Sayyid al-Himyari’s poetry is some of the most famous in the Arabic language. This article explores some of the theological concepts that could be extracted from one of his pieces.   Abstract This article provides a detailed commentary on a [...]

While the peculiar concept of the transmigration of souls was downplayed by some Būyid-era scholars, some forms of the doctrine can be found in the earliest and most central Shīʿi texts. This article reviews sources that may help us understand [...]

Substitutionary atonement is a soteriological term that is usually associated with Christianity. Although Islam is popularly known to reject such a notion, an altered version of this form of salvation may exist in high Imāmological Shīʿism.[...]