Etiquettes of Supplication

وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ And your Lord says, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.” Indeed, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell [rendered] contemptible. Holy Qur’an

Creator of The Creator: The Problem of the Infinite Regress

Problem of Infinite Regression: Who Created God? The question of who created God, a rather simple question, is often reiterated by neo-Atheists in order to disprove God’s existence. Contemporary intellectuals by the likes of Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris have constantly used the following premises as arguments against the cosmological

The Believer of Quraysh: Abu Talib

It was on the 26th of Rajab, 3 years before Hijra that a very significant and noble personality in Islam departed this life. He was the Chief of Quraysh, the very uncle of the Holy Prophet (s), and the esteemed father of Imam Ali (as) – none other than Abu

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 Thy each son too, for bliss of Allah, opted to face his slayer Redeem us from grief soon by lending

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