((Memorial)) in Shia Islam and Importance of glorifying heroes

May 30, 2015

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi Civilizations, cultures, nations and even small institutions are remembered through their history and they conducts as groups or specific figures, which identifies their place in the hearts of future generations. Although history is written by the hands of victorious, but dissection of history has always resulted in somewhat unbiased position toward certain […]

Al-Mahdi is mercy to mankind – Will Imam Al-Mahdi spend his time in battles and destruction?

May 30, 2015

  By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi There are numerous opinions and interpretations about the details and the events that will take place upon the return of Imam Al-Mahdi, according to Shia traditions and ideology. However, in the recent years due to the nature of current regional conflicts and their compatibility with many Shia narrations about this topic, […]

The Fundamentals of Shia’ism

May 25, 2015

BY : Allamah Shaykh Muhammad Husayn al-Kashif al-Ghita Before we deal with the roots and the articles of faith in detail, we may divide our study of the Shi’a religion according to five principles: 1. Knowledge of God. 2. Identification of His Prophet. 3. How to worship. 4. Doing good actions and refraining from bad ones. […]

The forgotten minority: Shias of Saudi Arabia

May 25, 2015

The newest episode of attacks against Shia Muslims (Al-Qudaih Attack) Taking a life based on someone’s belief and religion is not acceptable under any circumstance and any condition, as God has presented the notion of killing a soul as killing the entire humanity. However, due to unfortunate events and political interests in some parts of […]

What is Bird Flu? And Why is it Spreading?

May 14, 2015

By Amanda C. Edited by Ali Reza The news has been abuzz recently with stories about the bird flu or avian flu. As with any disease outbreak, this causes concern among people who worry about what it means for their health. This virus, known as H5N1, has garnered much attention as it has been affecting […]

Dealing with a Picky Eater?

May 13, 2015

How to Get Your Child to Broaden Their Culinary Horizons By Maryam A Dealing with a picky eater can be frustrating. You spend time making a delicious meal and your child doesn’t want to eat it because it has something green or smells funny. Instead they’d rather stick to peanut butter and jelly, chicken nuggets, […]

Eschatology in Shia Tradition – Part 2

May 13, 2015

End of Time, Judgement Day and Earth’s final day By: Dr. Hussein Al-Rumaithi The previous part of this article covered the notion of End of Time and details affiliated with this specific topic that talks about an era before Judgement day and earth’s final days. The topic of Judgement Day is the opposite of End […]

How Nonprofit Organizations can use Mobile Apps

May 12, 2015

Nonprofits Can Benefit from Mobile Technology to Advance Their Cause By Amanda C Edited by Ali Reza Mobile technology has changed the way that many businesses operate and engage with customers. Smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices have put a wealth of information at users’ fingertips. It is easier than ever to find what […]

Planning a Summer Getaway? Why Washington, D.C. Should be on your Family’s Must-See List

May 12, 2015

By Maryam A. Summer is a great time to get away and enjoy the nice weather while seeing different parts of the United States. There are so many amazing places to explore that are filled with history, beauty, and excitement. One place that captures all of this and more is Washington, D.C.  The heart of our […]

Travel Review: What to See in New York City

May 11, 2015

and What to Skip in New York By Amanda C Edited by Ali Reza New York City (NYC) is commonly referred to as “the city that never sleeps.” It is a melting pot of culture and activities. From business to entertainment, it encompasses it all. Years ago when people from around the world migrated to […]

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