Why Does Bad Stuff Happen?

With the recent earthquake in Haiti which has devastated that country, taken an astonishing amount of victims, and left many, many lives in ruin, many people ask the questions: why

The Imamate of Imam Zayn Al-Abidin (a)

No Imam began his Imamat in a more tragic atmosphere. The first day of his Imamat saw him seriously ill and a captive of the army of Yazid in Karbala.

The Islamic Perspective on Adoption

When looking at the issue of adoption from Islamic point of view, we must separate two things: first, the concept of helping orphan and poor children; second, the implications of

The Eternal Message of Imam Hussain (a)

The bloody event of Karbala did not stem from two political rivals who are after power and land. Likewise, this event did not stem from tribal hatred that remained in

Living in Harmony: An Islamic Perspective

Mankind without religion is a pretty sorry lot. It has never been able to survive without faith. Yet, surprisingly agreement is never reached on a such vital subject. Thus, they

History and Human Evolution (Part 2)

Some people are doubtful about the fact as to whether man has a future at all. They are uncertain because man is threatened with self-destruction. Such an uncertainty is evident

Photoshopped Reality

The role of women in today’s media and advertising is simple: to pose as a point of attraction in the attempt to make a sale and subconsciously lure the viewer

Peace and Justice on the Social Level

The Prophet of Islam was ahead of his times in promoting peace and justice in society. It would be worthwhile to look at how he dealt with non-Muslims minorities and

The Need to Cultivate Ethics

Be informed, may Allah assist you, that the Prophet (‘s) has said: ‘I was sent (to mankind) in order to perfect the virtues of ethics’ (Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 68, p.

The Capacities of the Intellect

The intellect is one of the greatest gifts of God to man and with which man has been blessed. God says in the Holy Qur’an: (It means:) O Prophet, declare

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