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An Original Heritage

Verses of the Holy Quran and Hadith, narrations of the Holy Prophet (PBUH&HP) and his Ahlul Bayt, constitute the major religious texts of Shia. However, authenticity of the narrations is often questioned.  Since most of the written accounts were recorded years after the lives of the Imams, some have questioned the [...]

A Recipe for Progression and Evolution

Perhaps in our private moments, we sometimes think that we have occupied ourselves too much with our daily affairs; however, we have ignored the aspect of progression, removing our defects, and spiritual growth.  Sometimes we look for a good, loving, passionate person to provide us with a guideline that helps us [...]

A Heavy Responsibility

Imam Hassan al-Askari (PBUH) has said: "There are two characteristics, which surpass all others: having faith in Allah, and benefiting one's brothers (in faith)." (1) One of the major responsibilities of Imam Hassan al-Askari (PBUH), for which he endeavored earnestly, was to introduce the Imam after him to the Shiites and [...]

Monotheism in Worship, Fear from the Resurrection Day

Imam Hassan Askari (PBUH) said: “There is no calamity which does not involve a blessing from Allah.” 1 The issues of “Monotheism in Worship” in its best manner, and the “Fear from the Resurrection Day” are of the significant characteristics of the family of infallibility and purification, the Ahl al-Bait. One [...]

The Successor of the Infallibles

“The one who dies, not knowing the Imam of his time, will have died the ignorance death.”(1) The most elementary form of knowing an Imam is basic identification; knowing who, from what line of descent, and with what characteristics is the Imam. Some people during the lifetime of the Ahl al-Bayt [...]

The Respected Servants, not the Creator of the Universe

During the time of the eleventh Imam, various sets of notions had started to enter the Islamic society; some of which distorted teachings and brought false ideas and threatened the society. Although Imam Hassan Askari (PBUH) was under strong pressure and scrutiny, similar to his fathers, he never neglected this threat [...]

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