The Official Website of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi Congratulates You on the Auspicious Birthday Anniversary of Imam al-Sajjad ('a) and Shares With You a Brief Biography of His Holiness

He was the son of Imam Husayn ibn 'Ali ('a), the third Imam of the Shia world, and his mother was Shahr Bānūwīyah.‌

Characteristics of Modern Slavery from the Perspective of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Though the traditional form of slavery was abolished, it has lived on in other more terrible and inhumane forms all throughout the world. When individual enslavement of human beings was outlawed, the corrupt world powers turned to mass enslavement of human beings, a modern form of slavery which is practiced to the day.‌

The Official Website of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi Releases His Eminance's Views on Racism

From a religious perspective, the only criterion for the superiority of one person over another is the level of their faith in Allah and the amount of their good deeds based on that faith.‌

The Official Website of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi's Office Offers Its Congratulations on the Auspicious Birthday Anniversary of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra (a) and The Women’s Day and Releases His Eminences Views on the Role of Women in Society.

It is most unfortunate that the concept of nakedness which has been widely promoted and facilitated in the west has only led to the pervasion of illicit relations, degrading the woman, who was herself the creator of human culture by introducing the Hijab initiative, to the level of a worthless “sex object”.‌

Ayatollah Makarem Shiraz’s View Regarding Social Justice

Social justice is a blessing which the entire human world must enjoy, as it is the key factor in helping all human beings to be able to have a prosperous life which, in turn, paves the way for them to take the path to human perfection.‌

Love in Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi's Viewpoint

One can claim to be a true lover when one set aside the love for the self in order to be able to make sacrifices for his loved one.  In fact, true love is realized when one forgets everything and everyone, even his own self, other than his loved one. A true lover would also forget his own selfish interests and is ready to make any kind of sacrifice for his loved one.‌

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi's Perspective on the Philosophy of Hijab

One of the regulations in the Revealed Law is the one concerning Hijab. This is one of the indispensable parts of the Islamic Law which has its roots in human emotions, reason, and intellect; it is also closely related to the realities of human life Therefore, if people consider the philosophy behind the legislation of Hijab and its numerous benefits, they will come to realize that it is to their own benefit.‌

A Review of Jesus Christ’s Moral Teachings By Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

One of the purposes behind sending divine Messengers has been the teaching of moral values.  This is because the ultimate goal of all the prophets has been the moral training of mankind in a way that they would observe moral values in all arenas of their lives.  ‌

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

December 10th is marked as the Human Rights Day, thus, the official website of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi has taken a quick look at his eminence's take on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.‌

Slavery from the Perspective of Islam

Since we are marking December 2nd the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery the official website of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi releases his eminence's explanation regarding Slavery in the Islamic Perspective.‌

The Offical Website of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi Released His Eminence's Veiw on Solidarity with the Palestinian People

The same human drive which makes us fight injustice and promote justice at home dictates that we fight injustice abroad. Today, we are duty-bound to fight the gross injustice which is being committed against the Palestinian people.‌

Revisiting the Role and Significance of Man in Family

The Creator of the world has created the man and women to complete one another and facilitate one another's development‌

A Reflection on the Effects and Blessings of ʿīd Al-Fiṭr from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Without any doubt, the congregational prayer of ʿĪd al-Fiṭr is one of the means through which the unity of the Muslim community is strengthened and various problems which the Muslims face are resolved. The propagators of Islam play an important role in spreading this prophetic religion; they are able to explain the things which are the most important to the people, as well as the various problems which the Muslim world faces.‌

Examining the Functions of the International Quds Day Rallies from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The International Quds Day rallies are very important, and the more widespread they become, the more effect they will have.‌

The Semiology of the Martyrdom of Imam Ali (ʿa) from the Perspective of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

When Imam Ali ('a), who was a beacon of justice, departed this world, the oppres-sive Umayyads took his place. Instead of one who was a veritable treasure chest of wisdom, individuals came upon the seat of power who were led by their satanic desires and inclinations.‌

A Practical Strategy towards Confronting the Arrogant Super-Powers from the Perspective of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

We must emphasize the important, strategic fact that we have never submitted to the pressures exerted upon us by the arrogant superpowers, nor will we submit to them in the future. Through the blessings of the Islamic Revolution, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been transformed in to an example of what is possible. Other nations, including those of Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, as well as many others have in turn rejected the pressures of the Global superpowers and they have decided to stand up to America and the Zionist Regime.‌

A Reflection on the Reality of Mubahalah from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The encounter of Islam with other religions was with great respect and friendship. The Quran, which is the holy book of the Muslim faith, has instructed the believers as follows: ‘Do not argue with the People of the Book except in a manner which is best.’[1]‌

Key Elements of Imam Ali's (ʿa) Wilāyah in Relation to the Event of Ghadīr Khum from the Perspective of Ayatollah Makarim Shirazi

The issue of Wilāyah is one of the most important of precepts. The reason behind its importance can be found in a statement made by Imam Ali (ʿa) where he said that Wilāyah guarantees the implementation of other Islamic precepts.‌

A Reflection on the Influential Teachings of Imam al-Hadi (ʿa) from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The lecturers and students of the religious seminary can utilize the teachings of Imam al-Hadi (ʿa) in helping the people resolve their various ideological questions and doubts. Unfortunately, Imam al-Hadi (ʿa) has not been remembered like the other Imams (ʿa), nor have his teachings been given the attention that they truly deserve. We must do our best to remedy this shortcoming in ourselves and our institutions.‌

Examining the Teachings of the ʿArafah Supplication from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarim Shirazi

The supplication of ʿArafah must be recited with a full heartfelt presence and with complete understanding of its content. One must reflect on the deeper meaning of its various teachings and benefit from the blessings of this great day.‌

The Teachings of the Intellectual School Of Thought of Imam al- Baqir (ʿa) From the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

When we examine any book of jurisprudence, beliefs (ʿAqāʾid), the principles of jurisprudence, and ethics, we find that they are full of traditions narrated from Imam al-Baqir (ʿa) and Imam al-Sadiq (ʿa). These two Imams (ʿa) have left behind a massive intellectual and spiritual legacy and the implications of their teachings for the Islamic sciences are enormous.‌

Key Characteristics in the Life of the Lady Masumah From the Viewpint of Ayatollah Makarem ShiraziI

The lofty rank of the Lady Maʿṣūmah in the world of the Unseen is not only because of her being the child of Imam Musa ibn Jafar ('a) and the sister of Imam al-Rida ('a); it is also related to her own characteristics and spiritual greatness.‌

Examining the Characteristics of the School of Imam Sadiq ('a) From the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Those who have not been able to subjugate the Muslims through war and sanctions have now proceeded to create doubts in order to influence the masses (and particularly the youth).‌  ‌  ‌

Guiedlines Towards Strengthening the Unity of the Scholars from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

There are elements in play who desire to further the fire of conflict, war, and bloodshed among the various Islamic schools. The Muslims must not allow the enemies to be successful towards this end.‌

A Reflection on the Key Teachings of Imam Al-Rida ('a) from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Imam al-Rida ('a) played an integral role in guiding the intellectual progress of the Muslim Ummah and defending the Islamic beliefs against the encroachment of un-Islamic ideological currents. As the Muslim Ummah’s borders expanded, it came in to contact with the ideas and beliefs of many various nations and religions.‌

Key Elements and Teachings in the Life of the Prophet (s) from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

These were hearts and minds which had been locked by the darkness of deviation and straying and it was the Prophet (s) who helped open them to guidance and salvation.‌

The Significant Role of the Lady Zaynab in Explaining the Revolution of Ashura According to Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The Lady Zaynab is narrated to have said to Imam al-Sajjad (a): In this land in the future, a flag will be raised over the tomb of your father, Imam al-Husayn (ʿa), which will never become old or faded. With the passing of time, it will not be damaged and no matter how much the leaders of disbelief strive towards effacing it, it will only grow in grandeur and greatness day by day.‌

The Political Role of Imam Al-Sajjad (ʿa) in Reviving the Revolution of Ashura from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Through his perseverance, resistance, lack of submission, and delivery of fiery sermons in Kufah and Damascus, Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa) was able to turn the public opinion against Yazīd and turn a formerly safe environment in to an unsafe one for the Umayyads.‌

The Effects and Consequences of the Ashura Revolt According to Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

There is hope that in the world of today, the oppressed nations will take lesson from the story of Karbala and rise up, crushing their oppressors once and for all.‌

The Wisdom and Greatness of Abal-Faḍl al-ʿAbbās by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

We must be careful never to become like those who sell their religion, neither for much worldly wealth, nor for little. In this issue, we must follow one who was faced with the greatest of tests but never sold his religion irregardless of its personal cost.‌