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Ayatollah Sistani issues advice to believing youth

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Greetings and salutations to the Grand Marja, Ayatullah al-Uzma al-Sayyid Ali al-Hussaini al-Sistani (may the Almighty grant him a long life). We are a group of youth studying in university and are among those who play an active role in social …

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Sheikh Nimr, the Free Man

The first time I saw him speaking was on a video posted on Youtube in early 2012. Defiant in his words, firm in his stance. A man in Saudi Arabia, an Islamic scholar, was speaking up against the corruption of the monarchy and government knowing full well he was putting …

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Following the Example of Shaykh al-Nimr

  First was the execution of Shaykh al-Nimr. Then, there was shock. Then anger. While much of the world was still hungover from holiday spirit, the Saudi regime took a man whose lean frame and piercing gaze symbolised the stoic determination of its oppressed Shi’a minority, and they butchered him …

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Statement: AIM condemns execution of Sheikh Al-Nimr by Saudi Regime

AIM has issued a statement condemning Saudi Arabia’s execution of Sheikh Al-Nimr and the Kingdom’s continued human rights violations.  يَا أَيَّتُهَا النَّفْسُ الْمُطْمَئِنَّةُ ارْجِعِي إِلَىٰ رَبِّكِ رَاضِيَةً مَّرْضِيَّةً فَادْخُلِي فِي عِبَادِي وَادْخُلِي جَنَّتِي O soul that is at complete rest! Return to your Lord, well-pleased (with him), well-pleasing (Him), So …

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Palestine: A Modern Day Karbala

We have heard it before, from one angle or another, why should Shia help the Palestinians? I don’t know. Why should any human help someone who has had their house stolen, their father killed, their brother tortured to death in prison, their sister humiliated and their mother punched and slapped …

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25 Amazing Photos from Hajj 1953

Catch a glimpse of how it was like to perform Hajj in 1953. Though this was only just over 60 years ago, a lot has changed mainly due to the increase in the number of pilgrims going to perform Hajj. Many pilgrims would travel to Makkah via a ferry or …

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