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What Islam Brought for Woman

Woman had to undergo patiently the above-mentioned treatment (to read the full article please follow the link at the end), which imprisoned her in the dungeon of humiliation and disgrace. Consequently, weakness and inferiority became her second nature; she was brought up in this environment and lived and died in …

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The Gift of Rajab

It’s that busy time of year again. With all the end-of-year assignments, summer courses, and work in general, busyness is a tempting excuse to just do our daily obligations. Of course, Allah loves us too much to let us fall behind in good deeds – He has gifted us with …

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Fatima Zahra in Suratul Kawthar

The virtue of studying this chapter In regards to the virtue of the recitation of this chapter, a tradition from the Noble Prophet says: مَنْ قَرَأَهَا سَقَاهُ اللهُ مِنْ أَنْهَارِ الْـجَنَّةِ وَ أَعْطي مِنَ الأَجْرِ بِعَدَدِ كُلِّ قُرْبَانٍ قَرَّبَهُ الْعِبَادِ فِي يَوْمِ عِيدٍ وَ يَقْرَبُونَ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ وَ” الْمُشْرِكِينَ” …

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Nine Rules For Happiness By Imam Ali (as)

Everyone aspires to be happy in his life. Imam Ali (as) provides you with a nine-point canon to reach this goal thus: قَوَاعِد الْسَّعَادَة الْتِسع لِأَمِير الْمُؤْمِنِيْن عَلِي عَلَيْه الْسَّلَام: Nine rules for happiness by the Commander of the Faithful Ali : أولاً: توكل على الله في السراء والضراء FIRST: …

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The Sun Behind the Clouds

Al-’Allama al-Majlisi ’s Thoughts on the Ahadith Identifying the Twelfth Imam as “The Sun Behind the Clouds”. Translated by Afzal Sumar One of the common narrations relayed to convey the role of Imam Mahdi (AS) during his occultation is the analogy of the ‘Sun behind the Clouds’. In this text, …

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Lady Fatima, the Night of Power

Lady Fatima, the Night of Power Lady Fatima, one of the purest of women in all of the earth Little will we ever know about her true worth The Prophet (pbuh) called her Umme Abiha, the mother of her father not any ordinary father, a father who got closer than …

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The Greatest Blessing; Islam

 Commentary of Surah al-Hujurat ( Verse 17 ) يَمُنُّونَ عَلَيْكَ أَنْ أَسْلَمُوا قُلْ لاٌّ تَمُنُّوا عَلَيَّ إِسْلاٌمَكُم بَلِ اللٌّهُ يَمُنُّ عَلَيْكُمْ أَنْ هَدٌاكُمْ لِلْإِيـمٌانِ إِنْ كُنْـتُمْ صٌادِقِـينَ (The Bedouins tell you O’ Muhammad that) you owe them (a great deal) for their embracing (the religion of Islam). Say to them (O’ …

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Analogy: the heart of human intellection

Modern scientists believe that analogical reasoning is at the core of human cognition. Hannah Smith finds parallels with divine guidance which explains everything from ethics to the unseen in this innate natural language What  do  the  dream  of Prophet  Joseph (a)   about seven  ears  of  grain  and the  phrase  ‘life  …

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