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The Differences between Jihad and Terrorism

Whereas the Arabic term “al-Harb” means war, and the word” jihad” means struggling or striving but mistakenly the Arabic word “jihad” has been often translated as “holy war”. According to the Quranic and prophetic teachings “jihad” refers to internal as well as external efforts to be a true Muslim and believer. It must be noted that military use of force or power to protect Islam against its enemies must be ... Read More »

Islam and Art

Islam and Art

The Holy Quran’s meaning as well as its letters, sounds, prosody, and cadences exert a powerful influence over Muslims’ soul and mind. When Islam emerged in Arabian Peninsula, there were many Arab poets, eloquent orators, and dexterous lecturers who were competing with each other to get the best and highest position amongst others. In such an environment the Holy prophet Mohammad (S) brought about a masterpiece of literary works that ... Read More »

The Qur’an, the Eternal Miracle

The Qur’an, the Eternal Miracle

History clearly shows that the Prophet of lslam performed diverse miracles in the course of his mission. But he laid stress above all else upon that miracle which is eternal, the Holy Qur’an. And the secret as to why the Prophet of Islam, and not any other Prophet, should have been distinguished by this miracle resides in this: The religion brought by him is the last religion, and it is ... Read More »

The literary miraculousness of the holy Qur’an

The literary miraculousness of the holy Qur’an

The Holy Prophet performed various miracles, the commentaries upon which are recorded in books of Hadith and history. But the eternal miracle which radiates throughout all the ages is the Holy Qur’an; and the secret as to why the Prophet of Islam, and not any other Prophet, should have been distinguished by this miracle resides in this: The religion brought by him is the last religion, and it is to ... Read More »

Different aspects of the Qur’an’s miraculous nature

Different aspects of the Qur’an’s miraculous nature

Apart from the literary miracle of the Qur’an there are some other manifestations of its miraculous nature. If the literary miracle of the Qur’an can only be grasped by one who has some mastery in the Arabic language, the other miraculous qualities can, fortunately, be grasped by everyone. 1. The person who brought the Qur’an was unlettered and unlearned, not having been schooled; nor had he studied at the feet ... Read More »

Is the Holy Qur’an Distorted?

Is the Holy Qur’an Distorted?

The revealed scriptures brought by previous Prophets have, unfortunately, been gradually subjected to alteration and interpolation over the years. In addition to what is said in the Qur’an to this effect, there is historical evidence to corroborate this fact. In contrast, nothing has been added to or taken from the Holy Qur’an itself. The Holy Prophet of Islam received 114 chapters of the Qur’an, and this constitutes, among other things, ... Read More »

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 »