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  • Seyed Reza Hosseini - An International Islamic Scholar

    Seyed Reza Hosseini - An International Islamic Scholar

    Grand Ayatollah Seyed Reza Hosseini Nassab ( b. 1960) studied at taught at Qom Seminary from 1976 to 1991. In 1991, upon accomplishment of three thesis in Islamic Jurisprudence, Astronomy, and acknowledgment of the Shi'a faith, he received Professorship Certificate a doctorate degree from the Qom Seminary. He has co-founded a number of Islamic institutions in various major cities in Canada, Germany, and Switzerland, and currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

  • On The Permissibility Of Muslim Military Personnel Within The U.S. Armed Forces Participating In The War Operations And Related Efforts In Afghanistan And In Other Muslim Countries

    On The Permissibility Of Muslim Military Personnel Within The U.S. Armed Forces Participating In The War Operations And Related Efforts In Afghanistan And In Other Muslim Countries

    This question presents a very complicated issue and a highly sensitive situation for our Muslim brothers and sisters serving in the American army as well as other armies that face similar situations. All Muslims ought to be united against all those who terrorize the innocents, and those who permit the killing of non-combatants without a justifiable reason. Islam has declared the spilling of blood and the destruction of property as absolute prohibitions until the Day of Judgment.

  • Kurds Iraq - Indo-European People In Iraq

    Kurds Iraq - Indo-European People In Iraq

    The Kurds are Indo-European people that live in a region that spans Turkey, Iran, Syria, Armenia, and Iraq. Iraqi Kurds make up approximately 17 percent of the country’s population, numbering between 5-7 million. Most reside in Iraq’s northern regions, in the four provinces of Irbil (also spelled “Erbil,” or “Arbil”), Suleymana, Kirkuk, and Kohuk. Around 90 percent of Iraqi Kurds are Sunni, and the remainder is Shi’ite, 150,000 of which reside in and around Baghdad and the northern Iran-Iraq border east of the capital.

  • Grand Mufti Ali Gomma - Islam Allows Church Building In Islamic Countries

    Grand Mufti Ali Gomma - Islam Allows Church Building In Islamic Countries

    Islamic law allows Copts to build churches in Islamic countries, Egyptian Grand Mufti Ali Gomma said in a statement on Wednesday. Gomma said in the statement that Dar al-Ifta, which issues religious edicts, earlier said that Christians and Jews are allowed to build their own places of worship.

  • Grand Ayatollah Fadlalllah's Remarks On The Circumcision Of Women

    Grand Ayatollah Fadlalllah's Remarks On The Circumcision Of Women

    Circumcision of women is not an Islamic rule or permission; rather it was an Arab ritual before Islam. There are many Hadiths that connote the negative attitude of Islam as to this ritual. However, Islam did not forbid it at that time because it was not possible to suddenly forbid a ritual with strong roots in Arabic culture; rather it preferred to gradually express its negative opinions.

  • The General People’s Congress - What Is The History Behind?

    The General People’s Congress - What Is The History Behind?

    The General People’s Congress (Al-Mu’tamar al-Sha’bi al-’Am) is a vestige of the pre-unification Yemen Arab Republic, formed in the context of feuding parties struggling for control within and between the northern and southern Yemeni states. Dialogue at high levels in government resulted in the promise of a National Charter (Mithaq Watani), to be arrived at by means of convening a General People’s Congress (Dresch, 2000, p. 154).

  • Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) - The History Of The Party

    Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) - The History Of The Party

    In 2001, several members of the PML-N broke away from the party and formed the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q). Led by Mian Azhar and later Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, the PML-Q came to be known as the “King’s party” because of its close affiliation and support for General Pervez Musharraf.

  • The Hirak Movement - What Happened In The Event?

    The Hirak Movement - What Happened In The Event?

    The Southern Mobility Movement, known more simply as al-Hirak (“the Movement”), advocates for a return of the independence of south Yemen, although the movement lacks a cohesive vision of what such a return might look like.

  • The Houthis - Who Are They?

    The Houthis - Who Are They?

    The Houthis, a group within the Zaydi Muslim community in Yemen, complain about discrimination and persecution by the Yemeni government. The roots of the Houthis can be traced to a Zaydi group called the Faithful Youth (al-Shabab al-Mu’min) that came to prominence in the aftermath of Yemen’s unification.

  • Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) - History Of Term

    Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) - History Of Term

    Given Nawaz Sharif’s close association with Zia (he served as finance minister and the Chief Minister of Punjab under him) his party has a strong religious orientation and ascribes to a conservative center-right ideology.

  • Mufti Desai Darul Uloom Abu Bakr South Africa Voicing Criticisms Amman Message

    Mufti Desai Darul Uloom Abu Bakr South Africa Voicing Criticisms Amman Message

    The Amman Message [see Institutions and Organizations listings for more information] is a document prepared and compiled after a meeting in Amman, upon the instigation of King Abdullah of Jordan.

  • Contested Sufi Electoral Parties: The Voice Of Freedom Party And The Liberation Of Egypt Party

    Contested Sufi Electoral Parties: The Voice Of Freedom Party And The Liberation Of Egypt Party

    Egyptian Muslims are frequently devotees of Sufism, a mystical interpretation of Islam generally catering to shrine veneration, popular cultic rituals, and close ties between a Sufi master (shaykh) and disciple (murid) There are some 77 Sufi orders (tarikas) throughout the country, involving some 10 million followers.

  • Fadlullah Lebanon Rules Female Genital Multilation Prohibited If It Negatively Affects Soul Body And The Sexual Abilities

    Fadlullah Lebanon Rules Female Genital Multilation Prohibited If It Negatively Affects Soul Body And The Sexual Abilities

    The Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah, issued a Fatwa in which he considered all that causes harm to the soul, body, and sexual abilities of males or females, as prohibited acts.

  • Egyptian Al Shaab Party's Political Program - Principles To Be Protected

    Egyptian Al Shaab Party's Political Program - Principles To Be Protected

    True recognition of the injustice and the oppression against the citizens on behalf of the former regime.Rejection of certain groups' exploitation of State resources and the division of these resources among them while the people struggles.The party thereupon declares justice, freedom, the Shurah, citizenship, and equality as higher principles that need to be protected and preserved from any change.

  • UAE: Pokemon Faced With Fatwa Against Gambling - It Also Promoted Violence

    UAE: Pokemon Faced With Fatwa Against Gambling - It Also Promoted Violence

    Religious committee members in the United Arab Emirates have issued a fatwa against the popular children's game Pokemon because of fears that it promotes gambling. The edict warned parents the Pokemon video game and cards were based on the betting principles of one side winning and the other losing. It added the game was also based on the theory of evolution, "a Jewish-Darwinist theory, that conflicts with the truth about humans and with Islamic principles".

  • Islam's Viewpoint On Cremation - The Answer From The Quran

    Islam's Viewpoint On Cremation - The Answer From The Quran

    In Islam, funeral rites and practices have been prescribed by the divine law, in accordance with the dictates of Allah. According to this law, beginning from the time of Prophet Adam until the last Prophet, Muhammad, peace and blessing be upon them all, burying the dead has been the prescribed method of conveying the deceased to their graves. We have no mention anywhere that cremation was acceptable in any of the previous dispensations from Allah.

  • About Islamopedia Online - The Mission, Support, And People Of Islamopedia Online

    About Islamopedia Online - The Mission, Support, And People Of Islamopedia Online

    The mission of Islamopedia Online is to provide access to news and background analysis on Muslim countries and Islamic topics that are often absent from Western media because of language barriers or lack of familiarity with the country, the issues or players at stake. Islamopedia Online is a comprehensive database of the most influential religious figures across Muslim countries and their positions translated from Arabic, Urdu, and Farsi on issues like political violence, women and the rights of religious minorities. Islamopedia Online also provides a translation in English of major news at the intersection of religion and politics, as well as background analysis country profiles.

  • The Al-Nour Party - The Famous Muslim Party In Egypt

    The Al-Nour Party - The Famous Muslim Party In Egypt

    The Al-Nour Party (Hizb Al-Nour) is a new political Salafi party that has been established in Egypt since the revolution. The party homepage states that they have established their party to combat the deep corruption in the executive and legislative braches, which led to enriching one group of people at the expense of all the Egyptian society.

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