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Saturday 30th of May 2020
Kalam and Beliefs
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Science and the Muslim Ummah

Science and the Muslim Ummah
IntroductionOne of the distinctive features of Islam is its emphasis on knowledge. The Quran and the Islamic tradition (sunnah) invite Muslims to seek and acquire knowledge and wisdom and to hold men of knowledge in high esteem. Some of the Quranic verses and relevant traditions will be mentioned in the course of our discussion.At the outset we may recall a famous hadith of the Holy Prophet upon whom be Allah's peace and benedictions that has ...

Who is Allah?

Who is Allah?
Allah is an Arabic-word for: The One and Only Deity/ God,Islam is the only religion that can describe themselves as True-monotheists, why?In Islam, we do not believe in anthropomorphism (i.e. attributing human-facets to The Divine One)In the Old Testament, in Genesis it says:26 And God said; Let us make man in our image, after our likeness : and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, ...

Why Pray in Arabic?

Why Pray in Arabic?
he question sometimes is asked as to why a Muslim should pray only in Arabic language and not his mother tongue.It may first seem logical that every Muslim should pray through his own mother language, so that he may understand what he say; but a little more thinking and study, we shall find that there are strong arguments in favor of only one common language and that also Arabic.Arabic: A deep and vast LanguageIt is a fact recognized by the ...

Why Do We Fear Death?

Why Do We Fear Death?
The fear of death, for most of the people, is not a matter which requires any evidence because it is totally obvious and we also see that a lot of people manifest extra-ordinary sensitivity with respect to the term "death" and its reality. Thus the actual matter is self-evident. That which requires proof and an answer is the reason for this fear and alarm as to why we fear death?Reasons for the Fear of DeathIn answer to this question, it is ...

heirs of the Messenger of Allah

heirs of the Messenger of Allah
A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from al-Muthanna al-Hannat from abu Basir who has said the following. "Once I went to see Abu Ja‘far (as) and asked him, "Are you the heirs of the Messenger of Allah?" He said, "Yes, we are his heirs." I then asked, "Was the Messenger of Allah the heir of the prophets and knew all that they knew?" He said to me, "Yes, it is true." I then asked, "Do you have ...

Hajj - An Important Worship for Human Development

Hajj - An Important Worship for Human Development
Hajj - An Important Worship for Human DevelopmentThe journey for hajj is a divine one and, in reality, a great migration; an expansive field for self-development, self-rectification and the Greatest Battle (Jihad-e-Akbar).The hajj rituals collectively are an act of worship profoundly associated with the struggle of Ibrahim (peace be upon him), his son Ismaai’l (peace be upon him) and his wife Haajar and if we were to remain heedless of ...

Ma'ad (the Day of Judgement)

Ma'ad (the Day of Judgement)
Like all Muslims, the Shi'as believe that Almighty God will bring all people to life again for accountability, punishment and reward on the Day of Judgement. Ma'ad involves the appearance of every person before his Lord in exactly the same human bodily from he had while on earth. It is not necessary to know in what way the return will be effected; suffice it to say that whatever has been stated about final requital and accountability in the Book ...

Dhikr: Remembrance of Allah

Dhikr: Remembrance of Allah
Imagine a storm that catches you off guard. Surely you will seek refuge inside until it has passed. Now, imagine a different type of storm. Every day we are faced with emotional and spiritual struggles that are caused by our actions and those of others. How do we seek shelter from our own vices and those of others that seek to destroy us?Dhikr (remembrance of God) is an act which brings us closer to Allah and our faith, while also helping us ...

The Quran on Mountains

The Quran on Mountains
A book entitled Earth is a basic reference textbook in many universities around the world.  One of its two authors is Professor Emeritus Frank Press.  He was the Science Advisor to former US President Jimmy Carter, and for 12 years was the President of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. His book says that mountains have underlying roots.1  These roots are deeply embedded in the ground, thus, mountains have a shape ...

Little about Hadhrat Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari (ra)

Little about Hadhrat Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari (ra)
Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari (ra)'s name was Jundab ibn Junadah. He was an inhabitant of ar-Rabadhah, a small village on the east side of Medina. When he heard about the proclamation of the Prophet (saw), he came to Mecca and after making enquires saw the Prophet (saw) and accepted Islam whereupon the unbelievers of Quraysh gave him all sorts of troubles and inflicted pain after pain, but he remained steadfast. He was among the first people to convert ...

The virtues of clay from Karbala

The virtues of clay from Karbala
1. Ahmad ibn Hanbal narrates from ‘Amir Shatibi, “I once accompanied ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib on a journey. He was traveling to Siffin. When he reached the valley of Naynawa, he shouted out, ‘O Aba ‘Abd Allah! Bear patiently near the River Euphrates.’ ‘Amir Shatibi says, ‘I asked him: why?’ ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (as) answered, ‘One day I went to visit the Holy Prophet and found him crying. ...

Ilmu 'l-Ghayb of the Prophets

Ilmu 'l-Ghayb of the Prophets
The Qur'an not only talks about the possibility of others having access to the ilmu 'l-ghayb, it actually gives vrious examples of those who had been given the ilmu l-ghayb by Almighty Allah.1. While counting the miraclous powers that he possessed, Prophet 'Isa (as) says:"I will inform you of what you are eating and what you storing in your houses ... ."(3: 48)2. In reference to Prophet Yusuf, we have the following verses:"And thus does your ...

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ
A Child Whose Birth Was Miraculous And Who Made A Revolution In His Youth Against OppressionMaryam was passing her solitary life in a room of Baitul Maqdas engaged in God-worship. Thirteen years of her life passed away in this way. Now youth was approaching her speedily and her devotion to worship accompanied with her radiant face and noble form made her a daughter that was a model of morality for the entire world. At the beginning of the ...

Receiving one’s Record from Behind the Back

Receiving one’s Record from Behind the Back
Then he who is given his Record in his right hand,”‌“Soon will his account be taken by an easy reckoning,”‌“And he will turn to his people, rejoicing!"“But he who is given his Record behind his back,”‌“Soon will he cry for perdition,”‌“And he will enter a Blazing Fire.”‌ (Al-Inshiqaq: 7 to 12)The Qur’an has talked about people who get their Records with ...

Reasons of Husaini Revolution

Reasons of Husaini Revolution
Reasons of Husaini RevolutionAll those who are familiar with the Imam's life do certainly realize that his role in serving Islam had started very early in his life. He has contributed to the rising Islamic movement when he was a boy, and played a significant role, when his father was the Commander of the faithful, taking part in all three wars that his father fought along with the rest of the faithful companions and followers. When his brother ...

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 ...

Defense - The Spirit of Jihad

Defense - The Spirit of Jihad
Defense - the Spirit of Jihad One of the points that now comes into question is the Islamic view of the essence and spirit of jihad. On this point there is complete agreement amongst researchers; the essence of jihad is defense, meaning that not one of them even suspects jihad, or any kind of fighting, that is motivated by aggression, by lust for the wealth and riches and other resources of the other side, for an aggressor's harnessing of a ...

Nahjul Balagha Depicts the Enemies of Islam

Nahjul Balagha Depicts the Enemies of Islam
"The sway of tyrants was long, so that their tyranny and oppression could be fully exposed and their infamy and disgrace could be disclosed. They deserved the revolution which overtook them. They were destroyed and annihilated, and the people were rescued from calamities and destruction, were relieved of war, and bloodshed, which were brought about by the tyrants."The pious people, who bravely passed through those days, patiently bore the ...

Discussion Concerning Origin of Creation is Natural

Discussion Concerning Origin of Creation is Natural
By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba'iWith his Allah-given instinct, man searches for the reasons and causes leading to the appearance of any phenomenon or occurrence that he sees. He never thinks it probable that they have come into existence automatically and without any cause, i.e., accidentally.A driver whose car stops functioning gets off to check where he suspects it is impaired in order to find the cause for the halt. He never ...

Why Theology?

Why Theology?
At first, we might see ourselves faced with this fundamental question: “What is the importance and necessity of endeavoring to understand God and what role does this understanding have in our personal and social lives?”In order to answer this question, we must first recount several issues: A short reflection upon the individual and social characteristics of the lives of those around us reveals the fact that there is a fundamental ...