Early Islamic History - History & Politics

Hayat Al-Qulub, Vol. 1, Stories of the Prophets

This is the first volume of the three volume series by Allamah Al-Majlisi, titled Hayat al-Qulub (Life of the Hearts).

The Victory of Truth: The Life of Zaynab bint Ali

Biography of the daughter of Imam 'Ali (a), her early life, and her important role in the events of Karbala, Kufa and Sham

The Message

The study of the life of Prophet Muhammad, the greatest of all men, is thought- provoking, awe-inspiring and self-enlightening.

How did Islam Spread? By Sword or By Conversion?

How did Islam Spread? By Sword or By Conversion?
By: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi 

Nafasul Mahmum, Relating to the heart rending tragedy of Karbala'

A historical account, using original sources, of the Tragedy of Karbala', from the time of the birth of Imam Husayn (as) till the time of Mukhtar's revolt.

The Origins and Early Development of Shia Islam

This full length text is a very detailed and comprehensive history of the early stages of Shi'ism.

The Emergence of Shi'ism and the Shi'ites

The relation between the ideological and the theological realms in Islam.

Hayat Al-Qulub Vol.3

Hayat Al Qulub the third volume deals with the topic of Imamate, the appointment of the Imam (a.s.), the inerrancy of the Imams and the obligation of the people to obey them.

Abu Hurayra and the Falsification of Traditions (Hadith)


Abu Hurayra and the Falsification of Traditions (Hadith)
By Yasin T. al-Jibouri

Muhammad

A biography of the life of the Prophet Muhammad, including a chapter on his ancestors, the settings of Hijaz at that time, and the events surrounding his birth.

On The Khilafah Of ‘Ali Over Abu Bakr

This text provides evidence for the Caliphate of Imam Ali (AS) over Abu Bakr using differents Traditions such as Hadith Al-Wilayah,Hadith Al-Tawliyah, and Hadith Al-Wirathah.

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Black Thursday

The text authored by Muhammad Al Tijani Al Samawi presents an english translation of the famous event of Raziyyat Yawm al-Khamees, known as Black Thursday which took place in the last days before t

History of Shi'ism: From the Advent of Islam up to the End of Minor Occultation

This text discusses how Shi'ism has been an integral and inseparable part of Islam from the time of the Holy Prophet (sa).

The Richest Treasure

Imam ‘Ali’s Letter to Malik al-Ashtar, the Governor of Egypt

Imam Ali (a) 5,609 0

Mushaf Fatimah (a.s)

A detailed and thoroughly referenced text shedding light on what has been referenced in numerous Shi'a Hadith as "Mushaf Fatimah [a]" and "Mushaf Ali [a]".

Abdullah Amini 5,318 0

Sulh al-Hasan

Outstanding work on the difficult situation that faced Imam al-Hasan (a) during his Imamate, and the events and political attitudes that led to peacemaking, as well as the unfair accusations made a

Life of the Prophet Mohammad before Starting the Mission

An historical analysis of the birth and upbringing of Prophet Muhammad [s], including an analysis of the extraordinary events that occurred during this time, before the descent of the first Qur'ani

Forty Ahadith on Ghadir

This text is a collection of forty ahadith about the great event of Ghadir Qum from the fourteen infallibles.

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The Divine Wisdom of Prophet Muhammad

The book which is translated by Ihtijaj al-Tabarsi presents a compilation of debates of Holy Prophet Muhammad (S) with scholars and representatives of other religions including Judaism, Christianit

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Khadijatul Kubra, A Short Story of Her Life

A Short story of Lady Khadijah's life. Her family tree, early life, marriage to the Prophet (s), generosity, status, and role in the events of early Islamic history.

Military Management in the Battles of the Prophet (s)

A very detailed and fully referenced text about the management, organization and mode of operation of the Islamic military in the battles that the Muslim community engaged in under the leadership o

The Prohibition of Recording the Hadith, Causes and Effects

A Glance at the Methodologies and Principles of the two Muslims Schools of Hadith .

Hazrat Zahra (s.a.) And the Heart, Rending Episode of Fadak

Preface

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

History of The Caliphs

In this book, the author covers the history of Shi'i Islam from after the death of the Prophet . He discusses in detail the rule of the three Caliphs and of Imam Ali after that.

The History of the Islamic Calendar in the Light of the Hijra

The importance of Hijrah, the establishment of a calendar in Madina, the solar calendar.

Kumayl bin Ziyad

Biography of the companion of Imam 'Ali (a).

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Maytham al-Tammar

Biography of the companion of Imam 'Ali (a).

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The Hidden Truth about Karbala

The battle at Karbala is a well-known tragedy in human history. It is not fiction or legend but a historical fact.

Ghadir

Al-Ghadir is the place where the Muslims had stopped was at Ghadir Khumm. The Prophet then delivered a sermon and appointed Imam Ali, peace be upon him, as his successor.

Imam Hasan and Caliphate

The life of Imam Hasan (as) was both eventful and full of lessons, and yet the significance of his role seems to have been ignored, forgotten, or eclipsed by the extent of focus on Imam Husayn (as)

When Power and Piety Collide

An in-depth study and analysis of the early Islamic history and caliphate and personalities of the first three caliphs based on Sunni sources in order to understand the difference between Shi’a and

Ghadir Khumm, Where Religion Was Brought to Perfection

This text provides the reader glimpses of the journey back from the farewell pilgrimage heading towards Ghadir Khumm where the religion of Islam was perfected with the divine appointment of Imam Al

Abu Talib b. Abdul Muttalib

Biography of the uncle of the Prophet (s), Hazrat Abu Talib (as).

Kamal al-Sayyid 3,599 0

The Event of Taff, The Earliest Historical Account of the Tragedy of Karbala’

This revised edition is the research and editing of [Abu Mikhnaf’s] work by Shaikh Muhammad Hadi al-Yusufi al-Gharawi.

Abu Mikhnaf 3,597 0

Beliefs: Did the Prophet (s) Appoint a Successor

This tract presents a summary of the sources relating to the event of Ghadir Khumm demonstrating that the Prophet did indeed appoint a successor in his lifetime.

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Abdullah Ibn Saba’ and Other Myths

In this book, the author begins by describing both the Saba’iyyah legend and its originator (Saif ibn ‘Umar).

Book Review: Modern Political Islamic Thought

Book Review of Hamid Enayet's 'Modern Islamic Political Thought' in which the author gives an account of Shi'ite political thought, and the differences between Shi'i and Sunni views on state, calip

Yazid was Never Amirul Muminin

This book corrects the claim made by those who say Yazid was Amirul Muminin (Commander of the believers), with proofs and evidence from the traditions (ahadith) of the Prophet (s) and the books of

The Brother of the Prophet Muhammad: Imam ‘Ali

The text analyzes in details the political-religious place of Imam Ali in Islam, his spiritual relationship to the Prophet Muhammad and his contribution in establishing the Islamic State and the sp

Misbah-uz-Zulam, Roots of the Karbala’ Tragedy

This book discusses the causes of the tragedy of Karbala’ and it will also throw light on numerous other matters, which are yet unknown to the vast majority of Muslims.

The Illustrious Period of the Imamate of Imam Zayn al-'Abidin

A biography of the life of the 4th Imam (a). Announcement of his Imamate, uniting the Muslim community, and teaching true Islam.

Imam Ali (a.s.)'s Book of Government

This text presents Imam Ali's policy in governmental, political, military, social, cultural, economical and judicial affairs in Islam.

Ashura

The research and analysis on the Uprising of Imam Husayn (as) from Hijaz to Iraq.

The Event or Eid al-Mubahalah

The Event or Eid al-Mubahalah

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Imam ‘Ali Sunshine of Civilized Islam

This text presents Imam Ali's accomplishments and role during and after the life of the Holy Prophet (S). It describes his humane qualities and virtues.

Ghadir Khumm: One Of Islamic History’s Best Kept Secrets

Ghadir Khumm: One Of Islamic History’s Best Kept Secrets

By Yasin T. al-Jibouri

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Ghadir Tradition, The expressive evidence for guardianship


Ghadir Tradition, The expressive evidence for guardianship

Prepared by Islamic Sciences and Researches Group– Qom

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Did Abu Bakr Really Lead The Salat?

In this book, the author is thoroughly investigating the Sunni reports on the alleged leadership of salat by Abu Bakr during the fatal illness of the Messenger.

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Abd Allah Ibn Saba Myth Exploded

This text carefully examines and refutes the claims of Ahlul Sunnah about Abd Allah Ibn Saba.

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Lady Zaynab

This book throws lights on the great personality of Lady Zaynab (s.a.), daughter of Imam Ali (a.s.) and Fatimah az-Zahra (s.a.), granddaughter of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S) and sister of Imam Hu

Badr Shahin 1,935 0

The Role of The Ahl Al-Bayt in Building The Virtuous Community Book One: Goals And Characteristics

An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol.

The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community Book Eight: The System of Devotional Acts of the Virtuous Community

An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol.

The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community Book Seven: The Ritual System of the Virtuous Community

An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol.

Al-Nass Wal-Ijtihad, Text and Interpretation

The Text Al-Nass Wal-Ijtihad deals with the judgments and verdicts that the author has collected, through his wide research, which have been innovated by famous companions of the Prophet (S) and by

Fabricated Traditions

The author discusses traditions about caliphs relating their names in order; he proves that such traditions are fabricated and forged by studying various chains of these kinds of traditions availab

The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community Book Six: The System of Social Relations of the Virtuous Community

An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol.

The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community, Book Five: The Economic System of the Virtuous Community

An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol.

Fadak

A brief perspective on the history of Fadak and its forced possession by the caliphate written by Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

How Old Was A’yshah When She Married The Prophet Muhammad?

How Old Was A’yshah When She Married The Prophet Muhammad?

The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community Book Two: General Rules and Fundamentals

An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol.

The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community Book Three: The General System of the Virtuous Community

An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol.

The Role of the Ahl al-Bayt in Building the Virtuous Community, Book Four: The Security System of the Virtuous Community

An elaborate thesis on how the purified Ahlul Bayt played their role in the post Prophetic era in building a virtuous Community. The series is comprised of 8 volume set. vol.

A Critical Assessment of Umm Kulthum’s Marriage to Umar

This text discusses about Umm Kulthum‘s marriage to Umar ibn Al-Khattab, presenting the narrations from the most famous books authored by Sunni scholars, carefully examining the chains of the narra

Abu Talib, the Faithful of Quraysh

This book is a detailed biography of the life and role of Abu Talib, the uncle and guardian of the Holy Prophet S.

In Pursuance Of The Sun

In Pursuance Of The Sun
Sayed Jamaluddin Hejazi

The Event Of Mubahilah

This presentation contains the background and the details of the event of Mubahilah.

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History of Islam up to the Demise of the Prophet (S)

This book presents the history of Islam and Arabian Peninsula before the advent of Islam and up till the death of the Prophet Muhammad.

Hadith al-Kisa, The Narration of the Cloak

The Tradition of the Cloak, or Hadith al-Kisa’, is a narrative of an incident where the Prophet Muhammad assembled Hasan, Husayn, Ali, and Fatima under his cloak.

Mu’awiyah son of Abu Sufyan, Historical Stories For Children 6

Mu'awiyah was the first king to rule at the beginning of the Islamic era. He was the founder of the reign of darkness and corruption.

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Exemplary Women: Umm ul-Banin

Fatima bint Hazam, or Umm ul-Banin, was known for her noble lineage, upright morals, and enduring devotion toward the Ahlul Bayt.

Exemplary Women: Lady Umm Salamah

This paper offers a biography of Umm Salamah along with the attributes that distinguish her from the rest of the Prophet’s wives, namely her role in Fatima al-Zahra’s upbringing, her political acti

Fatima Bint Asad (a)

The lofty and superior personality of Fatima Bint Asad (a) – a woman who strove in the cause of God – can be considered from two angles: her roles as a guardian for the Holy Prophet (s) and in rais

Abu Sufyan, Historical Stories For Children 5

Abu Sufyan and Abu Lahab were the two uncles of the Prophet (S) who most opposed the Prophet (S) and his prophethood.

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Bilal, Historical Stories For Children 4

Bilal was a thin young boy from Ethiopia.

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Hajjaj ibn Yusuf ath-Thaqafi, Historical Stories For Children 1

Book one of the historical stories for children series describes in short the personality of one of the most bloodthirsty governors of Iraq and Iran. His name was Hajjaj ibn Yusuf ath-Thaqafi.

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Yazid son of Mu‘awiyah and his son, Historical Stories For Children 2

The second book of the historical series for children pays attention to the wile character of Yazid the son of Mu'awiyah and the amazing character of his son Mu'awiyah.

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‘Abd Al-Malik Ibn Marwan and ‘Ubaydullah Bin Ziyad, Historical Stories For Children 3

Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan was one of the Muslims who used to get upset if someone killed an ant ascending to power but after taking power he spent his life killing Muslims.

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Lady Nafisah

This article offers a brief biography of Lady Nafisah, a revered woman, with a description of her noble qualities and its influence on those who were acquainted with her and benefited from her supp

Migration to Abyssinia

The first journey in the history of Islam was the migration of Muslims to Abyssinia (present-day Ethiopia).

Lapidation

There are few children Islamic books and the present one is an amazing depiction of the events that lead to the battle to save the holy Ka’baa' in the time known as The Year of the Elephant.