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Al-Sayyid Ali Al-Husseini Al-Sistani

Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Husaini Sistani was born on 9th Rabi Al-Awwal 1349 A.H. in the holy city of Mashhad. He was named Ali after his grandfather. For more than half a century, the school of the late Grand Ayatullah Imam Abul-Qassim al-Khu’i has been an undepletable spring that enriched Islamic thought and knowledge. From his school graduated dozens of jurists, clergymen, and dignitaries who took it upon themselves to continue his ideological path which was full of achievements and sacrifices in the service of the faith, knowledge, and society. Among those are outstanding professors of parochial schools, specially...

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Grand Ayatollah Nasir Makarem Shirazi

The eminent scholar, Ayatollah Nasir Makarim Shirazi was born in the year 1345 AH (1924 CE) in the city of Shiraz, Iran into a religious family who were well known for their great level of spirituality and noble ethical traits. The eminent scholar, Ayatollah Nasir Makarim Shirazi was born in the year 1345 AH (1924 CE) in the city of Shiraz, Iran into a religious family who were well known for their great level of spirituality and noble ethical traits. His Eminence started his formal Islamic studies at the age of 14 in Madressah Agha Babakhan Shirazi and within...

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Mahdaviat

The idea of Mahdaviat is based on the solid principle of divine vow which says that the end of humanity will be in the best form The idea of Mahdaviat is based on the solid principle of divine vow which says that the end of humanity will be in the best form, and for the fulfillment of this promise formation of a perfect system along with an excellent leader is much necessary. A Leader will get free from the shackles of tyranny the feeble, the pathetic and the oppressed people, will give them the courage to live conceitedly, and...

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Wilayat

“Wilayat” means power and authority. In Shia theology, “Wilayat” is the authority invested in the Prophet and the Ahlul Bayt as representatives of Allah Verily, your Wali is Allah, his messenger, and the believers; those who perform salat, and give zakat while they bow down (in prayer). (Surah Maidah, Verse 55) “Wilayat,” derived from wila, means power, authority or a right of a certain kind. In Shia theology, Wilayat is the authority invested in the Prophet and the Ahlul Bayt as representatives of Almighty Allah on this earth. According to late Murtaza Mutahhari, Wilayat has four dimensions: First, The...

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