Tribalism & Islam

January 30, 2015

By: Dr. Hussein Al-Rumaithi Citizens of the Arab world uniquely identify themselves by notions other than what the world knows them by. They identify themselves by religion, sect, nationality, political affiliation and most uniquely by tribe. The rationale behind this type of identification is due to numerous reasons and socio-political factors, which can be categorized […]

Weekly Science and Technology Roundup

January 28, 2015

By Ali Reza Note: We’d  like to introduce you a new weekly round up on latest science and technology discoveries and developments. We will have this roundup at least once a week, God-willing. Science News A Mini Solar System Discovered in Our Galaxy Astronomers have recently discovered a star system that is similar to our solar system Yale […]

Defining Political Parties According to Ayatullah Shirazi

January 26, 2015

By Ahmad Ali (Contributor) There is no right political career without parties competing for power. That is one of the political realities one can see among the democratic countries  around the world. The political parties have a great deal of impact on a democracy when majority is supposed to agree  so one can say that there is no true democracy […]

Reviewing Hermeneutics: Relativity of Truth, Knowledge & Texts – Part 2

January 22, 2015

Part 2  – Primary Definitions of Relativity. (Based on the thoughts and theories of Ayatollah Sayed Murteza Al-Shirazi  The post below is continuation of  introduction to Hermeneutics where the author will elaborate more on each concept within Hermeneutics. Article Part 1 was posted last week below will be the second post of several posts to come elaborating on this concept.  By: Dr.Hussein Al-Rumaithi — Other […]

Mercy the Essence of Islam in the Prophet’s Approach

January 21, 2015

Glimpses of the thoughts of Ayatollah Seyed Sadigh Alshirazi Translated by Ostad Mostafa Daneshgar There are many great tragedies which the Islamic world encounters with today. This is because there has been an absence of teaching of the moral and educational approaches of the prophet of mercy Mohammed (SAWS). There are those who belong to Islam and take […]

Integration and Being Part of the Western Society

January 20, 2015

Shia Muslims in the West By: Dr. Hussein Al-Rumaithi The issue of integrating the Muslim communities within the societies in the west has been a hot topic for a long period of time, especially every time there is an event, which involves Muslims. Whether a terrorist attack or a case of domestic violence or even […]

Martin Luther King Was Inspired by Ghandi and Ghandi Was Inspired By….

January 20, 2015

The ‘Immortal Hussein’ By Ali Reza Martin Luther King Jr. is a well known and  respected civil right leader best known for his “I have a dream“ speech and his achievements in genuine progress toward racial equality in America. In fact he really needs no further introduction among those scholars who truly value and respect human rights and […]

Shia Islam: Beliefs & Principles

January 18, 2015

What it means to be a Shia Muslim By: Dr. Hussein Al-Rumaithi The misconceptions about the beliefs and ideologies of Shia Islam has been influenced by numerous factors such as, political, social and sectarian aspects. Every time the term Shia appears on TV or an article, observers tend to think of Iran and its Islamic […]

Human Rights Role in Establishing Social Justice

January 17, 2015

By: Jameel Oudah (From Adam’s center for defending rights and freedoms) Translated by: Ali Maash The general committee of the United Nations has submitted the international declaration of human rights which consists of thirty articles on December the 10th in 1948.  The articles of this declaration have put a firm foundation for forming international agreements which […]

De-Radicalizing Islamic Disquisitions

January 16, 2015

By: Dr. Hussein Al-Rumaithi Monitoring many Islamic and semi-Islamic TV channels and Islamic media networks would reveal a tremendous amount of radical ideology and promotion of hatred and intolerance. Many of the Friday sermons and Islamic speeches in places like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan, Iran and elsewhere are filled with intolerant ideologies toward other Muslims […]

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