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How to distinguish a miracle from other extraordinary phenomena for ordinary humans

Moammadhosein Faryab

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 May 2024


  Miracle, the most important and famous way of universally recognizing prophets, can be a challenging concept for ordinary and fallible humans. Since scholars emphasize the "irreducible nature" in defining miracles, the challenge arises from the fact that human knowledge is limited to the future ...  Read More

The Twelfth Imam, from Delusion to Reality: Criticism of Ehsan Elahi Zahir

Mohammadhosien Faryab; Amir Pazhouhandeh

Volume 22, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 109-130


  Ehsan Elahi Zahir is one of the famous Wahhabi authors active in rejecting Shi'a beliefs. In his numerous works, he has considered the existence of the twelfth Shi'a Imam as delusional and believes that Imam Al-Hasan al-Askari (P.B.U.H.) did not have a child. To support his claim, he draws on narrations ...  Read More

The Impact of Theological Foundations on the Question of whether Shari'ah Laws Should Follow or Not Follow the Considerations of Common Good and Depravity

mohammad hosein faryab

Volume 21, Issue 4 , April 2022, , Pages 103-122


  The question of whether Sharia’h laws should follow or not follow the considerations of common good and depravity is an interdisciplinary issue lying at the intersection of theology and jurisprudence. In this regard, the Shiite thinkers disagree with the Ash'arites, who insist on non-following ...  Read More

Reflecting on the Issue of Predestination and Free will in the History of Imamah Theology

mohammadhossin faryab

Volume 18, Issue 4 , March 2018, , Pages 21-46

  Predestination and free will is among the fundamental issues related to other important issues such as the purpose of human creation, the prophetic mission, the appointment of imams and resurrection; therefore, taking the wrong viewpoint on this issue can overshadow the other ones. Adopting a historical ...  Read More