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The Forbidden Fruit

Before the discussion begins on the forbidden tree which was situated in the garden where Prophet Adam (as) was sent to, it should be emphasized that this is not an essay on the fallibility of Prophet Adam (as). Adam’s act of disregarding the advice by Allah (swt) is commonly termed …

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In the Name of Allah

What is Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem? A verse in the Holy Qur’an that means “In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful” The first verse in the Holy Qur’an A verse repeated 114 times in the Qur’an A form of remembering Allah (Dhikr) A phrase that …

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Mawla: Friend or Guardian?

Studying the old lexical, literal, and commentary texts shows that Mawla means “guardian”, “being more appropriate than the believers”, and “having more authority upon the believers than themselves”. Some statements in which Mawla is used with these meanings are as follows: Abu Ubaydah Ma’mar ibn Mathna has explained the meaning …

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The Shia of Al-Baqir

Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (peace be upon him) was born on the first day of Rajab, in the year 57 AH. As Shias, we take great pride in the religious and academic contributions of our Imams, in particular Imam al-Baqir, who laid the foundation for Shia jurisprudence in the holy city …

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