Imam Musa Ibn Ja’far al-Kadhim

The threat Imam Musa Ibn Ja’far al-Kadhim (as) imposed on the caliphate system was that of a great leader with extensive knowledge; all those who were acquainted with him, knew him as a person with piety (taqwa), humbleness before God, and…

Acts which Invalidate Fast

Fast Invalidators Acts which Invalidate Fast74. Nine acts invalidate the fast: A) Eating and drinking; B) To have sex; C) To masturbate;

Life in the world

Imam Kadhim (peace be upon him):  "In this world (one should) be like a resident in a house which is not his; verily, he is in expectation of leaving." Tuhaf al-Uqul, p 398

Time of Intending to Fast

As to Ramadan fast and that to be observed in a specific day, one should intend fasting the night before — the early night up to morning adhān and for non-specific fasts, e.g. qaḍā’ fasts and absolute nadhr from the early previous night…

How to Intend Fasting

Like all other worships, fasting should be accompanied by intention, i.e. one's refraining from eating, drinking, and all other fast invalidators should be motivated by obedience to Allah's order. Just such an aim is sufficient and there…

The heart is Allah’s shrine

الامام الصادق عليه السلام: القلب حرم الله، و لا تسکن حرم الله غیر الله.جامع الاخبار، ص 518Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him): "The heart is Allah's shrine, so do not allow other than Allah to dwell in Allah's shrine." Jami'al-akhbar,…

Four lessons by Lady Fatima Zahra for humanity

We should make greater efforts . Lessons to be learned from the life of Siddiqat al-Taherah, Fatima Zahra (as), involve making great efforts, showing diligence, and leading a pure life;--just as that great personality, the manifestation of…

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