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    •  The Spiritual Couplets of Maulana Jalalu-d-din Muhammad Rumi
      The Spiritual Couplets of Maulana Jalalu-d-din Muhammad Rumi
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      The Spiritual Couplets of Maulana Jalalu-d-din Muhammad Rumi

      The Spiritual Couplets of Maulana Jalalu-d-din Muhammad Rumi5 (100%) 1 vote This is the best known work of Maulana Rumi consisting of 24,660 couplets in six books. Rumi himself defined his work as a work of destruction, destruction of the worldly for the sake of embracing the Divine. He warns the reader in advance to be […]

    •  Western Civilization through Muslim Eyes
      Western Civilization through Muslim Eyes
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      Western Civilization through Muslim Eyes

      Western Civilization through Muslim Eyes3.3 (66.67%) 6 votes Our author credits General Eisenhower with having said: “An age which has split the atom must heal humanity’s splits or perish.” A genuine reciprocal desire to explore each other’s minds, to appreciate each other’s backgrounds, to comprehend each other’s viewpoints, is the first prerequisite for achieving mutual understanding. It is as […]

    •  The Secrets of Asceticism
      The Secrets of Asceticism
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      The Secrets of Asceticism

      The Secrets of Asceticism2.5 (50.59%) 17 votes The Secrets of Asceticism (3rd Part of Qam al-Hirsi bi al-Zuhdi wa al-Qana’ah) Being the third part of al-Qasru’l-Hirs, al-Qurtubi deals with the issue of zuhd or “doing-without.” Zuhd is a central dimension of Islam, but Muslims in every age have faced the ingrained peril of distorting its […]

    • Honesty, The Most Manifest Sign of Personality
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      Honesty, The Most Manifest Sign of Personality

      Honesty, The Most Manifest Sign of PersonalityRate this post By:Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi Undoubtedly, two attributes of truthfulness and honesty (truth and trust) are the most manifest signs of personality. Rather, we can not call a human the one who lacks these two, and both of them originate from a common source, because truthfulness […]

    •  Hope For God
      Hope For God
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      Hope For God

      Hope For God3 (60.29%) 2525 votes Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 126 – 132 Hope is the expectation of a dear thing the arrangements of which are already done, such as hope for the yield of a land after it was seeded, watered, and superintended. In case the arrangements of a thing are […]

    •  Islamic Political Theory (Legislation): Volume 1
      Islamic Political Theory (Legislation): Volume 1
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      Islamic Political Theory (Legislation): Volume 1

      Islamic Political Theory (Legislation): Volume 1Rate this post The first of two volumes of the renowned and comprehensive text on Islamic political theory by Ayatullah Misbah Yazdi, dealing with the importance of recognizing Islam as the basis of any just political theory, methods of implementing such a theory by the government, and comparing and contrasting […]

    •  Philosophical Instructions
      Philosophical Instructions
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      Philosophical Instructions

      Philosophical InstructionsRate this post Philosophical Instructions: An Introduction to Contemporary Islamic Philosophy is a textbook compiled for the purpose of introducing the students of the Islamic seminaries in Qom to the rudiments of Islamic philosophy. It is arranged in the form of seventy short lessons which cover the breadth of Islamic philosophy, including discussions of the history of philosophy, […]

    • The Meanings, Philosophy and Dimensions of Worship (Ibadah)
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      The Meanings, Philosophy and Dimensions of Worship (Ibadah)

      The Meanings, Philosophy and Dimensions of Worship (Ibadah)Rate this post By: Muhsin Qara’ati Before embarking on the discussion of prayer, I shall deal with the meanings, philosophy and dimensions of worship {‘ibadah} and servitude as they are the spirit of prayer.   Why worship {‘ibadah}? Worship {‘ibadah} means the expression of abasement {dhillah}, the highest […]

    •  A History of Philosophy, Vol. 6
      A History of Philosophy, Vol. 6
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      A History of Philosophy, Vol. 6

      A History of Philosophy, Vol. 6Rate this post Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston’s nine-volume A History Of Philosophyhas journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English Modern Philosophy: From the French Enlightenment to Kant Volume 6…

    •  Heart Comforter
      Heart Comforter
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      Heart Comforter

      Heart ComforterRate this post This text deals with how a believer can console his or her heart after suffering calamities and adversities. It contains narrations from the Ahlulbayt on various topics dealing with the rewards of suffering in the hereafter and the importance of accepting and submitting to Divine Will.     Source: al-islam.org

    •  Justice and Remembrance Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali( a.s )
      Justice and Remembrance Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali( a.s )
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      Justice and Remembrance Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali( a.s )

      Justice and Remembrance Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali( a.s )Rate this post Ali b. Abi Talib, son-in-law and cousin of the Prophet Muhammad is a monumental figure within the Islamic tradition. But despite the immense importance of Imam Ali, there is a dearth of literature in Western languages about his life and thought. This […]

    •  The Alchemy of Happiness
      The Alchemy of Happiness
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      The Alchemy of Happiness

      The Alchemy of HappinessRate this post The Alchemy of Happiness) was written by Abu Ḥamid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazali, a Persian theologian, philosopher, and prolific Sunni author regarded as one of the greatest systematic Persian thinkers of Islam. The Kimiya-yi Sa’adat was written towards the end of his life shortly before 499/1105. During the time […]

    •  Universality of Islam
      Universality of Islam
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      Universality of Islam

      Universality of IslamRate this post Among the Divinely revealed religions, Islam is by far the most comprehensive and complete religion. It takes care of man’s total needs, material as well as spiritual. Its teachings reform his behavior and elevates him to an exalted state. This book discusses the principles of universal logic and rational feelings within […]

    •  Islamic Morals
      Islamic Morals
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      Islamic Morals

      Islamic Morals3.2 (64.55%) 22 votes In this book, we describe some qualities which either raise man to perfection or drag him down to abyss, from the viewpoint of the Holy Quran and the Hadith so that, with the blessings of the Holy Quran and the words of the Holy Prophet and his pure progeny, both […]

    • A Healthy Society Under The Grace of Ethics
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      A Healthy Society Under The Grace of Ethics

      A Healthy Society Under The Grace of EthicsRate this post By:Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi Without ethic, the plan of a healthy society is defeated We know that man has a social life, and undoubtedly, “society” is the most important factor in development, improvement and or retardation and degeneration of men. The sociologists believe that […]

    • Patience
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      Patience

      PatienceRate this post Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 106 – 112 Patience is the moderate steadfastness against misfortunes. It is also defined as to compel oneself to stand the necessities of the Sharia including the matters to do and the matters not to do. It indicates wisdom, broadmindedness, high morality, and great steadfastness. […]

    •  Greater Sins Volume 2
      Greater Sins Volume 2
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      Greater Sins Volume 2

      Greater Sins Volume 2Rate this post Ayatullah Dastghaib has exhaustively explained the phenomenon of sin, the classification of sins, and the necessity of avoiding them. He has also described fifty different types of Greater Sins. See also part I and III of this book. About sins and particularly the greater sins (Gunah-e-Kabira). Covers sins such […]

    •  Routledge History of Philosophy Vol 3
      Routledge History of Philosophy Vol 3
      3.3 (65.17%) 58 votes

      Routledge History of Philosophy Vol 3

      Routledge History of Philosophy Vol 33.3 (65.17%) 58 votes Routledge History of Philosophy Vol 3 Medieval Philosophy This third volume is devoted to the philosophical traditions that arose in the Middle Ages, encompassing Arab, Jewish and Latin thinkers.

    •  Akhlaq al-A’imma, Morals & Manners of the Holy Imams
      Akhlaq al-A’imma, Morals & Manners of the Holy Imams
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      Akhlaq al-A’imma, Morals & Manners of the Holy Imams

      Akhlaq al-A’imma, Morals & Manners of the Holy ImamsRate this post The aim of this book is to present the perfect morals of the Holy Imams. Topics include their knowledge, worship, bravery, justice, chastity, humility and contentment.     Source: al-islam.org

    •  Forty Hadith, An Exposition
      Forty Hadith, An Exposition
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      Forty Hadith, An Exposition

      Forty Hadith, An ExpositionRate this post Detailed commentary on 40 selected traditions narrated through the Prophet (S) and his Ahl al-Bayt (a) on topics of ethics and spirituality, including jihad al-nafs.     Source: al-islam.org

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