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Thursday 14th of December 2017
Family and Its System in Islam

Right to Acquire Knowledge: Nahj al-Balaghah's Approach

Knowledge of the creation in general, and of this world in particular, is emphasized by Imam 'Ali ('a) in the Nahj al-Balaghah as a prerequisite for making use of freedom in the right direction and for the purpose willed by God. Knowledge, if used properly, helps man in winning God's favour and bartering his deeds with Divine Will, as the Qur'an declares:And among men is he who sells his self for seeking the pleasures of Allah. . .. (al-Baqarah: ...

Wall between People of Paradise and People of Hell

Another explanation of Araaf is that it is a wall, which will be erected between people of paradise and people of hell on Sirat as mentioned in Surah Al Hadid. The Lord of the Universe says: (0 My Dear Messenger!) On that Day, you will see the Faithful in such a condition that their radiance will enlighten their front and their side. (A voice will be heard): Good tidings to you for you will get the eternal paradise beneath which rivers flow. It ...

Heavenly Women and Houries

Since the greatest physical bounty in paradise are houries the Holy Quran makes a mention of them on various occasions. The houri is called a houri because it denotes a female having a fair body and Ten' means a large-eyed lady. As both these specialities are found in houries they are called Hourul Een. It also may be so because the whiteness in their eyes will be extremely white and the blackness extremely black and it will make them highly ...

Nahj al-Balaghah's Strong Warning against the Dangers of Worldliness

Renunciation in the Nahj al-balaghah:Of the frequent themes of the Nahj al-balaghah is strong warning against the dangers of worldliness. Our preceding discussion about zuhd (abstinence) and its aims also serves here to throw light on the meaning of worldliness; because, the zuhd which is strongly enjoined is the very opposite of the worldliness which is severely condemned. To define and explain any one of them is to define and explain the ...

Dead Coming to Life in the World

By: Ayatullah Shaheed Sayyid Abdul Husain DastghaibOn several occasions the dead do come to life in this world also. Just look at the vegetable world. You observe in the spring season that the trees become alive after their death due to drying up. They once again get a fresh rooh or life. The earth which had died also becomes alive. Fa Yh Yee…Mautihaa (Surah Room: 30, V: 24)On a number of occasions a dead man has also become alive again. ...

Sayyed Nasrallah: Hariri resigned under pressure by Saudi Arabia

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the country’s prime minister has been under pressure to resign his post. Hariri announced his resignation in a televised statement on Saturday, citing many reasons, including the security situation in Lebanon, for his sudden decision. He also said that he sensed a plot being hatched against his ...

Characteristics of the Shi'as of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S)

Imam Ali (A.S.): Our Shi'as are generous to one another within the intimacy towards us. They love each other in the light of attachment to us, and rush to visit each other in order to perpetuate our memory; they are the ones who, when outraged, would not inflict oppression and when pleased, would not practice extravagance. They are sources of blessing for their neighbors and will follow conciliation once they mingle with others.Nawf ibn Abd ...

The Relation of Soul with Grave Is Very Close

Muhaddis Jazaairi (r.a.) mentions at the end of Anwaar-e-Nomaaniyah: If you ask when souls live in allegorical bodies in Vaadiyus Salaam, why we have been asked to visit graves (for reciting Fatihaa and prayers)? And how do the souls understand that a visitor has arrived when they are not present in the graves? The reply is that it has been narrated form Imam Sadiq (a.s) that though the souls live in Waadiyus Salaam, their relations with graves ...

Trial of Bahraini Shiite cleric postponed for fourth time

Another ‘mass trail’ in Bahrain has been postponed to November 12 during Monday’s ...

10 Healthy Drinks That Won't Make You Thirsty

10 Healthy Beverages1- Butter Milk with Ice2- Yoghurt Drink3- Lemon and Mint Drink4- Tangy Water5- Rose Drink6- Cucumber and Musk Melon Drink7- Orange Juice8- Skimmed Milk9- Watermelon Drink10- Green ...

Do not Indulge in Drink

There are also some people of a balanced temperament who keep their drinking within limits. But it has been observed that even in such cases, both, physical and moral damage undoubtedly takes place and had they not taken even that limited quantity of alcohol, they would have been better people in every respect.In 1920 Smith and McDougal demonstrated experimentally that in the first stage of intoxication when the proportion in blood is less than ...

The Nicer Thing: Simplicity in Islam

One day our first Imam, Imam Ali (A.S) went to the market with his servant, Qambar. There he bought two shirts, one which was really nice and expensive and the other which was not as nice. When Imam Ali (A.S) returned home he gave the better shirt to Qambar and kept the other one for himself. Qambar told Imam Ali (A.S) that it would look better if he wore the nicer shirt as he was the leader of the Muslims (Commander of the Faithful) while ...

The Saddest Night

The night after the day of Ashura is called the Shaam e Ghareebaan. It was a very difficult time for all the family of Imam Hussein (A.S) when he had been killed, the evil men of Umar ibn Saad’s army started to loot the body of the Imam. They took everything: his armor, his clothes, his shoes, his sword, even the ring from his finger. Then Umar ibn Saad ordered his troops on horseback to trample the Imam Hussein’s body.Then they rode ...

Prophet Saleh

The tribe of Thamud was living happily in the land of Hajar which was located between Syria and Hejaz. They were enjoying the green gardens, big springs and rivers, the productive land and beneficial animals of this country. But gradually idolatry and corruption got over spread among the people of this tribe and consequently God appointed Saleh, a pious man of a noble and respectful family in Hajar, who was quite well-known for his knowledge and ...

Babies Who Spoke

“So relate the stories that perhaps they will give thought.” (7:16)History is filled with stories about miracles and happenings that we today consider ‘supernatural’. Each miracle serves a purpose and is suited to the circumstances it is in. Learning about these ‘miracles’ helps strengthen the attachment to our beliefs and principles.In this article, we discuss one phenomenon that today we agree is ...

Anti-Semitic Zionism

 Anti-Semitic "Zionism professes that Jews have exclusive right to my homeland. Any Jew has the automatic right to go to stay in" Israel. "My relatives, who were expelled in 1948, do not have that right. If that is not racism, What is it? " "I confess in all sincerity: when I saw on television the Israeli tanks on their way to Ramallah, an idea went through my soul in an involuntary and inevitable way: My God, how well you can see the star ...

Form of Democracy Acceptable to Islam

by : Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah YazdiThe second meaning of democracy has been accepted with certain conditions and qualifications. No legislative authority has the right to oppose the definite laws of Islam which is how we accept democracy. Meanwhile, concerning democracy as a method of solving differences, it must be said that as long as Islamic values are sufficient to solve differences, they shall take precedence, but in case of ...

The Hadith Transmitted by the Companions abou Mut'a

Adopted from the Book : "Temporary Marriage in Islamic Laws" by : "Sachiko Murata"3. The Hadith Transmitted by the CompanionsIn Sunni sources hadith have been transmitted from the Prophet showing that he banned mut'a during his lifetime. In most of the Sunni 'sound collections' (sihah), it is related from 'Ali that he said: 'Verily the Prophet of God banned the mut'a of temporary marriage and the eating of the meat of domesticated asses.'1 In ...

The Opinions of the Four Sunni Schools of Law about Mut'a

Adopted from the Book : "Temporary Marriage in Islamic Laws" by : "Sachiko Murata"The Opinions Of The Four Sunny Schools Of Law 1The general opinion of the four Sunni schools of law concerning the reason mut'a was permitted and then afterwards prohibited can be summarized as follows: At the beginning of Islam, the Muslims were in the minority and were often at war. Many of them were not able to marry and raise families, since they were ...

US offers $12mn reward for two Hezbollah senior officials

The United States has offered a $12 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of two senior officials from the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance ...