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Saturday 4th of July 2015
Family and Its System in Islam

China denied restricting religious freedom; upset with Turkey's concern on Ramadan restrictions

Ahlul Bayt News Agency - China's Foreign Ministry denied restricting religious freedom Wednesday in a sharp response to Turkey for voicing concern over reports that ethnic Uighur Muslims had been banned from worship and fasting during Ramadan, daily news reported.Some local governments in China's far western region of Xinjiang have stepped up controls on the Islamic faith followed by the Turkic Uighur people ahead of and during Ramadan, ...

Bahraini forces question Al-Wefaqn activist 'Khalil Al-Marzooq' over political seminars during Ramadan

hlul Bayt News Agency - The Bahraini security authorities summoned the Assistant Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq, Khalil Al-Marzooq, for questioning over the political meetings he held during Ramadan in a number of villages across the island kingdom.Al-Marzooq was questioned about his last seminar in Al-Diraz village, held on June 27, 2015, despite the security forces' attempts to prevent it.The authorities charged Al-Marzooq with insulting the ...

Opposition Figure: Continued Detention of Sheikh Salman to Prolong Bahraini Crisis

The deputy secretary-general of al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Bahrain's main opposition bloc, said the continued detention of Sheikh Ali Salman, the secretary-general of the group, will only prolong the crisis in the Persian Gulf Arab country. “Convicting Sheikh Ali Salman, is tantamount to convicting national unity, internal peace, moderation and public demands, which have been raised by the sheikh,” Sheikh Hussain Aldaihi ...

11 Palestinian families to go homeless as Israel threatens demolition

AhlulBayt News Agency - The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) afternoon Monday notified 11 Palestinian families of their decision to demolish and stop the construction of 11 homes in al-Khalil’s town of Yatta, in the southern West Bank.Coordinator for the popular committee against settlement in Yatta, Rateb al-Jabour, said the IOA ordered eight Palestinian families to stop the construction of their homes and notified three other ...

Family of British jihadi bride ‘sickened by her twisted evil’

The family of a British woman who fled to join the so-called Islamic State in Syria have said they are 'sickened' by a poem she wrote praising the massacre in Tunisia and attacks in Kuwait and France. Former private schoolgirl Aqsa Mahmood left her home in Glasgow in November 2013 and married a militant from the terror group in February last year. She has since posted a series of radical messages under the nom de guerre Umm Layth, including a ...

Tunisia holds Israel responsible for safety of Marzouki, flotilla activists

AhlulBayt News Agency - Tunisia on Monday condemned the interception by the Israeli navy of one of the vessels of the Freedom Flotilla III which was carrying humanitarian assistance to Gaza, calling to immediately release all participants in the flotilla.Tunisia called, in a Foreign Ministry statement, to immediately release all participants in the Freedom flotilla, holding the Israeli occupation authorities responsible for their safety and that ...

Teachers from Wales to do Ramadan fast with Muslim students to show Islam is 'nothing to be afraid of'

Three Welsh teachers say they will join their Muslim students’ sponsored fast in an effort to counter Islamophobia wave in the UK. “Seeing the efforts they make to study while doing Ramadan, we wanted to show we empathise and want to show that there is community support within the community here,” the teachers said. “By participating in the fast, we hope to show solidarity with our Muslim students as well as those in ...

Pakistan: Shiite religious leader shot dead in DI Khan

Some unidentified assailants shot dead the leader of a Shiite religious organisation in Prowa area of Dera Ismail Khan, district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday. Police said that the armed motorcyclists opened fire at Anjuman Sadda-e-Hussain president Mukhtar Hussain Baloch near Proa Adda, injuring him critically. He was hurried to nearby hospital but he succumbed to injuries on the way. The assailants, however, managed to flee from the ...

Kuwait expels Iraqi Shi’ite cleric 'Ja’far Ibrahimi'

Unconfirmed reports have announced that Hujjat al-Islam Ja’far Ibrahimi, an Iraqi Shi’ite cleric living in Kuwait, as been deported at at the request of a number of political activists in the Persian Gulf monarchy. According to the news website 'alkhaleejaffairs', a number of extremist Kuwaiti activists and members of the country’s parliament announced the news of Hujjat al-Islam Ibrahimi’s expulsion, claiming that ...

Distribution of Food Packages in Algeria Ahead of Ramadan

n Algeria, for example, government agencies and charity centers have begun handing out food packages.According to Algerian minister of solidarity, family and women's affairs, millions of families will receive the packages, ajib website reported.She said there is no need for those who want to get the food packages to leave home but they will receive their packs at home.Ramadan is a blessed month of reflection, prayer and fasting for Muslims. ...

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 ...

Chicago Muslim organizations encourage Muslims to give back to their communities

Sharing the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, a group of Chicago Muslim organizations have encouraged Muslims to give back to their communities, emphasizing on Islamic tenets of goodwill, giving, and charity, OnIslam reported. "As part of a tradition of service during Ramadan, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) is encouraging Muslims to dedicate the holy month to giving back to their communities," the COIGC said ...

Yemeni Nationals Stage Anti-Saudi Protest in Geneva

Dozens of Yemeni expatriates living in European countries held a rally in front of the United Nations headquarters in the Swiss city of Geneva to voice their outrage over the continued Saudi airstrikes on Yemen. During the large gathering held on Sunday, the demonstrators chanted anti-Riyadh slogans and condemned the Saudi siege on Yemen, which has prevented the delivery of humanitarian aid to the war-hit people of the Arab country. The ...

London Muslims Promote Tobacco-free Ramadan

Muslims in London Borough of Tower Hamlets have launched a new campaign to help smokers quit tobacco before the holy fasting month of Ramadan, offering them counseling and health services.“Ramadan is an ideal time to start healthy habits,” Dr Somen Banerjee, director of public health at Tower Hamlets Council, told East London Advertiser on Wednesday, May 28.“The health and financial benefits of quitting tobacco extend beyond a ...

Ramadan Relieves Nigeria’s Poor

When Ramadan moon appears in the Nigerian sky, thousands of less privileged Muslims in the West African county are certain that quality feeding is guaranteed as the rich, politicians and governments try to outdo one another giving out foods, money and other welfare packages. "At least 84 feeding centers have been established across the state to ensure smooth conduct of the annual event," Tukur Alkali, religious affair commissioner for Nigeria's ...

Welcoming Ramadan

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of Creations, and Peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, the faithful and the honest. O, Allah, we know nothing but what You teach us. You are the All- Knower, the Wise. O Allah, teach us what is good for us, and benefit us from what You taught us, and increase our knowledge. Show us the righteous things as righteous and help us to do them, and show us the bad things as bad and help us to keep away from ...

Top Bahraini Sunni opposition leader released after 4 years

The Bahraini regime released a top Bahraini Sunni opposition leader from prison after more than four years in custody.The WAAD (National Democratic Action Society) secular group confirmed on its official Twitter account that Ibrahim Sharif was released Friday.Bahrain has been rocked by unrest since security forces brutally crushed pro-democracy protests in 2011 demanding reforms, a constitutional monarchy and an elected prime minister.Sharif was ...

The Last Day of the Holy Month of Ramadhan

At the end of the last day of the Holy Month of Ramadhan, the day of presentation of deeds, it is up to us to seek refuge with the impeccable ones M'asumin [A.S] i.e. the Holy Prophet [PBUH] and his Holy Progeny Ahl-ul-Bayt [A.S], and the one, to whom that particular day belongs - resort (tawassul)towards the threshold of their generosity, through our best conduct in accordance with all the codes and etiquette; should keep our self-engaged in ...

New Jersey Muslims Urged To Share Ramadan

Seeing Ramadan as opportunity to spread peace and love among New Jersey faiths, an online initiative has urged Middlesex County Muslims to share food with their neighbors and friends during the holy fasting month. “As the Month of Fasting or Ramadan approaches, we would like to encourage Muslims near and far to take part in the Ramadan Sharing Initiative,” South Brunswick resident and Board of Education member Azra Baig was quoted ...

Crying for Fear of Allah

Imam ‘Ali Naqi (A.S) narrates that Prophet Musa (A.S) asked Allah, “O Allah! What is the reward for one whose eyes shed tears with your fear?” The reply was, “O   Musa (A.S)! I shall save his face from the heat of the Hellfire and prevent him from the hardship of the Hereafter!”The Prophet of Islam (P.B.U.H) said, “One whose eyes water with the fear of Allah, in return for every drop of his tears ...

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