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The Etiquette of Debate, Part I


This is the first of a two-part series. As technological industries expand and the domain of the internet grows ever so rapidly, endeavors propagating a moral use of the cyber-web are lagging far behind. Due to minimal accountability and the anonymous nature of boundless online interactions, numerous calamities have bruised …

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The Plight of the Refugee


Having written on the propagandistic character assassination of Dr. Sekaleshfar, given the current charged climate against refugees, I see it incumbent to shed light on the double standards applied to refugees as well. Without a doubt, there are certain troubling and misrepresentative incidents where refugees have committed atrocious acts. However, …

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The Media’s Bias against Islam’s Preachers


وَيَمْكُرُونَ وَيَمْكُرُ اللَّهُ ۖ وَاللَّهُ خَيْرُ الْمَاكِرِينَ But they plan, and Allah plans. And Allah is the best of planners. [Holy Qur’an, 8:30] In light of the recent barbaric massacre in Orlando, various political activists and presidential candidates have shown their true colors by their method of grievance after the …

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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 status of blacks in the United States is published. Showing power should not be confused with showing oppression. You should …

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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 one of the fundamental conditions of faithfulness and following righteous ways. It’s the lifeline of one’s religion and a necessity …

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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 consciousness of Allah so that maybe He will show you mercy.” (Surah Hujurat, verse 10) Imam Sadiq (as) is quoted …

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