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Tuesday 28th of March 2017
Family and Its System in Islam

I want to know the philosophy behind the Kunday niaz (offering) which is given all over my country in the months of Rajab and Sha’ban.

In the months of Rajab and Sha’ban all over my country the Kunday niyaz (offering) is held, now I want to know the philosophy behind this action. Also, some claim that Yazid or some of the enemies of Ahlul-bayt (as) died and to celebrate their death this function is held. I have read a tradition from the sixth Imam where he says that if you want to fulfill any needs then one must prepare a sweet dish and offer it to the Imam. Can you ...

European Quran competition kicks off in Hamburg, Germany

The fifth edition of a European Quran competition was launched in Hamburg, Germany, in ...

Iranian professor donates prestigious prize to Shiite holy shrine

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - An Iranian professor residing in the US donated his prestigious prize that he received in the Third International Congress of Islamic Humanities Congress comprising 20 gold coins and a golden plaque to the holy shrine of Hazrat Masoumeh ...

Palestinians won’t let Israel meddle in religious affairs: Grand Mufti

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem al-Quds has condemned the Israeli regime’s controversial legislation banning the use of speakers for Muslim calls to prayer, saying no Israeli body has the right to obstruct Muslims’ religious practices. During the voting session, prominent Arab Israeli lawmaker MK Ahmad Tibi, who is the leader of the Arab Movement for Change (Ta’al), tore up the proposal. “Islam is stronger than all of ...

Four Atlanta-area mosques receive death threats

Four Atlanta-area mosques have received death threats in recent weeks, leading a rights organization to urge heightened ...

We all should fight against oppressor rulers of Bahrain: Kenyan MP

rutal treatment of rulers in Bahrain with people is not acceptable. The whole world including Muslims, Christians and etc., despite the differences we should all fight together so peace can be gained and Justice to be established in Bahrain. Hassan Mohamed Mwanyoha is a Member of Parliament in Kenya, National Assembly for Matuga, Coalition for Reforms & Democracy, Orange Democratic Movement and a member of Joint Committee on Parliamentary ...

What position does Tarawih prayer take according to Shia school of thought, considering that it is prevalent among Ahlul Sunna?

Considering that Tarawih Prayers are offered in pairs of two or more raka‘āt, according to ahlul-Sunna, can you please let us know What position does Tarawih prayer take toward Shia school of thought?Concise answerTarawih Prayer refers to Nafilah prayers performed at night in the holy Month of Ramadan, after salat of Isha.[1] Tarawih prayer is offered by Ahlul Sunna in congregation, ordered by their second caliphate.[2] The prayers ...

Incorrect understanding of Destiny

future dark for himself and ruined his luck. After some time he would end up in a hospital with a damaged kidney then either his heart would fail or his nerves break. We are sure that a man who does not know how to control carnivorous animals should not start playing with the tail of a lion or a cheetah. Otherwise he would become a morsel for them within no time. Surely when a gambler loses he himself is responsible for his bad luck. Someone has ...

The Veil

 IntroductionThe veil is one of the most important controversial issues in the societies on the general social level because of its great influence on the determination of the identity of the society and because of its basic and crucial role as regards the approach and the behavior of the society with both its men and women.As a result, the veil is always exposed to campaigns of distortion and weakening by means of controversy and suspicion ...

The Islamic Veil (Hijab)

 O, Dear Sister…Preserve the Islamic veil which God has privileged you with, as it is your inviolable fortress, for your hair is one of the beauty aspects in you.Also, you have to wear loose, flowy clothes which don’t particularize your body, especially the beauty areas….. as this is the right Islamic veil.God Al-Mighty said: ﴾O Prophet! Say to your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers that they let ...

Necessity of Hijab

 The divine commandments and clear orders of the Almighty God in the Qur’an impart to us the following points in describing the philosophy of necessity of hijab:1. Preventing the scope of promiscuity in the society and the increasing number of the illegitimate children is considered as another reason for the philosophy of necessity of hijab.A brief review of the number of children born illegitimately in the U.S.A. (1999) shows that ...

An Explanation of Hijab

 Islam essentially aims to pave the way for human being’s salvation and all religious beliefs and moral and juridical precepts have been revealed in line with this ultimate goal.In other words, the purpose of all practices and teachings ordained by The All Wise Creator is to meet all mental and physical, material and spiritual, personal and social needs of the human beings.Consequently, all the divine precepts related to the women ...

Germany: A Muslim teacher replaced her head-scarf

A Muslim teacher who replaced her head-scarf with a beret pulled down over her ears has been fired from school.The teacher, who tried to preserve her religious values and at the same time follow Germany’s social norms lost a lawsuit Friday against a German state which banned religious head-dress from public schools; IRNA reported.Presiding judge Heike Menche of a labour tribunal in the western city of Dusseldorf upheld a pre-dismissal ...

Quranic Verses about Hijab

A Muslim woman wears hijab for the simple reason that God has commanded it in the Quran and Sunna. As Muslims we make the testimony "Mohammad is the messenger of God". The Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) would not be a messenger if he did not come with a message, and his message is the Quran. Therefore, we are really saying "The Quran is the message of God". Our faith in God motivates us to obey God’s message and that is why we follow ...

Hijab and its importance

One Ethiopian female student was asked why you follow the rules of Islam such as fasting, hijab (head cover), prayers: she answered: I am following because Allah had ordered us to follow so as a Muslim, it is our duty to follow the rules taught to us by God.1. Why is Hijab compulsory for the girls in Islam?We observe how the media is ruthlessly misusing the external appearance of the woman by disrobing her. And only Allah knows, to what worst ...

The Importance of Brushing the Teeth in Islam

Brushing the teeth not only helps one look better and feel healthier, but also it pleases God. The religious leaders of Islam emphasized on this fact and suggested their followers to brush their teeth too.According to Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H&H.P), “If you brush your teeth before saying your prayers, that prayer is better than seventy five prayers one says without brushing his teeth.”Imam Sadiq (A.S) said, “When you wake ...

The Philosophy and Secrets of Prayer (Part 3)

After the first verse, the worshipper reads: All praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Universe. Thus, he establishes that every praise and extol is for Allah, the Exalted, because He, the Glorified, is the Lord of the Universe. Every perfection and beauty is a manifestation of His upbringing. When the worshipper reads this verse and sees the signs of Allah’s Lordship and nurture in his own self and the world, the heaven, the earth, the ...

Important Factors Affecting Life Span (Part 4)

There are two kinds of factors that affect man’s life span: the ones affecting man’s physic directly like nutrition; the ones affecting man’s psyche directly and his physic indirectly like spirituality. Some of these factors are discussed in this part and the next parts of this article.NutritionOne of the important factors that can help calculate the length of man’s life is nutrition management, i.e. what to eat, how much ...

Important Factors Affecting Life Span (Part 5)

One of the factors that affect man’s life span is relations with parents. The nature of this relationship can adversely or favorably affect man’s life span.Relations with ParentsParents play a key role in increasing the length of one’s life. Academic findings indicate that children who live with their children enjoy a relatively higher level of emotional wellbeing compared with peers whose parents are often absent throughout ...

Study: Wearing Hijab Helps Body Confidence

British Muslim women who wear the hijab feel generally better about their body image than those who don’t wear the hijab.The research, conducted by Dr Viren Swami from the University of Westminster and colleagues looked at body image issues amongst British Muslim women.Dr Swami explained: “In the West anxiety about body image, for women, is so prevalent it’s considered normal. This study aimed to explore how these attitudes ...