Here, Entreaties Are Blessed

Thy Dad preferred to save us from straying in sins He himself suffered too much to redeem us from sins Thy husband too preferred to suffice first his own slayer

The Promise I Made With My Soul in Qom

Often in Islamic traditions, narrators have mentioned that the virtue of a believer can be measured by his truthfulness. A believer is one, whose words are true and one who acts upon them. From that perspective, one can somehow deduce that a believer is one that fulfills promises he has

‘To the U.S. government, black lives don’t matter’: Ayatollah Khamenei

April 4th marks the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the well-known American Civil Rights leader.  On this occasion, a review of Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks on the status of blacks in the United States is published. Showing power should not be confused with showing oppression. You should

My Daughter Turned Nine!

Yes, the day has finally come! My daughter has turned nine years old – according to the Islamic lunar calendar. As a mother, I will celebrate her birthday and invite her friends over. I will bring cake and sweets and shower her with gifts.   Yes, my daughter has turned

The Case for God in a World Suffused with Evil

Is God omnibenevolent? Then how come He doesn’t stop all the evil in this world? How come God didn’t prevent Hitler from carrying out his genocide against the Jews? How come He doesn’t cure all those with terminal diseases? If God is running the show, how come He’s doing a

The Divine Transmitters

When I was in Qom this winter for the BabAlRidha course, we were blessed with the chance to visit Ayatollah Tahriri. He was talking about how lucky we were to be in Qom, and I hope this reminder stays with me forever. He described how the “nest” of all of the

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To Speak or Not to Speak?

If we analyze our different body parts which Allah (swt) has blessed us with, we will realize that one of the most used body parts which we will be accounted for is our tongue. It is by our tongues that we are able to talk and speak. Often times, we

Patience, a Road to Success

“O you who believe! Be patient and excel in patience and remain steadfast, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, that you may be successful.”(Holy Qur’an, 3:200) Patience is one of the fundamental conditions of faithfulness and following righteous ways. It’s the lifeline of one’s religion and a necessity

Brotherhood in Islam

إِنَّمٌا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ وَاتَّقُوا اللٌّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ “Without doubt the believers are brothers of one another so then make peace and harmony between your brothers and have consciousness of Allah so that maybe He will show you mercy.” (Surah Hujurat, verse 10) Imam Sadiq (as) is quoted

Muslim Contributions to Astronomy

This is the fourth article of a series that will be focused on influential Muslim scientists. To see if any other articles have been uploaded, search the tag or keywords ‘Muslim scientists’  Muslims made significant contributions in the field of astronomy which is greatly acknowledged in the history texts, “Since