What's New

  • The Human Sciences and Islamic Ideology and Culture

    The relationship between Islamic culture and ideology and the field of human sciences
  • Sociology of the Quran Part II

    This is the second part of Martyr Murtada Mutahhari's book Society and History (Jami'e wa tarikh), of which the first part appeared in the last issue (Vol. I, No. 3). In the first part on society, the author explained the Qur'anic viewpoint about society. Here in the second part, he discusses the problems of philosophy of history and enters into somewhat elaborate statement of the philosophy of historical mater­ialism and criticism of its main doctrines. The third part of the book, which also relates to the problems of history, discusses Islam's philoso­phy of history in relation to the positions of other schools of thought.
  • Women in a Quranic Society

    Role and status of women from the teachings of the Qur'an. Includes status and worth of the sexes, gender roles in society, and extended family.
  • Islam and Womens Rights

    How Islam views Women, and what rights they are given. Also discusses womens position in the East and the West
  • Book Review The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought

    Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen reviews book: The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought, by Sachiko Murata (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992)
  • The Divine Cultural Revolution

    What are the main factors responsible for influencing the human life and determining the character of his collective' culture? Which are its primary components and what form do they take in its constitution? These are some of the questions this text attempts to answer.
  • The Causes Responsible for Materialist tendencies in the West (4 of 4)

    What is materialism? Is man materialistic by nature? Materialism in history, in Islam, and in Christianity.
  • The Causes Responsible for Materialist tendencies in the West (3 of 4)

    What is materialism? Is man materialistic by nature? Materialism in history, in Islam, and in Christianity.
  • The Causes Responsible for Materialist tendencies in the West (2 of 4)

    What is materialism? Is man materialistic by nature? Materialism in history, in Islam, and in Christianity.
  • The Causes Responsible for Materialist tendencies in the West (1 of 4)

    What is materialism? Is man materialistic by nature? Materialism in history, in Islam, and in Christianity.
  • Religious Education of the Younger Generation

    The difficulty of religious education in the West and the modern world, and the role of Majlis-e-Aza (lectures for the remembrance of Imam Husayn and the Ahlul Bayt) as a forum of religious discussion.
  • Islam, Humanity and Human Values

    In this paper, the author examines the definition of humanness by offering theories given by Greek peripatetics, determinists, socialists, and materialists. He concludes that God is the primary being capable of defining humanness, and offers ways in which humanness can be achieved as stated in the Holy Qur’an.
  • Islam and Nationalism: A Theoretical Point of View Part 2

    In this paper, the author examines the position of nationalism in Islam and whether or not it prevents Islam from fulfilling its role in developing a just society. He highlights the fact that nationalistic biases never stemmed from religion itself; rather, its followers possessed prejudices that often led to disputes.
  • Reflections on Islam and Modern Life

    Islam and modern thought. Definition of modern. Comparison of traditional and modern sciences. Knowledge, modernism, role of man, evolution and society.
  • Apostacy in Islam

    This text first explains the view about faith in God and whether or not Islam can be forcefully imposed on others; then comes the Islamic view on the choices a person has after he has willingly joined the Islamic faith. Next, the discussion on the issue of apostasy and its two categories; followed by the religious sources for the punishment of an apostate. The treatise ends with a discussion on some Qur'ãnic verses and some relevant issues about minorities in the Muslim countries. ***** Introduction In the name of Allāh, the Beneficent, the Merciful. May Allāh send His blessings upon Muhammad
  • The Wine of Love, Mystical Poetry of Imam Khomeini

    The book is Dr. Ghulam-Reza Awani and Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen's English rendition of the Persian book "Badeh-e- Ishq" ( The Wine of Love), which is a collection of Imam Khomeini's mystical poetry with the appendage of the eight Ghazal poems in an earlier and smaller collection, Sabu-ye Ishq ( The Jug of Love) as well as Prof. Legenhausen's On the Symbolism of Religious poetry as appendix.
  • Woman

    Social independence of women, modern life and Islam, women in Qur'an, family rights, differences between men and women, inheritance, divorce, mut'a, and polygamy.
  • A New Perspective: Women in Islam

    "A New Perspective" is a dialogue between an Islamic scholar and a Muslim woman. The book discusses and expounds various issues regarding the rights and laws that pertain to women in Islam, and unwraps some of the distorted images and misconceptions that surround Muslim women.
  • What do You Know about Islamic Economics?

    A short text about the nature of the Islamic economic system, its distinction from Capitalism and Marxism, and the primary obstacles encountered in its application to society today.
  • Youth and Morals

    In this book, the author introduces some of the main issues affecting man’s social life and how Islam deals with them. He explains how a society wherein the individual and social ties are built on Islamic values enjoys tranquility, comfort, and trust in all its aspects.