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Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani: Mosques play elevated role in guiding human kind

A prominent religious jurisprudent: Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Ali Alavi Gorgani emphasized the elevated role of Mosques play in guiding people to the very right path, stressing that attracting people towards mosques is a necessity. Making his remarks at a meeting with Qom Friday prayer leader i, the grand Ayatollah urged clerics to be much more careful about their actions noting, …

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Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Open Letter Al-Azhar Warning Against Anti-Shia Sentiments

Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, sent an open letter to Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar. In the letter, Ayatollah Shirazi criticized Al-Azhar’s anti-Shia positions , accusing the Sunni institution of having deviated from its former line of moderation. Ayatollah Makarem warned that, in supporting extremism and sectarianism, Al-Azhar risks falling into the trap of “Wahhabism and Tafikirism”. The full …

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Believer’s love of God

Ayah 165 of Surah Al-Baqarah says: “There are some (foolish) people who take others just as they do God and love them as much as they must love God. Those who believe, their utmost love is only for God. If (only) the evil doing unbelievers could know at the time when they face torment that the whole power and ability …

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Significance of the Massacre of Karbala

While Imam Husain PBUH is among Imams of the Shia Islam, the majority of Sunni Muslims, and even many non-Muslims believe in him and respect him and contribute to and participate in processions marking his martyrdom on Day of Ashura. The slaying of Imam Husain along with dozens of his family members and followers at Karbala on 10 Muharram, 61 …

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Fundamental difference between the Shia and Sunni Islam

The key difference between the two sects originates from the question of who should succeed the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as leader of the developing Muslim community after his death. While Sunnis believe that Abu Bakr, the father of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s wife Aisha, was chosen by a few people as the first caliph (Muslim ruler), Shiites believe that Ali, the …

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Sistani and Khamenei views about reviling Omar and prophets wife

The islamic view and Fatwah of Ayatollah Sayed Ali Sistani and Khamenei in attacking Sunnies figures and Symbols ( Prophets companies or Wife ) [B]S. Sistani :[/B] This act ( revile of Omar and Aysha and others ) , condemned and denounced hardly and its against what our Emams asked us to do,  as we are their Shia and followers …

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What are the Roots of Religion?

The Roots of Religion, Usool -e- Deen, are the five beliefs that every Muslim must hold on to. This may also be referred to as the Five Pillars of Islam yet are categorized differently between the sects of Islam. From the Shite perspective, the Roots of Religion are as follows: Oneness of God (Tawheed)- There is only one God. He …

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The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding painting. According to Shafaqna the questions and answers are as follows: Question 1: Is it permissible to draw or produce a scene which shows the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.), one of the past prophets or the infallible Imams (a.s.), or other luminaries and show it in cinema, on television or theatre? Answer: If …

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The Branches of Religion?

what are the Branches of Religion? Once a Muslim has accepted the roots of religion, he/she must follow and practice the branches of religion—the Furoo-e-Deen. [B]Daily Prayers (Salaat)[/B] – it is obligatory on all Muslims to offer five daily prayers facing the Kaba, situated in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. [B]Fasting (Sawm)[/B] -in the Islamic lunar month of Ramadhan, all Muslims must …

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