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.

Document: History of US Wars

This is Diagram history via flash file of wars which USA had a role on them.

Download the Falsh file Here: 2.3 MB

My name is Filistini

a heroic story about Palestine that says by a child who called herself “Filistini”. It is very nice and tragic. It has now more than 53000 views in YouTube. I suggest to everyone to see this…

and also download clip “America, get out of my home”  (8 MB) producted by Hizbullah in 3 languages (English, Arabic, Persian).

” The Script of First Clip”

Filistini.. my name is Filistini..
I carved it on all the fronts..
With bold handwriting rising above of headlines..
My name follows me, lives with me and nurtures me..
It ignites the fire in my soul and pulses through my vines..
The caves of mountians know me..
I did my best then asked the nation to be..
Salahuddin is calling from deep inside me..
All of my Arab identity calls for revenge and freedom..
And my flags that were folded up on the hills of Heteen..
And the voice of muazzin al-Aqsa alarmed, calling for help..
And thousands of those kidnapped..
and thousands of prisioners..
Are calling on the nation and chanting..
telling them : to al-Quds.. to the qibla of deen..
to a war denouncing oppression and destroying Zionism..
Raising Palestinian flags in the skies..
and repeating my words..
Filistini.. Filistini.. Filistini…

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“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. 

America’s Revolution!

These days I’m in contacting with an American teacher. I express some of his experience in this post.

 

* During Iran-Iraq war, Muslims of Bosnia didn’t help Iran and they didn’t like Iranian so much. When Bosnia has faced war with Serbia, Iranian helped them, so their image of Iran changed. This shows the affection of action on people’s minds is more than the affection of speeches.

 

* Usually, most of Western people don’t look at your practicing about Islam. They look at what do you say. If you practice Islam’s orders but say Islam is wrong, they say you are right. In other hand, if you say Islam is right; even if you do not obey Islam’s order, they say you are wrong. They are so impressible of media. We need to strength our press and media.

 

* Money plays the main roll in America. The banks are very important. And most of American’s money is in the Jewish’s hands, so the government is their control. The president cannot disobey their orders. An anti-Zionist cannot become the president at all.

 

* The Americans are bored of their government system. The America is near a big revolution in system of government. The people cannot tolerate it more.

 

* See this clip (Imagine the world in every one is very lucky)

Letters to Imam Khomeini

he is alive always

Regarding 19th anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s death I post an issue that shows the deep influence of him on every one who realizes a little about his personality.

 

Imam Khomeini (R.A)’s office received several letters from different parts of world by non Muslims; some of the letters are presented in this presentation:

 

The following text is the script of Flash file called “AFFABLE_LETTER”.

You can download it here. (4.9 MB)

 

An old woman from Neauphle-le-Cheatue writes:

 

“When you came to our district, blessing came to our house. I’m passing through the last days of my life. Send me a sock, a handkerchief, any thing to have it put in my coffin.”

 

“… I heard that when you speak, your hearer shed tears. If you have enchanted them from near-by, I’m enchanted by you from far away.”

 

“… When I see your face in the TV for a short moment, the depth of my soul fills with joy and I shed my tears of longing. I believe you are a man of God. I have two children, one was born blind and the other suffers from a heart disease. Invoke God to cure them.”

 

“No leader is prepared (unless he is forced) to confess his mistakes. But I hear you voluntarily admit your mistakes. Thus, one may believe that you have come from heaven. I implore God to illuminate our dark world with the speeches of men like you.”

 

“A man, who talks with his followers, lowering his eyes all the time, cannot be a man of adventures, especially in old age. Talk to me, write to me: Where have you come from? What message do you sense? Write to me, maybe God makes me, too, one of your disciples.”

 

“When I read the history of the prophets, I notice that they were encountered by persons with satanic conduct. Now, you, who want to acquaint your people with God, the satanic powers are challenging you. The prophets feared nobody. You, too, are afraid of no power. I have not so far heard that you claimed to be a prophet. Say, then, what’s your claim? Are you Socrates? Are you a disciple (of Jesus)? Who are you?

 

Whoever you may be and whatever your claim, I know your claim is right, because when disbelief covers the whole world, God sends a man to guide the people. You are now the very man who has expected to come. Alas! What separates between me and you is not merely the frontiers, the distance of language is a farther distance.”

 

“I hope that your speeches, which are not related to power, war or politics, would soon be translated so that whoever was tired of the violence of this speedy civilization might be acquainted with your heavenly opinions.”

 

“The streets of my country are full of light, its shops are full of commodities, its custom houses are active. We are short of nothing except a sacred soul. I wish you were born in my country so as to give to all these activities and commotions a supreme objective.”

 

“Lenin was a beloved leader. Hitler was so loved that he could muster a nation to commit suicide. Gandhi’s lovable ness spread beyond the Indian borders. But I like to present my most cordial feelings to a man whom I do not know well, and of the past and the future of revolution led by him I have no clear picture. Yet, at reading an article against you I am so annoyed that I cannot conceal it.”

 

“I think you had stated that, ‘even if this war lasted for twenty years we would remain standing firm,’ and you had announced continuing the war till abolishing sedition from the world. But, strangely enough, you accepted peace and left the world in stupefaction.”

 

“As you had said you drank the cup of poison. By this ingenious statement, without annulling the sacrifices of your followers, you showed a new path to your people. This artistry was so great that even after a hostile analysis its fineness cannot be denied.”