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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...

  • 1 June

    ‘Abdollāh Ibn Muḥammad Ḥassan Māmaqānī

    'Abdollāh b. Muḥammad Ḥasan Māmaqānī or Mamaqāni (b. 1290/1873 - d. 1351/1933) is a Shi'a scholar in rijal of the 14th/20 century. He was one of the great scholars of Najaf and had many students, including Sayyid Shihab al-Din Mar'ashi Najafi. He has written some works, the most important of...

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