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  • Salatul Jumuah in the Thoughts and Words of Ayatullah Shahid Murtadha Mutahhari

    This brief text gives insight on the viewpoint of Shahid Mutahhari on Salatul Jumuah and its importance. This lecture was given in the year 1380 AH in Tehran, Iran.

  • In the Presence of the Beloved

    We live in a world in which the fight for the material is omnipresent. We fight to obtain everything material but no matter how much we are never satisfied due to the fact that we always want something that we do not know what it is but that causes us to feel empty and in need. This emptiness can only be filled by seeking Allah swt. The present book is a collection of lectures about dua delivered by Ayatollah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi. It consists of four parts. The first part concentrates on the importance of supplication in general. The other three parts deal in detail about Dua al-Iftitah, Dua Abu Hamza at-Thumali and Dua Makarim al-Akhlaq.

  • Ta’qibat al-Salat - Rituals Succeeding the Ritual Prayers

    Ta’qibat al-Salat - Rituals Succeeding the Ritual Prayers Afzal Sumar Following a question from a gentleman about the sequence of the ta’qibat al-salat as practiced and taught by the Messenger of God (saw) and the Imams (as), the author has embarked on the journey of giving the best answer. In order to help answer the question the author has used works of demonstrative law (al-fiqh al-istidlal) which are taught and studied at the inter-mediate level of the Hawza curriculum. *********************************** A couple of months ago, a certain gentleman from Mombasa Jamaat (Kenya) asked an interesting question on an email list-serve to which I belong. He wished to know the sequence of the ta’qibat al-salat as practiced and taught by the Messenger of God (saw) and the Imams (as). Though the question was very specific and clear but to discern the authentic practice and teachings of the Prophet and the Imams from their sunna, would require a researcher to delve into the

  • Resurrection, Ma'ad

    The present work discusses the subject of "Resurrection", which is one of the volumes of the "Splendid Light of Wisdom" Collection with the aim to increase the level of knowledge in the young generation’s mind, and will enable them to comprehend and to know more deeply, the clear and erudite thoughts of this learned thinker; so that it may open a new path in front of them.

  • Community Building, Part 3

    This series of papers studies the importance of community-building and Prophet Muhammad’s efforts to implement it. This part further builds upon the concept of truthfulness in Islamic theology and is moral system; of Allah as the true being, revelation as the truth, the prophets’ mission to serve the truth, and the importance of communities striving to become truthful.This series is based on a nine-session course conducted by the author on Community Building at the Islamic Centre of England in London in 2009.

  • Book Review - scripture, poetry and the making of a community: Reading the Qur'an as a literary text

  • Unclear (Mutashabih) Verses According to the Will of Lady Fatima Al-Zahra

    This article examines the personal requests and counsel in the will of Fatima Al-Zahra and offers an analysis of the events that revolved around socio-political issues.

  • The Social Functions of Imamate

    This paper investigates the existence and impact of Imamate. Imamate is a divine institution, and the Imam is responsible for administering the affairs of society through being linked to the main source of guidance – Allah.

  • Intercession and Intermediation

    Shafaʿah and tawassul can be compared to the links, connections and networks that people use in this life to acquire what they seek. These means and intermediaries should be approved, set and introduced by God, and one should not take them as any independent source of impact, for there is no independence whatsoever for anyone other than God, whether in this world or the next.

  • Quran strategy on its Own Preservation, Part 1

    This paper explores the practical measures taken to ensure the Qur’an’s survival as an unadulterated text, exploring the following areas to display these strategic stylistic methods

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