Monthly Archives: April 2018

Shiites in Bahrain are barred from praying

Under international law freedom of religion remains a principle no nation can, in theory at least, violate without fear of serious repercussions. And yet, country such as Bahrain have defied and defiled such law more times than anyone cares to count without so much as a rebuke from those institutions which sole duty is to protect religious freedom. The primary …

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Taqiyyah or Dissimulation

One of the most misunderstood aspects of Shi’ism is the practice of dissimulation or taqiyyah. With the wider meaning of taqiyyah, “to avoid or shun any kind of danger,” we are not concerned here. Rather, our aim is to discuss that kind of taqiyyah in which a man hides his religion or certain of his religious practices in situations that …

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