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Shi'a Islam

See Iran's Imam Reza Shrine Through A Pilgrim's Eyes

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.24.2014 | Religion

The Imam Reza shrine in Mashad, Iran, is the world's largest mosque by dimension and lies close to the hearts of the country's majority Shiite Muslim ...

A Relationship of Mutual Respect and Admiration: His Highness the Aga Khan Becomes First Faith Leader to Address Joint Session of Canadian Parliament

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Rizwan Mawani

The Shi'a Imam spoke about the increased conflict that characterized our world, the tensions between Sunni and Shi'a interpretations of Islam and that pluralism -- an ethic in which diversity, not just in its spirit, but in practice -- needed to be valued and championed.

The Bohras: Understanding Shi'a Succession in a Muslim Community

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rizwan Mawani

The passing of Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin, the 52nd da'i al-mutlaq of the Dawoodi Tayyibi Musta'li Ismailis, Friday in Mumbai left a community of approximately one million adherents mournful and bereaved.

Ashura: In the Dungeon of Cancer, al-Hussein Was My Light

Amin G. Aaser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Amin G. Aaser

Through al-Hussein we gained strength. When battling a demon, whether a tyrant like Yazid or a disease like cancer, strength does not come from numbers; rather, it comes from the All Mighty.

The Guardian: Ahmadinejad Not Jewish, Family Didn't Convert

The Huffington Post | T.J. Ortenzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Just a couple weeks ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took to the podium inside the U.N.'s grand hall and suggested that there was a worldwid...

Damascus Bus Bomb: 'Up To 12' Killed In Syria Explosion

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — A blast at a gas station in a Damascus suburb killed three people Thursday, gutting the back of an empty bus and blowing out n...