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Tafsir Surat Ash-Shams (The Sun)

Tafsir Surat Ash-Shams (The Sun)

The contents and virtues of sura e Shams: The sura e shams in fact defined the refinement of the soul and purifying the hearts from the contamination and impurities. It rotates around this subject only. In the beginning, the sura swears eleven vows on eleven subjects from the universe of existence and the pure entity of Almighty God to prove the meaning of salvation and liberation. This sura assured the soul’s salvation; it had pledged the maximum vows of the noble Quran.

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Imam Ali (A.S.) as Guardian and Successor

Imam Ali (A.S.) as Guardian and Successor

Among both Shias and Sunnis it has been established that the Prophet (s) had appointed Ali to be the Caliph and Imam after him. At the Well of Khum (Ghadir Khum), he proclaimed Ali to be his successor in the presence of groups of Muslims coming back from his last Hajj. He made sure that every one heard this in spite of the big crowds on that day. The news had reached everyone and everywhere. The chain of transmission of the news of Ghadir Khum in Sunni books has been uninterrupted and certain.

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Birthday of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.)

Birthday of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.)

Ali was born on the 13th of Rajab of the 30th year of the Elephant (A.D. 600). His cousin, Muhammad, was now 30 years old. Ali's parents were Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib, and Fatima, the daughter of Asad, both of the clan of Hashim.

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Non Muslim Scholars and Imam Ali (a.s)

Non Muslim Scholars and Imam Ali (a.s)

Out of the persons who have narrated the attributes of Imam Ali son of Abu Talib the author of Zakhairal-Uqba writes thus: "His stature was moderate and slightly short. His skin was of wheaten colour and his beard was white and long. His eyes were large and black. He had a cheerful face and was good-natured. His neck was long like a goblet made of silver. His shoulders were broad.

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What is Nahjul Balagha?

What is Nahjul Balagha?

The Nahj al-balaghah is a collection of sermons, precepts, prayers, epistles and aphorisms of 'Ali ('a) compiled by al-Sayyid al-Sharif al-Radi about one thousand years ago. However, neither the recorded words of Mawla 'Ali are confined to those collected by al-Sayyid al-Radi, nor was he the only man to compile the sayings of Amir al-Muminin. Al-Masudi, who lived a hundred years before al-Sayyid al-Radi, in the second volume of his work Muruj al-dhahab , writes: "At present there are over 480 sermons of 'Ali in the hands of the people,"

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Imam Ali (a.s)'s Viewpoint Toward Government

Imam Ali (a.s)'s Viewpoint Toward Government

The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) passed away with his head on the lap of Imam Ali (A.S.). He departed to his Lord, the Most High, while still worried about the future of the Mission and nation In the last hour of his life he asked for an inkpot and a sheet of paper to write on to the nation about that which would protect them from going astray after him.

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Prophet Nuh (A.S.), the Great Messenger of Allah Almighty

Prophet Nuh (A.S.), the Great Messenger of Allah Almighty

The verses in Quran descended about the prophecy of Nuh a.s (Noah) which described the head of the infidels from the tribe of the Nuh a.s said: We believe you a human being like ourselves not more than that. The people who follow you are the poor and down trodden of the society. In any case we never find you more capable than us and we will not admit you as our prophet from God but we believe that you are a lier.

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Imam Ali's Maxims of Warning, and Admonition

Imam Ali's Maxims of Warning, and Admonition

So now, surely slyness and cheating will be in Hell. Fear God and be cautious of His power. God does not accept to surprise the servants with destructions before He warns them. From this cause, a servant slackens the efforts until he forgets the pledge –God’s warning- and thinks he is doing well. Thus, a servant sinks in guess, hope, and inattentiveness of what has come to him.

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Imam Ali (A.S.) and Jesus Christ (A.S.)

Imam Ali (A.S.) and Jesus Christ (A.S.)

It is reported that Imam 'Ali ('a) said, "The Messenger of Allah called me and said, 'O 'Ali! Verily, there is a similarity between you and Jesus the son of Mary ('a).

Quran Interpretation
Tafsir Surat al-Lail (The Night)

Tafsir Surat al-Lail (The Night)

In the beginning after pledging the three vows, divided the people in two groups: those who spends in the charity and follow the pious life and the misers who denied the rewards of the resurrection day. The end of the efforts of first group is the ease, peace and happiness. And the end of the second group is hardships, ill fate and scarcity.

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