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zakat in islam

Unlike many socialistic or capitalistic economies, Islamic economy is the one in which all kinds of people have their own right to financially benefit from their society. Therefore, a typical feature of this kind of economy is essentially social...

khums in islam

As a kind of solution for decreasing the financial problems of the Islamic society, especially those of underprivileged people, Islam has offered a number of ways that one of the most effective of which is Khums. In the literal sense, Khums means...

Jihad

One of the ten practical principles of Islam, Jihad, is literally defined as “hardship, endeavor, exaggeration in work, reaching the height of something and capability”, while in the Sharia of Islam Jihad is sacrificing one’s life and property...

taqlid in islam

Faith in the religion of Islam is based on rational thinking. Quranic teachings always encourage people to achieve faith through reasoning and do not consider mere devotional cognition as adequate. Hence one should accept the Islamic axioms (...

islamic axioms, pillars of islam, salamislam

The foundation of each person’s life is the faith they have in what they believe. As other belief systems, in Islam there are some “axioms”- basic principles or self-evident truths- whose acceptance is regarded as the main entry to this religion...

monothesim, islamic axioms, pillars of islam

The foundation of the holy religion of Islam is built upon the belief in monotheism, to the extent that without its acceptance, one cannot be called Muslim at all. This fundamental axiom is basically defined as the fact that God exists and that...

Degrees of Monotheism

Now that we have gone through the axiom of monotheism and accepted it as a logical and rational principle, we should note that this belief is much more complicated than it seems. In order to reach a firm belief in the existence of God and His...

prophethood

Having accepted monotheism as the first and most fundamental Islamic axiom, here we are to investigate prophethood or prophecy as the second most important one which is based on monotheistic world view. This axiom illustrates God’s mercy by...

pillars of islam

As other axioms, afterlife (Ma’ad) is one of the first requisites for stepping into the religion of Islam and is defined as the existence of another world that creatures enter after their death, where they experience an eternal life.

afterlife, pillars of islam, salamislam

Death and the nature of life after that, have always been mysterious for human beings. Everybody is willing to either find it out himself or to have faith in what has been said and discovered about it. Muslims seek the answer in Quran, the holy...

children in Islam, family in Islam, salamislam

A wealthy man went to Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) home to visit him. While they were speaking, the holy Prophet (PBUH) sat his grandchild, Hussain (AS) on his lap and started kissing him. The man was looking at Prophet’s behavior toward the child...

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