Friday 31st 2014
In Presence of Ustad
The Material Issues of the House and the Family
Good Mothers and Fathers
God's protection as a stronghold:
Sahifeh Sajjadieh: Set this treasure before your eyes
Warning of being ungrateful for blessings
The Aspects of Virtue in the Family
The Rights of Wives and Husbands in Islam
Responsibilities of the Head of the Household
The Principles of Spirituality in the Family
Muslims Fume as Nigeria Court Upholds School Hijab Ban (2014-10-21 01:21:54)
A Nigerian court on Friday said the Lagos local government had acted correctly in banning Muslim headscarves (hijab) at public schools, a ruling that drew the ire of the city's Muslim community, which has vowed to appeal the decision.   "The prohibition of the wearing of hijab over school uniforms within and outside the premises of public schools was not discriminatory," Justice Modupe Onyeabor of a Lagos high court ruled on Friday.She held that the ban did not violate constitutional articles guaranteeing freedom of religion, thought and worship, as had been claimed by the plaintiffs, t
Preliminary Stage of Oman Nat’l Quran Contest Underway (2014-10-21 01:20:04)
The preliminary round of the 24th national Holy Quran competition in Oman began on Saturday, October 18. The Mahwat Educational Center in al-Wusta province is hosting the Quranic event, which is annually organized by Sultan Qaboos Center for Culture and Sciences, Oman al-Yawm daily reported.It is held on memorization and Tajweed recitation of the Holy Quran.According to Saeed bin Hamid al-Zawyani, an official with the organizing committee, 1085 men and women are competing in separate sections in the preliminary round.6 individuals from each province of the country will make it to the final ro
Al Wefaq to Saudi Kingdom: free Sheikh Al Nimr, Avoid tension (2014-10-21 01:10:52)
Al Wefaq National Islamic Society said the death sentence issued against Sheikh Nimr Baqer Alnimr could further complicate things. Al Wefaq called on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to free Alnimr, adding that he maintained a nonviolent approach in his speeches and movement. Sheikh Nimr Alnimr is a prominent religious figure who is defending political, social and religious rights ensured by international covenants. Al Wefaq stressed that opinion should not be confronted with arrest and death sentences. Al Wefaq expressed solidarity with Sheikh Alnimr and recalled for his release, stressing that
Saudis Take To Social Media To Express Rage Over al-Nimr’s Death Sentence (2014-10-21 01:07:39)
According to Mohammed's tweet, a Saudi court upheld the ruling issued against al-Nimr and ended all proceedings that took place during the 13 sessions of his trial. The news took Twitter by storm and became a trending topic that reflected the sharp divisions between the supporters and the opponents of the verdict, which was also seen as having sectarian implications. Authorities in Saudi Arabia gave the verdict a sectarian dimension under the guise of the law that targeted the spiritual leader of an important element of the Saudi people. Activists took to social media to call for a solidari
7th International Islamic Book Fair Opens in Delhi (2014-10-21 01:04:08)
The annual International Islamic Book Fair of Delhi has been started and inaugurated by Sirajuddin Qureshi, President of Indian Islamic Cultural Centre and Safdar H. Khan former chairman Delhi Minorities Commission. The fair contains books from Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Beirut, U.S.A. and U.K. besides of course India. When MG asked Dr Faisal Faheem of Alhasanat Books about what's new in this times book fair he said that new books from Darussalam Publishers, A biography of Hadrat Ali (R.A.), and urdu translation in roman script of award winning Ar-Raheeq-ul-Makht
'I'd go tomorrow': Islamic extremist Anjem Choudary wants to leave UK and move to war torn Middle East (2014-10-19 15:16:36)
Notorious Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary claims he wants to leave Britain for good - and move to the Islamic State, writes Patrick Hill in the Sunday People. Benefits dad Choudary, who revealed his kids are being privately educated, claims he'd jump at the chance to go and live under Sharia Law in Syria or Iraq. "I'd go tomorrow. I'd love to bring my children up there," he told us - just days before last night's successful pounding by US-led coalition aircraft of the flashpoint Kurdish town of Kobani in Syria. But the British citizen, who promises the move would be permanent, would first
International Conference of ‘Under the Shadow of Imam Ali (A.S.)’ Ended (2014-10-19 15:14:28)
The International Conference of ‘Under the Shadow of Imam Ali (A.S.)' that was held in Mashhad concurrent with the blessed days of Eid Ghadir Khum and Dahe-ye Wilayat and Imamate came to an end. The closing ceremony with lecturing of Sheikh Muhammad Akhtari, General Secretary of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.) World Association, and recitation of the final statement of Ayatollah Waiz Tabasi ended after two days of participation of distinguished Zeidi scholars of Yemen. General Secretary of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.) World Association referred to the importance of Ghadir Khum in his lecture, and viewed it a
American Imam: It's code red for American Muslims (2014-10-19 01:12:07)
The mosque in Roxbury was crowded past capacity, with about 1,200 college students, urban hipsters and East Africans lining the hallways and front stairs. They wanted to hear Imam Suhaib Webb, resident scholar of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and widely considered one of the country's most influential Muslims, respond to Sam Harris and Bill Maher, who recently called Islam the "mother lode of bad ideas" and compared Muslims to the Mafia. The lanky, blue-eyed imam, a convert originally from Oklahoma, is known for tackling taboo topics and spicing his sermons with pop culture r
Nigeria: Lagos Upholds Hijab Ban, Muslims Angry (2014-10-19 01:10:10)
LAGOS - A Nigerian court has maintained a ban on Islamic headscarf in Lagos public primary and secondary schools, the decision which infuriated the leaders of the Muslim community, vowing to appeal the ruling. "We appreciate all the individuals and societies that attend the hearing, [and] we shall proceed to the court of appeal to secure our right [as is] guaranteed by the Nigerian constitution," Kaamil Kalejaiye, the president of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) told Anadolu Agency after the ruling. The MSSN brought the case month ago to challenge the ban on wearing the hijab i
Top Saudi Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr 'sentenced to death' (2014-10-19 01:08:19)
A court in Saudi Arabia has upheld a death sentence given to prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the cleric's brother says. A Saudi court had recently sentenced Sheikh Nimr to death. However, the enforcement of the ruling has been postponed. On Wednesday, Nimr's death sentence was upheld, the cleric's brother said on his Twitter account. The senior Shia cleric is accused of delivering anti-government speeches and defending political prisoners. Nimr was attacked and arrested in the Qatif region in July 2012. His arrest sparked widespread protests in the kingdom leaving several people
Cleric stresses necessity of vigilance against enemies’ ideological opium (2014-10-19 01:05:30)
Friday Prayer leader of Sanandaj, Mamousta Abdorrahman Hossein Zadeh in an exclusive interview with Taqrib News Agency (TNA) put accentuation on the necessity of vigilance against the plots hatched by the enemies and their ideological opium which aim at the standing unity among Muslims. "The enemies came to a full-scale war against Muslims while they are equipped with the weapons of dispersion and division," said Sunni cleric. Mamousta Abdorrahman Hossein Zadeh called on Muslims to be fully aware of the enemies measures while they try to outsmart Muslims by concocting various machinations an
Italy’s Far-right Opposes Muslim Swim Class (2014-10-19 00:49:45)
Though praised by sports officials for integrating the religious minority, a new swimming course planned next January for Muslim women has been viciously attacked by the far-right politicians as "discriminatory". The Geas sports association in Sesto, praised the initiative as "an important moment for integration," The reported on Wednesday, October 15, quoting Corriere della Sera newspaper. Offering Muslim women a rare opportunity to learn swimming, the Islamic center in Sesto, northern Italy, announced the new swimming course next year. Planned from January 19th to April 20th, the
Bishop George Saliba elaborates on Imam Ali’s ‘Nahj al-Balagha’ (2014-10-19 00:47:42)
Bishop Saliba has more than 25 books in his career as a writer, and an article on ‘Nahj al-Balagha' which was presented in the Fifth Baran-e Qadir International Congress in Iran. "I respect the status of Seyyed Razi who compiled this exquisite book [‘Nahj al-Balagha'] and if it was not for his efforts, many hadiths and remarks made by Imam Ali (AS) could be lost. I read this book from childhood and have various editions of ‘Nahj al-Balagha'," he said. "As the name ‘Nahj al-Balagha' suggests, this book is about the methods of eloquence and rhetoric, but more significan
Islamic Center in Oslo to Hold Seminar on “Islam and Today’s Challenges” (2014-10-16 02:24:19)
The Tauheed Islamic Center in the Norwegian capital of Oslo plans to hold a seminar this weekend on the theme of Islam and Today's Challenges. It is slated to be held at the center on Saturday, October 18, from 5:30 P.M. to 8 P.M. The event will feature discussions on two major themes, namely "Islam and Extremism" and "Family in Islam". The Tauheed Islamic Centre (TIC) was founded in March 1994, in Oslo. Registered as a religious organization, TIC is a multicultural organization and its members belong to different countries like Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Norway, etc
Yemeni Shias Celebrate Eid Al-Qadir in Sana’a for First Time (2014-10-16 02:12:40)
The Houthi Shias of Yemen have celebrated the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Qadir in the capital Sana'a for the first time. Their celebrations were officially held in the capital on Saturday night, Eram news network reported. While in previous years, the occasion was marked with small ceremonies in Sana'a, this year Shias held mass celebrations.This comes a few weeks after Houthis achieved victory in their uprising following a month of anti-government rallies. Eid al-Qadir is the commemoration of a historic day in Islam. 14 centuries ago, on the 18th of month of Zi al-Hajjah, on his way bac
Unity among Muslims a top priority (2014-10-08 00:10:11)
While the overwhelming majority of Muslims (67 percent) want unity in the Ummah, a small disruptive minority is determined to create chaos. To confront such divisive tactics, Iran's Majma at-Taqrib organized an international Conference in Tehran to bring ulama of all Schools of Thought onto a common platform to strive for unity. Only the Islamic concept of freedom can guarantee people's rights and dignity, said the Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Rahbar), Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei in his wide-ranging address during celebrations of the birthday of the noble Messenger of Allah (pbuh). Several
How might Muslims preserve their identity in religiously diverse societies? (2014-10-08 00:09:17)
  Is there a need to foster a deeper understanding of Islam in non-Muslim host countries to fight stereotypes affecting Muslims? These and other challenges have prompted Muslim community leaders and scholars from around the world to gather in Sydney for the inaugural Australasian Conference on Islam. Professor of sociology Riaz Hassan at Flinders University in South Australia says the biggest misconception about Muslims is the idea that there is only one Muslim identity. His research surveyed 6,000 Muslims in ten countries including Malaysia, Pakistan, Iran and Egypt. Professor Hassa
Muslim sheep slaughter to be banned in Moscow during Eid al-Adha feast (2014-10-08 00:04:20)
Prayers marking the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, will begin at all Moscow mosques at 7 a.m. on October 4, a spokesman for the city's inter-regional cooperation, national policy and religious organizations department said. Sacrificial sheep will be slaughtered on farms and in slaughter houses in individual villages of the Moscow Region, the spokesman said. Eid al-Adha, the feast of the sacrifice, honors the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) to sacrifice his promised son, Ismail, as an act of submission to Allah's command, before Allah intervened to provide Abraham with a lamb
Pakistan’s Balochistan Quranic Society; Cradle of Quran Activities (2014-10-06 22:14:30)
The Quran Reciters' Society in Balochistan Province of Pakistan is actively involved in training Quran reciters and memorizers all over the country. Fadhl Haqq, Secretary General of the society told IQNA that it is considered as one of the greatest Quranic centers of the province. Founded about 10 years ago, the center has 175 Quran reciters and 70 memorizers of the entire Quran as members.There are also many Qaris and Hafiz (memorizers) cooperating with the center.Elaborating on the activities of the society, he said it holds courses on Tajweed principles, memorization of the Holy Quran and
Sharjah Holy Quran and Sunnah Award Planned (2014-10-06 22:12:47)
"Sharjah" Institute of the Holy Quran and Nabawi Sunnah will hold the 18th edition of Sharjah national Quran and Sunnah Award in the UAE. According to Al-Bayan website, registration for the competition has started and will continue until October 31.Matar bin Dalmouk, head of the council of the Quranic institute said that the competition will be held in two groups of male and female participants and for different age groups.The categories of the Quran competition will include memorization of the entire Quran, memorization of 20, 10 and 5 Juzes (parts) of the Quran and memorization of Nabawi Ha

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