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Those three mystical letters

Those three mystical letters, mystify and hypnotize Ain – Lam – Yaa or A – L – I, they never fail to surprise Its narrated just the mention of his name is blessed What undying secrets had these three letters possessed Yes, undying he was, he is and will always …

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Evolution vs Islam

Evolution and religion have never been friends. It is common to see biologists and religious leaders argue over ‘evolution’. Most of the biologists believe that religion has nothing to offer to people who are striving for answers about the origins of life. On the other hand, philosophers or religious fundamentalists …

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Save for the love of my Relations

The  Prophet’s  Household  (Ahl al-Bayt)  occupy  a  special position  in  Islam.  God instructs  His  Messenger (s)   in the Qur’an: ‘Say, ‘I do not ask you any reward  for  it  except  love  of  [my]  relatives.’  (42:23)  In  other  words,  the  only reward  the  Prophet  was  told  to  ask  in return  for  …

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Studying in the Hawza – Realities and Challenges

*A write-up on a session regarding pursuing Hawza studies, with Ayatullah Mahmood Madani, one of the representatives of the Supreme Leader.” There exists not progression, but that it requires knowledge and recognition. In our daily lives, we are in desperate need of knowledge, and without learning, man cannot progress. Ahadith …

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Does boycotting Israel work?

Yesterday, I received a message from a religious, down to earth, Muslimah, who contested our ability to boycott Israel. She cited the notion that Israel controls a vast empire of companies and products; making it impossible to make sure our money does not reach Israel in some way. To further …

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Disconnected Faith

We are accustomed with the thought that the faith we believe in and the world we live in are two separate states. It is generally assumed that if one leads an Islamic way of life then one will not be able to enjoy in this world. This leads to a …

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Eternity of Moral Values

There is a third theory according to which it is impossible that man should do anything which is unrelated to the domain of his self and has no relation to his personality, being exclusively in the service of something external and without being related to the realm of his being. …

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Orphans in Islam

The existence and thanksgiving of parents is generally not realized till the time when one becomes a parent too. Or sometimes till the time when one starts earning hard-earned money and becomes financially independent. In many cultures, the value of parents is never appreciated. However there is a group which …

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Poison Envy

The vice of jealousy is one of the fatal illnesses of ethics that can be destructive to its beholder in both his life and the after-life.  The difference between jealousy and envy is that jealousy involves a man desiring that a blessing be removed from his brother though he knows …

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Patience Against Sin

Naturally, human beings are possessed with desires and passions, which encourage as well as discourage them in doing certain acts. In reality these are instruments for performing all actions, efforts and endeavours by men in their live span. These are called instincts such as, love for self, love for children, …

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