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Why Mamun appointed Imam al-Reza (A.S.) as his successor?

Why Mamun appointed Imam al-Reza (A.S.) as his successor?

The topic of discussion was the issue of Imam al-Reza’s heir-apparency. We said in the previous session that there are a series of historical facts and a series of doubtful ones. Even historians like Jurji Zaydan have clearly stated that the policies of Bani al-‘Abbas were confidential and they rarely let their political secrets be exposed and, therefore, their true intentions remain unknown in history.

Imam al-Reza
The Well-Known Hadith Qudsi Famous As SILSILAT AL-DHAHAB

The Well-Known Hadith Qudsi Famous As SILSILAT AL-DHAHAB

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 The Tenth Infallible: The Eighth Imam `Ali Ibn Musa Ar-Rida (Peace be on him)

The Tenth Infallible: The Eighth Imam `Ali Ibn Musa Ar-Rida (Peace be on him)

  Name: `Ali. Title: ar-Rida. Agnomen: Abu 'l-Hasan. Father's name: Musa al-Kazim. Mother's name: Ummu'l-Banin Najmah. Birth: In Medina, on Thursday, 11th Dhu'l-qi'dah 148A H. Death: Died at the age of 55, in Mashhad (Khurasan), on Tuesday, 17th Safar 203 AH; poisoned by al-Ma'mun, the Abbasid caliph; buried in Mashhad, Iran.  

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Reward of Ziyarat of Imam Raza (AS)

Reward of Ziyarat of Imam Raza (AS)

This Imam-e-Gareebul Guraba is our eighth Imam. Accordingly below published are eight ahadis to encourage the faithful to undertake his Ziyarat. These Ahadis have been taken from the Farsi book –Tohfatur Razviyyah:

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Imam Reza (A.S.) and Regency to Caliphate

Imam Reza (A.S.) and Regency to Caliphate

We are in front of an important historical event which busied the public opinion and stunned all political circles. The event is that al-Ma'mun appointed Imam al-Rida, peace be on him, as a heir apparent after him; it indicates that the succession would be taken from the 'Abbasids and handed over to their opponents, the 'Alawides; it astonished the people and they asked each other:

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Some of the Works of Imam Reza (A.S.)

Some of the Works of Imam Reza (A.S.)

I do not think that I will be able in this research to do justice in recording all the rich aspects of the intellectual life of Imam al-Reza (A.S.), but I will try my best to provide a quick and clear idea about the intellectual output presented by the Imam for mankind in various fields of knowledge. Thus, we would be able from a distance to conduct a complete definition of the aspects of the portrait in which we can view the life style of Imam al-Reza (A.S.), having finished researching its historical side.

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The Scientific Progress during the Time of Imam Reza (A.S.)

The Scientific Progress during the Time of Imam Reza (A.S.)

The time of Imam Reza, peace be on him, was called the Golden Time. It was the most brilliant and wonderful of all the times in Islamic history. That is because building prospered; agriculture developed; ............................

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The Unique Medical Dissertation by Imam Reza(A.S.)

The Unique Medical Dissertation by Imam Reza(A.S.)

The sciences of Ima`m al-Reza`, peace be on him, were not confined to the precepts of Islamic law; rather they included all kinds of science of which was medicine. The Ima`m was unique in medicine, and the clear proof of that is this dissertation which al-Ma'mun called al-Risala al-Dhahabiya fi al-Tibb (the golden medical dissertation).

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The Textual Document of Regency

The Textual Document of Regency

The regency between the Ima`m Reza, peace be on him, and al-Ma'mu`n was not confined to speech; rather it was written on an official document signed by the Ima`m Reza(A.S.) and al-Ma'mu`n, witnessed by high-ranking statesmen, and transmitted by a group of historical sources. Ibn al-Jawzi came to know of the document and said:

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