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Friday 20th of July 2018
Family and Its System in Islam
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Shaking Hands with a Non-Mahram Woman

Shaking Hands with a Non-Mahram Woman
By : The Scholar Murtuda MutahhariAnother issue is shaking hands. Of course, all of these issues arise only when there is no lust or fear of deviation present; otherwise they are clearly not permitted. Again, the traditions and religious edicts confirm one another in this matter. The Imam was asked if it is permitted to shake hands with a non-related woman. He said, "No, unless the hands be covered or the woman be mahram." One must not shake the ...

The Eternal Kingdom of Paradise

The Eternal Kingdom of Paradise
The literal meaning of Jannah' is a green garden, whether in the earth or the heavens. According to the religious interpretation, it is a place which Allah has created for the believers (mo'meneen) and His virtuous slaves, in which they shall dwell forever.It is related from Imam Ja'far-as-Sadiq (A.S.) in "Sifatush Shi'ah" that He (A.S.) said, person who does not believe in the following four things is not from our Shi'ahs: (1) Me'raj ...

How Did The World Begin

How Did The World Begin
Man is a thoughtful creature who lives amidst this spacious world. He contemplates everything around him and tries to understand its essence. He asks himself: How did the world come into being? How does it move in such a precise and perfect manner? Does it have a beginning? Does it have an end? What comes after?If it has a beginning, does this mean that it was non-existent and then came into being? Who created it? Did it come into being by ...

Compatibility between Faith and Nature

Compatibility between Faith and Nature
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Concentration and Attention of Mind in Prayers

Concentration and Attention of Mind in Prayers
By : Sayyid Abdul Husain DastghaibSome may think as to where such a vat world (realm) of Barzakh is at all situated? Our brain (intelligence) is unable to comprehend it. We will only say that the realm of Barzakh is in a veil and hence invisible to the physical eye. There are many narrations to make us understand this matter. For example: This world of ours, along with its vast lands and skies, if compared with the realm of Barzakh,is like a ...

Benefits of Remembering Ones Origin

Benefits of Remembering Ones Origin
By: Dastghaib ShiraziIn the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the MercifulDo they not see that We have created cattle for them, out of what Our hands have wrought, so they are their masters? And We have subjected them to them, so some of them they have to ride upon, and some of them they eat. And therein they have advantages and drinks; will they not then be grateful? And they have taken gods besides Allah that they may be helped. (But) they shall ...

The Principles of General Health in Islam

The Principles of General Health in Islam
Islam has adopted positively the principles of the general health to concentrate in the legislative fields. All of the precepts and laws of Islam yield the best fruits that preserve the physical health and guard against many diseases. Some Western physicians, after they had been acquainted with the Arab and Islamic medicine, accepted Islam. Dr. Georgeo Dar Blanto says, “All of the Islamic precepts, rituals, and recommended practices have a ...

Scientific Philosophy and Metaphysics

Scientific Philosophy and Metaphysics
By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah YazdiAdmitting the existence of problems that must be investigated on a philosophical plane, Marxism has tried to pretend that these problems can be solved by using the discoveries made by the experimental sciences. The way Marxist writers go about doing this is that they first give an example from nature, and follow it with an example drawn from social or historical phenomena.Their third step is to draw a general ...

English translation of book "The Rights of Believers in the Viewpoint of Muhammad ,the Seal of Prophets" published

English translation of book "The Rights of Believers in the Viewpoint of Muhammad ,the Seal of Prophets" published
The English translation of the book "The Rights of Believers in the Viewpoint of Muhammad (MGSBH), the Seal of Prophets" was published in the United States.(AhlulBayt News Agency - ABNA) : The English translation of the book "The Rights of Believers from the Viewpoint of Muhammad (MGSBH), the Seal of Prophets" was published in the United States.With effort of office of the Cultural Cooperation of the Ahlulbayt (a.s.) World Assembly, the book ...

Meditation

Meditation
by : Sayyid KhomeiniOne of the disciplines of reciting the Qur'an is the presence of heart, to which we have already referred in this book, when we discussed the general disciplines of the acts of worship; so, there is no need to repeat it.Another one of its disciplines is meditation, by which we mean that the reciter of the noble ayahs should look for the destination and the objective. Now as the objective of the Qur'an, as the very luminous ...

Need for Religion

Need for Religion
By: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar RizviWhat is Religion?The Arabic word “Deen” دين which is translated as “Religion” in English is used for several meanings:(a) “Islam; Belief in unity of God; Worship; Obedience; All the acts of worship; piety;” All these meanings are interrelated and are connected with the belief in Creator.(b) “Judgment; Reward or Punishment; Account; Order; Law;” These ...

The System of Ijtihad in Shi’ahs

The System of Ijtihad in Shi’ahs
By: Sayyid Muhammad RizviSome Important Terms1. Ijtihad literally means "to endeavor, strive, put one­self out, work hard." In Islamic legal terminology it means “the process of deriving the laws of the shari'ah from its sources.”2. Mujtahid means a person who does ijtihad or who is an expert of Islamic laws.3. Fiqh literally means knowledge, and in Islamic ter­minology it means the science of Islamic laws.4. Faqih (pl. ...

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, ...

The Importance of Work in Islam

The Importance of Work in Islam
Work not- Just PrayAn extremely anxious and perplexed man visited Hazrat Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (‘a), and begged him to pray that Allah would increase his sustenance and relieve him of all financial stress.The Imam (‘a) answered, ‘I shall certainly not pray for you.’The poor man sighed and asked, ‘But why not? What have I done?’The Imam (‘a) replied, ‘You know perfectly well that Allah has devised ...

Forty Hadith regarding the importance of Zakat

Forty Hadith regarding the importance of Zakat
Hadith Number 1:Zakat, A Bridge of Islamرُوِيَ عَنِ النَّبِي أَنَّهُ قَالَ: أَلزَّكَاةُ قَنْطَرَةُ الإِسْلاَمِ، فَمَنْ أَدَّاهَا جَازَ الْقَنْطَرَةَ وَمَنْ مَنَعَهَا إِحْتَبَسَ دُوْنَهَا وَهِيَ تُطْفِئُ غَضَبَ الرَّبِّ.It has been narrated from the Noble Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon ...

A True Believer is trustworthy

A True Believer is trustworthy
By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim ShiraziOur ethical discussions have based on the tradition from the Noble Prophet (S) to Imam 'Ali (as) in which there are one hundred and three characteristics that a true believer must possess. Previously, we have covered thirty-five of these characteristics and in today's gathering, we will explain six more.…أَمِيناً عَلى الأَمَانَاتِ، بَعِيداً مِنَ ...

Interaction with a true believer is pleasant

Interaction with a true believer is pleasant
By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim ShiraziIn our previous discussions, we had narrated a tradition from the Noble Prophet (S) which he spoke to 'Ali (as) in which he listed the characteristics of a true believer. Twenty-two of these characteristics have been explained, and now we go through four more of the one hundred and three characteristics.أَحْلى مِنَ الشَّهَدِ وَ أَصْلَدَ مِنَ الصَّلَدِ، لاَ ...

What are the sources of Shi‘i jurisprudence {fiqh}?

What are the sources of Shi‘i jurisprudence {fiqh}?
By: Sayyid Rida' Husayni NasabReply: Following the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet (S), the Shi‘ah infer religious laws from four fundamental sources:1. The Book of Allah (Qur’an);2. The Sunnah of the Prophet (S);3. Consensus {ijma‘}; and4. Reason {‘aql}.Now, we will take a glance at the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet (S) which are the most fundamental fountainheads of Shi‘i jurisprudence ...

The Levels of Certainty

The Levels of Certainty
By:Shaykh Nasir Makarim ShiraziAnas b. Malik has narrated that the Messenger of Allah (S) said, “Surely the weakness in certainty is due to people trading the (seeking of the) pleasure of the people for the anger of Allah, the Most High; praising the people for the sustenance which Allah, the Most High has conferred upon you (instead of praising Him); and for blaming others for that which Allah has not given you …You do not refrain ...

The Muslims Are of Three Types

The Muslims Are of Three Types
By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi‘Abdullah b. ‘Umar said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (S) say, 'My nation will be divided into three categories in the transient world. The first group are those who do not like to gather (and save) wealth and (also) do not bother in hoarding it. These people are content with the transient world in that amount which will remove the hunger and clothe the nakedness (the bare necessities of ...