WikiShia is a free online encyclopedia about Shi’a, Islam. This wiki contains more than 14700 pages about Shia in 10 languages including English, Persian, Spanish, Turkish, French, Arabic, Urdu, Indoensian, German, and Russian. WikiShia which is affiliated with Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly, and was officially launched on June 22, 2014 in the International Congress of Sibt al-Nabi in Tehran, by Hasan Rohani, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The term “Shi’a” means “follower”, “faction” or “party” of Prophet Muhammad’s son-in-law and cousin ‘Ali b. Abi Talib, whom the Shia believe to be the Prophet’s successor in religious leadership and the Caliphate. WikiShia provides the visitors and readers with information about Shia’s twelve Imams and their families as well as the political, social and cultural aspects of their lives. The aim, as is mentioned in the About Page, is to explain all concepts and issues related to knowing Twelver Shia (Imamiya) (including issues in history, geography, fiqh, principles of fiqh, concepts, beliefs, names, etc.). WikiShia is managed by a group of scholars in Qom, Iran.