• Martyrdom Anniversary of Al-Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr

    Al-Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr was both a religious and a political authority of Shi'a in Iraq. He established, Hizb Al-Da'wat al-Islamiyya, the political party, with the help of 'Abd al-Sahib al-Dakhil, boosted its activities among Iraqi Shi'a following the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.

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  • Brain death in Islamic Jurisprudence by Abdulaziz Sachedina

    Although the Muslim scripture, the Qur’an, contains various death themes that add significantly to our insight into the meaning of death, the concept is left undefined and always portrayed in close relationship with the concepts of life, creation, and resurrection.

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  • Nowruz in Shia Islam Traditions

    According to some hadiths, Nowruz is a blessed day, which is to be celebrated. For instance, Imam al-Sadiq (a) is reported to have instructed ghusl, wearing one’s best clothes, a special prayer, and fasting on Nowruz.

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  • What legal reference do we have for Nowruz?

    There is a hadith from Imam Sadeq (as) in hadith sources regarding Nowruz which the popular vote has verified it to be reliable and therefore they have given the fatwa to the fadhilah (recommendation) of ghusl (ritual washing) on the day of Nowruz, however some have objected and seen it to be unreliable.

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  • Late Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani’s view on Takfirism

    There are takfiri groups who, because of their hostility to other sects, especially the Shi‘is, use whatever pretence to kill and terrorise Muslims in many places such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Indonesia.

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  • How to ponder on the philosophy of Islamic Laws?

    From the aspect of contemplating on their secrets all the Islamic laws are not the same, but they can be divided into four different types. It is correct for every Muslim to discuss about the philosophy of Islamic laws as we come to know from the logic of Qur’an and through the style of the Islamic laws.

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  • Program for the establishment of an Islamic Government by Imam Khomeini

    You, the younger generation in the religious institution, must come fully to life and keep the command of God alive. Develop and refine your thinking, and lay aside your concern with the minutiae and subtleties of the religious sciences, because that kind of concentration on petty detail has kept many of us from performing our more important duties. Come to the aid of Islam; save Islam! They are destroying Islam! Invoking the laws of Islam and the name of the Most Noble Messenger (s)...

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  • Islamic Revolution and its view on ethnic diversity

    How do the Islamic Revolution and the Islamic Republic view ethnicity? This is an important question for many people and institutions that are curious about the Islamic Revolution, the Islamic Republic and its overall policies including the ruling system in Iran today. Many want to know what approach Iran has taken after the Revolution in its system of rule with regard to ethnic identities considering its particular slogans and features and they wonder what approach it has taken toward ethnic groups.

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  • Challenge of lab-grown meat among Muslims and Jews

    While efforts to produce meat from stem cells in laboratories are increasingly being given much attention due to the growing population of the world and food producers in Muslim and Jewish markets are facing the challenge of ḥalāl and kosher meat.

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  • A reflection on personality of Haj Qassem: A Man for All

    On a trip with the martyr Soleimani from Mehrabad Airport to Kerman, a young man approached Haj Qassem and said “I would very much like to see you closely and to talk together. Are you going to Kerman?” Haj Qassem answered: “Yes.” Haj Qassem addressed me and said “take the flight ticket from this young man, and give him yours so that he can sit next to me.”

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  • A Message from Allah to Allamah Tabatabaei

    I am Shah Husayn Wali! God says [to you] “in these 18 years when have I ever let you go hungry that you have now abandoned your studies and fallen into the thought that until when will the relations between Iraq and Iran remained strained and when will they send us money!

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  • Failure of Pahlavi regime to confront Imam Khomeini during years of exile

    On October 5, 1965, Imam Khomeini was sent from Turkey to the second exile, Iraq. With the establishment of the Imam in Najaf, a new chapter of the struggle against the Pahlavi regime began. In return, the regime sought a royal show of strength to crack down more strongly on the activities of the Imam and his followers. The first attempt to do so was the occupation and looting of the Faizieh school in Qom. The attack on the Imam's house in Qom and its inspection was another reaction of the regime. In another move, the regime arrested and deported several Imam's tuition officials. But these measures had no effect on the process of struggle. The regime was forced to deport the Imam to a country like India in order to distance him from the people. The spread of this rumor provoked such a strong reaction among the people and the fighting forces that the regime stopped carrying it out.

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  • Importance of Marriage in Islam

    Islam highly recommends an early marriage. Even those who feel they would not be able to bear the expenses of family are urged to repose faith in Allah, as He is the Giver of Sustenance (Rizq), and go for an early marriage.

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