Islam is based on monotheism. Tawhid, the oneness of Allah, is an essential belief for all Muslims. Islam teaches that Allah, the one god, has 99 attributes. Although we can understand some of His attributes, His essence cannot be comprehended by a human's limited mental capacity. Allah has created mankind primarily so that they may know their creator through his creations.
God & His Attributes
- Masahaba (41)
- Historia Ya Mwanzoni Wa Uislamu (111)
- Fatima al-Zahra - Binti wa Mtume (S) (26)
- Kwa Ujumla (149)
- Imam al-Husayn na Karbala (167)
- Imam al-Mahdi – Imamu wa Kumi na Mbili (75)
- Imam Ali – Imamu wa Kwanza (88)
- Siasa na Masuala ya Kisasa (104)
- Mtume Muhammad (S) (66)
- MItume / Manabii (8)
- Wanazuoni (43)
- Maimamu 12 (72)
Nature of Allah
Tradition of Mufaddal
This text is the English translation of the Tradition of Mufaddal, as narrated by his companion Mufaddal ibn `Umar. Recorded by by 'Allamah Majlisi (d. 1110 AH) in Bihar al-'Anwar, volume 3, page 57, chapter (bab) 4, tradition (riwayah) no. 29. It describes the amazing ingenuity the Almighty manifested in the universe, human beings, the animal kingdom, nature and natural disasters.
God and His Attributes
Belief in God, God in the Qur'an, free will, and a discussion of some of attributes of God. Translated by Dr. Hamid Algar.
Ain-Al Hayat, The Essence of Life
‘Ain-Al Hayat عين الحياة
The book begins with the biographical descriptions of some of the truest Companions of The Prophet (S), namely, Salman Farsi, Abu Dharr Ghifari and Miqdad Al-Aswad.
Knowing God, His 99 attributes, the Unity of God, and supplicating to Him
Allah's 99 Names, Excerpts from the text: Asma-ul Husna
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
He is the one who honors and the one who humiliates.
The Justice of God
At-Tawhid or Monotheism
A book that delves into the several dimensions and depths of Tawhid (Oneness of God): the central and core concept of Islam. Starting from the basic definitions, it then moves onto how one's life and existence revolve around Tawhid.
God: An Islamic Perspective
A short text explaining the fundamental Islamic principle of belief in single, unique God. The author explains why this belief is both rational and scientific, and concludes with a section on Tawhid and the attributes of Islam.
Al-Tawhid and Its Social Implications
Oneness of God as a World outlook, outlook of human existence and as a social approach.
Fundamentals of Knowing God in Greek Philosophy and Divine Religion
In this research, effort has been made to discuss and compare the genuine foundations and basic fundamentals of Knowing God and the ways of gaining the knowledge of God in Divine Religions and in Greek Philosophy.
Discursive Theology Volume 1
This text deals with a set of ideological and scholastic questions based upon Islamic theology from the perspective of Shī‘ah Imāmiyyah school of thought. Reason and revelation have been the final reference and arbiter in decisions and evaluations. A series of lessons surrounding recognition of God is presented.
What Everyone Should Know about Islam
This book focuses on the principles of religion which are relevant to the thought and soul of human beings, reason and intellect follow it, and deeds and movement of human beings spring forth from its fountainhead accordingly.
Divine (Allah’s) Judgment (Hokm) versus Human Judgment (Hokm)
Dieu et ses attributes
L'objet de cet ouvrage ambitieux écrit par Sayyid Musavi Lari est de nous guider vers une meilleure connaissance de notre Créateur à travers la compréhension de Ses attributs, leurs implications philosophiques et leurs conséquences sur notre compréhension et notre perception de notre place dans ce monde. Comme l'explique si brillamment cet ouvrage, le phénomène religieux ou le sentiment Divin sont extrêmement encrée dans en l'homme même si parfois il s'en détourne.
La Justicia Divina
Libro que trata la Justicia Divina, uno de los fundamentos del Islam, y la importancia de la razón en el acceso a un correcto entendimiento.
La Concezione di Dio nel Corano
Principles of the Shi’ite Creed
A brief and concise text about the primary principles of the Islamic beliefs to familiarize themselves and their acquaintances with them.
Understanding God's Mercy - Part 1
In this paper, the author examines the infiniteness of God’s mercy and His aim in creating man as seen in His qualities and actions, in divine sayings, and in the supplications and hadiths of the Ahlul Bayt (a).
This book is part of ideological collection of “Youths and Truths” by Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini based on years of delving into religious texts and sources, constant contact with the young generation and pondering over ideological and educational issues.
Fundamentals of Islamic Thought: God, Man and the Universe
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.
Dios, desde una Perspectiva Islámica
El primer fundamento del Islam: existencia y unicidad de Dios (Tawhid), junto con Sus atributos, y consideraciones sobre politeísmo (Shirk).
Hadith ya Mufazzal
Hadithi maarufu ya Mufazzal kutoka kwa Imam al-Sadiq [a] juu ya ushahidi wa kuwepo kwa Mungu.
L'Esprit du Monothéisme
L’auteur cherche à ce que le monothéisme recouvre sa signification authentique, c’est-à-dire sa qualité spirituelle de base, et nous ouvre une réflexion très riche sur les grands concepts actuels de la pensée moderne (liberté de l’homme, lutte des classes, libération de l'homme…) à travers cette philosophie monothéiste authentique qui les contient tous dans une vision globale, harmonieuse et complémentaire.
A Play about God (British English)
Two friends, one Muslim called Asgher and other an atheist called Joshua, have just returned home after work and Asgher tripped on the carpet and fell.
Asgher: Thank God! I did not hurt myself!
Joshua: Don't thank God, thank me that I caught you on time.
Asgher: If God did not give you strength then you would have been unable to prevent me from falling.
Divine Justice and the Problem of Evil
In this paper, the author, in brief, analyzes the problem of evil and the occurrence of pain and suffering under the authority of a Just God. This leads to the question of why so much evil exists if there is divine justice.
Unicità Di Dio
A Play about God (American English)
Two friends, Hamid and Al, have just returned home from work. Hamid is a practicing Muslim, while Al is an atheist. Hamid trips on the carpet and falls.
Hamid: Thank God, that was close!
Al: Don't thank God, thank me that I caught you on time.
Hamid: God gave you the strength to stop me from falling.
Perfection of faith, seeking God, God and reason, acceptance of the unseen, and materialism.
La Presenza Divina
dell'Hojjatulislam Mohammad Hadi Abdekhoda’i
L’essere umano si trova sempre alla presenza di Dio ed Egli è prossimo all’essere umano ed a tutti gli esseri viventi. Questo concetto è stato espresso nel Nobile Corano attraverso numerosi vocaboli fra cui la preposizione araba ma’a, che significa con, la quale ricorre circa diciotto volte per quanto concerne il rapporto fra l’essere umano e Dio.
Teismo e Monoteismo
Tawhid, The Unity of God from the Holy Qur'an
This booklet is a collection of verses from the Holy Quran on Tawhid, The Unity of God.
Debates of Prophet Muhammad with Athiests and Dualists
This is the third part of the series of power point presentations on Debates of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) with scholars and representatives of five different religions. This part presents Prophet's debate with the Atheists and Dualists in Medina.
Debate of Prophet Muhammad with Polytheists
This is the fourth part of the series of power point presentations on Debates of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) with scholars and representatives of five different religions. This part presents Prophet's debate with polytheists in Medina.
Justice of God
A short text on the nature of Allah's attribute of `Adl (Justice) where the author discusses philosophical issues about its seeming incompatibility with events like natural disasters as well as with Allah's own Divine Will.
Divinely Inspired Scientific Observation
This is an extract from the hadith of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (a) narrated by his companion Mufaddal on the creation of human beings, animal kingdom, environment and natural disasters.
Al-Ilahiyyat Volume 1
This book elaborates on concepts such as recognition of Allah (SwT), His names, and operative and descriptive attributes. On each of these topics, it rebuttals views held by other schools of thought within Islam, both historic and contemporary, and provides evidence from the Holy Quran, the Sunnah and traditions from the Holy Household to support its position.
L’assistance D’Allah Dans La Vie De L’humanité
À une époque où la science est triomphante et le monde ne jure que par ce qui est matériel et tangible, Murtadha Mutahhari provoque notre curiosité et nous oblige à découvrir un point de vue oublié de la condition humaine, à savoir la foi et la croyance en l’invisible et notamment la foi dans l’assistance d’Allah. Cet ouvrage est donc une discussion autour de la notion du Ghayb ou de l’invisible, les différentes formes que prend l’assistance de Dieu jusqu’à la question du Mahdi.