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Lady Zainab (Pbuh)

Lady Zainab (PBUH), which can also be transliterated into Zeinab, is the daughter of Imam Ali ben Abi-Talib (PBUH) and her mother is Lady Fatima (PBUH), Prophet’s Muhammad daughter (Peace Be Upon Him and His Family). She was born in the holy city of Medina...

Lady Fatima Az-Zahra’ (Pbuh)

Lady Fatima Az-Zahra’ (PBUH) is the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him and His Family) and her mother is Lady Khadija bint Khuwaylid. She was born in the holy city of Mecca on 20 Jumada Ath-Athani 18 BH (≈27 July 604). Herteknonymics (Kunya)are...

Concept of Jihad

Unfortunately, jihad has attracted a negative label due to the misuse of this concept whether by terrorists and extremists who are thirsty for bloodshed or by media observers who do not have adequate knowledge about the right Islamic implications of jihad. In Arabic, jihad is a...

Imamate

The Shiite Muslims, Twelvers, believe in Imamate after the passing away of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him and His Family), and hence they believe that Imam Ali ben Abi-Talib (Peace Be Upon Him), who is followed by eleven Imams (Peace Be Upon Them), is...

Imam Musa Al-Kazim(Pbuh)

Imam Musa Al-Kazim(transliterated also into Musa al-Kadhim) is the seventhImam for Shiite Muslims. He was born on 7 Safar 128 AH (≈8November745) in the holy city of Medina. His father is Imam J‘afar ben Muhammad (Imam J‘afar As-Sadiq) and his mother is Hamida (Humayda)Al-Barbariyyah(known also...

Imam Muhammad Al-Jawad(Pbuh)

Imam Muhammad Al-Jawad is the ninth Imam for Shiite Muslims. He was born on 10Rajab 195AH (≈8April811) in the holy city of Medina. His father is ImamAli ben Musa (Imam Ali Ar-Rida) and his mother isSabika (called also Khaizaran). His teknonymic (Kunya)is Abo J‘afar and...

Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir(Pbuh)

Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir is the fifth Imam for Shiite Muslims. He was born on 1Rajab57 AH (≈10May 677) in the holy city of Medina. His father is Imam Ali ben Al-Hussein (Zain Al-Abideen) and his mother is Fatima, the daughter of Imam Al-Hasan ben Ali...

Imam J‘afarAs-Sadiq(Pbuh)

Imam J‘afar As-Sadiq is the sixth Imam for Shiite Muslims. He was born on 17 Rabi‘ Al-Awaal80 AH (≈23May 699) in the holy city of Medina. His father is Imam Muhammad ben Ali (Imam Al-Baqir) and his mother is Umm Farwah, the daughter of Al-Qasim...

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Gender Equality

Islam outlines the role of both man and woman in society. Although attempts have been made to point that Islam discriminates woman according to some examples or violations, the Quranic discourse is directed to both genders. Islam has stressed on the role of woman and...

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Ahl Al-Bayt

The phrase Ahl Al-Bayt denotes the Prophet’s Muhammad family, household, progeny or infallible. Literally, Ahl Al-Bayt means “the dweller of the house.” According to the Shiite Muslims, Twelvers, Ahl Al-Bayt are infallible who should be respected, loved and obeyed because of the purification verse in the...

Imam Muhammad Al-Mahdi (Pbuh)

Imam Muhammad Al-Mahdi (transliterated also in Al-Mehdi)is the twelfthImam for the Shiite Muslims (Twelvers). He was born on 15 Sha‘ban 255 AH (≈29July869) in the city of Samarra. His father is ImamAl-Hasan ben Ali ben Muhammad(Imam Al-Hasan Al-Askari) and his mother isNarjis (who was originally...

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