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Kalam and Beliefs
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Dua Iftitah

Dua Iftitah
O Allah, I begin the glorification with praise of Thee; Thou, from Thy bounties, gives out freely the truth and salvation; I know for certain that Thou art the most merciful in disposition of forgiveness and mercy, [but] very exacting at the time of giving exemplary punishment and chastisement to wrongdoers, the Omnipotent in the domain of absolute power and might. O Allah, Thou has given me permission to invoke Thee and beseech Thee, so listen, ...

Dua Abu Hamza Ath-Thamali

Dua Abu Hamza Ath-Thamali
O' my Lord! Do not discipline me by Your punishment, And do not plot against me in Your stratagem (wa la tamkur bi fi heelatik). From where do I obtain the bounties, O' Lord, while none can be found except with You, And how can I seek salvation while it can be granted by none but You, Neither can the good-doer do without Your help and mercy, nor can the sinful one who offended You (when sinning), and displeased You, bypass the realm of Your ...

The Evils of Westernization

The Evils of Westernization
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Swallowing the Anger

Swallowing the Anger
By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim ShiraziThe Messenger of Allah (S) has said, “O' ‘Ali! I advise you (in regards to something) with a piece of advice, so then safe-guard this as you shall never be devoid of goodness as long as you have safe-guarded my recommendation. O' ‘Ali! Allah will grant the one who swallows his anger - while he is able to act out his rage - with protection and faith on the Day of Judgment whose pleasure the person will ...

Muslims And Astronomy

Muslims And Astronomy
[Precise observation and an ability to find new mathematical solutions to old problems were the two main strengths of Muslim scientists in the Middle Ages. Celestial mapping sprang from a religious concern: the need to establish correct coordinates of cities so that Muslims could determine the direction of Ka'bah - the qibla - towards which all Muslims face themselves in prayer five times a day. This need led to significant developments in ...

A Religious and Political Journey

A Religious and Political Journey
THE REPRESENTATIVES OF QURAYSH COME AND MEET THE HOLY PROPHETTHE PROPHET OF ISLAM SENDS HIS REPRESENTATIVETHE HOLY PROPHET SENDS ANOTHER REPRESENTATIVETHE RIZWAN PLEDGESUHAYL BIN 'AMR CONTACTS THE PROPHETHISTORY REPEATS ITSELFTEXT OF THE HUDAYBIYAH PACTGLAD TIDINGS OF FREEDOMLAST EFFORT FOR THE PRESERVATION OF PEACEEVALUATION OF THE PEACE PACT OF HUDAYBIYAHQURAYSH INSIST UPON CANCELLATION OF ONE OF THE CLAUSES OF THE PACTTHE MUSLIM WOMEN WERE ...

The Intellectual Unity of Muslims

The Intellectual Unity of Muslims
Taken from Al-Tawhid Quarterly Journal. Vol,15 No.1 Spring 1999.1) Freedom of Thought:Thought has been described as intellectual contemplation for gaining knowledge. A belief, which is the product of logical deduction, has been referred to as thought.In this essay we shall use the term "thought to mean both the mental effort of inspection and gaining wisdom, and also the convictions and results which are achieved by this effort.If thought in ...

Sincerity, Certitude and Trust in God (1)

Sincerity, Certitude and Trust in God (1)
1 - MoralsAllah, the Wise, has said:(And certainly, you stand on sublime morality.Holy Qur'an,ch. Al-Qalam,verse.4. )The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said:I have been sent (as a Prophet) to perfect the morals.)Short ExplanationFor man, good morals bring grace and elegance in this world, and relief and happiness in the hereafter. They elevate a person's status in proximity to God and aid him in order that his Scales of deeds become weightier on the Day ...

A Philosophical Discussion on Immateriality of the Soul

A Philosophical Discussion on Immateriality of the Soul
Is the soul immaterial? The word “soul” in this discussion means that thing which every man refers to when he says “I”. Its “immateriality” refers to the fact that it is not a material thing, it is neither divisible nor governed by time or space.No doubt, I conceive in myself a concept which I refer to as “I”; and it is equally certain that every man has similar conception about himself. It is a conception which we are never ...

The Bodleian Tribute to Islamic Sciences

The Bodleian Tribute to Islamic Sciences
In 1981 Oxford University's Bodleian Library mounted a display of 50 choice works to tell one of the great stories in the history of ideas: the flowering of philosophy and science in the medieval Muslim world and the transmission of that tradition - the doctrina Arabum, the teachings of the Arabs - to Europe. "... the exhibition... by focusing attention on the debt of medieval Europe to the scholars of the Muslim world, may shed an interesting ...

The Essence of Jinn and Satan

The Essence of Jinn and Satan
The jinn are another of God’s creations that cannot be experienced with the senses under normal circumstances. The existence of jinn is an unequivocal concept in Islamic cosmology since various Qur’anic verses and Hadith clearly confirm this truth. The seventy-second Sūrah of the Qur’an is named Jinn in which a conversation of a group of jinn who had become Muslim has been recorded.a. The Essence of Jinn:In contrast to the angels, the ...

The Bible Proves ''The Only Religion is Islam'

The Bible Proves ''The Only Religion is Islam'
As we look around us we find the world and admire the universe and we come to know that there is a Creator and also there is a power which controls this system systematically and the Creator, power is God which is Supreme. But peoples have different opinions about God. Some Say that he is an incarnation, some say he has a son, given birth to a human being, some say He begets not, nor is He begotten, etc etc.Some say Jesus is a son of god, some ...

The Historical Roots of Wahabbism

The Historical Roots of Wahabbism
If we go back to our history and look up its painful events, some of those events shall attract our attention to reveal to us that Wahabism, which we have known in this century, had ancient roots since the very beginning of Islam. They were apparent at one time and hidden at another. One time they appeared daringly, and at another they time hid because of fear and dissimulation, until the time that Islam had regressed and its pillars and great ...

Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shi'i Islam

Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shi'i Islam
This paper was presented at the conferences of Islam and Orthodox Christianity in the month of Sharivar 1373 (September 1994), in Tehran by the Center of International Studies and Culture.The history of the Shi`ah and Christian cultural relations is comparatively old. Of these relations may be mentioned inter-religious dialogue in the area of Kalam that took place in a spirit of complete mutual understanding. In the works of the Shi`ah this is ...

The Origins of the Shi'as

The Origins of the Shi'as
Shi'ism is not a new religion. It begins with the beginning of Islam. The embodiment of the code of religion, that is, the seal of the Prophets (s.a.w.) planted the tree of Shi'ism together with Islam; with his own hands, he watered it and looked after it. The plant grew up to be a green tree which began blooming in the life-time of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.). But it had not yet born fruit, when the light of prophethood was put out. We are not ...

The Doctrine of Islam

The Doctrine of Islam
Belief in God and the HereafterThe relation of this world to the hereafter is similar to the relation between the body and the spirit, or the relation of the outer aspect to the inner aspect. This world and the next are not two wholly and entirely separate worlds; this world and the hereafter together are one unit, just as a sheet of paper has two pages and a coin has two sides. This same Earth that exists in this world will appear in the ...

Taqlid and Marji'iyyah in Islam

Taqlid and Marji'iyyah in Islam
Taqlid and Marji'iyyah in the Shi'ah's ViewIt is incumbent upon every mature (mukallaf) Muslim, if not being a mujtahid -i.e. who can deduce legislative rules from the Scripture and Sunnah-to imitate (in all his religious acts) a mujtahid having all necessary requirements (Shara'it) including knowledge ('ilm), justice, piety, asceticism (zuhd) and righteousness, as ordained by the Almighty Allah: "Ask the followers of the Remembrance if ye know ...

Self-Purification: the Main Goal of Divine Messengers

Self-Purification: the Main Goal of Divine Messengers
The greatest aim of Divine Messengers was to emphasize the importance of refinement, purification, and training of human selves. God-Almighty said in the Holy Quran:“God did confer a great favor on the believers when he sent among them an apostle from among themselves rehearsing unto them the signs of God, sanctifying them and instructing them in scripture and wisdom, while before that, they had been in manifest error.” -the Holy Quran (13: ...

Proving God

Proving God
Before entering into discussion we remind you of two points. Firstly we shall project a general outlook over the Geek culture and then present some of the similar opinions between the Greek and divine beliefs.1) If we wish to present a general analysis of the Greek civilization perhaps we can say that the Greek civilization started with fantasies and passed through the stages of intellection and intuition and finally ended in religion. In the ...

The Reality of Death

The Reality of Death
Author : Shaykh Abbas QummiMa'ad is derived from the root word Aud that means to return. Hence the returning of the spirit (rooh) back to it's body is called Ma'ad. Ma'ad is one of the fundamental principals of Islamic faith and belief in it is incumbent upon all Muslims. After death every soul shall arise to see the reward or retribution (as the case may be) of their deeds.Ma'ad consists of stages Death (Maut), Grave (Qabr), Intermediate Stage ...