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Thursday 18th of October 2018
Family and Its System in Islam
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The Relationship Between Individual and Society

The Relationship Between Individual and Society
The outlook of a school of thought regarding society and history and its specific approach to them, plays a decisive role in its ideology. From this point of view, it is essential, in the context of Islamic world outlook, to throw light on the Islamic approach to society and history. It is evident that Islam is neither a theory of society nor a philo­sophy of history. In the sacred Book of Islam, no social or historical problem is dealt with in ...

Islam’s Original Plans for Marriage

Islam’s Original Plans for Marriage
And those who pray, "Our Lord! Grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous." [Holy Quran: Furqan 25:74] Marriage Negotiations When a marriage is being considered, it is customary among Muslims to conduct investigations about both families. Then they conduct negotiations to determine the conditions for the marriage and the wedding ceremony, and to establish the amount of ...

Marriage Issues

Marriage Issues
Today we shall discuss about the reasons for people opting for polygamy. This discussion is neither on jurisprudence nor on the cultural aspect of human life. It pertains only to the morality of polygamy. Need for Having More than One Wife The first category of people who opt for having more than one wife are those whose first wife is ill and is unable to satisfy their sexual desires and is also physically incapable of performing the household ...

Islamic Conditions for Marriage

Islamic Conditions for Marriage
Marry those among you who are single, or the virtuous ones among your slaves, male or female. [Holy Quran: Nur 24:32] Religion and Piety The revered religion of Islam is in fact a system supplied with beliefs, morals and practical matters. Religious faith in Islam consists of joining up of the heart with God and belief in the Day of Judgment; the angels; the Prophets and the Glorious Quran. Morality in Islam consists of humbleness; humility; ...

The Duties of the Guardian of the Family

The Duties of the Guardian of the Family
The Guardian of the Family Man and woman are the two basic pillars of a family, but since men are endowed with special qualities by the order of creation, and because their power of logic is stronger than women's, they are regarded as the guardians of their families. The Almighty Allah regards men as the guardians of their families and states in the Holy Qur'an that: الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِّسَاءِ ...

Family in Islam

Family in Islam
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Cleanliness and Hygiene in the Family Structure

Cleanliness and Hygiene in the Family Structure
For God loveth those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean. [Holy Quran Baqara 2:222] Once the marriage takes place and the young couple start their mutual life with love and affection, they must attend to basic issues in life, and seriously avoid any indifference or sluggishness in this regard. One of these basic issues is cleanliness and hygiene in all aspects of life. We must pay close attention to ...

A Couple's Duties to their Relatives

A Couple's Duties to their Relatives
Say: Whatever ye spend that is good, is for parents and kindred... [Holy Quran: Baqara: 2:215] Relatives Each husband and wife has some relatives. Neither one is allowed to force the other to stop seeing them. Each one has parents, brothers and sisters, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews, grandparents, etc. Visiting them is considered worship, and associating with them is an excellent deed and can help resolve many difficulties. A wife should ...

The Rights of the Children and Parents

The Rights of the Children and Parents
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Principles of Islamic Political Theory

Principles of Islamic Political Theory
By: Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi In relation to philosophy and the Islamic political theory, it must be borne in mind that there are some people who accept all its principles, some who acknowledge some of them, and, some who accept none of them. Nonetheless, in a bid to elucidate and establish this theory, it is imperative to explain these principles. Since some of these principles are self-explanatory, we shall mention and explain them ...

Importance of Good Advice

Importance of Good Advice
Look before You Leap A Muslim once insisted upon receiving a special piece of advice from the Holy Prophet (s). He (s) replied, ‘Do you pledge to act upon it if I do?’ ‘Certainly! Ya Rasool Allah.’ ‘Are you sure you will act on it?’ ‘Absolutely! Messenger of God.’ ‘Do you promise to act on it?’ ‘I promise, Ya Rasool Allah.’ After repeating the question three times intentionally to make him realise the significance of the ...

Points of Interacting with Children

Points of Interacting with Children
1. Reminders and requests should be given with gentleness and softness so as not to create a barrier between parents and child. 2. If your child is respected, he/she is less likely to rebel against the rules of the house. Respect and good interaction between parent and child are the bases in forming the child’s character. It is narrated from the Prophet (s): “Respect your children and talk to them with (good) manners and a likeable ...

Principles of Reform in Society

Principles of Reform in Society
Every reconstruction-oriented movement in the world of Islam naturally comes into clash with many of the old habits and social customs prevailing in society, which with the passage of time acquire a certain amount of religious sanctity. The situation has so developed that apparently it is impossible that any large section of people would ever give up their old habits. A movement which wants to reconstruct society is faced with prejudice and ...

Whose New Year Is It?

Whose New Year Is It?
By Seyyed Ali Shahbaz Today is the 1st of January of the Gregorian calendar, a day celebrated as New Year in the West and in countries following the culture of their former colonial masters. Of course, January 1 is not the New Year of the Muslims. Neither has it any significance for any other religion anywhere in the world, such as Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Shamanism, Animism, and even Christianity. In other words, ...

Training of the Soul

Training of the Soul
By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi It has been narrated from b. 'Abbas that the Messenger of Allah (S) said, “That which is sent forth will be seen and that which is left behind will have the least benefit, and woe upon those people who have left things behind (which will be of no use to them in the next life) - that which they left behind was either an entitlement which they prevented others (from using) or was something worthless which they ...

Prying Into the Secrets of People

Prying Into the Secrets of People
By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani { …and do not spy on one another… } In the previous pages, it was mentioned that verse number 12 of Surah al-Hujurat discusses three different negative ethical traits in the following order: (1) Pessimism or not having trust in others; (2) Prying into the secrets of other people; (3) Speaking bad behind someone else’s back. The reason why the Qur’an has mentioned these three despised traits in this order is ...

The Expansive Earth

The Expansive Earth
By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari And the earth, We have made it a wide extent; how well have We then spread (it) out. (al-Dhariyat, 51/47) وَالأَرْضَ مَدَدْنَاهَا وَأَلْقَيْنَا فِيهَا رَوَاسِيَ وَأَنبَتْنَا فِيهَا مِن كُلِّ شَيْءٍ مَّوْزُونٍ {o} وَجَعَلْنَا لَكُمْ فِيهَا مَعَايِشَ وَمَن لَّسْتُمْ ...

The Virtues of the Midnight (Tahajjud) Prayers

The Virtues of the Midnight (Tahajjud) Prayers
Translated from Farsi into English by: Fatima Zabeth Beenesh إِنَّ الْحَسَنَاتِ يُذْهِبْنَ السَّـيِّئَات ...... These ayaat once again presents the importance of rising up and being engaged in the midnight prayer. And reading Quran in that period of time when the heedless people are drowned deep into their sleep. Hence we mentioned before prayers in the midnight particularly near the dawn and day break. ...

Two Views Concerning the Pleasures of This World

Two Views Concerning the Pleasures of This World
Man can construct a solid barrier against the danger of the dissolution of his inward personality only when he attains religious belief and certainty, the conviction that our sorrows and joys do not go to waste, that we are not advancing to annihilation, but are rather moving towards Him. In other words, our residence in this abode of clay is temporary, lasting only until the appointed day when the summons of resurrection arouses us from our ...

Knowledge and Wisdom: Islamic Viewpoint

Knowledge and Wisdom: Islamic Viewpoint
The word Riyaa is derived from Rooyat which means pointing to or showing of a deed. Man’s aim behind this deed is to attract peoples towards him. He does it in various ways: A – By his deeds or actions; for example, he prolongs his actions during namaz and makes his face appear fearful and courteous. B – By his words: For example, during his admonitions and sermons he tries to attract others towards his own person. C – Sometimes he makes ...