Temporary Marriage in Hizbullah Community

The period of contract is between an hour until a year.

Syiah taught allows temporary marriage (mut’ah). But for Hizbullah which is the most powerful arms group in South Libanon, mut’ah has become a measure to strengthen support from Syiah community.

According to Muhammad, a Syiah who live in the suburb of southern Beirut, Hizbullah has enpowered their root of support in the society. “You can create the most loyalist troops by providing them political power, public service, and sexual need,” said the 40 year-old man. Continue reading

Controversy of Obama’s Nobel

By Faisal Assegaf

In fact US President Barack Hussein Obama surprised, absolutely for global society. Most likely no one in this universe has previously predicted on October 9 he will receive the Nobel Prize for Peace at his nine months in power. Nobel committee in Oslo, Norway, argued that he has done great efforts to create a world free of nuclear weapons and a better situation of international relations, especially in term of relationship between his country and the Muslim world.

It is a hasty assessment to conclude that Obama’s policy on world peace will be successful. There’s no one of those two great ideas has been emerged. Five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council added with India, Pakistan, Israel, Iran, and North Korea still have nuclear power. The relationship between the US and Islam is not harmonic yet. So, definitely he also upset and the controversy of his Nobel sparked. Continue reading