Contrary to the believing mind that has one eye on the imperceptible world (Al-Ghayb) through Revelation and the other eye on the perceptible world through the experimental tools that God put at its disposal, the instrumental or materialistic mind (al ‘Aql al-Ma‘āshi) believes only in
Āl al-Bayt [the Prophet’s family] literally means the people of the household. The Prophet’s family comprises namely his wives, the descendents of his grandsons, al-Ḥassan and al-Ḥussain, and those of his uncle al-‹Abbās and his paternal cousins, ‹Ali, Ja‹far, and ‹Aqīl.
The radiant procession [Al-Mawkib an-Nūrānī] refers to all the pious servants of God: the messengers and their followers from our father Adam (peace be upon him) to the Seal of the Prophets, our beloved Muhammad (God bless him and give him peace).
The Revivalist (Al-Mujaddid) is the one about whom the Prophet (God bless him and give him peace) said: “God will send to this ummah at the beginning of each century someone (a revivalist) who will revive its dīn.” Authentic ḥadith reported by Abu Dawūd on the authority of Abu Hurayra
Strong-fisted, hereditary kinship [al-Mulk al-‘Ād] symbolizes the rule of despotic kings who usurped power after the four Rightly Guided Caliphs, Abu Bakr, ‹Umar, ‹Uthman, and ‹Ali (God be pleased with them). The usurpers turned the system of government from Caliphate according to whi
Dictatorial rule [al-Mulk al-Jabri] stands for the secular dictatorial regimes that now hold power across the Islamic world. Unlike their ancestors, they wage war against Islam on behalf of foreign enemies and check all efforts and endeavors to reunite the ummah. The situation is now
Al-Qiwāma is the husband’s moral and financial responsibility for his family. Al-Ḥafiẓiya is the woman’s participation in the management of family affairs with a female perception and in a spirit of complementariness with the husband.
Title given to the supreme leader of the Muslim community. The second Caliph ‹Umar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb was the first to be called Commander of the Believers (Amīr al-Mu’minīn). His predecessor Abu Bakr was called the Prophet’s Successor (Khalīfatu Rasūlillah).
The reverent Islamic personality, just like the Muslim society, should be outstanding in appearance and inward worth. The Muslim State should also be distinguished on earth, bearing testimony to the excellence of its model in its slogans, values, methods, conduct, activity, and all th
The quintessence of the Islamic spiritual training is the purification of the soul by dhikr (presence with and remembrance of God). God, Almighty is He, said: “Is it not thanks to the remembrance of God that hearts do find satisfaction and quietude?” (Qur’an, 13:28). Uttering constant
The Branches of imān are acts of worship (physical, intellectual, moral, social,and spiritual) that strengthen imān and qualify their authors to start their journey towards iḥsān. Scholars of ḥadith like al-Bayhaqi and al-Ḥulaymi compiled them and enumerated them in the sixties and se
In Imam Yassine’s revivalistic project, the mission of Islamic movements combines the affairs of the State [dawla] (i.e. addressing the social, economic, political, and cultural issues of the Islamic society so as to enable its members to live a life of dignity) and the missions of th