Monthly Archives: June 2018

UN report opportunity for India, Pakistan to reboot Kashmir policy

A fortnight ago, the United Nations released its first ever report detailing human rights violations in Kashmir, across the Line of Control (LoC), highlighting a situation of chronic impunity for violations committed by security forces. The exhaustive 49-page report, which urged all parties to end the cycles of violence and ensure accountability for past and present abuses, has generated palpable …

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Why is it that our Supplications Occasionally Remain Unanswered?

via 180 Questions Enquiries About Islam | par Ayatullah  Nasir Makarim Shirazi: Attention towards the conditions for the acceptance of prayers reveals new realities in the issue of du’a, and manifests its constructive influence. In the Islamic traditions, some of the conditions (to be taken into regard) for the purpose of acceptance of one’s prayers are as follows: In order …

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The correct ways of performing Nawafil / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about performing Nawafil (recommended or supererogatory Salaat). Question: When performing Nafilah Salaat whilst in transport mode (car, plane, train, horseback, etc) or walking, and also when staying still and out of free will; is it possible to point to bowing (roku’a) and prostrating (Sujood), and also not face Qiblah? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: …

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Muscat to host Iran, Oman joint commission meeting

Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari left Tehran for Omani capital Muscat last night to attend a meeting of Iran-Oman Joint Commission and meet with different Omani officials. According to the Public Relations Department of Iran’s Industry, Mining and Trade Ministry, Mohammad Shariatmadari is expected to attend other meetings with different Omani officials. Shariatmadari will meet with Deputy Prime …

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Talks with US ‘useless’: Larijani

Referring to some letters and proposals for starting negotiation with US, Iranian Parliament Speaker asked that what is the benefit of talking when US easily withdraws from an international pact. Making the remarks on the national judiciary congress on Tuesday in Tehran, Larijani highlighted that these proposals stems from raw analyses of current circumstances. Iran reached an agreement with US and …

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How do we know Allah (SWT) is satisfied with us?

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) – [/B]Answering the question Sheikh Ansarian said the same question was asked from Imam Baqir (A.S) and Imam explained by saying that “refer to your heart and see if you like the friends of Allah? If you do, surely the Almighty also likes you”. [1] Sheikh Ansarian added that the friendship of Allah (SWT) can …

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Presence of transnational forces in region only results in instability, insecurity

Presence of transnational forces in the region with the excuse of establishing security, only results in instability and increase of insecurity, said Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani. He made the remarks in a Tuesday meeting with Uzbekistan’s Security Council Secretary Viktor Mahmudov in Tehran. Expression concern over aggravation of political, social, economic and security crises in …

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Good talks underway with EU+2 to save JCPOA

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is firm and in its place. He made the remarks on the sideline of Africa Day ceremony held in Tehran on Tuesday. “We should see that how much Europeans, the two other JCPOA signatories and other members of international community have readiness to safeguard the achievements …

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US will be forced to leave Syria

  He made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Tuesday in Tehran. Mekdad went on to say that Syria couldn’t defeat terrorism without the help of Islamic Republic of Iran. Saudi Arabia is the main supporter of terrorism in Syria, he said, adding, “we believe that if Saudi Arabia wasn’t supporting Israel, US would …

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