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, ...
Ahl al-Bayt
Ahl-ul Baytṫ (Arabic: أهل البيت‎) is a phrase meaning, literally, "People of the House" or "Family of the House". Within the Islamic tradition, the term refers to the family of the Islamic p...
Muhammad ibn Ali al-Hadi
Muhammad ibn Ali ibne-Muhammed Nakî‘yyî’l-Hâdî was the son of Ali al-Hadi and the brother of Hasan al-Askari, the 10th and 11th Twelver Shia Imams respectively. A section of the Imamate Shiites believ...
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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...
Al-Qa'im Bi-Amrillah
Abu'l-Qasim Muhammad ibn al-Mahdi (Arabic: أبو القاسم محمد بن المهدي القائم بأمر الله‎; 893 – 17 May 946), better known by his regnal name al-Qa'im bi-Amr Allah or bi-Amri 'llah (القائم بأمر...
Muhammad al-Baqir
Muḥammad al-Bāqir (Arabic: محمد الباقر ‎) (676-733 AD), also called abu Ja'far was Known as al-Baqir (the one who splits open knowledge). His full name was Muhammad bin 'Ali bin al-Hus...
Al-Hadi Ali
Al-Hadi Ali (1345/46 – September 6, 1432) was a claimant to the Zaidi state in Yemen, who posed as imam from 1393 to 1432 in rivalry with another prince.Ali bin al-Mu'ayyad was a fifth-generation desc...
Hussainia
A Hussainia, also known as an Ashurkhana or Imambargah, and "Imambara" is a congregation hall for Shia commemoration ceremonies, especially those associated with the Remembrance of Muharram. The name ...
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Rashidun
The Rashidun Caliphs (meaning "Rightly Guided", "Righteously Guided", "Righteous" Caliphs; Arabic: الخلفاء الراشدون‎ al-Khulafāʾu ar-Rāshidūn), often simply called, collectively, "the Rashi...
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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...
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Shah Gardez
Hazrat Shah Yousuf Gardez was an Islamic saint who came to Multan, Pakistan in 1088 AD and is said to have restored the city, converted many people to the Islamic religion and performed numerous mirac...
Ali
Ali ibn Abi Talib (/ˈɑːli, ɑːˈliː/; Arabic: علي بن أبي طالب, translit.: ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, [ʕæliː ibn ʔæbiː t̪ˤæːlib]; 13th Rajab, 22 or 16 BH – 21st Ramaḍān, 40 AH; September 20, 601 or Ju...
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Yahya ibn Umar
Yahya ibn Umar ibn Yahya ibn Husayn ibn Zayd ibn Ali Zayn al-Abidin ibn Al-Husayn ibn Ali al-Murtada was an Alid Imam. His mother was Umm al-Husayn Fatimah bint al-Husayn ibn Abdallah ibn Ismail ibn A...
Radio occultation
Radio occultation (RO) is a remote sensing technique used for measuring the physical properties of a planetary atmosphere. It relies on the detection of a change in a radio signal as it passes through...
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Abdullah al-Aftah
Abdullah al-Aftah ibn Ja'far al-Sadiq (d.766 CE / 149 A.H.) was the eldest surviving son of Ja'far al-Sadiq (after al-Sadiq’s death) and the full-brother of Isma'il ibn Jafar. Abdullah’s title "al-Aft...
Ahmad bin Yahya
Ahmad bin Yahya Hamidaddin (18 June 1891 – 18 September 1962) was the penultimate king of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen from 1948 to 1962. His full name and title was H.M. al-Nasir-li-Dinullah...
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Musa al-Kadhim
Mûsâ ibn Ja‘far al-Kâdhim (Arabic: موسى بن جعفر الكاظم‎), also called Abul Hasan, Abu Abd Allah, Abu Ibrahim, and al-Kadhim (the forbearing), was the seventh Shiite Imam after his father Ja'...
Imamah (Nizari Ismaili doctrine)
The Imamate (Arabic: إمامة‎) is a concept in Nizari Isma'ilism which defines the political, religious and spiritual dimensions of authority concerning Islamic leadership over the nation of b...
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Abu l-Aish Ahmad
Abul-Aish Ahmad ibn Al-Qassim Gannoun (Arabic: أبو العيش أحمد بن القاسم كنون) was the twelfth Idrisid ruler and sultan of Morocco. He took over after Al Qasim Gannum in 948 until his death in 954.His ...
Karbala
Karbala (Arabic: كربلاء‎; Karbalā’; also referred to as Karbalā' al-Muqaddasah) is a city in Iraq, located about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Baghdad. Karbala is the capital of Kar...
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Muhammad ibn Ja'far al-Sadiq (Al-Dibaj)
Muhammad ibn Ja'far al-Sadiq, surnamed al-Dibaj ("the handsome"), the younger full brother of Musa al-Kadhim, appeared in Mecca in the year 200 A.H. / 815 C.E. claiming that he was the Awaited Mahdi. ...