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At the time of Islam’s revelation, slavery was a prevalent phenomenon, even in empires such as Rome. Since the abolishment of such a ...
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The US administration’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem Al Quds as the capital of Israel is a violation of the UN Security Council resolutions and a violation of all international laws about the Palestinian city. His decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem Al Quds in six months will cause tremendous and worldwide hatred against the US; all the Muslims of the world and many free-spirited nations and politicians have strongly condemned the decision.
In order for the unity of Muslims to be strong, all Muslim schools must respect each other’s sanctities. We, as Muslims, will not allow Shias to insult what Sunnis hold sacred and we will not allow Sunnis to insult what Shias hold sacred; no Muslim school of thought is allowed to insult the sanctities of other schools.
At the beginning of the month of Rabiʿ Al Awwal, we heard the happy news that the power of the Daesh terrorist group has been destroyed and it no longer holds any major cities to rule. This is particularly promising as no terrorist group in the history of the world has been as brutal and savage as the Daesh terrorists
We must emphasize the important, strategic fact that we have never submitted to the pressures exerted upon us by the arrogant superpowers, nor will we submit to them in the future. Through the blessings of the Islamic Revolution, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been transformed in to an example of what is possible. Other nations, including those of Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, as well as many others have in turn rejected the pressures of the Global superpowers and they have decided to stand up to America and the Zionist Regime.
The jurisprudential rulings issued by the Supreme Leader apply to the entire world and no country is an exception in this regard.
Indeed holding such workshops, with such supreme goals, in the present time and in the place where it is to be held, is considered an invaluable cultural undertaking. Certainly, such undertakings can have a substantial role in the promotion of the School of the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa).
The website of the office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, in collaboration with the Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization, has organized a campaign called #altruism_still_lives to invite all the people, who are mourning Imam Hussein’s (ʿa) martyrdom, to donate blood.
The encounter of Islam with other religions was with great respect and friendship. The Quran, which is the holy book of the Muslim faith, has instructed the believers as follows: ‘Do not argue with the People of the Book except in a manner which is best.’
Is it not the duty of Muslim countries to voice their outrage at these crimes? Is it not time for the so-called Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which consists of nearly 60 Muslim countries, to hold an emergency special session in order to help these innocent people?
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.
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.
One of the signs of the greatness of this day is that even though many long years have passed, people still engage in this sacrifice and they keep its reminder alive
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.
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.
The Mina calamity was a tragedy which caused the deaths of thousands of Ḥajj pilgrims from many different Islamic countries, including more than 460 Iranian pilgrims. This tragedy showed the depths of the incompetence and lack of management of the Wahhabi led Saudi government. This tragedy also showed us how necessary it is to change the management in charge of the Two Holy Shrines.
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.
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.
Hajj is one of the important pillars of Islam and one of the greatest acts of worship in the religion. The holy Quran has emphasized the importance of the Hajj pilgrimage in a short, yet profound verse:
وَ لِلّه عَلَى النّاسِ حِجُّ الْبَیْتِ مَنِ اسْتَطاعَ اِلَیْهِ سَبیلاً؛ وَ مَنْ کَفَرَ فَاِنَّ اللّهَ غَنِىٌّ عَنِ الْعالَمینَ
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.
Dear brother! I read your speech on temporary marriage; I directly say that your speech was rather astonishing to me and it left me disgruntled and aggrieved, because I never expected you to use such a language with respect to other Islamic schools of thought. Your words were fierce and provocative, while you used to be a proponent of moderation, fairness, and reliance on compelling logic!
The lofty rank of the Lady Maʿṣūmah in the world of the Unseen is not only because of her being the child of Imam Mūsā ibn Jaʿfar (ʿa) and the sister of Imam al-Riḍā (ʿa); it is also related to her own characteristics and spiritual greatness.
Those who have not been able to subjugate the Muslims through war and sanctions have now proceeded to create doubts in order to influence the masses (and particularly the youth).