Introducing the Ahlul Bayt

A Shi'ite Encyclopedia

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

Treatise On Rights (Risalat al-Huquq)

Imam Zayn al-'Abidin's `Treatise on Rights' is the only work attributed to him other than supplications or relatively short sayings and letters.

Maqtal al-Husayn

A detailed and authentic account of the tragedy of Karbala and the sacrifice of Imam Husayn (a).

Islamic Teachings in Brief

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

Akhlaq al-A’imma, Morals & Manners of the Holy Imams

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.

To Be With the Truthful

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.

Imam ar-Ridha’, A Historical and Biographical Research

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.

Fatima Zahra’ in the Noble Qur’an

This text presents an Excerpt from Tafsir Namuna - originally written in Farsi – on the Exegesis of Suratul Insan, Suratul Qadr and Suratul Kawthar, to highlight the some of the verses of the Holy

Muhammad

A biography of the life of the Prophet Muhammad, including a chapter on his ancestors, the settings of Hijaz at that time, and the events surrounding his birth.

‘Ali: The Best of the Sahabah

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 Ami

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Story of the Holy Ka’aba And its People

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

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Imamate And Infallibility of Imams In The Qur’an

This text presents an eye opening read on one of the most important yet controversial topics within Islam, that being the important subject of Imamate and infallibility of the Imams (as).

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All Solutions are with the Prophet’s Progeny

In this text, the author Al-Tijani Al-Samawi tries to present the idea that a contemporary Muslim, who lives in the civilization of the twentieth century and faces different challenges, cannot abid

Brief Commentary On Hadeeth Al-Kisaa (Tradition of the Cloak)

This text presents a brief commentary for the valuable and well-known Hadith Al Kisaa’ that is commonly narrated by all schools of thought.

Discovering Shi'i Islam

Discovering Shi’i Islam is a brief introduction to main issues related to Islam in general and Shi’i Islam in particular.

A Survey into the Lives of the Infallible Imams

This text provides a good analysis of the lives of the Infallible Imams while presenting the different methods, struggles, and circumstances of each Imam and how they may have acted similarly or di

The Life of Imam ‘Ali al-Hadi, Study and Analysis

A comprehensive and detailed biography and analysis of the life of our tenth Imam, Ali bin Muhammad al-Hadi [a].

The Concept of Combat in the Life of Imams

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

The Ahlul-Bayt; Ethical Role-Models

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

Ghadir

Al-Ghadir is the place where the Muslims had stopped was at Ghadir Khumm. The Prophet then delivered a sermon and appointed Imam Ali, peace be upon him, as his successor.

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.

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Ghadir Khumm, Where Religion Was Brought to Perfection

This text provides the reader glimpses of the journey back from the farewell pilgrimage heading towards Ghadir Khumm where the religion of Islam was perfected with the divine appointment of Imam Al

The Fourteen Luminaries of Islam

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

Fatimiyyah is ʿAshuraʾ

This text authored presents an analysis of the historic Fadak sermon of Sayyida Fatima (sa).

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 recog

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The Awaited Saviour

The return of the 12th Imam, Imam Mahdi (a), answering objections about him, and his revolution.

Fatima az-Zahra’, The World's most outstanding Lady

The historical proceedings of the Prophet's (s) daughter Fatima Az Zahra, from childhood until marriage.

Kitab al-Ghayba: The Book of Occultation

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 Spiritual Aspects of Hajj (Revised Edition)

The Spiritual Aspects of Hajj, A Translation of Imam Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn’s (ʿA) Discourse on Hajj with al-Shiblī (Revised Edition)

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

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Manifestation of the Divine Light, A Glimpse into the Spiritual Greatness of Fatima az-Zahra

Manifestation of the Divine Light, A Glimpse into the Spiritual Greatness of Fatima az-Zahra (s.a.)

Taqwa (Piety) Advice of Ahl al-Bayt

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

The Brother of the Prophet Muhammad: Imam ‘Ali

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 sp

Uyun Akhbar Ar-Ridha Volume 1

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.

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The Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin

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).

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.

Ahl al-Bayt, The Celestial Beings on the Earth

A wonderful book that gives one a better understanding of the purified household of the Holy Prophet (S).

Certainty Uncovered

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.

Mikyalul Makarim Fee Fawaaid ad-Duaa Lil Qai’m vol. 1

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 Im

Fascinating Discourses of the Fourteen Infallibles (a.s)

This book contains 560 Hadiths which covers many dimensions of the human life & for those seeking solution to the today's world problems.

Imamate and The Imams

This book is written for the youth about the definition of Imamate and privileges of the Imams so that we may learn and follow the pattern of the infallible Imams (a.s.).

Ashura

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

The Event or Eid al-Mubahalah

The Event or Eid al-Mubahalah

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The Role of Holy Imams (a.s.) in the Revival of Religion Vol. 2

The series of lectures delivered by Allamah Sayyid Murtadha al-Askari on discussion of the principle matters concerning veracious Islam.

Imam ‘Ali Sunshine of Civilized Islam

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.

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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Kamaaluddin wa Tamaamun Ni’ma Vol. 1

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.

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Words of Wisdom from Imam Husayn (as) Powerpoint Presentation

A collection of ahadith (traditions) of Imam Husayn (as)

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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.

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Mikyalul Makarim Fee Fawaaid ad-Duaa Lil Qai’m vol. 2

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 Im

Imam Al Mahdi, The Twelfth Khalifah In The Sahih Sunni Ahadith

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.

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The Role of Holy Imams (a.s.) in the Revival of Religion Vol. 1

The series of lectures delivered by Allamah Sayyid Murtadha al-Askari on discussion of the principle matters concerning veracious Islam.

The Life of Fatimah Az- Zahra', The Principal of all Women: Study and Analysis

This text is a study on the life of Infallible Fatimah (s.a.), the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (S).

The Role of Holy Imams (a.s.) in the Revival of Religion Vol. 3

The series of lectures delivered by Allamah Sayyid Murtadha al-Askari on discussion of the principle matters concerning veracious Islam.

The Life of Imam Muhammad Al-Jawad

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.

Fatima, The Perfect Role Model

Fatima, The Perfect Role Model

Translated with Additions by Saleem Bhimji

For Al-Fath Al-Mubin Publications – www.al-mubin.org

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Kamaaluddin wa Tamaamun Ni’ma Vol. 2

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.

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Imamate, The Vicegerency of the Prophet (S)

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

Uyun Akhbar Ar-Ridha Volume 2

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.

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Tragedy of al-Zahra’: Doubts and Responses

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 princi

Ghadir Tradition, The expressive evidence for guardianship


Ghadir Tradition, The expressive evidence for guardianship

Prepared by Islamic Sciences and Researches Group– Qom

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Beacons of Light

The Prophet of Islam (s), his signs, miracles, biography and family life, and a biography of his daughter Lady Fatima (a).

The Last Luminary

This text is a brief attempt to study the short history of the fundamental belief to the life of Hujjat al-Haqq (The Rightful Proof of Allah), and sheds light on the minor and major occultation.

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Imam ‘Ali’s First Treatise On The Islamic Ethics And Education

In this book, the author first discusses what ethics essentially is, and the views of various philosophers and schools of thought on it.

Lady Zaynab

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 Hu

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The Blessed Birth of Imam Mahdi

A very perceptive view on the blessings of Allah SWT and the circumstances to the marriage of Imam Mahdi's parents Imam Hassan a.s.and Narjis Khatoon, the daughter of a Roman emperor, Imam's birth,

The Role of The Ahl Al-Bayt in Building The Virtuous Community Book One: Goals And Characteristics

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.

The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community Book Eight: The System of Devotional Acts of the Virtuous Community

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.

The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community Book Seven: The Ritual System of the Virtuous Community

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.

The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community Book Six: The System of Social Relations of the Virtuous Community

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.

The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community, Book Five: The Economic System of the Virtuous Community

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.

Fadak

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

Husayn, the Saviour of Islam

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

The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community Book Three: The General System of the Virtuous Community

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.

Story of the Sun: A Look at Imam al-Ridha Life

A brief account on the life and attributes of Eighth Holy Imam: ‘Ali Ibn Musa al-Ridha (as)

The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community, Book Four: The Security System of the Virtuous Community

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.

Bright Moon: A Collection of Poems of Imam Husayn (as)

Most of people know Imam Husayn (as) as the Imam who lived 57 years, 10 years of which were of his leadership and Imamate or think to know only the last 10 days of his life.

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Ghadir as Narrated by Ahlul Bayt (a.s.)

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.

The Saviour's Revolution

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

In Pursuance Of The Sun

In Pursuance Of The Sun
Sayed Jamaluddin Hejazi

A Distortion in Thaqalain Tradition

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.

House of Sorrows, The life of Sayyidah Fatimah al-Zahra and her grief

House of Sorrows is the first ever book in English to detail the last six months of the life of the only daughter of Prophet Muhammad, Fatimah az-Zahra.

The Connection between Imam Mahdi and Imam Husayn, Part 1

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 M

Imam Husayn: The Heir of Prophet Abraham

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 religi

The Connection between Imam Mahdi and imam Husayn, Part 3

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 M

Was Imam ‘Ali a Misogynist?

The authenticity of the information in Nahjul Balagha is rarely challenged.

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The life of Imam ‘Ali Bin Musa al-Ridha’

This is an inquiry into the life of Imam ‘Ali b. Musa’ al-Ridha’, the eighth Imam from the Household of the Prophet.

The Connection between Imam Mahdi and Imam Husayn, Part 2

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

The Bright Lights of Guidance

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

The Cause of the Ashura Uprising: A Qur’anic Perspective

This article demonstrates that the actions on the Day of Ashura are a direct reflection of several Qur'anic principles, like obedience and submission only to God, being free, using the Prophet's w

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The Truth As It Is

We live in a world where every Muslim is judged by the actions of what other so called Muslims do.

Excerpts of Poetry of Imam Husayn Powerpoint Presentation

Power point based on beautiful poetry of Imam Husayn (as), excerpts taken from the book Bright Moon: A Collection of Poems of Imam Husayn (as):

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Hadith al-Kisa, The Narration of the Cloak

The Tradition of the Cloak, or Hadith al-Kisa’, is a narrative of an incident where the Prophet Muhammad assembled Hasan, Husayn, Ali, and Fatima under his cloak.

The Position of Lady Fatima al-Zahra (a) in the Verse of Mubahalah from a Sunni Perspective

The interpretation of verses on the high status of Lady Fatima are found in both Shi‘a and Sunni traditional and exegetical sources.

The Philanthropic Ideals in Imam Ali's Rule

This paper examines the ethical ideals in the practice of Imam Ali particularly as illustrated in his letter to Malik al-Ashtar, and demonstrates the philanthropic principles that statesmen ought t

History of the Shi‘a in the Time of Imam Sajjad (a) Part 1

Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn was a living embodiment of ‘Ashura as he witnessed his father, brothers, and companions cruelly massacred on the plains of Karbala.

The Sufferings of Amirol Mo’minin, Ali ibn Abi Talib: Life and Martyrdom

This text offers a brief insight into the challenges and sufferings of Imam Ali (as) before and after the passing of holy Prophet (saw), the battles he faces and during the time of the holy Imam's

The Life of Imam Muhammad ibn 'Ali al-Baqir

This book provides a detailed biography of the life of the fifth Imam, Muhammad Baqir (as): the splitter of knowledge.

The Prolonged Lifespan of Imam Mahdi (aj)

The duration of the longevity of Imam Mahdi’s life has been an area of disagreement among several Sunni and Shi‘i scholars.

Fatima Zahra in the words of the Infallibles

This article introduces some of the facets of Fatima al-Zahra's status and personality by relying on the words of the Prophet, the Imams, and Lady Fatima herself.

A Biography of Imam Ja‘far al-Sadiq (a)

This article offers a brief biography of the life of Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq, the sixth Imam, the distinctive features of his Imamate compared to other Imams, his educational achievements

From Resolution to Revolution, the Message of Ashura

Along the years many books have been written about the significance of the events that took place in Karbala.

Imamate and Wilayah, Part 7

This paper is based on lecture 14 of a series of lectures delivered by Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali in summer 2004 in Qum.