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KEY ELEMENTS AND TEACHINGS IN THE LIFE OF THE PROPHET (s) FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

KEY ELEMENTS AND TEACHINGS IN THE LIFE OF THE PROPHET (s) FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

These were hearts and minds which had been locked by the darkness of deviation and straying and it was the Prophet (ṣ) who helped open them to guidance and salvation.

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A REFLECTION ON THE KEY TEACHINGS OF IMAM AL-RIDA (A) FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

A REFLECTION ON THE KEY TEACHINGS OF IMAM AL-RIDA (A) FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

Imam al-Riḍā (a) played an integral role in guiding the intellectual progress of the Muslim Ummah and defending the Islamic beliefs against the encroachment of un-Islamic ideological currents. As the Muslim Ummah’s borders expanded, it came into contact with the ideas and beliefs of many various nations and religions.

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A SURVEY INTO THE INTELLECTUAL LEGACY OF IMAM AL-RIDHA (ʿA) FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

A SURVEY INTO THE INTELLECTUAL LEGACY OF IMAM AL-RIDHA (ʿA) FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

The scientific debates and discussions held by Imam ʿAlī ibn Musā al-Riḍā (ʿa) are not a historical matter which only pertains to the past they are rather a main source which should be utilized today for the comprehensive defense of Islam.

Author : Researched and edited at editorial deputy of his eminence office

A REFLECTION ON THE TEACHINGS OF IMAM AL-JAWAD (ʿA) FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

A REFLECTION ON THE TEACHINGS OF IMAM AL-JAWAD (ʿA) FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

The prevalence of various social problems has placed the ideal which we strive towards in our social lives at great risk. There are many problems which we are faced with in this regard. Through studying the various aspects of the life of Imam al-Jawād (ʿa) in regards to this field, we can create better policies which will help resolve these issues, particularly those related to marriage.

Author : Researched and edited at editorial deputy of his eminence office

SOME TEACHINGS FROM THE LIFE OF IMAM AL-HASAN (ʿA) BY GRAND AYA-TOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

SOME TEACHINGS FROM THE LIFE OF IMAM AL-HASAN (ʿA) BY GRAND AYA-TOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

There is no doubt that Imam al-Ḥasan (ʿa) possessed so many positive and noble characteristics that he was truly befitting of his name ‘Ḥasan’. We hope that we can also follow in his footsteps and become more like him as well.

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THE SEMIOLOGY OF GIVING CHARITY  (INFĀQ) IN THE LIFE OF IMAM AL-HASAN (ʿA) FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

THE SEMIOLOGY OF GIVING CHARITY (INFĀQ) IN THE LIFE OF IMAM AL-HASAN (ʿA) FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

Expressing love and affection towards the Ahl al-Bayt (ʿa) is good but it is not enough we must take lesson from their actions as well.

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A Reflection on the Influential Teachings of Imam al-Hadi (ʿa) from the Viewpoint of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

A Reflection on the Influential Teachings of Imam al-Hadi (ʿa) from the Viewpoint of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The lecturers and students of the religious seminary can utilize the teachings of Imam al-Hādī (ʿa) in helping the people resolve their various ideological questions and doubts. Unfortunately, Imam al-Hādī (ʿa) has not been remembered like the other Imams (ʿa), nor have his teachings been given the attention that they truly deserve. We must do our best to remedy this shortcoming in ourselves and our institutions.

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THE TEACHINGS OF THE INTELLECTUAL SCHOOL OF THOUGHT OF IMAM AL-BAQIR (ʿA) FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

THE TEACHINGS OF THE INTELLECTUAL SCHOOL OF THOUGHT OF IMAM AL-BAQIR (ʿA) FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

When we examine any book of jurisprudence, beliefs (ʿAqāʾid), the principles of jurisprudence, and ethics, we find that they are full of traditions narrated from Imam al-Bāqir (ʿa) and Imam al-Ṣādiq (ʿa). These two Imams (ʿa) have left behind a massive intellectual and spiritual legacy and the implications of their teachings for the Islamic sciences are enormous.

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GUIDELINES TO THE TRUE REALIZATION OF HIJAB AND MODESTY IN THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

GUIDELINES TO THE TRUE REALIZATION OF HIJAB AND MODESTY IN THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

The Hijab (Muslim female covering) is an integral part of Islamic culture and no one is allowed to force Muslim women, for any reason, to leave aside this essential aspect of their religion.

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KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HAJJ PILGRIMAGE FROM THE VEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HAJJ PILGRIMAGE FROM THE VEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

The Hajj pilgrimage is in reality a massive immigration. It is a divine journey towards Allah and the best opportunity for self-purification and engaging in the greater Jihād and inner struggle.

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THE STRATEGIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE YEARLY ARBAEEN PROCESSIONS BY GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

THE STRATEGIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE YEARLY ARBAEEN PROCESSIONS BY GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

Indeed, the ceremonies held on Arbaʿīn are one of the noblest traditions of the religion of Islam. These ceremonies have deep roots within the religion itself and they were handed down to us from the Imams of the Ahl al-Bayt (ʿa) themselves. In spite of all the years which have passed since the great uprising of Karbala, perhaps it is still too soon for us to truly understand the profound reality of Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa)’s sacrifice.

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THE SIGNIFICANT ROLE OF THE LADY ZAYNAB IN EXPLAINING THE REVOLUTION OF ASHURA ACCORDING TO GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

THE SIGNIFICANT ROLE OF THE LADY ZAYNAB IN EXPLAINING THE REVOLUTION OF ASHURA ACCORDING TO GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

The Lady Zaynab is narrated to have said to Imam al-Sajjād (a): In this land in the future, a flag will be raised over the tomb of your father, Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa), which will never become old or faded. With the passing of time, it will not be damaged and no matter how much the leaders of disbelief strive towards effacing it, it will only grow in grandeur and greatness day by day.

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THE POLITICAL ROLE OF IMAM AL-SAJJAD (ʿA) IN REVIVING THE REVOLU-TION OF ASHURA FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

THE POLITICAL ROLE OF IMAM AL-SAJJAD (ʿA) IN REVIVING THE REVOLU-TION OF ASHURA FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

Through his perseverance, resistance, lack of submission, and delivery of fiery sermons in Kufah and Damascus, Imam al-Sajjād (ʿa) was able to turn the public opinion against Yazīd and turn a formerly safe environment into an unsafe one for the Umayyads.

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THE EFFECTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE ASHURA REVOLT ACCORDING TO GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

THE EFFECTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE ASHURA REVOLT ACCORDING TO GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

There is hope that in the world of today, the oppressed nations will take lesson from the story of Karbala and rise up, crushing their oppressors once and for all.

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THE WISDOM AND GREATNESS OF ABAL-FAZL AL-ABBAS BY GRAND AYA-TOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

THE WISDOM AND GREATNESS OF ABAL-FAZL AL-ABBAS BY GRAND AYA-TOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

We must be careful never to become like those who sell their religion, neither for much worldly wealth, nor for little. In this issue, we must follow one who was faced with the greatest of tests but never sold his religion irregardless of its personal cost.

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A LOOK INTO THE STRATEGIES OF COMBATTING THE OPPRESSIVE SUPER-POWERS AS FOUND IN THE REVOLUTION OF ASHURA BY GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

A LOOK INTO THE STRATEGIES OF COMBATTING THE OPPRESSIVE SUPER-POWERS AS FOUND IN THE REVOLUTION OF ASHURA BY GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

One of the main problems facing humanity during our time period is that of the oppressive superpowers and their destructive goals and policies. The aim of Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) was nothing but fighting against these oppressive and tyrannical powers.

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THE MANIFESTATION OF THE CULTURE OF ‘SERVANTHOOD’ IN THE EPIC OF ASHURA FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

THE MANIFESTATION OF THE CULTURE OF ‘SERVANTHOOD’ IN THE EPIC OF ASHURA FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) performed his prayers in congregation even on the day of Ashura. This shows us that the prayers must be performed even in the most extreme and difficult of condition. Thus, in order to highlight this lesson and show its importance, it is very important that we offer the Noon Prayer of the day of Ashūrā in congregation.

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ETHICAL LESSONS FROM THE MOVEMENT OF ASHURA BY GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

ETHICAL LESSONS FROM THE MOVEMENT OF ASHURA BY GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

Reviving the name and memory of these great men is something which gives inspiration and it furthermore gives human beings a spirit of self-sacrifice.

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A LOOK INTO THE DETRIMENTS OF THE DISTORTIONS CREATED IN THE MOURNING CEREMONIES OF IMAM AL-HUSAYN (ʿA) THROUGH THE VIEW-POINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

A LOOK INTO THE DETRIMENTS OF THE DISTORTIONS CREATED IN THE MOURNING CEREMONIES OF IMAM AL-HUSAYN (ʿA) THROUGH THE VIEW-POINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

The mourning ceremonies must be held in a way where all the people are made aware of the goals of Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa). The methods which are used in these ceremonies must be in line with the guidelines of Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) and the rest of the Infallibles (ʿa), as well as the common practice of the wise members of the Muslim community.

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THE KEY ELEMENT OF “REMEMBERING DEATH” IN THE MOVEMENT OF IMAM AL-HUSAYN (ʿA) AS REFLECTED IN THE WORDS OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

THE KEY ELEMENT OF “REMEMBERING DEATH” IN THE MOVEMENT OF IMAM AL-HUSAYN (ʿA) AS REFLECTED IN THE WORDS OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

Various moments in the history of Karbala have shown us how we should live an honorable life and how we should die an honorable death. These are the same lessons which Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) taught the world at the Battlefield of Karbala on the Day of Ashura.

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THE SEMIOLOGY OF THE MARTYRDOM OF IMAM AL-HUSAYN (ʿA) ON THE DAY OF ASHURA FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

THE SEMIOLOGY OF THE MARTYRDOM OF IMAM AL-HUSAYN (ʿA) ON THE DAY OF ASHURA FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

The martyrdom of Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) was so intertwined with various lofty values that it will never become old, nor will its values ever become outdated. Not only that, but Karbala and the sacrifice of Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) grows in value and relevance every single day. The issues of the truth and justice, human potential, fighting in the way of divine values, the rejection of disgrace and abjectness are all values which we learned from Karbala and these are values which will never become obsolescent.

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TEACHINGS AND MESSAGES FROM THE UPRISING OF ASHURA AS REFLECTED IN THE WORDS OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

TEACHINGS AND MESSAGES FROM THE UPRISING OF ASHURA AS REFLECTED IN THE WORDS OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

We must follow in the footsteps of the martyrs of Karbala and we must also implement the teachings and messages which they left behind for us.

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IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING  MOURNING FOR IMAM AL-HUSAYN (ʿA) ACCORDING TO GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING MOURNING FOR IMAM AL-HUSAYN (ʿA) ACCORDING TO GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKAREM SHIRAZI

The combination of the proper affections for Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) alongside the necessary knowledge and understanding of the purposes behind Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa)’s uprising are two necessary aspects of the establishment of proper mourning. The mourning ceremonies must be held with ever increasing levels of grandeur and perfection every year and we must be careful not to engage in any actions which will tarnish the grandeur of these ceremonies.

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THE GOALS AND MOTIVATIONS OF THE ʿĀSHŪRĀ MOVEMENT FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKARIM SHIRAZI

THE GOALS AND MOTIVATIONS OF THE ʿĀSHŪRĀ MOVEMENT FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATOLLAH MAKARIM SHIRAZI

One can only claim that they love Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) and are among his true followers when they have reflected upon the various corruption and problems which exist during their own time period and they have done their best towards reforming these issues. Without any doubt, if the mourners of Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) make a logical and calculated decision together towards fighting the corruption which exists in their society, they will be successful in reforming it.

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A Look into the Philosophy of Mourning for Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) from the Viewpoint of Grand Ayatollah Makārim Shīrāzī

A Look into the Philosophy of Mourning for Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) from the Viewpoint of Grand Ayatollah Makārim Shīrāzī

The essential quality of mourning for Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) is such that it awakens the Islamic community, gives them a greater sense of awareness, and allows them to combat injustice and oppression. In reality, it is a veritable school which teaches one all of the noble characteristics which a human being should have. In light of this, it must be said that ʿĀshūrāʾ is not merely an incident which happened in the past, but rather, it is a reality which continues to this very day.

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KEY ELEMENTS OF IMAM ʿALĪ’S (ʿA) WILĀYAH IN RELATION TO THE EVENT OF GHADĪR KHUM FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF GRAND AYATULLAH MAKARIM SHIRAZI

KEY ELEMENTS OF IMAM ʿALĪ’S (ʿA) WILĀYAH IN RELATION TO THE EVENT OF GHADĪR KHUM FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF GRAND AYATULLAH MAKARIM SHIRAZI

The issue of Wilāyah is one of the most important of precepts. The reason behind its importance can be found in a statement made by Imam ʿAlī (ʿa) where he said that Wilāyah guarantees the implementation of other Islamic precepts.

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A REFLECTION ON THE EFFECTS AND BLESSINGS OF ʿĪD AL-FIṬR FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATULLAH MAKARIM SHIRAZI

A REFLECTION ON THE EFFECTS AND BLESSINGS OF ʿĪD AL-FIṬR FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATULLAH MAKARIM SHIRAZI

Without any doubt, the congregational prayer of ʿĪd al-Fiṭr is one of the means through which the unity of the Muslim community is strengthened and various problems which the Muslims face are resolved. The propagators of Islam play an important role in spreading this prophetic religion they are able to explain the things which are the most important to the people, as well as the various problems which the Muslim world faces.

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EXAMINIGN THE TEACHINGS OF THE ʿARAFAH SUPPLICATION FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATULLAH MAKARIM SHIRAZI

EXAMINIGN THE TEACHINGS OF THE ʿARAFAH SUPPLICATION FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF GRAND AYATULLAH MAKARIM SHIRAZI

The supplication of ʿArafah must be recited with a full heartfelt presence and with complete understanding of its content. One must reflect on the deeper meaning of its various teachings and benefit from the blessings of this great day.

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