Vol.11, N.2, 2010

Nasir al-Din Tusi and His Socio-Political Role in the Thirteenth Century

In this paper, the author refers to scientific and socio-political role of Khajah Nasir al-Din Tusi in one of the most critical eras of Islamic history and examines some of the controversies that exist about his affiliations.

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The Merits of Fasting and the Month of Ramadan

In this paper, the author elaborates on the concept of divine banquet and refers to some of the bounties of Allah SWT in the month of Ramadan and for those who fast.

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Key Concepts in Islamic Spirituality: Love, Thankfulness and Humbleness

In this paper the author discusses the three major qualities that everyone needs to acquire for their spiritual progress, namely love (which has been described as the strongest foothold in Islam), thankfulness (as it is an equal of faith), and humbleness or spiritual poverty (through which piety can be attained).

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Islam and Nationalism: A Theoretical Point of View Part 2

In this paper, the author examines the position of nationalism in Islam and whether or not it prevents Islam from fulfilling its role in developing a just society. He highlights the fact that nationalistic biases never stemmed from religion itself; rather, its followers possessed prejudices that often led to disputes.

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Editorial Volume 11, Number 2, Summer 2010/1431

In this paper the author has coincided with the third three months of the Islamic Lunar Calendar i.e. Rajab, Sha‘bān and the holy month of Ramaḍān.

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The Doctrine of Mahdi and Pluralism

In this paper, the author examines the idea of religious pluralism and examines its relation with the doctrine of Mahdi (A) in Islam.

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Divine Justice and the Problem of Evil

In this paper, the author, in brief, analyzes the problem of evil and the occurrence of pain and suffering under the authority of a Just God. This leads to the question of why so much evil exists if there is divine justice.

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Bayt al-Mal and the Distribution of Zakat

In this article, the author discusses the Islamic concept of the Bayt al-Māl, and its objective in reducing inequality between the wealthy and the deprived by distributing wealth with the goal of the society’s financial welfare taken into consideration.

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