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  • At the Presence of Jesus Christ

    This text is a collection of Traditions (Ahadith) attributed to prophet Jesus (a.s.), the son of Mary (s.a.), all of them found in the books brought to us from our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S) and his Ahlul Bayt (a.s.).

  • Islam and Christianity, A Comparative Study

    The book is quite a broad comparison of present day Christianity to Islam. It examines the gist of both on a few dimensions – the history, the scriptures, the doctrines and practises. The author persuasively argues that modern, Euro-centric Christianity contradicts the original message taught by Jesus Christ. Soon after him, religious leaders began preaching new ideas and the church authorities allowed alien faiths and rituals to contaminate the religion in a very significant way.

  • The Bible, The Qur'an and Science

    In his objective study of the texts, Maurice Bucaille clear away many preconceived ideas about the Old Testament, the Gospels and the Qur'an. He tries, in this collection of writings, to separate what belongs to Revelation from what is the product of error or human interpretation. His study sheds new light on the Holy Scriptures. At the end of a gripping account, he places the believer before a point of cardinal importance: the continuity of a Revelation emanating from the same God, with modes of expression that differ in the course of time.  It leads us to meditate upon those factors which, in our day, should spiritually unite rather than divide Jews, Christians and Muslims. As a surgeon, Maurice Bucaille had often been in a situation where he was able to examine not only people's bodies, but their souls. This is how he was struck by the existence of Muslim piety and by aspects of Islam which remain unknown to the vast majority of non-Muslims.  In his search for

  • Islamic Laws Regarding Seafood [Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi]

    Hujjatul Islam Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi talks about the jurisprudence regarding seafood as well as the philosophy behind some of the rules, according to the Ja'fari school of thought.

  • Status of the Mosque in Islam [Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi]

    Hujjatul Islam Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi talks about the importance of the mosque in Islam, as well as addressing specific Fiqhi rulings pertaining to a mosque. 

  • Islamic Khums Seminar – Khums, The Islamic Tax [Shaykh Saleem Bhimji]

    Islamic Khums Seminar: "Khums: The Islamic Tax" Shaykh Saleem Bhimji Friday, January 19th 2018 2nd Night of Jamadi-ul-awwal 1439 ISIA Edmonton, AB www.jammat.org QUESTION 1. There is no Khums on a Loan – so what if a person takes a loan or uses their Line of Credit to purchase RESP or RRSP? a. ANSWER: There is no Khums on loans, however when you take the loan and purchase an RESP or RRSP or any product, that investment or product is now yours. If you don’t use that investment or product in the first year, it is savings and thus, is Khums-liable. This would apply for anything. If you get a loan to buy clothing, jewellery, electronics and don’t use that item for one year, you must pay Khums on it. Similarly if you have an RESP or RRSP, then after one year, there is Khums liable on it. QUESTION 2. Money that students get – scholarship for good grades, or a grant for research work, etc. a. ANSWER: As it is a gift from the school or learning institut, then if

  • Philosophy & Fiqh of Khums [Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi]

    Philosophy & Fiqh of Khums | Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi. A clear explanation of Khums, its meaning and how it is calculated and paid.

  • Fatima, the Mother of her Father

    Fatima, the Mother of her Father Sheikh Mansour Leghaei Introduction In the Name of God; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Lady Fatima, the lady of light has an elevated status in the eyes of Allah due to her childhood sacrifices and support towards the religion of Islam. She is ‘the mother of her father and is an axis to great qualities. The mutual affection between Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W) and her is unique and holds a very prominent position in father-daughter relationship. Abu-Faraj al-Isfahani in his Isnad narrated from Imam Sadiq (A.S) from his father: “Verily, Fatima (S.A) was surnamed ‘Omme Abiha’.” [Beharul-Anwaar, vol43 p.19 from Maqatelu-Talebin] ‘Omme Abiha’ or ‘The Mother of her Father’ is one of the best-known titles of Lady Fatima (peace be upon her). This title sounds quite peculiar for many people especially those who are less familiar with the Arabic language. This lecture is a humble interpretation of the abovementioned Hadith. I shall

  • Imam Ali (as), whose Imam is he?

    Imam Ali (as), whose Imam is he? Sheikh Mansour Leghaei Introduction In the Name of God; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Imam Ali, the leader of the believers, is the epitome of justice, bravery and piety. The history of Islam is bound to his great personality and honorable existence. He is on the high peak of the Right Path and is the Imam and leader only of those who are on the same path even on a very low level. Only those who look at the lifestyle of Imam Ali (a.s) and attempt at getting closer to him in practice can really and truly claim that they regard him as their Imam. We, the Shia Muslims always consider Imam Ali (a.s) our Imam and claim that we are his followers. Thus, we are celebrating his birth this evening. The question is, is there any criteria to be met by which we can hope that we are following Imam Ali (a.s) and that he is our Imam, or is it just enough to say we are born Shia and love him, irrespective of any similarities between our

  • Lady Khadija (s.a.): The Perfect Woman

    Lady Khadija (s.a.): The Perfect Woman ***** There are only four women in the entire world who have measured up to the lofty standards of real greatness and perfection set by Islam. They are: 1. Lady Asiya (s.a.), the wife of Pharaoh 2. Lady Mary (s.a.), the mother of Christ (a.s.) 3. Lady Khadija (s.a.), the daughter of Khuwailid 4. Lady Fatimah Zahra (s.a.), the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (S) Lady Khadija (s.a.), the wife of The Lord of Prophets, Hazrat Muhammad (S) and the mother of The Mistress of the Ladies of the Worlds, Lady Fatimah Zahra (s.a.), combined in herself all the attributes of those women, which add up to perfection. Malikatul Arab (the Queen of Arabs) was the ideal woman, the ideal wife for The Seal of Prophets [or the last prophet], Hazrat Muhammad (S), and the ideal mother Lady Khadija (s.a.) had a deep dedication to Islam, and love for and gratitude to Allah. She sacrificed all her wealth for Islam and stood by the side of her


Any wealth of yours that teaches you a lesson has not been wasted.

- Imam Ali -

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