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True Path in this World and in the Hereafter

True Path in this World and in the Hereafter

Relevant to this verse, it is appropriate to discuss about ‘Sirat’ or the Path. ‘Sirat’ in this world and in the Hereafter, is a subject we speak about several times daily: O God! Guide us to the right path. What is the difference between Path in this world referred here, and the Path in the Hereafter, crossing which is obligatory? .....

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Islam The Message of the Prophets

Islam The Message of the Prophets The concept of submission to Allah has thus been described as the core of the religion and the gist of faith. Here, Islam' as a special title given to the eternal Divine Religion - the Message of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) - and as a general title for the calls of all the prophets, will be discussed.

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Toward Peace

Toward Peace Alone among the entire creation, the human being is a thinking, rational creature, endowed with the wonderful powers of Intellect and Will. By means of these two amazing powers, he can decide his fate and determine his path, either choosing the way leading towards happiness or the miserable road of tragedies and torments. .

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Islam and the Position of Women

Islam and the Position of Women The West's vociferous partisans of Women's Lib. have no idea of the revolutionary leap forward in women's position which Islam brought about. In the days of Islam's first appearance the position of women was that of chattels of the men - little above the domesticated animals.

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Faith in Islam

Faith in Islam 149- In Al-Mahasin it is narrated that Imam Baqir (a.s) said: “We find in (Imam) Ali ibn Abitalib's (a.s) book that God's Prophet (a.s) used to say the following when he gave a sermon on the mosque pulpit: “I swear by God who has no partners that no good of this world or

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A Very Useful Article on Marriage

A Very Useful Article on Marriage Today we shall discuss about the reasons for people opting for polygamy. This discussion is neither on jurisprudence nor on the cultural aspect of human life. It pertains only to the morality of polygamy.

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The Nature of understanding Allah

The Nature of understanding Allah A human being possesses innumerable instincts. One of these is the instinct of recognizing Allah or God. This means that man always makes an effort to find God.

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Characteristics of the Hereafter

Characteristics of the Hereafter The images that we form in our minds of persons, gardens, cities or other places when we hear them described to us, are generally quite different from we later see when we come to observe the objects at first hand. This is true despite the fact that we have often seen similar objects earlier in our lives and are therefore able to make comparisons.

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Honesty, the Most Manifest Sign of Personality

Honesty, the Most Manifest Sign of Personality Undoubtedly, two attributes of truthfulness and honesty (truth and trust) are the most manifest signs of personality. Rather, we can not call a human the one who lacks these two, ..

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Patience Strengthens Will Power

Patience Strengthens Will Power The second best act to make the willpower strong is patience. Whether, it is the achievements (attainment) of the world or those of the hereafter. Patience is fundamentally (basically) important and necessary. e.

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The Infallibility of the Prophets

The Infallibility of the Prophets A government organization established in a country to handle public affairs cannot operate by itself. Unless a group of competent and experienced individuals endeavour to maintain and run it, it will not survive and will not provide the people with its services.

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The Islamic Opinion about Education

The Islamic Opinion about Education Question: Western and eastern scholars have written many books and detailed studies on education, and Islamic scholars have also written much on this subject. Would you please give us a summary of the Islamic opinion in this concern?

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The Concept of Shia

The Concept of Shia We live in a world in which electronic prefectures, globalization, information explosion and technology are the dominant topics. With the latest technology we have discovered scientific aspects very fast, knowing that without this technology, ...

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Growth of Shi'ism

Growth of Shi'ism Shi'ism began with a reference made for the first time to the partisans of Ali (shi'ah-i ' Ali), the first leader of the Household of the Prophet, during the lifetime of the Prophet himself. The course of the first manifestation and the later growth of Islam during the twenty-three years of prophecy brought about many conditions which necessitated the appearance of a group such as the Shi'ites among the companions of the Prophet.

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The Concept Of Freedom In Islam

The Concept Of Freedom In Islam In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. "And those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in the Torah and the Gospel, bidding them to do what is right and forbidding them what is wrong, making lawful for them the good (things), ...

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The Spiritual Message of Shi'ism

The Spiritual Message of Shi'ism The message of Shi'ism to the world can he summarized in one sentence: "To know God." Or in other words it is to instruct man to follow the path of Divine realization and the knowledge of God in order to gain felicity and salvation.

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Prayer and Its Effects

Prayer and Its Effects The Holy Prophet [s] said: "The one who takes prayer light is not of me. No, by Allah such a person will not reach the Haud, Pond of abundant." Man La Yahduruhul Faqih, vol. 1, p. 206

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The Historical Speech of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) in Ghadir Khum

The Historical Speech of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) in Ghadir Khum This is the English translation of the speech of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) in Ghadir Khum. It is well written and documented with lots of references. O Allah! Send your blessings to the head of your Messengers and the Last of your Prophets Muhammad (s), and his ahlul-bayt.

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Did Abu Talib die a believer on account of which you visit {ziyarah} his shrine?

Did Abu Talib die a believer on account of which you visit {ziyarah} his shrine? Reply: From the viewpoint of the Shi‘ah, Abu Talib, the son of ‘Abd al-Muttalib, the eminent father of the Commander of the Faithful ‘Ali (‘a) and the uncle of the Holy Prophet (S), is among the people who believed in the apostleship {risalah} of the Messenger of Allah (S), and among his helpers and confidants in time of tribulations and adversities during the early period of Islam.

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Shi'ite Authors On Ethics and Morals

Shi'ite Authors On Ethics and Morals The first among the Shi'ite to write on this subject was Amir-ul-Mu'minin Imam Ali bin Abi Talib(A.S.). His letter to Malek al-Ashtar describes in detail what a ruler has to do and what rules of conduct he should follow.

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