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True faith in Allah - (Part I)

In part I of the article detailing how true faith in Allah is, the titles of 1- The concept of faith in the Quran, 2- Knowing increases faith and 3- Professing oneness (unification) are handled. After explaining the concept of faith in the Quran, true faith in Allah is dealt with in terms of the knowledge one acquires and the need for professing Allah’s oneness.

True faith in Allah (Part II)

In part II of the article detailing how true faith in Allah is, the titles of 1- Trust in Allah, 2- Between trust and negligence and 3- Criticality of practical Shirk are handled. It details how trust in Allah is exemplified, clears out the difference between trust and negligence and explains how one commits Shirk without actually intending to do so.

True faith in Allah (Part III)

In part III of the article detailing how true faith in Allah is, the titles of 1- Linking faith to full submission and 2- Elements that fortify faith are handled. Also in the context of explaining how true faith in Allah is, this part links faith to full submission, the latter being one of the features of true faith. It also determines the elements one can resort to in order to fortify his faith in Allah.

A new reading for the texts that handle killing the apostates

The brutal operations carried out by extremist Islamic groups have led to the resurfacing of the Islamic penal system, with Muslims, before others, widely criticizing these acts deemed as offending to Islam and contradicting to its spirituality. Among the said penalties included in the system is the penalty of killing the apostate…

Difference between punishment in this life and the next

Now there is a difficulty about this Quranic concept. As we know, all people are never unjust. There may be Prophets, Imams and their executors living among them. Will this general destruction include the Prophets, the Imams and the righteous believers? This doubt has been so magnified that some people have produced these two verses as a proof of the invalidity of the idea of the infallibility of the Prophets and the Imams.

On Faith: Theoretical and Practical

The Glorious Quran mentions examples of certain scholars found in every time and place… When examining the past and the present experiences of these scholars, we infer that they have a vast erudition and a high religious awareness of what is permissible and what is not...

Why do we need a new Quranic interpretation?

Is our book 'Tafsir Min Wahi Al-Qur'an' (Interpretations Inspired by the Quran) considered a new interpretation? Are we in need for a new interpretation to stand out before the multitude of the other interpretations that left no aspect of Quranic knowledge without overanalyzing, expanding and studying it, starting from the literal aspect into the rhetorical, philosophical, psychological, and social aspects...etc?..

Believing in the Unseen

The Holy Quran defines some of the pious people's traits in their faith and behavior within the framework of the principles of the creed and includes its basic positions in life. When we try to identify these traits in terms of their nature, significance, and role in our spiritual and practical life, we would notice that believing in the unseen is one of the basic traits of the pious people, for Allah says: 'Those who believe in the unseen.'

The prophets (a.s.) and the knowledge of the unseen

The Religious Authority, H.E., Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah talks about the relationship of Messengers with the people, indicating that the prophets used to emphasize that they are human beings like them and that they do not know the unseen.

Satan in the Holy Quran

The Holy Quran has talked about Iblis (Satan) as a physical being made of fire. He is portrayed as a rebellious creature, basking in glory of the matter he was made of and showing arrogance to man, who was made of clay. To Satan’s mind, fire is far superior to clay because it can destroy clay with its power. The cause of his rebellion against God was the high regard in which God had held Adam when He created him and for his forthcoming role on earth, especially when God ordered the angels to prostrate themselves to Adam. As the Quran implies, Satan was part of the angelic group.

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