After Khomeini: Iran Under His Successors

By Said Amir Arjomand

For lots of americans, Iran is our most threatening enemy--part of George W. Bush's "axis of evil" even prior to the looks of Ahmadinejad. yet what's the fact? How did Ahmadinejad upward push to strength, and what sort of strength does he relatively have? What are the possibilities of normalizing kinfolk with Iran?

In After Khomeini, Saïd Amir Arjomand paints a refined and perceptive portrait of up to date Iran. This paintings, a sequel to Arjomand's acclaimed The Turban for the Crown, examines Iran lower than the successors of Ayatollah Khomeini as much as the current day. He starts off, because the Islamic Republic did, with Khomeini, supplying an excellent pill biography of the fellow who masterminded the revolution that overthrew the Shah. Arjomand attracts transparent differences among the moderates of the preliminary word of the revolution, radicals, pragmatists, and hardliners, the latter top exemplified by means of Mahmud Ahmadinejad. Taking a chronological and thematic procedure, he strains the emergence and consolidation of the current procedure of collective rule through clerical councils and the peaceable transition to twin management by way of the ayatollah because the splendid consultant and the subordinate president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He explains the interior political quarrels between Khomeini's heirs as a fight over his innovative legacy. And he outlines how the ruling clerical elite and the nation's safety forces are interdependent politically and economically, speculating at the power destiny position of the innovative Guards. Bringing the paintings as much as present political occasions, Arjomand analyzes Iran's overseas coverage besides, together with the effect of the autumn of Communism on Iran and Ahmadinejad's nuclear policy.

Few international locations loom greater in American overseas kin than Iran. during this wealthy and insightful account, knowledgeable on Iranian society and politics untangles the complexities of a kingdom nonetheless using the turbulent wake of 1 of history's nice revolutions.

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Haroun and the Sea of Stories

By Salman Rushdie

Discover Haroun and the ocean of reports, Salman Rushdie’s vintage myth novel

 Set in an unique japanese panorama peopled through magicians and great conversing animals, Salman Rushdie's vintage kid's novel Haroun and the ocean of Stories inhabits an identical ingenious house as The Lord of the Rings, The Alchemist, and The Wizard of Oz. during this desirable paintings of delusion from the writer of Midnight’s Children and The Enchantress of Florence, Haroun units out on an experience to revive the poisoned resource of the ocean of news. at the means, he encounters many foes, all cause on draining the ocean of all its storytelling powers.

“Though there's darkness and silence on the middle of Chup, such a lot of Haroun and the ocean of Stories is stuffed with comedian strength and vigorous verbal invention. . . .Though [the booklet] is bound to be loved by means of kids, it additionally comprises amusements for adults.” -- The big apple Times

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TUHAF UL-UQOUL - THE MASTERPIECES OF THE MIND

By Abu Mohd Al-Hasan binAlibinHussein binShuba Al-Harrani - XKP

The Prophet’s connection with wisdom, mind, and lack of knowledge The Prophet (peace be upon him and his relations) instructed:

Learn the data, for to profit it truly is a bonus, to check it truly is (a function of) glorification of God, to look for it's (a type of) jihad, to coach it (to the ignorant ones) is charity, to coach it freely is a pious act since it is the signal of the halal and haram.

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East and West: Allama Jafari on Bertrand Russell

By Seyed Javad Miri, Dustin Byrd

This booklet is an research of an Iranian philosopher’s engagement with a British thinker. the writer compares the information of those philosophers in the context of ecu and Iranian highbrow traditions. this can be the 1st publication of its style, as nobody has but checked out Allama Jafari’s idea relating to Sir Bertrand Russell’s. East and West could be an invaluable paintings for somebody who's attracted to comparative philosophical and sociological studies.

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THE SERMON OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD AT GHADIR KHUM

By Vahid Majd - XKP

“Certainly, I simply conveyed what i've been ordered to exhibit as a controversy opposed to everybody, be him current or absent, an instantaneous witness or now not, and already born or no longer but born. for this reason, all people who's current should still express (this sermon) to people who are absent, each dad or mum should still exhibit it to his/her young ones, (and they need to proceed to take action) till the Day of Judgement.” — part of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH)last public sermon brought in Ghadir Khum

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Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Continuing her trip from a deeply spiritual Islamic upbringing to a put up at Harvard, the bright, charismatic and controversial New York Times and Globe and Mail #1 bestselling writer of Infidel and Nomad makes a robust plea for a Muslim Reformation because the merely strategy to finish the horrors of terrorism, sectarian battle and the repression of girls and minorities.

Today, she argues, the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims could be divided right into a minority of extremists, a majority of observant yet peaceful Muslims and some dissidents who hazard their lives via wondering their very own faith. yet there's just one Islam and, as Hirsi Ali exhibits, there's no denying that a few of its key teachings—not least the obligation to salary holy war—are incompatible with the values of a loose society. 

For centuries it has appeared as though Islam is proof against swap. yet Hirsi Ali has come to think Muslim Reformation—a revision of Islamic doctrine geared toward reconciling the faith with modernity—is now to hand, and should also have began. The Arab Spring could now look like a political failure. yet its problem to conventional authority printed a brand new readiness—not least via Muslim women—to imagine freely and to talk out.

Courageously demanding the jihadists, she identifies 5 key amendments to Islamic doctrine that Muslims need to make to carry their faith out of the 7th century and into the twenty-first. and she or he calls at the Western international to finish its appeasement of the Islamists. “Islam is not a faith of peace,” she writes. it's the Muslim reformers who want our backing, no longer the competitors of loose speech.

Interweaving her personal reviews, historic analogies and strong examples from modern Muslim societies and cultures, Heretic is no longer a choice to fingers, yet a passionate plea for peaceable switch and a brand new period of world toleration. within the wake of the Charlie Hebdo murders, with jihadists killing hundreds of thousands from Nigeria to Syria to Pakistan, this booklet bargains a solution to what's speedy turning into the world’s #1 problem.

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A NEW FORMATION FOR THE BOOK OF ATTRIBUTES - AL KHISAL

By Sheikh Sadooq - XKP

THE background FACILITATION sequence -1-SUMMARY OF THE ATTRIBUTES

Al-Khisal is a set of non secular and ethical precepts from trustworthy works at the topic compiled by means of Sheikh Sadooq. Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Ali ibn al-Hussein ibn Musa ibn Babooyeh Al-Qumi nicknamed Sheikh Sadooq used to be a jurist and a well-known student on Shiite traditions. Sheikh Tousi in his Al-Istibsar that's one of many 4 significant Shiite reference books has nicknamed him Imad Al-Din that suggests the pillar of faith. approximately his date and place of origin there isn't any particular details. Ibn Babooyeh used to be cited in a discovered kin in Qum and in his adolescence was once trained via recognized lecturers of the town. On an unknown date Ibn Babooyeh left Qum for Ray which was once the capital of the Buwahids and settled in that urban. In 352 A.H. (963 A.D.) with the permission of Rukn ad-Dawlah the governor of Ray, he left for the holy urban of Mashhad to accomplish the pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Reza (MGB[2] ). the most attribute of Ibn Babooyeh is that by means of stressing on traditions, he explains and proves theological arguments. His jurisprudence is additionally in accordance with traditions. He considers analogy and deduction no longer permissible.

Ibn Babooyeh traveled broadly to assemble traditions. He met many masters of traditions and he has left at the back of many works in culture. His nickname ‘Sadooq’ used to be as a result of his authenticity in narrating the traditions. the 1st one that nicknamed Ibn Babooyeh as ‘Sadooq’ was once Ibn Idris.

Ibn Babooyeh used to be a voluminous author. He himself mentions that he has compiled greater than 245 books. a few of his works are as follows: Al-Iteqadat, Al-Amali, guy los angeles Yahzaroh Al-Faqih, Uyun Akhbar Al-Reza, Al-Faqih, Al-Amali, Illal Ash-Sharayeh, Al-Tawhid, Thawab Al-Amaal va Uqab al-Amaal, Al-Khisal and some different manuscripts that are found in numerous libraries. approximately 2 hundred books ascribed to him are pointed out in Rijal-i-Najashi and the works of Tousi and Ibn Shahr Aashub.

Sheikh Al-Sadooq, who authored one of many 4 simple works on Shiite traditions, compiled dozens of authoritative collections of traditions, each one of which typically follows a specific topic. His Al-Tawhid collects traditions which illustrate the occupation of monotheism. His Uyun Akhbar Al-Reza gathers jointly every little thing that has been similar approximately Imam Reza (MGB); the 8th Imam, whose tomb in Mashhad is the holiest pilgrimage website in Iran. The paintings includes things like descriptions of the Imam's mom; reasons of the explanation why his identify used to be selected; all of the sayings that have been recorded from him; and traditions referring to his loss of life and the miracles that have happened at his tomb.

The current paintings that's Sheikh Al-Sadooq's Al-Khisal demonstrates the significance of numbers within the traditions. This has ended in a necessary selection of traditions that's very attention-grabbing to review. every one a part of this e-book includes a number of traditions on numerous concerns. His major subject matter during this booklet is on ethics, manners and solid features. This publication covers numbered features. It begins with one and ends with a million. The traditions are offered with a whole checklist of transmission. this is often the 1st booklet of this type. Sheikh Sadooq himself offered his motivation for compiling Al-Khisal as follows, “I spotted that the former Sheikhs and students have already compiled books on numerous elements of data. notwithstanding, they've got overlooked to assemble a e-book on numbers and stable and undesirable features. seeing that this subject is especially priceless in case you search wisdom, i made a decision to collect this e-book so that it will catch up with to God, reach divine rewards, prosperity and the Almighty God’s Mercy. I ask God to not flip my hopefulness into hopelessness, considering that He has strength over all things.” Al-Khisal is a smart encyclopedia on Islamic wisdom, the forbidden and the allowed acts, old subject matters, interpretations at the Holy Quran, philosophical issues and political matters. it's the most important resources of traditions from the contributors of the Holy family of the Prophet of God (MGB). it truly is an genuine resource and plenty of authoritative works on Shiite traditions akin to Bihar Al-Anwar have brought up it as a reference. we've got attempted to complement it with many footnotes which clarify the options and phrases offered within the textual content after doing loads of study in order that the readers can achieve as a lot enjoy the booklet as possible.

Research and Translation by:ALI PEIRAVI, PH.D. - TALAT JUNE PEIRAVI, B.A. Edited by way of: LISA ZAYNAB MORGAN, M.A.

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Let Us Understand Eachother (Shia - Sunni Dialogue)

By Abdul Hadi Abdul Hameed Saleh - XKP

The objective of this e-book is neither to assault a person nor to make the opinion of others as nonsense. it's also now not an aimless dialogue. it's only an attempt to provide an explanation for the ideals of Ithna Ashari Shias and their tenets. there are various query marks ahead of us.

We haven't crammed this booklet with an way over highbrow arguments and quotations from Islamic texts. now we have simply proved our element in short. we've attempted to take action as easily as attainable with out falling to the extent of stupidity.

But those that desire to examine intimately can discuss with the specific books on which this publication is predicated. all of the subject matters mentioned during this e-book are elaborated within the unique sources.

But those that intend to exploit this ebook to focus on the ideals of alternative humans and to insult them should still recognize that this publication isn't for them. it isn't going to aid them. yet my prayers for them will surely do. might Allah provide them taufeeq (opportunity) to cause and stick with right guidance.

Abdul Hadi Saleh

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No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam

By Reza Aslan

A interesting, obtainable advent to Islam from the writer of the number 1 New York occasions bestseller Zealot

Though it's the fastest-growing faith on the planet, Islam continues to be shrouded in lack of understanding and worry for far of the West. In No god yet God, Reza Aslan, an across the world acclaimed student of religions, explains this religion in all its attractiveness and complexity. starting with a brilliant account of the social and spiritual milieu during which the Prophet Muhammad cast his message, Aslan paints a portrait of the 1st Muslim neighborhood as a thorough scan in spiritual pluralism and social egalitarianism. He demonstrates how, after the Prophet’s dying, his successors tried to interpret his message for destiny generations–an overwhelming activity that fractured the Muslim group into competing sects. ultimately, Aslan examines how, within the shadow of ecu colonialism, Muslims built conflicting recommendations to reconcile conventional Islamic values with the realities of the fashionable global, therefore launching what Aslan phrases the Islamic Reformation. well timed and persuasive, No god yet God is an elegantly written account of an impressive but misunderstood religion.

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Your Questions Answered - Volume 2

By Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi - XKP

Mr. Dhikiri Kiondo was once born in 1946, at Kwemiinu village (District Lushoto, Tanga Region,

Tanzania). His grandfather was once the normal leader of the Wakilindi extended family of the Wasambaa

tribe. His father was once a farmer and a staunch Muslim of Sunni religion. It used to be from Butimba that he wrote his first letter to us, asking 24 questions which confirmed that he used to be an clever formative years wanting to examine the reality approximately Islam; and in addition that he was

completely in darkness approximately Shi'ism.

The project hopes that this e-book may be acquired as enthusiastically because the first quantity was once. The reader can be to notice the sluggish improvement of Mr. Dhikiri's

questions demonstrating how he got here closer to us and located the genuine happiness and peace of brain that he started looking for whilst he first wrote to us.

S.S.Akhtar Rizvi

Chief Missionary

Published by means of: Bilal Muslim venture of Tanzania

Dar es Salaam – Tanzania

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