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Saturday 21st of January 2017
In Presence of Ustad

Usury

A forbidden act is the killer of hearts The Holy Prophet of Islam (pbuh) said to the Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali (as) said: consumption, eating and the unlawful action bring about five dangers. There is no usury or unlawful act which can be separated from these five dangers, no separation can happen between these two, the unlawful act is innately producing these five dangers. The first danger that the Prophet (pbuh) mentions is the death ...

The era of reappearance is the time of wisdom

The Infallible Imams say: The day in which the twelfth Imam (as) whose bountiful hand is over the whole people and the whole universe will be filled with his power and authority, the intellects will be perfect, the whole people in the universe will be wise and they will live their lives based on wisdom. They will reach such a state that they commit no sin in their life. There will no longer be such a situation that people say: everyone is taking ...

Malek Ashtar and the issue of forgiveness

He was a sublime man and a divine creature as well as Divine existence and a complete symbol of faith, Morality and good deeds and whatever the Commander of the Faithful has told about Munificence Magnanimity has told about almost no one. When he was in the peak of power and authority and was the commander in chief of Iraqi army and people used to shake in fear by hearing his holy name. one day he entered the Kufa market, since he used to wear ...

Turn me over

Jesus (PBUH) said: I saw a stone which was written on it: turn me over, in the inner part of the stone it was written: whoever doesn’t act upon what he knows, begging what he doesn’t know is ominous for him and seeking the knowledge has no benefit for him for the trouble of gaining knowledge without acting upon what you learned is void and without reward or benefit.

Impatience in worship is the effects of ill-gotten gains

The ill-gotten gains are really obstacles. When people are used to gaining ill-gotten things they become unwilling to worship. There are so many jobless people in the streets. And at the time of prayers when the call «Come to the prayer», (حىّ على الصلاة), «Hurry to the best work», (حىّ على خيرالعمل) are heard from the mosques few people are willing to attend the congregational prayers, and when ...

Lucrative traders

But then Surah Al-Asr says: إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ Except the righteously striving believers who exhort each other to truthful purposes and to patience. They have used both voice and throat in a positive way, these people are the winners of this lucrative business except for them ...

Who did you learn courtesy from?

He said: I learned from my Lord. my master granted me power in my wisdom and spirit through which I could distinguish between falsehoods and truth as well as bad and good, in doing so whatever I noticed from the owners of insights I applied them in my life the best way I could and whatever I noticed from the ignorant and unaware people seemed Indecent and obscene to me and I avoided them with hatred, so by the grace of Almighty Allah I have ...

A part of Dua’a-ul-A’sharaat - Translation of Professor Hossein Ansarian

Grant me thanksgiving to You, enjoyment of wellbeing from You, Your grace, and Your honor permanently so long as You decide to keep me alive.

O Allah, only by Your Light have I been guided,

 Only by Your grace have I been opulent,

And only by your grace have I lived in eves and morns.

Living in loss is worse than brutality

We see people who possess magnificent houses and mansions, wealth, property, status in this world, but why the Almighty Allah says in the holy Quran that they have lost all the wealth they and destroyed them? Who these people are with such excellent lives? Allah says in the Holy Qur'an: «أُولئِكَ كَالْأَنْعامِ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ»  They are worse than lost cattle. These are the heedless ...

Sins and ill-gotten things are closely related to deprivation of worship and saying prayers

Someone said Imam Ali Ibn Al Husayn, Zainul Abedeen (as): Oh Son of the Messenger of Allah, I wake up an hour before the morning prayers and I have nothing special to do. I really like to say night prayers before the morning prayers and the night prayers are also very simple and easy but I don’t feel like getting up and saying these prayers, what is the reason? Is there any way so that I can say these prayers? Imam said: yes there is, the ...

I am afraid of two modes

Imam Ali (A.S) said : O Harith! Glad news for you that I won’t leave my lovers alone in such situations, at that time I will get to them and I will know them and so will they.  And I will be their intercessor and I will order the hellfire to leave them and I will take them to their destination which is the ...

The benefits of participating in the scientific meetings

One of the very useful and beneficial worships is participating the scientific meetings. The meetings in which human beings get to know the Lawful and unlawful things of Allah Almighty as well as the high moral issues and get acquainted with the divine teachings. Those who attend such meetings are subjected to Allah’s forgiveness. The Prophet PBUH says: if someone dies on the way of attending such meetings, it is as if he is martyred. ...

The positive movement of the creatures of the universe

By the afternoon, by the declining day, by the six hours that are given to the human beings. It is so peculiar. We haven’t been able to know an animal yet to waste its life and time (whether that animal is marine animal, air animal, or wild animal). All these creatures of the universe, from any species are busy doing positive things within the limits of their existence. The extinction of some species of animals by the hunters has frighten ...

A part of Dua’a-ul-A’sharaat - Translation of Professor Hossein Ansarian

Glory be to the Lord of Kingdom and Realm.

Glory be to the Lord of Greatness and Magnitude; the True Sovereign, the Guardian, and the Holy.

Glory be to Allah, the Ever-living, the Holy.

Glory be to the Eternal, the Self-Existent.

Glory be to my Lord, the Most High.

Glory be to the Exalted, the Most High.

Glorified (is He), Holy (is He),

Our Lord, and the Lord of the angels and the Spirit

A brief commentary of Surah Al-Asr

It is a very strange verse. I saw the book that was published in Qom, it is one thousands and five hundred pages which is the exegesis of the three verses that the first one is “oath” “By the declining day” According to some commentators, sin at the time of the revelation of the Holy Quran, when the people of Mecca ate lunch they used to commit sin the whole afternoon and evening. Because Mecca is in the area near the ...

Ambition in life

Sheikh Muhammad Hasan Najafi, known as “Saheb Jawaher” [the author of the prominent book “Jawaher al-Kalam” (The jewel of speech) ] is one of the greatest Shiite scholars who began to write the book at the age of twenty and finished it at the age of seventy because the book was so detailed, complicated and in terms of Ijtihad (Understanding religious issues of the Qur'an, hadith, and news.) was so perfect and ...

Prof Hussein Ansarian’s Messaage to the Muslims of Yemen

It is more than three hundred years that the Islamic world is dealing with the colonizing wolves who plunder their overflowing mines and kill thousands of men, women and children in cold blood and unfortunately instead of evicting the colonizers and paying attention to their own, the governments of the Islamic regions are slaves and agents of the colonialism helping the process of plundering of nations and killing the innocent. According to ...

What is the basic difference between spirituality in Islam and spirituality in Christianity?

The value and credibility of spirituality in every religion are connected directly to genuineness and validity of that religion itself. The religious sources of Christianity present such doctrines that are opposed to reason in such a stark way that even Christians themselves acknowledge not to mention the fact that the spirituality which emanates from such sources leads to numerous deviations. This is the basic difference between spirituality in ...

Are there any guidelines from the Ahlulbayt (as) suggesting any specific foods and diet for a child’s development apart from the mother’s milk?

We have at our disposal in the English language many ahadith (traditions) on the best practices and foods including duas, for the conception of a child and the duration it spends in its mother's womb. But are there any ahadith that you can shed light on in regards to the best practices for the first 2-4 years of a child's development? Have the Ahlulbayt (as) suggested any specific foods and diet apart from the mother's milk? Have they provided ...

Why do some people oppose mysticism and the mystics making reference to ahadith (traditions)?

Recently we see an overt propagation going on in some religious websites and weblogs against mysticism and the mystics. In these websites, prominent figures like Allamah Tabatabai, Hasan Zadeh Amuli, Mulla Sadra, Hafiz Shirazi and Rumi Balkhi are openly insulted and derogatory words are used against them. As they claim, they are using traditions and narrations in their websites to denounce the mystics. Kindly, guide me in this regard.Concise ...