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    • The Sh’ites’ Share in Regional Historiography
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      The Sh’ites’ Share in Regional Historiography

      The Sh’ites’ Share in Regional HistoriographyRate this post By: Rasul Ja’fariyan Regional Histories from the 4th to 8th Centuries AH The Sh’ites have also had a share in regional historiography. Among the earliest work in this field, which predates all other books is Nihl al-‘Arab by Muhammad bin Bahr Rahni-.[36] Ya-qut al-Hamawi-, commenting on this […]

    •  Shiite Islam
      Shiite Islam
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      Shiite Islam

      Shiite IslamRate this post In this text, Luis Alberto Vittor clearly explains the essence of Shi’ite Islam on its own. Without the need of putting down any other sect of Islam, Shi’ite Islam can be understood truly for what its basic fundamentals and teachings.

    •  The Doctrines of the Twelver Shi’ah
      The Doctrines of the Twelver Shi’ah
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      The Doctrines of the Twelver Shi’ah

      The Doctrines of the Twelver Shi’ahRate this post A brief introduciton to Imamite Jafariyyah Shiah The Imamite Ja`fariyyah forms a large group of Muslims in the present age, which amounts to about one fourth of the total number of the Muslims. Their historical roots extend to early Islam when Almighty Allah revealed the following verse: “Those who have faith and […]

    • Shi’ism in Relation to Various Islamic Sects
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      Shi’ism in Relation to Various Islamic Sects

      Shi’ism in Relation to Various Islamic SectsRate this post By Dr. Abulqasim Gorji Usul al-Din (The Principles of Faith) The faith of Islam is based upon three principles: (1) belief in the One God, the Creator of the world-which is called al-tawhid (monotheism); (2) belief in the prophethood of Muhammad ibn `Abd Allah (S) as […]

    •  Inquiries About Shi’a Islam
      Inquiries About Shi’a Islam
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      Inquiries About Shi’a Islam

      Inquiries About Shi’a IslamRate this post Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim Those who listen to the Word and follow the best of it: those are the ones whom Allah has guided, and those are the ones with understanding. The Shi’a and Sunni schools of thought form the two wings of the Islamic nation that allow it to […]

    •  Your Questions Answered Volume-one
      Your Questions Answered Volume-one
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      Your Questions Answered Volume-one

      Your Questions Answered Volume-oneRate this post The 1st edition of this book proved very popular. Ayt Seyyid Mohammad Mahdi Shirazi, Mujtahid, and other scholars highly appreciated the book.The first edition contained replies to 142 questions; but some replies only referred thequestioner to some books or articles without conveying any detail. Such questions have beenomitted from […]

    •  Al-Mawaaizh (The Sermons)
      Al-Mawaaizh (The Sermons)
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      Al-Mawaaizh (The Sermons)

      Al-Mawaaizh (The Sermons)Rate this post Al-Mawaaizh, Sifat Ush-Shia, Fadhaail Ush-Shia This work is in fact three books whose topics are connected to each other. One of them, namely Sifat ush- Shia, focuses the lights on the qualities that the Shia should have within their moralities. Without such qualities, the Shia would not have won such […]

    •  Ali un Wali Allah In Kalima and Adhan
      Ali un Wali Allah In Kalima and Adhan
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      Ali un Wali Allah In Kalima and Adhan

      Ali un Wali Allah In Kalima and AdhanRate this post In this article we will seek to address one of the most common objection raised by Nawasib against the Shias, namely their recital of ‘Ali un Waliullah’ in the Kalima and Adhan. Nawasib stoke up all manner of hatred in their papers and speeches by […]

    • Why do the Shi‘ah during the ziyarah seek blessings?
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      Why do the Shi‘ah during the ziyarah seek blessings?

      Why do the Shi‘ah during the ziyarah seek blessings?Rate this post By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: Seeking blessings {tabarruk} through the remnants (and symbols) of the saints {awliya’} of God is not a new phenomenon among Muslims; rather, this behavior can be traced back to the Prophet’s life account and to the life of […]

    •  The Shi’ah
      The Shi’ah
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      The Shi’ah

      The Shi’ahRate this post The Shi’ah The Shi’ah are (the real) Ahl al-Sunnah An inquiry of an explorer of the truth into the delicate yet essential question of: “Who is best qualified to the claim of being a follower of Islam’s Prophet in spirit and in practice?”      

    •  A Brief Profile of Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (asws)
      A Brief Profile of Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (asws)
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      A Brief Profile of Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (asws)

      A Brief Profile of Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (asws)2 (40%) 1 vote In this short biography of Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (asws), we will try to clarify some of these unfounded allegations, which would suggest that Imam Jafar-e-Sadiqasws had adopted a different approach to that of his predecessors or successors.

    •  The Shia and their Beliefs
      The Shia and their Beliefs
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      The Shia and their Beliefs

      The Shia and their BeliefsRate this post The objective of this book is to familiarize readers with the Shia beliefs, which is the Islamic faith as taught by the imams of the Prophet Household and to correct misconceptions and dispel false notions about its origin and beliefs which have been concocted and propagated by its […]

    •  Shi’a
      Shi’a
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      Shi’a

      Shi’a3.1 (61.43%) 42 votes This book, which we have called Shi’ite Islam, seeks to clarify the true identity of Shi’ism which is one of the two major branches of Islam – the other being Sunnism. It deals in particular with the way Shi’ism originated and later developed, with the type of religious thought present in […]

    •  Authority and Political Culture in Shi’ism
      Authority and Political Culture in Shi’ism
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      Authority and Political Culture in Shi’ism

      Authority and Political Culture in Shi’ism2.8 (55%) 8 votes The major theme of this book is authority in Shiism with special emphasis on its institutionalization in different historic periods from the beginning of Shiism in the Middle Ages to the present. Part I presents new material on important or neglected issues that are at the […]

    •  Then I was Guided
      Then I was Guided
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      Then I was Guided

      Then I was GuidedRate this post An autobiographical account of Sayed Tijani’s search for knowledge, which aims to remove some of the barriers that exist between the schools of thought of the ahl-as-Sunnah and the shi’a by clearing misconceptions about Shi’ism.

    •  Excerpts from A Guide to the Truth
      Excerpts from A Guide to the Truth
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      Excerpts from A Guide to the Truth

      Excerpts from A Guide to the Truth3 (60%) 13 votes Man is always seeking truth and wants to now the reality of universe; There are diverse theories and opinions regarding the origins of Shiism. In this book author provides some excerpts from the guide to the truth …

    •  Completion of Argument
      Completion of Argument
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      Completion of Argument

      Completion of ArgumentRate this post Completion of Argument Translation of Itmaam-i-Hujjat This book covers almost all the major objections that scholars of Ahlul Sunnat on Shia Beliefs and customs.

    •  Introduction to Kitab al-Irshad
      Introduction to Kitab al-Irshad
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      Introduction to Kitab al-Irshad

      Introduction to Kitab al-IrshadRate this post This text is an introduction to Kitab al-Irshad written by Shaykh al-Mufid which covers the topics of Imamate and the different Shi’ah Sects. In his biography of ash-Shaykhu ‘l-Mufīd, Dr. Howard, the translator of Kitãb al-Irshãd (The Book of Guidance), has reviewed the intellectual and social aspects of the author’s life. […]

    • Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shi’i Islam
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      Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shi’i Islam

      Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shi’i IslamRate this post The history of the Shi`ah and Christian cultural relations is comparatively old. Of these relations may be mentioned inter-religious dialogue in the area of Kalam that took place in a spirit of complete mutual understanding. In the works of the Shi`ah this is discussed in detail. […]

    •  The Glory of the Shia World
      The Glory of the Shia World
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      The Glory of the Shia World

      The Glory of the Shia World2.9 (57.22%) 302 votes This long-out-of-print (and quite rare) book is a delightful read, particularly for connoisseurs of travelogues. The Shiite, Sufi, Islamic, and Persian lore and legends which are described here will be of great interest to folklorists. The photographs and other illustrations will be of use to graphic […]

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