• Words of Lady Zaynab made tyrant Yazeed angry

    Our Lady Zainab (peace be upon her) was steadfast like a lioness despite all the calamities the captives form the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) faced. So she saved her brother’s children and his family from all the dangers that befell them during the captivity’s march, including her position in the assembly of the tyrant Yazeed (may God curse him) in the Levant.

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  • Speech of Lady Zainab a proof of her exceptional eloquence

    At his court, Yazeed recited the blasphemous poetic verses of Abdullah bin Zab'ari Sahmi which he had composed while he was an unbeliever and also added some poetic verses of his own and said openly that he wanted to take revenge upon the descendants of Muhammad because Muhammad and his companions had killed his polytheist ancestors.

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  • Images: Old Pictures of Imam Musa al-Kadhim Holy Shrine, Iraq

    Images: Old Pictures of Imam Musa al-Kadhim Holy Shrine, Iraq. Musa ibn Ja'far al-Kadhim (a) (Arabic: موسی بن جعفر) (b. 128/745 – d. 183/799) titled as al-Kadhim (al-Kāẓim) (الکاظم) and Bāb al-Ḥawāʾij (باب الحوائج) was the seventh Imam of Shi'a, born in Abwa' (a village between Mecca and Medina). After his father Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (a) was martyred he (a) became the Imam of Shi'a. The thirty-five years of his imamate coincided with the caliphate of al-Mansur, al-Hadi, al-Mahdi, and Harun al-Rashid. He was repeatedly imprisoned by al-Mahdi and Harun and was finally martyred in 183/799 in al-Sindi b. Shahik's prison. After his martyrdom, he was succeeded by his son, 'Ali b. Musa (a), as the next Imam.

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  • Imam Musa al-Kadhim in various prisons

    AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Haroon wrote a letter to Isa Ibn-e Ja’far to kill Imam. Having received Haroon’s letter, Ja’far summoned some of his close friends and reliable ones, read the letter to them and sought for their advice. “Do not kill Imam and ask Haroon to exempt you from this duty”, said they to him.

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  • Imam Musa al-Kadhim and Christian scholar

    Imam Kazim (as) was not only superior to all the scholars and scientists of his time in knowledge, but he was also famous for his moral virtues and high humane characteristics. These superiorities became so well known that almost all scholars who familiarized themselves with Imam Kadhim’s (as) glorious life have praised him highly.

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  • Imamate of 7th Shia Imam "Imam Musa al-Kadhim"

    Every Imam has mentioned about his successor. Just as Imam Ali Amirul Momeneen appointed Imam Hasan as his successor, Imam Hasan appointed Imam Husain, Imam Husain appointed Imam Zainul Abedin, Imam Zainul Abedin appointed Imam Muhammad Baqir, Imam Muhammad Baqir appointed Imam Ja’far Sadiq, Imam Ja’far Sadiq appointed Imam Musa Kazim , Imam Musa Kazim was appointed Imam during the lifetime of his father as subsequent proofs will testify.

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  • A Glimpse into the Life of Imam Musa al-Kadhim

    Imam Musa Al-Kathem was reared under the care of his father, Imam Jaafar As-Sadeq (peace be upon him). He lived with his father for twenty years, and during these years he learned in his father’s seminary of jurisprudence and science. As a young child, he was the most prominent among his siblings.

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  • Birth Anniversary of 7th Shia Imam "Musa al-Kadhim" / Biography

    Musa ibn Ja'far al-Kadhim (a) (Arabic: موسی بن جعفر) (b. 128/745 – d. 183/799) titled as al-Kadhim (الکاظم) and Bāb al-Ḥawāʾij (باب الحوائج) was the seventh Imam of Shi'a, born in Abwa' (a village between Mecca and Medina). After his father Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (a) was martyred he (a) became the Imam of Shi'a.

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  • Al-Ghadir Sermon (Text)

    Ghadīr Sermon (Arabic: خطبة الغدير) is a sermon delivered by the Prophet (s) where he (s) introduced 'Ali (a) as the Wali (guardian) of Muslims. The prophet (s) delivered this sermon on Dhu l-Hijja 18 of 10/March 19, 632) on his return from Hajjat al-Wida' [Hajj of Farewell] in a place called Ghadir Khumm. Many Shi'a and Sunni scholars have narrated this sermon.

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  • Eid al-Ghadir

    Eid al-Ghadīr (Arabic: عید الغَدیر) is among important feasts and happy holidays of Shi'a held on Dhu l-Hijja 18 at the time when, according to reports, the Prophet (s) appointed Ali b. Abi Talib (a) as his caliph and the Imam after himself following an order from God. That event happened in the Prophet's (s) Hajjat al-Wida' (the Farewell Hajj), in 10/632 in a place called Ghadir Khumm.

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  • Event of Ghadir

    The Event of Ghadīr (Arabic: واقعة الغدير), according to Shia Muslims' beliefs, is among the most important events in the history of Islam, in which on his return from Hajjat al-Wida', the Prophet (s) introduced Imam Ali (a) as his vicegerent and people's guardian after himself at a place called Ghadir Khum, where everyone including greatest companions pledged their allegiance with Imam Ali (a).

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  • Events prior to Eid Al-Ghadir

    The 18th of Dhu ‘l-Hijja is celebrated in the Shi’a world as the Feast of Ghadir Khumm in which Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) said about Imam ‘Ali (PBUH): “Whomsoever master (mawla) I am, this ‘Ali is also his master.”

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  • Aspects of Imam Ali al-Hadi Personality

    The qualities of Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) were like the qualities of his fathers who were distinguished by them over all people. All elements of honor and dignity met together in him. He possessed all virtues and excellences.

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  • Life of Shias 10th Holy Imam 'Ali al-Naqi al-Hadi'

    (AhlulBayt News Agency) - Imam Hadi was martyred of poisoning on third day of Rajab by the Abbasid caliph Mu'taz in 254 A.H. at Samarrah in Iraq and is buried there. The Holy Imam (A.S.) was 42 years old at the time of his martyrdom.

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  • Imam Ali al-Hadi weapon 'Prayer'

    During the rule of Motawkel, Imam Hadi had to face hardship. He was always under the control of the spies of the rulers. Nevertheless he discharged his duties as the Imam of Muslims.

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  • Imam Ali al-Hadi who explained Islamic Laws of Jurisprudence

    ‘When people shall be resurrected on the day of Judgement, a caller will call me: ‘O Messenger of Allah! Allah has permitted you to reward your lovers and the lovers of your progeny who have followed them for your sake; and opposed their enemies for your sake.

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  • Auspicious Birth Anniversary of 10th Shia Imam "Muhammad al-Hadi / Biography

    Abu l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Muḥammad al-Hādī, (b. 212/828 - d. 254/868) (Arabic:ابوالحسن علي بن محمد الهادي) was the son of Imam al-Jawad (a) and he was the tenth of the twelve Imams of the Shia. He is also known as al-Naqī (النقي, the pure) and al-Hādī (الهادي, the guide). He was the Imam (leader) between 220/835 and 254/868 for a period of thirty-four years.

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  • 7th Dhu al-Hijjah; Martyrdom of Imam al-Baqir / Biography

    Muhammad Bin Ali Bin al-Hussain Bin Ali Ibn Abi Talib (Arabic: محمد بن علي بن حسین بن علي بن أبي طالب) (b. 57/677 – d. 114/733) known as Imām al-Bāqir (a) and Bāqir al-'Ulūm, was the fifth Imam of the Shi'a, whose period of Imamate lasted nineteen years.

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  • Debate of Imam al-Baqir with Christian scholar

    AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA) - The Fifth Shi'ite infallible Imam, Imam al-Baqir's (a) debate with a Syrian Christian scholar is a set of questions and replies between Imam al-Baqir (a) and a Syrian Christian scholar. The Christian scholar asked different questions, all of which were answered by the Imam (a).

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  • Martyrdom Anniversary of 5th Shia Imam 'Muhammad Al-Baqir' (peace be upon him)

    Both of Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir's parents were grandchildren of Lady Fatima (peace be upon her). His father was Ali son of Hussein, and his mother was Fatima daughter of Hassan. He lived for four years with his grandfather, Imam Hussein (peace be upon him), and he was present at Karbala and witnessed all of the stages of that tragedy. He also beheld the heroic stands of his father and Lady Zainab (peace be upon her), his father’s aunt.

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  • 9th Shia Imam;

    Exemplary Life of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad

    Our 9th Imam (as) lived a very short life. He (as) was born in the year 195 AH and was poisoned and killed in the year 225 AH. Thus his lifespan was only 30 years. But if we carefully study his short life, we will find that he (as) made enormous contributions to Islam and in addition, our Imam (as) has taught us through his behaviour, a very important lesson of self-control despite all riches.

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  • 9th Shia Imam;

    Moral behaviors of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad

    Imam al-Jawad was unique in terms of knowledge, forbearance, eloquence, devotion and other moral virtues despite his being underage. He had a wonderful aptitude for answering scientific questions on the spot. Like his purified ancestors, Imam al-Jawad paid much attention to physical appearance and cleanliness.

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