پنجشنبه 6 مارس 2014 | 116 views
In or about the year 570 the child who would be named Muhammad and who would become the Prophet of one of the world's great religions, Islam, was born into a family belonging to a clan of Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca, a city in the Hijaz region of northwestern Arabia.
Originally the site of the Ka'bah, a shrine of ancient origins, Mecca had with the decline of southern Arabia (see Chapter l ) become an important center of sixth-century trade with such powers as the Sassanians, Byzantines, and Ethiopians. As a result the city was dominated by powerful merchant families among whom the men of Quraysh were preeminent.
Muhammad's father, 'Abd Allah ibn'Abd al-Muttalib, died before the boy was born; his mother, Aminah, died when he was six. The orphan was consigned to the care of his grandfather, the head of the clan of Hashim. After the death of his gra ...
یکشنبه 9 فوریه 2014 | 148 views
This month marks the 35th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. It also marks a nightmare for the illegitimate regimes in the Muslim East led by the Saudi clan. This solar month in the Gregorian calendar (February) is the month in which the Islamic Revolution in Iran broke through the Zionist-imperialist regional and worldwide nexus 35 years ago.
The 10th of February, 1979 — when the late Imam Khomeini returned triumphantly to his country of birth and began the long process of anchoring into our times the first expression of an Islamic state — coincides with the 12th of Rabi‘ al-Awwal 1399ah, which according to Sunni record keeping is the day and month our beloved Prophet (pbuh) was born. This writer remembers the elation and high spirits that accompanied that historic breakthrough. Almost all Muslims from the sun-rising East ...
جمعه 7 فوریه 2014 | 155 views
The Shah of Iran has fled the country following months of increasingly violent protests against his regime. Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi and his wife, Empress Farah, left Tehran and flew to Aswan in Egypt.
The couple's three youngest children were flown to the United States yesterday.
Official reports say the Shah has left for a ‘vacation’ and medical treatment. In fact, he was asked to leave by the man he appointed prime minister earlier this month. Over the past few months, there have been an increasing number of violent clashes between security forces and anti-Shah demonstrators.
Opposition to the Shah has become united behind the Muslim traditionalist movement led by Iran's main spiritual leader, from exile in France.
There have been calls for the Ayatollah's return - and news of the Shah's departure was greeted with mass celebr ...
دوشنبه 3 فوریه 2014 | 241 views
Hazrat Daud (AS.) was a prophet of Allah and a king. He had nineteen sons and every one of them wanted to inherit his throne. He agreed with one of his wives to nominate their eldest son to the throne. Allah commanded him not to appoint anyone but to wait for His order.
One day, he was asked to decide in a dispute between Elia who was a cultivator and his neighbour Yohanna who was a herdsman. Elia complained that the sheep belonging to Yohanna had grazed in his cornfield and had eaten the fruits causing him a great loss.
Yohanna admitted that it had happened at night while he was asleep. By the command of Allah, Prophet Daud called all his sons and told them that whoever decided the case correctly, would be his heir.
Sulaiman, who was the youngest son, ruled that Yohanna would have to surrender to Elia the milk and the wool that he would obtain from his ...
شنبه 1 فوریه 2014 | 141 views
Imam Khomeini clearly realized that theology was getting in the way of history. He set about to redress the balance between history and theology. In Islamic literature of all schools of thought, history and theology had got mixed. Muslims had developed the almost fatal habit of writing history as theology. The two had to be separated, specially in the Shiite school of thought where the absence of the Twelfth Imam had been used as an excuse for opting out of the historical process. In a sense all ijtihad by the usuli ulama over 200 years was concerned with de-freezing history out of the freezer of theology. Imam Khomeini arrived on the scene at a time when history was ready for a final assault on its wayward ways.
The Imam"s last testament (wassiyah) is a masterpiece of restatement of his own position within the Shiite school of thought, and a masterpiece ...
جمعه 31 ژانویه 2014 | 144 views
CHALLENGING THE WILL OF GOD
Namrud (Nimrod), the son of Kan'an, ruled over the city of Babylon. When he totally dominated over the people and the extent of his influence developed, he forced the people to worship him; the people, who prostrated themselves in front of idols made of wood and stone, easily obeyed Namrud and called him their god. For this reason, the people were in deviation for a long time and forgot God the Great, the One. Therefore, God willed to bring a great leader into existence from among that deviated people to guide them.
One day, a court astrologer told Namrud:
"The position of the stars indicates that a man will soon revolt, uproot idolatry, and invite the people to a new religion."
Namrud asked, "In which land will this man begin his rebellion?". The astrologer replied, "In this very land; however, he is not yet born."