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Shia Islam: Imam al-Mahdī /32

Shafqna: Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Imam al-Mahdī The twelfth Imam is the Mahdī. He was born...

Shia Islam: Imam Ḥasan ‘al-ʿAskarī /31

Shafqna: Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Imam Ḥasan ‘al-ʿAskarī Imam Ḥasan al-ʿAskarī, the son of Imam al-Hādī, was...

Shia Islam: Imam al-Hādī /30

Shafqna: Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Imam al-Hādī Imam ʿAlī al-Naqi, the tenth Shīʿa Imam, was born in...

Shia Islam: Imam Jawād /29

Shafqna: Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Imam Jawād Imam Muḥammad Taqī, better known as al-Al-Jawād (‘The Generous’), was...

Shia Islam: Imam al-Riḍā /29

Shafqna: Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Imam al-Riḍā The eighth Shīʿa Imam, ʿAlī b. Mūsā al-Riḍā, was born...

Shia Islam: Imam al-Kāẓim /28

Shafqna: Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Imam al-Kāẓim  Imam Mūsā b. Jaʿfar, the seventh Shīʿa Imam, was born...

Shia Islam: Imam al-Sādiq /27

Shafqna: Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Imam al-Sādiq Imam al-Sādiq, the sixth the Imam, was born in 702...

Shia Islam: Imam al-Bāqir /26

Shafqna: Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Imam al-Bāqir Imam al-Bāqir, the son of Imam al-Sajjād, was born in...

Shia Islam: Imam Sajjād /25

Shafaqna - Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Imam Sajjād The fourth Shīʿa Imam is Sajjād, the son...

Shia Islam: Imam Ḥusayn /24

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Imam Ḥusayn The third Shīʿa Imam, Ḥusayn, was the second son of...

Shia Islam: Imam Ḥasan/ 23

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Imam Ḥasan Ḥasan, the first child of ʿAlī and Fāṭima, was born...

Shia Islam: Fāṭima, daughter of the Prophet /22

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Fāṭima, daughter of the Prophet Fāṭima may not be an Imam but...

Shia Islam: Twelve Imams /21

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Twelve Imams Adherents of Twelver Shi’ism, the largest branch of Shi’ism, are...

Shia Islam: The Sealing of Prophethood and the Book...

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī The Sealing of Prophethood and the Book of Fāṭima Like other Islamic...

Shia Islam: The Righteousness of the Prophet’s Companions /19

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī The Righteousness of the Prophet’s Companions The Companions of the Prophet, known...

Shia Islam: Wiping the feet in wuḍūʾ/18

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Wiping the feet in wuḍūʾ Islamic jurists are divided about whether the...

Shia Islam: temporary marriage / 17

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Temporary marriage Our discussions here are mainly focused on Shīʿa doctrines and...

Shia Islam: the Rajʿa /16

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī The Rajʿa as depicted in the Qur’an and traditions The Shīʿa are...

Shia Islam: Badāʾ/15

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Badāʾ Badāʾ (lit. ‘appearance’) is a Shīʿa doctrine rooted in the Qur’an...

Shia Islam: The meaning of Taqiyya / 14

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Taqiyya: The meaning of Taqiyya Taqiyya (‘dissimulation’) is a concept that appears in...

Shia Islam: The Awaited Imam

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī The Awaited Imam All Muslims believe in the prophecy that a reformer...

Shia Islam: Succession to the Prophet / 12

Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 12: Succession to the Prophet With the exclusion of...

Shia Islam: The principal beliefs of Shīʿa / 11

Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 11: The principal beliefs of Shīʿa A brief study...

Shia Islam: The Shīʿa under Umayyad and Abbasid Rule...

Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 10: The Shīʿa under Umayyad and Abbasid Rule During...

Shia Islam: Major challenges during Imam ʿAlī’s reign /...

Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 9: Major challenges during Imam ʿAlī’s reign Even though...

Shia Islam: Why did Imam ʿAlī remain silent for...

Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 8: Why did Imam ʿAlī remain silent for...

Shia Islam: Baseless theories about the origins of the...

Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 6: Baseless theories about the origins of the...

Shia Islam: Why did not ʿAlī’s leadership materialize immediately...

Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 5: Why did not ʿAlī’s leadership materialize immediately...

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