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...
Conflict and polemic between Sunni Muslims and Shiites have a long history. In the contemporary era, this polemic has been accentuated by the conflictual situation in the Middle East, and it is also colouring the minority Muslim...
What is even more regrettable is that most of “differences” which perpetuate the sectarianism are based on misconceptions, false assumptions, and sometimes even lies. From politicians with special interests to pseudo-scholars who enjoy support based on hatred of...
The relationship between taqlīd and ijtihād is complex. The purpose of this issue of Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies is to study the two approaches in greater depth, in the light of the Islamic heritage....
Al-Demerdash al-Aghili is among the contemporary and official people guided to Shia religion. He was born in 1930 in Egypt in the middle region of Asyut, Aghal village in Hanafi, Sunnism family...
When a person speaking in the name of Shi‘as on his private internet television channel (based in London, UK) used abusive and insulting remarks about one of the wives of the Prophet of Islam (s.a.w.), a group of...
After the holy Prophet passed away the Muslims faced a dilemma, what do we do now? One group said after the Prophet we have to follow his successor –Imam Ali (P.B.U.H)- this is the principle of Shia school of thought. Another group claimed that...
“In one of the recent meetings of Grand Ayatollah with a crowd of Popular Mobilization Forces, one member said we have peaceful coexistence with our Sunni brothers. In reply, Ayatollah al-Sistani underlined that do use the term Sunni brothers but say they are...
At the event of Ghadir, is it sensible that "mawla" means “friend” and “helper”? Supposing it to be true, did Muslims fulfill the obligation of help and friendship after the demise of the holy Prophet?
Ravil Gainutdin reelection took place on Tuesday in Moscow at the SMR Congress whose delegates voted for unanimously by R. Gainutdin, the website of the Council of Muftis...