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  • Challenges and Dilemmas in Making Values & Ideals

  • Duty of Acquiring Knowledge

  • Outcomes of the Spiritual Journey

  • Islamic 'Hijab' For Men

    Islamic 'Hijab' For Men Compiled and Translated by Saleem Bhimji Along with the topic of Hijab for women, there is also another discussion which is hardly ever mentioned and that is of the Hijab for men. Although the term Hijab is used for the clothing of the Muslim man it is not the same style and type of 'Hijab' that women have been commanded to wear. For many reasons which Allah (SWT) in His infinite wisdom has laid out, women must cover their entire body from the eyes of those who are her non-Mahrams, and men too, to an extent must also observe this rule, which we briefly mention here. Information for this writing has been taken from "Paradise of our Youth" and "Islamic Rulings related to Men and Women" which contains the rulings of eight Mara'ja Taqlid, both originally in Farsi, translated into English. From the Ahadith of the Prophet and the Holy Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon all of them), regarding the type of covering that men must observe including the
  • Greatness of the 15th of the Month of Sha'ban

    Greatness of the 15th of the Month of Sha'ban Translated from Al-Muraqibat written by the Dedicated Scholar and Accomplished Gnostic, the Late Ayatullah Hajj Mirza Jawad Malaki Tabrizi (may Allah shower him with grace) by Saleem Bhimji (al-mubin@al-mubin.org) This article can be found on www.al-haqq.com and www.al-mubin.org Translators Note: Upon examining this collection of A'mal, the believers will observe that in addition to the recommended Salat and supplications that can be found in the common books of Du'a (such as Mafatih al-Jinan), we have also tried to elaborate on the deeper, less known spiritual aspects of the acts of worship that are not commonly mentioned in the conventional books of Du'a. Our main purpose behind these and other presentations is to expound on the inner secrets and mystical acts of the worship that should be performed on the various occasions as understood by the Scholars of 'Irfan that are not found in 'main-stream' books of supplication. It
  • Islamic Views On Human Rights: Viewpoints of Iranian Scholars

    Today's world, plagued by war and greed, and media are inundated by the issues pertaining to human rights. What is the position of the Islamic Sharia regarding The Human Rights, as they are understood internationally? Does the Islamic law adhere to The Human Rights? does it respect some of the decrees and reject others?Why? Does Islamic law reject The Human rights altogether? The present book does a magnificent job at offering a comprehensive, lengthy and thorough investigation to answer all the above questions.
  • Hermeneutical Foundations for Islamic Social Sciences

    Some scientists seem to support the idea of the islamisation of knowledge and some have evolved into considering hermeneutics as a possible solution. But which sciences could be transformed through the hermeneutics process? Which source would the scientists use in the process? What are the sciences and the frameworks in which transformation would be possible? All the above issues and more are being dealt with in this amazing book.
  • Comparative Study of Shared Views of Muslim and Non-Muslim Scholars on Philosophy and Education

    We live in a world where everything is always about me: my religion, my house, my phone..etc., forgetting on many occasions that there is a world beyond our own petty existence. In this context, the content of this book is a refreshing reminder that everything is not always about me but about us. Us, who believe, regardless of birth place, descend, religion or gender, that there is a God, a higher power that we all strive to know and to Whom we will all return in the end. We, as a whole, can always find things that unite us despite all out differences. This applies to how we think about philosophy and education.
  • 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 (
  • Having Role Model for Changing Lifestyle [Mohsen Ghanbari] [November 26, 2011] [Qom, Iran]

    Lecture delivered by Sheikh Ghanbari at the shrine of Lady Masumah (s) on the topic "Having Role Model for Changing Lifestyle".
  • Changing Lifestyle [Mohsen Ghanbari] [Oct-Nov 2011] [Qom, Iran]

    Series of two lectures delivered by Sheikh Ghanbari at the shrine of Lady Masumah (s) on the topic "Changing Lifestyle".
  • The Perfect Arif

    This presentation is about the great gnostic (Arif), Muhammad Ali Shahabadi, who was also a teacher of Imam Khomeini.
  • The Mystic Said

    This is an adapted selection from the mystical poetry of Imam Khomeini (r), published by the Institute for the Compilation of Imam Khomeini’s Works, 2003.
  • The Fire Inside: Envy

    This presentation explains causes of Envy (Hasad); its evil effects on the soul and faith of a person; and its cures.
  • Outside Different From Inside

    This presentation contains Ahadith of Masumeen (as) condemning the devilish disease of Hypocrisy.
  • I, Me, Egoism

    In this presentation, the author quotes several ahadith condemning and warning about self-admiration (ujub), and the treatments of this disease of the soul.
  • Most Deadly Thing

    This presentation discusses one of the most deadly things that has caused a lot of human suffering: Prejudice.
  • Contemporary Issues in Islamic Thought [Mohammad Ali Shomali] [2007] [Islamic Centre of England, London, UK]

    In this series of lectures, Sheikh Shomali talks about some of the contemporary issues in Islamic thought including: Feminism, Secularism, Pluralism, Muslim-Christian relations, Shia-Sunni relations.
  • Environment (The Spiritual Message of Islam) [Mohammad Ali Shomali]

    In this series, Sheikh Shomali discusses what Islam tells us about relationship of human beings with the world around them including plants, animals and other non-living beings.
  • Martyrdom of Imam Zayn al-Abidin [a]

    Masaib in Urdu; Commentary of Sura Shams - Purification of the Soul