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What is the basic difference between spirituality in Islam and spirituality in Christianity?
Are there any guidelines from the Ahlulbayt (as) suggesting any specific foods and diet for a ...
Why do some people oppose mysticism and the mystics making reference to ahadith (traditions)?
Please define and explain vicious circle (daur) and infinite regression of causes (tasalsul)?
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
THE ADVENTURE OF THE AYATOLLAH HOSSEIN ANSARIAN REGARDING THE BARRIER
Warning of being ungrateful for blessings
  Family and Its System in Islam

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Sheikh Qassem: Quneitra Attack Targets Hezbollah in Specific (2015-01-25 23:05:31)
Deputy Hezbollah Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem stressed Sunday that the assault on Hezbollah convoy in Syria's Quneitra on Jan. 18 was targeting Hezbollah in specific. During a ceremony held by Hezbollah to mark seven days after the martyrdom of Jihad Moughneih, son of late senior Hezbollah commander martyr haj Imad Moughneih in Beirut, Sheikh Qassem underlined that Hezbollah fight against takfiris is part of his fight against Zionist scheme, revealing that Quneitra attack proved that the Zionist entity orchestrates the crisis in Syria since its beginning. "Israel behind the Syrian cr
‘Islamism in the world today’ released in the U.S (2015-01-25 23:03:51)
Author of the book ‘Islamism and Post-Islamism' whose book has been released in the U.S. says: "What has happened in the world today is not transcending Islamism but the trend towards Salafi Islamism." Seyyed Javad Miri, the author of ‘Islamism and Post-Islamism: Reflections upon Allameh Jafari's Political Thought', said the book has been recently published by University Press of America in Maryland, New York and Dustin Jay Bird, an American professor, has written the foreword to this book. Upon the publication of this book Miri explained the main theme of this book which is Isla
The Two-Week Stress-Less Plan (2015-01-20 18:56:59)
Feeling overwhelmed? Stop stress in its tracks with this 14-day relaxation regimen   Monday Day 1: See the big picture. When obstacles pop up, ask yourself how stressful the situation really is: Will this matter in three months? Three years? For issues with long-term repercussions, write down exactly what you think the problem is or how the situation needs to change.Brainstorm about what you can do to move toward a better outcome, itemize the steps that must be taken, then create a concrete plan of action. Tuesday Day 2: Survey your support system. Make a list of people you could tur
Tips for Happiness in Daily Life (2015-01-20 18:55:58)
Daily life can be made happier. It is a matter of choice. It is our attitude that makes us feel happy or unhappy. It is true, we meet all kinds of situations during the day, and some of them may not be conductive to happiness. We can choose to keep thinking about the unhappy events, and we can choose to refuse to think about them, and instead, relish the happy moments. All of us constantly go through various situations and circumstances, but we do not have to let them influence our reactions and feelings. If we let outer events influence our moods, we become their slaves. We lose our freedom.
How to prevent and treat nail biting: (2015-01-20 18:55:10)
Habits Similar to stereotypic movements, a habit is a learned behaviour that a person repeats so often that he or she begins to do it without even thinking about it. Certain habits can be helpful but some may seem to serve no particular purpose. • Helpful habits - brushing teeth before going to bed or buckling your seatbelt when getting into a car. • Habits with no purpose - hair twirling, thumb sucking, nail biting... etc. Some habits are annoying, and some can cause distress or become the focus of teasing. Still others may have harmful effects. For example, thumb sucking, whic
Respect for the Mosque (2015-01-19 21:35:57)
It should be remembered that Allah has termed the Mosques as his homes. Therefore, they are places where people can seek nearness to Allah. Otherwise, Allah is not restricted to any home or place. In comparison with other places, the mosque has more Favor and Blessings of Allah. Therefore it is better to offer the mandatory prayers in a mosque, preferably with a congregation. Similarly giving the Zakat (Religious Tax) in public is preferable. But the Tahajjud (late night prayer) is to be offered in loneliness.Reliable sources narrate from Imam Muhammad Baqir (A.S) that the Prophet (PBUH) asked
Muslim Roses Clear Ottawa Misconceptions (2015-01-19 21:35:11)
Facing increasing misconceptions about Islam, Ottawa Muslim students and volunteers have dared freezing cold to hand over roses to passersby, emphasizing their faith's teachings of love and mutual understanding. "We know what our faith stands for and want to make it known to others as well," Zoharana, a volunteer who handed out roses and who didn't give her last name. Zoharana, a student of U of Ottawa, was among the volunteers who handed out 1,000 roses on Rideau St. Saturday. Reminding passersby with their love for the city, the students sent a clear message against identifying their fait
Extremist Salafism (2015-01-18 21:44:00)
Salafism has been introduced by some so-called radical Sunni theologians who have wrong understanding of thoughts of theologians such as Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah. Extremist Salafism is a deviatory and shallow cult that stands poles apart from the spirit of Islam's life-giving teachings, has spewed nothing but discord, destruction, ruin and corruption among the Islamic Ummah. This cult has a weak belief base and offers shallow interpretations from Qur'an and narrations. To rule and expand their evil and dark domination, imperialism and colonialism has always sought to pave grou
Belgian Far-Right Party Seeks Headscarf Ban on Drivers (2015-01-18 21:40:07)
The far-right anti-Islam Flemish Interest Party in Belgium has forwarded a bill to Parliament forbidding women with headscarves from driving vehicles. The bill, presented by the Flemish Interest Party's former president Filip Dewinter on Friday, states that wearing a headscarf "reduces a driver's ability to see and hear while driving". Dewinters argued that, as it is forbidden for drivers to talk or text on the phone and to eat food while driving under safety measures, it should also be forbidden to wear the headscarf, which restricts drivers' vision to the side. The Leader of the Dutch far
Inclination to Shiite in New Zealand Increasingly Growing (2015-01-14 21:15:22)
Referring to existence of 12000 twelve-Imams Shi'as in New Zealand, a Member of Board of Directors of Ahl al-Bayt (PBUT) Islamic Foundation in New Zealand reported about the increasing inclinations to Shi'ite in this country. Member of Board of Directors of Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Foundation in Auckland, New Zealand in a professional meeting on conditions of Muslims in New Zealand said among researchers of Islamic Research Foundation of Astan Quds Razavi, "New Zealand is a small country in the south of the Pacific Ocean with a population 4,500,000. Nearly, 40% of the population is Muslim." Refer
Contentment and effort (2015-01-12 18:55:07)
Those who consider wealth as a source of prosperity are entangled in greed to earn more money on the one hand, and on the other, they take refuge in avarice to keep money for a longer period, prevent its wastage and finally try to enjoy more. But, as a matter of fact, on ground realities the picture is totally different. In fact, stingy persons suffer from pain, strain and stress. They are wealthy, but mentally they are not ready to spend it in a proper manner. Hence they create misery for themselves. It is clear that contentment does not mean laziness and indolence. Contentment and effort ar
What were Islam's propagation methods? (2015-01-12 18:41:29)
What were the propagation methods of the religion of Islam?Concise answer Propagation means conveying a message and since the mission of all divine prophets particularly the holy prophet of Islam (S) was to bring humanity forth from darkness into light, propagation enjoys significant importance as a means to convey God's message to His servants. Propagation methods in Islam can be sorted out into three categories e.g. verbal (oral), written and practical each having various types. The verbal method includes speeches, lamentations, debates and commanding the good and forbidding the bad and so
Shia doctor shot martyred in Peshawar (2015-01-12 18:30:26)
Takfiri terrorists of Sipah-e-Sahaba assassinated a Shia doctor in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa province's capital city Peshawar on Saturday. Dr. Asim was sitting inside his clinic situated in Hayatabad area of Peshawar when the takfiri terrorists stormed into the clinic and opened fire upon him. He embraced martyrdom. Shia parties and leaders have condemned the targeted murder of Shia medical doctor in Hayatabad Peshawar. They demanded public hanging of the takfiri terrorists.  
Appointment As Successor At Ghadir (2015-01-01 22:55:22)
On the 18th Zilhajj, the prophet (S.A.W) arrived at Ghadir-al-Khum, a barren land on the outer skirts of Johfa Valley. Here he ordered a halt, having received the following revelation. "O' Prophet! Proclaim what has been sent down to you from your Lord; and if you do not, you would not accomplish the mission all; and God will defend you against men; verily God guides not the unbelieving people". After halting, a make-shift pulpit was made and Bilal, the Muazin, called the people. Those who had gone ahead were summoned back and those who followed gathered round casting inquiring glances at ea
ISIS Leader Asks for Release of ex-Wife Detained in Lebanon (2014-12-31 18:38:38)
Militants in Syria have threatened to execute Lebanese servicemen they hold captive unless Lebanon releases the ex-wife of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group's leader and another militant-linked woman, a negotiator said Tuesday. Salafist Sheikh Wissam al-Masri is mediating the release of 25 police and soldiers held by ISIS and the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda, the Al-Nusra Front. Masri told reporters ISIS wrote a letter to him demanding the release of Saja al-Dulaimi, the former wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as well as Ola Sharkas, the wife of Al-Nusra commander Ana
UN Urges Bahrain to Release 3 Female Government Critics (2014-12-31 18:37:20)
A group of United Nations independent human rights experts has urged the government of Bahrain to drop charges against three women human rights activists exercising their rights to free expression and free association. "Deprivation of liberty on the sole ground of having exercised the right to free expression may be considered arbitrary," the experts warned. Ms. Maryam Al-Khawaja, the co-director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, was sentenced on 1 December, in absentia, for allegedly assaulting airport security officers. Her sister, Ms. Zainab Al-Khawaja, a women's rights and social media
Supreme Leader: Prayers Have to be Promoted Among Youth (2014-12-31 18:35:48)
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday urged the need to use every possible means to promote prayers among Iranian youth. The Leader made the remarks in a message to the opening session of the 23rd national conference on Namaz (prayers) which is being held in the southwestern provincial capital city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan Province. Ayatollah Khamenei urged Iranian officials to make every possible efforts to promote the practice of Namaz among the young generation. Ayatollah Khamenei alsao said it is improtatnt to make realistic evaluations about e
The Hijab of Men (2014-12-29 21:47:19)
It is not uncommon for non-Muslims and even many Muslims to associate the Islamic commandments on Hijab with females, even though Islam has ordained Hijab for both men and women. In fact, many of us would be surprised to note that Allah states in the Holy Qur'an:"Tell the believing men to cast down their looks and guard their private parts; that is purer for them; surely Allah is Aware of what they do. And tell the believing women that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts and do not display their ornaments except what appears thereof...." (24:30-31) Indeed, before addressin
The Philosophy and Secrets of Prayer (2014-12-29 21:45:57)
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 minerals, the plants, the animals and the human beings, he realizes that the praise is relevant to Him. The presence of the signs of His nurture in all creation
Comparison of Muslim and Christian Prayers (2014-12-28 22:46:04)
We will mention some examples of Christian worship in comparison with what we have mentioned about Islamic worship. The Bible says: And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. "This, then, is how you should pray: "‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not


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