With the arrival of the blessed month of Ramadan, laws relating to fasting are once again brought to the forefront of our minds. Now, His Eminence al-Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani (may Allah protect him) latest rulings on fasting and spiritual retreat from this second edition can be quickly and easily accessed here.
Posted on Tue, 2014-11-25 11:59
The International Congress on Extremist and Takfiri Movements in the Islamic Scholars’ View has been commenced on 23 rd of November 2014 in Qum, the religious capital of Iran.
The congress has tried to gather Islamic scholars and clerics to discuss the controversial issues of the extremism and terror that it has caused throughout the world. It had planned to gather the 600 Muslim scholars from 83 countries throughout the world, especially those scholars who are eminent in their own countries.
The congress focuses on the following objectives:
a- Confronting the ISIS (Extremist and Takfiri) in the Muslim world;
b- Inviting to peace, to friendship, to brotherhood among religions and emphasizing on interactions among them based on wisdom, preaching and exchange;
c- Determination in enlightening the Muslims about the evil nature of the ISIS;
d- Unifying the Muslims and expanding motives to integrate Muslims against ISIS;
e- Illustrating the deceptive plot of the ISIS that is carrying out the western-world’ agenda;
The following entities are responsible for the running of the congress:
Grand Shia Ayatollah Makarim Shirazi, Grand Ayatollah Ja’far Subhani (scientific management), Ahlul Bayt World Assembly, World Assembly for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Management of Hawzah (Seminary School), Dar al-Ulum Institute and Al-Mustafa International University.
On Monday we were up by 8AM for breakfast at Ali-Sadr hotel near Hamadan. We left shortly afterwards for Ghear-e-Ali Sadr which is the largest cave containing water in the whole world.
Once we had reached, we split up into groups and got into smaller boats, which took us deeper into the cave. It was beautiful! The water was so clear we could see right through it. After a few minutes we reached a small opening where we got out of the boats and were spoken to by a tour guide.
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
My name is Hanna Mahmood Daya. I was born in London, UK and lived in Dubai and Tanzania before moving to Qum, Iran in 2004 with my family.