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  • Abu Hanifah and the Transmission of Traditions

    This article examines the role that Abu Hanifah played in transmitting traditions and provides examples of a few of these narrations that are recorded in both the Sunni and Shia books of traditions.
  • Tafseer Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.)

    This work is a contentious one as some of our major scholars do not recognize this as being a direct work of the 11th Imam and that it has only been attributed to them – due to this, some are careful of what they quote from this. With this in mind, it may be good to find such statements and include them to the introduction of this work when we host it to let the readers know that there is a possibility that this is not a work which can entirely be attributed to the 11th Imam. Tafsir Imam Hassan Askari has been reported to have been transmitted from the 11th Holy Imam – Imam Askari. In addition to the Quranic commentary, it also includes the virtues and praise of Muhammad (S) and the progeny of Muhammad as well as other Islamic manners and morals.
  • The Metaphysics of Interfaith Dialogue: Sufi Perspectives on the Universality of the Qur’anic Message

    This comprehensive paper is a presentation of the key verses relating to the universality of the Quranic message from a particular point of view, that adopted by those most steeped in the spiritual and mystical tradition of Islam, the Sufis or the ‘urafa’.
  • A Woman of Paradise: The Rebellious Queen of Pharaoh Part 2

    In this paper we would like to go through some lessons that can be derived from Lady Asiyah’s example, bringing together the points mentioned in the tafasir (commentaries of the Holy Qur’an) discussed in part one of this article.
  • Quranic Methods of Propagation from the Viewpoint of Allamah Tabatabai

    This paper investigates the various methods and merits of Qur’anic propagation using Allamah Tabataba’i’s views.
  • Majma’ al-Bayan: Bridging Enclaves of Knowledge

    The following article deals with Tabarsi’s Qur’anic exegesis, particularly the Majma’ al-Bayan, and his manner of tafsir which attempted to include, in a respectful way, the views of all the Islamic schools of thought. As the author mentions, this exegesis, was well-received by Al-Azhar scholars, and in particular by Shaykh Shaltut, who wrote a foreword to Tabarsi’s Majma’ praising its style and content. The author concludes by emphasizing the importance of respect and fairness in the mutual exchange of Islamic knowledge.
  • A Woman of Paradise: The Rebellious Queen of Pharaoh Part 1

    In this paper, we hope to provide a brief biographical sketch as well as an analysis of the verses related to Lady Asiyah from classical Sunni and Shi’i commentaries of the Qur’an.
  • The Spirit and the Word: of the Command of My Lord

    This text discusses the meaning of the term Ruh (Spirit) in the Qur’an analyzing several verses where this term has appeared.
  • The Koran

    The Koran Sachiko Murata
  • Quran strategy on its Own Preservation, Part 2

    This second part of the article explores the Qur’an’s easy and accurate memorization, omission of details, and scientific ambiguity.
  • Allamah al-Hilli on Imamate in his Kashf al-Murad, Part 5

    This part of the articles series expands on Imam Ali’s close relationship to the Prophet, expounds on well-known hadiths on the Imam’s faith and merits, and his immeasurable services to Islam.
  • Pursuing Excellence, The Guide to Memorising The Holy Qur’an

    This text explores the importance of Memorising the Holy Qur'an in light of the Holy Books itself and many traditions of the Holy Prophet (S) and the Pure Imams of the Ahlul Bayt (as). It gives also many practical suggestions that will help anyone who would like to start memorising the Holy Book at any age.
  • Sciences of Hadith

    The present text is a collection of lectures presented in front of a classroom regarding the hadith. What is the hadith? Why is it important for us to know its significance? How to recognize the real hadith? Who were the most known ahadith fabricators? What are the conditions that a narrator had to comply to be deemed credible? These questions find relevant answers in this book.
  • The Invaluable Book, A Brief Commentary on the Nahju ‘l-Balaghah

    In this text the author speaks about the Nahju ‘l-Balaghah which is a precious collection of the sermons, letters, invocations, advices and the sayings of Amiru ‘l-Mu’minin, Imam ‘Ali bin Abi Talib (upon whom be peace), about the author that compiled the book and about Imam Ali's Hadiths, how many were recorded, how they were transmitted and how they are perceived today.
  • Book Review - scripture, poetry and the making of a community: Reading the Qur'an as a literary text

  • Quran strategy on its Own Preservation, Part 1

    This paper explores the practical measures taken to ensure the Qur’an’s survival as an unadulterated text, exploring the following areas to display these strategic stylistic methods
  • The Glorious Qur’an, translated with Commentary of Divine Lights Set 5

    The Glorious Qur’an, translated with Commentary of Divine Lights by Ali Muhammad Fazil Chinoy Set 5, Manzil 5, from Surah ash-Shuara’ (26) to the end of Surah Ya-Sin (36)
  • The Glorious Qur’an, translated with Commentary of Divine Lights Set 6

    The Glorious Qur’an, translated with Commentary of Divine Lights by Ali Muhammad Fazil Chinoy Set 6, Manzil 6, from Surah As-Saffat (37) to the end of Surah al-Hujurat (49)
  • The Glorious Qur’an, translated with Commentary of Divine Lights Set 7

    The Glorious Qur’an, translated with Commentary of Divine Lights by Ali Muhammad Fazil Chinoy Set 7, Manzil 7, from Surah Surah Qaf (50) to the end of the Holy Quran, Surah Surah an-Nas (114)
  • Mizan al-Hikmah (Scale of Wisdom)

    This text is a collection of narrations from the honourable Prophet of Islam and the Twelve Imams (a.s.). This compendium of Shi'a hadith aims at traditions which are central to understanding the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and the ethical foundations of Islam. The ten-volume edition, for which the present volume serves as an abridged edition, was first published in March 1983 in Arabic.