With most eyes set on what mainstream media has architected as “pressing issues”: Iraq’s alleged mistreatment of Daesh militants, Qatar-would-be declaration of war against the kingdom over the hajj management, or US President Donald Trump’s latest twitter rant, those news which reflect most the nature of...
Twelver Shi’as (Imamiyah) 1- Authentication (tawthīque) of Shi’ism Shi’ite jurisprudential sects follow the ideas of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.). Twelvers is the main sect of them, which follows its famous twelve Imams’ ideas, especially, the sixth Imam, Abū Abdu Allah Ja‘far b. Muhammad al-Ṣādiq, and because of that they are ...
The history of the Jaʿfarī Shiʿa Islamic School of Law from its Inception to the Occultation...
The editors and bloggers at World Shia Forum are writing to you to express their increasing concern at recent developments at UMAA. Whilst we support, encourage and admire much of the work UMAA does, we are worried that the organisation is...
The campaign of “Save Pakistani Shia Muslim from the terror” organized by Pakistani Shia Muslims who are under terrorist attack for...
In the classical period of Islam, the term ijtihad was part of a longer formulation, namely: ijtihad bi al-ra’y, which means ‘putting in utmost effort in the exercise of...
This article will initially examine the origins and contemporary experience of the Shi‘i community in America. It will also discuss how Shi’is can better represent themselves in...
The University of Chicago Shiʿi Studies Group Symposium will host a conference on “Shiʿism and Governance” on...