Shiites are Iraq’s largest ethno-sectarian group — and these Iraqis have a history of appealing to their religious leaders, known collectively as the marjayya, during...
This book takes a fresh look at the foundations of modern Islam. Scholars often locate the origins of the modern Islamic world in European colonialism or Islamic reactions to...
The seminary of Najaf is by far one of the most important institutions of academics and ijtihad in the history of academia and Shi‘a culture.
In this book, the writer, Juan Ricardo Irfan Cole has contributed significantly to our understanding both of Nawabi Awadh (Oudh) and also Twelver (isna Ashari) Shi’ism. His detailed study of the social and...
Yan Kubish, the representative of the UN Secretary General in Iraq, issued an emotional message to the people of Iraq on the occasion of the end of his mission in Iraq and being optimistic about the future...
One significant role of Islamic seminaries was the rise of knowledgeable and pious Shi‘a scholars.
The Head of the UN Envoy in Iraq Yan Kubish visits Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Sistani, the Supreme Cleric of Iraq, early in Thursday...
Ayatollah Khamenei at the meeting with the Iraq president regarded maintaining and strengthening relations with religious scholars [marja’iyah] as very important and stated: Marinating relations with the clergy, in different stages and...
“In one of the recent meetings of Grand Ayatollah with a crowd of Popular Mobilization Forces, one member said we have peaceful coexistence with our Sunni brothers. In reply, Ayatollah al-Sistani underlined that do use the term Sunni brothers but say they are...
Prophets (as) and Imams (as) are the vivid examples and leaders that true Mu’mins (believers) should practically follow and not just worship. The example of Imam Hussain (as) is the lesson of uprising against tyranny and...