Birth Anniversary of Imam Ali an-Naqi (A.S.) - 15 Dhu Al-Hijjah

Imam Ali an-Naqi (A.S.) was born on the 15th Dhul Hijjah 212(AH) in the suburb of Medina, which was called "Sarya". His father was Imam Muhammad at-Taqi (A.S.) who was the ninth Imam and his mother “Samaneh” was one of the most virtuous ladies. This Imam was the longest serving Imam, besides the 12th Imam, as he was Imam for 34 years. This period can be divided into two parts: 17 years of freedom and 17 years under arrest

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What is Islam?

Islam is one of the major world religions. Every fifth person on the face of this earth is a Muslim. Muslims are found in the Middle East, in north, west and east Africa, in Asia and Eastern Europe. In modern times, Muslims are found in large numbers in Western Europe, the Americas and Australia through immigration as well as conversion. Recent statistics show that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the USA. With the vast world turning into a "global village," such a wide-spread religion followed by over a billion people indeed deserves a careful study

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