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Law in Islam
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The Spread of Shi‘ism during the Period of Umayyad Caliphate

The Spread of Shi‘ism during the Period of Umayyad Caliphate
By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami In spite of severe strangulation and oppression perpetrated against the Shi‘ah during the Umayyad rule, the spread of Shi‘ism continued unabated. The reason behind this was the state of oppression of the family of the Prophet (S) which prompted the people to incline emotionally toward them, causing new individuals to continuously embrace the creed of Shi‘ism. This point was completely conspicuous during the end ...

Shi‘ite Muslims in the Last Decades of the Umayyad State

Shi‘ite Muslims in the Last Decades of the Umayyad State
By: Rasul Ja'fariyan The Shi‘ite Muslims under the Pressure of the Umayyads As previously mentioned, Umayyads had three obstinate foes, namely Kharijites who were of great trouble to them during various periods. Shi'ite Muslims who were in opposition to Mu'awiya from 'Ali's term on and thereafter Imam Husayn (a), the penitents, Mukhtar, Zayd Ibn 'Ali and Yahya Ibn Yazid ran wild against them. Moreover, Shi'ites's ideology especially its ...

Contributions of Islamic Scholars to the Scientific Enterprise

Contributions of Islamic Scholars to the Scientific Enterprise
Abstract This paper presents a discussion regarding the role that Muslim scholars played in the development of scientific thinking in the Middle Ages. It argues that the Muslims were not just the preservers of the ancient and Greek knowledge, but that they contributed original works to the different fields of science. They were inspired by the Islamic view of nature that is, mankind had a duty to ‘study nature in order to discover God and to ...

Irresponsible Attitudes of the Companions

Irresponsible Attitudes of the Companions
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Eid al-Mubahila; Its Historic Perspectivey

Eid al-Mubahila; Its Historic Perspectivey
Glorious Quran Chapter 3 Verse 61 says: And unto him who disputeth with thee therein after the knowledge hath come unto thee, Say! (O’ Our Apostle Muhammad!) ( Unto them ) come ye, let us summon our sons, and ( ye summon ) your sons, and ( we summon ) our women and ( ye ) your women, and ( we summon ) ourselves and ( ye ) yourselves and then let us invoke the curse of God on the liars ! This verse refers to the famous event of ' Mubahila ' ...

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 ...

Academics Discuss Problems to Study Islam

Academics Discuss Problems to Study Islam
Interpreting Islam edited by Hastings Donnan. Pub: Sage Publications, London, 2002. Pp: 196. Pbk: £18.95. By Laila Juma This small volume, fewer than 200 pages, is timely, coming soon after the September 11 attacks, which have brought Islam to the forefront of many minds in the West. Unlike many books rushed into the bookstores during the last few months, this is not an attempt to explain Islam to the uninformed (often by the uninformed); ...

Importance of Family Life in Islam

Importance of Family Life in Islam
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The Role of Women in the Victory of the Islamic Revolution

The Role of Women in the Victory of the Islamic Revolution
By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Khomeini The transformation undergone by women during the Islamic revolution A spiritual transformation took place, a change in attitude. With tenacious resolve, all segments of the population, from small children to older men, from small girls to older women, rose up together obeying the call to “rise up for God, it may be in pairs or it may be singly” (Qur’an 34:46), and stood fast. (252) 11 May 1979 (21 ...

Islam and the Family System

Islam and the Family System
Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi A sensible and well-balanced family system is the very foundation of a happy life. Indeed, it is the root of an advancing civilization. Religion comes to take human beings nearer to Allah. Therefore, it must create an atmosphere conducive to that ideal; otherwise, it cannot achieve its goal. No religion can be regarded as complete unless it has a well-defined code of family life which expressly shows the exact ...

The Threat of Nihilism: New Educational Opportunities?

The Threat of Nihilism: New Educational Opportunities?
ABSTRACT: If the educator is characterized by a willingness to stand for something and simultaneously willing to care for someone, then the philosophy of authenticity should help the educator out of the problems that the Enlightenment project and some of its critics have created. While our integrative authenticity should rescue us from despair, it should also correct the possible immobilism occasioned by the interpretation of some postmodernist ...

The Sovereignty of the Spirit

The Sovereignty of the Spirit
We are aware of two realities in our being: one the external compound that is our body, fully accessible to empirical science, and the other, consisting of thought and perception, love and affection, hatred, and conscience. These cannot be considered as a mere series of sensory needs or bodily reactions; they are beyond the scope of empirical science and cannot be measured by material criteria. They represent realities that are both different ...

Science and the Muslim Ummah

Science and the Muslim Ummah
Introduction One 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 ...

Celebration and Mourning according to the Shi`ah and the Wahhabis

Celebration and Mourning according to the Shi`ah and the Wahhabis
By: Muhammad Husayn Ibrahimi Celebrations and festivals The Wahhabis regard any kind of gathering for the passing away or birth of the awliya' as a sort of worship of the saints of God, equating it to the worship of idols: هِيَ نَوْعٌ مِنَ العِبَادَةِ لَهُمْ وَتَعْظِيمِهِمْ . It is a kind of worship and reverence to them.[1][102] In confirming their contention, they have pointed to the practice ...

Where Are Two Easts And Two Wests?

Where Are Two Easts And Two Wests?
By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja'far Subhani Question: What does the following verse denote? He is the Lord of two Easts and two Wests what is the meaning of this?[48] Answer: In the Holy Qur’an the mention of East and West is done in the form of dual also. (i.e. two easts and two wests) and in the plural form of also e.g. “But nay! I swear by the Lord of the Easts and the Wests that We are certainly able.”[49] At one more ...

The Essentiality of Employment and the Importance of Trade and Industry

The Essentiality of Employment and the Importance of Trade and Industry
By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba'i Endeavour and work are the base and foundation upon which the world of creation is established and these are the only guarantee for the survival of every creature. The Almighty Allah has equipped His creatures with suitable means with which they derive benefits and avoid losses. Man, who is the most astonishing and sophisticated design of creation, has more requirements than any other creature. Thus he ...

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 ...

Controlling Anger (Ghadhab)

Controlling Anger (Ghadhab)
By: An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini ...Muhammad ibn Ya’qub (al-Kulayni), from ‘Ali ibn Ibrahim, from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa, from Yunus, from Dawud ibn Farqad, who reports al ‘Imam al-Sadiq (A) to have said, “Anger is the key (that opens the door) to all kinds of vices.”[9][82] Exposition The great researcher Ahmad ibn Muhammad, popularly known as Ibn Maskawayh, in his book Taharat al-’a’raq, which is a fine book of rare ...

Islamic Morals

Islamic Morals
RESPECT TO PARENTSRespect to parents is a topic taught to many classes in the Madressa. By now you must have studied it many times, but in this note, an attempt is going to be to make you understand just how vital and important their role is in bringing up you the individual, and the society as a whole Allah has mentioned kindness to parents at 7 places in the Qur'an.Allah tells us in Qur'an (Surah 17, Ayat 23)"Your lord has commanded that you ...

Is Islamic Culture Compatible with Western Culture?

Is Islamic Culture Compatible with Western Culture?
If by “culture” here we refer to phenomena making man's logical mode of life understanding, objective and mentally enlightening, it is not only certainly compatible with Islamic culture, but also even encouraged and promoted by it. The criterion is, however, whether Western culture is capable of basing itself upon an objective man in an objective world or not.During the last decade of the twentieth century, hedonism and utilitarianism ...