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Law in Islam
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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 ...

The Equality of Believers in Islam

The Equality of Believers in Islam
Islam came with a universal concept of brotherhood. Its foundation is based on tawhi-d, the belief in One God. And its social program is also based on unity of the believers.Just as in tawhi-d, one first has to reject the false gods and then declare faith in the One and Only God, similarly, Islam rejects all artificial and man-made marks of distinction. No one can claim any superiority over the other based on race, colour, language or ...

The Relevance of Islamic Ideology in Human Sciences

The Relevance of Islamic Ideology in Human Sciences
Now, how should the influence of the culture and ideology of Islam be exercised upon the human sciences Should it be done in a revolutionary manner or in the way of a reform, or in a way different from either of these two If the question facing us is how to apply Islamic culture and ideology to the existing social sciences, the answer is clear.Let me ask another question. Why did we revolt Why did our Islamic nation revolt Some people say that ...

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. ...

Rules regarding will (Wasiyyat) and Inheritance

Rules regarding will (Wasiyyat) and Inheritance
Will (Wasiyyat)2703. A Will is purported to direct that after one's death, a certain task be completed, or that a portion of his property be given in ownership to someone, or that the ownership of his property be transferred to someone, or that it be spent for charitable purposes, or that he appoints someone as guardian of his children and dependents. A person who is to give effect to a Will is called executor (Wasi).2704. If a person who is ...

Ethical Pillars of Islamic Politics

Ethical Pillars of Islamic Politics
By giving nobility and validity to ethics and with the belief in the oneness of ethics and politics, Ima-m Khomeini- (r) endeavored in the course of various admonitions to the employees and officials of the [Islamic] system, to present a portrayal of his ideal ethical politics, or in other words, the Islamic politics.During the first decade of the Islamic Revolution in Iran it rarely happened that he did not emphasize, in his speeches and ...

An Introduction to Edward Said’s Orientalism

An Introduction to Edward Said’s Orientalism
Haroon KhalidAuthor: Edward W. SaidPublisher: VintageYear: 1994 Orientalism by Edward Said is a cononical text of cultural studies in which he has challenged the concept of orientalism or the difference between east and west, as he puts it. He says that with the start of European colonization the Europeans came in contact with the lesser developed countries of the east. They found their civilization and culture very exotic, and established the ...

Introduction to Islam

Introduction to Islam
The word "ISLAM" is derived from the Arabic words "salaam", which means peace and "taslim", which means submission. The follower of Islam is a Muslim. The word "Muslim" translated to English literally means "the one with peace". To the Muslim it has a greater meaning, Muslims believe that true peace is experienced only when Mankind acknowledges, obeys and worships the Creator, i.e. submits to the One God. So to the Muslim it means "the one who ...

Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shi'i Islam

Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shi'i Islam
This paper was presented at the conferences of Islam and Orthodox Christianity in the month of Sharivar 1373 (September 1994), in Tehran by the Center of International Studies and Culture.The history of the Shi`ah and Christian cultural relations is comparatively old. Of these relations may be mentioned inter-religious dialogue in the area of Kalam that took place in a spirit of complete mutual understanding. In the works of the Shi`ah this is ...

Rational Thought in Shi'ism

Rational Thought in Shi'ism
Philosophical and Theological Thought in Shi'ismIt has been mentioned before that Islam has legitimized and approved rational thought, which it considers a part of religious thought. Rational thought in its Islamic sense, after confirming the prophecy of the Prophet, provides intellectual demonstrations of the validity of the external aspect of the Quran, which is a divine revelation, as well as of the definitely established sayings of the ...

Islam Teaches Tolerance Not Hate

Islam Teaches Tolerance Not Hate
I begin in the name of God, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful Pakistani Brothers and Sisters! As you would remember, ever since I assumed office, I launched a campaign to rid the society of extremism, violence and terrorism and strived to project Islam in its true perspective. In my first speech on October 17, 1999, I had said and I quote; "Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence. I ...

Human Rights in Islamic Perspectives

Human Rights in Islamic Perspectives
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