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Commentary of love

The best of teachers are those that teach through their actions Whose teachings become a part of their very existence, The ones who walk and talk and breathe what they preach And for their teaching they sweat, and shed tears and they bleed And what subject harder to teach than …

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Serving Hussein ibn Ali

Every year, millions of people from around the world commemorate the tragedy of the martyrdom of the grandson of Islam’s last prophet, Hussein ibn Ali. Dedicated pilgrims flock to the holy sites of Iraq, Karbala in particular, in massive numbers to offer their condolenses and visit the beloved martyr at …

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Justice, Peace and Prophet Muhammad

Introduction  I begin with the Islamic greeting, as-salãmu ‘alaykum, which is a greeting of peace for all of you, for my sisters and brothers in faith as well as for my sisters and brothers in humanity. These words of courtesy expressed for non-Muslims as “sisters and brothers in humanity” are …

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The best of creation

Peace be upon you Oh Messenger of Allah and your Pure Progeny Peace be upon you Oh Messenger of Allah and your Pure Progeny The final Messenger, the Chosen One Sent from the heavens, as a mercy to all of creation Unique in every aspect, the purest soul to be …

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Sunan An-Nabi

 “Excellent adab is the ornament of the intellect.”1    – The Noble Prophet (S) “I would hate for a man to pass away from this world while still not having adopted any of the attributes of the Noble Prophet (S).”2   – Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (as): It is clearly evident that a compilation of …

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Karbala’s Lesson of Hijab

After the tragedy of Karbala, Imam Zainul Abideen (peace be upon him) was often asked what the most difficult and painful experience of Karbala was. One would assume that after witnessing more than 70 friends and family members being martyred, his uncle Abbas’s both arms being severed, his father’s head …

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Let’s Not Appropriate Hijab

There is an emerging trend in the hijabi world that has me extremely concerned. I’m talking about women wearing hijab not primarily for spiritual reasons, but because they feel it is increasingly fashionable, a way to “stick it to the man”, or a means to show solidarity with minorities and …

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Physical and Mental Necessities

Human being is the composition of two elements: body and spirit. These two elements are correlated and interacting. Man’s happiness depends totally on the soundness of these two elements each of which has its own desires and necessities. The physical necessities are the material factors that achieve growth, health, and …

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Those three mystical letters

Those three mystical letters, mystify and hypnotize Ain – Lam – Yaa or A – L – I, they never fail to surprise Its narrated just the mention of his name is blessed What undying secrets had these three letters possessed Yes, undying he was, he is and will always …

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Evolution vs Islam

Evolution and religion have never been friends. It is common to see biologists and religious leaders argue over ‘evolution’. Most of the biologists believe that religion has nothing to offer to people who are striving for answers about the origins of life. On the other hand, philosophers or religious fundamentalists …

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Save for the love of my Relations

The  Prophet’s  Household  (Ahl al-Bayt)  occupy  a  special position  in  Islam.  God instructs  His  Messenger (s)   in the Qur’an: ‘Say, ‘I do not ask you any reward  for  it  except  love  of  [my]  relatives.’  (42:23)  In  other  words,  the  only reward  the  Prophet  was  told  to  ask  in return  for  …

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