Imam Ali (as) – A Miraculous Birth

The lofty position of an individual can generally be recognized by certain events in their life which display the grand status of that person. In rare cases, a person can

Nepal: Understanding Tragedy and Lending a Helping Hand

On April 25th, 2015, an earthquake struck Nepal just before noon local time followed by nearly two dozen aftershocks, including a magnitude-6.6 aftershock an hour afterwards. Hospitals were overflowing with injuries, homes were damaged, phone lines were jammed, and roads had gaping cracks running along them. Dozens of people were

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Freddie Gray, the Riots, and the Media

The riots in Baltimore have been difficult to follow, let alone understand by standards of the news–labels and categories have already been given to the rioters, there hasn’t even been  a chance to understand what is happening. There has been so much focus on the actual violence, that the rioters

When You Board Hussain’s Ship

A Breath… He exhaled from sacred lips Whipped… The wind would as it willowed with emptiness Fit… His father’s sword in his sheath So they would remember that battlefield skills like this only Ali could teach Walked… His noble feet made footprints in the sand So no one could claim

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Palestine: A New Tide of Support

From newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s promise that he will not allow a free Palestine to the United Nations report stating more Palestinian civilians were killed in 2014 than any other year since the devastating war of 1967, the need for international awareness and support for the Palestinian

Benefits of Quran Memorization – Part I

As Muslims and followers of the AhlulBayt (as), we all know of the value of the Holy Quran, being well aware of the famous sentence uttered by the Prophet (sawa) in his sermon at Ghadir Khumm: “I leave among you two weighty things, the Book of Allah and my Progeny;

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A Thorn in the Meadow: My Journey to the Hawza

In 2011, the year before I embarked on my journey to the Islamic Seminary in Lebanon, a friend of mine convinced me to join him at the mosque for a Quran reading lesson. I had attended Arabic school as a young child but had barely written a word in years

Patience – A Formidable Weapon

Modern society is keen on imprinting the idea of man as a progressive creature, albeit from a limited framework that only accounts for the material. In this heart-throbbing, fast-paced and sometimes inundated environment we see ourselves overburdened with the problems of the world, with material desires, with meeting social standards

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To the Youth in Europe and North America

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful To the Youth in Europe and North America, The recent events in France and similar ones in other Western countries have persuaded me to speak to you directly about them. I address you, the youth, not because I disregard your parents;

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Toronto Textbook Controversy and the Media Circus

Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, resident scholar of the ISIJ who has been at the face of the issue, has assured the wider community that an internal review is underway to determine the lack of process in this addition.

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