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Fasting

Fasting (‘Sawm’ in Arabic) means refraining from eating, drinking and sexual intercourse from dawn to sunset. There are two types of fasting: compulsory fasting which is one of the pillars in Islam. Thus, every Muslim should fast the holy month of Ramadan if he/she does...

Ashura

Ashura refers to a tragedy in the early history of Islam when Imam Al-Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), members of his family, and dozens of companions, were deliberately killed by Yazid’s forces in Karbala, Iraq. The term Ashura means in Arabic ‘the tenth’...

Mukallaf

The term Mukallaf, which, in Arabic, means the designated, denotes the religiously entitled person, whether a man or a woman, who cannot extract the edicts (from the holy Book, Quran, and from the authentic Hadith), and should emulate a known jurist or Marja‘....

Marja‘

In practicing Islam, the Shiite Muslims follow or should follow the Maraji‘(plural ofMarja‘and means specialised jurists) to know the edicts, or the verdicts relate to their religious practice. However, it is significant at the beginning to contextualize briefly the topic in order to understand the...

Lady Zainab (Pbuh)

Lady Zainab (PBUH), which can also be transliterated into Zeinab, is the daughter of Imam Ali ben Abi-Talib (PBUH) and her mother is Lady Fatima (PBUH), Prophet’s Muhammad daughter (Peace Be Upon Him and His Family). She was born in the holy city of Medina...

Lady Fatima Az-Zahra’ (Pbuh)

Lady Fatima Az-Zahra’ (PBUH) is the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him and His Family) and her mother is Lady Khadija bint Khuwaylid. She was born in the holy city of Mecca on 20 Jumada Ath-Athani 18 BH (≈27 July 604). Herteknonymics (Kunya)are...

Concept of Jihad

Unfortunately, jihad has attracted a negative label due to the misuse of this concept whether by terrorists and extremists who are thirsty for bloodshed or by media observers who do not have adequate knowledge about the right Islamic implications of jihad. In Arabic, jihad is a...