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Monday 17th of December 2018
Kalam and Beliefs
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The Establishment of the Art of Islamic Warfare

The Establishment of the Art of Islamic Warfare
The establishment of 'the art of Isla-mic warfare' emerged after the migration of the Holy Prophet (s) to Madina with the implementation of the first Sariya mission.[2] During this period, battles took place continuously and the Muslim army had hardly recovered from one conflict when it was faced with another battle. Wars[3] were also fought in a similar sequence. The foundation that the [continuous] battles and wars of the Prophet (s) formed[4] ...

Spread of Tashayyu' and Beginning of Shi'ite Historiography during the Safawid Era

Spread of Tashayyu' and Beginning of Shi'ite Historiography during the Safawid Era
It should be noted that during the Safawid period, part of the historiography is related to the recording of historical developments of the Safawid State. We do not intend to describe such compilations whose outstanding examples are the different 'Alam Ara-s[1] and the Khula-sah al-Tawa-ri-kh. We only intend to point out those historical books that exclusively deal with the history of the advent of Islam, such as the biography of Prophet ...

Who are the Shi‘a?

Who are the Shi‘a?
The fifth imam of the school of the Ahlul Bayt, Imam Muhammad al-Baqir once told his student by the name of Jabir, “Is it enough for a person to embellish himself as our Shi‘a (follower) by professing love for us, the Ahlul Bayt? Nay! By Allah, a person is not our follower unless he fears Allah and obeys Him. Our followers are only recognized, O Jabir, by their humility, submission, honesty, abundant praise of Allah, fasting, prayers, ...

The Reasons behind the Burgeoning of the Shi‘ah during the Period of ‘Abbasid Caliphate

The Reasons behind the Burgeoning of the Shi‘ah during the Period of ‘Abbasid Caliphate
By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami Shi‘ism experienced ever-increasing expansion during the period of the ‘Abbasid caliphate. This fact had some reasons and factors, some of which are the following: 1. The Hashimis and ‘Alawis during the Period of Umayyad Caliphate During the Umayyad period, the Hashimis—including both the ‘Abbasids and the ‘Alawis—were united, and from the time of Hashim when the ‘Abbasid campaigns started and ...

A Talk between Hajjaj and a Fasting Shepherd

A Talk between Hajjaj and a Fasting Shepherd
They say: Once Hajjaj bin Yusuf Thaqafi was on a journey to Yemen to rule from there. He had all the royal facilities with him. Wherever he camped, his servants erected tents and his cooks got busy in preparing royal dishes. At one of such halts, the climate was very hot. Arrangements were made for cooling and ventilation and they spread the dinner-cloth and put various kinds of food and sweets. As he was about to begin, his eye fell on a ...

The Glorious Event of Eid ul-Ghadir

The Glorious Event of Eid ul-Ghadir
We are on the heels of the commemoration of the glorious event of 'Eidul Ghadir. May Allah (SwT) make this a graet day of celebration for all of the Shia, and grant us all the ability to follow in this school of thought which aims to make us true human beings. The ethical tradition and verse of the Qur`an on the occasion of 'Eidul Ghadir concerns the greatness of the Commander of the Faithful,'Ali b. Abi Talib (as). هُوَ الَّذِي ...

Jesus (A.S.): Rediscovered

Jesus (A.S.): Rediscovered
“Indeed the case of Jesus with God is like the case of Adam: He created him from dust then said to him, “Be”, and he was. "This is the truth from your Lord, so do not be among the doubters." (Holy Qur'an 3:60) Every year the 25th of December, celebrated in the western world as Christmas, affords us the chance to focus on one of the five greatest Messengers of God, Prophet Jesus (AS). Although the Son of the Virgin Mary (SA), whose people ...

Veil and Chastity

Veil and Chastity
By: Mahdi Mahrizi Issue of veil “covering” being one of self¬ evident truths of Islamic jurisprudence, having multifarious and extensive arenas. Before broaching it, I find it necessary to give a bright image of the matter on hand, and the terms used in these subjects of discussion. The words that are used in this field being: Covering, veil “hijaab”, sitr, chastity, limits of relations between woman and man. It is possible that what ...

A Few Words about Principles of Religion' (Usul-e-Deen)

A Few Words about Principles of Religion' (Usul-e-Deen)
The Last-Will of Ayatullah Abdullah Al-Mamaqani CHAPTER 1 : A few words about ‘Principles of Religion’ (Usul-e-Deen) My son! May Allah guide you to the right path and protect you from all sins and mistakes. Remember, your first Islamic duty is to think and ponder deeply about the principles of religion (Usul-e-Deen). Make the foundation of faith strong by forceful arguments, have implicit faith in the Creator of the Universe, prophets and ...

Comparative Study of Women Rights

Comparative Study of Women Rights
Five years ago, I read in the Toronto Star issue of July 3, 1990 an article titled "Islam is not alone in patriarchal doctrines", by Gwynne Dyer. The article described the furious reactions of the participants of a conference on women and power held in Montreal to the comments of the famous Egyptian feminist Dr. Nawal Saadawi. Her "politically incorrect" statements included: "the most restrictive elements towards women can be found first in ...

Lying, the Position of Manners in Society

Lying, the Position of Manners in Society
By: Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari Manners are an essential factor in societies and in the perfection of nations. Manners were born as a part of humanity. No one denies the vital role that manners play in bringing peace, happiness, and felicity, to man’s spirit; nor does anyone doubt their useful and decisive influence in strengthening the fundamentals of the integrity of conduct and thinking on both the social and public levels. Can you ...

Islam and Social Responsibilities: The Way of the Prophet (S)

Islam and Social Responsibilities: The Way of the Prophet (S)
Men of faith define the present times in precarious terms. Beneath the glamour of technological progress, any deeper assessment of the general human condition presents a far more sombre reality. 'What is to blame for our current perils?' one may ask. In essence, we are living the after-effects of the key intellectual battles of the twentieth century that pitched individual against society.Although seemingly abstract, the implications of this ...

The Role of Religion in the Society and in Our Families

The Role of Religion in the Society and in Our Families
Sousan Sattar boroujenisousansattar@phu.iaun.ac.ir,Department of English, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Isfahan, IranSaeedeh Shafiee Nahrkhalajis_shafiee@phu.iaun.ac.ir,Department of English, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Isfahan, IranAbstractGod says about the Qur’an.. “It (Qur'an) is a guide and a healing to those who believe" (S.41: V. 44).Our religion, Islam, plays a significant role in satisfying our physical ...

Some English Books on Shi’a Beliefs

Some English Books on Shi’a Beliefs
The first book is of a Sunni brother who was exposed to the Shi’a for the first time, after studying several Sunni madhabs, including Sufism.The book is written from a Sunni prespective.1. "Then I was guided", by Dr. Muhammad al-Teejani al-Samawi $62. "Beliefs of Shi’ite School”by Muhammad Ridha Mudhaffar $63. "Probe into the History of Hadeeth”$64. "Role of Ahlul-bayte in preserving the teaching of Islam”$85. "Imamate,”by Dr. Akhtar ...

Corporate Sponsored Education: The Limits Of Social Responsibility

Corporate Sponsored Education: The Limits Of Social Responsibility
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The Basis of Individual and Social Ethics

The Basis of Individual and Social Ethics
In his life, both personal and social, man is in need of a number of non-material objectives. Every social system requires a number of objectives which are common between individuals, without which social life would be impossible in its true sense. For, social life means co-operation and attainment of common goals, both material and spiritual. The common goals of some people may be material, such as commercial or industrial companies which are ...

The Basis of Social Co-operation

The Basis of Social Co-operation
The delicate feelings and emotions that illuminate the panorama of life in the form of various forms of kindness, help and assistance to one's fellow beings belong to the sublimest of human motives. It is this feeling that intensely affects the human heart on witnessing the sufferings, hardships and afflictions of others and prepares it for all kinds of self-sacrifice and self-denial. It is an undeniable fact that pleasure and pain, suffering ...

Apologizing to Others and Accepting an Apology

Apologizing to Others and Accepting an Apology
By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi The Prophet Muhammad (S) has said, “O' ‘Ali! My intercession shall not reach the person who does not accept the apology from another person - whether the apology is truthful or untruthful.” Asking forgiveness and also accepting the apology of a person who has come to you are both ethical and Islamic values. There are many people who perform wrong actions, however in their eyes, it is shameful to ask for ...

Ni’mah (Bounty) Always Refers to Wilayah (Guardianship)

Ni’mah (Bounty) Always Refers to Wilayah (Guardianship)
This is an excerpt from the book Shining Sun: In Memory of Allamah Tabataba’i; page 127-131. The book was written by a close friend of Allamah Tabatabaee as a tribute to him. The style of the book is a bit distinct, in the sense that part of it is the various transcriptions of conversations and discussions Allamah had with the author or other students. Below is a passage from the book where Allamah Tabatabee explains the relationship between ...

The Divine Invitation

The Divine Invitation
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