Doctrines of Shi i Islam: A Compendium of Imami Beliefs and by Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani, Reza Shah Kazemi

By Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani, Reza Shah Kazemi

This wide-ranging, entire review of the most theological and jurisprudential tenets of Shi'i Islam offers with such matters because the nature of being and the matter of evil. the variety of issues lined, its unique kind, and the capacity in which conventional Shi'i ideals and practices are substantiated render this ebook either informative and unique. It deals a worthy perception into mainstream ideological considering in the authentic non secular institution in Iran today.

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Sïra Baní Isrå>íl, xvii:70) Taking full note of the fact that the foundation of man’s life is the safeguarding of his spiritual dignity, it follows naturally that any action which detracts from human dignity and all the other God-given qualities is forbidden in Islam. To be more specific, every kind of tyrannical authority—both in respect of those exercising it and those subjected to it—is strictly prohibited. ’11 Article 24 From the viewpoint of Islam, the intellectual life of man is accorded a special dignity; for the superiority of man—the basis of his pre-eminence among all creatures—consists in his capacity to reflect and to think, using the full scope of his intelligence.

As mentioned in Article 8 above, the Qur>an has confirmed the principle of causality; for example: God is He Who sendeth the winds so that they raise clouds, and spreadeth them along the sky as He will ... (Sïra al-Rïm, xxx:48) Despite the fact that all phenomena are connected with the all-inclusive sphere of divine creatorship, it does not follow that the evil acts of God’s creatures are also to be linked to God. It is true that every single phenomenon, insofar as it is a contingent entity, cannot enter into existence without the support of the universal power and will of God.

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