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Realistic Conception of the World

Islam is a realistic religion. The word “Islam” means submission. This indicates that the first condition of being a Muslim is to submit to the realities and truths. Islam rejects every kind of obduracy, stubbornness, prejudice, blind imitation, bias and selfishness, and regards all of them as contrary to realism …

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What is NOT taught at School

The way of learning from al- Sadiq and discussing for evidence was not as the way we find today in the Islamic theological centers. Rather, his students, except some of them, believed in his Imamate. As we have mentioned earlier, the Imamis believe that the knowledge of the Imam did …

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History of Sciences in the Islamic World

The way of learning from al- Sadiq and discussing for evidence was not as the way we find today in the Islamic theological centers. Rather, his students, except some of them, believed in his Imamate. As we have mentioned earlier, the Imamis believe that the knowledge of the Imam did …

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Islam and Racism

Men of science assume two types of evolution for man: one of which is biological evolution, about which you may have read in biology and know that man is considered as the most perfect animal and the last link in the natural evolution of animals. But the historical or social …

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Critique of Marxist Philosophy – Part Two

Martyr Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr’s A Critical Summary of His Philosophy: Part 2 by Ali Qul’ Qara’i Preface: Ever since man has attempted to determine his relation to the external world, the formulation of world view has been a central problem of philosophic thought. The author’s aim is to present the …

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Critique of Marxist Philosophy – Part One

Martyr Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr’s A Critical Summary of His Book Our Philosophy by Ali Quli Qara’i OUR PHILOSOPHY: By Muhammad Baqir As-Sadr. Translated from the Arabic with an introduction and notes by Shams C. Inati. Foreword by Sayyed Hossein Nasr. The Muhammadi Trust in association with KPI: London and New …

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The Spiritual Message of Shiism

The genuine value of Hajj and its reforming effects on the soul and behavior does not lie in mechanically routine practice, devoid of any meaning or value beyond what is seen, but in the awareness of the pilgrim and his spiritual and ideological awareness of every action he practises, every …

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The Concept of Love in the Shi’i Creed

The genuine value of Hajj and its reforming effects on the soul and behavior does not lie in mechanically routine practice, devoid of any meaning or value beyond what is seen, but in the awareness of the pilgrim and his spiritual and ideological awareness of every action he practises, every …

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Act Now: Bahraini Shia Activists Being Tortured

Two human rights activists, detained in December 2007 demonstrations in Bahrain, collapsed on 26 March 2008, after three days of hunger strike. Ahmed Jaffer and Isa Al-Sarah were reportedly taken to the hospital after they fainted. The detainees are protesting against the bad prison conditions and treatment meted out by …

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The Voice of Muhammad (s)

With eyes as bright as the shining sun, a reality on the lips more brilliant than the light of the sun, a heart more fresh than the flowers of the gardens of Yathrib and Taif, habits and morals more decent than the moon- lit nights of the Hijaz, a mind …

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Islamic Just War Pacifism

What is that faith which is spoken of in Islam and referred to throughout the Qur’an, as an axis around which all questions revolve? It refers to faith in God in the first place. In the second place, it connotes faith in angels, holy books, prophets, Resurrection, etc. In Islam, …

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Islam and Nonviolence

The program of Islam for the prevention of violence and avoidance of war, injustice, and oppression is one that operates on many different dimensions: spiritual, moral, social, cultural, economic, and political. As divine guidance for humanity, it is announced in the Qur’an that Islam has been established to bring peace …

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Women of Sacrifice in the Epic of Karbala

When studying the epic of Karbala, one should not be oblivious of the fact that during the course of this everlasting and important event which took place in 61 AH, some great and magnanimous women also participated and made sacrifices. So much so that some of them were even martyred …

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Is this Revival of Islam or Double Standards?

Finally the appointed moment arrived, the moment which had been foretold by previous Prophets to their followers. At the age of forty, the orphan son of Abdullah attained the exalted station of messengerhood. It was he alone that time had prepared for guiding the world with his message for only …

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