Author: Mohammad Hassan Bakhtiari

How do Muslims view Jesus Christ?

There are many verses in the Holy Quran that venerate both Jesus, Eesa (a) and maiden Mary, Mariam (a) by sharing their story. Jesus has been mentioned 25 times in the Quran. Following are some views that Muslims have about Jesus Christ (a), the noble Messenger of Allah. Jesus Christ is human Jesus Christ was a human born of a virgin mother. As the last in the line of Jewish prophets, he was sent to guide the Children of Israel with a new scripture. According to the Holy Quran, Jesus was no more than a messenger just like the previous...

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Toleration, the key to a peaceful life

Anger or wrath is a drastic emotional reaction. It is an emotion that involves a potent hostile and distressed repercussion to a perceived incitement, hurt or threat. According to psychologist T W Smith, anger is “an unpleasant emotion ranging in intensity from irritation or annoyance to fury or rage.” Also based on modern psychology, anger has been recognized as a primary, natural, and mature emotion experienced by virtually all humans at times, and surprisingly, as something that has functional value for survival. Despite the fact that anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion, it’s unhealthy when it...

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Impact of cultural festivals on society

Cultural festivals often serve to fulfil specific intention, especially in regard to commemoration or thanksgiving.  Some cultural festivals offer a sense of belonging for spiritual, religious, social, or geographical groups, contributing to group solidarity. In contrast with the past, active participation of diverse people in festivals as social events have positive cultural, social, economic, and environmental impact on the community. In accordance with the research of (Page & Connell, 2012; Ziakas, 2013), community participation is increasing in cultural festivals in our diverse societies. Cultural festivals are the symbol of synergy, cooperation and team work. Planning and conducting cultural festivals...

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Be the friend you wish to have

Friendship refers to the mutual relationship of sympathy, trust, cooperation, and support between two or more individuals. True friends place great value on honesty, respect, loyalty and a sincere desire to do what’s best for the other. They are the ones that provide both spiritual and intellectual revival. They are also the ones who give hope in life’s most difficult situations, help ease life and provide directions to our aims and ambitions. Findings from the World Happiness Database study show that people with close friendships are happier and more confident. Moreover, a number of solid studies have found that firm camaraderie...

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Caring for the unborn

Rights of children begin before conception and continue during pregnancy.  During this period, thoughts, actions, and nutrition of generally both parents but particularly of the mother,  have an impact on the spirit, essence, character, and health of the unborn child. The foetus is like an organ of the mother and obtains all the necessary factors of development from her. Emotional and respectful relations between the parents and also mental relaxation of the mother are really important at this stage. Peace of mind is obtained by feeling assured in life. Moreover, healthy relationship between the parents and a strong physical...

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may, 2018

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