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Tuesday 28th of February 2017
Law in Islam

Iran rejects remarks by UN Human Rights Commissioner as ‘untrue and false’

 The Iranian High Council for Human Rights dismissed as “untrue and false” recent remarks made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights about lack of cooperation from Tehran over the past years. In a statement, the Iranian Judiciary’s human rights body expressed surprise and sorrow over the September 13 statement made by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein and rejected as "fallacious" his allegations that the Islamic ...

Islamophobia on rise in Germany: study

 Islamophobia has risen markedly in Germany, a study published on Wednesday showed, underscoring the tensions simmering in German society after more than one million migrants, mostly Muslims, arrived last ...

Rights Group Says Jordanian Police Torturing Political Prisoners in Bahrain

- A Bahrain-based rights group said it had received complaints from families of political prisoners that say their sons have been brutally tortured by Jordanian police during ...

Statement of Ayatollah Hadavi Tehrani on Hunger Strike of Pakistani Shiite Leaders in Protest at Oppressions and Discriminations

 Statement of Ayatollah Dr. Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani, Member of the Ahlulbayt World Assembly's Supreme Council, on the Hunger Strike of Pakistani Shiite Leaders in Protest at Oppressions and Discriminations against the Followers of Ahlulbayt (A.S.) In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the MercifulAnd those who have wronged shall (soon) know to what [kind of] place they will be sent. (The Holy Quran: Surah al-Shuara: Verse 227)On the ...

Ayatollah Dorri Najafabadi: Government of Pakistan must be the guardian of people’s rights / Hunger strikers call for justice

A group of followers of Ahluhbayt (a) in Pakistan led by Allameh Raje Nasir Abbas Jafari, have resisted food for almost 20 days to show their disapproval of the perceived unfair and unjust treatment of Shias in Pakistan. On June 1 following our interview with Hujjat al-Islam Ghulam Hurr Shabbiri on the issue of hunger strikers, the vice-chairman of the Supreme Council of the Ahlulbayt World Assembly in Qom issued a statement and asked Pakistani ...

The Afterlife and the Reality of our Ephemeral Existence

The general decline of religious belief in modern man has resulted in the abandonment of the belief in the Afterlife. Most contemporary cultures only see as valid the reality accessible to the senses or to the instruments that supplement them, and ridicule the unseen as mere fantasy and myth. As such, death is seen as the final fall of the curtain, bringing an end to the meaningless cosmic anomaly called ‘intelligent life’.  The ...

The Reality of Death and Its Role in Reforming the Human Soul

With the general and inexorable decline of religious identity in modern society, comes a decline of the belief in the Afterlife. Most contemporary societies can be described as positivist, which sees only the reality accessible to the senses or to the instruments that supplement them as valid and scoffs at the Unseen as mere fantasy and myth. As such death is seen as the final fall of the curtain, bringing an end to the meaningless cosmic ...

Exclusive: Latest news on Iranian embassy explosions

The Iranian embassy in Beirut issued a statement following the explosions on Tuesday 19 November 2013. Parts of the statement said following the 2 explosions in front of the embassy by the terrorists, the Cultural Attaché Hojjatul Islam Ansari, the wife of a diplomat and 4 security staffs of the embassy, Hajj Rezvan Fars, Seyyed Mohammad Hashim, Hajj Belal Zeraqat and Hajj Ahmad Zeraqat were martyred. In addition a number of embassy ...

Terrorists' unity dangerous for humanity

Iranian Ambassador to Dublin Javad Kachouiyan warned against the unity of the terrorists and extremists against the human civilization. 'The Middle East has been suffering from occupation, aggression, discrimination, militarism, underdevelopment, injustice and instability throughout decades and today not only none of these problems has been remove, but we are witnessing the unity of the ISIL, terrorists and the foreign forces from different ...

Freedom of Speech and the West's Double Standard

I was deeply offended by the events described in an article in the Sep. 25, 1995 issue of "Qadhaya Dowaliyah" ("International Affairs" an Arabic weekly issued in Pakistan).It describes the furious reaction of many German intellectuals to the announcement of the Frankfurt based German Book Publishers Association that the prestigious Book Peace Award for the year 1995 would be awarded to Professor Annemarie Schimmel. Dr. Schimmel is an eminent ...

Bahrain's Al Wefaq: Deporting and Making Citizens Stateless is Egregious Violation to Constitution and Int’l Law

Al Wefaq National Islamic Society said the deportation of Sheikh Mohammed Khojesteh from his homeland, after the revocation of his nationality, is an egregious violation of the Bahraini constitution and the International Law which Bahrain is must be committed to.Sheikh Khojesteh is a patriotic Bahraini figure who made significant contributions in serving this country and its unity and the enlightenment of its people. This decision takes Bahrain ...

A Criticism of the Idea of Arab Nationalism

This article was presented as a paper at the World Seminar on "The Impact of Nationalism on the Ummah," London, Dhu al-Qi'dah 13 -- 16, 1405 (July 31 -- August 3, 1985), held by the Muslim Institute. The author is a scholar from Cairo, Egypt. The Arab nationalist propaganda has been increasingly voiced in recent months from many organs in several Arab countries, particularly Egypt. It was quite evident to observers of the Islamic movement that ...

The Weighing of the Human Deeds

Every sect has interpreted the meaning of Meezan according to their own views. Some opine that the deeds shall literally be weighed. While some say that the deeds shall be given a physical form and then weighed. The good deeds shall be given a beautiful face, while the evil deeds an ugly one. Allamah Ne'matullah Jazaeri in "Anwar-i No'maniyah" says, that according to trustworthy and consecutively transmitted reports it clearly proves that the ...

Ethics and Politics Relationship

Politics has two faces—a smiling face that gives glad tidings of prosperity, power and authority, and a furious one that calls to mind power struggle, power worship, and injustice. It is owing to this that politics is likened to Janus,[329] the first mythological king of Latium.[330]The gods had bestowed the king with such powers of clairvoyance that he would see the past and the future in unison. It is for this reason that they used to ...

Corporate Sponsored Education: The Limits Of Social Responsibility

The business sector increasingly subsidizes financially challenged institutions. Representative examples would include health care, major sports arenas, and penal facilities. Among the recent beneficiaries of corporate largesse are schools. Such assistance blurs social roles and raises serious moral concerns, especially those of moral agency. Education, more so than other social institutions, determines the kind of citizen and moral character a ...

Human rights group urges UK PM to search roots for ISIS' rise at home

A human rights body in Britain urged the UK Prime Minister David Cameron to search for the roots of the ISIS rise at home. The Islamic Human Rights Commission said in a statement here that “the PM would be better served by looking at Britain's own and wider western policy in the region which gave birth to ISIS.” The statement comes as an answer to the Prime Minister who recently accused some Islamic groups of supporting the ...

HRW Condemns Saudi 'Slave' Treatment of Migrant Women

Saudi Arabian families are abusing female migrant workers to the point of slavery and Riyadh needs to respond with sweeping labor and justice reforms, a major rights group said Tuesday. US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a new report released in Indonesia, the home country of thousands of female migrant workers in Saudi Arabia, that in the worst cases the women were "treated like virtual slaves." "In the best cases, migrant women in Saudi ...

Discrimination against Muslims at all-time high in Belgium

total of 166 out of 1,466 cases launched in connection with discrimination and racism-related offenses involve faith, according to the 2010 report prepared by Belgium's Center for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism (CEOOR). (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Eighty-four percent of these cases are connected to Islam while only 2 percent concern Christianity and Judaism. The high number of cases of discrimination against Muslims is likely ...

Hundreds of Bahrainis stage anti-US rally

Bahrainis have staged anti-US rallies outside the capital to protest against Washington’s support for Manama's ongoing crackdown on peaceful demonstrations. (Bayt Agency) - Bahrainis have staged anti-US rallies outside the capital to protest against Washington’s support for Manama's ongoing crackdown on peaceful demonstrations.Holding the US responsible for the crimes committed against anti-regime protesters in Bahrain, hundreds of ...

Tragedies of Shiite in Saudi prisons

Aman Center for Human Rights WatchThe Families of prisoners of conscience reveal their suffering… Ahlul Bayt News Agency - Human rights violations are not restricted to prisoners but they reach even their families. They share suffering of deprivation, anxiety, and the unknown fate in remote prisons built in distant places.The families of prisoners of conscience go through illegal human rights violations that degenerate human dignity and ...