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Logic For Islamic Rules: Hajj

There are four dimensions associated with this great act of worship – each one more deep-rooted and beneficial than the other. The Ethical Dimension The most important philosophy of Hajj is the ethical transformation which it induces within man. The ritual of ‘ihram’ entirely removes man from material ostentations, external …

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Anecdotes for Reflection: Levels of Faith

Allah, the Wise, has said: ياَ اَيُّهاَ الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا آَمِنُوا بِاللهِ وَ رَسُولِهِ وِ الْكِتاَب (O’ You who believe!  Believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Book, which He has revealed to His Messenger)1   The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) said: اَلإيماَنُ عَقْدٌ بِالْقَلْبِ وَ نُطْقٌ بِالْلِساَنِ وَ عَمَلٌ بِالأرْكاَن …

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Cutting Relations with Family

The institution of family is one of the most sacred of establishments to mankind from a human as well as from a moral and religious perspective. No one can dispute the value and superiority of blood relations which unite two individuals together as they recognize that the blood which run …

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Second Greater Sin – Despair

The second Greater Sin is to despair of the Mercy of Allah (S.w.T.). “Al-yā-so Min Rūhallah” (To despair of the Rūh of Allah) Rūh: according to the dictionary means a breeze that pleases and comforts. Those who do not believe in the Power, the Mercy and Bounty of Allah (S.w.T.), …

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Spiritual Aroma of the Ideal Woman

In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful One of the thought provoking dictums of Imam ‘Ali (‘a) is al-mar’atu rayhana wa laysat bi qahramana (a woman is an aromatic plant and not a dominator). A comprehensive and detailed exposition of this brilliant hadith is beyond the scope of …

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A commentary of Surah Al-Hujurat (verse 10); Brotherhood in Islam

} إِنَّمٌا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ وَاتَّقُوا اللٌّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ { { Without doubt the believers are brothers of one another so then make peace and harmony between your brothers and have consciousness of Allah so that maybe He will show you mercy. } The closest relationship and bond that can take place …

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Islam and Religious Pluralism

Is Islām the only right path?  Is as-Ŝirātul Mustaqīm (the right path) a single phenomena or are there multiple paths leading to the same destination?  What happens to the non-Muslims who live a decent life and do not violate the rights of other people?  Do they gain salvation, and go to Paradise …

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