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The Tools of Revolution

The Tools of Revolution
Fatima (s) flew by the wings of her sacred thoughts to the horizon of her past and the world of her great father ,which turned , after her father joined his lord ,to a shining memory in her soul. It supplied her every moment with feelings,sympathy and education.It roused in her joy and ease. Even if she was late after her father in the account of time.She did not separate from him in the account of soul and memory. So she had inside her an ...

All Prophets and Messengers Warned People

All Prophets and Messengers Warned People
All Prophets and Messengers Warned PeopleBy Shaheed DastghaibAfter understanding this logical problem, now we say that one lakh twenty-four thousand (1,24,000) Messengers and Prophets came to the world and all of them unanimously warned the human world of a danger saying: “O People! All of your words and deeds are being constantly and instantly being recorded. God has appointed two angels for every person. Whatever good or bad you do, they ...

Sources of Islamic Law

Sources of Islamic Law
  Law is a body of definite rules and regulations which have the force and authority recognized socially, and which determine the rights, obligations, limits and responsibilities of everyone living in a particular territory. All, whether high or low, have to abide by these rules and regulations and to accept the consequences of violating them. Sources of LawWho fixes these rights, obligations and limits?In this respect all the laws of the ...

The Role of the Jurist in Different Areas of Jurisprudence

The Role of the Jurist in Different Areas of Jurisprudence
By: Sheikh Mansour LeghaeiIn this chapter we will conduct a quick survey in different areas of jurisprudence. As you will see, the survey shows:1) The necessity of the existence of a legislative ruler (al-Hakim al-Shar’) in order to implement the divine laws, and that:2) Governance is part of the system of Islamic jurisprudence.1- Prayera- Congregational prayers: Islam has emphasised on congregational prayers even in the battle lines, in which ...

Punishment for Theft in the Islamic Laws

Punishment for Theft in the Islamic Laws
Sin which is certainly a Greater one is stealing or thievery. Imam Riďa (a.s.) has included stealing among the Greater sins according to the tradition reported by Fazl Ibn Shazān. Amash says that Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has related from the Holy Prophet (S) that he said, “A believer cannot commit fornication and a believer cannot steal.” (Wasa’il ul-Shia)Thus one who fornicates or steals is not a believer. Such a person is devoid ...

Usurpation (Ghasb)

Usurpation (Ghasb)
Usurpation means that a person unjustly seizes the property or right of another person. This is one of the major sins and one who commits it will be subjected to severe chastisement on the Day of Judgement. It has been reported from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) "that whoever usurps one span of another's land, seven layers of that land will be put round his neck like a yoke on the Day of Judgement". 2554. If a person does not allow the people to ...

Treaty of Hudaybiya (627 A.D.)

Treaty of Hudaybiya (627 A.D.)
On the first day of the month of Thul-Qi’dah, of the same year, 5 A.H./March 27, 627 A.D., a month in which no fighting was to take place according to the ancient Arabian custom, the Prophet saw in a dream that he and his followers were mcircling the Ka’ba and performing all the rituals of the pilgrimage. The next morning, he communicated his dream to his followers who were very glad to have such good news. Particularly happy were the ...

The Divine Rights in Islam

The Divine Rights in Islam
    Rights vary from one to another according to values of favors. A friend has his own familiar rights that are a degree lower than these of the affectionate brother who joins the tie of relation to the tie of kindness. The right of the brother, in a like fashion, comes after that of parents, because of their superior favors to sons.Through such standard, we can realize the grand value of the divine rights that excel any other rights, ...

The Flexibility of Islamic Laws

The Flexibility of Islamic Laws
Another matter which should be made clear is that Islamic thinkers believe that within Islam there is a enigmatic secret which enables this religion to adapt to and improve according to the advance of time. They believe that this religion is in harmony with the forward movement of time, with the development of learning, and with the changes that arise from such development. Now we must see what this secret is. In other words, we have to look ...

Shi‘a Ideology’s Practicality

Shi‘a Ideology’s Practicality
By: Sayyid Lutfullah Safi al-GulpayganiQUESTION: Keeping in view the fact that aside from the short five-year period of Amir al-Mu’minin (peace be upon him), the administration of society was not in the hands of the Imams (peace be upon them), to what extent is the system of religious government according to the Shi‘a view practicable and able to be implemented in society?ANSWER: Shi‘a thought is a logical school that has and has always ...

The Weighing of the Human Deeds

The Weighing of the Human Deeds
Every sect has interpreted the meaning of Meezan according to their own views. Some opine that the deeds shall literally be weighed. While some say that the deeds shall be given a physical form and then weighed. The good deeds shall be given a beautiful face, while the evil deeds an ugly one. Allamah Ne'matullah Jazaeri in "Anwar-i No'maniyah" says, that according to trustworthy and consecutively transmitted reports it clearly proves that the ...

The Principles of Jurisprudence

The Principles of Jurisprudence

Ethics and Politics Relationship

Ethics and Politics Relationship
Politics has two faces—a smiling face that gives glad tidings of prosperity, power and authority, and a furious one that calls to mind power struggle, power worship, and injustice. It is owing to this that politics is likened to Janus,[329] the first mythological king of Latium.[330]The gods had bestowed the king with such powers of clairvoyance that he would see the past and the future in unison. It is for this reason that they used to ...

Corporate Sponsored Education: The Limits Of Social Responsibility

Corporate Sponsored Education: The Limits Of Social Responsibility
The business sector increasingly subsidizes financially challenged institutions. Representative examples would include health care, major sports arenas, and penal facilities. Among the recent beneficiaries of corporate largesse are schools. Such assistance blurs social roles and raises serious moral concerns, especially those of moral agency. Education, more so than other social institutions, determines the kind of citizen and moral character a ...

One Muslim has seven rights over other Muslims

One Muslim has seven rights over other Muslims
A person told to Imam Ja'far As-Sadiq (as), O Imam (as)! A person holds the Shi'a Faith and is a firm believer. But he has gone into reclusion and doesn't meet his friends and relatives.The Imam (as) said, "How will he learn about the matters of Religion if he runs away from company of people?" Then the Imam (as) added, "O people! You must regularly offer prayers in congregation at the mosque. You should try to meet pious and good persons. In ...

Science and Medicine in the Light of the Seerah

Science and Medicine in the Light of the Seerah
Since the importance of leadership of the ulama is demonstrated in the Islamic resistance movements throughout the history of colonization, lately by Imam Khomeini and currently by many, including Sheikh Ahmad Yaseen and Sayyed Hasan Nasrullah, the project of undermining traditional and committed ulama has become a necessity in the Western agenda. Because they will continue to be the real challenge to the West, the aim is to delegitimize them. ...

About Prohibition of Music

About Prohibition of Music
On Ghina or song the opinion of all the Shi'a jurists is united that it is haram because the singer is termed a person destined for the Hell. Therefore Ghina is considered a major sin in Shi'a Islam.Ghina is Haram in all the schools of Sunni jurisprudence too. The only exception is that of their Sufi cult.Imam Ja'far As-Sadiq (as) says that the house in which songs are heard will be the abode of misfortunes, the prayers made from there will not ...

Spirituality in Modern Philosophy

Spirituality in Modern Philosophy
The Crisis of Reason and Religion During the Enlightenment period in the 18th century, many of the structures that had previously dominated European life were rapidly being eroded by the pressures resulting from the mercantilism that took hold during the previous century. With trade and colonialism came an often distorted awareness of other ways of life that inspired many to question what had been considered absolute truths of morality, ...

The Chapters and Titles in Fiqh

The Chapters and Titles in Fiqh
As mentioned earlier, the range of topics covered by Fiqh is very wide. It is therefore necessary to briefly acquaint oneself with the chapters and headings of these subjects. The only subjects which are outside the pale of Fiqh are the fundamentals and the Islamic ethics. It must be noted that the classification of the subjects under Fiqh was first organised by Muhaqqiq Hilli in his famous work 'SHARAE', and later, 'SHAHEED-E-AWWAL', glossed ...

Just Social System in Islam

Just Social System in Islam
We have made you (the true Muslims) a balanced nation, so that you could be an example for mankind(Surah al‑Baqarah, 2:142).What the Qur'an expressly desires is that the Islamic society should be a model for all those who want to lead a healthy and happy life. It should be a living testimony for the exalted principle that the way to live a healthy life and secure justice and fair‑play is not closed to human beings. It is they themselves who ...