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What is Imam Ali’s perspective in respect to the Quran?

What is Imam Ali’s perspective in respect to the Quran?

In the eyes of Imam Ali (as), the Quran holds a tremendous position. Some of the qualities he has attributed to this divine book have been collected in Nahjul Balaghah. A brief list of the qualities he has mentioned in regards to the Quran have been summarized as: an advisor who never deceives, the best of guides, the one who speaks the truth, the strongest and most dependable source of ... Read More »

3 Things Every Muslim Couple Should Know in the Engagement Period

3 Things Every Muslim Couple Should Know in the Engagement Period

Looking at the Other Party Before Marriage This discussion can actually be divided into two separate and distinct categories: (1) the look and touch before proposing to the other party; (2) the look and touch after the proposal has been accepted; It is well known that a man and woman who are not related to one another through a direct blood relationship or through one of the other ways (that ... Read More »

What is the Suitable Age for Marriage?

What is the Suitable Age for Marriage?

Puberty is a natural phenomenon that occurs at varying ages in different individuals. Research in global human behavior seems to indicate that girls and boys who are born and live in warmer parts of the world are more likely to reach puberty earlier, than their peers living in the colder regions and climates of the world. For example, those who live in the Middle Eastern Arab countries tend to reach ... Read More »

What Are the Effects of Music on the Youth? (5)

What Are the Effects of Music on the Youth? (5)

The Other Effects of Music  The Holy Prophet (S) said: “When my Ummat (followers) will acquire fifteen habits they will be visited by disasters: 1) When the booty will be treated as personal property; 2) and trust will become like a booty of war; 3) and charity will be (disliked) like a loss; 4&5) and man will obey his wife and disobey his mother; 6&7) and will be generous to ... Read More »

What Are the Effects of Music on the Youth? (4)

What Are the Effects of Music on the Youth? (4)

After Ayats of the Qur’an, I mention here some of the traditions of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S) and Imams (a.s.) about musical sound, musical instruments, and musical parties. Music in the Light of Traditions Holy Prophet (S) said, “I forbid you to dance and to play the flute, the drum and the tambourines.” Holy Prophet (S) said,” Molten lead will be put in the ears of that person ... Read More »

What Are the Effects of Music on the Youth? (3)

What Are the Effects of Music on the Youth? (3)

The Quran on Music After briefly explaining the evil effects of Music and dance, now time has come to give here some of the ayats of the Qur’an and some of the traditions of the Holy Prophet (S) and Imams (a.s.) on this subject. Here are four Ayats of the Qur’an which forbid the Muslims from indulging into music. “So abstain from the pollution of the idols and abstain from ... Read More »

What Are the Effects of Music on the Youth? (2)

What Are the Effects of Music on the Youth? (2)

Here one may ask: But what is the harm in music? Why has it been forbidden in Islam? The answer is that music does have harmful effects on nervous system and is the cause of many ailments including ulcer, diabetes and madness. It creates imbalance in human faculties, retards spiritual development, and lowers the ethical values. Effects of music on Nervous System Before explaining its effects on nerves it is ... Read More »

What Are the Effects of Music on the Youth? (1)

What Are the Effects of Music on the Youth? (1)

Nowadays, people are getting more and more involved in Music and for them, it has become a part of their daily life. Their mind has become so saddled with tension, and the tempo of life is so fast that they seem to accept high blood pressure and nervous breakdown as the unavoidable side effects of modern civilization. It is a pity that they do not pause to think about the ... Read More »

Why is Choosing a Good Name for the Child so Important?

Why is Choosing a Good Name for the Child so Important?

One of the prime responsibilities of the parents is the selection of a name for the new-born child. They should not treat this important thing as a triviality. Individuals and families are recognized with their names. If the name is affable the person will be well received by the people. Persons with unpleasant sounding names will not get good attention from others and sometimes even they might ridicule them. The ... Read More »

Why is the Mother’s Milk the Best Food for the child?

Why is the Mother’s Milk the Best Food for the child?

The mother’s milk is the best and complete food for the child. In many ways it can be preferred over the other food products available for them, like: the milk of cow, goat or commercially branded milk foods. The mother’s milk, on account of its nutrient value, will be ideally suited for the machinery of the child. It is very compatible for the child’s needs because it has been drawing ... Read More »