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Khums: A Support for Financial Independence, Part 3

Khums: A Support for Financial Independence, Part 3

In Part I of this series, we used terminology, Qur’anic verses, Sunni and Shi’a hadiths, and exegetes’ commentaries to described khums as more than merely defining war booties in the Qur’an and as something that has been collected by the Prophet (s) and Imams (a). Part II offered more hadiths khums and an account of its practice in early Islam. In this part, the ruling of khums during the occultation of Imam Mahdi (a) will be studied.

Jurisprudence Science
Khums: A Support for Financial Independence, Part 1

Khums: A Support for Financial Independence, Part 1

A brief study of Islam’s history and teachings is enough to illustrate that it is not only a set of moral injunctions and theological doctrines about our origin and the afterlife. Islam planned a governing system to fully meet the needs of a pure and advanced society.

Companions of Holy Prophet and Imams
Maytham al-Tammar: The Faithful Companion of Imam Ali (A.S)

Maytham al-Tammar: The Faithful Companion of Imam Ali (A.S)

Imam Ali bought Maytham as a slave and then freed him. He asked him what his name was;"Salim", he said:"But I heard the Prophet saying that your true name was Maytham"."He was correct and you are also correct. My true name is Maytham".

Imam al-Askari
The Companions and the Narrators of the Traditions of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.)

The Companions and the Narrators of the Traditions of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.)

The Abbasid government did not allow 'Ulama' and jurisprudent to communicate with Imam Abu Muhammad (a.s.) lest his virtues and vast knowledge would be spread among people everywhere, as then people would be affected by him and would turn their backs to the Abbasids. In spite of all the severe procedures the Abbasids took to separate the imam from people, some 'Ulama' and narrators communicated with him and narrated his traditions. Here we mention the companions and narrators in brief because this completes the research on the personality of Imam Abu Muhammad (a.s.).

Imam Ali
Imam Ali (A.S.) and the First Two Caliphs

Imam Ali (A.S.) and the First Two Caliphs

The discussion above will suffice to elucidate our view that the origins of Shi'i feelings and inclinations may be found in the conception of the sanctity for which the Banu Hashim were widely known, in the special consideration with which 'Ali was held by Muhammad (who was, above all, fully conscious of his family's traditionally religious heritage and exalted position), and lastly, in the events in favour of 'Ali which took place during Muhammad's lifetime.

Religions and Sects
Conceptual Foundations of Shi’i Islam

Conceptual Foundations of Shi’i Islam

The division of the community of Islam into Sunni and Shi'i branches has commonly been explained in terms of purely political differences. Its origins have been attributed to basically political partisanship with regard to the leadership of the Umma, a partisanship which later exploded into conflict in the civil war between 'Ali and Mu'awiya.

Various Articles
Prayer (Salah)

Prayer (Salah)

We have discussed the acts of worship and their conditions and philosophy. After stating those generalities, we shall now deal with their manifestations and examine the most apparent form of servitude which is prayer (salah). First of all, we need to know the status of prayer from the perspective of the (Qur’an and hadith). Thereafter, we shall touch on its details and secrets. Let us recall some of the views of the school of revelation (maktab al-wahy) regarding prayer:

Jurisprudence Science
Khums: A Support for Financial Independence, Part 2

Khums: A Support for Financial Independence, Part 2

Defining necessary terminology, using Qur’anic verses, Sunni and Shi‘a hadiths, and quoting exegetes, we tried to illustrate the fact that khums applies to more than war booties in the Qur’an and that it has undeniably been collected by the Prophet (s), the Imams (a), and the Caliphs. In this part, we will refer to more hadiths on khums and evaluate the objections made by those who restrict khums to war booties.

Quran Interpretation
Tafsir Surat ad-Duhaa (The Morning Hours)

Tafsir Surat ad-Duhaa (The Morning Hours)

This sura is one of the sura descended at Mecca. According to some of the narrations when it was descended the prophet was very uneasy by the delay and temporary cessation of the revelation. The enemies too were started to criticize him. This sura like the blessed rains poured at the heart of the prophet peace be upon him and gave a new energy and vigour and blocked the statements of criticisers.

Quran Interpretation
The Exegesis of the Holy Qur'an by Imam al-Baqir(A.S.)

The Exegesis of the Holy Qur'an by Imam al-Baqir(A.S.)

Among the sciences which Ima`m Abu` Ja'far (al-Baqir), peace be on him, presented during his lectures was the exegesis of the Holy Koran. Indeed he devoted a time of his times to it. He discussed all of its affairs.

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