Shi'a
The Shia (/ˈʃiːə/; Arabic: شيعة‎ Shīʿah), or the Shiites (/ˈʃiːaɪts/), represent the second largest denomination of Islam.Adherents of Shia Islam are called Shias or the Shi'a as a collectiv...
Shi'a - Wikipedia
'Priceless' trove of 2,000 gold coins is found off the coast of Israel 
The largest treasure trove ever discovered off Israel's Mediterranean coast has been uncovered by scuba divers who won't get a penny.
Shi'a view of Ali
Ali was the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and a member of the Ahl al-Bayt. Ali is regarded as the first Imam and is considered, along with his descendants, to be one of the di...
Hadith of the pond of Khumm
The Hadith of the pond of Khumm (Arabic: غدير خم‎) is an account of a speech given by Muhammad on 18th of Dhu al-Hijjah of 10 AH in the Islamic calendar (March 16, 632 AD) at Ghadir Khumm, w...
Hadith of the pond of Khumm - Wikipedia
The Farewell Sermon
The Farewell Sermon (Arabic: خطبة الوداع‎, Khuṭbatu l-Wadāʿ), also known as Muhammad's Final Sermon or The Last Sermon, was delivered by the Islamic prophet, Muhammad on the 9th of Dhu al-H...
Eid al-Ghadeer
Eid al-Ghadeer, observed by Shia Muslims on the 18th of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar, is a celebration of the appointment of Ali ibn Abi Talib by the Islamic prophet Muhammad as his successor...
Eid al-Ghadeer - Wikipedia
Hussein ibn Ali
al-Ḥusayn ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (Arabic: الحسين بن علي بن أبي طالب‎‎; 11 January 626 CE – 10 October 680 CE) (3rd / 4th Sha'aban 4 AH – 10th Muharram 61 AH), sometimes spelled Hussei...
Hussein ibn Ali - Wikipedia
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...
Imamah (Shi'a doctrine) - Wikipedia
Ismah
‘Iṣmah or ‘Isma (Arabic: عِصْمَة‎; literally, "protection") is a concept in Islamic theology that is more prominently discussed in Shia theology. It is alternately translated as "impeccabil...
Tawassul
Tawassul (Arabic: توسل‎) or Waseela is the Islamic understanding of intercession. It is a religious practice in which a Muslim seeks nearness to Allah. A rough translation would be: "To dra...
History of Shi'a Islam
Shī‘a Islam, also known as Shi‘ite Islam or Shi‘ism, is the second largest branch of Islam after Sunni Islam. Shias adhere to the teachings of Muhammad and the religious guidance of his family (who ar...
History of Shi'a Islam - Wikipedia
Fatimid Caliphate
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...
Fatimid Caliphate - Wikipedia
Buyid dynasty
The Buyid dynasty or the Buyids (Persian: آل بویه‎ Āl-e Buye), also known as Buwaihids, Bowayhids, Buyahids, or Buyyids, was a Shia dynasty which originated from Lahijan in Dailam.The Buyid dyna...
Buyid dynasty - Wikipedia
Safavid dynasty
The Safavid dynasty (Persian: سلسلهٔ صفويان‎; Azerbaijani: Səfəvilər sülaləsi, صفويلر سولاله‌سى) was one of the most significant ruling dynasties of Persia (modern Iran) after the fall of th...
Safavid dynasty - Wikipedia
Safavid conversion of Iran from Sunnism to Shiism
The Safavid conversion of Iran from Sunnism to Shiism made Iran the spiritual bastion of Shia Islam against the onslaughts of Sunni Islam, and the repository of Persian cultural traditions and self-aw...
Safavid conversion of Iran from Sunnism to Shiism - Wikipedia
List of countries by Muslim population
Muslims constitute the world's second largest religious group. According to a 2010 study and released January 2011, Islam has 1.57 billion adherents, making up over 23% of the world population. Most M...
Persecution of Shia Muslims
Anti-Shi'ism is the prejudice against or hatred of Shia Muslims based on their religion and heritage. The term was first defined by Shia Rights Watch in 2011, but has been used in formal research and ...
Shi'a-Sunni relations
Sunni and Shia Islam are the two major denominations of Islam. The demographic breakdown between the two denominations is difficult to assess and varies by source, but a good approximation is that 85–...
Shi'a-Sunni relations - Wikipedia
Shia days of remembrance
Following page lists various days of celebration/mourning/remembrance of Shi'a Muslims.
Following is list of days of celebration/mourning/remembrance as observed by Shi'a Twelver Muslims:
Holiest sites in Islam (Shia)
In addition to the three mosques accepted by all Muslims as holy sites, Shia Muslims consider sites associated with Muhammad, his family members (Ahl al-Bayt) and descendants (including the Shia Imams...
Holiest sites in Islam (Shia) - Wikipedia
Twelvers
Twelver Shi'a Islam or Imamiyyah (Arabic: اثنا عشرية‎, Athnā‘ashariyyah or Ithnā‘ashariyyah; Persian: شیعه دوازده‌امامی‎, [ʃiːʔe-je dævɑzdæh emɑmiː]) is the largest branch of Shi'a Isl...
Twelvers - Wikipedia
Criticism of Twelver Shi'ism
Criticism of Twelver Shia Islam dates from the initial rift between the primary factions of Islam, the Sunni and Shia. Further, Shia commentators and authorities, such as Musa al-Musawi and Ali Sharia...
The 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...
The Twelve Imams - Wikipedia
Hadith of the Twelve Successors
The Hadith of the Twelve Successors (Arabic: حديث الاثني عشر خليفة, translit.: Hadith Al-Ithna Ashar Khalifah) is a Sahih Hadith in Islam, in which the Islamic prophet Muhammad said on several oc...
Ja'fari jurisprudence
Jaʿfarī school of thought, Ja`farite School, Jaʿfarī jurisprudence or Jaʿfarī Fiqh is the school of jurisprudence of most Shi'a Muslims, derived from the name of Jaʿfar as-Ṣādiq, the 6th Shi'a Imam. ...
Ja'fari jurisprudence - Wikipedia
Shi'a clergy
In Shi'a Islam the guidance of clergymen and keeping such a structure holds a great importance. The clergy structure depends on the branch of Shi'ism is being referred to.
Usooli and Akhbari Shia ...
Ismailism
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...
Ismailism - Wikipedia
List of Ismaili imams
This is a list of the Imams recognized by the Ismaili Shia and their sub-branches. Imams are considered members of the Ahl al-Bayt, the family of Muhammad.
Ismailis share the following Imāms with ...
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...