Imam Mahdi is believed by Twelver Shia Muslims
and Alevi Muslims to be the be the twelfth and final Imam.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani accused Western powers of trying to exploit differences between the world's Sunni and Shia Muslims
to divert attention from the Israel-Palestinian conflict, state television reported Friday.
Historically, Shia Muslims
follow one leader after the Prophet, Ali, and not other leaders such as Abu Bakr who is important only to Sunni Muslims and not to Shia Muslims
All the current attacks on Shia Muslims
have been targeted during Friday sermons at mosques.
Drawing from the South Indian Shia Muslim
experience, specifically Hyderabad, religious scholar DAESouza, choosing an empirical approach, provides Muslim women the opportunity to define and describe their religious experiences and perceptions--much of which she found lacking in scholarly sources and devalued in the writings of many male religious leaders and religious studies scholars.
The PLO, made up mainly of secular Sunni Muslims, took over wide swathes of territory in Lebanon, and mercilessly persecuted Shia Muslims
under their control.
However, by claiming that "the ISIS has been set up to confront the Islamic republic," Khamenei - who incidentally refers to himself as the Caliph of Shia Muslims
- wants us to forget that a similar type of extremist ideology in the name of Islam has for long actually been practiced by the very regime that he leads in Iran.
The violent chaos spreading through the region is fuelled by this religious sectarianism between Sunni and Shia Muslims
Pakistan's intelligence agencies helped nurture Sunni militant groups like Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in the 1980s and 1990s to counter a perceived threat from neighboring Iran, which is mostly Shia Muslim
Hazaras are furious at what they see as a lack of protection from local and national forces, in the face of repeated attacks.
Thousands of supporters of Bahrain's largely Shia Muslim
opposition demonstrated peacefully yesterday near Manama, calling for democratic reform, witnesses said.
ALL 39 Americans being held captive by the Shia Muslim
Amal militia in Lebanon were released, after almost three weeks in captivity.
DUBAI: Saudi security forces killed a young protester and wounded three in the kingdom's oil-producing Eastern Province, home to a large Shia Muslim
minority, websites and activists said on Friday.
The attack targeted a Shia Muslim
procession calling for solidarity with Palestinians.
A Chameleon's Tale: True Stories of a Global Refugee is the true-life memoir of author Mo Tejani, an Indian Shia Muslim
by ancestry who was forced out of Idi Amin's Uganda in 1972.