The Shining Sun

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The Shining Sun is a book about the celebrated contemporary scholar Allameh Tabatabaee, which is written after his dath by Allameh Tehrani. The book consists of two sections; the first section is on Allameh’s biography and his scientific, philosophical and theosophical method. The second section includes the author’s interviews with Allameh Tabatabaee which consists of the Quranic, historic, scientific, ethical, theosophical and philosophical discussions.
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The author’s biography
Allameh Seyyed Muhammad Hossein Hosseini Tehrani, outstanding scholar, theosophist, philosopher, theologian and literary man in the 21st century. He was born in 1926 in Tehran. Allameh had studied mechanics successfully and could go abroad, continue his eduacation and work, but he started studying religious sciences. Allameh went to “Qom Hawzeh” and studied philosophy, commentary and theosophy in the presence of great philosopher; “Allameh Tabatabaei” and other masters for 7 years. Then he went to Najaf at the age of 27 to continue his studies. He studied jurisprudence (Fiqh), methodology (Osul) and Hadith under great jurisconsults and scholars. Allameh was also trained in the presence of great scholars and theosophists: Sheikh Abbas Qochani, Seyyed Jamal al-Din Golpayegani, Sheikh Muhammad Javad Ansari and the prominent theosophist; “Seyyed Hashem Mousavi Haddad” who was one of the greatest students of “Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Qazi Tabatabaei”. “Haddad” had a profound effect on Allameh’s life. At the age of 33, by order of his master “Sheikh Muhammad Javad Ansari”, he returned to Tehran and started propagating Islamic commandments and guiding people. Allameh Tehrani ahd also political activities. He wasa against “Muhammad Reza shah” (king of Iran) and was going to establish an Islamic government. He communicated with Imama Khomeini (the former supreme leader of Iran) by his students “Murteza Mutahari”. In 1979, by order of his master “Seyyed Hashem Haddad”, he went to Mashhad and spent his rest of life in this city. He trained many students and wrote prominent books.

Structure of the book:
The first section (Allameh’s biography):
- The first meeting with Allameh Tabatabaee
- Being comprehensive in knowledge and action
- Allameh’s lineage
- Allameh’s childhood
- On Mr. Ilahi’s biography (Allameh’s brother) and Allameh’s wife
- About al-Mizan Commentary
- Allameh’s interviews with Henry Corbin
- Allameh’s gift for poetry

The second section: the Quranic interviews (the Quranic, historic, scientific, ethical, theosophical and philosophical discussions):
- The Quranic verses on negation of trinity
- On unity skepticism and existence among theosophists
- On God’s monotheism
- On the late Ghazi Tabatabaee’s biography
- On the quality of revelation to the Prophet
- The purgatory is for all people
- On the subject “Islam is the abrogator for other religions
- The Hell and Heaven are available now
- On the reality of the angle and soul’s creation
- On proving the non-distortion of the Quran
- On revealing the Torah to Moses
- On revealing the Bible to Jesus
- The Platonism

The book was published in 1982.

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The Shining Sun a commemorative book and interviews of Allame Seyyed Muhammad Hossein Tabatabaei Tabrizi\\\'s student /Alammeh Tehrani

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