Monthly Archives: January 2018

Iran, Pakistan call for removing banking obstacles to boost economic ties

Head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations has voiced hope that current negotiations with Pakistan would pave the ground for facilitation of banking transactions between the two countries. Seyyed Kamal Kharrazi made the remark in a meeting with Chief Minister of Sindh province Syed Murad Ali Shah during his visit to Pakistan. During the meeting which was held on Friday, …

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What are the best worldly enjoyments?

One day Jabber ibn Abdullah Ansari (RA) was with Imam Ali (AS) and sighed deeply. Imam (AS) said: It seemed that you sighed so deeply for the world. Jaber (RA) said: Yes, I remembered the world and the life time and sighed deeply from bottom of my heart. Imam Ali (AS) said: O’ Jaber, all the enjoyments of the world …

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13 countries to vie in FIFF36 Eastern Vista

Films selected from 13 countries will compete in the Eastern Vista (Panorama of Films from Asian and Islamic Countries) category at 2018 Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF36). The organizers have named the countries which will take part in this year’s strand as: China, Vietnam, Republic of Azerbaijan, Iraq, Georgia, Kazakhstan, India, Palestine, Japan, Mongolia, Kuwait, and Syria. Three Iranian feature-length movies …

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From God-Awareness to Self-Awareness & Its Psychological Effects | Part 1

By Mas’ūd Nūr ‘Alīzādeh Edited by Saiyid Hasan Ali Rizvi The following is the 1st part of a series of translations of the book From God-Awareness to Self-Awareness & Its Psychological Effects By Mas’ūd Nūr ‘Alīzādeh.  I have made certain edits, omissions, and additions where I felt appropriate.  These edits have not been reflected in the text in any way, so please do …

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Iran lashes out at Saudi crown prince’s remarks

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has harshly criticized Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over his recent rhetoric against Iran. Bahram Ghasemi’s response came after the ‘novice and immature’ heir to the Saudi throne spoke of launching war against Iran in 10 to 15 years’ time. “This inexperienced parvenu, whose words are just wishful thinking and who is dreaming of war, either does not know what war is, or has not …

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Israeli regime kills 16 Palestinians, injures one thousand in one day

According to the Palestinian medics in Gaza strip, Israeli occupying regime killed and injured hundreds of Palestinians on the first day of a massive weeks-long protest. Palestinian medical sources say that at least 16 Palestinians were killed and more than a thousand others were injured by Israeli forces in protests on Gaza borders as the ‘Great March of Return’ began …

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What is the effect of nature on the human being’s body?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: At the start of the cold weather (in autumn), cover yourselves, and at the end of it (near spring), welcome it; because it does to the body as it will do to the leaves of the trees; its start burns and its end will cause the growth [1]. In these wise words, Imam Ali …

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Our Duty is to Convey the Message of Islam

The speedy advance and promulgation of Islam were due to the sincere, indefatigable endeavours of our Holy Prophet more than anything else. In the propagation of Islam, the Holy Prophet utilized two powerful, effective forces: one, proficient speakers who had realized the truth and righteousness of Islam and who deeply loved and admired the Holy Prophet of Islam, and, two, …

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Iran’s Zarif voices outrage over Israeli regime’s massacre

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has strongly condemned ‘Zionist tyrants’ over killing and injuring hundreds of peaceful Palestinian protesters on Friday. Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote in his latest tweet on the Israel’s massacre “on the eve of Passover (of all days), which commemorates God liberating Prophet Moses and his people from tyranny, Zionist tyrants murder peaceful Palestinian protesters—whose land …

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Telegram to be replaced with Iranian app within weeks

Chairman of Iran’s Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said Sat. an Iranian alternative to Telegram will launch operation at the end of the current Iranian month. Speaking on a local Radio program in his hometown Boroujerd in central Iran, Alaeddin Boroujerdi said the decision to replace the popular messaging app with an Iranian alternative has been made at …

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