Written from an ethnographic perspective, the book, Applied Family Law in Islamic Courts: Shari’a Courts in Gaza, investigates the socio-legal aspects of Islamic jurisprudence in...
Imam Ali b. al-Husayn al-Sajjad (a.s) is the fourth Imam. His father was Imam al-Husayn b. Ali (a.s) and his mother was a noble Persian known as Shahrbanu. Imam Ali b. al-Husayn al-Sajjad (a.s) was born on the 5th of Shaban in the year 38 A.H. Imam al-Sajjad (a.s) is referred to in ...
Every year, an elderly man from a Sunni family sets up a sabeel (stall offering cold drinks and water) along the route of the first Muharram procession in predominantly Shia neighbourhood of Kocha Sardar in...
From helping the homeless and feeding the hungry, to donating blood to save lives. In 2012 a small group of young Londoners from different backgrounds came together with one common objective, to tell the world about an inspirational man. A man who lived 1400 years ago, but whose legacy lives on until today. A man ...
Tatbir is amongst a set of bloody rituals that are performed by some Shia Muslims in commemoration of the great tragedy of Karbala, when the family of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) was massacred by a group of....
The orator and public speaker should take into consideration the intellectual and the cultural level of the direct and the indirect audience and he should not mention anything from religion except those things which match the intellectual standards of the listeners and reply to their objections and give clarifications for ...
The following is a lightly-edited selection from baḥth al-khārij (advanced jurisprudence) lectures of Sayyid Aḥmad Madadī, a respected jurist and student of Sayyid Abū l-Qāsim al-Khūʾī and SayyidʿAlī al-Sīstānī. He resides and teaches in the holy city of...
The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America holds a conference annually, that brings together scholars from across Canada and the United States. The topic of the 17th Annual Conference, held this year in the Washington DC metropolitan area, was “Ingenuity, Cooperation, and Mediation.” Clerics, preachers, and imams came ...
At the event of Ghadir, is it sensible that "mawla" means “friend” and “helper”? Supposing it to be true, did Muslims fulfill the obligation of help and friendship after the demise of the holy Prophet?
Human cloning is of the issues that have recently come to the fore. As examining an issue in jurisprudence is impossible before shading light on its all corners, exploring its inner and outer aspects, and defining its good and bad consequences; the religious researchers and...