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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 ...

Etiquette of Walking and Riding in Islam

Etiquette of Walking and Riding in Islam
Imam Ali (a.s) said: “ Walking fast takes away the believer’s brilliancy.” [Reference: Al-Bihar Ch.73, pp.301] The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “ Ladies must not use the middle of the road, but rather its sides.”[Reference: Al-Bihar Ch.73, pp.302] The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “ Do not use mosques as roads (short cuts) until you have performed a two-units prayer in them.” [Makarim al-Akhlaq] The Prophet (s.a.w) said: “ Part of a Muslim’s ...

The Subject Matter: Ill Nature

The Subject Matter: Ill Nature
THE PROPHET OF ISLAM:"THE PERFECT EXEMPLAR"We all know that one of the most important factors of Islam's advancement was the perfect conduct of the Prophet of Islam (SAW). This fact is stated in the Glorious Qur'an where Allah Says:"And had you been rough, hard-hearted, they would certainly have dispersed from around you." (3:159)The Prophet of Allah (SAW) treated all people equally. His deep and indescribable love for humanity was perfectly ...

Islam’s Ideal Form of Democracy

Islam’s Ideal Form of Democracy
By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah YazdiAs to which of these administrative forms is acceptable to Islam, we have said earlier that if democracy in legislation means that whatever is approved by the majority of people—that is, 50% plus 1—is a credible, official and binding law even if it were against the text of the Qur’an, then Islam does not accept such democracy in legislation. Islam that has its own explicit laws in various ...

Socialism and Communism

Socialism and Communism
By: Ayatullah Muhammad Baqir as-SadrIn socialism, there are many creeds the most famous of which is the socialist creed, whichis based on the Marxist theory, and argumentative materialism, which is a certain philosophy of life and a materialistic comprehension of it according to the dialectical method. Dialectical materialists have applied this dialectical materialism to history, sociol­ogy and economy. So, it has become a philosophical ...

How to Live by the Shari'ah?

How to Live by the Shari'ah?
By: Sayyid Muhammad RizviThe Muslims during the days of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) lived by the shari’ah by following the Qur’an and the sunnah. Sunnah means the example of the Prophet.Was not the Qur'an enough on its own? The Qur'an is a book of guidance which was sent for the entire human world till the end of time. As such, it only deals with the general issues and mentions only the basic principles underlying the Muslim way of ...

The Tendency of Rationalizing The Shari’ah Laws

The Tendency of Rationalizing The Shari’ah Laws
By: Sayyid Muhammad RizviWhy we have to pray five times a day? Why dogs and pigs are regarded as ritually impure animals? Why an animal slaughtered un-Islamically is forbidden and ritually impure? These are but a few of the many ques­tions asked by our youths about the shari' ah laws. They want to rationalize every law of the shari'ah; they want to know the reason and purpose of the legislation of these laws.This chapter deals with this ...

Faith Depends Upon Knowledge

Faith Depends Upon Knowledge
An Expression of FaithHazrat Abu Talib (‘a) took the Holy Prophet (s) under his protection after his (s) grandfather died. He also happened to be the Chief of the Elders of the Quraysh of Mecca.The Quraysh were constantly warning Abu Talib (‘a) to control his nephew from spreading monotheism and deriding their gods, but he would silence them in his own courteous, but firm, manner. Islam went on spreading from household to household, ...

Different Methodological Approaches to Spirituality

Different Methodological Approaches to Spirituality
By: Mohammad Ali ShomaliIn this paper we will review and briefly discuss different methodologies among Muslim scholars in studying spirituality in general and morality (akhlaq) in particular. In general, we can classify the attitudes of scholars into three main approaches:o The Philosophical Approacho The Mystical Approacho The Scriptural or Text-Based ApproachThe Philosophical ApproachMany Muslim scholars have found the outlook of some Greek ...

Bayt al-Mal and the Distribution of Zakat

Bayt al-Mal and the Distribution of Zakat
Ghulam Husayn AdeelDivine justice and the problem of evil is a fundamental question and one of the most discussed topics among theologians and philosophers in the last two thousand years. The most important reason for this attention given to the subject is that human beings have always been faced with natural and moral tragedies.Consequently, some philosophers have doubted God’s justice; others have denied the existence of God or believed ...

Divine Justice and the Problem of Evil

Divine Justice and the Problem of Evil
Ghulam Husayn AdeelDivine justice and the problem of evil is a fundamental question and one of the most discussed topics among theologians and philosophers in the last two thousand years. The most important reason for this attention given to the subject is that human beings have always been faced with natural and moral tragedies.Consequently, some philosophers have doubted God’s justice; others have denied the existence of God or believed ...

What Is The Purpose Of Creating The Heavens And The Earth In Six Days?

What Is The Purpose Of Creating The Heavens And The Earth In Six Days?
By:Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja'far Subhani Question: The Almighty Allah says in Qur’an: He is your Lord, who created the heavens and the earth in six days.[45] Here what is meant by six days, when at that time day and night did not exist? And besides why Allah did not create them in one stroke? Answer: This question is based on two parts. First that, what is meant by six days, whereas in the earlier age there were no ...

The Signs of God in our Daily Life

The Signs of God in our Daily Life
By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim ShiraziPretend that a friend has come from a trip and has brought a book as a present for you. He says that it is an excellent book, because the author of this book is full of information by a very great scholar, who is accurate, an expert and a genius in his own field.You will most certainly not study this book carelessly. Rather you will concentrate on every sentence and even the choice of words made and if there be a ...

Understanding of the creation of the world

Understanding of the creation of the world
By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi We all want to know, in truth: Did this elevated heaven, with its beautiful stars, this extensive earth, with its heart-rendering views; these various creatures; beautiful birds; various kinds of fish, the seas and flowers; the blossoms, plants, abundant trees, whose tops reach towards the heavens; did all of these things come into being of their own free will or were all of these wonderful forms painted by an ...

The Duty of Man towards Himself

The Duty of Man towards Himself
By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba'iNo matter what policy or course of action man pursues in his life, indeed he looks after nothing but his happiness and prosperity. The recognition of the happiness of something is of minor importance with regard to-the recognition of the thing itself; that is, unless we know ourselves, we will not know our actual needs whose fulfillment provides us with happiness. Therefore, the most essential duty of ...

Optimism, Trust and Peace of Mind

Optimism, Trust and Peace of Mind
By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi LariMan needs stability more than any other thing in his unstable life. Those who engage themselves struggling to achieve goals without being equipped with the weapon of stability face failure and defeat . In fact, as one’s responsibilities increase, his need for stability and assurance also increases. In light of this fact, it becomes the duty of everyone to learn how to avoid anxiety and revert to ...

Radical Self-Love

Radical Self-Love
By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi LariCoveting material things is a basic human nature. It is an instinct that was implemented in man on the day he was born. It is the motive which allows him to struggle continuously and preserve himself. As a result of this instinct, we notice that man avoids that which harms him and is attracted by advantageous matters. Therefore, he is a hostage of the psychological phenomenon when he advances. This ...

Lying, the Position of Manners in Society

Lying, the Position of Manners in Society
By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi LariManners are an essential factor in societies and in the perfection of nations. Manners were born as a part of humanity. No one denies the vital role that manners play in bringing peace, happiness, and felicity, to man’s spirit; nor does anyone doubt their useful and decisive influence in strengthening the fundamentals of the integrity of conduct and thinking on both the social and public levels. Can ...

The Faithful Tested with Calamities

The Faithful Tested with Calamities
By: Second Martyr, Sheikh Zayn ad-Din Ali ibn Muhammad al-Jabil AmiliTranslated from the Arabic by Yasin T. al-JibouriOne who is afflicted by a calamity should remember that calamities, trials and tribulations are all sent by Allah to those about whom He cares, those whom He likes and towards whom He directs His attention. Before one confirms this reality by looking into the Qur'an and Sunnah, he must observe those who are afflicted in this ...

Satanic Insinuation

Satanic Insinuation
An Exposition of Hadith by Imam KhomeiniThrough my continuous chain of transmitters reaching up to the shaykh of the traditionists and the best of them, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni (M) who reports from Muhammad ibn Yahya, from Ahmad ibn Muhammad, from Ibn Mahbub, from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sinan, who said: I mentioned to Abu ‘Abd Allah (A) a man who was troubled by waswas in his wudu, and salat, adding that he is a man of ...