Supplication for the Beginning of the month of Ramaḍān

Attached below is a brief study carried out by Br. Yasar Ebrahim [a student at the Hawzah in Qom], which may benefit its reader. The work provides a practical program for the month of Ramaḍān, which is approaching soon, by focusing on the 44th supplication recorded in al-Ṣaḥīfah al-Sajjādiyah (supplication welcoming the month of Ramaḍān). Read more about Supplication for the Beginning of the month of Ramaḍān[…]

Preliminaries of Reflection by Shahīd Qadhi Ṭabāṭabāī

Preliminaries of Reflection by Shahīd Qadhi Ṭabāṭabāī (d. 1979) Source: اللّوامع الإلهیة في المباحث الکلامیة by Jamal ul-Din Miqdad bin ‘Abdillah al-Asadi al-Suyuri al-Hilli – with footnotes of Shahīd Ṭabāṭabāī Translated by Br. Mohammad Anwar – student at the seminary in Qom ——————————- To think and reflect (correctly) there are certain preliminaries that are necessary Read more about Preliminaries of Reflection by Shahīd Qadhi Ṭabāṭabāī[…]

Sincerity (al-Ikhlaas): A Pre-Requesite for Religious Speakers

Below is a foreword from a book that was partially translated recently. Details about the translation can be read in the PDF file itself. Download Book: Lu’Lu wa Marjaan (Pearls and Corals): Treatise on the Condition of Sincerity Required by Religious Speakers, by Mirza Husain Noori (d. 1902). Read Online Here. — The Shi’i communities in the Western Read more about Sincerity (al-Ikhlaas): A Pre-Requesite for Religious Speakers[…]

Self-Conceit (‘Ujb) – Details on Curing It [Part 4 of 4]

This will be the last and the lengthiest post in this series on ‘Ujb (self-conceit). We will further explore how it effects us in various aspects of our lives and most importantly, discuss the cure for it. Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV — As mentioned in the previous post, the cure for conceit revolves around Read more about Self-Conceit (‘Ujb) – Details on Curing It [Part 4 of 4][…]

Self-Conceit (‘Ujb) – Effects & Cure [Part 3 of 4]

In the third part of our series on `Ujb, we will be expanding on the subject a bit more. In this post we will discuss some of the effects of conceit and then begin discussing the  cure for it. Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV — We mentioned in the previous posts that Read more about Self-Conceit (‘Ujb) – Effects & Cure [Part 3 of 4][…]

Self-Conceit (‘Ujb) – Narrations [Part 2 of 4]

Continuing our series on ‘Ujb, in this part, we will be going over a number of narrations that deal with the subject matter. In the previous part we have already gone over the definition of  ‘Ujb and what it is. Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV — Hadith #1: The Prophet (pbuh) has Read more about Self-Conceit (‘Ujb) – Narrations [Part 2 of 4][…]

Self-Conceit (‘Ujb) – What Is It? [Part 1 of 4]

I will be publishing a 4-part series on the concept of ‘Ujb (self-conceit). The content will essentially be relying on the book Jami al-Sadaat, references from other works where relevant and personal comments on the various points that the author of Jami al-Sadaat (Ayatullah Mahdi Naraqi) raises in his work. Part I | Part II | Part Read more about Self-Conceit (‘Ujb) – What Is It? [Part 1 of 4][…]

Self-Conceit in a Flawed Opinion that Appears to be Correct

This is a paragraph translated from the book Jami al-Sadaat by Ayatullah Muhammad Mahdi Naraqi. In the chapter of ‘Ujb (self-conceit), the author goes into detail, first defining the spiritual disease and then expanding on it. Then he goes on to explain the different types of self-conceit a person can do and their cures. He splits the Read more about Self-Conceit in a Flawed Opinion that Appears to be Correct[…]

Everything Has Accountability

Another story quoted by Ayatullah Shubeyri Zanjani in his book A Drop From The Sea – Volume 2 [page 675]. The previous post was regarding his fearlessness. — This story has been narrated by many different individuals, one of them being Aqa Syed Muhammad Hashehmi Isfahani – who was a close friend of Haaj Ahmad Read more about Everything Has Accountability[…]

Supererogatory Acts Performed by Ayatullah Zanjani

This post has been translated from a book titled: A Drop[1] from the Sea which is a collection of papers and discourses on Shi’ite personalities and their bibliographies, written by Ayatullah Sayyid Musa Shobeyri Zanjani himself. His works, notes and annotations to some of the readings he used to do, have all been compiled in Read more about Supererogatory Acts Performed by Ayatullah Zanjani[…]