Being active and to exercise is not only acceptable in Islam but also recommended. Part of the instructions given by the Prophet and the Imams (as) about upbringing of children is the issue of physical exercise. Swimming, for example, has been greatly encouraged in our religious literature.
Iran’s President Hopes for World Peace, Justice in Christmas Message to Pope
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered Pope Francis Christmas greetings, hoping for interaction among followers of all divine religions and the establishment of peace and justice in the world in the New Year.
French Muslim leader calls for doubling of mosques
One of France's top Muslim leaders has called for the number of mosques to double over the next two years to remedy a shortage of places of worship for the country's millions of faithful.
With so many acts of violence and terrorism attributed to Islam these days, it might seem unfathomable to some that Islam is a religion of peace. However, one only needs to look around to witness the peaceful footprints of Islam.
Netanyahu totally distorts history: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu totally distorts history, noting it was Iran which saved Jews three times in the course of history.
Iran's Basij Force Returns Stolen Torah Manuscripts to Jewish Community
TEHRAN, YJC.-- An ancient hand-written Torah that was stolen from a synagogue in Southern Iran was found by Iran's Basij (volunteer) force and returned to the Jewish community.
Islam urges justice, fairness toward non-Muslims: Leader
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Islam has ordered Muslims to treat the followers of other religions with “fairness and justice.”
“Muhammad (S)” premieres for cineastes, critics
TEHRAN -- Majid Majidi’s movie “Muhammad (S), the Messenger of God” was screened for a group of cineastes, journalists and film critics at Tehran’s Farhang Theater Hall on Thursday.
British mosques hold open day after Paris attacks
LONDON, Feb 1, 2015 (AFP) - Some 20 mosques in Britain were opening their doors to the public Sunday in an unprecedented gesture of reassurance following last month's Islamist attacks in Paris.
'We Palestinian Christians say Allahu Akbar'
The only Palestinian Orthodox Christian bishop in the Holy Land speaking about the suffering of Palestinian Christians, their unity with Muslims in the Palestinian struggle, about Orthodox Christian martyrs, and Ukraine.
SHIKARPUR, Pakistan, Jan 31, 2015 (AFP) - Thousands of Shiite Muslims rallied Saturday to protest the killing of 61 people in a suicide bombing at a mosque, as southern Pakistan shut down to mourn the nation's worst sectarian attack in nearly two years.
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