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Thursday 29th of July 2021
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A few short stories of the divine prophets and the imprortance of self-estimation

A few short stories of the divine prophets and the imprortance of self-estimation
Josef and Zulaykh¡ Some scholars have quoted that as Zulaykh¡[1] misused her power and accused Josef to adultery, in order to acquit herself, Josef was imprisoned. But out of her intense affection toward Josef, Zulaykh¡ wished to hear his voice and weeping. So she ordered one of her servants to wipe Josef. Seeing Josef’s divine and enlightened face, the servant could not obey the order. He thus put a thick piece of cloth on Josef and then ...

Prayer

Prayer
Prayer is one of the most important acts in the Branches of Islam (Furooa-a-Deen). It is way to worship Allah showing love and devotion to Him. It keeps the soul and mind free from any pollution such as paganism. Prayer is also a cleansing agent for our hearts and soul. It brings spiritual happiness and prevents our souls from becoming depressed, dull, or sad. When making prayer a habit, it discourages carelessness and helps to progress oneself ...

INFINITENESS OF BLESSINGS

INFINITENESS OF BLESSINGS
When we notice one of the many Qur’anic verses, we realize this meaning clearly. Allah has granted us blessings that cannot be counted, however people try to number them. Allah says: “And if all the trees in the earth were pens, and the sea, with seven more seas to help it, (were ink), the words of Allah could not be exhausted. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise.” Qur’an 31:27 O man, you should think of the creation of your inners and organs ...

Quranic, Rational and Historical Basis of Islamic Jihad

Quranic, Rational and Historical Basis of Islamic Jihad
  A- AbrogationOur discussions have been about Islamic jihad. Tonight, there are three issues that I wish to speak about, one of which has a Quranic basis, the other, reason as a basis, and the third, has both a Quranic basis and a historical one.The issue that has the Quranic basis is in connection with the Quranic verses about jihad. Before, we had said that some of the verses about jihad are unconditional while others are conditional. ...

Islamic Jihad and Human Rights

Islamic Jihad and Human Rights
There exists the question, however, of whether the things we are allowed to defend are only these, i.e. individual, group and national rights, or whether it is legitimate for us to defend other things as well. Do there exist things, the defense of which is necessary and obligatory, that do not pertain merely to the rights of the individual, tribe or nation but pertain literally to the rights of humanity as a whole? If somewhere a right of ...

Modesty in islamic refrences and great patterns of modesty

Modesty in islamic refrences and great patterns of modesty
Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: مَنْ حَسَّنَ بِرَّهُ أهْلَ بَيْتِهِ زِيدَ فِي رِزْقِهِ. One who serves his family nicely his sustenance would be expanded.[1] حُسْنُ الخُلُقِ يَزِيدُ فِي الرِّزْقِ. Affability increases sustenance.[2] Attempt in getting lawful sustenance is considered an important Islamic worship. The Messenger of Allah (s.a) states: مَنْ أكَلَ ...

Khums

Khums
The Budget for Strengthening the Religion and Management of Muslims The Religion and Almighty God has made it obligatory on every Muslim to toil for the growth of religion and to acquaint other  people with the commands of God and life in the Hereafter, and  to take help in this path from one's life and one's wealth, which means to work hard for the spread of Islam and also to pay khums from one's income. What is Khums? How must it be paid? ...

Al-Zakat

Al-Zakat
The literal meaning of zakat In defining zakat, it is said to have both the meaning of cleansing and nurturing. If zakat's definition is taken from the root Arabic word, tazkiya meaning cleansing, the sense of zakat becomes attached to property, i.e. cleansing one's property from God's share of the work and others' past efforts, or primary materials and investment. Zakat in practice From the perspective that the rights of every manufacturer and ...

Sins Altering Blessings

Sins Altering Blessings
Committing some sins alter Allah’s Blessings for human being, and replace them with calamities and adversities. These sins, as stated by Imam Al-Sajj¡d (a.s) are: 1. Oppressing people, 2. Losing the good habits 3. Abandoning good doing, 4. Being ungrateful, 5. Abandoning gratefulness. Oppressing People Oppressing people is a heinous and satanic sin. Oppression, however as much as a grain, is an obscene deed. Surely, as little as this much ...

Few great stories on Allah's forgivness

Few great stories on Allah's forgivness
وَكُنِ اللّهُمَّ بِعِزَّتِكَ لي في كُلِّ الاَْحْوالِ رَؤوفاً وَعَلَيَّ في جَميعِ الاُْمُورِ عَطُوفاً And by Your Might, O Allah! Be kind to me in all states and be gracious to me in all affairs! No one in the world can describe Allah’s kindness, however knowledgeable he or she may be. But His kindness can be understood from pondering in Qur’¡nic verses ...

Zakat

Zakat
The Budget to Meet Public Requirements The religion of Islam, in order for the common needs to be met, has foreseen a budget that is called zakat.Zakat is one of the financial obligations, and acts of worship in Islam.The Holy Prophet of Islam told us, "God, in reality, has placed the amount of the needs of the poor in the wealth of the rich, and if they paid it.the needs of the common people would be removed.If amongst the people you find ...

Quranic verses and means of sustenance

Quranic verses and means of sustenance
There are also some Quranic verses which consider the means of subsistence as God’s way to test people. It is upto man to enter this exam and show his talents. If he is wealthy, through spending benevolently he may gain high positions in front of God and people. If he does not have abundance, he may engage in patience in the face of hardships and depressions. Concerning the fact that wealth in this world is only to test the believers, the ...

Pilgrimage - Hajj

Pilgrimage - Hajj
Hajj is a worship act.  It means to visit the holy house of Allah in Mecca at a certain period of time - in the month of Dhil-hajj and complete certain rituals according to the Islamic Laws. WHO HAS TO HAVE HAJJ One who has the following qualifications must necessarily visit the house of Allah and complete hajj rituals: 1.  MATURITY  That is being fifteen complete lunar years old in the case of a male and nine years in the case of ...

Conditions for Allah’s Special Blessings

Conditions for Allah’s Special Blessings
  To gain Allah’s special blessings, the mystic servant should prepare the necessary grounds for it by: 1.      Avoiding the accompaniment of people with a weak faith who do not try to strengthen their belief and accompanying the favorite servants and divine scholars instead. 2.      Avoiding eating doubtful meals, let alone unlawful meals, in parties and feasts of people with unlawful wealth. 3.      Purifying the soul ...

Servants could prepare the cost of paradise through 'Tasbih'

Servants could prepare the cost of paradise through 'Tasbih'
ا إِلَهَ إِلاّ أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ وَبِحَمْدِكَ There is no deity but You! Glory be to You, and Yours is the Praise! The phrase 'There is no deity but You' is termed Tahlil, 'Glory be to You' is labeled Tasb¢¦, and 'Praise is Yours' is called Tahmid. If someone utters Tahlil while he believes in it sincerely and wholeheartedly, removing any other deity from his thought and life, he is a real monotheist. ...

The Scholarly Jihad of the Imams

The Scholarly Jihad of the Imams
Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi  Vol IX No. 1 and 2 The period under discussion (95-148 A.H /712-765 A.D.) began and ended in the times of the Vth and VIth Imams. The persecutions of the Shi'is continued unabated from Mu'awiya's time to almost the very last days of the Umayyads, although this dynasty in its latter days was considerably weakened by internal strife. Zayd, the grandson of Husayn, rose up to establish the rule of religion and justice ...

STINGINESS IN THE VIEW OF QURANIC VERSES

STINGINESS IN THE VIEW OF QURANIC  VERSES
Through a saying of a simple and illiterate farmer, I can perceive the badness of stinginess, keeping the greater amount of blessings for oneself and not giving it to those who deserve it. Once I went to a village to preach. After the lecture an old man, on his mien the signs of heavy work and exhausting toil, appeared. He said to me: Let us suppose that a generous man has given someone a piece of arable land and some seeds to sow. When the ...

Salat (Prayers)

Salat (Prayers)
Prayer is one of the most important acts in the Branches of Islam (Furooa-a-Deen).  It is way to worship Allah showing love and devotion to Him.  It keeps the soul and mind free from any pollution such as paganism.  Prayer is also a cleansing agent for our hearts and soul.  It brings spiritual happiness and prevents our souls from becoming depressed, dull, or sad.  When making prayer a habit, it discourages carelessness and helps to ...

Crying for Fear of Allah

Crying for Fear of Allah
Imam ‘Ali Naqi (as) narrates that Prophet Musa (as) asked Allah, "O Allah! What is the reward for one whose eyes shed tears with Your fear?" The reply was, "O Musa (as)! I shall save his face from the heat of the Hellfire and prevent him from the hardship of the Hereafter!"The Prophet of Islam (S) said, "One whose eyes water with the fear of Allah, in return for every drop of his tears Allah will give him a palace in the Heaven. The palace ...

Bidding the Good and Forbidding the Evil

Bidding the Good and Forbidding the Evil
Commandments or Prohibitions in Islam Wilson: Both Christianity and Judaism preach the Ten Commandments which were revealed to Moses and recorded in the Old Testament. Does Islam have any commandments, and are they the same or similar? Chirri: The Ten Commandments are only a portion of the Qur'anic commandments. Islam commands its followers to avoid many things. Some of them are prohibited because they contradict some of the doctrines in which ...