Eradication of Poverty from the Viewpoint of Shia Jurists – Part 7

December 31, 2014

Below is the continuation and part of three of previous article previous article, Eradication of Poverty from the Viewpoint of Shia Jurists – Part 6. By: Mostafa Daneshgar One of the issues that has been raised with regards to the spending of Zakat is extension and non-extension. Indeed, the question is: considering the fact that individuals […]

Lack of Confidence & Muslims

December 30, 2014

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi One of biggest differences between Middle Easterners specifically Muslims and rest of the world is the notion of mistrust and lack of confidence. This notion has expanded to an extend where it includes lack of confidence in their governments, society, and most importantly self-mistrust. Dissecting this notion will require a thorough review […]

Yes, I am a Shia Muslim. Here is Why I am in the West

December 29, 2014

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi As a Shi’a Muslim living in North America, I have to admit that I’ve been lucky for not encountering serious and dramatic prejudice behaviors. However, I had to handle few racist comments and conducts toward me or another fellow Muslim and usually I treated the other person with respect and a short […]

Reviewing Hermeneutics: Relativity of Truth, Knowledge & Texts – Part 1

December 28, 2014

 The post below is continuation of  introduction to Hermeneutics where the author will elaborate more on each concept within Hermeneutics. The article below will be the first post of several posts to come elaborating on this concept.  Part 1 (Primary Definitions of Relativity) By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi (Based on the thoughts and theories of Ayatollah Sayed Murteza Al-Shirazi)   Preliminary Intellectual – Critical Approach in […]

Eradication of Poverty from the Viewpoint of Shia Jurists – Part 6

December 28, 2014

Below is the continuation and part of three of previous article previous article, Eradication of Poverty from the Viewpoint of Shia Jurists – Part 5. By: Mostafa Daneshgar Recipients of Zakat The holy Qur’an says Zakat should be paid to 8 groups among them the poor and the destitute (36) These two concepts deal with two […]

Islamophobia a legitimate fear?

December 26, 2014

Extrapolating the legacy of Ibn Taymiya in contemporary Islamic Society. By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi Dissecting the issue of Islamophobia should be conducted by considering many aspects within the Islamic history and its theological divisions. According to some narrations by Prophet Mohammad (SAWS), the nation of Islam will be divided into many sects and groups, and according […]

Justice & Equality in Islam

December 25, 2014

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi One of the core issues when it comes to criticizing Islam by researchers and observers is the issue of Justice and Equality in Islam, and the definition affiliated with this concept within Islamic tradition. Issues like equality between men and women, status of women, inheritance, right to lead and other social matters […]

Major Events of 2014 in the Islamic World and Aspirations and Expectations of 2015

December 25, 2014

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi The year 2014 was an eventful year from all aspects, as it included political, religious, social, economic and historic events, which engraved 2014 in bold inside the record books and history texts. However, the Middle East and the Islamic world had a major share, when it comes to quantity and quality of […]

Savior – Liberator of mankind; Imam Al-Mahdi and Concept of Messiah in Traditional Texts

December 24, 2014

Imam Al-Mahdi and Concept of Messiah in Traditional Texts By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi One of the concepts that is shared by majority of beliefs and religions is the concept of Messiah or the savior that will come at the end of time and rescue humanity from tyranny and all the calamities they are going through. The […]

Eradication of Poverty from the Viewpoint of Shia Jurists – Part 5

December 23, 2014

Below is the continuation and part of three of previous article previous article, Eradication of Poverty from the Viewpoint of Shia Jurists – Part 4. By: Mostafa Daneshgar Jurists believe that the poor should be assisted to the extent that they become rich enough and they deserve assistance only to that extent. Richness in jurisprudence means […]

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