Islamic Libraries, Shia Books

Many People are searching in the net to find Islamic Shia books. There are some good websites which put many many valuable books. I collect some more important ones of them and put it here:

Free E-books:

1. al-islam.org: the biggest Shia Library

2. Tebyan.net: One of the most valuable and comprehensive Islamic library

3. Dar Al-Tabliq

4. eimaan.co.uk: This site ships from UK has an up-to-date selection including some unique gift items and DVD/CD offerings.  The overseas shipping is compensated for by the selection.

5. Seyed Mujtaba Musavi Lari: You can download or request free copies of Musavi Lari’s excellent works in many languages.

6. AhlulBayt Portal

Book Stores:

1. Imam Al-Khoei Online Book Store: This is the online catalog of the Al-Khoei Center in New York with English titles, as well as Arabic, Urdu, and Farsi.  Cheaper prices can sometimes be found elsewhere, so it pays to shop around.  But this site has a strong selection that is regularly updated, the best search options, fast shipping, and interactive features such as reviews by readers and updates.  You can also make secure donations to Shia Islamic charity needs from the store just as you would purchase a book.

2. Mehrab Publisher: This website is based in Canada.  It has a good selection that includes some titles rarely seen or unable elsewhere.  A few nice features are that you can add multiple items from  a page to your cart at once, you can easily convert currency, and you can pay conveniently by PayPal.  It is a little harder to search than some sites but worth spending the time.

3. Ansariyan Publication: The ultra-ubiquitous publisher ships from Iran, so to use this site you have to be willing to tolerate shipping times counted in months rather than days or weeks.  It has a very large selection in a variety of languages, including English, Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, French, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Russian, Tajikistani, Spanish, German and few others.
And here are the runners-up: these sites may be less appealing due to lower selection, increased shipping costs or delays, or  poorly functioning websites.

4. Al-Itrah Foundation: Appears modeled after Khoei.org in design, based in Dar e Salaam, Tanzania.  Good prices, but that will be countered by shipping costs and time.  Descriptions of books lacking, yet has a good selection.

5. Shia Book Shop: This site is based in Pakistan, books in Urdu only, payment in Rupees.

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Social affect of Ramdhan

One of the social affect of fasting is making equality between different classes of society.. in a routine life, people, usually, cannot realize the hardship of hunger, so they don’t motive to help poor people. Fasting help us to perceive hungry‘s hardship and help them. The Iranian literary, Onsorol-Ma’ali said: “the biggest duty of fasting is: Give to poor whatever you didn’t eat during day, so the benefit of suffering appears.”

 

One of the prays that Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H.) recommended reading it after every prayer in Ramadhan is:

اللهم أدخِل علي أهلِ القُبُورِ السُّرُور، اللهم أغنِ كلَّ فقير، اللهم أشبِع كلَّ جائع، اللهم اكسُ كلَّ عُريان، اللهم اقضِ دَينَ كلِّ مَدين، اللهم فَرِّج عن كلِّ مَكروب، اللهم رُدَّ كلَِّ غَريب، اللهم فُكَّ كلِّ أسير، اللهم أصلِح كلَّ فاسِدٍ مِن أمورِ المُسلِمين، اللهم اشفِ كلَّ مَريض، اللهم سُدَّ فَقرَنا بِغِناك، اللهم غَيِّر سُوءَ حالِنا بحُسنِ حالِك، اللهم اقضِ عنّا الدَّين، و أغنِنا من الفَقر، إنَّكَ علي كلِّ شيءٍ قَدير.

This pray (doa) includes 14 requests from God. 13 requests refer to social problems that show specific attention of Islam to society.

 

That last point is the issue of Zakate-Fetreh that is Vajeb in Islamic commands. Muslims should pay it to poor people.

 

In advance, I congratulate Eyde-Fetr to all Muslim brothers.

“He was the outcome of my life.”

Do you know shahid Ayatollah Murtada Mutahhari (download the clip)? He was one of the best students of Imam Khomeini and Allame Tabatabaei. He was an Islamologist in every aspect, philosopher, aware of political and social issues, a brave campaigner against diversions, a strong interpreter of Quran, an effective lecturer, a virtuous man, a high level jurisprudent, etc.

 

Less than 3 months after Islamic revolution of Iran, he was martyred in a terrorist mission by a silly group called Forghan. They couldn’t bear seeing a person who bravely defends the pure Islam.

 martyred in the science way

“He was the outcome of my life.” Imam Khomeini stated after his martyrdom.

However, I have searched a lot to find his books in English. He has almost 90 valuable book titles in different subjects in Persian. After a long searching I found a website which published some of them. Surely, they can be useful for everyone who read them, even for non-Muslims. I put the link of 20 titles that I found:

 

1. Goal of Life

2. Light within Me

3. The Goal of Creation

4. Man and His Destiny

5. The Awaited Saviour

6. Master and Mastership

7. An Introduction to ‘Irfan

8. Eternity of Moral Values

9. History and Human Evolution

10. Jurisprudence and Its Principles

11. An Introduction to ‘Ilm al-Kalam

12. Understanding the Unquiness of the Quran

13. Islam and Iran: A Historical Study of Mutual Services

14. Polarization Around the Character of Ali ibn Abi Talib

15. The Causes Responsible for Materialist (Part 1) – (Part 2) – (Part 3) – (Part 4)

16. Sexual Ethics in Islam and in the Western World

17. Western Nationalism and Islamic Nationhood

18. Understanding the Uniqueness of the Qur’an

19. Ashura-History and Popular Legend

20. The Role of Ijtihad in Legislation

21. The Principle of Ijtihad in Islam

22. The Rights of Women in Islam

23. Glimpses of Nahj al-Balaghah

24. The Role of Reason in Ijtihad

25. The Islamic Modest Dress

26. Woman And Her Rights

27. al-tawhid – Muharram

28. The Awaited Saviour

29. Spiritual Discourses

30. Islamic Articles

31. Ashura

 

For More Information see these libraries: Tebyan, Al-Islam, Imam Reza , Shahid Aviny, and online library.

 

* I ask everyone who knows some other links of his book to send me the links in comment box. *

Who wants to deceive people?

On June 11, I posted an article “Does Islam Encourage Terrorism?” Only 5 days later Mr. Ben commented me that he wrote an issue and disprove some wrong thing in my blog. Now I want to emphasize my previous idea and say something completely wrong in his issue:

 

At first let me to bring the clear meaning of ro’b (رعب) that Mr. Ben trying to attach terror to it. The first and best meaning of it in Arabic is frighten as a verb and fear as a noun. How Mr. Ben translated this such as terror though it doesn’t mean terror even as a second or third meaning. It is considered he is totally ignorant of Arabic or he tries to deceive us?! And you know one of the meanings of terror in English is overawe, horrendous, or an extreme fear that are not the first meaning. So when you want to translate a word from a language to another one you should at first attend to the first meaning.

 

Second, all of these verses that he has brought are about disbelievers who attacked to prophets and his followers. Allah helped Muslims to protect his religion. He put fear in kuffar’s heart, so they are afraid of Muslims. It is not related to terror at all. It is just a kindness from God to his lovers. Mr. Ben! If you are upset of God’s help, you can say to him! Why you change the fact? Why you change the meaning of words?!!

 

Mr. Ben! Look at the history. Who is the real terrorist? Just in the Second World War 50 millions of innocent people were killed. Who killed them? Muslims? There was no Muslim country in that war. Why you play with words? See the reality! How many wars were begun during in 20th century by non-Muslims? Who starts world war first and second? Who attacked to Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Bosnia, Lebanon, and Palestine? Muslims?! Of course you can not deny these disgraces that made by America, Israel and other anti-Muslims.

 

This kind of misinterpretation that Mr. Ben has done it, can just called deceiving. Mr. Ben! Your article is deceiving some innocent people who are searching the right way. If a person knows a little Arabic and the basic order of Islam, surely, he will refuse your speech. But you should understand that God will show his path to seekers. Maybe you can just pervert them a little. But, with the help of God the right seekers find their path, God willing…

 

See the Clip “Ya Muhammad” by Sami Yusef. 

“Does Islam encourage terrorism?”

By Syed S. Haidar

 

The question very directly pointing a finger on the religion of Islam as a whole, (as oppose to this specific sect, who believe in terrorism) and implying that there is something inherently wrong in it.

I would question the very mind who raises such an absurd question. It shows a profound lack of knowledge about Islam. One can not even juxtapose the word terrorism next to Islam, both are contradictory terms. In true Islam, terror does not exist”. In Islam killing a human is an act that is equal in gravity to unbelief. No person can kill a human being. No one can touch an innocent person, even in times of war. There is no such thing as Muslim Terrorist; a terrorist can not be a Muslim; a Muslim can not be a terrorist. Islam, always, in all circumstances approbates peace. The Qur’an regards human life as being exalted and inviolate. Islam consider murder as one the gravest sins and as a capital crime. In Islam even in war fare there are rules to be observed; even trees and vegetation, Read the rest of this entry »

“Show Beyond Fitna”

The Iranian NGO named NGO of Islam and Christianity has made a Movie replying Fitna. You can download Beyond Fitna in these links:

The low quality version:

www.ngoic.com/films/beyond fitna.wmv (8.5 MB)

The medium quality version:

www.ngoic.com/files/Block/BeyondFitna.wmv (28 MB)

The 3GP version:

www.ngoic.com/files/Block/BeyondFitna.zip (10 MB)

 

And you can watch them in the NGO website: www.ngoic.com

The Arabic and Persian versions are coming soon (next week). I will put the links of them in my blog.

What’s Islam?

What’s Islam?

Part One

By Syed S. Haidar

The word Islam is derived from the word slim, which means reconciliation, peace, submission and deliverance. Before Islam, all previous revelations had been sent to particular nations. Each of these religions either had the characteristic of being a national religion or was later transform into a national religion. For the first time in human history Islam came as the religion for all humanity and the Prophet Mohammad (Peace and blessing be upon him) was the first to be honoured with a duty towards all humanity.

Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance – like all monotheiaest religion of the world.

Prayers, (Salat), Fasting, Pilgrimage, Arms giving -Charity- Social Corporate Responsibility and defending it from annihilation (Jihad), are the main pillars of Islam. It has now almost seventy-two sub-sects or school of thoughts, which varies from each others. However, all Muslim believe in the fundamental principals of Islam. They are united in the House of God – Kaaba or Baiytullah, which is in Mecca, during Umrah and Hajj. They can pray in different sects of mosque so here; there is no difference in basic Islamic reverence.  They’re over one billon Muslim in the world today and almost fifty two countries who are predominately Muslim countries. However this term Muslim world, the Arab world is not a correct terminology. There are more Muslims in some places than others. There are Muslims who have restructured Islam in accordance with their thoughts and culture. The prerequisite for Islam is that one should “really” believe and live accordingly. The EU has over fifteen million Muslims.

 It is the fastest growing way of life of the present world. Islam is the religion of unity. That is to say in the field of faith, this is religion based on believing only in one God, the Lord and Sovereign. Unity, in terms of world vision, the view of life and the social system all call for the unity of  humanity, brother and sisterhood, equality in basic rights and the abolition of all discrimination based on colour, race. Islam has declare all people have honour, with no socio- political, material – spiritual, racial cultural discrimination whatsoever, and has awarded them with a status above all other living things.

 

As soon as possible I will post an article with this title “Dose Islam Really Support Terrorism?!”

God willing…