The Rawandis, an Early Ghulati Sect

Read the disclaimer here. See the original Persian article here. Sajjad Kazimi - PhD Candidate at the Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz Abstract The Ummayads were economically and socially repressive Arab-supremacists who oppressed the Persians. As a consequence, recently conquered Persia was a hotbed of rebellion. The Rāwandites were a collection of Iranian syncretic cults … Continue reading The Rawandis, an Early Ghulati Sect

Semantic Study of the Labels Rafidi, Nasibi, and Shii in Sunni Rijal: A Nasibi Bias

See here for disclaimer and here for the original Persian article. For information about pro-Alid Sunnism, see here. Ali Reza Tabibi1 Majid Zaidi Judaki2* Fahimeh Jafrasteh3 Abstract When grading narrators, Sunnite rijalists concur concerning probity and expertise, but differ as to the role of ideological orientation. This study has reviewed the labels Rafidite, Nasibite, and … Continue reading Semantic Study of the Labels Rafidi, Nasibi, and Shii in Sunni Rijal: A Nasibi Bias

Reliance on Taqiyya in Fiqh from Tusi till Ardabili: Transformation from a Cognitive to Themantic Method

See here for disclaimer. See here for the original Persian article. Sayyid Muhammad Kazim Madadi al-Musawi - Postgraduate and researcher for the Hawza of Qum Abstract Upon facing contradictory hadiths, Imamite jurists frequently opt for the "taqiyya card," i.e. labeling hadiths as dissimulative. This hermeneutic, however, has evolved in pivotal ways. The greatest progenitor and … Continue reading Reliance on Taqiyya in Fiqh from Tusi till Ardabili: Transformation from a Cognitive to Themantic Method

Israiliyat’s Fiqhi Impact: Case Study on Women’s Ah̯kām

Click here for the original Persian article. Click here for disclaimer. See here and here for related videos. Muhammad-Ali Mehdawī-Rād1 Jalīl Parwīn2 Ruyā 'Arab 'Alīdūstī3* [researcheress and primary author] Abstract Incontrovertible is the influence of Isrā‘īliyāt upon hadithic and exegetical sources via Judeo-Christian scripture and Jewish/Christian-to-Muslim converts. The blind faith of some Muslims, including most … Continue reading Israiliyat’s Fiqhi Impact: Case Study on Women’s Ah̯kām

Zaydis: Obligatory Obedience, Sheikhayn, & Ghulat Reactionism in the Early 2nd Century

Click here for the original Persian article and here for disclaimer. Translator's note: The sources relied upon are mainly Imamite. Thus, Zaydites may disagree with some of the notions. Abstract Although Zayd and his son Yahya acknowledged divine Imamic knowledge, they denied primordial wilāyah and divine obligatory obedience (iftirād̯-e t̯ā'at, wājib-e t̯ā'at) to any living … Continue reading Zaydis: Obligatory Obedience, Sheikhayn, & Ghulat Reactionism in the Early 2nd Century

Hadith-e Kisa’s Vexed History, Transmission, and Interpolation into Mafatih al-Jinan

Click here for the original Persian article, and here for a related article. See here for disclaimer. Rasool Jafariyan1 Rūh Allah Tawh̯īdī Niyā2 Abstract The topics of hadith interpretation and authenticity are contentious. Of the greatest controversies, originating two centuries ago, is a never before seen version of Hadith-e Kisā (HK). Although the core of … Continue reading Hadith-e Kisa’s Vexed History, Transmission, and Interpolation into Mafatih al-Jinan