Shi'ism and Khilafah
According to my understanding, Shi’ah is an Arabic word for group. No such group apparently existed prior to the institution of the caliphate – khalafah – and it was only instituted to oppose Abu Bakr...
Jurists and announcing the beginning of the holy month of Ramadhan
If any jurist whose opinions are followed – Marja’a al-Taqlid – has announced the beginning of the month of Ramadan, can all Shi’ahs in these regions start the fast?
Wearing the niqab
I wear a veil covering the face – niqab – in England, although it is disapproved of by the general public. I started wearing it with the intention of following in the footsteps of great ladies in Isla...
The rulings of Zanjeer
Please advise me if mourning – matam – called in my culture Zangeer Zani is a recommended practice – mustahab – in Imamiyyah fiqh. If it is forbidden – haram – and not mustahab, please give me the rea...