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According to many traditions, we are told to refer to the household of the Prophet: “Ahlul Bayt” or “’Itrah”. Like the tradition of Thaqalain [1] and the tradition of Noah's Ark [2]…
But first we need to know who these terms refer to. There is no doubt about the status of the household of the Prophet in Islam, but there may be a need to investigat...



Ahl al-Bayt is a Quranic, Hadith, and theological term meaning the family of the Noble Prophet of Islam (s.a). This term, with this meaning has been u


In order for us to understand the significance and philosophy of mourning for Imam Hussein (a.s.), it is necessary to take notice of the following points:

1. The Holy Quran (a.s.) has emphasized through many different verses on maintaining and reviving lofty virtues and traits of great men and noble religious leaders.

2. The great Shia Imams, peace be upon them, have encoura...


The events which have taken place in the history of every society hold valuable experiences and lessons that have been achieved with great pain and at a heavy price. Those experiences and lessons are assets that can have a great impact on the destiny and future of that society which has gained them.  In order for these assets to be utilized properly, it is necessary that those events be re...