Hayat Al-Qulub Vol.3

Hayat Al Qulub the third volume deals with the topic of Imamate, the appointment of the Imam (a.s.), the inerrancy of the Imams and the obligation of the people to obey them. After this the Author has collected all the verses of the Holy Quran whose Exegesis (Tafsir) points towards Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). He has supported his statements with traditions. This volume can be said to be a Special Tafsir of the Holy Quran.

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  1. A Brief Introduction
  2. Chapter One: There is an Imam in every age and his obedience is compulsory
  3. Part 1: Essentiality of the Imam and there not being any period without an Imam
  4. Part 2: The Imam should be Infallible (inerrant-sinless) from all sins
  5. Part 3: Imamate is established through the explicit mention
  6. Part 4: It is mandatory to know the Imam of the time
  7. Part 5: The one who denies one Imam is like the one who denies all Imams
  8. Part 6: It is obligatory to obey the True Imams
  9. Part 7: No guidance except through the True Imams
  10. Part 8: Hadith Thaqalayn (Tradition of the Two weighty things) and similar Traditions
  11. Part 9: Different traditions that mention the nomination of all the Imams together
  12. Chapter Two: Description of Verses revealed summarily about the status of the Imams
  13. Part 1: Interpretation of “Peace be upon Ilyasin”
  14. Part 2: ‘Dhikr’ means the Ahlul Bayt
  15. Part 3: Those who have the knowledge of Quran are the Imams
  16. Part 4: The Signs and Proofs are the Holy Imams
  17. Part 5: The Imams are the most exalted and the most respected
  18. Part 6: Necessity of having love and devotion for Ahlul Bayt
  19. Part 7: Parents- Children denote the Holy Prophet and Imams
  20. Part 8: Trust denotes Imamate
  21. Part 9: Quranic verses proving the following of Ahlul Bayt
  22. Part 10: Exegesis of the verse of Noor
  23. Part 11: The Purified Imams are witnesses upon the creatures
  24. Part 12: Traditions about believers and belief
  25. Part 13: Traditions confirming Imams' being the 'helpers of Allah', 'the pious ones' and 'the foremost'
  26. Part 14: Traditions interpret words like Sirat, Sabil as the Imams
  27. Part 15: Quranic verses based on the variations of the word 'Truth'
  28. Part 16: Traditions indicating 'good deeds' to mean Wilayat
  29. Part 17: 'Bounty' denotes Wilayat
  30. Part 18: Traditions explaining Sun, Moon, Stars and the firmament as the Holy Imams
  31. Part 19: The Imams are the 'strong rope' and 'firmest handle'
  32. Part 20: Wisdom and 'those endowed with understanding' refers to the Holy Imams
  33. Part 21: 'Companions of a Known place' and 'Carriers of the Heavens' denote the Holy Imams
  34. Part 22: The Satisfied folk in Paradise denote the Imams
  35. Part 23: 'Naas' refers to the Ahlul Bayt
  36. Part 24: Ocean of pearls and corals denote the Imams
  37. Part 25: Quranic Expressions denote to the Holy Imams
  38. Part 26: 'Nahl' denotes the Infallible Imams
  39. Part 27: Interpretation of the Seven oft-repeated verses
  40. Part 28: 'Scholars' in Quran imply the Imams
  41. Part 29: The Imams are 'those who examine'
  42. Part 30: The last verses of Surah Furqan points to the Imams
  43. Part 31: The Consecrated Tree denotes Ahlul Bayt
  44. Part 32: Verses pointing to the Holy Imams
  45. Part 33: Imam or Ummah in the Quran
  46. Part 34: 'Salam' and 'Islam' denote the Holy Imams
  47. Part 35: The Imams are the appointed Caliphs of Allah
  48. Part 36: Kalimah and Kalam denotes the Wilayat
  49. Part 37: The Ahlul Bayt are included in the sanctity of Allah
  50. Part 38: Justice, goodness, equity and weighing scales mean the Wilayat of Imams
  51. Part 39: 'Side of Allah', 'Face of Allah' and 'Hands of Allah' denote the Holy Prophet and the Holy Imams
  52. Part 40: The Imams and their Shias are the recipients of Divine Grace
  53. Part 41: The love and regard of the Angels for the Holy Imams
  54. Part 42: Patience for the Imams and their Shias
  55. Part 43: Verses speaking of the afflictions and tragedies of the Imams