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Contemplating on the Speech of Sayyidah Zeinab (a.s.) in Damascus

Contemplating on the Speech of Sayyidah Zeinab (a.s.) in Damascus The main axes of the subject: – Preparing Zeinab (a.s.) to lead the revolution – Sayyidah Zeinab (a.s.) against the autocrat Yazid Purpose: We will learn some of the stances of Sayyidah Zeinab (a.s.) in Damascus. Exporting the Subject: This ...

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Lessons from the Nahjul Balagah

Lesson Eight The Believer’ Status Before, After and at the Time of the Prophets’ Appearance In another sermon of the Nahj-ul-Balagha known as „al-Khutbah al-Qasi’ah” (The Sermon of Disparagement),the Commander of the Faithful lays down and explains some of the matters which were quoted in previous from Sermon No. 1, ...

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Light Within Me

The Difference between the Bismillah of each Surah Ayatullah Ruhullah Khumayni The ‘bismillah’ preceding one surah is different from that preceding another surah. We were saying to which word the preposition and the noun it governs in the ‘bismillah’ are related. One of the possibilities is that the ‘bismillah’ of every ...

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Our Philosophy – Ayatullah Muhammad Baqir as-Sadr

Deviation from the Communist Operation The leading authorities of communism who called for this system were unable to implement it with all its features when they seized power. They believed that, in order to implement this system, a development of human thought, motives and inclinations was necessary. They claimed that ...

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Despairing of Relief from People is Best Wealth

Despairing of Relief from People is Best Wealth The main axes of the subject: 1- Correction 2- Believer’s value 3- The effects of despairing of relief from people 4- The reason for despairing of relief from people Purpose: We will show how the true personality of a man of faith ...

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Merits of Reciting The Holy Qur’an

Merits of Reciting The Holy Qur’an God Almighty say in His Holy Qur’an: ﴾so recite what is easy [for you] of the Qur’an﴿…. The blessed Ramadan month was described as the month of the Qur’an for it was revealed during it. Hence, it acquired its holiness, sanctity, and merits according ...

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Pardoning, a Manner of the Noble (Imam Zein el Abideen (a.s.) a Paradigm)

Pardoning, a Manner of the Noble (Imam Zein el Abideen (a.s.) a Paradigm) The main axes of the subject: 1- The crown of noble qualities 2- The principles of pardoning 3- Be a gracious forgiver 4- A comprehensive pardoning Purpose: We will explain the spiritual value of pardoning and forgiveness ...

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Lessons from the Nahjul Balagah

Lesson Seven The End of Prophethood „… Among them was either a predecessor who would name the one to follow or the follower who had been introduced by the predecessor.” (Sermon 1, Nahj-ul-Balagha) In the previous lesson, we mentioned that human beings have never suffered from the absence of the ...

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Light Within Me

Interpretation of Surah al-Hamd Ayatullah Ruhullah Khumayni I have been asked to say something on the exegesis of Surah al-Hamd. The fact is that the exegesis of the Qur’an is not a thing of which we may be able to acquit ourselves well. In every period of Islamic history the ...

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Translations of the Holy Qur’an into English

The Holy Qur’an has been translated into the English language by many scholars of repute, and some of these have provided detailed notes of commentary. They include: George Sale, J.N. Rodwell, E.H. Palmer, M. Pickthal, Hafiz Ghulam Sarwar, N.i Dawood and M.H. Shakir. Translation of the text alone is not ...

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