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 The Superiority of God-made Laws over Man-made Laws
The secular system always swings according to the mood of the people: sometimes, the people feel that capital punishment for murder is not right and so they pressure their representatives to vote against capital punishment. But when crimes rates increase and serial murder cases occur more frequently, public opinion changes and the legislators are influenced in favour of capital punishment...

Ablution (Wudu) according to the Shi'i school of thought
There are some differences between Shi'a and Sunni school of thought with regard to ablution, but what is the opinion of the Qur'an and Sunnah about this matter?...

An Outline of Quranic Teachings on Slavery
When the holy Quran commands Muslim not to keep the captives rather they can be freed without any sort of ransom, It shows that Islam opposes slavery basically but the problem is that it is impossible to fulfill the new rules once or in one day.

Features of the Prophethood of Prophet Muhammad and the Religion of Islam
The Prophethood of the Prophet of Islam was the Seal (khatam) of Prophethood, just as the divine law he brought placed the seal of finality upon all divine laws, and the Revelation that came through him was the seal of all previous revelations. In other words, after him no more Prophets will arise, and the law established by him will prevail until the Day of Resurrection. That is, there will be no...

Folding hands in prayer
The folding of hands in front by one who is praying is considered an innovation (bid'a) and is forbidden in lmami fiqh. Imam 'Ali said: 'The Muslim should not fold his hands in front of him while praying, standing before God; [for, should he do so] he would be like the disbelieving fire-worshippers...

Gambling is a sin in Islam
While permitting a variety of games and sports, Islam prohibits any game which involves betting which has an element of gambling in it. But why do people become interested in such game of chance (gambling addiction), be it cards, billiard ball or chess at casinos and gambling dens? A number of reasons could be put forward for this...

Illegitimate Relationships According to the Qur'an
Islam does not forbid any sort of good and respectful relationship between the people, rather, Islam commands Muslims to have good relations with all people including males, females, young or old in the universities, schools, workplaces neighborhood...

Is Naskh (Abrogation) Permitted in the Religious Laws?
In the terminology of the Shari'ah, Naskh means altering one ruling and replacing it with another one. There is a well-known objection, which is propounded as follows: If the first ruling possessed expediency and common good, then why was it abrogated? And if not, why was it legislated in the first place?

Is Qisas (the Law of Retaliation) against the Norms of Intellect and Human Sentiments?
There are a group of people who, without reflection, have sought to criticize some of the penal issues of Islam - especially the issue of 'qisas' (law of retaliation) with respect to which they have raised great commotion. Here, we will mention some of these objections and try to give proper answers to them.

Is the Punishment of Amputation of the Hands, Rough and Violent?
Is the Punishment of Amputation of the Hands, Rough and Violent? Before answering this question it is essential to mention the conditions which govern the punishment of amputation of a thief's hand, and then the answer to the question will be given...

Jurisprudential Reasoning (Ijtihad) according o the Shi'i school of thought
The fourfold bases of Shi'i jurisprudence and teachings are the Qur'an, the Sunna, intellect and consensus. The act of deducing specific religious rulings from these principles, in accordance with particular conditions clarified in the science of jurisprudence, is called ijtihad ('applied reasoning')...

Magic, In the Eyes of Islam
There are numerous opinions regarding the meaning of magic and its essence and briefly, it can be said that magic is a kind of supernatural act which has an impact on men; at times it is a kind of jugglery and sleight of hand, while on other occasions it is just psychological and imaginary...

Music From The Islamic Point of View
Sometimes this numbness comes through the ears by listening to music and concert. This effect sometimes is so strong that it takes out the person out of reality like a dazed one. And his attention is withdrawn from everything....

Music in the Quran
‘Lahw’ means anything which diverts the mind from serious thinking. "Vain talk" has been interpreted by the Imam as some talk, sound or thing which diverts the attention of man from the ultimate aim of his creation; in other words makes him forget Allah and His commands. For example fictions and such useless talks. "It includes ‘Music’, intoxicants and all such diversions."...

Sexual Ethics According to Islamic Lifestyle
According to Islamic lifestyle people’s relationships must be in harmony with the inborn nature of human beings, especially, their sexual relation and communication must not breach moral rules...

Sources of The Sharī‘a (The Legal System of Islam)
Was not the Qur'ān enough on its own? The Qur'ān is a book of guidance which was sent for the entire human world till the end of time. As such, it only deals with the general issues and mentions only the basic principles underlying the Muslim way of life. The Qur'ān is more like a constitution than a book of law. The deals were left to the Prophet...

Temporary Marriage (Mut'a)
Shi'i fiqh, on the foundations of the guidance provided by the Qur'an and Sunna, considers two types of marriage as being valid: 'permanent marriage' which needs no comment, and 'temporary marriage' or mut'a, which can be commented on as follows...

The Harmful effects of Pork on the Health of a person
The present age has realized that pork has many unimaginable dangerous effects. It is also bad from the ethical point of view, which comes into existence with the Hormones, and also many more health matters.

The Legal System of Islam
“shari‘a” literally means “a way.” In Islamic terminology, it means the legal system of Islam. It is normally translated as the laws of Islam or the Islamic laws...

The reason behind the rapid spread of Islam
One of the special features of the Shari'a is the simplicity and the balanced nature of its rulings, a feature which renders them easy to understand. It might be said that this feature is one of the most important factors in the penetration and spread of Islam among diverse peoples and nations of the world...