Comparative Religion

  • Jesus through Shiite Narrations
    by: Mahdi Muntazir Qa'im

    Categorized collection of hadith (narrations) on Prophet Jesus (a) from the Shia books of Hadith. Topics include: His childhood, characteristics, the disciples, children of Israel, the Gospel, supplications to God among others.

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  • A Closer Look at Christianity
    by: Mohamed Qasem

    Introduction

    Since I was young I always loved discussing religion with others. I always wanted to know where the truth lay. The more discussions I had the more I learned about Islam. More and more I found Islam to be a truly great religion.

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  • Shia à Luz do Alcorão e do Hadith
    by: Syed Hassan Bokhari


    O conceito da palavra “shia” como encontrado no Alcorão e nas Tradições Proféticas.

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    O conceito de Shi'a foi pela primeira vez propagado por Hadhrath Nuh (a.s.). Os seguidores da sua senda foram referidos como Shi'a. Isso é claro pelo fato de que Allah, quando se referindo a Hadhrath Ibrahim (a.s.), diz que este estava seguindo a religião de Hadhrath Nuh (a.s.).

    Nós lemos na Surata As Sáfat (37:83):

    "Certamente Ibrahim (Abraão) era um Shi'a de Nuh (Noé)".

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  • Words of the Word of God: Jesus Christ (a) Speaks through Shii Narrations
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    Words and advice of Prophet 'Isa (Jesus) found in Shi'i traditions, on subjects including God, man, the hereafter, wisdom, prayer, poverty, the heart, and much more. Selected, edited and translated by Mahdi Muntazir Qa'im and Muhammad Legenhausen

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  • Islam In The Bible
    by: Thomas McElwain

    Common beliefs and practices in Islam and Christianity including the concept of God, Divine Guidance, leadership, prayer, fasting, sacrifice and marriage.

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  • A History of Muslim Philosophy Volume 1, Book 1
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    A Compendium of articles on the History of Muslim Philosophy. In this book: Pre-Islamic Philosophical Thought

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  • Seeking the Straight Path: Reflections of a New Muslim
    by: Diana Masooma Beatty

    Common challenges and issues faced by converts,the reasoning behind conversion, analysis from a Western view of many controversial or misunderstood topics in Islam, and basic information needed by new converts. Spanish translation is also available.

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  • A New Analysis of Wahhabi Doctrines
    by: Muhammad Husayn Ibrahimi

    A text that examines fundamental Wahhabi beliefs in comparison to those of the Ahlus Sunnah and the Shi`ah. Topics discussed within include a summarized account of the life of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, one of the prominent figures of this movement, and some of the major ideological issues in which Wahhabis deviate from mainstream Muslims (like Tawassul, Ziyarah, Ta'wil of the Qur'an, etc.).

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  • Slavery
    by: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    Slavery in ancient times, Christianity and slavery, Islam attacks slavery, slaves in the history of Islam, the Negro slavery, and the abolition of slavery.

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  • Women In Islam Versus Women In The Judaeo-Christian Tradition: The Myth & The Reality
    by: Sherif Muhammad Abdel Azeem

    A comparision of the position of women in Islam, Christianity & Judaism based on the Qur'an, Bible & Talmud respectively.

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  • Invitation to Islam: A Survival Guide
    by: Thomas McElwain

    This work is geared towards a Muslim audience. The author's intention is to make Muslim contacts with those of other faiths more productive. Includes spirituality, theological differences between Christianity and Islam, practices compared, secularism, and da'wa (call to faith).

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  • L Islam e la Civilizzazione Occidentale
    by: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari

    Un'analisi del mondo Occidentale visto dal punto di vista di un erudito musulmano.

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  • Shi'i beliefs in the Bible
    by: Thomas McElwain

    A series of lectures outlining the fundamentals beliefs of Shia Islam present in the Bible, using proof-text method. Topics include Imam Hussain (as), Tragedy of Karbala, the Injeel & the event of Ghadeer.

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  • In Search of Truth
    by: Amina Bint al-Huda
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  • The Divine Wisdom of Prophet Muhammad
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    The book which is translated by Ihtijaj al-Tabarsi presents a compilation of debates of Holy Prophet Muhammad (S) with scholars and representatives of other religions including Judaism, Christianity, atheism, dualism and polytheism. The dire need for this work becomes essential due to the ceaseless false, baseless and vicious Islamophobia propaganda that is being carried out against the Holy Prophet (S) and Islam across the world.

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  • The Shia Rebuts
    by: Sayyid Rida Husayni Nasab

    Under the supervision of Ayatullah Ja'far Subhani, Sayyid Rida Husayni Nasab introduces a text outlining the differences in different 'Ummahs' of Islam. He discusses what unites them, as well as those traditions and understandings that cause dispute amongst them.

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  • La figura di Maria (as) nell Islam
    by: Hojjatul-Islam Muhammad Saeed Bahmanpour

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  • L'Islam e la Questione della Libertà
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    Questo testo analizza il concetto di libertà secondo l'ottica islamica, facendo dei paragoni con il concetto occidentale di libertà .

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    Nella teologia e nella filosofia islamica il concetto di libertà è un argomento molo discusso, soprattutto di recente.

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  • Reflexiones de una Nueva Musulmana(El Camino correcto)
    by: Diana (Masoomah) Beatty

    Reflexiones de una mujer norteamericana sobre su conversión al Islam, escapando de los prejuicios que le rodeaban.

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  • The Causes Responsible for Materialist tendencies in the West (1 of 4)
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

    What is materialism? Is man materialistic by nature? Materialism in history, in Islam, and in Christianity.

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  • Alla scoperta dell Islam Shi'ita
    by: Mohammad Ali Shomali

    Una breve introduzione all'Islam shi°ita, che si prefigge lo scopo di illustrare in generale le principali caratteristiche dell’Islam, e dell’Islam Shi’°ita in particolare.

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  • Book Review: Islam and Christianity
    by: Ali Quli Qara'i

    A review of Montgomery Watt's book 'Islam and Christianity today', in which the author who has studied Islam for over fourty years, asks searching questions both about Islam and his own faith in Christianity.

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  • Inquiries about Islam
    by: Shaykh Muhammad Jawad Chirri

    An exchange of letters that took place between the Muslim scholar, Imam Muhammad Jawad Chirri, and Dr. Wilson H. Guertin, that led Dr. Guertin to accept Islam. Writes Dr. Guertin: "If you are a Muslim, read this book out of the obligation to acquire knowledge. If you are a Jew or Christian, read it for the same devout motive. Comparative study of religions may be unsettling if your belief in God is based upon non-rational grounds but can only have the ultimately desired result of strengthening your belief.

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  • Hijas de otro sendero
    by: Carol L. Amway

    Experiencias de mujeres norteamericanas que eligieron el Islam

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  • Fundamentals of Knowing God in Greek Philosophy and Divine Religion
    by: Reza Berenjkar

    In this research, effort has been made to discuss and compare the genuine foundations and basic fundamentals of Knowing God and the ways of gaining the knowledge of God in Divine Religions and in Greek Philosophy.

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  • A Study of Polytheism and Idolatry in the Qur’an
    by: Sayyid ‘Abbas Sayyid Karimi (Husayni)

    This text presents an analysis of polytheism with respect to God and idols, using the Holy Quran as reference. It also studies idolatry with respect to resurrection and refutes that concept logically while explaining the essence of monotheism.

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  • Profecías acerca del Santo Profeta del Islam en las Escrituras
    by: Sayyed Saeed Akhtar Rizvi (ra)

    Profecías acerca del Santo Profeta tomadas de escrituras sagradas de otras religiones, como el judaísmo, hinduísmo y cristianismo.

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  • Religion of Mercy
    by: Ayatullah Naser Makarem Shirazi

    This text presents commentary discussions by the honorable Marja' Grand Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi which examines the religion of Islam and highlights the concepts of clemency which is are analyzed in light of the Holy Qur'an, authentic narrations, and practices of religious leaders.

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  • Misgivings about the Religious Pluralisms of Seyyed Hossein Nasr and John Hick
    by: Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen

    Synopsis of the argument for religious pluralism, with a counter argument, including a discussion on the Divine and Human elements of religion, Christianity, religious diversity, and denying the cultural relativity of religion.

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  • Tolleranza religiosa nell'Islam
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

    Tolleranza religiosa nell Islam

    Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi1

    Traduzione di una conferenza tenuta da Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi dove spiegava e illustrava, dando vari riferimenti dal Sacro Corano e dalle Tradizioni (Ahadith).

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  • Book Review : Whose Justice? Which Rationality? by Alasdair MacIntyre
    by: Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen

    One of the most important issues in Islamic social and political thought since the nineteenth century has been the confrontation of traditional Muslim societies with European modernism, and one of the most important facets of modernism about which Muslim thinkers are concerned is that of political liberalism. MacIntyre's writings are interesting in this context because, like many Muslims, he is very strongly opposed to many aspects of modernism and liberalism for what turn out to be ultimately religious reasons.

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  • Book Review : An Introduction to Shia Islam: The History and Doctrines of Twelver Shiism, by Moojan Momen
    by: Ali Quli Qara'i

    A review of Montgomery Watt's book 'Islam and Christianity today', in which the author who has studied Islam for over fourty years, asks searching questions both about Islam and his own faith in Christianity.

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  • The Causes Responsible for Materialist tendencies in the West (2 of 4)
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

    What is materialism? Is man materialistic by nature? Materialism in history, in Islam, and in Christianity.

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  • Contextualization: A New Missionary Approach to Muslims
    by: Ishtiyaq Danish

    The concept of contextualization among Christian missionaries, its differences with indigenization, its requirements and methods.

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  • The Causes Responsible for Materialist tendencies in the West (3 of 4)
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

    What is materialism? Is man materialistic by nature? Materialism in history, in Islam, and in Christianity.

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  • The Causes Responsible for Materialist tendencies in the West (4 of 4)
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

    What is materialism? Is man materialistic by nature? Materialism in history, in Islam, and in Christianity.

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  • Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shia Islam
    by: Dr. Sayyid Mustafa Muhaqqiq Damad

    Dialogues between Shi'i and Chrisitan scholars, the mention of Christianity and Prophet 'Isa (Jesus) in Shi'i texts, and mutual influences in Kalam (Theology).

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  • Come si è diffuso l'Islam?
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

    Un testo che analizza e confuta la teoria che l’Islam si sia propagato con l’uso della violenza, analizzando le guerre che ebbero luogo durante il tempo del Profeta (S) e dopo la sua scomparsa.”

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  • La Concezione Islamica della Conoscenza
    by: Wahid Akhtar


    La Concezione Islamica della Conoscenza

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  • Book Review: Islam in European Thought
    by: Dr. Ibrahim M. Abu Rabi

    A Book Review of the renowned Arabicist Albert Hourani, by Dr. Ibrahim M. Abu Rabi`, who is Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut, U. S. A. He is also editor of The Muslim World.

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  • The Divine Cultural Revolution
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Husayni Beheshti

    What are the main factors responsible for influencing the human life and determining the character of his collective' culture? Which are its primary components and what form do they take in its constitution? These are some of the questions this text attempts to answer.

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  • Authority from a Shiite Perspective
    by: Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen

    A paper describing the nature of religious authority in Shi'a Islam with emphasis on comparing and contrasting this topic with the analogous concepts in Catholicism and Sunni Islam.

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  • Freedom and Causality in Contemporary Islamic & Western Philosophy
    by: Ayatullah Mohsen Araki

    This text authored by Mohsen Mohammadi Araghi which addresses the topics of freewill and causality in contemporary Islamic and western philosophy and the theory of moral obligation.

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  • Understanding the Universal Abrahamic Religion
    by: Allamah Muhammad Taqi Ja'fari


    Understanding the Universal Abrahamic Religion: Bringing Together Ahl al- Kitab and Attracting their Attention to the Need for Unity

    Text of the speech of Professor Muhammad Taqi Ja‘fari at the conference on Islam and Christianity held in Switzerland on the November 27th, 1995. A major portion of this speech was first presented on the March 7th 1985, at the Society of Wisdom and Philosophy, Tehran. Translator: Bahador Shirazian; Editor: Yogi Sikand

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  • Human Rights in Islam
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Khamene'i

    Human Rights in Islam

    By: Ayatollah al-Uzma Sayyid Ali Husaini Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution

    Delivered on the occasion of the 5th Islamic Thought Conference 29-31st January, 1997

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    The issue of human rights is one of the most fundamental human issues and also one of the most sensitive and controversial. During the recent decades, this problem was more political than either ethical or legal.

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  • Introduzione alla Shia Duodecimana
    by: Comunità Shi°ita Italiana


    Introduzione alla Shia Duodecimana

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  • Debate of Prophet Muhammad with Christians
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    This is the second part of the series of power point presentations on Debates of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) with scholars and representatives of five different religions. This part presents Prophet's debate with the Christians in Medina.

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  • How I became a Muslim
    by: Diana Masooma Beatty

    How I became a Muslim
    by Sister Diana Beatty

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    This article contains the reversion story of Sister Diana Beatty, who was born into a Christian family and discovered Shi'a Islam while in college in Colorado.

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  • Debates of Prophet Muhammad with Athiests and Dualists
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    This is the third part of the series of power point presentations on Debates of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) with scholars and representatives of five different religions. This part presents Prophet's debate with the Atheists and Dualists in Medina.

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  • Teismo e Monoteismo
    by: Ayatullah al-Odma Makarim Shirazi

    Teismo e Monoteismo

    Questo testo spiega la fondamentale credenza islamica del Monoteismo, o Tawĥid, che non è solo uno dei principi della religione bensì il più importante di essi.

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  • La Ricerca Della Veritá
    by: S. V. Mir. Ahmad Ali

    Il presente testo illustra la storia di Josef, nato da una famiglia cattolica, che si interroga sulla vita e il suo significato fino a trovare la sua strada nell'Islam.

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  • Debate of Prophet Muhammad with Polytheists
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    This is the fourth part of the series of power point presentations on Debates of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) with scholars and representatives of five different religions. This part presents Prophet's debate with polytheists in Medina.

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  • Debate of Prophet Muhammad with Jews
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    This is the first part of the series of power point presentations on Debates of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) with scholars and representatives of five different religions. This part presents Prophet's debate with the Jews in Medina.

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  • Shared Religious Foundations of Education: Islam & Christianity
    by: Hamid Reza Alavi

    This book explores the religious foundations of educational system found in Islam & Christianity and the relation between each other.

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  • Pluralismo Religioso, Una concepcion islamica
    by: Feisal Morhell

    En este análisis sobre el Pluralismo Religioso, el lector es llevado al desarrollo histórico, las circunstancias y argumentos que han llevado a pensadores religiosos al surgimiento del mismo. El pluralismo religioso argumenta que todas las religiones son iguales en lo que respecta en su condición de verdad y sendero recto y de esta forma el Pluralismo reconoce su autenticidad y condición. Tales argumentos son criticados y analizados por el autor Sheij Feisal Morhell según puntos de vista Islámicos.

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  • Investigations And Challenges
    by: Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi

    The link between the theological seminary and the university is a blessed phenomenon which bears significant and numerous wholesome fruits. Along this line, for more than a year, a number of concerned and committed scholars in the university has set up a center with the aim of holding cultural activities. One of its activities is to hold monthly sessions in the presence of Ayatullah Misbah Yazdi. In these sessions, the distinguished professor tackles issues suggested by the other professors. Nine of these lectures are presented in this book.

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  • Search for Truth
    by: S.V. Mir Ahmad Ali

    This text contains the detailed minutes of a Muslim lecturer's discussion with Mr. Joseph and his teacher and mathematics professor about the basic doctrines of Christianity as well as about Islam. The object of this publication is to arm young Muslim minds with the truth so they can defend the unreasonable criticisms against Islam.

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  • My Story
    by: Kathy (Ma'asumeh) Kooshesh

    My Story

    By Kathy (Ma'asumeh) Kooshesh

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    This article is the reversion story of Sister Kathy Kooshesh who converted to Shi'a Islam after being dissatisfied with her experience with Christianity and the Christian Church.

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  • Prophecies About The Holy Prophet of Islam
    by: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    A short text shedding light on the prophecies predicting the arrival of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) in older scriptures of different faiths.

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  • Comparative Study of Shared Views of Muslim and Non-Muslim Scholars on Philosophy and Education
    by: Hamid Reza Alavi

    We live in a world where everything is always about me: my religion, my house, my phone..etc., forgetting on many occasions that there is a world beyond our own petty existence.
    In this context, the content of this book is a refreshing reminder that everything is not always about me but about us. Us, who believe, regardless of birth place, descend, religion or gender, that there is a God, a higher power that we all strive to know and to Whom we will all return in the end.

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  • Social Relations In Islam
    by: Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai

    In what way does Islam shape the social relationships? How does it limit them and why?
    This present book compares Islam with the western civilization and with various schools of thought.
    There are a lot of differences but the most striking are the fact that Islam bases its teachings on the search of truth while the other bases their teachings on the opinion of the majority; and the fact that Islam does not believe in geographical and racial frontiers which separate human beings into small communities and nations.

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  • Elements of Unity
    by: Ayatullah Jawadi Amuli

    This text argues that the elements of unity are essential to the human condition and are aplenty. It enumerates these elements and elucidates the Quranic basis for them.

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  • Constructive Interaction between the World Religions: A Framework for World Order
    by: Ayatullah Jawadi Amuli

    The article is the text of the paper delivered by his Excellency, Ayatullah Jawadi Amuli, at the conference on "Constructive Interaction between the World Religions - A Framework for World Order", which was convened on March 18-19, 2006, in Isfahan, Iran, and was attended by prominent leaders of the living religions of the world.

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