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Al-Qadr night is one of the nights that man cannot fully and truly realize the size of its magnificence and sanctity, considering that the virtues of this one night outreach those of a thousand month. In this night, the sky opens up and the angels and spirit, who are assigned with the missions Allah has delegated them with in any matter pertaining to life and man, in the sustenance, life terms and conditions that Allah has bestowed upon man, descend.
The problem that the Muslim world faces in many of its parts is the lack of the Quranic culture that is open on the issues of faith, man and life. Those in charge of spreading and calling for Islam did not focus on this culture. Instead, their major concern was the juristic studies..
Life is a journey that starts at birth and moves daily in one’s lifetime that would be burdened by the weight of the years. Man eats each day a piece of his life, until he finishes, in this tiresome and exhausting trip, all the food that Allah has put in his hands..
Before we cite the Ayahs that talk about the “righteous child”, we would like to point out that parenthood, which represents the family’s role in producing generations, is not a subjective matter that aims at making the parents realize themselves, but it is rather an issue of responsibility. It is the responsibility of bringing up a new generation that could achieve for humanity what raises its intellectual, practical and spiritual levels…
We live in these days the occasions of Christmas and the New Year. How do we celebrate these two occasions? Celebrating the birth of Christ should be in the same manner that the Quran celebrated his birth.
To discuss the topic of the value of the mind in our life, we cannot but go back to the Holy Quran and the Sunnah to determine the view of Islam from the mind; the mind that we have neglected and resorted instead to our instincts, which became the bases of our politics and relations…
It is narrated that Imam Ali (a.s.) said: “The intellect and lust are opposite to each other; knowledge supports the intellect while the lust is supported by the passions and inordinate desires. Self is a battlefield where a war is waged between the intellect and lust; whoever becomes victorious in this fight takes control of the self”. This Hadith by Imam Ali depicts the state of psychological struggle between the intellect and lust over the things that the mind is able to differentiate whether they are beneficial or harmful…
With regards to the mind’s ability to reach the level of appreciating the Greatness of Allah, the Most Exalted, we believe that Allah granted the mind enough freedom to open up to all the horizons it can reach in the universe, in life, in man and in himself…
In this article, His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), discusses the issue of how children should treat and deal with their parents as a form of the relations man establishes in his life...
Ayah 221 from Al-Baqarah Surah confirms the legislative basis of the ruling which forbids marriage between polytheist women and believing men and the marriage between polytheist men and believing women...
Islam had set restraints that govern the Muslims’ sexual relations, knowing that it forbids any sexual extramarital affairs that represent obscenity which smears man’s purity; thus, tarnishing his soul and derailing him from the straight path in a way that contradicts with man’s interest in life. Allah did not want man to live his sexual instincts in a chaotic manner by instantly responding to any incidental state that comes and goes without actually having any impact of any kind on his life. Allah wanted man to live his sexual instincts as part of the deep human relations, in a way that he would experience serenity, stability and tranquility, as well as the integration of materialism with spirituality.