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The Sacred Wood Plate on Noah's (A.S.) Ark

The Sacred Wood Plate on Noah's (A.S.) Ark
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The first sign of the Imamate

The first sign of the Imamate
Abu Baseer narrates that he asked Imam Ar-Ridha’ (as) about the sign of an Imam. The Imam (as) replied, “The first sign of the Imamate is that the incumbent is the first born of the Imam. He is superior in knowledge, in learning, to all his contemporaries. The Armor of the Prophet (S) to be in his possession and would exactly fit him. He would also possess the Standard used by the Prophet (S). Amir’ul-Mu’mineen ‘Ali (as) had said, ...

I would like to know the methods of religious thought.

I would like to know the methods of religious thought.
I would like to know the methods of religious thought. Concise answer There are three methods of religious thought in Islam. The Holy Quran in its teachings points to three paths for Muslims to follow in order to comprehend the purposes of religion and the Islamic sciences: (1) the path of the external and formal aspect of religion (the Shari‛ah); (2) the path of intellectual understanding; and (3) the path of spiritual ...

What are the reliable sources of religious thought in Islam?

What are the reliable sources of religious thought in Islam?
What are the reliable sources of religious thought in Islam? Concise answer Needless to say religious thought, like other forms of thought, must have reliable sources from which the raw material of its thought originates and upon which it depends. Similarly, the process of reasoning necessary for the solution of mathematical problems must have a series of established mathematical facts and principles.The single source upon which ...

What do you mean by religious thought?

What do you mean by religious thought?
What do you mean by religious thought? Concise answer By “religious thought” we mean that form of thought which is concerned whit any of the problems of a religious nature within a particular religion, in the same sense that mathematical thought is the form of thought which deals with mathematical questions and solves mathematical ...

What advice does Ayatollah Khomenehie give to the Muslims in America?

What advice does Ayatollah Khomenehie give to the Muslims in America?

What advice does Ayatollah Khomenehie give to the Muslims in America?

Concise answer

Asalaamu Alaikum,

Other than the topics which he has conveyed in his public announcements (which are available on his website[1]) the Supreme Leader has not expressed anything else in particular.

The Beginning of the ‘Abbasid Campaign and Its Effect upon the Spread of Shi‘ism

The Beginning of the ‘Abbasid Campaign and Its Effect upon the Spread of Shi‘ism
By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami The campaign of the ‘Abbasids started in 111 AH.[20][274] On the one hand, it contributed to the spread of Shi‘ism in the various territories of the Muslim world, and on the other, the acts of strangulation of the Umayyads were lessened. As a result, the Shi‘ah were able to have a relative breathing space. During this period, the infallible Imams (‘a) laid down the Shi‘ah juristic and scholastic foundations ...

Historical Factors and Shi’ism

Historical Factors and Shi’ism
QUESTION: Have historical factors influenced the development of Shiaism, or is this sect a set of beliefs derived from the Qur’an and the clear traditions of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his family)? ANSWER: We need to explain several points in order to shed light on the topic and show that: (a) historical factors and events had no role in the development of Shiaism and the belief in the existence of an Imam who will save humanity ...

The Holy Qur’an and Messianism (Mahdawiyyat)

The Holy Qur’an and Messianism (Mahdawiyyat)
QUESTION:Which verse of the Noble Qur’an can be cited regarding the authority (wilayat) of the twelve Imams (peace be upon them) and the just government of Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his return) and the supremacy of Islam over the world?ANSWER:The verses from whose purport it is understood that the twelve Imams—may Allah elevate their word—have authority and Imamah are many in number.Among them is the verse: إِنَّمَا ...

The Spatial Arts

The Spatial Arts
This expression is inclusive of a number of creative efforts and products of the Muslim peoples, which have so many features in common as to make their conjoined treatment more suitable than an isolated presentation of each art form. What are the "Spatial Arts?" Space has sometimes been described as the opposite of mass, as the negation of the solid in architecture. According to that definiton, the spatial arts would include only those ...

Great Lady Mary in Islam (02 of 03)

Great Lady Mary in Islam (02 of 03)
Her Annunciation God informs us of the instance the angels gave Mary the glad tidings of a child, his soon to be status on earth, and some of the miracles he will perform: “When the angels said: ‘O Mary!  Indeed God gives you glad tidings of a word (His saying, ‘Be’) from Him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and in the Hereafter, and of those nearest to God.  He shall speak to people while ...

The Use of Reading Questions As a Pedagogical Tool: Fostering an Interrogative, Narrative Approach to Philosophy (1)

The Use of Reading Questions As a Pedagogical Tool: Fostering an Interrogative, Narrative Approach to Philosophy (1)
ABSTRACTIn this paper I examine the text of the Symposium to illustrate two non-philosophical responses to Socrates' pedagogical provocation. While Apollodorus and Aristodemus, two Socratic disciples, demonstrate their erotic commitment to Socrates, they do not practice philosophy. They manifest their non-philosophical behavior in two ways. First, they idolize and imitate Socrates. Second, they constantly tell stories about Socrates. In the ...

Media and the Islamic Identity of the Muslim Child (1)

Media and the Islamic Identity of the Muslim Child (1)
1- The meaning of the child’s culture: Culture refers to a combination of beliefs, morals, traditions, laws, knowledge and behavioral patterns that one acquires within society. Children have their special and distinguished vocabularies, as well as special values and methods that they use in playing, expressing themselves and satisfying their needs. They also have special reactions, stances, trends, emotions and lifestyle. We call all this the ...

Media and the Islamic Identity of the Muslim Child (2)

Media and the Islamic Identity of the Muslim Child (2)
1- The importance of protecting children from the media invasion and the obliteration of identity: Childhood is one of the most important stages in one’s life, because his personality and tendencies are formed during this time, in addition to physical and mental growth. Psychological and educational studies prove that this is the most critical stage in a person’s development, and that the child stores the majority of the experiences and ...

The Greatest Miracle of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

The Greatest Miracle of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)
All scholars of Islam believe that the Qur’an is the greatest miracle of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.). When we say the most superior, it is because, in the first place, the Qur’an is not an intellectual miracle but rather has to do with the spirit and intellect of the people and secondly, it is eternal and everlasting and third, it is a miracle which has cried out for 14 centuries. It says: “If you do not believe that this is a Book of God, ...

Repentance

Repentance
called out, "There is no God but You. Glory be to You. I have done evil." So We answered him and delivered him out of grief even so do We deliver the believers. (Quran 21:87-8) In my last two discourses, I explained that worship and prayer, if correctly performed, eventually leads to a true affinity to God. The human being, through worship, will be a real servant of God and a real servant has a true affinity to God. In other words, to be a real ...

The Invocation (Munajat) of Shabaniyah

The Invocation (Munajat) of Shabaniyah
It has been narrated by Ibn Khalawayh who commented on it, saying, “This is the prayer of Imam Ali Amir ul-Mu'mineen and the Holy Imams, his descendants, (PBUT) who used to recite it in the month of Shaban." In the Name of Allah My Lord, bestow Your blessings on Muhammad and his descendants; respond to my prayer when I pray to You; listen to my call when I call You; and turn to me when I make my submission to You in confidence. I have come ...

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (1)

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (1)
Question: Why did Imam Husain (a.s.) take his family with him to Karbala? He knew that their fate was death. Why did he not leave them and allow them to remain behind or stay in a safe place? Answer: The holy uprising of Imam Husain (a.s.) has two dimensions: 1. Martyrdom. 2. Accomplishing a Mission. The primary role of the women can be seen in the second dimension. Of course the women did have a role in upbringing and encouraging the warriors ...

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (8)

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (8)
One of the precepts strongly recommended by the divine law of Islam [shari‘ah] is holding ceremonies with the intention of paying homage to the signs of Allah. Upholding this precept is considered an act resulting from the piety of the hearts. There is no dispute or disagreement among the various schools of thought regarding the essential verdict pertaining to this precept. Disagreement, however, lies in the question of whether application of ...

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (7)

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (7)
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