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Monday 31st of August 2015
In Presence of Ustad

Prof Hussein Ansarian’s Messaage to the Muslims of Yemen

It is more than three hundred years that the Islamic world is dealing with the colonizing wolves who plunder their overflowing mines and kill thousands of men, women and children in cold blood and unfortunately instead of evicting the colonizers and paying attention to their own, the governments of the Islamic regions are slaves and agents of the colonialism helping the process of plundering of nations and killing the innocent. According to ...

What is the basic difference between spirituality in Islam and spirituality in Christianity?

The value and credibility of spirituality in every religion are connected directly to genuineness and validity of that religion itself. The religious sources of Christianity present such doctrines that are opposed to reason in such a stark way that even Christians themselves acknowledge not to mention the fact that the spirituality which emanates from such sources leads to numerous deviations. This is the basic difference between spirituality in ...

Are there any guidelines from the Ahlulbayt (as) suggesting any specific foods and diet for a child’s development apart from the mother’s milk?

We have at our disposal in the English language many ahadith (traditions) on the best practices and foods including duas, for the conception of a child and the duration it spends in its mother's womb. But are there any ahadith that you can shed light on in regards to the best practices for the first 2-4 years of a child's development? Have the Ahlulbayt (as) suggested any specific foods and diet apart from the mother's milk? Have they provided ...

Why do some people oppose mysticism and the mystics making reference to ahadith (traditions)?

Recently we see an overt propagation going on in some religious websites and weblogs against mysticism and the mystics. In these websites, prominent figures like Allamah Tabatabai, Hasan Zadeh Amuli, Mulla Sadra, Hafiz Shirazi and Rumi Balkhi are openly insulted and derogatory words are used against them. As they claim, they are using traditions and narrations in their websites to denounce the mystics. Kindly, guide me in this regard.Concise ...

Please define and explain vicious circle (daur) and infinite regression of causes (tasalsul)?

A vicious circle is a situation in which an attempt to resolve one problem creates new problems that lead back to the original situation. It is also a fallacy in reasoning in which the premise is used to prove the conclusion, and the conclusion used to prove the premise For example, "A" depends on "B" and "B" depends on "A". The conclusion is that "A" depends on "A". It is the circularity in argument or proof.There is no difference among ...

Good Mothers and Fathers

In a part of his book “ The Islamic structure of Family” Professor Hossein Ansarian has described the qualities of a good mother and a good father. This text is a cut. A wife and husband who are adorned with goodness and cleansed of vices are a source of peace and security for each other. They are a source of development, perfection and peace and quiet for their children. They are never indifferent to their offsprings’ needs: the parents ...

God's protection as a stronghold:

  The fact that God,The Almighty, never let men go astray  and never let them stay alone is a apart of every  single believer. This fact is well-established by Professor  Hossein  Ansarian  in his geat work “ the land of lovers” which is an exposition on Sahifeh Sajadieh. From his birth in this world until his departure, man is constantly confronted with all sorts of dangers and hazards which could easily destroy man if he is not ...

Sahifeh Sajjadieh: Set this treasure before your eyes

Speking on the notability of Sahifeh Sajjadieh, Professor Hossein Ansaryan in the preface of his book “ the land of lovers” gives a historical account of Sahifeh Sajjadieh and illuminates the importance of resorting to this guiding light.   Upon the completion of the Islamic knowledge (Gnosticism) which is a comprehensive and detailed explanation and interpretation, in twelve volumes, on the valuable, ethical-gnostic book called Mesbal ...

THE ADVENTURE OF THE AYATOLLAH HOSSEIN ANSARIAN REGARDING THE BARRIER

I, Hossein Ansayan, the writer of these lines( The land of lovers) together with a friend in the year 1345 on a Wednesday night entered Qum from the Jamkaran Mosque. The city of Qum was in complete darkness. Nobody was seen on the streets. We two were waiting for a taxi to take us to my house which was next to Ayatollah Hojjat’s home. By chance a taxi arrived. The face of the driver was completely different from others. He seemed to be a ...

The Rights of Wives and Husbands in Islam

The Rights of Wives and Husbands in Islam   Those are limits set by God: those who obey God and His Apostle will be admitted to Gardens with rivers flowing beneath, to abide therein (forever) and that will be the Supreme achievement. [Holy Quran: Nisaa 4:13] An Outlook on Family Rights The rights of wives and husbands are completely described in the Glorious Quran. When studying them one can recognize these mutual rights as being one of the ...

Responsibilities of the Head of the Household

Responsibilities of the Head of the Household   O ye who believe! Save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is Men and Stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who flinch not (from executing) the Commands they receive from God, but do (precisely) what they are commanded. [Holy Quran: Tahrim 66: 6]   Protect Yourself and Your Family From the Fire of Hell A verse in chapter Tahrim places an extremely ...

The Principles of Spirituality in the Family

The Principles of Spirituality in the Family   Help ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancour: Fear God: [Holy Quran: Maida 5:3] Spiritual Blessings Many blessings have been bestowed upon man by God to live a pure life, and only God knows the value of these blessings. Some of these blessings left for us are the intellect, the Quran, Prophethood, Imamat, religious scholars and the literature on ...

The Material Issues of the House and the Family

The Material Issues of the House and the Family   O ye people! Eat of what is on earth, lawful and good; and do not follow the footsteps of the Evil One, for he is to you an avowed enemy. [Holy Quran: Baqara 2:168] The Virtues and Vices of Wealth A man's need for property and wealth to manage his life's affairs, and especially with the burdensome responsibility of managing a family, is a completely natural need. Wealth and property, ...

The Aspects of Virtue in the Family

The Aspects of Virtue in the Family   The Prophet (Pbuh) said: Whoever marries and visits his relatives for the sake of God, God shall attend to him by placing a crown like that of the angels on his head. [Vasa'il, v.20, p.51, Al-i-Bayt Press] The Sincerity of One's Intentions These wise and important words have been reported on the authority of the Prophet (Pbuh): Whoever marries to please Allah and establish a family, God will adorn his ...

Security in Life

Security in Life   Whatever good, (O man!) happens to thee, is from God; But whatever evil happens to thee, is from thy (own) soul. [Holy Quran: Nisaa 4:79] The Good and the Bad Man is a creature consisting of the intellect, the heart, the soul and the body. Good and bad aspects exist for each part of man's being; all the good ones originate in God and all the bad ones originate in man himself. Nothing but benefits, goodness, mercy and ...

The Modest Covering and Woman’s Chasteness

The Modest Covering and Woman’s Chasteness Thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except... [Holy Quran: Nur 24:31] Veiling, or covering woman's beauty and protecting her from the evil eyes of the rude, lustfully corrupt and satanic men is a Quranic decree, a holy law, human duty and a moral affair. Islamic veiling, whose best form, is the long veil or chador being a reminder of that spring ...

Islamic Ethics in the Family Structure

Islamic Ethics in the Family Structure The Prophet (Pbuh) said: I recommend you to have good morality, since verily this will take you to heaven, and you should not be foul tempered since that will undoubtedly take you to Hell. [Vasa'il, v.16, p.29, Al-i-Bayt Press] The Value of Good Morality It is necessary for parents to consider a few things which are repeatedly stressed in the Holy Quran for the sake of themselves and their children. It ...

Hygiene in the Family Structure

Hygiene in the Family Structure For God loveth those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean. [Holy Quran Baqara 2:222] The Worth of Cleanliness and Hygiene in Islam Once the marriage takes place and the young couple start their mutual life with love and affection, they must attend to basic issues in life, and seriously avoid any indifference or sluggishness in this regard. One of these basic issues is ...

Islam’s Original Plans for Marriage

Islam’s Original Plans for Marriage And those who pray, "Our Lord! Grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous." [Holy Quran: Furqan 25:74] Marriage Negotiations When a marriage is being considered, it is customary among Muslims to conduct investigations about both families. Then they conduct negotiations to determine the conditions for the marriage and the wedding ...

Do not Marry Such Women

Do not Marry Such Women As you read, Islam does not allow us to marry off our daughters to several groups of people including the corrupt, the stupid, the ill-tempered, and the alcoholics. Thus by prohibiting such marriages, a woman's respect and honor are safeguarded. In the same manner, Islam prohibits the marriage of young noble, believing men with those women who do not meet divine and Islamic conditions. There exist many important ...