General - Education & Society

Apostacy in Islam

This text first explains the view about faith in God and whether or not Islam can be forcefully imposed on others; then comes the Islamic view on the choices a person has after he has willingly joi

The Rights of Women in Islam

Outlines general rights of women with special emphasis to marriage.

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.

Islamic Views on Organ Donation & Transplantation

Islamic Views on Organ Donation & Transplantation

Music and its Effects

In this booklet, the author discusses the detrimental effects of music on our lives. He talks about the origin of music and its effects from various points of views.

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The Status of Music in Islam

The Status of Music in Islam
Written by Saleem Bhimji

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The Characteristics of a Muslim

Simple accounts of good morals and behavior, God's love, parents, and how to be a good Muslim.

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Islamic Political Theory (Legislation): Volume 1

The first of two volumes of the renowned and comprehensive text on Islamic political theory by Ayatullah Misbah Yazdi, dealing with the importance of recognizing Islam as the basis of any just poli

Youth and Morals

In this book, the author introduces some of the main issues affecting man’s social life and how Islam deals with them.

Islam and the Contemporary Man

This text titled "Islam and the Contemporary Man" discusses how Islam is a universal religion that can be applied in the modern day.

Islamic 'Hijab' For Men

Islamic 'Hijab' For Men

Compiled and Translated by Saleem Bhimji

Islamic Systems

Short introductory summaries of the various systems involved in the governance of a nation according to the Islamic perspective.

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Pork

Question n.1

Question: What is the teaching of Islam about pork?

Youth and Spouse Selection

This book suggests to the youth, solutions to only one of the burning problems of the day, marriage, from an Islamic perspective and viewpoint. The learned author, Mr.

The Causes Responsible for Materialist tendencies in the West (1 of 4)

What is materialism? Is man materialistic by nature? Materialism in history, in Islam, and in Christianity.

Reflections on Islam and Modern Life

Islam and modern thought. Definition of modern. Comparison of traditional and modern sciences. Knowledge, modernism, role of man, evolution and society.

Sociology of the Quran Part I

This is the first part of Martyr Murtada Mutahhari's book Society and History (Jami`e wa tarikhh), which is itself a part of his important work Introduction to the Islamic World Outlook (Muqaddameh

Islam, Dialogue and Civil Society

Dialogues among civilizations, Islamic world and modern changes, reason and religion, freedom and development, and traditions and modernity.

Islamic Political Theory (Legislation): Volume 2

The second of two volumes of the renowned and comprehensive text on Islamic political theory by Ayatullah Misbah Yazdi, dealing with the importance of recognizing Islam as the basis of any just pol

Islamic Medical Wisdom, The Tibb al-A'imma

Islamic Medical Wisdom is the first English translation of a text in the Twelver Shi'i medical tradition.

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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.

A Muslim in Society

A concise introductory text about the appropriate behaviour of Muslims and their conduct with others in society.

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What do You Know about Islamic Economics?

A short text about the nature of the Islamic economic system, its distinction from Capitalism and Marxism, and the primary obstacles encountered in its application to society today.

Contemporary Man and the Social Problem

This full-length text is, as stated by the author himself, dedicated to answering the following question: "What is the system that suits humanity, the one through which humanity achieves a happy so

Book Review The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought

Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen reviews book: The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought, by Sachiko Murata (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992)

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The Religion of Al-Islam and Marriage

Marriage is one of the most sacred bonds between a man and a woman, and this text explains in details the various issues concerning marriage in the light of Islamic Laws and Ethics

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The Causes Responsible for Materialist tendencies in the West (2 of 4)

What is materialism? Is man materialistic by nature? Materialism in history, in Islam, and in Christianity.

Alcohol

In This Extraordinary compelling and powerful read, we see without a shadow of a doubt the horrific true nature and extreme ill consequences of Alcohol on the human body.

The Causes Responsible for Materialist tendencies in the West (3 of 4)

What is materialism? Is man materialistic by nature? Materialism in history, in Islam, and in Christianity.

Sociology of the Quran Part II

This is the second part of Martyr Murtada Mutahhari's book Society and History (Jami'e wa tarikh), of which the first part appeared in the last issue (Vol. I, No. 3).

Western Civilization through Muslim Eyes

An analysis of the Western world as seen from the point of view of a Muslim scholar.

The Causes Responsible for Materialist tendencies in the West (4 of 4)

What is materialism? Is man materialistic by nature? Materialism in history, in Islam, and in Christianity.

Children in the Qur’an and Sunnah

This book is an authentic collection of Ayahs of Qur'an and over 500 Hadiths on children.

Religious Education of the Younger Generation

The difficulty of religious education in the West and the modern world, and the role of Majlis-e-Aza (lectures for the remembrance of Imam Husayn and the Ahlul Bayt) as a forum of religious discuss

Islam, Humanity and Human Values

In this paper, the author examines the definition of humanness by offering theories given by Greek peripatetics, determinists, socialists, and materialists.

Islamic Way of Life

This book presents in a simplified manner what the Islamic way of life should be, how to build a life following the shari'a and the Qur'an, how the spiritual, economic and political life should loo

Immigration and Jihad

This booklet is a record of a series of lectures the late author had delivered in gatherings held in Tehran for the annual commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s.).

Are you Free or Slave?

“Are you Free or Slave?” covers the foremost factor “belief” and the ground of its formation in men, is the outcome of lectures that the esteemed author has delivered in the session of a group of u

Fraternity and Cooperation in Islam

The importance of brotherhood in Islam.

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Obligations and Prohibitions in Islamic Divine Law

This book presents the issues the society is confronted with, in a brief and simple language, both in the field of thought and practice.

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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Islam and Nationalism: A Theoretical Point of View Part 2

In this paper, the author examines the position of nationalism in Islam and whether or not it prevents Islam from fulfilling its role in developing a just society.

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 Rights of Prisoners According To Islamic Teachings

This book is on the issues of imprisonment and related matters, the author discusses in some details the disadvantages of imprisonments and its harmful effects, and therefore the need to reduce the

Lessons about Allah, Prophethood and the Prophet of Islam, Justice, Leadership (Imamate) and Resurrection

This text contains important lessons on the fundamental beliefs of Islam that should be the bases of Islamic knowledge of our youth: God, Prophethood and the Prophet of Islam, Justice, Leadership (

The Shi'ah and Islamic Disciplines

The writer is an erudite scholar who, with authority discusses the Islamic and Arabic sciences, the factors responsible for their emergence and the various stages of their development throughout Sh

Towards An Islamic Economy

A research work on the socioeconomic system of Islam.

Human Rights in Islam

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

The Status of Mothers in Islam

Islam believes in an extraordinary worth of a mother, and has drawn the people’s attention to this matter in various remarks.

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.

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.

Human Nature and Nature of Morality

Human Nature and Nature of Morality

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.

Economic Distribution in Islam

This booklet is about economic distribution in Islam, it gives an analysis on the current economic system of Islam and presents solutions to the economic problems in Islamic communities.

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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.

Social Relations In Islam

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

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.

Investigations And Challenges

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

Human Rights

This text authored by Ayatullah Tashkiri focuses on human rights and their conceptual development, and compares the texts of the universal and Islamic declaration of human rights.

Man and Ignorance

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

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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

Animals Welfare Acts and Utilization Limits in Islam

Original title: حیوانات، قوانین حمایتی و حدود بهره¬وری در اسلام . انگليسي

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.

Islam versus Feminism

What is feminism? What does it have in common with Islam? What is the position of the Islamic law regarding the feminist issues? What is considered oppression from Islamic point of view?

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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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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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.

Bright Moon: A Collection of Poems of Imam Husayn (as)

Most of people know Imam Husayn (as) as the Imam who lived 57 years, 10 years of which were of his leadership and Imamate or think to know only the last 10 days of his life.

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Search for Truth

This text contains the detailed minutes of a Muslim lecturer's discussion with Mr.

The Role of Women towards the System of Wilayat

Why do you need a System of Wilayat? What are the effects of a Fironic system on a society? What current system are you living your live?

Wilayat (Guardianship)

Six speeches by Sayyid Ali Khamene'i about the various aspects of Wilayat and its deep meaning in light of the Holy Qur'an and traditions.

Jurisprudence of Human Cloning


Jurisprudence of Human Cloning
Ayatollah as-Sayyed Muhammad Saeed al-Hakim [ha]
Translator: Mohammad Basim Al-Ansari

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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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.

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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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 Role Of Islamic Scientists In The Advancement Of Science

This text offers us a short and comprehensive history of how Muslims Scientists have made a contribution to the advancement of science.

The Holy Quran and the Sciences of Nature

For many hundred's of years now the Muslim scientists have lagged behind although it is common knowledge that they were pioneers in sciences before that.

Islam and Nationalism: A Theoretical Point of View, Part 1

In this paper, the author examines the position of nationalism in Islam and whether or not it prevents Islam from fulfilling its role in developing a just society.

Alternative Sociology: Probing into the Sociological Thought of Allama M. T. Jafari

When one speaks of sociology, places such as the US, UK, Germany, and France come to mind.

Eating and Drinking Conduct of Prophet Muhammad

Considering all the narrations (hadiths) regarding the etiquette and conduct of the Prophet with regards to eating and drinking, we find answers to questions such as: When, why, and how did the Pro

Living in Harmony - Islamic Perspective

Living in Harmony - Islamic Perspective
Sheikh Mansour Leghaei

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The Social Dimensions of Wilayah

The following is a transcript of a lecture delivered by the respected scholar on June 4, 2009 on the occasion of the death anniversary of Imam Khumayni in Qom, Iran.

Islam and Just War Theory

Islam and Just War Theory
by Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen

Imam Sajjad’s Advice on Upbringing

In his advice to his son, Imam al-Sajjad emphasises on specific etiquette, good conduct, and various acts of worship.

Islam & the Modern Age

In an age an era in which we run in competition with each other to be the first in everything (the first to own latest technology, the first to own a house, to own

Our Expectations on the Muslim Woman

This text discusses about women's rights, women's personality and Islam's view of women differs a great deal from the realization of the actual value which Islam gives to human beings, and to women

Fasting in Ramadhan: A Simple Guide To Ritual, Social & Spiritual Dimensions

A collection of articles written & speeches given by Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi on the various dimensions and significance of the Holy month of Ramadhan.

Ownership in Islam

The concept of ownership prevails under various cultural, socio economic set-ups, be it feudalism, capitalism, socialism and non-secularism (religious), the issue of ownership and its connotation c

Community Building, 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

The Nurturing Role of Lady Fatimah

This article, which addresses Lady Fatimah’s conduct and method of upbringing, seeks to present the life of Lady Fatimah as the applied form of Islam.

Editorial Autumn 2009, Vol. 10, No. 3

This article is the editorial of the Message of Thaqalayn journal, Volume 10, Issue number 3, released in Autumn of 2009. It discusses the contents of the proceeding articles in this journal.

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.

Imam Sadiq’s Contribution to the Scientific Movement in the Early Period of Islam

This article focuses on Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq 's role in developing this scientific movement, offers an account of the number and religious denominations of his students and narrators, and reveals t

Lady Fatima’s Role and Influence on Muslim Society

This article is a collection of ideas and opinions on Lady Fatima’s influence in society and the reasons behind her impact in history gathered from the words of three scholars: Huj. Dr.

The Status of Knowledge in Islam

This article will present a brief look at the importance of knowledge in Islam, as well as the high status educators and scholars enjoy as a result.

Man and Society

The present book is a remarkable attempt to underline the importance of man's contribution to society.

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Community Building, 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.

Man and the Formation of Social Life According to Tafsir Al-Mizan

This article investigates the viewpoint of Allamah Tabatabai on the characteristics of man, particularly his social life, the origin of the human society, and man's tendency to establish social jus

Community Building, Part 3

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

Rights Of Believers

This presentation contains the 30 obligations that a Muslim has over his brother in faith, in the light of a Hadith of the Holy Prophet.

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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.

The Social Functions of Imamate

This paper investigates the existence and impact of Imamate.

Foundations of Human Rights in Islam

The issue of human rights has been a permanent feature in the life of man since his beginning. There have been proofs found regarding human right issues dating 2000 years BC.

The History of the Islamic Seminaries of Qum, Part 1

This article delves into the history of the Islamic seminaries of Qum.

The Contribution of Islamic Civilization to the Scientific and Technical Advancement of the World

This article describes the geographical expansion of Islam, the progress of Islamic civilization with its advances in areas such as medicine, physics, astronomy, and history, as well as its impact

Excerpts of Poetry of Imam Husayn Powerpoint Presentation

Power point based on beautiful poetry of Imam Husayn (as), excerpts taken from the book Bright Moon: A Collection of Poems of Imam Husayn (as):

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Benefaction in Islam

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

Islamic Just War Pacifism

Islamic Just War Pacifism
By Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen

A Glimpse at the Major Shi‘a Seminaries part 1

This article focuses primarily on the Islamic seminaries of Basra, Baghdad, and Najaf.

Cancer

Cancer
Sh. Mansour Leghaei
“No Room For Sorrow”

A Glimpse at the Major Shi'a Seminaries, Part 3

This article largely focuses on the Islamic Seminaries of Jabal Aamel, Isfahan, and Mashhad.

Islam and the Rights of Privacy Territory

Human rights have always been an interesting and challenging issue of every community.

The History of the Islamic Seminaries of Qum, Part 2

This article delves into the history of the Islamic seminaries of Qum.

A Glimpse at the Major Shi'a Seminaries, Part 2

This part presents information on the revival of ijtihad in the Seminary of Hillah and introduces its prominent scholars, such as Najib al-Din Muhammad Ja’far, Muhaqqiq al-Hilli, Sayyid bin Tawus,