This article is devoted to the contemporary Shi'a Iranian religious scholar and thinker Moḥammad Mojtahed Shabestarī (b. 1936)...
This article presents reflections from an ethnographic study of the meaning and perception of the marjaʿiyyah among Shiʿa lay Muslims in Kuwait...
The congress of Shia jurisprudential and theological school would be held in 9th March in Lucknew and the Congress of Allameh Mir Hamid Hussain would be held in Iran. Today, February 26th, Hujjat al-Islam wal-musliminMohammad Taqi Sobhani in a press conference with the presence of journalists stated, “The thought of ...
When a person speaking in the name of Shi‘as on his private internet television channel (based in London, UK) used abusive and insulting remarks about one of the wives of the Prophet of Islam (s.a.w.), a group of...
This collection of case studies, covering the period from classical Islam to the present, and taken from across the Shiʿi Islamic world, reflects on the roles that women have played in exercising religious authority across time and...
This paper will argue that the principle of a lacuna in Shi’i law can empower jurists to go beyond the traditional parameters of the shari’a. The principle allows for an expansion of Islamic law since jurists can...
Cloning is of two types: therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning. Therapeutic cloning would involve cloning cells from a human for use in medicine and transplants...
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 status of “women” as interpreted by Shiites in a philosophical and legal context, as well as their social status in Shiite communities, throughout history up until today, can only be considered and studied within a general framework, using an approach that must obviously be based on...
This article addresses the differences between jurists of the three Shīʿī sects – Zaydīs, Ismāʿīlīs, and Twelver Shīʿīs – concerning the...