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Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (a. s.) and Abu Shakir

Jafar as-Sadiq (A. S.) was one of the most patient and tolerant teachers of his time. He used to give lectures on Islamic theology every day. After his lectures, he would listen and reply to the objections of his students and critics. He had asked his students and critics, who attended his lectures, not to

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Man and Freedom of Will

The concept of free will sometimes is debated when we consider that all the abilities and powers a man posses is in fact comes from God.  Some people wrongly conclude that a man is helpless in taking a free course to the destiny he wishes to pursue.  

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Attributes of God

It is not surprising that it is easy to prove the existence of Allah, but it is difficult fully to understand His real Being and His attributes. First of all we must know that Allah is Ever-existing and Limitless.  

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Evolution and Life

According to First Law of Motion, if lifeless matter is at rest, it tends to remain at still unless it is moved by some external force, and if it is in motion it continues to move unless it is stopped by some external factor. 

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Knowing God with Reason

Theologians and materialists agree that this universe has a self-sustaining First Cause. Materialists call it matter, while the religious philosophers call it Allah or God.

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Wisdom in Creation of Man

This article is the next in series. Please see the previous article: Wisdom in Nature   Imam Ja’far continues his explanation to his student, Mufaddal, the wisdom in creation. In this article, Imam Ja’far describes the wisdom in creation of human beings. 

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Wisdom in Nature

This article is the next in series. Please see the previous article: A Story of Wisdom in Creation   The Creation of Earth At dawn I arrived at Imam’s residence; after the initial meeting we went to a small room in his house where he used to spend time in solitude. He said, "Mufaddal! I

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Story of Mufaddal

One of the greatest Islamic saint of the 8th century, Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (AS) who is also highly respected by both Shia and Sunni Muslims for his great Islamic scholarship, pious character, and academic contributions described wisdom in creation on many creatures and natural phenomenon including creation of humans, animals, birds, insects, plants, child development,

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