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

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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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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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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”.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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)

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 Qur.an, the Sunnah, the reason and consensus. It also studies fundamental doctrines and main practices of Islam.

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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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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.)

    Written by Shaykh ‘Ali Sa’adat Parwar
    Translated by Saleem Bhimji for www.al-mubin.org

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  • A Glance at the Beloved
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    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.).

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • Ghadir Tradition, The expressive evidence for guardianship
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    Ghadir Tradition, The expressive evidence for guardianship

    Prepared by Islamic Sciences and Researches Group– Qom

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  • 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)

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    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).

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

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    In nome di Allah,il Clemente,il Misericordioso

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

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