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Monday 27th of February 2017
Family and Its System in Islam

Important Factors Affecting Life Span (Part 4)

There are two kinds of factors that affect man’s life span: the ones affecting man’s physic directly like nutrition; the ones affecting man’s psyche directly and his physic indirectly like spirituality. Some of these factors are discussed in this part and the next parts of this article.NutritionOne of the important factors that can help calculate the length of man’s life is nutrition management, i.e. what to eat, how much ...

Important Factors Affecting Life Span (Part 5)

One of the factors that affect man’s life span is relations with parents. The nature of this relationship can adversely or favorably affect man’s life span.Relations with ParentsParents play a key role in increasing the length of one’s life. Academic findings indicate that children who live with their children enjoy a relatively higher level of emotional wellbeing compared with peers whose parents are often absent throughout ...

Study: Wearing Hijab Helps Body Confidence

British Muslim women who wear the hijab feel generally better about their body image than those who don’t wear the hijab.The research, conducted by Dr Viren Swami from the University of Westminster and colleagues looked at body image issues amongst British Muslim women.Dr Swami explained: “In the West anxiety about body image, for women, is so prevalent it’s considered normal. This study aimed to explore how these attitudes ...

The Prophet (PBUH) of Islam’s Important Recommendation on Contemplation

Religion places emphasis on contemplation, thinking and rationalization because it is to lead man toward God, godliness, and betterment of his worldly and heavenly life. It is in such condition that the foundations of religious doctrines are cemented in man and he can apply true Islamic beliefs in his thinking.Contemplation is an important and essential step in consolidation of religious principles. In other words, in order to consolidate ...

Wisdom and monotheism substantiate intercession

The majority of rational problems and confusions against creation of intercession, stick to Divine justice and expediency for presentation of doubts.Sheikh Muhammad Rashid Reza, the Syrian scholar and thinker, is one such skeptic. In Al-Manar Exegesis he has tried to find flaw with intercession by a rational reasoning: “It is clear that the ordinance of God is the same as His justice and this has been formed based on the Divine ...

Intercession and God’s Knowledge

The Knowledge of God is eternal and He knows from the beginning what will happen to a certain creature and based on the changing state of that creature He will make a certain Divine decision. In this sense, different wills have been granted based on the number of temperaments and changes in the subjects. Thus no flaw or change has been made in the First Order of God, rather, each knowledge is appropriate in proportion to its subject and any will ...

The World View of the Holy Qur’an

Before anything else, we should study the intellectual and cultural environment from which the Holy Qur’an arose.From the point of view of all historians, the Hijaz was among the most underdeveloped and backward areas of the world at that time. During the Age of Ignorance, the people of this area are referred to as savage or half-savage.From the point of view of ideology, they were very firm worshippers of idols and stone and wood statues ...

Why are the Prophets Free of Sin and Error?

Without doubt, more important than anything else, a prophet must attract the trust of the general public in such a way that his words contain no possibility of being lies or erroneous, otherwise, his position of leadership will be a shaky one.If they are not immaculate, using the excuse that the prophets have erred, people who seek the truth from what they say will begin to doubt their invitation. It will not be accepted, or, at least, their ...

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi: Takfiris atrocities impede Islam’s rapid growth

Ayatollah Makarem said: “Islam would have been promoted rapidly throughout the world, had Takfiri terrorists not damaged its face.”Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, a Shia source of emulation, addressed a group of seminary clerics in Qom, Iran on Monday, February 20.  During the meeting, the senior Shia scholar said, “Islam is a religion that values cultural promotions; this fact contradicts what our enemies claim ...

Blessings of Solid Relations with Relatives

Despite great emphasis of traditions on establishing a proper and solid relation with relatives as a divine and human duty which requires ritual motivations, doing this divine and human duty surely will have great material blessings discussed below.The main point is to establish a strong bound and keep it from falling apart by wrongdoings. You should be nice to relatives in time of happiness so that they may back you up in case of troubles. ...

Relationship and Friendship

Relationship needs friendship more than friendship needing relationshipLove for RelativesImam Ali (PBUH) says “do meet relatives even with simple greetings”‌.O, people! No one, however rich, is needless of his relatives (tribe) and their practical and verbal supports. They are the greatest group to support when you are lost and to look after you in time of accidents and catastrophes. A good name you leave for yourself through ...

Who is your friend?

Since the influence of friend of man is very deep, Islamic teachings have given an important status to the friendship. In Holy Qur’an it is stated that most of the companions of the Fire will say, in the Hell, that“Oh, woe to me! I wish I had not taken that one as a friend. He led me away from the remembrance after it had come to me. And ever is Satan, to man, a deserter.” [1]So it is very important to know how your friend ...

Al Quran TV to broadcast Quran recitations 12 hours daily

Haidar Nouri Jilukhan said the TV channel was launched in March 2016 to serve the Holy Book. He said Al Quran TV’s activities are focused on promoting the Quranic discourse and its programs are based on the needs of today’s society. Quran recitations by different Qaris constitute a large part of the TV’s programs, he said, adding that in the near future, recitation programs will be broadcast 12 hours a day and various Quranic ...

Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani: Politicians must adhere to Islamic values

“Scholars and government officials are influential figures in every society, that’s why they need to observe their behaviors in order to set good examples for other members of the society to learn.” Speaking at a meeting in Qom on Sunday, February 19, Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani, a Shia cleric, highlighted the crucial role of education in Islam by saying, “Education and training are key elements in promoting Islamic ...

Duty of Children Towards their Parents In Islam

All religions of the world have laid great emphasis on the rights of parents and the duties of children towards them. According to Islamic teachings, to be obedient and to show kindness to parents has been enjoined in the Qur’an in such a manner as to say that among the noble deeds, to obey parents, treat them respectfully and to show kindness to them, is next to worshipping Almighty Allah. The Holy Qur’an says: “Your Lord ...

The Effect of Command and Prohibition Children

Being a ware of three important sections aspects of a person"s personalityMind, parent, wisdom and child will be of great help for us; parents that           of great help for us, parents that are more familiar to these three aspectsof personality mind are more successful in training children and bringingup logical, self- reliant and effective individuals. Parents who know theparent section of ...

Iranian women"s activities in Mosques

All the religions in the world have allocated places for worshipping Allah. In this way, man would be able to have an unspoken communication for his/her needs with Allah free from all worldly attachments. In the manifested religion of Islam, this space of worship, which is called a mosque, enjoys some types of specific characteristics. A mosque is a holy place besides being a place for social, political and cultural activities. Muslims in the ...

Sleep Difficulties

abies and small children vary a great deal in the amount of sleep they need. Some babies sleep practically all the time between feeds, while others are active and lively and have long periods of wakefulness, both day and night. Parents get extremely worried about this, not just because their own night’s rest is constantly being disturbed, but because they are afraid the lack of sleep may affect their child’s health. From this ...

Anger Management Techniques

To solve the problem of anger we first need to recognize the anger within our mind, acknowledge how it harms both us and others and appreciate the benefits of being patient in the face of difficulties. We then need to apply practical methods in our daily life to reduce our anger and finally to prevent it from arising at all.What is anger? Anger is a deluded mind that focuses on an animate or inanimate object, feels it to be unattractive, ...

A link with the Divine

The hijab is something that I have been adhering and striving to perfect for more than about 10 years (since the age of 9). An attachment that has grown to become an integral part of my existence – the hijab is my true identity. My love and appreciation for it has intensified over the years, as the desire to sincerely worship Allah swt alone (not people/shaytaan/my own ego) has been my main focus and realisation in reaching the ultimate ...