Products ingredients & Islamic laws

August 31, 2015

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi One of the ongoing problems for majority of Muslims living in the west, is the issue of ingredients of products consumed during everyday life, as Muslims are obligated to assure these products don’t contain anything taken from animals or alcoholic ingredients.  It might seem that due to this obligation, Islam has placed […]

Why is ISIS still able to recruit fighters from around the globe?

August 28, 2015

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi Many western countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and France are investing heavily to identify the reasons behind the recent rising numbers of foreign national joining ISIS in Iraq and Syria. It is very strange and shocking for many observers to see young people, who were born in the […]

How did Imam Ali interact and deal with the three Caliphs? Part -3

August 27, 2015

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi The previous part of this article identified some of the most direct and clear statements and actions adopted by Imam Ali toward the Abu Bakr and Omar to express his refusal and rejection to their policies and position in Islam. Especially the sermon of Imam Ali that is known as ‘the Shaqshaqiya […]

Are Science and Faith Finally Finding Common Ground?

August 26, 2015

By: Ali Reza Science and faith have long been at odds with one another—or so the Western worldview would have us believe. In a dialogue that seems dominated by the loudmouths of the “New Atheist” movement on one side and the a largely Protestant religious contingency on the other, scientific thought and religious practices have […]

Righteous Path To Undesired Glory – 3

August 25, 2015

  Shia Scholars in history – Ayatollah Sayed Mohammad Al-Shirazi By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi This scholar departed this world in the twentieth century, but his legacy is ever lasting and according to a statement by Ayatollah Mara’ashi Al-Najafi (one of Shia Islam’s greatest scholars): This world will not know the worth of Sayed Mohammad Al-Shirazi for […]

How did Imam Ali interact and deal with the three Caliphs? Part – 2

August 24, 2015

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi The previous part of this article identified two specific incidents related to the behavior and position of Imam Ali and his wife (Lady Fatima Al-Zahra) toward Abu Bakr and Omar, who were the first two Caliphs after the death of Prophet Mohammad. The first incident was in regarding the after math of […]

How did Imam Ali interact and deal with the three Caliphs? Part – 1

August 23, 2015

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi Certain attitude and behavior toward an individual, a group, an action or an ideology is sufficient to outline the position adopted toward them, as in many occasions words and direct statement are not even required. Therefore, for some groups, individuals or even carriers of a certain ideology sealing and securing the approval […]

Elections & Muslim communities in the west

August 23, 2015

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi The political scene of North America is currently overwhelmed by election campaigns and news coverage of candidates every move, speech, word and statement about any issue, whether it is relevant to the elections or not. The US primary elections are the preliminary stage for a general election in 2016 and the federal […]

Righteous Path to Undesired Glory – Part 2

August 22, 2015

Shia Scholars in history – Sayed Mohammad Baqir Mir Damad By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi The story of this Sayed Mohammad Baqir Mir Damad is one of the astonishing stories in the history of Shia Islam, which shows that modesty, piety and chastity can elevate the lowest citizen to the highest status possible. As mentioned in the […]

Illegitimate means for Rightful Purposes

August 20, 2015

Deceit and trickery to achieve glory By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi There is a famous quote that many tend to consider as a degrading approach, but yet adopted by majority of people, as a way to accomplish goals and purposes with minimal efforts and difficulties. The quote is: The purpose justifies the mean.  In addition, there is […]

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