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  • 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.

  • Science for Humanity: an Islamic Perspective

    This paper deals with the ethics of Science concluding that Science has to serve humanity and moral ethics in order to improve human condition and should not be used as a mean of domination and destruction.

  • Values and Ethical Issues in Science and Technology: A Muslim Perspective

    In the past, ethical considerations were a concern of all believing scientists, both in the Islamic and the Western world. This perspective has dramatically changed in our age. The development of science and technology under a secularist-materialist worldview has led to grave consequences for humankind. The only hope for a better future for humankind is to keep Ethics as a central concern in order to avoid misuse of discoveries that can create destruction and not improvement for humankind and its condition.

  • Does God Have a Mind?

    In this paper, the history of the concepts of soul, mind, and spirit are reviewed in order to deny that such terms correctly apply to God. The positions taken on the nature of mind and divinity are reviewed through the Greek philosophical tradition to Augustine and Islamic philosophy. In Islamic philosophy God is not understood as having a mind, but is nevertheless knowing, willing and living.

  • A Plea for Islamic Unity

    A Plea for Islamic Unity Yasser Madani This brief article recognizes that currently the Islamic community (Ummah) is far from unity and urges all to strive and work hard to achieve the ideal unity as depicted in the Holy Qur’an ***** “Surely, this Ummah of yours is a single Ummah, and I am your Lord, therefore worship Me (and no other).” (21:92) The above verse points to an ideal, which is currently not being met. If we look at the current state of the ummah (the global Islamic community), we can clearly see that generally speaking, it is far from a “community”. The disunity within the ummah is very apparent for all to see; Muslims are making false claims against one another, creating hostility, preaching hatred and even killing one another, as we can see from the ongoing sectarian violence in countries like Pakistan and Iraq. The ummah is in a desperate situation and in dire need of reform. Defining Islamic Unity It is essential that we define what is meant by “

  • The Koran

    The Koran Sachiko Murata

  • Was Muhammad (S) a Prophet of Terror?!

    Was Muhammad (S) a Prophet of Terror?! Sheikh Mansour Leghaei This brief text aims at clarifying the issue of some historical events regarding the assassination of certain individuals during the time of our Prophet (S). The issues of these recorded incidents are dissected according with the edicts of the Holy Qur'an. ***** Majority of Muslim historians have reported a few incidents in which the companions of the Prophet of Islam (S), apparently by his command have assassinated some of their adversaries. Historians have also reported at least an incident during which two prisoners of war have been executed by the command of the Prophet of Islam (S). This portrays the holy Prophet of Islam as the mastermind behind terrorism rather than a mercy for the world. This chapter aims at an analysis of these reports. Examples of Terrorist Activities Assassination of Ka`ab Ibn Ashraf: after the defeat of Qoraiysh in the battle of Badr, Ka`ab ibn Ashraf who was one of the chiefs

  • A Call to Divine Unity: Letter of Imam Khomeini to President Mikhail Gorbachev

    This text outlines the impact the letter of Imam Khomeini addressed to Mikhail Gorbachev had at the time of the sending. How it was hidden, then secretly copied and spread and how the ideas outlined in the letter came true years after.

  • Environmental Protection in Islamic Shari’ah

    This text underlines the importance of protecting the environment. It links all the issues of protecting the environment with the command of Allah in the verses of the Holy Qur'an regarding the environment. It also provides a short history of international effort that have been undertaken for the safety and health of all.

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