Islam

The Sublime Teachings of Islam

ProstrationProstration, which is one of the features of the pious, is a general act of worship. A look at the Quranic verses and traditions shows that a devoted servant of God should be in prostration all the time. Prostration is an obligatory act. God Almighty, in the Quran, refers to …

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Islamic Research Foundation of Astan Quds Razavi

“Pioneer in Islamic Research”November 12, 2014, Islamic Research Foundation entered its Thirty First Year of Islamic Research ActivitiesAstan Quds Razavi [the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.)] in order to attain the valuable objective of spreading the knowledge of the Holy Qur’an and preaching the teachings of the Holy Ahlul …

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Forgiveness in Islam

There is a beautiful “whispered prayer” known as Munaajat Sha’baniyyah, also referred to as the Munaajat of Imam Ali, peace be upon him. It was recited by him and all of the other Imams and ranks amongst the most sublime of their prayers.Before we delve into the discussion on this …

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Understanding the Universal Abrahamic Religion

Understanding the Universal Abrahamic Religion: Bringing Together Ahl al- Kitab and attracting their Attention to the Need for UnityText of the speech of Professor Muhammad Taqi Ja‘fari at the conference on Islam and Christianity held in Switzerland on the November 27th, 1995. A major portion of this speech was first …

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Islam and the Position of Women

The West’s vociferous partisans of Women’s Lib. have no idea of the revolutionary leap forward in women’s position which Islam brought about. In the days of Islam’s first appearance the position of women was that of chattels of the men—little above the domesticated animals. Yet the West, for all their …

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Ethics and Training

Ayatullah al-`Uzma al-Hajj ash-Shaykh Nasir Makarim ShiraziIs it possible to alter individuals’ morality and mentality through training?This is the question, which clarifies the position of ethics, because if we accept that morality and mentality of individuals depend on the structure of their body and soul, ethics will be vain and …

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Amir al-Momineen Ali (A.S.) and the Roman Archbishop

Translator: Sayyed Zainul Abideen Razavi, Tehran, IranForewordSalman e Farsi was from Fars i.e. Persia or Iran; but the Grand Ayatullah Khamenaie, the venerable Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution in Iran has said: “Fars is from Salman” because the Persians gave up Zoroastrianism and fire worship and became Muslims through Salman …

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Repentance Indicates the Truth of Islam

Man is an addressee concerning jurisprudence, while his diverse activities are fields in which Islamic laws and legislation are practised. And Islam did not come but to coincide between man’s activities with his dimensions in life, between the will of good and the will of mercy in this existence. Therefore, …

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Religious Symbols of Indian Muslims

PhD in History, Osmania University, Hyderabad, IndiaResearch FellowIslamic Research FoundationHoly Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.)Mashhad, IranEmail: rezazabet12@gmail.comIndia is a land of the great diversities and infinite varieties. It is a country where Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism emerged. It is the home to the world’s second largest Muslim population. It …

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My journey to Islam

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most MercifulI had been on a spiritual quest for a very long time in my life. It started early in my childhood as far back as I can remember. However, to put it down in a figurative way, the last twenty …

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