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January, 2018

  • 17 January

    Article: Islamo-Arabic Culture and Women’s Law

    While some Western Scholars following the logic of external analysis, argue that Islamic law (like other secular and religious legal systems) is a product of society, history, and culture, many Islamic scholars, concentrating on an internal model of analysis, believe that this law is a...

  • 16 January

    Islamic Marriage Contracts Resource Guide Produced

    This resource provides an overview of marriage and divorce among American Muslims for judges, lawyers, advocates, social service providers, imams, community leaders, and community members...

  • 16 January

    A Study of Social and Cultural in the IsnaA‘shari Shias: Shi’ism in India

    Vastness of territories in India and its variety of cultures form different religions, as well as the importance of their Social and Cultural Changes role in these groups have been consideration recently than before. In this context said, study of social and Cultural lives of...

  • 14 January

    Article: Shiite “Communities of Practice” in Germany+PDF

    This article seeks to develop a perspective on Shii communities in Germany that, on the one hand, is able to analyse the modes and means by which Shii communities constitute and reproduce themselves, and, on the other, grasps the varying engagement of individuals within the communities and...

  • 10 January

    Article: Shiʿi Preaching in West Africa

    While there has been much emphasis on new types of media for the dissemination of Islamic ideas, this article focuses on the conventional Friday khuṭba. Lebanese Shaykh al-Zayn was trained in Najaf, Iraq and was sent by Musa al-Sadr to serve the...

  • 8 January

    Bankers and Politics: The Network of Shi‘i Moneychangers in 8-9 Century

    The article argues that apart from exchanging currencies, some of these moneychangers acted as financial agents for the imams, collecting funds from their following, receiving donations on their behalf, and with the collected money regulating the internal affairs of the Kufan Shi‘i...

  • 8 January

    Allāma al-Hilli and the Early Reception of Katibi’s Shamsiya

    In the following article, the writer examines how the commentary Ḥillī wrote on the Shamsīya, al-Qawāʿid al-jalīya fī sharḥ al-Risāla al-Shamsīya, firts in with his other works on logic, and how it responds to Kātibī’s logical program in general and to the syllogistic in particular. Al-Risāla al-Shamsīya fī l-qawāʿid al-manṭiqīya ...

  • 2 January

    Article: Zakat and Khums as Two Obligatory Alms in Islam

    Among the most important chapters of Islamic jurisprudence that has its root in the holy Qur’an and Islamic narrations are the ones on Khums and Zakat. The goal of this article is to review various aspects of these two religious financial obligations...

December, 2017

  • 30 December

    Article: Muslim Family Law in Southern Thailand

    This study titled “Muslim Family Law in Southern Thailand: A Historical Overview” aims to describe the development of Islamic law through the different periods of governments in southern Thailand. Muslims have long a history of practicing Islamic law where Muslim communities are the minority. In Thailand, past governments have positively included ...

  • 20 December

    Why Illegitimate Children Do not Allow to Lead Congregational Prayer?

    From the logical (ʿaqlī) and Islamic legal (sharʿī) perspective, why is it that children born out of wedlock (illegitimate children), despite the fact that they may be good people, are not allowed to...

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