Remembrance of death

Often the Holy Quran severely criticises those who do not believe in the Day of Judgement. At times we find it condemning those who believe in the Day, but are negligent of it. Therefore, traditions emphasise the visitation of graves, so that man may remember death. In our daily prayers, we recite, Arabic ‘Master of … Continue reading Remembrance of death

Friendship

Islam has placed tremendous importance on the aspect of camaraderie and friendship. Companionship is crucial as it wards off loneliness and distress. This sense of companionship holds a lot of significance in any relationship. Today, we see intense disputes and altercations arising even between parents and children and as well as among siblings . This … Continue reading Friendship

Gambling and Chess

In today’s so-called advanced age, gambling and playing cards are common. People are very comfortable with these two pastimes, especially while travelling in trains and buses. Some play, while others watch intently. The Holy Quran declares: "They ask you about intoxicants and games of chance. Say: In both of them there is a great sin … Continue reading Gambling and Chess

Islamic Ethics: Major Sins

To sin means to disobey Allah and His Prophet (sawa). It means to disobey Islamic laws and its commandments. The grade of disobedience is in relation to the one who is disobeyed. There is a vast difference between disobeying one’s neighbour and disobeying one’s parents, although in both the cases there is disobedience. Viewed in … Continue reading Islamic Ethics: Major Sins

Why this course?

Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.) narrates from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) through his forefathers (a.s.), “One who is distant from his Imam and is unable to reach him is more distressed than an orphan who has lost his parents. He does not know his religious obligations and is unaware of his day to day (religious) duties. … Continue reading Why this course?