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Shiites hold that after the Prophet Muhammad died, religious and temporal authority in Islam should have passed to his son-in-law, Ali, and then to Ali's sons with Fatimah, the daughter of the Prophet-- Hasan and then Husayn. Husayn was martyred in 680 and succeeded by his son, Ali Zayn al-Din. His successor was his eldest son, Muhammad Baqir. The latter was succeeded by Ja`far al-Sadiq, who was the founder of the Twelver Shiite legal tradition. He had two sons, Isma`il and Musa al-Kazim. Initially Isma`il was set to succeed him, but for some reason (the early sources differ on why), he set Isma`il aside in favor of his younger brother, Musa al-Kazim. There was a major schism in Shiite Islam over this succession issue, with some believers insisting on sticking with Isma`il and his descendants, becoming the Ismailis. The Twelver Shiites, who predominate in Iraq and Iran, followed Musa al-Kazim, and they even now maintain that Isma`il died at a young age and so was never appointed Imam in the first place. Musa Kazim is said to have been imprisoned for 4 years by the Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid, and Shiite folk tradition maintains that the caliph did in the imam. The Abbasid caliphs were rivals for power with the Shiite Imams.



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, Juan Cole

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Beirut, Lebanon (5:40 P.M.) - The controversial Shiite cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, called on the Saudi regime to end their war in Yemen and to redeploy their troops to Palestine in order to fight Israel. Furthermore, Sadr stated that the Iraqi forces can strike Israel from Syria anytime they want, despite the fact ...
Shia LaBeouf's "He Will Not Divide Us" livestream exhibit is nearly a year old, and has changed locations multiple times, finding its final resting place outside the U.S. after becoming a target for Internet trolling that spilled over into real life. But its third position, from which it was moved in March, is still ...
Shia LaBeouf took matters into his own hands by naming 2 people who he says stole his "He Will Not Divide Us" flag ... which, in turn, got cops off their asses. Shia posted a statement Monday in which he ID'd Joseph and Maigann Hutchins as the folks who allegedly jacked his 'HWNDU' flag and replaced it ...

For months, the most important cleric among Bahrain's Shiite majority has stayed home, threatened with deportation by the kingdom's ruling Sunni minority under a 2016 order revoking his citizenship. Simmering political tensions in Bahrain over that order escalated abruptly on Monday with news that the ...
The first pilgrims to rise wake before first light. In the hours before dawn the Shiite faithful return to the roads of southern Iraq, bound for the Holy City of Karbala. The frail and the elderly, the young men carrying colored flags of devotion and entire generations of families appear out of the low-hanging mist that ...
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has been asked by the University Grants commission (UGC) to do away with separate colleges for male and ...
Assad-regime troops and Iran-backed Shia militias have taken the last significant Syrian town held by Islamic State, completing what Tehran ...
Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board on Monday proposed relinquishing its right over the disputed land in Ayodhya, and building a 'masjid-e-aman" ...
They each follow one of the two main sects in Islam - Iran is largely Shia Muslim, while Saudi Arabia sees itself as the leading Sunni Muslim ...
Iraq Reborn: Twice the size of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, yet nowhere near as well known, the Arbaeen comes this year at a moment of ...
Attacks against the Shia minority in Afghanistan have been on the rise in ... The Shias, who are predominantly of the Hazara ethnic group, have ...
A Kurdish gunman runs across a street in Tuz Khurmatu during clashes between Shia militia and Kurdish gunmen in Iraq, April 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Goran ...
During a recent visit to Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Shiite militias in Iraq "must go home," citing the impending ...
The board has proposed that the Humayun's tomb in Delhi be removed from the 'national heritage list', demolished and turned into a graveyard ...

I remember very well the day I arrived at Sihela, on August 5, 2014 and saw the Kurdish peshmerga reorganizing for a long war with ISIS after ...
What is happening is that Shia Muslims are fleeing their homelands because of the suffering and hardship they face there but they're ending up ...
Community panchayat of Shias booked under new law ... "Earlier, a group of persons put up a letter on Shia Jama masjid on April 27, 2016, ...
Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, meets with Jordan's King Abdullah II at the royal palace in Amman, Jordan, Monday, Oct. 23, ...
He alleged that both Sunni and Shia Waqf boards are being charged ... which he said is not the case in UP where the Shias account for only ...
He said the Iraqi forces that also included the Iranian-backed mainly Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi were among those forces who wanted to make ...
Pakistani Shiite Muslims mourn next to the bodies of their relatives, ... the poor Afghan Shia refugees to fight in Syria because then Daesh attacks directly on Shias," he said, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.
Tal Afar, Iraq - Once home to 200,000 people, Tal Afar sits amid the light-brown plains of northwest Iraq's desert dust. To the east is Mosul, ...
Quetta: gunmen Monday killed five people including three Shiite Muslims in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province in the latest sectarian ...
Islamabad, Pakistan - Unidentified men have killed five people in an attack on the minority Hazara Shia Muslim community in the southwestern ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Three peshmerga were lightly wounded in a suspected friendly fire incident with the Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi during ...
Karachi: activists in Karachi began a movement on Friday for the safe recovery of Shia missing persons with around half-a-dozen people ...
Traditional Shiite mourning rituals for the holy month of Muharram are being altered in Iran by what some see as superficialiity and a lack of ...
The Iraqi Army and members of the Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) have entered the town of Hawija in an operation to oust Islamic ...
21, hundreds of Shia Muslims have come together at a tile-clad building in South Jakarta to ceremonially mourn the death of the prophet ...
militants attacked a Shiite mosque in Kabul on Friday as worshipers ... Friday's attack on the Shiite mosque took place near the center of Kabul.
Mir Hussain Nasiri, a member of Kabul's Shiite clerics council, told The Associated Press the attacker was disguised as a sheepherder.
SINCE the dawn of Islam, Shias have been trying to penetrate Egypt. Ali, the Prophet Muhammad's son-in-law and the first imam of Shia Islam, ...
Over the years, the Shiite pilgrimage to the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq - bigger than the Hajj - has been a frequent target of Sunni ...
Threats are increasing for Afghanistan's Shiite Muslim minority, the .... in all, the plan looks much more like a symbolic act of reassuring the Shia ...
Traditional Shiite mourning rituals for the holy month of Muharram are being altered in Iran by what some see as superficialiity and a lack of ...
Quetta, Pakistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber struck a Shiite shrine packed with worshippers in a remote village in southwestern Pakistan on ...
29, on the eve of one of the holiest days on the Shiite calendar. .... condemned attacks against Shia worshippers and mosques," wrote AAN.
Traditional Shiite mourning rituals for the holy month of Muharram are being altered in Iran by what some see as superficialiity and a lack of ...
21, hundreds of Shia Muslims have come together at a tile-clad building in South Jakarta to ceremonially mourn the death of the prophet ...
Karachi, Oct 5 (PTI) A suicide bomber today blew himself up at a Shia shrine packed with devotees in Pakistans troubled Balochistan province, ...
The Iraqi Army and members of the Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) have entered the town of Hawija in an operation to oust Islamic ...
But it is not just at Ashura that Shias fear attack: over the past two years, ... been deployed around places of worship of the Shiite community, ...
Shia Muslims have begun marking Tasu'a, the eve of the martyrdom of ... The annual rituals attract millions of Shias in various countries each ...
militants attacked a Shiite mosque in Kabul on Friday as worshipers ... Friday's attack on the Shiite mosque took place near the center of Kabul.
Mir Hussain Nasiri, a member of Kabul's Shiite clerics council, told The Associated Press the attacker was disguised as a sheepherder.
The government of Sokoto State has banned the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (Shiite) from staging any public procession in the state. This was ...
Shias the world over perform passion plays, walk barefoot over coal and indulge in brutal self-flagellation in an effort to relive the tragedy and ...


 

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