Responses to Misconceptions

  • 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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  • Muta', Temporary Marriage in Islamic Law
    by: Sachiko Murata

    A description of the legal situation of mut'a / mutah in Shi'ism and the origin of this divergence between Sunni and Shi'i law on temporary marriage

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Shi'ite Anthology
    by: Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn at-Tabataba'i

    A collection of sayings, sermons, prayers and writings that cover the three basic dimensions of Shi'ite tradition: 1. The Unity of God 2. The political, social and moral teachings and 3. The spiritual life. Translated by William Chittick, and Introduction by Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

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  • The World Finally Speaks At Karbala Tribunals
    by: Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba

    This text presents the heartbreaking historical facts of the tragedy of Husayn ibn 'Ali (as) for the first time in a courtroom setting and proposes the idea of establishing an international court tribunal to try his killers and the perpetrators of the massacre of Karbala. The author, Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba, presents a mock trial where the evidences in the form of historical documents, statements, and authentic facts are presented to allow for a fair verdict, with the hope that this idea can become a reality one day.

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  • Arbaeen of Imam Husayn
    by: Shaykh Saleem Bhimji

    What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Karbala] of Imam al-Husayn, peace be upon him. The article concludes with the Arabic text of Ziyarat Arba‘een with full English translation and a brief exposition on certain passages of this powerful and moving visitation. Insha-Allah, a more comprehensive understanding of this ziyarat will be presented in the future.

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  • Understanding Karbala
    by: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    This text is basically a collection of articles published in different periodicals over the years and a radio speech, but they were arranged by the author himself in this present book form and published originally in Urdu.

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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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  • The Uprising of Ashura and Responses to Doubts
    by: ‘Ali Asghar Ridwani

    A detailed account of the life of Imam Husayn (a) and his personality, the tragedy of Karbala and the sacrifice of the Imam (a) and his companions, and a detailed analysis of Shi’i behaviours, like mourning and crying to refute the doubts of being un-Islamic.

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  • Amani na Jihadi Katika Uislam
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

    Kijitabu kilichoko mikonono mwako ni tarjuma ya Kiswahili kutoka Kiingereza. 'Amani na Jihadi' ni mada ambayo imetumiwa nje ya muktadha wa Kiislamu dhidi ya Uislamu na vyombo vya habari visivyo amini (Uislamu) vya mlengo wa kulia, wanasiasa na pia wanahistoria.

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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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  • Imam Husayn's Revolution: An Analytical Review
    by: Yusuf Fadhl

    This survey of the unique revolution of Imam Husayn (as) is analytical in essence, its purpose is to give a qualitative rather than quantative account. The following account is only a person's viewpoint which is not necessarily the complete answer, nevertheless, it is based on the most popular and trustworthy authorities on the subject.

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  • Yazid Hakuwa Amiirul-Muminin
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  • Introduction to Kitab al-Irshad
    by: Muhammad Rida Ja‘fari

    This text is an introduction to Kitab al-Irshad written by Shaykh al-Mufid which covers the topics of Imamate and the different Shi'ah Sects.

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  • Al-Murâÿa‘ât (Las Referencias)
    by: Saiid ‘Abdul Husain Sharafuddin

    Al-Muraya‘ât es la compilación de correspondencia de más de 3 años y medio entre dos grandes sabios, Shaikh Salim Al-Bishri de la escuela de pensamiento Sunita en Cairo y Sai’id Abdul-Hussain Sharafud-Din Yabal ‘Amili de la escuela de pensamiento Shiíta en el Líbano, que se dan sin más deseo y propósito que el de buscar la verdad.

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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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  • The Recognition of Imam al-‘Asr: Significance and Obligations
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    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.

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  • The Quran And Mourning for Hussain
    by: Jafar Ali Asil

    This booklet answers why we will not allow the suppression of the commemoration of Hussain’s martyrdom, for Hussain (pbuh) was the epitome of love and devotion to Allah.

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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 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.

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  • The Event of Taff, The Earliest Historical Account of the Tragedy of Karbala’
    by: Abu Mikhnaf

    This revised edition is the research and editing of [Abu Mikhnaf’s] work by Shaikh Muhammad Hadi al-Yusufi al-Gharawi.

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  • The Golden Era of Reappearance
    by:

    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.

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  • Eid al-Ghadir: festa religiosa o culturale?
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi


    Eid al-Ghadir: festa religiosa o culturale?Eid al-Ghadir: festa religiosa o culturale?
    Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

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  • 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.

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  • Nikah Al-Mut’ah, Zina or Sunnah?
    by: Toyib Olawuyi

    All the Sahabah – including Abu Bakr and ‘Umar - considered mut’ah to be halal throughout the lifetime of the Prophet, and throughout the rule of Abu Bakr. For most of the era of ‘Umar, all the Sahabah generally affirmed the permissibility of mut’ah. However, at the end of his caliphate, he made it haram; and that changed everything. The generality of the Sahabah obeyed him; and only a handful remained steadfast in affirming the permissibility of temporary marriage. Some of the Tabi’in also proclaimed it halal.

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  • La realidad tal cual es
    by: Ya’far Al-Hadi

    La necesidad de mutuo conocimiento entre los musulmanes y sus escuelas ideológicas, es base a la unidad y comunicación para su cooperación mutua. El desconocimiento, aversión y división entre los musulmanes han sido las mayores causas para la caída de la existencia de esta comunidad única de gran legado cultural que dejaron las enseñanzas monoteístas del Islam.

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  • 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.

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  • Completion of Argument
    by: Maulana Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi

    This book covers almost all the major objections that scholars of Ahlul Sunnat on Shia Beliefs and and customs.

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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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  • Kamaaluddin wa Tamaamun Ni’ma Vol. 2
    by: Shaykh as-Saduq

    Now it is about 12 centuries passed from Imam Mahdi's hidden life, and the bothering time of his hidden life will continue up to his reappearance. According to imam Ridha (as), Imam's reappearance will be extended to the day of Doom, no one knows this but God, it is hard to people and it will happen suddenly. Therefore, any investigation to find the exact time of his reappearance is fruitless and our duty is to wait. The meaning of "waiting for" is to desire his reappearance desperately and looking forward to his reappearance; this waiting results from faith and it is rewarded.

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  • Mikyalul Makarim Fee Fawaaid ad-Duaa Lil Qai’m vol. 1
    by: Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Musawi al-Ishfahani

    This text titled "Mikyalul Makarim" authored by Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Taqi Musawi Isfahani is a two-part book about the perfection of morals among the benefits of praying for our 12th Living Imam (aj). The first part addresses the recognition of the Imam and the rational proofs discussed. Among other topics, the second part of the book discusses the times and conditions emphasized for supplicating.

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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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  • Mikyalul Makarim Fee Fawaaid ad-Duaa Lil Qai’m vol. 2
    by: Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Musawi al-Ishfahani

    This text titled "Mikyalul Makarim" authored by Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Taqi Musawi Isfahani is a two-part book about the perfection of morals among the benefits of praying for our 12th Living Imam (aj). The first part addresses the recognition of the Imam and the rational proofs discussed. Among other topics, the second part of the book discusses the times and conditions emphasized for supplicating.

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  • Tragedy of al-Zahra’: Doubts and Responses
    by: Ja’far Murtadha al-Amili

    The events which al-Zahra' had to undergo and the tribulations were not directed against just her own self, or against her personality as an individual, as much as transgressing firm Islamic principles in order to reach what those who carried them out could not otherwise reach or achieve, matters which they had no right to attain. Al- Zahra' in fact, was a mighty bulwark that stood in the way of the achievement of such unjustified and illegitimate ambitions.

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  • The Role of The Ahl Al-Bayt in Building The Virtuous Community Book One: Goals And Characteristics
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir Al-Hakim

    An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol. 1 "Goals and Characteristics", Vol. 2 "General rules and Fundamentals" vol. 3 "General System of the virtuous Community" vol. 4 " The Security System of the virtuous Community" vol. 5 " The Economic System of the virtuous Community" vol. 6 " The System of Social Relations of the virtuous Community" vol. 7 " The Ritual System of the virtuous Community" vol. 8 "The System of Devotional acts of the virtuous Community"

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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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  • The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community Book Seven: The Ritual System of the Virtuous Community
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir Al-Hakim

    An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol. 1 "Goals and Characteristics", Vol. 2 "General rules and Fundamentals" vol. 3 "General System of the virtuous Community" vol. 4 " The Security System of the virtuous Community" vol. 5 " The Economic System of the virtuous Community" vol. 6 " The System of Social Relations of the virtuous Community" vol. 7 " The Ritual System of the virtuous Community" vol. 8 "The System of Devotional acts of the virtuous Community"

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  • The Faith of the Imamiyyah Shi'ah
    by: Shaykh Muhammad Ridha al-Mudhaffar

    The book is an attempt to present a general and throughout outline of the doctrines, practices and history of Twelver Shi'ah Islam.

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  • The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community Book Eight: The System of Devotional Acts of the Virtuous Community
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir Al-Hakim

    An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol. 1 "Goals and Characteristics", Vol. 2 "General rules and Fundamentals" vol. 3 "General System of the virtuous Community" vol. 4 " The Security System of the virtuous Community" vol. 5 " The Economic System of the virtuous Community" vol. 6 " The System of Social Relations of the virtuous Community" vol. 7 " The Ritual System of the virtuous Community" vol. 8 "The System of Devotional acts of the virtuous Community"

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  • El sendero de Ahlul Bayt, su posición y trayectoria
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    El libro El sendero de Ahlul Bayt, su posición y trayectoria expone aspectos de la vida de Ahlul Bayt (familia del Profeta Muhammad: Ali, Fatima, Al-Hasan y Al-Husain), su distinguida posición y rol histórico y deja en claro, mediante aleyas del Corán y hadices, que son los únicos de quienes Allah alejó la impureza y purificó de sobremanera y que son un modelo a seguir para que la Ummah (comunidad islámica) los imite, les demuestren amor, marchen sobre su sendero y se aferren a su trayectoria como medio de salvación y para mantener la unidad de todos los musulmanes.

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  • The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community Book Six: The System of Social Relations of the Virtuous Community
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir Al-Hakim

    An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol. 1 "Goals and Characteristics", Vol. 2 "General rules and Fundamentals" vol. 3 "General System of the virtuous Community" vol. 4 " The Security System of the virtuous Community" vol. 5 " The Economic System of the virtuous Community" vol. 6 " The System of Social Relations of the virtuous Community" vol. 7 " The Ritual System of the virtuous Community" vol. 8 "The System of Devotional acts of the virtuous Community"

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  • The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community, Book Five: The Economic System of the Virtuous Community
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir Al-Hakim

    An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol. 1 "Goals and Characteristics", Vol. 2 "General rules and Fundamentals" vol. 3 "General System of the virtuous Community" vol. 4 " The Security System of the virtuous Community" vol. 5 " The Economic System of the virtuous Community" vol. 6 " The System of Social Relations of the virtuous Community" vol. 7 " The Ritual System of the virtuous Community" vol. 8 "The System of Devotional acts of the virtuous Community"

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  • The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community, Book Four: The Security System of the Virtuous Community
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir Al-Hakim

    An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol. 1 "Goals and Characteristics", Vol. 2 "General rules and Fundamentals" vol. 3 "General System of the virtuous Community" vol. 4 " The Security System of the virtuous Community" vol. 5 " The Economic System of the virtuous Community" vol. 6 " The System of Social Relations of the virtuous Community" vol. 7 " The Ritual System of the virtuous Community" vol. 8 "The System of Devotional acts of the virtuous Community"

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  • El Islam Shiita: ¿ortodoxia o heterodoxia? Edición Revisada y Anotada
    by: Luis Alberto Vittor

    El libro El islam shiita: ¿ortodoxia o heterodoxia? de Luis Alberto Vittor critica los conceptos erróneos y prejuiciosos para con el islam shiita, considerado injustamente como una minoritaria secta herética. El autor se encarga de demostrar que el islam shiita es una expresión formal y espiritual genuinamente tradicional del islam original de Muhammad, preservado íntegramente en las enseñanzas de sus sucesores, los imames de la casa profética (ahl al-bayt).

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  • The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community Book Three: The General System of the Virtuous Community
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir Al-Hakim

    An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol. 1 "Goals and Characteristics", Vol. 2 "General rules and Fundamentals" vol. 3 "General System of the virtuous Community" vol. 4 " The Security System of the virtuous Community" vol. 5 " The Economic System of the virtuous Community" vol. 6 " The System of Social Relations of the virtuous Community" vol. 7 " The Ritual System of the virtuous Community" vol. 8 "The System of Devotional acts of the virtuous Community"

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  • The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community Book Two: General Rules and Fundamentals
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir Al-Hakim

    An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol. 1 "Goals and Characteristics", Vol. 2 "General rules and Fundamentals" vol. 3 "General System of the virtuous Community" vol. 4 " The Security System of the virtuous Community" vol. 5 " The Economic System of the virtuous Community" vol. 6 " The System of Social Relations of the virtuous Community" vol. 7 " The Ritual System of the virtuous Community" vol. 8 "The System of Devotional acts of the virtuous Community"

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  • The Event or Eid al-Mubahalah
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    The Event or Eid al-Mubahalah

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