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September, 2017

August, 2017

  • 1 August

    Ḥanafīyah: An Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudential Sects

    1- The Character of Abū Ḥanīfah Ḥanafīyah is the earliest sect among all Suuni jurisprudential schools. It was founded by Na‘mān b. Thābit b. Zūṭī. He was born in 80 A.H. at Kufah, but according to the famous opinion, was of Iranian origin. His grandfather, Zūṭī, was a slave from ...

July, 2017

  • 29 July

    Imamiyah (Shiite): An Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudential Sects

    Twelver Shi’as (Imamiyah)   1- Authentication (tawthīque) of Shi’ism Shi’ite jurisprudential sects follow the ideas of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.). Twelvers is the main sect of them, which follows its famous twelve Imams’ ideas, especially, the sixth Imam, Abū  Abdu Allah Ja‘far b. Muhammad al-Ṣādiq, and because of that they are ...

  • 15 July

    Shafeiyah: An Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudential Sects

    1- A glance at the living of Shāfi‘ī In terms of antiquity, Shāfi‘īyah is the third Sunni judicial school. Its founder is Abū ‘Abd Allāh Muhammad b. Idrīs, a jurist from the fourth generation of Successor jurists from Mecca. He is attributed to the Quraysh tribe, and was born in ...

  • 13 July

    Ibaziyah: An Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudential Sects

    Ibāḍīyah Ibāḍīyah or Ibāḍism is an Islamic sect that is an offshoot of Khawārij. It is one of the earlier Islamic sects, and the only remaining branch of Khawārij. The school derives its name from its first leader: ‘Abd Allah b. Ibāḍ Tamīmī.             Ibāḍīyah is distinct from the Sunni ...

May, 2017

  • 29 May

    Maleki: An Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudential Sects

    Mālikīyah 1- Mālik’s Character Mālikīyah is the second Sunni school, in terms of time, and the third one in terms of population. It is founded by Mālik b. Anas b. Mālik b. ‘Āmir Aṣbahī Madanī, a scholar of the third category of Successor jurists of Medina. He was born circa ...

  • 29 May

    Zaydiyah: An Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudential Sects

    Zaydīyah The main source of the jurisprudence of Zayd b. Ali, the founder of Zaydīyah School, is a book named al-Majmū‘ al-Kabīr. This book is ascribed to Zayd, but is compiled by his attendant and disciple, Abū Khālid Wāsiṭī. Zayd’s method was avoiding exaggeration and coordinating with the jurisprudence of ...

  • 16 May

    Ḥanbalīyah: An Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudential Sects

    1- The Character of Ahmad b. Ḥanbal Ḥanbalīyah is the fourth school amongst Sunni jurisprudential schools in terms of followers and appearance. It was founded by Abū ‘Abd Allah Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Ḥanbal Shaybānī. He was born in 164 A.H in Baghdad, and memorized the Qur’an in childhood. He ...

April, 2016

  • 14 April

    Pakistani Shia, Sunni delegation examines Iraq’s peaceful coexistence between faiths

    The International Media of the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine has invited a Pakistani delegation including Sunni scholars and journalists to examine the peaceful existence between the various sects in Iraq. The International Media of the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine has invited a Pakistani delegation including Sunni scholars and journalists to ...

March, 2016

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