Islamic Philosophy

Islam and Progressiveness of Time

Mortiza Motahhari, a Shia philosopher and scholar, gives an interesting distinction between how Islam and time are not contradictory forces, but even are complementary. He suggests the assumption that Islam, like Christianity and other ancient religions, is an archaic object that cannot evolve since it is by its religious nature, an ideology sent by God,…… Continue reading Islam and Progressiveness of Time

Islamic Sharia

What is Sharia really?

The application of Islamic laws and doctrines in Islamic societies, involves realizing the definition of the term sharia and its different implications in Islam’s two major sects: Sunni and Shia sects. Sharia, in general and in Islamic jurisprudence means Islamic laws and regulations that are resulted from Quran and tradition. Tradition is the ambiguous term…… Continue reading What is Sharia really?

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Montesquieu (Charles-Louis de Secondat)

(my notes from the podcast called “Foundations of Modern Social Theory”): Montesquieu and Rousseau were the two key figures that influenced the French Revolution. Montesquieu’s The Spirit of Laws is a famous book in all languages that  studies the concept of law from a general, political, environmental, commercial, religious and historical perspective. The social scientists…… Continue reading Montesquieu (Charles-Louis de Secondat)