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December, 2016

November, 2016

  • 21 November

    Are Shiites substituting hajj for Arbaeen?

    Shiite jurists and scholars are of the conviction that the hajj cannot be performed anywhere else but in Mecca. Arbaeen, described as the world’s largest annual pilgrimage, is a ritual that occurs 40 days after the day the third Shiite Imam Hussain bin Ali  (A.S.)was slain by forces loyal to ...

  • 17 November

    Japan’s first mosque in the city of Kobe


    Kobe Mosque, was founded in October, 1935 in Kobe and is Japan’s first mosque. Its construction was funded by donations collected by the Islamic Committee of Kobe from 1928 until its opening in 1935. The mosque was confiscated by the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1943. However, it continues to function ...

  • 16 November

    Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi advice regarding Arba’een


    The ceremony of Arba’een is a valuable treasure for us, for it has protected the grandeur of Islam and that of the Shiite school of thought. Therefore, it must be  appreciated as  magnificent as possible. In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful The procession and the ceremonies held ...

  • 13 November

    Guidelines from Ayatollah Sistani about Arbaeen

    observes the teachings of Islam including those relating to prayer, hijab, self-reform, selflessness and...

  • 7 November

    Funding Research in Islamic Economics and Finance

    This article presents some preliminary thoughts on funding research primarily in Islamic...

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