Islamic Personalities

Lady Khadija – The Great Lady

“Muslims may forget it but Islam cannot forget that in its infancy, it were Abu Talib and Khadija who protected it. They made Islam invulnerable. Abu Talib protected the sapling of Islam from the tempests of misbelief and heathenism; and Khadija irrigated it with her wealth. She did not let …

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Who is Shaheed Mutahhari? (Part 1)

Ayatullāh Murťadhā Muťahharī, one of the principal architects of the new Islāmic consciousness in Iran, was born on February 2nd, 1920, in Farīmān, then a village and now a township about sixty kilometres from Mashhad, the great centre of Shī`a pilgrimage and learning in Eastern Iran. His father was Muhammad …

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Imam Khomeini invited Christian Leaders on Christmas

Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, advised the members of the council to invite committed Christian religious scholars to join some Western diplomats during the ceremony. Imam Khomeini also noted that the Christian priests, who were of African-western origin had a strong stance against imperialistic powers and thus they were …

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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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The life of Murtadha Mutahhari (ra)

Ayatullah Murtaza Mutahhari is one of the principal architects of the new Islamic consciousness in Iran. Murtadha Mutahhari was born in a village some forty kilometres from Mashhad in 1338/1919­. His father Skaikh Muhammad Husain was a religious scholar and a pious person. Mutahhari received his elementary education in theology …

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Imam Khomeini: A Short Biography

Twenty years after the Islamic Revolution swept Iran and brought forth a wave of social reform unrivaled in the 20th century, the first comprehensive English biography of its founder, Imam Khomeini, was published. Thirty-one years have passed since the Revolution, and Imam Khomeini: A Short Biography by Hamid Algar remains …

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