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Best Shia Aqeedah Books.

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Theological Instructions by Mohammad Yazdi is a great book on aqaid - it is concise and not too difficult to understand.

Though there are some philosophical discussions which might be hard to grasp at start.

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17 minutes ago, Shah Khan said:

Assalam, :D Question as above :grin:


P.S: I myself use Burhan Tafsir alongside Quran.

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Then read the updated version  by his student , Shaykh Mufid.

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Books on Theology/Creed/Islamic Beliefs (Some of these focus on an individual principle belief while other focus on all 5)

1.    How to know God exists Articles by Muslim Thiest: http://themuslimtheist.com/new/

2.   God and God of Science by Syed Hassan Raza Jaffri (on Amazon)

3.   50 lessons for youth by Makarem Shirazi

4.   Knowing God by Ibrahim Amini

5.   God an Islamic Perspective Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi

6.   God and His attributes & Knowing God by Mossavi Lari

7.   God: Existence and Attributes by Shaykh Muhammad Shomali


8.   The Theory of Knowledge by Shaheed Motahari (epistemology book)


9.    Man and Universe by Shaheed Motahari

-              Man and Faith by Shaheed Motahari (this book is in above)

10.   Man and his Destiny by Shaheed Motahari

11.    Perfect Man by Shaheed Motahari


12.    Fundamentals of Islamic Thought: God, Man, and Universe by Shaheed Motahari (similar to man and universe)

13.    Islam and the Contemporary Man by Allama Muhammad Hussain Tabatabaei


14.   What a Muslim should know and believe by Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi

15.   Islamic Belief System by Shaykh Muhammad Shomali (on Amazon) + Lectures on it: 

16.   Islamic teachings in brief by Allama Tabatabaei

17.   Lessons from Quran Mohsin Qaraiti (Book on usul e din)

18.   Islam: Faith, Practice, History by Syed Muhammad Rizvi


19.   Divine Justice Shaheed Mutahhari


20.   Seal of the Prophets and His Message by Moosavi Lari

21.   Resurrection Moosavi Lari


22.   Intro to Ilm al Kalam by Shaheed Motahari


23.   Rationality of Islam by Ayatollah Khoie

24.   The Revealer the Messenger The Message by Shaheed Baqir Sadr

25.   Principles of Faith (Usul al Din) by Wahid Khorasani

26.   Theological Instructions by Misbah Yazdi (r)

27.   Sharh Babi ‘l-Hadi ‘Ashar (English) Theology Book by Allama Hilli + Lectures on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_eDDkzZS4Q


28.   Discovering Shia Islam Shaykh Muhammad Shomali

29.   Lessons on Imamah and Wilayah Shaykh Muhammad Shomali + Lectures on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRsqOuQuNjQ&list=PLWDyY0v4a8BAQ1iq9wlbi4KOQroy3oiZc&ab_channel=IslamicLecturesbyDrShomali

30.   Shia Islam by Allama Muhammad Hussain Tabatabaei


31.   Imamat and Leadership by Musavi Lari

32.   Shiism: Imamat and Wilayat Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

33.   Imamiyah Shia by Allama Muzaffar

34.   A Shia anthology by Allama Muhammad HussainTabatabaei

35.   Compendium of Shia Beliefs by Jaffar Subhani

Few Theological Books/Hadith by Past Greats and Others

1.     Kitab al Tawhid by Saduq

2.    A Shia creed by Saduq

3.    The Emendation of a Shia Creed by Shaykh Mufid

4.    Tenets of Islam by Tusi

5.    Al Ihtijaj by Tabarsi

6.    Hadith Halila



8.    A General Outlook at Islamic Rituals by Shaheed Baqir Sadr

9.    Philosophy of Islamic Laws by A. Makarem Shirazi and A. Jaffer Subhani

10.   Islamic Laws by Ayatollah Sistani

11.   Code for Muslims in the West – A. Sistani

12.   Jurisprudence Made Easy - A. Sistani

13.   Hajj Rituals by Sistani

14.   Ahkam Documents on Al Marif Website

15.   Islamic Laws by Ayatollah Taqi Shirazi


The Prophet (s) and his Ahl al Bayth (a) and their History

16.      The Message by Ayatollah Jaffer Subhani

17.      The Life of the Messenger Series by Rasul Jaffarian

18.      History of Islam up to the demise of the Holy Prophet by Shaykh Mahdi Pishvai

19.      A Restatement of the History of Islam and the Muslims by Sayyid Ali Asghar Razwy

20.     The Life of Muhammad the Prophet by Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi

21.     Fadak in History by Ayatullah Shaheed Muhammed Baqir al Sadr.

22.     The books on the 12 imams by Shaykh Mahdi Pishvaii and Translated by Sayyid Ali Musawi (on Amazon)

23.     Kitab al Irshad by Shaykh Mufid

24.     Kashf al Yaqin (Certainty uncovered) by Allamah Hilli

25.     Book on Imam Hussain (a) by Allama Amini

26.    Maqtal al Mutahhar by Shaheed Mutahhari

27.     Ashura Distortions by Shaheed Mutahhari

28.   The Event of Taff by Abu Mikhnaf (https://www.instagram.com/p/CD96wy1DmNd/)

29.   From Medina to Karbala: In the Words of Imam al Hussain by Ayatollah Muhammad Sadiq Najmi

30.   Lohoof by Sayyid ibn Tawus

31.   The Mahdi (a) by Sayyid Muneer Khabbaz (Amazon)


32.   Usul al Kafi

33.  Rise of Al Qaim by Bilal Muhammad (Amazon)



31.   Nahjul Balagha

32.   Glimpes into Nahjul Balagha by Shaheed Mutahhari

33.   Mafati al Jinan

34.   Risalat al Huquq

35.   Ways to Delve into the Light Book on Getting Close to Twelfth Imam by Sayyid Raza Hussaini Mutlaq

36.   Jami Sadat and the other one + Shaykh Muhammad Shomali Lecs on it (YouTube)

37.   Forty Hadith by Imam Khomeini

38.   Self-Building by Ayatollah Ibrahim Amini

39.   Begin with Praise by Sayyid Muneer al Khabbaz (Amazon)

40.   Adab as Salat by Imam Khomeini

41.   Biography of Allama Amini (Kindle)

42.   Books of/on Shaheed Ibrahim Hadi

43.   Guidance to Youth by Shaheed Mutahhari

44.   Marriage and Morals by Sayyid Rizvi


History, Philosophy, Politics, Economy, Medicine

45.   History of Shia People by Syed Saeed Akhtar Rizvi

46.   Philosophical instructions by Ayatollah Misbah Yazdi 

47.   Fasafatauna by Shaheed Shaheed Baqir Sadr

48.   Islamic Political Theory by Shaheed Baqir Sadr

49.   Istiqaduna / Our Economics by Shaheed Baqir Sadr

50.   Crisis of the Modern World by Rene Guenon

51.   The Canon of Medicine by Ibn Sina

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5 hours ago, Muslim2010 said:

May Allah bless you 

the 2nd link was something i was looking for

very imformative 

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