The Events of Muharram 8th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

ʿAmr, Imam Husayn (‘a)’s emissary/ Nāfeʿ ibn Hilāl accompanies Abbas ibn ʿAli to break through the enemies lines and fetch water from the Euphrates drinking place/Imam Husayn (‘a)’s last word of warning with Umar ibn Saʿd/Imam Husayn (‘a)’s remarks to Harthamah ibn Salīm

The Events of Muharram 7th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The day ʿUbaydullah’s army cut the access of Imam Husayn (‘a)’s caravan to the water of Euphrates/ Imam Husayn (‘a) curses Abdullah ibn Ḥuṣain Azdi: “O’ Lord! Let him die of thirst!”/ Imam Husayn (‘a) curses the enemy army for their wickedness/ Muslem ibn ʿAwsajah j o i ns Imam Husayn (‘a) in Karbala.

They Pay so Much Attention so the Food That They Eat, but…

Imam Hasan ('a) is narrated to have said: I am surprised at those who reflect on the food that they are going to eat and yet they do not think at all in regards to the food of their soul. They stay away from unhealthy food, but they fill their hearts with various destructive matters.

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 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.

The Measure of Reflection

Nothing can ever be completed without careful study, planning, and cautiousness; at the same time, nothing can ever be completed without a lack of care as well.

The Contributions of the Shi’a School of Thought to the Muslim World Have not Been Made Known to the World the Way They Should Have Been

Both the Shi’a and Sunni schools have made considerable contributions to the Muslim world, but the contributions of the Shi’a school have not been brought to light the way they should have

The Opening of the Congress on its Second Day

The Second Day of International Congress on the Role of the Shi’a School in the Emergence and Development of Islamic Sciences was opened

Live Broadcast

Live Broadcast of The International Congress on the Role of the Shi’a School in the Emergence and Development of Islamic Sciences

Selahattin Özgündüz: Islam Has a Comprehensive View Concerning All Aspects of Human Life

Islam has a comprehensive view concerning all aspects of human life and this is why it does not promote unfounded issues and rules to spread among people

The Birthday Anniversary of Imam Sajjad ('a)

Here you could find Interesting Information about Imam Sajjad ('a)'s Life

How did Imam Sajjad ('a) change the society of his time through the freeing of numerous slaves?

At the time of Islam’s revelation, slavery was a prevalent phenomenon, even in empires such as Rome. Since the abolishment of such a ...

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.

Nisf al-Sha'ban and The Anniversary of Imam Mahdi ('a)'s Birthday

Here you could find Interesting Information about the Savior of Mankind al-Mahdi al-Muntazar ('a).

The Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (s)'s Mab'ath

Here you could find Interesting Information about the Holy Prophet of Islam (s).

What is the relationship between our efforts and the divine decree?

There is no question that the divine decree extends along with the level of our own efforts and hard work....

The Anniversary of the Demise of Lady Zaynab (s)

Here you could find interesting notes on the life of this great lady

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.

The Birthday Anniversary of Imam Ali ('a)

Here you could find Interesting Information about Imam 'Ali ('a)'s Life

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.

The Birthday Anniversary of Imam al-Baqir ('a)

Here you could find Interesting Information about Imam al-Baqir ('a)'s Life

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 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.

A Look in to the Strategies of Combatting the Oppressive Super-Powers as Found in the Revolution of Ashura by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

One of the main problems facing humanity during our time period is that of the oppressive superpowers and their destructive goals and policies. The aim of Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) was nothing but fighting against these oppressive and tyrannical powers.

Some Teachings from the Life of Imam Al-Hasan ('a) by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

There is no doubt that Imam al-Hasan (ʿa) possessed so many positive and noble characteristics that he was truly befitting of his name ‘Hasan’. We hope that we can also follow in his footsteps and become more like him as well.