Did you know that Sayyid Sistani used to listen to Imam Khomeini speeches in secret during Saddam’s time...
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...
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.
Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s Shiite majority who was recently discharged from a hospital in London, left the British capital for Iraq and arrived in holy city of ....
The following report is being provided to all concerned who, having known Abdulaziz Sachedina for such a long time, have a right to know what transpired in the presence of the Ayatollah Sistani, the marja`, of the majority of the Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri communities around the...
The Dar al-ilm project was originally a religious seminary founded by the late Grand Ayatollah Khoei in 1973 in Najaf. The former Iraqi regime demolished the seminary in 1990 which is the basis of this new project that has been re-established on a land area of 3320m from the shrine of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (as)...
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...
The holy shrine of Imam Ali (AS) in Najaf, Iraq, hosted about four million pilgrims during the Sunday night and on Monday on the anniversary martyrdom of the first Shia Imam. The pilgrims gathered in the holy city to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS), who ...