFFECTS (part 1)

2014-06-21
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Describing the prohibition of Music in Islam from a scientific point of view.

Negotiating Muslim Youth Identity in a Post-9/11 World

Negotiating Muslim Youth Identity in a Post-9/11 World

2014-06-21
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Muslim youth in United States of America after 9/11.

Doctrines of Shi‘i Islam: A Compendium of Imami Beliefs and Practices

Doctrines of Shi‘i Islam: A Compendium of Imami Beliefs and Practices

2014-06-17
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Review of the book Doctrines of Shi‘i Islam: A Compendium of Imami Beliefs and Practices by Ayatullah Ja‘far Sobhani.

A Note on Some Recent Western Writing on Islamic Resurgence

A Note on Some Recent Western Writing on Islamic Resurgence

2014-06-16
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This article revolves around certain presuppositions, themes, and theories related to a selected number of Western writings on Islamic resurgence in the modern Arab world. 
Lecture: Islam in U.S.A., its Prospects & Problems

Lecture: Islam in U.S.A., its Prospects & Problems

2014-06-16
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a brief discussion about Muslims in America 

Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi
Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi
Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi
The Last Era for the Pious Men

The Last Era for the Pious Men

2014-06-12
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"The Last Era for the Pious Men" Holy Qoran:Araf:128 "We are not negligent of your affairs and are not forgetful of your remembrance. Had it been so, then terrible calamities would have struck you and your enemies would have destroyed you. Fe...
The Sealing of Prophethood

The Sealing of Prophethood

2014-06-11
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By Seyyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari The sealing of prophethood has always been regarded as one of the fundamental components of belief in Islam; it negates the possibility of the emergence of any Messenger after the Prophet of Islam. In any discussion ...
The Importance of Salat and Meeting Allah

The Importance of Salat and Meeting Allah

2014-06-07
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The highest aim and goal of the divine scholars and those who tread the path of worship is the meeting with Allah and vision of the divine, a meeting which can neither be expressed in words nor penned on paper. For, a vision of the divine is the work of Allah Himself. And the work of Allah, like His Being, does not have any method (kaifiyyah) like other mortals, and therefore it cannot be expressed.
The Islamic Hijab (Veil)

The Islamic Hijab (Veil)

2014-06-07
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Concept of Hijab in Quran and other Islamic texts.

Preface of  AL-MIZAN (tafsir) by the Author

Preface of AL-MIZAN (tafsir) by the Author

2014-06-03
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An introduction to Tafsir Al-Mizan by Muhammad Husayn at-Tabataba'i

The Sun is a Great Lamp, and the Moon Gives Light

The Sun is a Great Lamp, and the Moon Gives Light

2014-06-03
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Quranic scinces: sun and stars

The Living Miracle

The Living Miracle

2014-06-03
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The Glorious Qur'an is Allah's eternal message, His clear testimony, final argument, undeniable proof and His eternal living miracle which He has given to the last of His messengers and the Best of His creatures - Muhammad ibn `Abdillah (peace be upon him and his progeny) -as an evidence verifying his prophethood, a proof of his apostleship and a light guiding mankind to the firm religion of Allah and a guide leading towards the right path. 

Imam Zayn al-Abidin (AS): The Pearl of Imamate

Imam Zayn al-Abidin (AS): The Pearl of Imamate

2014-06-02
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 No Imam began his Imamate in a more tragic atmosphere. The first day of his Imamate saw him seriously ill and a captive of the army of Yazid in Karbala. His father and predecessor had sacrificed all he had on the altar of truth; and Imam Zayn a...
A Galance at the Life of Hazrat Abbas Ibn Ali (P.B.U.H)

A Galance at the Life of Hazrat Abbas Ibn Ali (P.B.U.H)

2014-05-31
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Abbas Ibn Ali was the son of Ali Ibn Abu Talib and Fatima binte Hizam, commonly known as Ummul Baneen. Abbas is particularly revered by Shia Muslims for his loyalty to his half-brother and third Shia Imam, Hossein (P.B.U.H.) Ibn Ali (P.B.U.H.), his r...
3rd Shaban, Birthday Anniversary of Imam Hussain (A.S.)

3rd Shaban, Birthday Anniversary of Imam Hussain (A.S.)

2014-05-30
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On the Auspicious and Solemn occasions of the Birthday Anniversary of Imam Hussain (A.S)  We extend our Joyous and Happy Greetings and Felicitations to all the followers and lovers of Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) in the world.  On the third of S...
Imamat versus Prophethood Part 1

Imamat versus Prophethood Part 1

2014-05-28
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Shi’a believes that the rank of Imamat (the position of a divinely- appointed leader) is higher than that of prophethood and messengership.
Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (p.b.u.h) at the Age of Forty

Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (p.b.u.h) at the Age of Forty

2014-05-26
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By the age of 40 Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (p.b.u.h) was still living among an extremely backward people who were devoid of any traces of civilization and humanity. These hard conditions severely tormented his pure soul. Prophet of Islam, Muham...
Life after Death - Barzakh

Life after Death - Barzakh

2014-05-26
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Barzakh literally means "Barrier". It has been used for the period between Death and the Day of Resurrection (ie the day when all human beings will be brought back to life). During Barzakh, one`s correct belief and good deeds alone will assist him in having a peaceful time.
After Death

After Death

2014-05-26
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After life from Shia point of view.

The Moral Behavior of Imam Al-Kazim (a.s.)

The Moral Behavior of Imam Al-Kazim (a.s.)

2014-05-24
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One of the Imams and the Members of the Household of the Prophet (p.) is Imam Musa bin Jaa’far Al-Kazim (a.s.). He was concerned with all what the Muslims in his time faced, living with the people, trying to help them, finding solutions to thei...
Concept of God in Islam

Concept of God in Islam

2014-05-21
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Monotheism, belief in one God, is the most important and foundational concept in Islam. Muslims believe in one God who created the universe and has power over everything within it. He is unique and exalted above everything He creates, and His greatness cannot be compared to His creation. Furthermore, He is the only one deserving of any worship and the ultimate purpose of all creation is to submit to Him. The Islamic understanding of God is distinct from all other religions and beliefs in various respects since it is based on a pure and clear understanding of monotheism. This essentially captures the concept of God in Islam, which will be further elaborated in this pamphlet...

Divine Justice and the Problem of Evil

Divine Justice and the Problem of Evil

2014-05-21
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Divine justice and the problem of evil is a fundamental question and one of the most discussed topics among theologians and philosophers in the last two thousand years. The most important reason for this attention given to the subject is that human beings have always been faced with natural and moral tragedies...

How is Islam similar to Christianity and Judaism?

How is Islam similar to Christianity and Judaism?

2014-05-21
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The following article was excerpted from What Everyone Needs To Know About ISLAM by John L. Esposito (Answers to Frequently Asked Questions)

Ahlul-bayt in the glorious Qur'an

Ahlul-bayt in the glorious Qur'an

2014-05-21
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the Shia believe on Ahlul-Bayt and its evidences in Qur'an.
Special specifications of Imam al-Mahdi (as)

Special specifications of Imam al-Mahdi (as)

2014-05-21
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Imam Al-Mahdi’s Identifications and questions about his Imamat, presence, life, etc.

Some Characteristics of Imam Javad (A.S), Imam Reza’s Son and the Ninth Imam of Shia

Some Characteristics of Imam Javad (A.S), Imam Reza’s Son and the Ninth Imam of Shia

2014-05-09
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HakimeKhatoon, Imam Reza’s sister, said: “Once, my brother, Imam Reza (A.S) called me and said: Hakime! Tonight, my son would be born. You should certainly be there in his birth time. I stayed with the Imam (A.S). That night, he brought m...
The Tenth Imam Ali Ibn Mohammed Al-Naqi (A.S)

The Tenth Imam Ali Ibn Mohammed Al-Naqi (A.S)

2014-05-02
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The tenth Imam Ali Ibn Mohammed Al-Naqi (as) was born in a place called Sarriya, about 3 miles from the Holy city of Medina, on the 15th day of the month of Zilhaj in the year 212 A.H. and he passed away from this banal world on the 3rd day of t...
Imam Mohammad Al-Baqir (A.S)

Imam Mohammad Al-Baqir (A.S)

2014-05-01
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Ziyarat of Abu Jaffer Imam-e-Baqer (AS) * Ziyarat Of Hazrat Imam Mohammed Baqir (AS) is recited specially onTuesdays ...
Excellence of the Blessed Month of Rajab

Excellence of the Blessed Month of Rajab

2014-04-30
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Rajab has actually been derived from the word 'tarjeeb' which means 'to honour'. It is also known as Al-Asab (meaning fast pouring), because in this blessed month, mercy is poured fast upon those who repent. Also, the light of acceptance descends upo...
FATIMA AL-ZAHRA: MOTHER OF THE MESSAGE

FATIMA AL-ZAHRA: MOTHER OF THE MESSAGE

2014-04-18
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By Muhammad Habash Indeed Allah only desires to keep away all impurity from you, O people of the Household and to purify you a thorough purification. [Al-Ahzab, 33:33] The life of Sayyida Fatima (a) was a life that was fully immersed in the Mes...
Hazrat Fatimah’s Social Responsibilities

Hazrat Fatimah’s Social Responsibilities

2014-04-03
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Fatimah (peace be upon her) was a responsible and duteous woman, believing that she was not able to think of herself alone and lead a life for her own sake, because Islamic umma belongs to all and regards all people as the members of one body. &ldqu...
The Signs of Imamat of Imam Hasan Al-askari(a.s.)

The Signs of Imamat of Imam Hasan Al-askari(a.s.)

2014-02-07
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Allah had provided the prophets and their guardians with miracles that ordinary people were unable to do in order to be as true proofs on the missions of these prophets and guardians, otherwise they would fail in achieving their missions, and none of people would believe them...

Muhammad and His Message of Unity

Muhammad and His Message of Unity

2014-01-19
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The messenger’s birthday is to be observed with recollections of his life and significance, and his positive impact on society.
The Guidance of Imam Mahdi (a.s.)

The Guidance of Imam Mahdi (a.s.)

2014-01-11
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Characteristics of the Titles The names and titles of our Imams (a.s.) are not conferred by common men but are selected by the Almighty in view of their characteristics. Hence, each name and title bears a special significance. In general, all our Im...
Life Sketch of Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.) - Extract from 'Nuqoosh Ismat'

Life Sketch of Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.) - Extract from 'Nuqoosh Ismat'

2014-01-08
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by Allama Zeeshan Haider Jawadi It was 10th Rabius Thani, 232 A.H. when the eleventh successor of Prophet from the series of Imamate arrived in to this world and Medina became illuminated with effulgence of the elegance of Imamate. [ ]...
Intellectual Aspects of the Imam Riza's Life - Basic Beliefs

Intellectual Aspects of the Imam Riza's Life - Basic Beliefs

2014-01-01
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Islam is the religion which preaches tawhid, the Unity of God. Tawhid, then, is the starting point from which a Muslim sets out to build his creed deep inside his inner self; otherwise, he cannot be called a Muslim, nor can the light of faith shine i...

Comparison Between The Conditions Of al- Hasan (A.S) And The Conditions Of al- Husayn (A.S)

2013-12-30
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Many people think that the Hashimite pride, which always resulted from honorable attitudes, was more appropriate for the attitude of al Husayn, peace be on him, than the attitude of al-Hasan, peace be on him. This is a primary viewpoint that suffers...
Jesus in Islam and Christmas

Jesus in Islam and Christmas

2013-12-24
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Many Christians are unaware that the true spirit of reverence which Muslims display towards Jesus and his mother Mary spring from the fountainhead of their faith as prescribed in the Holy Quran. Most do not know that a Muslim does not take the n...
Significance of Arbaeen and the Performance of the Ziyarat of Arbaeen

Significance of Arbaeen and the Performance of the Ziyarat of Arbaeen

2013-12-22
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Imam Hassan Al-Askari (A.S) has said: The signs of a believer are five: • Performing fifty-one rakats of salat daily, • Reciting Ziyarat of Arbaeen, • Wearing a ring in the right hand, • Placing the forehead on dust [during sa]...
Results and Outcomes of the Uprising of  Aba Abdullah (Imam Hussein (a.s))

Results and Outcomes of the Uprising of Aba Abdullah (Imam Hussein (a.s))

2013-11-10
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If it were not for the Ashura and the sacrifices of the Prophet's progeny, the tyrant of the time would have destroyed the prophetic mission and the painful efforts of the Prophet (pbuh), were it not for the Ashura, with Abu Sufyanians'1 pagan l...
Muharram & Martyrdom of Imam Hussein (A.S)

Muharram & Martyrdom of Imam Hussein (A.S)

2013-11-04
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Muharram is the most important Shi'a mourning ceremony and commemorates the death of Imam Hussein. Following the Prophet Mohammad's death, upheavals and rivalries divided the Muslim community. After the assassination of Ali, prophet's son-in-law and ...
Ghadir in Ahadith

Ghadir in Ahadith

2013-10-23
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In the tenth year after the migration to Madinah, the year which later became known as Hajjatul Wida' [The (year of the) farewell Hajj], the Muslims who had accompanied the Noble Prophet (s) to Makkah were finishing their Hajj rites. Once the Hajj wa...
Birthday Anniversary of Imam al-Hadi (PBUH)

Birthday Anniversary of Imam al-Hadi (PBUH)

2013-10-19
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Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) was a pure branch from the tree of prophethood, and a shiny bough from the tree of Imamate. By him and his fathers Allah has consolidated Islam and exalted monotheism.  On this Auspicious Occasion we extend our Happy and Joy...
Eid Al-Adha: Important Reminders

Eid Al-Adha: Important Reminders

2013-10-15
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Many of us can attest to the fact that the spirit of celebration during ''Īd al-Adha is subpar, to say the least, when compared to the Muslims' spirit during ''Īd-ul-Fitr. In fact, the underlying reason for this phenomenon may not be as secreted as w...
The Learned Scholar: Abdullah ibn Abbas Thirst for Knowledge

The Learned Scholar: Abdullah ibn Abbas Thirst for Knowledge

2013-05-09
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Abdullah ibn `Abbas was still a child when Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) passed away. He was, at best, on the verge of maturity. Nevertheless, he was a rival of the senior companions in his knowledge, erudition, and good opinion. He relates ...
Abu Abdullah Al-Battani

Abu Abdullah Al-Battani

2013-01-08
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Abu Abdallah Muhammad Ibn Jabir Ibn Sinan al-Battani al-Harrani was born around 858 C.E. in Harran, and according to one account, in Battan, a State of Harran. Battani was first educated by his father Jabir Ibn San'an al-Battani, who was also a well-...
Ahmad Salim Sa'idan: A Palestinian Historian of Arabic Mathematics

Ahmad Salim Sa'idan: A Palestinian Historian of Arabic Mathematics

2012-04-02
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Since the Histoire des mathématiques published beginning from 1758 by the French mathematician Jean-Etienne Montucla, and which is considered unanimously as the first history of mathematics worthy of the name, Arabic mathematics attr...

The Ethical Theory of Education of Ahmad Miskawayh

2009-03-17
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Note of the editor The following text was originally published as: "Miskawayh (A.H. 320-421/A.D. 932-1030)" by Dr Nadia Jamal al-Din in the series "Thinkers on Education" published byProspects: the quarterly review of comparative education (P...
Al-Farabi as a Source of the History of Philosophy and of Its Definition

Al-Farabi as a Source of the History of Philosophy and of Its Definition

2009-02-08
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This article by Professor  Mubahat Turker-Kuyel, was first published in the Turkish review Erdem, 18 (1990). Ankara 1992, pp. 737-747. We are grateful to Imran Baba, editor of Erdem for allowing publication. Al-Fârâb&...
Ibn Rushd (Averroes)

Ibn Rushd (Averroes)

2008-10-06
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It was this theory which Averroes (1126-1198), the last and most famous of the thinkers of Moslem Spain, carried out to his doctrine of the unity of intellect. The whole doctrine will be discussed under the heading AVERROES; but its general...

Alhazen, Iranian Muslim Philosopher

2008-05-20
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Abu Ali Hasan Ibn al-Haitham was one of the most eminent physicists, whose contributions to optics and the scientific methods are outstanding. Known in the West as Alhazen, Ibn al-Haitham was born in 965 A.D. in Basrah, and was educated in Basrah and...
Salmaan Al-Faarisiy, The Seeker after Truth

Salmaan Al-Faarisiy, The Seeker after Truth

2007-08-04
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From Persia comes our hero this time, and from Persia many came to embrace Islam in the long run, and it made some of them extraordinary, unsurpassable in faith and knowledge in religion and worldly affairs. It is one of the wonders of Islam and its...
Al-Biruni, a True Scholar

Al-Biruni, a True Scholar

2007-08-04
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Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Abul-Rayhan Al-Biruni (973-1050AD), from Haran. His production exceeds 146 titles in more than 20 different disciplines, ranging from astronomy to mathematics, mathematical geography, chronology, mechanics, pharmacology, mineralo...
Ibn Sina (Avicenna) , Iranian Muslim Philosopher

Ibn Sina (Avicenna) , Iranian Muslim Philosopher

2007-08-04
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Abu Ali al-Hussain Ibn Abdallah Ibn Sina was born in 980 A.D. at Afshaneh near Bukhara. The young Bu Ali received his early education in Bukhara, and by the age of ten had become well versed in the study of the Qur'an and various sciences. He started...
Al-Khawarizmi

Al-Khawarizmi

2007-08-03
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To celebrate the 1200th birth anniversary of Muhammad bin Musa Al-Khawarizmi the former USSR issued this postal stamp pictured to the left. The terms Algebra and Algorithm are familiar to all of us but how many have heard of their founder Mohammed A...
Ibn Al-Haitham the Muslim Physicist

Ibn Al-Haitham the Muslim Physicist

2007-08-01
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Abu Ali Al-Hasan Ibn Al-Hasan (or al-Husain) Ibn Al-Haitham. Born c. 965 in Basra (Iraq), he flourished in Egypt under Al-Hakim (996 to 1020) and died in Cairo in 1039 or soon after. He was arguably the greatest Muslim physicist and one of the great...
Abduh, Muhammad

Abduh, Muhammad

2007-08-01
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Abduh, Muhammad (1849-1905) The Egyptian reformer and Muslim apologist Muhammad ‘Abduh was a pupil and friend of al-Afghani. Although deeply influenced by him, ‘Abduh was less inclined to political activism and concentrated on religious, ...
Nasir Al-Din Al-Tusi

Nasir Al-Din Al-Tusi

2007-08-01
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Abu Jafar Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Ibn al-Hasan Nasir al-Din al-Tusi is an Iranian Muslim, and was one of the greatest scientists, philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers, theologians and physicians of the 7th/13th century Islamic lands and he was als...

Abu Dharr al-Ghifari

2007-08-01
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“The Ghifar tribe” Jundub ibn Junadah, known as Abu Dharr al-Ghifari, was among the first persons to embrace Islam, he was one of Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh) companions. Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said of him: "The earth ...

Seyyed Jamal Aldin Asad Abadi, founder of the Islamic Unity Front (Pan-Islamic Front)

2007-08-01
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Mohammad Javad Sahebi After hundreds of years of stagnation and neglect, the West through the occurrences of the Renaissance and ascent to the industrial revolution rose to the establishment of modern civilization. In retaliation to its past frust...

Yusuf al-Qaradawi

2007-08-01
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Qaradawi was born in Egypt, and attended the Al-Azhar Theological Seminary before moving to Qatar. Following his father's death, the 2-year old Qaradawi was raised by his uncle. His family urged him to either run a grocery store or to become a carpen...

The Princess of Quraish

2007-08-01
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The people of Mecca eagerly awaited the approaching caravan. The ringing bells on the camels blended in with peoples happiness and laughter. At last, the caravan had arrived. She waited in her house feeling a sense of ambiguous sorrow. Her servant...

Al-Battani, Iranian Muslim Philosopher

2007-08-01
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Abu Abdallah Muhammad Ibn Jabir Ibn Sinan al-Battani al-Harrani was born around 858 A.D. in Harran, and according to one account, in Battan, a State of Harran. Battani was first educated by his father Jabir Ibn San'an al-Battani, who was also a well-...
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