صادقی

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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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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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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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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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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Daesh Attack Near Shia Mosque in Western Afghanistan

A suicide attack near a Shia mosque in the Western Afghan city of Herat killed at least one person and wounded eight others, police and health officials said on Sunday. The Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack, which followed another blast claimed by the group in Kabul last week, which killed around 30 people near …

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Religion, the essence of all cultures

In an interview with Hawzah News, Head of Imam Sadiq (a.s) university discussed the concept of religion from different viewpoints. Hujjat al-Islam Mohammad Sa’eed Mahdavi-Kani explained that one’s attitude to the world, or in other words his/her worldview is called religion and said, “Some Western thinkers believe religion is a subject emerged from social life and is a part of …

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Reciting Quran Great Way for Purification of Heart

If you want a heart that yearns for its Creator and is attracted to all that is good, then these are some recommendations of things that we can do to purify our hearts. Recite the Quran When we seek to purify our heart and endear it towards that which is pleasing to Allah, few things work like reciting the Quran. …

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