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Wednesday 24th of May 2017
Family and Its System in Islam

Bahraini neurosurgeon arrested on charge of taking part in Diraz protest

    (AhlulBayt News Agency) - Bahraini activists on social media outlets said that the security authorities arrested on Wednesday neurosurgeon Dr. Taha Al-Dirazi from the court after his 3-month jail term was upheld over the charge of taking part in Diraz protest. Activists stressed that Al-Dirazi was arrested after the sentence was issued and he was directly transferred to Jaw prison to serve his sentence.Al-Dirazi was referred ...

Bahraini forces storm into residence of Sheikh Isa Qassim

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Bahraini regime forces have stormed into the residence of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of the country’s Shia majority in a northwestern village, arresting everyone inside the house. It is not yet clear whether Sheikh Qassim himself is among the ...

US Muslims in Pennsylvania invite community to daily iftars

Ramadan is a special time for us, and we want to make it a special time for the community,” Elsayed Elmarzouky, president of the Islamic Center and a longtime spokesman for the Islamic community, told Reading Eagle on Saturday, May 20. “It’s very hard not to touch any food or drink, but practicing this tradition honors God,” Elmarzouky explained. “It’s a test of faith. We are not forced to do so, but we ...

Nabeel Rajab criticizes U.S. for arms sales to Saudi, Bahrain

The column appeared ahead of Trump's visit this weekend to regional power Saudi Arabia, a supporter of the fellow Sunni Muslim-ruled kingdom of Bahrain as it grapples with continued unrest from its Shi'ite majority. Both countries have been on an invasion against Yemen for over two years, but it has been with no success despite launching thousands of air strikes. "Trump's administration already decided to lift all human rights restrictions ...

Death' - according to the Traditions / Hadiths

The traditions also contain beautiful, subtle, instructive and interesting interpretations regarding death, some which are mentioned.1. The bridge of crossingIn some of the traditions, death has been referred to as a bridge, over which people, at the time of transfer from this world to the other world, shall cross and reach their goal, which is the other world.  For example, Imàm Hussain (as) on the day of Ashura, speaking to his ...

Ali (A.S) introduces the Animals

Since most of the world-lovers are not lagging behind dogs in their stinginess, jealousy and harshness the commander of the faithful (A.S) addresses them as dogs when he says, “When you see world-lovers rushing towards things passionately, do not get deceived. Beware of them as they are barking dogs and hunting animals that are ever ready to harm others. The powerful among them eats up the weak and the majority devours the ...

The Islamic view of a mother’s role

Just a few famous traditions regarding mothers make it obvious that in Islam, a mother’s role is not only respected and valued, but it is also considered to be key for the survival of a family. It is unfortunate that oftentimes Muslims themselves devalue the position of women and mothers in the family.In another popular hadith, a man asked the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P):“O Messenger of Allah, whom should I do goodness to?” ...

Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani: Hijab not exclusive to Muslims

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - In a meeting with a group of Students from German universities in Qom on Sunday, Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani, a top Shia cleric, referred to a Quranic verse saying, "Observing Hijab is among the most highly emphasized Quranic ...

Cleanliness and Hygiene in the Family Structure

abir, the son of Abdullah Ansari has been narrated as saying: The Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) saw a man with badly disheveled hair. He asked him: Did he not find anything to comb his hair with? He saw another person with filthy clothes. He shouted: Did he not find any water to wash his clothes? [Mizan al-Hikmat, v.10, p.92]Imam Baqir (A.S) said: Sweeping your houses will eliminate poverty. [Mizan al-Hikmat, v.10, p.93]The sixth Imam (A.S) said: ...

Shiite mark 66th birthday of Sheikh Zakzaky, protest in Abuja

Shiites under the aegis of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN has on Friday protested over the continuous detention of it leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky, saying that the confinement of it leader by the government after being granted a bail by court, is illegal. A press statement titled “a prisoner of conscience at 66,” signed by Shiek Abdulhamid Bello, one of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria’s leader, to celebrate the birthday of Zakzaki ...

Concept of the Human Body in Islam

Islam emphasizes respect for the body as a gift from Allah; a Muslim does not assume absolute “ownership” of his or her body, but only cares for it as a precious gift while he/she lives, until it is returned to its Creator upon death. Muslims are required to take good care of their health and that of other Muslims as much as humanly possible. We are also required to respect nature, the environment, and the physical well-being of all ...

Anti-fascism groups in Italy hold vigil after Rome arson attack

The vigil was held by laying flowers in the Centocelle district of Rome on Wednesday after three sisters from the Roma community, including two children and a young woman, lost their lives in a fire in their camper van. The victims, aged four, eight, and 20, were sleeping with their parents and eight other siblings when their van went up in flames. Other family members reportedly managed to escape the blaze. Investigators launched a homicide ...

CAIR: Anti-Muslim incidents in US saw 57% rise in 2016

A total of 2,213 anti-Muslim incidents were recorded across the country, up from 1,409 in 2015. There was also a 44 percent rise in hate crimes in the same period. Incidents had increased 5 percent in 2015 from the year before. These included a wide range of bias incidents from repeated cases of arson attacks on mosques to street assaults and employment discrimination. The council also reported an uptick in unwarranted contacts against Muslims ...

Trump's comments on Muslims could haunt him in appeals court

An attorney for the president urged the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday to focus on the text of the religiously neutral executive order rather than use campaign statements to infer that the policy was driven by anti-Muslim sentiment. But that idea was challenged by several members of the 13-judge panel, which is examining a ruling that blocks the administration from temporarily barring new visas for citizens of Iran, Libya, ...

Senior Shia scholar receives German priests in Qom

In a meeting with a group of Christian priests from Germany on Sunday, May 7 in Qom, Ayatollah Alavi Boroujerdi, a Shia scholar asserted, "The majority of people in the world believe in religions and most of them are followers of Abrahamic religions. Believing in God is something that is common among all these Abrahamic religions." The Shia cleric added, "In today's world, we're dealing with numerous issues such as poverty, illiteracy, ...

Media and the Islamic Identity of the Muslim Child

Childhood is one of the most important stages in one’s life, because his personality and tendencies are formed during this time, in addition to physical and mental growth. The importance of protecting children from the media invasion and the obliteration of identity:  Childhood is one of the most important stages in one’s life, because his personality and tendencies are formed during this time, in addition to physical and ...

THE LIFE OF IMAM AL-MAHDI Peace Be Upon Him

THE LIFE OF IMAM AL-MAHDI Peace Be Upon Him By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translated by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. ...

Glance at works of Islamic Research Foundation of Astan Quds Razavi with focus on Imam Sajjad

“Imam Sajjad (A.S.), The Face of Worshipers”, “Jihad of Imam Sajjad (A.S.)”, “Ethics Effects in the Prayers of Imam Sajjad (A.S.)”, “Imam Sajjad (A.S.), The Fourth Leader”, “The Life of Imam Sajjad (A.S.)” etc., are some of the titles that with the theme of lifestyle and conduct of Imam Sajjad (A.S.) have been published and released by Islamic Research Foundation of Astan Quds Razavi. ...

Activists calls for mass protests on eve of Sheikh Isa Qassim's verdict

A preliminary sentence is expected to be issued against Sheikh Qassim tomorrow (Sunday, May 7, 2017). Since June 2016, the Bahraini authorities have launched the harshest campaign against Shiite majority and opposition in the country since 2011 and revoked the citizenship of Sheikh Isa Qassim without a trial. This act prompted condemnations of Bahrain's key allies, US and UK. Thousands of Bahrainis have been protesting outside the house of ...

Islam is not against desire and pleasure

‘They ask you what is permitted to them? Say: all good things are permitted for you…’ (Qur’ān 5:4) However, what is evident from the verses of the Noble Qur’ān is that Islām in no way, shape or form forbids man’s persuit of pleasure. Neither does it ever ask man to disregard a natural desire that exists within him. ‘…Allāh desires ease for you, and He does not desire hardship for ...