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The Freedom of Thought and Religion in Islam

“Freedom of Religion and Belief in Islam,” in Mehran Kamrava (ed.), The New Voices of Islam: Reforming Politics and Modernity – A Reader, London, I. B. Tauris, 2006, pp. 119-142 Freedom of Religion & Belief in Islam One of the assumptions in the dialogue of the civilizations is accepting the variety of ideas and religions. The civilizations are based on different cultures and different cultures have been found on the basis of various schools of thought and religions. Dialogue of civilizations and cultures is not possible without freedom of religion…
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2006/09/29
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The Innovative Political Ideas and Influence of Mullā Muhammad Kāzim Khurāsānī

“The Innovative Political Ideas and Influences of Mulla Muhammad Kazim Khurasani,” Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies (AJAMES), (Special Issue Changing Knowledge and Authority in Islam), 21/1 (September 2005), pp.59-73. The Innovative Political Ideas and Influence of Mullā Muhammad Kāzim Khurāsānī Mullā Muhammad Kāzim Khurāsānī (1839-1911), also known as Ākhund Khurāsānī (the cleric from Khurāsān), is one of the most outstanding scholars of the world of Islam in recent century. Over one thousand jurisprudents (mujtahids) have been trained in his classes in Holy city of Najaf. His book…
kadivarad33
2005/09/23
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The Rights of Non-Muslims in Contemporary Islam

  Introduction An important issue of Islam today is “The Rights of non-Muslims in Islamic Societies”. The origin of the problem is that there is a direct relationship between the rights of people in one side and their religion and political situation towards the Muslims on the other side in Islamic Jurisprudence (Shari’ah). The above means that from the first point of view - meaning religion - we face three different kinds of rights: First, the rights of the Muslims; Second, the rights of the followers of ones adherent to…
kadivarad33
2005/09/13
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The Principles of Compatibility of Islam and Modernity

Introduction  1.Modernity is such a dominant culture of the day that has influenced all cultures and sub-cultures in a way. Although modernity in one sense contains the greatest human achievements and has made changes which have embraced all the angles of human societies, to the extent that it has now turned to a turning point in all man's individual as well as collective affairs ; but this does not mean that modernity is to be considered as the ideal goal or supreme virtue, taking it as a measure to evaluate…
kadivarad33
2004/10/08
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An Introduction to the Public and Private Debate in Islam

“An Introduction to the Public and Private Debate in Islam,” Social Research, 70/3 (New York, Fall 2003), pp. 659-680. An Introduction to the Public and Private Debate in Islam Abstract Religion, in particular among the cultural components, is one of the most influential factors in determining the extent of public and private spheres. Religions descending from Abraham (i.e. Judaism, Christianity and Islam) give rise to the human identity, through emphasis on the private life of the individual. What is the extent of privacy in the Islamic point of view? Does…
kadivarad33
2002/12/05