Martyrdom Imam al-Sadiq (PBUH)

The Mean to Approximation

After Imam Jaffar Sadigh (PBUH) began spreading science and virtue in Medina, the ninety-four year old Onwan Basri, attended the Imam’s sessions. In one of the sessions, following the Imam’s lecture on the nature of servitude, Basri narrates what the

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Connecting with Kin

Maintaining ties with one’s family and blood relatives (Selatu alRahem), can be done physically or through virtual communications.  Obviously the closer the relatives, the more important the responsibility towards the maintenance of stronger ties. Communication, contact, and kindness towards one’s

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The Ja’fari University

It is not unrealistic or an exaggeration to call the teaching system of Imam Sadiq (PBUH) a University. This University had a great scientific legend, and it trained numerous specialists who became noble intellectuals and professional scholars. The great Ja’fari

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Family Ties

“And they (those with reflection) join that which Allah has bidden to be joined and have fear of their Lord and fear evil reckoning (of the Day of Judgment)”. (The Holy Quran (13:21)) When we hear a nice, logical statement

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Legitimate Income

The size of the family of Imam Sadiq (PBUH) and his living expenses had increased. Therefore, the Imam (PBUH) decided to start a trading business in order to increase his income to balance the expenditure. He gathered one thousand gold

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A Christian Mother

Zakaria the son of Ibrahim is a young convert who lives at the time of Imam Sadiq (PBUH). After he performed the Hajj rituals, he visited Imam Sadiq (PBUH) and said, “I was a Christian, and I have converted to Islam.” Imam asked, “What

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The Ja’fari School

At the time of Imam Sadiq (PBUH), the city of Medina had a different look. The general massacre of its residents by the soldiers of Muslim ibn Uqbah left the survivors with a feeling of hopelessness, to the extent that

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On The Quest for Knowledge

‘Unwaan Basri was 94 years old when he heard about Imam Sadiq’s (PBUH) high level of knowledge in all matters. Therefore, he wished to acquire knowledge only from the Imam, who had just entered Medina. However, the surveillance the government

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The Logic of Shia

Yunus ibn Ya’qub, one of the companions of Imam Sadiq (PBUH), narrates the following story: I was in the presence of Imam Sadiq (PBUH) when a man from Shaam/Syria came to him and said, “I am a man of Kalam

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The Last Will

Abu Basir narrates: After the martyrdom of Imam Sadiq (PBUH) I went to his house to pay my condolences to his wife Hamidah. Upon seeing me, she began to weep and I wept as well. Then she said Abu Basir!

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The Scent of a Flower

The value of a school of thought can to a great extent be determined by viewing its students’ accomplishments. If a school of thought hands over well educated students to the society, then surely that school of thought has the

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