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  • Al-Mirza Al-Qummi, Revivalist of ‘Ilm al-Usul

    This book tries to shed light upon one of those stars that shone in the world of Islam, undertaking a remarkable role during the Thirteenth Hijrah Century; being a dignitary that managed, through his broad dimensions, in abundantly contributing to the Islamic thought and heritage, represented by al-Mirza Abu al-Qasim al-Qummi. He has been one of the renowned men of thought in modern history, having an all-inclusive and versatile character; he was an eminent ‘alim, laboring hard for God’s sake, the very incarnation of piety and asceticism, possessing all humane excellences, and the legend in uprightness and forbearance.
  • Famous Epic Prose

    This text is an explanation of Hazrat Zahra's sermon of Fadak with the original text in Arabic of the sermon.
  • The Dawn is Near

    The present text endeavors to rationally prove the belief in Imam al-Mahdi. Although brief, the present work is undoubtedly a necessary and useful reading material for both old and young Muslim Shi'a (to keep them steadfast in their way) and non-Shi'a (to discover the truth about the Imam of Our Time).
  • The Life of Imam Musa Bin Ja’far Al-Kazim

    This book tries to give its readers a full biography and overview of the life of Imam Musa al-Kazim, the Seventh Imam and the Ninth Infallible, peace be on him. He left an amazing legacy full of good and beauty and a brilliant guidance for the community. Among the unique aspects that marked his personality is the steadfastness in front of the difficult events and the ordeals showered upon him by his contemporary tyrants. Old and young have a amazing opportunity of learning how to deal with life's difficulties by reading the present book.
  • Was Muhammad (S) a Prophet of Terror?!

    Was Muhammad (S) a Prophet of Terror?! Sheikh Mansour Leghaei This brief text aims at clarifying the issue of some historical events regarding the assassination of certain individuals during the time of our Prophet (S). The issues of these recorded incidents are dissected according with the edicts of the Holy Qur'an. ***** Majority of Muslim historians have reported a few incidents in which the companions of the Prophet of Islam (S), apparently by his command have assassinated some of their adversaries. Historians have also reported at least an incident during which two prisoners of war have been executed by the command of the Prophet of Islam (S). This portrays the holy Prophet of Islam as the mastermind behind terrorism rather than a mercy for the world. This chapter aims at an analysis of these reports. Examples of Terrorist Activities Assassination of Ka`ab Ibn Ashraf: after the defeat of Qoraiysh in the battle of Badr, Ka`ab ibn Ashraf who was one of the chiefs
  • A Call to Divine Unity: Letter of Imam Khomeini to President Mikhail Gorbachev

    This text outlines the impact the letter of Imam Khomeini addressed to Mikhail Gorbachev had at the time of the sending. How it was hidden, then secretly copied and spread and how the ideas outlined in the letter came true years after.
  • Environmental Protection in Islamic Shari’ah

    This text underlines the importance of protecting the environment. It links all the issues of protecting the environment with the command of Allah in the verses of the Holy Qur'an regarding the environment. It also provides a short history of international effort that have been undertaken for the safety and health of all.
  • Imam Khomeini's Views on Ethics, Spirituality and Politics

    A collection of quotes by Imam Khomeini to illustrate his viewpoints on ethics, spirituality and politics
  • Shining Sun - In Memory of ‘Allamah Tabataba’i

    The book consists of two main parts. The first part includes an introduction and a memorial focusing on 'Allamah's life, and the second part is a series of discussions that the author of the book, Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Husayni Tehrani had with the 'Allamah. The discussions are based on the Noble Qur'an. Even though both the author and 'Allamah Tabataba'i are among the top Shi'a figures of the twentieth century, the book is not based on Shi'a narrations in particular.
  • Our Responsibilities during the Period of Occultation of the Present Imam

    This text presents based on Hadith the two main duties of the Shi'a Muslims during the Occultation of our Present Imam (atfsh).
  • Introduction to Imamiyyah Scholars: Al-Shaykh al-Saduq and His Works

  • Imam al-Hadi: Torch-Holders of Guidance Series

    This article is a short biography of Imam al-Hadi, the tenth of the Twelve Imams whom are the spiritual and political successors to the Prophet Muhammad. A short biography will be offered, including Features such as his instructions and the social and political condition during his time.
  • A Glimpse of Nahjul Balaghah’s Sermon of Disparagement

    A Glimpse of Nahjul Balaghah’s Sermon of Disparagement (Al-Khutbah al-Qasiah). This paper offers a glance into the reasons for Divine trials, qualities of Satan, and the effects and consequences of arrogance and following one’s desires.
  • The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part 4

    This part of the articles series further delves into the signs of the moral, cultural, and religious state of affairs before the advent of Imam Mahdi as well some events after the his return. This series of papers is based on parts seven and eight of a series of lectures delivered by the author in Muharram 1428/January 2007 in London.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Spread of Islam, From its beginning to the 14th Century

    The Spread of Islam, From its beginning to the 14th Century Sh. Mansour Leghaei ******** The present text presents in a short and succinct manner the historical and geographical spread of the religion of Islam. ********* Dimensions of the Resources 1. Books on the biography of the Prophet of Islam: such as سیرة ابن هشام المتوفی 151 which is the revised version of the Seerah of Ibn Ishaq. Seerah of ibn Ishaq is translated under ‘The Life of Muhammad’ by A. Guillaume, 1955. Also, the work of Ayatollah Sobhani ‘The Message’ is a scholarly record of the life of Prophet Muhammad. 2. The history of the major Islamic cities: Such as “The History of Baghdad” written by Khatib Baghdadi, died in 463 A.H or ‘the History of Dameshq’ by Ibn Asakar, died in 571A.H. 3. Travel Accounts: Such as the travel account of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim traveler of the 14th century A.D. His travel lasted for about 30 years. He is the only medieval traveler who is known to have visited
  • A Lecture on Martyrdom of Imam Husayn

    A Lecture on Martyrdom of Imam Husayn preceded by an overview of his personality, character and lineage giving a brief introduction of the life and character of his father Imam 'Ali (as) and his grandfather, Prophet Muhammad (S).
  • Brief account of the last days of Imam Husayn

    Brief account of the last days of Imam Husayn, upon arriving in Karbala to the day of Ashura 2nd Muharram: Imam Husayn (asws) arrives in Karbala Ninawa Imam Husayn (asws) stopped at Ninawa and dismounted His Horse. A rider suddenly appeared from the direction of Kufa carrying arms and a bow hanging over his shoulder. Everyone came to a stop and looked in the direction of the rider. As he approached them, he greeted Hurr (as) and his followers but did not do so to Imam Husayn (as) or His companions. He gave Hurr (as) a letter from Ubaydullah ibn Ziyad (la) which said, "Upon receiving my letter, immediately stop the journey of Imam Husayn (asws). Force Him to stop in an area which is open with no protective enclosure or supply of water. I have instructed my messenger to remain with you and not to leave you until you have implemented my orders. Peace be with you." After reading the letter, Hurr (as) said to Imam Husayn (asws) and His followers, "This is a letter from the
  • Divine Will & Martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.)

    Urdu Majlis of Allamah Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi (t.s.). Majlis recited in 1980s translated into English by Dr. Shabeeb Rizvi ********* In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful Allah’s Blessings be on you, O Saaheb al-Amr, help us and forsake us not Imam Husain (a.s.) stated: “Allah intends to see me martyred.” It was at the time when Imam Husain (a.s.) was bidding adieu to the grave of the Messenger of Allah (S) and was weeping profusely. In that state of grief he fell off to sleep for a while and dreamt that the Messenger of Allah (S) had come out of his grave up to his waist. Imam Husain (a.s.) hugged him and exclaimed, “Dear grandfather! Please take me along with you in the grave.” That is when the Holy Prophet (S) prophesied to him, “O Husain! You undertake your journey to Iraq because Allah intends to see you martyred.” He (S) also informed to take his family along with him, “Surely Allah intends to see them as captives.” I have presented