Spirituality

  • Forty Hadith, An Exposition
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Imam Ruhallah al-Musawi al-Khomeini

    Detailed commentary on 40 selected traditions narrated through the Prophet (S) and his Ahl al-Bayt (a) on topics of ethics and spirituality, including jihad al-nafs.

    Second revised edition.

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  • Light Within Me
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari, Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn at-Tabataba'i, Ayatullah Sayyid Imam Ruhallah al-Musawi al-Khomeini

    Introduction to Irfan, stages of the spiritual journey, guidance and perfection, Interpretation of Sura al-Hamd, and the Invocation of Sha'baniyah.

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  • Lantern of the Path
    by: Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq ('a)

    A collection of Hadith by the sixth Imam (as) on knowledge, behavior, remembrance, prayer, and fear of God.

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

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

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  • Du`a Kumayl, A Translation & Commentary
    by: Husein A. Rahim

    Arabic text, English translation, commentary, and audio recitation of this famous supplication that Ameer al-Mu'mineen Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (a) taught to his companion Kumayl ibn Ziyad (r).

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  • Du`a Kumayl, A Translation & Commentary
    by: Husein A. Rahim

    Arabic text, English translation, commentary, and audio recitation of this famous supplication that Ameer al-Mu'mineen Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (a) taught to his companion Kumayl ibn Ziyad (r).

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  • Self Building
    by: Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini

    A detailed description of special deeds as performed by God's most devoted sincere servants during their lives, the self-restraint and asceticism practiced by them during these worships, and the spiritual purification achieved by them. Original Persian title: Khud Sazi wa Tahzib wa Tazkiyeh Nafs.

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  • Islamic Teachings in Brief
    by: Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn at-Tabataba'i

    This book, written in a relatively simple language, presents a summary of the teachings of Islam.

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  • Hajj (The Pilgrimage)
    by: Dr. Ali Shariati

    Underlying philosophy of every stage of Hajj. A wonderful spiritual preparation for those intending to perform the Pilgrimage

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  • Jami' al-Sa'adat (The Collector of Felicities)
    by: Muhammad Mahdi ibn abi Dharr al-Naraqi

    Meaning and Origin of Akhlaq, Moral Virtues and Vices, Diseases of the Soul and their Treatment, and Vices of Power and Passion.

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  • Jami' al-Sa'adat (The Collector of Felicities)
    by: Muhammad Mahdi ibn abi Dharr al-Naraqi

    Meaning and Origin of Akhlaq, Moral Virtues and Vices, Diseases of the Soul and their Treatment, and Vices of Power and Passion.

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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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  • Isti'adha: Seeking Allah's Protection from Satan
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Abdul Husayn Dastghaib Shirazi

    An explanation of Istiadha through its five aspects namely, piety, remembrance of Allah, resignation on the wishes of Allah, honesty of purpose and humility in supplication.

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  • Isti'adha: Seeking Allah's Protection from Satan
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Abdul Husayn Dastghaib Shirazi

    An explanation of Istiadha through its five aspects namely, piety, remembrance of Allah, resignation on the wishes of Allah, honesty of purpose and humility in supplication.

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  • One Hundred And Fifty Lessons For Life
    by: Ayatullah al-`Uzma al-Hajj ash-Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi

    In this wonderful book compiled by Ayatullah Nasir Makarim Shirazi, the reader learns many beautiful and beneficial narrations from the Ahlul Bayt (as) that teach us how to live a successful life based on the true Sunnah of the Prophet (S). The short but powerful traditions found within this short book serve as amazing examples of Islam's morals and attributes for those who wish to know some of this religion by means of a brief study. The original Arabic traditions are coupled with translation, as well as eloquent descriptions for the benefit of the reader.

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  • Jihad al-Akbar, The Greatest Jihad: Combat with the Self
    by: Imam Khomeini

    The internal struggle. Recommendations for religious students and seminaries. Importance of purifying the soul. Knowledge and faith. Includes advice on how to benefit from the blessed month of Ramadhan and the fasting and devotion therein.

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  • Anecdotes of The Ahlul Bayt
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

    This text is a compilation of incidents, narrations and teachings from the lives of the 14 infallibles which help us in living our lives in total accordance with the laws of Islam. In this collection, Ayatullah Mutahhari only used reports that he found credible and which came from reliable sources.

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  • Ethics and Spiritual Growth
    by: Sayyid Mujtaba Musawi Lari

    Man's struggle for perfection, spiritual needs, duties, and road to success.

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  • Discourses On Patience
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Khamene'i

    This text analyzes the topic of patience in light of traditions, Islamic code, and history while shedding light on the advantages and effects of patience.

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  • Muhammad in the Mirror of Islam
    by: William C. Chittick, Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    Islam and other religions, importance of the individual, Islamic world view, equality, realism, knowledge and wisdom, and the spiritual path.

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  • Man and Faith
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

    This text authored by Martyr Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari aims to shed light on the relationships between man and animal, knowledge and faith, and explain the distinctions of religious faith, kinds of ideologies, and where Islam stands in that respect.

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  • Al-Siraj: The Lantern on the Path To Allah Almighty
    by: Husain ibn 'Ali ibn Sadiq al Bahrani

    A guide for spiritual wayfarers on ethics and ways to strengthen one's faith, with the goal to reach Allah (swt).

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  • Wilayah, the Station of the Master
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

    This text is a detailed study of the different meanings of the word Wilayah. The present translation is a very short example of the writing of the late Murtadha Mutahhari, but it gives a taste of the broad scope of his view of Islam and its dealings with every aspect of human life.

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  • Imam Khomeini, Ethics and Politics
    by: Sayyid Hasan Islami

    The volume is a discussion on ethics and its relation to politics from the viewpoint of Imam Khomeini. The discussions in this book are presented in three parts. The first part is a view on the ethical principles of Imām Khomeinī’s Islamic thought and his fundamental views on ethics. The second part is a deliberation on the relation between ethics and politics. The third part deals with ethical politics and ethical elements in politics

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  • Imam Khomeini, Ethics and Politics
    by: Sayyid Hasan Islami

    The volume is a discussion on ethics and its relation to politics from the viewpoint of Imam Khomeini. The discussions in this book are presented in three parts. The first part is a view on the ethical principles of Imām Khomeinī’s Islamic thought and his fundamental views on ethics. The second part is a deliberation on the relation between ethics and politics. The third part deals with ethical politics and ethical elements in politics

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  • Jihad and Shahadat
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Mahmud Taleqani

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  • Jihad and Shahadat
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Mahmud Taleqani

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  • The Final Conclusion- Your Journey to Certainty
    by: Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba

    This text is directed to everyone; those who are looking for the Right Path, those who are lost and who need spiritual guidance, and also those who have already identified the true path but would like to reaffirm and strengthen their faith and beliefs. The author, Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba, takes the reader in an exceptional and rewarding spiritual journey with the sincere attempt to discover the truth and build the foundations of our faith from scratch using logic and common sense only and with an open mind that is ready to accept the truth wherever it is.

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  • An Approach to the Understanding of Islam
    by: Dr. Ali Shariati

    The transcript of two lectures by Dr. Ali Shariati where he emphasizes the universality of Islam describing how different facets of Islam can be understood by researchers and academics in different fields of study. As an example, he explains that he, being a social scientist, applies his knowledge to understand how the system and rules of Islam apply to society as a whole (as opposed to individuals).

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  • An Approach to the Understanding of Islam
    by: Dr. Ali Shariati

    The transcript of two lectures by Dr. Ali Shariati where he emphasizes the universality of Islam describing how different facets of Islam can be understood by researchers and academics in different fields of study. As an example, he explains that he, being a social scientist, applies his knowledge to understand how the system and rules of Islam apply to society as a whole (as opposed to individuals).

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  • Vari testi sulla Preghiera
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    Vari testi che spiegano l'importanza della preghiera e la analizzano da varie angolazioni, fornendo regole spirituali e pratiche per la realizzazione corretta di questo grande atto di adorazione verso Iddio l'Altissimo.

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  • Kashf Al-Reeba An Ahkam Al-Gheeba
    by: Sheikh Taqi ad-Dīn Ibrahim son of Ali al-`Amili

    A full-length text focusing completely on the topic of Gheebah (backbiting). Using the Qur'an and aHadeeth it describes the different types of Gheebah, makes distinction between the permissible and impermissible Gheebah, explains the consequences of engaging in it and describes methods of preventing ourselves from it.

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  • Kashf Al-Reeba An Ahkam Al-Gheeba
    by: Sheikh Taqi ad-Dīn Ibrahim son of Ali al-`Amili

    A full-length text focusing completely on the topic of Gheebah (backbiting). Using the Qur'an and aHadeeth it describes the different types of Gheebah, makes distinction between the permissible and impermissible Gheebah, explains the consequences of engaging in it and describes methods of preventing ourselves from it.

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  • Il Messaggio Spirituale dell'Islam
    by: Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai

    Tratto da:"Muhammad dar Ayineh-e Islam" (Muhammad in the Mirror of Islam)

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  • Life under the Grace of Ethics
    by: Ayatullah al-`Uzma al-Hajj ash-Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi

    This text which is authored by Ayatullah al-Uzma Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi, sheds light on how life would look under the grace of ethics. The topics of morality and ethics, its hygiene, principles and how social life is affect is thoroughly discussed.

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  • Spirituality of the Shi‘ism and Other Discourses
    by: Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn at-Tabataba'i

    This text presents a series of twenty-one discourses related to the spirituality of Shi'ism and various key interesting topics in Islam.

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  • Risalah Al- Wilayah, Vicegerency
    by: Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn at-Tabataba'i
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  • Le caratteristiche di uno Sciita
    by: Ayatullah al-Od'ma Makarim Shirazi


    Lezioni di Etica dell'Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi, cinque lezioni sulle caratteristiche che un vero sciita deve avere
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    Prima Lezione

    Una delle parti più importanti del volume 65 del Bihar-al-Anwar espone le caratteristiche di uno sciita ed è bene che ognuno di noi le legga per sapere quali sono i doveri di uno sciita dell’Ahl-ul-bayt. Una persona non può considerarsi sciita solo perché si chiama tale o perché lo erano i genitori.

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  • Programma Giornaliero del Credente dal Mattino alla Sera
    by: Shaykh Habib al-Kazimi

    Tratto dal sito di Shaykh Habib al-Kazimi www.alseraj.net

    1. Inizia la tua giornata con la preghiera del mattino (salat al-fajr) dopo aver compiuto la preghiera supererogatoria, la quale agisce come una preparazione spirituale e previene il sonno e la pigrizia. Essa inoltre compensa il danno di ogni deficienza che ha luogo durante la preghiera obbligatoria.

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  • La Gnosi Islamica (Irfan) e la Saggezza (Hikmah)
    by: Ayatollah Muhammad Taqi Misbah al-Yazdi

    Concetto di Irfan, Sufismo, Hikmat e filosofia. Pubblicato in inglese in: al Tawhid Islamic Journal vol. 14 No. 3 Fall 1997

    Introduzione

    Nel Nome di Allah, il Clemente, il Misericordioso

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  • La Purificazione dell'Anima
    by: Seyyed Jafar Hosseyni

    Nel Nome di Allah, il Clemente, il Misericordioso

    Per comprendere meglio cosa s’intenda per “purificazione dell’anima”, è prima necessario spendere qualche parola sulla questione dell’arbitrio umano, dal quale dipende la crescita e il declino spirituale dell’essere umano.

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  • Il Jihad contro se stessi
    by: Imam Khomeini

    Traduzione di un discorso del defunto Ayatullah al-Odhma Imam Khomeini riguardo alla jihad an-Nafs, la lotta contro i propri desideri e passioni.

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    La nostra nazione e patria deve essere ricostruita e la ricostruzione spirituale deve avere la precedenza su tutto. Lo sforzo per la ricostruzione deve partire dagli individui stessi, la lotta dell'essere umano contro il demone interiore è preminente e deve aver luogo prima di ogni altra forma di Jihad (sforzo).

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  • Un sermone nel ricordo della morte
    by: Walid al Mazidi


    Un sermone nel ricordo della morte

    Un sermone commovente per farci ricordare della morte e dei suoi momenti importanti, e di ciò che accadrà a tutti dopo la morte.

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  • Fear and Hope
    by: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari

    This text analyzes the two human instincts of fear and hope, their relationship with each other, its combination, the weakness of will, and courage in a wider sense. It also presents hypocrisy as an expression of fear.

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  • Tasawwuf the Meeting Point of Tashayyu and Tasannun
    by: Dr. Wahid Akhtar

    This text introduces the idea that Sufism is the meeting point of the Shia and Sunni schools of thought, suggesting unity of these sects.

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  • Fortitude, the Bridge to Victory
    by: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari

    This text presents the character trait of fortitude to be the bridge and path to attaining victory. The author, Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari, discusses the principles of life, lessons of failure, means of perfection and steadiness in friendship with respect to fortitude.

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