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Wednesday 18th of October 2017
Usoul-Deen

Usul al-Din (Principles of Religion)

1. The Principles of Religion (Usul al-Din) which outline the essential beliefs in accordance with the Qur’an and the teachings of the Twelve Imams 2. The Branches of Religion (Furoo al-Din) which cover acts of worship and actions required by all believers. The Principles of the Religion according to Twelver Shi’a Islam are: The Oneness and Unity of God: Our belief is that God is the Creator of the universe; He is One and does not ...

The Reality of Taqwa

The word ‘Taqwa’ is derived from the root ‘waqaya’ which means ‘to safeguard’ or ‘to abstain’. In the Islamic terminology it is defined as the action of restraining oneself from disobeying the commands of Allah (S.w.T.). When Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) was asked to elaborate on the meaning of the word, ‘Taqwa’ he replied, “Submit to the command {of Allah (S.w.T.)} and do ...

What Buddhist scripture says about the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W)

What Buddhist scripture says about the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W) The Buddha leader Gautama, has prophesized the coming of an inspired person. (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - In the Gospel of Buddha by Caras (pp. 217-8) it is written that this great Buddha will come to the world known as the "Maitreya". The Cakkavatti-Sihanada Suttana gives him the name "Metteyya". Both these words mean "The Merciful One". By reference to the life-history of ...

Say: He, Allah, is One,

Sura Ikhlas (Monotheism) On the virtue of reciting this Sura, numerous narrations from the holy Prophet and Ahlul-Bait (p.b.u.th.) are cited in Islamic sources which refer to the extraordinary greatness of the Sura. The author of Atyab-ul-Bayan Commentary, collected 25 of them.In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The MercifulSura Ikhlas (Monotheism)No. 112 (4 Verses)Contents of the Sura: On the virtue of reciting this Sura, numerous ...

Arguments for the oneness of God

Arguments for the oneness of GodTheologicalTheologians usually use reason and deduction to prove the existence, unity and oneness of God. They use a teleological argument for the existence of God as a creator based on perceived evidence of order, purpose, design, or direction-or some combination of these-in nature. Teleology is the supposition that there is a purpose or directive principle in the works and processes of nature.[16]Another ...

MOHAMMAD(s) RECITES THE VERSES ON MAN

  In a section of nobel writings of Professor Hossein Ansarian  , The land of lovers, the author mentions the logic behind the recitation of The Holy Quran by Mohammad (s) . three kinds of verses were recited by the holy prophet to awaken people. It it is said in the previous article on the same site (erfan) these verses are of three kinds. The verses on creation , The verses on man and the verses on shariat. No we consider the 2nd ...

The logic behind Mohammad(s) recitations

  To awaken people from pure corruption, the prophet of Islam read to them three types of verses. The present text that is adopted from “ the land of lovers” by Professor Hossein Ansarian interperates these verses as distinct from each other. 1) The verses on creation 2) The verses on man 3) the verses on shariat  The verses on creation These verses attract our attention to the creator: وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا ...

Prophethood and affliction- part 2

As much as men are given apptitude from the side of Allah, they are expected to perform more good and their duty is more difficult. Prophets are from those people who are given more and are asked more .Therefore , disagreeable moments by which prophets are afflicted are a real example of hardship. Professor Hossein Ansarian In his book “ The land of lovers “ interprets this issue by considering the invocations of Sahifeh Sajjadieh and verses ...

Prophethood and affliction- part 1

From the first day of creation, men were in hardship to be tested against Allah and to be evaluated in their faith in the site of Allah . The prophets are not only exceptions but also from those who are afflicted and tested more than others. Taking into account the concepts of Sahifeh Sajjadieh, specially the sixth invocation, Professor Hossein Ansarian in his book “ The land of lovers” exemplifies this issue.  Adam vis-à-vis ...

Innocents as physicians

  The Sound of Mother's Heart: In Medina of the classical time where the scientific means and laboratories could not be found, Imam Sadiq(s) recommended that mothers should let their new-born babies sleep on their left-side. This recommendation went unnoticed by most people who could not visualize its effects. Some people were even under this assumption that new-born babies would get hurt if the mother turned her body over it. When Mohammad ...

Imam Sajjad (a) and his interpretation of God's will

In his interpretation on 7th invocation of Sahifeh Sajjadieh, in “The land of lovers” considering the contents of this nobel invocation, Professor Hossein Ansarian analyses and interprets the issue of God's will and the power of Almighty. The text to be followed is a part. The title of this section is the translation of Imam Zainol Abedin's elegant expression: وَمَضَتْ عَلى اِرادَتِكَ الأشْياءُ The heart of ...

Having Good idea about Allah

  A human who is a believer, righteous, and virtuous servant and is going to seek Allah’s path during his lifetime should have good idea about Allah’s Mercy, Blessings, and Forgiveness. In other words, while he is in fear of the Hereafter and Allah’s chastisement, he should be hopeful of His Benevolent treatment at death time, in the purgatory, and especially in the Last Day, and His Forgiveness of the sins. Everyone should be hopeful ...

The angels who record on us

In a section of his exposition on Sahifeh Sajadieh -“ the land of lovers”- professor Hossein Ansarian interprets the content of the sixth invocation of Sahifeh Sajadieh in a very fluent manner. In the final section of the invocation he  quotes from  Imam Zainol Abedin(s)  “O God! Make it easy on your Angel-scripts on their recordings on us. The present text analyse this issue . “Let our records be filled with good things and gracious ...

All the world's affairs are managed in accordance with God's will

The title of this section is the translation of Imam Zainol Abedin's elegant expression: it is adopted from “The land of lovers”  by  Professor  Hossein  Ansarian. وَمَضَتْ عَلى اِرادَتِكَ الأشْياءُ The heart of Ibrahim(s) was filled with the fatherly care and affection for his son Ismail (Ismail, Samuel). He continuously thought of his son. He loved him but he was obedient to Allah and had concern for ...

Purgatory and Hereafter Punishments

There are lots of news in regard to the in-between-world or purgatory. Among these news that of those by Quran are of greater importance as well as better clearance. Analysing the supplications of Kumayl in “  A commentary on Kumayl Supplication” professor Hossein Ansarian exemplifies this issue in a delicate manner. Some of the Qur’¡nic verses, especially those in the last three parts of it, as well as some traditions mention various ...

God’s generosity and kindness

About God’s generosity and kindness, there is detailed discussion which have done by researchers, holy Quran interpreter, philosophers, Islamic leaders and theosophist who have acquired their gnosis from God’s messengers and diviner’s leaders like: Sadro-al-Motaheleen, Hajy Sabzevary, Mola Ali Zanuzy, Akhond Mola Ali Noory, Alame Tabatabaee, those shiny and splendorous faces with that luminous heart and familiar with holy Quran and its ...

LEADING PEOPLE TOWARDS SINCERITY IN MONOTHEISM

God, out of His favors, keeps man away from any form of blasphemy including worshipping the world, worldly positions, indulging in voluptuous life, giving way to one’s wishes, being fond of aggression, and satan worshipping.the text to be followed is selected from “ the land of lovers” by Professor Hossein Ansarian who exemplifies this issue.   All praise is due to Allah who attracted our attentions towards sincerity in our prayers and ...

THE RECOGNITION OF GOD THROUGH HIS REVELATION

In order to recognize Him, There is no way but thinking on the creation of the creatures, the Prophethood of the Prophets, and the revelation which is manifested in the Holy Quran and the Imamate of the infallible Ones (s). Through thinking we could only conclude that there is one Creator. But through this tool we are not able to grasp what His Glorious Names are and what the aims for creation are and what duties man is supposed to carry out. ...

THE POSITION OF PRAISING GOD AND ITS MEANS AND TOOLS

From the above verse it could be realized that to stay a human being, we must thank God for what He has bestowed upon us. Anybody who refrains from doing so is not considered a human being. The tools to recognize the asset-Giver and the assets are wisdom, man’s nature, conscience, Nobovvat (Prophethood), Imamate and the Holy Quran. The tools for praising God are our limbs and organs. How miserable are those who merely engaged in eating, ...

INJURIOUS ACTIONS ON THE DOOMSDAY

Concerning the punishments for the evil-doers, besides the verses of the Holy Quran, there are some strange narrations, some of which will be dealt with here: عَن أبي عَبْدِاللهِA: إيّاكُمْ وَالغَفْلَةَ، فإنَّهُ مَنْ غَفَلَ فَإنَّما يَغْفَلُ عَلى نَفْسِهِ، وَإيّاكُمْ وَالتَهاوُنَ بِأمْرِ اللهِ عَزَّوَجَلَّ، ...