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  • Hegel’s Ethics

    The aim of this text is to offer a brief overview into Hegel’s ethics. The author compares Hegel’s views with the communitarian critique of liberalism. Following this, there is a brief account of the relation between Hegel’s ethical and religious thought. Hegel’s philosophy is one of reconciliation.

  • Medical Ethics in the views of Imam Khomeini (ra)

    Medical Ethics in the views of Imam Khomeini (ra) Dr Mohsen Reza Haydari MD PhD Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences drmohsinraza2012@yahoo.com Abstract This text presents views of Imam Khomeini (ra) on various aspects of medical ethics. Imam (ra) with his divine insight, sublime ethical values and taqwa, opens new avenues for the doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in caring for the patients and performing their duties towards God, their own profession, their fellow human beings, their religion and their country. Imam’s (ra) viewpoint on different aspects of doctor-patient relationship and its malakuti aspect reveals yet another hidden characteristic of his multidimensional personality and his compassionate spirit. In essence, Imam (ra) views the medical profession as an invaluable means to worship God and serve creatures of God. According to Imam (ra), seeking divine pleasure should be the primary aim of physicians and nurses caring for the

  • Quench Not Thine Own Light

    Quench Not Thine Own Light W. B. Basbir Pickard (B.A. Cantab) The present article presents in short the disadvantages of consuming intoxicants and dallying in activities such as gambling and the advantages of staying away from such activities. ***** "Guard thyself against the insidious evils of intoxicants and games of chance.” As stated in several Verses of the Holy Qur’an such as: 2:219; 4:43; 5:90-91. In a few brief sentences I am called upon to strengthen the bulwarks of humanity against an insidious, fair-seeming evil, that, armed with the shining nets of pleasure, entangles and ensnares the unsuspecting. The victim once ensnared, an onlooker can recognise the poisonous nature of the evil, can see the poison eating its ways into the reason, corroding the sources of vitality and corrupting the sense of proportion, beclouding the clear judgement of what is good and what is evil, of what is right and what is wrong. With this brief exordium, let me proceed in

  • The Religion of Human Rights and Other Religions Are They Compatible?

    The Religion of Human Rights and Other Religions Are They Compatible? Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Saeed Bahmanpour 2003 ***** This short text aims to present whether Islam and other religions are compatible with the Human Rights Declaration. It doesn't offer solutions but just presents the issue in great detail. ****** The concept I am trying to address in this paper is a dilemma faced by most people who are faithful to God and at the same time want to make sure that the basic rights of human individuals are safeguarded against those who have the power and the position to violate it. The paper is not seeking to provide an answer to the dilemma, but to state it as clearly as possible. It is rather unconventional to call the Declaration of Human Rights a religion since the central concept of a religion i.e. God and the pivotal figure of the religion i.e. the prophet are missing in it. However, putting God and prophets aside, there are many features in the Declaration that

  • Al-Mirza Al-Qummi, Revivalist of ‘Ilm al-Usul

    This book tries to shed light upon one of those stars that shone in the world of Islam, undertaking a remarkable role during the Thirteenth Hijrah Century; being a dignitary that managed, through his broad dimensions, in abundantly contributing to the Islamic thought and heritage, represented by al-Mirza Abu al-Qasim al-Qummi. He has been one of the renowned men of thought in modern history, having an all-inclusive and versatile character; he was an eminent ‘alim, laboring hard for God’s sake, the very incarnation of piety and asceticism, possessing all humane excellences, and the legend in uprightness and forbearance.

  • Famous Epic Prose

    This text is an explanation of Hazrat Zahra's sermon of Fadak with the original text in Arabic of the sermon.

  • The Dawn is Near

    The present text endeavors to rationally prove the belief in Imam al-Mahdi. Although brief, the present work is undoubtedly a necessary and useful reading material for both old and young Muslim Shi'a (to keep them steadfast in their way) and non-Shi'a (to discover the truth about the Imam of Our Time).

  • The Life of Imam Musa Bin Ja’far Al-Kazim

    This book tries to give its readers a full biography and overview of the life of Imam Musa al-Kazim, the Seventh Imam and the Ninth Infallible, peace be on him. He left an amazing legacy full of good and beauty and a brilliant guidance for the community. Among the unique aspects that marked his personality is the steadfastness in front of the difficult events and the ordeals showered upon him by his contemporary tyrants. Old and young have a amazing opportunity of learning how to deal with life's difficulties by reading the present book.

  • Can Science Dispense With Religion?

    This text comprises eight questions and answers on the subject of whether or not science can or not be completely separated from religion. Some of the issues mentioned are if science and religion can coexist, when the division appeared between the two and if the two concepts can be completely separated one from the other.

  • Does Science Offer Evidence of a Transcendent Reality and Purpose?

    In this paper, the author elaborates on several crucial theological problems which have to do with the role of science in providing some evidence for the existence of God and purpose in nature.

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