the below links are from turkish publisher hizmet books. for those who do not have access to arabic/farsi literature on shiah, ahl al-bayt and sahabah - i suppose this is a stop-gap arrangement. it is not the best, but there is no alternative i can think of. http://tinyurl.com/oy6qt http://tinyurl.com/on2w5 http://tinyurl.com/lz4nk i used to read these a long time ago. infact, the first islamic book in english i liked was the book 'the sunni path' - also the first time i encountered many new words like sifat az-zatiyyah and thubutiyyah or the madh'habs of ash`ari and maturidi. their titles have a lot of information, but poorly organized. may Allah reward mawlana Husayn Hilmi for his efforts. ------------------- NOTE: please don't start a debate here once again.