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Factors Stabilizing Cultures throughout History

Factors Stabilizing Cultures throughout History
Some cultures or cultural elements certainly seem more stable than others. Various theories have been proposed accounting for their stability, and it is quite useful to study them. First, we should keep in mind that some cultures have not at all remained firm due to their elements being general human virtual facts -in fact, they should be regarded as man's virtual elements “as they are.”Studying these cultures may make their scholars and ...

Contemporary Problems of Christian Theology in Islamic Thought

Contemporary Problems of Christian Theology in Islamic Thought
Theology begins with the question of God. This is true for all the major theistic theological traditions: Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Typically, the theologian assumes that his readers believe in the faith he intends to systematize, defend, and elaborate. He assumes that they know who God is, and believe in Him. His task is to rationalize this faith, first by demonstrating God's existence.In modern Christian theology, however, one finds much ...

The Historical Occasion of the Triumphant Victory of Islam over Christianity

The Historical Occasion of the Triumphant Victory of Islam over Christianity
24th Zilhajj 10th Hijrah is celebrated as the Eid al-Mubahila. On this historical occasion, Islam emerged triumphantly against Christianity. The historical event of Mubahila also reveals the exalted status of the Ahlul Bayt [Family of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)].This milestone event in Islamic history since then has assumed the status of Eid in the history of Islam.In the early days of Islam, Najran was a large centre of people in Yemen who had ...

Islam, the Last Manifestation of Revelation

Islam, the Last Manifestation of Revelation
From the first, Islam has said that it is the last message, and Muslims have accepted this fact with wisdom and with love, and have realized that Islam is the last manifestation of revelation, prophet hood and the culmination o I the former pure religions.Also, all Muslims, on the basis of ayahs in the Qur'an and hadith, believe that the Prophet of Is lam (S.A.) is the last Messenger of Allah who was the recipient of human leadership.The great ...

Destiny and Beyond It

Destiny and Beyond It
Husain ibn 'Ali ibn Sadiq al BahraniA Believer’s Conviction is Incomplete without Certain Merits Be informed that you are expected to emulate the Sunnah of your Lord, the most Exalted, the most Great, then the Sunnah of your Prophet (‘s), then the Sunnah of your Imam. Imam al-Rida (‘a) is quoted on p. 241, Vol. 2 of Al-Kafi as having said, ‘A believer does not reach the degree of conviction (iman) until he has acquired three merits: He ...

Hazrat Ali Asghar: The Youngest Child of Imam Husain (A.S.)

Hazrat Ali Asghar: The Youngest Child of Imam Husain (A.S.)
Hazrat Ali Asghar was the youngest child of Imam Husain. He was born only a few weeks before Imam left Madinah. His mother's name was Rubaab daughter of Imra'u'l Qais who was the chief of the tribe of Kinda.Rubaab had two children, Sakina and Ali Asghar. She and her two children accompanied Imam to Karbala. The fact that Imam took with him a newly born baby further demonstrates that his intention was never to engage in any armed rebellion.At ...

Did Janab Abu Talib die a believer?

Did Janab Abu Talib die a believer?
By: Sayyid Rida' Husayni NasabReply: From the viewpoint of the Shi‘ah, Abu Talib, the son of ‘Abd al-Muttalib, the eminent father of the Commander of the Faithful ‘Ali (‘a) and the uncle of the Holy Prophet (S), is among the people who believed in the apostleship {risalah} of the Messenger of Allah (S), and among his helpers and confidants in time of tribulations and adversities during the early period of Islam.The family ...

Etiquette and Codes of Prayer

Etiquette and Codes of Prayer
In accordance with the faculty of reason and on the basis of Islamic traditions, prayer too has its etiquette and codes; some of them will be described here, but firstly it would be appropriate to describe the realities of prayer as follows: What is Prayer, and What it Ought to Be?The literary meanings of phrase prayer means requesting in a humble manner. A little pondering about this definition would reveal: Because the reality of prayer is ...

Meaning of Ismat

Meaning of Ismat
By: Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi‘Ismat’ literally means 'Protection ' In Shia terminology it means ‘A special Grace (Lutf) of Allah to a person which enables the said person to abstain from sins by his own free will.' Such a person is called 'Maasum.’This Lutf (grace) does not make the Maasum person incapable of committing sin. He refrains from sins and mistakes by his own power and will.Here is an example which will ...

The Tragedy of Kerbala - Part II - Imam Hussain's Martyrdom

The Tragedy of Kerbala - Part II - Imam Hussain's Martyrdom
Part IAl Husayn, the blessings of God be on him, set out from Mecca to Iraq on the day of Muslim's (attempted) rising in Kufa, that is the day of Tarwiya, after staying in Mecca for the rest of Shaban, the month of Ramadhan, Shawwal and Dhu al Qada and eight days of Dhu- al-Hijja in the year 60 A.H. (680). During his stay in Mecca, peace be on him, a number of Hijazis and Basrans had gathered around him, joining themselves to his household and ...

The Message of Karabala

The Message of Karabala
The form of our gathering tonight is to show allegiance to the message and the conduct of the Ahl ul-Bavt. In every aspect of life there is an outer form and an inner meaning. Form and meaning are always connected, but not always in the right balance. We are gathered. as many others around the world are gathered. to remember the meaning of Imam Husayn’s martyrdom at Karbala. If we do not join the form of our commemoration with the meaning ...

The Historical Speech of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) in Ghadir Khum

The Historical Speech of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) in Ghadir Khum
This is the English translation of the speech of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) in Ghadir Khum. It is well written and documented with lots of references.O Allah! Send your blessings to the head of your Messengers and the Last of your Prophets Muhammad (s), and his ahlul-bayt.The Farewell Pilgrimage:Ten years after the Immigration, the Messenger of Allah ordered to his close followers to call all the people in all places to join him for last ...

Imam Ali (a.s.) ,First Youth To Accept Islam

Imam Ali (a.s.) ,First Youth To Accept Islam
Ali was born some thirty years after the birth of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He belonged to the most respectable family of Quraish, the Banu Hashim. His father "Abu Talib" was the real uncle of the Holy Prophet who brought him up after the death of the Holy Prophet’s grandfather. Ali’s mother was Fatima Daughter of Asad, who belonged to Banu Hashim. Ali’s patronymic name was "Abul Hasan".The Holy Prophet gave him another ...

Fadak: the property of Hadrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.)

Fadak: the property of Hadrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.)
Fadak is a controversial issue that has since the death of Rasulullah (s) created an open wound between the Sunni and Shi'a schools of thought. The best summary exists from Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 53, Number 325:Narrated Ayesha(mother of the believers),'After the death of Allah's Apostle Fatima,the daughter of Allah's Apostle asked Abu Bakr As-Siddiq to give her the share of inheritance from what Allah's Apostle had left of the Fai (i.e. ...

Some Useful Sayings of Lady Fatima al-Zahra (S.A)

Some Useful Sayings of Lady Fatima al-Zahra (S.A)
1- Allah made the obedience of Muslims to us (Ahlul Bayt) as discipline for the Ummah, and our leadership as safety from differences.2- Praise and Eulogy is for Allah for the blessing and bounties which He has bestowed. And thanks to HIM upon what He revaluated (to His servants) And Praise is for HIM upon the common boons and blessings which He bestowed upon His servants without their request And upon the comprehensive and complete blessings ...

An Account of Ya‘qub and Yusuf

An Account of Ya‘qub and Yusuf
Abu Hamza Thumali narrates through a correct chain of traditionalists that one day he performed the morning prayers with Imam Zayn al-‘abidin in a mosque of Madinah. After the prayers, Imam returned home. Abu Hamza Thumali accompanied the master. When they reached the residence Imam instructed his slave girl, Sakina, that she must serve meals to anyone who came begging to his door as it was Friday. Abu Hamza Thumali says that he asked, ...

Philosophical Pluralism in the Service of Humane Governance

Philosophical Pluralism in the Service of Humane Governance
ABSTRACTIn recent times, the American Philosophical Association has been exposed in a serious way to the issue of pluralism in philosophy curriculums in the departments of philosophy of American universities and colleges. This conversation brings to the fore the fact that what is at issue in the prospect of pluralizing American philosophy departments is not merely the matter of deciding the discipline's boundaries of intellectual formation ...

The Neoplatonist Roots of Sufi Philosophy

The Neoplatonist Roots of Sufi Philosophy
I didn't know you were the eye inside of me    You were a secret essence both in body and soul    I asked you show me a symbol of you in this world    Suddenly I realized you were the whole universe.This poem expresses the idea of the oneness of God-universe-human beings. It is possible that the belief of oneness of humans and God in sufism is carried from neoplatonism. In the trilogy of ...

The Dispute between Aishah and Ibn Umar

The Dispute between Aishah and Ibn Umar
Abu Jarih is reported to have said: I heard ‘Atà’ informing and said: ‘Urwah ibn al-Zubayr told me, saying: I and Ibn ‘Umar were leaning onto ‘A’ishah’s room, hearing the sound of brushing her teeth with the toothbrush. He says: I said: O ‘Abd al-Rahmàn, did the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessing be upon him and his Household) perform the ‘umrah in Rajab? He replied: ...

Marifat (recognition)

Marifat (recognition)
From our writing you can ascertain the importance of the value of love, but one can only love that which he recognizes. This recognition is called marifat.Description of Marifat (recognition)The description of marifat is to recognize one with those attributes which are only associated to him and not with any other. W e will make you understand by this example. Suppose two people are standing. Both are wearing black dress. One is wearing white c ...