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Amir al-Mu’minin School

Islam pays great attention to keeping promises. The Holy Quran and the Infallibles regard one’s loyalty to promises to be a crucial aspect of faith.  Similarly breaking promises is considered as an act of disbelief. This principle is not limited to the Muslim communities; rather all Muslims are responsible to be [...]

Amir al-Mu’minin School

Islam pays great attention to keeping promises. The Holy Quran and the Infallibles regard one’s loyalty to promises to be a crucial aspect of faith.  Similarly breaking promises is considered as an act of disbelief. This principle is not limited to the Muslim communities; rather all Muslims are responsible to be [...]

A Fascinating Role Model

The life of Amir al-Mu’menin (PBUH) is so appealing that it brings about feelings of either utmost infatuation or utmost envy in both friend and foe. The Prophet of Allah (PBUH&HP) has said regarding Ali, “Two groups, regarding you, will be annihilated: extremist friends and extremist foes.”1 Ali’s foes have gone [...]

A Different Motivation

Amir al-Muminin (PBUH) began his economic activities from point zero.  It was so extreme that he didn’t have enough to eat in the first few years of the Hijrah.  But holding steadfastly to the power of faith, thought and effort, Amir al-Muminin (PBUH) attained great successes in a somewhat short period, [...]

A Different Motivation

Amir al-Muminin (PBUH) began his economic activities from point zero.  It was so extreme that he didn’t have enough to eat in the first few years of the Hijrah.  But holding steadfastly to the power of faith, thought and effort, Amir al-Muminin (PBUH) attained great successes in a somewhat short period, [...]

Ladder to Proximity

One of the foundational teachings of all prophets has been to worship Allah (SWT), to the extent that none of their teachings were void of an act of worship.   However, people’s perception of worship are not necessarily the same. Some view it as a kind of transaction, compensation, and exchange of [...]

A Mysterious Attraction

The words and logic of Imam Ali’s (PBUH) Nahj al-Balaghah, like its main source the Holy Quran, remains fresh and vibrant for the current world despite the passage of various political and moral ideologies.  One thing that has been widely discussed among those studying the Nahjul Balagha – including Shia, Sunni, [...]

A Mysterious Attraction

The words and logic of Imam Ali’s (PBUH) Nahj al-Balaghah, like its main source the Holy Quran, remains fresh and vibrant for the current world despite the passage of various political and moral ideologies.  One thing that has been widely discussed among those studying the Nahjul Balagha – including Shia, Sunni, [...]

The Spirit of Justice in Practice

The person who is familiar with Islamic teachings and the records of Imam Ali (PBUH) knows how he was trained by the Great Prophet (PBUH&HP); and for this person the conduct and the special sensitivity of Imam Ali (PBUH) regarding justice and its importance is not surprising. Yes, isn’t it mentioned [...]

Building a Good Hereafter from this World

The old man, tired from a long journey, in hope of visiting Amir al-Mu'minin (PBUH) had reached the army of the Imam. The hardship of his journey was recognizable on his face. When he asked for visiting Imam, the companions of Imam guided him.   After greeting, the old man said, "­O [...]

The View of Imam Ali (PBUH) towards Worshipping Allah (SWT)

One of the basic foundational teachings of the prophets is monotheism.   Furthermore, all teachings of the prophets included the act of worshipping. But people treat worshipping differently. Some people think that worshipping is a kind of transaction, compensation, and exchanging work with reward. This view of worship is similar in that [...]

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