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    • Zahirism
    • Since the second/eighth century, an interminable dispute dragged on for a long time between those who upheld the authority of Tradition (ahl al‑hadith)in all matters ...
    • Alawis
    • The Alawis, or Nusayris, who number about 1,350,000, constitute Syrias largest religious minority. They live chiefly along the coast in Al Ladhiqiyah Province, where they form over 60 percent of the rural population;...
    • Zaydiyyah
    • Zaydiyyah is a Shiite school of law which, of all the groups in Shia, is closest to the Sunni tradition. The Zaydis are principally distinguished from other Shiite groups in their conception of the nature of the Imam...
    • Hanbali School (Hanbaliyyah)
    • The Hanbali School is the fourth orthodox school of law within Sunni Islam. It derives its decrees from the Quran and the Sunnah, which it places above all forms of consensus, opinion or inference. The school accepts a...
    • Shafii School (Shafiiyyah)
    • Shafiiyyah was the third school of Islamic jurisprudence. According to the Shafii school the paramount sources of legal authority are the Quran and the Sunnah. Of less authority are the Ijma of the ...
    • Maliki School
    • Malikiyyah is the second of the Islamic schools of jurisprudence. The sources of Maliki doctrine are the Quran, the Prophets traditions (hadith), consensus (ijma), and analogy (qiyas). The Malikis co...
    • Hanafism
    • The Hanafiyyah School is the first of the four orthodox Sunni schools of law. It is distinguished from the other schools through its placing less reliance on mass oral traditions as a source of legal knowledge.
    • Shiism(7):Eschatology
    • Man is Composed of Spirit and Body Those who are acquainted to a certain extent with the Islamic sciences know that within the teachings of the Holy Book and the traditions of the Prophet there are many references...
    • Shiism (6): ON the knowledge of the Prophet
    • A grain of wheat that is placed within the bosom of the earth under appropriate conditions begins to grow and enters upon a path of development in which at every moment it takes ...
    • Shiism(4):The Principles of Interpretation of the Quran
    • At the beginning of Islam it was commonly believed by some Sunnis that if there was sufficient reason one could ignore the outward meaning of Quranic verses and ascribe to them a contrary meaning. Usually the meaning which oppos...
    • Ismailism
    • The Ismailis constitute the second largest Shia community after the Twelvers in the Muslim world and are now scattered in more than twenty countries of Asia, Africa, Europe and America. "The origins of Sunnism and...
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