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Fatwa | Understanding Legal Opinions on Ethics & Morals

A fatwa is a legal ruling under Islamic law which offers an opinion on religious ethics and morals. It is rarely considered a death...

Israel History Timeline – List of Significant Moments from Biblical to...

Israel history timeline is a long and arduous road towards independence. It is one in which the series of events that transpired from Biblical...

Lebanese People | Inside Look At The Influential Race In The...

Lebanese people share many of their cultural characteristics of the Arab world. Yet, it has attributes that differentiate it from many of its Arab...

Zawiya | Islamic Schools for Better Citizenry

Zawiyas were formed around the world because Islamic tradition takes education very seriously. Part places of worship, part Islamic educational institutes, ensure their students...

The Companions of the Prophet Muhammad (Ashab or Sahaba)

In Islam, the Companions of the Prophet (Ashab or Sahaba in Arabic) were disciples of Muhammad. They were the people who had physical contact...

Nabih Berri | Influential Leader of the Amal

Nabi Berri, a political figure, is one of the most influential politicians in Lebanon. He's the leader of the Amal movement. He is also...

Armenian Church – History, Origins, and Beliefs

The Armenian Church has its origins in the Age of the Apostles. Historical evidence shows two of Jesus' disciples, St. Bartholomew and St. Thaddeus,...

The Great Mosque of Cordoba – Mezquita

Located in Cordoba's beautiful mid-sized hill-covered city, the Great Mosque of Cordoba Mihrab, locally known as Mezquita, is an impressive historical structure built in...

Religion in Jordan – 2021 Report

The country of Jordan is a predominately Sunni Muslim country, though there is a significant Christian population. There are also many other minority religious...

Muhammad al-Mahdi – Is the Twelfth Imam Already Here?

The Twelver Branch of Shi'a Islam believes Muhammad al-Mahdi to be the end-times redeemer. Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Mahdi is the last of the Twelve...

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