It is most unfortunate that most of the powerful countries which always boast of being the sole protectors and promoters of human rights have no restriction or bounds in the use of weapons on the battlefield
He was the son of Imam Husayn ibn 'Ali ('a), the third Imam of the Shia world, and his mother was Shahr Bānūwīyah.
Though the traditional form of slavery was abolished, it has lived on in other more terrible and inhumane forms all throughout the world. When individual enslavement of human beings was outlawed, the corrupt world powers turned to mass enslavement of human beings, a modern form of slavery which is practiced to the day.
From a religious perspective, the only criterion for the superiority of one person over another is the level of their faith in Allah and the amount of their good deeds based on that faith.
You are the backbone of the Muslims and their protector; may Allah protect you and prolong your life. We pray for your well-being and ask Allah to grant you a long life
It is most unfortunate that the concept of nakedness which has been widely promoted and facilitated in the west has only led to the pervasion of illicit relations, degrading the woman, who was herself the creator of human culture by introducing the Hijab initiative, to the level of a worthless “sex object”.
Social justice is a blessing which the entire human world must enjoy, as it is the key factor in helping all human beings to be able to have a prosperous life which, in turn, paves the way for them to take the path to human perfection.
One can claim to be a true lover when one set aside the love for the self in order to be able to make sacrifices for his loved one. In fact, true love is realized when one forgets everything and everyone, even his own self, other than his loved one. A true lover would also forget his own selfish interests and is ready to make any kind of sacrifice for his loved one.
One of the regulations in the Revealed Law is the one concerning Hijab. This is one of the indispensable parts of the Islamic Law which has its roots in human emotions, reason, and intellect; it is also closely related to the realities of human life Therefore, if people consider the philosophy behind the legislation of Hijab and its numerous benefits, they will come to realize that it is to their own benefit.
One of the purposes behind sending divine Messengers has been the teaching of moral values. This is because the ultimate goal of all the prophets has been the moral training of mankind in a way that they would observe moral values in all arenas of their lives.
December 10th is marked as the Human Rights Day, thus, the official website of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi has taken a quick look at his eminence's take on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Since we are marking December 2nd the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery the official website of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi releases his eminence's explanation regarding Slavery in the Islamic Perspective.
The same human drive which makes us fight injustice and promote justice at home dictates that we fight injustice abroad. Today, we are duty-bound to fight the gross injustice which is being committed against the Palestinian people.
The Creator of the world has created the man and women to complete one another and facilitate one another's development
Ṣafar 20th: the day of Arbaʿīn/Jābir ibn Abdullah al-Anṣārī: the first pilgrim of Imam Husayn’s tomb/The caravan of the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa) returns from Damascus to Karbala/ Arbaʿīn: the day when the heads of the martyrs were j o i ned with their bodies/A word about the time that the caravan of the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa) returned to Karbala based on the historical proofs.
Muharram 13th: The Lady Zeyhab (s) delivers the most crushing speech in Kūfah/The speech of Fatimah al-Ṣughrā (s) in Kūfah/The speech of Umme-Kulthūm (s) in Kūfah/The historic speech of Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa) in Kūfah/The captives of the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa) in the public meeting with ʿUbaydullah ibn Ziad/The Lady Zeynab’s crushing response to ʿUbaydullah ibn Ziad/Imam al--Sajjad (ʿa)’s crushing response to Ibn Ziad/The captives of the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa) in the prison of Kūfah/ʿUbaydullah ibn Ziad insults Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s severed head/The story of Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s severed head in Kūfah/What verses from the Quran did Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s severed head recite?/The news of Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s martyrdom reaches Medina and Damascus/The martyrdom of ʿAbdullah ibn ʿAfīf.
The burial of the martyrs of Karbala/The Bani-Asad clan bury the martyrs of Karbala: the presence of Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa) for the identification and burial of the martyrs/ The secret behind the hexagon design of Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s burial chamber/ How did Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa) manage to come back to Karbala to bury the martyrs despite being a captive at the time?/The Ahl-al-Bayt arrive to Kūfah/The martyrdom of Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa)
The dividing of the martyrs’ heads among the clans of Kūfah/The caravan of captives leaves Karbala/The names of the captives of the Prophet’s Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa)/The caravan of captives passes the beheading site of Imam Husayn (ʿa)/Zeynab (ʿa) gives Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa) solace/The manner in which the women and children of the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa) were moved as captives.
Imam Husayn(ʿa) chants prayers on Ashura morning/Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s sermon on Ashuramorning/ Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s heroic speech directed at the enemy army/Ḥurr ibn Yazid Riyāḥī regrets being against Imam Husayn(ʿa) and comes to fight for the Imam/Battle Commences: a number of Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s companions are killed in the first wave of the attacks/The martyrs of the first wave of the attacks on the day of Ashura/Single combats commence and Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s companions are martyred one by one/Noontime and Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s last prayer/The martyrdom of the last companions of the Imam/Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s last stand and martyrdom/What happened after Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s martyrdom/ Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s weapons and clothes are plundered/The pillage of the camp/ The burning down of Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s camp/The trampling of the martyrs’ bodies/Sending the sacred head of Imam Husayn(ʿa) to Kūfah.
The arrival of Shimr in Karbala/Besieging Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s camp in Karbala/Safe-conduct for Umm Al Banīn (ʿa)’s sons/The mobilization of troops to begin the war/The speech of Imam Husayn (ʿa) to his companions/Imam Husayn (ʿa) advises the women of the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa) to be patient in the face of calamities to come
ʿAmr, Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s emissary/ Nāfeʿ ibn Hilāl accompanies Abbas ibn ʿAli to break through the enemies lines and fetch water from the Euphrates drinking place/Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s last word of warning with Umar ibn Saʿd/Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s remarks to Harthamah ibn Salīm
The day ʿUbaydullah’s army cut the access of Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s caravan to the water of Euphrates/ Imam Husayn (ʿa) curses Abdullah ibn Ḥuṣain Azdi: “O’ Lord! Let him die of thirst!”/ Imam Husayn (ʿa) curses the enemy army for their wickedness/ Muslem ibn ʿAwsajah j o i ns Imam Husayn (ʿa) in Karbala.
Ḥabīb ibn Muẓāhir calls the Bani-Asad clan to j o i n Imam Husayn(ʿa)/ The Bani-Asad flag and fail in aiding Imam Husayn(ʿa)/ Imam Husayn(ʿa) sends a letter from Karbala to his brother, Muhammad ibn Ḥanafiyyah, and the rest of the Bani-Hāshem
The day Shabath ibn Ribʿī was sent to Karbala/ who was the “man of many faces” of Kūfah?/ The day Ḥuṣain ibn Numayr arrived in Karbala/ The day Ibn Ziad ordered his soldiers to prevent those who intended to j o i n Imam Husayn (ʿa) from going to Karbala/The man who sought a reward!
ʿUbaydullah’s response to Umar ibn Saʿd’s letter/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s dignified and uncompromising attitude toward ibn Ziad and his remarks in his letter/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s response to Qays ibn Ashʿath with regard to pledging allegiance to Yazid/ The day Kanānah ibn ʿAtīq j o i ned Imam Husayn (ʿa) in Karbala
Imam Husayn (ʿa) narrates the story of prophet Yaḥya (ʿa)’s martyrdom/ Imam Husayn (ʿa) predicts his own martyrdom/the promise of the advent of Imam Mahdi (ʿa) who will avenge Imam Husayn (ʿa)/the arrival of Umar ibn Saʿd in Karbala/Umar ibn Saʿd’s letter to Ibn Ziad
The arrival of Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s caravan in Karbala/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s remarks upon his arrival in Karbala/ʿUbaydullah ibn Ziad learns about Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s arrival in Karbala/The Letter of ʿUbaydullah ibn Ziad to Imam Husayn (ʿa) on Muharram 2nd/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s crushing response to Ibn Ziad/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s uncompromising attitude toward injustice and its agents/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s letter to the people of Kūfah/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s last word of warning to the people of Kūfah
Muharram, a time of grief and sorrow for the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa)/Muharram from the viewpoint of Imam Riḍa (ʿa)/ The Imam camps at a lodging place called the “Palace of Bani-Muqātil”/ Imam Husayn (ʿa) asking ʿUbaydullah ibn Ḥurr to j o i n and help him/ Imam Husayn’s (ʿa) remarks to ʿUbaydullah ibn Ḥurr Juʿfī/ ibn Ḥurr: one of those who remained behind/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s last ultimatum to all the people