The Holy City of Qom

April 30, 2015

Qom’s Religious and Historical Significance By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi Although no infallible Imam has been buried in the city of Qom in Iran, but its importance and glory is derived from several aspects and reasons, which are connected to each other. The primary reason behind the holiness of this city is the burial of Lady Fatima […]

America’s Two Party Political System

April 29, 2015

Preventing Future Economic Growth? By Amanda C.  (Contributor)  Edited by Ali Reza The signs of America’s two party political system are inescapable, and its limitations can sometimes seem overwhelming. Turn on any cable news channel, at any hour, and you’ll hear everything you need to hear about partisan gridlock, about the fierce competition between Democrats […]

Business & Trade in Shia Narrations

April 28, 2015

Business and Trade Principles According to Shia Islam By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi Providing for family and dependents or even one’s self, is the primary goal of all humans, which varies according to each human’s complacency and satisfaction. Therefore, from the beginning of creation until this specific moment and regardless of ideological and political affiliations, the effort […]

What an At-Home Parent is Really Worth

April 28, 2015

By Maryam C Edited by Ali Reza Stay-at-home parents are rarely given the respect and praise that they deserve. It is a job that is often undervalued and underappreciated. Many people brush it off as staying at home all day and playing with the kids. What could be so hard about that? But in reality, […]

Separation of Religion and State?

April 27, 2015

By Amanda C Edited by Ali Reza An American Constitutional History There are several principles on which the United States of America was founded, arguably none more essential than the freedom of worship and religious expression. Many of the nation’s founders came to this land with the express purpose of escaping religious tyranny in Europe, […]

The Holy City of Medina

April 27, 2015

Significance of Holy City of Medina in Shia Islam By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi The original name of this city was Yathrib and its existence dates back to many years before emergence of Islam, as there are numerous historical sources about Medina and its conditions. Medina is currently considered the second holiest city place in Islam as […]

The Holy City of Samarra

April 26, 2015

By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi 125 Kilometers north of Baghdad exists a city that is considered, one of the major points of the Sunni-Tringle in Iraq and its history goes back to 6000 BC. It is the city of Samarra, and the name is derived from the Arabic phrase ‘Surra Man Ra’a’, which translates to ‘who sees […]

How to be Green: Tips for Conserving Energy at Home

April 24, 2015

By Amanda C Edited by Ali Reza Many things in our homes are powered by electricity. This includes everything from heating and cooling systems and appliances to other devices your family uses. These costs can quickly add up and excessive energy use can be a drain on resources. The good news is that there are […]

Learning to Love Running: A Goal-Oriented Activity

April 23, 2015

By Amanda C. (Contributor) Edited by Ali Reza Some people are natural athletes who are drawn to running and sports. Other people learn to love these activities because of the way it makes them feel. Running is a great way to work both your body and your mind. It doesn’t have to be a task […]

Best American Weekend Recipes for a Family on the Go

April 23, 2015

Here’s a problem that most any family can relate to: Balancing the hectic schedules of family life with the desire to enjoy fellowship around the table—and to observe some semblance of good nutrition, to boot. For families with a lot of activities, taking time to enjoy a meal together is tough. Tougher still is actually […]

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