Islamic Articles

But surely there are 313 ready for the Imam?

Often we ask the question, why hasn’t the Imam returned or risen yet? Surely there are more than 313 ready to sacrifice for the Imam! But how many of us would have submitted like Haroon al-Makki, the companion of Imam al-Sadiq (as)? The story is as follows: Al-Ma’moon al-Raqi said: “I was …

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Faith in God

Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds – their Lord will guide them because of their faith (Surat Yunus verse 9) Imam Khomeini defines Faith, as the “divine light that makes the heart a subject of divine manifestations, as narrated in the Hadith al-Qudsi “Neither can the earth …

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12 beautiful sayings by Imam Ali (as)

As 2016 draws to an end, here are 12 beautiful sayings by Imam Ali (as) that we can collectively reflect on, to help us feel motivated and empowered for 2017!   “How can one become intimate with Allah when he has not separated himself from the creation?” (Ghurar Al-Hikam)   2. …

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Breitbart and the malignant attack on Shaykh Hamza Sodagar

Breitbart, a right wing news network infamous for insensitive, Islamophobic, sexist, fear-mongering and women-objectifying headlines, with bureaus in London, Jerusalem and Texas, published yet another baseless piece, this time against Shaykh Hamza Sodagar in the first few days of Muharram.  The article written by Raheem Kassam maliciously targeted Shaykh Hamza Sodagar …

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Merits of the Month of Rajab

Excerpted from Mafati al-Jinan Translated / Edited by Afzal Sumar It is narrated from the Prophet (saw) who said: ‘the month of Rajab is the greatest month of Allah. No month can come close to matching its sanctity and grace. Fighting the disbelievers in it is prohibited.[1] Indeed, Rajab is …

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Following the Awaited Saviour

“Certainly this rule [of the Mahdi] will not come to you but after having despaired. No by Allah, in order that you may be [tried] and differentiated from one another” Imam Al-Sadiq (as) It is said that the awaited Imam’s occultation is a test for us, and the way which Allah …

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