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  • An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur'an vol. 5

    An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur'an vol. 5 From Surah Al-Ma’ida (5) verse 86 to Surah al-A’raf (7) verse 87 The light of Islam has enlightened and continuing to enlighten every corner in the world and seekers of truth have closely associated to the Holy Quran which carries the Word of Allah (SWT) to humanity. With increasing focus and attention to the Holy Quran, efforts has been done to provide a pure, correct and accurate translation of this divine book. But sometimes it is difficult for the readers to understand all of the apparent and hidden meanings and it is the duty of every Muslim, man or woman, to read, understand and contemplate on the Holy Qur’an according to his own capacity. Hence, the need for proper explanation becomes obvious and necessary. The book titled, “An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur’an” compiled by a group of Muslim scholars, under the direction of Ayatullah Allamah Al-Hajj Sayyid Kamal Faqih Imani is a
  • An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur'an vol. 4

    An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur'an vol. 4 From Surah An-Nisa’’ (4) verse 24 to Surah Al-Ma’ida (5) verse 86 The light of Islam has enlightened and continuing to enlighten every corner in the world and seekers of truth have closely associated to the Holy Quran which carries the Word of Allah (SWT) to humanity. With increasing focus and attention to the Holy Quran, efforts has been done to provide a pure, correct and accurate translation of this divine book. But sometimes it is difficult for the readers to understand all of the apparent and hidden meanings and it is the duty of every Muslim, man or woman, to read, understand and contemplate on the Holy Qur’an according to his own capacity. Hence, the need for proper explanation becomes obvious and necessary. The book titled, “An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur’an” compiled by a group of Muslim scholars, under the direction of Ayatullah Allamah Al-Hajj Sayyid Kamal Faqih Imani is a
  • An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur'an vol. 3

    An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur'an vol. 3 From Surah al-Baqarah(2) v. 253- An-Nisa’ (4) v. 23 The light of Islam has enlightened and continuing to enlighten every corner in the world and seekers of truth have closely associated to the Holy Quran which carries the Word of Allah (SWT) to humanity. With increasing focus and attention to the Holy Quran, efforts has been done to provide a pure, correct and accurate translation of this divine book. But sometimes it is difficult for the readers to understand all of the apparent and hidden meanings and it is the duty of every Muslim, man or woman, to read, understand and contemplate on the Holy Qur’an according to his own capacity. Hence, the need for proper explanation becomes obvious and necessary. The book titled, “An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur’an” compiled by a group of Muslim scholars, under the direction of Ayatullah Allamah Al-Hajj Sayyid Kamal Faqih Imani is a valuable effort
  • An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur'an vol. 6

    An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur'an vol. 6 From Surah al-A’raf (7) verse 88 to Surah at-Tawbah (9) The light of Islam has enlightened and continuing to enlighten every corner in the world and seekers of truth have closely associated to the Holy Quran which carries the Word of Allah (SWT) to humanity. With increasing focus and attention to the Holy Quran, efforts has been done to provide a pure, correct and accurate translation of this divine book. But sometimes it is difficult for the readers to understand all of the apparent and hidden meanings and it is the duty of every Muslim, man or woman, to read, understand and contemplate on the Holy Qur’an according to his own capacity. Hence, the need for proper explanation becomes obvious and necessary. The book titled, “An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur’an” compiled by a group of Muslim scholars, under the direction of Ayatullah Allamah Al-Hajj Sayyid Kamal Faqih Imani is a valuable
  • An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur'an vol. 2

    An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur'an vol. 2 From Surah al-Baqarah (2) v. 154- to Surah al-Baqarah (2) v. 252 The light of Islam has enlightened and continuing to enlighten every corner in the world and seekers of truth have closely associated to the Holy Quran which carries the Word of Allah (SWT) to humanity. With increasing focus and attention to the Holy Quran, efforts has been done to provide a pure, correct and accurate translation of this divine book. But sometimes it is difficult for the readers to understand all of the apparent and hidden meanings and it is the duty of every Muslim, man or woman, to read, understand and contemplate on the Holy Qur’an according to his own capacity. Hence, the need for proper explanation becomes obvious and necessary. The book titled, “An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur’an” compiled by a group of Muslim scholars, under the direction of Ayatullah Allamah Al-Hajj Sayyid Kamal Faqih Imani is a
  • An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur'an vol. 1

    An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur'an vol. 1 From Surah al-Fatiha (1) to Surah al-Baqarah (2) v.154 The light of Islam has enlightened and continuing to enlighten every corner in the world and seekers of truth have closely associated to the Holy Quran which carries the Word of Allah (SWT) to humanity. With increasing focus and attention to the Holy Quran, efforts has been done to provide a pure, correct and accurate translation of this divine book. But sometimes it is difficult for the readers to understand all of the apparent and hidden meanings and it is the duty of every Muslim, man or woman, to read, understand and contemplate on the Holy Qur’an according to his own capacity. Hence, the need for proper explanation becomes obvious and necessary. The book titled, “An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Qur’an” compiled by a group of Muslim scholars, under the direction of Ayatullah Allamah Al-Hajj Sayyid Kamal Faqih Imani is a valuable
  • Books dealing with Hadith (Traditions)

    Books dealing with Hadith (Traditions) Taken from: The Early Imamiyah Shi'ite Thinkers Syed Waheed Akhtar Ashsih Publishing House New Delhi, India Kitab al Kafi Author: al Kulayni Publisher: W.O.F.I.S Available: Mihrab Publishers and Book Distrib. 17 Kevi Crescent, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B-3C8, Canada Phone: 905 731-6920 Fax: 905 886-3430 Tahrike Tarsile Quran P.O Box 731115 Corona Station Elmhurst, NY 11373-1115, U.S.A Phone: 718 446 6472 Fax: 718 446 4370 Languages: An Incomplete set of 13 vols. in English is available from the above distributors The Kitab al Kafi consists of three parts, Usul, Furu’ and Rawdah. Usul Al KafiUsul al Kafi II volumes Kitab Firushi Islamiyyah, Tehran 1388 A.H First volume A brief introduction of 6 pages beginning with the praise of God and the description of the attributes of His beauty and power, deals with the purpose of creation, particularly of man; after the mission of God's messengers ending
  • Various Sayings of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as)

    Various Sayings of Imam ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib An Extract of Du’a Kumayl The following sayings of Imam ‘Ali (as) are taken from Du'a Kumail, trans. N. Husayn Mardi, Chehel Sotoon Theological School: Iran, 1989. The most complete gift of God is a life based on knowledge. The innumerable fools have made the learned very scarce. The learned man understands the ignorant for he was once ignorant for he was once ignorant himself. The ignorant man does not understand the learned for he has never been learned himself. Knowledge gives life to the soul. To respect the learned is to respect God. Knowledge creates fear of God. Practice makes knowledge perfect. To teach is to learn. Honesty is Divine language. To fulfill promises is the highest form of integrity. Truth means conformity of speech with the Divine mode of working. Friendship is impossible with a liar. Misrepresentation spoils narration. Lying spoils news. Enemity is the
  • The Richest Treasure

    Imam ‘Ali’s Letter to Malik al-Ashtar, the Governor of Egypt
  • The Prohibition of Recording the Hadith, Causes and Effects

    A Glance at the Methodologies and Principles of the two Muslims Schools of Hadith . A critical evaluation of the reasons why several Hadith from the Ahlul Bayt are not included in the Hadith Books of the Ahle Sunnah.
  • Jesus through Shiite Narrations

    Categorized collection of hadith (narrations) on Prophet Jesus (a) from the Shia books of Hadith. Topics include: His childhood, characteristics, the disciples, children of Israel, the Gospel, supplications to God among others.
  • Al-Amali, The Dictations of Shaykh al-Mufid

    Dictations of ahadith (traditions) by the great Shi'i scholar Shaykh al-Mufid to his students. One of the most important Shi'i sources of hadith.
  • Hadith al-Thaqalayn

    A study of the tawatur, or the multiplicity of sources and narrators that verify the authenticity of Hadith al-Thaqalayn, when the Messenger of Allah (s) said: "Verily, I am leaving behind two precious things (thaqalayn) among you: the Book of God and my kindred (`itrah), my household (Ahl al-Bayt), for indeed, the two will never separate until they come back to me by the Pond (of al-­Kawthar on the Day of Judgment)."
  • Light Within Me

    Introduction to Irfan, stages of the spiritual journey, guidance and perfection, Interpretation of Sura al-Hamd, and the Invocation of Sha'baniyah.
  • A Sermon of Imam 'Ali without the letter Alif

    A sermon by the Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (ع) that does not contain any Arabic letter Alif. *** بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the Name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful في أحد الأيام دار بين العرب و المسلمين نقاش كبير، فقيل ليس من حرف المعجم حرف أكثر دورانا في الكلام من "الأليف"، فأيد ذلك جميع الجالسين ... تبع ذلك أن نهض نبراس اللغة الأنيق و بحرها العميق و فيلسوفها الدقيق الامام علي بن أبي طالب (عليه السلام) و خطب خطبة طويلة تشتمل على الثناء على الله تعالى و الصلاة و السلام على نبيه محمد بن عبد الله بن عبد المطلب (صلى الله عليه و على آله و سلم) و هي خالية من بدايتها الى نهايتها من ذكر حرف "الأليف" (الممدودة) و هي كما يلي:- One day, a heated discussion went on among the Arabs and Muslims during which it was said that there is no alphabet that recurs in speech more often than the "aleef" ("A"). All attendants agreed. It was then that the magnificent lantern of language, its deep ocean and precise philosopher, namely Imam Ali ibn
  • A Sermon of Imam 'Ali without any Arabic letter that contains dots

    A sermon by the Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (ع) all Arabic letters of which do not contain any dots at all. *** بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِIn the Name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful هذه خطبة لأمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب (ع) جميع حروف كلماتها خالية من ذكر "النقطة":Following is a sermon by the Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (ع) all Arabic letters of which do not contain any dots at all: الحمد لله الملك المحمود، المالك الودود، مصور كل مولود، ومآل كل مطرود، ساطح المهاد وموطد الأطواد، ومرسل الأمطار ومسهل الأوطار، عالم الأسرار ومدركها، ومدمر الأملاك ومهلكها، ومكور الدهور ومكررها، ومورد الأمور ومصدرها، عم سماحه وكمل ركامه، وهمل، طاول السؤال والأمل، وأوسع الرمل وأرمل، أحمده حمدا ممدودا، وأوحده كما وحد الأواه، وهو الله لا إله للأمم سواه، ولا صادع لما عدل له وسواه، أرسل محمدا علما للإسلام وإماما للحكام، سددا للرعاع ومعطل أحكام ود وسواع، أعلم وعلم، وحكم وأحكم، وأصل الأصول، ومهد وأكد الموعود وأوعد، أوصل الله له الإكرام
  • The Politics of Using the Qur’an

    The Politics of Using the Qur’an Lessons from the use of the Qur'an by Muslims who wish to profit from it whenever sanctimoniousness increases and it becomes fashionable to display one's piety. Excerpted from Polarization around the Character of Ali ibn Abi Talib. It is now some thirteen centuries that the politics of "holding the Qur'an upon a spear" has been more or less prevalent among the Muslims. It becomes especially rife among those who wish to profit from it whenever sanctimoniousness and exotericism increases and it becomes fashionable to display one's piety and asceticism. There are two lessons to be learnt from this. Firstly, whenever the ignorant, the unknowing and the uninformed put on a show of sanctity and piety, and people take them to be the symbol of the practicing Muslim, an excellent tool is available for unscrupulous schemers. Such schemers always turn these people into an instrument for their own ends, and make their presence a strong hindrance to
  • Facts about the Qur'an

    Facts about the Qur'an Simple facts about the Qur'an, including the importance of its daily recitation. Adapted from (Shakir, M.A.: Islamic History) The Glorious Qur'an is the Word of Allah as revealed to His Prophet, Muhammad, peace be on him and his progeny. On reading the Qur'an one is at once convinced that it is the Word of Allah, for no man can write such perfect guidance on so many subjects. The Holy Qur'an says that no man will be able to forge even a part of it and that no corruption shall touch it from any side. It is a miracle that the Holy Qur'an has remained unchanged and unaltered during all these 1400 years and it shall remain so till the Day of Resurrection, for Allah, has taken it on Himself to protect it.  The Book of Allah is like an ocean. The less learned, like children, collect pebbles and shells from its shores. The scholars and thinkers, like pearl divers, bring out from it the highest philosophy, wisdom and rules of a perfect way of living
  • What is the Qur'an?

    What is the Qur'an? By Anwer Ali. Preface to the Holy Qur'an. Published by Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc. Short explanation of the role and purpose of the Qur'an. *** The Qur'an comprehends the complete code for the Muslims to live a good, chaste, abundant and rewarding life in obedience to the commandments of Allah, in this life and to gain salvation in the next. It is the "chart of life" for every Muslim, and it is the "constitution" of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. The Qur'an is the eternal contemporary of the Muslims. Each generation of Muslims has found new sources of strength, courage and inspiration in it. It is also, for them, a "compass" in the turbulent voyage of life, as it has explained itself in the following verses: . . . Indeed, there has come to you light and a clear book from Allah; With it Allah guides him who fill follow His pleasure into the ways of safety and brings them out of utter darkness into light by his will and guides them to the right path. (
  • Selections from Usul al Kafi

    Usul al-Kafi is the first part of al-Kulayni's al-Kafi that deals with themes of doctrinal and ethical significance in a systematic manner.