The 12 Imams

  • Hadith Za Mtume (s) Na Ma Imamu (a)
    by: Amiraly M.H. Datoo

    Hadithi ya Mtume [s] na Maimamu [a]

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  • Imam Hasan (as), a brief look into his Life
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    (This is) an account of the Imam after the Commander of the faithful, peace be on him, the date of his birth, the evidence for his Imamates the period of his succession, the time of his death, and the place of his grave. (It also provides) a brief outline of the reports about him.

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  • Imam Hasan (as), a brief look into his Life
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    (This is) an account of the Imam after the Commander of the faithful, peace be on him, the date of his birth, the evidence for his Imamates the period of his succession, the time of his death, and the place of his grave. (It also provides) a brief outline of the reports about him.

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  • Brief History of Fourteen Infallibles
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  • Brief History of Fourteen Infallibles
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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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  • The Emergence of Shi'ism and the Shi'ites
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr

    The relation between the ideological and the theological realms in Islam. Theories of the Caliphate and the Imamate in Islam and the historical development of Shi'ism as a distinct school of Islamic thought.

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  • The Emergence of Shi'ism and the Shi'ites
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr

    The relation between the ideological and the theological realms in Islam. Theories of the Caliphate and the Imamate in Islam and the historical development of Shi'ism as a distinct school of Islamic thought.

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  • Lady Fatima Masuma (a) of Qum
    by: Masuma Jaffer

    Lady Fatima Masuma (a) was the daughter of the 7th Imam, Imam Musa al-Kadhim (a), and the sister of the 8th Imam, Imam Ali al-Rida (a). She was a noble lady who dedicated her life to Islam and Allah. She is buried in the city of Qum in Iran. This book includes her biography, education, and narration of traditions. It also includes the history and description of her shrine and a brief look at the city of Qum.

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  • The Life of Imam Hasan Al-'Askari
    by: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi

    This text contains a detailed biography of the life, lineage, and circumstances of our eleventh Imam [a]. Apart from detailing the life of the Imam [a], the author also discusses the tafsir (exegesis) of the Qur'an that is attributed to him, as well as lists and describes all the companions of his who narrated traditions from him.

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  • A Divine Perspective on Rights
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    A detailed commentary on the Treatise of Rights as narrated by our fourth Imam, Ali bin Husayn (as). This commentary contains further references from the Qur'an and ahadith confirming and shedding light on what has been narrated by our fourth Imam in The Treatise of Rights.

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  • Hayat Al-Qulub Vol.3
    by: Allamah Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi

    Hayat Al Qulub the third volume deals with the topic of Imamate, the appointment of the Imam (a.s.), the inerrancy of the Imams and the obligation of the people to obey them. After this the Author has collected all the verses of the Holy Quran whose Exegesis (Tafsir) points towards Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). He has supported his statements with traditions. This volume can be said to be a Special Tafsir of the Holy Quran.

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  • The Infallibles: Imam al Musa al Kazim (A.S)
    by: Shaykh al-Mufid

    The Infallibles: Imam al Musa al Kazim (A.S)

    (This is) an account of the Imam who undertook (the office) (al-qa'im) after Abu Abd Allah Ja'far ibn Muhammad, peace be on them, (describing) who gave birth to him and the date of his birth. (It includes) the evidence for his Imamate, the age he reached and the period of his succession (khilafa), his death, its cause, and the place of his grave.

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  • The Infallibles: Imam al Musa al Kazim (A.S)
    by: Shaykh al-Mufid

    The Infallibles: Imam al Musa al Kazim (A.S)

    (This is) an account of the Imam who undertook (the office) (al-qa'im) after Abu Abd Allah Ja'far ibn Muhammad, peace be on them, (describing) who gave birth to him and the date of his birth. (It includes) the evidence for his Imamate, the age he reached and the period of his succession (khilafa), his death, its cause, and the place of his grave.

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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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  • The Life of Imam ‘Ali al-Hadi, Study and Analysis
    by: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi

    A comprehensive and detailed biography and analysis of the life of our tenth Imam, Ali bin Muhammad al-Hadi [a].

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  • The Infallibles : Imam Muhammad Al Taqi (as)
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    Imam Muhammad Al-Taqi (as)

    Name: Muhammad bin ‘Ali.

    Titles: At-Taqi, Al-Jawad.

    Kuniyya: Abu Ja'far.

    Father: Imam ‘Ali Ridha (as)

    Mother: Sabika (also known as Khaizarun).

    Birth: 10th Rajab 195 a.h. Madina.

    Death: 29th Dhulqa'da 220 a.h. Baghdad. Buried in Kadhmain.

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  • The Infallibles : Imam Muhammad Al Taqi (as)
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    Imam Muhammad Al-Taqi (as)

    Name: Muhammad bin ‘Ali.

    Titles: At-Taqi, Al-Jawad.

    Kuniyya: Abu Ja'far.

    Father: Imam ‘Ali Ridha (as)

    Mother: Sabika (also known as Khaizarun).

    Birth: 10th Rajab 195 a.h. Madina.

    Death: 29th Dhulqa'da 220 a.h. Baghdad. Buried in Kadhmain.

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  • The Infallibles: Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al Sadiq (A.S)
    by: Shaykh al-Mufid

    The Infallibles: Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al Sadiq (A.S)

    This is an account of the Imam who was in charge (al-qai'im) after Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn ‘Ali, peace be on them, (including) who his mother was, the date of his birth, evidence for his Imamate, his age, the period of his succession (to the Imamate), the time of his death, the place of his grave, the number of his children, and a brief outline of the reports about him.

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  • The Infallibles: Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al Sadiq (A.S)
    by: Shaykh al-Mufid

    The Infallibles: Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al Sadiq (A.S)

    This is an account of the Imam who was in charge (al-qai'im) after Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn ‘Ali, peace be on them, (including) who his mother was, the date of his birth, evidence for his Imamate, his age, the period of his succession (to the Imamate), the time of his death, the place of his grave, the number of his children, and a brief outline of the reports about him.

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  • The Ahlul Bayt
    by: Sayeeda Abid Ali

    The Ahlul Bayt

    The Ahlul Bayt are the Godly ones of the Family of the Holy Prophet whom the Muslim World as a whole unanimously acknowledges as the Pure Personalities and hold them as Infallible Holy Ones Purified By God Himself.

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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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  • History of Shi'ism: From the Advent of Islam up to the End of Minor Occultation
    by: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami

    This text discusses how Shi'ism has been an integral and inseparable part of Islam from the time of the Holy Prophet (sa). The text provides several resources to show how Shi'ism began with the companions of the Holy Prophet (sa) and how its legacy still stands.

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  • Sulh al-Hasan
    by: Shaykh Radi Aal-Yasin

    Outstanding work on the difficult situation that faced Imam al-Hasan (a) during his Imamate, and the events and political attitudes that led to peacemaking, as well as the unfair accusations made against him.

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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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  • A Glance at Historiography in Shiite Culture
    by: Rasul Ja'fariyan

    Shi'i historians throughout history and their works on the prophets, kalami, hadithi, and maqtal literature, cities and regions, and the 12 Imams.

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  • The Infallibles: Imam Muhammad ibn Ali al Baqir (as)
    by: Shaykh al-Mufid

    The Infallibles: Imam Muhammad ibn Ali al Baqir (as)

    (This chapter will give) an account of the Imam after ‘Ali ibn al- Husayn, peace be on them, the date of his birth, the evidence for his Imamate, the age he reached, the period of his succession, the time and cause of his death, the place of his grave, and a summary of the reports about him.

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  • The Infallibles: Imam Muhammad ibn Ali al Baqir (as)
    by: Shaykh al-Mufid

    The Infallibles: Imam Muhammad ibn Ali al Baqir (as)

    (This chapter will give) an account of the Imam after ‘Ali ibn al- Husayn, peace be on them, the date of his birth, the evidence for his Imamate, the age he reached, the period of his succession, the time and cause of his death, the place of his grave, and a summary of the reports about him.

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  • Imam Hasan - The Myth of his Divorces
    by: Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    An explanation of the unjust accusations against the 2nd Imam (a), and the source and fallacy of these allegations.

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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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  • 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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  • Imam Hasan bin Ali
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    Biography and character of the 2nd Imam (a).

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  • Imam Hasan bin Ali
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    Biography and character of the 2nd Imam (a).

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  • Revelation and Salvation Towards an Islamic View Of History
    by: Mahmoud A. Ayoub

    Revelation as a relationship of intense involvement of God in human history and of man in the divine challenge as God's viceregent (khalifa) in the earth.

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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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  • Imam Hasan and Caliphate
    by: Qurrat ul Ain Abidiy

    The life of Imam Hasan (as) was both eventful and full of lessons, and yet the significance of his role seems to have been ignored, forgotten, or eclipsed by the extent of focus on Imam Husayn (as).

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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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  • Imam Ali Ibn al Husayn (as)
    by: Shaykh al-Mufid

    Imam Ali Ibn al Husayn (as)

    (This is) an account of the Imam after al-Husayn Ibn Ali, peace be on them, the date of his birth, the evidence for his Imamate, the age he reached, (together with) the period of his succession, the time and cause of his death, the place of his grave, the number of his children and a selection from the reports about him.

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  • Imam Ali Ibn al Husayn (as)
    by: Shaykh al-Mufid

    Imam Ali Ibn al Husayn (as)

    (This is) an account of the Imam after al-Husayn Ibn Ali, peace be on them, the date of his birth, the evidence for his Imamate, the age he reached, (together with) the period of his succession, the time and cause of his death, the place of his grave, the number of his children and a selection from the reports about him.

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  • The Illustrious Period of the Imamate of Imam Zayn al-'Abidin
    by: Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    A biography of the life of the 4th Imam (a). Announcement of his Imamate, uniting the Muslim community, and teaching true Islam.

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  • The Ibadah of Imam Zaynul Abideen (A.S.)
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    The Ibadah of Imam Zaynul Abideen (A.S.)
    In His name, the Beneficent, the Merciful

    Dear Readers, Salamun 'Alaykum.

    Today is 25th of Muharram 1416 AH. Today the Shi'ah Muslims are commemorating the martyrdom of Imam 'Ali Zaynul 'Abideen, 'alayhis-salaam. His titles Zaynul-'Abideen (adornment of worshippers) and Sayyidus-Sajideen (chief of those who prostrate) indicate that he was a great worshipper.

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  • The Ibadah of Imam Zaynul Abideen (A.S.)
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    The Ibadah of Imam Zaynul Abideen (A.S.)
    In His name, the Beneficent, the Merciful

    Dear Readers, Salamun 'Alaykum.

    Today is 25th of Muharram 1416 AH. Today the Shi'ah Muslims are commemorating the martyrdom of Imam 'Ali Zaynul 'Abideen, 'alayhis-salaam. His titles Zaynul-'Abideen (adornment of worshippers) and Sayyidus-Sajideen (chief of those who prostrate) indicate that he was a great worshipper.

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  • Nafasi Ya Ahlulbayt (as)
    by: Allamah Syed Murtadha Askari

    Kitabu kilichoko mikononi mwako, ni tarjuma ya kitabu cha Kiingereza, kwa jina la: "The role of Ahlul Bait (as) in Preserving the teaching of Islam" Tarjuma ya Mulla Asghaar M. M. Jaffer kutoka lugha ya Kiarabu. Sisi tumekiita: "Nafasi ya Ahlul Bayt katika kuhifadhi mafubdisho ya Kiislamu."

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  • Al-Imam al-Rida [a] and the Heir Apparency
    by: Shaykh Muhammad Mahdi Shams ad-Din Al-Amili

    A discussion of the role of the 8th Imam, Imam Ali ar-Rida, and the issues surrounding his nomination as heir to the Abbasid caliph Al-Mamun.

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  • The Scholarly Jihad of the Imams - 95 - 148 A.H
    by: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi

    The period of the 5th and 6th Imams (a), the rise of the Abbasids, the prominence of the school of the Imam Ja'far as- Sadiq in the religious sciences, and its contributions to other branches of knowledge.

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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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  • In Praise of Imam Zaynul Abideen (a.s.)
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    In Praise of Imam Zaynul Abideen (a.s.)

    Farazdaq, in this poem, refers to the occasion when the Caliph Hisham b. Abd al Malik was overshadowed by the respect which people showed towards the great grandson of the Holy Prophet (pbuh&hf), at the time of Hajj when both of the individuals were trying to reach the crowds around the Kaab'ah to get to the black stone.

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  • In Praise of Imam Zaynul Abideen (a.s.)
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    In Praise of Imam Zaynul Abideen (a.s.)

    Farazdaq, in this poem, refers to the occasion when the Caliph Hisham b. Abd al Malik was overshadowed by the respect which people showed towards the great grandson of the Holy Prophet (pbuh&hf), at the time of Hajj when both of the individuals were trying to reach the crowds around the Kaab'ah to get to the black stone.

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  • Beliefs: Twelve Successors
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    A brief text on the twelve successors of the Holy Prophet (saw) from the Shi'a and Sunni perspectives.

    Twelve Successors

    Narrated Jabir ibn Samura: I heard the Prophet (s) saying: "There will be Twelve Commanders." He then said a sentence which I did not hear. My father said, the Prophet added, "All of them will be from Quraysh."[Sahih al-Bukhari (English), Hadith: 9.329, Kitabul Ahkam; Sahih al-Bukhari, (Arabic), 4:165, Kitabul Ahkam]

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  • Imams - Clear and Coherent Policy
    by: S.J Hussain

    Coherent methods and goals of all the Imams, despite the apparent differences in the methods in which they carried out their policies.

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  • Breve Storia Dell’Imam Ridha’ (as)
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    Breve Storia Dell’imam Ridha’ (as)

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