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  • Was Imam ‘Ali a Misogynist?

    The authenticity of the information in Nahjul Balagha is rarely challenged. The present book aims to challenge the authenticity of some of the passages present in Nahjul Balagha regarding women through three means: a traditional approach, textual criticism and comparing texts regarding the treatment of women. There is a belief that some material may have been attributed to Imam Ali (as) posthumously, thus painting him as a misogynist.
  • The Qur’an and Hadith

    This text is an extensive examination that starts off by explaining what revelations mean, how they happened at the time of the Prophet sawaws and how they happened at the time of the Jewish and the Christian. The book continues by describing the authenticity of the Old and New Testaments and talks about the Injil, Jesus's (as) book. After the study of the previous revealed book we can dive in the explanation on the authenticity of the Holy Qur'an, how to interpret the verses, what ahadith are and how to prove their authenticity. The book also provides lots of examples and is a wonderfully way to learn about our holy book and the ahadith.
  • A Glimpse into the Melodiousness of the Qur’an

    Ever wondered why the holy Qur'an is recited the way it is? What purpose and aim such a recitation is? Whether the Qur'an is considered prose or poetry? If you have ever pondered about the above issues this article will provide you with the explanations and examples made to demonstrate the melodiousness and the miracleness of the holy Qur'an.
  • Alphabetical Index to the Holy Quran

    This book is a presentation of the Holy Quran not by chapter but by the themes and subjects it contains. The index starts with the subject or Abu Lahab and ending with the subject of Zulqarnain, presenting all the verses of the Qur'an that pertain to the subject mentioned. All the subjects and themes are mentioned in alphabetical order.
  • Al-Bayan fi Tafsir al-Qur’an, The Prolegomena to the Qur’an

    The book consists of Quranic sciences topics such as Miracle, Distortion (Tahrif) and also commentary of the opening verse (Al-Fatiha). The book is a compilation of the author’s lectures at the theology school of Najaf.
  • Understanding the Qur’an, Part 2

    This text is comprised by the explanation of the first chapter of the Quran (the Opening) and the first 24 verses of chapter 2 (The cow). The verses of the Quran are extensively explained both in meaning and grammar. A big section of this second book is dedicated to the thorough examinations of the concept of hypocrisy and the concept of miracle. The volume ends with the explanation of how and why the Quran is considered a miracle.
  • Understanding the Qur’an, Part 1

    Understanding the Quran is important for every Muslim as the Quran influences a Muslims religious, social and economical life. The present text starts with the ways the Quran can be understood and it comprises of two main parts: Understanding the Quran analytically and Reason in the view of the Quran. Very thorough and interesting work.
  • Verse of Purification in the Light of Quran & Hadith

    At a time when our religion is being attacked from all sides, sectarian division appearing so often, here comes a booklet that underlines the fact that in many instances both Sunni and Shi'a sources agree regarding the history and events that took place at the time of our Prophet (S). One of such examples is the revelation of the Verse of Purification of which this booklet offers extensive information.
  • Building of Tombs In the Light of Qur’an & Hadith

    There are many issues that have divided the Muslim ummah. One of these issues is the building of tombs.This book presents and explains a series of ahadith, both in favour and against the building of tombs in order to unify the Muslims wherever they may be.
  • Al-Khisal, A Numeric Classification of Traditions on Characteristics

    Translation of Al-Khisal. A first book of its kind, Al-Khisal is a collection of religious and moral precepts from reliable works on the subject compiled by Sheikh Sadooq. The present work demonstrates the importance of numbers in the traditions. This has led to a valuable collection of traditions that is very interesting to study. Each part of this book contains several traditions on various issues. His main theme in this book in on ethics, manners and good characteristics. This book covers numbered characteristics starting with one and ends at one million. The traditions are presented with a complete record of transmission. As Sheikh Sadooq mentions himself that the reason for the compilation of such a book was when he saw that none has been written on numbers and good and bad characteristics. Al-Khisal is a great encyclopedia on Islamic knowledge, the forbidden and the allowed acts, historical topics, interpretations on the Holy Quran, philosophical points and political issues. It
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What is Taqleed?

    What is Taqleed? Meaning, History and Proofs of Taqleed from the Quran and Sunnah By Saleem Bhimji ***** As it is well known, during the time of our Prophet Muhammad, he was the sole authority in religious and political issues and all questions and enquiries about the religion or matters dealing with the community had to be forwarded to him or one whom he directly placed in authority (by the orders of Allah of course). With his passing away, the chain of legitimate successors (the 12 A’immah) started. The first of the explicitly appointed leaders was the Commander of the Faithful Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s) culminating with the final rightful successor of the Prophet being our 12th Imam, Al Hujjah Ibn Al Hassan Al Askari (a.s). The Imamah of the 12th Imam was quite different than that of the previous 11 A’immah since he was, by the wisdom of Allah (s.w.t) required to go into two separate and distinct occultations. His minor occultation lasted for a little over 70 years
  • Forty Hadith, An Exposition, Second Revised Edition

    Islamic scholars, motivated by a tradition from the Prophet Muhammad, which promises Divine Rewards for scholars who collect forty traditions, compile hadith narrations in groups of forty. This text is the Second revised edition of a detailed commentary on 40 selected traditions narrated through the Prophet (S) and his Ahl al-Bayt (a) on topics of ethics and spirituality.Thirty-three of the hadith Imam Khomeini selected pertain to Islamic ethics, including acts which bring reward or punishment. The other seven focus on beliefs and concepts related to the Theology of Twelvers. The very first hadith is on Jihad of the self that aims at self-improvement elevating oneself through self-control and self-discipline and shun pride (kibr), ostentation/show-off (riya), self-conceit (ujb), envy (hasad), love of the world, anger (ghadhab), prejudice (asabiyyah) and hypocrisy (nifaq). In his collection, Imam Khomeini has included the ahadith that help us elevate our status through intellect (
  • Tafseer of Surah Luqman [Mohammad Ali Shomali] [Oct 10 - Jul 11] [Online]

    Series of 20 lectures by Sheikh Mohammad Ali Shomali on the Commentary of Surah Luqman, the 31st chapter of the Holy Quran.
  • Tafseer of Surah Taha [Mohammad Ali Shomali] [Sep 13 - Apr 14] [Online]

    Series of 19 lectures by Sheikh Mohammad Ali Shomali on the Commentary of Surah Taha, the 20th chapter of the Holy Quran.
  • The Meaning and Merits of Carrying the Quran [Mohammad Ali Shomali] [September 10th, 2011] [Qom, Iran]

    This is a lecture by Sheikh Mohammad Ali Shomali on the meaning and importance of carrying the Qur'an and the carriers of the Qur'an.
  • Martyrdom of Imam Zayn al-Abidin [a]

    Masaib in Urdu; Commentary of Sura Shams - Purification of the Soul
  • Hadith Reading, Usul al-Kafi, Section on Dua [Mohammad Ali Shomali] [February 2014] [Online]

    In this series of lectures delivered online by Sheikh Shomali for the Islamic Library of Dearborn, he talks about the merits and importance of prayers(Du'a) with reference to Ahadith in Usul al-Kafi.
  • Children in the Qur’an and Sunnah

    This book is an authentic collection of Ayahs of Qur'an and over 500 Hadiths on children. The topics include preparations by parents before the birth of child, taking their care after birth and naming them to the detailed description of utmost care in the training of children from Islamic perspective.