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Prominent Tunisian Shia scholar: We must raise awareness among Sunnis about Ghadir

Prominent Tunisian Shia scholar: We must raise awareness among Sunnis about Ghadir
Ahlul Bayt News Agency - Speaking at the Third International Conference on Wilayah [Guardianship] in Ahvaz, Dr. Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi, a renowned Tunisian Shi’a scholar, said this conference is a good opportunity for scholars from various Islamic countries to participate in the strengthening of solidary among Muslims. Speaking on the eve of Eid al-Ghadir, a Shi’a Islamic holy day which celebrates the divine ...

Photos: Free Zakzaky peaceful protest in Abuja, Nigeria

Photos: Free Zakzaky peaceful protest in Abuja, Nigeria
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Free Zakzaky peaceful protest held in Abuja, ...

German lady converted to Shia Islam in Imam Reza’s Shrine

German lady converted to Shia Islam in Imam Reza’s Shrine
A German lady, with presence in the Razavi Holy Shrine, converted to Islam and adopted Shi’ism. Hannah Neleh Reza, 25-year-old lady from Germany, in her first initiation to the Razavi Holy Shrine, converted to holy religion of Islam, and selected Shi’ism, and then after declaring her faith, chose ‘Zahra’ as her first name. At the beginning of the meeting, which was held at the Non-Iranian Pilgrims Office of Astan Quds ...

Ashura procession in Port Louis, Mauritius Island

Ashura procession in Port Louis, Mauritius Island

1438-2016 - Ashura procession in Port Louis, Mauritius Island. *** Imam Hussein and his companions were martyred on Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram (Lunar month), which falls on 12th October 2016 this year. Muharram ceremonies symbolize the eternal and unwavering stance of truth against falsehood and humanity’s struggle against tyranny, the cause for which Imam Hussein was martyred.

Who is Muhammad Legenhausen?

Who is Muhammad Legenhausen?
Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen is associate professor of philosophy at the Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute in Qom, Iran, and author of Islam and Religious Pluralism ...

Pakistani Shia Political Parties Not United with Each Other - says cleric

Pakistani Shia Political Parties Not United with Each Other - says cleric
- Hujjat al-Islam Nazim Husain Akbar, the director of the Pakistan think-tank of al-Mustafa International University and the founder and director of the Abu Talib Research Institute in Iran and Pakistan, has referred to the political, social, cultural thought among Shi’a Muslims in Pakistan in an exclusive interview with Rasa News Agency.The Pakistani cleric said that unless Pakistanis raise and educate their children in a correct manner ...

Book Review; The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought, by Sachiko Murata (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992).

Book Review; The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought, by Sachiko Murata (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992).
This work is a true masterpiece, not only of translation and exposition, but of Islamic propagation, as well. The work as a whole provides the best rejoinder yet given to the attack made on Islam from various feminist quarters both in the West and in the Muslim world. In brief, the answer is that the critics fail to see past the surface of Islam, a surface which is then judged by modern Western standards, while an adequate understanding of the ...

Sean Stone Converted to Islam

Sean Stone Converted to Islam
Sean Stone, the 27 year old son of Oliver Stone, Hollywood’s prominent Director, said at a press conference in Tehran that he has accepted Islam and believes that Christians, Jews and Moslems all worship one god.He has added another name to his first name as a sign of his acceptance; he is now Sean Christopher-Ali Stone. He says that he first became interested in Islam when he was in high school. Oliver Stone, Sean Christopher, ...

Typical Italian Girl Finds Peace in Islam

Typical Italian Girl Finds Peace in Islam
Caught between a world of enjoyment and acceptance and a world of truth and reality, I found myself booking a flight to Italy. I had to get away from it all. I was a bar tender in a popular Italian cafe and spent my weekends singing shows with my band. On the outside I was your typical Italian girl, just trying to have a good time, but on the inside, I was dying. I couldn’t live this life any longer.I couldn’t just serve drinks all ...

Zaria Massacre: Wicked bloodthirsty tyrants think by killing innocent life will ended but martyrdom is beginning of real life

Zaria Massacre: Wicked bloodthirsty tyrants think by killing innocent life will ended but martyrdom is beginning of real life
Reflection on the state of His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky:An occasion was recently organized for children to pay a visit to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei then one of the children went on stage to greet the Great Leader. When the child extended his right hand to shake the right hand of the Leader, the Leader extended his left hand to receive the right hand of the child. Then it down on the child that the ...

US Muslims take to street in Minnesota to protest Islamophobia

US Muslims take to street in Minnesota to protest Islamophobia
ozens of protesters in Minnesota marched down Cedar Avenue on Saturday, taking a stand against something many are all too familiar with–discrimination. “I faced racism in the city that I grew up in. I grew up in St. Louis,” said Bilal Mustafa, Burnsville city. Mustafa said he has faced discrimination as both an African-American and a converted Muslim. He wanted to participate in the rally with the hope to change the ...

Performances of Astan Quds Razavi as a Religious Institution is Marvelous

Performances of Astan Quds Razavi as a Religious Institution is Marvelous
Yves Rossier said, "Very attractive exquisites and objects including handwritten Qur’ans and those ascribed to the handwriting of the Infallibles exist in the museums of Astan Quds Razavi that are ...

Egyptian Qari Expelled from University for Lying about Int’l Quranic Title

Egyptian Qari Expelled from University for Lying about Int’l Quranic Title
An Egyptian Quran reciter was expelled from the country’s al-Azhar University for falsely claiming to have won the top title at Malaysia’s international Quran competition.The disciplinary committee of Al-Azhar University’s branch in Asyut governorate held a session on Monday to investigate the issue, al-Yawm al-Sabi website reported.Abdul Rahim Radhi, the young reciter, had claimed in social media that he came first in the last ...

Why I am a Muslim

Why I am a Muslim
Ibrahim, a Pennsylvania teenager, explains how difficulties with church teaching about Jesus as God led him from Catholicism to Islam.A time comes in everyone's life, or at least I hope it comes, when they realize that they have to not only believe what they believe in, whatever it may be, but get out there and proclaim it to the world. Luckily, that time came early for me. I am 17, and Islam is the belief that I’m proclaiming.I was raised ...

Actions of Nigerian president Buhari negates principles of what Martin Luther King fought, died for

Actions of Nigerian president Buhari negates principles of what Martin Luther King fought, died for
A Pro-Democracy Group in Nigeria, ‘Concerned Nigerians’ has condemned the black history award given to President Muhammadu Buhari by Martin Luther King Jrn’s family yesterday in Abuja. (AhlulBayt News Agency) - A Pro-Democracy Group in Nigeria, ‘Concerned Nigerians’ has condemned the black history award given to President Muhammadu Buhari by Martin Luther King Jrn’s family yesterday in Abuja.In a statement ...

Islam could Attract Lauren Booth too

Islam could Attract Lauren Booth too
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s sister-in-law has embraced Islam after visiting the holy shrine of Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh (PBUH) in Iran’s holy city of Qom.The 43-year-old half-sister of Cherie Blair now wears hijab whenever she leaves her home, prays five times a day and visits her local mosque."Now I don’t eat pork and I read the Holy Qur’an every day. I’m on page 60. I also haven’t had a drink in ...

Edward Said: Orientalism Revisited (25 years later)

Edward Said: Orientalism Revisited (25 years later)
Edward Said: Orientalism Revisited (25 years later) Nine years ago I wrote an afterword for Orientalism which, in trying to clarify what I believed I had and had not said, stressed not only the many discussions that had opened up since my book appeared in 1978, but the ways in which a work about representations of "the orient" lent itself to increasing misinterpretation. That I find myself feeling more ironic than irritated about that very same ...

US Mosque in Virginia opens its door to community

US Mosque in Virginia opens its door to community
Charlottesville’s mosque in Virginia USA, opened Saturday night its doors to the community for the first time to show what the Islamic faith is all about. For the first time since the mosque opened in 2012, Muslims who worship there welcomed the public to an "open house.” The common refrain was that Islam is a religion of peace. The mosque welcomed anyone who had doubts or questions about Islam’s intentions to learn about the ...

Muslim couple feeds Calais refugees in France for a year

Muslim couple feeds Calais refugees in France for a year
- Working from sunset to sundown, a British Muslim couple from County Durham has been offering free meals to 1,500 people in the Calais jungle camp every day all over the past year. The story started when Jamal Ismail and Sofinee Harun took their family caravan to Calais jungle last September, saying they were planning to stay for one week. “We just couldn’t go home. We know that so many people have arrived [in the refugee ...

US Muslim student group at University of Iowa secures prayer space

US Muslim student group at University of Iowa secures prayer space
The University of Iowa in USA is reconfiguring two former offices in its Iowa Memorial Union to be used as full-time prayer spaces, primarily for the school's Muslim faculty, staff, and students. On this River to River segment, host Ben Kieffer sits down with Saad Ansari, president of the University of Iowa Muslim Student Association, to discuss the need for a space for private prayer on campus. "Having this space is a tremendous step for ...