Imamah (Shi'a doctrine)
Imāmah (Arabic: إمامة‎) is the Shia Islam doctrine of religious, spiritual and political leadership of the Ummah. The Shīa believe that the A'immah ("Imāms") are the true Caliphs or rightful...
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Minor Occultation
The Occultation (Arabic: غيبة‎ Ghaybah) in Shia Islam refers to a belief that the messianic figure, or Mahdi, who in Shi'i thought is an infallible male descendant of the founder of Islam, ...
Major Occultation
The Occultation (Arabic: غيبة‎ Ghaybah) in Shia Islam refers to a belief that the messianic figure, or Mahdi, who in Shi'i thought is an infallible male descendant of the founder of Islam, ...
Twelve Imams
The Twelve Imams are the spiritual and political successors to the Islamic prophet Muhammad in the Twelver or Athnā‘ashariyyah branch of Shia Islam and in Alevi Islam.According to the theology of Twel...
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Ismaili
Ismāʿīlism (Arabic: الإسماعيلية‎ al-Ismāʿīliyya; Persian: اسماعیلیان‎; Kurdish: Ismaili, Esmāʿiliyān) is a branch of Shia Islam whose adherents are also known as Seveners. The Ismā...
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Zaidiyyah
Zaidiyya or Zaidism (Arabic: الزيدية az-zaydiyya, adjective form Zaidi or Zaydi) is an early sect which emerged out of Shi'a Islam named after Zayd ibn ʻAlī, the grandson of Husayn ibn ʻAlī. Followers...
Battle of Karbala
The Battle of Karbala took place on Muharram 10, in the year 61 AH of the Islamic calendar (October 10, 680 AD) in Karbala, situated in present day Iraq. The battle was between a small group of suppor...
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Zaidi (surname)
People with the surname Zaidi trace their origins from the Arabian Peninsula, particularly the city of Mecca located in present day Saudi Arabia. The Zaidi family are a part of the Arab Tribe of Banu ...
Batin (Islam)
Batin (Arabic: باطن) is defined as the interior or hidden meaning of the Quran. This is in contrast to the Quran's exterior or apparent meaning (the Zahir). Some Muslim groups believe that the bāṭen...
Hajj
The Hajj (/hædʒ/; Arabic: حج‎ Ḥaǧǧ "pilgrimage") is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime...
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Fatimid Empire
The Fatimid Caliphate (Arabic: الفاطميون‎, al-Fāṭimīyūn) was a Shia Islamic caliphate, which spanned a large area of North Africa, from the Red Sea in the east to the Atlantic Ocean...
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Imamah (Shi'a Ismaili doctrine)
The Ismā'īlī Imāmah (Arabic: اٍمامة‎) doctrine; The Ismā'īlī Imāmate differ from Twelvers because they had living imams for centuries after the last Twelver Imam went into concealment. They ...
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Zahir (Islam)
In tafsir, zahir (Arabic: ظاهر‎) is the exoteric or apparent meaning of the Quran. It is also the underlying principle of the Ẓāhiriyya, a school of thought in Islamic jurisprudence and Aqid...
Ubayd Allah al-Mahdi Billah
Abu Muhammad Abdallah al-Mahdi Billah (873 – 4 March 934) (Arabic: أبو محمد عبيد الله المهدي بالله‎), was the founder of the Fatimid Caliphate, the only major Shi'a caliphate in Islam, and e...
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Sawm
Sawm (Arabic: صوم‎, plural: Siam) is an Arabic word for fasting regulated by Islamic jurisprudence. In the terminology of Islamic law, sawm means to abstain from eating and drinking during d...
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Walayah
Walayah (Arabic: ولاية‎) means "guardianship".Walayah or Walaya, is a word which empower gives authority/guardianship to a person, community, or country that is under the direction and rule ...
Salah
Salāt ("prayer", Arabic: صلاة‎ ṣalāh or gen: ṣalāt; pl. صلوات ṣalawāt) is the practice of ritualistic prayer in Islam as opposed to dua, which is the Arabic word for supplication. Its import...
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Esoteric interpretation of the Qur'an
Esoteric interpretation of the Quran, also known as Sufi interpretation and taʾwīl (تأويل), is the allegorical interpretation of the Quran or the quest for its hidden, inner meanings. It was a synony...
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Succession to Muhammad
The succession to Muhammad concerns the varying aspects of successorship of Muhammad after his death, comprising who might be considered as his successor to lead the Muslims, how that person should be...
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Al-Zaidi (surname)
People with the surname Zaidi trace their origins from the Arabian Peninsula, particularly the city of Mecca located in present day Saudi Arabia. The Zaidi family are a part of the Arab Tribe of Banu ...
Hebtiahs Bohra
The Hebtiahs Bohra are a branch of Mustaali Ismaili Shi'a Islam that broke off from the mainstream Dawoodi Bohra after the death of the 39th Da'i al-Mutlaq in 1754.
Jihad
Jihad (/dʒɪˈhɑːd/; Arabic: جهاد‎ ǧihād [dʒiˈhæːd]) is an Islamic term referring to a religious duty of Muslims. In Arabic, the word jihād is a noun meaning "struggle" or "resisting". A perso...
Mustaali
Mustā‘lī Ismāʿīlī or Mustā‘lī (Arabic: مستعلي‎) is a sect of Ismā'īlī Shia Islam, so named for their acceptance of Al-Musta'li as the nineteenth Fatimid caliph and legitimate successor to hi...
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Shahada
The Shahada (Arabic: الشهادة‎ aš-šahādah "the testimony"; also aš-šahādatān (الشَهادَتانْ, "the two testimonials")) is an Islamic creed declaring belief in the oneness of God and the accept...
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Zakah
Zakāt (Arabic: زكاة‎ [zæˈkæːt], "that which purifies") is the taxation of income and wealth of a Muslim. It is a form of obligatory alms giving, and the collected amount is paid to poor Musl...
Numerology (Ismailism)
Numerology is an element of Ismailis belief; the idea that numbers have religious meanings. The number seven plays a general role in the theology of the Ismā'īliyya, including mystical speculations th...
Seveners
Seveners (Arabic: سبعية‎) were a branch of Ismā'īlī Shīʻa. They became known as "Seveners" because they believe that Ismā'īl ibn Jaʻfar was the seventh and the last Imām (hereditary leader o...
Hafizi
The Hafizi were a branch of Mustaali Ismailism that believed the current ruler of the Fatimid Caliphate after the reign of Al-Amir Bi-Ahkamillah, Al-Hafiz was also the Imam of the Time as well as his ...
Atba-i-Malak
The Abta-i Malak jamaat (community) are a branch of Mustaali Ismaili Shi'a Islam that broke off from the mainstream Dawoodi Bohra after the death of the 46th Da'i al-Mutlaq, under the leadership of Ab...
Dawoodi Bohras
Dawoodi Bohra ( Urdu: داؤدی بوہرہ‎, also spelled Daudi Bohra) are a sub-sect of Shia Islam. The Dawoodi Bohra trace their belief system back to Yemen, where it evolved from the Fatimid Calip...
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