This article explores the transnational contest over sacred authority in contemporary Shi’i Islam as it plays out between contemporary maraji’ (sources of emulation) and the...
This article argues that although Sistani’s authority has not been constitutionalized, it was indirectly and roughly ‘formalized’ through practices and...
There was a time when the British ambassador asked to meet Ayatollah Sayyid Abul-Hassan Isfahani, but he did not accept and after insisting much, he...
This paper examines the phenomenon of marjaʿiyya, considers how one becomes a marjaʿ, and traces the rise of Sīstānī to the pre-eminent position that he now holds and juxtaposes his model of leadership with other modern Shiʿi models of...
Confronting of the next Generation of Maraji after Ayatollah Boroujerdi with Islamic Revolution of Iran
According to Ijtihad Network, Fuqaha and Revolution of Iran is one of new books, published by Kavir publication, that illustrates the confronting the great Fuqaha with Islamic revolution of...
Chairman of Iran's Expediency Discernment Council Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi, passed away at 70. The health condition of Ayatollah Shahroudi had turned worse on Sunday, and he was in the...
There is no problem in attending Sunni congregational prayers; it is permissible and there are some reports according to which one who stands in the first row of their congregational prayers is like...
According to Islamic doctrines, acquiring religious knowledge and becoming familiar with the fundamentals of faith is everyone's obligatory duty. The Quran being the most important source of legislation calls on every individual to acquire knowledge as...
This collection of chapters explores the nature of political and religious leadership in Shiʿism. Chapters look at a variety of critical historical periods—from medieval to modern—to reveal the...
Once ayatollah Khoei gave Sayyid Ahmad Fahri an ‘aba (cloak) so that he can give it to Imam Khomeini as a gift. When Sayyid Fahri presented the ‘aba to Imam Khomeini, Imam said: I am very glad that you have continued to preserve a...