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  • A Critique of the Works of Three Orientalists on Imam al-Kazim (a)

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate three works, namely: “Imam al-Kazim” by Etan Kohlberg from the Encyclopedia of Islam, the section on Imam al-Kazim in Shi‘a Denomination by Dwight Donaldson, and Shi‘ism by Heinz Halm. These three works are fairly comprehensive ones revolving around the Imam’s lifetime—from his birth to his martyrdom.
  • Introducing Imam Husayn to Humanity: Spiritual Advice for Organizations

    In this lecture, Huj. Sh. Mohammad Ali Shomali praises the representatives of the WhoIsHussain global campaign for their efforts, and acknowledges this project as an exceptional one, due to the importance of reaching out and making Imam Husayn known and beneficial to humanity. He also gave gentle and thought-provoking ideas and reminders to the group regarding the importance of being far-sighted in our approaches, being genuine in our love for people, being sincere and disinterested in power and position, uniting the Ummah rather using our institutions to divide it, increasing in our humbleness when we witness success, and focusing on moving towards the truth and serving it rather than egotistically bringing it to our side. In this way, we uphold Imam Husayn’s principles, which is ever more needed as we approach the time of Imam Mahdi (aj).
  • Imam al-Jawad’s Spiritual Advice to One of His Companions

    This paper is a brief explanation of one narration by the ninth imam, Imam al-Jawad (a), wherein a man asks him for advice, and the Imam advises him to five things: to rely on patience, welcome poverty, abandon desires and whims, and to have God-wariness.
  • Foundations of Islam: 3 Lectures [Sheikh Saleem Bhimji]

    3 Series Lectures about the foundation of Islam.  Martyrdom of Imam Al-Baqir (A): "Foundations of Islam: Part 1"  Martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqeel (A): "Foundations of Islam: Part 2" Birth of Imam Al-Hadi (A): "Foundations of Islam: Part 3"  Sheikh Saleem Bhimji  ISIA Edmonton, AB www.jammat.org
  • ISIS- "Islamic" Extremism? - Full Documentary [AhlulBayt TV]

    A documentary by AhlulBayt TV.  Is Islam a religion of war or peace? Mojtaba Ali investigates extremism and ISIS. What threats do they pose to the world?
  • Fatima, The Secret of Allah [Ahlulbayt TV]

    A special Fatimitya documentary looking at the life of Fatima (as) and the secrets that surround her holy life. By Ahulul Bayt TV Channel
  • Eid ul-Mubahila [Shaykh Saleem Bhimji]

    Eid ul-Mubahila Lecture by Shaykh Saleem Bhimji  Thursday, October 8th, 2015 25th Night of Dhul-Hijjah 1436  ISIA Edmonton, AB  www.jammat.org
  • The Story of Khizr & Musa- 13 Lectures [Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi]

    A series of 13 Lectures about the verses of the Holy Qur'an of Surah al-Kahf (18), from verse 60 to Verse 82,  narrating the story of hazrat Khizr and prophet Musa (as) and the many moral lessons that can be learned from this story
  • Imam Ali: Defining Taqwa (5 lectures) [Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi]

  • Knowing the Imam of Our Time: 14 Sessions [Sheikh Saleem Bhimji]

    Sheikh Saleeem Bhimji explores in 14 interesting speeches Imam Mahdi (aj), the necessity for all Muslims to know the Imam of our time and his life, the reasons for his occultations and discusses in details our duties towards the Imam and how to base our life waiting for him to reappear.
  • The Awaited - Occultation [Ahlulbayt TV]

    A detailed explanation about the history of Imam al-Mahdi (aj) and his Occultation, a dialogue between Mustafa Ali Masoodi and sheikh Usama al-Atar.
  • At the Presence of Jesus Christ

    This text is a collection of Traditions (Ahadith) attributed to prophet Jesus (a.s.), the son of Mary (s.a.), all of them found in the books brought to us from our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S) and his Ahlul Bayt (a.s.).
  • Fatima, the Mother of her Father

    Fatima, the Mother of her Father Sheikh Mansour Leghaei Introduction In the Name of God; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Lady Fatima, the lady of light has an elevated status in the eyes of Allah due to her childhood sacrifices and support towards the religion of Islam. She is ‘the mother of her father and is an axis to great qualities. The mutual affection between Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W) and her is unique and holds a very prominent position in father-daughter relationship. Abu-Faraj al-Isfahani in his Isnad narrated from Imam Sadiq (A.S) from his father: “Verily, Fatima (S.A) was surnamed ‘Omme Abiha’.” [Beharul-Anwaar, vol43 p.19 from Maqatelu-Talebin] ‘Omme Abiha’ or ‘The Mother of her Father’ is one of the best-known titles of Lady Fatima (peace be upon her). This title sounds quite peculiar for many people especially those who are less familiar with the Arabic language. This lecture is a humble interpretation of the abovementioned Hadith. I shall
  • Imam Ali (as), whose Imam is he?

    Imam Ali (as), whose Imam is he? Sheikh Mansour Leghaei Introduction In the Name of God; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Imam Ali, the leader of the believers, is the epitome of justice, bravery and piety. The history of Islam is bound to his great personality and honorable existence. He is on the high peak of the Right Path and is the Imam and leader only of those who are on the same path even on a very low level. Only those who look at the lifestyle of Imam Ali (a.s) and attempt at getting closer to him in practice can really and truly claim that they regard him as their Imam. We, the Shia Muslims always consider Imam Ali (a.s) our Imam and claim that we are his followers. Thus, we are celebrating his birth this evening. The question is, is there any criteria to be met by which we can hope that we are following Imam Ali (a.s) and that he is our Imam, or is it just enough to say we are born Shia and love him, irrespective of any similarities between our
  • Lady Khadija (s.a.): The Perfect Woman

    Lady Khadija (s.a.): The Perfect Woman ***** There are only four women in the entire world who have measured up to the lofty standards of real greatness and perfection set by Islam. They are: 1. Lady Asiya (s.a.), the wife of Pharaoh 2. Lady Mary (s.a.), the mother of Christ (a.s.) 3. Lady Khadija (s.a.), the daughter of Khuwailid 4. Lady Fatimah Zahra (s.a.), the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (S) Lady Khadija (s.a.), the wife of The Lord of Prophets, Hazrat Muhammad (S) and the mother of The Mistress of the Ladies of the Worlds, Lady Fatimah Zahra (s.a.), combined in herself all the attributes of those women, which add up to perfection. Malikatul Arab (the Queen of Arabs) was the ideal woman, the ideal wife for The Seal of Prophets [or the last prophet], Hazrat Muhammad (S), and the ideal mother Lady Khadija (s.a.) had a deep dedication to Islam, and love for and gratitude to Allah. She sacrificed all her wealth for Islam and stood by the side of her
  • The Prophet’s last Prayer

    A detailed account of the last moments of the Prophet and his instructions at the point of death about his succession.
  • Islam & Science [Ahlulbayt Documentaries]

    In an age where science and religion seem to be at odds, Islamic scholar, speaker and full-time scientist Dr. Mehdi Hazari takes us on an incredible visual journey, educating us on the relationship between Islam and science.  
  • Story of Sacrifice

  • The Coins of Victory

    From the series "With the Infallibles" - Based on the life-story of his eminence Imam Muhammed Baqir (p.b.u.h )
  • The Gardener of the Gardens of Tawheed

    A wonderful story underlying the asceticism and good nature of Imam Ali (pbuh) and Imam Hasan ibn Ali (pbuh) and how generous and humble their behaviour used to be.