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  • Muta', Temporary Marriage in Islamic Law

    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

  • To Be With the Truthful

    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.

  • Al-Murâÿa‘ât (Las Referencias)

    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.

  • Amani na Jihadi Katika Uislam

    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.

  • Mikesha Ya Peshwaar

    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.

  • Eid al-Ghadir: festa religiosa o culturale?


    Eid al-Ghadir: festa religiosa o culturale?Eid al-Ghadir: festa religiosa o culturale?
    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)La filosofia del sacrificio dell Imam Husayn (a) e le nostre cerimonie di lutto (Azadari)

    Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

  • Yazid Hakuwa Amiirul-Muminin
  • Imam Husayn's Revolution: An Analytical Review

    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.

  • The Uprising of Ashura and Responses to Doubts

    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.

  • Understanding Karbala

    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.

  • The World Finally Speaks At Karbala Tribunals

    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.

  • Arbaeen of Imam Husayn

    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.

  • The Shi'ah are the real Ahlul-Sunnah

    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?"

  • A Shi'ite Encyclopedia

    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

  • A Probe into the History of Ashura'

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

  • A Shi'ite Anthology

    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.

  • When Power and Piety Collide

    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.

  • Brief Commentary On Hadeeth Al-Kisaa (Tradition of the Cloak)

    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).

  • Spurious Arguments about the Shia

    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.

  • Introduction to Kitab al-Irshad

    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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