Monthly Archives: March 2018

Reuters’ tales these days

This is Reuters. Just like Fox News, and even the BBC, it has not a long history of distorting news about Iran to tarnish the country’s image. It is no easy task to bring down this news agency for spreading false news. But how long should the bias and distorted news go on? In February 2003, Office of Strategic Influence …

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Palestinians observe national mourning over Gaza deaths

Palestinians marked a general strike and a day of mourning on Saturday over the death of 15 Palestinians by Israeli gunfire during rallies demanding the right of return to refugees. Shops across the occupied West Bank shuttered their doors, universities and schools suspended their classes and most businesses observed the general strike. At least 15 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip …

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Summary of the History of Twelve-Imam Shi’ism

The majority of Shi’ites are Twelvers. They were originally the same group of friends and supporters of ‘Ali who, after the death of the Prophet, in order to defend the right of the Household of the Prophet in the question of the caliphate and religious authority, began to criticize and protest against prevalent views and separated from the majority of …

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What is absolute certainty?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Beware that few continuous deeds based on certainty are better than many deeds that are not based on certainty. And know that no righteousness is better than avoiding deeds which have been declared Haram by God; as well as refraining from bothering the believers and backbiting [1]. Of course …

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‘Weavers of Imagination’ goes to APA filmfest. in US

Iranian documentary feature ‘Weavers of Imagination’ directed by Mohammad Sadegh Jafari will compete at the 26th American Psychological Association Film Festival in San Francisco, US. ‘Weavers of Imagination’ recounts the life of a number of visually-impaired people who weave rugs together and how the simple fact of working together fills them with a great sense of happiness. The Iranian documentary has been …

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Israel targets Christian community in Jerusalem

Christian worshippers were targeted by the Israeli authorities on Sunday as they gathered to mark Sunday Palm near al-Salahia Church in Bab al-Asbat area in the Old City of Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem). Local sources confirmed that police rounded up two youths and assaulted participants in an effort to disrupt the procession. Eye witnesses noted that religious communities in Jerusalem have …

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Burial of Torn Corpses and Conjoined Twins: The Fatwas of Grand Ayatullah Fayyaz

The Grand Ayatullah Muhammad Ishaq Fayyaz has answered some questions about practices of the burial of the dead. It is best for believers to refer to their own religious reference to receive the legal decision on their affairs.   Question: Is performing Tayammum different for living and dead? Answer: There is no difference between living and dead in performing Tayammum. …

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The Spiritual Message of Shi’ism

The message of Shi’ism to the world can be summarized in one sentence: “To know God.” Or in other words, it is to instruct man to follow the path of Divine realization and the knowledge of God in order to gain felicity and salvation. And this message is contained in the very phrase with which the Holy Prophet commenced his …

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Third-generation universities being promoted: science min.

The Iranian science minister has said the country is promoting the third-generation universities, meaning entrepreneurship centers which transform science into technology and wealth. Mansour Gholami made the remarks in an interview with the Tehran Times on Sunday. In most Iranian universities, we have already adopted an approach toward turning them into third generation universities, he said. The manifestation of this …

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