Imamate

Imamate

Event of Ghadir Khumm
Scholarly examination of sources and narrators of the tradition of Al-Ghadir as well as maps of Ghadir Khumm.

40 Ahadith- Le Tant Attendu Sauveur de l’Humanité, Al-Mahdi, by Traduit de l’anglais par Sœur Mansoura Suleman et Moulla Nissarhoussen Rajpa\r
Different Hadith qui souligne les actions et information importantes sur la vie de notre 12ème Imam, Imam Mehdi (atf) et quelques actions que nous pourrions faire pour nous rapprocher et pour mieux connaître notre Imam du temps.

40 Hadith on Ghadir by Mahmud Sharifi

Abdullah Yusuf Ali's Qur'an commentary, the deletion of the merits of Imams Hasan and Husayn [a], and other changes
Abdullah Yusuf Ali was a renowned Sunni translator and commentator of the Qur'an. A comparison of the explanatory notes between the old versions and the newer 'revised' versions of his Commentary reveals many discrepancies. These 'revisions' include the deletion of merits of Imams Hasan and Husayn [a], in addition to certain other interesting changes!

Ahl-al-Bayt (a): Its meaning and Origin, by Ayatullah Murtaza Mutahhari
A short article from the quarterly journal Message of Thaqalayn, on the history of the term Ahl al-Bayt, and traditions which make use of this title.

As Qura'n is present, a leader also should be present today by Maulana Syed Safi Haider Saheb, al-Mahdi Islamic Centre, Toronto, Canada, Muharram/Safar 1421

Authority and Tradition, by Dr. Ghasem Kakaie
An article explaining the different types of authority (wilayah) in Shi'a Islam, in particular the religious authority of a jurist in society after the Greater Occultation.

Authority from a Shi‘ite Perspective, by Dr Muhammad Legenhausen
A paper describing the nature of religious authority in Shi'a Islam with emphasis on comparing and contrasting this topic with the analogous concepts in Catholicism and Sunni Islam.

Ayat of Tatheer in the Qur'an, by Allamah Naqi Naqvi, Pakistan

Concise Treatise on the Twelve Imams, by Ayatullah Al-Mirza Jawad Al-Tabrizi
A concise collection of authentic narrations from the Ahlulbayt ('a) that specifically name the twelve Imams of the Ahlulbayt ('a). This short text is the translation of the original document authored by the late Ayatullah Jawad Tabrizi in response to spurious claims that the Shi'ah do not have any narrations that mention the names of the twelve Imams ('a).

Dalla Gnosi al Martirio, by Hojjatulislam Mohammad Hadi Abdelkhoda’i
Nell’eroica esistenza dell’Imam Hosseyn (as) rispondono quattro idee: gnosi (°Irfàn), amore, lotta sulla via di Allah (Jihàd), martirio. Esse irradiano da un unico centro, il sacro nome dell’Altissimo, da cui trae origine il loro splendore e il loro carattere eterno. Questo scritto si dedica brevemente ad analizzare ognuno di tali concetti che illuminano i discorsi e l’esistenza dell’Imam Hosseyn (as).

Day of Al-Ghadir, by Salma Yusufali
The following essay was written on the 1400th anniversary (1990) of Eid Al-Ghadeer by a 14-year old.

Did the Prophet Appoint a Successor?
An Islamic Factsheet: Short and concise articles on a single subject in numerous languages. Excellent for quick reading, Muslim centers or places of learning, da'wah purposes, or to give to your friends and coworkers. Part of the Beliefs Factsheets.

Eid al-Ghadir: festa religiosa o culturale?, by Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi
Questo articolo spiega e dimostra che l'Eid al-Ghadir è una vera e propria festa islamica e non culturale.

Il Messaggio di Ghadir- Traduzione del Testo Integrale
Traduzione integrale del celebre Sermone che il Profeta (S) fece il giorno di Ghadir, quando designò l'Imam °Ali (as) come suo successore.

Imam 'Ali bin Abi Talib (views of Non Muslims)
An Islamic Factsheet: Short and concise articles on a single subject in numerous languages. Excellent for quick reading, Muslim centers or places of learning, da'wah purposes, or to give to your friends and coworkers. Part of the Personalities Factsheets.

Imam Husayn's concept of Religion and Leadership, by S.H.M Jafri
Meaning and purpose of religion, necessity of leadership, functions of the Imam, and a study of some of the events of Karbala.

Imamate and Leadership, by Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari
Translated by Dr. Hamid Algar, includes leadership in Islam, leadership of the Prophet and appointment of Imam Ali, responsibility of the companions, necessity of Imamate, and interesting accounts of Imam's communication with the unseen including the story of Maitham al-tammar.

Imamate: The Vicegerency of the Prophet (s), by Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi
Meaning of Imamate and Khilafah, as well as Shi'i and Sunni views on topics such as necessity of Imamate, infallibility, and Shura.

Imams - Clear and Coherent Policy, by S.J Hussain
Coherent methods and goals of all the Imams, despite the apparent differences in the methods in which they carried out their policies.

Je Mtume aliteuwa Mrithi?, by Dr M S Kanju
Did the Prophet (s) not appoint a successor?

Kumetokea nini katika siku ya Ghadir Khum?, by Dr M S Kanju
What happened on the Day of Ghadir Khum?

La filosofia del sacrificio dell’Imam Husayn (‘a) e le nostre cerimonie di lutto (‘Azadari), by Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi
Un articolo che spiega i significati del sacrificio dell'Imam Husayn ('a) e le ragioni per cui ladata del suo martirio viene ancora commemorata opo 1400 anni con lamenti, azadari e latmiyat.

La Question De L'Imamat, by Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari
Dans cet ouvrage, l’auteur passe en revue tout ce qui concerne cette question : statut des compagnons, le califat, l’infaillibilité des Imams, le Coran et la famille du Prophète (S) la nécessité des Imams et leur rôle…. L’intérêt de ce livre est qu’il considère les différents avis et les discute, arguments et réflexions à l’appui.

La Tradizione di Ghadir, Manifesta documentazione della Wilayah,la Guida Islamica, by A cura del Gruppo Culturale e di Ricerca Islamica della Santa città di Qom
La tradizione di Ghadir è una delle chiare testimonianze che dimostra che il nobile Profeta dell’Islam (S) designò alla guida della Ummah islamica il Principe dei Credenti °Ali (as) In questo breve testo vengono analizzati e documentati scritti provenienti per ala maggiore da fonti sunnite, per dimostrare la veridicità di questo avvenimento e il suo reale significato.

L’attente active de l’Imam al-Mahdi (a.j.), by Cheikh Muhammad Mahdi Al-Asifi
L’Attente de notre 12ème Imam (as) ne se conçoit d’une manière passive car « la véritable attente La véritable attente est celle qui se rallie à l’action, visant à faire régner la justice dans le monde ».

Les Croyances du Chiisme, by Mohammad Redhâ al-Modhaffar
Ouvrage concis, d’une grande richesse spirituelle, et qui se lit très facilement. Il clarifie des aspects qui ont fait l’objet de désinformation, en mettant en avant une argumentation sans faille, claire, concise, évidente. Un bon ouvrage pour prendre connaissance du chiisme dans ses grandes lignes ou pour revoir ses bases religieuses.

Master and Mastership, by Ayatullah Murtaza Mutahhari
Definition of the words stemming from the arabic root wala, types of wala, wala of Imamate, leadership and control.

Muhammad `Abduh's commentary of the Nahj al-Balaghah and Imam `Ali's comment on the criteria for caliphate
In a short saying quoted in Nahj al-Balaghah, Imam 'Ali (a) expressed amazement at the logic of those who considered the criterion for caliphate to be merely companionship of the Prophet (s). According to the edition containing the commentary of the Sunni scholar Muhammad `Abduh, this saying has been changed resulting in a complete twist in its meaning!

Shiism in Sunnism, by Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Reza Mudarrisi Yazdi
A discussion providing evidence of Shi'a ideology and practice from the Quran & Sunni sources.

Shiism: Imamate and Wilayat, by Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi
Origin of Shi'ism, self-censorship in Muslim history, Ghadir Khumm and the Orientalists, appointment of Imam 'Ali (a) explicit or implicit?, concept of Ahlul Bayt, Wilayat, and the knowledge of the Ahlul Bayt (a).

Taharah & ‘Ismah of The Prophets, Messengers, Awsiya', And Imams (Peace Be Upon Them), by Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba
This text, written by Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba and translated into English by Jerrmein Abu Shahba, is a brief delineation of one of the major foundations of the Islamic faith, namely the concept of Taharah and 'Ismah (Purification and Infallibility) of all the Prophets, successors, and divine guides.

The English translation of Sahih al-Bukhari and the account of Jesus' (a) return
Hadith number 658 in volume 4 of the Arabic/English edition of Sahih al-Bukhari represents a short narration that talks about the coming of Jesus (a) at a time when an "Imam" will be present. The translation has changed to something rather different in later editions!

The Kitab al-Ma'arif of Ibn Qutaybah and the account of Imam 'Ali's imprecation for Anas b. Malik
Towards the end of Ibn Qutaybah's Kitab al-Ma'arif, there is a section on "al-Baras" where he lists notable people who contracted leprosy or leukoderma during their lifetime. The first entry is for Anas b. Malik, the Companion of the Prophet (s), and the author notes an incident showing that the reason for this disease was a curse by Imam 'Ali (a). According to the published Egyptian edition, there is a sentence at the end of the anecdote where Ibn Qutaybah casts doubt on the authenticity of the incident. This sentence cannot be found in a 700 year old manuscript of the book held in the British Library!

The Scholarly Jihad of the Imams, by Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi
The period of the 5th and 6th Imams (a), the rise of the Abbasids, the prominence of the school of the Imam Ja'far as- Sadiq in the religious sciences, and its contributions to other branches of knowledge.

The Twelve Successors, by Sayyid Murtadha al-'Askari
Narrations of the Prophet on the number of Imams, the twelve Imams according to the school of caliphate, brief account of the Imams.

Ulul Amr Ni Nani , by Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi
Who are the Ulul Amr?

We cry for Hussain, so did the Prophet of Islam, by Yasser al-Madani
A concise article about the Shi'a ritual of mourning for the King of Martyrs, Imam Husayn [a]. This was written in response to criticism that such emphatic forms of mourning constitute an act of innovation, but as the author shows not only does this make sense using reason, it was also the practice of Prophet [s] himself (as well as his family).

Wito Kwa Waislamu Kuuendea Ukweli, by Sheikh Muslim Bhanji
Imam Ali (a) was appointed by the Prophet (s)

آية التطهير by الشيخ محمد مهدي الآصفي

اہلبیت کتاب و سنت کی روشنی میں, by حجت الاسلام آقائے المحمدی الری الشہری
عظمت اہلبیت (ع) عالم اسلام کا ایک مسلم مسئلہ ہے جس میں کسی طرح کے شک و شبہہ کی گنجائش نہیں ہے۔ لیکن افسوسناک بات یہ ہے کہ عالم اسلام کی اکثریت آج تک اہلبیت ع کی صحیح حیثیت اور ان کے واقعی مقام سے ناآشنا ہے … ورنہ… نہ اس طرح کی مہمل اختلافات ہوتے … اور نہ اس طرح کے بیجا سوالات اٹھتے کہ اہلبیت ع اور اصحاب میں افضل کون ہے؟ … اور اہلبیت ع کا ماننا ضروری بھی ہے یا نہیں ؟

عـصـر الـظـهـور alameli.net, by الشيخ علي الكوراني العـامـلـي
Asr al-Dhuhoor : The Period of Manifestation: History, geography and politics of the regeion and the world around the period of the appearance/manifestation of Imam al-Mahdi (s).