Divine Knowledge of Imam Reza

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam RidaHe inherited the knowledge of his grandfather the Messenger of God (S.A.W.), thus becoming its pioneering fountainhead that quenched the thirst of those who were thirsty for knowledge. History narrates a great deal of his scholarly stances and intellectual discourses in which he achieved victory over those who opposed the Divine Message, excelling in various branches of scholarship with which he provided the seekers of knowledge and the thinkers of the time.Imam Mousa a-Kazim (A.S.) is reported...

Teachings of Imam Reza

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam RidaBy: Muhammad Jawad FadlallahIslam is the religion which preaches tawhid, the Unity of God. Tawhid, then, is the starting point from which a Muslim sets out to build his creed deep inside his inner self; otherwise, he cannot be called a Muslim, nor can the light of faith shine in his soul. The sound definition of tawhid is what has been endorsed by the Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.) through their teachings and statements; anything other than that is but falsification and adulteration and insinuations which...

Brief History of Imam al-Reza's Life

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam RidaIslamic Iran is proud to host the blessed body of the Apostle of Allāh (S.A.W.)’s progeny, Imam al-Reza(A.S.), the learned of the Holy Prophet’s household, the source of blessings, and the eighth infallible Imam. Each year it receives millions of eager and enamored pilgrims who come here to pay homage to the affectionate and gracious Imam.With the blessings of this benevolent Imam, divine graces are dispensed to all devotees of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.), especially to the followers and Shī‘as of his...

Devotional Sīra of Imam al-Reza

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam RidaAttending to worship and allocating time to devotional acts and special litanies and supplications during the day and night has been one of the Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S.) regular practices, which, despite people’s visiting them and their teaching and various other preoccupations, they have never neglected, and this is a great lesson for their followers.Now, part of the Imam al-Reza (A.S.) devotional attitude is introduced as follows: He would prostrate after his morning prayers and stay in...

Imam ali- Raza Cultural Measures

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam RidaA sound analysis of various measures taken by the dignitaries in different eras requires an accurate knowledge of the prevailing conditions of the time and their goals. Without this knowledge, no theory and conjecture will ever enjoy the necessary precision and soundness, especially in relation to the purified Imams (A.S.), who, besides the hidden issues and Divine inspirations, enjoy profound intelligence and insight and are among the most knowledgeable human beings.For one thing, the extant...

Imam al-Rida and Mamun

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam RidaCompiled by: Ayatullah Shaheed Murtadha MutahhariThere is a historical debate and of the secondary issues related to Imamate (the leadership of Ahl al-Bayt) and caliphate. This issue is better known as Imam al-Rida“ as the crown prince”.Ma’mun brought Imam al-Rida from Medina to Khorasan (Marv) of that time and appointed him as his crown prince. Even the words “heir” or “crown prince” which are both used for the same meaning, are definitions not only relative today but also linked to that...

Imam Reza the Eighth Holy Imam

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam RidaCompiled By: Syed Zainul Abideen Razavi, Tehran, IranName: AliBy name: RezaTitle: Aalim e Aale MohammadFather: Imam Moosa Kazim (A.S)Mother: Najma Khatoon(A.S)Date of birth: 11th Ziqhadah 148 A.H.Place of birth: Madina MonavvarahDate of Martyrdom: End of Safar 203 A.H.Poisoned by: Ma’moon at Sanabad, Nughan, MashhadShrine / cemetery: Mashhad e Moqhaddas.Age: 55 years35 years before Imamat17years as Imam in Madina3 years as Imam and heir in Mashhad.Imam Reza (A.S) was Invited to Mashhad by the...

Brief Biography of Imam Ali al-Reza

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam RidaAuthor: Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn at-Tabataba\'iA consideration on the circumstances during that time makes it clear for every clear-sighted person that no matter how much the contemporary khulafa\' and opponents of the Ahl al-Bayt (as) tried to torture and tyrannize the Imams (as) of Guidance and made the life difficult for their Shi\'ahs, the number of the followers of Islam increased day by day and their faith in Islam became stauncher. The Institution of khilafah was a wicked and...

Imam Reza's (A.S.) Era

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam RidaBy: Ayatullah al-Uzma Sayyid Ali Khamene\'iThe era of the Eighth Imam is once again a period of the prevalence of a congenial condition for the spread of Shiism. The Imam enjoys ample facilities and this era leads to the appointment of the Imam as the vicegerent, or in other words, as the heir apparent to the Caliph.However, the Imam observed precautionary dissimulation during the time of Harun, that is, he conducted his efforts and made his endeavors, but camouflaged them. For instance...

Why Is Ali Ibn Musa Called Al-Ridha

200px-No_image_available.svg Imam RidaSource: Uyun Akhbar Ar-Ridha Volume 1The author of this book (a.s.heikh Sadooq) lived in Ray. He was a jurisprudent whose name was Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Husayn ibn Musa ibn Babwaih al-Qumi, a resident of Ray - may God help him in obedience of God, and grant him success in His gratification.1-1 My father, Muhammad ibn Musa ibn al-Motawakkil, Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Majiluwayh, Ahmad ibn Ali ibn Ibrahim ibn Hashem; Al-Husayn ibn Ibrahim Natanat; Ahmad ibn Ziyad ibn Ja’far al-Hamadani...
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