International Mother Language Day in Karbala

February 27, 2015

By Mohammed AlSafi A workshop on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day was held in Karbala, Iraq with focus on the Arabic language and the Shabaki language as examples. (See Wikipedia for Languages of Iraq). Sponsored by United Nations Mission and Vision Organization for Culture and Development  The workshop took place in Rotana hotel in karbala […]

Muslims & Contemporary Challenges

February 26, 2015

By Hussein Al-Rumaithi The modern era has brought challenges upon all humans on the face of this planet, which makes the humanity in a constant state of examination and struggle to assure survival. The notion of survival is not necessary referred to physical existence or distinction, not does it exclude it from the picture. Humanity […]

Greatest Shia Scholars of All Time

February 26, 2015

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi The uniqueness of Shia traditional seminaries and schools of thoughts lays in the independence and continuous innovation being presented to the world, throughout history. Majority of people tend to think of Shia seminaries and religious schools as a place of radicalization, where the only subjects being taught are Quran and history of […]

Is There an Unaskable Question in Islamic Belief?

February 25, 2015

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi Some Muslim scholars and Muslims as well, give the notion that Islam is very intolerable when it comes to certain subjects and issues, and they are considered taboos, which should not be talked about at any time. Topics like, God’s existence, essence, attributes, origin and other topics like historical events, theological debates, […]

The Current Scholars of Shia Muslims

February 25, 2015

Who are the scholars that Shias around the globe follow? By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi In a previous article, the rationale behind the notion of following a scholar or an Ayatollah by all Shi’a Muslims was clarified and presented. In addition, the article presented a clear definition about the legitimacy, characteristics and details of a qualified jurist, […]

Why Does a Shia Muslim Follow a Scholar?

February 23, 2015

Concept of TAQLEED By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi Seeking the consultation of an expert has become a norm and a random measure, which any human would take, if he/she faces a problem that requires external help. A sick person would visit a physician, and someone who needs to repair his/her vehicle would seek the help of a […]

Science and Religion Are Compatible

February 22, 2015

 By Ali Reza People in secular and semi secular societies nowadays believe that science is the only way of knowing and understanding the environment around us and our purpose . However nothing could farther than truth. Science bases its knowledge based on on empirical evidence and explanations that are examinable. Many religious claims cannot be examined using scientific […]

Journey of a Muslim Convert to Shia Islam

February 20, 2015

This entry below is a contributed content written by brother in faith Robert Silva who is a revert to Shia Islam. The author’s views below are entirely his  and may not reflect the views of Shia Wisdom.  By Revert Brother Robert Silva Today is the last day of Rabi Al-Thani, and it is my privilege to share […]

Why Most of Shia Imams are Buried in Iraq?

February 19, 2015

Iraq & Shi’a Muslims By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi When the name IRAQ is mentioned majority of people tend to think of ancient Mesopotamia, Babylon Gardens, Hammurabi’s code of laws, the Akkadians and many historical realities, which chose this place to exist. However, there are other notions that are revived every time the name of Iraq is […]

Current Turmoil of Middle East & Emergence of Ideological Identities

February 18, 2015

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi Originally the Middle East has been the home to many ethnic, religious, political and social divisions that outlined the current political map of this region. A combination of numerous historical and political diversifications resulted in these divisions and led them to adopt different approaches according to the experiences and circumstances. Therefore, the […]

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