Shia, But Shia of Which Imam (leader)? [Part 1]

May 11, 2015

Reasons on Why Shia Ithna Ashari [The Twelvers] is legitimate according to Prophet (SAWS) By M. Ali Declaration about the number of Imams (a.s.). Religion encompasses a set of ideologies or values and often, it is found that these very elements dissect a religion into different sects and sub-sects. Such has been the case with […]

Political Primaries

May 10, 2015

Understanding America’s Election Cycle By Amanda C. Edited by Ali Reza If you know anything at all about American democracy, you know that it runs on a series of elections. Note that this term is plural: There is not a single election but rather several of them, even when deciding the occupant of a single […]

Islamic Eschatology According Shia Tradition

May 9, 2015

End of Time, Judgement Day and Earth’s Final Day By Dr. By: Hussein Al-Rumaithi Similar to other religions and beliefs, Islam presents its own version of details about end of time, judgement day and earth’s final hours or final day. Although, some details of Islam’s version might be very similar to the other religions, the […]

The Healthiest Snacks for Busy Kids

May 8, 2015

By Amanda C. (Contributor) Edited by Ali Reza When your kids are active and on the go, you want to make sure that they are eating the right foods to keep their energy up and not crash later. Processed snacks and junk food can give them a quick sugar buzz but it will soon wear […]

How to Help the Earthquake Relief Efforts in Nepal

May 7, 2015

By Maryam A (Contributor)  Edited by Ali Reza On April 25, 2015, the country of Nepal was struck by a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake. It destroyed buildings and homes, trapping residents under the rubble. It triggered a landslide on Mount Everest. More than 7,000 people have died, but there are many more who are fighting to […]

Jerusalem in Shia Tradition

May 7, 2015

Is Jerusalem Considered to be a Holy Land According to Shia Islam? By: Dr.Hussein Al-Rumaithi ‘We will surely turn you to a Qibla (direction) with which you will be pleased, so turn your face toward Masjid Al-Haram (Kaaba)’. (Holy Quran, Chapter2, verse 144) ‘Exalted is He who took his servant prophet Mohammad (SAWS) by night […]

How to Prevent Summer “Brain Drain” in Your Child

May 7, 2015

By Maryam A Edited by Alireza The school year is almost over which means summer vacation is near. For kids, this is a time of great excitement because it means freedom from the classroom and time to do other activities that they enjoy. For parents, it means getting children into a new routine and making […]

Why Volunteer? [ Video]

May 6, 2015

Video by Pearson Transcription by Ali Reza Folks as Pearsons asked their volunteers why they chose to give up two weeks of their time to volunteer in South Africa. Below is their response. Video Transcription: (Volunteer 1) – I decided to volunteer probably wanting to put my hands on some real work. There is a lot of […]

How to Talk about Religions without Starting an Argument

May 6, 2015

By Maryam A Edited by Ali Reza Religion is a very personal thing. People have their own way of connecting and carrying out their spiritual beliefs. Even those practicing the same religion may find that they do not always see things in the same light. This can make religion a hotly debated topic and prone […]

Reviewing Hermeneutic; Relativity of Truth, Knowledge & Texts – Part 7

May 5, 2015

Based on the thoughts and theories of Ayatollah Sayed Murteza Al-Shirazi By: Dr. Hussein Al-Rumaithi – Part 7 (Cognition in the verses of Holy Quran) The cognition’s characteristics evident in holy Quran’s verses, which have mentioned the concept of Cognition or its derivatives are: The corroboration and fractals, not the general aggregates. Specific degree of […]

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