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Wednesday 18th of January 2017
Family and Its System in Islam

The Ahlul Bayt (A.S) in the Holy Quran and Hadiths

The best way to introduce the Ahlul Bayt to the Muslim nation is to recall what the Noble Qur’an says about them. Several verses of the Noble Qur’an refer specifically to the virtues of the Ahlul Bayt and their outstanding position in Islam.Whenever the Noble Qur’an refers to the Ahlul Bayt, it refers to a specific group of people who were related not only by blood, but more importantly, by ideology and faith to the Prophet. ...

Marriage

Foreword:This is a compilation of knowledge and advice given by various great scholars and teachers, including one of the top students of Allameh Tabataba'ee (the author of ''Al-Mizan''), on the subject of marriage. These invaluable suggestions and recommendations were noted by my former roommate, a current Talabeh (religious student) named Yusef Toureh, from Turkey. He is amongst the best foreign Talabehs in Qom today. This priceless ...

Importance of Early Marriage in Islam

A Social, Cultural, Educational & Religious E-Forum Under the Facilitation of the World Federation of KSI Muslim Communities Issue No. 07-06, May 26, 2006 / Rabi' al Thaani 27, 1427 AHThe institution of marriage has been given tremendous importance in Islam. Generally, in the terms of jurisprudence it is highly recommended, but in many cases due to extraordinary circumstances, it becomes obligatory and a religious duty. For instance, ...

How Do You Look at Marriage?

The Western culture has a big impact on the youth of today, but Islam has provided a way to keep us on the right path. It has strongly recommended early marriage. All the problems of today can be solved with this simple step. It is said that the Holy Prophet was proud of the fact that Islam has made it easy to get married. Have we not turned this around? Traditional Muslim wedding most parents today view marriage through the glass of culture and ...

US, Australian hostages appear in Afghan Taliban video

An American and an Australian have appeared in a Taliban hostage video, five months after they were kidnapped from ...

Ayatollah Javadi Amoli: Cinema, best means to promote divine teachings

Ayatollah Mortadha Javadi Amoli received a group of Iranian cultural activists at Isra International Foundation in Qom on Saturday, January 14. During the meeting, Ayatollah Javadi asserted, "The best form of art is created when the artist is self-aware of his or her entity. No piece of art would be created unless the artist is fully aware of their potentials. Any act of art must be intended to last forever; If the artists sincerely believe so, ...

Fresh fears over UK links to Bahrain’s ‘torture prisons’

The visit is fresh evidence of the growing and often secret relationship between security officials in the two countries that has developed despite repeated allegations of torture in Bahraini detention centers. On Friday, it emerged that a controversial multimillion-pound program of support for Bahrain’s security and justice system was being bolstered by a further £2m of British funding, despite the Persian Gulf state reversing ...

Verses 1-6

(1) قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ(2) مَلِكِ النَّاسِ(3) إِلَهِ النَّاسِ(4)مِن شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ(5)الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاس(6) مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَ النَّاسِIn The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful1. Say: I take refuge with the Lord of Mankind,2. The King of Mankind,3. The ...

Education in Islam

1) Importance of EducationIn a society where religion and knowledge in general and science in particular do not go hand in hand, it seems necessary to briefly describe the position of Islam vis-à-vis knowledge, Islam, in theory as well as in practice, has always promoted knowledge. Distinctive mark of human beings over the angels is knowledge:"And Allah taught Adam all the names…” (2:31)The first verses of the Quran began ...

Health and Wellness in Islam

Being active and to exercise is not only acceptable in Islam but also recommended. Part of the instructions given by the Prophet and the Imams (A.S) about upbringing of children is the issue of physical exercise. Swimming, for example, has been greatly encouraged in our religious literature.It is a way of life which encompasses all aspects of human life: spiritual as well as physical, personal as well as communal, physical health as well as ...

Visitors to New Delhi book fair receive free Quran copies

Several stalls at the ongoing World Book Fair in New Delhi have books on Islam to communicate the true meaning of the religion and in a bid to spread peace. Among the books on display are "What is Islam" and "Leading A Spiritual Life". Islam-A Complete System for Life is the hall stocking Islamic books. It also conveys the message of Islam through the digital medium. The organizers admit there is less footfall as compared to other halls but ...

Effects of Music on the Nervous System

Imam al-Sadiq (A.S) said: 'Music engenders hypocrisy.'[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 79, p. 241, no. 7]The biologists and the life scientists have defined two types of nerves. They are the principal nerves and the arterial nerves. The principal nerves stretch from the neck to all vital organs. The arterial nerves spread from the main nerves to all parts of the body.The secondary nerves are connected to outward parts of the body and convey the messages to ...

The Great Challenge

The Great Challenge to Produce One Chapter like the Chapters of the Holy Quran God has said in the Quran:And if you are in doubt about what We have revealed (the Quran) to Our worshiper (Muhammad ), then produce a chapter like it, and call your witnesses (supporters and helpers) besides God if you are truthful.  And if you do not do it, and you can never do it, then fear the Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones.  It has been ...

Investing for the Hereafter

Zubaydah was the wife of Haroon al-Rasheed, the Abbasid Caliph and also a secret follower of Imam Kazim (A.S), Being the wife of the caliph and by virtue of being a queen, she was the most important woman of her time.It is related that:One day Zubaydah was reciting the Holy Quran when she came across the verse which reads:“You shall never attain righteousness until you spend (in the cause of Allah) of what you love (most)…” ...

A Life of Purpose

Every so often, we are shocked by the death of a young member of our community. We experience a short-lived rush to perform extra prayers, but the effect goes away quickly. Instead, we must learn to effectively reflect on our lives. Every day, we witness the deaths of people around us, but we pay minimal thought to the day when others will witness our death.Attempts to speak about death are usually suspended by those who feel uneasy hearing ...

Allah's Confidential Talk To Prophet Moses (A.S)

The following are Allah's confidential talks to Moses (A.S) the prophet, son of Imran.1- O’ Moses, do not have a long expectation in this world lest your heart will be hard. The hard-hearted are far away from Me. Deaden your heart with fear (of Allah). Your dress should be worn - out but your heart should be fresh. You should be unknown by the people of this earth but well-known for the inhabitants of the heavens. Cry to me, for the plenty ...

Mosque members help homeless in Orange County, California

"What a great way to spend the first day of the year,” the Golden West College student said.At least two dozen of the male members of her youth group were sweating it out on the basketball courts on a sunny, crisp morning, holding their first charity basketball tournament to benefit the homeless.The women were getting hygiene kits ready and preparing for a bake sale, barbecue, henna art sessions and later, a pingpong game. All proceeds ...

Saudi Shiites take to the streets to mark Sheikh Nimr execution

Hundreds of Shiites from al-Awamiyah village in Qatif region of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, took to the streets to mark the first anniversary of the execution of prominent cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi regime. The rally started from Shahid Khalid guest house and participants carried signs of Sheikh Nimr and chanted “He is always alive”, Tasnim reported. They condemned the kingdom for this execution and accused the ...

Bahrainis continue sit-in protest in front of Sheikh Issa Qassim's residence in Diraz

- The sit-in started when the Bahraini authorities stormed Sheikh Qassim’s residence to hold him under arrest over the content of sermons he delivered called the regime to make social reforms and practice equity amongst the people. Earlier, dozens of people rallied in Bahrain ahead of nationwide ceremonies in commemoration of political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners killed at the hands of regime forces. Demonstrators took ...

The Knowledge and Mutual Cooperation of the Educators

The training and upbringing of a child is not an easy and simple task that the parents can perform with little or no effort. This task requires, in fact, delicate handling and temperament. There are myriads of fine points to be considered to achieve success in the efforts. The mentor has to relate himself with the spirit of the child. He cannot perform the task without knowing the spiritual, psychological, educational and practical niceties of ...