The city of Najaf is the home to one of the oldest Islamic seminaries in the world. Many great scholars have graduated from this Hawza. But what makes a scholar? What stages do they go through to...
Najaf: Portrait of a Holy City examines the historical and social aspects of one of Iraq’s most important cities, a centre of religious learning and devotion for...
Clerics and other religious figures from Najaf's Hawza Illmiya, a prominent Shiite seminary, have launched the Dialogue for Social Cohesion in Iraq, a community cooperation initiative reaching out to western and...
Al-Mortada School in Najaf is announced the launch of its Shia Seminary Study Course from 15 Jul to 10 Aug 2018 for males only ages 16+. Lecturers from Howza of Najaf will deliver lectures in Quran, Jurisprudence, Theology, Ethics and...
This book includes laws and advises addressed to the expatriates by His Eminence, the grand authority ayatollah Hakeem from the Hawza of the holy city of Najaf in...
Sayyid Monir Al-Khabbaz expressed in details on the scientific approach of Grand Ayatollah Sistani, reiterating that the Ayatollah’s doctrine is totally different from that of Grand Ayatollah Khoie in terms of Jurisprudence (Fiqh) and Principle principle of Jurisprudence (Usool)...
The current volume is a translation of a series of article on the traditional system of Shia seminary sducation known as the hawza. After beginning with information about the hawza, the book begins by discussing the formative period of hawza in the early Islamic period and then traces the development of...
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...
As for my firm belief in the stature of Najaf's Hawza and its abilities, it is enough to mention the...