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.

The Events of Muharram 12th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The burial of the martyrs of Karbala/The Bani-Asad clan bury the martyrs of Karbala: the presence of Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa) for the identification and burial of the martyrs/ The secret behind the hexagon design of Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s burial chamber/ How did Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa) manage to come back to Karbala to bury the martyrs despite being a captive at the time?/The Ahl-al-Bayt arrive to Kūfah/The martyrdom of Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa)

The Events of Muharram 11th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The dividing of the martyrs’ heads among the clans of Kūfah/The caravan of captives leaves Karbala/The names of the captives of the Prophet’s Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa)/The caravan of captives passes the beheading site of Imam Husayn (ʿa)/Zeynab (ʿa) gives Imam al-Sajjad (ʿa) solace/The manner in which the women and children of the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa) were moved as captives.

The Events of Muharram 9th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The arrival of Shimr in Karbala/Besieging Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s camp in Karbala/Safe-conduct for Umm Al Banīn (ʿa)’s sons/The mobilization of troops to begin the war/The speech of Imam Husayn (ʿa) to his companions/Imam Husayn (ʿa) advises the women of the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa) to be patient in the face of calamities to come

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

ʿAmr, Imam Husayn (ʿa)’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 (ʿa)’s last word of warning with Umar ibn Saʿd/Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s remarks to Harthamah ibn Salīm

The Events of Muharram 10th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Imam Husayn(ʿa) chants prayers on Ashura morning/Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s sermon on Ashuramorning/ Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s heroic speech directed at the enemy army/Ḥurr ibn Yazid Riyāḥī regrets being against Imam Husayn(ʿa) and comes to fight for the Imam/Battle Commences: a number of Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s companions are killed in the first wave of the attacks/The martyrs of the first wave of the attacks on the day of Ashura/Single combats commence and Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s companions are martyred one by one/Noontime and Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s last prayer/The martyrdom of the last companions of the Imam/Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s last stand and martyrdom/What happened after Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s martyrdom/ Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s weapons and clothes are plundered/The pillage of the camp/ The burning down of Imam Husayn(ʿa)’s camp/The trampling of the martyrs’ bodies/Sending the sacred head of Imam Husayn(ʿa) to Kūfah.

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

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

The Events of Muharram 6th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Ḥabīb ibn Muẓāhir calls the Bani-Asad clan to j o i n Imam Husayn(ʿa)/ The Bani-Asad flag and fail in aiding Imam Husayn(ʿa)/ Imam Husayn(ʿa) sends a letter from Karbala to his brother, Muhammad ibn Ḥanafiyyah, and the rest of the Bani-Hāshem

The Events of Muharram 5th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The day Shabath ibn Ribʿī was sent to Karbala/ who was the “man of many faces” of Kūfah?/ The day Ḥuṣain ibn Numayr arrived in Karbala/ The day Ibn Ziad ordered his soldiers to prevent those who intended to j o i n Imam Husayn (ʿa) from going to Karbala/The man who sought a reward!

The Events of Muharram 4th as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

ʿUbaydullah’s response to Umar ibn Saʿd’s letter/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s dignified and uncompromising attitude toward ibn Ziad and his remarks in his letter/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s response to Qays ibn Ashʿath with regard to pledging allegiance to Yazid/ The day Kanānah ibn ʿAtīq j o i ned Imam Husayn (ʿa) in Karbala

The Events of Muharram 2nd as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The arrival of Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s caravan in Karbala/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s remarks upon his arrival in Karbala/ʿUbaydullah ibn Ziad learns about Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s arrival in Karbala/The Letter of ʿUbaydullah ibn Ziad to Imam Husayn (ʿa) on Muharram 2nd/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s crushing response to Ibn Ziad/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s uncompromising attitude toward injustice and its agents/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s letter to the people of Kūfah/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s last word of warning to the people of Kūfah

The Events of Muharram 1st as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Muharram, a time of grief and sorrow for the Ahl-al-Bayt (ʿa)/Muharram from the viewpoint of Imam Riḍa (ʿa)/ The Imam camps at a lodging place called the “Palace of Bani-Muqātil”/ Imam Husayn (ʿa) asking ʿUbaydullah ibn Ḥurr to j o i n and help him/ Imam Husayn’s (ʿa) remarks to ʿUbaydullah ibn Ḥurr Juʿfī/ ibn Ḥurr: one of those who remained behind/ Imam Husayn (ʿa)’s last ultimatum to all the people

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 Closing Statement of the Congress

By the grace of Allah and by the blessing of Imam Mahdi (ʿa) the Congress on the Role of the Shi'a School in the Emergence and Development of Islamic Sciences was organized by the order of the Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi.

Factors that Lead towards Societal Destruction

There are four things, which, even if one of them is present in a home, will lead to its destruction and God’s blessings will not bring it to flourishment...

In Between Two Great Responsibilities

A faithful person is always worried about two things...

The Role of the Pen

Imam Sadiq (a) has said: I have not seen anything weeping as beautifully as a pen when it smiles.

His Eminence’s Bi’thah begins Work on Mordad 11th [August 2nd 2018] in the Holy City of Medina

The delegation of seminary teachers and researchers sent by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi to set up his Bi'thah during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage will commence work on Thursday Mordad 11th [Dhelqa'dah 19th, 1439 Ah.].

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 Old and Valuable Shi’a Manus c r i p ts are imprisoned in Libraries

Unfortunately, the managers of famous libraries both at home and abroad do not allow us to make copies of these ancient manus c r i p ts so that the researchers may use them.

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.

Thought, Contemplation, and Reflection

Filling the mind with all sorts of scientific formulas, logical precepts, philosophical principles, and all other types of knowledge is of extremely little value unless it is accompanied with proper thinking and a clear and accurate worldview.

The Importance of Studying Imam Rida’s Role in the Emergence of Islamic Sciences

After extensive research, we realized that the role of the Shi’a scholars in the emergence and development of Islamic sciences is still obscure to people 

Sayyid Umar Shahāb: The Shi’a School Revitalized in Indonesia after the Islamic Revolution of Iran

After the Islamic Revolution in Iran, we have witnessed an increase in the number of Shi’as in Indonesia after a long time.

Shaykh Sharīf Ẓāhir:The Role of the Shi’a Scholars in the Development and Dissemination of Islamic Sciences in India

Iranian scholars have made a substantial contribution to the spread of Islam in India and they have left behind valuable scientific works in the region.

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

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

Stated by Hujjatoleslam Rezāī Esfahanī:

120 thinkers form 50 different countries have participated in the International Congress on the Role of the Shi’a School in the Emergence and Development of Islamic Sciences

The Opening of the Congress

The 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