Becoming Muslim: A Discourse on the Prophet’s (p) Delineation of Identity Markers of Religiosity
This seminar discusses the different dimensions of our religion and how they differ from one another. What makes someone a Muslim, Mu’min, or a Shi’a? What do we mean when we consider someone “religious”? How do we maintain a balance between creedal matters and ethics? Rituals and historical facts? Contemplation or cultural conventions?
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- By far the greatest thing you have done for the community. You gave people an entire Islamic framework upon which they can base their life on.
- The case studies at the end really drove home the point of this presentation and what it means to be religious
- I’ve been reflecting on this seminar and there is so much depth to Islam than what we are aware of. Combining this with your lectures on the Seerah, I feel my understanding of what it means to be a religious Muslim has become far more comprehensive.
4:30 What do you think it means to be religious?
11:35 A community: scenario one
16:25 Same community: scenario two
22:45 What is the benefit of this discussion?
29:06 Are Karamaat a sign of religiosity?
39:00 Dimensions of religion: al-Ghazali’s opinion
40:45 Dimensions of religion: Mir Damad’s opinion
43:10 8 dimensions of religion
56:45 12 religious affinities
57:20 1) Taqlidi
59:50 2) Superstitious
1:03:20 3) Tragedy
1:04:35 4) Rational
1:06:00 5) Polemical
1:07:05 6) Ideological
1:09:40 7) Personal gains
1:11:00 8) Dogmatic
1:12:28 9) Spiritual
1:13:00 10) Humanistic
1:13:30 11) Enemy-Oriented
1:14:20 12) Ambiguous
1:16:20 Participant surveys
1:28:45 Sources for determining identity markers
1:47:30 Set 1: Purpose of religion
2:01:30 Conclusion on set 1
2:02:50 Set 2: Definition of Islam, Iman, Din, Shi’a
2:20:30 Summary of concepts in set 2
2:34:10 Conclusion on set 2
2:35:00 Set 3: Prophet’s invitation letters
2:37:35 Conclusion on set 3
2:38:45 Set 4: Government policies of the Prophet (p) & Imam Ali (a)
2:45:20 Conclusion on set 4
2:47:03 Set 5: Friday & Eid sermons of the Prophet (p) & Imam Ali (a)
2:48:55 Conclusion on set 5
2:49:55 Set 6: Final wills & advice of the Prophet (p) & Imam Ali (a)
2:55:15 Conclusion on set 6
2:55:45 Set 7: Apparent conduct & quantity of actions
2:58:24 Conclusion on set 7
2:58:45 Set 8: Successful companions
3:00:51 Conclusion on set 8
3:01:20 A remark on narrations on etiquettes & cultural practices
3:06:00 Final conclusion on all sets of narrations
3:11:05 Identity markers of religiosity in order of priority
3:14:30 Case study 1: Ayatullah Makarem Shirazi’s ruling on studying in educational institutes where hijab is banned
3:20:05 Case study 2: Imam Khumayni postponing his wedding to the month of Ramadan instead of Rajab or Sha’ban
3:22:03 Case study 3: Sayyid Khu’i canceling his Ziyarat trip to not risk his life
3:24:30 Case study 4: Sayyid Fadhlullah questioning the details of the attack on Lady Fatima’s house
3:28:10 Case study 5: Ayatullah Ha’eri Yazdi prohibiting debates on the details of Raj’at
3:31:25 Case study 6: Sayyid Khamenei’s speech in 2012 to the youth of North Khorasan
3:38:30 Final remarks