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Thursday 15th of April 2021
Kalam and Beliefs
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Conceal testimony, and whoever conceals

Conceal testimony, and whoever conceals
To refrain from testifying in an Islamic Court is clearly classified among the 'Greater sins' according to the authentic tradition narrated by Hazrat Abdul Azeem. There are some situations when it is Wajib to prove right what is right and to prove wrong that is wrong. In the narration mentioned in the previous discussion, Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) states that to conceal evidence is a 'Greater sin'. He presents the following verse as the ...

Method in Mufid's Kalam and in Christian Theology

Method in Mufid's Kalam and in Christian Theology
    I. Al-Mufid's Notion of Kala'mII. Al-Mufid's Kala'm in PracticeIII. Comparison with TheologyNotesI do not think I can tell you anything new about al-Shaykh. Most of you are scholars in his tradition and you study his works and know his sources to a degree and with a facility that I shall never attain. I have, though, and do, make an effort to understand his kala'm as best I can, and to understand what he was doing, and what he meant ...

What is the meaning of ownership and kingdom of Allah, the Lord of the Universe? Why is said that God is the king?

What is the meaning of ownership and kingdom of Allah, the Lord of the Universe? Why is said that God is the king?
Please explain God”s attribute of being the owner and master? Why is he described as "king"?Concise answerOne of the attributes of Allah is "Mālik" which literally means "being powerful" and "having something in one's exclusive possession". This word has sometimes been translated into "king" in other languages including Farsi and English. If this term "king" is applied or ascribed to Allah, it definitely has a broader meaning consistent ...

Al-Kalam al-'Aqli and al-Kalam al-Naqli:

Al-Kalam al-'Aqli and al-Kalam al-Naqli:
Although 'ilm al-kalam is a rational and discursive discipline, it consists of two parts from the viewpoint of the preliminaries and fundamentals used by it in arguments:  (i) 'aqli (rational);  (ii) naqli (transmitted, traditional).  The 'aqli part of kalam consists of the material which is purely rational, and if there is any reference to naqli (tradition), it is for the sake of illumination and confirmation of a rational ...

Imam Ali (a.s) Supplication for removing troubles known as Dua-e-Yaman

Imam Ali (a.s) Supplication for removing troubles known as Dua-e-Yaman
In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful. O Allah! You are the master of the Universe. There is no God except You. And I am your believer. I have oppressed myself. I confess my sins. So forgive my sins He is alone and has no partner and you are the Pardoner. O Allah I praise you and you are the suitable for this praise you granted me whatever I with for and sent me your best favours andm ade me happy due to these favours and gave me ...

The Continuity of the Soul as a Sign for the Existence of The Resurrection

The Continuity of the Soul as a Sign for the Existence of The Resurrection
The Continuity of the Soul as a Sign for the Existence of The Resurrection Nobody knows when man began to think of his soul. The only thing we might say is that man could see a difference between himself and other creatures from the very beginning of his creation. He could observe himself in comparison to stones, wood, the mountains, the desert and the beasts. Man observed the status of his sleep and the death of others and noticed that both ...

To be firm on Tawheed is an excellence

To be firm on Tawheed is an excellence
The progress of human being and his excellence is this that, the physical and worldly life also should be there and along with that, the provision of everlasting life of the next world should also be there. He should also think of the access to the spiritual positions. A person can not gain that excellence till the time he is not firm in the belief which is the straight (right) path of Tawheed (Oneness of Allah) and till the time he does not get ...

The Principles of Interpretation of the Quran

The Principles of Interpretation of the Quran
The Principles of Interpretation of the Quran At the beginning of Islam it was commonly believed by some Sunnis that if there was sufficient reason one could ignore the outward meaning of Quranic verses and ascribe to them a contrary meaning. Usually the meaning which opposed the outward, literal meaning was called ta'wil, and what is called "ta'wil of the Quran" in Sunni Islam is usually understood in this sense. In the religious works of ...

PILLARS OF ISLAM, THE ISLAMIC BELIEFS

PILLARS OF ISLAM, THE ISLAMIC BELIEFS
  Monotheism of Allah (Tawheed) Monotheism is the essence of Islam. It is the affirmation of believing that there is no other divinity other than God. For the most part, the spirit of the Quran revolves around the theme of pure monotheism. Thus, God is the center of a Muslim's belief. Whereas other religions focus on individuals, for example, Christianity's focus on Jesus Christ, Islam focuses solely on God. Islam is based on the Absolute ...

THE ISAMIC WORSHIP

 THE ISAMIC WORSHIP
68 - THE ISAMIC WORSHIPWE BELIEVE in performance of all the worships that are decreed by Islam, such as our five daily prayers for maintaining the relations between Man & God, Or the FASTING OF the month Ramazan which improves the faith and the piety. Performance of the rites of pilgrimage (HAJJ), once in the life for those who can afford it, is a must, and has to be done. Paying the TITHS and the ONE FIFTH is an essential order and must be ...

Certainty is the basis for importance of deed

Certainty is the basis for importance of deed
The true believer in God has neither expectation nor greed from any creature. He does not fear any creature either. If he is fearful of his sins, it is due to his fear from God. His expectation of grace and forgiveness is from God alone. God alone is the centre of fear and hope for him. (If he runs away from any beast, enemy or harmful thing, it is because Almighty God has commanded him to keep away from these and not due to fear of these. ...

Realisation Before Death

Realisation Before Death
It is known that there have been people so much involved in sins that their salvation appeared impossible. But in their last moments, realisation dawned on them and they prayed for pardon. Due to their sincere repentance all their sins were pardoned and the Mercy of the Merciful Allah came to their rescue. Thus, they were able to achieve salvation and happiness in the hereafter. They shall be among the successful ones on the Day of the ...

Ignorance of Islamic acts is a kind of nomadism

Ignorance of Islamic acts is a kind of nomadism
The above two verses which flay the infidel Bedouins are clear regarding the fact that the nomads were deserving of criticism not because of their being occupants of desert. It was because of their ignorance of articles of Islamic acts and belief. For those Bedouins who followed the Islamic religion, the Holy book has praised them in the third verse. They have been promised Divine Mercy. On the basis of this, people who avoid learning ...

O fire! be coolness and peace to Ibrahim

O fire! be coolness and peace to Ibrahim
It must be understood that Riyah of a person depends upon his intention. In other words all such actions which a person performs to show off are Riyah whether those actions are related to the hereafter or this world. In all types of actions related above, riyah is not committed till one has the intention to show-off. But if one performs an action solely for the pleasure of Allah it is worship. For example if one dresses up nicely or decorates ...

Principles of Ethics in the View of the Ancients

Principles of Ethics in the View of the Ancients
    First, we shall review a prospect of the principles of ethics in view of pioneers of this technique, and study exactly the course of their discussion in brief.Ethics scholars have summarized principles of moral virtues in four articles:1- Wisdom2- Chastity3- Bravery4- JusticeThey believe that each of these four principles has a norm, between two extremes of sensual powers and instincts, and so moral vices are on two sides of them, ...

Is it true that Shia scholars say that the prophet wanted to consummate his marriage with Aisha when she was six years old?

Is it true that Shia scholars say that the prophet wanted to consummate his marriage with Aisha when she was six years old?
I am from Egypt. Here Sunni scholars claim that Shia scholars say the prophet wanted to consummate his marriage with Aisha when she was six years old, but Abu Bakr said for the marriage contract to be when she was six, and consummation to take place when she turned nine. Is this true?Concise answerWe couldn’t find anything that supports this idea in our sources; as a matter of fact, our hadiths tell us that intercourse with a girl before ...

TO WHICH CLASS OF SOCIETYDO THE PROPHETS BELONG?

TO WHICH CLASS OF SOCIETYDO THE PROPHETS BELONG?
In this chapter we are going to discuss the social origins of the Prophets themselves, i.e., to find out the social class to which the Prophets belonged. We are going to see whether they belonged to the rich people, aristocrats and holders of worldly power or to the poor, the needy and the deprived. It is, in fact, very import-ant to know the social and economic classes from which the Prophets have arisen in the course of history, founded ...

The matters of feeding, resting

The matters of feeding, resting
Activities of man Just consider, O Mufadhdhal, the matters of feeding, resting and sex, which are ordained for man and the expediencies underlying them. Each one of them is propelled by an urge, which gives rise to a desire and a consequent excitation. Hunger demands food which supplies life and energy to the body and its substance. Sleep demands rest for the recuperation of the body to remove the fatigue. If man were to take food just for the ...

What is the correct explanation of ‘burhan al-siddiqin’ (proof of the veracious)?

What is the correct explanation of ‘burhan al-siddiqin’ (proof of the veracious)?
I have written in my message to you what I have heard and read about ‘burhan al-siddiqin' or what is said in philosophers' parlance ‘proof of the veracious'. If you find any problems with the details, please inform me. We understand by way of the things around us that the thing which is real is its finite and limited existence. That is to say, when we look at things, we come to know that it is the limited and finite existence which is real, ...

Imam Ali (a.s) supplication for Moles.

Imam Ali (a.s) supplication for Moles.
In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful. An evil talk is like a bad tree which is uprooted from the earth and he is restless, and the mountains crumble down and turn into small ...