Published by Sheikh Mateen Charbonneau
Joshua Charbonneau is an American Muslim. He was born in 1982 in Sumter, South Carolina. He is of French Canadian and American descent. He was born into a Christian family, and later chose to revert to Shi’a Islam at the age of 17, having studied both faiths. After reverting to Islam he chose the name Mateen which in Arabic means strong, firm and unshakable. His first language is English and he also learned Quranic Arabic. At age 26 he moved to Washington, DC area and has been an active part of the Muslim community. He took part in a documentary by Al-Anwar Hussain TV entitled Journey of the Spirit where he narrated his incredible story on how he became a Shia Muslim. Since March of 2013 he has been studying Howza (Islamic Seminary) classes in America and Najaf al-Ashraf under esteemed scholars such as Sheikh Mustafa Akhound, Sheikh Mirza Abbas Shamsuddin, Sheikh Saed Kulayni, Sheikh Mohammad Baghernejad, Sayed Ibn Abbas Naqvi, Sheikh Mohammad Jafar Danesh, Sayed Baqir Imrani, Sayed Raad al-Alawi and Sayed Muhammad Baqir Shirazi. Sheikh Mateen has also written, compiled and published some very in-depth books entitled The Suffering of the Ahl ul Bayt and their Followers (Shia) throughout History, Christians who defended and died for Prophet Muhammad and his Family (English, Spanish, French), Mystery of the Shia, a Study Guide for Logic and an extensive book of narrations entitled Prophetic Gems, A Commentary to the Faith of Shia Islam (Aqaed Imamiyya) of Allama Muzaffar (4 volumes) and Recalling the Sacrifices of Karbala. These titles are available at Amazon. In 2014 he founded a nonprofit organization to send free books to prisoners entitled 2nd Chance Books, which was filmed about in a documentary by Ahlul Bayt TV entitled Faith Behind Bars. He received his turban from the hand of Sheikh Ahmad al-Haeri on the martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqil (ra) / Day of Arafat in 2016 and also from Marja’ Ayatollah Sayed Muhammad Taqi Modarresi in the Holy city of Karbala on the birth anniversary of Imam Sajjad (as) in 2018. View all posts by Sheikh Mateen Charbonneau
2 thoughts on “2nd Chance Books for Prisoners”
March 7, 2014
Assalamo Alaikom, Brother Mateen
I would like to contribute some of my books to your program, but I do not know the process or the restrictions, if any, such as on the format (Word versus PDF, etc.), the maximum number of pages, the method for uploading large size books…, etc. You know that most of my books are large in size and contain photographs. Should photographs be kept in the manuscripts or removed from them? Please clarify.
My most recent book which should see the light in just few days, Insha-Allah, will deal with Allah’s 99 Attributes, and it contains tales of the Prophets (as). Attached are 2 PDF files giving you an idea about most of the books which Allah has enabled me to write, edit or translate. The smaller file contains only books published in the U.S. The other file contains books that have been (or have not been yet, some of them I do not know for sure if they have been published) published in the U.S., U.K., Iran and Lebanon.
As you may have come to know, our dear and most respectful Brother, Dr. Abdul-Sahib Hashim, lost his closest friend and confidant, his wife Sr. Nancy, so he is grieving, and I hope his involvement in your program will get some of this tragedy’s loss off his shoulders.
May Allah bless you and reward you for serving His Deen, Allahomma Aameen, Wassalamo Alaikom.
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2014 03:28:00 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wa alaykum salam! Thank you so much for commenting here. I sent yo an email a few days ago, did you receive it? Also the files you attached will not show here in the comments. Can you please email them to me directly at email@example.com Thank you very much and i hope to hear from you soon.