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Are morals real without God?

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SHAFAQNA- Socrates on the topic of morality is quoted as saying “we are not talking about something little but how we ought to live”. As morally conscious individuals, we are concerned with the qualities required for living a…

From God-Awareness to Self-Awareness & Its Psychological Effects | Part 1

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SHAFAQNA- By Mas’ūd Nūr ‘Alīzādeh Edited by Saiyid Hasan Ali Rizvi The following is the 1st part of a series of translations of the book From God-Awareness to Self-Awareness & Its Psychological Effects By Mas’ūd…

I sought to use my mind, not resort to some ancient book for assistance in living my life

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SHAFAQNA- I never aspired to be a Muslim. I didn’t even want to be a Christian. The whole concept of ‘organized religion’ was distasteful. I sought to use my mind, not resort to some ancient book for assistance in living my life. If…

AhlulBait (as) - The reason behind the creation of everything

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SHAFAQNA-The below narrations [in addition to the narration of Hadith-e-Kisa] prove that Allah (swt) created the world and everything because of the AhlulBait (as) and if the AhlulBait (as) were not there then Allah (swt) would not have created…

Promise and Pleasure of Allah

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SHAFAQNA- There is no doubt that when Allah makes a promise, it is a promise of truth. Even Shaitan acknowledges this fact as Allah quotes him: And the Shaitan shall say after the affair is decided: Surely Allah promised you the promise…

God and Mind from the Ancient Greeks to Augustine

SHAFAQNA - The idea of breath as soul is very ancient and can be found in many cultures. In the sixth century B.C., Anaximines declared the first principle of all things to be air or wind, from which all things come and to which they are resolved.…

Mind and the Divine Attributes

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SHAFAQNA - The main divine attributes discussed by the early mutakallimīn were Life, Power, and Knowledge. Each of these is related to the issue of whether God has a mind, for each of them, as applied to humans, is associated with soul, will,…

Does God Have a Mind?

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SHAFAQNA - A number of arguments can be given to show that God does not have a mind, in several senses of that term. The most ancient arguments along these lines would be that since God is immovable and since the operations of mind involve…

The Creation of Man

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SHAFAQNA- In the Qur’an the subject of human reproduction leads to a multitude of statements which constitute a challenge to the embryologist seeking a human explanation to them. It was only after the birth of the basic sciences which…

THE CHILDREN OF SATAN

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SHAFAQNA- Question Did Satan have a child who was martyred in the Battle of Ṣiffīn fighting alongside the Commander of the Faithful ʿAlī? If he did, please explain this event, and cite the textual sources from where the narration comes…

RIGHTS OF GOD

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SHAFAQNA- In the Name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful Know ¬God have mercy upon you¬ that God has rights incumbent upon you and that these encompass you in every motion through which you move, every rest which you take, every waystation…

Misconception of the Similitude of God to His Creation

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SHAFAQNA- The first to come across in researching the hadith narrated by Imam al-Rida (A.S.) in the subject of tawhid is this one: "Anyone who makes a similitude of God with His creation is a mushrik (polytheist), and anyone who attributes…

Belief in Plurality of the Essence and Attributes is Shirk

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shafaqna- In another hadith reported by Muhammad ibn Arafa, the Imam (A.S.) explains to us how one will be committing shirk if he considers the Essence of the Almighty and His Attributes as separate from each other. Muhammad said, "I…

The Difference Between God's Will and People's

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SHAFAQNA- In another part of the discussion, the Imam (A.S.) tells us about the difference between the Will of God and the will of humans. Safwan ibn Yahya said, "I asked Abul-Hassan (A.S.), `Tell me about God's Will and the will of His creation.'…

Seeing God

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SHAFAQNA- The discussion of "seeing" God is one of the subjects of the science of kalam in which views of Islamic schools of thought differed since the battle and argument on kalam started, shattering the unity of the Creed's interpretation…

The Fifth Talk - SEEKING ALLAH'S PROTECTION FROM SATAN

SHAFAQNA - In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful إِنَّ الَّذِينَ اتَّقَواْ إِذَا مَسَّهُمْ طَائِفٌ مِّنَ الشَّيْطَانِ تَذَكَّرُواْ فَإِذَا هُم…

To Please Our Creator

SHAFAQNA- Muslims recognize God Almighty as the grand creator and supreme authority over the universe, and hence the religion He has sent – Islam – is a complete way of life for us. Accordingly, Divine law is followed at all times, and…

God's "Hand" is His Might

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SHAFAQNA- There are other verses the superficial meaning of which gives the impression that God has limbs just as humans do which He uses to achieve His purpose, such as His statement addressing Iblis when the latter refused to prostrate…

Faith in God: a Natural Instinct

SHAFAQNA- According to Islam, every child is born with the innate ability to know and believe in his Creator; this cognition has been placed by God into his nature (fitra). The Qur'ān describes the human soul in a very beautiful way. After…

RELATION BETWEEN OUR PERSONALITY AND GOD CONSCIOUSNESS

SHAFAQNA-RELATION BETWEEN OUR PERSONALITY AND GOD CONSCIOUSNESS

Book; The Justice of God

SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi PUBLISHER(S): Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania CATEGORY: God & His Attributes Philosophy The Justice of God

Is Jesus Really God?

SHAFAQNA- Without a doubt, you have often heard the claim that Jesus is God, the second person in the "Holy Trinity." However, the very Bible which is used as a basis for knowledge about Jesus and as the basis for doctrine within Christianity…

Jesus the Prophet of God

SHAFAQNA- BIRTH OF JESUS ( A Quranic Conception) Relate in the Book (they story of) Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East. She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent to her Our Angel, and he appeared…

The First Covenant

SHAFAQNA - Allah says in the Qur'an:- “And when thy Lord drew forth their posterity from the loins of the sons of Adam, and took them to witness against themselves (saying), 'Am I not your Lord?' They answered, 'Yes, we do bear witness,'…

Imam Ali (as), the Imam of Forgivers by Sheikh Mansour Leghaei

SHAFAQNA- "Imam Ali (as): The Imam of Forgivers" by Sheikh Mansour Leghaei

Islam teaches you to leave space for God in your life

SHAFAQNA- As the call to prayer ended, some of the waiters unhurriedly headed towards the mosque, overwhelmed by the unforgiving heat. It was all so different from Kansk, the snowy town she had left behind in Russia’s Siberia to go on a volunteering…

Human Civilisation & Religion

SHAFAQNA - If we study the means and factors which led to the development of human societies in the past, this truth becomes evident to us that in his life, man only demands and pursues his own prosperity and happiness. Of course, this happiness…