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  • 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.
  • Editorial, Number 7, November 2010

    Editorial about the Unicity of God. Dhu al-Hijjah 1431/ November 2010
  • Tolerance in the Teachings of the Great Prophet and in Liberalism: A Contrastive Analysis

    This paper addresses the issue of tolerance in Islam and the teachings of the holy Prophet (S) in this regard and the fundamental differences between the views of Islam and liberalism regarding tolerance will be contrastively analyzed.
  • Religion And The World

    Our daily life is undoubtedly related and filled with religious decisions. The view of the world from religion point of way when properly interpreted in a reasonable manner is effective in producing a balanced ethical refinement - that includes the blessings of self-respect, a noble outlook, prosperity, and good relations within society. When, however, it is misinterpreted, it becomes the cause of stupefaction and complete abandonment of the senses; the source of all kinds of misfortune, helplessness and individual and social misery.
  • God in the Quran, A Metaphysical Study

    The present work is a thesis written based on the subject of the existence of God. The work explains the existence of God, the attributes of God from philosophical point of view and the point of view of the Quran. 
  • An Introduction to Islamic Precepts

    A very short introduction to the Islamic Principles of Islam Shi'a Itha-'Asheri and its sources
  • Arsh, Throne of Allah

    Arsh, Throne of Allah Shaykh Bahmanpour A short discussion about the Arsh, the Throne of Allah in light of the Holy Qur’an and Traditions. ***** بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِIn our discussion of the last verse of Surah Taubah; فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا فَقُلْ حَسْبِيَ اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ“But if the turn away, say, Allah is sufficient for me, (None has the right to be worshipped but Him). In Him I put my trust and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne” (9:129) • We came to the concept of Arsh at the end of the Surah and as I said it really deserved an independent discussion to verify what the Arsh means in the Qur’an and the Hadith. • Of course people have given different views about reality and the quality of the Arsh. • What I will mention here is mainly taken from Al Mizan of Allama Tabatabai. • His views of course are in line of Shia Ulama and completely different from the line of the Sunni
  • Basic Teachings Of Islam

    A very short introduction to the Islamic Principles of Islam Shi'a Itha-'Asheri and its sources
  • Aspects of Religion in Nahjul-Balaghah

    In this text the author explains several aspects of Shi'a Faith in the light of the words of Imam Ali (as) examining the Nahjul Balaghah.
  • Righteousness is the Elixir of Eternal Happiness

    This text attempts to interpret that the attractive world and its wonderful creations on earth created by Allah (s.w.t) will give temporary happiness to a believer unless he walks on the path of righteousness and serves God to attain perpetual happiness.
  • The Greatest Blessing of God by Shaykh Saleem Bhimji

    Id ul-Ghadeer "The Greatest Blessing of God" Recited by Shaykh Saleem Bhimji Thursday, October 1st, 2015 18th Night of Dhul-Hijjah 1436 ISIA Edmonton, AB www.jammat.org
  • The Doors of The True Faith by Shaykh Salem Bhimji

    Birth of Imam An-Naqi (A) "The Doors of The True Faith"  by Shaykh Saleem Bhimji Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 16th Night of Dhul-Hijjah 1436 ISIA Edmonton, AB www.jammat.org
  • Adl- Justice and Decree

    This text explains notions like: divine justice, individual choice, individual justice, family justice, social justice and Islamic justice through examples from the Holy Quran and ahadith from the Ahlul Bayt (as).