The World Federation in collaboration with The Africa Federation was blessed with an amazing opportunity to contribute towards various Muharram programmes held in multiple local Shia centres across Africa. These activities took place in the month of Muharram. Alhamdullilah, the programmes were received extremely well and had a positive impact on the local communities. Read more here.
We live in an age of paradox. There is no shortage of information and misinformation available on the Internet. Sometimes, even within the “safe spaces” which we go to for enlightenment, we become confused with “new” religious theories.
Today more than ever, we see the actualisation of the hadith:
عن أنس عن النبي (ص) أنه قال: «يأتي على الناس زمان الصابر منهم على دينه كالقابض على الجمرة
It has been narrated from Anas from the Prophet, prayers of Allah be upon him and his family, that he said, “A time will come upon humanity that remaining on their religion will be like holding hot coals in their hands.”
(Mustadrak al-Wasaail, vol. 12, pg. 33, tradition 1.)
Introducing STEPS – Shi‘i Theology, Ethics and Practice Series. The Islamic Education department of The World Federation aims to intellectually empower the community by providing easy-to-understand and comprehensive answers to pertinent issues. Watch the trailer video about this new initiative.
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The International Congress on Extremist and Takfiri Movements in the Islamic Scholars’ View has been commenced on 23rd of November 2014 in Qum, the religious capital of Iran.
Sunnat or Innovation?
The books of Islamic laws and traditions of both Shias and Ahle Sunnat mention innumerable recommended prayers. Some of the prayers exceed a thousand units. The prayer of Tarawih is among the recommended prayers of the Ahle Sunnat and it is performed in congregation in the nights of Ramazan at an estimated twenty units daily.