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The Wise Counsel of Luqman

Human life is governed by a system of personal responsibility. Duties begin from the earliest stages of life and continue till its end; at no moment can an individual claim freedom or separation from some form of obligation. As long as ability exists, it has an associated responsibility attached to …

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A Noble End

At the end of the Ziyarat of Lady Fatima Masooma b. Musa al-Kadhim (peace be upon them) we address Allah and pray: “O God, I ask you for a noble end (to my life) and do not take away (the true faith, security and Your consciousness) which I possess.” Based …

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Who Are the 99 Percent?

The word mustadhafeen (the downtrodden/oppressed) comes from the Arabic root da-aa-fa, meaning weak or feeble. However, when put onto the Arabic pattern of “Istif’aal” and becoming the word “mustadhafeen”, it takes on an entirely different meaning of: someone who has been pulled towards oppression or weakened and one who has …

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Fear or Love God?

If we examine the matter closely, we will notice that in all our actions and reactions fear, love, and hope are combined to various degrees. Although in some cases one of these factors might be the dominant and there is not always an equal balance, their coexistence is inevitable.

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Humility When Speaking

The writer and great narrator of hadith, Shaikh Hurr al-Amuli in his book Wasail ash-Shia [1], has narrated numerous traditions concerning the responsibility that a Muslim has and the way that he must interact with other people. He has narrated traditions from the Noble Prophet and the Ahlul Bayt (peace …

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Is Death the End?

Most people fear death. Why? Death has always been imagined to be a great, frightening monster, and just thinking about it takes away the sweetness of life. Not only do they fear the word ‘death’, but they also hate the word ‘cemetery’, and they try to forget about its basic …

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The Divine Banquet

Calling the Qur’an a banquet has so much sweetness in it that, despite being comprehensible, is inexpressible. However much you seek closeness to the Holy Qur’an, you have in reality become near to the perfect human being. Hence, reflect on what extent you benefit from the Holy Qur’an.

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