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Who is Muhammad Legenhausen?

Who is Muhammad Legenhausen?
Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen is associate professor of philosophy at the Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute in Qom, Iran, and author of Islam and Religious Pluralism ...

German lady converted to Shia Islam in Imam Reza’s Shrine

German lady converted to Shia Islam in Imam Reza’s Shrine
A German lady, with presence in the Razavi Holy Shrine, converted to Islam and adopted Shi’ism. Hannah Neleh Reza, 25-year-old lady from Germany, in her first initiation to the Razavi Holy Shrine, converted to holy religion of Islam, and selected Shi’ism, and then after declaring her faith, chose ‘Zahra’ as her first name. At the beginning of the meeting, which was held at the Non-Iranian Pilgrims Office of Astan Quds ...

Allama Raja Nasir Abbas: We are with Barelvi brothers in this sad hour

Allama Raja Nasir Abbas: We are with Barelvi brothers in this sad hour
“During the current situation of country, the government has distressed masses by showing hastiness with regard to Mumtaz Qadri’s punishment and has committed a great mistake by not giving a thought to religious parties’ recommendations. Not fulfilling legal importunities is the incompetency of rulers, Namoos e Risalat is part of every Muslim’s faith. Why rulers are not taking any action against killers of thousands of ...

Why I am a Muslim

Why I am a Muslim
Ibrahim, a Pennsylvania teenager, explains how difficulties with church teaching about Jesus as God led him from Catholicism to Islam.A time comes in everyone's life, or at least I hope it comes, when they realize that they have to not only believe what they believe in, whatever it may be, but get out there and proclaim it to the world. Luckily, that time came early for me. I am 17, and Islam is the belief that I’m proclaiming.I was raised ...

Britain steps up restrictions against country’s Muslims

Britain steps up restrictions against country’s Muslims
Britain is stepping up restrictions against the country’s Muslim population as part of a campaign to stop young citizens from joining terrorist groups.  The UK’s Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said schools are entitled to ban Muslim girls from wearing face veils. She noted that it’s important for children to be able to see their teacher's mouth. Morgan made the comment while launching an anti-radicalization ...

US Mosque in Virginia opens its door to community

US Mosque in Virginia opens its door to community
Charlottesville’s mosque in Virginia USA, opened Saturday night its doors to the community for the first time to show what the Islamic faith is all about. For the first time since the mosque opened in 2012, Muslims who worship there welcomed the public to an "open house.” The common refrain was that Islam is a religion of peace. The mosque welcomed anyone who had doubts or questions about Islam’s intentions to learn about the ...

263 million children, youth now out of school

263 million children, youth now out of school
The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported that some 263 million children and youth, equivalent to about a quarter of the population of Europe, are out of school from primary to upper secondary levels with sub-Saharan Africa having the highest rates of exclusion. “Countries have promised to provide every child with a primary and secondary education by 2030. These new findings show the hard work ...

Prominent Tunisian Shia scholar: We must raise awareness among Sunnis about Ghadir

Prominent Tunisian Shia scholar: We must raise awareness among Sunnis about Ghadir
Ahlul Bayt News Agency - Speaking at the Third International Conference on Wilayah [Guardianship] in Ahvaz, Dr. Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi, a renowned Tunisian Shi’a scholar, said this conference is a good opportunity for scholars from various Islamic countries to participate in the strengthening of solidary among Muslims. Speaking on the eve of Eid al-Ghadir, a Shi’a Islamic holy day which celebrates the divine ...

I saw my father become more peaceful after converting to Islam

I saw my father become more peaceful after converting to Islam
The son of a former anti-Islam Dutch politician, Arnoud Van Doorn:I saw my father become more peaceful after converting to IslamAlmost a year after his father’s reversion to Islam, the son of a former anti-Islam Dutch politician, Arnoud Van Doorn, has reverted to Islam after studying the holy Qur’an.Almost a year after his father’s reversion to Islam, the son of a former anti-Islam Dutch politician, Arnoud Van Doorn, has ...

US Muslim student group at University of Iowa secures prayer space

US Muslim student group at University of Iowa secures prayer space
The University of Iowa in USA is reconfiguring two former offices in its Iowa Memorial Union to be used as full-time prayer spaces, primarily for the school's Muslim faculty, staff, and students. On this River to River segment, host Ben Kieffer sits down with Saad Ansari, president of the University of Iowa Muslim Student Association, to discuss the need for a space for private prayer on campus. "Having this space is a tremendous step for ...

Egyptian Qari Expelled from University for Lying about Int’l Quranic Title

Egyptian Qari Expelled from University for Lying about Int’l Quranic Title
An Egyptian Quran reciter was expelled from the country’s al-Azhar University for falsely claiming to have won the top title at Malaysia’s international Quran competition.The disciplinary committee of Al-Azhar University’s branch in Asyut governorate held a session on Monday to investigate the issue, al-Yawm al-Sabi website reported.Abdul Rahim Radhi, the young reciter, had claimed in social media that he came first in the last ...

Typical Italian Girl Finds Peace in Islam

Typical Italian Girl Finds Peace in Islam
Caught between a world of enjoyment and acceptance and a world of truth and reality, I found myself booking a flight to Italy. I had to get away from it all. I was a bar tender in a popular Italian cafe and spent my weekends singing shows with my band. On the outside I was your typical Italian girl, just trying to have a good time, but on the inside, I was dying. I couldn’t live this life any longer.I couldn’t just serve drinks all ...

Pakistani Shia Political Parties Not United with Each Other - says cleric

Pakistani Shia Political Parties Not United with Each Other - says cleric
- Hujjat al-Islam Nazim Husain Akbar, the director of the Pakistan think-tank of al-Mustafa International University and the founder and director of the Abu Talib Research Institute in Iran and Pakistan, has referred to the political, social, cultural thought among Shi’a Muslims in Pakistan in an exclusive interview with Rasa News Agency.The Pakistani cleric said that unless Pakistanis raise and educate their children in a correct manner ...

Book Review; The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought, by Sachiko Murata (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992).

Book Review; The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought, by Sachiko Murata (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992).
This work is a true masterpiece, not only of translation and exposition, but of Islamic propagation, as well. The work as a whole provides the best rejoinder yet given to the attack made on Islam from various feminist quarters both in the West and in the Muslim world. In brief, the answer is that the critics fail to see past the surface of Islam, a surface which is then judged by modern Western standards, while an adequate understanding of the ...

Five Swedens convert to Shia Islam at Imam Reza Holy Shrine

Five Swedens convert to Shia Islam at Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Visiting Imam Reza Holy Shrine (AS), five Swedish nationals converted to Islam and became Shia Muslims. Getting familiar with the fundamental principles of Islam, accepting the oneness of God, prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as well as confessing to the Velayat of Ali (AS), the visiting tourists converted their profession of faith and became Shia Muslims. Director of Non-Iranian Pilgrims' Affairs of Imam Reza (AS) Holy Shrine Javad ...

Islam could Attract Lauren Booth too

Islam could Attract Lauren Booth too
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s sister-in-law has embraced Islam after visiting the holy shrine of Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh (PBUH) in Iran’s holy city of Qom.The 43-year-old half-sister of Cherie Blair now wears hijab whenever she leaves her home, prays five times a day and visits her local mosque."Now I don’t eat pork and I read the Holy Qur’an every day. I’m on page 60. I also haven’t had a drink in ...

Sean Stone Converted to Islam

Sean Stone Converted to Islam
Sean Stone, the 27 year old son of Oliver Stone, Hollywood’s prominent Director, said at a press conference in Tehran that he has accepted Islam and believes that Christians, Jews and Moslems all worship one god.He has added another name to his first name as a sign of his acceptance; he is now Sean Christopher-Ali Stone. He says that he first became interested in Islam when he was in high school. Oliver Stone, Sean Christopher, ...

One martyred, several injured as Nigerian forces attack Shia rally ahead of Arba’een

One martyred, several injured as Nigerian forces attack Shia rally ahead of Arba’een
Nigerian forces have opened fire at a group of Shia Muslims holding a demonstration in preparation for the upcoming Arba’een mourning rituals, which mark 40 days after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia ...

Pakistani Shia, Sunni scholars held a joint meeting in Quetta

Pakistani Shia, Sunni scholars held a joint meeting in Quetta
A joint meeting of Sunni and Shia Muslim scholars of Pakistan’s Baluchistan province was held in the province’s capital, Quetta. AhlulBayt News Agency - A joint meeting of Sunni and Shia Muslim scholars of Pakistan’s Baluchistan province was held in the province’s capital, Quetta.A number of prayer leaders, seminary professors and scholars from different parts of the province attended the gathering.The participants ...

US Muslims take to street in Minnesota to protest Islamophobia

US Muslims take to street in Minnesota to protest Islamophobia
ozens of protesters in Minnesota marched down Cedar Avenue on Saturday, taking a stand against something many are all too familiar with–discrimination. “I faced racism in the city that I grew up in. I grew up in St. Louis,” said Bilal Mustafa, Burnsville city. Mustafa said he has faced discrimination as both an African-American and a converted Muslim. He wanted to participate in the rally with the hope to change the ...