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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...

  • 18 December

    Homosexualy from Shia Jurist’s Point of View

    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 ...

May, 2018

  • 18 May

    Sayyid Muḥammad Kāẓim Ṭabāṭabāʾī al-Yazdī

    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 ...

January, 2018

  • 22 January

    Mīrzā Abul-Qāsim b. Muḥammad Ḥasan al-Shaftī (Mīrzā al-Qummī)

    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....

  • 22 January

    Muhammad Hasan al-Najafi (the Author of Jawahir)

    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 ...

  • 22 January

    Marjaiyya in Iraq and Iran

    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...

  • 5 January

    Abū Muḥammad Faḍl b. Shādhān b. Khalīl al-Azdī al-Nīshābūrī

    Abū Muḥammad Faḍl b. Shādhān b. Khalīl al-Azdī al-Nīshābūrī, (d. 260/873) was an Imami scholar of kalam and fiqh. In his al-Rijal, al-Shaykh al-Tusi mentioned Ibn Shadhan as a companion of Imam al-Hadi (a). He learned from masters such as Muhammad b. Abi 'Umayr (d. 217/832) in Baghdad and met...

  • 5 January

    Abū Muḥammad Ḥasan b. ʿAli al-Ḥadhāʾ al-ʿUmmānī or al-ʿAmmānī

    Abū Muḥammad Ḥassan b. ʿAli al-Ḥadhāʾ al-ʿUmmānī or al-ʿAmmānī, known as Ibn Abī ʿAqīl was a Shi'a scholar of hadith, fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), and kalam (theology) in the fourth/tenth century during the Minor Occultation (al-ghayba al-sughra) (260/879-329/941 )...

  • 5 January

    Abū ʿAlī Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. al-Junayd al-Kātib al-Iskāfī

    Abū ʿAlī Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. al-Junayd al-Kātib al-Iskāfī, known as Ibn al-Junayd al-Iskāfī, was an Imami scholar of fiqh and kalam in the fourth/tenth century. Ibn al-Junayd was born in Iskaf near Baghdad. He was a teacher of al-Shaykh al-Mufid. Ibn al-Junayd and Ibn Abi Aqil al-'Ummani are both called "al-Qadimayn" (that is, two ancient scholars of fiqh)...

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