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Category: History

What we can see in this category is mostly about the history of Shiism and its spread around the world.

May 11
The History of Twelver Khoja

The History of Twelver Khoja (part 2) In the previous article, we discussed the Isma’ili and Sunni Khojas. In this article, we are going to learn more about the Twelver Shi’a Khojas.   Twelver Shi’a Khojas After the conflict between some of the Khoja families and the Aga Khan, some dissidents in the Khoja groups, […]

May 09
The History of Khoja Muslims

The History of Khoja Muslims (part 1) Originating from India, Khojas were initially converted from Hinduism to the Isma’ili branch of Islam. Later communal fighting split this group even further. Known for their sense of discipline and organization, the diverse Khoja groups are now well set up all through the world.    The Early Khojas […]

Apr 16
Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Ali (PBUH)

Imam Ali’s martyrdom as the First Muslim, an intimate associate of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH&HF) in his life and holy Islamic mission, the Immediate Successor to the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH&HF) and the First Holy Immaculate Imam of the Shi’a Muslims. On the 19th day of Ramadan in 661, Imam Ali (PBUH) […]

Feb 21
The Characteristics that made Imam Ali Unique

In the previous articles, we mentioned some of the special characteristics that made Imam Ali unique. In this article we will discuss a few more of his unique virtues: ‎ ‎- Ali’s generosity: Ali (AS) would do manual labor while fasting and provide his wages to the needy. He ‎would give his own Iftaar (food […]

Feb 16
The Unique Features of Imam Ali

Continuing to talk about the unique features of Imam Ali (AS), we come to the following items: ‎-    The first male Muslim: All historians agree that after the Prophet of Mercy was given the Divine ‎Mission to guide the people, Ali (AS) was the first man to believe in him and support him at the […]

Feb 14
The Unique Characteristics of Imam Ali

Within the history of Islam, no other individual after the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had the unique ‎characteristics of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS). If the people, rather than God, were to settle on the ‎best and most qualified person as the successor to the Prophet, nobody would have been more ‎suitable than Ali. A […]

Feb 12
The Nizari Ismailis

The Nizari Ismailis are the largest segment of the Ismaili Muslims, who are the second-largest branch of Shia Islam after the Twelvers. Nizaris, along with Twelvers, adhere to the Jaʽfari school of jurisprudence. The Aga Khan, is the spiritual leader and Imam of the Nizaris. The global seat of the Ismaili Imamate is in Lisbon, Portugal. The Nizari Ismailis have had their own complex history and separate doctrinal development. The circumstances of […]

Jan 24
Shia Women’s Religious Rituals in Iraq

Shia women’s religious rituals in Iraq are affected by the notion of a split between public and private worlds was a common paradigm in the mid–twentieth century that was used to describe the behavior of men and women in Middle Eastern society. The woman’s world was supposedly the private world, the world of the family, […]

Jan 03
Lady Fatimah’s Martyrdom

The Suffering of Lady Fatima al-Zahra after Holy Prophet One of the undeniable historical facts that all Muslim historians, regardless of their school of thought, unanimously agree upon is that the beloved daughter of the Prophet, Lady Fatima al-Zahra died within three months after him; as a result of the great pain and suffering she […]

Dec 08
shia centers in Sweden

Shias in Sweden Demographics: The Muslim population of Sweden is estimated at between 250,000 and 400,000, representing between 1.8 and 4.4 per cent of the Swedish population (around 9 million people). Shia centers in Sweden serve about 20-40% of the Muslim population in this country who are Shias.[1] Shia Muslims account for an important share […]