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Family and Society

Islam and the Family

Islam and the Family

While the warp of society is the individual person and the woof is social order, the unit of the design is the family. Families in which mutual understanding, sincerity and tenderness reign, form details of a harmonious pattern.

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Islamic Ethics in the Family Structure

Islamic Ethics in the Family Structure The Prophet (Pbuh) said: I recommend you to have good morality, since verily this will take you to heaven, and you should not be foul tempered since that will undoubtedly take you to Hell. [Vasa'il, v.16, p.29, Al-i-Bayt Press]

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The Relationship Between Individual and Society

The Relationship Between Individual and Society The outlook of a school of thought regarding society and history and its specific approach to them, plays a decisive role in its ideology. From this point of view, it is essential, in the context of Islamic world outlook, to throw light on the Islamic approach to society and history.

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Marriage

Marriage The relation between man and woman becomes lawful by contracting marriage. There are two kinds of marriages: (i) Permanent marriage (ii) Fixed-time marriage

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Compilation and Writing on Women's Affairs and Issues in the Realm of Islamic Culture

Compilation and Writing on Women's Affairs and Issues in the Realm of Islamic Culture Compilation and writing on women's affairs and issues, in the realm of Islamic culture, goes back to ancient times and to the 3rd and 4th centuries. All the scientific efforts and searches can be divided into two totally different periods.

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The Role of Religion in the Society and in Our Families

The Role of Religion in the Society and in Our Families God says about the Qur’an.. “It (Qur'an) is a guide and a healing to those who believe" (S.41: V. 44). Our religion, Islam, plays a significant role in satisfying our physical as well as spiritual needs. Islam teaches us, a code of behavior, and conservation of social values and gives us a meaning for our existence. It helps in toleration and developing adaptive capacities for stressful events of life. It gives us a sense of self-respect and teaches us about the virtues of family life and a cohesive society with a sense of brotherhood. In this study the role of religion in the society as well as in the family has been reviewed.

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Islam and Social Responsibilities: The Way of the Prophet (S)

Islam and Social Responsibilities: The Way of the Prophet (S) Men of faith define the present times in precarious terms. Beneath the glamour of technological progress, any deeper assessment of the general human condition presents a far more sombre reality. 'What is to blame for our current perils?' one may ask. In essence, we are living the after-effects of the key intellectual battles of the twentieth century that pitched individual against society.

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The Importance of Seizing the Opportunities of life (Part 1)

The Importance of Seizing the Opportunities of life (Part 1) If man compares all desires and pleasures of this life to his age, he will find that the latter is more precious. He will also discover that nothing at all can come to the value of his age, since the pleasures of this world can be regained, while the lifetime cannot be elongated or extended to a single moment:

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The Importance of Seizing the Opportunities of life (Part 2)

The Importance of Seizing the Opportunities of life (Part 2) Imam Sadjad (A.S) said: “How poor son of Adam is! Every day, he is inflicted with three misfortunes. Nevertheless, he does learn lessons from any. Had he learnt a lesson, all the misfortunes of this worldly life would have been easy in his sight. The first misfortune is that the day which comes upon him decreases his age. If a decrease occurs to his wealth, he will become so depressed, while he can cover the decrease of wealth, 

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The Threat of Nihilism: New Educational Opportunities?

The Threat of Nihilism: New Educational Opportunities? If the educator is characterized by a willingness to stand for something and simultaneously willing to care for someone, then the philosophy of authenticity should help the educator out of the problems that the Enlightenment project and some of its critics have created. While our integrative authenticity should rescue us from despair, it should also correct the possible immobilism occasioned by the interpretation of some postmodernist authors. 

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Principles for a Pedagogy in the Technological Era

Principles for a Pedagogy in the Technological Era ABSTRACT I argue that humanity is initiating a new historical era: the Technological Era. While this mutation opens to man extraordinary possibilities of spiritual and material progress, it is irreversible and threatens to destroy him. The eminent danger can be relieved only by adequately preparing the younger generation. In what follows, the principles which guide this preparation are enunciated and justified. The nuclear importance which should be given to moral education is emphasized, and the cultural and sociological obstacles opposed to it are analyzed. Finally, the means to overcome these obstacles are indicated.

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Corporate Sponsored Education: The Limits Of Social Responsibility

Corporate Sponsored Education: The Limits Of Social Responsibility  The business sector increasingly subsidizes financially challenged institutions. Representative examples would include health care, major sports arenas, and penal facilities. Among the recent beneficiaries of corporate largesse are schools. Such assistance blurs social roles and raises serious moral concerns, especially those of moral agency. Education, more so than other social institutions, determines the kind of citizen and moral character a person can become.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF TIME IN ISLAM

THE IMPORTANCE OF TIME IN ISLAM There are among those who believe in the popular saying as "Time is Gold." Time in Islam is more than Gold or any precious material thing in this world. Of all religions, only Islam guides mankind not only to the importance of time but also how to value it. Allah the Almighty and His Messenger, Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), very clearly tell us the value of time, why we must not waste it and how we can make use of our time wisely to increase our Eeman (Faith) and thus attain success, especially eternal success in the life hereafter.

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Willing and Knowing

Willing and Knowing This paper discusses W. K. Clifford's classic paper, "The Ethics of Belief," and the significance of his use of the locution "knowingly and willingly" in the context of morally irresponsible ignorance. It is argued that this locution can point to a very subtle and important distinction in the premisses of ethically responsible belief formation. An analysis of willful ignorance is then given. It is argued that, strictly speaking, there is no such thing as willful ignorance:

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The Culture of Youth

The Culture of Youth n the Name of Allah What is Culture, and Who is a Cultured man? At times, we use the word `culture', and say: This man is a cultured man, and this is an Islamic culture. Thus, what do we mean by culture and cultured man?

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Some English Books on Shi’a Beliefs

Some English Books on Shi’a Beliefs The first book is of a Sunni brother who was exposed to the Shi’a for the first time, after studying several Sunni madhabs, including Sufism. The book is written from a Sunni prespective. 1. "Then I was guided", by Dr. Muhammad al-Teejani al-Samawi $6 2. "Beliefs of Shi’ite School”by Muhammad Ridha Mudhaffar $6 3. "Probe into the History of Hadeeth”$6

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The Humanities and Telecommunication

The Humanities and Telecommunication Contemporary technology in the form of electronically managed interactive telecommunications is compatible with the goals and values of the humanities. For Marx, machine-work tended toward being mechanically routine, repetitive, deskilled, and trivialized. In the case of discourse, the same criticism has been made of computerized communication. Immediacy is not authorial presence, ...

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What things enhance the spirituality in the family?

What things enhance the spirituality in the family? Many blessings have been bestowed upon man by God to live a pure life, and only God knows the value of these blessings. Some of these blessings left for us are the intellect, the Quran, Prophethood, Imamat, religious scholars and the literature on practical, moral and religious issues. We will briefly discuss the meaning of each of these blessings for the readers' information.  

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Love and Affection in Islamic Culture

Love and Affection in Islamic Culture Love and affection is an asset which God has placed in human hearts. In Islamic culture the heart ought to be the repository of love of God and affection towards people. In other words, love and affection is one of the most valuable characteristics which adorn the human heart and behavior. Prophet Mohammad (SAWA) says:

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Is Sacrifice and Offering Possible?

Is Sacrifice and Offering Possible? Question: It is said that all the actions of man are to gain some material or spiritual benefit or to protect himself from some harm. So much so that even those acts which are apparently benevolent like helping the widows or training of children etc., they are also not exempted from this rule because by helping others and expressing love for them, man obtains consolation for his own soul and comforts his heart which had become restless after seeing their deplorable condition.

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