Yesterday while I was re-reading Bertrand Russell’s the Practice and Theory of Bolshevism, I encountered a passage I forgot was there, it reads: What Mohammedanism did for the Arabs, Bolshevism may do for the Russians. As Ali went down before the politicians who only rallied to the Prophet after his success, so the genuine Communists […]


   Last week I asked my students to make a list of what they thought were some of the worst sins they could commit as Muslims. I told them that they could name only five, but, if they really wanted to add any more, they could add two more in brackets next to number four […]

For those too busy to stay updated on the everyday events of the Shia community, it will come as a surprise, as it has for me, to find out that Sayed Amar Nakshwani’s lectures have effectively been banned from the Ahlul Bayt TV Network (ABTV Network). Even worse, the reason for the banning only highlights […]

    A few days ago I was having a discussion with a friend of mine on Surah 80 of the Holy Quran. This friend was a Sunni, and, as anyone familiar with Sunni and Shia debates over the years rightly knows, his interpretation of that verse vastly differs from that of the Shia madhab. But […]

An extremely sad audio to listen to, this is the last recorded conversation of Shaheed Al-Sadr. God willing I will be uploading the biographies of our scholars, in hopes that we can learn more about them.The Sayed was killed shortly after by Saddam Hussein and his prison guards.

If we wish to discuss the Shi`as without fanaticism or affectation, we would say that they are the adherents of the Islamic School of Thought which respects and follows the twelve Imams from the family (Ahl al-Bayt) of the Prophet. They are Ali and eleven of his offspring. The Shi`as refer to the Prophet and […]

If one is to take a look at the many sites which critique the Jafarri School of Thought, one sees a common article plastered somewhere on the site. The article usually has the same title, always the same content, and many times no credit is given to the original writer of the article. The article’s […]

1 Praise belongs to God, the First, without a first before Him, the Last, without a last behind Him. 2 Beholders’ eyes fall short of seeing Him, describers’ imaginations are not able to depict Him.