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...
Muḥammad Ḥosayn Gharawī Isfahānī (b.1296/1879 - d.1361/1942), known as Kumpānī, is a scholar of fiqh, usul (principles of fiqh) and a philosopher of 14th/20th century...
There is some photos of Ayatollah Muhammad Waez-Zadeh Khorasani the founder of Islamic Madhahib University and first leader of The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought...
There are some rare photos of Late ayatollah Muhammad Taqi Bahjat which passed away in 17 May 2009...
The aim of the conference was to underline the importance of unity in light of the Qur’an and Sunnah, and to discuss and disseminate the causes of division between the diverging sects and highlighting practical solutions to overcome these differences...
Shaykh Yūsof al-Baḥrānī who was a Faqih and Muhaddith ( Hadith Scholars) belong to Akhbari School of thought and authored many works on Shiʻa thought and belief...
This book further argues that the centre of gravity of many of these alternative Islamic discourses is shifting from the Arabic-speaking 'heartland' towards the geographical peripheries of the Muslim world and expatriate Muslims in...