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  • Imam Khumayni’s Vision of Islamic Unity

    This article attempts to delineate the aims, objectives and scope of Imam Khumayni’s vision of Islamic unity. It also describes some of the practical steps Imam undertook in order to achieve this vision.
  • The Voice of Unity Part 2: Islamic Brotherhood

    As the second in a series of talks regarding the subject of unity, the present article focuses on the concept of Muslim brotherhood and its relation to a united Ummah
  • The Shia Imams and Muslim Unity Part 1

    This is the first part to a series of articles that will outline the stance of the Shia Imams with respect to Muslim unity. The article begins by defining the meaning of ‘Muslim unity’ and goes on to enumerate the characteristics of such unity, especially as found in the Quran and the Sunnah. It then outlines some practical methods of creating unity and preventing division, by giving examples from the sirah of the Prophet (s).
  • Editorial, Number 5 November 2009

    Editorial about the presence of religion in all cultures and people, the philosophical meaning and the urge to find common grounds of venerance to God instead of focusing on each and every religion and sect peculiarity that divide instead of unify the believers.
  • Unity of the Islamic Schools of Thought According to Imam Musa Sadr

    This article explores the thought and activities of Imam al-Sadr pertaining to the issue of unity and the important role he occupied as one of the leading figures within the Islamic unity movement. The biographical part of this article was taken from al-Manar Television. The remainder was adapted from the author’s book, Imam Musa Sadr: surush-e wahdat, Majma’ Jahani-ye Taqrib-e Madhahib-e Islami, 2004.
  • Imamah and Wilayah: Allamah Sharaf Al-Din’s Approach to Conciliation

    Allamah Sharaf Al-Din firmly believed in the principle of the unity of the Islamic Ummah as well as the principle of Imamah in the Islamic faith. It is precisely because of this that his conciliatory activities began first with establishing the fact that between these two Islamic principles there is no contradiction or discrepancy; the book, Al-Muraja’at, can be counted as a practical workshop for efforts towards reconciliation from a number of perspectives; scientific, ethical, methodological, etc., which is based on the search for truth. This text explores the method that Allamah Sharaf Al-Din applied in order to promote unity without denying the core of Shia beliefs and replying to misconceptions about them.
  • Civilizational Dialogue and Mysticism: The Holy Qur’an and the Metaphysics of Ibn al-’Arabi

    This text explains how it is possible to reconcile the dawa with dialogue with other faiths without denying one’s religious identity by recognizing the underlying common ground that is the universality of the belief in a Superior Entity and the basic universal ethic laws that are shared among all human beings.
  • Brotherhood and Fellowship in Islam

    This text discusses about the importance of brotherhood and fellowship and what a Muslim should do regarding his relationship with the rest of the Muslims regardless of race, nationality or location. All the advice provided is according to the edicts present in the verses of the Holy Qur'an.
  • Divine Purpose

    Divine Purpose By Syed Nadeem Ahmed Jafri This article explains that Allah SWT created everything with a purpose, the purpose being to worship Him. It also talks about how the Ahlul Bayt (peace be upon them) are the medium through which our prayers will reach Allah, that by ignoring them and their rights, bestowed on them by Allah SWT. The objective of our life is to worship Allah SWT, but by forgetting the Ahlul Bayt (peace be upon them) we forget His Purpose. ***** In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful A tourist who wishes to go to a hill station to spend his holidays after reaching his destination is happy to be there. His purpose is fulfilled and hence he enjoys every moment he spends there. In contrast if a business manager is taken forcibly to a beautiful tourist destination which offers every luxury which he seeks, may not enjoy anything since he is worried about a missed business opportunity. His purpose is not solved and hence he considers the time
  • Al-Mahdi

    This book is a collection of a series of traditions, which have been narrated from the Holy Prophet (S), his progeny and companions - all taken from the sources of our Sunni brethren. It also contains sayings and writings of Sunni scholars about the Awaited Mahdi who is from the progeny of Muhammad (S).
  • Jesus as Kalimat Allah, The Word of God

    This text explains why Jesus, peace be upon him is named Kalimat Allah, the Word of Allah. It also goes to explain the notions of people of the Book and the gospels (Injeel).
  • The Shia-Sunni Debate: Answering the 50 Most Common Questions

    With this book the authors try to bridge the gap between Muslims by answering the most common questions that arise when Sunni and Shia debate. The answers provided have as resources the Holy Qur'an and tradition books of Ahlul Sunnah. This book is dedicated to The Ahlul Bayt and The 12th Living Imam Muhammad Mahdi (as)
  • A Living Religion with Exalted Teachings

    A Living Religion with Exalted Teachings Translated by: Mr. Mahmood Dahavati Our purpose in this article is not to give a full and detailed presentation of Shi’ism and the condition of the Shi’ites throughout the world, for this subject can only be treated justly through several books and studies. Rather, our purpose is a short and condensed presentation, which is at the same time clear and explanatory of Shi’ism and its followers for those not acquainted with the principles of our thought or those who have encountered deficient and malicious presentations. Since this article is being published by a major center of Shi’ite learning it can provide the answer to many questions and problems that have arisen in this domain. 1. Shi’ism in the contemporary world. 2. Centers of Shi’ite learning. 3. The origin of Shi’ism. 4. The Shi’ites and other Muslims. 5. Shi’ites beliefs. 6. Distinctions of Shi’ism. 7. Sources of Shi’ite religious instructions. 8. Social
  • Islam The Best Motivator

    Islam The Best Motivator Dar Ra-E-Haqq PO Box 5, Qum, Islamic Republic of Iran In a world ruled by material needs here comes this book to remind us about the true principles of Islam, how they should be observed and how they affect our lives. The author does this using as example the life of our Prophet (S) and the life of Imam Ali (as). Islam, the Best Motivator for Doing Good and the Best Obstructor for Doing Evil Along with the advancement of materialism which has confronted with the spirituality and religions, the materialists introduced religion as a stupefying and stagnating factor that would stop the scientific and industrial advancement. But by studying the history and social and political conditions of the Middle Ages, one will find that the main reason for this accusation was the feeling of frustration about Christianity; because they had seen or heard that thousands of scientists and intellectuals had been put to death by the order of the church. About five
  • Some Thoughts on the Road to Islamic Solidarity

    In this paper the author calls for a return of mutual familiarity and acceptance of all Muslims within the ummah towards education, travel, the hajj and language. The article concludes with some political and economic recommendations to pave the way for Islamic solidarity.
  • The Metaphysics of Interfaith Dialogue: Sufi Perspectives on the Universality of the Qur’anic Message

    This comprehensive paper is a presentation of the key verses relating to the universality of the Quranic message from a particular point of view, that adopted by those most steeped in the spiritual and mystical tradition of Islam, the Sufis or the ‘urafa’.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fatwas about Unity: Contemporary ‘Ulama of the Islamic World

    This article lists the verdicts and opinions of many prominent Sunni and Shia personalities regarding the madhahib (schools of thought) in Islam that affirm their validity and attest to their falling within the boundaries of Islam. The paper concludes with the views of these scholars regarding congregational prayers led by individuals of differing schools of thought.