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INFLUENCES OF A CORRUPT COMMUNITY

One thing that deserves mention is that a corrupt community may take away a prophet’s family from him without any resistance. This is because resistance (by the prophet ) is directed against the greater community
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Prophets' children between faith and deviation

The following are edited excerpts from “World of Our Youth”; in which His Eminence, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), expounds on how the children of prophets, Imams, and scholars are not necessarily committed to the same path as their fathers.
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The role of reward and punishment in raising children

The principle of reward and punishment is based on psychological mechanisms that stimulate the positive conduct and suppress the negative one. At the level of raising children, after examining the potentials of whom we want to reward or punish, we ought to choose what kind of punishment and reward to resort to...
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“…that you be kind to your parents”

Allah associated the act of thanking and obeying Him with the act of thanking and obeying one's parents. He also deemed hurting them, even if just by saying 'Ugh', unlawful, since they are the direct cause of one’s existence. They are the ones who look after the child with a sense of responsibility and giving. They sacrifice their lives to ensure that his life prospers and bear all kinds of misery to witness happiness glowing in his eyes. Thus, being good (kind) to them is a great virtue that is based on the great human virtue that appreciates giving, since giving generates giving, and life needs kindness, mercy and giving to reach its fullness.
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Children: God’s trust whether in guidance or in care(2)

The instinct of superiority and love of perfection are innate in man. The desire for progress and excellence are considered branches of self-love which reside in any man’s nature. The conscious guardians should make use of this psychological wealth, building the sound educational ways on this basis.
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Child’s behavior and the source of aggression

Aggression is a dangerous and harmful behavior which man acquires in negative conditions he passes through during childhood or even in later stages. Aggression may have other reasons, resulting from physical or mental diseases.
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Islamic principles in raising children

One of the general principles in raising children is that parents should not consider their child as part of their possessions. Instead, they should consider him God's trust that Allah, The Most Exalted, has put in their hands. This is done by loving the child, listening to him and respecting his mind. It should be suggested to him that he could reach the facts if he exerts enough effort. He should also be taught to criticize, discuss except or refuses the other’s ideas. If you respect the thinking of others and their opinions you will discuss it with them, since this discussion represents recognition of the other.
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Children: God’s trust whether in guidance or in care(1)

The child is the first brick in the society. If it is well placed, the whole building is straight no matter how high it raises and how great it becomes. He is the core of the coming generation; from it branches its organs and parts. As the building needs engineering and balancing; the core needs the soil and the suitable conditions .The child’s tendencies and capabilities need to be balanced: he needs the good soil when he grows up and has his talents crystallized; the sources of culture he receives, the civilization he adapts to, and his upbringing all need to be purified.
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Children: God’s trust whether in guidance or in care(3)

The family, where a child grows up, plays an important role in his education. It is considered as a school which develops his hidden talents and teaches him lessons in great human values.
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Artificial insemination: problematic issues

The issue of artificial insemination has raised many questions, and the religious scholars have controversial opinions regarding it. Some of them are proponents; others are opponents. Because of the moral and social consequences that result from it, we believe we should highlight this problematic issue with the Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah, in order to benefit from his justifications and proofs and to clarify its ambiguous aspects from a jurisprudential perspective.
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