Nigerian Shia Muslims are a group based in Kaduna state, but with significant presence in some other northern states. No clear statistics of Shia population are...
Islam is one of the religions practiced in Africa. But, Shia Muslims are in minority in this area and face violence by their religious identity....
ro-‘Alid sentiment (al-mayl ilā ‘Alī, tashayyu‘) is a prevalent, trans-sectarian tendency (i.e. among Sunnīs and Shī‘īs) to venerate ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (d. 40/661) and his...
Although the Quran has mentioned that prayer is wajib several times and hasn’t gone into the details, it has spoken of its times: “Maintain the prayer from the sun's decline till the...
The Ahl al-Sunnah generally consider it a sunnah to offer specific evening prayers – the Tarawih – in congregation during the holy month of Ramadan. The Shi’ah, while being commended to offer similar nawafil (recommended prayers), are not allowed to offer them in...
This book examines the possibility of reconciliation between liberalism and Shiite Islam. By examining two key liberal theories, this book shows that secular liberalism is not...
Offering new perspectives on the relationship between Shi'is and Sufis in modern and pre-modern times, this book challenges the supposed opposition between these two esoteric traditions in Islam by exploring what could be...
The book, The Glad Tidings of Mustafa for the Shia of Murtaz’a, boasts a collection of over five hundred and ninety narrations, whose sources are amongst the most widely-recognized and accepted narrators in the...
Historically the vast majority of Muslims in Dar es Salaam have tended to belong to either the Shi'a community or to one of the Sunni sufi brotherhoods (s. tariqa, pl. turuq), each assuming a dynamic role in...
This research project examined the dynamics between the Shi‘a and Sunni branches of Islam amongst Iraqi immigrants in Canada...