Why Imām ʿAlī ̇(ʿa)?

Why Imām ʿAlī ̇(ʿa)?

One may ask, what is wilāyah (guardianship)? What does it have to do with me? Why do I need to concern myself with what happened after the death of the Messenger of Allah (ṣ)? Why do I need to follow someone after his death when I can just follow his traditions? ...
Choosing Friends Wisely

Choosing Friends Wisely

Indeed, people are heavily influenced by the company they keep. Friends can either influence each other to make good decisions or they can drag one another down to do unspeakable actions. How many times have we seen people who commit crimes say, their friends...
Keeping One’s Promises

Keeping One’s Promises

“O’ you who believe, stand by your contracts (and obligations)…” Noble Qurʾān 5:1 We have been commanded by Allah to fulfill our obligations: we are meant to be people who honor a trust given to us. Part of honoring a trust is the covenant we have made with our...
The Peak Of Eloquence

The Peak Of Eloquence

Many hear of the great text of ʿAlī  ibn Abī Ṭālib (ʿa), Nahj al-Balāghah, or Peak of Eloquence, but do not know much about it or its origins. Let’s take a look and see what this great book is all about by reviewing the compilation process of Nahj al-Balāghah, the...