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Peace and Jihad in Islam

A short text that discusses the various facets of "Jihãd" according to the Qur'an, and addresses the issues raised by critics who quote Qur'anic verses to argue that Islam is intrinsically non-peac

Islamic 'Hijab' For Men

Islamic 'Hijab' For Men

Compiled and Translated by Saleem Bhimji

Environmental Protection in Islamic Shari’ah

This text underlines the importance of protecting the environment.

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Islamic Government: Governance of the Jurist

This book originated in a series of lectures given at Najaf between January 21 and February 8, 1970. Three major points emerge from the lectures.

Slavery From Islamic And Christian Perspectives

Slavery in ancient times, Christianity and slavery, Islam attacks slavery, slaves in the history of Islam, the Negro slavery, and the abolition of slavery.

An Islamic Perspective of Political Economy: The Views of (late) Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr

This article is part of the author's dissertation on "The Islamic Political Theory of Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr of Iraq." He is a Visiting Scholar at the Center of Near Eastern Studies, UCLA.

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Our Philosophy- Falsafatuna

A collection of basic notions concerning the world and our way of considering it.

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.

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.

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

The Wahhabia Movement: The True Image

This text, prepared and published by Al-Ghadeer Center for Islamic Studies and translated by Hamid S.

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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.

Economic System in Islam Compared with Capitalism and Socialism

This booklet covers some popular Islamic Economic topics, in a short and lucid style, in order to meet the need of young Muslims who want to know the basic Islamic concepts of economy.

Islam and Iran: A Historical Study of Mutual Services

A discussion of the mutual services of Islam and Iran, the revival of the Persian language, and the Iranian choice of Shi'i Islam.

A Cursory Glance at the Theory of Wilayat al-Faqih

This work contains a number of speeches, articles, books, and question-and-answer sessions of the erudite professor, Haḍrat Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi (may his sublime presence endure), w

Islam and Just War Theory

Islam and Just War Theory
by Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen

Iqbal: The Poet Philosopher of Islamic Resurgence

About Allamah Iqbal's Poetry on the Islamic Society, Revolution, Tawhid & Prophethood.

Towards a Definition of Terrorism

What is terrorism? Why does it happen? Islamic response to terrorism and oppression in the world.

Politics, Protest and Piety in Qajar Iran

Politics, Protest and Piety in Qajar Iran: Exploring the reasons for the participation of the ‘ulama in the Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1911

N. Zahra Rizvi 7,498 0

Foreign Policy of an Islamic State

A detailed paper by Ibrahim Amini on the Foreign Policy of an Islamic State.

Thoughts on ‘Apostasy in Islam’

Thoughts on ‘Apostasy in Islam’
From ‘A Series of Discussions on New Issues in Islamic Theology’ “Apostasy and Freedom”

Mahdi Azizan 7,477 0

Beauty of Concealment and Concealment of Beauty

A lecture by the wife of the former PM of Iran on the beauty of concealment. The movement to abolish the hijab, and the message of hijab.

Zahra Rahnavard 7,278 0

A Criticism of the Idea of Arab Nationalism

Contradictions in the concept of Arab Nationalism, and an explanation of its major positions.

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

Western Nationalism and Islamic Nationhood

Martyr Murtada Mutahhari's introduction to his book 'The Mutual Services of Islam and Iran' detailing the difference between the concept of Nationalism in the West and the Islamic Nationhood

Imam Khomeini’s Last Will and Testament

The text of the political and religious testament of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution and the Founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran,' Imam Khomeini

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Wahhabis Fitna Exposed

This text is a detailed and well-referenced reply to the booklet “What is Shi’aism?” which has been printed in Nairobi and distributed throughout East Africa by the Wahhabis, in order to spread dis

The Utility of Islamic Imagery in the West

A discussion of the negative imagery of Islam in the West. The Orient and Orientalism. Medieval Phantasms of Sex and Violence .

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Western Civilization through Muslim Eyes

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

Human Rights in Islam

Human Rights in Islam

By: Ayatollah al-Uzma Sayyid Ali Husaini Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution

Importance of the Problems of World View

An article from the journal al-Tawhid, on the importance of the problem of World Views, taking into consideration the Philosophical, Scientific and Metaphysical views.

The Ideal Islamic Government

This text presents the ideal Islamic government in the eyes of Imam 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) through his letter to Malik Al Ashtar.

Nasir al-Din Tusi and His Socio-Political Role in the Thirteenth Century

In this paper, the author refers to scientific and socio-political role of Khajah Nasir al-Din Tusi in one of the most critical eras of Islamic history and examines some of the controversies that e

Wahabism At The Crossroads

This book gives a detailed account of the two types of Wahhabis: Moderate and Extremist; and explains the reasons why Wahabism is at the crossroads.

A Note on Some Recent Western Writing on Islamic Resurgence

This article revolves around certain presuppositions, themes, and theories related to a selected number of Western writings on Islamic resurgence in the modern Arab world.

Islamic Renewal in Iberia and Latin America: Its Needs and Preconditions

A study of the status of Islam in the Iberian world (Spain, Portugal and Latin America)

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Human Rights in Islam

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

Aspects of Environmental Ethics: An Islamic Perspective

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

Backgrounds of Political Thought in Shi‘ism and Sunnism

This book is an extension and elaboration of four lectures from fall 1987 in the hall of the Contemporary Arts Museum.

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

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?

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

Investigations And Challenges

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

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.

Legislation in an Islamic State

Ahmad Jannati writes about Legislation in an Islamic State detailing the concept from time of The Prophet (saww), its importance in today's society and role of Ijtihad in legislation

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Human Unity for a Sustainable Peace

Human Unity for a Sustainable Peace
Sh. Mansour Leghaei

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Freedom and Causality in Contemporary Islamic & Western Philosophy

This text authored by Mohsen Mohammadi Araghi which addresses the topics of freewill and causality in contemporary Islamic and western philosophy and the theory of moral obligation.

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?

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

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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.

Message to Pilgrims of Hajj 1424 (2004)

The Message of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Excellence Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyed Ali Khamenei to the pilgrims of

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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Islamic Just War Pacifism

Islamic Just War Pacifism
By Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen

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.

A Call to Divine Unity: Letter of Imam Khomeini to President Mikhail Gorbachev

This text outlines the impact the letter of Imam Khomeini addressed to Mikhail Gorbachev had at the time of the sending.

End of Islamic Spain: Dates, Names and Places

The End of Islamic Spain, including Dates, names and Places

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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.

The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part 2

This part of the series expands on the quality of the people during this time, including their intellectual condition and scientific and technological advancements.

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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A Strife-free Dialogue (A Step towards Understanding)

This book aims to establish a suitable method of communication with Wahhabis to familiarize them with Shi‘ism, and to prepare a proper ground for their conversion to the school of thought of the Ho

The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part 1

This series will offer a basic overview of the concept of the 'End of Times' from the viewpoint of the dominant world religions, as well as the Islamic perspective using the Qur'an and hadith as so

Our Responsibilities during the Period of Occultation of the Present Imam

This text presents based on Hadith the two main duties of the Shi'a Muslims during the Occultation of our Present Imam (atfsh).

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 Khumayni’s Vision of Islamic Unity

This article attempts to delineate the aims, objectives and scope of Imam Khumayni’s vision of Islamic unity.

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.

The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part 4

This part of the articles series further delves into the signs of the moral, cultural, and religious state of affairs before the advent of Imam Mahdi as well some events after the his return.

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.

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

The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part 3

This part of the series includes the people’s cultural, moral, and religious condition during the End of Times, explaining what will arise concerning family relationships, youth, women, mosques, Is

Man and Society

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

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Quds Day in the View of Imam Khomeini

The International Day of Quds is commemorated throughout the world since 1979 on the call of Imam Khomeini [ra] after the success of Islamic Revolution in Iran.

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40 Questions on Islamic State

The present work is a thorough examination of what the Islamic State should be, why it needs to exist and what differences are between opinions about the Islamic State.

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

The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part 5

This part of the series of articles further delves into the state of affairs after his return, such as the meeting the crucial needs of the people, the expansion of Islam, and establishing a cultur

The Religion of Human Rights and Other Religions Are They Compatible?

The Religion of Human Rights and Other Religions Are They Compatible?

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

Some Important Questions Concerning Science-Religion Relationship

This text analyzes the results of a survey about the relationship between science and religion.

The Globe Before and After the Advent of Imam Mahdi, Part 6

This paper is based on part twelve of lectures delivered by the author in Muharram 1428/ January 2007 in London. Parts one to ten have been covered in previous issues.

Oppression, Oppressed and Oppressor

This is a collection of Quranic verses and Ahadith of Masumeen (a) about Oppression, Oppressed and Oppressor.

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Religion in a Secular World: The Case of Shariah Law in Canada

As large numbers of Muslims continue to establish themselves in the West, they inevitably have to deal with the challenge of secularism.

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The Voice of Unity Part 1: Unity of the Islamic Community

The present article investigates the concept of ‘ummah’ in Islam and its religious foundations.

Whispering of an Awakened Heart

This is a beautiful tribute to a great martyr, Dr. Mostafa Chamran.

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The Muslim Presence in America

This article looks at the community of Muslims in America from a demographic, historical, organizational and socio-economic point of view and concludes with a discussion on the socio-economic statu

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The Apostasy Ruling and its Justification in Twelver Shi’i Jurisprudence

This study analyses the issue of apostasy in Islam, what constitutes an apostate in light of traditional Shi’i jurisprudence and its penalty.

Quds Stamps

The Palestine and The Day of Quds - A glance at the history through stamps of 24 countries.

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International Quds Day: Re-emergence of a Unifying Social Order for the Ummah

Through the examination of internet sources, the paper surveys the present status of Quds Day, which seems to have gained momentum both qualitatively and quantitatively, overcoming ethnic and secta

The Voice of Unity Part 3: Roots of Division

This is the third of a series of talks delivered in 1991 by Muhammad Wa’iz-Zadeh Khurasani. The first two were printed in previous issues of the English Taqrib journal.

Approaches to Interpreting and Establishing a Historical Event

Approaches to Interpreting and Establishing a Historical Event

Ali Imran

Wilayat al-Faqih: its Meaning and Scope

The following article is about the Authority and Qualifications of the Head of an Islamic Government. It is a two part exposition of this subject in Arabic called “Wilayat al-Faqih“. 

A Brief Survey of Islam in Britain

This article offers a chronological survey of how Islam influenced various aspects of British history.

In Memoriam: Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Fadhlallah

This text is about Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Fadhlallah (1935-2010) and carries some excerpts to show his viewpoint on several political and religious issues.

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