Faith and Reason

Answers to a series of questions often asked by young Muslims growing up in Western societies. The questions are on diverse topics ranging from Divine will, marriage, the role of women and the 12th Imam.

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  1. Foreword
  2. Biography of Ayatullah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani
  3. Question 1: Divine Will and Human Will
  4. Question 2: Free Choice & Divine Seal & Lock upon the hearts of the Perverse
  5. Question 3: Possibility of knowledge of Allah
  6. Question 4: Misguidance from Allah
  7. Question 5: Being Allah’s Servant
  8. Question 6: Nearness to Allah
  9. Question 7: Friends of Allah not having Fear
  10. Question 8: Allah, Love or Fear?
  11. Question 9: Asking one’s need from other than Allah
  12. Question 10: The Light of Heavens and the Earth
  13. Question 11: Divine Tests
  14. Question 12: Allah’s Will in Human Guidance
  15. Question 13: Non-muslims and Hell
  16. Question 14: Self-Confidence and Trust in Allah
  17. Question 15: Attaining Perfection
  18. Question 16: The Angels and free-will
  19. Question 17: Satan’s Influence
  20. Question 18: Power of Satan and Jinn
  21. Question 19: Resurrection
  22. Question 20: Heaven and Hell
  23. Question 21: The infallibility of the Prophets in the Qur’an
  24. Question 22: The Original Sin of Adam and Eve
  25. Question 23: Purpose of Religion
  26. Question 24: Purpose of Creation
  27. Question 25: Signs for the re-emergence of Imam al-Mahdi
  28. Question 26: Issues such as marriage, place of residence etc etc, concerning the life of the Twelfth Imam
  29. Question 27: The qualities of human society after the re-appearance of Imam al-Mahdi – the state of Justice, oppression, poverty and sin
  30. Question 28: Role of Women in the government of Imam al-Mahdi
  31. Question 29: The reason for Imam al-Zaman’s prolonmgued age
  32. Question 30: Possbility of Decline in Imam al-Mahdis government
  33. Question 31: Difference in blood money between man and a woman in Islamic Jurisprudence
  34. Question 32: Difference in inheritance of women and men in Islamic Jurisprudence
  35. Question 33: The role a person plays in obtaining his sustenance
  36. Question 34: Treatment of Illness and Supplication
  37. Question 35: Canonization of the Qur’an
  38. Question 36: The names of the Imams in the Qur’an
  39. Question 37: Imamate at Childhood
  40. Question 38: Conditions to the fulfilment of Prayer
  41. Question 39: Sin: Reality, effect on Soul and Psyche
  42. Question 40: Kiramah (Magnanimity): Stations and Meanings
  43. Question 41: Pure Wine in the Qur’an
  44. Question 42: Pre-requisites for understanding the Qur’an
  45. Question 43: al-Khidr’s actions in the Qur’an
  46. Question 44: Existence of spirits within animals and its differnce from that of the Human Being
  47. Question 45: Limiting the Ahlul Bayt to a few individuals
  48. Question 46: Compatibility of Religion and Politics
  49. Question 47: Relationship between governance of a jurist and the authority of a jurist
  50. Question 48: Legal imitation of a Jurist (mujtahid)
  51. Question 49: Difference between hukm and fatwa
  52. Question 50: Religious Pluralism and different Interpretations of Religion
  53. Other Publications by the Islamic Education Board