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 3rd as Narrated by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Imam Husayn (ʿa) narrates the story of prophet Yaḥya (ʿa)’s martyrdom/ Imam Husayn (ʿa) predicts his own martyrdom/the promise of the advent of Imam Mahdi (ʿa) who will avenge Imam Husayn (ʿa)/the arrival of Umar ibn Saʿd in Karbala/Umar ibn Saʿd’s letter to Ibn Ziad

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

When Imam ʿAli (ʿa), 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.

The Teachings of the Intellectual School Of Thought of Imam al- Bāqir (ʿa) From the Viewpoint of Grand 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-Bāqir (ʿa) and Imam al-Ṣādiq (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.

A Reflection on the Teachings of Imam Al-Jawād (ʿa) From the Viewpoint of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The prevalence of various social problems has placed the ideal which we strive towards in our social lives at great risk. There are many problems which we are faced with in this regard. Through studying the various aspects of the life of Imam al-Jawād (ʿa) in regards to this field, we can create better policies which will help resolve these issues, particularly those related to marriage.

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.

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.

The Semiology of the Martyrdom of Imam Al-Husayn (ʿa) on the Day of Ashura from the Viewpoint of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

The martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) was so intertwined with various lofty values that it will never become old, nor will its values ever become outdated. Not only that, but Karbala and the sacrifice of Imam al-Husayn (ʿa) grows in value and relevance every single day.