Supplication for the Beginning of the month of Ramaḍān

Attached below is a brief study carried out by Br. Yasar Ebrahim [a student at the Hawzah in Qom], which may benefit its reader. The work provides a practical program for the month of Ramaḍān, which is approaching soon, by focusing on the 44th supplication recorded in al-Ṣaḥīfah al-Sajjādiyah (supplication welcoming the month of Ramaḍān). Read more about Supplication for the Beginning of the month of Ramaḍān[…]

Fasting, Exercise and Cardivascular Health

By Ali Jaffery, B.Sc, Chiropractic Intern I know we generalize the good health effects of fasting in various settings both inside and outside the mosque. As a student of health and science, I thought I would engage in reading the current peer reviewed literature we have available through journals from around the world. In this Read more about Fasting, Exercise and Cardivascular Health[…]

Welcoming the Month of Ramadhan

By Sibtain Ghulam Hussain In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful. شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِ لنَّاسِ وَبَي نَاتٍ منَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَانِ The Holy month of Ramadhaan comes and passes by every year. Once the Day of Eid arrives, we often regret that we were not able Read more about Welcoming the Month of Ramadhan[…]

Remarks Regarding Sister Sarah Zaidi

الْمَالُ وَالْبَنُونَ زِينَةُ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَالْبَاقِيَاتُ الصَّالِحَاتُ خَيْرٌ عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ ثَوَابًا وَخَيْرٌ أَمَلًا Wealth and children are the adornment of the life of this world. But the good righteous deeds, that last, are better with your Lord for rewards and better in respect of hope. [18:46] As I recited my Qur’anic juz’ sitting in Read more about Remarks Regarding Sister Sarah Zaidi[…]

Tribute to Mrs. Sarah Zaidi – By Mohammad Akif

This e-mail was written by another selfless individual of the Toronto Shi’a community, Brother Mohammad Akif. ———- In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most beneficent “Of the believers are men who are true to that which they covenanted with Allah. Some of them have paid their vow by death, and some of them Read more about Tribute to Mrs. Sarah Zaidi – By Mohammad Akif[…]

Ayatollah Khamenei’s Letter to the Youth of the West

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 some other Western countries have convinced me to directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents, rather Read more about Ayatollah Khamenei’s Letter to the Youth of the West[…]

Speech by Syed Asad Jafri on Shi’a Killings in Pakistan [Transcript]

“The first message is to the mothers of the Shohada of Karachi and Quetta. Yes, our distance from you is miles and miles away but our hearts today, are with you. We cry along with you. Our men cry for your men. Our women cry for your women. Our kids cry for your kids. You Read more about Speech by Syed Asad Jafri on Shi’a Killings in Pakistan [Transcript][…]

7 Common Rebuttals of an Internet Islamic Scholar

Having spent almost the last decade on various religious forums, discussion boards, chat rooms, social media sites and what have you, I have been exposed to a wide variety of people. Technology and specifically the internet have played a significant role in putting information on the fingertips of everyone. Particularly in recent years with a Read more about 7 Common Rebuttals of an Internet Islamic Scholar[…]

How #TheMahdi Trended on 15th Sha’ban

After the recent success of the #ImamAli hashtag, on the eve and day of 15th Sha’ban #TheMahdi trended all over Twitter till it was seen at least in the top 5 topics to be trended worldwide. Though the hastag was being used here and there from the beginning of Sha’ban, it really started to get traction between Read more about How #TheMahdi Trended on 15th Sha’ban[…]