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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  • Treatise On Rights (Risalat al-Huquq)
    by: Imam Ali Zaynul Abidin (a)

    Imam Zayn al-'Abidin's `Treatise on Rights' is the only work attributed to him other than supplications or relatively short sayings and letters. The `Treatise on Rights' elaborates on a well-known saying of the Prophet, which has been transmitted in a rather large number of versions, because he repeated it in many different contexts.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ‘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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  • On The Khilafah Of ‘Ali Over Abu Bakr
    by: Toyib Olawuyi

    This text provides evidence for the Caliphate of Imam Ali (AS) over Abu Bakr using differents Traditions such as Hadith Al-Wilayah,Hadith Al-Tawliyah, and Hadith Al-Wirathah.

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  • Story of the Holy Ka’aba And its People
    by: S.M.R. Shabbar

    A detailed history of the Ka'ba, and each of the 14 Ma'sumin (Infallibles)

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Our Belief
    by: Ayatullah Naser Makarem 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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  • Religion of Mercy
    by: Ayatullah Naser Makarem 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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  • 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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  • The Ahlul-Bayt; Ethical Role-Models
    by: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr

    This book represents the excellence of the divine revelation as well as the wisdom of the Ahlul-Bayt (a) who progressed in the light of that revelation and understood its concepts to present it in the form of expressive wisdom, high trait, and moral lessons whose illumination and purity focus on souls to clean and light them through virtuous concepts.

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  • Contemporary Topics of Islamic Thought
    by: Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen

    The essays presented by the author here were written in Iran over a period of about ten years (1989-1999). The title of the collection is not meant to suggest that these are the most important topics of contemporary Islamic thought, merely that they are some topics of current discussion among Muslims. These are semi-popular essays written with several purposes in mind.

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Prophethood and the Prophet of Islam
    by: Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini

    This book discusses about general prophethood and particularly to the prophethood of The Holy Prophet Muhammad (S) and the description of his proclamation as well as a sketch of his character and life history.

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  • The Fourteen Luminaries of Islam
    by: Ahmad Ahmadi Birjandi

    Biography of Prophet Muhammad (S), Hadhrat Fatimah Zahra (as), and the Twelve Holy Imams (as)

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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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  • Fundamentals of Islamic Thought: God, Man and the Universe
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

    In this text Ayatullah Mutahhari discusses Islamic thought on topics such as "Man & Faith", “The Worldview of Tawhid”, “Philosophy” & "Spiritualism" to clarify matters and resolve problems and contradictions as no other system of thought can.

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  • Compilation of Imam Ali's Words and the Classification of Nahj al-Balaghah
    by: Mahdi Mahrizi

    Compilation of Imam Ali's Words and the Classification of Nahj al-Balaghah

    By: Muhammad Mahdi Mahrizi

    Translated by Mahdi Chamanzar
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    The article discusses the different types of classifications & the methodology employed in doing it.

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  • Certainty Uncovered
    by: Jamal al-Din ibn Yusuf 'Allamah Hilli

    This book, authored by Allamah Hilli, discusses Imam Ali's merits and virtues during the course of his life, before birth and in his years of youth till his last day. The book discusses Imam Ali's physical excellence and superiority demonstrated in different occasions and the numerous honors which Allah (SWT) bestowed him.

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  • I Segni della Manifestazione del Mahdi (aj)
    by: Comunità Shi°ita Italiana

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  • Taqwa (Piety) Advice of Ahl al-Bayt
    by: Sayyed Hussain Sheikh al-Islami Tooyserkani

    Examples of Taqwa (Piety) in the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of Ahl al-Bayt (as)

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  • Resurrection (Ma’ad) in the Quran
    by: Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini

    Discussions on Resurrection and life after death from Islamic perspective.

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  • Imam ‘Ali Sunshine of Civilized Islam
    by: Muhammad Husayn Tahmasebi

    This text presents Imam Ali's accomplishments and role during and after the life of the Holy Prophet (S). It describes his humane qualities and virtues.

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  • The Role of Holy Imams (a.s.) in the Revival of Religion Vol. 2
    by: Sayyid Murtadha al-'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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  • Misbah-uz-Zulam, Roots of the Karbala’ Tragedy
    by: Sayyid Imdad Imam

    This book discusses the causes of the tragedy of Karbala’ and it will also throw light on numerous other matters, which are yet unknown to the vast majority of Muslims.

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  • Ashura
    by: Shaykh Muhammad Mahdi Al-Asifi

    The research and analysis on the Uprising of Imam Husayn (as) from Hijaz to Iraq.

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  • The Golden Era of Reappearance
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    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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  • A Study of Sunni and Shii Traditions Concerning Tahrif Part 1
    by: Rasul Ja'fariyan

    In this text, a three-part series written by Rasul Ja'fariyan, the author analyzes traditions from Sunni and Shia sources regarding Tahrif (alterations), also from semantic and textual point of view. Evidences for the absence of Tahrif are presented via historical events and traditions.

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  • Kitab al-Ghayba: The Book of Occultation
    by: Sheikh Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Ibraheem bin Ja'far al-Katib an-Numani

    Sheikh Muhammad bin Ibraheem bin Jafar al-Numani authored this important work entitled Kitab al-Ghayba following the Major Occultation of the Twelfth Imam. The work tried to prove the necessity of the Twelfth Imam’s occultation by relating traditions on the authority of the Prophet and the Imams predicting its occurrence.

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  • The Brother of the Prophet Muhammad: Imam ‘Ali
    by: Shaykh Muhammad Jawad Chirri

    The text analyzes in details the political-religious place of Imam Ali in Islam, his spiritual relationship to the Prophet Muhammad and his contribution in establishing the Islamic State and the spread of the Faith of Islam; it discusses him as a Caliph and as a statesman, and also what was said about his policy and statesmanship and the causes which led to the accumulations of the difficulties which prevented him from reaching a peaceful and more lasting rule during the days of his caliphate.

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  • The Role of Holy Imams (a.s.) in the Revival of Religion Vol. 1
    by: Sayyid Murtadha al-'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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  • A Study of Sunni and Shii Traditions Concerning Tahrif Part 3
    by: Rasul Ja'fariyan

    In this text, a three-part series written by Rasul Ja'fariyan, the author analyzes traditions from Sunni and Shia sources regarding Tahrif (alterations), also from semantic and textual point of view. Evidences for the absence of Tahrif are presented via historical events and traditions.

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

    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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  • The Role of Holy Imams (a.s.) in the Revival of Religion Vol. 3
    by: Sayyid Murtadha al-'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 Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin
    by: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi

    The book is a biography of the sixth infallible and fourth Imam Ali Ibn Al-Husayn Zaynu'l-`Abidin known also as Imam As-Sajjad (as). This text, the first comprehensive book on the life of the Imam in English, gives you a brief idea about Imam as-Sajjad along with his supplications and his works.

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  • Kamaaluddin wa Tamaamun Ni’ma Vol. 1
    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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  • 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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  • Mutual Respect & Peaceful Co-Existence Among Muslim
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    The views of our leading mujtahideen, compiled in this booklet, are guidelines for us to follow the example of the Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). In our interaction with the fellow Muslims, the question is not about what to say and not to say, the question is about how to say it and how not to say it.

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  • The Life of Imam Muhammad Al-Jawad
    by: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi

    A research biography of the ninth Imam: Muhammad Ibn Ali, At-Taqi or al-Jawad (as) who has filled the world with his virtues, knowledge, asceticism and piety.

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  • The Hidden Truth about Karbala
    by: A.K. Ahmed B.Sc. B.L.

    The battle at Karbala is a well-known tragedy in human history. It is not fiction or legend but a historical fact. This is an excellent narrative that chronicles the injustices against the Ahlul Bayt and their followers through the ages until now.

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  • Completion of Argument
    by: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed 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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  • The Life of Fatimah Az- Zahra', The Principal of all Women: Study and Analysis
    by: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi

    This text is a study on the life of Infallible Fatimah (s.a.), the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (S). Fatimah (s.a.) is the highest woman in knowledge, purity, patience and piety that history has ever known. She was brought up in the house of Revelation and grew in the lap of the greatest Prophet (S), and thus she was the vessel of Imamate and the continuity of Prophethood. She got married to Ameerul Mo'minin Ali bin Abi Talib (a.s.) and lived with him a life of simplicity and asceticism, and so she was an ideal example for Muslim women and indeed, for all Muslims.

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

    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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  • Uyun Akhbar Ar-Ridha Volume 1
    by: Shaykh as-Saduq

    This is the first volume of the book Uyun Akhbar Ar-Ridha, which is not only a detailed account of the Biography of our Eighth Imam Abul Hassan Ali ibni Musa AR-Ridha a.s. and a narration of the life-story of the Imam AS’ but it gives an insight into the erudition and holiness of the Imam AS. and the narration of His ahadith which has gone down in history as “Al-Silsilatul Dhahabiyyah” (The Golden Chain) that is transmitted from Imam to Imam from The Prophet SAWW. The text is divided into thirty chapters, each of which treats a certain topic related to the Imam AS.

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  • A Study of Sunni and Shii Traditions Concerning Tahrif Part 2
    by: Rasul Ja'fariyan

    In this text, a three-part series written by Rasul Ja'fariyan, the author analyzes traditions from Sunni and Shia sources regarding Tahrif (alterations), also from semantic and textual point of view. Evidences for the absence of Tahrif are presented via historical events and traditions.

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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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  • 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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  • Imamate, The Vicegerency of the Prophet (S)
    by: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    Meaning of Imamate and Khilafah, as well as Shi'i and Sunni views on topics such as necessity of Imamate, infallibility, and Shura.

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  • Obligations and Prohibitions in Islamic Divine Law
    by: Ayatullah Ali Mishkini

    This book presents the issues the society is confronted with, in a brief and simple language, both in the field of thought and practice.

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  • The Shi'ah and Islamic Disciplines
    by: Sayyid Hasan al-Sadr

    The writer is an erudite scholar who, with authority discusses the Islamic and Arabic sciences, the factors responsible for their emergence and the various stages of their development throughout Shi'a sources..

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wahhabis Fitna Exposed
    by: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    This text is a detailed and well-referenced reply to the booklet “What is Shi’aism?” which has been printed in Nairobi and distributed throughout East Africa by the Wahhabis, in order to spread discord.It has been written not to hurt the feelings of anyone; but to differentiate fact from fiction, and to clear the air against Shiaism.

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  • Uyun Akhbar Ar-Ridha Volume 2
    by: Shaykh as-Saduq

    This is the second volume of the book Uyun Akhbar Ar-Ridha, which is not only a detailed account of the Biography of our Eighth Imam Abul Hassan Ali ibni Musa Ar-Ridha a.s. and a narration of the life-story of the Imam AS’ but it gives an insight into the erudition and holiness of the Imam AS. and the narration of His ahadith which has gone down in history as “Al-Silsilatul Dhahabiyyah” (The Golden Chain) that is transmitted from Imam to Imam from The Prophet SAWW. The second volume starts from chapter 31 and ends at chapter 69, each of which treats a certain topic related to the Imam AS.

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  • Introduzione alla Shia Duodecimana
    by: Comunità Shi°ita Italiana


    Introduzione alla Shia Duodecimana

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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 Event or Eid al-Mubahalah
    by:

    The Event or Eid al-Mubahalah

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  • Lady Zaynab
    by: Badr Shahin

    This book throws lights on the great personality of Lady Zaynab (s.a.), daughter of Imam Ali (a.s.) and Fatimah az-Zahra (s.a.), granddaughter of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S) and sister of Imam Husayn (a.s.) and describes her great role in the uprising of Imam al-Husayn (a.s.) especially after his martyrdom, it recalls how she stood firmly against oppression and tyranny denouncing the great injustices and the forgeries made by the tyrant that called himself a Muslim caliph, Yazid ibn Mu’awuiyyah (‘lan).

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  • Il Messaggio di Ghadir : Traduzione del Testo Integrale
    by:

    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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  • Infallibility of the Prophets and Messengers
    by: Sayyid Murtadha al-'Askari

    Compiled by the great scholar Allama Sayyid Murtadha Al-Askari, this book deals with one of the important issues of faith: infallibility of the prophets and messengers of Allah.

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  • Épître sur Les Droits en Islam (Risalat al-Huquq)
    by: Imam ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn Zayn al-‘Abidin (as)

    Cet ouvrage présente les 51 droits fondamentaux en Islam tels qu’ils furent présentés et exprimés par le 4e Imam `Ali ibn al-Husayn Zayn al-`Abidin (as). Cet ouvrage n’a pas le caractère abstrait et impersonnel des écrits juridiques classiques. Le texte est épatant par sa simplicité et sa capacité à permettre à tout un chacun de s’y référer.

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  • The Truth about the 'Companions'
    by: Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani

    The present study aims to critically asses the tradition ascribed to the Holy Prophet known as Hadith al-Nujum that narrates the following:
    “My Companions are like the stars; whoever among them you follow, you will be rightly guided.”

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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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  • 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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  • El sendero de Ahlul Bayt, su posición y trayectoria
    by:

    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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  • 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 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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  • Manner of Awaiting
    by: Ali Akbar Talaafi

    "Manner of Awaiting" is a small collection of people's responsibilities which are gathered to remind us of our duties while waiting for the reappearance of the Hidden Imam, Imam al-Hujja, al-Qa’im, Imam Mahdi (aj)

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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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  • 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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  • Mahdi in the Quran According to Shi‘ite Quran Commentators
    by: A. Toussi, N. Vasram

    In this book, author has explored the belief in Mahdi and the Messianic ideas implicit in the Qur’an in the light of both classical and contemporary Shi'ite commentaries on the Qur'an.

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  • Fadak
    by: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    A brief perspective on the history of Fadak and its forced possession by the caliphate written by Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    Comments: 0 Total views: 1,093
  • 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 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"

    Comments: 0 Total views: 1,014
  • Fabricated Traditions
    by: Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani

    The author discusses traditions about caliphs relating their names in order; he proves that such traditions are fabricated and forged by studying various chains of these kinds of traditions available in Sihah al-Sitta and other credible Sunni sources.

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  • Al-Nass Wal-Ijtihad, Text and Interpretation
    by: Sayyid 'Abd al-Husayn Sharaf al-Din al-Musawi

    The Text Al-Nass Wal-Ijtihad deals with the judgments and verdicts that the author has collected, through his wide research, which have been innovated by famous companions of the Prophet (S) and by their successors that have contradicted the basic rules of ijtihad. Any of us, who discusses these events now, just wants to research on history to know the stages of the dispute in order to reform the faults and not to widen them, in order to make use of this reform at present and to make it grow in the future and not to recall a past that has elapsed and will never come back again.

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  • Wahabism At The Crossroads
    by: Ayatullah Naser Makarem Shirazi

    This book gives a detailed account of the two types of Wahhabis: Moderate and Extremist; and explains the reasons why Wahabism is at the crossroads.

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  • In Pursuance Of The Sun
    by: Sayed Jamaluddin Hejazi

    In Pursuance Of The Sun
    Sayed Jamaluddin Hejazi

    A brief account on how Nargis (r.a.) travelled to find imam Askari (as), her origins, her captivity, their encounter, their marriage and the blessed birth of Imam Mahdi (aj) The Imam of our Time, may Alat Ta’ala hasten his reappearance

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  • A Lecture on Nahjul Balagha
    by: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    This book aims to clarify some of the misunderstandings shown by some people about Nahjul Balagha.

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  • A Probe into the History of Hadith
    by: Sayyid Murtadha al-'Askari

    Sayyid Murtadha al-Askari, the renowned scholar, has very ably made a probe into the History of the delicate institution of Hadith and very ably unveiled the picture of the institution of Hadith in such a superb manner that every line and contour of its countenance becomes distinctly clear.

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  • The Promised Savior: An inquiry into the imamate of Imam Mahdi (as) from the viewpoint of Muslim thinkers
    by: Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani

    Written by Professor Milani, The Promised Savior is a short but significant work that deals with the doctrine of Mahdawiyyat (the belief in Imam Mahdi as ultimate savior). Despite being short, it has not ignored any vital issues concerning the doctrine of Mahdawiyyat.

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  • A Critical Assessment of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim
    by: Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani

    This text studies Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim and some of the traditions they contain, in order to make it clear that the traditions are not necessarily authentic (Sahih) just because they are contained in these two books.

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  • A Critical Assessment of Umm Kulthum’s Marriage to Umar
    by: Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani

    This text discusses about Umm Kulthum‘s marriage to Umar ibn Al-Khattab, presenting the narrations from the most famous books authored by Sunni scholars, carefully examining the chains of the narrations, their significations, the narrators and their goals.

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  • Husayn, the Saviour of Islam
    by: S.V. Mir Ahmad Ali

    The book presents the lifetime of Imam Husayn (as) from birth to martyrdom, and concentrates his life with his mother; the mistress of the world's women, and his father and brother, and his role in wars and the rest affairs before his imamate, and a precise exposition of Karbala occurrences.

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  • The Saviour's Revolution
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

    The author discusses about the idea of Final Victory and the establishment of an ideal society by the final saviour, Imam Mahdi (aj).

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  • Ghadir as Narrated by Ahlul Bayt (a.s.)
    by: Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani

    The present work is about the event of Ghadir as Narrated by the Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). It studies briefly the Ghadir narrations in Shiite works compiled by Shiite Mujtaheeds.

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  • A Distortion in Thaqalain Tradition
    by: Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani

    Thaqalain tradition is a famous and well-known tradition that is reported by [both] Sunnites and Shiites. Hundreds of prominent narrators have narrated this tradition. Some self-interested figures have fabricated the tradition of adherence to Book (Quran) and Tradition (Prophet's Tradition) [instead of Quran and Prophet's Progeny] as two weighty things. This book studies this tradition and its reporters, critically examines them and shows the truth to those who seek it.

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  • Imam Ali (A) the Herald of Unity Part 1
    by: Seyyed Kazem MirJalil
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  • Imam Husayn: The Heir of Prophet Abraham
    by: Mohammad Ali Shomali

    This article outlines the importance of prophet Abraham, who played an outstanding role in establishing the monotheistic tradition, hence, he is considered to be the founder of all Abrahamic religions and furthermore demonstrates that by sacrificing himself, Imam Husayn preserved the path of the Prophets as articulated and illustrated by Abraham, and paved the way for establishing the ideal community which in turn would establish universal justice, equality, and dignity for all.

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  • The Role of the Women of Ashura
    by: Simindokht Behzadpoor

    This article offers an account of the women's unwavering support of Imam Husayn and his cause before Ashura, in the Battle of Karbala, and after the massacre.

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  • The Connection between Imam Mahdi and Imam Husayn, Part 1
    by: Mohammad Ali Shomali

    This paper is the first part of a series of three papers on the subject, initially conceived as part of a series of lectures delivered by the author in London, at the Islamic Centre of England in Muharram 1433/November and December 2011, entitled, "Spiritual Struggle of Karbala."

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  • The Connection between Imam Mahdi and imam Husayn, Part 3
    by: Mohammad Ali Shomali

    This paper is the third part of a series of three papers on the subject, initially conceived as part of a series of lectures delivered by the author in London, at the Islamic Centre of England in Muharram 1433/November and December 2011, entitled, "Spiritual Struggle of Karbala."

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  • The Connection between Imam Mahdi and Imam Husayn, Part 2
    by: Mohammad Ali Shomali

    This paper is the second part of a series of three papers on the subject, initially conceived as part of a series of lectures delivered by the author in London, at the Islamic Centre of England in Muharram 1433/November and December 2011, entitled, "Spiritual Struggle of Karbala."

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  • The Martyrdom of Banu Hashim in Karbala as described by Ibn Nama' Al-Hilli
    by: Morteza Karimi

    Introducing the book and its author, this article offers a description on the martyrdom of several members of the Banu Hashim; moreover, the description portrays some inaccuracies available in several accounts on the Battle of Karbala.

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  • Shi‘ite Social Theology
    by: Mahmood Taghizadeh Davari
    Comments: 0 Total views: 352
  • Shaykh Mufid’s Account of Imamate in Al-Irshad
    by: Ghulam Hossain Adeel
    Comments: 0 Total views: 347
  • Imam Ali (A) the Herald of Unity Part 2
    by: Seyyed Kazem MirJalili
    Comments: 0 Total views: 340
  • Ali Ibn Abi Talib and Allegiance
    by: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) and Allegiance
    By: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi (r.a.)

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  • The Bright Lights of Guidance
    by: Muhammad Ali Khansary

    The present book is a collection of sermons delivered by the well known religious scholar Mr Hajj Sayyid Muhammad Ali ibn al-Ridha Khansary.

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