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...
The error-free Imams
As we believe our Twelve Imams to be error-free – M’asumin – why do they themselves often ask God for forgiveness? Most of our prayers of supplication – du’a – are from the Imams and these clearly ind...
The 12th Imam (ATFS)
Before the 12th Imam (may Allah hasten his reappearance) went into the major occultation, why didn’t he explain in great detail the scope of the authority that jurists would have in his absence.
Representing the Imams (A.S) in acting
Is it appropriate for actors to represent Imam Husayn (A.S) and ladies such as Sayyida Zainab (A.S) on film or stage?