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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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.

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.

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.

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 'Hijab' For Men

Islamic 'Hijab' For Men

Compiled and Translated by Saleem Bhimji

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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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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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

Islamic Teachings in Brief

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

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.

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.

Lantern of the Path

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

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

The Meaning of Salawaat

The Meaning of Salawaat
Sheikh Mansour Leghaei

Ethics and Spiritual Growth

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

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).

Principles Of Marriage & Family Ethics

Purpose of marriage, duties of the wife, duties of the men, settling disagreements, and divorce, as well as a diverse range of day to day issues.

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.

Rays of the Sun, 83 Stories from the Life of Imam Khomeini (ra)

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

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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.

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.

Wasiyatnama, Last Will & Testament

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

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.

The Spiritual Significance of Jihad

Definition of Jihad, its spiritual importance.

Anecdotes of Pious Men

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

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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Islamic Ethics

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

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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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.

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.

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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

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

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.

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

Anecdotes for Reflection Part 2

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

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.

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.

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.

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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Anecdotes for Reflection Part 4

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

Human Nature and Nature of Morality

Human Nature and Nature of Morality

Morals for Children and Young

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

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

Simplified Islamic Laws for Youth and Young Adults

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

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.

Moral System of Islam

Moral System of Islam

Mohammad Ali Shomali

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.

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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.

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.

Risaleh ye Sayr wa Suluk: A Treatise on Wayfaring

A treatise on ethics, wayfaring and gnosis.

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

This book presents the view of Imam ‘Ali (a) on ethics as derived from a lengthy treatise that he composed, comparing the view of ethics of various philosophers and schools of thought on it, showin

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

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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Eternity of Moral Values

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

Pretension and Conceit

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

Hypocrites: A Commentary on Surah al-Munafiqun

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

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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The Prophet’s Attitude towards Children and Youth

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

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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Social Relations In Islam

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

Human Rights in Islam

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

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.

Aspects of Environmental Ethics: An Islamic Perspective

Aspects of Environmental Ethics: An Islamic Perspective
Mohammad Shomali
11 November 2008

How to Bridge the Generation Gap?

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

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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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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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 Rules in Islam

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

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

Investigations And Challenges

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

Fortitude, the Bridge to Victory

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

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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Community Building in Islam, Part 6

This article expands on the depth of our relationship with God, love for God’s creation, acting as a channel for God’s mercy in our daily lives in doing charitable work, being hospitable, and carin

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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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.

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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Man and Ignorance

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

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An Unpleasant Demeanor

An Unpleasant Demeanor

By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi

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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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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The Right to Life in Islam

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

What is Ghuluw?

What is Ghuluw (غُلُوّ)?
By: Seyyid Mohsen Rizvi

Maintaining a Just Economy through Belief in the Hereafter

This article expounds on the effect of Qur’anic belief in the hereafter on stabilizing a community in its economic development and social justice, as well as its spiritual condition.

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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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 pov

Lectures of Martyred Ayatollah Beheshti

Ayatollah Beheshti, one of the helping hands of Imam Khomeini in the Iranian Islamic Revolution, has delivered along his life many lectures.

Community Building in Islam, Part 1

Part 1 of this series illustrates on the importance of community- building in the Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad's efforts to put it into practice.

Patience and Gratitude

This article discusses the meaning of patience (Sabr) and gratitude (Shukr) and shows how they are integral elements of faith analyzing various verses of the Holy Qur'an and many Traditions (ahadit

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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

Medical Ethics in the views of Imam Khomeini (ra)

Medical Ethics in the views of Imam Khomeini (ra)
Dr Mohsen Reza Haydari MD PhD

Moral Governance of Prophet Muhammad (s) Part 1

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

Community Building in Islam, Part 2

Part 2 of this series further builds upon qualities such as moderation, humbleness, enjoining good and forbidding wrong, unity, truth, justice, environmental awareness, and having firm faith in God

Values and Ethical Issues in Science and Technology: A Muslim Perspective

In the past, ethical considerations were a concern of all believing scientists, both in the Islamic and the Western world. This perspective has dramatically changed in our age.

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.

Brotherhood and Fellowship in Islam

This text discusses about the importance of brotherhood and fellowship and what a Muslim should do regarding his relationship with the rest of the Muslims regardless of race, nationality or locatio

The Emphasis on Justice in Nahjul Balaghah

Imam Ali (a.s.) was a model of justice at a time when the world was not ready to bear it. It was for this reason that justice has been greatly emphasized in the Nahjul Balaghah.

Benefaction in Islam

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

Science for Humanity: an Islamic Perspective

This paper deals with the ethics of Science concluding that Science has to serve humanity and moral ethics in order to improve human condition and should not be used as a mean of domination and des

Indicators of Piety, Part 5

This series focuses on the advantages of piety (taqwa) in Islam.

Community Building in Islam, Part 3

This series of papers studies the importance of community-building and Prophet Muhammad’s efforts to implement it.

Indicators of Piety, Part 2

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

Indicators of Piety, Part 3

This part of the series further illustrates the qualities of the pious according to the Qur'an, that the pious are those who have faith in the unseen, establish prayer, give charity, believe in the

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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Moral Governance of Prophet Muhammad (s) Part 2

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

Hypocrisy and its Levels

This article expounds on the definition of hypocrisy, its levels, its connotation in the Qur'an and hadith, and the differences between both hypocrisy and falsehood, and hypocrisy and dissimulation

Islam The Best Motivator

Islam The Best Motivator
Dar Ra-E-Haqq
PO Box 5, Qum, Islamic Republic of Iran

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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.

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Moral Governance of Prophet Muhammad (s) Part 4: Culture & Education

This text focuses on the Prophet's own ethical conduct as the perfect exemplar, and his efforts to eradicate differences based on tribe, gender, race, and social class to create a system grounded o

The Prophet and International Humanitarian Law

International Humanitarian Law is a body of laws enacted in the four conventions of Geneva in 1949 and the two annexed protocols in 1977 but they can be found in fundamental principles of religions

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.

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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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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Community Building in Islam, Part 4

This series of papers studies the importance of community-building and Prophet Muhammad’s efforts to implement it.

The Morals and Ethics of the Quran

The Holy Quran is the criterion of improving ethics and morals. Anything that is against the Holy Quran verses is not from Islam.

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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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An Account of Islamic Ethics

This text deals with the importance of the ethical training and education of the human being.

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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Righteousness is the Elixir of Eternal Happiness

This text attempts to interpret that the attractive world and its wonderful creations on earth created by Allah (s.w.t) will give temporary happiness to a believer unless he walks on the path of right

Community Building in Islam, Part 5

This article studies status of rationality, knowledge and experience in an Islamic community.

Tolerance in the Teachings of the Great Prophet and in Liberalism: A Contrastive Analysis

This paper addresses the issue of tolerance in Islam and the teachings of the holy Prophet (S) in this regard and the fundamental differences between the views of Islam and liberalism regarding tol

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Indicators of Piety, Part 4

This part further defines the faithful as those who will achieve true success and offers an illustration of who the faithful are, and what they will achieve in this world and the next.