Faith & Beliefs

Revelation does not replace Human Reason

A common and dangerous misconception is that Revelation (Al-Wahy) is here in order to push man’s reason (Al-`Aql) out of the arena. While such a thought may never have passed our minds with this exact wording, some of us have subconsciously accepted this notion. And this misunderstanding often becomes evident …

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It’s my decision

An eight year old blurts out to his father is who is trying hard to convince him to enrol in a summer program, “I don’t want to go. It’s my decision.”  A daughter who gets pregnant in her teens decides that she will abort her baby since she is not …

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The Miracles of Prophet Jesus (pbuh)

Prophet Jesus like many other Prophets had proved the authenticity of his mission by miracles he demonstrated with the Permission of God. The wonders performed by the Prophets that we call ‘Miracles’ are referred to in the Quran (3:49, 5:114) and the Bible (Act2:43) as ‘The Sign of God’, because it verifies and …

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Hajj: A Journey of Love

‘And proclaim the Hajj to all the people: they will come to you on foot and on lean camels, coming from distant places’ (22:27) That blessed season has returned once more. The tablecloth of glory begins to open, just as the lunar year comes to a close. The Divine call …

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The Beauty in Evil

‘Corruption has appeared throughout the land and sea by [reason of] what the hands of people have earned so He may let them taste part of [the consequence of] what they have done that perhaps they will return [to righteousness]’ (30:41) As followers of the Beloved Messenger striving to prepare …

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Islam and Racial Superiority – Ayatollah Jafar Subhani

يٌا أَيُّهٌا النٌّاسُ إِنٌّا خَلَقْنٌاكُم مِّنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنـثَى وَجَعَلْنٌاكُمْ شُعُوباً وَقَبٌائِلَ لِتَعٌارَفُوا إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللٌّهِ أَتْقٌـكُمْ إِنَّ اللٌّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ “O’ Humanity! Without doubt We have created you from a male and a female and have made you into various nations and tribes, so that you may come to …

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