Monthly Archives: August 2014

Save for the love of my Relations

The  Prophet’s  Household  (Ahl al-Bayt)  occupy  a  special position  in  Islam.  God instructs  His  Messenger (s)   in the Qur’an: ‘Say, ‘I do not ask you any reward  for  it  except  love  of  [my]  relatives.’  (42:23)  In  other  words,  the  only reward  the  Prophet  was  told  to  ask  in return  for  …

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Camp Wilayah ends with new hope for the future

Camp Wilayah 2014 finishes with a huge success, new friendships, a desire to come back again and a pledge to better ourselves and the society around us. Over the Summer, AIM held two camps, one for brothers and another for sisters from Sunday 3rd until Saturday 9th August 2014. Young …

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Studying in the Hawza – Realities and Challenges

*A write-up on a session regarding pursuing Hawza studies, with Ayatullah Mahmood Madani, one of the representatives of the Supreme Leader.” There exists not progression, but that it requires knowledge and recognition. In our daily lives, we are in desperate need of knowledge, and without learning, man cannot progress. Ahadith …

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Does boycotting Israel work?

Yesterday, I received a message from a religious, down to earth, Muslimah, who contested our ability to boycott Israel. She cited the notion that Israel controls a vast empire of companies and products; making it impossible to make sure our money does not reach Israel in some way. To further …

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Disconnected Faith

We are accustomed with the thought that the faith we believe in and the world we live in are two separate states. It is generally assumed that if one leads an Islamic way of life then one will not be able to enjoy in this world. This leads to a …

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Eternity of Moral Values

There is a third theory according to which it is impossible that man should do anything which is unrelated to the domain of his self and has no relation to his personality, being exclusively in the service of something external and without being related to the realm of his being. …

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