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Peaceful Transfer of Power

Here in the West, we experience the different types of elections which take place every few years, whether it be a congressional position, senate, governorship or the presidential election. These elections are presented to the people as a free, democratic opportunity for every registered citizen to partake in.  Before the …

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ʿIyādat al-Marīḍ, or “The Etiquette of Visiting the Sick” in Hadith-Narrations

Editor’s note: The following was originally published by the al-Sidrah publication from the Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Seminary by Sayyid Sameer Ali.  ʿIyādat al-marīḍ, or “visiting the sick,” is an important Islamic moral commandment. It is the right of a Muslim, who is ill and bedridden, for other Muslims to make an …

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Muharram Day 10: One Community Mourns

The mourners take turns giving their sympathies; group after group, each go forward with their hearts to offer their humble condolences. Some silently beat their chests. Some wail and lament with their hands calling out to God. Some do neither, they sit with their heads buried in their hands and cry. Our center …

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