Vol. 12, no. 2, Summer 2011

Justice as a Virtue of the Soul

This article explains the idea of justice as a virtue of the soul and as the supreme virtue in ethics, as opposed to justice as a mere social action. Individual justice takes precedence over social justice since, through training man, the society will naturally include trained individuals; as a result, society will have a healthy political structure. This is discussed in virtue ethics in which virtues are held to have inherent value.

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Migration to Abyssinia

The first journey in the history of Islam was the migration of Muslims to Abyssinia (present-day Ethiopia). This article offers the reasons for this migration, when it occurred, why Prophet Muhammad (s) chose this country over others, and the actions that came about during the Muslims’ stay there.

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Imam Mahdi (a) in Chapter al-Qadr

This paper discusses several aspects of the night of Qadr and its relationship to the Imam of our time (a).

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Imamate and Wilayah Part 1

This paper is based on the first three lectures of a series of 17 lectures delivered by Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali in summer 2004 in Qum.

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Lady Mary as a Role Model in the Qur'an and Bible

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Boundless Peace and Friendship in the Qur'an

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Understanding God’s Mercy Part 3

In this paper, the author examines the infiniteness of God’s mercy and His aim in creating man as seen in His qualities and actions, in divine sayings, and in the supplications and hadiths of the Ahlul Bayt (a). Part 3 of 8.

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