Archives for Islamic Thought

Bless This Divine Banquet with the Advent

O Allah, in this sanctified month of Sha’ban, we come before You, hearts laden with the weight of our present humiliation. More than a hundred of our Palestinian brethren have fallen, while some seven hundred others bear the scars of wounds inflicted by Israeli forces, as they callously opened fire upon hundreds awaiting sustenance southwest of Gaza City. Yet, the gaze of the world remains fixed upon this injustice. In certain Muslim lands, the act of supplicating for Gaza in
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Top Seller in February 2024

As it’s already March 2024, let me share with you ElziStyle Bookshop’s Top Seller in the previous month of February (Rajab – Sha’ban): * ‘Allamah Hasan Mustafawi, “Esoteric Traditions: An Exposition of Imam Musa ibn Ja‘far al-Kazim’s (‘a) Mystical and Philosophical Traditions,” trans. Mansoor Limba (ElziStyle.com, 2020) 147 pages, US$16.99, https://amzn.to/4cc74mH   eBook: https://www.elzistyle.com/product/esoteric-traditions (US$8) Want a sneak peek of the book before buying your copy? Grab your FREE SAMPLE copy here:    About the Book Embark on a transformative journey
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Top Seller in January 2024

As it’s already February 2024, let me share with you ElziStyle Bookshop’s Top Seller in the previous month of January (Jumadi’th-Thani – Rajab): * Shaykh Najmuddin Tabasi, AN OVERVIEW OF THE MAHDI’S GOVERNMENT, trans. Mansoor Limba, (ElziStyle.com, 2023) 308 pages, US$19.99, https://amzn.to/4bjhIaH       eBook: https://www.elzistyle.com/product/an-overview-of-the-mahdis-government (US$8) Want a sneak peek of the book before buying? Grab your FREE SAMPLE copy here:     ABOUT THE BOOK: Dive into the riveting exploration of the Imām of the Time (‘atfs) in Shaykh Najmuddin
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Top Seller in July 2023

As it’s already the month of August, let me share with you ElziStyle Bookshop’s top seller in the previous month of July (Dhu’l-Hijjah – Muharram): Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi, ISLAMIC POLITICAL THEORY (LEGISLATION), VOLUME 1, trans. Mansoor Limba, US$25, https://amzn.to/459WU1u      Want a sneak peek of the book? Grab your FREE SAMPLE copy here:     About the Book Embark on a journey into the depths of Islamic political theory with the erudite scholar Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi’s “Islamic Political Theory
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Books to Translate This Year (2023)

After getting feedback from you, my dear friends, readers, or members of the ElziStyle Books Family, last 2 weeks and for which I’m truly grateful, here will be the next books to translate: * Murtada Mutahhari, ISLAM WA NIYAZ-HA-ye ZAMAN (Islam and the Exigencies of Time), Volumes 1-2 Of the 4 titles, it earned the greatest number of suggestions – 50%. My target is to finish translating the 1st volume in less than 4 months; that is, from February 20-March
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On the ‘Verticalization’ of Eschatology

TEHRAN, Islamic Republic of Iran (August 1, 2007) – While waiting for half a dozen professors constituting the defense panel to finish reading the last draft of my dissertation (“The Power of International Quds Day in the Cyberspace (https://amzn.to/34xW2cU), FREE eBook here: www.elzistyle.com/qudsday), I have embarked on the translation into English of a Persian book on the mystical subtleties of supplication (du’a’) (“In the Presence of the Beloved”). For the past two days, however, I had to set aside the
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Better Late Than Never

Let me confess to you something. As I was really, really engrossed with preparing the draft of my forthcoming book, ‘MBAYUKA TANU! to be sent to the reviewers, I totally didn’t find time to make this announcement yesterday (February 1 – World Hijab Day). Here is it: This book, REPLIES TO CRITIQUES OF THE BOOK ‘THE ISSUE OF HIJAB’ by Shahid Murtada Mutahhari, which is worth $9.99 in paperback (https://amzn.to/3gf7GMo) you can now get its digital copy for… FREE. Yes,
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The Power of the Minbar

Muscat, Oman (May 9, 2018) – In a recent post-Marawi conflict analysis workshop I co-facilitated, the third session was devoted to the identification of enablers and inhibitors of radicalization that leads to violent extremism. It can be noticed during the presentation that the madrasah and religious leaders or scholars (‘ulama) were identified in the three groups as either among the enablers, or the inhibitors, while at the same time, none of the three groups ever identified the institution of the
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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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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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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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Iqbāl and the Revival of Religious Thought

In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, the Creator of all existents. May salutations and peace be upon Allah’s servant, Messenger, beloved, favorite, the keeper of His secret, and the propagator of His message—our Chief, Prophet and Master Abū’l-Qāsim Muḥammad (ṣ). I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed Satan. “O you who have faith! Answer Allah and the Apostle when he summons you to that which
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