Prophethood & Imamate

  • Le Révélateur, Le Messager, Le Message
    by: Ayatullah Muhammad Baqer as-Sadr

    « Ce livre écrit par Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqer As-Sadr est l’introduction de sa thèse “Al-Fatâwâ Al-Wâdhihah” (Les Décrets Juridico-Religieux Claires). L'auteur y reprend sa thèse sur “Les Fondements Logiques de l'Induction” pour en donner quelques illustrations précises et quelques applications concrètes.

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  • Al-Muraja'at
    by: Sayyid 'Abd al-Husayn Sharaf al-Din al-Musawi

    A series of letters debating Shi'i and Sunni beliefs between the late Shi'i scholar Sharaf al-Din, and the late Sunni scholar and head of Al-Azhar university.

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  • Jesus through Shiite Narrations
    by: Mahdi Muntazir Qaim

    Categorized collection of hadith (narrations) on Prophet Jesus (a) from the Shia books of Hadith. Topics include: His childhood, characteristics, the disciples, children of Israel, the Gospel, supplications to God among others.

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  • Justice, Peace and Prophet Muhammad
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

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  • Event of Ghadir Khumm
    by: Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project Team

    Scholarly examination of sources and narrators of the tradition of Al-Ghadir as well as maps of Ghadir Khumm.

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  • The Occultation of the Twelfth Imam (A Historical Background)
    by: Jassim M. Hussain

    (with a Foreword by Dr. I.K.A Howard, Edinburg University)

    A study of the occultation of the Twelfth Imam using rarely consulted early Shi’ite sources, covering the time period from Ja'far al-Sadiq, the Sixth Imam, to the end of the lesser occultation of the Twelfth Imam.

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  • Al-Ghadir and its Relevance to Islamic Unity
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

    The concept of Islamic Unity, and the contribution of the book "Al-Ghadir" by Allamah Amini towards such a unity.

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  • Tawassul - Seeking a Way unto Allah
    by: Dr. Abd al-Karim Shirazi

    Controversy over the concept of tawassul. Definition of tawassul; to the Prophet and the Saints during their lifetime and after death. Opinion of 'ulama (scholars) on the permissibility of tawassul.

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  • The Twelve Successors of the Holy Prophet
    by: Sayyid Murtada al-'Askari

    Narrations of the Prophet on the number of Imams, the twelve Imams according to the school of caliphate, brief account of the Imams.

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  • Prophecies About The Holy Prophet of Islam
    by: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi

    Prophecies About The Holy Prophet of Islam in Hindu, Christian, Jewish, & Parsi Scriptures


    بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ﴿1﴾

    Bismillahi ar- Rahmani ar-Rahim
    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

    الحَمْدُ لِلّهِ رَبِّ العَالَمِينَ﴿2﴾

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  • Prophethood
    by: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi

    This short booklet discusses the essential nature of Nubuwwah (Prophethood), why infallibility (ismah) is needed for such a position, and follows this by sections on prophecies about the Holy Prophet and the miracles of his prophethood.

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  • 40 Ahadith- Les exhortations du prophète Issa (Jésus)

    Ce titre a été publier avec l'idée de prendre 40 hadith sur Nabi Issa (as) qui soit simple et variées venant de source différente. La simplicité de ces Hadith facilite la compréhension et de la mémorisation.

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  • Seal of the Prophets and His Message
    by: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari

    Prophethood, miracles, revelation, inerrancy, splendor of Prophet Muhammad (s), migration, Qur'anic themes, and the sealing of Prophethood.

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  • Verses of Ghadir
    by: Al-Mustafa Center for Islamic Researches

    An exegesis of the Quranic verses that point to the even of Ghadir Khumm.

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  • The Infallibility of the Prophets in the Qur'an
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

    A short text on the nature of Ismah (infallibility) and its necessity for the person holding the position of Prophethood. Examples from the Qur'an are discussed where it might appear to some that certain prophets of Islam departed from this state of infallibility.

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  • 40 Ahadith- Le Tant Attendu Sauveur de l’Humanité, Al-Mahdi

    Different Hadith qui souligne les actions et information importantes sur la vie de notre 12ème Imam, Imam Mehdi (atf) et quelques actions que nous pourrions faire pour nous rapprocher et pour mieux connaître notre Imam du temps.

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  • A Cursory Glance at the Theory of Wilayat al-Faqih
    by: Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi

    This work contains a number of speeches, articles, books, and question-and-answer sessions of the erudite professor, Haḍrat Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi (may his sublime presence endure), which have been compiled, edited and published by the author on the subject of Wilayat al-Faqih. We believe that in the current status of our society, wilayat al-faqih constitutes the central pillar of Islam, and its safety contributes to the splendor of Islam and Islamic laws and values in the society.

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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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  • Muhammad (S) is the Last Prophet
    by: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    This text is a response to the erroneous Ahmadiyya (Qadiani) beliefs about the alleged prophethood of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. It discusses in depth the finality of prophethood with Prophet Muhammad in light of the Qur'an and traditions (ahadith). It also refutes the claims that connect Imam Mahdi with Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.

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  • Forty Ahadith on Ghadir
    by: Mahmud Sharifi

    This text is a collection of forty ahadith about the great event of Ghadir Qum from the fourteen infallibles.

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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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  • Master and Mastership
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

    Definition of the words stemming from the arabic root wala, types of wala, wala of Imamate, leadership and control.

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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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  • Taharah & 'Ismah of The Prophets, Messengers, Awsiya', And Imams (Peace Be Upon Them)
    by: Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba

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  • Le Mahdi, ou la Fin du Temps
    by: Ayatullah Muhammad Baqer as-Sadr

    Ce livre propose de nous plonger dans la question de savoir pourquoi et comment croire à Al-mahdi (aj), en montrant d’une part que l’idée de l’avènement d’un « Messie Annonciateur » de la fin des temps ne date pas de l’Islam, et d’autre part en démontrant, selon une méthodologie scientifique, que la longévité de Al-Mahdi (aj) est scientifiquement possible.

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  • Islamic Thought (Ma‘arif Islami) Book Two
    by: Ali Reza Amini, Mohsen Javadi

    This text is the second of two books and it analyzes the concept of prophethood and Imamate.

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  • Muhammad and His God Before the Revelation (Be’that)
    by: Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba

    This text, written by Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba and translated into English by Jerrmein Abu Shahba, sheds the spotlight on the immaculate character of the Holy Messenger (SA) and his inclination towards divine proximity before the Revelation (Be'that). The reader further realizes and appreciates the special secret relationship which Muhammad (SA) enjoyed with His beloved God long before his official inauguration as Seal of Prophets to deliver the universal message of Islam to all of mankind.

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  • A Glance at the Beloved

    The book 'A Glance at the Beloved' outlines how recognition of Imam (a.t.f.s.) can be acquired in the era of occultation, its distinguishing features and its effects on those who possess this recognition. It shows the way to those who are captivated by the love of Imam (a.t.f.s.) and are in quest of his recognition, by comprehending the significance, origin and necessity of recognition in the light of traditions of the Infallibles Imams (a.s.).

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  • Ensayos Sobre El Shiismo, El Imamato Y La Wilayat
    by: Seyyed Mohammad Rizvi

    Ensayos sobre el shiismo, el Emamato y la Wilayat por Seyyed Mohammad Rizvi.

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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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  • Authority and Tradition
    by: Dr. Ghasem Kakaie

    An article explaining the different types of authority (wilayah) in Shi'a Islam, in particular the religious authority of a jurist in society after the Greater Occultation.

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  • A Concise Treatise of Authentic Traditions Regarding the Right to Divine Leadership (Imamate) of the Twelve Imams
    by: Ayatullah Al-Mirza Jawad Al-Tabrizi


    This translation is devoted in gratitude to the memory of the late Mr Gulamhussein Bhai Somji, Mrs Tahera Bai Somji, Mr Mahmud Bhai Somji and all the deceased Believers worldwide.
    The Late Shaykh Al-Tabrizi had this booklet published in Arabic. The edition consulted for this translation was the second edition, published in the year 1425 AH and obtained by the translator whilst studying in Damascus in the year 2008 AD.

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  • La Question De L'Imamat
    by: Sayyed Mujtaba Musavi-Lari

    Dans cet ouvrage, l’auteur passe en revue tout ce qui concerne cette question : statut des compagnons, le califat, l’infaillibilité des Imams, le Coran et la famille du Prophète (S) la nécessité des Imams et leur rôle…. L’intérêt de ce livre est qu’il considère les différents avis et les discute, arguments et réflexions à l’appui.

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  • What Everyone Should Know about Islam
    by: Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini

    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.

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  • Ahl-al-Bayt (a): Its Meaning and Origin

    A short article from the quarterly journal Message of Thaqalayn, on the history of the term Ahl al-Bayt, and traditions which make use of this title.

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  • اہلبیت علیھم السلام
    by: حجت الاسلام آقائی المحمدی الری الشہری
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  • L’attente active de l’Imam al-Mahdi (a.j.)
    by: Cheikh Muhammad Mahdi Al-Asifi

    L’Attente de notre 12ème Imam (as) ne se conçoit d’une manière passive car « La véritable attente est celle qui se rallie à l’action, visant à faire régner la justice dans le monde ». Partant de ce principe, l’auteur a essayé d’analyser la question de l’Attente en faisant appel à des sujets, tels que: l’Attente chez les différentes écoles idéologiques et chez les musulmans, la notion de l’Attente et sa valeur au sein des civilisations, les moyens de changement et causes du retard de l’Apparition, etc.

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  • 14 Questions about Imam az-Zaman Volume 1

    In this beautifully compiled short book the reader may learn some important proofs about Imam of our time Imam Al-Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) from authentic sources based within both Shia and Sunni schools of thought, as well as based on the Holy Quran and other ancient scriptures. The book is divided into fourteen separate questions and answers all of which eloquently describe his existence, his purpose, his birth and some of his merits (a.t.f.s.)

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  • The Recognition of Imam al-‘Asr: Significance and Obligations

    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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  • 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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  • Epistemology of Prophethood in Islam
    by: Dr. Jalal al-Haqq

    Revelation as a medium of information.

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  • Il Vero Islam
    by: Hojjatulislam Mohammad Hadi Abdekhoda'i

    Il Vero Islam
    dell'Hojjatulislam Mohammad Hadi Abdekhoda’i

    Una riflessione su cosa sia l'Islam e sulla necessità di seguire i puri Imam dell'Ahlul Bayt (as)


    La Shi’a è l’Islam puro che è stato espresso attraverso la Famiglia del Profeta. Il termine Shi’a deriva dal glorioso Corano e il fondatore della Shi’a fu lo stesso Nobile Profeta (S).

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  • The Golden Era of Reappearance

    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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  • Editorial Volume 10, Number 1, Spring 1430/2009
    by: Mohammad Ali Shomali

    This issue has coincided the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be with him and his household) and the Week of Unity. This also comes after unfair and unprecedented attacks against the character and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (S) in the last few years in some media in certain western countries.

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  • Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.): The Spring of Life

    This text presents addresses topics of Aqaed and branches of religion including belief, disbelief, and deviation. The significance and obligations of belief in the Mahdi is further described as well as the duties and responsibilities of the follower of Al-Mahdi.

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  • Principles of the Shi’ite Creed
    by: Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini

    A brief and concise text about the primary principles of the Islamic beliefs to familiarize themselves and their acquaintances with them.

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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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  • He (Imam az-Zaman) will come, for Sure

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  • Ghadir Khumm: One Of Islamic History’s Best Kept Secrets
    by: Yasin T. Al-Jibouri

    Ghadir Khumm: One Of Islamic History’s Best Kept Secrets

    By Yasin T. al-Jibouri


    This is only a brief narrative of the historic Ghadir Khumm event when the Prophet of Islam (S) appointed his successor as commanded by the Almighty.

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  • El Amor a la Familia del Profeta (ByP): El Inicio de la Unidad

    Breve explicación sobre el amor a la familia del Profeta (s), el Ahl al-Beit, razones y perspectivas sobre su nobleza.


    El Amor a la Familia del Profeta (ByP): El Inicio de la Unidad

    No hemos encontrado después de la muerte del Profeta y amado de Allah(ByP) ningún punto de un consenso tal entre los musulmanes -a pesar de sus múltiples teorías y orientaciones-, como el amor a Ahlul Bayt(P)(la familia de Profeta).

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  • La Wilayat ul-Faqih

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  • Leading The Ummah
    by: Ayatullah Jafar Subhani

    This book offers some profound reasons by resorting to Qur’anic verses and to prophetic narrations in order to explain the issue of leadership, illustrating that the Divine verdict concerning the Islamic Leadership was quite different from the view that was brought up in the Saqifah convention.

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  • A Perspective of Imamat in Nahjul Balaghah

    A Perspective of Imamat in Nahjul Balaghah

    There is a famous tradition from the Holy Prophet (S) recorded by both - the Shias and the Ahlul Sunnah traditionalists:

    'One who dies without recognizing the Imam of his time, dies the death of ignorance.'

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