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Family and Its System in Islam

Final Victory of Islam is Very Near

Final Victory of Islam is Very Near   Advent of the MahdiComplete and final supremacy of right, and universal victory of justice will materialize during the period of the appearance of Muhammad al Mahdi ? the twelfth imam. At that time an ideal Islamic society will be established under the aegis of an ideal government.In the following pages we give a short perspective of the society and the system of that time drawn from hundreds of ...

Michigan Muslim man in a trip to enlighten on true image of Islam in 50 US states

Jameel Syed is aiming to become the first person to perform the Adhan in all 50 U.S. states, using his voice across America to help educate the public about Islam, praise its Prophet (peace be upon him), and also honor the memory of his father. "Islamophobia is real, there is no question about it," Syed told as he traveled from Mississippi to Florida. After reciting the call to prayer at each mosque in 50 states, Syed will deliver the last ...

Indian official: Iran peace plan best way to overcome Yemen crisis

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif laid out a four-stage plan including establishing ceasefire, sending humanitarian aid, Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue and setting up a government involving all parties to address crisis in Yemen. Immediate establishment of ceasefire is essential for preventing murder of women and children, he said. Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue are among the contents of Iran's peace plan, Indian official said, noting that contrary to ...

17-year-old teen arrested for the murder of American Muslim Al-Jumaili

A 17-year-old teen called Nykerion Nealon has been arrested in connection with the murder of an American Muslim who was shot while taking photos of the snow in Dallas. The police ruled out that the attack was a hate crime, news agencies reported. According to Dallas police, Nealon shot Ahmed Al-Jumaili, 36. Police said witnesses saw two men heading in opposite directions walk by and then come back and shoot Al-Jumaili, an Iraqi migrant ...

Shaikh Zakzaky closes seminar with a call on youths to dedicate their time to service of Allah

Leader of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria, His Eminence Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky says adolescent age is a very critical and sensitive period, and therefore should be molded and geared towards service of the Creator.. Leader of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria, His Eminence Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky says adolescent age is a very critical and sensitive period, and therefore should be molded and geared towards service of the Creator. He ...

Al-Hussein (a.s.) in the eyes of non-Muslims

Probably, the utmost form of self-sacrifice for the sake of Allah is in the case of Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.). The event of Karbala itself marks a landmark in Islam, as it shaped the history of the Islamic nation. Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.), the grandchild of the Prophet (p.), the Messenger of Allah, and His best and most devout worshipper; the son of Imam Ali (a.s.), the most pious judge and bravest warrior; the son of Lady Fatima (a.s.), the ...

The value of the mind in our life

By His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra)Translated by: Ghassan RimlawiTo discuss the topic of the value of the mind in our life, we cannot but go back to the Holy Quran and the Sunnah to determine the view of Islam from the mind; the mind that we have neglected and resorted instead to our instincts, which became the bases of our politics and relations. The mind, thus, is alienated in our societies, ...

Self-admiration and lust: Factors that weaken the intellect

By His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra)Translated by: Manal Samhat It is narrated that Imam Ali (a.s.) said: “The intellect and lust are opposite to each other; knowledge supports the intellect while the lust is supported by the passions and inordinate desires. Self is a battlefield where a war is waged between the intellect and lust; whoever becomes victorious in this fight takes control ...

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. But do we? Part 2 of 2

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. But do we? Part 1 of 2Manners isn’t all please, thank you and do you mind, it comprises of  many other actions and ways of dealing with people and things around us.When speaking of good morals and manners The Sixth Imam (as) says that his father has brought him up with three,1. Whoever keeps bad friends will not be safe.2. Whoever doesn’t restrict their words will have regret.3. ...

The Reality of Taqwa

The word ‘Taqwa’ is derived from the root ‘waqaya’ which means ‘to safeguard’ or ‘to abstain’. In the Islamic terminology it is defined as the action of restraining oneself from disobeying the commands of Allah (S.w.T.). When Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) was asked to elaborate on the meaning of the word, ‘Taqwa’ he replied, “Submit to the command {of Allah (S.w.T.)} and do ...

Importance of marriage in Islam

The Holy Quran says,﴾And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves; if they are needy, Allah will make them free from want out of His grace; and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.﴿1The above ayat begins with the words Wa Ankehoo (And marry…) The imperative form of the word 'nikah' implies that either it is obligatory or highly recommended.2 According to scholars, though ...

Calgary Muslims Fight Radicalism

Joining forces to combat radicalism, Calgary Muslim leaders met with officials and other faith groups to discuss extremist threats faced by the Canadian community.“In a very peaceful city like Calgary, we have seen a number of kids from here that have gone abroad,” Atthar Mahmoud of Muslims Against Terrorism, was quoted by CTV on Sunday, March 1.“I think that they are brainwashed by some sources and that is the ...

Persian heritage artifacts lost in ISIS vandalism

The group’s latest rampage - this time on art - threatens to upend millennia of coexistence in the cradle of civilization. In the footage, they are depicted pounding 3,000-year-old sculptures with hammers until they are completely shattered. Tens of militants are seen using ladders, hammers and drills to destroy every statue in the museum, including a winged-bull Assyrian protective deity dating back to the 7th century BC.Ancient Persian ...

Vatican Accuses Turkey Over Syrian Christians Abduction

A prominent bishop on Wednesday accused Turkey of preventing Christians from fleeing Syria while allowing terrorists responsible for their persecution to cross its border unchecked. Jacques Behnan Hindo, the Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Hasakeh-Nisibi, made the claim on Vatican Radio, a day after the ISIS group abducted at least 150 Assyrian Christians from villages which had been under the control of Kurdish forces. "Every day, families are ...

US Muslim Woman Gain Support From All Religious Groups

  A Muslim woman denied a sales job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wears a head scarf has won the support of Christians, Jews, Sikhs and fellow Muslims as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear her case. Various religious and civil rights organizations have filed friend-of-the-court briefs backing Samantha Elauf, who was denied a sales job at the store in Tulsa in 2008 when she was 17. Their lawyers say ...

De-link Islam from Terror: Canadian Muslims

A semantic battle over the use of language linking Islam to terrorism has been raging recently in Canada, as the country Muslim community called on federal government to stop using these terms which demonize the whole community. "Lead by example, change the rhetoric, and stop saying these words. They hurt," said Dr Hamid Slimi, former chairman of the Canadian Council of Imams and current chairman of the Muslim seminary, the Canadian Centre for ...

Young girl kills four, wounds 46 in suicide blast in Nigeria

A girl as young as 10 blew herself up in a busy market in northeastern Nigeria, killing herself and four others, and fueling fears Islamic extremists are using kidnapped girls as suicide bombers. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack Sunday, which also seriously wounded 46 people, but it bore the hallmarks of Nigeria's homegrown extremist group, Boko Haram. The girl, who appeared to be no more than 10 years old, got out ...

Haram ingredients found in most of imported food items in Pakistan

National Assembly of Islamabad came into shock when they got to know Haram ingredients being sold in the country. The official informed that most of the imported packed food items being sold in the country contained Haram ingredients. Haram (prohibited) ingredients are those ingredients whose source are from pork, pork by-products, alcohol and alcoholic beverages, human body such as human hair. To give a clear picture to this issue the ...

US Muslims React to Rising Bigotry

For Mohammed Jafri, thoughts that his hijab-wearing wife might be attacked when she is running errands by herself, either in grocery shopping alone or shuttling the kids to the park, have hijacked his personal feeling of safety forever. "I tell her to try not to go anywhere she doesn't need to go, and I try to go with her most places when I can," Jafri, who lives in New Jersey. Jafri said his attitude is a direct reaction to what he and other ...

Discrimination Against Muslim Students in Ghanaian Education Institution

The Muslim Community in the Western Region on Friday demonstrated to express their displeasure over discrimination against their female students who wear the hijab, a traditional scarf worn by Muslim women to cover their hair and neck and sometimes their face. They insisted that Muslim students should not be forced to attend Sunday church services in schools. Government later warned that heads of institutions, including schools and work ...

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