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How to Repent to Allah?

How to Repent to Allah?

“And most surely I am most Forgiving to him who repents and believes and does good, then continues to follow the right direction.”  (Qur’an; 20:82) The Messenger of Allah (swt) also says: “A repentant person is like one who has no sin.” Once a man came to Imam Ali (as) to repent and when the Imam realized that the man was ignorant of the importance of repentance, he said to ... Read More »

What is the philosophy behind “Doa” or asking from Allah?

What is the philosophy behind “Doa” or asking from Allah?

One of the things that are so much recommended in Islam is the matter of Doa or asking from Allah. In the dictionaries, the word of “Doa” has been defined as calling or asking. There are different motives for Doa, like gaining a benefit or being away from a harm in the material or spiritual matters or cursing or asking for forgiveness etc. When the human knows that he/she is ... Read More »

What is the Viewpoints of Islam and Christianity Regarding Allah?

What is the Viewpoints of Islam and Christianity Regarding Allah?

The distinguishing feature of Islam is its insistence on absolute monotheism and the forbidding of anything, at all, to be associated with God. This includes the refusal of the idea that Jesus (peace be upon him), the Messenger of God, was God. Allah says in the Qur’an: Surely they have disbelieved who say that Allah is the Messiah [Jesus], the son of Mary. But the Messiah said, “O Children of ... Read More »

Why did Allah send Different Prophets and Different Religions?

Why did Allah send Different Prophets and Different Religions?

The way of Allah is one, and because the final messenger, Prophet Muhammad (S), has come, there should be no dispute as to what is the right way to follow. However, throughout history, different messengers with slightly different messages were sent to different peoples because the religious needs of humanity were growing and developing just as the human race was itself growing and developing, and also because different civilizations needed ... Read More »

What is the meaning of the word “Allah”?

What is the meaning of the word “Allah”?

The word “Allah” which is translated into God is a particular and the most comprehensive of God’s names. This name is used only for God because each name of the Lord, the Almighty, reflects a single attribute of God. It is the only name that combines and includes all the attributes of divine perfection. In other words, “Allah” incorporates all the features of glory and beauty.[1] “Allah is derived from ... Read More »

Why does Allah (s.w.t.) test people?

Why does Allah (s.w.t.) test people?

The topic of Divine trial is an issue of great debate and discussion. The first question that comes to mind is: Are trials not for understanding matters which are obscure, hence eliminating our ignorance? If so, why does Allah (s.w.t.), Who possesses knowledge of the hidden and the manifest of everything within the heavens and the earth, have to examine and test (the people)? Does there exist something, which is ... Read More »