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Sunday 22nd of January 2017
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Luqman-The Wise Sage

Admonition To The Young SonLuqman was not a messenger. He was a Hakim (the wise one). Almighty God had gifted him much intelligence and a high moral character. It is said that he was the son of Prophet Ayyub’s sister or aunt and lived during the time of Ayyub (a.s).The Holy Prophet has said that though Luqman Hakim was not a messenger, he was a very wise and farsighted man who worshipped only One God.Once a man asked him “Are you the ...

Lady Maryam: Mother of Jesus

A Pious Young Lady Who Became The Leader Of All The Women Of The WorldImran was the son of Mathan, who was from the progeny of Sulaiman son of Dawood (a.s). The children of Mathan and especially Imran were among the leading religious scholars of Bani Israel. They were residing in Baitul Maqdas. Imran’s wife was Hannah. Both grew old but remained issueless. They wished so earnestly to have children who would keep their memory alive after ...

People of the Cave

The Believing Youths And Their Astonishing LifeOne of the most interesting stories in the Holy Quran is the story of the People of the Cave. The Merciful Allah says to His Messenger, in Surah Kahf:Or, do you think that the Fellows of the Cave and the Inscription were of Our wonderful signs? [1]Kahf means a cave; it was in the mountain called Raqeem. This cave is situated in the outer part of the city of Afsus to the north of Byzantine, which is ...

Theory of Matter and Anti-Matter

One of the unique theories of Imam Sadiq (A.S) is that everything except Allah has its opposites, but this does not result in a conflict, otherwise the whole universe would be destroyed.This is the theory of matter and anti-matter. The difference between matter and anti-matter is that in matter the electrons are negatively charged and protons are positively charged. But in anti-matter, the electrons are positively charged and protons are ...

The Struggle for Power (1): After The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H and Famliy)

The Sunni Muslims assert that all companions of Muhammad Mustafa, the blessed Messenger of God, were models of exemplary deportment, and that they were untouched by greed for money, lust for power or any other worldly ambition. They also say that all companions loved each other and that their mutual relations were uncontaminated by any cynicism or jealousy.Such, unfortunately, is far from being the case. We wish it had been so but the evidence ...

Marriage advice

Increased divorce rates in recent years demonstrate that many couples have failed to consider the key principles that keep a marriage alive and fruitful.Islam however, acknowledges the enormity of the institution of marriage by equating it to half of one’s faith. Marriage is a challenge and there definitely aren’t any shortcuts to take. Nonetheless, there are a few key principles outlined by the Qur`an and ahadith that are useful in ...

Imamate in the Verse of Ilm al–Kitab

“Those who disbelieve say: “You are no emissary (of Allah)”. Say: “God suffices as a witness between me and you (all), as well as the one who has knowledge about the Book”. (13:43)This verse speaks of one of the great virtues of Imam Ali, the Commander of the Faithful, peace be on upon him; a virtue that the hadith of Ihtijaj1 has called Imam Ali’s (as) greatest virtue. The verse is, therefore, worth further ...

Ninty Nine Names Of Allah

1. Allah:He who has the Godhood which is the power to create the entities.2. Ar-Rahman:The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers and the blasphemers in this world and especially for the believers in the hereafter.3. Ar-Rahim:The One who has plenty of mercy for the believers.4. Al-Malik:He, The Exalted, His Existence is obvious by proofs and He is clear from the delusions of attributes of bodies. The One with the complete Dominion, the ...

Divine Simplicity

Divine simplicity is central to the classical Western concept of God. Simplicity denies any physical or metaphysical composition in the divine being. This means God is the divine nature itself and has no accidents (properties that are not necessary) accruing to his nature. There are no real divisions or distinctions in this nature. Thus, the entirety of God is whatever is attributed to him.  Divine simplicity is the hallmark of God’s ...

The Classical Islamic Arguments for the Existence of God

After Wensinck’s brilliant study,[1] a fresh examination of the argument for the existence of God in Islam might appear impertinent. Some justification for the present discussion, however, may be found in the fact that some of the material on which this study is based was not available to Wensinck, when his monograph appeared in 1936, and in the slightly different interpretation of certain relevant data here attempted.The systematic ...

Islamic Conception of Knowledge

One of the distinctive features of Islam is its emphasis on knowledge. The Quran and the Islamic tradition (sunnah) invite Muslims to seek and acquire knowledge and wisdom and to hold men of knowledge in high esteem.In the Holy Quran the word al-Ilm, knowledge, and its derivatives are used more than 780 times. The first few verses that were revealed to our Holy Prophet (S.A.W) mention the importance of reading, pen, and teaching for human ...

Importance of Education

The first and foremost condition for the vitality of a nation is acquisition of knowledge. In view of this Islam has encouraged the people very much to acquire knowledge and science. As a matter of fact it has made it obligatory for them. The Holy Prophet says:“It is obligatory for every Muslim, man and woman to acquire knowledge”.It is narrated that one day the Holy Prophet came into the Masjid and saw some people gathered there. ...

The Relationship between the Qur'an and Modern Science

Modern scientific theory today finds itself quite close to the Qur'an. There are at least two reasons behind this observation. The first is the lack of inconsistencies between the Qur'an and observable natural phenomena. Science has not been able to produce theories or experiments that fundamentally contradict the Qur'an. Had our science done so, either our understanding of the Qur'an or of the world would have been to blame: the Qur'an itself ...

The Holy Quran, Cure for All Ailments

The Holy Quran contains cure for all ailments, physical and spiritual.“We sent down in the Quran that which is a cure and mercy for the faithful”. (17:82)“Say: for those who have faith, it (Quran) is guidance and healing; but as for those who are faithless, there is deafness in their ears and it is lost to their sight”. (41:44)The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) has said:“The healing of my Ummah lies in three things: ...

Miracles of Quran

The function of mountainsThe Quran draws attention to a very important geological function of mountains.“We placed firmly embedded mountains on the Earth, so that it would not move under them.” (Al-Anbyia, 31)As noticed it is stated in the verse that the mountains has the function of preventing shocks on the Earth. This fact was not known by any one at the time the Quran was revealed. It was in fact brought to light recently as a ...

Short Biography of Hazrat Fatimah Ma'soomah (SA)

Name: FatimahFather: Imam Musa al Kazim (AS)Mother: Najma MaghrbiyyahBrother: Imam Ridha (AS)Title: Ma'soomahDate of Birth: 1st Zilqadah 173 A.H.Date of Death: 10th Rabiul-thani 201 A.H.From the children of the seventh Imam Hazrat Fatimah Ma'soomah bint Musa ibn Jafar (AS) has a special position after Imam Ridha (AS).Due to her faith, virtuousness and training under the guardianship of Imamate she reached such a position that the Ma’soom ...

The Ziarat of Lady Fatima Masuma

Arabic TextFirst recite this Tasbeehاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ  ( thirty four times)سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ‏  (thirty three times)الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ‏  (thirty three times)Then,السَّلاَمُ عَلَى آدَمَ صِفْوَةِ اللَّهِ السَّلاَمُ عَلَى نُوحٍ نَبِيِّ اللَّهِ‏السَّلاَمُ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ ...

Death Anniversary of Lady Masouma / Biography

Name: FatimaTitle: MasoumaBorn In: Medina, on the first Day of Dhu al-Qa'dah 173 A.H.Father's name: Imam Musa al-Kazim(A.S.)Mother's name: Najma Khatoon mother of Imam Rida (A.S.)Died: at the age 28, in Qom on 10th Rabi al-Thani, 201 A.H.Buried: in the holy shrine in the holy city of Qom, IranHADRAT FATIMA Masouma (S.A.)Noble Descent:Hadrat Fatima Masouma (S.A.) the Blessed and the Gracious Divine Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) was born in ...

Lady Fatima Masuma Birth Anniv. and her childhood

 In the holy city of Medina, the holy household was awaiting the arrival of a new born.In the house of Imam Kadhim (A.S.), Najma, the wife of the honorable Imam was eagerly looking forward to the arrival of the child; she was counting days and nights for that day. The Imam's house was overwhelmed with happiness.Finally, the day arrived, on the 1st of Dhil-Qa’dah 173 (A.H.) when Allah blessed the 7th Imam Musa Kadhim (A.S.) with a ...

The Death Anniversary of the Lady al-Masouma (AS)

Name: FatimaTitle: MasoumaBorn In: Medina, on the first Day of Dhu al-Qa'dah 173 A.H.Father's name: Imam Musa al-Kazim(A.S.)Mother's name: Najma Khatoon mother of Imam Rida (A.S.)Died: at the age 28, in Qum on 10th Rabi al-Thani, 201 A.H.Buried: in the holy shrine in the holy city of Qum, IranHADRAT FATIMA Masouma (S.A.)Noble Descent:Hadrat Fatima Masouma (S.A.) the Blessed and the Gracious Divine Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) was born in ...