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Faith and Reason

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Author(s): Ayatullah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani

Translator(s): A Group of Muslim Scholars

Compiler(s): The Porch of Wisdom Cultural Institution

Publisher(s): The Islamic Education Board of the World Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Communities

Category: General Youth

Topic Tags: Question Answer Young Muslim Western Society

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A Compendium of Fifty Questions and Answers Related to Islamic Theology, Jurisprudence and Other ThemesAnswers 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.

Foreword

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

By Hasnain Walji

Islam espouses an enlightened mind and hence, it has been termed as the path of knowledge. In the Qur`an the number of verses in which ‘ilm (knowledge) or its derivatives and associated words are used is 704. The aids of knowledge such as the book, pen, ink, etc. amount to almost the same number while other words associated with writing occur in 319 verses.(1)

By responding to the call of the Qur`an to ponder over creation in order to understand the greatness of Allah (awj) and reflecting this honored the pursuit of knowledge, considered a meritorious duty, Muslim scholars have amply demonstrated that knowledge elevates the sincere seeker.

In response to a person who posed him a difficult question, Imam ‘Ali b. Abi Talib (ع) said: “Ask in order to understand, and do not ask in order to find fault,

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1- Dr. Sayyid Wahid Akhtar, The Islamic Concept of Knowledge, al-Tawhid, vol. xii, no. 3
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