Vol. 16, no. 1, Spring 2015

Indicators of Piety, Part 5

This series focuses on the advantages of piety (taqwa) in Islam. This part delves into the qualities of loving God and loving others for His sake, our duties towards the entire community of the Ahlul Bayt, and the importance of truthfulness, justice, and keeping promises.
This paper is based on the fourth and fifth parts of a series of seven lessons by the author in London, at the Islamic Centre of England in July 2011. This course was an attempt to explore the essence of faith, religiosity, and moral values on which they are based.

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Healthy Personality in our Youth: An Islamic Perspective

This Journal describes the concept of a healthy personality and its outcomes, with an explanation on the relationship of the healthy personality with prayer and servitude to God. Among the salient points of this article is the concept of personality in psychology and the role of a healthy personality in the observance of Islamic values.

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A Conversation with Abraham: Exploring the Image of God in the Bible and the Qur’an Part 1

In this part, God's image and characteristics in both the Old Testament and the Qur'an will be compared and contrasted in regards to "seeing" God, His knowledge, His all-hearing quality, and His justice, and how these aspects contribute to an image of Him.

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Allamah al-Hilli on Imamate in his Kashf al-Murad, Part 2

The previous part of this series displayed the responses to objections raised against Imamate from prominent scholar Allamah Hilli's Kashf al-Murad, expanded on from Nasir al-Din al-Tusi's Tajrid al-I'tiqad - the first treatise on Shi'i theology. Kashf al-Murad is one of the most widely read of Allamah al-Hilli's publications as it is the first commentary written on Allamah al-Tusi's work.

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The Qur’an in the Words of Imam Sajjad

This article offers a collection of sayings by Imam Zain al-Abideen al-Sajjad, the fourth Shi'a Imam, regarding various aspects of the Qur'an in his supplication "Upon Completing a Reading of the Qur'an" from his collection of supplications called Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya.

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Imam Sadiq: Role Model for Humanity, Part 2

This part of the series continues with material on Shi'a jurisprudence according to Sunni narrations, the Imam's hadith collections, his debates, and his political confrontations given the pressures facing the Shi'a during that time.

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The Connection between Imam Mahdi and imam Husayn, Part 3

This paper is the third part of a series of three papers on the subject, initially conceived as part of a series of lectures delivered by the author in London, at the Islamic Centre of England in Muharram 1433/November and December 2011, entitled, "Spiritual Struggle of Karbala."

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