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The Promise I Made With My Soul in Qom

Often in Islamic traditions, narrators have mentioned that the virtue of a believer can be measured by his truthfulness. A believer is one, whose words are true and one who

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‘To the U.S. government, black lives don’t matter’: Ayatollah Khamenei

April 4th marks the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the well-known American Civil Rights leader.  On this occasion, a review of Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks on the

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The Case for God in a World Suffused with Evil

Is God omnibenevolent? Then how come He doesn’t stop all the evil in this world? How come God didn’t prevent Hitler from carrying out his genocide against the Jews? How

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Patience, a Road to Success

“O you who believe! Be patient and excel in patience and remain steadfast, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, that you may be successful.”(Holy Qur’an, 3:200) Patience is

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Brotherhood in Islam

إِنَّمٌا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ وَاتَّقُوا اللٌّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ “Without doubt the believers are brothers of one another so then make peace and harmony between your brothers and have

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The Case for God’s Existence

A common critique of theists is their inability to prove God’s existence rationally and scientifically. It is often claimed that the case for God’s existence is merely an emotional one,

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Night 8: From Najaf to Karbala, The Walk That Set Me Free

When I took a pen and wrote freedom on an empty page of my notebook, I stopped for while and kept staring at the word I had just scribbled. Freedom

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Following the Attacks, Heartaches for Humanity

This past week has been one of heartache for all of humanity; there have been horrific atrocities committed all over the world. Countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and France have been the victims

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Night 5: Unity Through Your Fragrance

This is the fifth in a series of personal reflections during the blessed and holy nights of Muharram. Read part six. – Gazing through the window of my office room

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Night 4: Your Name Was My Spring

This is the fourth in a series of personal reflections during the blessed and holy nights of Muharram. Read part five. – Sitting on the balcony of my room, I