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...
Ayatollah Khownsari was from the lineage of the 7th Imam, Imam Musa Kadhim (A, S), and was the son of Allamah Sayyid Asadullah. Ayatollah Khownsari was introduced to the knowledge of Islam from a very young age...
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 ...