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16 July 2019 / 13. Zil-Qad 1440

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Marja’iyyah Series 2, Episodes 1-4

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Marja’iyyah: The Shi’i Religious Authority
Marja‘iyyah – the just, Shi‘i religious authority which the laity refer to when it comes to understanding one’s religious obligations towards Allah (swt) in the sphere of the acts of worship and beyond is a logical system which has its roots in the Holy Qur’an and the history of the Prophet (pbuh) and Imams of the Ahlul Bayt (as). 
 
In this, the first of a multi-part series, we review the logic of this system; what is a marjaʿ; the Qur’anic verses which condemn and praise ‘following’ others; how to determine a Marjaʿ and what their daily activities are; the benefits of this system and answer the question of “What are the alternatives”? This series will lay the groundwork for future segments addressing the pertinent, specific issues faced by the community and the role that the Marjaʿ has in providing direct guidance in those areas.


 


Promotional Trailer 

Marja’iyyah is one of the most important concepts within Shia Islam. What is this institution all about? Why the need for it? What does the Qur'an say – in praise and condemnation – of following others in religious matters? How do you determine who a Marjaʿ Taqlīd is? What are the alternatives to this system?

This and many more questions will be answered in this new series as we lay the groundwork for future segments addressing more pertinent, specific issues faced by the community and the role that the Marjaʿ has in providing direct guidance in those areas.

 

Episode One: Why the Need for Marja’iyyah

Marja’iyyah, the Shi’i religious authority is a unique system which has been evolving since the initial concept of it was introduced in the Holy Qur’an. 

 Questions we will cover in this introductory video are: 

- WHAT should our relationship with our Creator be? 

- WHY the need for this system? 

- HOW does He want us to worship Him? 

- WHAT does Allah (swt) want from US? 

Plus many other questions will be answered in this video.

 

 

 


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