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  • The Prophet Muhammad, a Mercy to the World

    Along the years lots of books have been written about the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S) but not one more comprehensive and of average length as this one. The present book looks at our Prophet's life both as Islamic figure and as a socio-political figure. By reading this book you will find out about the code of practice that our Prophet used to apply both religiously and socially. It also provides us with the opinion of western intellectuals about our Prophet not just as the Prophet of Islam but also as the man deemed to be The Saviour of mankind.
  • Ali Ibn Abi Talib and Allegiance

    Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) and Allegiance By: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi (r.a.) ********* Studying the Islamic history has proven that after the Prophet's demise, an entire discretionary campaign started. This campaign lasted for approximately 150 years. The aim of it was to discredit Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (as) and praise the Bani Umaaya. This article will provide three arguments against the opinion that Imam Ali (as) pledged allegiance to the three caliphs that ruled after the demise of our beloved Prophet (S). ********* Introduction The foremost books on Islamic history “Al-Maghaazi” of Ibn Is’haaq and its summary “Seerah al-Nabi (S)” of Ibn Hisham were written in the second and third centuries AH. These were followed by “Tarikh at-Tabari” by Muhammad Ibn Jareer (or Jurair) al-Tabari also in 3rd Century AH. It should be borne in mind that these original books on Islamic history were considered a part of Islamic traditions and like the traditions they even had a
  • Lessons about Allah, Prophethood and the Prophet of Islam, Justice, Leadership (Imamate) and Resurrection

    This text contains important lessons on the fundamental beliefs of Islam that should be the bases of Islamic knowledge of our youth: God, Prophethood and the Prophet of Islam, Justice, Leadership (Imamate) and Resurrection. All these subjects are explained in a concise but exhaustive manner.
  • The Social Dimensions of Wilayah

    The following is a transcript of a lecture delivered by the respected scholar on June 4, 2009 on the occasion of the death anniversary of Imam Khumayni in Qom, Iran.
  • Elements of Unity

    This text argues that the elements of unity are essential to the human condition and are aplenty. It enumerates these elements and elucidates the Quranic basis for them.
  • Constructive Interaction between the World Religions: A Framework for World Order

    The article is the text of the paper delivered by his Excellency, Ayatullah Jawadi Amuli, at the conference on "Constructive Interaction between the World Religions - A Framework for World Order", which was convened on March 18-19, 2006, in Isfahan, Iran, and was attended by prominent leaders of the living religions of the world.
  • Types of Unity in the Quran and Fundamental Causes of Disunity

    Types of Unity in the Qur’an and Fundamental Causes of Disunity Ustadh Muhammad Wa’idh Zadeh Khurasani, Director, World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought Translated by Salim S. Yusufali and Shaista K. Yusufali This article was translated from Himase-ye Ittihad, pages 51-59.
  • Al-Muraja'at

    A series of letters debating Shi'i and Sunni beliefs between the late Shi'i scholar Sharaf al-Din, and the late Sunni scholar and head of Al-Azhar university of that time, Al-Shaykh Salim al-Bishri al-Maliki. The written form of the debates in book, has the advantage that the two parties had the opportunity to provide the best possible replies they could give. The book is written without any disrespect and under mutual fairness. This is one of the most important books that provides a well-argued account of Shiite beliefs, drawing upon reliable sources with a persuasive tone. The book is also called “al-Munazarat al-Azhariyya wa al-mubahathat al-Misriyya”(Debates in al-Azhar and discussions in Egypt).
  • Islamic Doctrines Simplified

    Simple passages on Islamic beliefs about God, Prophethood and the Day of Judgement.
  • Islamic Bioethics: A General Scheme

    No doubt life in its all forms enjoys a very high status in Islam. Human life is one of the most sacred creatures of God. In this paper several aspects of bioethics are discussed from an Islamic perspective.
  • The Image of God in the Qur’an

    The image of God as presented in the Qur’an is one that speaks of Him in personal terms. God has a personal relationship with every individual. In this text the authors try to present a detailed account of the attributes of God as portrayed in the Qur’an.
  • Human Nature and Nature of Morality

    Human Nature and Nature of Morality Mohammad Ali Shomali, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Imam Khomeini Education
  • Determinism and Free Will in the Qur’an

  • Comparative Study of Shared Views of Muslim and Non-Muslim Scholars on Philosophy and Education

    We live in a world where everything is always about me: my religion, my house, my phone..etc., forgetting on many occasions that there is a world beyond our own petty existence. In this context, the content of this book is a refreshing reminder that everything is not always about me but about us. Us, who believe, regardless of birth place, descend, religion or gender, that there is a God, a higher power that we all strive to know and to Whom we will all return in the end. We, as a whole, can always find things that unite us despite all out differences. This applies to how we think about philosophy and education.
  • Forty Hadith, An Exposition, Second Revised Edition

    Detailed commentary on 40 selected traditions narrated through the Prophet (S) and his Ahl al-Bayt (a) on topics of ethics and spirituality, including jihad al-nafs. Second revised edition. The original work in Persian, recently published under the title “Arba’in, ya chihil hadith” was written by Imam al-Khumayni forty-six years ago and was completed in the month of Muharram 1358 (April-May, 1939). The manuscript of this work, together with that of two other unpublished works of the author, Sharh Du’ae sahar, and Adab al-salat, were recovered from the library of the late Ayatullah Akhund al-Hamadani. All the three works have now been published.
  • Meditation - Seeking the Reality of Existence

    This presentation contains various Quranic verses discussing the creation of man and this universe.
  • Contemporary Issues in Islamic Thought [Mohammad Ali Shomali] [2007] [Islamic Centre of England, London, UK]

    In this series of lectures, Sheikh Shomali talks about some of the contemporary issues in Islamic thought including: Feminism, Secularism, Pluralism, Muslim-Christian relations, Shia-Sunni relations.
  • The Radiance of the Secrets of Prayer

    In this text, Muhsin Qara'ati explains in detail the meaning of Worship and Intention, as well as how different stages of worship are acquired. He then goes on to explain the different actions of Prayer in detail, such as the first Takbir, and the recitation of the Suras. The author explains each step thoroughly, outlining its importance and our understanding of the action.
  • Islam and Nationalism: A Theoretical Point of View, Part 1

    In this paper, the author examines the position of nationalism in Islam and whether or not it prevents Islam from fulfilling its role in developing a just society. He highlights the fact that nationalistic biases never stemmed from religion itself; rather, its followers possessed prejudices that often led to disputes.
  • Preparing the Shi'a for the Age of Occultation Part 2