Introducing Islam

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Categories of Hajj

Hajj is divided, according to the distance away from Mecca, into two parts: Hajj-ut-Tamatu‘ anf Hajj Al-Qiran (called also Hajj Al-Ifrad).   1- Hajj At-Tamatu‘ It is obligatory on whoever lives almost 12 miles or more away from Mecca, which is almost equal to 21,6 km. It is...

Fasting

Fasting (‘Sawm’ in Arabic) means refraining from eating, drinking and sexual intercourse from dawn to sunset. There are two types of fasting: compulsory fasting which is one of the pillars in Islam. Thus, every Muslim should fast the holy month of Ramadan if he/she does...

Mukallaf

The term Mukallaf, which, in Arabic, means the designated, denotes the religiously entitled person, whether a man or a woman, who cannot extract the edicts (from the holy Book, Quran, and from the authentic Hadith), and should emulate a known jurist or Marja‘....

Marja‘

In practicing Islam, the Shiite Muslims follow or should follow the Maraji‘(plural ofMarja‘and means specialised jurists) to know the edicts, or the verdicts relate to their religious practice. However, it is significant at the beginning to contextualize briefly the topic in order to understand the...

Concept of Jihad

Unfortunately, jihad has attracted a negative label due to the misuse of this concept whether by terrorists and extremists who are thirsty for bloodshed or by media observers who do not have adequate knowledge about the right Islamic implications of jihad. In Arabic, jihad is a...

Imamate

The Shiite Muslims, Twelvers, believe in Imamate after the passing away of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him and His Family), and hence they believe that Imam Ali ben Abi-Talib (Peace Be Upon Him), who is followed by eleven Imams (Peace Be Upon Them), is...

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Ahl Al-Bayt

The phrase Ahl Al-Bayt denotes the Prophet’s Muhammad family, household, progeny or infallible. Literally, Ahl Al-Bayt means “the dweller of the house.” According to the Shiite Muslims, Twelvers, Ahl Al-Bayt are infallible who should be respected, loved and obeyed because of the purification verse in the...