Introduced by the Masumeen Management Committee (MMC) at the Masumeen Islamic Centre (MIC), in Shaban 1435 (2013), the ‘My PLEDGE’ campaign is in its second year, alhamdulillah.
Posted on Wed, 2014-07-16 07:15
Questions, questions and more questions! Have you ever been curious or confused by questions of Islamic history, Quran, Ahadith, etc.? From ‘‘What is the history behind Dua Jawshan e Kabir?” to ‘How did situation X occur in history and why’.
Moreover, how often has there been anyone knowledgeable enough to ask these questions from? Well, Ask An Alim, a joint project between the World Federation of KSIMC and Africa Federation, is here to help you with just that! It will be primarily dealt with by the Islamic Education Department of The World Federation and Tabligh Board of Africa Federation, as these departments’ aim of enabling the spread of Islamic knowledge and learning is exactly what Ask An Alim is aiming to do.
Ask An Alim allows you to ask any questions, with the assurance that they will be answered comprehensively and reliably by a panel of scholars who are experts in their field, and returned to you in good time. We live in an era where the information available is countless, and not always reliable - this access to scholars addresses exactly this issue.
These answers and questions are all public and in one place, which has many benefits. It enables it to be community based, which is beneficial as there are many challenges faced by communities as whole rather than mere individuals.
Furthermore, the fact that this makes it easily accessible for everyone to see means that everyone can benefit from each other’s questions and concerns - it becomes an encyclopaedia rather than a forum, meaning that there will be a huge bank of knowledge covering different topics across a variety of categories that believers can easily access.
Additionally, this link to scholars is not limited to believers living in big communities in urban areas - even believers living in smaller communities, and even rural, remote areas can have access to this information. This is a good way to link lay believers with the scholars. The main focus of the website is religious discussions whether educational, research orientated or cultural, you can be sure that your question will not go unanswered.
Preparations for the occasion of the celebration of the birthday (Wiladah) were done in stages where students were given several activities to demonstrate good understanding.
Ayatullah Ali Sistani, said through his representative, Abd al-Mehdi al-Karbalai, “We appeal to the relevant sides to work sincerely in breaking the siege”