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Friday 28th of August 2015
Family and Its System in Islam

Bosnian Muslim Basketball player rejoices at lifting hijab ban

Rejoicing the decision to end hijab ban for basketball players, a Bosnian Muslim player has expressed happiness after receiving approval from the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to don her hijab during matches. "I am very happy. I have always fought for what I believe is right,” Bosnian professional basketball player Indira Kaljo said on Wednesday. Kaljo made her comments during her visit to the Turkish capital Istanbul, where ...

Sheikh Zakzaky: Iran is role model for nations in fighting global arrogance

A prominent Nigerian cleric praised Iran for its supports for the oppressed people around the world, saying that the Islamic Republic is a role model for other nations in the fight against the global arrogance. “Today, the Iranian people are the symbol of the fight against arrogance and oppression,” Ibrahim Zakzaky said in a speech, addressing a gathering of Islamic cultural activists in the holy city of Mashhad, northeast of Iran, ...

GLORIOUS HOUSE

GLORIOUS HOUSEThe companions of the Prophet [s] competed with one another to win the hand of Fatimah Al-Zahra [a], his only surviving child. They all knew the great status and high position she enjoyed in Islam. She was part of the Chosen Prophet [s], his beloved daughter, and the chief of Women of the World. The Messenger of Allah [s] turned down all his companions' offers to marry Fatimah [a].One day Imam Ali [a] was told of some of the ...

PUBLISHER'S WORD

PUBLISHER'S WORDImamate, which means leadership, is a principle of Islam that is probably one of the most debated and, at the same time, most misunderstood of all its principles. Even the word "Imam" has been taken on as a general term of leader, where, in Islam it has a very precise designation. The Imams of the Ahlul Bayt [a] were not leaders chosen by the people, although many times in order to take their rightful position among the ...

The Ninth Year after the Mission

The Ninth Year after the MissionNine years after our Master Muhammad's mission passed. The number of the Muslims increased. Umar bin al-Khattab was very sensitive.One day, he took his sword to kill our Master Muhammad [s]. He asked about him. It was said to him:He's with his Companions in a house near al-Safa Mount.So, Umar headed for him. On the way to al-Safa Mount, a man belonging to the tribe of Umar named Naeem came across and asked ...

The Birthday

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With Abu Jahal

With Abu JahalAl-Hamza set off for the hills overlooking Makkah. His strong horse was going up the sand hills. It was galloping along the valleys. Al-Hamza was looking carefully at the lovely scenery.The sky was blue and clear. The hills were covered with sunshine. So the grains of sand were glittering in the sun.Al-Hamza was thinking about our Master Muhammad's mission. His heart was with Allah's Apostle. He was repeating to ...

Read This, So that You Won’t Commit Suicide!

Introduction:To keep the human beings alive and to ban the individual and group suicide is only possible by an appropriate interpretation of human and of human knowledge.This article aims to compare the two declarations of the Islamic Human Rights passed in 1990 and the Western Human Rights passed in 1948.An interesting point is that Iran has joint both these international Declarations.In the Islamic Declaration, this point is being emphasized ...

Saving Human Life

Therefore, by comparing the points mentioned in the two Declarations, one could infer that:1. Several different points have been mentioned in a single article in the Western Declaration of Human rights and it is difficult to comparatively study them in accordance with the similar declarations.2. The international Declaration of Human Rights passed in 1990 talks about saving the life as long as God wants it; this means that no human power should ...

From Alavi Human Rights to Western Human Rights

For those even with limited information about Islam and Islamic history it is clear that “human rights” in view of Islam is not merely a passive and comparative issue. Today, we are not starting a discussion to present a similar school of thought as Islam in contrast with legal and political thoughts in the West, or just acquit ourselves of our backwardness. Rather, we will discuss such values and principles as human dignity, ...

Searching for scientific facts in the Qur'an

    Islamization of knowledge or a new form of scientism?IntroductionSome of the key events in recent Muslim history have been linked to imperialism. The abolition of Western colonialism resulted in varying degrees of political freedom for the Muslim world. In addition to the political freedom gained by the fall of direct imperialism, however, Muslim scholars have also been striving to gain intellectual freedom. This endeavor has ...

Qur"anic Outlook Regarding the "Heart"

Perhaps I need not explain here that in the language of literature and mysticism the term heart does not mean the organ situated in the left side of the human body, which pumps blood into the blood vessels. What is implied is the sublime and distinguishing faculty of the human soul, as can be readily understood from the following examples from the Qur"an and verses of Sa"di: Surely in that there is a reminder to him who has a heart ... (50:37)My ...

The Coming of the Universe into Existence

Until the mid-20th century, the prevalent view across the world was that the universe was infinite, had existed forever and that it will continue to do so for all time. According to this view, known as the "static universe model," the universe had no end or beginning. In maintaining that the universe is a collection of fixed, static and unchanging substances, this view has constituted the basis of materialist philosophy and has consequently ...

When Are We Allowed to Talk behind the Back of Others?

Talking behind the back of others is not a sin if it is:1. With the aim of justice,2. With the aim of prohibition of evil,3. With the aim of asking questions,4. About pseudo-scientists,5. About persistent sinners.All the people may commit sins every once in a while, as no one is innocent. People should not embarrass each other by talking about their mistakes and vices.For example, it is not a sin to talk behind the back of a person who refuses ...

The Reward for those who swallow their Anger

a) The first reward granted to those who swallow their anger is that they shall have protection on the Day of Resurrection.If Allah was to grant a person protection on the Day of Resurrection, which is also the day known as: The Day of Grief; The Day of Everything in the Open; The Day of Trepidation; The Day of the Great Fear; and The Day of the Distress, then is there any greater blessing or gift?!In the same way, if a person was to possess the ...

Anger is the key to all kinds of vices

Anger is a psychological state that results from inner agitation and desire for vengeance. And when this agitation becomes more violent, it intensifies the fire of anger. A violent commotion engulfs ones brain on account of which, the mind and the intellect lose control and become powerless. At that time, the inner state of the person resembles a cave where fire has broken out, filling it with flames and suffocating clouds of smoke that leap out ...

What is the Constitution of Self-Judgment?

Ethicists have referred to the constitution of self-judgment in such a detailed method that it might be difficult for some to implement. I, however, can brief the matter in two precise and simplified points: (1) First of all, to practice self-judgment properly, one must perform all the obligatory rites, such as the prayer, fasting, hajj, zakat, and the like. If such rites are performed properly, one must then thank God for so and hope for ...

To Respect One’s Parents

Parents have a high position, as they are responsible for giving birth to children and for raising them. That is why Islam has recommended people to always accord due respect to the parents:“And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did his mother bear him, and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command), "Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents: to Me is (thy final) Goal. “But if they ...

Truth is the beauty of speech and ground of success

Truth stands for the conformity between word and deed. It plays a great role in the lives of both the individuals and communities. Truth is the beauty of speech and ground of success. From this cause, the Islamic Sharia, ( 1 ) in both the Qur’an  and Sunna, ( 2 ) glorified and urged telling truth:“Those who have brought the truth and those who have acknowledged it are those who have fear of Allah. They will receive whatever they ...

How Our Prayers are Answered?

The reality of the prayer is that it is making a connection with the maker of the major decisions in the throne. That is, as Allah carries out his creation in the way He likes; so too is His foreordaining of things-weather abolishing or confirming them-is linked to the wish of the servant himself in regards to changing his fate! It is known that blocked ways are such in regards to us, the incapable mortals, not in regards to whom who has in His ...