Sayyid Muhammad Ḥasan al-Shīrāzī, also known as Mīrzā al-Shīrāzī, whose piety and scholarship were revered far beyond the confines of the seminaries of...
In this article Nebil Hussain examines more than a dozen laws that classical Sunni and Twelver Shi‘i jurists characterized as specific to the Prophet’s progeny and...
If Imam Hassan (A.S) had as much followers as you have today, he would have risen up against the caliphate of his time. At first, he staged an uprising but when he learned that his followers had been bribed, he...
Did you know that Sayyid Sistani used to listen to Imam Khomeini speeches in secret during Saddam’s time...
Some Shia Jurists issued Fatwas (religious edict) in response to the Istifta (new inquiry) about questions regarding the fasting during the...
Fasting in the holy Shari’ah (jurisprudence) of Islam is equal to that with the intention of obeying God; a person does not eat or...
Al-Sayyid Muḥammad Bāqir al-Shaftī is a Shiite mujtahid and scholar of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) in the Qajari period. He was a prominent scholar of fiqh in his time, and one of the first faqihs who was known with the title "Hujjat al-Islam"...
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 ...