Scholars - History & Politics

The Elixir of Love

Spiritual lessons on the love of Allah (swt) from the life of the 20th century spiritual exemplar, Shaykh Rajab Ali Khayyat.

Rays of the Sun

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

Great Shi'i Works: 'Kitab al-Irshad' by Al-Mufid

A biography of the Shi'i scholar Shaykh al-Mufid, and a description of his book 'Kitab al-Irshad' which contains biographies of each of the 14 infallibles.

Uswat Al-Aarifeen: A Look at the Life of Ayatullah Bahjat

A summary of what has been written about the dreat gnostic Ayatullah Bahjat. It includes anecdotes from his life, his teachings and the views of others.

Fiqh and Fuqaha

An introduction to fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) containing forty-four life sketches of great scholars.

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A Brief Biography in Memory of His Late Holiness Ayatullah al-Uzma Sayyid Abul-Qasim al-Khui


This article was abridged and published in Noor al-Islam magazine of Beirut, Lebanon, in its issue dated November/December 1992.

Great Shi'i Works: Al-Kafi' by Al-Kulayni

A short biography of Shaykh Al-Kulayni, and a description of his great work Al-Kafi, one of the four principal books of Shi'i hadith.

Great Shi'i Works: 'Tahdhib al-Ahkam' and 'Al-Istibsar' by Al-Tusi

Biography of Shaykh al-Tusi, and descriptions of two of the four major works of Shi'i hadith.

Great Shi'i Works: 'Man la yahduruh al-Faqih' by Al-Saduq

Biography of the Shaykh al-Saduq, and a description of his book Man La Yahduruh al-Faqih, one of the four major books of Shi'i hadith.

A Short Treatise on The Guardianship of the Jurist

In this book, the author discusses in detail the concept of the Guardianship of the Jurist from an historical perspective, analysing the textual authority for its implementation while clarifying it

Four Centuries of Influence of Iraqi Shiism on Pre-Safavid Iran

Explores the spread of Shi'ism in Iran, particularly the teachings of Shaykh al-Tusī (Tusi). Also includes detailed information about Allamah Hilli.

Lessons from the Lives of Ulema

Anecdotes from the lives of Islamic Scholars

Abbas Jaffer 2,946 1

A Meeting with Imam Khomeini

A remarkable description of a meeting between the late Imam Khomeini and the journalist Robin Woodsworth Carlsen.

The Alleged Role of Khawajah Nasir al-Din al-Tusi in the Fall of Baghdad

A refutation of accusations against the great philosopher, theologian and scholar Khwajah Nasir al-Din al-Tusi.

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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.

Ahmad Luqmani 2,535 0

An Introduction to Imamiyyah Scholars Major Shia Thinkers of the Fifth/Eleventh Century

A brief introduction to the contemproary scholars of the imamiyah shia and their works

The Place of al-Mufid in the Development of Shi'i Kalam and Fiqh

Aspect of Shaykh Al-Mufid's work, Independence of the school of the Ahlul Bayt, Model for Shi'i Fiqh and Kalam.

General Principles of Imam Khumaynis Political Thought

Includes topics such as alliance and separation between religion and politics, duty of religious leaders, necessity of government in the absence of the 12th Imam (a), and Wilayat al-Faqih (Absolute

Imam Khomeini: A Short Biography

A preliminary sketch, intended to acquaint the reader with the outlines of the Imam’s life and the main aspects of his person as an Islamic leader of exceptional stature.

Dr. Hamid Algar 1,813 0

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

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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Method in Mufids Kalam and in Christian Theology

About al‑Mufid's own notion of kalam, how he carried it out, and a comparison with the theological method.

Shiite Authorities in the Age of Minor Occultation Part II

In this paper, the author studies the personality and role of a great Shi‘a jurisprudents and scholar of hadith who led the community during the Age of Minor Occultation (260-329 A.H), namely Muham

Al-Wahid al-Behbahani, Man of Intellect

This book is one of the series of books on biographies of those scholars having played a bright role in the world of thought and knowledge.

Abbas al-Abiri 1,309 0

Sayyid Razi Life and Work

Sayyid Razi Life and Work
By: Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Mahdi Ja'fari
Translated by Mahdi Chamanzar

A Lecture on Nahjul Balagha

This book aims to clarify some of the misunderstandings shown by some people about Nahjul Balagha.

Al-Shahid al-Thani: Zayn al-Din al-Jub'i al-Amili

This book about Shahid al-Thani is part of the series “Meeting the Pious”.

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The Perfect Arif

This presentation is about the great gnostic (Arif), Muhammad Ali Shahabadi, who was also a teacher of Imam Khomeini.

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Whisperings of a Mystic

This presentation is a selection from the mystical poetry of Imam Khomeini [ra]. It was prepared in the memory of this great personality.

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In the Memory of a Great Teacher

This presentation discusses the great teacher, Martyr Murtadha Mutahhari, his uniqueness and his works!

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Interview with the Daughter of Allamah Tabataba’i

A conversation with Khānum Najma Sādāt Tabātabā’ī (Daughter of ‘Allāma Tabātabā’ī)

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Ruhullah Look What I Did For You

This presentation talks about the blessings that Allah bestowed upon Imam Khomeini; and the lessons that we can learn from that.

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Al-Shahid Al-Awwal Faqih Al-Sarbidaran

A detailed story of the life of Muhammad Shams Al-Din, known as Al-Shahid Al-Awwal Faqih Al-Sarbidaran

Shi‘ite Authorities in the Age of the Major Occultation Part 2: Sayyid Radhi

This article presents a brief account of the life of Abu al-Hasan Muhammad ibn al-Husayn, known as Sayyid Radhi, his teachers, and students, as well as his services and achievements that attested t

Shi‘ite Authorities in the Age of Major Occultation Part 1: Sheikh Mufid

This paper offers an explanation of Sheikh Mufid’s efforts to revive the principles of fiqh and kalam, a brief history of the political situation during his time, and his status with prominent scho

A Tribute to Sheikh Al-Tusi

A Tribute to Sheikh Al-Tusi الطوسي الحسن بن محمد شيخ

Yasin T. Al-Jibouri

Shi‘ite Authorities in the Age of Minor Occultation, Part 3: Shaykh Saduq

A brief presentation of the life and works of Sheikh Saduq