There are two main branches of Islam, the Sunni and the Shia. Shia is the smaller branch and consists of 15% of the Muslim population worldwide. Most Shias (known in the west as Twelvers, or Ithnasheris) believe in 12 divinely appointed successors of Prophet Mohammed, but there are significant groups who believe in only 5 or 7 Imams. Shias are in the majority in Iran and Iraq.
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Site which serves as a resource for anyone wanting to learn about Islam, whether you are a non Muslim or a Muslim. Includes a large collection of online books and multimedia resources.
E-zine which aims to propagate Islam; includes an archive of previous editions.
Offers information on Islam, convert stories, and advice sections for new Muslims.
Substantial collection of resources on Islam from a Shia perspective, with a strong emphasis on mutual respect between Sunni and Shia.
Islam and Islamic issues from a philosophical, esoteric viewpoint - looking from the inside out. [RSS]
A good collection of articles on Islamic history, Fiqh and scholars. Also has a children's section.
Resources on Islam, the Shia and the Ahlul Bayt.
Articles on prophethood, resurrection, Imamat, justice and Quran. Multimedia section included.
Produces publications in the field of hadith in Arabic and Farsi, including books, journals, and software. Includes articles on Shia use of Hadith traditions. [English, Arabic and Farsi]
A schematic overview of the Shia tradition, with articles on the main groups.
Aims to assist Shia Muslims in finding a suitable match for Marriage.
An introduction to, and some chapters of, an exegesis of the Qur'an by Al-Allamah al-Sayyid Muhammad Husayn at-Tabataba'i. Also includes articles, and FAQ.
Site which serves as a resource for anyone wanting to learn about Islam, whether you are a non Muslim or a Muslim. Includes a large collection of online books and multimedia resources.
A schematic overview of the Shia tradition, with articles on the main groups.
E-zine which aims to propagate Islam; includes an archive of previous editions.
Substantial collection of resources on Islam from a Shia perspective, with a strong emphasis on mutual respect between Sunni and Shia.
An introduction to, and some chapters of, an exegesis of the Qur'an by Al-Allamah al-Sayyid Muhammad Husayn at-Tabataba'i. Also includes articles, and FAQ.
Produces publications in the field of hadith in Arabic and Farsi, including books, journals, and software. Includes articles on Shia use of Hadith traditions. [English, Arabic and Farsi]
Offers information on Islam, convert stories, and advice sections for new Muslims.
Islam and Islamic issues from a philosophical, esoteric viewpoint - looking from the inside out. [RSS]
Resources on Islam, the Shia and the Ahlul Bayt.
A good collection of articles on Islamic history, Fiqh and scholars. Also has a children's section.
Aims to assist Shia Muslims in finding a suitable match for Marriage.
Articles on prophethood, resurrection, Imamat, justice and Quran. Multimedia section included.

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