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November, 2018

  • 12 November

    A Minority within a Minority: the Complexity and Multilocality of Transnational Twelver Shia Networks in Britain

    This article investigates the dynamics around the creation of transnational Shia communal spaces in north-west London, the public representation of Shia Muslim identities by networks and organizations based there to illustrate their multilocal connectivities and internal heterogeneity. Academic scholarship on Shia Muslim minorities in the West has described them as ...

  • 6 November

    Imam Hassan, the Prophet’s Grandson in the Book and Sunnah

    Imam Hasan (as), the grandson of the Prophet of Allah (S), like the rest of Ahlul-Bayt (as), enjoys a high position in the Book of Allah, the Most High, and the sunnah of His Messenger (S)...

  • 6 November

    Justice, Peace and Prophet Muhammad by

    Justice,-Peace-and-Prophet-Muhammad

    Justice, Peace and Prophet Muhammad AUTHOR(S): Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, PUBLISHER(S): North American Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Communities (NASIMCO) A short text on the topic of Islamic emphasis on justice and peace between peoples of differing backgrounds and religions, as seen through Qur’anic verses and the honorable treatment of his opponents by Prophet Muhammad. ...

  • 3 November

    Sunni Nations Are Ourselves: Ayatollah Sistani

    “In one of the recent meetings of Grand Ayatollah with a crowd of Popular Mobilization ‎Forces, one member said we have peaceful coexistence with our Sunni brothers. In reply, ‎Ayatollah al-Sistani underlined that do use the term Sunni brothers but say they are...

October, 2018

  • 26 October

    Almost 30 Million people from all faiths attended Arbaeen in 2017

    The Arba’een Pilgrimage is the world’s largest public gathering that is held every year in Karbala, Iraq. This Ziyarah (pilgrimage) is held at the end of the 40-day mourning period following Ashura, the religious ritual for the commemoration of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson Husayn ibn Ali’s martyrdom in 680. Arba’een ...

  • 24 October

    Is Arbaeen Walk to Karbala an Innovation?

    Recently a very disturbing and confusing video has been forwarded to me showing a public speaker who calls the walk a carnival and an innovation similar to Salat-al- Tarawih. He said this is an innovation which has...

  • 20 October

    Arbaeen: An Opportunity to Display a Strong Will against Tyranny and Injustice

    Prophets (as) and Imams (as) are the vivid examples and leaders that true Mu’mins (believers) should practically follow and not just worship. The example of Imam Hussain (as) is the lesson of uprising against tyranny and...

  • 18 October

    Religious Rejection of Violence

    No to violence Yes to Justice

    Islam always invites to moderation and justice. The world nowadays is full of violence and we can find extremism in individual and social aspects. Sometimes it is covert and sometimes it is overt. As a religion of peace, Islam considers violence as a moral vice and thus rejects it totally. ...

  • 15 October

    World Religious Leaders Surprised by Ayatollah Sistani’s Advices

    A conference entitled, “Reclaiming Intellectual Primacy and Promoting Just, Peaceful and Inclusive Societies” was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on October 8, 2018 and was organized by The Shrine of Imam Hussain (AS), The Shrine of Al-Abbas (AS), Al-Khoei Foundation and the Alliance for Research and ...

  • 1 October

    Ayatollah Khamenei Slams Destruction of Islamic Monuments in Mecca, Medina

    The Leader of Iran Islamic Revolution, ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei slammed the massive destruction of Islamic monuments attributed to the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.), Imam Ali (a.s.), the caliphs and...

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