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Thursday 22nd of November 2018
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The Holy Qur’an and Messianism (Mahdawiyyat)

The Holy Qur’an and Messianism (Mahdawiyyat)
QUESTION:Which verse of the Noble Qur’an can be cited regarding the authority (wilayat) of the twelve Imams (peace be upon them) and the just government of Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his return) and the supremacy of Islam over the world?ANSWER:The verses from whose purport it is understood that the twelve Imams—may Allah elevate their word—have authority and Imamah are many in number.Among them is the verse: إِنَّمَا ...

The Spatial Arts

The Spatial Arts
This expression is inclusive of a number of creative efforts and products of the Muslim peoples, which have so many features in common as to make their conjoined treatment more suitable than an isolated presentation of each art form. What are the "Spatial Arts?" Space has sometimes been described as the opposite of mass, as the negation of the solid in architecture. According to that definiton, the spatial arts would include only those ...

Great Lady Mary in Islam (02 of 03)

Great Lady Mary in Islam (02 of 03)
Her Annunciation God informs us of the instance the angels gave Mary the glad tidings of a child, his soon to be status on earth, and some of the miracles he will perform: “When the angels said: ‘O Mary!  Indeed God gives you glad tidings of a word (His saying, ‘Be’) from Him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and in the Hereafter, and of those nearest to God.  He shall speak to people while ...

The Use of Reading Questions As a Pedagogical Tool: Fostering an Interrogative, Narrative Approach to Philosophy (1)

The Use of Reading Questions As a Pedagogical Tool: Fostering an Interrogative, Narrative Approach to Philosophy (1)
ABSTRACTIn this paper I examine the text of the Symposium to illustrate two non-philosophical responses to Socrates' pedagogical provocation. While Apollodorus and Aristodemus, two Socratic disciples, demonstrate their erotic commitment to Socrates, they do not practice philosophy. They manifest their non-philosophical behavior in two ways. First, they idolize and imitate Socrates. Second, they constantly tell stories about Socrates. In the ...

Media and the Islamic Identity of the Muslim Child (1)

Media and the Islamic Identity of the Muslim Child (1)
1- The meaning of the child’s culture: Culture refers to a combination of beliefs, morals, traditions, laws, knowledge and behavioral patterns that one acquires within society. Children have their special and distinguished vocabularies, as well as special values and methods that they use in playing, expressing themselves and satisfying their needs. They also have special reactions, stances, trends, emotions and lifestyle. We call all this the ...

Media and the Islamic Identity of the Muslim Child (2)

Media and the Islamic Identity of the Muslim Child (2)
1- The importance of protecting children from the media invasion and the obliteration of identity: Childhood is one of the most important stages in one’s life, because his personality and tendencies are formed during this time, in addition to physical and mental growth. Psychological and educational studies prove that this is the most critical stage in a person’s development, and that the child stores the majority of the experiences and ...

The Greatest Miracle of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

The Greatest Miracle of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)
All scholars of Islam believe that the Qur’an is the greatest miracle of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.). When we say the most superior, it is because, in the first place, the Qur’an is not an intellectual miracle but rather has to do with the spirit and intellect of the people and secondly, it is eternal and everlasting and third, it is a miracle which has cried out for 14 centuries. It says: “If you do not believe that this is a Book of God, ...

Repentance

Repentance
called out, "There is no God but You. Glory be to You. I have done evil." So We answered him and delivered him out of grief even so do We deliver the believers. (Quran 21:87-8) In my last two discourses, I explained that worship and prayer, if correctly performed, eventually leads to a true affinity to God. The human being, through worship, will be a real servant of God and a real servant has a true affinity to God. In other words, to be a real ...

The Invocation (Munajat) of Shabaniyah

The Invocation (Munajat) of Shabaniyah
It has been narrated by Ibn Khalawayh who commented on it, saying, “This is the prayer of Imam Ali Amir ul-Mu'mineen and the Holy Imams, his descendants, (PBUT) who used to recite it in the month of Shaban." In the Name of Allah My Lord, bestow Your blessings on Muhammad and his descendants; respond to my prayer when I pray to You; listen to my call when I call You; and turn to me when I make my submission to You in confidence. I have come ...

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (1)

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (1)
Question: Why did Imam Husain (a.s.) take his family with him to Karbala? He knew that their fate was death. Why did he not leave them and allow them to remain behind or stay in a safe place? Answer: The holy uprising of Imam Husain (a.s.) has two dimensions: 1. Martyrdom. 2. Accomplishing a Mission. The primary role of the women can be seen in the second dimension. Of course the women did have a role in upbringing and encouraging the warriors ...

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (8)

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (8)
One of the precepts strongly recommended by the divine law of Islam [shari‘ah] is holding ceremonies with the intention of paying homage to the signs of Allah. Upholding this precept is considered an act resulting from the piety of the hearts. There is no dispute or disagreement among the various schools of thought regarding the essential verdict pertaining to this precept. Disagreement, however, lies in the question of whether application of ...

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (7)

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (7)
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Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (1)

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (1)
Question: Why did Imam Husain (a.s.) take his family with him to Karbala? He knew that their fate was death. Why did he not leave them and allow them to remain behind or stay in a safe place? Answer: The holy uprising of Imam Husain (a.s.) has two dimensions: 1. Martyrdom. 2. Accomplishing a Mission. The primary role of the women can be seen in the second dimension. Of course the women did have a role in upbringing and encouraging the warriors ...

The Need to Cultivate Ethics

The Need to Cultivate Ethics
Husayn ibn Ali ibn Sadiq Al-Bahrani Be informed, may Allah assist you, that the Prophet (‘s) has said: ‘I was sent (to mankind) in order to perfect the virtues of ethics’ (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 68, p. 382). There is no confusion in this statement, for anything relevant to the Hereafter and to our sustenance cannot be in order, nor can its seeker be happy, except through good manners. Much of a good deed does not help without cultivating ...

Is Eternity of Man Possible?

Is Eternity of Man Possible?
Those who do not support the theory of eternity of man and deny this reality - state that the occurrence of such an event is impossible. Of course, two explanations exist, for their claims of the impossibility of this reality, 1) The basis of the first objection is doubt and uncertainty in the Power of Allah. Such people state that Allah does not have the Power to make man alive again after death, or to grant him a new life, once dead.2) Bodies ...

Main Ethical Questions In Islam

Main Ethical Questions In Islam
One of the definitions of the word “ethics” is the study and evaluation of human conduct. It is regarded as normative because it relates to certain basic ideals. Ethics can also be described as a field of study that focuses on the knowledge of good and evil, and the basis on which aspects of behavior should be evaluated.Ethics and LifeSince the start of creation man has never ceased to contemplate the moral question of good and evil.Nowadays ...

Fair Exposition of the Difference between the Truth and Aberration

Fair Exposition of the Difference between the Truth and Aberration
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Self-Awareness and Reality of Faith

Self-Awareness and Reality of Faith
After we saw some of the attributes that cause the degradation of human status, now let us proceed to observe the virtues that ensure the perfection of human development and are the cause of human maturity and perfection. But before beginning this discussion we invite your attention to two essential introductions.A – Necessity of Self-awarenessFor a creature that naturally loves itself, it is absolutely instinctive to try to know its abilities ...

Eternity of Moral Values

Eternity of Moral Values
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The Origin of Shiaism

The Origin of Shiaism
QUESTION:Have historical factors influenced the development of Shiaism, or is this sect a set of beliefs derived from the Qur’an and the clear traditions of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his family)?ANSWER:We need to explain several points in order to shed light on the topic and show that:(a) historical factors and events had no role in the development of Shiaism and the belief in the existence of an Imam who will save humanity (b) ...