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Women in Islam

It is very easy to counter all the arguments and clichés about women in Islam. In fact, this whole article is conceived as an exercise in ridiculing all these tired misconceptions. See this as a “fact sheet” with some pertinent quotations that can be memorised.

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The Praise of the Second Caliph

This article is the examination of Sermon 228 (227 of the English version) of Nahj al-Balāgha, in which Ibn Abi al-Hadῑd, a prominent seventh century exegete of the Nahj al-Bālagha, strongly argues that the narration of the Imam (A.S.) was in praise of the second caliph, Umar ibn al-Khattāb.

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A Journey of Martyrs to the South of Iran

Rahiyan-i-nūr

On a pleasant evening, there was an announcement in the sisters hostel which brought about a breath of joyfulness among the students, causing them to rush to sign their names to register for the Rāhiyān-i-nūr trip. This was an opportunity to travel to junūb, the south of the Iran which shared a border with Iraq, to witness the place of difā’-i-muqaddas (the “holy defence”).

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Pilgrimage to Karbala

Certain names bear a significance that far transcends the particular persons, places, or objects they denote.  A prime example of such a name—arguably, the most outstanding example—is Husayn.

Husayn is more than just the given name of the third imam of the Shia faith.

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A Look into Religious Pluralism

This article aims to provide insight about and expose the weaknesses of the notion of religious pluralism through simple intellectual and Qur’anic arguments. Pluralism – the idea that all worldviews are correct and everyone will reach eternal felicity

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Selling, renting out and being employed in situations involving harām

Selling, renting out and being employed in situations involving harām

Earning money and being part of business or loan transactions is an act which most of us are involved in daily or will be at some point in our lives. It is therefore fundamental that we strive to gain the necessary knowledge regarding those transactions that could potentially result in disobeying Allah (swt).

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