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Islam
INTRODUCTION
1. Orientations
a. Figures
2. Koran
3. Theology
4. Concept of divine
5. Sharia
6. Muhammad
7. Cult and Festivals
8. Mecca
9. Cultic personalities
10. Caliph
11. Structures
12. Popular religion
13. Others
14. Calendar



























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Islam / Shi'i / Twelvers / Imam /
Hassan al-Askari
Arabic: 'abū muhammadi hassani bni ¢alī



View of Samarra, Iraq from the spiral minaret of the Friday mosque. Two Shi'i shrines dominate the city; the golden over the tomb of 11th Imam, Hassan al-Askari, the coloured over the tomb of 10th Imam, Ali al-Hadi.

View of Samarra, Iraq from the spiral minaret of the Friday mosque. Two Shi'i shrines dominate the city; the golden over the tomb of 11th Imam, Hassan al-Askari, the coloured over the tomb of 10th Imam, Ali al-Hadi.

(846 - 873) The eleventh Imam of the Twelver Shi'i (868- 873).
Hassan al-Askari lived almost his entire life under house arrest (for more information see Ali al Hadi). He was 22 when he received the Imamate. In the 6 following years until he died, his freedom was severely restricted and he was often only able to speak to his followers through intermediaries.
A controversy surrounds the birth of his son and successor, Muhammad al Mahdi, by a Byzantine slave, Narjis Khatun.
A buried in Samarra, where a tomb was built over his grave.





By D. Josiya Negahban