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January, 2018

  • 5 January

    Abū Muḥammad Faḍl b. Shādhān b. Khalīl al-Azdī al-Nīshābūrī

    Abū Muḥammad Faḍl b. Shādhān b. Khalīl al-Azdī al-Nīshābūrī, (d. 260/873) was an Imami scholar of kalam and fiqh. In his al-Rijal, al-Shaykh al-Tusi mentioned Ibn Shadhan as a companion of Imam al-Hadi (a). He learned from masters such as Muhammad b. Abi 'Umayr (d. 217/832) in Baghdad and met...

  • 5 January

    Abū Muḥammad Ḥasan b. ʿAli al-Ḥadhāʾ al-ʿUmmānī or al-ʿAmmānī

    Abū Muḥammad Ḥassan b. ʿAli al-Ḥadhāʾ al-ʿUmmānī or al-ʿAmmānī, known as Ibn Abī ʿAqīl was a Shi'a scholar of hadith, fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), and kalam (theology) in the fourth/tenth century during the Minor Occultation (al-ghayba al-sughra) (260/879-329/941 )...

  • 5 January

    Abū ʿAlī Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. al-Junayd al-Kātib al-Iskāfī

    Abū ʿAlī Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. al-Junayd al-Kātib al-Iskāfī, known as Ibn al-Junayd al-Iskāfī, was an Imami scholar of fiqh and kalam in the fourth/tenth century. Ibn al-Junayd was born in Iskaf near Baghdad. He was a teacher of al-Shaykh al-Mufid. Ibn al-Junayd and Ibn Abi Aqil al-'Ummani are both called "al-Qadimayn" (that is, two ancient scholars of fiqh)...

October, 2017

  • 29 October

    A Look at life of Late Grand Ayatollah Khu’i

    The Muslim world has lost one of its brightest stars when, at 3:13 pm on Saturday, Safar 8, 1413 (August 8, 1992), Ayatollah al-Uzma (Grand or Supreme Ayatollah, the highest theological degree in Shi'a Islam) Abul-Qasim Khu’i died at...

July, 2017

June, 2017

  • 12 June

    Sayyid Muḥammad ʻAlī Bihbahānī

    Sayyid Muḥammad ʻAlī b. Waḥīd Bihbahānī known as Aqa Muhammad Ali Kirmanshahi was a Shia influential scholar of fiqh, usul and rijal (biographical evaluation) in 12th/18th and 13th/19th centuries. It is said that Aqa Muhammad Ali reached the level of...

  • 1 June

    ‘Abdollāh Ibn Muḥammad Ḥassan Māmaqānī

    'Abdollāh b. Muḥammad Ḥasan Māmaqānī or Mamaqāni (b. 1290/1873 - d. 1351/1933) is a Shi'a scholar in rijal of the 14th/20 century. He was one of the great scholars of Najaf and had many students, including Sayyid Shihab al-Din Mar'ashi Najafi. He has written some works, the most important of...

  • 1 June

    Sayyid Muḥammad Ibn ʿAlī Ṭabāṭabāʾī (Sayyid Muḥammad al-Mojtahid)

    Al-Sayyid Muḥammad b. ʿAlī al-Ṭabāṭabāʾī (b. 1180/1766 - d. 1242/1827) , known as al-Sayyid Muḥammad al-Mujāhid and Ṣāḥib al-Manāhil; the author of al-Manahil, was a Shi'ite scholar of fiqh in the...

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