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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 ...

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 ...

Imam Khomeini's philosophical character introduced in Senegal

Imam Khomeini's philosophical character introduced in Senegal
The philosophical aspects of the character of Imam Khomeini (RA) was introduced in a session held on the occasion of World Philosophy Day by Iranian Cultural Center in Senegal.According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, 'Today’s Iran and Islamic Identity: Introduction of the Latest French Translation of Imam Khomeini’s (RA) Book Named 'Quest and Will'' was the title of the program.It was organized at ...

Nigerian army arrests Islamic Movement Leader Sheikh Zakzaky; Sheikh Turi, Ibrahim Usman Martyred; 3rd Update

Nigerian army arrests Islamic Movement Leader Sheikh Zakzaky; Sheikh Turi, Ibrahim Usman Martyred; 3rd Update
    Nigerian forces have arrested the top Shia cleric, Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, after carrying out a deadly raid on his private residence in the country’s northern region, rights activists say. 3rd UpdatesNigerian soldiers have killed the son of Sayyid Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria according to members of the movement.“Leading members of the Islamic Movement and other members as well, have ...

Ghana Islamic scholar urges to stop killing in the name of Islam

Ghana Islamic scholar urges to stop killing in the name of Islam
The Chairman of Islamic Council for Development and Humanitarian Service (ICODEHS) in Ghana Sheikh Mustapha Ibrahim has appealed to those deviant Muslims who are killing and misbehaving in the name of Islam to put a stop to it. He said the Islamic religion preaches peace and makes it clear that no one should take his or her life and the life of others, and hence those terrorizing communities and countries in the name of religion are not ...

UK Muslim women face employers discrimination

UK Muslim women face employers discrimination
 A new report by the British parliament has warned that Muslim women are the most economically disadvantaged group in British society, adding that they are three times more likely to be unemployed and looking for a job than women ...

Celebration of Chinese New Year, Islamic perspective

Celebration of Chinese New Year, Islamic perspective
Mythology In Chinese mythology, a Nian is a beast that lives under the sea or in the mountains. Every spring, on or around Chinese New Year, it comes out of hiding to attack people, especially children. The Nian is sensitive to loud noises and is afraid of the colour red. In the Chinese New Year customs such as decorating things in red, exploding firecrackers, and performing a lion dance were originally used to scare the beast away. Some people ...

Zaria Shia massacre: El-Rufai inaugurates panel of inquiry; Islamic Movement calls it as Unfair

Zaria Shia massacre: El-Rufai inaugurates panel of inquiry; Islamic Movement calls it as Unfair
The Kaduna State governor!, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday inaugurated the Judicial Commission of Inquiry he set up recently, following Army's brutal attack on Islamic Movement of Nigeria and its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, Premium reported.On December 17 2015, Mr. El-Rufai announced the establishment of a state Judicial Commission of Inquiry.The Islamic Movement recently released a list of 705 people missing or killed by the Nigerian Army ...

Pilgrimage of Imam Reza (A.S.), Best Divine Grace Ever Granted: New Zealand Woman

Pilgrimage of Imam Reza (A.S.), Best Divine Grace Ever Granted: New Zealand Woman
Pilgrimage of Imam Reza (A.S.) is the best grace granted to me by God”, said a New Zealand pilgrim of the Razavi Holy Shrine. A group consisting of 40 New Zealand and Australian Muslims who had attended in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) made use of special programs of the Ghadir portico arranged by Management of Non-Iranian Pilgrims of Astan Quds Razavi. Lecture, Razavi Holy Shrine video tour, visiting the central museum, and museum ...

A civilian killed, 4 injured in grenade attack in Kashmir

A civilian killed, 4 injured in grenade attack in Kashmir
An official said that militants lobbed a grenade at a police party in Murran Chowk, resulting in injuries to four civilians and one CRPF trooper.One of the injured civilians identified as Muhammad Ayub Wani of Gosu village succumbed to injuries at a hospital, he said.The injured trooper Dalbir Singh, who reportedly suffered critical injuries, was shifted to Srinagar for advanced treatment, he added.Doctors at District Hospital Pulwama told CNS ...

Muslim Olympians compete to fight Islamophobia in Rio 2016

Muslim Olympians compete to fight Islamophobia in Rio 2016
The Olympics in Rio may have started off with fears of a terror attack, but these were soon replaced by talk of the proficiency of Muslim athletes who are breaking stereotypes.Although many Muslim athletes from around the world competed in the Games, here we highlight the stories of four exceptional Muslim Olympians. Britain’s Mo Farah overcame the shock of a mid-race fall on Saturday to take a second straight Olympic 10,000m title and ...