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January, 2019

December, 2018

  • 29 December

    Book: Female Religious Authority in Shi’i Islam, Past and Present

    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...

  • 24 December

    The Life of Two Mujtahidahs: Female Religious Authority in 20th Century Iran

    The present chapter introduces two Iranian female mujtahidahs, Nuṣrat Amīn (1886 - 1983) and Zuhrah Ṣifātī (1948 - ), who represent like few other contemporaries the status of female religious authority in 20th century Iran, divided by the...

  • 9 December

    Video: Is Khums Obligated on Me?

    “Khums” literally means “one-fifth” (or 20%). In Islamic legal terminology, it means “one-fifth of certain items which a person acquires as wealth, which must be paid as an Islamic tax”. The Qur’an mentions this tax in Surah Anfal verse number 41: “Know that whatever thing you acquire as profit, a fifth of it ...

  • 8 December

    Marrying Fatimid Women: Legal Theory and Substantive Law In Shī’ī Jurisprudence

    In this essay, the writer examines one area of substantive law (furū' al-flqh) which figured prominently in the Akhbārī-Uṣūlī dispute in Shī̒̒'ī legal history: the legality of the marriage of one man to two women descended from the daughter of the...

August, 2018

  • 28 August

    Human Cloning from Shia Jurisprudential Point of View. Part 2

    Human cloning is of the issues that have recently come to the fore. As examining an issue in jurisprudence is impossible before shading light on its all corners, exploring its inner and outer aspects, and defining its good and bad consequences; the religious researchers and...

September, 2017

  • 2 September

    Brain Death;Dead or not Dead??

    Religiously, death occurs when the soul departs from the body. If one acts righteously and adheres to his religious obligations his soul will be removed gently from his body, but if one fails to do so his soul will be...

July, 2017

  • 19 July

    A Brief History of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq, the Founder of Fiqh al-Jafariya

    One of the well-known Muslim schools of thought, also known as the 12er Shia school of thought, is the Jafari school of thought. The word ‘Jafar’ in ‘Jafari’ refers to the sixth blessed Imam of the Prophet’s family (AhlulBayt), peace be upon all of them. The martyrdom of...

April, 2017

March, 2017

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