A detailed story of the life of Muhammad Shams Al-Din, known as Al-Shahid Al-Awwal Faqih Al-Sarbidaran. Al-Shahid Al-Awwal is counted among those...
When he became a Shia authority and marja’, his followers realized that his wife had a bad behavior at home. They came to investigate the issue only to find out that sometimes his wife would beat him...
“O Ja’far! The twelver ulama have put a lot of effort into collecting Imams’ statements from around cities. They have also mentioned whether they are true, reliable or weak so that people of your kind can see the documentation of the religious law without effort and pronounce a decree,” Muhaqqiq ...
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...
Some may argue that from a historical point of view, homosexual marriage was recognized in many societies and regions around the world, but with the expansion of Abrahamic religions, especially Islam, acceptance of homosexual behaviors based on teachings such as Qur’anic verses and hadiths dwindled and the homosexual marriage was ...
Al-Sayyid Muḥammad Kāẓim al-Ṭabāṭabāʾī al-Yazdī (b. 1247/1831 – d.1337/1919) was a well-known Shiite Scholar of fiqh and the author of the book, al-‘Urwat al-wuthqa. He undertook Shiite authority (marja’iyya) after Mirza Muhammad Hasan al-Shirazi. He was an opponent of the Iranian Constitutional Movement, and this led to disputes and contentions ...
Al-Mīrzā Abul-Qāsim b. Muḥammad Ḥasan al-Shaftī, commonly known as al-Mīrzā al-Qummī and al-Muḥaqqiq al-Qummī, was a Shi'a Marja' in the 12th/18th and 13th/19th centuries....
Muḥammad Ḥasan b. Bāqir b. ʿAbd al-Raḥīm b. Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Raḥīm al-Sharīf al-Iṣfahānī (b. around the year 1202/1787 – d.1266/1850), known as Ṣāḥib al-Jawāhir (the author of al-Jawahir), was an Usuli Shiite scholar of fiqh in the thirteenth/nineteenth century in Najaf. His most important work is the book, Jawahir ...
Marja' is a mujtahid who is followed by a number of the Shi'as, that is, some Shi'as practice their religious acts in accordance with that of mujtahid's jurisprudential views (that is, fatwas) and pay their judicial alms (al-wujuhat) to him or his representatives. To follow a religious scholar in...