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...
The present chapter introduces two Iranian female mujtahidahs, Nuṣrat Amīn (1886 - 1983) and Zuhrah Ṣifātī (1948 - ), who represent like few other contemporaries the status of female religious authority in 20th century Iran, divided by the...
Some may argue that from a historical point of view, homosexual marriage was recognized in many societies and regions around the world, but with the expansion of Abrahamic religions, especially Islam, acceptance of homosexual behaviors based on teachings such as Qur’anic verses and hadiths dwindled and the homosexual marriage was ...
This version of the English Risalah of the rulings of Sheikh Wahid Khorasani is not the official version. However, the text of this English Risalah has been taken directly from his official website and edited for better understanding of the...
This article seeks to explore the Fatwas of Shiite faqihs (well-qualified religious authorities/experts on Islamic Jurisprudence) regarding digital currency such as Bitcoin so that Shiite believers know how to treat such a new phenomenon...
One significant role of Islamic seminaries was the rise of knowledgeable and pious Shi‘a scholars.
The practical laws of Islam that are related to the actions that one must perform and those that must be avoided, and are the responsibility of everyone to...
In this volume, two classical texts of legal theory (usul al-fiqh) are analysed. The authors of these works belonged to two schools of....
A glimpse into the historical origins of Islamic Seminary of Baghdad and Basra
This book presents a new reading and understanding as writer critically assesses the history, development, and impact of Islamic jurisprudence in the Muslim world...