Islamic Articles

Imam Khomeini invited Christian Leaders on Christmas

Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, advised the members of the council to invite committed Christian religious scholars to join some Western diplomats during the ceremony. Imam Khomeini also noted that the Christian priests, who were of African-western origin had a strong stance against imperialistic powers and thus they were …

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Q&A: Ayatollah Khamenei on Participating in Elections

Question: What is the verdict for participating or not participating in the elections of other countries? In this verdict, is there a difference between Islamic countries and non Islamic countries and official or non-official elections? If there is a difference, what is the verdict of each of these? Answer: In …

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Dangers of Desensitization to Sin

Sin acclimation is when an individual slowly becomes desensitized to the notion of disobeying God and prioritizing their own convenience over His Lordship. This process is further exacerbated when one views God as a mere authoritative figure in the sky who must be worshipped and obeyed under all circumstances (lest …

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Opening Our Eyes to the Light of the Qurʾan

Most practising Muslims have heard numerous ahādith and āyāt about the Qurʾan as a “manifest light,” “an exhortation,” “a cure,” “a mercy,” “a guide,” and something “that has no doubt.”[1] However, many contemporary Muslims disagree. Undeniably confused by the Qurʾan, it is difficult to come to terms with the reality of …

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Recharging Ourselves After the Season of Mourning

Now that the season of mourning Abi Abdillah Al-Husayn (as) has reached its temporary conclusion, now what? For the past two months, many of us attended majlis al-azaa regularly. Many of us observed the state of grief and mourning and sponsored events in the name of Imam Husayn (as). Many …

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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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