The Two Weighty Things

The Two Weighty Things

This article has been compiled with the help of the following scholars: Syed Abbas Razavian, Shaykh Salim YusufAli, Shaykh Usama AbdulGhani, and Moulana Zaki Baqri. May Allah reward them and accept their efforts in the way of the Ahl al-Bayt (ʿa). Prophet Muḥammad (ṣ)...
The Return Of The Awaited

The Return Of The Awaited

Porseman is a textual compilation of Islamic questions and and answers that are commonly asked by university students and relate to many of the issues that we face in society today. They have been addressed by a prominent Islamic scholar to give a holistic and...
The Prophet’s Gift

The Prophet’s Gift

For years Muslims struggled with the polytheists of Mecca. The Prophet Muḥammad (ṣ) fled to the city of Medina, north of Mecca in 622 A.D to escape a conspiracy to assassinate him. Soon thereafter, the Meccan polytheists made several attempts to attack the Prophet...
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...
Sowing The Seeds For Ramadan

Sowing The Seeds For Ramadan

“The month of Ramaḍān [is that] in which was revealed the Qurʾān, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So, whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of...
The Battles Of Medina

The Battles Of Medina

In the year 622 A.D., the Prophet Muḥammad (ṣ) fled to the northern city of Medina because of the Quraysh’s assassination attempts on his life. The leaders of Medina had heard about the Prophet’s (ṣ) justice and had invited him to the city to help resolve their...
Visiting The Beloved

Visiting The Beloved

I knew how it would be, so I didn’t expect the place to feel orderly or holy. I wasn’t looking or waiting for warm smiles from the guards. I was only thinking of you.  They gathered the women in one area of the outer precinct and sorted us in groups according to...
Allah’s Mercy To Mankind

Allah’s Mercy To Mankind

Arabian society—at the time of jāhiliyyah (ignorance)—was a society of tribal warfare and brutal cultural customs. There was no centralized government, so clans were created based on blood relations to create a sort of safety-net. Female newborns were buried alive...
Spiritual Building

Spiritual Building

Have you ever wondered what the foremost factor is for success in the hereafter, or even how to begin to attain traits associated with such success? If you have these questions, I salute you because these are the questions of all true believers. The essential element...
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...