Responses to Misconceptions

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

Muta', Temporary Marriage in Islamic Law

A description of the legal situation of mut'a / mutah in Shi'ism and the origin of this divergence between Sunni and Shi'i law on temporary marriage

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The Shi'ah are the real Ahlul-Sunnah

An inquiry of an explorer of the truth into the delicate yet essential question of: "Who is best qualified to the claim of being a follower of Islam's Prophet in spirit and in practice?"

A Probe into the History of Ashura'

A history of the events leading to and including the tragedy of Karbala, and its aftermath.

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.

A Shi'ite Anthology

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.

Understanding Karbala

This text is basically a collection of articles published in different periodicals over the years and a radio speech, but they were arranged by the author himself in this present book form and publ

Arbaeen of Imam Husayn

What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Karbala] of Imam al-Husayn, peace be upon him.

The World Finally Speaks At Karbala Tribunals

This text presents the heartbreaking historical facts of the tragedy of Husayn ibn 'Ali (as) for the first time in a courtroom setting and proposes the idea of establishing an international court t

The Uprising of Ashura and Responses to Doubts

A detailed account of the life of Imam Husayn (a) and his personality, the tragedy of Karbala and the sacrifice of the Imam (a) and his companions, and a detailed analysis of Shi’i behaviours, like

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.

Spurious Arguments about the Shia

Shias have been accustomed to receiving accusations and having to put up with them.

Nikah Al-Mut’ah, Zina or Sunnah?

All the Sahabah – including Abu Bakr and ‘Umar - considered mut’ah to be halal throughout the lifetime of the Prophet, and throughout the rule of Abu Bakr.

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Imam Husayn's Revolution: An Analytical Review

This survey of the unique revolution of Imam Husayn (as) is analytical in essence, its purpose is to give a qualitative rather than quantative account.

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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.

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When Power and Piety Collide

An in-depth study and analysis of the early Islamic history and caliphate and personalities of the first three caliphs based on Sunni sources in order to understand the difference between Shi’a and

The Event of Taff, The Earliest Historical Account of the Tragedy of Karbala’

This revised edition is the research and editing of [Abu Mikhnaf’s] work by Shaikh Muhammad Hadi al-Yusufi al-Gharawi.

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Introduction to Kitab al-Irshad

This text is an introduction to Kitab al-Irshad written by Shaykh al-Mufid which covers the topics of Imamate and the different Shi'ah Sects.

The Quran And Mourning for Hussain

This booklet answers why we will not allow the suppression of the commemoration of Hussain’s martyrdom, for Hussain (pbuh) was the epitome of love and devotion to Allah.

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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

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.

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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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 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.

Completion of Argument

This book covers almost all the major objections that scholars of Ahlul Sunnat on Shia Beliefs and and customs.

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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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

Wahhabis Fitna Exposed

This text is a detailed and well-referenced reply to the booklet “What is Shi’aism?” which has been printed in Nairobi and distributed throughout East Africa by the Wahhabis, in order to spread dis

Backgrounds of Political Thought in Shi‘ism and Sunnism

This book is an extension and elaboration of four lectures from fall 1987 in the hall of the Contemporary Arts Museum.

The Faith of the Imamiyyah Shi'ah

The book is an attempt to present a general and throughout outline of the doctrines, practices and history of Twelver Shi'ah Islam.

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.

Meaning And Origins Of Shi'ism

Meaning and Origins of Shiism
Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi
Published by Islamic Education and Information Centre
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The Truth about the 'Companions'

The present study aims to critically asses the tradition ascribed to the Holy Prophet known as Hadith al-Nujum that narrates the following:

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.

Shi’ite Islam: Orthodoxy Or Heterodoxy? Second Amended and Amplified Edition

This book addresses many essential issues concerning the split between the followers of Ahlul Bayt and the followers of Ahlul Sunnah.

Fabricated Traditions

The author discusses traditions about caliphs relating their names in order; he proves that such traditions are fabricated and forged by studying various chains of these kinds of traditions availab

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.

A Critical Assessment of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim

This text studies Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim and some of the traditions they contain, in order to make it clear that the traditions are not necessarily authentic (Sahih) just because they are c

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 Two: General Rules and Fundamentals

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 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.

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.

The Promised Savior: An inquiry into the imamate of Imam Mahdi (as) from the viewpoint of Muslim thinkers

Written by Professor Milani, The Promised Savior is a short but significant work that deals with the doctrine of Mahdawiyyat (the belief in Imam Mahdi as ultimate savior).

A Critical Assessment of Umm Kulthum’s Marriage to Umar

This text discusses about Umm Kulthum‘s marriage to Umar ibn Al-Khattab, presenting the narrations from the most famous books authored by Sunni scholars, carefully examining the chains of the narra

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).

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.

Islam and Nationalism: A Theoretical Point of View, Part 1

In this paper, the author examines the position of nationalism in Islam and whether or not it prevents Islam from fulfilling its role in developing a just society.

Ali Ibn Abi Talib and Allegiance

Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) and Allegiance
By: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi (r.a.)

Was Imam ‘Ali a Misogynist?

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

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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.

Examining Selected Jurisprudential Differences among Muslims

The purpose of this study is to take a brief overview at some of the jurisprudential differences between Shia‘s and Sunnis in matters such as Wudhu’ (ablution), Adhan (the call to prayer), prayer,

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Prohibition of Two Lawful Pleasures: A Critical Assessment of Prohibition of Mut'a of Hajj and Mut'a Marriage

This book represents an amazing effort by Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Husaini Milani in providing proof that the so called traditions regarding the two lawful pleasures: mut'a of Hajj and mut'a of marriag

Verse of Purification in the Light of Quran & Hadith

At a time when our religion is being attacked from all sides, sectarian division appearing so often, here comes a booklet that underlines the fact that in many instances both Sunni and Shi'a source

Marriage according to the Five Schools of Islamic Law

This work on the Shariah or Islamic Law offers a comparative study of the Divine Law that, according to authentic Islamic doctrines, embodies the Will of God in society.

Building of Tombs In the Light of Qur’an & Hadith

There are many issues that have divided the Muslim ummah.

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.

Divorce according to the Five Schools of Islamic Law

This work on the Shariah or Islamic Law offers a comparative study of the Divine Law that, according to authentic Islamic doctrines, embodies the Will of God in society.

Prayer (Salat), According to the Five Islamic Schools of Law

This work on the Shariah or Islamic Law offers a comparative study of the Divine Law that, according to authentic Islamic doctrines, embodies the Will of God in society.

Waqf, Hajr and Wasaya according to the Five Schools of Islamic Law

This work on the Shariah or Islamic Law offers a comparative study of the Divine Law that, according to authentic Islamic doctrines, embodies the Will of God in society.

Hajj (The Islamic Pilgrimage), According to the Five Schools of Islamic Law

This work on the Shariah or Islamic Law offers a comparative study of the Divine Law that, according to authentic Islamic doctrines, embodies the Will of God in society.

Inheritance according to the Five Schools of Islamic Law

This work on the Shariah or Islamic Law offers a comparative study of the Divine Law that, according to authentic Islamic doctrines, embodies the Will of God in society.

Taharah, Ritual Purity according to the Five Schools of Islamic Law

This work on the Shariah or Islamic Law offers a comparative study of the Divine Law that, according to authentic Islamic doctrines, embodies the Will of God in society.

Fasting and Zakat (Alms), according to the Five Schools of Islamic Law

This work on the Shariah or Islamic Law offers a comparative study of the Divine Law that, according to authentic Islamic doctrines, embodies the Will of God in society.

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.