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January, 2018

  • 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 ...

November, 2017

October, 2017

  • 30 October

    Article: The Shiite Interpretation of the Status of Women

    The status of “women” as interpreted by Shiites in a philosophical and legal context, as well as their social status in Shiite communities, throughout history up until today, can only be considered and studied within a general framework, using an approach that must obviously be based on...

  • 19 October

    Islamic Jurisprudence Glossary+PDF

    Considering the fact that a great deal of technical jurisprudential terms are frequently used in Fiqhi resources, English Department of Ayatollah Makaim Shirazi’s Office releases the compilation of jurisprudential terms along with their simplified explanation to...

  • 8 October

    One Thousand Years of Islamic Education in Najaf:Myth and History of the Shiʿi Ḥawza

    This paper addresses the question of whether or not there is sufficienthistorical evidence to support the tradition that the ḥawza of Najaf is indeed 1,000years old...

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