Topic: Shia Islam | Shiite Muslims

French philosopher Henry Corbin (source: Association des Amis de Henry et Stella Corbin) Cover of Suhrawardi′s ″The Shape of Light″ (published by Fons Vitae)

French philosopher Henry Corbin

Wherever the spirit guides

Hassan Nasrallah′s tattoo in Beirut (photo: Marwan Tahtah/DW)

Tattoo trends from Beirut to Baghdad

In the spirit of rebellion

National flags of Iran and Saudi Arabia (source: DW)

Iranian-Saudi relations

For better, for worse

Interview with Syrian dissident Yassin al-Haj Saleh

Interview with Syrian dissident Yassin al-Haj Saleh

The West's lamentable myopia

Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad (photo: private)

The influence of Iran′s religious foundations

Faith and profit enshrined

Afghan soldiers fighting for Iran, casualties of the Syrian conflict

Syrian conflict

The price of acceptance

Shia clerics in Qom (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Iranian scholars in exile

The Shia shakedown

Shia theologian and philosopher Hasan Yousefi Eshkevari (photo: DW)

Political Islam and violence

A question of power

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 8 September 2016 (photo: Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)

BBC Radio: Sunni and Shia Islam

Commemorating the life of Ahmad Shah Massoud on the 15th anniversary of his death in Kabul (photo: Getty Images/AFP/S. Marai)

Ahmad Shah Massoud

Afghanistan's Cold War hero

Afghan militias in Ghazni province (photo: DW)

Fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan

Where the warlords still hold sway

Treffen der Außenminister Saudi-Arabien, Türkei, USA und Russland.  Foto: Getty Images

Saudi-Iranian rivalry

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And the winner is...

The Iraqi army enters Fallujah (photo: Reuters/A. Al-Marjani)

The reconquest of Fallujah

The serpent′s head

Besieging Fallujah (photo: Reuters/A. Al-Marjani)

Battle for the IS stronghold of Fallujah

Militiamen on the rampage

Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) members says they are not involved in terrorist activities

Pakistan′s struggle with sectarianism

Enough is enough

Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K. Kadim)

Iraq′s political crisis

Al-Sadr the power broker

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