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A glance at the merits of Fatima Zahra (S)
Lady Fatimah al-Zahra (S), wife of imam Ali (A), was the youngest daughter of the holy prophet Mohammad (P), about whom the holy prophet (P) said: "Surely, God will be angered by Fatimah's displeasure and will be pleased by her pleasure"...

A Great Lesson from Imam al-Hadi (as)
During the 250-year imamate of our Imams (a.s.), they endured great sufferings. They were murdered and oppressed. The oppression against them made hearts and souls pay attention to them. But despite this oppression, the oppressed Imams (a.s.) achieved victory, both during their own era and in general throughout history.

Brief history of the life of Imam Ja`far Ibn Muhammad As-Sadiq
The period of Imam Sadiq's Imamate coincided with the most revolutionary and eventful era of Islamic history which saw the downfall of the Umayyad Empire and the rise of the Abbasid caliphate.It was due to the political strife between two groups, that Imam was left alone undisturbed to carry out his devotional duties and peacefully carry on his mission to propagate Islam and spread the teachings o...

Imam Ali (as) as Viewed by the Holy Prophet (S)
...With that said, a question may arise here that while there were too many companions of the Holy Prophet (s) who could claim to be entitled to this important position, why was Ali (as) chosen as the successor of the Prophet (s)?

Imam Hassan (as); Master of the Youth of Paradise
Imam Hassan (A), the elder son of Ali (A), and Fatima al-Zahra (the daughter of the prophet Mohammad) is the second Shiite Imam, succeeding his father Ali (A) and preceding his younger brother Husain (A). Muslims respect him as the grandson of Muhammad and a member of Ahl al-Bayt and Ahl al-Kisa. [1] Imam Hassan (A) was born in medina in 3rd (A.H), and lived there until he was martyred at the age ...

Imam Jawad (AS), the symbol of generosity, magnanimity and forgiveness
Basically, generosity and dignity were sublime traits common among all leaders and Imams (as) and they did not reject people's issues and requirements. But Imam Jawad (as) for his certain characteristics that he possessed, was known javad al-A'emeh which means the generous of Imams.

Imam Sajjad and the old man who wasn’t aware of the Ahl al-Bayt
It has been narrated that after the event of Karbala, when the captives were taken into Syria, an old man came close to the caravan and said: I thank God that he destroyed and killed you, and he made the cities safe from your men and he gave Yazid victory over you! ...

The Impact of Believing in the Imam on one’s Salvation
Here we will speak of the concept of salvation and success; what it is in this world and the next and the role belief in the Imam plays in bringing about salvation.

What's the reason behind the naming of the Lady Fatima (as)?
A name is typically given as a characteristic that defines the one that it is bestowed upon. From various traditions, it appears that the lady Fatimah (as) was given this name for God has saved her and her friends from the fire of hell.

Who are the twelve imams?
There are repeated Traditions in the Sunni and Shi’ite books in our hands today which speak about caliphate of the twelve imams and caliphs after the Holy Prophet. These can be found in many of the famous Traditions of the Sunnis, like Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Tarmadi, Muslim Sahih Abu Dawoud and Musnad Ahmad. The question remains however, that: Who are these twelve Imams?