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  • Miracle or Mirage? The Paradox of Miracles & Science

    Miracle or Mirage? The Paradox of Miracles

  • Infallibility

    Infallibility Sheikh Mansour Leghaei In the Name of God; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful This article discusses the issues of infallibility and ‘Isma in relation to Prophets and angels, with specific emphasis on the role of free will. It then goes on to look at the differences between the Islamic view of infallibility, as compared to Christianity and Judaism. This discussion then evolves into one of belief, with a discussion on the roots of human life and the circumstances surrounding it. We conclude with a detailed look at the concept of infallibility in Islam, outlining the main reasons for the beliefs held by Muslims of different schools of thought. Etymology of al-’Isma Al-’Isma: Al-’Isma is the Arabic root of the term under discussion which literally means taking hold of something; abstaining. In the story of Prophet Noah, with reference to this literal meaning he proclaims to his son: …لَا عَاصِمَ الْيَوْمَ مِنْ أَمْرِ اللَّهِ… “There is no

  • Einstein’s Paradox: God’s Omniscience and Man’s Freewill

    Einstein’s Paradox: God’s Omniscience and Man’s Freewill Sheikh Mansour Leghaei This article is a developed version of chapter 12 of my book ‘Ultimate Questions in Philosophy of Religion’. Summary Determinism and free will is one of the oldest philosophical issues, perhaps even older than the history of philosophy itself. Absolute determinism voids man’s responsibility and hence not only does it contradict our common sense, but also voids the purpose, because of which the Prophets were sent. Absolute free authority of man – to make him act independent from God is impossible and is contrary to the doctrine of Monotheism in Acts. The solution, therefore, is a matter in-between. There are also two main problems opposing man’s free will: 1) God’s Omniscience and His foreknowledge of things. 2) God’s Omnipotence and His Divine Decree and Act encompassing all that exists. This article is an attempt to reconcile between God’s Omniscience and Omnipotence with man’s

  • Mizan al-Hikmah (Scale of Wisdom)

    This text is a collection of narrations from the honourable Prophet of Islam and the Twelve Imams (a.s.). This compendium of Shi'a hadith aims at traditions which are central to understanding the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and the ethical foundations of Islam. The ten-volume edition, for which the present volume serves as an abridged edition, was first published in March 1983 in Arabic.

  • Hadiths Regarding Reading Quran PPT

    Hadiths Regarding Reading Quran. Form the book “Forty Hadith: The noble Quran” by Majid Adili. See full book at: https://www.al-islam.org/forty-hadith-noble-quran-majid-adili

  • The Best....

    The Best... Source: Bihar Al-Anwar, Vol. 77, p. 113 In the Name of God; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Al-Sheikh Al-Sadooq through his chain of narrators, narrated from Imam Ali (a.s) that the Messenger of God (s.a.w) said: 1. The best of the worshippers are those who offer the obligatory. أعبَدُ الناس مَن أقامَ الفرائض.2. The best of the generous people are those who have paid the zakat of their wealth. وأسخى الناس مَن أدّى زكاة ماله.3. The best of the detached people from dunya are those who are detached from Haraam. وأزهدُ الناس مَن اجتنب الحرام.4. The best of the pious people are those who tell the truth be it for or against themselves. وأتقى الناس مَن قال الحقّ فيما له وعليه.5. The best of the just people are those who like for people what they like for themselves

  • Inscriptions of the Gates of Paradise & Hell

    Inscriptions of the Gates of Paradise

  • Hadith Unwan al-Basri

    Hadith Unwan al-Basri حدیث عنوان البصری In the Name of Allah Instruction of Imam Sadiq (as) for the wayfarers towards Allah Translated by Ali Alsamail Source: Bihar Al-Anwar, vol.1 p.226 ***** Al-Sheikhul Baha’i (may the mercy of Allah be upon him) has narrated in his Kashkul: روى الشيخ البهائي (رحمه الله) في كشكوله:Al-Sheikh Shamsul Din Muhammad ibn Makki said: ‘I have transcribed from the writings of Sheikh Ahmad al-Farahani, (may the Mercy of Allah be upon him), who narrated from Unwan al-Basri, an elderly man of 94 years, who said: “For a number of years, I frequently visited Malik ibn Anas, and so when Ja’far al-Sadiq (as) came to Madina, I also visited him frequently as I wished to learn from him in the same way I learned from Malik. قال الشيخ شمس الدين محمد بن مكي: نقلت من خط الشيخ احمد الفراهاني رحمه الله: عن عنوان البصري وكان شيخا كبيرا قد اتى عليه اربعون وتسعون سنة قال كنت اختلف الى مالك بن انس سنين فلما قدم جعفر الصادق (ع) المدينة اختلفت اليه واحببت ان

  • The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part 2

    This part of the series expands on the quality of the people during this time, including their intellectual condition and scientific and technological advancements. This series of papers is based on parts three and four of a series of lectures delivered by the author in Muharram 1428/January 2007 in London.

  • Community Building, Part 2

    Part 2 of this series further builds upon qualities such as moderation, humbleness, enjoining good and forbidding wrong, unity, truth, justice, environmental awareness, and having firm faith in God.


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