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  • Islamic Bioethics: A General Scheme

    This paper discusses about Islamic bioethics on an Islamic perspective. It is divided in three parts: The first part studies the value of life in Islam. It helps to understand why life must be appreciated and respected. The second part sheds some light on the nature of the Islamic bioethics. Discussing the sources and authorities in the Islamic bioethics, in this part we will study the way of life protection which is regulated by the Islamic law and bioethics. Part three reflects on some important issues in bioethics from an Islamic perspective. Concerning the Islamic believes, physical health maintenance and disease treatment are two important aspects of the Islamic teachings. In respect to the beginning of human life; firstly, we will see that reproduction must occur in the context of a legitimate and stable family. Secondly, we will study family planning and abortion. With respect to the end of life, issues such as suicide and euthanasia will be studied. Finally organ
  • Human Nature and Nature of Morality

    Human Nature and Nature of Morality Mohammad Ali Shomali, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Imam Khomeini Education
  • Aspects of Environmental Ethics: An Islamic Perspective

    Aspects of Environmental Ethics: An Islamic Perspective Mohammad Shomali 11 November 2008 ************* Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Department of Religious Studies at the Imam Khomeini Education
  • Religion and Freedom

  • Challenges and Dilemmas in Making Values & Ideals

  • Duty of Acquiring Knowledge

  • Outcomes of the Spiritual Journey

  • Islamic 'Hijab' For Men

    Islamic 'Hijab' For Men Compiled and Translated by Saleem Bhimji Along with the topic of Hijab for women, there is also another discussion which is hardly ever mentioned and that is of the Hijab for men. Although the term Hijab is used for the clothing of the Muslim man it is not the same style and type of 'Hijab' that women have been commanded to wear. For many reasons which Allah (SWT) in His infinite wisdom has laid out, women must cover their entire body from the eyes of those who are her non-Mahrams, and men too, to an extent must also observe this rule, which we briefly mention here. Information for this writing has been taken from "Paradise of our Youth" and "Islamic Rulings related to Men and Women" which contains the rulings of eight Mara'ja Taqlid, both originally in Farsi, translated into English. From the Ahadith of the Prophet and the Holy Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon all of them), regarding the type of covering that men must observe including the
  • Greatness of the 15th of the Month of Sha'ban

    Greatness of the 15th of the Month of Sha'ban Translated from Al-Muraqibat written by the Dedicated Scholar and Accomplished Gnostic, the Late Ayatullah Hajj Mirza Jawad Malaki Tabrizi (may Allah shower him with grace) by Saleem Bhimji (al-mubin@al-mubin.org) This article can be found on www.al-haqq.com and www.al-mubin.org Translators Note: Upon examining this collection of A'mal, the believers will observe that in addition to the recommended Salat and supplications that can be found in the common books of Du'a (such as Mafatih al-Jinan), we have also tried to elaborate on the deeper, less known spiritual aspects of the acts of worship that are not commonly mentioned in the conventional books of Du'a. Our main purpose behind these and other presentations is to expound on the inner secrets and mystical acts of the worship that should be performed on the various occasions as understood by the Scholars of 'Irfan that are not found in 'main-stream' books of supplication. It
  • Islamic Views On Human Rights: Viewpoints of Iranian Scholars

    Today's world, plagued by war and greed, and media are inundated by the issues pertaining to human rights. What is the position of the Islamic Sharia regarding The Human Rights, as they are understood internationally? Does the Islamic law adhere to The Human Rights? does it respect some of the decrees and reject others?Why? Does Islamic law reject The Human rights altogether? The present book does a magnificent job at offering a comprehensive, lengthy and thorough investigation to answer all the above questions.
  • Hermeneutical Foundations for Islamic Social Sciences

    Some scientists seem to support the idea of the islamisation of knowledge and some have evolved into considering hermeneutics as a possible solution. But which sciences could be transformed through the hermeneutics process? Which source would the scientists use in the process? What are the sciences and the frameworks in which transformation would be possible? All the above issues and more are being dealt with in this amazing book.
  • Comparative Study of Shared Views of Muslim and Non-Muslim Scholars on Philosophy and Education

    We live in a world where everything is always about me: my religion, my house, my phone..etc., forgetting on many occasions that there is a world beyond our own petty existence. In this context, the content of this book is a refreshing reminder that everything is not always about me but about us. Us, who believe, regardless of birth place, descend, religion or gender, that there is a God, a higher power that we all strive to know and to Whom we will all return in the end. We, as a whole, can always find things that unite us despite all out differences. This applies to how we think about philosophy and education.
  • Forty Hadith, An Exposition, Second Revised Edition

    Islamic scholars, motivated by a tradition from the Prophet Muhammad, which promises Divine Rewards for scholars who collect forty traditions, compile hadith narrations in groups of forty. This text is the Second revised edition of a detailed commentary on 40 selected traditions narrated through the Prophet (S) and his Ahl al-Bayt (a) on topics of ethics and spirituality.Thirty-three of the hadith Imam Khomeini selected pertain to Islamic ethics, including acts which bring reward or punishment. The other seven focus on beliefs and concepts related to the Theology of Twelvers. The very first hadith is on Jihad of the self that aims at self-improvement elevating oneself through self-control and self-discipline and shun pride (kibr), ostentation/show-off (riya), self-conceit (ujb), envy (hasad), love of the world, anger (ghadhab), prejudice (asabiyyah) and hypocrisy (nifaq). In his collection, Imam Khomeini has included the ahadith that help us elevate our status through intellect (
  • Martyrdom of Imam Zayn al-Abidin [a]

    Masaib in Urdu; Commentary of Sura Shams - Purification of the Soul
  • Moral Characteristics of the Prophets: A Qur'anic Perspective

  • Practical Instructions for Spiritual Journey

  • A Glance at the Process of Self-development

  • Understanding of Suffering [Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali] [January 2014] [Online]

    This is a series of 4 lectures delivered online by Sheikh Shomali on Fridays in January 2014 for Islamic Library of Dearborn. In this series, he discusses various aspects of Islamic perspective on Suffering.
  • Spiritual Dimensions of Mourning for Imam Husayn (a) Part 2

    Part 2: The Role of Hardship and Suffering in the Spiritual Progress
  • The Virtues of Imam Husayn (a) and His Companions

    This paper presents some of the most prominent and finest of the Imam Husayn’s and his companions’ virtues, namely, ardent love for Allah (swt), great honor, and unwavering patience.