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The Interpretation of Miracles according to Mutahhari and Golshani: Comparative and Critical Notes

From: Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies
Volume 6, Number 3, Summer 2013
pp. 261-288 | 10.1353/isl.2013.0024



In this essay, I scrutinize the interpretation of miracles advanced by Ayatollah Motahhari (1920-1979), the well-known Shi‘a scholar; and Mehdi Golshani (1939-), a physicist and philosopher of science. The essay begins with a presentation of their viewpoints on the nature of miracles in the light of the broader philosophical discourse on the nature of miracles. This is followed by a comparative analysis of their viewpoints with a consideration of relevant Qur’anic passages and their philosophical relevance. Finally, it concludes with a discussion of the challenges inherent to their interpretations.

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