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Human enjoys companionship and friendship with others; if this friendship is with righteous, decent, and mindful people, he will benefit good effects of this friendship, reach the spiritual place of his companions and even sometimes above them. If, on the other hand, he associates with indecent ignorant people, he will be harmed by bad effects of this friendship, becoming even more vicious than his friends. Because of the importance of association, Islam has specifically attended to it in the Holy Quran and the traditions, mentioning positive and negative effects of association, guiding the society into constructive association, and prohibiting it from destructive association. Islam has considered true association with the pious as the cause of salvation in this world and the Hereafter and association with the wrong-doer as the cause of misfortune in this world and the Hereafter. The present book is written about association in Islam as discussed in the Holy Quran and the Ahl al-Bayt’s traditions, by Allah’s Mercy
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Islam; the Eternal Religion
Islam; the Only Religion Accepted by Allah
Islam; Enveloping all the World
Islam’s Attention to AssociationIslam includes worshipping, personal, family, social, economic, political, mental, and practical issues, hence it is called the complete religion in the Holy Quran. As a result, Islam attends to the issue of ‘association’, as one needed by everyone. It has made laws and guidelines for right kind of association, spiritual association with the prophets(s.a) and the Imams(a.s) in their absence, and association with one’s spouse, children, parents, family members, and other people. If people follow the rules and guidelines in this regard, they would benefit from sweet warm association with their family members and friends. This way, they can manage to achieve some of their and their friends’ spiritual and material goals.