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  • Islamic Medical Wisdom, The Tibb al-A'imma

    Islamic Medical Wisdom is the first English translation of a text in the Twelver Shi'i medical tradition. As such it will prove of both interest and importance to specialists and non-specialists alike. The former include those pursuing study of various aspects of Islamic history and civilization in general and especially students of the history of Islamic medicine. The latter include both those wishing greater awareness of the Twelver Shi'i faith and heritage in general and those desirous of greater familiarity with practical dimensions of the faith in particular.
  • Al-Abrar, The Righteous Ones

    Al-Abrar is a collection of stories for character building and ethical guidance for young readers. The main theme in these stories is to present human role models that perform righteous actions for the worship and pleasure of God.
  • Let’s talk about: Screaming

    This booklet aims to teach children all about screaming and the effect that this may have on the people around them. By using pictures and examples it also shows them what the alternative to screaming is.
  • Let’s talk about: Self-Conceit

    This booklet uses pictures and words to describe situations in which we might be self-conceited and how this may affect the people around us. It also teaches children about sharing and taking turns and minding other people's feelings.
  • Let’s talk about: Making Fun of Others

    This booklet aims to teach children by using pictures and examples a very important principle in Islam and a very well-known advice given to us by our Prophet sawaws: "If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all". It also give examples of how people might feel and how you should react to other people making fun of you.
  • Let’s talk about: Backbiting

    This booklet with the help of pictures and simple examples aims to teach children what backbiting is, how it affects the people around us and how you can avoid being in a backbiting situation and how we can make a bad situation good.
  • Let’s talk about: Disobedience

    This booklet aims to teach children by using pictures and examples all about disobedience towards parents and its effects on themselves and their parents.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Islamic Doctrines Simplified

    Simple passages on Islamic beliefs about God, Prophethood and the Day of Judgement.
  • Human Nature and Nature of Morality

    Human Nature and Nature of Morality Mohammad Ali Shomali, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Imam Khomeini Education
  • Duty of Acquiring Knowledge

  • The Status of Music in Islam

    The Status of Music in Islam Written by Saleem Bhimji ***** Introduction Since time immemorial, the issue of music has been debated by various sectors of the Muslim world. Both sides in the debate have brought their proofs and arguments with the hope of making the other side see "the light" and thus bring an end to this time consuming dilemma. It is not the purpose of this short article to bring all the evidence in regards to the ruling of Allah جل جلاله and His Prophetصلى الله عليه و آله وسلم in regards to music; rather, we will suffice with the minimum, with the hopes that Insha-Allah, it will help and guide the Muslims - especially the youth - to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. Before discussing the ruling of music, a few of the Islamic (Arabic) terms must be defined that are constantly referred to in this article, in the different ahādīth and in the various books of Ahkam. These include the following: Muṭrib: The definition of Muṭrib is:
  • Islamic 'Hijab' For Men

    Islamic 'Hijab' For Men Compiled and Translated by Saleem Bhimji Along with the topic of Hijab for women, there is also another discussion which is hardly ever mentioned and that is of the Hijab for men. Although the term Hijab is used for the clothing of the Muslim man it is not the same style and type of 'Hijab' that women have been commanded to wear. For many reasons which Allah (SWT) in His infinite wisdom has laid out, women must cover their entire body from the eyes of those who are her non-Mahrams, and men too, to an extent must also observe this rule, which we briefly mention here. Information for this writing has been taken from "Paradise of our Youth" and "Islamic Rulings related to Men and Women" which contains the rulings of eight Mara'ja Taqlid, both originally in Farsi, translated into English. From the Ahadith of the Prophet and the Holy Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon all of them), regarding the type of covering that men must observe including the
  • The Role Of Islamic Scientists In The Advancement Of Science

    This text offers us a short and comprehensive history of how Muslims Scientists have made a contribution to the advancement of science. Muslim scientists are known to have put the founding stones in sciences like chemistry, math and medicine.
  • Islam versus Feminism

    What is feminism? What does it have in common with Islam? What is the position of the Islamic law regarding the feminist issues? What is considered oppression from Islamic point of view? The present book will answer all the above mentioned questions and at the same time it will clarify the role of the women in Islam. This book is also a good source of information and logical explanation for all the people out there who keep insisting that women are oppressed and that the Islamic rules should be changed.
  • Islam & the Modern Age

    In an age an era in which we run in competition with each other to be the first in everything (the first to own latest technology, the first to own a house, to own the latest car model...) what role does Islam really play in our lives? How can we ensure that our children and the generations to come learn that what other people regard as normal or good is not really acceptable for us to do according with the perfect religion that Allah swt has created for us? If you have ever wandered about these issues then this book is right up your alley. Enjoy reading! *************** Islam
  • Hermeneutical Foundations for Islamic Social Sciences

    Some scientists seem to support the idea of the islamisation of knowledge and some have evolved into considering hermeneutics as a possible solution. But which sciences could be transformed through the hermeneutics process? Which source would the scientists use in the process? What are the sciences and the frameworks in which transformation would be possible? All the above issues and more are being dealt with in this amazing book.
  • 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.