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5 جمادي الاول 1435 - Friday, March 7, 2014
Public Supervision on Performance of Islamic Jurisprudent unlike Despotic Ruler (Part 1)
The Islamic jurisprudent is not infallible and there is the possibility of sin or fault in him, so the public deserve the right to supervise his performance. The generality of the Islamic principle of ...
Legislations in Islamic Jurisprudence and Despotic Systems
In Islamic jurisprudence system, the jurist is the enforcer of the theological rules and regulations enacted by the Almighty God and passed by the Divine legislator. We also said that absolutism of Islamic jurisprudence is in the ...
Differences between a Monarchic and Islamic System of Government
Despotism is a totally unbridled system under personal despotic whims, but absolutism of Islamic jurisprudence means the Islamic jurisprudent possesses the same power of leadership of Islamic Ummah like the Prophet (PBUH). It is the ...
Islamic jurisprudence and the formation of Islamic government are among the most important precepts in Islam. It is prior to other Islamic precepts such as even praying and fasting. Some, however, have likened Islamic jurisprudence to ...
The need for the organs of the government stem from the fact that human beings are not satisfied with what they have. They may be selfish and aggressive. Therefore, the society needs laws. But mere good laws are not enough; we need ...
Fundamental Theories of Extra-Religious Approach
Extra-religious approach seeks to find out through rational analysis and deduction that what kind of government is required according to psychological realties and personal as well as social aspects of man’s life, without ...
Theocracy and Objectives of government in Islamic political system
While tolerating and respecting people and even those with opposing political and religious views, a theocracy provides guidance and seeks happiness of its people. Indifference and apathy towards values and ...
Determining Government’s Objectives Based on Extra-Religious Approach
In Extra-religious approach, the necessity of government, such as the social nature of human beings and contradiction of man’s needs and interests in communal life is explored on one hand, and on the other hand ...
Views of Hobbes and Machiavelli and Liberalism
It should be mentioned that the views of Hobbes and Machiavelli are in contrast with liberalism. Liberalist views are optimistic about man, but the views of Hobbes and Machiavelli are based on ...
In liberal democracy, all decisions are equal in the domain of values. The argument that certain “Good” are more ...
Liberal Democracy (Justice and Happiness)
This view is not indifferent towards the issue of justice, but has a particular interpretation of it. According to this view, justice is to ...
Liberal Democracy (Economy, Culture, Values)
The prevalent contemporary theory in the west is liberal democracy that advocates Minarchism (also called minimal statism). Liberals attach more importance to personal freedom in ...
Hobbes view and the Purpose of the Government
According to Thomas Hobbes, and some other philosophers , the main purpose of government is to maintain order and security even through ...
Views of Modern and Contemporary Western philosophers about the Government’s Duties (Machiavelli)
During the modern era other views emerged in contrast to the traditional and classic views. Among Western political theories that emerged after renaissance, there are two main views about the government’s duties, ...
Farabi’s Viewpoint on Happiness
Greek philosophers maintain that although city is established to fulfill the basic needs of life (mainly economic needs), its survival is meant for fulfilling a good life, that is, ...
Classic Theories of Happiness (Aristotle and Farabi)
In his “A History of Philosophy”, Copleston defines Aristotle’s theory about the purpose of government, saying that, “The State (and by State Aristotle is thinking of ...
Classic Theories of Happiness (Aristotle)
Aristotle believes that the government is obliged to provide grounds for the citizens’ ethical and spiritual growth in addition to providing their material needs, and the main and ultimate purpose of ...
Classic Theories of Happiness (Plato)
Classic philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle and Farabi believed that the purpose of government is to pursue goodness, virtue and happiness of people. They believe that in addition to maintaining order, security and ...
The Purpose of Government
Contemporary governments have vast capabilities to exercise control. Therefore they can play influential role in different economic, cultural, social and educational fields. Governments can influence thoughts, orientations, values, way of ...
The Concept of Theocracy
Theocracy is “a government that has accepted the authority of a particular religion in managing the society and the field of politics” . Therefore a Theocracy does not require people or rulers to be religious, rather, it means ...
Criteria of Rightful and Unlawful Leadership (Part 4)
Regarding the relationship between the leader and his followers, Imam Ali (A.S) addressing some of his executives saying: “I have heard something about you. If it is correct and ...
Criteria of Rightful and Unlawful Leadership (Part 3)
The core of rightful imamate and righteous leadership is to serve people and fulfill religious obligations, whereas the materialistic and despotic rulers tend to gain hegemony and their ultimate goal is materialism. “Do you expect me to ...
Criteria of Rightful and Unlawful Leadership (Part 2)
According to Imam Ali (A.S): “Know this for sure that the most merited person in view of God is the just Imam and leader who himself has been guided and who guides others. He is ...
Criteria of Rightful and Unlawful Leadership
According to Imam Ali (A.S) the legitimate Imam or the righteous leader is the enforcer of Allah’s order and he has ...
Poetry on the blessed birth of Imam Ali (A.S)
Heavenly purity bends to earth, To bless in the Kaba the blisful birth, Mourn the idols their fatal day; In this birth Islam ...
What the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) Said About Imam Ali (A.S): Part 2
The Prophet (PBUH) said, No one can give account of me but Ali (A.S). Ibn Al-Maghazeli, 119, 242; Al-Riyadh Al-Nudhra, 2/177; Yanabi Al-Mawda, 112, 419; Al-Khawarizmi, 253. 22) The Prophet (PBUH) said, The most miserable person from ...
What the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) Said About Imam Ali (A.S): Part 1
1) The Prophet (PBUH) said, The title of the believer’s book is ...
Ali’s Genealogy (Part 2)
Imam Ali’s dignified mother was Fatimah bint Asad ibn Hashim ibn `Abd-Manaf, a lady who undertook to rear the Messenger of Allah in his childhood, fondling him on her lap. She was among the first women who ...
Ali’s Genealogy (Part 1)
Beyond doubt, kinship with the Messenger of Allah is both a unique privilege and superiority over others. Hence, God considers the honor of kinship with the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as part of the honor of nearest relations when we read in the Holy Qur’an: ...
Ali’s Virtues at Creation and Birth
Ali (A.S) was born on 13th of Rajab, thirty years after the year of the Elephant in Kaba. This virtue belongs only to him, for no one was ever born in Kaba except him neither in the past nor in the future. The author of ...
Ali’s Virtues before His Birth
God almighty said to Abraham (A.S): As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him and make him fruitful and multiply him exceedingly; he shall be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation! Beyond doubt, ...
Cleaver of Knowledge
O Jabir, you will live until you meet one of my descendants through (my grandson) Hussein, called Muhammad, who will cleave knowledge; when you meet him convey to him my greetings. (Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as quoted by ...
Medina: the Roots of Karbala (Part 2)
The monsters that fought Imam Hussein in Karbala had no mercy whatsoever. They did not respect the family of the Prophet. However, it is one thing to ignore the voice of righteousness and the voice of God embodied in Imam Hussein, but it is a ...
Medina: the Roots of Karbala (Part 1)
The sacred blood of Imam Hussein, his family, and his companions (peace be upon them all) was spilled on the plains of Karbala on the 10th of Muharram. Their mutilated bodies lay on the sand with ...
Lying: the Destructive Weapon (Part 2)
Now that the true face of a lie has been exposed, what remains is to know where lying will lead the individuals and society. First and foremost, from a religious standpoint, Allah ...
Lying: the Destructive Weapon (Part 1)
Do not lie! From a religious perspective, lying is wrong. From an ethical perspective, lying is wrong. We continue to be warned against lying. While there are many who never lie, there are many of us who find it very hard to not lie. Even worse, ...
“It is Allah Who has created the heavens and the earth, and He sends down water from the sky and with it He brings forth crops for your sustenance. And He disposed the ships so that they may sail at sea by His command, and He disposed ...
Eloquence and articulateness of Hazrat Zainab (PBUH)
Having innate talent is not enough for an orator who wants to talks in an eloquent and articulate manner, they must repeatedly practice; they must also be completely prepared physically and ...
Chastity and Piety of Zainab (PBUH)
Chastity and piety are the most admirable virtues for women. Zainab learned chastity in the school of her father. Her father used to say: ...
Zainab (PBUH), the Great Protector of Values
Where and from whom can a woman, who does not want to live in ignorance and surrender to materialistic life, learn the art of living? Is there a way to live correctly and educate oneself in this ever changing ...
Worship and Servitude of Zainab (PUBH)
Zainab (PBUH) learned from the Holy Qur’an that the objective of creating man is for him to reach the pinnacle of servitude. We did not ...
Zainab’s mother, Fatima Al-Zahra (A.S), was model of (Islamic) virtues, very diligent in educating her children and did all housework herself; ground wheat, made ...
Virtues of Zainab (PBUH)
Zainab (PBUH), the daughter of Imam Ali and Fatima al-Zahra (PBUH), was born on the 5th Jamadi-ul-Awwal in the 5th or 6th year of Hegira in the city of al- Medina al-Monawara. Zainab lost her mother when she ...
The Qur’an and history
The expectation of solace, which forms the subject of the present study, is a question which is philosophical and social as well as religious and Islamic. As mentioned earlier, it has a Qur’anic basis. Hence, before an attempt is made to ...
Expectation of Solace
Aspiring for the realization of this human ideal has, in the Islamic traditions, been termed as \Expectation of Solace\. Its underlying idea is substantiated by the Islamic and Qur’anic principle of the prohibition of despair of Allahs Mercy. Those ...
The Promised Dawn and Expectation of Relief
The idea of the final victory of the forces of righteousness, peace and justice over those of evil, oppression and tyranny, of the world-wide spread of the Islamic faith, the complete and all-round establishment of high human values, the formation of ...
Whose good deeds are accepted?
Once again, according to numerous hadiths that Sunnis have narrated, the condition for the acceptance of good deeds by Allah (swt) is the acceptance of the succession and imamate of Imam Ali (A.S). The prophet of Islam (PBUH) has said: ...
The Impact of Believing in the Imam on one’s Salvation
Keeping in mind what was said before; here we will speak of the concept of salvation and success; what it is in this world and the next and ...
What is the outcome of faith and good deeds?
According to the Qur’an, the fruit of these two is “taqwa” (piety), and those who are pious will enter paradise for sure: ...
Which people will enter paradise?
After analyzing Qur’anic verses, one can conclude that paradise is a definite vow of Allah (swt) and the reward of the pious believers who completely obey the prophet (PBUH). One who possesses these traits will truly reach salvation. One of the ...
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