Islam on Peace and Violence

May 8, 2018

Peace is associated in the Qur'an with God, making it the defining feature of the life intended for humanity, to be fully realized ultimately in the next life. Islam recognizes corruption as endemic to humanity and the need for force to maintain political and social peace, within and across societies

Islam and free markets: can they co-exist?

May 1, 2018

One of Mohammed’s first actions in Medina was to set up a market. Raising the standard of living through trade, after all, was what he was familiar with. Indeed the Koran exhorted Believers that gold should be put to productive use.

Imam al-Baqir

April 20, 2018

As counselor to the Government of the day, to rule and to administer the Muslim world was certainly the right of the Ah al-Bayt (A.S.) of the Prophet (S.A.W.), but as common people who had no such right succumbed to the temporal power, The Imams had to lead calm and quiet lives. As such, they could have refused to give any advice or counsel to the Government of the day.

Imam Hussein and The Beggars

April 18, 2018

Hussein had a great love for honesty, truth, and justice. He was a man of great courage. He proved his courage and love of Allah at Karbala. In Karbala, he made the greatest sacrifice. His sacrifice for the sake of Islam at Karbala is world famous. You will learn more about it later on.

Peace Treaty of Imam Hassan

April 15, 2018

Imam Hasan was faced with a situation in which he had no alternative but to come to terms with Mu'awiya and prevent senseless bloodshed. If he had persisted in fighting it would have resulted in the gain to the Eastern Roman Empire on the external front

Imam Jafar al-Sadiq’s contribution to the sciences

April 11, 2018

Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq has said that we should not pollute our environment otherwise it would become impossible to live on this planet. Definitely, he had our times in mind when he made those remarks. Pollution was not a problem in his time. There was not a single factory in existence and metals were smelted in small furnaces by burning wood. This was not a theory but a scientific fact which cannot be refuted. It is estimated that if air pollution increases at the present rate for 50 years more, 50% of plankton will die and the quantity of oxygen in the air would be reduced by the same proportion.

Sermon of Imam Sajjad in Damascus 

April 10, 2018

The effect of the speech was so powerful that everybody in the court began to weep and blame Yazid. Yazid was afraid that the Imam continued his speech, there would be a revolution and revolt. At the same time, Yazid could not stop Imam and get him down from the pulpit.

The Economic Life During The Age of Imam Reza

April 6, 2018

As for the returns of the state during the time of Imam Reza, they were plentiful, for examples, only the incoming of land taxes was counted and it was four hundred million dirhams It is worth mentioning that money was not counted but weighed because it was abundant, so they said: "It (money) is six or seven thousand quintals of gold."

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