Resources for Further Research

  • Nahjul Balagha Part 1, The Sermons
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    The English translation (accompanied with original Arabic text) of the supremely eloquent sermons of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him). Nahjul Balagha contains 240 sermons given by Imam Ali (a), dealing with a wide variety of topics including our existence, relationship with the Almighty, building a God-fearing personality, and the Imam's (a) reflections upon historical incidents.

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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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  • Nahjul Balagha Part 2, Letters and Sayings
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    The English translation (accompanied with original Arabic text) of a collection of letters and sayings of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him) that provide divine wisdom and eternal guidance for his followers.
    The Sermons of Imam 'Ali can be found here:http://www.al-islam.org/nahjul-balagha-part-1-sermons

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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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  • Mi’raj, The Night Ascension
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    Mi'raj in the Qur'an, physical ascension, traditions relating the events which occurred during Mi'raj.

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  • Mi’raj, The Night Ascension
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    Mi'raj in the Qur'an, physical ascension, traditions relating the events which occurred during Mi'raj.

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  • A Probe into the History of Ashura'
    by: Dr. Ibrahim Ayati

    A history of the events leading to and including the tragedy of Karbala, and its aftermath.

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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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  • ‘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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Alluhuf, Le vicende di Karbala
    by: Sayyd Ibn Tawus

    Il presente libro è la narrazione della tragica vicenda di Karbalà ed è la traduzione, dalla versione persiana, dell’opera “Alluhúf Alà Qatla-t-tufúf” del grande sapiente shi°ita Sayyid Ibn Tawus. È diviso in tre parti:
    “Gli avvenimenti che precedettero la battaglia di Karbalà”
    “Le vicende inerenti alla battaglia e l’eroismo dei martiri”
    “Le vicende verificatesi dopo il martirio dell’Imam Husseyn (as)”

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  • Our Belief
    by: Ayatullah al-`Uzma al-Hajj ash-Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi

    This text presents a summary of the Islamic principles and commandments emphasizing some specialties on the Shi'a sect. Theism and monotheism, the mission of prophets, the divine books, resurrection, and Imamate are discussed.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • La Sunnah del Profeta Muhammad (S) come Fonte di Guida
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi


    La Sunnah del Profeta Muhammad (S) come Fonte di Guida

     
    Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi
     

     
     Dopo Qur’an, il termine Sunnah o Sunnat è, nella terminologia Islamica, una delle parole più note. La “Sunnah del Profeta” comprende tre aspetti:

    1) I detti del Profeta (Ahadith);

    2) Le azioni del Profeta;

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  • On the Shore of Contemplation, Volume 1
    by: Akbar Asad Ali Zadeh

    This text is a response to some inquiries about the nature and role of the Governance of the Jurist (Wilayatul Faqih). The author discusses in this text some of the important issues related to Wilayatul Faqih; for example, whether the Jurist's authority is limited or absolute, whether he is elected or appointed, and whether it is obligatory to follow his orders.

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  • When Power and Piety Collide
    by: Sayyid Moustafa Al-Qazwini

    An in-depth study and analysis of the early Islamic history and caliphate and personalities of the first three caliphs based on Sunni sources in order to understand the difference between Shi’a and Sunni schools of thought.

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  • Religion of Mercy
    by: Ayatullah al-`Uzma al-Hajj ash-Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi

    This text presents commentary discussions by the honorable Marja' Grand Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi which examines the religion of Islam and highlights the concepts of clemency which is are analyzed in light of the Holy Qur'an, authentic narrations, and practices of religious leaders.

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  • The Last Luminary and Ways to Delve Into the Light
    by: Sayyid Ridha Husayni Mutlaq

    This work authored by Sayyid Ridha Husayni Mutlaq, presents ninety-nine rights and responsibilities which the true believers have to the Living Imam. The author demonstrates that the best way which one can fulfill such responsibilities is through purification of the soul and in addition, a spiritual change must take place within each person and we must seek to maintain closeness to Allah.

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  • I Segni della Manifestazione del Mahdi (aj)
    by: Comunita Shiita Italiana

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  • The Emendation of A Shi‘ite Creed
    by: Shaykh al-Mufid

    This text is a translation of Tashihu 'l-I‘tiqad of Abu ‘Abdillah, Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Nu‘man, Known as ash-Shaykh al-Mufid (336/948 or 338/950 – 413/1022)

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

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    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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  • Abu Hurayra
    by: Seyyed Mustafa Qazwini

    Un breve articolo sulla figura di Abu Hurayra e i suoi ahadith (tradizioni). Tratto da: “Inquiries about Shi’i Islam”

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    Abu Hurayra

    Tratto da "Inquiries about Shi'a Islam" di Seyyed Mustafa Qazwini

     

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  • Introduzione alla Shia Duodecimana
    by: Comunita Shiita Italiana


    Introduzione alla Shia Duodecimana

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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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