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Taqwa is Immunity, Not Restraint
Taqwa is one of the most frequent motifs of the Nahj al-Balaghah. In fact it would be hard to find another book which emphasizes this spiritual term to the extent of this book. Even in the Nahj al-Balaghah, no other term or concept receives so much attention and stress as taqwa. What is taqwa?

20100302  1539

Muslims in America…. Diversity, Diversity and more Diversity!
Muslims in America are a widely diverse group. Yet they all come together like the beautiful colors and shapes one finds in a patchwork quilt, all united to one degree or another under the banner of Islam.

20100301  1922

Who is Hajj Imad Moghnieh?
Thursday the 12th of July, 1962 was no ordinary day for the southern town of Tair Dibba. On that day the town’s Fayez Moghnieh family received a new born they named Imad Moghnieh, the first and eldest of his brothers. Relative to his peers, Imad’s childhood flew rapidly, and he died martyr before old age set in. He was assassinated at the age of 45, on the 12th of February, 2008. His martyrdom became a beacon to the resistance fighters, just as his life, biography and deeds were.

20100216  2153

Where Do We Find God?
Someone wrote to me: "I need to find God. Where can I find God?" And I thought, "I need to find God too. Don't we all? Where can we find Him?" This is what came to mind – fourteen places to find God. Of course, there are many more, maybe some which are better or more important than those I've mentioned here. Maybe some work better for some people than others.

20100213  1830

Yazid Is Still Alive
Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) did not give allegiance to Yazid.

20100212  1755

The Revolution Has Just Begun
In its coverage of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the language of the West is indelibly coloured with imperial hubris and Euro-centric prejudice. Ever since the triumph of the Islamic Revolution in February of 1979 under the leadership of the late Imam Khomeini, Iran has transformed into an object of hate and contempt within the elitist political classes of Western capitals; overriding sentiments that were quite naturally transferred on to the media scene.

20100212  2143

Imam Khomeini Shakes the World
On the first day of February, 1979, an Air France jet touched down in Tehran carrying a famous passenger on a journey of historic importance. When that passenger emerged from the plane, he looked on his native country for the first time in nearly 15 years. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini had been in exile since 1964, and now he was returning with a single aim in mind.

20100211  1236

Media and Politicians 'fuel rise in Hate Crimes against Muslims'
A rise in the number of hate crimes against Muslims in London is being encouraged by mainstream politicians and sections of the media, a study written by a former Scotland Yard counter-terrorism officer, published yesterday, says.

20100205  1338

Coming Soon to a Hometown Near You!
A Very American Coup
Meanwhile, a lame duck presidency, choking on foreign policy failures, finds itself attacked even for its putative successes. Health-care reform is now seen to have combined the inefficiency and inconsistency of government with the naked greed and exploitative talents of corporations. Medical rationing is a fact of life confronting anyone on the high side of 50. Presidential rhetoric that offered hope and change has lost all resonance. Mainstream media outlets are discredited and disintegrating, resulting in new levels of information anarchy.

20100130  1312

Muslim inventions that shaped the modern world
Think of the origins of that staple of modern life, the cup of coffee, and Italy often springs to mind.

20100129  818

How many other Holocaust occurred and why are they not remembered?
How many other Holocaust occurred and why are they not remembered? Rwanda - Congo - Cambodia - Sudan - Iraq etc.

20100129  651

Behind the Der Spiegel Tirades
"It seems obvious that [the] effort to communicate fully will continue to be blocked [...] so long as the possessors of power continue to carry on with impunity their policy of collective imbecilization through...the mass media."

13880000  1044

Demise Anniversary of Dr. Jafar Shahidi

13880000  909

Supreme Leader's View on Christianity
Muslims, like Christians, believe in Jesus Christ as a great prophet of God. Jewish people cannot claim that Moses is only their prophet. All Christians also believe in Moses, as do all Muslims. This is the case for Jesus Christ as well. Jesus Christ is not only a prophet for Christians. Rather, he is a prophet for Muslims as well.

13880000  545

19 Dey Protest in Qom
Opposition to this article culminated in the uprising by the people of Qom on January 9, 1978 (Dey 19, 1356 AHS) during which a number of revolutionary religious students were killed.

13880000  520

Woman and her Rights
Disparities Between Man and Woman
These is not the views of some modern Westerners, so it is ...

13880000  617

Woman and her Rights;
Inheritance
In the ancient world woman inherited nothing and, even when she inherited, she was treated like a minor ...

13880000  608

Sacrifice and Courage of Hadrat Abbas (A.S.)
Those familiar with the tragedy of Karbala have to an extent recognized the role, status, sacrifice, and courage of Abbas ibn Ali (A.S.), also referred to as Ab al-Fadl.

13880000  838

How Does Ashura Affect Me?
We have many ways that we are affected today by the occurrence of the events of Ashura and Karbala ...

13880000  1221

Nahjul Balagha; SERMON 1
The creation of Earth and Sky and the birth of Adam
In this sermon Imam Ali (A) recalls the creation of Earth and Sky and the birth of Adam.

20091208

Islam and the Internet
Centuries ago, the message of Islam was spread far and wide at almost a snail’s pace.

20091207

Eid and Remembering Allah
The Muslim ummah is once again active with festivities to celebrate the Eids of Adha, Ghadir, and Mubahila! As we are busy getting dressed up for the occasions, exchanging wishes, and spending time with family and friends, it is important to remember to do so in a halal manner and to remember the Almighty.

20091205

Europe's waning liberalism
Last year, at a European meeting of intelligence officials from the US and Europe, a Swiss participant commented on a proposed referendum on minarets ...

20091205

Holland’s anti-Islamic firebrand
He wants to ban the Quran. He’s also leading in the polls.

20091202

An Imam Still Calls Out
With his face covered with a mask, the horseman rode triumphantly as the streets of Kufa rang with jubilant cries of "Allahu Akbar!" and "Ya Hussain!".

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