Russian Foundation
for Islamic Studies


The work examines the convictions of the Arabic thinker in the light of Islamic philosophy. Having defined questions broached in Farabi’s philosophy, the author draws certain conclusions about the incorrectness of the views of many European thinkers’, who only considered this Islamic philosopher as a commentator of Aristotle’s works. The book is meant for inquiring readers interested in Islamic philosophy.
The work represents a research of the question that has been occupying historians, orientalists and writers for many centuries. The books tells about the incident in Karbala, where took place the atrocious murder of imam Husayn, the Prophet’s grandson, and of other members of the holy family. The Iranian author committed himself to examining the reasons of the uprising and its development by studying numerous documentary, religious, literary and other sources. Sophisticated readers will find an appendix with tables featuring the names of the deceased and references to trustworthy medieval sources.
Husain Saidi’s book describes the personality of the Prophet Muhammad — one of the greatest historical figures who brought about immense changes in the humanity’s destiny. The Messenger of the One and Only Allah was a religious and political leader of his community, a courageous and talented warlord, a wise strategist and tactician, a reliable contract partner, whose honesty won a good name for him even during the pre-Islamic period; a just and unbiased judge and also a caring and loving husband and father. All that is about him, Muhammad, the founder of Islam, the most important and loved person…
The book contains a reconstruction and a research of the religious and philosophical concepts of Ibrahim ibn Sayyar an-Nazzam, an outstanding leader of Basri school of the Mu’tazila movement. Based on available materials, the author sets out not only to provide comprehensive information about the famous thinker’s biography and teachings, but also to give a general idea of the early stage in the development of the discourse of the Islamic kalam’s classical phase. The book will be useful for experts (arabists and philosophers) as well as a wide range of readers interested in history.
The book contains a research and comments on the 49th surah of the Qur’an. The author provides examples from parables and Muslim legends and draws his own conclusions based on the well-known commentaries, encouraging the reader to ponder over the wisdom of the Scripture. The book is meant for a wide range of readers interested in the religion and realities of the Muslim East.