In a tradition, it is narrated that the Holy Prophet (S) of Islam said:
“The most wicked person among the ancient ones was the murderer of the harmless she-camel of Salih (as), and the most wicked person of the latter age is the murderer of Ali Ibn Abi Talib. A wicked one, who will make his beard dyed (red) from the blood of his forehead.”
[Majma’-al-Bayan, vol. 10, p. 499; Tafsir Al-Qurtubi]
Ayatollah Mirza Shirazi who issued his famous Tobacco Edict, declared that using tobacco was akin to waging war against the 12th Imam (may God hasten his reappearance).
The Prophet (S) said:
“He who recites it (Surah Ash-Shams) is like he who has given charity (in the way of God) to all things that the sun and the moon shine upon.”
[Majma’-al-Bayan, vol, 10. p. 496]
The highest degree of generosity and munificence is altruism. An altruistic person, despite having his own acute needs and necessities, makes a sacrifice by giving others preference over himself.
The debate on the compatibility of secularism, religion and human rights in the late modern society, is undoubtedly one of the deepest debates in the sociological and social science world.