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Friday 25th of May 2018

Kalam and Beliefs
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Science and the Muslim Ummah

Science and the Muslim Ummah
IntroductionOne of the distinctive features of Islam is its emphasis on knowledge. The Quran and the Islamic tradition (sunnah) invite Muslims to seek and acquire knowledge and wisdom and to hold men of knowledge in high esteem. Some of the Quranic verses and relevant traditions will be mentioned in the course of our discussion.At the outset we may recall a famous hadith of the Holy Prophet upon whom be Allah's peace and benedictions that has ...

Spiritual Fathers Are More Qualified For Kindness

Spiritual Fathers Are More Qualified For Kindness
    Spiritual Fathers Are More Qualified For Kindness Whatever has been mentioned till now concerns the biological parents; however the spiritual fathers or the guides of humanity are Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) and his Purified Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). All of us are spiritually related to them. In every circumstance their followers can be enriched by virtues and get protection from calamities. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) has informed, "I and Ali ...

The Importance of Abstaining From the Prohibited

The Importance of Abstaining From the Prohibited
  "Even if you stand for prayers like a tent peg planted on the ground and keep fasting till you resemble a dried stick and stoop like a bow, Allah will not accept any of your deeds till you have the piety to guard against the evil deeds."  (Iddatud-Dai) Sin is a Barrier to the Acceptance of Invocation (Dua) Tenth Tradition Hazrat Musa (a.s.) passed by a person from his followers who was in prostration. After completing his chore Musa ...

A Barrier for the Acceptance of Good Deeds

A Barrier for the Acceptance of Good Deeds
First Tradition Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said,  "To refrain from eating a single morsel of Haraam is, near Allah, more valued than the performance of two thousand rakats of recommended prayer." (Iddatud-Dai) Second Tradition Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said,  "To forgo a single dirham of prohibited money, is equal near Allah, to seventy accepted Hajjs."  (Iddatud-Dai) Third Tradition He continued:  "Strive more to perform good deeds. ...

Fear and Hope Are the Signs of Marefat

Fear and Hope Are the Signs of Marefat
In connection with actions of the hereafter Riyah consists of praying namaz to show-off. For example reciting lengthy chapters or lingering for a long time in Ruku or Sajdah. To pray namaz extremely slowly. Performing the wajib and the mustahab fast, Hajj and Ziarat, giving charity and feeding people so that one is regarded as pious. With regard to the worldly actions, it is to behave with people in consonance with their way of thinking and ...

Outward Piety and the Legal Point of View

Outward Piety and the Legal Point of View
Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.) says,  "If one intends to do a slender act with the sole intention of pleasing Allah, Allah causes this small deed of his to be manifested on a greater scale upon the people. (On the contrary) if someone performs the greatest of deeds which causes him physical tiredness and exhaustion due to wakeful nights, while his intention had been to acquire the praise of people, his deed would be reduced to a trifle by Allah ...

Breaking of Ties With the Muslim and the Kafir Relatives

Breaking of Ties With the Muslim and the Kafir Relatives
Arrogance Towards Poor Relatives is Qat-e-Rahmi The ones most guilty of Qat-e-Rahmi are the rich and affluent who do not acknowledge their connections with their poor relatives and deal with them with pride and arrogance, while they are gallant and kind to their wealthy relatives. To neglect one's duty and give importance to material possessions, contradicts the laws of Islam both in the letter and spirit. What is the Least Amount of Sileh ...

Sileh Rahmi With the Spiritual Father

Sileh Rahmi With the Spiritual Father
Sileh Rahmi With the Spiritual Father   We are indeed indebted to our parents for our physical, mental and spiritual development. But mankind could not have been guided right, without a spiritual father. The essence of spiritual guidance which consists of rules of conduct as approved by Allah have come to us only through the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and it was the sustained and unsparing effort of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) which guided ...

High Rewards and More Punishment

High Rewards and More Punishment
Whatever has been mentioned till now concerns the biological parents; however the spiritual fathers or the guides of humanity are Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) and his Purified Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). All of us are spiritually related to them. In every circumstance their followers can be enriched by virtues and get protection from calamities. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) has informed, "I and Ali (both) are the fathers of this Ummat." The spiritual ...

Love and Affection For the Children

Love and Affection For the Children
Just as it is Wajib for the children to respect, honour and fulfill the rights of their parents, it is incumbent upon the mother and the father to fulfill the rights, which the children have upon them. If the parents do not fulfill these rights, it would amount to Qate Rahmi (cutting off the relationships). Since children are the closest to parents it is a must to refrain from Qate Rahmi with them, and Qate Rahmi is a great sin, as would be ...

Sins Cause the Lesser Sins to be Overlooked

Sins Cause the Lesser Sins to be Overlooked
  Abstaining From the Greater Sins Cause the Lesser Sins to be Overlooked If one avoids the Greater Sins, the Lesser sins shall be overlooked. Allah, the Almighty, by His grace, excuses the Lesser sins. As it is mentioned in the following verse of the Holy Qur'an  "If you shun the Greater Sins which you are forbidden, We will do away with your smaller sins and cause you to enter an honourable place of entering."  (Surah Nisa 4: 31) The ...

Between mountains of fire

Between mountains of fire
The twenty-fourth Greater Sin is short weighing or cheating in business. This is recorded in the Holy Quran and the tradition of Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.) as related by Amash and the tradition of Imam Reza (a.s.) as reported by Fazl Ibne Shazaan. Imam (a.s.) says: "Decreasing (fraudulently) in measure and weight." (is also a Greater Sin). It is haraam for a seller to give less than the specified quantity or for the debtor to repay less than ...

Condition and disposition is like that of his beloved

Condition and disposition is like that of his beloved
It is narrated from Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.): "When you see a religious scholar in love of this world, do not consider him religious. Certainly one who loves an object, his condition and disposition is like that of his beloved. (It means that one who loves this world will not care for the Hereafter). Allah revealed upon Hazrat Dawood (a.s.) "O Dawood do not make an Aalim an intermediary between you and Me, who is involved in the love of this ...

Comprehensive Manifestation of Divine Glory

Comprehensive Manifestation of Divine Glory
It is a manifestation that includes all manifestations. Allah's names, Rahman (the Compassionate) and Rahim (the Merciful) are the manifestations of this manifestation. Because of his mercy and benevolence Allah has bestowed existence in the existing things. This is itself is a show of mercy and kindness. Even the existence conferred on the harmful and obnoxious things is a show of His favor, which is common to  all existing ...

World is A Manifestation of His Glory

World is A Manifestation of His Glory
The cause of all that occurs in the world is the manifestation of Allah's glory. Everything is from Him and everything returns to Him. No creature has anything of its own. If anybody claims to have anything of his own, he virtually wants to compete with the source of Divine light, while as a matter of fact even his life is not of his own. The eyes you have are not your own. The light of Divine manifestation has brought them into being. The ...

All Movements are the Names of Allah

All Movements are the Names of Allah
The praise you make of Allah is His name. When you go to the mosque after washing your feet, you go with the name of Allah. You cannot part with the name of Allah because you yourselves are His name. The beat of pulse, the throbbing of heart and the blowing of wind are all names of Allah. Perhaps that is what is meant by the names of Allah in this verse. There are many other verses in which the phrase: "With the name of Allah" has been used. As ...

Emembrance, Recollection, Evil thoughts

Emembrance, Recollection, Evil thoughts
  These three stages are of great importance for the purpose of achieving the objective. Many people who fail to reach their destination either stop at one of these stages or go astray while on their way to them. The dangers which these stages imply are idol-worship, star-worship, fire-worship and occasionally heresy, Pharaonism, claim of incarnation and identification with God, denial of being obligated to abide by religious injunctions and ...

Daily Verbal Recitation of Liturgies

Daily Verbal Recitation of Liturgies
  The amount and the method of the recitation of the verbal liturgies depend on what the preceptor advises. The liturgies are just like a medicine which may suit some and may not suit others. Sometimes it so happens that a spiritual traveler begins more than one liturgies of his own opinion, while one liturgy pulls him towards plurality and another towards unity. Their mutual clash nullifies the effect of both and they become totally ...

Preceptor and Spiritual Guide

Preceptor and Spiritual Guide
  The preceptors are also of two types: General and special. The general preceptor is he who is not responsible for guiding any particular individual. People seek his guidance considering him to be a learned and experienced man. The Qur'an says: Ask those who know if you do not know. Such preceptors can be helpful only in the beginning of spiritual journey. When the spiritual traveler begins to view the manifestations of the glory of essence ...

Seeking Allah's Guidance

Seeking Allah's Guidance
  The first thing that a spiritual traveller has to do is to inquire into various religions as far as possible so that he may become conversant with the unity and guidance of Allah. He should try to acquire at least as much knowledge as be enough for practical purposes. Having carried out this kind of investigation into the unity of Allah and the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet he will come out of the domain of infidelity and enter that of ...

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