Mutahhari’s Replies to 5 Critiques on ‘The Issue of Hijab’

Text, page 382 Does Islam advocate women behind the veil, just as the word ḥijāb means “covering”? Or, does Islam advocate woman to cover her body in front of a stranger man without forcing her not to attend a gathering? And concerning the second case, what is the extent of the covering? Should the face and two hands up to the wrist be covered as well? Or, is it that the head and the two arms must be covered while
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What is Liqa’ Allah?

‘Allāmah Ḥasan Muṣṭafawī, “RISĀLAH MA‘RIFAT ALLAH: A Treatise on the Stages of Mystical Wayfaring toward the Station of Beatific Vision,” trans. Mansoor Limba (www.ElziStyle.com) This is a treatise which deals with the salient features of the stages [manāzil] that lead toward the station [maqām] of Beatific Vision or meeting with Allah, the Glorious and Dignified [liqā’ Allāh ‘azza wa jall], and the effects and signs of each of these stages as well as the outcome of attaining the station of liqā’ Allāh.
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Fiṭrah and Ibn Athīr’s View

The word fiṭrah                                        Now, we shall begin with the first issue. What kind of word is the word fiṭrah as it appears in the Qur’an? فِطْرَةَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا لاَ تَبْدِيلَ لِخَلْقِ اللَّهِ …the origination of Allah according to which He originated mankind. (30:30)
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Mutahhari’s Unabridged THE ISSUE OF HIJAB eBook to be Available SOON!

Salamun ‘alaykum!  I’m glad to share with you that with the onset of the month of Muharram, I’m so much engrossed with the translation of the remaining pages of Shahid Murtada Mutahhari’s “Mas’aleh-ye Hijab” (The Issue of Hijab).  Obviously, this book is NOT the same, and MUCH THICKER than, the one by the same author, which has been published many years ago under the title ON THE ISLAMIC HIJAB or ISLAMIC MODEST DRESS. Hopefully, THE ISSUE OF HIJAB will be published
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Transmigration and Resurrection

The Literal and Technical Meanings of Tanāsukh (Transmigration) Tanāsukh is derived from the root word n-s-kh and its literal function is associated with two characteristics: Change and transfer, and Succession of two things, one succeeding another.[1] As such, the word naskh in the parlance of jurisprudence (fiqh) and its principles (uṣūl al-fiqh) means a ruling (ḥukm) in the sharī‘ah which is abrogated by another ruling, and each of these two characteristics of the literal meaning exist in it. In the
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Assessment of Hume’s Objections to the Argument of Design

David Hume (1711-1776) of Scotland was one of the empiricist and skeptic philosophers of the West. He opposed many metaphysical foundations such that he had also disputed the proofs of the existence of God. In view of the fact that during his time the most popular proof ever presented for the existence of God in the Western world was the argument of design or teleological argument, he had also posed a serious challenge to it, raising some objections to it.
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Why Hijab and Mental Health?

The issue of ḥijāb has been studied and investigated from various dimensions, and many books and articles have been written in this regard, but the psychological dimension of ḥijāb and its psychological effect upon the woman herself have been given less attention. By examining the role of ḥijāb in mental health, this research attempts to make a small step in addressing this need and to provide the teachers and cultural workers of society a new insight on the psychological effect
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He Whose Crime was Justice

BISMILLĀHIR RAHMĀNIR RAHĪMAL-HAMDULILLĀH, AL-HAMDULILLĀHIL-LADHĪ QĀL:LAQAD ARSALNĀ RUSULANĀ BIL-BAYYINĀTI WA ANZALNĀ MA‘AHUMUL-KITĀBA WAL-MIZĀNA LIYAQUMAN-NĀSU BIL-QIST [Translation:In the Name of God, the All-beneficent, the All-mercifulAll Praise is due to God; all Praise is due to God who said: “Certainly We sent Our apostles with manifest proofs, and We sent down with them the Book and the Balance, so that mankind may maintain justice.” (Sūrat al-Ḥadīd 57:25)] Esteemed anthropologists, respected scholars, fellow students, dear friends, and my distinguished co-panelists – Salāmun ‘alaykum and
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Ibn Khaldun’s Theory on Pandemic

As the author of the Persian book I’m currently translating mentions a section in Ibn Khaldun’s “Al-Muqaddimah,” I checked both the original “Al-Muqaddimah” in Arabic and its English rendition by Franz Rosenthal (https://amzn.to/2yUHAvX) for verification and knowing the context. Also known as “Al-Muqaddimatu Ibn Khaldūn” (Ibn Khaldūn’s Prolegomena), “Al-Muqaddimah”  is a book written by the Arab polymath Ibn Khaldun (https://amzn.to/2V0weih) in 1377 which records an early view of universal history, and intended as the introduction chapter and the first book
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Why ‘Muslim Couple and Money’?

Let me put my message straight: I write this book (“Muslim Couple and Money”) because I care for you. Yes, I seriously care for you, newlywed Muslim couple; I care for every new groom and bride. I do not want you to experience my own experience of the lack of money management during the initial years of my marriage. Like many other people, I had a whatever-goes attitude. Yes, I had an earning but no proper management; no idea at
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The Natural and the Moral Action

Now, in general, what is akhlāq or, in the expression of the Noble Messenger, akhlāq mukarramatī? From where should we begin? We have said that we shall begin from the admitted opinions and indisputable facts. For the meanwhile, we are not concerned with doubtful issues which one school of thought may regard as ‘moral’ while another school of thought may not regard the same as ‘moral’. What is certain is that most of the human actions are natural actions and
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