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On Shiite Characteristics

On Shiite Characteristics

282- Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: "Once a group of people started walking behind Ameer al-Momineen (a.s). He asked them who they were. They said that they were his followers. He asked them why they did not have the signs of his followers. They asked him what the signs of the Shiites are. He said: "Paleness due to shortage of sleep, being slim due to fasting, dried lips due to extensive praying and humbleness."

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Schools of Thought in Imam al-Reza's Time

Schools of Thought in Imam al-Reza's Time

Imam, Ali son of Musa al-Reza(A.S.) was born in the reign of Abu-Ja'far Mansoor, and survived the regimes of Abbasid caliphs Mahdi, Hadi, Rasheed, Amin, and Ma'moon. During it, the major Islamic schools of thought were set up.

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Lessons from the Lives of Masoomeen (A.S.)

Lessons from the Lives of Masoomeen (A.S.)

HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (S) The Holy Prophet (S) was sitting in the mosque in Madina giving a talk to some of his followers while they were waiting for Salaat time to set in. A rich man wearing expensive clothes came and sat in front of the Holy Prophet (S) to listen to his talk.

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Shi'ite Authors On Ethics and Morals

Shi'ite Authors On Ethics and Morals

The first among the Shi'ite to write on this subject was Amir-ul-Mu'minin Imam Ali bin Abi Talib(A.S.). His letter to Malek al-Ashtar describes in detail what a ruler has to do and what rules of conduct he should follow.

Supplications and Ziyarat
Dua Abu Hamza Ath-Thamali

Dua Abu Hamza Ath-Thamali

O' my Lord! Do not discipline me by Your punishment, And do not plot against me in Your stratagem (wa la tamkur bi fi heelatik).

Supplications and Ziyarat
Dua Iftitah

Dua Iftitah

O Allah, I begin the glorification with praise of Thee; Thou, from Thy bounties, gives out freely the truth and salvation; I know for certain that Thou art the most merciful in disposition of forgiveness and mercy, [but] very exacting at the time of giving exemplary punishment and chastisement to wrongdoers, the Omnipotent in the domain of absolute power and might.

Supplications and Ziyarat
Dua'a Tawassul

Dua'a Tawassul

O Allah, I beseech Thee, and turn towards Thee, Through Thy Prophet, the Prophet of Mercy, Muhammad, may Allah Bless him and his Progeny, and grant them peace.

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Concentration and Attention of Mind in Prayers

Concentration and Attention of Mind in Prayers

Attention of the mind means that a person should be aware as to what he is reciting and what he is doing. He should be conscious of the greatness of the High and Mighty Allah and be in awe of Him and he should realize that Allah (S.w.T.) deserves total and complete attention. He should consider himself an accused in the fulfilment of his duty of worship and slavery of Allah (S.w.T.).

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Importance of Prayer

Importance of Prayer

Imam al-Sadiq (AS) narrates that it is written in The Torah: “O’Son of Man, if you empty yourself, i.e. disengage yourself from all other pre-occupations to make yourself available for My worship, I will fill your heart with richness and I will not abandon you to what you seek and long for. And it will be upon Me to close the door of poverty upon you and to fill your heart with awe for Me.

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Importance of Salat: 40 Ahadith

Importance of Salat: 40 Ahadith

For the introduction for the 40 ahadith on prayers, we could not think of anything that could be more complete, interesting and profound than what appears in the beginning of the chapter on prayers in the Tawdhihul Masail of Ayatullah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Hence we have selected it with the hope that all those who love the AhlulBayt (peace be upon them) and that great gnostic may derive abundant benefits from their invaluable words and statements.

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