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  • Commentary on Sermon 80 of Nahjul Balaghah

    An eye opener and intriguing read, this booklet explains and puts into perspective the famous and widely misunderstood sermon given by Amir al-mumineen Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb (as) with regard to the “deficiencies” in woman.
  • The Status of Women in Islam

    This book What is a series of three articles which, based on Quranic statements, claim that the question of the system of rights for women in the home as well as in society should once again be assessed.
  • My journey to Islam

    Experience of discovering Islam.
  • Fatima, The Perfect Role Model

    Fatima, The Perfect Role Model Translated with Additions by Saleem Bhimji For Al-Fath Al-Mubin Publications – www.al-mubin.org **** Fatima, The Perfect Role Model Amongst the fourteen infallibles, it was necessary for one of them to be a woman as if all of them were men, then all of the advice, recommendations and teachings which we see directed towards the women of the community – things such as how to take care of ones’ spouse, how to maintain the home, how to take care of the children, the style and function of the hijab, how to modestly maneuver within society, patience and submission to God in the face of challenges and the hundreds of other teachings would have been mere words which were spoken and simple theological discussion to be studied. It is possible that women of all ages would have said to themselves: “If there was at least one infallible woman from amongst all of these people that God sent for guidance, a woman who knew what we as women go through, how
  • Muharram/Safar 1421 [Maulana Abbas Aeliya Saheb] [al-Mahdi Islamic Centre, Toronto, Canada]

  • Ja'fari Islamic Youth (JIY) Majlis [Fazle Abbas Datoo] [Muharram 1419 / 1998] [Toronto, Canada]

  • Western Civilization through Muslim Eyes

    An analysis of the Western world as seen from the point of view of a Muslim scholar. The Author in the book highlights and answers some of the vital questions like: What is the position of Islam today, what is its task and what role should it and could it be playing in helping mankind out of the morass into which the divisive materialism of East and West threaten to plunge us one and all?
  • Human Rights

    This text authored by Ayatullah Tashkiri focuses on human rights and their conceptual development, and compares the texts of the universal and Islamic declaration of human rights.
  • Are you Free or Slave?

    “Are you Free or Slave?” covers the foremost factor “belief” and the ground of its formation in men, is the outcome of lectures that the esteemed author has delivered in the session of a group of university and theology school students.
  • Safar 1418 [Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi] [London, UK]

  • Muharram 1421 [Shafiq Hudda] [Ja'ffari Islamic Centre, Toronto]

  • Topics in Islamic Thought and Institutions [Dr. Hamid Algar] [Fall 2003] [Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA]

    24 Lectures on Islam, Politics and the political situation in various Islamic Countries.  Audio recordings of lectures delivered by Dr. Hamid Algar in the fall semester 2003 as part of the course, Topics in Islamic Thought and Institutions. 
  • Hajj Lecture Series [Ayatullah Hadavi] [January, 2004] [Hajj 2004]

  • Woman’s Dignity in the Words of Amir ul-Muminin Ali ibn Abi Talib

    Woman’s Dignity in the Words of Amir ul-Muminin Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) An Interview with Abbas Ali Shameli The personality and statements of His Holiness Ali (P) indicate his brilliance and magnanimity. Ali (P) is a personality belonging to an era further beyond his own era the horizon of his outlook traverses the boundaries and narrow passes of the materialistic approach and the more science progresses, the more his impressive statements excel. His Holiness Ali (P), as a great Islamic personality has illustrated the exalted status of a Muslim woman. One can find out the comprehensiveness of woman’s status and dignity in his lofty ideals as indicated in his eloquent statements and way of living with the Eminence Zahra (P). Undoubtedly, different social events have occurred throughout history pushing the perspective of His Holiness Ali (P) concerning women’s status into a halo of ambiguity many things have been left unsaid and questions raised. We have conducted an
  • A Scientific Discourse about Woman

    A Scientific Discourse about Woman Allamah Tabataba’i, an extract of al-Mizan, Commentary of Surah al-Baqarah, verses 228-242, vol 4, pages 55-75 *** In this text, Allamah Tabataba'i presents an in-depth scientific discourse on women on various topics and compares their position in pre-Islamic civilizations with the Islamic civilization and what Islam presented for women. *** Introduction It is well known that Islam - and we should not forget that it is Allah who legislated it - did not base its laws on experiments, like all other laws. Yet, we are sometimes obliged to look at the rules, laws and customs of modern and even ancient peoples, so that we may rationally judge the shari’ah of Islam. We have to look at the felicity of the human races and then see whether other customs and laws fulfill the requirements of humanity or not. In this way, we may see the difference between Islamic and non-Islamic rules, and appreciate the living and powerful spirit of Islam in
  • Islam and the Contemporary Man

    This text titled "Islam and the Contemporary Man" discusses how Islam is a universal religion that can be applied in the modern day. Key topics and questions are addressed such as nature of man, philosophical and scientific problems, creation and resurrection, and essence of existence.
  • Life under the Grace of Ethics

    This text which is authored by Ayatullah al-Uzma Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi, sheds light on how life would look under the grace of ethics. The topics of morality and ethics, its hygiene, principles and how social life is affect is thoroughly discussed.
  • The Rights of Women in Islam

    Outlines general rights of women with special emphasis to marriage. Some of the areas covered are marriage proposal, engagement, temporary marriage, modernity, dowry, inheritance, divorce and polygyny.
  • The Goals of Islamic Education

    The purpose and importance of education in light of the Islamic revolution in Iran.
  • Sociology of the Quran Part I

    This is the first part of Martyr Murtada Mutahhari's book Society and History (Jami`e wa tarikhh), which is itself a part of his important work Introduction to the Islamic World Outlook (Muqaddameh'i bar jahan bini‑ye Islami). In this section on society, the author discusses various viewpoints regarding the relationship between individual and society, and explains the Qur'anic viewpoint. Then he goes on to discuss such issues as social freedom and determinism, class division and social polarization, social pluralism and homogeneity, and the future of human societies. The second part of the book about history and the philosophy of history from the viewpoint of the Qur'an will appear 'in sha' Allah in the future issues of Al‑Tawhid.