This article examines the theological principle of “divine laws are subordinate to benefits and harms” in context of Imāmī Shīʿi legal theory.[...]
A critical review of Matthew Pierce’s Twelve Infallible Men (2016) and evaluates his approaches to the study of Shīʿi ḥadīth sources.[...]
A State-of-the-Field review of academic scholarship on Shī’ī ziyārāṭ. This essay compares recent theoretical, geographic, and temporal approaches to ziyāra rituals.[...]
Bernard Carra de Vaux in his response to colonial journalist Edmond Fazy, details the steps which Western colonial powers must take to preserve their imperial hold on Muslim populations.[...]
The Nation of Islam is often ostracized for being unorthodox and even heretical, yet Muslims of all denominations have much to learn from them.[...]
Jordan Peterson has been an invaluable addition to debates on modern controversies. Unfortunately, his views and claims about Islam and Islamic history have been far from nuanced and plays into the hands of anti-Muslim sentiments.[...]
The Islamic version of the Lord’s Prayer is too close to be a mere coincidence and is influenced by New Testament manuscripts. The Muslim scholarly reaction to it has been mixed.[...]
Traditions that can be traced back to the early formative period of Islam show reverence and not disdain towards Christian iconography, particularly icons of Jesus and Mary.[...]
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