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  • 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

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  • The Shi'ah are the real Ahlul-Sunnah
    by: Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi

    An inquiry of an explorer of the truth into the delicate yet essential question of: "Who is best qualified to the claim of being a follower of Islam's Prophet in spirit and in practice?"

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  • Hadith al-Thaqalayn

    A study of the tawatur, or the multiplicity of sources and narrators that verify the authenticity of Hadith al-Thaqalayn, when the Messenger of Allah (s) said: "Verily, I am leaving behind two precious things (thaqalayn) among you: the Book of God and my kindred (`itrah), my household (Ahl al-Bayt), for indeed, the two will never separate until they come back to me by the Pond (of al-­Kawthar on the Day of Judgment)."

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  • 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.

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  • Ask Those Who Know
    by: Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi

    A discussion by a former Sunni scholar on the Prophet, the Ahlul Bayt, some of the companions of the Prophet, and Sunni books of hadith. By the author of 'Then I was Guided'.

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  • ‘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.

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  • Abu Hurayra and the Falsification of Traditions (Hadith)
    by: Yasin T. Al-Jibouri

    Abu Hurayra and the Falsification of Traditions (Hadith)
    By Yasin T. al-Jibouri


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  • Black Thursday
    by: Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi

    The text authored by Muhammad Al Tijani Al Samawi presents an english translation of the famous event of Raziyyat Yawm al-Khamees, known as Black Thursday which took place in the last days before the Holy Prophet's demise. It concerns an incident during the Prophet's illness when he asked for writing materials to dictate a will, but the people present around him said that he was talking nonsense. This event is a point of controversy between the two largest sects of Islam.

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  • The Wahhabia Movement: The True Image

    This text, prepared and published by Al-Ghadeer Center for Islamic Studies and translated by Hamid S. Atiyyah, reveals the facts about the Wahhabia doctrine and sheds lights on its origins, school of thought, and relation with other sects of Islam.

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  • 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.

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  • Spurious Arguments about the Shia
    by: Abu Talib at-Tabrizi

    Shias have been accustomed to receiving accusations and having to put up with them. The accusations against Shias started on the death of our Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) and thus, Shias were made the adversary in the history of Islam. As the adversary, Shias had to bear the persecution and torture of the ruling authorities and the accusations, annoyance, and hurt from people across the ages. In this text, the great scholar Abu Talib At-Tabrizi presents a collection and analysis of some of the arguments which the Shias face.

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  • Las Divisiones del Islam
    by: Sayyed Saeed Akhtar Rizvi (ra)

    Diferencias en las interpretaciones del Islam, respecto a la persona de Dios y la importancia de la razón en la religión en distintas escuelas.

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  • Je Kufunga Mikono
    by: Sheikh Jafar Subhani

    Kufunga mikono katika Sala: Sheria ya Kiislamu ni ya kipekee kwa kuwa inahusika na kila jambo huku ikiweka utatuzi wa matatizo yote yanayompata mwanadamu katika sekta zote za maisha yake, hivyo Mwenyezi Mungu akasema: "Leo nimewakamilishieni dini yenu na kuwatimizieni neema Yangu na nimewapendeleeni Uislamu uwe dini yenu." (5:3).

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  • Ahl al-Bayt And Caliphate
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari
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  • 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.

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  • Abdullah Ibn Saba’ and Other Myths
    by: Sayyid Murtadha al-'Askari

    In this book, the author begins by describing both the Saba’iyyah legend and its originator (Saif ibn ‘Umar). Further, he throws some light on the narrations and the researchers who relied on such forgery in their historical and ideological research. The opinions of the great scholars of Islam about the inauthenticity and the unreliability of Sayf ibn ‘Umar are also given.

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  • The Role of Holy Imams (a.s.) in the Revival of Religion Vol. 2
    by: Sayyid Murtadha al-'Askari

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

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  • The Role of Holy Imams (a.s.) in the Revival of Religion Vol. 1
    by: Sayyid Murtadha al-'Askari

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

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  • The Role of Holy Imams (a.s.) in the Revival of Religion Vol. 3
    by: Sayyid Murtadha al-'Askari

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

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  • Imam Al Mahdi, The Twelfth Khalifah In The Sahih Sunni Ahadith
    by: Toyib Olawuyi

    Who is the Mahdi of Islam? According to both Sunni and Shi'i Muslims, the "guided one" will rise during the end times to conquer all nations. With Jesus Christ, he will bring an end to aggression and injustice, and will establish the Kingdom of God on earth. However, Sunnis and Shi'is disagree about the identity of the Mahdi. According to Shi'is, the Mahdi - an extraordinary human being who will perform extraordinary miracles - is Muhammad b. al-Hasan al-Husayni.

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  • Sects of Islam
    by: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    This book discusses briefly but very clearly about those subjects that are not agreed among the Muslims and that are the causes of the appearance of different sects of Islam.

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  • Backgrounds of Political Thought in Shi‘ism and Sunnism
    by: Muhammad Masjid-Jame‘i

    This book is an extension and elaboration of four lectures from fall 1987 in the hall of the Contemporary Arts Museum.

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  • Ijtihad e os Companheiros

    Uma análise sobre a validade da crença dos sunitas a respeito do Ijtihad usado pelos companheiros.


    Neste artigo nós analisaremos uma das crenças fundamentais da Ahl’ul Sunnah: o ijtihad usado pelos companheiros. A nossa intenção aqui não é insultar ninguém, mas fazer uma análise objetiva desse componente central dentre as crenças dos seguidores dos companheiros.

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  • The Truth about the 'Companions'
    by: Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani

    The present study aims to critically asses the tradition ascribed to the Holy Prophet known as Hadith al-Nujum that narrates the following:
    “My Companions are like the stars; whoever among them you follow, you will be rightly guided.”

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  • Shi’ite Islam: Orthodoxy Or Heterodoxy? Second Amended and Amplified Edition
    by: Luis Alberto Vittor

    This book addresses many essential issues concerning the split between the followers of Ahlul Bayt and the followers of Ahlul Sunnah. Transcending the historical, the author focuses on historical aspects in the genesis of adherence, stressing the esoteric foundation of Shi’s Islam, as opposed to the exoteric foundation of Sunni Islam which forces its followers to find spirituality in various Sufi orders.

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  • Meaning And Origins Of Shi'ism
    by: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    Meaning and Origins of Shiism
    Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi
    Published by Islamic Education and Information Centre

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  • Fabricated Traditions
    by: Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani

    The author discusses traditions about caliphs relating their names in order; he proves that such traditions are fabricated and forged by studying various chains of these kinds of traditions available in Sihah al-Sitta and other credible Sunni sources.

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  • A Critical Assessment of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim
    by: Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani

    This text studies Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim and some of the traditions they contain, in order to make it clear that the traditions are not necessarily authentic (Sahih) just because they are contained in these two books.

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  • A Critical Assessment of Umm Kulthum’s Marriage to Umar
    by: Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani

    This text discusses about Umm Kulthum‘s marriage to Umar ibn Al-Khattab, presenting the narrations from the most famous books authored by Sunni scholars, carefully examining the chains of the narrations, their significations, the narrators and their goals.

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  • A Strife-free Dialogue (A Step towards Understanding)
    by: Dr. ‘Isam al-‘Imad

    This book aims to establish a suitable method of communication with Wahhabis to familiarize them with Shi‘ism, and to prepare a proper ground for their conversion to the school of thought of the Household of the Prophet, peace be upon them.

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  • Ghadir as Narrated by Ahlul Bayt (a.s.)
    by: Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani

    The present work is about the event of Ghadir as Narrated by the Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). It studies briefly the Ghadir narrations in Shiite works compiled by Shiite Mujtaheeds.

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  • A Distortion in Thaqalain Tradition
    by: Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani

    Thaqalain tradition is a famous and well-known tradition that is reported by [both] Sunnites and Shiites. Hundreds of prominent narrators have narrated this tradition. Some self-interested figures have fabricated the tradition of adherence to Book (Quran) and Tradition (Prophet's Tradition) [instead of Quran and Prophet's Progeny] as two weighty things. This book studies this tradition and its reporters, critically examines them and shows the truth to those who seek it.

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  • Al-Muraja'at
    by: Sayyid 'Abd al-Husayn Sharaf al-Din al-Musawi

    A series of letters debating Shi'i and Sunni beliefs between the late Shi'i scholar Sharaf al-Din, and the late Sunni scholar and head of Al-Azhar university of that time, Al-Shaykh Salim al-Bishri al-Maliki.

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  • Maulidi, si bida, si haramu

    Mwandishi wa kitabu hiki ametoa hoja kuhusu upingamizi uliotolewa kuhusu ufanywaji wa Maulidi au kuadhimisha kuzaliwa kwa Mtume wetu Muhammad s.a.w.w.
    Lugha iliyotumika na mifano iliyotolewa ni rahisi kueleweka kwa watu wa kawaida. Kitabu hiki lazima kisomwe na wote.

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  • Kwa nini Shi’ah?

    Makala hii inaeleza kwa mapana maana ya neno Shi'ah na namna lilivyotumika katika Qur’an na katika Hadithi za Mtukufu Mtume (s.a.w.w.).

    Kwa nini Shi’ah?

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