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Grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi

Grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi Golpaygani (born February 20, 1919) is an Iranian Twelver Shia Marja. He was born in Golpaygan, Iran. He has studied in seminaries of Najaf, Iraq under Grand Ayatollah Borujerdi. He currently resides and teaches in the Seminary of Qom, Iran.  Early life His father, the late Ayatullah Mulla Muhammad al-Jawad as-Safi was a well known “Alim” and an “Arif”. He, along with being a specialist in Islamic studies, was also a researcher, writer and a teacher in various fields of Islamic sciences such as: Fiqh, ¬sul, Kalam, Akhlaq, Hadith, and other areas. He was also well versed in poetry, and calligraphy. His Taqwa, love for the Wilayat (of the...

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The Prophet of Islam

Prophet Mohammad (pbuh), the last Prophet of God was born in 570 AD in Mecca. His mother’s name was Aminah and his father was Abdullah. Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) as the last Prophet of Almighty Allah was born in 570 AD in Mecca. His mother’s name was Aminah and his father was Abdullah son of Abdul Muttalib, who had died in Medina on his return from Damascus, even before Prophet Mohammad’s birth. As was the tradition of the Arabs of the time, Prophet Mohammad was sent to wet-nurse while he was a...

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Imam Hassan

Imam Hassan was the eldest son of Imam Ali and Hazrat Fatimah. The first phase of his life was blessed with the gracious patronage of the Holy Prophet Imam Hassan was the eldest son of Imam Ali and Hazrat Fatimah. When the Holy Prophet received the happy news of the birth of his grandson, he came to the house of his beloved daughter, took the newly born child in his arms, and in compliance with Allah’s command, named him al-Hassan. The first phase of seven years of his childhood was blessed with the gracious patronage of the Holy Prophet,...

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Shrine of Sayidda Zeinab, Damascus

The Shrine of Sayidda Zeinab is a beautiful Iranian-style mosque and shrine in southern Damascus, Syria. The Shrine of Sayidda Zeinab is a beautiful Iranian-style mosque and shrine in southern Damascus, Syria. It attracts Shia Muslim pilgrims from Iran and around the world who care far less about its blue-tiled architecture than about its sacred shrine of Sayidda Zeinab, daughter of the Shia martyr Ali and granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad. Many tourists to Damascus miss the Sayyida Zeinab Shrine, but it is well worth a visit as it is a beautiful building and the best insight into the emotion of Shia Islam outside of Karbala and Najaf in Iraq. It is a...

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