By Dr Hamid Hadji Haidar is an Honorary Research Associate at the Department of Political Science, University College London. He is the author of Islam and Liberalism: Practical Reconciliation Between the Liberal State and Shiite Muslims (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) Many religious groups throughout the ages have claimed exclusivity of salvation, negating this possibility…
Mohammad Ali Shomali Despite the evolution of renaissance that led to the processes referred to as ‘liberalisation’, ‘consumer lifestyle’ and ‘gross materialism’, mankind still faces a kind of dichotomy. Humanity is yet to embark upon the search for inner peace, truth, freedom, and way of life. In this paper, we will try to study one…
The report of the ceremony of ‘ the day of the opening doors of the Imam Ali Mosque’ in Hamburg in 2014
According to the process of last years, the ceremony of ‘ the day of the opening doors of the Imam Ali Mosque’ was held in the Islamic Centre of Hamburg on Friday on the October 3rd in 2014.
The report of the ceremony of the recitation of the exhilarating prayer of Imam Hussein peace be upon him on the day of Arafe
The ceremony of the recitation of beneficial and exhilarating prayer of Hazrat Aba Abdullah Al-Hussein (peace be upon him) on the Arafa Day was held along with the visitors of Beit Allah Al-Hiram and with the presence of the Muslims and the lovers of immaculate and innocent Ahle Beit (peace be upon them) from different nations in the religious and spiritual atmosphere of the courtyard of the Imam Ali Mosque of Hamburg on Saturday on the October fourth in 2014.
Whatever is considered as rules in the Islam has advisability. Even when two rules are in contrast with each other, advisability is considered. For example, when a person is obliged to fulfill two different actions, saving the life of a person and preserving the wealth of the person, if there is a dilemma in saving the life of a person and preserving his wealth, saving his life will be prior to preserving his wealth according to the advisability of practical wisdom.
Praying as a duty toward God has a lot of social and personal effects in making relationships and as it promotes the spirituality of human in a personal area, it has an important role in making relationship between human and God and persons with each other.
In fact, the society without moral principles separates from social and personal personality of human and can never recognize its responsibilities properly and follows them. Hence, Quran obliges a Muslim to fulfill obligations and considers giving them up the cause of deprivation of happiness and bliss. Quran has such rules in relation to morals and emphasizes on moral rules such as religious jurisprudence rules and law rules so that the society of human moves in the path of happiness decently and achieves desirable perfection.
There are a lot of similarities between ethics and jurisprudence and the sharia. For example, both of them are considered as the area of practical wisdom and learning both of them is to be acted. Moreover, intention is a basic matter in ethics and jurisprudence and the sharia. Intention is even one of the main basics in jurisprudence and is better than acting.
In other words, because the prophet is considered as pattern for people all over the world, God has ordered to fulfill night prayer. Of course, fulfilling obligations as desired actions of God makes human beings achieve high positions and ranks. Hence, by paying attention to each rule of God, human beings can achieve the satisfaction of God that is the purpose of the creation of human beings.