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  • The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part 5

    This part of the series of articles further delves into the state of affairs after his return, such as the meeting the crucial needs of the people, the expansion of Islam, and establishing a culture based on the Qur’an. This series of papers is based on parts nine and ten of a series of lectures delivered by the author in Muharram 1428/ January 2007 in London.
  • The Spirit and the Word: of the Command of My Lord

    This text discusses the meaning of the term Ruh (Spirit) in the Qur’an analyzing several verses where this term has appeared.
  • The Religion of Human Rights and Other Religions Are They Compatible?

    The Religion of Human Rights and Other Religions Are They Compatible? Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Saeed Bahmanpour 2003 ***** This short text aims to present whether Islam and other religions are compatible with the Human Rights Declaration. It doesn't offer solutions but just presents the issue in great detail. ****** The concept I am trying to address in this paper is a dilemma faced by most people who are faithful to God and at the same time want to make sure that the basic rights of human individuals are safeguarded against those who have the power and the position to violate it. The paper is not seeking to provide an answer to the dilemma, but to state it as clearly as possible. It is rather unconventional to call the Declaration of Human Rights a religion since the central concept of a religion i.e. God and the pivotal figure of the religion i.e. the prophet are missing in it. However, putting God and prophets aside, there are many features in the Declaration that
  • Can Science Dispense With Religion?

    This text comprises eight questions and answers on the subject of whether or not science can or not be completely separated from religion. Some of the issues mentioned are if science and religion can coexist, when the division appeared between the two and if the two concepts can be completely separated one from the other.
  • Does Science Offer Evidence of a Transcendent Reality and Purpose?

    In this paper, the author elaborates on several crucial theological problems which have to do with the role of science in providing some evidence for the existence of God and purpose in nature.
  • Science for Humanity: an Islamic Perspective

    This paper deals with the ethics of Science concluding that Science has to serve humanity and moral ethics in order to improve human condition and should not be used as a mean of domination and destruction.
  • Values and Ethical Issues in Science and Technology: A Muslim Perspective

    In the past, ethical considerations were a concern of all believing scientists, both in the Islamic and the Western world. This perspective has dramatically changed in our age. The development of science and technology under a secularist-materialist worldview has led to grave consequences for humankind. The only hope for a better future for humankind is to keep Ethics as a central concern in order to avoid misuse of discoveries that can create destruction and not improvement for humankind and its condition.
  • Does God Have a Mind?

    In this paper, the history of the concepts of soul, mind, and spirit are reviewed in order to deny that such terms correctly apply to God. The positions taken on the nature of mind and divinity are reviewed through the Greek philosophical tradition to Augustine and Islamic philosophy. In Islamic philosophy God is not understood as having a mind, but is nevertheless knowing, willing and living.
  • A Plea for Islamic Unity

    A Plea for Islamic Unity Yasser Madani This brief article recognizes that currently the Islamic community (Ummah) is far from unity and urges all to strive and work hard to achieve the ideal unity as depicted in the Holy Qur’an ***** “Surely, this Ummah of yours is a single Ummah, and I am your Lord, therefore worship Me (and no other).” (21:92) The above verse points to an ideal, which is currently not being met. If we look at the current state of the ummah (the global Islamic community), we can clearly see that generally speaking, it is far from a “community”. The disunity within the ummah is very apparent for all to see; Muslims are making false claims against one another, creating hostility, preaching hatred and even killing one another, as we can see from the ongoing sectarian violence in countries like Pakistan and Iraq. The ummah is in a desperate situation and in dire need of reform. Defining Islamic Unity It is essential that we define what is meant by “
  • Our Responsibilities during the Period of Occultation of the Present Imam

    This text presents based on Hadith the two main duties of the Shi'a Muslims during the Occultation of our Present Imam (atfsh).
  • Ancient Prophets for a Modern World - The True Story of Jesus (P)

    In this text the writer eloquently underlines the importance of the Christian-Islamic dialogue. Mary and Jesus (P) are talked about and the differences in both ideologies presented. The writer discusses about the verses in the Qur'an that regard the mother and the son and what their position with Allah is and mentions the misconceptions of the Christians that regard Jesus (P).
  • The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part 4

    This part of the articles series further delves into the signs of the moral, cultural, and religious state of affairs before the advent of Imam Mahdi as well some events after the his return. This series of papers is based on parts seven and eight of a series of lectures delivered by the author in Muharram 1428/January 2007 in London.
  • Allamah al-Hilli on Imamate in his Kashf al-Murad, Part 5

    This part of the articles series expands on Imam Ali’s close relationship to the Prophet, expounds on well-known hadiths on the Imam’s faith and merits, and his immeasurable services to Islam.
  • Ramadhan With The Holy Qur’an, 30 Lessons in 30 days

    Thirty lessons for youth written as an easy but comprehensive guide throughout the Holy Month of Ramadhan in order to give them a gist of the great religion of Islam and its teachings produced from the words of the Holy Qur’an and exegesis as well as points from traditions and narrations from the Divine Purified Household.
  • Is Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w.a.) In the Bible?

    The Holy Bible contains many prophecies both in the Old and the New Testament about the coming of a great prophet of God. The coming of this Prophet is mentioned both directly and indirectly by Abraham(A.S), Moses (A.S), John (A.S) and Jesus (A.S) amongst others. To discuss all the related material in the Bible would be too lengthy and beyond the scope of this book. This is a selection of only a few of those verses that are very clear and are supported by history for discussion. This selection is comprehensible not only to those who have an in-depth understanding of the Bible but also those who are reading the Bible for the first time.
  • Foremost in Faith

    A Collection of Lectures delivered by Maulana Syed Mohammad Jaffer Zaidi Shaheed concerning the high status of the Prophet (S) and his Ahlul Bayt (as) in the Light of Traditions and various Ayat f the Holy Qur'an
  • Resurrection, Ma'ad

    The present work discusses the subject of "Resurrection", which is one of the volumes of the "Splendid Light of Wisdom" Collection with the aim to increase the level of knowledge in the young generation’s mind, and will enable them to comprehend and to know more deeply, the clear and erudite thoughts of this learned thinker; so that it may open a new path in front of them.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.