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Chapter 1: Man and Animals

Man himself being a kind of animal, has many things in common with other animals. At the same time he has many dissimilarities which distinguish him from other animals and make him superior to them. The main and basic features distinguishing man from other living beings, on which his humanity ...

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Reason, Faith & Authority: A Shi‘ite Perspective

Mohammad Ali Shomali From a Shi’a point of view, there are four sources on which any investigation about Islam has to be based: the Glorious Qur’an, the Sunnah (including sayings, actions and tacit approval of the Prophet), reason, and consensus. After a careful consideration of these four sources, it becomes ...

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Al Kafi:The book of Intelligence and ignorance 1

The book of Intelligence and ignorance H 1, Ch. 1, h 1 Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Ya’qub has narrated from a number of our people of whom one is Muhammad ibn Yahya al-‘Attar who narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Hassan ibn Mahbub from ‘Ala’ ibn Razin from Muhammad ibn ...

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Religious Tolerance in Islam

Authors(s): Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi   Religious Tolerance in IslamReligious Tolerance in Islam One of the most important aspects of the Human Rights issue is the respect and tolerance which society must show towards the religions of other people; this, of course, includes the issue of freedom of reli­gion. Tonight I ...

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Nature of Allah

Nature of Allah Authors(s): Yasir al-Wakeel Islam is based on monotheism. Tawhid, the oneness of Allah, is an essential belief for all Muslims. Islam teaches that Allah, the one god, has 99 attributes. Although we can understand some of His attributes, His essence cannot be comprehended by a human’s limited ...

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The Voice of Unity Part 2: Islamic Brotherhood

The Voice of Unity Part 2: Islamic Brotherhood Al-Taqrib A Journal of Islamic Unity Number 6 March 2010 Ayatullah Ustadh Muhammad Wa’idh Zadeh Khurasani Translated by Hamid Waqar This is the second of a series of talks delivered in 1991 by Muhammad Wa’iz-Zadeh Khurasani. The first was printed in the ...

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The Shia Imams and Muslim Unity Part 1

The Shia Imams and Muslim Unity Part 1 ‘Ali Aqa-Nuri Translated by Hamid Waqar Al-Taqrib A Journal of Islamic Unity Number 6 March 2010 Abstract 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 ...

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Imam Khumayni’s Vision of Islamic Unity

Imam Khumayni’s Vision of Islamic Unity Dr. Muhammad Rahim Iwazi Translated by Abuzar Ahmadi Al-Taqrib A Journal of Islamic Unity Number 6 March 2010 Abstract In an age where the Islamic Ummah was threatened from within by internal discord and division, and from without by global hegemonic powers competing to ...

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Importance of Salat in its Prime Time (Awwal-e-Waqt)

Importance of Salat in its Prime Time (Awwal-e-Waqt) The Salat is the time when the meeting with Allah and the ascension (Me’raj) of the believer takes place. We all know the importance of this obligatory act, and thus, we do not wish to delve into that area. Rather, we want ...

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Events that Led to Day of Ashura, Momentous Day in History of Islam

Alwaght– Every year on the 10th of Muharram in the Islamic calendar, millions of Shiite Muslims mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussein bin Ali, grandson of the messenger of Islam Prophet Mohammad. The historical events that led to the battle of Karbala where Imam Hussein leading an army of 72 ...

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