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The Glory of the Month of Ramadan

The Glory of the Month of Ramadan

It was reserved for Islam to prescribe and perfect a formula for spirutual purification for every one of its followers, notwithstanding the state of society he may belong to, and which can be followed without interfering with his normal avocations and callings in every day life.

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Etiquette and Deeds of the Holy Month of Ramadan

Etiquette and Deeds of the Holy Month of Ramadan It has been narrated from the Commander of the Faithful Imam 'Ali [a] that: "Don't say Ramadhan because, you don't know what Ramadhan is. Whoever says so must pay charity and must offer an atonement fast, instead of saying Ramadhan, say the way Allah has called it the Month of Ramadhan."

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Rituals of the Holy Month of Ramadan

Rituals of the Holy Month of Ramadan SAHAR (Morning Meal) The time for the completion of your morning meal is about ten minutes before "Subh-e-Sadiq" is 80 minutes before sunrise. The following Du'a may be recited at the time of Sahar.

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Ramadan, a Blessed Month of Compassion and Mercy

Ramadan, a Blessed Month of Compassion and Mercy Fasting is a universal custom and is advocated by all religions of the world, with more restrictions in some than in others. The "Siyam'' should not be interpreted as "fasting" lest it may be misunderstood as mere starvation or as an act of self-denial and asceticism, and therefore, a renunciation of the world. For the purpose of this article, let us call it the "Islamic Fast".

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Is it safe to Fast during Ramadan in Diabetics

Is it safe to Fast during Ramadan in Diabetics "O you who believe fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you so that you can learn Taqwa" (Quran 2:183)

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Ramadhan Awareness

Ramadhan Awareness Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the month during which Muslims observe fasting from morning twilight (Fajr Prayer) to the evening twilight (Maghreb Prayer). The term Ramadhan is literally driven from al-Ramd which means ‘burning heat of the sun’. [1] It is believed that this name is given to the fasting month due to the thirst experienced during fasting.

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Imam Zayn al-Abidin (A.S.) and the Holy Month of Ramazan

Imam Zayn al-Abidin (A.S.) and the Holy Month of Ramazan The Ima`m spent most his lifetime fasting. When his slave-girl was asked about his worship, she said: "I never brought him food by day." He loved fast and urged (people) to fast. Hence he said: "Indeed, Allah, the Exalted, entrusted the fasting to His angels.( Al-Rawandi, Da'awat, p. 4). " He, peace be on him, did not break his fast except on the day of the two Eidds and other than them when he had an excuse. We will talk briefly about some of his affairs in the blessed month of Ramada`n, which is the month of Allah and of obedience (to Him)

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Ramazan: the Month of Forbearance and Brotherhood

Ramazan: the Month of Forbearance and Brotherhood When the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) used to sight the moon of the holy month of Ramazan, he stood facing the Qibla and with utmost humbliness in the presence of Allah asked success in this holy month by saying: "O' Allah! make its dawn on us in peace, conviction in faith, safety, submission, abundance of prosperity, immunity from sickness, recitation of Qur'an and assistance in prayers and fasting. O'Allah! keep us healthy in the month of Ramazan and keep us confident in our faith in it, and let it not last without being forgiven.

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Ramadan Fasting and Muslim Patients

Ramadan Fasting and Muslim Patients According to Islamic Laws, children below the age of 12, sick patients, travelers, and women who are menstruating or nursing a baby are exempt from fasting. In addition to staying away from food or water for the whole day, they are asked to stay away from sex, smoking or misconduct during the period of fast. In addition, they are encouraged to do more acts of piety i.e. prayer, charity, or reading Quran during this month.

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Dignity of Youth in Ahadith

Dignity of Youth in Ahadith 5– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) asked al-Ahwal, 'Did you go to Basra?' He replied, 'Yes.’ Imam (a.s.) asked, 'How did you find people's hastening to this matter and embracing it?' He replied, 'By Allah, such people were few in number, and even that which they did do was little.’ Imam replied, 'You should put it forth to the youngsters, for verily they hasten towards anything good.’[Qurb al-Isnad, p. 128, no. 450]

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Three Ethical Pillars of Politics

Three Ethical Pillars of Politics By giving nobility and validity to ethics and with the belief in the oneness of ethics and politics, Imām Khomeinī (r) endeavored in the course of various admonitions to the employees and officials of the [Islamic] system, to present a portrayal of his ideal ethical politics, or in other words, the Islamic politics.

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Ethics and Politics Relationship

Ethics and Politics Relationship Politics has two faces - a smiling face that gives glad tidings of prosperity, power and authority, and a furious one that calls to mind power struggle, power worship, and injustice. It is owing to this that politics is likened to Janus, the first mythological king of Latium. The gods had bestowed the king with such powers of clairvoyance that he would see the past and the future in unison. It is for this reason that they used to depict him as having two faces, portraying him as terrifying. In reality, politics has also two facets and faces: On the one hand, it is after securing the objectives and demands of the citizens and is a powerful tool for the establishment of public order and welfare - this is the favourable face of politics.

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I'tikaf - The Spiritual Retreat

I'tikaf - The Spiritual Retreat The large number of youth and others participating in this great event, something which has only taken form in the last twenty years since the victory of the Islamic revolution, may not be something as seen in other communities around the world – particularly the “West”. Insha-Allah, may Allah (Glory and Greatness be to Him) make our communities as large and prosperous as these and may our youth make maximum benefit from this very powerful spiritual retreat.

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The Duty of Man Towards Others

The Duty of Man Towards Others Parents are the means of the creation of a child and the imparters of his initial education and training; therefore, the holy religion of Islam has placed a great deal of emphasis on children's obeying to them and on their respect to an extent that the Almighty Allah has commanded the people to be kind and generous to their parents right after mentioning Tawhid (the Oneness of Allah) and states: "And your Lord has commanded that you shall not serve (any) but Him and has commanded goodness to your parents...(17:23)."

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The Axiological Dimension of Tolerance

The Axiological Dimension of Tolerance I contend that tolerance is not the expression of a simple attitude, but constitutes a moral value which penetrates all spheres of social life. My argument assumes that globalization is a fundamental tendency of the contemporary world and that the ideal of such a world cannot be enacted without tolerance. After identifying the constituent elements of this value and its conditions of functioning, we conclude that any reconstruction of human society from the globalization point of view presumes tolerance as a fundamental factor.

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Main Ethical Questions In Islam

Main Ethical Questions In Islam One of the definitions of the word “ethics” is the study and evaluation of human conduct. It is regarded as normative because it relates to certain basic ideals. Ethics can also be described as a field of study that focuses on the knowledge of good and evil, and the basis on which aspects of behavior should be evaluated.

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The Essentiality of Employment and the Importance of Trade and Industry

The Essentiality of Employment and the Importance of Trade and Industry Endeavour and work are the base and foundation upon which the world of creation is established and these are the only guarantee for the survival of every creature. The Almighty Allah has equipped His creatures with suitable means with which they derive benefits and avoid losses.

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Where Are Two Easts And Two Wests?

Where Are Two Easts And Two Wests? Question: What does the following verse denote? He is the Lord of two Easts and two Wests what is the meaning of this?

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Controlling Anger (Ghadhab)

Controlling Anger (Ghadhab) ...Muhammad ibn Ya’qub (al-Kulayni), from ‘Ali ibn Ibrahim, from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa, from Yunus, from Dawud ibn Farqad, who reports al ‘Imam al-Sadiq (A) to have said, “Anger is the key (that opens the door) to all kinds of vices.”

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The Need for Representation

The Need for Representation As we are aware, occultation is of two types: the Minor Occultation and the Major Occultation with the former being the foundation for the latter.

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