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Is the Qur’an Understandable?

During the analysis and study of the Qur’an, the first question that arises is whether the Qur’an can be studied and understood. Has this book been introduced for the purpose of studying and understanding it, or whether it is just for reading and reciting and obtaining reward and blessing? The ...

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The Concept Of Martyrdom In Islam

ISLAM as an all inclusive systematic religion is an interrelated set of ideals and realities covering the entire area of human notion and action, beliefs and practices, thought, word, and deed. Islamic principles and concepts cannot be fully and properly appreciated unless they are analysed and realized within the framework ...

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Birth Of The Prophet (p.b.u.h)

The dark clouds of ignorance had completely enveloped the Arabian Peninsula. Abominable and unlawful deeds bloody campaigns wide-spread plundering and infanticide had obliterated all moral virtues and placed the Arab society in a strange dclivity. The distance between their life and death had become very short. Just at this time ...

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Allah’s Help the Best (Part 1)

One of the companions of the Holy Prophet (pbuh&hh) found his financial conditions in a critical state and sat wondering how he could improve them. His wife suggested he visit the Holy Prophet (pbuh&hh) and seek his help. He decided it was the best option he had. Next day, he ...

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The Language of the Qur’an

The other issue is that of gaining familiarity with the language of the Qur’an and the recitation of it. There are some people who think that the Qur’an is to be read merely for the purpose of obtaining spiritual reward (thawab) without need of understanding anything of its contents. They ...

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Appointing Imam al-Mahdi as The Next Imam

Imam al-Mehdi (AS) is the hope not only for Muslims but for all oppressed human beings who suffer slavery, oppression, and subjection. He is the Savior who will free the will of man and save peoples and nations from the oppression of the corruptive regimes who have turned this world ...

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Brief about the Life of Imam Hassan Askari(AS)

Imam Hasan al-`Askari spent twenty-two years of his life under the patronage of his father , Imam `Ali al-Hadi (an-Naqi) after whose martyrdom he became his divinely commissioned Imam. Imam Hasan ibn `Ali al-`Askari , the son of the Tenth Imam , was born in 232/845 and according to some ...

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The Most Precious Gift of Allah to Mankind is the Intellect (Part 3)

The Most Precious Gift of Allah to Mankind is the Intellect (Part 3) On Gambling Gambling is, perhaps, the most wide-spread evil of our times. It has countless forms and names. Chess, cards, bridge, pool, sweepstake, raffle, lottery, roulette and various other plays are just plain gambling – by whatever ...

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Supreme Leader’s Meeting with Outstanding Youth

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and greetings be upon our Master Muhammad and upon his immaculate household The dear youth sometimes write certain things – like the pieces of papers that they show ...

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Imam Mahdi (AS) In Ahadith

The Views of Muhyi-ad Din Ibn Arabi on the Infallibility of Imam Mahdi (AS): Ibn Arabi in his works “Futuhat Al-Makkiya” (The Meccan Revelations) says: “Mahdi (AS), during his time is the sign of Allah for the people of the world. His position is like that of the Prophets’ (Peace ...

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