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Al Kafi: The book of Intelligence and ignorance3

The book of Intelligence and ignorance H 8, Ch. 1, h 8 Ali ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abdallah has narrated from Ibrahim ibn Ishaq al-Ahmar from Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Daylami his father who has said the following. “Once I mentioned a certain person’s intelligence, worship and religion before Imam abu ‘Abdallah ...

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Akhlaq- Islamic Spirituality-Discourse on Patience

DISCOURSE ON PATIENCE In the Name of God the Merciful the Compassionate Lectures of :Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamene’i PREFACE 01 One of the most brilliant, gifted and worthy sons of Islam of our age — a great scholar, thinker, philosopher, jurisprudent, writer of great erudition and penetration, the defender of ...

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Who are the Ahlulbayt?

“Ahlulbayt” literally means “People of the House” (‘Ahl’ means “people”, while ‘bayt’ means “house”). Its meaning in context of Islamic vernacular is “members of the household of the Prophet”. The Ahlulbayt are one of the two most important sources of Islamic guidance after the demise of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP). ...

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Chapter 3: Religious Faith

The foregoing discussion has made it clear that without having an ideal and faith man cannot pass a healthy life nor can he render a fruitful service to humanity and human culture. A man not having an ideal and faith will either be submerged in self-seeking or will be converted ...

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Al Kafi:The book of Intelligence and ignorance 2

The book of Intelligence and ignorance H 2, Ch. 1, h 2 Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad, from ‘Amr ibn ‘Uthman, from Mufaddal ibn Salih from Sa‘d ibn Tarif from Asbagh ibn Nabatah, from Ali (a.s) who has said the following. “Once Jibril came to Adam ...

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Chapter 2: Knowledge and Faith

Relation Between Knowledge and Faith We have studied the relation between man’s humanity and his animality, in other words, the relation between man’s cultural and spiritual life and his material life. It is now clear that man’s humanity has an independent existence and is not a mere reflection of his ...

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Chapter 1: Man and Animals

Man himself being a kind of animal, has many things in common with other animals. At the same time he has many dissimilarities which distinguish him from other animals and make him superior to them. The main and basic features distinguishing man from other living beings, on which his humanity ...

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Reason, Faith & Authority: A Shi‘ite Perspective

Mohammad Ali Shomali From a Shi’a point of view, there are four sources on which any investigation about Islam has to be based: the Glorious Qur’an, the Sunnah (including sayings, actions and tacit approval of the Prophet), reason, and consensus. After a careful consideration of these four sources, it becomes ...

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Al Kafi:The book of Intelligence and ignorance 1

The book of Intelligence and ignorance H 1, Ch. 1, h 1 Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Ya’qub has narrated from a number of our people of whom one is Muhammad ibn Yahya al-‘Attar who narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Hassan ibn Mahbub from ‘Ala’ ibn Razin from Muhammad ibn ...

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Religious Tolerance in Islam

Authors(s): Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi   Religious Tolerance in IslamReligious Tolerance in Islam One of the most important aspects of the Human Rights issue is the respect and tolerance which society must show towards the religions of other people; this, of course, includes the issue of freedom of reli­gion. Tonight I ...

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