Philosophy

Fundamentals of Knowing God by Reza Berenjkar - In this research, effort has been made to discuss and compare the genuine foundations and basic fundamentals of Knowing God and the ways of gaining the knowledge of God in Divine Religions and in Greek Philosophy.                              

Inner Voice by Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi - Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi aptly explains the need for man to understand his purpose in life and to be able to ponder over some of the important aspects of our journey in reaching nearness to Him.

                              Man and His Destiny by Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari-This title deals with the Islamic point of view on fate and destiny. Martyr Ayatullah Mutahhari critically examines historical doctrines on predestination and free will put forth by various schools of thought in Islam including the Mu'tazali and Ash`ari.  Based on the verses of the Qur'an and Islamic teachings of the Ahlul Bayt (a), Martyr Mutahhari determines the true and correct position of human free will and predestination from the Islamic point of view.

                              Our Philosophy by Ayatullah Baqir al-Sadr - A collection of basic notions concerning the world and our way of considering it. Divided into two investigations: one concerned with the theory of knowledge, and the other, with the philosophical notion of the world.

                              Philosophy of Islam by Dr Husayni Behishti and Dr. Jawad Bahonar - Fundamental Islamic topics such as principles of religion, man, Iman (faith), definitive knowledge, monothesim of the Qur'an, name and attributes of God, guides of humanity, evolution, history, self-making, family, economy and social system.                              

The Justice of God by Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi - The concept of the 'Justice of God' in Islam. This book deals with philosophical topics such as 'Test and Suffering', 'Action and Knowledge of God', 'Fate and Divine Decree'.

Causality and Freedom by Ayatullah Mohsen Araki   - An essay, explaining briefly the philosophical theory of Sadra on the relation between causality and freedom, and martyr Sadr’s theory of sovereignty (saltanah), then comparing critically and analysing these two theories with each other.

     

Divine Justice and the Problem of Evil by Ghulam Husayn Adeel - In this paper, the author, in brief, analyzes the problem of evil and the occurrence of pain and suffering under the authority of a Just God. This leads to the question of why so much evil exists if there is divine justice.

     

Divine Justice or The Problem of Evil by Javad Shayvard -This article is an attempt to prove two points:

1. God's justice is a reality.

2. If God is just, it does not mean that individuals have to accept their present social situations; but on the contrary, it will mean that they have to change it.

     

Goals of Islamic Education by Muhammad Jawad Bahonar - The purpose and importance of education in light of the Islamic revolution in Iran.

     

Importance of the Problems of World Views by Muhammad Taqi Misbah - A jounral on the problem of World Views, taking into consideration the Philosophical, Scientific and Metaphysical views.

           

Medical Sects in Islam by Dr. Mahdi Muhaqqiq   -About the three schools of thought in Greek medicine. The empiricists, the dogmatists and the methodists.

     

Reason, Faith and Authority: A Shi'ite Perspective by Mohammad Ali Shomali - In this paper, the author discusses the importance of reason in Islam, its relevance and connection to true faith and also explains what authority is in Islam and to whom it belongs. He does so in the light of the Quran and traditions.

     

Relation between Philosophy and Theology by Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen - Can philosophy agree with theology? Study of philosophy by Western scholars and Muslim scholars. Metaphysics, epistemology, Christian theology, and postmodernism.

     

The Islamic Concept of Knowledge by Sayyid Wahid Akhtar - The different shades and connotations of the term 'ilm, i.e., knowledge, in the Islamic context.

     

The Problem of Contradiction in Islamic Philosophy by Murtadha Mutahhari

     

The Qur'an and the Nature of Life by Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari   -This is the second of a series of three related articles by Martyr Murtada Mutahhari on topics relating to soul, life, and evolution and published in a collection entitled Maqalat-e falsafi (Philosophical Essays).

     

The Source Of ‘Rights’ by Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi - A philosophical discussion on the origin of rights & that it's source is the will of Allah.

     

The Study of Islamic Philosophy by Ibrahim Bayyumi Madkour - Accusations of racial prejudice within Islam. Aim and topics of Islamic philosophy. Islamic, Chrisitian, Greek, and modern philosophy. Orientalism.

     

The Theory of 'Aalam al Khalq and 'Aalam al-'Amr by Sayyid Muhammad Husayni Beheshti

     

Why 'Islamic' Science? by Yahya Cooper - The identity of the 'Islamic sciences', philosophy, and modern science.


An Approach to the Understanding of Islam by Dr. Ali Shariati - The transcript of two lectures by Dr. Ali Shariati where he emphasizes the universality of Islam describing how different facets of Islam can be understood by researchers and academics in different fields of study. As an example, he explains that he, being a social scientist, applies his knowledge to understand how the system and rules of Islam apply to society as a whole (as opposed to individuals).


Journey through Theology by Syed Ahmed Ali Khan-Exploration of philosophical and theological topics.

     

Mind and Body Problem by EYP Arifin- The philosophical discussion of the existence of a mind/soul. From Plato to Sadra via Descartes.