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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.

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.

Dr. Ibrahim Ayati [totalcount] 0

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.

‘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

Toyib Olawuyi [totalcount] 0

On The Khilafah Of ‘Ali Over Abu Bakr

This text provides evidence for the Caliphate of Imam Ali (AS) over Abu Bakr using differents Traditions such as Hadith Al-Wilayah,Hadith Al-Tawliyah, and Hadith Al-Wirathah.

Toyib Olawuyi [totalcount] 0

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

Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba [totalcount] 0

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

Al-Abbas

In this book, the reader will find chapters covering the whole life account of al-Abbas in addition to a brief presentation of the historical circumstances that led him to be on the top in the list

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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.

Shaykh Saleem Bhimji [totalcount] 0

Karbala and Beyond

This book contains a brief yet documented narrative of an incident that took place in Karbala’’, Iraq, in 61 A.H. (After Hijra, or Hegira)/680 A.D.

Yasin T. Al-Jibouri [totalcount] 0

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

Ali Asghar Ridwani [totalcount] 0

A Cursory Glance at the Theory of Wilayat al-Faqih

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), w

The truth about Al-Husayn’s Revolt

The text is a transcript of a sermon/lecture the late author had delivered in gatherings held in Tehran for the annual commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a).

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.

Jerrmein Abu Shahba [totalcount] 0

Wilayah, the Station of the Master

This text is a detailed study of the different meanings of the word Wilayah.

Spurious Arguments about the Shia

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

Abu Talib at-Tabrizi [totalcount] 0

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.

Mohammad Ali Shomali [totalcount] 0

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.

Yusuf Fadhl [totalcount] 0

Selected Narrations about the Twelfth Imam volume 1

This text, which is available in two volumes and is authored by Ayatullah Lutfullah as-Safi al-Gulpaygani, presents a handful of precious narrations about the 12th Awaited Imam.

Islamic Thought (Ma‘arif Islami) Book Two

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

Ali Reza Amini , Mohsen Javadi [totalcount] 0

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

Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr [totalcount] 0

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.

Toyib Olawuyi [totalcount] 0

An Inquiry Concerning Al-Mahdi

The concept of the Mahdi, his long life, personality and role.

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

Dr. Hasan Najafi [totalcount] 0

Selected Narrations about the Twelfth Imam volume 2

This text, which is available in two volumes and is authored by Ayatullah Lutfullah as-Safi al-Gulpaygani, presents a handful of precious narrations about the 12th Awaited Imam.

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.

Muhammad Rida Ja‘fari [totalcount] 0

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.

Abu Mikhnaf [totalcount] 0

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.

Jafar Ali Asil [totalcount] 0

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.

Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini [totalcount] 0

The Ideal Islamic Government

This text presents the ideal Islamic government in the eyes of Imam 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) through his letter to Malik Al Ashtar.

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 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.

Shaykh as-Saduq [totalcount] 0

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.

Toyib Olawuyi [totalcount] 0

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

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.

Shaykh as-Saduq [totalcount] 0

Completion of Argument

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

Sects of Islam

This book discusses briefly but very clearly about those subjects that are not agreed among the Muslims and that are the causes of the appearance of different sects of Islam.

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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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.

Muhammad Masjid-Jame‘i [totalcount] 2

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

The Shi'ah and Islamic Disciplines

The writer is an erudite scholar who, with authority discusses the Islamic and Arabic sciences, the factors responsible for their emergence and the various stages of their development throughout Sh

Sayyid Hasan al-Sadr [totalcount] 0

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.

Mahdi in the Quran According to Shi‘ite Quran Commentators

In this book, author has explored the belief in Mahdi and the Messianic ideas implicit in the Qur’an in the light of both classical and contemporary Shi'ite commentaries on the Qur'an.

A. Toussi , N. Vasram [totalcount] 0

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:

Manner of Awaiting

"Manner of Awaiting" is a small collection of people's responsibilities which are gathered to remind us of our duties while waiting for the reappearance of the Hidden Imam, Imam al-Hujja, al-Qa’im,

Ali Akbar Talaafi [totalcount] 0

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.

Luis Alberto Vittor [totalcount] 0

The Return of Al-Mahdi

This is the translation of Mukhtasaru lthbati 'r-Raj'ah (Abridged lthbati 'r-Raj'ah).

al-Fadl ibn Shadhan [totalcount] 0

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

The Great Awaiting

The Great Awaiting

Muhammad Reza Hakimi

An article about the awaiting of Imam Al-Mahdi (aj)

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Muhammad Reza Hakimi [totalcount] 0

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

S.V. Mir Ahmad Ali [totalcount] 0

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).

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).

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.

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.

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

Mohammad Ali Shomali [totalcount] 0

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

Mohammad Ali Shomali [totalcount] 0

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

Mohammad Ali Shomali [totalcount] 0

Ali Ibn Abi Talib and Allegiance

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

Hajj, Manifestation of Unity

Hajj Manifestation of Unity. This article was a part of the handouts of the Bi’theh-e Rahbari during the 1424 Hajj.

Shuja‘ ‘Ali Mirza [totalcount] 0

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

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

There are many issues that have divided the Muslim ummah.

Imam Mahdi (a) in Chapter al-Qadr

This paper discusses several aspects of the night of Qadr and its relationship to the Imam of our time (a).

Muhammad Reza Hakimi [totalcount] 0

Imamate and Wilayah Part 2

This paper is based on the first three lectures of a series of 17 lectures delivered by Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali in summer 2004 in Qum.

Mohammad Ali Shomali [totalcount] 0

Imamate and Wilayah Part 1

This paper is based on the first three lectures of a series of 17 lectures delivered by Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali in summer 2004 in Qum.

Mohammad Ali Shomali [totalcount] 0