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  • The Practice of the Holy Prophet (S) and Muslim Leaders in Dealing with Ideological Opponents

    This article illustrates the practice of the Holy Prophet (S) and the first Caliphs in dealing with opponents, and demonstrates that using differences as a pretext to declare other Muslims as kaafir and justify their persecution and killing has never been a practice of these great personalities.

  • Religious Pluralism and the Transcendent Unity of Religions

    The following discussion first depicts the possible meanings of religious pluralism, and then goes on to explain the teachings of the transcendent unity of religions. It concludes with the implications of this confrontation.

  • Imam Ali and the Caliphs: Their Relationship and Interaction

    This article presents briefly the relations that Imam Ali (as) had with the first three caliphs: instead of underlying their difference of opinions he always tried to counsel and cooperate with them in order to preserve the unity and well-being of the Ummah.

  • Editorial, Volume 2, Number 3 Winter 2008

    Editorial about the efforts to be done towards the Islamic Unity, in order to find a common ground for all the islamic mahdahib to be united against all the enemies manifested and hidden of Islam.

  • Islam and the Rights of Privacy Territory

    Human rights have always been an interesting and challenging issue of every community. In this book the author has done a wonderful job in dissecting the issues regarding privacy. Whether we talk about privacy on an individual level, social, territorial Oradea any other type of privacy you will find explanations and examples that will help you understand it's importance.

  • Islam and Just War Theory

    Islam and Just War Theory by Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen The Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute, Qom, Iran 7. Feb. 2008 ************** In this paper, it is argued that an Islamic ethics of war and peace may be interpreted to yield a just war pacifism that is analogous to that developed on the basis of Western just war theory. Abstract Just war theory is said to have begun with Augustine. The doctrine was developed further as a religious teaching, but after the Reformation, secular versions of just war theory became prominent. “Just war” is contrasted with “holy war”. Since the crusades were considered by many Christians as holy wars, it is often assumed that jihad is the Islamic equivalent. In what follows, I argue that jihad shares much in common with the just war tradition. Recent theorists have used the term “just war pacifism” or “contingent pacifism” to describe the view that under the conditions of modern warfare, just war theory leads to the

  • Islamic Just War Pacifism

    Islamic Just War Pacifism By Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen The Imam Khomeini Education And Research Institute, Qom, Iran 16. Feb. 2008 ************* The issue of war and its necessity and fairness is a very common discussion subject in today's world when every day a new conflict arises around the world. The present paper aims to make a comparison between the justness of the Islamic war conditions and the Western war conditions. When is war justifiable? What are the conditions and differences? What is the Islamic just war pacifism? These are some of the questions that are answered in this paper. At the end of the paper the example of Zaynab, the daughter of Imam 'Ali (peace be with them), is given as indicating the kind of resistance to oppression in harmony with the just war pacifism. Abstract It is common to contrast pacifism with the just war theory. Pacifism holds that all wars are wrong, while the just war theory holds that under certain conditions, war is just.

  • Cancer

    Cancer Sh. Mansour Leghaei “No Room For Sorrow” Symposium on World Cancer Day Islamic Contribution Sunday 4 February 2001 Great Hall of Sydney University ******* In the Name of God; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful It is with great pleasure that I first and foremost express my gratitude to Prof. Alan Coates, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Cancer Society for his sincere and endless work towards a cause much in need of the world’s attention, and giving me the opportunity to participate. I would like to call this gathering a ‘Spiritual Symposium’ with its ancient Greek meaning of ‘drinking party’ as I am going to share with you the taste of a Divine Wine which brings about an eternal intoxication and healing much stronger than any other worldly pain killer or intoxicant. And if in these few minutes given to me, I can just wet your appetite, then I believe I have offered my contribution. This pure wine will hopefully open a new window of hope

  • Miracle or Mirage? The Paradox of Miracles & Science

    Miracle or Mirage? The Paradox of Miracles

  • Infallibility

    Infallibility Sheikh Mansour Leghaei In the Name of God; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful This article discusses the issues of infallibility and ‘Isma in relation to Prophets and angels, with specific emphasis on the role of free will. It then goes on to look at the differences between the Islamic view of infallibility, as compared to Christianity and Judaism. This discussion then evolves into one of belief, with a discussion on the roots of human life and the circumstances surrounding it. We conclude with a detailed look at the concept of infallibility in Islam, outlining the main reasons for the beliefs held by Muslims of different schools of thought. Etymology of al-’Isma Al-’Isma: Al-’Isma is the Arabic root of the term under discussion which literally means taking hold of something; abstaining. In the story of Prophet Noah, with reference to this literal meaning he proclaims to his son: …لَا عَاصِمَ الْيَوْمَ مِنْ أَمْرِ اللَّهِ… “There is no

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Every statement in which God is not mentioned is a vanity. Every silence in which there is no thought of Him is carelessness. Every reflection in which there is no consideration of Him is an idle
pastime.

- Imam Ali (a) -

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