Faith & Beliefs

The Promised Imam Mahdi (a)

In many religions there is an expectation for a savior to come and help the release from injustice. In Islam it is ‘Mahdawai’ which has a great international philosophy, because Islam is an international religion and Shia in its real meaning is an international factor. In addition to the Muslims …

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The Issue of Islamic Jihad and Peace

See what Islam has done one thousand and four hundred years ago when racial discrimination was at its peak in Arabia, and when no genuine Arab was at all ready to have his blood mingled with that of the Iranians, Romans, Africans, and others. In the Quranic verse which I …

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The AhlulBayt – The Household of the Prophet

The Ahlul Bayt or household of the Prophet Muhammad – peace be upon him and his household [pbuh] – refers to his daughter Fatima al-Zahra, his successor and son-in-law, Imam Ali, their two sons Imam Hasan and Imam Husayn, and the nine Imams from the lineage of Imam Husayn, peace …

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The Islamic Theory of Distribution

The first form of economic wealth is the natural resources of the environment. Unjust distributtion of economic wealth begins with the problem of ownership of these natural resources. One must know who has the right of ownership of these resources in Islam. Sadr, thus, must develop the theory of distribution …

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Economic Relationships

Man’s behaviour, according to Sadr, is categorized into three types of relationships: social, economic and religious. They stem from man’s basic relationship to other men, to the environment, and to God. The economic relations, however, are outcome of his inner instinct of self‑love that "always drives him to seek good …

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Islamic Economy: Its Ideological and Legal Foundations

Every system, intending to achieve certain goals, must be designed in a realistic manner. Therefore, if the system is supposed to be implemented in order to serve human life, particularly in the long-run, it must serve man’s goals and be consistent with his fitrah (primordial nature). This is not possible …

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The Truth about Hussain’s Revolt

What you are about to read is a story of a great man whose uprising has no like in the annals of history. A revolution with goals most sublime, a victory most profound and at its core a pronouncement of reform over conquest. The story of Imam Hussain, the grandson …

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Hussain in the eyes of Humanity

What you are about to read is a story of a great man whose uprising has no like in the annals of history. A revolution with goals most sublime, a victory most profound and at its core a pronouncement of reform over conquest. The story of Imam Hussain, the grandson …

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Islam and the Question of Violence

Despite the presence of violence in many regions of the world ranging from Ireland to Lebanon to the Pacific Basin and involving many religions from Christianity to Hinduism, the Western world associates Islam more than any other religion with violence. The Muslim conquest of Spain, the Crusades – which were …

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Imams – Clear and Coherent Policy

The period under discussion (95-148 A.H /712-765 A.D.) began and ended in the times of the fifth and sixth Imams. The persecutions of the Shi’is continued unabated from Mu’awiya’s time to almost the very last days of the Umayyads, although this dynasty in its latter days was considerably weakened by …

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