Poetry and Wisdom

Poetry and Wisdom It has been said that the proper language of wisdom is poetry. We realize this when we read the classic texts of the world’s great sapiential traditions. The literature of antiquity, indeed, when not merely factual or legislative, lives most often within an aura which is at...

The Essentials Of Prophethood

The Essentials Of Prophethood According to Muslim theologians, the essentials of Prophethood are truthfulness, trustworthiness, communicating of God’s messages, intelligence, infallibility, and freedom from all bodily and mental defects. These are found in every Prophet. Truthfulness Truthfulness is the cornerstone of Prophethood. No lies or deceit, whether explicit or implicit,...

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Characteristics Of Prophets

Characteristics Of Prophets Total Dependency on Revelation and Submission to God Although every Prophet was intelligent and endowed with a comprehensive understanding and a pure soul, these play no role in God’s choice of a Prophet. Most Prophets, including Prophet Muhammad, were unlettered and therefore taught by God. Prophet Muhammad,...

Prayers For All Humanity

Prayers For All Humanity Humanity is a term which commonly refers to the human species, mankind as a whole, or sets of qualities which are used to define human nature, the human condition, or to refer to any of the academic disciplines known as the humanities which study human culture. O God, I lift my heart to thee And I pray for...

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Humanity As A Virtue

Humanity (Virtue) Humanity is a virtue associated with basic ethics of altruism derived from the human condition. Humanity differs from mere justice in that there is a level of altruism towards individuals included in humanity more so than the fairness found in justice.[1] That is, humanity, and the acts of love, altruism, and social intelligence are typically individual strengths while fairness...

Magnanimity

What Is Magnanimity? Magnanimity (from Latin magnanimitās, from magna “big” + animus “soul, spirit”) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart. It encompasses, usually, a refusal to be petty, a willingness to face danger, and actions for noble purposes. Its antithesis is pusillanimity (Latin: pusillanimitās). Although the word magnanimity has a traditional connection to Aristotelian philosophy,...

Was Muhammad’s Mission Limited And Temporary?

Was Muhammad’s Mission Limited and Temporary? All of the available information and resources, including his life, shows that his mission was universal and eternal. Such men as Alexander the “Great,” the Roman Caesars, Napoleon, Hitler, and the imperialists of Europe, Russia,and America all sought extensive dominion for the sake of...

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Was Messenger Muhammad For All Nations And All Times?

Was Messenger Muhammad For All Nations And All Times? There is no source, no evidence, which indicates that the Messengerhood of Muhammad was peculiar to Arabs or only to those who lived during his lifetime. Quite the contrary, all available sources and evidence confirm that his Messengeric mission is for...

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Who Is The Messenger Muhammed?

Who Is The Messenger Muhammed? If one were to close one’s eyes and imagine oneself in the world of 1400 years ago, one would find that it was a world completely different from ours. How few and far between the opportunities for the exchange of ideas! How limited and undeveloped...

Is Submission To God In Accord With Sense And Reason

Is Submission to God in accord with Sense and Reason? Many people ask submission to God; can be in accord with sense and reason. What we must realize here is that these two realities are not mutually exclusive. The demonstrations presented the Holy Book concerning Divinity require Prophethood, since only...

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General Arguments About The Resurrection

General Arguments About The Resurrection Universal Wisdom Requires the Resurrection God is absolutely free to do what He wills, and no one can call Him to account. Being All-Wise, He acts with absolute purpo­siveness and wisdom, and never does something that is in vain, futile, or pointless. When we analyze...

Humanity, Science, and Globalization

Humanity, Science, and Globalization Existence, which exists solely for humanity, was created in order to bear fruit for all people. Earth was decorated for humanity, just as the sky serves as a dome and the sun as a torch to light up this world. All of creation, except for humanity,...

Humanity and Its Responsibilities

Humanity and Its Responsibilities If humanity is the vicegerent of God on Earth, the favorite of all His creation, the essence and substance of existence in its entirety and the brightest mirror of the Creator—and there is no doubt that this is so—then the Divine Being that has sent humanity...

Mercy

What Is Mercy? Mercy is benevolence, forgiveness, and kindness in a variety of ethical, religious, social, and legal contexts. The concept of a merciful God appears in various religions, including Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Performing acts of mercy as a component of religious beliefs is also emphasized through actions such as the giving of alms, and care for the sick and Works...

Charity (Virtue)

Charity as a Virtue In Christian theology charity, or love (agapē), means an unlimited loving-kindness toward all others. Some delineate charity to mean only benevolent giving, while others, such as Roman Catholics, have multiple interrelated meanings (i.e. charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things...

Satan and Humanity

Satan and Humanity The Jinn we know as Satan was created from fire. Before his obedience and sincerity were tested through Adam, he had been in the company of angels, acting and worshipping as they did. Unlike angels, however, who cannot rebel against God (66:6), Satan (called Iblis prior to...

What Is Satan And Why Was He Created?

What Is Satan And Why Was He Created? Satan was, like the Jinn among whom he mostly was, also created from ‘fire’. Before he was put to the test of obedience and sincerity through Adam, he had been in the company of angels; acting and worshipping as they did. Unlike...

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