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The Secret of Expansion of Islam
Sunday, July 27, 2008
The best publicity for Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and Islam is to demonstrate practical steps taken by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and his progeny. If Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) conduct is shown to non-Muslims, including his respect for civil laws, human rights, social justice, mercy, and humane behavior, even enemies of Islam will be attracted to it.
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Status of Women in Islamic Teachings: The Value of Womanhood
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Islam neither accepts traditional, reactionary woman dominated by ethnic customs who is slave to men’s desires, nor the modern version of woman, who is enslaved by owners of big pharmaceutical and cosmetics firms and is considered a consumer object. Hazrat Fatemeh (AS) is exemplar of this image of a Muslim woman. Islam maintains that a male and a female were partners to creation of man and none of them are superior to the other except in piety and virtues.
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Quran, Autocracy and Dictatorship
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Dictatorship has always been a major hurdle on the way of dignity and progress of nations and Quran’s attitude to dictatorship can help the existing Islamic countries adopt correct political behavior. This paper will try to delineate basic principles of methods stipulated by Quran to fight dictatorship.
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Al Qaeda in Turkey
Monday, June 16, 2008
Global network of al Qaeda, which is based on Salafi teachings, has emerged as a new social, ideological and political phenomenon in the Muslim world, especially in the Middle East. Although the ideas and practice of this social current has been faced with serious challenges outside its civilizational areas, various Muslim social classes in Islamic countries have welcomed the idea and provided it with needed grounds to breed. In the Muslim country of Turkey, although most people do not support this current, there are various grounds that may pave the way for al Qaeda to thrive.
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Relationship between Democracy and Islamic Government
Monday, June 16, 2008
Democracy is a complex concept which can be realized in various forms. However, the common denominator of all forms of democracy is the “rule of people” and “elections”. The relationship between Islam and democracy has always been a cause of debates between Muslim and non-Muslim thinkers. There is a delicate point when comparing Islam and democracy: Islam is a divine religion while democracy is a manmade way of governance. Therefore, comparison should be made between “Islamic system” and “democratic system”.
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Recognizing the Political Thought of Al Qaeda
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Due to its Salafi and radical nature, the political thought of al Qaeda is considered among political thoughts of Islamist forces which are based on Wahhabi interpretation of Islam. The superficial religious knowledge of al Qaeda, which attaches the most importance to appearances, along with radical characteristics of its members, has introduced jihad as the most important component of the political thought of al Qaeda in modern times. Also, such religious culture has caused followers of al Qaeda to have a tunnel vision toward other Muslims considering other Islamic schools of thoughts, like other religions, infidels, pagans, and hypocrites who should be fought against.
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Review of Iran’s Achievements in International Scientific Olympiads
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
After the victory of the Islamic Revolution (1979), the Islamic Republic of Iran first took part in those Olympiads in 1987 despite many problems resulting from the war with Iraq and, during the same year, it overtook many countries in mathematics Olympiad.
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Salafi Tendencies in Pakistan
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The fact that Salafi tendencies in Pakistan do not have profound ideological root is now a topic for debates in that country. Salafi tendencies were introduced in Pakistan when Afghan mujahedeen were fighting Soviet occupiers. Although Dewbandi school of thought is dominant in Pakistan, Salafi and Wahhabi tendencies are also influential in that county. The question is how such tendencies came into being and what grounds invigorated them.
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Quranic Indexes of Religious Government from Viewpoint of Martyr Motahhari
Monday, June 9, 2008
Martyr Morteza Motahhari has discussed various aspects of religious and Quranic issues. Such issues as structure of religion, divine origin of religion, the reason for inclination toward religion or rejection of it as well as the relationship between religion and government were his major interests.
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Privatization is Indispensable for Growth and Globalization
Monday, June 2, 2008
Every nation is seeking welfare and prosperity, and governments usually make their outmost attempts to secure the best interests of their people. This will be supposedly feasible mainly through economic growth and is a path that all governments have followed for a long time.
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