Through their performances of mourning rites, Shi’a Mohajerin (emigrants from India) Muslim women in Peshawar, Pakistan practiced an oblique,undeclared contestation against their subordinate position in a...
Fāṭimiyah begins on the 13th day of Jumada al-Awwal until the 3rd of Jumada al-Thani, which is off and the peak of the mourning would be on that day. The great Shitte authorities such as Mirza Naeeni and the late Akhund Khorasani had paid a....
The edited volume "Beyond Karbala: New Approaches to Shiʿi Materiality" (working title) seeks out to explore materially expressed Shiism, with a renewed focus on non-ʿAshūrāʾ rituals, practices and objects...
All Maraj' (Shia Scholars) support Azadari and consider it to be a corner stone of Shia Islam .Some anti-Islam ,internal and external forces present the Fatawa (verdicts) and opinions of Maraji' Izam (Shia Scholars) with distortion and...
This book probes into the historical evolution, in form and content, of Ashura Rituals and reveals the three major stages through which Ashura rituals have passed...
Sunday marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Reza, the 8th Imam of Shias, who is buried in Iranian north-eastern city of Mashhad...
observes the teachings of Islam including those relating to prayer, hijab, self-reform, selflessness and...
Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi stressed necessity of utmost respect for Sunni sanctities saying that respecting Sunni community will...
Hurting any part of the body through hitting it, or uncontrollable wailing during a tragedy are practices of the Era of Ignorance (Jahiliyya); both the Qur'an and...
In a sign of sectarian harmony, Sunni residents of Gilgit have volunteered to escort mourning processions in the valley during Muharram...