Vol. 17, no. 3, Autumn 2016

A Woman of Paradise: The Rebellious Queen of Pharaoh Part 2

In this paper we would like to go through some lessons that can be derived from Lady Asiyah’s example, bringing together the points mentioned in the tafasir (commentaries of the Holy Qur’an) discussed in part one of this article.

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Quranic Methods of Propagation from the Viewpoint of Allamah Tabatabai

This paper investigates the various methods and merits of Qur’anic propagation using Allamah Tabataba’i’s views.

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Community Building in Islam, Part 5

This article studies status of rationality, knowledge and experience in an Islamic community.
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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The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part 6

This paper is based on part twelve of lectures delivered by the author in Muharram 1428/ January 2007 in London. Parts one to ten have been covered in previous issues. Part eleven was delivered on the Day of Ashura about Imam Husayn (a) and remembrance of God and will be published separately.This part delves further into the state of affairs after the return of Imam Mahdi, such as establishing universal brotherhood, peace and love.

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The Witnessing and Recording of Deeds

This article analyses the verses of the Qur’an that describe the Day of Judgement, reminding us that that we are being watched by our guardian angels, our organs, and all beings surrounding us, and that all our deeds are being recorded and during that Day every single action and thought will be judged, so we need to take responsibility to every single thing we do or think.

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From Medina to Sham: Lady Zaynab’s Commitment to Wilayah

This article seeks to elucidate Lady Zaynab’s commitment to wilayah from Medina to Karbala, and then Sham (Damascus) by her obedience to - and protection and defense of - Imam Husayn.

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Religious and Scientific Views on Mental Illness

This paper addresses the issue Mental Illness from two perspectives: the psychological perspective and that of the Qur’an and hadith. To prevent and treat mental disorders, religious leaders have provided necessary training in correct knowledge of – and attitude towards – oneself, God, life, the world and others.

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