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THE IMAM’S SPECIFIC TRAITS

THE IMAM’S SPECIFIC TRAITS
Third LectureThe Imam’s specific traits Before we delve into the subject, one point should be explicitly stated: It can be easily understood from the Holy Qur’¡n that the position of imamate is the most prestigious position for a person to have. It is even higher than that of prophethood. This is because in the story of Abraham, the idol-destroyer Prophet(s), the Qur’¡n states: وَإِذِ ابْتَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ ...

THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN INSECTS AND FLOWERS

THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN INSECTS AND FLOWERS
Ninth LectureThe Friendship between Insects and Flowers One spring day, when the weather becomes warm, pay a visit to a garden or a green field. You will observe swarms of small insects, bees, flies, butterflies and tiny mosquitoes flying here and there, from one flower to the next, and from one branch to the other. They are so involved in their activities it seems as if a stern supervisor commanded them to move about. Their wings and feet ...

THE ANSWER TO AN IMPORTANT QUESTION

THE ANSWER TO AN IMPORTANT QUESTION
Fourth LectureThe Answer to an Important Question The Question In the previous lecture, we discovered that we always hear the call of monotheism and theism from the bottom of our hearts, and that this is more strident at the time of danger. Under such conditions, we inevitably remember God and resort to His infinite Benevolence. At this juncture, we might assume that this call which we have named the call of conscience is nothing more than ...

SOME EXAMPLES OF THE ORDER OF CREATION

SOME EXAMPLES OF THE ORDER OF CREATION
Seventh LectureSome Examples of the Order of Creation Order, purpose and planning are vividly observable in all of creation. Here are some striking examples. Luckily, the doors of knowing God are open to us today due to the great advances in the physical sciences, the uncovering of the mysteries of the world, the vast knowledge of man’s anatomy and the structure of the bodies of animals and plants and our vast knowledge about the stars and ...

The Reality of Taqwa

The Reality of Taqwa
The word ‘Taqwa’ is derived from the root ‘waqaya’ which means ‘to safeguard’ or ‘to abstain’. In the Islamic terminology it is defined as the action of restraining oneself from disobeying the commands of Allah (S.w.T.). When Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) was asked to elaborate on the meaning of the word, ‘Taqwa’ he replied, “Submit to the command {of Allah (S.w.T.)} and do ...

SECOND LECTURETHE CONSEQUENCES OF KNOWING GOD IN OUR LIVES

SECOND LECTURETHE CONSEQUENCES OF KNOWING GOD IN OUR LIVES
Second LectureThe Consequences of Knowing God in our Lives 1. Theism and the Advancement of Knowledge Suppose your friend brought you a book as a present and told you that it was written by an all-knowing and ingenious author… You would never study such a book indifferently or perfunctorily. Rather, you would contemplate on every single sentence and on every word. If you could not understand the meaning of any sentence at first glance, you ...

Imamate (Divine appointments)

Imamate (Divine appointments)
How can one that rejects the notion that prophets are infallible believe that their successors / Imams are? When they select a Khalifa then the criteria does not deem an individual to be of good character, nor does it stipulate that an individual stick to the teachings of Allah (swt). Be rational how can a transgressor or one illiterate of God’s teachings be deemed the rightful successor of Rasulullah (s)? These characteristics were present in ...

We are not left in loneliness

We are not left in loneliness
Allah’s Guidance; a Valuable Blessing The faith in the help of Allah, the Greatest, the Merciful, in not leaving men to wander aimlessly is underlined in sublime instructions of Islam as well in the Quranic verses and tradition. To enjoy the Guidance from Allah, all men are sheltered by the Merciful and no one is deprived of this valuable blessing. To illuminate the case, the following text is selected from the book “ a commentary on Kumayl ...

THE RECOGNITION OF GOD THROUGH HIS REVELATION

THE RECOGNITION OF GOD THROUGH HIS REVELATION
In order to recognize Him, There is no way but thinking on the creation of the creatures, the Prophethood of the Prophets, and the revelation which is manifested in the Holy Quran and the Imamate of the infallible Ones (s). Through thinking we could only conclude that there is one Creator. But through this tool we are not able to grasp what His Glorious Names are and what the aims for creation are and what duties man is supposed to carry out. ...

Islam The Message of the Prophets

Islam The Message of the Prophets
The concept of submission to Allah has thus been described as the core of the religion and the gist of faith. Here, Islam' as a special title given to the eternal Divine Religion - the Message of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) - and as a general title for the calls of all the prophets, will be discussed.Since all the prophets called for monotheism and invited mankind to worship Allah alone and liberate themselves from servitude to others, Islam is ...

Stories of Allah’s Mercy- part 1

Stories of Allah’s Mercy- part 1
All the stories to come after,  are adopted from “ a commentary on Kumayl supplication” by Professor Hossein Ansarian”. To see refrences and quotations you can refer to this book at the Publication of  Erfan research center, Qom, Iran.     Change from the Unlucky Book to the Lucky Book The author of “exegesis of fatihat Al-Kitab”, which is one of the most important scientific and Gnostic books written by a scholar after the ...

Arguments for the oneness of God

Arguments for the oneness of God
Arguments for the oneness of GodTheologicalTheologians usually use reason and deduction to prove the existence, unity and oneness of God. They use a teleological argument for the existence of God as a creator based on perceived evidence of order, purpose, design, or direction-or some combination of these-in nature. Teleology is the supposition that there is a purpose or directive principle in the works and processes of nature.[16]Another ...

LEADING PEOPLE TOWARDS SINCERITY IN MONOTHEISM

LEADING PEOPLE TOWARDS SINCERITY IN MONOTHEISM
God, out of His favors, keeps man away from any form of blasphemy including worshipping the world, worldly positions, indulging in voluptuous life, giving way to one’s wishes, being fond of aggression, and satan worshipping.the text to be followed is selected from “ the land of lovers” by Professor Hossein Ansarian who exemplifies this issue.   All praise is due to Allah who attracted our attentions towards sincerity in our prayers and ...

TOMB: THE SECCOND PHASE OF DEATH

TOMB: THE SECCOND PHASE OF DEATH
The Issues of The Grave And The Barrier: After the soul is taken from the body, the second phase of dying is the tomb. In fact, the grave is the same as the barrier for man. There are some verses which point out to this fact. Each person’s barrier is a reflex of his moral, and ethical and ideological status. For a believer, the barrier is a place for ease, prosperity and company of clean souls and God’s abundance. For an infidel, the ...

THE ISSUE OF SEEING GOD

THE ISSUE OF SEEING GOD
Moses And The Issue of Seeing God   وَلَمَّا جَاءَ مُوسَى لِمِيقَاتِنَا وَكَلَّمَهُ رَبُّهُ قَالَ رَبِّ أَرِنِي أَنظُرْ إِلَيْكَ قَالَ لَنْ تَرَانِي وَلَكِنْ انظُرْ إِلَى الْجَبَلِ فَإِنْ اسْتَقَرَّ مَكَانَهُ فَسَوْفَ تَرَانِي فَلَمَّا تَجَلَّى رَبُّهُ ...

WHY ARE PROPHETS SINLESS INFALLIBLE

WHY ARE PROPHETS SINLESS INFALLIBLE
Why are Prophets Sinlessinfallible No doubt, each Prophet should attract public confidence as his first priority so that no one could identify any trace of wrongdoing, lying, or error in his utterances. If this is not the case, his very position of leadership will be undermined. If the prophets were not infallible, those who seek for an excuse, under the pretext that the prophets make errors, and those who find the truth, due to the flaws ...

BODILY RESURRECTION AND SPIRITUAL RESURRECTION

BODILY RESURRECTION AND SPIRITUAL RESURRECTION
Ninth LectureBodily Resurrection and Spiritual Resurrection An important question regarding the issue of the Resurrection is whether resurrection pertains only to the spirit or whether the human body becomes alive in the other world once more and whether man enters the new life with the same body and soul, of course a little better than before. Some of the ancient philosophers believed only in a spiritual resurrection and considered our bodies ...

THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND DISASTERS AND EVILS

THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND DISASTERS AND EVILS
Third LectureThe Philosophy behind Disasters and Evils Since ancient times, some ignorant people have criticized God for His alleged injustice. They have put forward some issues which, in their conceptualization, are in conflict with God’s genuine justice. They have even gone so far as to use these issues to support both the negation of God’s justice and His existence altogether. Among the things, they see as evils are those mishaps which ...

Stories of Allah’s Mercy- part 2

Stories of Allah’s Mercy- part 2
All the stories to come after,  are adopted from “ a commentary on Kumayl supplication” by Professor Hossein Ansarian”. To see refrences and quotations you can refer to this book at the Publication of  Erfan research center, Qom, Iran.   It is narrated that on the Resurrection Day, the servant is called to account and his letter of deeds, full of sins, is given to his left hand. When getting the letter, the servant states ...

The ownership of Allah in the mirror of Kumayl Supplication

The ownership of Allah in the mirror of Kumayl Supplication
The ownership of allah in the mirror of Kumayl Supplication Considering the fundamental issue of Tauhid in the doubtless relegion of Islam, The central condition of being a Muslim is a deep faith in God ownership. Taking into account the importance of this issue, the present Article adopted from the professor Hossein Ansaryan “ a commentary on Kumayl supplication” interprets the issue of God ownership from the rich content of Kumayl ...