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Online English Shia Books [OFFICIAL THREAD]

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does anyone know where to get :

muntakhab al-hasani in english?

aamaal and there thawab in english?

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Several New Books Added, Including:

A Summary Of Logic - Sayyed Sadiq Shirazi

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xwls745f1vvfyh7/A%20Summary%20Of%20Logic%20-%20Sayyed%20Sadiq%20Shirazi.pdf

al-Abbas (as) - Allama Husayn Ansariyan

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b5233kyz8f2tqrp/al-Abbass%20%28as%29%20-%20Allama%20Ansariyan.pdf

Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as) - Dr. Ali M. Sallabi

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pp4qlw3k2sgiwsj/Ali%20Ibn%20Abi%20Talib%20%28as%29%20-%20Dr.%20Ali%20M.%20Sallabi.pdf

Merits of Turbah - Shaheed Dastghaib Shirazi

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lomfedyul5jbtgw/Merits%20of%20Turbah%20-%20Shaheed%20D.%20Shirazi.pdf

Itmaam al-Hujjat - Allama Husayn Ansariyan

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kt6u87gfgr11176/Itmaam%20al-Hujjat%20-%20Allama%20Ansariyan.pdf

Abu Talib - Allama Husayn Ansariyan

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g6gip17xulw2o5e/Abu%20Talib%20-%20Allama%20Ansariyan.pdf

Essence of Shia Faith - Sheikh as-Saduq

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vmhzi05snnx44xq/Essence%20of%20Shia%20Faith%20-%20Sheikh%20as-Saduq.pdf

Ethical Discourse Volumes 1 and 2 - Ayatullah Nasir Makarim Shirazi

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bkb9aig7dwgf1l9/Ethical%20Discourse%20Vol.%201%20-%20Ayatullah%20N.%20M.%20Shirazi.pdf

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pikleo0lrijie9g/Ethical%20Discourse%20Vol.%202%20-%20Ayatullah%20N.%20M.%20Shirazi.pdf

God in the Qur'an - Shaheed Ayatollah Muhammad Hosseini Beheshti

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mikdazgeit8r4ba/God%20in%20the%20Quran%20-%20Shaheed%20Beheshti.pdf

Imam al-Zaman in Qur'an and Hadith

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1d1yxyb3d4it1vw/Imam%20al-Zaman%20in%20Qur%27an%20and%20Hadith.pdf

One Hundred and Fifty Lessons for Life

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jry6b39kly34l20/One%20Hundred%20and%20Fifty%20Lessons%20for%20Life.pdf

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A few more books were added, including:

Religion vs Religion - Dr. Ali Shariati

https://www.dropbox....A. Shariati.pdf

Shiaism, the Natural Product - Ayatullah Shaheed Muhammad Baqr as-Sadr

https://www.dropbox.... B. As-Sadr.pdf

Stories of the Prophets

https://www.dropbox....he Prophets.pdf

Tafsir al-Ma'sumeen

https://www.dropbox....l-Ma'sumeen.pdf

Ahl al-Bayt, Ethical Role Models - Allama Husayn

https://www.dropbox....an.pdfAnsariyan

Holy Qur'an with English Subtitles - Muhammad Sarwar

https://www.dropbox....mmad Sarwar.pdf

Understanding the Qur'an - Shaheed Murtadha Mutahhari

https://www.dropbox....d Mutahhari.pdf

Wisdom of the Unseen - Sayyed Amir Raza

https://www.dropbox....yed A. Raza.pdf

When Power and Piety Collide - Sayyed Moustafa al-Qazwini

https://www.dropbox.... al-Qazwini.pdf

Edited by AlAbd AlThaleel

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(salam) Brothers and Sisters,

We need your advice, so please answer this question:

What format would you find most convenient in terms of organizing a website purely dedicated to the books in the link below? For example, would you find it more convenient if the books were organized alphabetically? By author? By subject content? By Category?

Please let us know what you think.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e1kv8px0wupup0f/wCvnrH94eK/English%20Books

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salam,

First of all, JazakAllah Khair for providing these English Shia Pdf books. It is great to have them all in one place! A group of us reverts are starting a book club now thanks to the easy availability of these book so your hard work has already made a big difference. May Allah reward you abundantly. I would like to see the books arranged according to date of upload that way any new books added would be shown first that way i would only need to revist the website to download any new books rather then go through the whole lot to see which one I have and don't have.

Also I have found a few of them, once download are titled differently e.g 'Microsoft word.....then the title' therefore on my tablet, when they are arranged alphabetically all these books/articles are placed under 'M' rather then the actual book title. Is there any way the titles can be changed before being available for download? I also like the idea where a short desription about the books are placed similar to islam.org as some titles tell you what the book is about so that would be my other suggestion.

Thanks again

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Wasalam,

That is amazing to hear :) Alhamdulilaah that you're finding benefit. We sincerely appreciate the suggestion, inshaAllah we'll go through the books and clear up those issues, and will look into your other suggestions as well.

May Allah (swt) reward you. :)

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salam,

First of all, JazakAllah Khair for providing these English Shia Pdf books. It is great to have them all in one place! A group of us reverts are starting a book club now thanks to the easy availability of these book so your hard work has already made a big difference. May Allah reward you abundantly. I would like to see the books arranged according to date of upload that way any new books added would be shown first that way i would only need to revist the website to download any new books rather then go through the whole lot to see which one I have and don't have.

Also I have found a few of them, once download are titled differently e.g 'Microsoft word.....then the title' therefore on my tablet, when they are arranged alphabetically all these books/articles are placed under 'M' rather then the actual book title. Is there any way the titles can be changed before being available for download? I also like the idea where a short desription about the books are placed similar to islam.org as some titles tell you what the book is about so that would be my other suggestion.

Thanks again

(wasalam)

I downloaded the folder as a .zip file and all of the titles showed up normally (however I didn't try them on an e-reader), so can you give me a few examples of some of the books that had the Microsoft word title so we can try and change them?

May Allah (swt) reward you.

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No brother, the first 12 volumes cover to my knowledge the first 6 or so Surahs, sorry about the let-down :P. For what it's worth, Volume 13 is being translated currently to my knowledge :).

Tafsir al-Imam al-Askari (as)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12

Part 13

Part 14

(salam)

I would just like to point out that it is very likely that this tafseer is falsely attributed to Imam Al-`Askari, peace be upon him, this is because the chain that attributes the book to him is quite faulty. And Allah (swt) knows best.

None the less, I really appreciate you and the brothers, making all these valuable resources available to us in such a useful format. Jazakallahu Khayran!

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Subject matter is always the best way to go about it, with the books within a subject arranged according to author.

Oh, and since I forgot why, when you want a book, it's usually to research a topic so, since an author could have written any number of books on different topics, it's best to have the primary filter being subject.

Of course, if your website creation skills are good enough, you could make different filters and allow people to choose how they view the list of books. If you have the expertise to do that, it would be the best choice.

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What format would you find most convenient in terms of organizing a website purely dedicated to the books in the link below? For example, would you find it more convenient if the books were organized alphabetically? By author? By subject content? By Category?

Organize the books as per the subject content and/or by category.

After this, categorize the books by it's alphabetical order.

This way, people will know what they are looking into, would know what each book is about, and can look them through easily by it's alphabetical order.

Hope I can help, and this helps as well.

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salam,

First of all, JazakAllah Khair for providing these English Shia Pdf books. It is great to have them all in one place! A group of us reverts are starting a book club now thanks to the easy availability of these book so your hard work has already made a big difference. May Allah reward you abundantly. I would like to see the books arranged according to date of upload that way any new books added would be shown first that way i would only need to revist the website to download any new books rather then go through the whole lot to see which one I have and don't have.

Also I have found a few of them, once download are titled differently e.g 'Microsoft word.....then the title' therefore on my tablet, when they are arranged alphabetically all these books/articles are placed under 'M' rather then the actual book title. Is there any way the titles can be changed before being available for download? I also like the idea where a short desription about the books are placed similar to islam.org as some titles tell you what the book is about so that would be my other suggestion.

Thanks again

(bismillah)

(salam)

I think the best solution would be to create a Dropbox account. When it's done, open the islamic library link, and click on "Add to my Dropbox" instead of "Download in zip format".

Hence, all the books will be synced automatically with your computer, which means, whenever the Islamic library owner add/delete a book, it will occurs on your computer too without any action required from you. So, you won't need to download the latest book which could be bothering..

Also could you take a screen capture for your title problem?

ps: If you open a dropbox account, you'll have 2GB of free space. If you use a referral link (like mine: http://db.tt/gdXmfyUF ) you'll have 500 Mo more.

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salam,

Here are the books/articles that are named "Microsoft Word-......." are as follows:

40 Ahadith - The Spiritual Journey - Hajj

40 Ahadith The awaited saviour of HUmanity

180 Question, Volume 1 by Shirazi

A concise Treatise on the twelve Imams by al-Tabrizi

A Shiite Creed by Saduq

Building of Tombs by Askari

Combining the two prayers by Takim

Ethical Discourses Volume 1 by Shirazi

Father by Khomeini

Greatness of the 15th of Sha'baan by Bhimji

Jesus Christ the son of Mary by al-Jafri

Justice of the Companions by Askari

Manazelul Akherah by Qummi

Manifestations of the divine light by Bhimji

Mikyal Al Makarim Volume 2 by Isfahani

Prayers of the Final Prophet by Tataba'i

Prophecies about Occulation of Imam al-Mahdi by Rizvi

Sakina bint al-Hussein by Rahim

Salatal al-layl by Bhimji

Salatul Jumu'ah by Mutahhari

When Power and Piety Collide by Qazwini

Who is the law-Maker by al-Balagh Foundation

Ziyarat Warith

If these can be changed it would be great! Insha'Allah.

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(salam) Brothers and Sisters,

We need your advice, so please answer this question:

What format would you find most convenient in terms of organizing a website purely dedicated to the books in the link below? For example, would you find it more convenient if the books were organized alphabetically? By author? By subject content? By Category?

Please let us know what you think.

https://www.dropbox....K/English Books

(salam) Brother

by feeding in the data using something similar to the free wiki-technology it would be easy to build up an interactive multimedia encyclopedia including all necessary information.

In the long term the maintenance would be less time consuming, also taking into account the interactive function.

And their could be some more advantages:

1. In some cases there are open questions on the identity of the true author (concerning hadith collections) and new indications should be known.

2. Some translations miss to mention the original title of the work and give the false impression that the scholar himself authentificated the provided text.

3. Sometimes translations miss to mention that only parts of the original are given or that it is rather a compilation separately authored by the "translator".

4. In some cases it would be useful to know that there already exists an alternative, rather complete translation (under a total different heading).

5. Some pdfs do not provide any information for proper citation: .... editor, edition, place, year. According to common standards such formats cannot establish confidence and the publication is not helpful. Any Information on the first editing of a pdf-article or essay would be helpful. Is the paper part of a book and what is the broader picture on the subject etc.

These are just first ideas looking for a way to limit your expense in this blessed project.

salam

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(salam)

Your suggestions were taken and a site dedicated to organizing the books in this [https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e1kv8px0wupup0f/0T-j-DKSl2] DropBox link has been made! Since the idea of organizing the books by subject had the most popularity, it was decided to go with it. The website can now be accessed here:

http://islamiclib.wordpress.com

Make sure to like the Facebook page dedicated to this site, which will post updates concerning additions of new PDFs and other news inshaAllah.

https://www.facebook.com/islamiclib313

Enjoy your reading, and make sure to like and share so that more may benefit!

Edited by AlAbd AlThaleel
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(salam)

Your suggestions were taken and a site dedicated to organizing the books in this [https://www.dropbox....p0f/0T-j-DKSl2] DropBox link has been made! Since the idea of organizing the books by subject had the most popularity, we decided to go with it. The website can now be accessed here:

http://islamiclib.wordpress.com

Make sure to like the Facebook page dedicated to this site, which will post updates concerning additions of new PDFs and other news inshaAllah.

https://www.facebook.com/islamiclib313

Enjoy your reading, and make sure to like and share so that more may benefit!

Brother thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! Your amazing! May Allah reward you. I wish I had the tawfeeq to do something like you did iA.

Edited by PureEthics
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^ Akhi I'm a spokesman, the ajir is for those working. inshaAllah we can all benefit :)

In the meantime, there are around a hundred or so PDFs that will gradually be added within the coming days, inshaAllah. Make sure to check here every so often to see what has been added:

A few of the PDFs that have been added so far:

Alcohol

A Selection of Islamic Laws by Ayatollah Yusuf Sanei

40 Ahadith on Zakaat

Make sure to like the Facebook page dedicated to these updates:

https://www.facebook.com/islamiclib313

http://islamiclib.wordpress.com/

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