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An Era of Insanity

There are very few age groups mentioned in the Qur’an. In fact, in the 114 chapters of the final Word of God, He speaks about some people in the infancy stage, such as the great prophets Moses, Jesus, and John (peace be upon them all); and he speaks about “seniors” …

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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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Hijab: a Divine Value

“Tell the believing men that they shall subdue their eyes, and safeguard their private parts (from being seen). This is purer for them. God is fully Cognizant of everything they do. And tell the believing women to subdue their eyes, and safeguard their private parts (from being seen). And they …

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Humility When Speaking

One of the most important discussions in the science of Akhlaq relates to the method of speaking with people and the way that one interacts with individuals of various classes and strata, and in addition, observing the principles and manners of etiquette related to other people. There are even some …

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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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