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October, 2017

  • 29 October

    Photos: in Memory of Late Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Abul-Qasim al-Khu’i

    The Muslim world has lost one of its brightest stars when, at 3:13 pm on Saturday, Safar 8, 1413 (August 8, 1992), Ayatullah al-Uzma (Grand or Supreme Ayatullah, the highest theological degree in Shi'a Islam) Abul-Qasim al-Khu’i died at...

  • 29 October

    A Look at life of Late Grand Ayatollah Khu’i

    The Muslim world has lost one of its brightest stars when, at 3:13 pm on Saturday, Safar 8, 1413 (August 8, 1992), Ayatollah al-Uzma (Grand or Supreme Ayatollah, the highest theological degree in Shi'a Islam) Abul-Qasim Khu’i died at...

September, 2017

  • 16 September

    PhD Studentship: Iranian Clerics and the State in Post-Revolutionary Iran

    A new scholarship is available for an exciting research project that investigates the transformation of Shii Islam in the Middle East and Europe since the 1950s. “Creating an alternative umma: Clerical Authority and Religio-political Mobilisation in Transnational Shii Islam” is funded by a...

August, 2017

  • 31 August

    Book: Shi’i Scholars of Nineteenth-Century Iraq

    In the nineteenth century, the shrine cities of Najaf and Karbala in Ottoman Iraq emerged as the most important Shi'i centres of learning. In a major contribution to the study of pre-modern Middle Eastern religious institutions, Meir Litvak analyses the...

  • 12 August

    Saudi Top Shia Cleric Sentences to 13 Years Jail

    A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced distinguished Shia cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Hussein al-Radhi to 13 years in prison as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on...

July, 2017

  • 24 July

    Mīrzā Habībullah Rashtī

    Mīrzā Habībullah Rashtī (b. 1234/1819 - d. 1312/1894), a famous Shi'a jurist (faqih) and marja' in Qajar period, was born in Amlash a village near Rasht, Iran...

  • 9 July

    Muḥammad Ḥosayn Gharawī Isfahānī

    Muḥammad Ḥosayn Gharawī Isfahānī (b.1296/1879 - d.1361/1942), known as Kumpānī, is a scholar of fiqh, usul (principles of fiqh) and a philosopher of 14th/20th century...

June, 2017

  • 29 June

    Ayatollah Sayyid Muḥammad Hādī Mīlānī in Picture

    There are some rare photos of Ayatollah Sayyed Muḥammad Hādī Ḥussainī Mīlānī, a Shiite authority (marja’) in the 14th century A.H. (20th century), was born in Najaf in Muharram, 7, 1313 A.H. (June 30, 1895)...

  • 25 June

    Ayatollah Muḥammad Wāʻiz -Zādah Khorāsānī in Picture

    There is some photos of Ayatollah Muhammad Waez-Zadeh Khorasani the founder of Islamic Madhahib University and first leader of The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought...

  • 3 June

    Ayatollah Sayyid Hussain Broujerdi in Picture

    Ayatollah Sayyid Hussein Tabatabaei Broujerdi, the great leader of Islam Shia sect, a great scholar of Islamic world of 20th century, was born in 1875 at the city of Boroujerd 400 kilometer south west of Tehran in Iran. His father was the late Seyed Ali Tabatabaiee, a Moslem Clergy of ...

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