This article presents reflections from an ethnographic study of the meaning and perception of the marjaʿiyyah among Shiʿa lay Muslims in Kuwait...
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...
National Seminar “On the Life, Works & Achievements of Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei”, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran will be conducted on February 2-3, 2019 at Aiwan-e-Ghalib, New Delhi by Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Hind in...
According to Islamic doctrines, acquiring religious knowledge and becoming familiar with the fundamentals of faith is everyone's obligatory duty. The Quran being the most important source of legislation calls on every individual to acquire knowledge as...
Marja' is a mujtahid who is followed by a number of the Shi'as, that is, some Shi'as practice their religious acts in accordance with that of mujtahid's jurisprudential views (that is, fatwas) and pay their judicial alms (al-wujuhat) to him or his representatives. To follow a religious scholar in...
The reason that the jurisprudent is an authority in matters of the law is because of his specialization in jurisprudence and his power to derive the rules of Allah (awj) from their sources. While the reason that a leader is what he is, is because aside from the above mentioned qualities, he has the ability to manage society according to the principles and values of...