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Ritual and rationality

If you are a Shia, by virtue of birth or if you adhere to Shia theological dictates, you find yourself in a rather tight spot. Anti-Shia bigotry is at an all-time high. Everybody is suddenly curious as to why the Shias self-flagellate (beat up ... The Nation Pakistan, 2 weeks ago
National Interest

How Iran can ease war in Yemen - and get one over on Saudi Arabia

As the war in Yemen grinds on, Iran's passive role has possibly dangerous consequences in the event of any escalation News of an American cruise missile strike on coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled areas this week has raised the spectre of ...
 Middle East Eye1 week ago Saudi Arabia's Yemen War Isn't About Sectarianism  National Interest1 month ago

Yemen and Syria: fearful symmetry

Russia used its veto power on the UN Security Council Oct. 8 to kill a French-backed resolution demanding an immediate endto air-strikes on besieged Aleppo . Venezuela, shamefully ( but not surprisingly ), also voted against it.This was the fifth ...
 World War 4 Report1 week ago
Eurasia Review

Fight For The Alawites: Russia-Iran Rivalry Behind Syrian Civil War Analysis

By Alexis Amini Tehran and Moscow's disagreement over Assad's fate following the Syria n civil war should be seen as just one flashpoint within a broader Russian-Iranian competition over the Syrian Alawite community. Indeed, since a potential ...
 Eurasia Review1 week ago

The strange, apocalyptic theology of ISIS

Cover of Dabiq magazine By Wayne Johnson Dabiq is the name of the Islamic State's glossy magazine. It is also the name of a small town in Syria where their eschatology predicts the final battle will occur at the end of the world. Since Dabiq ...
 WorldNetDaily1 week ago

Removal of the heart - how Islam became a matter of state in Iran - -

Some academics argue the Safavid Shahs gave Iranian Shiism a rule-fixation and abandonment of spirituality it has never lost T he crowning of Ismail as king of Iran in Tabriz in 1501 was low-key, as was his announcement that Shia Islam would ...
 Iran and World.com3 weeks ago Removal of the heart: how Islam became a matter of state in Iran  The Guardian3 weeks ago

This Day in History (05-07-1395)

Today is Monday; 5th of the Iranian month of Mehr 1395 solar hijri; corresponding to 24th of the Islamic month of Zil-Hijjah 1437 lunar hijri; and September 26, 2016, of the Christian Gregorian Calendar. 1428 lunar years ago, on this day in 9 AH, ...
 Pars Today4 weeks ago This Day in History (September 26)  Kayhan International4 weeks ago


What's in it for America, and for you? The Islamic State of Iran is held to be a sovereign state bordered on its west by Iraq and Turkey, in the east by Pakistan and Afghanistan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and ...
 Canada Free Press1 month ago
Christian Today

Which country has the fastest-growing church in the world?

Religious minorities, including Christians, Baha'is and Sunni Muslims, are targeted by the Iranian government. Christians in Iran face relentless persecution. Ranked ninth on Open Doors' list of countries where it's most dangerous to be a ...
 Christian Today1 month ago

Birth anniversary of Imam Ali al-Hadi / Biography

By: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi Name : Ali bin Muhammad. Agnomen : Abul Hasan ath-Thlith. Title : An-Naqi; al-Hdi. Father : Muhammad at-Taqi. Mother : Samana. Birth : 15th Dhil Hijja, 212 AH in Sarya, near Medina. Martyrdom : 3rd Rajab 254 AH ...
 ABNA24.com1 month ago
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