Vol. 14, no. 2, Summer 2013

Imamate and Wilayah, Part 7

This paper is based on lecture 14 of a series of lectures delivered by Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali in summer 2004 in Qum.

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Eating and Drinking Conduct of Prophet Muhammad

Considering all the narrations (hadiths) regarding the etiquette and conduct of the Prophet with regards to eating and drinking, we find answers to questions such as: When, why, and how did the Prophet eat? How much and what types of food did he have? Did he eat alone or with others?

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The Meanings and Addresses of Salam in Prayer

This article first identifies and summarizes the most important meanings of Salam on the basis of authentic Arabic and Persian dictionaries and then, on the basis of these meanings, the philosophy of Salam in Prayer will be investigated.

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A Probe into the Meaning of Light in the Qur’an and Hadith

This paper aims to examine the most distinguished instances of light in the view of the Holy Qur’an and the narrations, and subsequently to uncover the connection between them.
This paper has been translated from Farsi into English for the Message of Thaqalayn. The Farsi paper was published in Pajuhesh-e Dini, No. 8, Winter 2004, pp. 86-99.

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A Glimpse at the Major Shi'a Seminaries, Part 2

This part presents information on the revival of ijtihad in the Seminary of Hillah and introduces its prominent scholars, such as Najib al-Din Muhammad Ja’far, Muhaqqiq al-Hilli, Sayyid bin Tawus, and Allamah Hilli.

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An Introduction to the Collection of Warram

In addition to the biography of the author and various names of the book, this paper presents a general outlook of its authenticity and content, and offers citations of its narrations in other Hadith collections.

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Forgiveness in the Munajat Sha‘baniyyah

This paper gives a glimpse of the concept of forgiveness in the whispered prayer, and a description of its various forms: the various types of seeking forgiveness and accepting an apology, as well the reasons for why people accept apologies from one another and lastly, how to address Allah when seeking repentance will be addressed.

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The Beginning of Servitude: Contemplation on the Spiritual and Epistemic Aspects of Fasting

In this paper, some narrations will be analyzed to demonstrate the importance of fasting and its effects on people in this world and the hereafter followed by a brief analysis on how fasting functions in one’s spiritual progress as well as in gaining wisdom and better understanding.

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