Iran Election: Reformists Poised To Win Seats
Early election results in Iran indicate major support for reformists and supporters of President Hassan Rouhani, who signed last year's landmark nuclear deal.
Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Assures Public US Still "Great Satan" And Predicts Israel Gone In 25 Years
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei falls back on decades-old rhetoric about the "Great Satan" and the imminent end of the "Zionist regime". Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that his cou...
Ayatollah
Ayatollah (/aɪəˈtɒlə/ or /aɪəˈtoʊlə/; Persian: آيت‌الله‎ ayatollah from Arabic: آية الله‎, āyatu allah "Sign of Allah") is a high-ranking title given to Usuli Twelver Shī‘ah clerics. T...
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Iran Election: Reformists Poised To Win Seats
Early election results in Iran indicate major support for reformists and supporters of President Hassan Rouhani, who signed last year's landmark nuclear deal.
Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Assures Public US Still "Great Satan" And Predicts Israel Gone In 25 Years
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei falls back on decades-old rhetoric about the "Great Satan" and the imminent end of the "Zionist regime". Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that his cou...
Muhammad Yar Shah
Grand Ayatollah Allama Syed Muhammad Yar Shah Naqvi Najafi (born 1913 in Alipur Panjab, died 1990) the First Biggest prominent Shia scholar in Pakistan. He proceeded to Najaf Ashraf and returned from ...
Ahmad Azari Qomi
Grand Ayatollah Ahmad Azari-Qomi-Bigdeli (1925-1999) was an Iranian cleric who suspiciously died after having criticized Supreme Leader Khamenei.
Azari was born to a family of Sh'ia clerics in Qom...
Syed Kalbe Hussain
Maulana Syed Kalbe Hussain Naqvi (مولانا سيد كلب حسين نقوى) nicknamed "Kabban" was a mujtahid from Lucknow, India who preached Twelver Shi'a Islam and came from a family of scholars known as "Khandaan...
Mohammed Kazem Yazdi
Mohammed Kazem Yazdi (d. in April 1919) was a prominent Shia Islamic scholar centered in Najaf, most famous for his anti-constitutionalist stand during the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1905-19...
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Salih Al-Karzakani
Sheikh Salih Al-Karzakani (Arabic: صالح الكرزكاني‎) was a seventeenth-century Bahraini theologian who was appointed by the Safavid empire as a religious court judge in Shiraz. Al Karzakani l...
Abdul Aziz al-Hakim
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Sheikh Fazlollah Noori
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Hasan Naqvi
Malaaz-ul-Ulama Maulana Syed Hasan Naqvi (مولانا سيد حسن نقوى) was a mujtahid from Lucknow, India who preached Twelver Shi'a Islam and came from a family of scholars known as "Khandaan-e-Ijtehad". He ...
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Hassan Tabataba'i-Qomi
Grand Ayatollah Hassan Tabatabaei Qomi, (1912-2007), was an Twelver Shia Marja'. He has repeatedly criticized the velayat-e faqih, and Because of his critique, the Iranian government has placed him un...
Husain Mohammad Jafri
Syed Husain Mohammad Jafri is the Chairman of Islamic Pakistan Study Centre, Aga Khan University of Karachi, Pakistan. He remained Director of the Pakistan Study Centre, University of Karachi and hold...
Iyad Jamal Al-Din
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Abbas Amirifar
Hojjatoleslam Abbas Amirifar is the prayer leader of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and head of the presidential cultural committee. He was arrested in May 2011 on charges of "sorcery" after he...
Five Martyrs of Shia Islam
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Haydar al-Sadr
Ayatollah Haydar al-Sadr (Arabic: أية الله حيدر الصدر‎) (born 1891 - died 1937) was born in Samarra, Iraq. His father, Ismail as-Sadr (d. 1920) was a Grand Ayatollah and the first to be use ...
Ali Naqi Naqvi
Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Naqi Naqvi (Arabic/Persian/Urdu: آية الله العظمی سيد على نقى نقوى) (born 26 December 1905 - 18 May 1988) (26 Rajab 1323 AH - 1 Shawal 1408 AH), also known as Naqqan (Urdu: نق...
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Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim
Ayatollah Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim (1939- 29 August 2003; Arabic: سيد محمد باقر الحكيم‎), also known as Shaheed al-Mehraab, was a senior Iraqi Shia cleric and the leader of the Supreme Counc...
Shaykh Ahmad
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Syed Bande Ali Husaini
Qazi Maulana Syed Bande Ali Husaini (1816–1871) was the last (Urdu: قاضى القضاة‎ Qazi-ul-Quzaat) "Islamic Chief Justice" of the Islamic Judiciary System in Banaras, India.The Islamic judicia...
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Shubar al-Sitri
Sayyid Shubar ibn Ali ibn Mish'al al-Sitri al-Bahrani al-Ghurayfi (Arabic: السيد شبر بن علي بن مشعل الستري البحراني الغريفي) was a Bahraini Allamah who tried to overthrow Sheikh Isa ibn Ali Al Khalifa...
Ali Salman
Ali Salman Ahmed Salman (Arabic: علي سلمان أحمد سلمان‎) is the Secretary-General of the Al-Wefaq political society in Bahrain. He is a Twelver Shi'a cleric educated in Qom. In January 1995 t...