♦ Spiritual Quest

Humanity today is going through a time of upheaval and confusion on a global scale and there is a marked increase in the number of people sincerely searching for what can make their life meaningful and bring tranquility to their heart and peace to their mind. This quest for spirituality needs a systematic, methodical and scholarly approach.

Spiritual Quest is an English language biannual journal published by the Centre for Cultural and Ethical Studies (London) in association with the International Institute for Islamic Studies which seeks to present scholarly works on Islamic Ethics and Spirituality to its readers.

Spiritual Quest hopes to be a platform for the presentation of classic works by Muslim ethicists and mystics as well as a meeting point for contemporary contributions to theoretical and practical aspects of ethics and spirituality.

Each issue contains writings and translations on these subjects by various renowned and experienced authors, many translated into English for the first time.

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Table of Content ( all Volumes)

No.VolumePageProjectTitleAuthorTranslator
117ArticleSeeking Assistance from Prayer and FastingMohammad Ali Shomali--------
2121ArticleThe Virtue of Love of God: A Basis for Moral TheologySayyed Mohammad Reza Hejazi--------
3133Project; Part OneStations of the Spiritual Journey, Part I: Faith & PersistenceAyatullah Abdullah Javadi AmuliMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari
4151ArticleReflections on the Supplication of Abi HamzahMohammad Ali Shomali--------
5163Project; Part OnePractical Steps towards Moral Purification, Part I: RepentanceAyatullah Nasir Makarim ShiraziMohammad Rassafi
6197Book ReviewsJāmi‘ al-Sa‘ādātMohammad Rassafi--------
71115ArticleAn Essay on Ethics and the Spiritual JourneyAyatullah Reza UstadiVahid Mohamamdi Sirat and Mohammad Javad Shomali
825ArticleIntention as the Spirit of PrayerMohammad Ali Shomali--------
9215ArticleThe Manners of speaking in IslamAli AllahbedashtiMohammad Rassafi
10235Project; Part TwoStages of Mystics and Stations of Spiritual Journey, Part IIAyatollah Jawadi AmuliMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari
11263ArticleReflections on the Supplication of al-IftitahMohammad Ali Shomali--------
12275Project; Part TwoPractical Steps towards Moral Purification, Part IIAyatollah Nasir Makarim ShiraziSeyyedeh Zahra Mirfendereski
13297ArticleThe Nasirian EthicsMahmoudiMohammad Heydarpoor
142109ArticleThe General Subjects of Manners (Adab)Mahmoud AkbariVahid Mohammadi Sirat
1535ArticleAblutions: Its Effects and SecretsMohammad Ali Shomali--------
16317Project; Part OneSummary of Jami' al-Sa'adat, Part ISayyid Jalal al-Din MujtabaviMohammad Rassafi
17335ArticleServing the Servants of GodAyatollah Mohammad Reza Mahdavi KaniMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari
18345Project; Part ThreeStages of the Mystics and Stations of the Spiritual Journey, Part IIIAyatollah Jawadi AmuliMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari
19369ArticleReflections on the Supplication of KumaylMohammad Ali Shomali--------
20383Project; Part ThreePractical Steps towards Moral Purification, Part IIIAyatollah Nasir Makarim ShiraziSeyyedeh Zahra Mirfendereski
21399ArticleDifferent Types of CourtesyMahmoud AkbariVahid Mohammadi Sirat
2245Project; Part OneTiming and Clothing for PrayerMohammad Ali Shomali--------
23419ArticleOn the Divisions and Caring for OrphansMawla Mahdi NaraqiMohammad Heydarpoor
24441ArticleResolving Conflicts and Caring for OrphanssAyatollah Mohammad Reza Mahdavi KaniMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari
25455Project; Part FourStages of the Mystics and Stations of the Spiritual Journey, Part IVAyatollah Jawadi AmuliMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari
26469ArticleReflections on Dua Jawshan KabirMohammad Ali Shomali--------
27485Project; Part FourPractical Steps towards Moral Purification, Part IVAyatollah Nasir Makarim ShiraziSeyyedeh Zahra Mirfendereski
284103Project; Part IIIIslamic MannersMahmoud Akbari Mohammad Javad Shomali
2955ArticlePlace, Direction and Beginning of PrayerMohammad Ali Shomali--------
30521ArticleThe Collector of Felicities, Part IIIMawla Mahdi NaraqiVahid Mohammadi Sirat
31537ArticleBenevolence and Sympathy in Social InteractionAyatollah Mohammad Reza Mahdavi KaniMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari
32549ArticleMunajat of Imam Ali (a) in the Mosque of KufaMohammad Ali Shomali--------
33561ArticleKeeping Silence and Correcting Speaking HabitsAyatollah Nasir Makarim ShiraziSeyyedeh Zahra Mirfendereski
34581ArticleAn Introduction to al-Tabarsi's Makarim al-AkhlaqAlireza MaktabdarMohammad Heydarpour
355101Project; Part FourIslamic Manners, Part IVMahmoud AkbariMohammad Javad Shomali
3667ArticleSecrets of Prayer, Part VI: Recitation of Surat al-Hamd, Ruku' and SujudMohammad Ali Shomali--------
37623Project; Part FourSummary of Jami' al-Sa'adat, Part IVSayyid Jalal Al-Din MujtabaviVahid Mohammadi Sirat
38635ArticleRemembrance of GodAlireza MaktabdarMahdi Rastani
39653Project; Part OneDua in Islamic Teachings, Part I Mohammad Ali Shomali--------
40663Project; Part SixPractical Steps towards Moral Purification, Part VI: Self-KnowledgeAyatollah Nasir Makarim ShiraziSeyyedeh Zahra Mirfendereski
41683ArticleImanAmir DivaniAmin Rastani
426101Project; Part FiveIslamic Manners, Part V: Social MannersMahmoud AkbariVahid Mohammadi Sirat
436123ArticleParables and Sayings of Jesus (a)Ayatollah Muhammadi RayshahriMahnaz Heydarpour
4477Project; Part One A Journey from Darkness towards Light: the Quranic Perspective on the Concept of Light, Part IMohammad Ali Shomali--------
45725Project; Part FiveSummary of Jami‘ al-Sa‘adat, Part V: Thinking to Oneself, Good Thought and ContemplationSayyid Jalal al-Din MujtabaviVahid Mohammadi Sirat
46739ArticleRepentanceAlireza MaktabdarMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari
47759Project; Part TwoDua in Islamic Teachings, Part IIMohammad Ali Shomali--------
48775ArticleHappinessMohsen JavadiMahdi Rastani
49791Project; Part SixIslamic Manners, Part VI: Social MannersMahmoud AkbariMohammad Javad Shomali
507105ArticleTrusting in GodBaqir Ghubari BunabMahdi Rastani
5187Project; Part TwoA Journey from Darkness towards Light: the Quranic Perspective on the Concept of Light, Part IIMohammad Ali Shomali--------
52823ArticleSelf-knowledge for Self-developmentAyatollah Mohammad Taghi Misbah YazdiKarim Aghili
53837ArticleTawakkulAlireza MaktabdarMahdi Rastani
54855Project; Part ThreeDua in Islamic Teachings, Part IIIMohammad Ali Shomali--------
55871ArticleRemembering God and Refining the SoulAyatollah Nasir Makarim ShiraziSeyyedeh Zahra Mirfendereski
56887Project; Part SevenIslamic Manners, Part VII: Social MannersMahmoud AkbariMohammad Javad Shomali
57899ArticleAqa Muhammad Bidabadi (d. 1198 AH)Ni'matullah ForughiMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari
5895ArticleSupplication: an Islamic ViewpointAlireza MaktabdarMahdi Rastani
59923Project; Part FourDua in Islamic Teachings, Part IVMohammad Ali Shomali--------
60949ArticleA Reflection on the Arrangement for Communal Daily Prayer in the Benedictine Tradition and according to the Work of Said NursiTimothy Wright OSB--------
61973ArticleCommunitarian Dimension of Prayer in Contemporary ChristianityRoberto Catalano--------
62993ArticleIn the Heart of the Treasury of Christian Prayer: The Our Father in the Practice and Teaching of Jesusbenoit Standaert OSB--------
63105Project; Part ThreeA Journey from Darkness towards Light: the Qur’anic Perspective on the Concept of Light, Part IIIMohammad Ali Shomali--------
641017ArticleWhat Love Can Mean within the Christian TraditionAnne-Marie Visser--------
651035ArticleOn the Necessity of Having Affection for the PoorAyatollah Mohammad Taghi Misbah Yazdi
661041ArticlePaul of Tarsus, Teacher of Love (doctor caritatis): His Insights on Love and Charitybenoit Standaert OSB--------
671055ArticleMutual Love and the Presence of God in the Community according to Christian Thought and ExperienceJudith Marie Povilos--------
681067ArticleSpiritual Poverty and Spirituality of the Poor from an Islamic PerspectiveHamed Fayazi--------
691079ArticleThe Practice of Charity in Catholic SpiritualityWilliam Skudlarek--------
701093ArticleZakat and Khums as Two Obligatory Alms in IslamSayyed Mohammad Reza Mohaddes--------
7110103ArticleCharity as a Paradigm for Interfaith DialogueRoberto Catalano--------
72115Project; Part FourA Journey from Darkness towards Light: the Qur’anic Perspective on the Concept of Light - Part IVMohammad Ali Shomali--------
731119Project; Part OneHappiness and Closeness to God - Part I: Meaning and DescriptionMohammad Reza BartehMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari
741131ArticleThankfulness (Shukr)Alireza MaktabdarHusayn Razavi
751149Project; Part OneDignity in Islam - Part I Mohammad Ali Shomali--------
761165ArticleThe Face of Mercy: Learning the Concept and Usages of Ihsan in the Qur’an Ali AsadiMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari
771181ArticleEthics in Saving Injured Criminals: Philosophical and Religious PrinciplesAmir Ahmad Shoja'i & Ahad Faramarz GharamalekiMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari
781191ArticleMuqaddas Ardabili: Role Model of Piety sayyid Sajjad MusaviMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari
79125Project; Part FiveA Journey from Darkness towards Light: the Qur’anic Perspective on the Concept of Light - Part VMohammad Ali Shomali--------
801219Project; Part TwoHappiness and Closeness to God - Part IIMohammad Reza BartehMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari
811237ArticlePatienceAlireza MaktabdarMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari
821257ArticleInconsistency between Qur’anic Morality and Muslim Morality in the Realm of Relation to GodMohammad Heydarpour--------
831281Project; Part TwoDignity in Islam - Part II Mohammad Ali Shomali--------
841293Project; Part OneMoral Conduct of the Noble Prophet (s): Part I Alireza MaktabdarMohammad Reza Farajian Shoushtari