Vol. 16, no. 3, Autumn 2015

The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part 2

This part of the series expands on the quality of the people during this time, including their intellectual condition and scientific and technological advancements.
This series of papers is based on parts three and four of a series of lectures delivered by the author in Muharram 1428/January 2007 in London.

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Community Building, Part 2

Part 2 of this series further builds upon qualities such as moderation, humbleness, enjoining good and forbidding wrong, unity, truth, justice, environmental awareness, and having firm faith in God.

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Allamah al-Hilli on Imamate in his Kashf al-Murad, Part 4

This part of the text expands on the proofs for his authority over the companions that qualify him for leadership such as his extraordinary courage, deep insight, matchless asceticism and devotion, and boundless patience.

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Legal Rulings Derived from Qur’anic Stories, Part 2

This second part includes the implications or inspirations drawn from the Ahlul Bayt’s method of interpretation of Qur’anic stories.

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Patience and Gratitude

This article discusses the meaning of patience (Sabr) and gratitude (Shukr) and shows how they are integral elements of faith analyzing various verses of the Holy Qur'an and many Traditions (ahadith).

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Spiritual Accounting Based on Muhasaba al-Nafs by Sayyid ibn Tawus

This article introduces the work of Sayyid ibn Tawus called Muhasaba al-Nafs, offering a biography of the author, an overview of the book, and a summary of each chapter, which includes topics such as the recording of our deeds and its exposure to God, the Prophet, and the Infallibles; the importance of self-accounting, practical steps to self-purification, and the special days, times, and places for prayer and to fulfill one’s duties.

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