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Spiritual Snippets: God as One’s Ear, Eye, Tongue, and Hand

It’s always a concern that many of us have: How can we reach a spiritual state where we are no longer bothered by worldly concerns and pestered by sensual thoughts? 

Marriage, and the Fault in Our Intention

A two-part series – part I of which explores the desire to gain nearness to Allah. Even those that hold but a fleeting interest in renewing their allegiance to the holy Prophet and his household (sawa) are aware of another very important matter in which they may eventually benefit. This is

The Philosophy of Supplication

In our ordinary and ritualistic way of life, we often find ourselves in a state of confusion with respect to supplication. A spiritual life implies practicing the five daily prayers, keeping fast in the holy month, pilgrimage, giving charity, paying the required tax, and other devotional acts. We also have

Imam Mahdi’s (ajfs) Calling

Islam rose when it planted a seed named Muhammad and it will rise again with a beautiful flower named Muhammad Islam’s status will be resurrected from this garden of roses, the world will be waiting to smell the scent of his petals The order of this world orbits around his

Eid: A Day of Return

The word eid has its origin in the Arabic term ‘awd’ which means to return. In this sense, Eid is the day of return of man towards his Lord. After passing through the holy month of Ramadan in which a believer purifies his soul, he may find his original fitra, or

Imam Ali (a) – Success on the Nights of Qadr

“By the Lord of the Kaaba, I am successful”. These were the profound words uttered from the mouth of the beloved Imam Ali (a) upon being fatally struck by the sword of Abdul Rahman ibn Muljim (may Allah remove His mercy from him). When one discovers the circumstances in which

Together in Selflessness: Let’s Revive Karbala

In the midst of time, Believers had gathered At the call of “Hal Min Nasir,” 72 had answered Together in selflessness, their ego they had shattered They attained “Al-Mutmaina,” and nothing else mattered Nainawa became the land of an untold prophecy Where freedom was defined for the entire Humanity They

Night of Power

The blessed month of Ramadan is so abundant in the blessings that it is difficult, or impossible, to enumerate them. Among the many blessings in it is the night of power or glory, layltul Qadr. The night is the most important night of the year. This night’s significance lies in

Listen With Your Soul

When you sit beside the river and listen closely, the Euphrates speaks to you only in eulogies of Aale-Hussain. Ask her what she saw on that treacherous day, and she will reply with a line from her heart-wrenching poetry; shredding your heart into pieces, as she eloquently recites, God is

Martyrdom is Our Honor

Sadly, Shia genocide continues as we hear of horrifying news reports of the killing of innocent Muslims, specifically Shias. Their place of murders are not any place. These believers are not killed in a supermarket, not on the way to work, but rather, now in the latest trend is at the

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