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  • Miracles and the Principle of Causality: Christian and Shi’a Perspectives

    Miracles have always been a controversial issue, both in theology, philosophy, and science. This paper will quote from both Christian and Shi'a perspectives and will conclude that miracles are not against the principle of causality
  • 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.
  • 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. In the Islamic world view, God is the ultimate legislator. The five major schools that are used in the comparison are: Hanafi, Hanbali, Shafi’i, Maliki and Jaf’ari. The present book, vol. 7 of 8, is dedicated to dissecting the intricate ways of Inheritance, the conditions and situations that may occur. The issue is presented according to the five Schools of thought.
  • 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. In the Islamic world view, God is the ultimate legislator. The five major schools that are used in the comparison are: Hanafi, Hanbali, Shafi’i, Maliki and Jaf’ari. The issue is divorce is discussed in this present book, volume 6 of 8. The three main criteria for divorce are: adulthood, sanity and free volition. As with other legal issues there are a lot of similarities and differences between the five Schools of thought.
  • 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. In the Islamic world view, God is the ultimate legislator. The five major schools that are used in the comparison are: Hanafi, Hanbali, Shafi’i, Maliki and Jaf’ari. This book, volume 5 of 8, presents the similarities and differences in the issues regarding marriage from the viewpoints of the five Schools of thoughts.
  • 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. In the Islamic world view, God is the ultimate legislator. The five major schools that are used in the comparison are: Hanafi, Hanbali, Shafi’i, Maliki and Jaf’ari. This book, volume 4 of 8, presents the similarities and differences in the issues regarding Hajj, the Islamic Pilgrimage from the viewpoints of the five Schools of thoughts.
  • 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. In the Islamic world view, God is the ultimate legislator. The five major schools that are used in the comparison are: Hanafi, Hanbali, Shafi’i, Maliki and Jaf’ari. This book, volume 3 of 8, directs the important issues regarding fasting and the payment of zakat from the viewpoints of the five Schools of thoughts.
  • 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. In the Islamic world view, God is the ultimate legislator. The five major schools that are used in the comparison are: Hanafi, Hanbali, Shafi’i, Maliki and Jaf’ari. This book, volume 2 of 8, deals in minute detail about the issue of ritual Prayer, from the viewpoints of the five Schools of thoughts.
  • 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. In the Islamic world view, God is the ultimate legislator. The five major schools that are used in the comparison are: Hanafi, Hanbali, Shafi’i, Maliki and Jaf’ari. The present book, volume 1 of 8, deals with the subject of Taharah, ritual purity, from the viewpoints of the five Schools of thoughts.
  • From Resolution to Revolution, the Message of Ashura

    Along the years many books have been written about the significance of the events that took place in Karbala. The present book is an amazing work that achieves to link the events and morals of the tragedy of Karbala with the needs of our youth. The more time goes by the more there appears to be a need to guide our young Muslims, especially the ones living in the West. Our youth are struggling with their identity and their religiosity. Thus the present work is a gift wrapped up in the form of lessons taken out of sermons that were delivered over a period of three years in London.
  • Imamate and Wilayah, Part 6

    This paper is based on lecture 13 of a series of lectures delivered by Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali in summer 2004 in Qum.
  • Imamate and Wilayah Part 5

    This paper is based on lecture 12 of a series of lectures delivered by Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali in summer 2004 in Qum.
  • 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, Khums, Tawaf Al-Nisa, and fasting.
  • A Glance at the Hadith of Unwan Basri

    This article presents this hadith and elucidates the relation between understanding and fearing God, the relation between understanding and (sulook) wayfaring towards God, the sources of insight (ma’rifa), and the reality of servitude. In order to comprehend true servitude, one must believe God to be the true owner of all creation, entrusting one’s affairs to Him (tafweedh), wholeheartedly accepting all that God wants for a servant (tasleem), and acting within the boundaries of God’s commands and prohibitions.
  • 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. The findings of this research are based on the Qur’anic verses, Shi‘a and Sunni hadith, biological and medical law, and historical documents. These findings reveal that it is possible to live an exceedingly long life, as the Prophet Noah, the Men of the Cave, and Prophet Khidr are among those who have done so.
  • Understanding God’s Mercy Part 8

    This part studies divine mercy as illustrated in the way God rewards. Our happiness in the Hereafter depends on our faith and actions, and we need adequate provisions for the eternal journey ahead. Since it is likely that people tend to exaggerate their few deeds, we may not realize the actual length and duration of this difficult journey. God, out of His vast mercy, assists us in various ways to enable us to obtain sufficient provision.
  • An Inquiry into Intercession

    Intercession (shafa‘ah), the act of an intercessor when he asks God for forgiveness and help on behalf of sinners, is of two types: generative and legislative. It is a principle found in many Islamic schools of thought, although questioned by some. This paper analyzes and explains the verses of the Qur’an regarding intercession and replies to several objections raised by its opposers. Qur’anic verses on intercession do not contradict one another; rather, they emphasize that intercession inherently belongs to God, and some special servants of God are entitled to intercede by His permission.
  • Understanding God’s Mercy, Part 7

    This part of the digression focuses on the qualities of those who qualify themselves to receive extra mercy from God.
  • 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. It is a very difficult situation to constantly need to defend yourself from people who think all the Muslims think the same. The present book is a fresh breath for all of us, by giving us a clear picture of the main doctrines and religious injunctions of the Ja’fariyyah Imamite Shi’ah whose individuals live together with their brethren from the various Muslim sects. They are deeply concerned about maintaining the entity and dignity of the Muslims and are ready to sacrifice everything for it.
  • The Sufferings of Amirol Mo’minin, Ali ibn Abi Talib: Life and Martyrdom

    This text offers a brief insight into the challenges and sufferings of Imam Ali (as) before and after the passing of holy Prophet (saw), the battles he faces and during the time of the holy Imam's caliphate. Source of the hadith: Al Khisal (sheikh Saduq), volume 2, page 365 and Bihar al Anwar, volume 38, chapter 62, page 180