April 2015

The Virtue of Knowledge and Merits of the Knowledgeable

By | April 24th, 2015|All, News, Weekly Lectures|

During six English lectures that were held at the Shrine of Lady Masoumah, H. I. Shomali explained the importance of searching for and gaining knowledge from the Islamic perspective. These lectures were held on the 25th of February, 1st and 7th of March, and 5th, 12th, and 19th of April 2014. During this series of speeches, H.I. Shomali first explained the importance of this topic and then discussed the traditions that have been narrated in this regard. The following is a summary of these traditions: First session, 25th of February, “Importance of Searching for and Gaining Knowledge”: النور الساطع في الفقه النافع؛ ج‌1، ص: 633 (الثالث) قال اللّه تعالى فَسْئَلُوا أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ لا تَعْلَمُونَ* و قد كاد أن يتواتر عن المعصومين (ع) انهم قالوا العلم خزائن و مفاتيحه السؤال فاسئلوا يرحمكم اللّه فإنه يؤجر فيه أربعة السائل و المعلم و المستمع و المحب لهم. وسائل الشيعة، ج‌12، ص: 82‌ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ مَرْوَانَ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ عَنْ ثَابِتِ بْنِ أَبِي صَفِيَّةَ عَنْ سَعْدٍ الْخَفَّافِ عَنِ الْأَصْبَغِ بْنِ نُبَاتَةَ قَالَ: قَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ع كَانَتِ الْحُكَمَاءُ فِيمَا مَضَى مِنَ الدَّهْرِ تَقُولُ- يَنْبَغِي أَنْ يَكُونَ الِاخْتِلَافُ إِلَى الْأَبْوَابِ لِعَشَرَةِ أَوْجُهٍ- أَوَّلُهَا بَيْتُ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ لِقَضَاءِ نُسُكِهِ- وَ الْقِيَامِ بِحَقِّهِ وَ أَدَاءِ فَرْضِهِ- وَ الثَّانِي أَبْوَابُ الْمُلُوكِ- الَّذِينَ طَاعَتُهُمْ مُتَّصِلَةٌ بِطَاعَةِ اللَّهِ- وَ حَقُّهُمْ وَاجِبٌ وَ نَفْعُهُمْ عَظِيمٌ وَ ضَرَرُهُمْ «1» شَدِيدٌ- وَ الثَّالِثُ أَبْوَابُ الْعُلَمَاءِ- الَّذِينَ يُسْتَفَادُ مِنْهُمْ عِلْمُ الدِّينِ وَ الدُّنْيَا- وَ الرَّابِعُ أَبْوَابُ أَهْلِ الْجُودِ وَ الْبَذْلِ- الَّذِينَ يُنْفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمُ الْتِمَاسَ الْحَمْدِ وَ رَجَاءَ الْآخِرَةِ- وَ الْخَامِسُ أَبْوَابُ السُّفَهَاءِ- الَّذِينَ يُحْتَاجُ إِلَيْهِمْ فِي الْحَوَادِثِ- وَ يُفْزَعُ إِلَيْهِمْ فِي الْحَوَائِجِ- وَ السَّادِسُ أَبْوَابُ مَنْ يُتَقَرَّبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنَ الْأَشْرَافِ- لِالْتِمَاسِ الْهِبَةِ وَ الْمُرُوءَةِ وَ الْحَاجَةِ- وَ السَّابِعُ أَبْوَابُ مَنْ يُرْتَجَى عِنْدَهُمُ النَّفْعُ- فِي الرَّأْيِ وَ الْمَشُورَةِ وَ تَقْوِيَةِ الْحَزْمِ- وَ أَخْذِ الْأُهْبَةِ لِمَا يُحْتَاجُ إِلَيْهِ- وَ الثَّامِنُ أَبْوَابُ الْإِخْوَانِ- لِمَا يَجِبُ مِنْ مُوَاصَلَتِهِمْ وَ يَلْزَمُ مِنْ حُقُوقِهِمْ- وَ التَّاسِعُ أَبْوَابُ الْأَعْدَاءِ- الَّذِينَ تَسْكُنُ «2» بِالْمُدَارَاةِ غَوَائِلُهُمْ- وَ تُدْفَعُ بِالْحِيَلِ وَ الرِّفْقِ وَ اللُّطْفِ وَ الزِّيَارَةِ عَدَاوَتُهُمْ- وَ الْعَاشِرُ أَبْوَابُ مَنْ يُنْتَفَعُ بِغِشْيَانِهِمْ- وَ يُسْتَفَادُ مِنْهُمْ حُسْنُ الْأَدَبِ وَ يُونَسُ بِمُحَادَثَتِهِمْ. صحيفة الرضا؛ ص: 42 : 11 وَ بِإِسْنَادِهِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص الْعِلْمُ خَزَائِنُ وَ مِفْتَاحُهَا السُّؤَالُ- فَاسْأَلُوا يَرْحَمْكُمُ اللَّهُ فَإِنَّهُ يُؤْجَرُ فِيهِ أَرْبَعَةٌ- السَّائِلُ وَ الْمُعَلِّمُ وَ الْمُسْتَمِعُ وَ الْمُحِبُّ لَهُ «1» «2» الأمالي (للشيخ الطوسي)؛ ص: 703 1508- 11- وَ رَوَى مُنِيفٌ، عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ مَوْلَاهُ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ جَدِّهِ (عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَامُ)، قَالَ: قَالَ عَلِيٌّ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ): صَبَرْتُ عَلَى مُرِّ الْأُمُورِ كَرَاهَةً وَ أَبْقَيْتُ فِي ذَاكَ الصَّوَابَ مِنَ الْأَمْرِ إِذَا كُنْتَ لَا تَدْرِي وَ لَمْ تَكُ سَائِلًا عَنِ الْعِلْمِ مَنْ يَدْرِي جَهِلْتَ وَ لَا تَدْرِي موسوعة أحكام الأطفال و أدلتها؛ ج‌3، ص: 521 قال رسول اللّه صلى الله عليه و آله: «سائلوا العلماء، و خالطوا الحكماء، و جالسوا الفقراء» «3» […]

June 2014

Importance of Science in Action

By | June 11th, 2014|All, News, Weekly Lectures|

This week's English Lecture was held on June 7th, 2014 at Dar al-Tilawah courtyard of the holy Shrine of Lady Masouma (s). This week's lecturer was H. I. Dr. Shomali. In this lecture, he first introduced the topic of his talk and then recited and explained hadiths related to his topic from the ninth section of Bihar [...]

May 2014

Imam Ali’s (a) Supplication in the Mosque of Kufah

By | May 21st, 2014|All, News, Weekly Lectures|

This week's English Lecture was held on May 10th, 2014 at Dar al-Tilawah hall of the holy Shrine of Lady Ma'souma (s). This week's lecturer was H. I. Isma'ili In this lecture, which was delivered some days before birthday anniversary of Imam Ali (a), H. I. Isma'ili first congratulated the audience on this auspicious event and then spoke [...]

Taqwa (Piety)

By | May 6th, 2014|All, News, Weekly Lectures|

This week's English Lecture was held on May 3rd, 2014 at Dar al-Tilawah hall in the holy Shrine of Lady Masouma (s). This week's lecturer was H. I. Foroutan. In this lecture, H. I. Foroutan first introduced taqwa as one of the most fundamental concepts in Islamic ethics and then mentioned that Taqwa's first pillar is Tawhid. He then mentioned [...]

Spiritual Freedom

By | May 5th, 2014|All, News, Weekly Lectures|

On the 26th of April, 2014, the  weekly English lecture was held by H. I. Ghanbari at the Dar al-Tilawah hall in the Shrine of Lady Masoumah (S.A). In his talk, H. I. Ghanbari first spoke about the general points of "spiritual freedom" and then explained that freedom is the first requirement for spiritual progress and perfection. He then elaborated on [...]

March 2014

The Commonalities and Differences of Religions

By | March 12th, 2014|All, News, Weekly Lectures|

This week’s English lecture was held on February 8th, 2014, at the Dar al-Telawah hall situated at the Holy Shrine of Lady Masoumah. This week’s lecturer was H. I. Dua Goo. H. I. Dua Goo began with explaining the topic of his talk by posing the following question: “What is the reason behind the difference [...]

February 2014

The Role of Intellect and Its Practical Results in Shia School of Thought

By | February 1st, 2014|All, News, Weekly Lectures|

This week’s lecture was delivered by H. I. Doagoo in Dar al-Tilawah, Shrine of Lady Masoumah(S.A) on the 1st of February, 2014. In his speech, H. I. Doagoo described rationality as one of the most important characteristics of Shi’ism and underlined its importance by referring to verses of Quran and related narrations. To illustrate this [...]

December 2013

Weekly Lecture 2013/12/14 by H. I. Mohammadi

By | December 14th, 2013|All, News, Weekly Lectures|

The Followers of the Twelfth Imam During His Occultation by H. I. Muhammadi On 17th of Decembe2013r, the weekly lecture was delivered by H. I. Muhammadi  in Dar al-Tilawah, the holy shrine of Lady Ma'soumah . In this lecture, H. I. Muhammadi explained about verse 54 of surah Ma'idah and expounded on the point that the followers of [...]