Secretary general of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST) said thinkers, religious personalities and political figures from 93 countries will attend the upcoming...
The 25th annual meeting of UK Ulema (clergymen), community leaders and teachers, was held on 16 September, prior to the commencement of the month of Muharram and commemorations of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn(a). The title of the discussion was ‘the effective strategic approach in promoting Islam in the West‘...
“The heavy and unforgettable responsibility for Palestine rests upon the shoulders of the entire Muslim world,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a message addressed to Chairman of the International Union of...
Our Ulama of different schools of thought during their Friday Khutbah differentiate people on the basis of sects and this confuses and disturbs the common people. I urge these Ulama don’t preach hate and bigotry...
Photos of Late Shia Scholars in Imam Hussain's (p.b.u.h) Mourning...
This article introduces the Ṣāliḥiyyah school in Qazvīn, an innovative religious school founded in...
In the nineteenth century, the shrine cities of Najaf and Karbala in Ottoman Iraq emerged as the most important Shi'i centres of learning. In a major contribution to the study of pre-modern Middle Eastern religious institutions, Meir Litvak analyses the...
This two year project addresses how Muslim legal scholars have used the idea of a perfect past to try and change the imperfect present. Islamic legal thought has always stressed the importance of previous example – legal scholars often refer to the “example of the...
Mīrzā Habībullah Rashtī (b. 1234/1819 - d. 1312/1894), a famous Shi'a jurist (faqih) and marja' in Qajar period, was born in Amlash a village near Rasht, Iran...
Jamāl al-Dīn b. ʿAbd al-Nabī b. ʿAbd al-Ṣāniʿ al-Nishābūrī al-Istarābādī (Mīrzā Muḥammad al-Istarābādī)
Abū Aḥmad Jamāl al-Dīn b. ʿAbd al-Nabī b. ʿAbd al-Ṣāniʿ al-Nishābūrī al-Istarābādī (b. 1178/1764- d. 1232/1816), known as Mīrzā Muḥammad al-Akhbārī, was a scholar of fiqh and hadith and a founder of the Akhbari approach in Shi'a fiqh...