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Glossary - The definition and meanings of frequently used words and phrases within Shiapedia
Ali b. Muḥammad al-Hadi (a.s) is the tenth Shi'a Imam. His father was Imam Muḥammad b. ‘Ali al-Jawad (a.s) and his mother was a lady named Sumanah, whom historians believe was from Maghreb. He was born in the village of Sarya on the outskirts of Madinah in the month of Rajab 212/827.
There are numerous Holy occasions within the religion of Islam which have been subject to both celebration and commemoration. These occasions all hold unique reasons for their observance, and it should be highlighted that Shi’a Muslims differ from their Sunni brothers in that they observe different days of mourning, sadness and grief.
The foundations of religion form the basis from which everything else follows. The tenants of Shi’a Islam can be broken down into two categories:
1. The Principles of Religion Usul al-Din, which outline the essential beliefs in accordance with the Qur’an and the teachings of the Twelve Imams; and
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