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Leadership in Islam: Shia v. Sunni

Leadership in Islam: Shia v. Sunni

WASHINGTON, October 16, 2014 — In an interview with Al Hadath TV in June 2014, Sheikh Ahmad al-Qabisi, an Iraqi Sunni cleric, said, “if Sunni had strong leadership (Marja’) as Shia do, they could have gotten rid of all Shia in Iraq by now.” Al-Qabisi is well-known in Iraq as a Sunni intellectual cleric. He has accused Seyed […]

Dear God: Who’s prayer will you listen to this Hajj year?

Dear God: Who’s prayer will you listen to this Hajj year?

WASHINGTON, October 9, 2014 — Hajj is a significant period where representatives from all Muslim and non-Muslim countries gather in Saudi Arabia. In a best case scenario, the gathering is used to share news, regroup, and plan for the upcoming year for the Muslim nations. Hajj 2014 is even more important because of the current […]

Shiite, Sunni, Wahhabi and the Israel-Gaza conflict

Shiite, Sunni, Wahhabi and the Israel-Gaza conflict

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 – Israelis and Palestinians have been fighting in Gaza since the Israeli occupation began in 1967, and Gaza has been under military siege since 2006. However, lack of interest in the conflict by neighboring Wahhabi governments has left Palestinians without active diplomatic and political support, resulting in the deaths of thousands Gazan’s […]