Ethics - Spirituality & Philosophy

Nahjul Balagha Part 1, The Sermons

The English translation (accompanied with original Arabic text) of the supremely eloquent sermons of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him).

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Nahjul Balagha Part 2, Letters and Sayings

The English translation (accompanied with original Arabic text) of a collection of letters and sayings of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him) that provide divi

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Greater Sins - Volume 1

Ayatullah Dastghaib has exhaustively explained the phenomenon of sin, the classification of sins, and the necessity of avoiding them. He has also described fifty different types of Greater Sins.

Treatise On Rights (Risalat al-Huquq)

Imam Zayn al-'Abidin's `Treatise on Rights' is the only work attributed to him other than supplications or relatively short sayings and letters.

Adab as-Salat: The Disciplines of the Prayer Second Revised Edition

A detailed explanation of the strict disciplines and moral secrets of prayer, written by Imam Khomeini for the general public.

Islamic Teachings in Brief

This book, written in a relatively simple language, presents a summary of the teachings of Islam.

One Hundred And Fifty Lessons For Life

In this wonderful book compiled by Ayatullah Nasir Makarim Shirazi, the reader learns many beautiful and beneficial narrations from the Ahlul Bayt (as) that teach us how to live a successful life b

Akhlaq al-A’imma, Morals & Manners of the Holy Imams

The aim of this book is to present the perfect morals of the Holy Imams. Topics include their knowledge, worship, bravery, justice, chastity, humility and contentment.

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.

Greater Sins Volume 2

Ayatullah Dastghaib has exhaustively explained the phenomenon of sin, the classification of sins, and the necessity of avoiding them. He has also described fifty different types of Greater Sins.

The Islamic Moral System: Commentary of Surah al-Hujurat

In a detailed commentary of Surah al-Hujurat, Ayatullah Ja'far Subhari elaborates on the ethical aspects behinds its revelation and expounds on a range of ethical problems that are experienced in s

Jami' al-Sa'adat (The Collector of Felicities)

Meaning and Origin of Akhlaq, Moral Virtues and Vices, Diseases of the Soul and their Treatment, and Vices of Power and Passion.

Diseases of the Soul: Hypocrisy (Nifaq)

A short article that discusses the sin of hypocrisy (nifaq), its various types and effects, and presents a treatment for it.

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Wasiyatnama, Last Will & Testament

The Ayatullah's will to his children, relatives, friends, and well-wishers. Advice on achieving higher spiritual levels.


This book is an invitation to a journey, an interior journey of discovery in quest of a lost treasure containing the most precious jewels of the whole of creation.

Forty Hadith, An Exposition, Second Revised Edition

Detailed commentary on 40 selected traditions narrated through the Prophet (S) and his Ahl al-Bayt (a) on topics of ethics and spirituality, including jihad al-nafs. Second revised edition.

Greater Sins Volume 3

Ayatullah Dastghaib has exhaustively explained the phenomenon of sin, the classification of sins, and the necessity of avoiding them. He has also described fifty different types of Greater Sins.

Rays of the Sun

Stories from the personal and public life of the great scholar and leader of the Islamic revolution in Iran.

Anecdotes for Reflection Part 1

Moral stories from the lives of the prophets, the Ahlul Bayt, and their companions. Includes topics such as sincerity, hope, altruism, and independence.

Anecdotes of The Ahlul Bayt

This text is a compilation of incidents, narrations and teachings from the lives of the 14 infallibles which help us in living our lives in total accordance with the laws of Islam.

Ethics and Spiritual Growth

Man's struggle for perfection, spiritual needs, duties, and road to success.

Lantern of the Path

A collection of Hadith by the 6th Imam on knowledge, behavior, remembrance, prayer, and fear of God.

Self-Recognition for Self-Improvement

In this book, Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi goes into the enlightening subject of self-development and acquiring spiritual perfection through the tool of self-knowledge and introspection.

Qalbe-Saleem, Immaculate Conscience

An elaborate text that describes extensively the sins and diseases of the heart, as seen through the light of the Qur'an and the narrations (ahadith) of the Ahlulbayt ('a).

Anecdotes of Pious Men

Some selected Islamic stories from the Persian Book Dastan-e Rastan vol. l & 2.

The Spiritual Significance of Jihad

Definition of Jihad, its spiritual importance.


An elaborate text describing the reality of du`a (supplication), as well as its constituents, categories and effects, and elaborating on the language which is used therein.

Islamic Ethics

This is the English translation of the book: 'Akhlaq Islami' by Shaheed Ayatullah Sayyid 'Abd al-Hussayn Dastghayb, translated by Hamid Waqar.

Imam Khomeini, Ethics and Politics

The volume is a discussion on ethics and its relation to politics from the viewpoint of Imam Khomeini. The discussions in this book are presented in three parts.

Discourses On Patience

This text analyzes the topic of patience in light of traditions, Islamic code, and history while shedding light on the advantages and effects of patience.

Anecdotes of Reflection Part 3

Moral stories from the lives of the prophets, the Ahlul Bayt and their companions. Includes topics such as forgiveness, intellect, justice, and worship.

Anecdotes for Reflection Part 2

Moral stories from the lives of the prophets, the Ahlul Bayt, and their companions.

Anecdotes for Reflection Part 4

Moral stories from the lives of the prophets, the Ahlul Bayt and their companions.

Martyrdom: Arise and Bear Witness

A compilation of lectures by Dr Ali Shariati on the concept of martyrdom, and the importance of martyrdom in Shi'ite ideology.

What Everyone Should Know about Islam

This book focuses on the principles of religion which are relevant to the thought and soul of human beings, reason and intellect follow it, and deeds and movement of human beings spring forth from

Ethical Discourses: Volume 1

The first of two volumes containing the transcribed lectures of Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi on a range of topics mainly dealing with ethics, morality, and self-building.

Du`a Kumayl, A Translation & Commentary

Arabic text, English translation, commentary, and audio recitation of this famous supplication that Ameer al-Mu'mineen Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (a) taught to his companion Kumayl ibn Ziyad (r).

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The Ahlul-Bayt; Ethical Role-Models

This book represents the excellence of the divine revelation as well as the wisdom of the Ahlul-Bayt (a) who progressed in the light of that revelation and understood its concepts to present it in

The Concept of Combat in the Life of Imams

In this text, Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Khamene'i analyzes the concept of war and combat in the lifes of the Infallible Imams and focuses on the precept and political stragedy of these honorable figures

Ethical Discourses: Volume 2

The second of two volumes containing the transcribed lectures of Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi on a range of topics mainly dealing with ethics, morality, and self-building.

Life under the Grace of Ethics

This text which is authored by Ayatullah al-Uzma Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi, sheds light on how life would look under the grace of ethics.

Simplified Islamic Laws for Young Adults

Condensed version of the Islamic Laws in accordance with Ayatullah al-`Uzma al-Hajj ash-Shaykh Lutfullah as-Safi al-Gulpaygani.All basic topics have been discussed in detail with all common rulings

Eternal Manifestations: 80 Stories from the life of Allama Tabatabai (ra)

A collection of eighty spiritually uplifting stories from the life of Allama Tabatabai (ra) showing his dedication to Islam and his striving at attaining nearness towards Allah.

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Diseases of the Soul: Backbiting (Gheebah)

A short article that discusses the great sin of backbiting (gheebah), and suggests a cure for it.

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Risaleh ye Sayr wa Suluk: A Treatise on Wayfaring

A treatise on ethics, wayfaring and gnosis.

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Pretension and Conceit

In this book the author uses the Qur'an and Ahadith to discuss the vices of pretension and conceit in detail.

Eternity of Moral Values

Wisdom, subjectivity of judgements, permanence of ethics, natural urges, and ethical theories.

Ethics of The Prophets

This book shows some events that reveal the high traits and the wise behaviors of the prophets. It shows examples and lessons of the mannerism of the prophets.

Morals for Children and Young

This book provides good ideas to parents on upbringing of their children, with family values and morals.

Kitab Al-Mumin, The Book of the Believer

An elaborate text that describes the nature of Belief (eeman) and Believers (mu’minoon) in the light of traditions of the Ahl al-Bayt, emphasizing on the consequences of belief and the rights the b

Diseases of the Soul: Pretending Virtuousness (riya)

This article discusses the nature of the sin of pretending virtuousness (riya’), it's different stages, its devastating effects, and presents advice on how to combat it.

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Fear and Hope

This text analyzes the two human instincts of fear and hope, their relationship with each other, its combination, the weakness of will, and courage in a wider sense.

The Prophet’s Attitude towards Children and Youth

A text on Prophet Muhammad’s (S) attitude towards children and youth.

Jesus on Ethics: Forty Ahadith

40 hadith from Prophet Isa- Jesus, his dialogue with Allah and a collection of verses from the Quran about this great Prophet.

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Imam ‘Ali’s First Treatise On The Islamic Ethics And Education

In this book, the author first discusses what ethics essentially is, and the views of various philosophers and schools of thought on it.

Hypocrites: A Commentary on Surah al-Munafiqun

A description of the reality of hypocrites in the Holy Quran.

How to Bridge the Generation Gap?

A Comprehensive Dialogue about the importance of Religion between a son and father

The Perfect Role Model: The Prophet of Islam

This book introduces the Noble Prophet of Islam (s) as the role model for all of mankind and the best example for Muslims of all ages.

Fortitude, the Bridge to Victory

This text presents the character trait of fortitude to be the bridge and path to attaining victory.

Social Rules in Islam

Collection of Friday Sermons delivered by Sheikh Mansour Leghaei on social interactions of an individual from the Islamic point of view.

Human Rights in Islam

This text analyses the issue of Human Rights from an Islamic perspective.

Islamic 'Hijab' For Men

Islamic 'Hijab' For Men

Compiled and Translated by Saleem Bhimji

Man and Ignorance

This books explores the deviations of Ignorance and presents methods to get rid of it.

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Investigations And Challenges

The link between the theological seminary and the university is a blessed phenomenon which bears significant and numerous wholesome fruits.

Simplified Islamic Laws for Youth and Young Adults

Condensed version of the Islamic Laws in accordance with Ayatollah al-Uzma Seestani.

The Right to Life in Islam

The right to life is the basic right from which all the others derive.

Principles of Sociology in Islam

This valuable and interesting book, familiarizes the esteemed reader, in the background of Islamic unity and brotherhood, with the humble but firm advice and commands of the holy verses and honorab

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Al-Abrar, The Righteous Ones

Al-Abrar is a collection of stories for character building and ethical guidance for young readers.

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Social Relations In Islam

In what way does Islam shape the social relationships? How does it limit them and why?

What is True Success? Excerpts from Peak of Eloquence (Nahjul Balagha)

Nahjul Balagha, the Peak of Eloquence, is a collection of 239 sermons, 79 letters, and 489 sayings of Imam Ali (a.s.).

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Theory of Justice

The present collection unfolds in three chapters drawn up in view of the necessity and fundamental standing of justice, the quality of its dispensation in society and individual and the presentatio

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.

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Al-Khisal, A Numeric Classification of Traditions on Characteristics

Translation of Al-Khisal. A first book of its kind, Al-Khisal is a collection of religious and moral precepts from reliable works on the subject compiled by Sheikh Sadooq.

Let’s talk about: Screaming

This booklet aims to teach children all about screaming and the effect that this may have on the people around them.

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Morals in the Light of Islam

Living in a world that is under the continuous torrent of corruption, it is very easy to lose sight of the important things.

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Let’s talk about: Backbiting

This booklet with the help of pictures and simple examples aims to teach children what backbiting is, how it affects the people around us and how you can avoid being in a backbiting situation and h

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Human Nature and Nature of Morality

Human Nature and Nature of Morality

Most Deadly Thing

This presentation discusses one of the most deadly things that has caused a lot of human suffering: Prejudice.

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Let’s talk about: Making Fun of Others

This booklet aims to teach children by using pictures and examples a very important principle in Islam and a very well-known advice given to us by our Prophet sawaws: "If you have nothing nice to s

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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.

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Let’s talk about: Self-Conceit

This booklet uses pictures and words to describe situations in which we might be self-conceited and how this may affect the people around us.

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Moral System of Islam

Moral System of Islam

Mohammad Ali Shomali

Aspects of Environmental Ethics: An Islamic Perspective

Aspects of Environmental Ethics: An Islamic Perspective
Mohammad Shomali
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Marital Life: Importance and Issues

Allah and His representatives have given us the best rules for a great marital life. They have explained every minute detail.

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Outside Different From Inside

This presentation contains Ahadith of Masumeen (as) condemning the devilish disease of Hypocrisy.

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Parent-Child Relationship

The present booklet presents in a short and concise manner the rights of the parents and the rights of the children.

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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.

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Moral Governance of the Prophet Muhammad (s) Part 1

The prophets’ aims in spreading the message were to teach monotheism, ethics, and religious law.

Moral Governance of the Prophet Muhammad (s) Part 2

In this part, Prophet Muhammad’s ethical management of the economy in the Islamic state will be studied.

From Resolution to Revolution, the Message of Ashura

Along the years many books have been written about the significance of the events that took place in Karbala.

Justice as a Virtue of the Soul

This article explains the idea of justice as a virtue of the soul and as the supreme virtue in ethics, as opposed to justice as a mere social action.

Good-Naturedness in Islam: Its Signs and Effects

The present article offers a glimpse into the concept of good-naturedness as defined and emphasized in the Qur’an, hadiths, and as practiced by believers.

Sincerity for the Sake of God

This article addresses various aspects of sincerity as viewed in the Qur’an, Islamic traditions, and by Muslim scholars, as well as some of its signs and effects.

Benefaction in Islam

Benefaction is one of the oft repeated issues in the verses of the Holy Qur'an.

Indicators of Piety Part 1

This series of articles elucidates the merits and consequences of piety as seen in the Qur’an, hadith, and the lives of the Ahlul Bayt, and introduces indicators by which one can examine one’s own

Humility in the Conduct of Great Scholars

In this article, examples of virtuous humility in some contemporary great scholars’ conduct have been provided, and praiseworthy humility referred to in the Holy Qur’an and hadiths have been introd

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