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Ayatullah Musavi Lari's books translated into 25 languages

By: Hyder Reza Zabeth

The Islamic books written by Ayatullah Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari (Qum, Iran) has been translated into 25 languages like Arabic, Azeri, Bengali, Bosnian,Bulgarian, Chinese, English, French, German, Hawsa, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tajik, Thai and Urdu.

You can get any of these books free of charge. Please send your request to this postal address*: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari, Foundation of Islamic C.P.W

21 Entezam Street, Qom, I.R. Iran

* No request for free books by E-mail



Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari is the son of the late Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Asghar Lari, one of the great religious scholars and social personalities of Iran. His grandfather was the late Ayatullah Hajj Sayyid Abd ul-Husayn Lari, who fought for freedom in the Constitutional Revolution.

In the course of his lengthy struggles against the tyrannical government of the time, he attempted to establish an Islamic government and succeeded in doing so for a short time in Larestan.

Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari was born in 1314/1925 in the city of Lar. In 1332/1953, he departed for Qum to continue his study of the Islamic sciences, studying under the professors and teachers of the religious institution, including the main authorities in jurisprudence (maraji'). In 1341/1962, he became a contributor of articles in Maktab-i-lslam, a religious and scientific journal, writing a series of articles on Islamic ethics.

In 1342/1963, he traveled to Germany for medical treatment, and returning to Iran after a stay of several months, he wrote a book called "The Western Civilization As Seen Through Muslim Eyes". The book includes a comparative discussion of Western and Islamic civilization, and in it, the author seeks to prove, by way of a comprehensive, reasoned, and exact comparison, the superiority of the comprehensive and multi-dimensional civilization of Islam to that of the West.

This book has recently been reprinted for the seventh time. In 1349/1970, it was translated into English by a British Orientalist, F. G. Goulding, and it aroused much attention in Europe. Articles concerning the book appeared in several Western periodicals, and the BBC arranged an interview with the translator in which the reasons for translating the book and the reception accorded it in England were discussed. The English version of the book has up to now been printed three times in England, five times in Iran, and twice in America.

In 1359/1980, Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari established an organization in Qum called Office for the Diffusion of Islamic Culture Abroad. It dispatches free copies of his translated works to interested persons throughout the world. It has also undertaken the printing of a Quran for free distribution among Muslim individuals, institutions and religious schools in Africa.


Muntakheb Ul  Aqwaal
"Knowledge is better than wealth because it protects you while you have to guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you." MORE..
(Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib (A.S)

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