Literally, leadership. Refers to a key pillar of Shi’ah Islam: Belief in the 12 Imāms An abbreviation for the Arabic ‘Alayhi salām’ or ‘Alayhā salām’, which translates to: ‘Peace and blessings be upon him/her.’ Follows the name of a maʿsūm (infallible, according to Shi’ah belief) - including all of the... More as divinely appointed spiritual leaders and guides after Prophet Muḥammad An abbreviation for the Arabic ‘Ṣallā Allāhu ʿalayhi wa Āle hi wa-sallam’, which translates to: ‘Peace and blessings be upon him and his family - it is written after the name of Prophet Muḥammad (ṣ)... More.
In the school of Translates to ‘People of the Household.’ In Islam, this phrase refers to the household of Prophet Muḥammad (ṣ). Most commonly, its meaning is confined to the Maʿsūmin (infallibles) - including Prophet Muḥhammad's daughter Fāṭimah azl-Zahra,... More (Shi’An abbreviation for ‘After Hijrah.’ Used in English to denote the current era of the Islamic lunar calendar. This era began with the Prophet’s and early Muslims' migration from Mecca to Medina (the event was... More Islam), it is believed that leadership in all religious and worldly matters belongs with the infallible descendants of the Prophet (ṣ), who The proper name of God in Islam and in Arabic, referring to all of His perfect attributes at once. This name is a proper noun, and no other entity or being is allowed to have... More divinely appointed.