The Purpose of Jihad in Islam 1 What is the need for the ‘Initiating Jihad’? The Islamic Jihad can be classified into three categories. The ‘Initiating’ and ‘Liberating’ Jihad Allah has prescribed a...
The Secret & Philosophy of Hajj 2 The Financial Dimension Contrary to what some people imagine, utilizing the great assembly of Hajj for strengthening the financial foundations of the Islamic...
The Secret & Philosophy of Hajj 1 There are four dimensions associated with this great act of worship - each one more deep-rooted and beneficial than the other. The Ethical Dimension The most...
The Philosophy of Zakat It is obvious for three reasons that the role of the public treasury and zakat (which is one of the sources of income for it), is of extreme importance. Firstly, Islam did not...
Is Not Allocation of One Half of Khums for the Bani Hashim Favoritism? Some people are of the impression that this Islamic tax, which covers twenty percent of most wealth and one half of which has...
The Philosophy of Fasting There are various aspects associated with fasts and they also possess numerous physical and spiritual benefits. These tend to have a great impact upon man - the most...
The Philosophy Behind Wudu and Ghusl 2 3. What is the manner of washing the face, and wiping the head and the feet in Wudu? Suratul Maidah makes a mention of all those things that bring about the...
The Philosophy Behind Wudu and Ghusl 1 1. What is the philosophy behind Wudu (1) and Ghusl (2)? Undoubtedly, Wudu possesses two manifest benefits - the medical benefit and the ethical and spiritual...
Ablution in the Prophet’s Traditions Some people have claimed that traditions imply the obligation of washing the feet in the ritual ablution and there are no valid traditions for rubbing them. This...
Pronunciation With jarr Vowel (arjulikum) Anyone who has a minimum knowledge of Arabic language agrees that when “ارجلِكم” (your feet) is pronounced with jarr vowel, it is added to “رؤوس” (heads),...
The Quality of Rubbing the Head and Feet Another controversial issue in the ablution is the quality of rubbing the head. The Shia rub only the front part of the head, while most Sunnis rub most or...
The Quality of Washing the Hands The first issue of difference in ablution between the Sunni and the Shia is the quality of washing the hands. The Shia, when washing the hands during the ritual...

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