Logic For Islamic Rules

By: Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi
Ayatullah Ja'far Subhani

Translated by
Seyyed Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi

Edited by
Seyyed Sibtul Hasan Hazeen

Author: Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja'far Subhani
Translator: Seyyed Sibtul Hasan Hazeen
Al-Qalam Translators & Writers Bureau
Editor: Seyyed Sibtul Hasan Hazeen
Publisher: Ansariyan Publications – Qum
First Edition 1382 - 1424 - 2033
Sadr Press
Quantity: 2000
Number of Pages: 312
Size: 143 x 205 mm
ISBN: 964-438-537-3

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Preface 11
Do we have the right to ask about the Logic behind Islamic Laws? 15
How to ponder on the Philosophy of Islamic Laws? 22
Why should we do Taqlid (follow a Mujtahid) in religious problems? 28
Why should we worship Allah?
What is the Philosophy of Prayers, Fasting and Hajj?
Why should we do Taqlid of the Most learned scholar? 41
Why Pray in Arabic?42
Why to face the Kiblah in Prayers? 44
Why do we pray five prayers in three times? 46
How do Prayers keep a person away from sin? 51
What is the purpose of Prayers of Ayaat? 56
Why should women cover themselves in Prayers? 59
Why are Alcoholic drinks impure? 60
What is the difference between Perspiration and Urine? 62
What is the Philosophy of bathing the dead body and bath for touching the dead body? 64
Why Are illegitimate children kept away from some posts? 68
The Harmful effects of Pork on the Health of a person 73
Why is an unbeliever impure? 75
What is the purpose of Jizya (capitation tax)? 77
The Dress of Ihram 81
Why is the meat of Sacrifice Wasted? 82
Why is it forbidden to read the deviated books? 85
Why cannot the Holy Quran be given to any non-Muslim? 87
The reason of strictness in proving certain sins (crimes) 89
Why should the animals be slaughtered in a particular way? 91
Circumcision 93
Philosophy of Halalah 94
The psychological and physical dangers of sexual promiscuity
(Psychological view of a physician)
Marriage among Blood Relations 108
Music from the Islamic point of view 113
Why does Allah subject people to Tests? 118
How can Tayammum (dry ablution) be performed in soil contaminated by germs? 120
Are other religions right? 127
Prayer for correct guidance to the right path 127
What is the purpose of creating the heavens and the earth in six days? 129
What is meant by ‘seven heavens’? 132
Where are the two Easts and two Wests? 135
The Earth being spherical and the Holy Quran 137
Rotation of the Earth 140
What is the exegesis of this verse? 144
Importance of Laylat al-Qadr 146
How did Zulqarnain see that the sun set in dark water? 149
Holy Quran and control over planets 152
Does this verse point towards the artificial means of the present world? 155
Do these verses support the theory of evolution? 156
Is this Verse contrary to Islam being universal? 160
Why has Allah used plural pronouns for Himself? 163
Hearing and sight in the Holy Quran 164
Why would the false gods be put in the fire? 165
Is it allowed to prostrate before anyone or anything other than Allah? 167
What is meant by Tauba-e-Nasooha? 169
Is this Verse contrary to the issue of “abiding forever”? 171
What is the benefit of uttering Allah’s name before starting anything? 173
The Quran is safe from distortion 174
The Order of revelation of surahs of the Holy Quran and the scribes of revelation 180
Interpretation of Quran based on Personal views 182
What is the aim of repetitions in the Quran? 190
the tree of knowledge 193
Why is there no ‘Bismillah’ in the beginning of ‘Surah tauba? 199
Are there more than one Creator? 200
Why is Charity compared to an ear having 700 grains? 201
Son of Nuh (a.s.) in the Holy Quran 204
Is the verse in accordance WITH the infallibility of the Holy Prophet? 206
What is the meaning of the words: Everything will be destroyed except His face? 210
How did Yusuf allow that his brother should be falsely implicated for theft? 212
Should we laugh less and weep more? 214
Would there be interrogation on the day of Resurrection? 216
Does the Prophet also seek Counsel? 217
What are ‘Light’ and ‘Grave sins’? 218
Are Graver and Lighter relative terms? 220
How many grave sins are there? 222
What is lying for a hidden wisdom? 224
Is it allowed to give physical punishment for women? 227
Islamic view on Artificial Insemination 229
What is the Command regarding Contraception? 232
What is the legal position regarding abortion of illegitimate fetus? 234
Blood Transfusion 235
Is the sincerity of Intention beneficial to the deed? 236
Why do we sometimes recite the Afternoon Prayers at the time of Noon Prayers? 238
Does Prayer have a role in acceptance of all deeds? 240
How to Pray and fast in the polar regions? 242
Prayer at the Earliest hour 245
Why do we pray facing the Kiblah? 246
What is the decree regarding the Game of Chess? 248
How should Latin Speaking people perform Prayers? 252
Prostrating to the Imam’s Tomb 253
What is the Command regarding those games? 254
Questions of an American Muslim 255
What are the causes of advancement of the Muslims in the past ages and their downfall in the modern era? 264
Why the Youth of today avoid religious thgatherings? 268
How can we control the misuse of Polygamy? 270
Has Islam prescribed the duties of women? 273
Is the Universe dependent upon Allah for its continued existence? 275
What is the Islamic view regarding the sneeze? 281
Is the Dream having any truth? 282
Is Khums the recompense of Prophethood? 283
Is not Khums a cause for social difference? 285
Why is there still ignorance despite so many efforts for popularizing knowledge? 286
Should the good people also pray? 288
Is man superior to Angels? 289
Maturity of boys and girls 290
Following (Taqlid) the Religious Maraja (Mujtahid) 291
Tawalli and Tabarri 297
Did Imam Ali depend on the tradition of Ghadir to prove his Caliphate? 300
Is sacrifice and offering possible? 306
The aim of the verse: He deviates whomsoever He likes and Guides whomsoever He likes? 309