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THE GREATEST MIRACLE OF THE PROPHET OF ISLAM

THE GREATEST MIRACLE OF THE PROPHET OF ISLAM
Fifth LectureThe Greatest Miracle of the Prophet of Islam The Eternal Miracle All Islamic scholars believe that the Holy Qur’¡n is the greatest miracle of the Prophet of Islam. The reasons for this statement are as follows: The Holy Qur’¡n is a rational miracle which deals with people’s souls. The Holy Qur’¡n is an eternal miracle. The Holy Qur’¡n is a miracle that says aloud: “If you say this book is not from God, then ...

Tauheed - Belief in the Oneness of Allah (swt)

Tauheed - Belief in the Oneness of Allah (swt)
All religions have faith in God as a concept, but some of them have attached attributes to God. The Jewish faith for example believes that God has feelings like humans he for example walks, eats and sleeps. We read in the Bible (Old Testament), that when God ruined the people of Prophet Noah (as) via the storm, He expressed regrets for his actions, and he was ashamed of himself (God forbid), and he wept continuously for many days, and his eyes ...

INJURIOUS ACTIONS ON THE DOOMSDAY

INJURIOUS ACTIONS ON THE DOOMSDAY
Concerning the punishments for the evil-doers, besides the verses of the Holy Quran, there are some strange narrations, some of which will be dealt with here: عَن أبي عَبْدِاللهِA: إيّاكُمْ وَالغَفْلَةَ، فإنَّهُ مَنْ غَفَلَ فَإنَّما يَغْفَلُ عَلى نَفْسِهِ، وَإيّاكُمْ وَالتَهاوُنَ بِأمْرِ اللهِ عَزَّوَجَلَّ، ...

Nubuwwat (Prophethood)

Nubuwwat (Prophethood)
We believe that Allah (swt) provided guidance to his servants via sending prophets who has a duty to call people to good deeds, keep aloof from the bad and submit themselves the teachings of Allah (swt). This chain of Prophethood started with Hadhrath Adam (as) and was completed with Hadhrath Muhammad al Mustafa (sa). Anyone that claims Prophethood after him (s) is a liar.Shaykh Saduq sets out the Shi’a position on Prophethood in ‘A ...

Arguments for the oneness of God

Arguments for the oneness of God
Arguments for the oneness of GodTheologicalTheologians usually use reason and deduction to prove the existence, unity and oneness of God. They use a teleological argument for the existence of God as a creator based on perceived evidence of order, purpose, design, or direction-or some combination of these-in nature. Teleology is the supposition that there is a purpose or directive principle in the works and processes of nature.[16]Another ...

Stories of Allah’s Mercy- part 1

Stories of Allah’s Mercy- part 1
All the stories to come after,  are adopted from “ a commentary on Kumayl supplication” by Professor Hossein Ansarian”. To see refrences and quotations you can refer to this book at the Publication of  Erfan research center, Qom, Iran.     Change from the Unlucky Book to the Lucky Book The author of “exegesis of fatihat Al-Kitab”, which is one of the most important scientific and Gnostic books written by a scholar after the ...

? For Whom Is The Paradise

    ? For Whom Is The Paradise
There is no breach in the promise of Allah. Heaven is rewarded to true believers, those who never remember God and never involve themselves in wrongdoings. In fact there is no breach in the promises of the God and this good news to people will be fulfilled by the mercy of the Almighty. Rather than Quran, good news of “Janat” is repeated in many Islamic documents including the rich Supplication of Kumayl. This issue along with Paradise and ...

Say: He, Allah, is One,

Say: He, Allah, is One,
Sura Ikhlas (Monotheism) On the virtue of reciting this Sura, numerous narrations from the holy Prophet and Ahlul-Bait (p.b.u.th.) are cited in Islamic sources which refer to the extraordinary greatness of the Sura. The author of Atyab-ul-Bayan Commentary, collected 25 of them.In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The MercifulSura Ikhlas (Monotheism)No. 112 (4 Verses)Contents of the Sura: On the virtue of reciting this Sura, numerous ...

Usul al-Din (Principles of Religion)

Usul al-Din (Principles of Religion)
1. The Principles of Religion (Usul al-Din) which outline the essential beliefs in accordance with the Qur’an and the teachings of the Twelve Imams 2. The Branches of Religion (Furoo al-Din) which cover acts of worship and actions required by all believers. The Principles of the Religion according to Twelver Shi’a Islam are: The Oneness and Unity of God: Our belief is that God is the Creator of the universe; He is One and does not ...

DEATH, RIGHT- DOERS, EVIL-DOERS

DEATH, RIGHT- DOERS, EVIL-DOERS
The Strange Phenomenon of Death Death is a fact whose remembrance will break the tyrant’s neck and will make the Kesras bow and will make the ceasars despair. Everybody is afraid of death and all are waiting for its arrival. Its arrival is inevitable. When it arrives, it will drag people from castles into tombs, from the bright rooms full of chandeliers into small dark spaces, from the presence of beautiful women and men into the presence of ...

Innocents as physicians

Innocents as physicians
  The Sound of Mother's Heart: In Medina of the classical time where the scientific means and laboratories could not be found, Imam Sadiq(s) recommended that mothers should let their new-born babies sleep on their left-side. This recommendation went unnoticed by most people who could not visualize its effects. Some people were even under this assumption that new-born babies would get hurt if the mother turned her body over it. When Mohammad ...

TOMB: THE SECCOND PHASE OF DEATH

TOMB: THE SECCOND PHASE OF DEATH
The Issues of The Grave And The Barrier: After the soul is taken from the body, the second phase of dying is the tomb. In fact, the grave is the same as the barrier for man. There are some verses which point out to this fact. Each person’s barrier is a reflex of his moral, and ethical and ideological status. For a believer, the barrier is a place for ease, prosperity and company of clean souls and God’s abundance. For an infidel, the ...

THE RECOGNITION OF GOD THROUGH HIS REVELATION

THE RECOGNITION OF GOD THROUGH HIS REVELATION
In order to recognize Him, There is no way but thinking on the creation of the creatures, the Prophethood of the Prophets, and the revelation which is manifested in the Holy Quran and the Imamate of the infallible Ones (s). Through thinking we could only conclude that there is one Creator. But through this tool we are not able to grasp what His Glorious Names are and what the aims for creation are and what duties man is supposed to carry out. ...

THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND DISASTERS AND EVILS

THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND DISASTERS AND EVILS
Third LectureThe Philosophy behind Disasters and Evils Since ancient times, some ignorant people have criticized God for His alleged injustice. They have put forward some issues which, in their conceptualization, are in conflict with God’s genuine justice. They have even gone so far as to use these issues to support both the negation of God’s justice and His existence altogether. Among the things, they see as evils are those mishaps which ...

ONE CRUCIAL QUESTION:IS DEATH CONSIDERED AS ONE’S END OR BEGINNING?

ONE CRUCIAL QUESTION:IS DEATH CONSIDERED AS ONE’S END OR BEGINNING?
Is Death Considered as One’s End or Beginning Death has always manifested itself as a horrendous monster in the eyes of man. The very thought of it has made life miserable for many. These people not only fear the name of death, but also abhor the graveyard. They decorate the graves in order to forget about the very nature of death. In literature, expressions such as “the monster of death,” “the claws of death,” and “the blow of ...

MORE DISCUSSION ON THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND DISASTERS AND EVILS

MORE DISCUSSION ON THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND DISASTERS AND EVILS
Fifth LectureMore Discussion on the Philosophy behind Disasters and Evils Since the issue of disasters and evils is a problem for most students of theology and monotheism, we shall devote more space here to this topic. Hardships and Life’s Ups and Downs Enliven Us It might seem difficult for some to comprehend, but gifts and blessings lose their value if they continue for a long time and do not change. It is a proven fact that if a smooth ...

The Reality of Taqwa

The Reality of Taqwa
The word ‘Taqwa’ is derived from the root ‘waqaya’ which means ‘to safeguard’ or ‘to abstain’. In the Islamic terminology it is defined as the action of restraining oneself from disobeying the commands of Allah (S.w.T.). When Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) was asked to elaborate on the meaning of the word, ‘Taqwa’ he replied, “Submit to the command {of Allah (S.w.T.)} and do ...

THE DAY OF THE DOOM: HOW TO ESCAPE FROM?

THE DAY OF THE DOOM: HOW TO ESCAPE FROM?
The Blowing of the Trumpet or the Interlude to the Doomsday: وَنُفِخَ فِي الصُّورِ فَصَعِقَ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَّا مَنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ ثُمَّ نُفِخَ فِيهِ أُخْرَى فَإِذَا هُمْ قِيَامٌ يَنْظُرُونَ. “And the trumpet shall be blown, so all those that are in the heavens and all those ...

Imamate (Divine appointments)

Imamate (Divine appointments)
How can one that rejects the notion that prophets are infallible believe that their successors / Imams are? When they select a Khalifa then the criteria does not deem an individual to be of good character, nor does it stipulate that an individual stick to the teachings of Allah (swt). Be rational how can a transgressor or one illiterate of God’s teachings be deemed the rightful successor of Rasulullah (s)? These characteristics were present in ...

Adalat (Justice)

Adalat (Justice)
According to Shi’a Islam the second fundamental pillar is Justice. It means that Allah (swt) is equitable and fair.In this regards we have the comments of Shaykh Saduq who wrote in ‘A Shi’ite Creed’ the English translation of I'teqadat-Al-Imamiah page 65:Verily Allah, Who is Blessed and Exalted above all others, has commanded us to be just, while He Himself treats us with something even better, namely grace (tafaddul). And that is ...