Moral – Ethical Codes & Political Agendas

October 27, 2014

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi There is an ancient Arabic quote that says: “a right is taken not given”. Throughout history, we witness groups and nations raise to take their rightful rights from entities and individuals who have seized what belongs to them, whether it is freedom, land, dignity or revenge in some cases. Many scholars and […]

Intimacy & Sex in Islamic Tradition

October 27, 2014

By: Dr. Hussein Al-Rumaithi The stereotypes that have been spread about Islam are mostly due to the actions of Muslims and their conduct in their daily lives. Nevertheless the famous quote, which is heard in many cases when someone is asked to describe Islam (Islam is a way of life) is without doubt the one […]

Ashura & Sacred Shi’s Rituals; Persistence & Opposition

October 24, 2014

By: Dr. Hussein Al-Rumaithi Once again, in few days the Shi’a Muslims around the globe will start their mourning ceremonies for the anniversary of Imam Hussein’s martyrdom in the battle of Karbala in 680 AD. The rituals and consolation accompanied with during the mourning gatherings during this time have been a subject for schism within […]

How to end sectarianism?…Criminalization VS Tolerance & Co-Existence

October 18, 2014

By: Dr. Hussein Al-Rumaithi Many political analysts tend to believe that the sectarian tension in the Middle East is and has been the core of all conflicts and complexities in this region, while neglecting some of the main contemporary issues such as the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, and existence of autocracies and totalitarian regimes in […]

Culture of Ghadir

October 18, 2014

True Shia scholars use the day of Ghadir to talk about importance of that day and Ghadir culture. Below is a 3 part video from Grand Scholar Ayatullah Sadiqh Shirazi that he spoke on “Culture of Ghadir”. The video was uploaded in 2009 so the speech may have been form that or previous year. Nevertheless […]

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