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  • An Analysis of the Causes of Mental Illness

    This paper delves into some of the general symptoms of mental illness, symptoms mentioned in the Qur’an and hadith, and the stages of mental illness according to the Qur’an.
  • Gems From Heaven: Rings & Stones [AhlulBayt TV]

    This documentary allows us to reach Allah and ponder upon one of his greatest creations - Stones. We travel to the holy city of Najaf to understand the wisdom behind this precious creation and to why the Ahlulbayt place much emphasis on certain stones on rings.
  • Your Health: Consult Experts, Your Deen: Consult Google? [Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi]

    - In our lives, whenever we don’t know something, then it is very normal to refer those who know. Referring to an expert is a given; there no need to prove its validity. (16:43)   - However, we should know whom to refer to. When we feel sick, there are different level of people who have some knowledge of medicine: a nurse; a pharmacist or a doctor or a specialist - Even when it to comes to the doctor, we would like to be sure that he is certified to do what he is claiming to do. - When it comes to medical science, it is not enough that the person has completed his medical school and has a MD degree – he must go through internship program under guidance of a qualified doctor - There are two fields of knowledge which are highly respected in Islam: ‘ilm abdan and ‘ilm adyan. One deals with the body of human beings while the other deals with their souls - If a young person who has just finished the elementary levels or the secondary level of hawza comes into the
  • Gratitude to Allah (SwT) – Shukran lil-Lah [Sheikh Khalil Jaffer]

  • Human Nature According to the Qur’an [Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali]

    Human Nature According to the Qur’an - Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali Mennonite-Shia Dialogue, Round V Venue: CMU, Great Hall, Winnipeg, Canada Dates: June 1-4, 2011
  • ISIS- "Islamic" Extremism? - Full Documentary [AhlulBayt TV]

    A documentary by AhlulBayt TV.  Is Islam a religion of war or peace? Mojtaba Ali investigates extremism and ISIS. What threats do they pose to the world?
  • Fatima, The Secret of Allah [Ahlulbayt TV]

    A special Fatimitya documentary looking at the life of Fatima (as) and the secrets that surround her holy life. By Ahulul Bayt TV Channel
  • Eid ul-Mubahila [Shaykh Saleem Bhimji]

    Eid ul-Mubahila Lecture by Shaykh Saleem Bhimji  Thursday, October 8th, 2015 25th Night of Dhul-Hijjah 1436  ISIA Edmonton, AB  www.jammat.org
  • Don't Be Basic; 3 Stages of Belief, Action, & Taqwa [Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi]

    Don't Be Basic; 3 Stages of Belief, Action, & Taqwa - Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi  - Discussing the 'levels' and darajat for us to strive towards - The difference between basic rulings and higher darajat - Generally 3 sets of levels containing belief, actions, and taqwa, one higher than the next - The importance of constantly working towards the next level - The importance of not putting down those who are at lower levels, considering yourself to be superior - Physical vs spiritual effects of our actions The famous question I always get: 'Are tattoos halal or haram?'. This is where I say don't stay at the basic level of allowed/not allowed. Lift yourself higher. Look at the importance of your self as an insaan. Give value to your being. Look at the mujtahid who says that it's permissible for you, but still wouldn't do it himself. If you have sincere belief & do good deeds, then taqwa enters the picture. That is when your imaan grows. It will no longer be a 'cultural
  • Tawassul Series: The Reality of Tawassul, 9 Parts [Sheikh Saleem Bhimji]

    A series of lectures about Tawassul, a throughout explanation of the meaning, reference about it from the Holy Qur'an and ahadith and its application.
  • Knowing the Imam of Our Time: 14 Sessions [Sheikh Saleem Bhimji]

    Sheikh Saleeem Bhimji explores in 14 interesting speeches Imam Mahdi (aj), the necessity for all Muslims to know the Imam of our time and his life, the reasons for his occultations and discusses in details our duties towards the Imam and how to base our life waiting for him to reappear.
  • The Awaited - Occultation [Ahlulbayt TV]

    A detailed explanation about the history of Imam al-Mahdi (aj) and his Occultation, a dialogue between Mustafa Ali Masoodi and sheikh Usama al-Atar.
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Prophet’s last Prayer

    A detailed account of the last moments of the Prophet and his instructions at the point of death about his succession.
  • A Few Words on Knowing Allah

    This text presents Islamic introduction regarding Allah, the ways of knowing Allah, the Oneness of Allah in the Holy Qur’an and the individual and social effects of monotheism.
  • Inner Peace in Islam [Br. Khalil Jaffer]

    Lecture by Br Khalil Jaffer on how to find inner peace. In the lecture, he shows techniques one can use to become more mindful and aware of the present moment, removing anxiety of the future and depression caused by the past.
  • The Shia Imams and Muslim Unity Part 2

    This is the second part to a series of articles that will outline the stance of the Shia Imams with respect to Muslim unity. This present part continues by touching on the advent of exaggeration (ghuluw) and the forging, infiltration, and distortion of traditions. The section concludes by referencing the main topic of the series by noting that the Ahl al-Bayt stuck firm to the foundations of seeking unity.
  • The Voice of Unity Part 3: Roots of Division

    This is the third of a series of talks delivered in 1991 by Muhammad Wa’iz-Zadeh Khurasani. The first two were printed in previous issues of the English Taqrib journal. The present article focuses on the issue of the division and its roots.