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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 Local.it 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
Egyptian Man Has 10 Children, All Memorizers of Quran (2014-10-06 22:10:40)
Ibrahim Ahmed, a man living in Egypt's Al Sharqia province, has five sons and five daughters all of who are memorizers of the Holy Quran. In an interview with Aqidati Magazine, he said it was due to his love for the book of God that he decided to urge his children to learn the Quran by heart.Ibrahim Ahmed, known in Egypt as Abu al-Mashayikh (the father of prominent Quran activists), described it as a Divine blessing to see all his children so committed to memorizing the verses of the Holy Book.He hopes that his sons Ahmed, Muhammad, Ibrahim, Nour and Yusuf will become Quran scholars.One of hi
School Hijab Ban Angers Kenya Muslims (2014-10-06 21:56:37)
A ruling by a Kenyan court to ban hijab in a church-sponsored school has outraged Muslim parents and scholars, who deemed the ruling a setback for the freedom of worship in the Eastern African country. "In our religion, all girls who have reached puberty have to cover all their body except the face. This is to encourage self discipline," the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya Tana River chairman Sheikh Abdullahi Gudo told the Star. Gudo was commenting on an Isiolo court ruling on Tuesday, September 23, that barred Muslims students at ST Kiwanjani High School from wearing the Islamic hea
Israel bans Muslims from Ibrahimi Mosque (2014-10-06 21:54:47)
For the second time in less than a week, Israeli authorities will ban Muslim worshipers from entering Hebron's Ibrahimi Mosque beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30 in preparation for the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur on Oct. 4. An official at the mosque said that the mosque would be completely closed to Muslim worshipers, while "Jewish settlers" would be allowed free access. The Israeli authorities closed the mosque to Muslim worshipers last Thursday and Friday on the occasion of the Jewish New Year as well. Restrictions on Palestinian movement across the West Bank are frequently put in place during maj
Seminar on Qadir Planned in Ethiopia (2014-10-06 21:52:39)
The Iranian center has invited a number of intellectuals and scientific and religious figures of the country to participate and present speeches at the program. "Investigation of historical documents on Qadir ", "status of Qadir in Sunni sources" and "the status of Qadir in Shia sources" will be the themes of papers to be presented in the seminar. Sheikh Muhammad Ibrahim, leader of Qadiriyya School of thought in Ethiopia will present a poem on the event of Qadir. The honorary guest of the seminar will be Haj Kamel Sharif, researcher and history expert and head of Abadar Islamic School. Ira
Academy of fiqh may be established in Russia (2014-09-24 00:40:10)
A meeting between Russian Muslim and other public figures and the general secretary of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) sheikh Ali Karadagi took place in Istanbul within the framework of the 4th session of the general assembly of the organization. According to the news portal IslamNews, the agenda included the establishment of a fiqh academy in Russian Federation. This initiative has been worked over for several years, since the international conference in Moscow which resulted in a religious declaration on Shari'a law, issues of jihad, caliphate and takfir aimed at overcomin
Glimpses of the Prophet's Conduct (2014-09-24 00:32:17)
The multi-dimensional personality of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) shows us that he was a paragon of virtue in all fields including manners, etiquette, sincerity, generosity, forbearance, courage, wisdom, worship, magnanimity, simplicity of daily life, state affairs, family life, etc. A brief glance at his personal life shows the Prophet to be the Perfect Family-Man. He was a faithful husband, who never took any other spouse as long as the loyal wife, Khadija (Omm al-Momineen or the Mother of all True Believers), was alive and shared life with him for over 25 long years. This is ample proof that t
Forum in Najaf to Discuss “Role of Hussaini Woman in Mahdawi Uprising” (2014-09-24 00:22:09)
The second edition of a national forum titled "Role of Hussaini Woman in Mahdawi Uprising" will be held by the Women Studies and Research Center affiliated to the Religious Affairs Section of Alawi Holy Shrine in Iraq. According to the information website of Imam Ali's (AS) holy shrine, Miaseh Mahdi Shaba, who is in charge of the center, said the forum will be held on November 27. Sayyed Al-Awsiya Hall of the holy shrine in the city of Najaf will host the program.Highlighting women's important role in the victory of Hussaini (AS) uprising and appreciating the efforts of women in paving the w
Quranic-Religious Radio to Be Launched in Ukraine (2014-09-24 00:21:02)
Director of "Islamic Mission of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS)" Foundation in Ukraine announced that a Quranic-religious radio will be launched in the country. According to the information website of Alawi holy shrine, he made the announcement while introducing the plans and activities of the foundation during a meeting with the custodians of the holy shrine of Imam Ali (AS). A number of representatives of the foundation in Donetsk city paid a pilgrimage to the holy shrine in Najaf, Iraq, and got acquainted with activities of the Religious Affairs Section of the holy shrine and various projects conducted
Book on Virtues of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) Published in Thailand (2014-09-10 18:39:40)
A book titled "Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS), Manifestation of Human Virtues" has been published by Iranian Cultural Center in Thailand. Hojat-ol-Islam Muhsin Shari'at is the author of the book. Hojat-ol-Islam Gholam'ali Abazar, eminent Shia figure in Thailand and imam of Al-Huda Mosque in Bangkok, has translated the book into Thai. 5000 copies of the Thai version of the work have been published in Thailand. In five chapters, it discusses the virtues of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) based on the verses of the Holy Quran and Hadiths. The Iranian Cultu
Afghan Shi’ite and Sunni have Particular Devotion to Imam Reza (A.S.) (2014-09-10 18:36:22)
Custodian of the blessed mausoleum of Afghanistan Imam Sakhi said, "People of Mazar Sharif, both Sunni and Shi'a, have a particular devotion to Imam Reza (A.S.)." The caravan of ‘under the shade of sun' dispatched from Astan Quds Razavi to Afghanistan had a meeting with Moulavi Ansari, Custodian of the blessed mausoleum of Afghanistan Imam Sakhi, and hoisted the blessed flag of Imam Reza (A.S.) holy shrine in this mausoleum. Moulavi Ansari, Custodian of the blessed mausoleum of Afghanistan Imam Sakhi, who is a Sunni brother, requested for interaction of Astan Quds Razavi with this maus
The Water of Zamzam (2014-08-31 14:53:52)
It is the best water on earth. It is also the most ancient water on earth because it was discovered about five thousand years ago. According to laboratory analysis, it is the most pure water on earth. Moreover, it functions as food and as a cure for diseases as mentioned by the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ). In addition, it is found in the most sacred place on earth. Is there any other source of water on earth that can rival its virtues? The existence of water in this barren valley was an honor that Allaah The Almighty bestowed upon Ismaa‘e

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