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Fore-think, though you cannot fore-tell

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 04, 14382017-05-01

The success of the Islamic revolution in Iran exposed the secular nationalists both in Iran and the rest of the Muslim world.


Post-khilafah ruling class: much ado about no substance

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 16, 14332012-11-01

Once King Muawiyah had usurped the Khilafah, the issue of power and authority was gradually removed from Muslim consciousness and Islam reduced to mere rituals. The sorry state of Muslim rulers today is the direct result.

Occasional Paper

Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a) [Lecture 10]

Hamid Algar

Rajab 24, 14222001-10-11

Imam Muhammad al-Baqir [AS] laid emphasis on the following factors – firstly his choice inherited from his father of political quietism, that is to say his refusal openly to contest rule by the Umayyads. And secondly as a corollary to that a growing emphasis upon the transmission of a unique body of knowledge as constituted the essence of the Imamate. Thirdly a clarification of specific details on which the emergent law of the Shi’ah community differentiated itself from the legal precepts of the surrounding Sunni Community, for example in the call to prayer the inclusion of ‘haya ‘ala khair al-‘aml’ ‘Hasten to the best of deeds’ included by Shi’ah Muslims but omitted by Sunni Muslims – it was Shi’ah belief that it was blocked by the second caliph ‘Umar.

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