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Q&A: The fast of a traveller

In the month of Ramadan, one should not keep fast during any travel in which one’s duty is to offer qasr prayer and should keep fast during travels in which one should offer full (four-rak`ah) prayers, like when they intend to stay at a place for 10 days or if …

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Announcement for the beginning of Ramadan 1438

In His Name, the Most High Congratulations to the Muslim world on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan. There have been verified sightings of the new crescent on the night of Friday 26th May 2017 in the Middle East and in other parts of the world, and although …

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Shaykh Mansour Leghaei: The Benefits of Fasting

1) Physical Healing It is quoted from the Prophet of Islam to have said: “Fast, you’ll be healthy”. An Egyptian pyramid inscription in 3800B.C also reads: “Humans live on one-quarter of what they eat; on the three-quarters live their doctor!” The three fathers of Western Medicine; (Hippocrates, Galen & Paracelsus) …

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A Silent Cry: The Shia of Bahrain

While the world continues to remain distracted, there are people in Bahrain silently screaming. The world repeatedly turns a blind eye to the atrocities perpetrated by the Saudi-backed Al-Khalifa regime. Days after US President Donald Trump highlighted their relation with Bahrain was set to improve, the Bahraini Government carried out …

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Nine acts that invalidate the fast

Nine acts invalidate the fast according to Ayatollah Khamenei   Eating and drinking Sexual intercourse To masturbate; To attribute to Allah, the Holy Prophet SAW, or infallible Imams a thing which is not true; To let thick dust to reach the throat; To immerse the whole head under the water; …

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Shaykh Mansour Leghaei: Ramadhan Awareness (Part 1)

Definition of Ramadhan Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the month during which Muslims observe fasting from morning twilight (Fajr Prayer) to the evening twilight (Maghreb Prayer). The term Ramadhan is literally driven from al-Ramd which means ‘burning heat of the sun’.[1] It is believed …

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Q&A: Ways to Establish the New Lunar Month

Are the beginning and end of Ramadan determined through sighting the crescent or by means of the calendar, even if Sha‘bān was not thirty days?   A: Deciding the beginning of any lunar month is possible through one of the following methods: sighting the new moon by the mukallaf himself; …

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Statement: UK General Election 2017

After numerous enquiries received about our position on the upcoming general election in the UK, AIM has released the following statement: The Ahlulbayt Islamic Mission believes that the upcoming General Elections are very important in safeguarding the rights of citizens of this country and challenging the monopoly of a corrupt …

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Imam Khomeini: The role of the Family (Part 1)

The serious attention accorded all dimensions of family life by Islam The laws of the shari‘a embrace a diverse body of laws and regulations, which amounts to a complete social system. In this system of laws, all the needs of man have been met: his dealings with his neighbours, fellow …

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