This book takes a fresh look at the foundations of modern Islam. Scholars often locate the origins of the modern Islamic world in European colonialism or Islamic reactions to...
Throughout Shiʿi history, scholars (ʿulamāʾ) have been trying to answer the following question: in the absence of the Prophet and the Imams, how is sure knowledge (ʿilm) derived?...
The paper, titled "Thou Shalt Emulate the Most Knowledgeable Living Cleric: Redefinition of Islamic Law and Authority in Usuli Shi‘ism," analyses the reconceptualization of Islamic law and authority as defined by Murtada al-Ansari...
This paper addresses the question of whether or not there is sufficienthistorical evidence to support the tradition that the ḥawza of Najaf is indeed 1,000years old...