Benefits of Quran Memorization – Part I

As Muslims and followers of the AhlulBayt (as), we all know of the value of the Holy Quran, being well aware of the famous sentence uttered by the Prophet (sawa)

A Thorn in the Meadow: My Journey to the Hawza

In 2011, the year before I embarked on my journey to the Islamic Seminary in Lebanon, a friend of mine convinced me to join him at the mosque for a Quran reading lesson. I had attended Arabic school as a young child but had barely written a word in years

Patience – A Formidable Weapon

Modern society is keen on imprinting the idea of man as a progressive creature, albeit from a limited framework that only accounts for the material. In this heart-throbbing, fast-paced and sometimes inundated environment we see ourselves overburdened with the problems of the world, with material desires, with meeting social standards

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To the Youth in Europe and North America

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful To the Youth in Europe and North America, The recent events in France and similar ones in other Western countries have persuaded me to speak to you directly about them. I address you, the youth, not because I disregard your parents;

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Toronto Textbook Controversy and the Media Circus

Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, resident scholar of the ISIJ who has been at the face of the issue, has assured the wider community that an internal review is underway to determine the lack of process in this addition.

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The Question of Religious Identity

A recent article by The Independent’s Robert Fisk about racism in Arab countries has given fresh impetus to debates regarding racism within not just in Arab countries, but the Muslim world as a whole. While you don’t have to agree with everything Fisk puts down in his article, one cannot

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The Concept of Seven Heavens

Question: What is the purpose of the Qur’an in pointing towards ‘seven heavens’? Answer: Islamic scholars and commentators have narrated some clarifications regarding ‘seven heavens’ (towards which indication are made in the Holy Qur’an also). 1. Here, seven is meant to be multiplication (to be more). It means that He

Prescription for Savings

It is no surprise that the healthcare system in America is woefully inadequate. It is currently run by insurance companies whose main goal is to make themselves as much money as possible, and they can do this because of their enormous lobbying influence in Washington. It is because of this

Discourse Between Mother and Child

Mother: To my dear child who lived in my womb where you had your first seat In each morning and night I waited for you through the cold and heat Building dreams for you to become not like any child Great aspirations that you make a difference in this world

A Look into Congregational Prayers

Allah says in the Holy Quran, “Maintain with care the prayers.” (2:238) There is no doubt about the importance of prayers in Islam. Prayer is the pillar of the religion. Prayer is the first thing we will be questioned about on the Day of Judgment. But like many other things

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