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...
The Islamic College (ICAS) in London staged a successful 4th Annual Shia Studies Conference this weekend, with a line up of leading international scholars. ..
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...
Sayyid Muḥammad ʿAlī Muwaḥḥid Abṭaḥī, (b. 1349/1930 - d. 1422/2002) was a scholar in fiqh, rijal, hadith and he was a Shi'ite marja' al-Taqlid in the last century. He has written numerous works and he is regarded as a prominent figure in rijal, hadith, fiqh, and exegesis of the...
Al-Sayyid Muḥammad ʿAlī b. Ismaʿiī al-Ṣadr known as al-Sayyid Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Ṣadr (b. 1299/1881-2 - d.1373/1953) was a Shi'ite marja' and an expert of usul al-fiqh, rijal, poetry, and tafsir (exegesis) of the Holy Qur'an...
This article revisits Sayyid Musa’s engagement with the Lebanese state, and his approach to the Left and its secularist programmes...
The transmission of scholarly eminence within a given family has been a frequent occurrence in the history of Islamic Iran, particularly after the adoption of Shi’ism during the tenth/sixteenth century. Few, however, are the lineages that could compete for continuity of erudition with the ancestry of ‘Allama Tabataba’i, the...
The book "Shi'i Law and Leadership" analyzes the influence of the nineteenth century scholar and head of the international Shi'i community, Mortaza Ansari...
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 ...
Abū Muḥammad Faḍl b. Shādhān b. Khalīl al-Azdī al-Nīshābūrī, (d. 260/873) was an Imami scholar of kalam and fiqh. In his al-Rijal, al-Shaykh al-Tusi mentioned Ibn Shadhan as a companion of Imam al-Hadi (a). He learned from masters such as Muhammad b. Abi 'Umayr (d. 217/832) in Baghdad and met...