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Ramadhan Awareness

Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the month during which Muslims observe fasting from morning twilight (Fajr Prayer) to the evening twilight (Maghreb Prayer). The term Ramadhan is literally driven from al-Ramd which means ‘burning heat of the sun’.[1] It is believed that this name is given to the fasting month due to the thirst experienced during fasting.It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (S) that the ...

Ramadan, a Blessed Month of Compassion and Mercy

Fasting is a universal custom and is advocated by all religions of the world, with more restrictions in some than in others. The "Siy?m'' should not be interpreted as "fasting" lest it may be misunderstood as mere starvation or as an act of self-denial and asceticism, and therefore, a renunciation of the world. For the purpose of this article, let us call it the "Islamic Fast".Readers are kindly requested to refer to Q. 2:183-185, where the main ...

Ramadan Fasting and Muslim Patients

Muslims world wide observe total fasting (no food or water) between dawn to sunset in the month of Ramadan. They do so not for losing weight or any medical benefit, but as it is ordained in Quran which says."O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you, as it was prescribed for those before you (i.e. Jews, & Christians) so that you may (learn) self-restraint."( 2:183 )According to Islamic Laws, children below the age of 12, sick patients, ...

Is it safe to Fast during Ramadan in Diabetics

"O you who believe fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you so that you can learn Taqwa" (Quran 2:183)BackgroundAll major religions in the world, universally recommend one form of fasting or the other. Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan as recommended by Islam is observed very strictly among all Muslims across the world. This intermittent fasting (referred to as Roza) is the 2nd tenet among the 10 essential ...

Etiquette and Deeds of the Holy Month of Ramadan

It has been narrated from the Commander of the Faithful Imam 'Ali [a] that:"Don't say Ramadhan because, you don't know what Ramadhan is. Whoever says so must pay charity and must offer an atonement fast, instead of saying Ramadhan, say the way Allah has called it the Month of Ramadhan."The most important duty of a devoted wayfarer in this great month is to understand the right of this Holy Month in which Allah (the Glorious, the Exalted), has ...

The Linguistic Meaning of Mawla

The Arabic word (Mawla) means to take charge of something and to achieve it. The author of AL-Siha says: "The ruler is the mawla i.e. he takes charge of the country. A man is mawla i.e. he takes charge of something, for example, selling. One says that someone was the mawla -i.e. took charge- of something, and was given charge of it. For example the commander made someone take charge of something or someone was put in charge of selling ...

How should the beleivers and real Muslims act with one another

If the believers and the pious people don,t value one another, the others wont do so. If we want to judge a Muslim, we must judge him in comparison with the Pagan, idolatry, Bahaiee and Wahhabi. Then, along with his defects and faults, if we notice any kindness and love of him toward Imam Ali peace be upon him, then we could possibly treat him in a rather kind way. If the believers act kindly with one another, the others may be attracted to the ...

resembling of the human being to tree

One of the interpretations the Holy Quran has about human is resembling him to tree. The Allah Almighty has resembled and likened human to two trees. One resemblance and interpretation that is used in Quran about human being is the pure tree and another tree is interpreted as the impure tree. The pure tree according to what Allah almighty said is a very fruitful tree which its products is not bound to time like other trees that produce fruit a ...

the three classes in this world

There are three classes in this universe that if a Muslim do not pass these three classes and do not attend these classes wholeheartedly and with all his attention, he is like a ripe fruit, fruitless tree and field with no crops. The first class is ...

What after submission?

What we have said above was about accepting Islam, coming into the fold of Islam. We have made it very clear that no one can be forcefully brought into the fold of Islam; Islam cannot be imposed on any person or society. This was all about a person who is outside the fold of Islam. Now we move on to the next step.If a person is raised in a society which protects his soul from the impurities of atheism (kufr) and polytheism (shirk), or if a ...

Apostasy is Equal to Treason

Why does Islam not allow apostasy? Apostasy or irtidād in Islam is equal to treason.The Western world limits treason to political and military terms. In the USA, treason consists "only in levying war against Americans, and in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort." However, sometimes even the Western world stretches the concept of political treason to include things which are non-politics or non-military matters.For example, in ...

The Shari`ah Sources

What are the sources for these laws? In Sh`iah Islam, the primary sources of shari`ah laws are the Qur'ān and the sunnah (of the Prophet and the Imams of Ahlul Bayt).9However, on the issue of apostasy, the Qur'ān only talks about the consequence of an apostate in the hereafter: whether his repentance will be accepted or not; the nullification of his good deeds; and the punishment in the hereafter. The laws dealing with worldly punishments for ...

Islamic Brotherhood`

Islamic Brotherhood`There are different forms of brotherhood in Islam, just as there are various forms of unity in Islam. The first form of brotherhood is familial brotherhood like two brothers or two sisters. Or any two people who are related through their mothers and fathers, they are all sisters and brothers. The second form of brotherhood has to do with nursing. If two infants who do not have familial relations breastfeed from one woman for ...

Prostration on the Soil of Karbala (The Land of Imam al-Husayn’s Martyrdom)

The Philosophy behind Prostrating on the Soil of KarbalaOne of the subjects which has attracted the attention of both Sunnis and Wahhabis is why the Shi‘ahs prostrate on soil from Karbala, known as the soil [turbat] of Imam al-Husayn (as). They question the essence of this prostration and wonder whether it is for Imam al-Husayn (as) or the soil itself. We will now examine this topic to make this issue clear.The Shi‘ahs prostrate on ...

Professor Ansarian unfulfilled dreams aspirations; organizing people’s affairs under the guidance of the holy Quran / formation of Committees of the great scholars

Another wish of mine is that the pulpits have the freedom they used to have and shouldn,t be functioning as an agent of the ...

Welcoming the month of Shaban

Imam Ali (A.S) once saw some Muslims arguing among themselves on the topic of fate and destiny, on the first day of Shaban. He discouraged them from their preoccupation and instead drew their attention to the merits of this month.He said that the Lord had called it Shaban because His favors and bounties were scattered (shaban) all over during it. Allah presents His great bounties in this month which are easy to achieve, and inexpensive, said ...

Jealousy

Jealousy is a very dangerous and destructive disease, which afflicts most people. Very few people are protected from its destruction. Jealousy is dangerous both on the individual as well as the social level. Like termites, it causes gradual destruction of the individual on a personal level, and the society at large.And for ‘Imaan (Faith)’, it is as dangerous as fire is, for dry wood.Jealousy means to be disgusted and upset about a ...

Best things in life

Every human being loves to know about the best things in life and act upon them because human’s instincts is like a sophisticated system which in addition of differentiating between good and bad is also keen to do good and stay away from bad. Due to committing sins and mistakes humans damage this system and cannot utilize it in normal ways. For this reason, revelations and the prophets have been sent to remove the impurities and bring to ...

Bohlool and the Sage in Haroun Rashid's Court

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Imam Mahdi (A.S) and previous Prophets (P.B.U.T)

Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H&H.P) said, “Mahdi is from my progeny. His name is the same as my name. And his nickname is the same as my nickname. In his physique and character he looks exactly like me. He will be in a state of occultation and there will be confusion in which people will wander about (deviate). Then he will come forth like a sharp shooting star to fill the earth will justice and equity as it was filled before with injustice ...