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December, 2017

  • 21 December

    A Conference in Honor of Ayatollah Wa‘iz-Zadeh Held in Mashhad+Pics

    The third National Conference on Interpretation and Exegesis of the Holy Quran in the last century of the Seminary of Khorasan, entitled “Intellectual Quran Researcher”, and in honor of the great contemporary researcher  Ayatollah Muhammad Wa‘iz-Zadeh Khorasani, with the presence of the  professors, jurisprudents, academics and scholars of the seminary ...

  • 18 December

    Ph.D. Dissertation: The Envoys of the Hidden Imam+PDF

    This Ph.D. Dissertation by Edmund Hayes seeks to answer why the doctrine of the Occultation of the Twelfth Imam was successful, among all the possible solutions to the crisis in the Imamate that were proposed in the first few years after the martyrdom of the...

November, 2017

  • 27 November

    A Report on the Annual Meeting of UK Shi‘a Scholars +Pics

    The 25th annual meeting of UK Ulema (clergymen), community leaders and teachers, was held on 16 September, prior to the commencement of the month of Muharram and commemorations of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn(a). The title of the discussion was ‘the effective strategic approach in promoting Islam in the West‘...

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...

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