• 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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  • 9th Shia Imam;

    Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad

    The short life of Imam al-Jawad lasted twenty five years and some months, and was full of historical, ideological and scholarly struggle and achievements.The Holy Imam (A.S.) was martyred in Baghdad in the year 220 A.H., on the 29th of Zee al-Qa'adah and was burried in the graveyard of Quraish behind his grandfather, Imam Musa bin Ja'far (A.S.) the seventh holy Imam which was since then became famous as Kazmain.

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  • Martyrdom of youngest Imam of Shi'ite Muslims 'Imam al-Jawad' / Biography

    Imam 'Muhammad ibn Ali al Taqi al Jawad' Martyred at the age of 25 ,in al-kazimiyyah on Wednesday, 29th Dhi'l-qi`dah 220 AH, poisoned by Mu`tasim, the `Abbasid caliph; buried in al-kazimiyyah, Baghdad. Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (or at - Taqi) is the Ninth Apostolic Imam. his epithet was Abuja `far and his famous titles were al-jawad and at-Taqi. Since Imam Muhammad al-Baqir, the Fifth Imam was called Abu Ja`far the Second.

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  • Birthday Anniversary of Lady Fatimah al-Masumah / Biography

    AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Hadrat Fatima Masumah the Blessed and the Gracious Divine Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt was born in the holy city of Madinah, Her father Imam Musa al-Kazim the 7th Shia Imam. She died on 10th of the month of Rabi al-Thani 201 A.H. and buried in Qom. On the Sad Occasion of the Death Anniversary of Hadrat Fatima Masumah we extend our Heartfelt Condolences to all the lovers of the Holy Ahlul Bayt.

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  • 25th Shawwal: Martyrdom Anniversary of 'Imam Jafar al Sadiq'

    The Holy Imam Jafar-as-Sadiq(A.S.) was the sixth in the succession of the twelve Holy Imams. His epithet was Abu Abdullah and his famous titles were as-Sadiq, al-Fazil and al-Tahir. He was the son of Imam Muhammad Baqir(A.S.), the fifth Imam and his mother's name was Umm-e-Farwah, the daughter of Qasim Ibn Muhammad Ibn Abu Bakr.

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  • The History of Imam Sadiq’s Martyrdom

    Imam Jaafar Al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) lived with his grandfather, Ali the son of Hussein (peace be upon them) for 12 years, and another 19 years with his father. The duration of his Imamate and succession after his father was 34 years.

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  • Jannat al-Baqi

    Al-Baqi (Arabic: البَقيع), also known as "Jannat al-Baqīʿ", "al-Baqīʿ al-Gharqad" (Arabic: البَقیع الغَرقَد) is the first and oldest Islamic cemetery of Madina where four Shi'a Imams (a) and many other noble ones among the Sahaba and the Tabi'un are buried.

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  • Imam Hasan ibn Ali, the Leader of Youth of Paradise

    Among the many blessings associated with the month of Ramadan, is the auspicious date of the 15th which marks the birth anniversary of our Holy 2nd Imam, Imam Hasan Ibn Ali (AS). This scion of noble birth, the first born child of Ali (AS) and Lady Fatima (SA) was the pride and joy of both, the noble parents as well as his revered Grandfather, the Prophet (SA) alike!

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