Brigadier General Hossein Salami, second-in-command of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)

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Ibtihaj Muhammad is the first American athlete to partake in the Olympics with hijab.

The 30-year-old Muslim is a fencer who wears hijab in contests and will go to the 2016 Summer Olympics wearing one, Huffington Post reported Tuesday.

She won the bronze medal in the Women’s Sabre World Cup on Saturday to be qualified to represent the US fencing team in Rio, Brazil.

“When most people picture an Olympic fencer, they probably do not imagine a person like me. Fortunately, I am not most people," she explains in her USA Fencing bio. "I have always believed that with hard work, dedication, and perseverance, I could one day walk with my U.S. teammates into Olympic history."

"I want to compete in the Olympics for the United States to prove that nothing should hinder anyone from reaching their goals -- not race, religion or gender. I

want to set an example that anything is possible with perseverance."

The New Jersey native has been fencing since the age of 13.

The 2016 games, or Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016 in Portuguese, will be held from August 5 to August 21.

Ibtihaj Muhammad (Instagram)

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   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Imam khomeini ،

imam khomeini:

If you prepare to yield to oppression, this causes the oppressor to emerge. The more we yield to the tyrant, the more he puts strain. If we prepare to block him, he will retreat. The more you put pressure on him, the more he pulls back. If you pull back, he will come forth and if you step forward he will step backward. This is a divinely tradition.

September 26, 1979

Tags: oppression ، imam khomeini ، better life ، shia muslim ، iran ، islam ،


West culture

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Imam khomeini ،

imam khomeini:

 No independence is obtained unless we know ourselves and know that we have culture, everything and we do not need the west in our affairs, and that what they give us is not a developmental reality but that they want to limit us to a certain extent.

October 6, 1979

Tags: west culture ، iran ، islam ، better life ، imam khomeini ، shia muslim ،


the freedom

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Imam khomeini ،

imam khomeini:

We want to free a people; we want to free a nation; we want to make a nation independent; we want to break loose from the fetters of America, Britain and the Soviet Union, and naturally this will mean that self-sacrifices have to be made. It will mean that our youth are to lose their lives, that we will be imprisoned.

October 25, 1978

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imam khomeini:

 The Prophet saw a group of men tied in chains and being dragged towards him. The Prophet was very much upset by the sight. He told them:" Shall we take them to heaven tied in fetters?" The Prophet was very much uneasy as to why the people are not guided. His agony in this respect was so much that God consoled him:" Perhaps you destroy yourself regretting that they do not believe in Qur'an."
July 7, 1980:

Tags: Heaven ، prophet Muhammad ، imam khomeini ، islam ، shia muslim ، men ،

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in a meeting with Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), and the deputies and experts of the Secretariat of the Council on Wednesday, referred to the complexity and diverse dimensions of the issue of “security” in today’s world. 

During the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei said the duty of the Supreme National Security Council consists of decision-making within the framework of a large-scale and multilateral approach to the issue of security, noting that the important task assigned to the Secretariat of the Council is “taking decisions” to pave the ground for correct “decision-making” within the Supreme National Security Council.

“For the Secretariat to play its very important role of decision-taking correctly and satisfactorily, the atmosphere dominating the Supreme National Security Council’s Secretariat and its orientations must be in full compliance with ‘correct and pure revolutionary and faithful way of thinking’.”

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imam sadjad (a.s)

Imam Sadjad (A.S) delivered another sermon in the precincts of Medina for the people who had come to see the sorrowful caravan of captives. This sermon, too, deeply affected people so that a year after Ashura tragedy people of Medina revolted against Bani Umayyah. Their revolution is known as Harrah Uprising.

Purposeful and Saddening Tears

Imam Sadjad (A.S) used to shed tears on every occasion to commemorate the martyrs of Karbala. Today, all the lamentations that have formed the culture of Karbala come from his incessant efforts. When they asked the Imam about his crying he said: “Woe on to you! Prophet Jacob (PBUH) had twelve sons; however, when Allah took away one of them, grief overtook him so much that his hair was whitened, his back was bent, and he lost his vision due to excessive crying, even though his son was actually alive. But I witnessed with my own eyes how my father, my brother, and seventeen of my family members were killed. So how do you expect my sadness to be relieved or my lamentation to be over?"[i]

Supporting Anti-Oppressor Uprisings

One of the major impacts of Ashura Uprising was creating the spirit of epic and courage among the Muslims. The free people of the world took aspirations from theAshura Uprising and the revelations of Imam Sadjad (A.S) and Hazrat Zeinab to rise against the despotic rulers. Three distinguished uprisings were Tavvabin, Mokhtar Saqafi, and Medina.

Translated by: Sadroddin Musawi


[i] Lahouf, Seyed bin Tavous, p. 380

Other links:

Imam Ali bin Hussain (Zain ul Abedin), the Fourth Imam (Part3)

Imam Sadjad’s Deep Love for the Holy Qur’an (Part 2)

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Shia Muslims commemorate Ashura

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Ashura ،

iranian shia muslims are holding mourning rituals in commemoration of the martyrdom anniversary of the third shia imam, imam hussein (pbuh).

Millions of Shia Muslims in Iran and across the globe are holding mourning rituals in commemoration of the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein (PBUH).

Millions of black-clad mourners in Iran and many Muslim countries are holding mourning ceremonies to pay homage to Imam Hussein (PBUH), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and to a number of his loyal companions who were brutally killed while fighting for justice in Karbala, Iraq, around 1,300 years ago.

Muslims in Iran have also been commemorating the occasion during the days leading up to Ashura, the tenth day of the first month of the lunar calendar year, Muharram.

Many devout Muslims across the world are also holding ceremonies to mourn the event which is one of the most important occasions on the Shia calendar.

Ashura, which falls on December 6 this year, marks the day when the forces of the second Umayyad caliph Yazid martyred Imam Hussein (PBUH) and 72 of his companions in Karbala.

Ashura ceremonies symbolize the eternal and unwavering stance of truth against falsehood and the humanity’s struggle against tyranny.

Iranian mourners usually congregate at mosques for lamenting, poetic recitations of the tragic event or Ta’zieh, performed in the memory of the Imam Hussein (PBUH)’s martyrdom.

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Lessons of Ashura

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Ashura ،

Tags: imam hussain ، shia muslim ، what is Ashura ، religion ، islam ، who is hussain ،


Karbala and Ashura, Out of Time and Space

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Ashura ،

imam hussein (a.s)

How is it possible that every place is Karbala and every day is Ashura? Are not the concepts of time and space present in Karbala? Of course not! Time and space are ‘relative’ matters. They do not exist in an ‘absolute’ situation.

Karbala is the heart of earth and Ashura is the heart of time. In other words, Karbala is the absolute on the earth and Ashura is the absolute in time. That is where the heavenly paths start and the gate to the world of absolute is opened.

There is no time and space in Karbala. In order to get to Karbala, one should go beyond the self, beyond the attachments of this world and further than time and place; to let go of the attractions of this world and to leave. A selfish heart can never understand what it means to be in love with the school of thought of Hussein (AS).

Ashura is still here and the caravan of Karbala is still on its way. This caravan of love traverses the path of history, and is with this caravan anyone who let go of the worldly attachments because of it.

Many years have lapsed since Ashura, but the rulers of the world are still people like Yazid. Karbala will be here as long as the people of Yazid are here. This battle between good and evil never ends.

Every place in the world can be Karbala and every single day can be Ashura. The actual place and date are just indicators of a great and unique event, which took place when the men of God willingly let go of their attachments and properties, and sacrificed whatever they had, just to fight for establishment of the religion of God and the truth.

This is what distinguishes human from all the other beings, as it is the personification of truth.

Karbala and Ashura, being out of the boundaries of time and space, are measures for us to judge ourselves before it comes the Doomsday, so that we could realize if we are fighting for the right or for the wrong front in this battle.

By: Hojjatuleslam Seyed Javad Hosseini

Translated by: Sadroddin Musawi

Other links:

The Beauties of Ashura: The Most Beautiful Choice

The Beauties of Ashura: The Most Beautiful Words

The Beauties of Ashura: The Most Beautiful Respect

The Beauties of Ashura: The Most Beautiful Repent (Hur ibn Yazid Riyahi)

The Beauties of Ashura: The Most Beautiful Repent (Zuhayr ibn Ghin)

Tags: Karbala ، Ashura ، what is Ashura ، imam hussain ، who is hussain ، shia muslim ،

imam husseins shrine- imam khomeini

The event of Ashura and its significant achievements are considered to be the fountainhead of many fundamental changes in the Islamic history. These achievements, however, are not limited to the time of that event. The martyrdom of Imam Hussein (A.S) along with his faithful companions on the 10thof Muharram 61 AH, created one of the most heart-breaking scenes and brought on the course of human history such a change whose profound impact after about thirteen centuries is still being felt. In fact, with the passage of time not only this event has not been consigned to oblivion, but also its immense values are day by day increasing in all dimensions among the Islamic Ummah.

Imam Hussein (A.S), the highest of martyrs, rose up against the corruption in government of Yazid who claimed to be the caliph of Muslims at that time. In the era of Bani Umayyad, those who were to follow the succession to the caliphate after the death of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had caused a decline in religion by distorting the pure tents of Islam and denial of the divine revelation; it was as if they were again at the age of Jahiliyah (ignorance).....

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imam hussein (a.s)

Imam Hussein (A.S) started a battle that is still going on and it could lead to the abolishment of injustice and oppression all over the world, if God wills. His movement consisted of selflessness and sacrifice. The path of martyrdom, which means to sacrifice one’s life for the greater ideals, does not require any especial tools or skills. Imam Hussein opened this path for all the people in all times; and anyone who is a devotee of Imam Hussein can traverse this path. This is the secret of our strength and the enemy’s weakness; they need tools and skilled men to fight against us, but all we need is our faith.

The enemies consider the worldly life very valuable and would do anything just to have a better and a more comfortable life in this world. They are even willing to let go of their humanity and to fall to the level of subhuman for this purpose, while this world is just the appearance and the truth cannot be found here. But only one understands this who is enlightened enough to see where the truth lies. The enemy is blind to this fact. That is why the men of God fight with more zeal and passion.

Imam Hussein (A.S) sacrificed his life and his family’s in order to show the people the real meaning of life and death. He proved that he had faith in the Hereafter, and that there was a better life after martyrdom; a life without the misdeeds of the oppressors, where a true servant will meet his God.

Translated by: Sadroddin Musawi

Other links:

The Beauties of Ashura: The Most Beautiful Choice

The Beauties of Ashura: The Most Beautiful Words

The Beauties of Ashura: The Most Beautiful Respect

The Beauties of Ashura: The Most Beautiful Repent (Hur ibn Yazid Riyahi)

The Beauties of Ashura: The Most Beautiful Repent (Zuhayr ibn Ghin)

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Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in a message to the 24th National Conference on Prayers, has underscored the necessity of feeling a public responsibility with regard to “promotion of prayers,” calling on everybody, particularly officials in state organs and those endowed with material and spiritual and management facilities to understand the magnitude of this issue and take practical steps to that effect.

The full text of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution’s message, which was read out on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at the 24th National Conference on Prayers by Ayatollah Abedini, representative of the Leader and the Friday Prayers leader in the city of Qazvin, is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful 
Praise be to Cognizant and Almighty God that efforts made by you, the esteemed organizers of this important conference, and more than everybody else, by the venerable and studious scholar, Hojjatoleslam Mr. [Mohsen] Qara’ati, have born fruit on basic and effective grounds, and useful steps have been taken with respect to the promotion of the important and unique obligation of prayers.

However, the capacity and scope of this job as well as the need and avidity of the Islamic society for reaching the favorable point is much more than the prevailing realities related to this issue. In last year’s message, only a corner of this empty space, which deserves more efforts, was highlighted. What I am saying today is aimed at putting emphasis on feeling a public sense of duty [in this regard]. 

My expectation is that all organs’ officials and those endowed with material and spiritual and management facilities should understand the magnitude of this issue correctly and take steps on the path of action.

Everyone must know that one of the most effective ways for reducing social maladies is to promote prayers. Make your effort focused on ensuring that not even one person among youths and young adults in the country would be neglectful of prayers. This is one of the best ways for [making sure about] spiritual and mental health of our people and our society.

Make your effort focused on ensuring that everybody will learn and get used to performing their prayers with humility and from the bottom of their hearts.

These are all possible steps that, God willing, could be taken through firm determination and persistent effort of you, who are involved [in this issue]. 

Peace be unto you and so may the mercy of Allah and His blessings

Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Bahman 6, 1394 (January 26, 2016)


The bully of the neighborhood

   Author: مکبر 3    Issue:Imam Khamenei ،


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