Notes

'Imam Ali (a.s.) said he chose politics and piety together'

'Imam Ali (a.s.)

If one's politics originate from morality and feed from spirituality, then it will be a tool for the people who are faced with it, to achieve perfection and paradise. But if politics become separate from morality and spirituality, then it will be demagoguery. It will be a tool for gaining power at any price, for accumulating wealth and for furthering one's own interests. This kind of politics is like a pest. It is a pest for both the politician himself and for the people who are faced with this kind of politics in their everyday life.

“The Night of Qadr is better than a thousand months"

The Night of Qadr

Ramadan is the month of the purity of one’s heart and it is the month of forgiveness. This is because in this month, Allah the Exalted shows more kindness to forgiveness compared to other months of the year. It has been said in a narration that “If you are not forgiven in Ramadan, then when will you be forgiven?” [Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 8, page 183]. If someone fails to achieve divine forgiveness and mercy in the month of Ramadan – during which the gates of divine mercy and forgiveness are open to humans – when will they have the blessing to do so?

Empowering adolescent girls is investing in a brighter future

Empowering adolescent girls is investing in a brighter future

There are 600 million adolescent girls in the world, most of them living in the developing world. 600 million adolescent girls who each overflow with the potential to become an entrepreneur, a scientist, a visionary change-maker, or the leader of her country. But so many of these girls face daily, arduous barriers that prevent them from reaching their potential.

This is the nation of 170 million enslaved children

 170 million enslaved children

Globally over 1.5 billion people live in countries that are affected by conflict, violence and fragility. Meantime, around 200 million people are affected by disasters every year — a third of them are children. And a significant proportion of the 168 million children engaged in child labor live in areas affected by conflict and disaster. These are the facts. Up to you to reflect on the immediate future of humankind.

Imam Khomeini’s Biography

Imam Khomeini

Introduction

Imam Ayatollah Seyed Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini (May 17, 1900 – June 3, 1989) was a Muslim cleric and Marja, and the political leader of the 1979 Islamic Revolution of Iran which overthrew Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran. Following the Revolution, Imam Khomeini became Grand Leader of Iran — the paramount figure in the political system of the new Islamic Republic — until his demise.

Imam Khomeini was considered a Marja-e taqlid to many Muslims, and in Iran was officially addressed as Imam rather than Grand Ayatollah; his supporters adhere to this convention. Imam Khomeini was also a highly-influential and innovative Islamic political theorist, most noted for his development of the theory of velayat-e faqih, the "guardianship of the jurisconsult."

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