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February, 2019

January, 2019

  • 28 January

    Documentary: The Life of Sayyid Murtaḍa Alam al-Huda

    Abu al-Qāsim ‘Alī ibn Husayn al-Sharīf al-Murtaḍā (commonly known as: Sharīf Murtaḍā, Sayyid Murtaḍā) (965 - 1044 AD ; 355 - 436 AH) also known as ʻAlam al-Huda was one of the greatest Shia scholars of his time and was one of the...

  • 26 January

    Why Is the Right of Divorce Given to Men in Islam?

    Granting men the right of divorce is the most natural and logical way possible because giving it to the couple probably would not end well, for if not coming into an agreement on...

  • 16 January

    Video: Imam Musa al-Sadr and Christian Ice Cream Seller

    Although he was a Christian, he was a fan and follower of Imam Musa Sadr; and the traditions form Prophet Muhammad and Imam Ali were always hung on the walls of his house. Uncle Antiba was a Christian ice cream seller in the city of Sour in Lebanon who had ...

  • 6 January

    Predicting the Jumada al-Awwal Crescent according to Shiʻa Marjas’ Fatwas

    Certain factors are at play for sighting the crescent on the first night of the month. These factors include “the time when the sun and the moon sets”, “the interval between the setting of the two”, “the coordinates of the sun and...

  • 1 January

    Is It Permissible to Sell Kidneys?

    Does the Islamic law deem Kidneys selling permissible or does it raise objections against it? Is it right if someone states in their will that their kidneys be donated or...

December, 2018

  • 27 December

    Al-Shaykh al-Ṭūsī: His Writings on Theology and Their Reception

    Whereas most of the theological works by al-Sharīf al-Murtaḍā (d. 436/1044) have been preserved and are now available in critical editions and have partly been studied, only some of the kalām writings by his most prominent student, the Shaykh al-ṭāʾifa Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan al-Ṭūsī (d. 460/1067), are...

  • 26 December

    Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi Laid to Rest in Qom

    Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Sayyid Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, who passed away on Monday at the age of 70 after months of ill health, was laid to rest in the holy city of Qom on...

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