Bright Future news (BFnews) - Latest news :: Full Edition Wed, 16 Oct 2019 04:55:03 GMT News Studio (News publishing and Editorial teamwork system) Bright Future news 100 70 en Copyright 2005-2010 BFnews, all rights reserved. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 04:55:03 GMT Research 60 ::photo::Press meeting of the first mahdism book conference End/n ]]> Research Tue, 17 Apr 2012 05:26:43 GMT Quran’s Scientific Miracles Prove Islam as the True Path Bfnews: This is according to Egyptian scholar Zaqlul Raqeb Najjar in a paper entitled “Ontological Signs in the Quran and Their Scientific Importance”. Najjar in this paper stresses that Quran’s scientific miracles are good proof for Islam’s validity. He writes: In today’s world, many of the media outlets are run by the Zionist lobbies who use the media to ruin the beliefs, ethical values and traditions of human societies, especially Muslims. Hence, it is necessary for Muslims to introduce to the world the true Islam and combat efforts to distort Islam’s image. According to Najjar, with the scientific advancements that have revealed some of the miraculous aspects of the Quranic verses, the discovered miracles of the Quran can be used to familiarize the world with the light of the Quran. He cites some of the Quranic references to natural phenomena like stages of creation of heavens, water being the origin of the world, the vastness of the universe, development of human embryo, etc, and said those who have studied the miraculous aspects of the Quran say the Holy Book refers to such phenomena in as many as ۱۰۰۰ verses in over ۴۰ Surahs. Born in ۱۹۳۳, Zaqlul Raqeb Najjar is a prominent Muslim thinker who has made extensive efforts to promote Islamic culture and civilization in the world. He currently heads the Committee of Scientific Miracle of the Quran and Sunnah, affiliated to Egypt’s Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs. End/m ]]> Research Sun, 15 Apr 2012 09:43:06 GMT Muslim Students Conference at Yale University Bfnews: Approximately 130 students participated in the third annual Ivy Muslim Conference, which is co-sponsored by the Chaplain’s Office and the Muslim Students Association. The conference was designed to connect Muslim students with their Ivy League peers, and attendees heard from keynote speaker Ingrid Mattson, attended preprofessional panels and learned about community and campus activism. Though the conference is not yet an official University event, Yale coordinator for Muslim life Omer Bajwa said he hopes it will become a fixture of Yale’s religious programming. "This is an opportunity for fellow Muslim Ivy students to engage intellectually, socially and spiritually,” Bajwa said. "We want to build a sense of community across different campuses.” The conference began in spring 2010 after Bajwa, who was the interim Muslim chaplain at Cornell until 2008, decided he wanted to organize an event that would integrate Muslim students from different schools. He worked with fellow Muslim chaplains to make the concept a reality. Though the first conference was small and did not include all the Ivy League schools, Bajwa said those who attended considered it a great success and asked Yale to host the event again in 2011. Attendance doubled that year, and remained high this semester, Bajwa said. The conference was initially supposed to rotate among the Ivies, Bajwa said, but has been held at Yale for the past three years because the University is centrally located between the Ivy League schools and had enthusiastic support from its students. While most attendees were undergraduates, Bajwa said graduate students and alumni were also invited because they could offer perspectives on living as American Muslims after college and also give students career advice. Mostafa Al-alusi, president of the Yale Muslim Students Association, said the conference aimed to help people connect their academic or professional lives with their spiritual lives, adding that many Muslim students struggle with the intersection between the two. In her keynote address, Mattson, the first female president of the Islamic Society of North America, discussed what it means to be both a spiritual Muslim and a leader in today’s society. At various points in the conference, the students broke into smaller discussion groups that Bajwa said were intended to encourage discussion about the challenges Muslim students face, such as how to approach their faith in a secular world, and about possible solutions to those problems. The event was not solely religious, though the spiritual aspect of the conference was important, said Nooreen Reza ’۱۵, a member of the Yale Muslim Student Association who helped organize the conference. Reza said the conference primarily focused on fostering communication and relations between students in Muslim student associations at different schools. She added that networking events such as career panels and campus and community activism workshops were particularly important in helping students form connections. Nine student attendees, all of whom identified as Muslim, said they appreciated the sense of community the conference developed. "The real power is having a collective of smart kids together in once place really trying to focus energies on a certain goal," Shihan Khan MED ’17 said. "This is a medium for the whole Ivy circuit to come together and grapple with tough issues.” Dartmouth undergraduates Amir Khan and Tasneem Khalid said they gained ideas for strengthening their college’s Muslim Student Association, which only has about ۱۵ active members, by talking with students from other institutions.” "We can learn from bigger MSAs,” said Amir Khan, a sophomore. "The hardest thing is getting everyone together in the same room to talk about it.” Abdul Rafay Hanif, a sophomore at Columbia, said his favorite part of the conference was when students got food, played sports and socialized together on Friday night, which he said was helpful in connecting with his peers. The Yale Chaplain’s office and the Yale Muslim Students Association will co-sponsor the Critical Islamic Reflections Conference on April 14.End/n ]]> Research Thu, 23 Feb 2012 07:52:51 GMT 1st Shia Digital Library Launched in China Bfnews: The first Shia digital library in Chinese language was launched by a Chinese preacher. Hojat-ol-Islam Asgar Aghayi, Chinese preacher has launched the library with 30000 pages. It has taken about 6 months for the preacher to collect the materials for the library alone. There are valuable books in both word and pdf forms available on the website. He noted that he has published the library to facilitate researches for the Chinese people who wish to know Iran and Shia Muslims. End/n ]]> Research Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:31:49 GMT Islamophobia" conference released as a book  Bfnews: The book holds articles of the "Conference to explore Islamophobia after 9/11" which was held in Tehran in October 2009. The book says that the conference was held in order to evaluate the emergence and expansion of Islamophobia and the new theories as well as the process of Islamophobia's developments, the governments' role, politicians and western media in expanding Islamophobia following 9/11 attacks, countering discrimination and the annoyance originated from Islamophobia against Muslims in Muslim countries and finally assessing the ways the Islamic World should use to fight the phenomenon and solutions. The book, presented in 21 titles, gives an account on the conference and the reflection of the selected articles. The first print of "Islamophobia" has been marketed in ۱۰۰۰ copies and 223 pages. End/n ]]> Research Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:28:57 GMT Imam Khamenei's accounts on Islamic Revolution Bfnews: uthored by Hujatoleslam Ali Akbar Sabzian, the book narrates the story of Iran's Islamic Revolution based on the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei's views. Iran's revolution not only defied all the Middle East equations, it sparked new movements in the world of Islam bringing about new challenges for world equations and political schools of thought, said Sabzian. He said the book analyzes the diverging features of Iran's revolution by drawing a comparison between different revolutions of the world. As he said, one of the differences of the Islamic Revolution with other such movements was that it was both anti-arrogance and anti-colonialism unlike all other revolutions. He went on to say that there are still many facets of the revolution, which still need to be considered and studied. The book is arranged in four parts: what did we go past, the revolution incognito, those memorable days, the mentor. The book is debuted by the Youth Community of Shahre Khorshid in Mashad. End/n ]]> Research Wed, 08 Feb 2012 07:16:30 GMT Great Leader of Islamic Revolution  Bfnews: According to the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), the magazine covers some of the papers presented at the seminar of “character of Imam Khomeini (RA) and its world-wide influences” held by the Iranian center in cooperation with the UP University, the biggest one in the Philippines. The issue also includes articles by the country’s university lecturers with titles such as Imam Khomeini (RA) and the Islamic revolution, revival of women’s value and rights, Imam Khomeini’s character and beliefs, the influence of his beliefs on international relations and a message by Mohammad Baqer Khorramshad, head of ICRO, to the seminar. Imam Khomeini’s (RA) viewpoints on various issues such as unity and ethics are briefly mentioned at the issue. The Iran Cultural Center has also published a multimedia copy of the quarterly. End/n ]]> Research Tue, 07 Feb 2012 08:20:09 GMT Islamic Unity Week and Muslim Solidarity Bfnews: No code of laws or creed has emphasized unity, as Islam, the religion of universal brotherhood. The holy Qur'an calls on Muslims to hold fast to the Rope of God and do not indulge in discord. The Almighty's Last and Greatest Messenger to mankind, Prophet Mohammad (blessings of God upon him and his progeny), strove to build a monolithic and monotheistic society on the basis of virtue and ethics so as to rise above the superficial differences of race, ethnicity, nationality, colour of skin, class status and language. During the ۲۳ years of his mission he left no stone unturned in this regard, and later upon migration to Medina during the last ۱۰ years of his mission, he established the model administration of justice and equity where there was no difference between Arabs and others, like Salman the Persian, Bilal the black African, and Soheib the Roman. While departing the world, the Prophet bequeathed to Muslims the formula of unity, as stressed by firm adherence to the Saqalayn or two invaluable things he was leaving behind. He said in explicit words to hold fast to the Book of God, that is the holy Qur'an, and to his progeny the Ahl al-Bayt, in order not to go astray since these two never separate from each other even when they return to him on the Day of Judgement at the Fountain of Kowsar. Thus, the Qur'anic term, the Rope of God, is reference to these inseparable things, which we Muslims should firmly hold in order to build sound and healthy societies. In other words, if Muslims fail to knit ranks, they will easily fall victim to their enemies who are ever intent to sow seeds of discord among the believers. So what better occasion to promote Islamic solidarity and awareness than the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (blessings of God upon him and his progeny)? However, we have slight differences regarding this auspicious date. Sunni Muslims consider the birthday of the Prophet to be the ۱۲th of Rabi al-Awwal by citing the narrations from his companions, who it is clear had no previous acquaintance with the Prophet until he publicly proclaimed his mission at the age of ۴۰ years. On the other hand, Shi'ite Muslims by giving preference to the accounts of the Prophet's Ahl al-Bayt or immediate family members as more authentic, regard that auspicious day to be the ۱۷th of the same month. Thus, in order to bridge the minor differences among the Muslims, as a result of the various schools of jurisprudence, the Father of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeni (may his soul rest in peace), declared the Islamic Unity Week to span these two dates in order to assemble World Muslims on a single platform. Thanks to the Late Imam's foresight great strides have taken place in fostering Islamic unity in Iran and abroad in the face of the feverish plots of the enemies of Islam and Muslims to sow discord. Without doubt, the archenemies of Islamic unity are the US, certain west European regime, and the illegal Zionist entity called Israel. These evil powers consider Islamic unity detrimental to their vested interests, and always raise discords so as to weaken Muslims. In view of these facts, it is the duty of Muslims to be vigilant and not indulge in trivial issues. As the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has emphasized, there are no major differences amongst the Sunnis and Shi'ites, and it is not permitted to insult each others' sentiments. Here we should heed the advice of Imam Ali (AS), the gist of whose saying is that: refrain from discord and do not separate from each other, for those who drift away fall prey to the Satan, in the same manner that sheep which stray from the flock are devoured by wolves. Imam Ali (AS) did not speak mere words but set a practical example in this regard. He was proclaimed by the Prophet, on the express commandments of God, as vicegerent at Ghadeer Khom, as recorded by all denominations of Islam. But when after the passing away of the Prophet, discord crept in and he was denied his political right of the caliphate or rule of the Muslim society on various pretexts, this brave conqueror of many a crucial battle did not resort to the sword to claim his right. He rejected such insinuations, saying Muslims would splinter, and he was so magnanimous that whenever the caliphs sought his advice, Imam Ali (PBUH) never withheld it. For him, unity of the Islamic society was more important than other issues including rule over the people which was his undeniable right. Imam Khomeini, and after him Ayatollah Khamenei, both as humble servants of the Prophet and the Infallible Imams, have always regarded Islamic unity to be paramount. For this reason, the Late Imam, first unified the different groups in Iran, and after creating national unity in order to defeat the plots of the western and eastern neo-colonialist powers, he strove to foster Islamic unity at the regional and international levels. By reviving the genuine teachings of Islam and implementing them in society, the Imam strengthened unity and the society's culture and beliefs. By adhering to God's commandments in the holy Qur'an, Imam Khomeini called on the leaders of Muslim states to close ranks in the general interests of the Islamic World in order to defeat the designs of the neocolonialists. Regrettably, as a result of their dependence on the either the western capitalist system or the then eastern communist system, most heads of state ignored the Imam's dynamic call even though he warned them of the uprising and wrath of their Muslim masses in future. He said in one of his speeches: The masses in Muslim countries should themselves think of Islam. We are disappointed with the overwhelming majority Muslim leaders, but we have not lost hope in the masses. The Islamic Unity Week is indeed a firm testimony of the Islamic Republic of Iran's selfless efforts over the past three decades to promote Muslim solidarity worldwide. Today, Ayatollah Khamenei spares no effort to promote this mission of the Late Imam. He says since as monotheists we believe in One God, one Last and Greatest Prophet, one remarkably preserved heavenly scripture (Quran), and bow during the daily prayers towards the same focal point, the holy Ka'ba, we Muslims ought to be one solid ummah. Today, the endeavours of the Late Imam, and his successor, Ayatollah Khamenei are bearing result as Islamic awakening spreads around the world. The cries of Allah-o Akbar (God is Great) are resonating in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan and other countries. The Muslim masses have decided to rid their homeland from foreign domination. As God says in ayah 11 of Surah Ra'd: "Surely Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change their own condition." However, the Egyptian and other Muslim peoples should be on guard against the enemies who are trying to sow seeds of discord. Our duty is to work towards the building of a single Islamic Ummah, and today the downfall of some notorious dictators who used to serve as servants of the enemies of Islam, should certainly benefit Muslim solidarity worldwide. It is now time for world Muslims, irrespective of the school of jurisprudence they follow, to set aside trivial differences and hold fast to the ethereal teachings of the holy Qur'an. The Prophet's birth anniversary and the Islamic Unity Week afford us the opportunity to solidify ranks in order to rid societies from the hegemony of the enemies of Islam. End/n ]]> Research Tue, 07 Feb 2012 06:37:44 GMT Holy Quran in Chinese, to be unveiled Bfnews: According to the information center of Tarjoman Vahy Cultural Institute, the ceremony will be held tomorrow (February 5, ۲۰۱۲) at the locality of Oghaf and Charity Affairs Organization in Tehran. Tarjoman Vahy has managed to render the holy Quran into six languages, namely English, French, Azeri Turkish, Istanbul Turkish, Spanish and Chinese, said Hujatoleslam Mohammad Naghdi, head of Tarjoman Vahy. As he said, the Urdu translation of the holy Quran was supposed to be unveiled during the Fajr Decade, which was postponed to a later time due to the prolonged proofreading of the work. The translation contains the Sunni and Shia translations of the Quran in one single volume and was supposed to be unveiled during the Unity Week, which was canceled. The volume will be unveiled later in a ceremony. Ayatollah Mohsen Najafi from Shias and the late Abdolala Mojoudi from Sunnis have provided the translations. He went on to say that the translator of Quran into Chinese will attend the unveiling ceremony. Soleiman Ba-ji-su spent ۱۰ years to complete his work on the Chinese version of the holy Quran. End/n ]]> Research Sun, 05 Feb 2012 07:02:25 GMT Selected statements by Leader on Palestine Bfnews: Titled as Palestine: The Most Important Problem of the World of Islam, the book is arranged in 5 parts, namely: general issues, victories and defeats, responsibilities, crimes and bright prospects. A part of the introduction of the book reads as follows: Palestine remains a burning issue for the Muslims of the world and from the beginning of the Islamic Revolution in Iran to the present time, the leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran has emphasized the centrality of the Palestinian issue of the Muslim world. Even prior to the Islamic Revolution, Palestine and the great injustice that was committed against the Palestinian people was a central theme in the revolutionary movement led by Imam Khomeini. This tradition continues with the current Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei who over the course of more that two decades has clearly explained and analyzed the issue of Palestine for the Islamic Ummah. The book encompasses sentences by the leader about the issue in his speeches during various eras. End/n ]]> Research Sat, 04 Feb 2012 10:08:05 GMT