number-5-november-2009

Editorial, Number 5 November 2009

Editorial about the presence of religion in all cultures and people, the philosophical meaning and the urge to find common grounds of venerance to God instead of focusing on each and every religion and sect peculiarity that divide instead of unify the believers.

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Unity of the Islamic Schools of Thought According to Imam Musa Sadr

This article explores the thought and activities of Imam al-Sadr pertaining to the issue of unity and the important role he occupied as one of the leading figures within the Islamic unity movement.
The biographical part of this article was taken from al-Manar Television. The remainder was adapted from the author’s book, Imam Musa Sadr: surush-e wahdat, Majma’ Jahani-ye Taqrib-e Madhahib-e Islami, 2004.

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Imamah and Wilayah: Allamah Sharaf Al-Din’s Approach to Conciliation

Allamah Sharaf Al-Din firmly believed in the principle of the unity of the Islamic Ummah as well as the principle of Imamah in the Islamic faith. It is precisely because of this that his conciliatory activities began first with establishing the fact that between these two Islamic principles there is no contradiction or discrepancy; the book, Al-Muraja’at, can be counted as a practical workshop for efforts towards reconciliation from a number of perspectives; scientific, ethical, methodological, etc., which is based on the search for truth.

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Civilizational Dialogue and Mysticism: The Holy Qur’an and the Metaphysics of Ibn al-’Arabi

This text explains how it is possible to reconcile the dawa with dialogue with other faiths without denying one’s religious identity by recognizing the underlying common ground that is the universality of the belief in a Superior Entity and the basic universal ethic laws that are shared among all human beings.

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International Quds Day: Re-emergence of a Unifying Social Order for the Ummah

Through the examination of internet sources, the paper surveys the present status of Quds Day, which seems to have gained momentum both qualitatively and quantitatively, overcoming ethnic and sectarian boundaries.

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The Voice of Unity Part 1: Unity of the Islamic Community

The present article investigates the concept of ‘ummah’ in Islam and its religious foundations. It alludes to the different forms of unity found within the Qur’an as well as its necessary conditions—ones which include affirming the essentials of the faith and acknowledging common responsibilities emerging from it.

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The Social Dimensions of Wilayah

The following is a transcript of a lecture delivered by the respected scholar on June 4, 2009 on the occasion of the death anniversary of Imam Khumayni in Qom, Iran.

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