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[ 26 October 2014 ]

Imam Husain and His Martyrdom

The month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, brings with it the memory of the sacrifice of Imam Husayn [a], the grandson of Prophet Muhammad [s], and his noble family and friends. This short text reflects the deep admiration of its author towards Imam Husayn [a] and an insight into the tragedy of Karbala, its reasons and its consequences. It is presented with the hope that it will foster the Islamic unity and the brotherly love that the author seeks in his preface ... Read more

[ 26 October 2014 ]

Every day is Ashura and every land is Kerbala

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What is Ashura ?

In the month of Muharram 61 AH (approx. 20 October 680 AD), an event took place in Iraq at a place known as Kerbala on the bank of the river Euphrates. It seemed in those days insignificant from the historical point of view. A large army which had been mobilised by the Umayyad regime besieged a group of persons numbering less than a hundred and put them under pressure to pay allegiance to the Caliph of the time and submit to his authority. ... Read more

[ 7 October 2014 ]

Ziyarat of Imam Ali al-Naqi al-Hadi (pbuh)

Recitation of this ziyarah of holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh &hp)’s tenth infallible descendant Hazret Imam Ali Naqi bin Muhammad Al-Hadi (pbuh), who was born on 2th Rajab, is much rewarding.

His holy shrine is housed in the holy city of Samra, Iraq. ... Read more

[ 7 October 2014 ]

Imam Ali Ibn Muhammad al-Hadi ( an-Naqi)

Name: Ali Title: al-Hadi or and - Naqi Agnomen: Abn'l-Hasan Father's name: Muhammad al-Jawed( at-Taqi) Mother's name: sumanah Birth: In Suryah ( in the environs of Medina) ' on Friday' 2nd Rajab' 212 AH



Death: Died at the age of 42 ' in Samarra' , on Monday, 26th Jumada th-thaniyah 254 AH; poisoned by al-Mu'tazz, the ' Abbasid caliph; buried in Samarra' ; North of Baghdad ( Iraq) ... Read more

[ 30 September 2014 ]

Imam al-Baqir(A.S.) Explains The Ima`mate

The Ima`mate is a breath of Allah's spirit. It is a favor of His favors. He has bestowed it on man to lead him to belief and good and to guide him to the right path. The Shi'ites believe that it is among the fundamentals of the religion and the pillars of Islam. That is because it is the strong base on which Islamic social justice depends. Ima`m Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him, talked about many dimensions of the Ima`mate. The following are some of them: ... Read more

[ 30 September 2014 ]

Imam al-Baqir (A.S.) Urguing the Muslims to Strive Hard.

Ima`m al-Ba`qir, peace be on him, presented during his lectures and his behavior the most important economic research. The following are some of them:
1. The Necessity of Improving Livelihood
2. Warning from Laziness
3. Al-Ba`qir detested those who left Work
4. Work is Obedience to Allah ... Read more

[ 28 September 2014 ]

Common Aa'maal of First 10 Days of D'ilhijjah

The sacred month of D'ilhijjah is one of the highly blessed months. The pious and upright companions of the Holy Prophet (SA) and their first generation followers used to spend this month in prayers and supplications, particularly the first ten days which has also been distinguished in the Holy Quran.
The Holy Prophet (SA) had said that supplications made in these 10 days get a positive reply from the Almighty. ... Read more

[ 27 September 2014 ]

Ayatollah Seyid Adel Alawy traveled to Mecca performing ritual pilgrimage

Ayatullah Seyid Adel Alawy traveled to Mecca performing the ritual of the pilgrimage (Haj) of the 1435 H. We pray God to give him strength so that he can perform as it should; and we ask Allah to accept for all believers and Muslims their prayers and to show them his mercy on them and to facilitate the appearance of our dear Imam Mahdi (P) Amen. ... Read more

[ 27 September 2014 ]

The Ayatullah Seyyid Alazy Adel traveled to Mecca to perform the rituals of pilgrimage

The Ayatullah Seyyid Alazy Adel traveled to Mecca to perform the rituals of the pilgrimage (Haj) of the year 1435 of Hegira. We pray God to give him strength so that he can perform as it should; and we ask Allah to accept for all believers and Muslims their prayers and to show them his mercy on them and to facilitate the appearance of our dear Imam Mahdi (P) Amen. ... Read more

[ 22 September 2014 ]

Imam Taqi al-Jawad (AS) and Mamun

The tale of Mamun-or Rashid’s first meeting with the young son of Imam Ali Ridha (A.S) is interesting. Once when our 9th Imam, Imam Taqi (A.S) was only nine years old, he was walking down a street of Baghdad, when Mamun-or Rashid and his soldiers came by. All the other children on the street ran away but Imam Taqi (A.S) did not. ... Read more