Philosophy of Islamic Laws

In this book, the authors have endeavored to reply to over a hundred commonly asked questions about Islamic laws and practices and have also explained the reasons being various Islamic directives.

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  1. Presentation
  2. The Extract of a Sermon of Hazrat Fatima (a.s.) the Princess of Islam
  3.  Preface
  4. Question 1: Do we have the right to ask about the Logic behind Islamic Laws?
  5. Question 2: How to ponder on the Philosophy of Islamic Laws?
  6. Question 3: Why Should We Do Taqlid (Follow A Mujtahid) In Religious Problems?
  7. Question 4: Why Should We Worship Allah? What Is The Philosophy of Prayers, Fasting And Hajj?
  8. Question 5: Why Should We Do Taqlid of The Most Learned Scholar?
  9. Question 6: Why Pray In Arabic?
  10. Question 7: Why To Face The Qibla In Prayers?
  11. Question 8: Why Do We Pray Five Prayers In Three Times?
  12. Question 9: How Does Prayers Keep a Person Away From Sin?
  13. Question 10: What is The Purpose of Prayers of Ayaat?
  14. Question 11: Why Should Women Cover Themselves In Prayers?
  15. Question 12: Why Are Alcoholic Drinks Impure?
  16. Question 13: What Is The Difference Between Perspiration And Urine?
  17. Question 14: What Is The Philosophy of Bathing The Dead Body And Bath For Touching The Dead Body?
  18. Question 15: Why Illegitimate Children Are Kept Away From Some Posts?
  19. Question 16: The Harmful Effects of Pork on the Health of a Person
  20. Question 17: Why An Unbeliever Is Impure?
  21. Question 18: What Is The Purpose of Jizya?
  22. Question 19: The Dress of Ihram
  23. Question 20: Why Is The Meat of Sacrifice Wasted?
  24. Question 21: Why It Is Forbidden To Read The Deviated Books?
  25. Question 22: Why The Holy Qur’an Cannot Be Given To Any Non-Muslim?
  26. Question 23: The Reason of Strictness In Proving Certain Sins (Crimes)
  27. Question 24: Why The Animals Should Be Slaughtered In A Particular Way?
  28. Question 25: Circumcision
  29. Question 26: Philosophy of Halalah
  30. Question 27: The Psychological And Physical Dangers of Sexual Promiscuity
  31. Question 28: Music From The Islamic Point of View
  32. Question 29: Why Does Allah Subject People To Tests?
  33. Question 30: How Can Tayammum be Performed in Soil Contaminated by Germs?
  34. Question 31: Are Other Religions Right?
  35. Question 32: Prayer For Correct Guidance To The Right Path (Siraatul Mustaqeem)
  36. Question 33: What Is The Purpose Of Creating The Heavens And The Earth In Six Days?
  37. Question 34: What Is Meant By ‘Seven Heavens’?
  38. Question 35: Where Are Two Easts And Two Wests?
  39. Question 36: The Earth Being Spherical And The Holy Qur’an
  40. Question 37: Rotation of The Earth
  41. Question 38: What Is The Exegesis of This Verse?
  42. Question 39: Importance of Laylat’ul-Qadr
  43. Question 40: How Zulqarnain Saw That The Sun Sets In Dark Water?
  44. Question 41: Holy Qur’an And Control Over Planets
  45. Question 42: Does This Verse Point Towards The Artificial Means of The Present World?
  46. Question 43: Do These Verses Support The Theory of Evolution?
  47. Question 44: Is This Ayat Contrary To Islam Being Universal?
  48. Question 45: Why Allah Has Used Plural Pronouns For Himself?
  49. Question 46: Hearing And Sight In The Holy Qur’an
  50. Question 47: Why Would The False Gods Be Put In The Fire?
  51. Question 48: Is It Allowed To Prostrate Before Anyone Or Anything Other Than Allah?
  52. Question 49: What Is Meant By Tawbah an-Nasooha?
  53. Question 50: Is This Ayat Contrary To The Issue of “Abiding Forever”?
  54. Question 51: What is the Benefit of Uttering Allah’s Name Before Starting Anything?
  55. Question 52: The Qur’an is safe from distortion
  56. Question 53: The Order of Revelation of Surahs of The Holy Qur’an And The Scribes of Revelation
  57. Question 54: Interpretation of Qur’an Based On Personal Views
  58. Question 55: What Is The Aim of Repetitions In The Qur’an?
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  60. Question 56: Is The Prohibited Tree The Tree of Knowledge?
  61. Question 57: Why Is There No ‘Bismillah’ In The Beginning of ‘Surah Baraat’?
  62. Question 58: Are There More Than One Creator?
  63. Question 59: Why is Charity Compared To An Ear Having 700 Grains?
  64. Question 60: Son of Nuh (a.s.) In The Holy Qur’an
  65. Question 61: Is The Following Ayat In Contravention of The Infallibility of The Holy Prophet (S)?
  66. Question 62: What Is The Meaning of The Words: Everything Will Be Destroyed Except His Face?
  67. Question 63: How Did Yusuf (a.s.) Allow That His Brother Should Be Falsely Implicated For Theft?
  68. Question 64: Should We Laugh Less And Weep More?
  69. Question 65: Would There Be Interrogation On The Day of Qiyamat?
  70. Question 66: Does The Prophet Also Seek Counsel?
  71. Question 67: What Are ‘Smaller’ And ‘Greater Sins’?
  72.  Question 68: Are Greater And Smaller Relative Terms?
  73. Question 69: How Many Greater Sins Are There?
  74. Question 70: What Is Lying For A Hidden Wisdom?
  75. Question 71: Is It Allowed To Give Physical Punishment For Women?
  76. Question 72: Islamic View on Artificial Insemination
  77. Question 73: What Is The Command Regarding Contraception?
  78. Question 74: What Is The Legal Position Regarding Abortion of Illegitimate Fetus?
  79. Question 75: Blood Transfusion
  80. Question 76: Is The Sincerity of Intention Beneficial To The Deed?
  81. Question 77: Why Do We Sometimes Recite The Afternoon Prayers Prayers At The Time of Noon Prayers Prayer?
  82. Question 78: Does Prayer Have A Role In Acceptance of All Deeds?
  83. Question 79: How To Pray And Fast In The Polar Regions?
  84. Question 80: Prayer At The Earliest Hour
  85. Question 81: Why Do We Pray Facing The Qibla?
  86. Question 82: What Is The Decree Regarding The Game of Chess?
  87. Question 83: How Can Latin Speaking People Perform Prayers?
  88. Question 84: Prostrating To The Imam’s Tomb?
  89. Question 85: What is The Ruling about Sports like Boxing?
  90. Question 86: Questions of An American Muslim
  91. Question 87: What Are The Causes of Advancement of The Muslims In The Past Ages And Their Downfall In The Modern Era?
  92. Question 88: Why The Youth of Today Avoid Religious Gatherings?
  93. Question 89: How Can We Control The Misuse of Polygamy?
  94. Question 90: Has Islam Prescribed The Duties of Woman?
  95. Question 91: Is The Universe Dependent Upon Allah For Its Continued Existence?
  96. Question 92: What Is The Islamic View Regarding The Sneeze?
  97. Question 93: Do Dreams Have Any Truth?
  98. Question 94: Is Khums The Recompense of Prophethood?
  99. Question 95: Is Not Khums a Cause For Social Difference?
  100. Question 96: Why Is There Still Ignorance Despite So Many Efforts For Popularizing Knowledge?
  101. Question 97: Should The Good People Also Pray?
  102. Question 98: Is Man Superior To Angels?
  103. Question 99: Maturity of Boys And Girls
  104. Question 100: Following (Taqlid) The Religious Maraja (Mujtahid)
  105. Question 101: Tawalla And Tabarra
  106. Question 102: Did Amir al-Mu’mineen Ali (a.s.) Ever Depend On The Tradition of Ghadeer To Prove His Caliphate?
  107. Question 103: Is Sacrifice And Offering Possible?
  108. Question 104: What is The Aim of the Verse: He Deviates Whomsoever He Likes And Guides Whomsoever He Likes?