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  • History of the Shi‘a in the Time of Imam Sajjad (a) Part 2

    In this part, Imam Sajjad’s devotional and political activities are examined in terms of his efforts to enjoin good and forbid evil, divulge the Umayyad’s crimes, and resist against oppressive rulers to bring about social and cultural changes.
  • Understanding God’s Mercy Part 5

    In this part, we will study the role of God’s mercy in guiding mankind which includes sending books of guidance. God’s mercy also provides humankind with different kinds of support in their spiritual life, such as protection from Satan, misguidance, and from the tempting soul.
  • 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. In this part, more narrations are cited to provide a description of the Ahlul Bayt. Narrations from Sunni texts will also be used to reveal the authenticity of the twelve successors and their role of upholding the religion of Islam after the Prophet’s death. The differences between Sunnis and Shi‘as with regards to whom these twelve successors are will be explained.
  • Understanding God’s Mercy Part 4

    God’s mercy plays a part in human guidance as He sent humankind messengers with the impeccable qualities of empathy and gentleness. Indeed, God has provided humanity with infinite blessings in all aspects of their lives; it is our duty to appreciate and use them wisely in order to gain His pleasure and ultimately emerge as His vicegerents.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Lady Mary as a Role Model in the Qur'an and Bible

  • Understanding God’s Mercy Part 3

    In this paper, the author examines the infiniteness of God’s mercy and His aim in creating man as seen in His qualities and actions, in divine sayings, and in the supplications and hadiths of the Ahlul Bayt (a). Part 3 of 8.
  • Understanding God’s Mercy Part 2

    In this paper, the author examines the infiniteness of God’s mercy and His aim in creating man as seen in His qualities and actions, in divine sayings, and in the supplications and hadiths of the Ahlul Bayt (a). Part 2 of 8.
  • Let's Learn About The Prophet Of Islam

    The second book of the Let's learn about... series deals with the subjects related to our Prophet (S), and it consists of ten main lessons that start with The need of divine leaders and ends with the lesson regarding the fact that our Prophet (S) is the Seal of Prophecy. The lessons can be studied in one go or divided in several sub-lessons depending on the children's ages and abilities.
  • Let’s learn about Resurrection

    The third volume of the Let's learn... series is a collection of ten main lessons dealing with the subjects related to the Resurrection. The book starts with the study of the issue of whether death is a person's end or beginning and ends with the lesson regarding Paradise and Hell are the embodiment of our deeds. The lessons are very well structured and full of the kind of information that is bound to attract the attention of the young and youthful.
  • Let's Learn About Imamate

    Volume four of the Let's learn about... series deals with the subject of imamate. The book comprises ten main lessons. Some of the issues discussed are: Where did Imamology begin?, The conditions and special qualities of the imams, Who selects the imam?, the Qur'an and imamate, the twelve imams and The twelfth Imam. The lessons are very imaginative with lots of opportunities to ask questions and think of answers.
  • Let’s Learn about God

    The first book of the Let's learn about... series deals with the very delicate and utmost important issue of knowing God. The subject of God is studied throughout the ten lessons comprised in this book. The learning process starts with the lesson on Seeking God and the Signs of God in our day to day Life. It continues through lessons regarding the ways to know God, examples from creation and discussing the qualities and attributes of God. The book is filled with examples that will enlighten the mind and heart of our youth.
  • Let's Learn About Divine Justice

    Book five of the Let's learn about... series deals with the issues regarding one of the five pillars of religion which is the Divine Justice. The ten lessons presented in this book deal with issues such as: what is justice?; the proof or reason for the Creator's Justice; the philosophy of Signs and Evil, of undesirable events in life, of signs and catastrophes; The issues of predestination and free-will; the middle way; guidance and error are in God's hand and God's Justice and the issue of eternity. This book is vital in beginning the journey of our children's learning quest about God our Creator and our Lord.
  • Simplified Islamic Laws for Youth and Young Adults

    Condensed version of the Islamic Laws in accordance with Ayatollah al-Uzma Seestani. The text has rulings on Islamic Jurisprudence, all basic topics have been covered including: - Taharat - Salat- Fasting- Khums- Rules related to trading- Eating & Drinking- Marriage. These topics have been discussed in detail with all common rulings that are required by people.
  • Islamic Culture and Religious Education (For pupils)

    This book is a compilation of lessons children learn that connect them both to the science and religious fields of knowledge. The present work is a collection of 19 lessons that help the child understand issues like how the body works or the green leaves of plants or beautiful theology books to issues such as fasting and hajj.
  • Monotheism for Young Adults

    Monotheism for young adults is a very comprehensive book which sheds light on the issue of “Tahwid”. The book contains a dialog between two friends, Mohammad and Mehdi regarding Monotheism. Muhammad explains to Mehdi the concept of “Oneness of Allah (swt)” with logical examples as well as narrations. It could be a very useful book for parents or teachers to explain Tawhid to young kids.
  • The Qur’an and Hadith

    This text is an extensive examination that starts off by explaining what revelations mean, how they happened at the time of the Prophet sawaws and how they happened at the time of the Jewish and the Christian. The book continues by describing the authenticity of the Old and New Testaments and talks about the Injil, Jesus's (as) book. After the study of the previous revealed book we can dive in the explanation on the authenticity of the Holy Qur'an, how to interpret the verses, what ahadith are and how to prove their authenticity. The book also provides lots of examples and is a wonderfully way to learn about our holy book and the ahadith.
  • 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 sources agree regarding the history and events that took place at the time of our Prophet (S). One of such examples is the revelation of the Verse of Purification of which this booklet offers extensive information.
  • 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 marriage, present in both Bukhari and Muslim tradition books are false or going against the Qur'an and what the Prophet sawaws has taught us. Along the verses of the Qur'an, the traditions from the Ahlul Bayt as, the author presents the opinions of some of the companions of our Prophet regarding this matter. The book also proves once again that the people who took over the caliphate after the demise of the Prophet sawaws did so with no religious standing and following their own desires and pleasures. The changes these persons introduced in the Sharia caused divisions and confusion, the effects of which we still feel today.