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The Basis of Individual and Social Ethics

The Basis of Individual and Social Ethics
In his life, both personal and social, man is in need of a number of non-material objectives. Every social system requires a number of objectives which are common between individuals, without which social life would be impossible in its true sense. For, social life means co-operation and attainment of common goals, both material and spiritual. The common goals of some people may be material, such as commercial or industrial companies which are ...

The Basis of Social Co-operation

The Basis of Social Co-operation
The delicate feelings and emotions that illuminate the panorama of life in the form of various forms of kindness, help and assistance to one's fellow beings belong to the sublimest of human motives. It is this feeling that intensely affects the human heart on witnessing the sufferings, hardships and afflictions of others and prepares it for all kinds of self-sacrifice and self-denial. It is an undeniable fact that pleasure and pain, suffering ...

Apologizing to Others and Accepting an Apology

Apologizing to Others and Accepting an Apology
By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi The Prophet Muhammad (S) has said, “O' ‘Ali! My intercession shall not reach the person who does not accept the apology from another person - whether the apology is truthful or untruthful.” Asking forgiveness and also accepting the apology of a person who has come to you are both ethical and Islamic values. There are many people who perform wrong actions, however in their eyes, it is shameful to ask for ...

Ni’mah (Bounty) Always Refers to Wilayah (Guardianship)

Ni’mah (Bounty) Always Refers to Wilayah (Guardianship)
This is an excerpt from the book Shining Sun: In Memory of Allamah Tabataba’i; page 127-131. The book was written by a close friend of Allamah Tabatabaee as a tribute to him. The style of the book is a bit distinct, in the sense that part of it is the various transcriptions of conversations and discussions Allamah had with the author or other students. Below is a passage from the book where Allamah Tabatabee explains the relationship between ...

The Divine Invitation

The Divine Invitation
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The Theory of Necessity

The Theory of Necessity
The Theory of Necessity (Sadra’s theory in the interpretation of causality and its relation to human freedom) Before explaining the theory of necessity, it is noteworthy that the reason beyond calling this theory "The Theory of Necessity" lies in the fact that according to this theory the relation between cause and effect is both the relation of existence and that of necessity. The dispute between Muslim philosophers and theologians on all ...

The Shortest Road to Success

The Shortest Road to Success
For Obtaining Free Islamic Literature in 25 Languages Kindly Write To Below: In the scheme of creation, every being that comes into existence develops and grows in struggle and adversity right from the first day of its life until the time when it attains to the apex of its perfection. This is a law of nature that rules over all existents. Every person is inclined to select the shortest route to success in life and to get the fastest results from ...

Lessons in Islamic Ethics

Lessons in Islamic Ethics
Manners of Dressing People dress for a number of reasons 1. to cover themselves 2. to keep warm 3. to feel and look smart All these reasons are fine, but some people dress to show off and to look attractive so that other people can stare at them. This is not right since you are using the clothes to make other people gaze at your body. "If a person dresses up and prides himself over others by because of his clothes, a flame of hell overtakes him, ...

In Search of the Object of Devotion

In Search of the Object of Devotion
History of Worship Believing in a Divine Origin and worshiping Him is one of the oldest aspects of human life. Historical research conducted by archaeologists and anthropologists has revealed that even primitive humans who lived thousands of years before the first civilization was formed had deep religious and metaphysical beliefs, such as belief in divine spirits and life after death. It seems that from the dawn of history humanity has ...

Fighting Bad Habits

Fighting Bad Habits
Anger The state of anger is one of the most dangerous states that overtake man and if he is unable to control himself in this condition he is likely to become almost a lunatic whereby he fails to check himself. Consequently he commits such serious deeds that can put him to a life long shamefulness and restlessness. Islamic traditions have censured this state of mind. We suffice here with the following few: Imam Sadiq (a.s.) said: Anger destroys ...

The Place of Knowledge

The Place of Knowledge
In Book Two of the noble Mathnawi-, Jala-l ad-Di-n Muhammad Mawlawi- [Balkhi- ar-Ru-mi-] has a short and elegant story. An ignorant desert Arab has a sack full of grain and he wants it to load on top of his camel. But instead of dividing it into two, he takes another sack full of sand so as to balance the weight of the sack full of grain and load the two on both sides of the camel. Along the way, a sage man becomes his co-traveler and talks with ...

The Greatest Blessing

The Greatest Blessing
By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani {(The Bedouins tell you O’ Muhammad that) you owe them (a great deal) for their embracing (the religion of Islam). Say to them (O’ Muhammad, blessings of Allah be upon him and his progeny) that, ‘You are not doing me any favour by embracing Islam. In fact, it is Allah who has done a great favour to you by guiding you to the true faith. (Think about this) if you are people of truth.’} The services of the ...

Ziyarah of Imam Ali Naqi Al-Hadi (pbuh

Ziyarah of Imam Ali Naqi Al-Hadi (pbuh
Recitation of this ziyarah of holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh &hp)’s tenth infallible descendant Hazret Imam Ali Naqi bin Muhammad Al-Hadi (pbuh), who was born on 5th Rajab, is much rewarding. His holy shrine is housed in the holy city of Samra, Iraq. Peace be on both of you, O the representatives of Allah! Peace be on both of you,. O the decisive arguments of Allah! Peace be on both of you, O the light of Allah in the darkness of the (ignorant) ...

Dua Iftitah

Dua Iftitah
O Allah, I begin the glorification with praise of Thee; Thou, from Thy bounties, gives out freely the truth and salvation; I know for certain that Thou art the most merciful in disposition of forgiveness and mercy, [but] very exacting at the time of giving exemplary punishment and chastisement to wrongdoers, the Omnipotent in the domain of absolute power and might. O Allah, Thou has given me permission to invoke Thee and beseech Thee, so listen, ...

Dua Abu Hamza Ath-Thamali

Dua Abu Hamza Ath-Thamali
O' my Lord! Do not discipline me by Your punishment, And do not plot against me in Your stratagem (wa la tamkur bi fi heelatik). From where do I obtain the bounties, O' Lord, while none can be found except with You, And how can I seek salvation while it can be granted by none but You, Neither can the good-doer do without Your help and mercy, nor can the sinful one who offended You (when sinning), and displeased You, bypass the realm of Your ...

The Evils of Westernization

The Evils of Westernization
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Swallowing the Anger

Swallowing the Anger
By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim ShiraziThe Messenger of Allah (S) has said, “O' ‘Ali! I advise you (in regards to something) with a piece of advice, so then safe-guard this as you shall never be devoid of goodness as long as you have safe-guarded my recommendation. O' ‘Ali! Allah will grant the one who swallows his anger - while he is able to act out his rage - with protection and faith on the Day of Judgment whose pleasure the person will ...

Muslims And Astronomy

Muslims And Astronomy
[Precise observation and an ability to find new mathematical solutions to old problems were the two main strengths of Muslim scientists in the Middle Ages. Celestial mapping sprang from a religious concern: the need to establish correct coordinates of cities so that Muslims could determine the direction of Ka'bah - the qibla - towards which all Muslims face themselves in prayer five times a day. This need led to significant developments in ...

A Religious and Political Journey

A Religious and Political Journey
THE REPRESENTATIVES OF QURAYSH COME AND MEET THE HOLY PROPHETTHE PROPHET OF ISLAM SENDS HIS REPRESENTATIVETHE HOLY PROPHET SENDS ANOTHER REPRESENTATIVETHE RIZWAN PLEDGESUHAYL BIN 'AMR CONTACTS THE PROPHETHISTORY REPEATS ITSELFTEXT OF THE HUDAYBIYAH PACTGLAD TIDINGS OF FREEDOMLAST EFFORT FOR THE PRESERVATION OF PEACEEVALUATION OF THE PEACE PACT OF HUDAYBIYAHQURAYSH INSIST UPON CANCELLATION OF ONE OF THE CLAUSES OF THE PACTTHE MUSLIM WOMEN WERE ...

The Intellectual Unity of Muslims

The Intellectual Unity of Muslims
Taken from Al-Tawhid Quarterly Journal. Vol,15 No.1 Spring 1999.1) Freedom of Thought:Thought has been described as intellectual contemplation for gaining knowledge. A belief, which is the product of logical deduction, has been referred to as thought.In this essay we shall use the term "thought to mean both the mental effort of inspection and gaining wisdom, and also the convictions and results which are achieved by this effort.If thought in ...