Vol. 16, no 4, Winter 2016

Community Building, Part 3

This series of papers studies the importance of community-building and Prophet Muhammad’s efforts to implement it. This part further builds upon the concept of truthfulness in Islamic theology and is moral system; of Allah as the true being, revelation as the truth, the prophets’ mission to serve the truth, and the importance of communities striving to become truthful.This series is based on a nine-session course conducted by the author on Community Building at the Islamic Centre of England in London in 2009.

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Book Review - scripture, poetry and the making of a community: Reading the Qur'an as a literary text

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Unclear (Mutashabih) Verses According to the Will of Lady Fatima Al-Zahra

This article examines the personal requests and counsel in the will of Fatima Al-Zahra and offers an analysis of the events that revolved around socio-political issues.

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The Social Functions of Imamate

This paper investigates the existence and impact of Imamate. Imamate is a divine institution, and the Imam is responsible for administering the affairs of society through being linked to the main source of guidance – Allah.

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Intercession and Intermediation

Shafaʿah and tawassul can be compared to the links, connections and networks that people use in this life to acquire what they seek. These means and intermediaries should be approved, set and introduced by God, and one should not take them as any independent source of impact, for there is no independence whatsoever for anyone other than God, whether in this world or the next.

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Quran strategy on its Own Preservation, Part 1

This paper explores the practical measures taken to ensure the Qur’an’s survival as an unadulterated text, exploring the following areas to display these strategic stylistic methods

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The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part 3

This part of the series includes the people’s cultural, moral, and religious condition during the End of Times, explaining what will arise concerning family relationships, youth, women, mosques, Islamic law, and the general representation of Islam.This series of papers is based on a series of lectures delivered by the author in Muharram 1428/ January 2007 in London.

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