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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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Imam Khomeini’s Viewpoints on Iranian Foreign Policy
Monday, May 26, 2008
Since foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran follows suit with Islamic values and ideals, Imam Khomeini, as founder of this form of government, has designed theoretical bases and special principles for its foreign policy approach. Since his viewpoints are of special importance in this regard, here we would try to discuss some of the most important principles and goals of the Iranian foreign policy from the viewpoint of Imam Khomeini by drawing upon his own words and writings.
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Typology of Orientalists’ Views on Islamic Revolution
Monday, May 19, 2008
The Islamic Revolution of Iran, which triumphed under the leadership of the late Imam Khomeini in February 1979, was the sole revolution in the whole human history that due to its coincidence with major international upheavals was scrutinized by many thinkers and politicians. As put by the author of “New Shiite Ideas in Politics and Governance”, before long research works about the Islamic Revolution inundated the world.
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Islam and Struggle against Humiliating Attitudes towards Women
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Quran has noted that women and men are equal in nature and creation. Quran has never claimed, like some older scriptures, that women have been created of an inferior substance compared to men. Therefore, Islam has not taken a humiliating approach to women in creation.
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Islam’s Attitude towards Men and Women: Supplementing Halves
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Islam maintains that the rights of men and women are not similar. However, Islam has never considered any advantage for men over women and has observed the principle of equality between men and women. In fact, Islam is not against equality between men and women, but is against identical rights for them.
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US Failures in Latin America and Iran’s Opportunities
Monday, May 12, 2008
Fighting the United States has become the main motto for many Latin American leaders and this is an opportunity of which Iran can avail more than any other country. Efforts made by regional countries to get rid of the US hegemony, has caused them to feel the need for having good allies to accompany them in fighting with the United States.
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