Introducing the Ahlul Bayt

  • A Shi'ite Encyclopedia
    by: Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project Team

    A vast collection of information that addresses Shi`a/Sunni inter-school related issues. An effort of the Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project Team

    Comentarios: 3 Total views: 23,541
  • Story of the Holy Ka’aba
    by: S.M.R. Shabbar

    A detailed history of the Ka'ba, and each of the 14 Ma'sumin (Infallibles).

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 9,106
  • Maqtal al-Husayn
    by: Abd al Razzaq al-Muqarram

    A detailed and authentic account of the tragedy of Karbala and the sacrifice of Imam Husayn (a).

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 6,993
  • To Be With the Truthful
    by: Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi

    An extension of the book "Then I was Guided" by the same author, with the purpose of elaborating with further evidence on the truthfulness of Shia beliefs.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 6,181
  • Islamic Teachings in Brief
    by: Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn at-Tabataba'i

    This book, written in a relatively simple language, presents a summary of the teachings of Islam.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 5,741
  • Akhlaq al-A’imma, Morals & Manners of the Holy Imams
    by: Maulana Sayyid Zafar Hasan Amrohi

    The aim of this book is to present the perfect morals of the Holy Imams. Topics include their knowledge, worship, bravery, justice, chastity, humility and contentment.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 4,836
  • L'ABC Dell'Islam
    by: Ayatollah Ibrahim Amini

    Il presente libro, tratto dal testo Tratto dal libro: “Hame Bayad Bedanad” (Tutti devono Sapere), costituisce una breve introduzione ai principi e alle norme dell’Islam, ed è stato scritto allo scopo di dare al lettore italiano le prime nozioni necessarie alla comprensione di questa straordinaria religione. Esso si suddivide in due fondamentali parti: “I Principi” e “Le Norme”.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 3,864
  • Imam ar-Ridha’, A Historical and Biographical Research
    by: Muhammad Jawad Fadlallah

    Biography of the 8th Imam (a), his characteristics, role, activities, works, counsels and select traditions (hadith). English translation of original Arabic by Yasin T. Jibouri.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 3,828
  • ‘Ali: The Best of the Sahabah
    by: Toyib Olawuyi

    This book is an in-depth academic critique, and a thoroughly investigative refutation, of Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah’s Minhaj al-Sunnah on the specific question of Abu Bakr’s alleged superiority over Amir al-Muminin ‘Ali b. Abi Talib. The shaykh has adopted a two-pronged approach in his Minhaj. He presents arguments and proofs to support Abu Bakr’s superiority and discredits all arguments and proofs in favour of ‘Ali’s superiority.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 3,721
  • Fatima Zahra’ in the Noble Qur’an
    by: Ayatullah al-`Uzma al-Hajj ash-Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi

    This text presents an Excerpt from Tafsir Namuna - originally written in Farsi – on the Exegesis of Suratul Insan, Suratul Qadr and Suratul Kawthar, to highlight the some of the verses of the Holy Quran which were revealed in honor of Seyyida Fatima Al Zahra (AS).

    Comentarios: 1 Total views: 3,263
  • Beacons of Light
    by: Abu Ali al Fadl ibn al Hasan ibn al Fadl at Tabarsi

    The Prophet of Islam (s), his signs, miracles, biography and family life, and a biography of his daughter Lady Fatima (a).
    A Partial translation of I'lamu 'l Wara bi Alami 'l-Huda by Abu Ali al Fadl ibn al Hasan ibn al Fadl at Tabarsi (c. 468/1076 - 548/1154)

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 2,938
  • Ukweli Uliopotea - Sehemu ya Kwanza
    by: Sheikh Mu’tasim Sayyid Ahmad

    Kitabu kilichoko mikononi mwako ni tarjuma ya kitabu cha Kiarabu kiitwacho al-Haqiqatu ‘dh-Dha’i’ah kilichoandikwa na Sheikh Mu’tasim Sayyid Ahmad. Sisi tumekiita, Ukweli Uliopotea. Kwa vile kitabu hiki ni kikubwa, sisi tumekigawa katika juzuu tano ili kiwe chepesi kusomwa na wasomaji wetu wa Kiswahili. Hiki ulichonacho mkononi mwako ni juzuu ya kwanza.

    Kitabu hiki ni utafiti uliofanywa na mwanachuoni huyo wa Kiislamu kuhusu madhehebu za Kiislamu. Utafiti wake huu ulihusisha pia mahojiano na mijadala baina yake na na masheikh wa Kiwahabi na maustadh wake katika chuo alikosoma.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 2,658
  • Ayat ut Tatheer: To Whom Does the Purification Verse Refer To?
    by: Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba

    This text, written by Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba and translated into English by Jerrmein Abu Shahba, is a brief research to identify without any reasonable doubt whom the verse of purification in Surat Al Ahzaab (33) refers to. Using logical reasoning, authentic prophetic tradition, context of the verses, and grammatical analysis, all arguments and possibilities are investigated and refuted leaving only one convincing conclusion pointing to none other than the purified Household of the Holy Prophet (SA), the Ahlul Bayt (AS).

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 2,605
  • Mikesha Ya Peshwaar
    by: Sultanu ‘l-Wa’idhiin

    Kitabu kilichoko mikononi mwako ni tarjuma ya kitabu cha Kiingereza kiitwacho, Peshawar Nights. Asili ya kitabu hiki ni cha lugha ya Kifarsi kwa jina la, Shab’ha-ye Peshawar. Sisi tumekiita, Mikesha ya Peshawar.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 2,593
  • Imamate And Infallibility of Imams In The Qur’an
    by: Ridha Kardan

    This text presents an eye opening read on one of the most important yet controversial topics within Islam, that being the important subject of Imamate and infallibility of the Imams (as). This beautifully written book is compiled of solid, logical and reasonable proofs pertaining to the holy Quran and authentic hadith from both within Shia and Sunni sources that would leave the mind of any man of reason without doubt and leave his heart at ease. This is a must read for all truth seekers or skeptics alike who wish to know the truth and shed light on this very crucial topic within Islam.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 2,510
  • All Solutions are with the Prophet’s Progeny
    by: Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi

    In this text, the author Al-Tijani Al-Samawi tries to present the idea that a contemporary Muslim, who lives in the civilization of the twentieth century and faces different challenges, cannot abide by the Islamic Sharia correctly unless he follows and associates with the Immaculate Progeny of the Prophet (S). The fact that the Holy Qur'an and the Prophet’s Sunna have been liable to misinterpretation and distortion creates more need for us to understand more the need of the infallible Imams to guide us and provide the correct interpretations as teachers and experts of the holy Qur’an.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 2,341
  • Brief Commentary On Hadeeth Al-Kisaa (Tradition of the Cloak)
    by: Jerrmein Abu Shahba

    This text presents a brief commentary for the valuable and well-known Hadith Al Kisaa’ that is commonly narrated by all schools of thought. The author, Jerrmein Abu Shahba, attempts to analyze each event and statement in this authentic tradition in order to extract the obvious and latent meanings and better appreciate its significance which marked the revelation of the Purification Verse (Ayat At-Tatheer) in honor of the purified AhlulBayt of the Holy Prophet (SA).

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 2,303
  • The Concept of Combat in the Life of Imams
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Khamene'i

    In this text, Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Khamene'i analyzes the concept of war and combat in the lifes of the Infallible Imams and focuses on the precept and political stragedy of these honorable figures.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 2,283
  • Discovering Shi'i Islam
    by: Mohammad Ali Shomali

    Discovering Shi’i Islam is a brief introduction to main issues related to Islam in general and Shi’i Islam in particular. Though simply and clearly written, it is an outcome of more than twenty years of involvement in Islamic studies. The text studies the origins of Shi’i Islam and its sources, i.e. the, the Sunnah, the reason and consensus. It also studies fundamental doctrines and main practices of Islam.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 2,196
  • A Survey into the Lives of the Infallible Imams
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

    This text provides a good analysis of the lives of the Infallible Imams while presenting the different methods, struggles, and circumstances of each Imam and how they may have acted similarly or differently. However they have all acted as Allah (SWT) desired of them and that if each of the Imam were in the same position as the other Imams, they would’ve behaved similarly.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 2,133
  • Ghadir Khumm, Where Religion Was Brought to Perfection
    by: Dr. Hasan Najafi

    This text provides the reader glimpses of the journey back from the farewell pilgrimage heading towards Ghadir Khumm where the religion of Islam was perfected with the divine appointment of Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb (AS) as Caliph and successor of the Holy Prophet (SA). The precious moments of selection, announcement, celebration, and public greetings are discussed as the reader reflects on this great event in the history of Islam.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,940
  • La Tradizione di Ghadir, Manifesta documentazione della Wilayah la Guida Islamica
    by: A cura del Gruppo Culturale e di Ricerca Islamica della Santa città di Qom

    La tradizione di Ghadir è una delle chiare testimonianze che dimostra che il nobile Profeta dell’Islam (S) designò alla guida della Ummah islamica il Principe dei Credenti °Ali (as) In questo breve testo vengono analizzati e documentati scritti provenienti per ala maggiore da fonti sunnite, per dimostrare la veridicità di questo avvenimento e il suo reale significato. Titolo Originale: Hadith-e Ghadir sanad-e guyay-e welayat

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,934
  • Manifestation of the Divine Light, A Glimpse into the Spiritual Greatness of Fatima az-Zahra
    by: Shaykh ‘Ali Sa’adat Parwar

    Manifestation of the Divine Light, A Glimpse into the Spiritual Greatness of Fatima az-Zahra (s.a.)
    The Divine Test of Fatima az-Zahra, peace be upon her

    Written by Shaykh ‘Ali Sa’adat Parwar
    Translated by Saleem Bhimji for


    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,912
  • Fatimiyyah is ʿAshuraʾ
    by: Ayatullah Lutfullah as-Safi al-Gulpaygani

    This text authored presents an analysis of the historic Fadak sermon of Sayyida Fatima (sa).

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,860
  • A Glance at the Beloved

    The book 'A Glance at the Beloved' outlines how recognition of Imam (a.t.f.s.) can be acquired in the era of occultation, its distinguishing features and its effects on those who possess this recognition. It shows the way to those who are captivated by the love of Imam (a.t.f.s.) and are in quest of his recognition, by comprehending the significance, origin and necessity of recognition in the light of traditions of the Infallibles Imams (a.s.).

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,860
  • I Quattordici Infallibili- Dati Biografici
    by: Muhammad al-Husain Al Adib

    Questo piccolo opuscolo contiene una breve biografia dei Quattordici Infallibili, vale a dire il Profeta Muhammad (S), sua figlia Fatima (as) e i dodici infallibili Imam (as). In esso sono stati riportati alcuni dei loro importanti caratteri distintivi, che i credenti non possono fare a meno di conoscere e di cui {in generale} è indispensabile che tutti i Musulmani siano informati, anche se in modo molto succinto.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,860
  • Ghadir
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir As-Sadr, Dr. Sachedina, Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Husein Khimjee

    Al-Ghadir is the place where the Muslims had stopped was at Ghadir Khumm. The Prophet then delivered a sermon and appointed Imam Ali, peace be upon him, as his successor.

    This text provides a brief study on the origins of Shi’ism and how the ideology of Wilayah came to existence, and the theological-juridical implications for the Islamic political thought in relation to the Wilayah of Imam Ali (AS).

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,692
  • Words of Wisdom from Imam Husayn (as) Powerpoint Presentation

    A collection of ahadith (traditions) of Imam Husayn (as)

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,523
  • The Ahlul-Bayt; Ethical Role-Models
    by: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr

    This book represents the excellence of the divine revelation as well as the wisdom of the Ahlul-Bayt (a) who progressed in the light of that revelation and understood its concepts to present it in the form of expressive wisdom, high trait, and moral lessons whose illumination and purity focus on souls to clean and light them through virtuous concepts.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,398
  • La filosofia del sacrificio dell'Imam Husayn (a) e le nostre cerimonie di lutto (Azadari)
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

    La filosofia del sacrificio dell Imam Husayn (a) e le nostre cerimonie di lutto (Azadari)La filosofia del sacrificio dell Imam Husayn (a) e le nostre cerimonie di lutto (Azadari)

    Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,339
  • The Fourteen Luminaries of Islam
    by: Ahmad Ahmadi Birjandi

    Biography of Prophet Muhammad (S), Hadhrat Fatimah Zahra (as), and the Twelve Holy Imams (as)

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,209
  • 14 Questions about Imam az-Zaman Volume 1

    In this beautifully compiled short book the reader may learn some important proofs about Imam of our time Imam Al-Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) from authentic sources based within both Shia and Sunni schools of thought, as well as based on the Holy Quran and other ancient scriptures. The book is divided into fourteen separate questions and answers all of which eloquently describe his existence, his purpose, his birth and some of his merits (a.t.f.s.)

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,196
  • The Recognition of Imam al-‘Asr: Significance and Obligations

    This text discusses the significance and obligations of the recognition of the Imam of our Time, Imam Mahdi. It sheds light on the topics of belief, disbelief, deviation, Imamate, and duties and responsibilities towards our Imam.

    Comentarios: 1 Total views: 1,182
  • Ghadir Tradition, The expressive evidence for guardianship

    Ghadir Tradition, The expressive evidence for guardianship

    Prepared by Islamic Sciences and Researches Group– Qom

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,177
  • The Social Dimensions of Wilayah
    by: Mohammad Ali Shomali

    The Social Dimensions of Wilayah

    Mohammad Ali Shomali

    The following is a transcript of a lecture delivered by the respected scholar on June 4, 2009 on the occasion of the death anniversary of Imam Khumayni in Qom, Iran.

    Abstract: The concept of wilayah plays an important role within Shia doctrine. While much focus has been placed on its vertical dimension—i.e., the connection between the wali and those who fall under his wilayah—the horizontal dimension is often neglected or misunderstood.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,142
  • Certainty Uncovered
    by: Jamal al-Din ibn Yusuf 'Allamah Hilli

    This book, authored by Allamah Hilli, discusses Imam Ali's merits and virtues during the course of his life, before birth and in his years of youth till his last day. The book discusses Imam Ali's physical excellence and superiority demonstrated in different occasions and the numerous honors which Allah (SWT) bestowed him.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,115
  • Ahl al-Bayt, The Celestial Beings on the Earth
    by: Allama Husayn Ansariyan

    A wonderful book that gives one a better understanding of the purified household of the Holy Prophet (S).

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,066
  • Imam ‘Ali Sunshine of Civilized Islam
    by: Muhammad Husayn Tahmasebi

    This text presents Imam Ali's accomplishments and role during and after the life of the Holy Prophet (S). It describes his humane qualities and virtues.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,012
  • The Spiritual Aspects of Hajj (Revised Edition)
    by: Imam Ali Zaynul 'Abidin

    The Spiritual Aspects of Hajj, A Translation of Imam Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn’s (ʿA) Discourse on Hajj with al-Shiblī (Revised Edition)

    Translated by: Mohammed Ali Ismail

    Source: Mustadrak al-Wasā’il, vol. 10, pp. 166-172


    بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

    In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 1,001
  • Il Vero Islam
    by: Hojjatulislam Mohammad Hadi Abdekhoda'i

    Il Vero Islam
    dell'Hojjatulislam Mohammad Hadi Abdekhoda’i

    Una riflessione su cosa sia l'Islam e sulla necessità di seguire i puri Imam dell'Ahlul Bayt (as)


    La Shi’a è l’Islam puro che è stato espresso attraverso la Famiglia del Profeta. Il termine Shi’a deriva dal glorioso Corano e il fondatore della Shi’a fu lo stesso Nobile Profeta (S).

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 944
  • The Golden Era of Reappearance

    This text addresses topics discussed in an exhibition concerning the originality and belief in the Mahdawiyat, establishment of justice and equity, and many other relevant topics.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 937
  • Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.): The Spring of Life

    This text presents addresses topics of Aqaed and branches of religion including belief, disbelief, and deviation. The significance and obligations of belief in the Mahdi is further described as well as the duties and responsibilities of the follower of Al-Mahdi.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 887
  • Principles of the Shi’ite Creed
    by: Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini

    A brief and concise text about the primary principles of the Islamic beliefs to familiarize themselves and their acquaintances with them.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 864
  • The Role of Holy Imams (a.s.) in the Revival of Religion Vol. 1
    by: Allamah Sayyid Murtadha Askari

    The series of lectures delivered by Allamah Sayyid Murtadha al-Askari on discussion of the principle matters concerning veracious Islam.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 828
  • Taqwa (Piety) Advice of Ahl al-Bayt
    by: Sayyed Hussain Sheikh al-Islami Tooyserkani

    Examples of Taqwa (Piety) in the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of Ahl al-Bayt (as)

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 825
  • Il Messaggio di Ghadir : Traduzione del Testo Integrale

    Traduzione integrale del celebre Sermone che il Profeta (S) fece il giorno di Ghadir, quando designò l'Imam °Ali (as) come suo successore.


    In nome di Allah,il Clemente,il Misericordioso

    Proponiamo la traduzione integrale del Sermone pronunciato dal Profeta(S) a Ghadir Kumm

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 807
  • He (Imam az-Zaman) will come, for Sure

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 807
  • The Role of Holy Imams (a.s.) in the Revival of Religion Vol. 3
    by: Allamah Sayyid Murtadha Askari

    The series of lectures delivered by Allamah Sayyid Murtadha al-Askari on discussion of the principle matters concerning veracious Islam.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 736
  • Ashura
    by: Shaykh Muhammad Mahdi Al-Asifi

    The research and analysis on the Uprising of Imam Husayn (as) from Hijaz to Iraq.

    Comentarios: 1 Total views: 720
  • The Last Luminary

    This text is a brief attempt to study the short history of the fundamental belief to the life of Hujjat al-Haqq (The Rightful Proof of Allah), and sheds light on the minor and major occultation.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 679
  • The Role of Holy Imams (a.s.) in the Revival of Religion Vol. 2
    by: Allamah Sayyid Murtadha Askari

    The series of lectures delivered by Allamah Sayyid Murtadha al-Askari on discussion of the principle matters concerning veracious Islam.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 663
  • Imamate and The Imams
    by: Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini

    This book is written for the youth about the definition of Imamate and privileges of the Imams so that we may learn and follow the pattern of the infallible Imams (a.s.).

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 635
  • Descubriendo el Islam Shiah
    by: Mohammad Ali Shomali

    La presente obra es una versión resumida de El Islam Shi‘ah: Orígenes, Fe y Práctica del mismo autor. Esta breve versión se propone hacer una concisa alusión a los principales temas relacionados al Islam en general y al Islam Shi‘ah en particular. Estas dos obras representan una modesta tentativa de llenar algunas de las brechas que existen en el área de los estudios islámicos en general, y del Shi‘ismo en particular.

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 628
  • Las Virtudes Morales del Profeta del Islam y de la Gente de su Casa
    by: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi

    Este libro trata de enseñar al ser humano como perfeccionar las mas elevadas virtudes atraves de los inumerables ejemplos de la vida de el Profeta (s.a.w.) y la de los Imames de la Recta Guía (a.s.) de la descendencia del Mensajero de Dios (s.a.w.).

    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 573
  • Fatima, The Perfect Role Model

    Fatima, The Perfect Role Model

    Translated with Additions by Saleem Bhimji

    For Al-Fath Al-Mubin Publications –


    Comentarios: 0 Total views: 514


El DILP Ahl Bayt opera por medio de un esfuerzo cooperativo de voluntarios basados en diferentes países del mundo. Regístrate con para colaborar creando la Biblioteca Digital Islámica más grande del Mundo en el Internet.


El sitio DILP del está enteramente respaldado por donadores individuales y bienaventurados. Si usted visita este sitio y desea mostrar su apreciación o si le gustaría ver mayor desarrollo del, por favor done en línea.

Free Updates

Sign up for newsletter to be notified when new books & articles are added to