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Civilization-Making Function of Hadiths

The Sunna has been viewed from sacred and religious perspective, but it can be viewed from two other perspectives: civilization and heritage. From civilization perspective, the vestige of the Sunnah on the human civilization is viewed and from heritage perspective, the Sunna is regarded as the mirror of evaluating cultural studies of the Islamic communities, and reflects the culture of the people who lived in the age of issuance of hadith.
Key words: Civilization, Heritage, The Sunna, Hadith, Culture.

Sayyid Hasan Eslami Ph.D

The Golden Rule in Islamic Ethics and Moral Hadith

Is there a single and unique moral rule that can be applied to every ethical situation and guide our moral life? This paper tries to deal with this question and assess the Golden Rule and evaluate its importance and application in different religions and moral systems, specially Islamic ethics. To achieve this goal, this paper is divided into seven sections. The introductory section explores the ancient search for this rule of conduct and introduces two forms of Golden Rule, i.e., its positive form, that says: do to others what you would like them to do to you. And the negative form that teaches us: never do to others what you would not like them to do to you. the second section traces the golden rule in different Eastern and Western religions and moral schools to show its world wide acceptability. The next section presents some Hadiths on Golden Rule and analyses them to show its broad applications in Islamic moral teachings. The fourth section assesses this rule of conduct in Islamic ethics. The next sections deal with the task of this rule of conduct in moral imagination and report critically some misunderstandings on this rule. At the end the writer concludes that this rule can be very helpful in avoiding moral behaviors and judgments.
Key words: Golden Rule, Islamic Ethics, Moral Hadiths, Moral education, Moral Judgment, Applied Ethics, Moral Living.

Mohammad Ehsanifar Langarudi

A Survey of Qatilul Abarat Hadith

Hadiths concerning Qatilul Abarat, narrated from five infallible Imams, peace be upon them, in ten versions and thirteen Isnads is beyond any doubt. But some vagueness concerning the content and grammar of the phrase and other similar compounds used in these texts (especially the phrase itself) demand that these groups of hadiths are considered as difficult hadiths. This paper has been divided into two general categories: a) an investigation of the sources and types of the related texts; b) a survey of the content of Qatilul Abarat.
Key words: Content-Wise Research, Qatilul Abara, Qatilul Abarat, Qatilu Kull Abara, Abara Kull Mumin.

Mahdi Jalali Ph.D

Fatemeh Rezadad

Qaf Mountain: Myth or Reality

Evaluating the Statusof Qaf Mount in Tafsir and Hadith Texts

Qaf Mountain is a familiar name which has emerged in myths and literary works of nations a long time ago and has an important status in non-Islamic texts. In the world of Islam, this idea has gone beyond the borders of poetry and mysticism and has found its way into the hadith and tafsir texts. Taking into consideration the history of belief in the existence of Qaf Mountain in myths and other religion texts, it is concluded that probably this has roots in the non-Islamic religions and cultures has come into the Islamic texts. Analysis and criticism of tafsir and hadith text forms the base of this research.
Key words: Qaf Mountain, Non-Islamic Texts, Islamic Texts, Hadiths.

Mohammad Ibrahimi Rad

Criteria of Choosing Prophets and Imams from Hadith Perspective

One of the important questions in the discussion of prophethood is that why, among all men, only special persons are chosen as prophet and are given the status of infallibility? If it is for their merits how did they obtain these merits? As Shia believes that they were infallible from the very beginning, and some of them were chosen as prophet in the very childhood, if it is a gift bestowed upon by Allah why Allah deprives

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