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Arya Samaj in Thailand

The availability of Satyarth Prakash, inspired some people of Indian origin in Bangkok to follow the teachings of Swami Dayanand Saraswati and form the Vedic Dharam Pracharni Sabha on 5 May 1920. Weekly gatherings were held for the propagation of ...

Arya Samaj in Trinidad and Tobago

The earliest efforts to establish the Arya Samaj in Trinidad and Tobago were made by visiting missionaries in the beginning of the 20th century. In the 1930s their activities led to the establishment of a new organisation, which first was called ...

Kanda Shasti Kavasam

Kanda Shashti Kavacham or Skanda Sashti Kavasam is a Hindu devotional song composed in Tamil by Devaraya Swamigal, a student of Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai, on Lord Muruga, the son of Lord Shiva, in Chennimalai near Erode. Tamil contains many ancie ...

Valliamman cave

Valliamman Cave Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Tamil Goddess Sri Valli, Consort of Lord Muruga, situated in the northeast corner of Thiruchendur Murugan Temple Complex. In early days, the temple was situated very near to the sea shore and ...

Chakradhar Swami

Sarvadnya Shri Chakradhar Swami was an Indian philosopher, and one of the most important exponents of the Vaishnavism tradition within Hinduism. He is the founder of Mahanubhava Sampradaya of Vaishnavism in 1267. Chakradhar Swami advocated worshi ...

Shia Islam

Shia Islam or Shiism is one of the two main branches of Islam. It holds that the Islamic prophet Muhammad designated Ali ibn Abi Talib as his successor and the Imam after him, most notably at the event of Ghadir Khumm, but was prevented from the ...

Additional Shia doctrines

The doctrine of taqiyya, or dissimulation, states that it is permissible to hide ones true religious convictions if under the threat of death or injury. Since Shias regard taqiyya as Islamically permissible, at times they have been accused of lyi ...

Shia Islamic beliefs and practices

The beliefs and practices of Twelver Shia Islam are categorised into: Ancillaries of the Faith or Branches of the Religion - ten practices. Theology or Roots of the Religion - five beliefs.

Dua Kumayl

Dua Kumayl is a supplication famous among Shia for its perceived beauty and a traditional supplication in Shia and is a growing Sunni dua. The Dua is not an exclusively Shia dua, however, as none of its content is controversial among Shia and Sun ...

Hisham ibn Hakam

Hisham ibn Hakam or Abul Hakam Hisham ibn Hakam Kendi was a Shiite scholar of the second century of Hejri and a companion of Jafar al-Sadiq and Musa al-Kadhim. It was Hisham who defended the doctrine of Imamate based on wisdom and logic, a topic ...

Islamic primary rulings

Islamic primary rulings from the perspective of shia Islam religion. Based on the divisions that have been made by religious scholars, Gods commandments are divided into two categories provisions of primary and secondary rules. The primary ruling ...

Islamic secondary rulings

Islamic Secondary rulings from Shia perspective the perspective of shia Islam religion.The secondary rulings are those deduced by a fully qualified jurist with due consideration for the circumstances and conditions of an individual or society. An ...

Koh-e-qaim

This place was founded in 1909 by Molvi Abbas Ali Shariff a learned and renowned scholar and a molvi of Hyderabad Deccan. He was gifted in a dream for the 12th Imam to build this place in the name of the 12th Imam. Molvi Abbas Ali Sharif after th ...

List of Shia Muslims flags

This is a list of flags used by Shia Muslims. Muslims Shia flags usually include the color green which is the symbol of Islam, and a symbol of purity, fertility and peace. Common colors in the flags of Muslim Shiites-the red, white and green, com ...

Mir Habib Ispahani (Historical Figure)

Mir Habib Ispahani was an warlord who used to be in the employment of the Mughal Subadars of Bengal but after being discontent with promotions, went on to aid the Maratha invaders of Bengal and aided in the various Maratha campaigns carried out i ...

Sham-i-Ghareban

Sham-i-Ghareban is a mourning night of Shia Muslims which is observed between 10th Muharram and 11th Muharram. The word Sham means night and Ghareban means poor or oppressed, thus this night remarks sacrifice and tolerance of the oppressed people ...

Tenth intellect

The Tenth Intellect, also known as the Demiurge or Spiritual Adam, is a primordial being present primarily in the cosmological doctrine of the Tayyibi branch of Ismaili Shia Islam. The Tenth Intellect is the last in a series of celestial immateri ...

Urwa al-Wuthqa

Urwa al-Wuthqa is Mohammed Kazem Yazdis book which is considered as the most prominent compilation and Fiqhi book of him so that it is mentioned there are many - Islamic - scholars who hold this book with themselves. This author collections known ...

Verse of Purification

The Verse of Purification is the 33rd verse of Al-Ahzāb in the Quran. The verse has special importance for Shia Muslims due to giving information about Ahl al-Bayt of Muhammad. Shiite reportedly believe it to designate the "People of the House" a ...

Syed Waseem Rizvi

Syed Waseem Rizvi is a Shia Muslim leader and four-time chairman of the Shia Central Board of Waqf in Uttar Pradesh. He is the producer of the Bollywood film Ram Ki Janmabhoomi. He is anti-Mullah and proposed the shifting of Babri Masjid on one a ...

Sunni Islam

Sunni Islam is the largest denomination of Islam, followed by 87–90% of the worlds Muslims. Its name comes from the word sunnah, referring to the behaviour of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The differences between Sunni and Shia Muslims arose from ...

Renaissance Unity Interfaith Spiritual Fellowship

Renaissance Unity Interfaith Spiritual Fellowship, also known as Church of Today, is a New Thought" megachurch” in Warren, Michigan with a congregation often estimated in excess of 2.000. Best selling author Marianne Williamson served as minister ...

Zhang Sicheng

Zhang Sicheng was the thirty-ninth Chinese Celestial Master, known for his calligraphy. He presumably flourished during the Yuan Dynasty. Zhang took the title of Heavenly master after his fathers death, Zhang Yucai. It is not known whether the Zh ...

Gardnerian Wicca

Gardnerian Wicca, or Gardnerian witchcraft, is a tradition in the neopagan religion of Wicca, whose members can trace initiatory descent from Gerald Gardner. The tradition is itself named after Gardner, a British civil servant and amateur scholar ...

United and uniting churches

A united church, also called a uniting church, is a church formed from the merger or other form of union of two or more different Protestant denominations. Historically, unions of Protestant churches was enforced by the state, as a rule, in order ...

Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau

The Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau is a United Protestant church body in the German states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate. There is no bishop and therefore no cathedral. One of its most prominent churches is Katharinenkirche in Frankfur ...

Union of Evangelical Churches

The Union Evangelischer Kirchen is an organisation of 13 United and Reformed evangelical churches in Germany, which are all member churches of the Evangelical Church in Germany.

Faith and Order Commission

The Faith and Order Commission is an important assembly group within the World Council of Churches founded in 1948 which has made numerous and significant contributions to the ecumenical movement. The Commission has been successful in achieving c ...

Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches

The Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches is an ecumenical organization working to improve ties between the Catholic Church and its separate brethren, mainly consisting of Eastern Orthodox and Pro ...

Lund Principle

The Lund Principle is an important principle in ecumenical relations between Christian churches. It affirms that churches should act together in all matters except those in which deep differences of conviction compel them to act separately. It ar ...

Psalm 150 (band)

Psalm 150 was a seven-piece Jesus music band notable for its horn section, rhythmic style and soulful sound at a time when Christian contemporary music was generally performed with acoustic or soft electric folk/pop songs.

Valor (music)

Valor was a Christian gospel group made up of John Laws, Paul David Kennamer, Benjamin Dixon, and Kelly Mowrer. The group has been compared to groups such as Take 6, Acappella, and the Gaither Vocal Band. The group is based near Huntsville, Alaba ...

Rinzai school

Rinzai is the Japanese line of the Chinese Linji school, which was founded during the Tang dynasty by Linji Yixuan Japanese: Rinzai Gigen. In the Meiji period, 1868-1912, after a coup in 1868, Japan abandoned its feudal system and opened up to We ...

Bairin-ji (Kurume)

Bairin-ji is a Rinzai temple in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Its honorary sangō prefix is Kōnanzan. It is known as a representative training dojo temple of the Myōshin-ji school in Kyushu which faces the clear stream of the Chikugo River.

First Zen Institute of America

The First Zen Institute of America is a Rinzai institution for laypeople established by Sokei-an in New York, New York in 1930 as the Buddhist Society of America. The emphasis on lay practice has its roots in the history of the organization. In 1 ...

Ōtōkan

The Ōtōkan lineage is a lineage of the Rinzai school of Zen. It was founded by Nanpo Shōmyō, who received the dharma in China in 1265 and returned to Japan in 1267. It is centered on temple complexes Myōshin-JI temple, founded by Kanzan Egen, the ...

Sanbo Kyodan

Sanbo Kyodan is a lay Zen sect derived from both the Soto and the Rinzai traditions. It was renamed Sanbo-Zen International in 2014. The term Sanbo Kyodan has often been used to refer to the Harada-Yasutani zen lineage. However, a number of Yasut ...

Taego Order

Seonamsa is one of the head monasteries of the Taego Order, which includes over 8.000 monastics and 3.100 temples. What distinguishes order, Taego from other forms of Korean Buddhism, as it exists in a dream that allows ordained priests to marry, ...

Thai Forest Tradition

The Kammatthāna Forest Tradition of Thailand, commonly known in the West as the Thai Forest Tradition, is a lineage of Theravada Buddhist monasticism. Thai Forest tradition began in 1900 with Ajahn mun Bhuridatto, who wanted to practice Buddhist ...

St Pauls Cathedral, Bendigo

The building was designed by the architect Robert A. Love. The nave was dedicated in November 1868, the bell tower in 1873 and the chancel and transepts in 1927. Originally a parish church, St Pauls became the dioceses cathedral in 1981. The buil ...

Province of South Australia

The Province of South Australia is an ecclesiastical province of the Anglican Church of Australia, the boundaries of which are those of the state of South Australia. The province consists of three dioceses: Adelaide, The Murray and Willochra. The ...

Anglican Diocese of The Murray

The Anglican Diocese of The Murray is located in the south-eastern region of South Australia, taking in the Fleurieu Peninsula, Riverland, Adelaide Hills, Murraylands and the southern suburbs of Adelaide. In 2011 the diocese had 22 parishes or pa ...

Province of Western Australia

The Province of Western Australia is an ecclesiastical province of the Anglican Church of Australia, and the boundaries of which are those of the state of Western Australia. The province consists of three dioceses: Bunbury, North West Australia a ...

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