Faith & Beliefs

AhlulBayt (a): Its Meaning and Origin

Finally the appointed moment arrived, the moment which had been foretold by previous Prophets to their followers. At the age of forty, the orphan son of Abdullah attained the exalted station of messengerhood. It was he alone that time had prepared for guiding the world with his message for only …

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Monotheism as an Outlook of Human Existence

Monotheism (Tawhid) as an outlook of human existence, implies the equality and unity of all human beings in their relation with God. He is the Lord of all human beings. No one has any special relationship with Him denied to others. He is not the God of a specific community …

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The Spiritual Aspects of Hajj

The genuine value of Hajj and its reforming effects on the soul and behavior does not lie in mechanically routine practice, devoid of any meaning or value beyond what is seen, but in the awareness of the pilgrim and his spiritual and ideological awareness of every action he practises, every …

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Religion and Its Role in Human Life

To understand what religion is and what is its role in the life of men, we should first of all know its definition. Religion (din) is an all-round movement in the light of faith in Allah and a sense of responsibility for the formation of thought and belief, for the …

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Islamic Faith and Human Perfection

What is that faith which is spoken of in Islam and referred to throughout the Qur’an, as an axis around which all questions revolve? It refers to faith in God in the first place. In the second place, it connotes faith in angels, holy books, prophets, Resurrection, etc. In Islam, …

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The Promised Dawn and Expectation of Relief

The idea of the final victory of the forces of righteousness, peace and justice over those of evil, oppression and tyranny, the complete and all-round establishment of high human values, the formation of a utopian and an ideal society and lastly the accomplishment of this ideal at the hands of …

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Eid: A Time of Worship or Partying?

As Ramadhan begins, Muslims all over the world prepare themselves for a month of fasting and worship. Truly this month is filled with blessings from our Lord, who has granted us thirty days of limitless potential in which to please him. In Ramadhan, the gates of Jannah are wide open …

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The Special Distinction of the Day of Eid

What is the actual meaning of Eid? At first, it may be proper to seek the meaning of Eid in the books of the scholars. Eid is the day of special attention of Allah (SWT) to His servants, recalling them to His presence and the day of loving Him. Eid …

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Imam Al-Mahdi Al-Muntadhar (a)

The promised Mahdi, who is usually mentioned by his title of Imam-i ‘Asr (the Imam of the "Period") and Sahib al-Zaman (the Lord of the Age), is the son of the eleventh Imam. His name is the same as that of the Holy Prophet. He was born in Samarrah in …

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Muhammad (s) in the Mirror of Islam

Islam is based on two realities: the blessed personality of the Prophet Muhammad, who was chosen exactly fourteen lunar centuries ago to deliver God’s message and to be the leader of mankind; and the Quran, the Book from God which is the Prophet’s enduring miracle and which contains God’s words …

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The Beginning of the Prophetic Mission

Finally the appointed moment arrived, the moment which had been foretold by previous Prophets to their followers. At the age of forty, the orphan son of Abdullah attained the exalted station of messengerhood. It was he alone that time had prepared for guiding the world with his message for only …

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The understanding of the ‘Perfect Man’ in Islam

The subject under discussion is the perfect man from the viewpoint of Islam. A perfect man means an exemplary human being, who is superior and exalted, or any other interpretation that one can make. Like everything else, a human being may be perfect or imperfect, and sound or defective. A …

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