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  • The History of the Islamic Seminaries of Qum, Part 2

    This article delves into the history of the Islamic seminaries of Qum. Part 2 continues with the seminaries of Qum after the Islamic Revolution, including an explanation of the core courses offered in philosophy, exegesis, theology, and jurisprudence.
  • The Nurturing Role of Lady Fatimah

    This article, which addresses Lady Fatimah’s conduct and method of upbringing, seeks to present the life of Lady Fatimah as the applied form of Islam. She was an illustration of a perfect woman, or rather, a perfect human being within the Islamic faith
  • Theory of Justice

    The present collection unfolds in three chapters drawn up in view of the necessity and fundamental standing of justice, the quality of its dispensation in society and individual and the presentation of an epitome of the viewpoints on the subject. The first chapter presents a study of the viewpoints on the theory of justice in ancient times, the orient and modern west. The second chapter dissects the different dimensions of the concept of 'idalah (justice) in Islam in view of its noble source, the Holy Qur'an. The third chapter attempts to expound on the viewpoints of one of the greatest and most striking contemporary thinkers and political leaders of the world of Islam, Imam Khomeini (r), providing an overview of the issue of 'idalah within the frame of a special theory.
  • Benefaction in Islam

    Benefaction is one of the oft repeated issues in the verses of the Holy Qur'an. Whether we think of benefaction as doing good deeds, giving to charity, kindness to orphans, the most important thing underlined in the verses of the Holy Qur'an and the ahadith of the Prophet (S) and his Ahlul Bayt (as) is the presence of such acts in our lives. The present booklet emphasises on the importance of teaching good behaviour and benefaction acts from childhood as our society should be the most kind and careful with it residents as per the advice of our Prophet (S) and his Ahlul Bayt(as).
  • The History of the Islamic Seminaries of Qum, Part 1

    This article delves into the history of the Islamic seminaries of Qum. Using Islamic traditions and historical records, the significance of Qum according to the Ahlul Bayt will be stated, along with its link to Lady Ma‘sumah’s arrival to the city and its impact on the future of the seminaries’ success.
  • What is True Success? Excerpts from Peak of Eloquence (Nahjul Balagha)

    Nahjul Balagha, the Peak of Eloquence, is a collection of 239 sermons, 79 letters, and 489 sayings of Imam Ali (a.s.). Each sermon deals with many topics, depending upon the needs of the time, in answer to a question, or in response to a specific event or request. This text arranges the sayings of Imam Ali (a.s.) topically helping the reader to know what is said on a particular subject.
  • Imam Sadiq’s Contribution to the Scientific Movement in the Early Period of Islam

    This article focuses on Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq 's role in developing this scientific movement, offers an account of the number and religious denominations of his students and narrators, and reveals the degree to which this influence extended to include Sunni literature of Islamic studies. Indeed, many scholars and students are indebted to the Imam's vast knowledge and contributions in religious and academic fields.
  • A Glimpse at the Major Shi'a Seminaries, Part 3

    This article largely focuses on the Islamic Seminaries of Jabal Aamel, Isfahan, and Mashhad.
  • Man and the Formation of Social Life According to Tafsir Al-Mizan

    This article investigates the viewpoint of Allamah Tabatabai on the characteristics of man, particularly his social life, the origin of the human society, and man's tendency to establish social justice.
  • Eating and Drinking Conduct of Prophet Muhammad

    Considering all the narrations (hadiths) regarding the etiquette and conduct of the Prophet with regards to eating and drinking, we find answers to questions such as: When, why, and how did the Prophet eat? How much and what types of food did he have? Did he eat alone or with others?
  • A Glimpse at the Major Shi'a Seminaries, Part 2

    This part presents information on the revival of ijtihad in the Seminary of Hillah and introduces its prominent scholars, such as Najib al-Din Muhammad Ja’far, Muhaqqiq al-Hilli, Sayyid bin Tawus, and Allamah Hilli.
  • Once Upon a Time There Was No Other Than God

    Throughout the world there are not many Islamic books written for children's benefit and education. Of those that exist, many deal with the concept of actions and do not emphasize the theological side of things. Here comes a book that through rational examples and simple language, tries to explain to children the existence of God. This is an extremely useful book for both teachers and parents to instill the belief in God and the wonder of his creation.
  • Parent-Child Relationship

    The present booklet presents in a short and concise manner the rights of the parents and the rights of the children. It also includes special duas that the children can read for the parents and a special dua that the parents can read for their children.
  • Marital Life: Importance and Issues

    Allah and His representatives have given us the best rules for a great marital life. They have explained every minute detail. When we do not observe these rights, do not follow the rules or cross our limits, life turns boring and marital life falls prey to differences and it will lead to all that is happening these days. Only if we would have truly act upon the Islamic teachings, behaved well with each other for the satisfaction of Allah and His Messenger (S) will we be able to have a good marriage and a good society.
  • Lapidation

    There are few children Islamic books and the present one is an amazing depiction of the events that lead to the battle to save the holy Ka’baa' in the time known as The Year of the Elephant. With lovely pictures and detailed descriptions, this book is an amazing aid in teaching children about the history of our holy Ka’baa'.
  • How To Start Your Journey Of Religious Responsibility?

    The present text is the most precious gift we can give our daughters at the time when they start their journey from childhood to womanhood. Filled with lessons on the rules of Allah regarding behaviour, religious responsibility and social rulings, this small but compact booklet will be the perfect way to introduce to a girl the concepts of Allah, His rules and regulations and the ways of our Prophet and his Purified household.
  • 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.
  • A Glimpse at the Major Shi‘a Seminaries part 1

    This article focuses primarily on the Islamic seminaries of Basra, Baghdad, and Najaf. The Seminary of Basra was known for its major role in the Science of Narration (‘Ilm al-Hadith); the Seminary of Baghdad was recognized as the center of scholarly discussions as well as bringing about new advancements in principles of jurisprudence, theology, deductive reasoning (istidlal) and independent reasoning (ijtihad); and the Seminary of Najaf was one of the most important institutions of academics and ijtihad in the history of Shi‘a academia.
  • Significance of Knowledge and Merits of the Knowledgeable [Mohammad Ali Shomali] [Dec 2013 - Jun 2014] [International Institute for Islamic Studies]

    Series of 8 lectures delivered at the International Institute for Islamic Studies by Sheikh Shomali in which he discusses the significance of knowledge and merits and responsibilities of the knowledgeable.
  • Friendship - (The Spiritual Message of Islam) [Mohammad Ali Shomali]

    In this series of 23 short videos, Sheikh Shomali explores various dimensions of "Friendship" as explained in the Islamic teachings.