The relationship between taqlīd and ijtihād is complex. The purpose of this issue of Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies is to study the two approaches in greater depth, in the light of the Islamic heritage....
The former leader of the congregational prayer of the Great Mosque of Mecca who is one of the famous Wahhābī muftis declared explicitly that he had changed his view in...
According to Islam, marriage is the basic institution which aims at establishing the family, the primary unit of society. It is desirable and recommended by itself but if a person is in need of marriage and is...
After the holy Prophet passed away the Muslims faced a dilemma, what do we do now? One group said after the Prophet we have to follow his successor –Imam Ali (P.B.U.H)- this is the principle of Shia school of thought. Another group claimed that...
Today, while Muslims worldwide are making sincere efforts to foster unity, the enemies of the Ummah, such as the US and the Zionist entity, have not stayed silent and are busy trying to sow seeds of...
Today -both among Sunnis and among Shias- there are some elements/hands that are working at separating Muslims from one another, if you trace these elements/hands, you will see that all of them are connected to espionage and intelligence services of the...
“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...
Every year, an elderly man from a Sunni family sets up a sabeel (stall offering cold drinks and water) along the route of the first Muharram procession in predominantly Shia neighbourhood of Kocha Sardar in...
The reason the Shia perform their prayers in three times is the Quranic verses and traditions on the matter. Although the Quran has mentioned that prayer is wajib several times and hasn’t gone into the details, it...
With this book the authors try to bridge the gap between Muslims by answering the most common questions that arise when Sunni and Shia debate. The answers provided have as resources the Holy Qur'an and tradition books of...