Shiism in the Course of History 2 Abu 'l-Wafa' al-Ghunaymi al-Taftazani, another Sunni scholar, says the following: "Numerous researchers of the past and the present, in both the East and the West,...
Shiism in the Course of History 1 Scholars and researchers have expressed different views concerning the birth of Shiism and its first appearance. Others too have attempted to evaluate it,...
The History of The Shia Islam (4) Shi'ism During the 2nd/8th Century During the latter part of the first third of the 2nd/8th century, following a series of revolutions and bloody wars throughout the...
The History of The Shia Islam (3) The Bleakest Days of Shi'ism The most difficult period for Shi'ism was the twenty-year rule of Mu'awiyah, during which the Shias had no protection and most of them...
The History of The Shia Islam (2) The Benefit that the Shia Derived from the Caliphate of Imam Ali (PBHU) During the four years and nine months of his caliphate, Imam Ali (PBHU) was not able to...
The History of The Shia Islam (1) The Termination of the Caliphate of Imam Ali Amir al-mu'minin and His Method of Rule The caliphate of Imam Ali (PBHU) began toward the end of the year 35/656 and...
The Book 'Al-Kafi' by Sheikh Al-Kulayni The Author  The author of al-Kafi was thiqat al-Islam, Abu Ja'far Muhammad b. Ya'qub b. Ishaq al-Kulaini al-Razi. He died in 328 A.H. or 329 A.H. (939 or 940...
The Book 'Man la yahduruh al-Faqih' by Sheikh Al-Saduq The Author  Al-Shaikh al-Saduq is the title given to Abu Ja'far Muhammad b. 'Ali ibn Babawaih al Qumi. He was the leading traditionist of his...
The Shia-Populated Places during the 2nd and 3rd Century A.H (2) Baghdad Baghdad was founded during the second century hijri, 145 AH in particular, by Mansur, the second ‘Abbasid caliph, and soon...
The Shia-Populated Places during the 2nd and 3rd Century A.H (1) At the beginning of the second century AH, Shi‘ism extended beyond the frontiers of the Arabian Peninsula and Iraq as it encompassed...

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