• Why do Shia Muslims Combine Prayers?

    The Shīʻahs (Shiite Muslims, Shia) acknowledge the five obligatory daily prayers. However, they frequently combine the Zuhr and ‘Asr prayers by offering them consecutively during the time period defined by the start of Zuhr and the end of ‘Asr. They also consider it permissible to combine the Maghrib and ‘Isha prayers in a similar manner.

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  • In Memory of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: the Assassination of Iranian Leaders

    “Israel” will not succeed in its endeavor. Every martyr who falls in Iran reminds its people of the historic injustice done to them by tyrants and oppressors and increases their support for their regime. And let's not forget that martyrdom is at the heart of the Iranian people's soul and conscience, from Imam Hussein bin Ali to… Mohsen Fakhrizadeh!

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  • Failure of Pahlavi regime to confront Imam Khomeini during years of exile

    On October 5, 1965, Imam Khomeini was sent from Turkey to the second exile, Iraq. With the establishment of the Imam in Najaf, a new chapter of the struggle against the Pahlavi regime began. In return, the regime sought a royal show of strength to crack down more strongly on the activities of the Imam and his followers. The first attempt to do so was the occupation and looting of the Faizieh school in Qom. The attack on the Imam's house in Qom and its inspection was another reaction of the regime. In another move, the regime arrested and deported several Imam's tuition officials. But these measures had no effect on the process of struggle. The regime was forced to deport the Imam to a country like India in order to distance him from the people. The spread of this rumor provoked such a strong reaction among the people and the fighting forces that the regime stopped carrying it out.

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  • What business does America have on Syrian lands!

    As the Syrian crisis reached the end of a devastating war, Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad called for the withdrawal of US and Turkish troops from Syria in a speech to the UN General Assembly in New York lately, asking what the American troops have to do on the Syrian territories.

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  • US humiliated in Afghanistan

    In his message to the world’s Muslims during the time of Hajj, Imam Khamenei referred to America’s ignorance in its presence in Afghanistan stating that, “This ignorance led America to be humiliated in Afghanistan. After that raucous invasion 20 years ago and after having used weapons and bombs against defenseless people and civilians, it felt it had become stuck in a quagmire and eventually withdrew its forces from that country.”

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  • Vaccine diplomacy & decadence of democracy

    Strategic Council Online- Corona pandemic, its consequences and impacts have caused revival, redefinition and even change in debates and discussable concepts of different sciences such as experimental, medical and humanities. Aabed Akbari, Expert, International Affairs

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  • Imam Khamenei’s memories of his father

    My father was a well-known religious scholar who was very pious and a bit of a recluse. We had a difficult life. I remember that sometimes, we didn’t have anything in the house for dinner at night.

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  • American human rights: The Abu Ghraib prison

    The United States launched a military attack on Iraq and Afghanistan under the slogan of "countering terrorism." However, since the arrival of American troops in Iraq, not only has terrorism not stopped, but problems in terms of human rights and security have arisen for Iraq. One of these cases is the Abu Ghraib prison.

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  • Shia Contributions to Islamic Civilization

    Islamic civilization, which filled the gap between the ancient civilizations and modern Western civilization, is one of the most developed civilizations with regards to attention it has shown to science, philosophy and literature, and ultimately served as a foundation for much of Western civilization’s later achievements.

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  • New Islamic Civilization in the view of Imam Khomeini

    The great Islamic Revolution of Iran occurred under the leadership of Imam Khomeini and with the widespread presence of people against internal tyranny and foreign domination and brought Iranians independence, freedom and movement in the direction of creating a new Islamic civilization. Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution has had many causes and effects.

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  • Role of women in government of Imam al-Mahdi

    The reappearance of Imam al-Mahdi (AJ), like the original appearance of Islam itself, will instigate revolutionary changes in the world. In particular, his movement will challenge the modern “Age of Ignorance” that has witnessed a revival in the pre-Islamic values associated with women.

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  • Nowruz in Shia Islam Traditions

    According to some hadiths, Nowruz is a blessed day, which is to be celebrated. For instance, Imam al-Sadiq (a) is reported to have instructed ghusl, wearing one’s best clothes, a special prayer, and fasting on Nowruz.

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