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The Battles of Siffina and Nahrawan

The Battles of Siffina and Nahrawan

Mu’awiyah made preparations for the war and set off towards Imam Ali's area with forty thousand soldiers. They got at a place called Siffeen between Syria and Iraq. Mu’awiyah arrived there earlier than Imam Ali (s) and occupied the bank of the river. He closed the way to the watering place that no one else could get water except his followers.

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The Battle of Siffin: How Muawiya Could Deceive Khawarij?

The Battle of Siffin: How Muawiya Could Deceive Khawarij?

To dissuade muawiya from waging war against the Muslims, Ali used all those argument that he had used, earlier,

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Short Sayings of Imam Ali (A.S.)

Short Sayings of Imam Ali (A.S.)

The best and last Messenger of God has said: “No one could understand Ali except God and myself.” Ali was the only baby born inside Ka’aba, the house of God, built by Abraham (A.S).He was brought up by Mohammad (S.A) from his very childhood. He was a writer of the holy Quran with detailed references about all Aayaat revealed to the holy messenger (S.A).

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A Note on Economic Ideas of Imam Ali (A.S.) with Special Reference to his Letter to Malik al-Ashtar

A Note on Economic Ideas of Imam Ali (A.S.) with Special Reference to his Letter to Malik al-Ashtar

An attempt is made to study economic ideas of Imam Ali (A.S.) (600-661 C.E.) with special reference to his letter to Malik al-Ashtar (d.658 C.E.). After going through the contents of Imam Ali (A.S.) letter to al-Ashtar, we discover certain principles on which Imam Ali (A.S.) wanted to govern his people with a difference. Much more can be learnt from Nahjul Balagha but the present attempt is limited to the study of only one letter. Among all the seventy-eight letters of Imam Ali (A.S.), this particular letter occupies a unique significance for the reasons of its length and clarity of purpose, notwithstanding the beauty of language and style. Imam Ali’s ideas relating to matters of governance and the administration of justice do not just reflect his personal opinions but represent core Islamic principles as enshrined in the Quran and the precepts of the Prophet

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What Is the Decree Regarding the Game of Chess?

What Is the Decree Regarding the Game of Chess?

Question: Is there in Islam any problem in playing chess? Indeed you know that generally there is no betting in chess. It can almost be claimed that in some cases this game presents gambling. Keeping this in view, nowadays, chess is considered a mental exercise and it is becoming popular day by day. I request you to give me a reply supporting by proofs.

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Imam Ali’s Caliphate

Imam Ali’s Caliphate

'Ali b. Abi Talib was in the mosque when he received the news of 'Uthman's murder. He soon left for home, where he was pressed by Companions visiting him to accept the pledge of allegiance. 1 At first he refused, and then insisted that any pledge should be made in public in the mosque. 2 Talha and al-Zubayr were of the first prominent Companions who pledged allegiance. 3

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Night of Majesty / The Night of Power (Laylah al-Qadr)

Night of Majesty / The Night of Power (Laylah al-Qadr)

The Night of Power is full of blessings because the Eminent Quran descended in it. The Quran is peace by itself. It distinguishes between the good and evil and shows the path of eternal Peace and Bliss to all Mankind forever. This being so, the Night in which this Divine Book was sent down is worthy of great esteem. During this night, as explained in the verse quoted above, the Angels and the Heavenly spirit (Hazrat Gibreel Alai-his-Salam) descend.

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Points of Wisdom from Bab Madina-tul Ilm

Points of Wisdom from Bab Madina-tul Ilm

Seal of Messengers Prophet Muhammad b. Abdollah (s)’s seventh infallible descendant Al-Imam Musa b. Jafar Al-Kazem (s) narrated from his respected father from their respect worthy grandfather Ali b. Al-Husayn (s) from his respected father that one day while Amir al-Mo’menin Al-Imam Ali b. Abi Talib (s) was sitting in the mosque with some of his companions, Zaid b. Sohaan Abdi asked Imam Ali (s), who according to a saying of Holy Prophet (s) is Bab Madinatul Ilm (Gate of City of Knowledge), some question.

Fundamentals Of Religion
The Knowledge of God, Fate and Divine Decree

The Knowledge of God, Fate and Divine Decree

al Ghayb means "unseen" or "hidden" things. Ilmu 'l ghayb means knowledge of the things which are hidden at present, like the events of the future. Such knowledge is the sole prerogative of Allah. Nobody can know the ghayb except Allah.

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Recommended A'mal On the Night of Qadr

Recommended A'mal On the Night of Qadr

Can be performed on the 19th , 21st and 23rd It is reported in Hadith that whoever keeps awake on the nights of Qadr shall have his/her sins forgiven, even if they equal the number of the stars in the heaven.

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