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The Prophets and Ka’ba

Pilgrims who circumambulate the house of Allah enter a mosque in which the Ka’ba is located. They must begin circumambulating the Ka’ba from the same spot all monotheists throughout history agreed upon. Prophet Adam (PBUH), father of mankind, (2) learned

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Whom to Befriend

Have you ever thought about whom you befriend, whom you have relations with, and how your life is affected by their characteristics and behaviors? The truth is that there is no success without friendship relations. Friends are treasures which should

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Mankind’s Dignity

Imam Hadi (PBUH) says: “Don’t consider yourself safe from the harm of one who does not hold any dignity for him/herself!”(1) God Almighty blessed humankind with pride and worthiness, greatness and magnanimity. As noted in the Holy Quran: “Verily we

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Search for Thanksgiving

If a sighted person goes blind, and then recovers, he/she would eagerly become thankful and would regard it as a blessing. However, if one never goes blind and remains sighted, it rarely happens that he/she thanks God. This stems from

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The Value of Mankind

How far is the distance between “forgetting about yourself” and “forgetting God”? Questions like: “Who am I?” “Where did I come from?” “Where am I now and where am I going?” “How should I be?” “What is my final goal?”

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Pure Islam

What constitutes our beliefs as a Muslim?  How well do we know our faith? During the lifetime of the eighth Imam, the Caliph, Ma’mun, summoned a written summary of Islam from Imam Reza (PBUH).  In response, the Imam wrote: “Pure

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The rights of Animals

Imam Kazem (PBUH) has said: “With respect to inferiors and the closed-tongues (animals) take God into consideration.” They asked him: “What is meant by the closed-tongues?” He answered: “The sheep, cat, dove, etc.”1 The animals play various crucial roles in

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The Victorious Blood

“Who is more dear to you, your Caliph or a God sent representative?”(1) This question was asked by the bloodthirsty governor of Kufa, Hajjaj, who governed the city of Kufa during the reign of the fifth Umayyad Caliph, Abd al-Malik.

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