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 inheritance of Knowledge by the Imams
Besides the book Al-Kafi by al-Kulayni, are there other sources of ahadith in which Imam Jaffar as-Sadiq (A.S) discusses Divine designation – Nass – and knowledge – ilm – inherited by one Imam from an...
Shi'a references on Leadership
I would be most grateful if you would help me locate references on the shi’ah view of leadership and dissimulation.
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?