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5 Islamic Philosophers Every Muslim Must Read

5 Islamic Philosophers Every Muslim Must Read
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The Fourth Infallible; The Second Imam Al-Hasan Ibn Ali Al-Mujtaba (Peace be on him)

The Fourth Infallible; The Second Imam Al-Hasan Ibn Ali Al-Mujtaba (Peace be on him)
Name: al-Hasan.Title: al-Mujtaba.Agnomen: Abu Muhammad.Father's name: Ali Amir al-Mu'minin.Mother's name: Fatimah (daughter of the Holy Prophet).Birth: In Medina on Tuesday, 15th Ramadan 3 AH.Death: Died at the age of 46, in Medina on Thursday, 28th Safar 50 AH; buried in Jannatu 'l-Baqi', in Medina.Imam Hasan was the eldest son of Imam `Ali and Hadrat Fatimah. When the Holy Prophet received the happy news of the birth of his grandson, he came ...

Islamic Mysticism

Islamic Mysticism
1.Mystical Knowledge The word ‘Erfān is from the root ‘Arafa(ع ر ف)  means knowing, but ‘erfan is a specific kind of knowing. Mystical knowledge is different from ordinary knowledge, such as scientific and philosophical knowledge.  We cannot obtain mystical knowledge just through sensory perception, thinking or reading books. There is a kind of direct knowledge or inner knowledge or immediate knowledge that comes ...

Teaching Methods in Islam

Teaching Methods in Islam
The ancient Muslim educationists adopted a special method of teaching that promotes the recipients of knowledge. The following are some articles of the teaching methods: Forsaking Tension Teachers ought to treat their pupils leniently and kindly and avoid any tension and cruelty since these two things impede the mental growth and author serious psychological complexes. Ibn Khuldun says, “Tensional teaching injures the pupils, especially ...

Masses of Mourners Cover Southern Suburb Streets, Palestine the Destination

Masses of Mourners Cover Southern Suburb Streets, Palestine the Destination
Massive rallies took off from Sayyed Al-Shohadaa complex in the southern suburb of Beirut Sunday morning in a procession to commemorate the Karbala calamity that took place on the tenth day of Muharram year 61 of the Hegira. (Bayt Agency) - Massive rallies took off from Sayyed Al-Shohadaa complex in the southern suburb of Beirut Sunday morning in a procession to commemorate the Karbala calamity that took place on the tenth day of Muharram year ...

50 Simple things to do during Hajj

50 Simple things to do during Hajj
50 Simple things to do during Hajj [1] Smile at another Muslim (not ghair mahrams)[2] Say Salaam to strangers (not ghair mahrams)[3] Shake someone's hand and ask about their health(not ghair mahrams)[4] Buy tea for someone[5] Offer to get someone's groceries[6] Sit with a Hajj group from another country and ask about Islam in their village[7] Carry someone's bags for them[8] Guide someone ill to the sick bay/hospital[9] Shun vain talk[10] ...

Some of The Spiritual Aspects of Different Acts (Arkans) of Hajj

Some of The Spiritual Aspects of Different Acts (Arkans) of Hajj
Some of The Spiritual Aspects of Different Acts (Arkans) of Hajj When one enters the desert and sees the mountain-roads and other obstacles of travel, he should remember the time of his departure from this world and the obstacles he will face in the world of Barzakh and Mahshar (where we all will be gathered). The lonely path should remind one of the loneliness in the grave; likewise, the fear of highway robbers and wild animals should ...

Religious Passion

Religious Passion
As a matter of fact, different prohibitory actions should be taken in case of different sins. One should not always act nicely towards the sinners and sometimes one needs to be strict. It all depends on the time and place, the audience, the sin, etc.Moses was summoned to the Tour Mountain for thirty nights. He asked his brother Aaron to take his place. But God increased this mission to forty nights. Meanwhile, people were deceived and were ...

Life of the Next World

Life of the Next World
The principle of belief in the eternal life of the next world is one of the important points of Islamic conception of cosmos and a fundamental tenet of Islam. A belief in the next world is an essential condition of being a Muslim and anyone who denies that is not a Muslim. Next to the confession of monotheism, this is the most important doctrine preached by all the Prophets without any exception. The scholastic theologians of Islam call it the ...

Formula of Islamic Unity

Formula of Islamic Unity
Hold fast, all together, to Allah's cord, and do not be divided." (Holy Qur'an 3:103) The commandment of God Almighty is clear. His Messenger also left no stone unturned to bring hearts together under the shade of monotheism, at a time when the people of the Arabian Peninsula were hopelessly killing each other for very trivial matters.  Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) moulded them into Muslims, that is, those who live in peace, lead a ...

Basic Information on Ashura and Imam Hussein (A.S)

Basic Information on Ashura and Imam Hussein (A.S)
In the month of Muharram 61 AH (approx. 20 October 680 AD), an event took place in Iraq at a place known as Karbala on the bank of the river Euphrates. A large army which had been mobilized by the Umayyad regime besieged a group of persons numbering less than a hundred and put them under pressure to pay allegiance to the Caliph of the time and submit to his authority. The small group resisted and a severe battle took place in which they were all ...

The Prophet's (as) Love for Fatima az-Zahra (sa)

The Prophet's (as) Love for Fatima az-Zahra (sa)
It is difficult to define the extent of the Prophet's (as) love for Fatima az-Zahra (sa) for she occupied a special place in his heart like no other person did. The Prophet's love for Fatima az-Zahra (sa) was mixed with respect and exaltation; and in addition to being motivated by the father/daughter relationship, this love was granted to her for the special talents, and noble traits Fatima az-Zahra (sa) enjoyed. Perhaps we can go to the extent ...

Millions of Pakistani mourners mark Ashura

Millions of Pakistani mourners mark Ashura
Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - At your service O Hussain Ibn-e-Ali. This is the slogan of these mourners on Ashura Day in the port city of Karachi, most of whom spent last night to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussein and his companions in the planes of Karbala some 1400 years ago.Despite serious security threats Shia Muslims across Pakistan flocked into the streets in their millions to pledge their allegiance to Imam Hussein who sacrificed his life ...

The University of Imam as-Sadiq (A.S.)

The University of Imam as-Sadiq (A.S.)
In view of the then prevailing conducive political atmosphere, Imam Ja‘far as-Sadiq (‘a) pursued his father’s scientific movement and established a large university and center of learning whose horizon reached far and wide. Shaykh al-Mufid says: The knowledge of the Imam (‘a) has been so widely narrated that it became proverbial to various many and its fame spread to every nook and corner. None of the progeny of the ...

The Destroyer of Idols - The Story of Our Prophet Ibrahim

The Destroyer of Idols - The Story of Our Prophet Ibrahim
The Destroyer of Idols - The Story of Our Prophet Ibrahim When spring came, water flew in the Tigris and the Euphrates. People were delighted, so they held celebrations in the city of Urr and other cities Of Babylon.When spring came and level of water rose in rivers, the farmers were glad, for their crops would increase.The people of the city of Urr went to Zaqqura, which was a pyramidal temple. They took with them gifts to offer them to ...

Those Who Allah Loves Most

Those Who Allah Loves Most
"The day when every soul will find what it has done of good brought forward, and   what it has done of evil; it will wish there was a far space between itself and it (evil). And Allah warns you to beware of Him; and Allah is Compassionate with His servants." (3:30)"They ask you what they should spend, Say: what-ever of wealth you spend, is for the parents, relatives, orphans, the needy and the traveler, and whatever good you do, Allah ...

A Brief History of Imam Hassan’s Life

A Brief History of Imam Hassan’s Life
Name: Al-Hasan ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.)Mother: Fatimah az-Zahra (a.s.), the daughter of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.).Kunniyat (Patronymic): Abu MuhammadLaqab (Title): Al-Sibt al-Kabir (the elder grandson), Al-Mujtaba.Birth: He was born in Madina in the middle of the month of Ramadhan in 3 A.H.Martyrdom: He died on the 28th of Safar in the year 50 A.H. He was buried in the graveyard of Baqi in Madina.   A Brief History of Imam ...

As a Muslim, Can I marry anyone I Wish?

As a Muslim, Can I marry anyone I Wish?
Marriage in Islam is the uniting, or creating a bond between a man and a woman, who will gradually develop into a deep spiritual, sentimental and socio-economic relationship. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has said: "No institution of Islam is liked by God more than that of marriage." When one marries in Islam, he/she has saved half of his religion. The basic object of marriage is to secure a comfortable atmosphere for a man and a woman, and also ...

Spiritual Philosophy and Scientific Truths

Spiritual Philosophy and Scientific Truths
glance at the fundamental philosophical questions, to which spiritual and materialist philosophies give contradictory answers, clearly shows that the areas of contention between the two opposing points of view have nothing to do with experimental matters. Whatever the solutions found to scientific problems, they would not in any way affect the way these philosophical questions are answered. For example, accepting or rejecting Euclid's theory of ...

The Celebration of Ghadeer

The Celebration of Ghadeer
Whatever Shias accomplish or narrate pertaining to Ghadeer is based on this very philosophy. The Shias consider Ghadeer to be significant and regard it as esteemed and blessed because although Ghadeer is rooted in history, it has given Islam the critical belief of Imamate and Mastership, which is among the pillars of religion.Did the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.A) not introduce Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (A.S) at Ghadeer-e-Khummm as the Imam ...