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Tawerej Procession: Where Imam Mehdi (p) was seen bare-footed
Historic ‘azaao Tawerej’ procession is taken out on Ashura noon after Zohrain (noon) prayers from Tawerej chanting. Then it reaches at the holy shrine of Al-Imam Al-Hussayn (p), then at the holy mausoleum of Al-Abbas (p) and then Al-Mokhayyam Al-Hussayni (Hussayni camps).
This Hussayni mourning procession has long history, and it is attended by hundreds of thousands of devotees every year and they while performing latam on chests and heads curse on killers of Sebt-or Rasul Al-Imam Al-Hussayn (p).

Hussaini mourning is the most effective protest against the oppressors, No restrictions will be accepted in Azadari; Moosavi announces code of Azadari

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board and chief of Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has announced a 17-point Code of Azadari at a huge Press conferences address here at the headquarters of the Maktab-e-Tashih Sunday. Answering a question from the journalists, he said Azadari (Hussaini mourning) is the most effective protest against the oppressors and all Sunni-Shia brethren will observe the grief of the Nawasa-e-Rasool (SAAW) jointly. He said no restrictions were accepted in Azadari before nor will be accepted in future. He said war is no solution to the problems and if the Hindu Bunya did not desist then we would have to keep the relevant QuranicAyah in front of us to give a befitting reply to the enemies. Raheel Sharif keeps the Haideri commitment and will not disappoint the nation. Azadari has grown under the shadow of swords, and we have no fear of Indian aggression as we will continue performing the chest-beating (Matam) even in the rain of explosives. All oppressors including India can be defeated through the Hussaini (A.S.) spirit, he added.

Rumors about change in route and time of Karbala Tawerej procession are inaccurate

Holy City of Karbala, Iraq: The in-charge of Azadari rituals and affairs of mourning processions of Imam Hussain (as) Mausoleum in Karbala has denied the rumors about any change in the route and commencement time of Historic Tawerej procession.

TNFJ Baqee Million-March demands sacred cemeteries restoration; condemns Madinah attack

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: A million-march on shawwal 8 was taken out from Imambargah Nasir ul aza Muree Road Rawalpindi to protest terror attack on Holy Prophet (PBUH) shrine and to mourn desecration of holy Islamic sites in connection with Universal Jannatul Baqee demolition day on the call of spiritual leader of Pakistani shiites Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi. Hundreds of thousands of mourners of Jannatul Baqi were performing matam (chest beating) while chanting elegies about sufferings of progeny of Holy prophet (PBUH) and especially Hazrat Fatima Zahra (sa).

Universal Jannatul Baqee demolition day: Huge protests across globe on Moosavi's call

WASHINGTON, USA: The Universal Youm-e-Inhidaam Jannatul Baqee was observed throughout the world on Wednesday 6th July with religious and national spirit, devotion and respect on the call of Shiite leader Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi to lodge protest against destruction of holy shrines of Khatoon-e-Jannat Hazrat Syeda Fatima Zahra (S.A.) Ummahatul Momineen and SahabaKubaar in Jannatul Baqee and Jannatul Moallah on 8th Shawal, 1924.
Majalis-e-Aza were held and protest Matmi processions were taken out in all big cities and towns against the destruction of holy shrines on this occasion.

Lucknow Shias demand reconstruction of Jannat-ul-Baqi

Lucknow: Thousands of Shia Muslims staged demonstration at Shaheed Smarak on Wednesday demanding reconstruction of Al-Baqi cemetery popularly known as Jannat-ul-Baqi in Saudi Arabia, which was demolished in 1926 by the then king of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud. Led by Maulana Yasoob Abbas, the protestors appealed to Prime Minister (PM) Modi for exercising his clout over Saudi government for re-construction of the graves. Maulana also sent out a memorandum to the Prime Minister's Office , requesting that the Saudi government be pressured into either reconstructing the tomb at Jannat-ul-Baqi or allowing the Shia community to do so on its own. "Tall buildings have been constructed around the area but graves of the Prophet's kin are left out in the open under Wahabi mentality," he said.

Mourning rallies in Punjab demands to declare Makkah and Madinah as open cities

LAHORE, Pakistan: Protest rallies were taken out in all cities of largest province of Pakistan, Punjab. Main protest rally was taken out from Darbar Bibi Pak Daman, empress Road Lahore. While reaching press club Lahore, rally turned into demonstration. TNFJ Punjab President Allama Hussain Muqaddesi and other ulema addressed the gathering.

Baqee day protests in KPK and Baluchistan condemn attack on Masjid Nabawi(saww)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Main rally on universal Baqee day was taken out from Imambargah Master ghulam haider Mohalla Rassi watan Peshawar. Rally was lead by Provincial TNFJ president Sardar Abul Hassan Qazalbash, Abbas Ali Kiani and other elites.

Youme Inhadame Jannatul Baqee programmes in Sindh

KARACHI, Sindh: Protest rallies were held in all cities of SIndh on the occasion of Youme Inhadame Jannatul baqee announced by Tehreek Nafaz Fiqhe Jafariya. In Karachi, rally was held in front of Press club lead by Allama Waqar taqwi, Ammar yasir, Badar Tirmizi and other TNFJ leaders.

Children's participation in Baqee Day protests

ROME, Italy: A large number of kids and even infants participated in different Baqee protests along with their parents on the occasion of universal Jannatul Baqee day observed on the call of Shia leader Agha Hamid Moosavi across the world. These children highly attracted the media reporters, journalists and cameramen. In some protests little children also offered speeches.

Attacks on the Shrines of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and Syed Muhammad (A.S) are part of the same conspiracy, Protest Globally on 8 Shawwal, Appeals Moosavi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulama Board and Head of Tehreek e Nafaz e Fiqah Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that all terrorists are created by the evil forces. Attacks on the holy Shrine of Holy Prophet (PBUH&HHP) and the shrine of Hazrat Syed Muhammad Ibn-e-Imam Ali Naqi (A.S) along with other incidents of terrorism across the Muslim world including Baghdad, Istanbul, Bangladesh and Pakistan are part of the same conspiracy. Cases of war crimes must be executed against American President and British Prime Ministers on creation and support of terrorist organizations. Murder of Shahid Shirazi Advocate on Eid day is the failure of the rulers. Control of D.I.Khan must be handed over to army. How can we expect peace when the governments are distributing billions in banned organizations. Banned outfits are operating freely and the load of this menace must not be shifted to Pakistan Army alone. Central and provincial governments must improve effective implementation of the National Action Plan. Followers of Islam across the world must prove their love for the holy Prophet (PBUH&HHP) by participating in the protest against disrespect and destruction of the Islamic signs on 8th Shawal. He said this while addressing to a delegation of TNFJ KPK led by Sardar Abul Hassan Qazalbash.

Iraqis mourn attack on Sayyed Muhammad(as) shrine in Balad

BALAD, Iraq: Iraqis on Friday mourned the terror attack on revered shrine of Hazrat Abu Jafar Sayyed Muhammad bin Imam Ali al Hadi(as) and said they won't let the Islamic State ignite a new conflict between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.
At least 45 people were martyred and more than 62 wounded when suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a shrine in this town, 50 miles north of Baghdad, Iraqi police said.

EIPR drafts report on violations against Shia Muslims in Egypt

CAIRO, Iraq: The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) has compiled a document recording 70 cases of Egyptians who converted to the Shiite sect of Islam, discussing the struggles faced by Shia Muslims due to official religious policy, discrimination and violence from members of Egypt's majority Sunni population. It documents human rights violations towards Shias that occurred between January 2011 and May 2016.

Relief activities continues by Sistani office in Al-anbar Province

AL-ANBAR, Iraq: The commission of supporting IDP families affiliated to the office of Grand Ayatollah Sayyied al-Sistani continues its work to supply the IDP families in Anbar province with food and shelters.
Al Anbar is a Western Region of Iraq. The largest province in Iraq by area, it shares borders with Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Al Anbar is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim Arab. Its capital is Ar Ramadi. The famous Sunni theologian Abu Hanifa an-Nu‘man was also from this region.

Ayatollah Bashir Najafi expresses happiness on victories of Iraqi forces over ISIS

HOLY CITY OF NAJAF, Iraq: Grand Ayatollah Bashir Husayn al-Najafi has expressed happiness on the recent victories of the Iraqi security forces over the ISIS terrorist group and stressed that the importance of the liberation of Iraq from the hands of the terrorists. He expressed these views while talking to the commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at who met him in his office in the holy city of Najaf.

Afghan immigrants breeding terrorism, must be sent back; TNFJ

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The emergent meeting of central and subordinate tiers of Tehreek Fiqh-e-Jafariya Pakistan presided over by Additional Secretary General Col. (Retd) Sakhawat Hussain Kazmi concluded here Tuesday after making decisions about Ramazan programmes, organizational matters and adopting resolutions. The meeting was called on the special directive of Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board and chief of Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi.

Pakistan Shia Leader demands UNESCO trial of Saudis on Baqee demolition war crime

PARIS, France: Spiritual leader of Pakistani Shiites Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi, in a letter to UNESO head Irina Bokova, has demanded to reconstruct holy shrines in cemeteries of Jannatul Baqee and Jannatul Moalla in Saudi Arabia and try Saudi rulers in international criminal court on committing war crime of destruction of international cultural heritage.

Iran ignoring Baqee issue, should observe like Youm-ul-Quds; Moosavi writes to Iran Supreme Leader

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has lamented Youm-e-Inhidam Jannatul Baqee is being ignored while it should be observed like Youm Al-Quds at international level because had the holy shrines in Jannatul Baqee and Jannatul Moallah were not razed to ground on the soil of Hijaz then the Zionists would have no courage to desecrate Al-Quds Al-Sharif, India would not have razed Babri Masjid to ground and there would have been no threat to holy shrines the world over. These views were expressed by him in a special letter he has written to Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Millions mark martyrdom anniversary of Imam al-Kazim(as)

HOLY CITY OF KAZMAYN, Iraq: Millions of people have converged in the holy city of Kazmayn in northwestern Baghdad to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Moosa bin Jafar Al-Kazim (AS), amid tightened security measures. Rajab 25 mourning pilgrimage is the second largest after the Arbaeen Al-Hussayni pilgrimage.
On Tuesday, Iraqi security forces blocked all main roads in Baghdad to ensure the safety of the pilgrims who traditionally travel on foot to the neighborhood of Kazimiyah in northern Baghdad, where the shrine is located.

Ayyame Babul Hawaij observed in Pakistan; Human sea of pilgrims at Kazmain is the defeat of terrorists, Moosavi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Majalis-e-Aza were held in Hussainiyahs and Imambargahs of all cities of Pakistan in connection with the Shahadat of Hazrat Imam Musa Kazim (A.S.). Taboot processions were also taken out in which hundreds of thousands of mourners performed chest beating, Qamazani and Zanjeer Zani.

Inclusion of Pakistan in 34-state alliance is insult of 20 million people; Moosavi addresses pilgrims and mourners

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chief Patron of Supreme Shia Ulama Board and Head of Tehreek e Nafaz e Fiqah Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that getting involved in an alliance formed on American dictation is against the interests of Pakistan and the Islamic world. Rulers must learn from the past and must not push the nation into new problems. Colonial powers are making Islamic world a battleground for the third world war. 200 million Pakistanis have been insulted by adding Pakistan’s name into the 34-states alliance without any prior intimation, the impression of Pakistan being a colony of a particular state (Saudi Arabia) must be ended. Pakistan must explain about the statement that the exercise North Thunder is a message for the evil forces as America the international chief of evil force is standing behind those performing this exercise while Israel is enjoying on the division of Muslim countries. We neither work for Iran nor we serve Saudi Arabia but only support oppressed and care for what is right. The lesson of raising voice for the righteousness is given by the beloved daughter of the holy Prophet (PBUH&HHP) Hazrat Fatima Zahra. Hazrat Fatima Zahra (A.S) has taken the responsibility for the Shifa’at of Azadars while Azadari is the best and most peaceful protest against all kinds of oppression and oppressors of every era are afraid of it. He said this while addressing to a delegation of Azadars leaving for the Ziaraat of the sacred sites.

Fatimi mourning ceremonies continue across the globe

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Mourning ceremonies are being held across the globe in connection with Martyrdom anniversary of Umm-ul-A’immah Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (s.a.) on Jamadi-us-Sani 3. Mourners are extending condolences to the holy family of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w.w). Marking the occasion, majalis-e-aza are being held at mosques, imambargahs, husseiniyat and Islamic centers organized by various associations, societies and organizations.

New Zarih of Habib ibne Mazahir Opens in Karbala

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Opening ceremony of new zarih (Gold & Silver net on grave) of Habib ibne Mazahir al-Assadi, the renowned companion of Imam al-Hussain (PBUH), was held in the Holy Hussaini Shrine in the holy city of Karbala on Thursday. Mutawalli (caretaker) of Hussaini shrine Sheikh Abdel Mahdi al-Karbalai, Secretary General Sayyed Jafer al-Mousawi and large number of social and religious dignitaries attended.
Habib Ibne Mazahir was from the Banu Asad clan. He was the childhood friend of Imam al-Hussain (as) and was a prominent citizen of Kufa.

Colonial powers publicize the weaknesses of Muslim countries to damage Islam; Moosavi addresses Aza –e –Fatimiya majlis

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Chief Patron of Supreme Shia Ulama Board and Head of Tehreek e Nafaz e Fiqah Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that Islam has not only defined the women rights but also protected them. The women rights protection bill passed by the Punjab Assembly is basically aimed at protecting women against domestic violence and the word used in the bill is “Oppressed” rather than the word woman to avoid any legal ambiguity which indicates that in case the victim of domestic violence is a man he can also take help from this bill. Undue points like expelling a man from home for two days must be excluded from the bill to make it practical. Respect and dignity of women exist because of the sacred personality of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (S.A). He said this while addressing to the Majlis in connection with the Ashra e Aza e Fatimiya on Wednesday.

Iraqi Security Forces Liberate Modern Village North of Ramadi

RAMADI, Iraq: The Head of the security committee in al-Wafaa area in Ramadi District Hussein Kassar announced on Wednesday, that the security forces liberated the Modern Village north of Ramadi and raised the Iraqi flag over one of its buildings.

Jammu Shia Federation holds protest, demands restoration of land to Karbala Complex

JAMMU, Indian Held Kashmir: Shia Federation Jammu, Province held a massive demonstration outside the Press club Jammu on Sunday, to press their demands under the leadership of its president Ashiq Hussain Khan.

Moosavi demands Army institution to monitor the implementation of NAP against terrorism

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan:The Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board and chief of Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that the bureaucracy is helpless before the political pressure and the judicial system is losing its benefits being costly and slow, therefore an institution comprising army officers may be set up to monitor the implementation of National Action Plan. The nation pays salute to the personnel of the armed forces who kissed martyrdom while confronting terrorists in Shawal. There is need to coordinate with the Army along with deeds instead of mere thinking to root out terrorism by the politicians. If the politicians did not fulfill their responsibilities and innocent people continued to be murdered then everyone desirous of peace would start calling the Army. This was stated by him while addressing the members of the TNFJ Core Committee.

Thousands attend funeral of Mirza Athar in Lucknow

LUCKNOW, India: Amid thousands of followers and mourners from all communities of Lucknow, well known Shia cleric Khateeb-e-Akbar Maulana Mirza Mohammad Athar who breathed his last in Delhi on Friday, was buried in his hometown Lucknow on Saturday. Founder president of All India Shia Personal Law Board, 78-year-old Maulana Athar had been unwell for the past several months.
On Saturday morning the body of Maulana Athar was flown in from Delhi after which it was taken to Karbala Dayanat-ud-Daulah in Saadatganj in Old City at 10 am. At the Karbala, 'Namaz-e-Janaza' (funeral prayer) was led by Maulana Hameed-ul-Hasan.

Turkey's "Fall and Fall"

Less than a decade ago, many Western statesmen and pundits were racing ahead to praise Turkey's Islamist leaders as "post-modern, democratic, reformist, pro-European Union Islamists" who could play the role model for less democratic Muslim nations in the Middle East. It was "The Rise and Rise of Turkey," as Patrick Seale put it in the New York Times in 2009.

Mirza Athar stood firm to protect true ideologies of Muhammad o Aal e Muhammad, Agha Moosavi

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Chief Patron of Supreme Shia Ulama Board and Head of Tehreek e Nafaz e Fiqah Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has expressed grief on the sad demise of the renowned Islamic scholar and leader of Indian Muslims Mirza Muhammad Athar and termed it an irrecoverable loss for the Muslim Ummah. In a statement issued from the Head Quarter of Maktab e Tashayyo he said that the demise of Maulana Mirza Muhammad Athar has also created a gap in the field of speech which will not be filled for a long time.

Sheikh of Al Azhar calls for more tolerance between Shias and Sunnis

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Dr Shaikh Ahmad Al Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, on Monday urged more tolerance among different Islamic schools and doctrines, saying it was the best way to combat extremism. Speaking in Jakarta during a meeting of the Muslim Council of Elders and the Indonesian Council of Ulama, he said most of the wars taking place in Muslim countries today are a result of the sectarian divide.

India's Famous Shia Leader Expires

LUCKNOW, India: Renowned Shia Scholar, Hussaini speker and President of All India Shia Muslim Personal law board, Mirza Muhammad Athar has expired after prolonged illness.
The news of his death sent a wave of deep grief among Shiites around the world. Chief Minister of utter Pardesh Akhlish Yadav has expressed grief on sad demise of Mirza Athar.

Raad-ush-Shumaal exercise in Saudi Arabia is another step towards worsening the Muslim unity, Moosavi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chief Patron of Supreme Shia Ulama Board and Head of Tehreek e Nafaz e Fiqah Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has stressed upon the United Nations to play its mediatory role to resolve the conflicts of the states that are disputing against each other as otherwise, it will be considered that UN also is a part of the conspiracy. Being the fort of Islam and the only nuclear power in the Islamic world, Pakistan will have to be extremely careful in taking any step while Pakistan’s role must be based upon justice and impartiality which will prove that Pakistan is entitled to lead the Muslim world. Best way is to follow the teachings of the Masoomeen (A.S) the sacred personalities of Islam. He said this while addressing to a religious gathering on the start of Hafta e Azmat e Muhammad o Aal e Muhammad (PBUT).

Azeri President Visits Reconstructed Shrine of Imam Baqir(P)'s son

GANJA, Azerbaijan: President of the Republic of Azerbaijan IlhamAliyev has the participated the opening ceremony of reconstructed shrine of Imam Baqir(P)'s son, Imamzade Ibrahim, in city of Ganja. One of the most revered religious places in Azerbaijan, Imamzade Ibrahim's shrine attracts hundreds of thousands of Muslims from central asia states since centuries.
Dating back to the 8th century, the historical monument Imamzade also known as the Blue dome, the Blue Mosque or the Blue Imam Turbeh, is one of the architectural landmarks of the city of Ganja. Ibrahim, the son of the fifth Imam Mohamed Baqir (A) is buried here. The construction of Imamzade Turbeh dates back to the late 14th century – early 15th century. The complex is located on the ancient trade roads of the East. Throughout the centuries, Imamzade has been a holy place for Muslims of Azerbaijan and other countries.

Foundation stone of Zainebi compound laid in Karbala

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Representative of Marjaiyyah Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai has laid foundation stone of ''Sehn-ul-Aqeela'' (compound of Aqeela Sayyeda Zainab sa) on birth anniversary of granddaughter of Holy Prophet (pBUH) Sayyeda Zaineb Binte Ali ibne Abi Talib(as) which falls on Jamadi uloola 5.
"Sehn-ul-Aqeela" is a part of Hussaini shrine expansion project.

Greek Newspaper Distributes Holy Quran to Its Readers

ATHENS, Greece: One of Greece's leading newspapers has distributed the Holy Quran to its readers on Sunday for the first time in the Orthodox Christian nation's history.

Dozens martyred in Terrorist explosions near al-Sayyeda Zainab(as)

DAMASCUS, Syria: At least 60 people were killed and 110 others were injured in three terrorist bombings that rocked al-Sayyeda Zainab (sa) town in Damascus countryside on Sunday. The attacks, which hit in Koua Soudan area, were caused by a car bomb and two explosive belts, according to an Interior Ministry source.
The heavily populated area in the south of the city is a site of pilgrimage from all parts of the Muslim world.

Blasts near Sayyeda Zaynab Shrine is attack on Islamic honour; Moosavi announces protest day

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Chief patron of Supreme Shia Ulama Board and Head of Tehreek e Nafaz e FiqahJafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that bomb blasts near the holy shrine of the holy Prophet’s (PBUH&HHP) granddaughter Syeda Zainab bint-e- Ali (A.S) is an attack on Islamic honour and inhuman act of terrorism. The day of peaceful Protest will be commemorated on Monday to raise voice for the protection of Islamic signs. Brutal terrorists are afraid of the teachings of Islam advocating peace and tolerance for the whole humanity. He said that the shrines of the holy Prophets, sacred Ahl e Bait (A.S), and pious companions of the holy Prophet (PBUH&HHP) are the common heritage of Muslim Ummah, those funding for the destruction of the shrines are playing stooges in the hands of anti-Islamic forces. United Nations must fulfill its responsibilitiestowards the protection of signs attributed to all religions including Islam.

ISIS war minister killed in airstrike near Mosul, Iraq

MOSUL, Iraq: Jalal Hamdan Al-Naama, minister of war in the ranks of the ISIS terrorist group, was reported killed in an airstrike by the western coalition near Mosul city in northern Iraq, officials reported on Thursday.

Iraq summons Saudi ambassador over meddlesome remarks

BAGHDAD, Iraq: The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has summoned the Saudi ambassador to protest his meddlesome remarks about Baghdad’s campaign against terrorists.

Moosavi: Ideology of shrines demolishing Biggest threat to Harmain; TNFJ observes Tarheem day to pay tribute to martyrs

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Youm-e-Tarheem to express solidarity with the Pakistan’s Armed Forces, to pay homage to Martyrs, for implementation on the National Action Plan, and against terrorism was observed throughout the Pakistan Friday on the call of Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board and Quaid Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya PakistanAgha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi. Agha Moosavi while addressing the Majlis Shuhada-e-Deen and Watan, said the defence of the Harmain Sharifain is the duty in faith of the whole Islamic World and even the life can be sacrificed for this cause. He said at present the biggest threat posed to the Harmain Sharifain and the Saudi government is their thinking and ideology of razing to ground the holy shrines of Anbia, Sahaba and Ahle Bait which is being carried out even today. He said a comprehensive strategy may be devised in the oncoming OIC session to overcome the Iran-Saudi conflict which is the most important need of the hour.

Ayatollah Sistani urges Iraqi govt. to protect Sunni mosques

HOLY CITY OF NAJAF, Iraq: Grand Marje Ayatollah ul Uzma Ali al-Sistani condemns bombings on Sunni mosques in the province of Diyala. He placed full responsibility for protection of mosques and preventing repetition of such attacks on the government security forces. His message was read by the prominent cleric’s spokesman Sheikh Abdul Mehdi Karbala’i during Friday Prayers sermon in Najaf and broadcasted on state television.

Kuwaiti Shia Lawmakers Boycott Parliament

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait: Kuwait’s Shia lawmakers boycotted parliament Wednesday, a day after a mass sentencing of members of the minority to prison or death for belonging to an Iran-linked cell.

Give rights to East Saudi and Bahrain Shiites; World heritage in danger due to Saudi; Najaf Centre of Shiites not Iran, Moosavi writes to UN

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The spiritual leader of Pakistani Shiites Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has called upon the United Nations to save the Middle East from American bloody game otherwise the world peace would be shattered. There is no Shia-Sunni war anywhere in the world and America and her agents desire to crush Islamic World by giving the Iran-Saudi tension the colour of Maslaki conflict. The Shahadat of Ayatollah Baqir Al-Nimr and destruction of holy shrines may not be overlooked by terming the same as Iran-Saudi conflict. The shrine of Ummahatul Momineen, Ahle Bait Athaar and pious Sahaba Kubaar are the heritage of the whole Islamic World including Shia and Sunni. The people of Qatif and Ahsaa are suffering the worst type of State coercion. The people of Eastern Saudi Arabia and Bahrain should be given their right while Shaikh Ali Salman and Shaikh Zakzaki should be got released and case may be filed in the court of war crimes on massacre in Nigeria. These views were expressed by him in a letter he has written to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

Saudi Regime Forces Storm Houses in Qatif as Protests Proceed

AL-QATIF, Saudi Arabia: Al-Saud regime forces raided late on Sunday several houses in Qatif in the Eastern province, as protests against the execution of prominent cleric, Sheikh Nimr Baqer al-Nimr proceeded.
Local sources said that several houses were raided near al-Nahash Hussayniyah in Qatif. The houses are for Mahrous and Asfour families, the sources added.

Did Saudis Get Duped Into Executing Cleric Nimr, or Do They Want Intifada?

Pondering Riyadh's decision to execute prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, which resulted in a political and diplomatic firestorm threatening to burn out of control, Syrian journalist Abbas Juma wonders whether the Saudis could have been duped into such a reckless move, whose consequences could include the collapse of the kingdom.
On January 2, Saudi Arabia executed prominent Shiite cleric and political activist Nimr al-Nimr, sparking outrage among Shiites around the world, including in Iran, where Shia Islam predominates. The execution resulted in protesters in Tehran storming the Saudi Embassy, Riyadh and its allies breaking off diplomatic relations with Iran, and Saudi warplanes bombing the Iranian Embassy in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia does not represent Sunnis; Al-Nimr will remain alive as a voice of righteousness, Moosavi talks media on Youme Abu Talib(as)

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief Supreme Shia Ulema Board and Quaid Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Pakistan Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that benefit of Iran-Saudi tension will only be reaped by the anti-Islam forces. He advised the Prime Minister to visit Iran and Saudi Arabia to remove the tension between the two countries and said Pakistan should summon the OIC session for the solidarity of the Islamic World. Whereas we condemn putting the Saudi embassy in Iran on fire, we will also continue raising voice against razing to ground the holy shrines of Sahaba, Ahle Bait and Ummahatul Momineen in Saudi Arabia. He expressed these views while addressing the Matmi Azadaran and media representatives at the Central procession he was leading on the concluding day of Universal Ayyam Al-Huzn taken out from Imambargah Zainul Abideen to mourn Hazrat Abu Talib (as) demise anniversary. Agha Moosavi said the 34-nation alliance is the American production and terming it Sunni alliance by John Kerry is a reflection of colonial plan to create Shia-Sunni divide.

Beheading Baqir al Nimr is an attempt to suppress the voice of peace and promote the terrorism, TNFJ Nationwide protests

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: In connection with the 3-days mourning announced by the Quaid e Millat e Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi to commemorate the martyrdom of Ayatullah Sheikh Baqir al Nimr in Saudi Arabia, peaceful protests and rallies were held all across Pakistan including the federal capital Islamabad under the auspices of Tehreek e Nafaz e Fiqah Jafariya and its sub-organizations that participated by a large number of Ulama and scholars from all schools of thought besides common people who expressed tributes to the respectable personality of Ayatullah Sheikh Baqir al Nimr and termed his martyrdom as a great loss for Islam. A protest rally was held in front of National Press Club Islamabad under the auspices of Youm e Sog committee of TNFJ federal capital Islamabad that was led by ulema besides other leaders and members of the organization.

Toronto protests martyrdom of Sheikh Nimr

TORONTO, Canada: Human right activists and people of conscious in Canada’s most populous city Toronto, assembled outside US consulate on Sunday January 3, 2016, to condemn and mourn Sheikh Baqir al-Nimr’s illegitimate execution by the Saudi regime. The rally began with Quran recitation followed by chants condemning the Saudi monarchy, their US master and Canadian government for exporting arms to the Saudi government.

Saudi govt. secretly buries Sheikh Nimr's body

AlAWAMIYAH, Saudi Arabia: The brother of executed Shia cleric Sheikh al-Nimr said Saudi authorities have told the family that they had already buried his body, but didn't tell them at which cemetery. The sheikh's brother, Mohammed al-Nimr, said Rusiya Al-Yaum on Sunday that the body of the martyr was buried without his family's knowledge.

TNFJ announces mourning on Nimr execution; Ayatullah Nimr became first target of 34 state alliance, Moosavi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The chief patron of Supreme Shia Ulama Board and Head of Tehreek e Nafaz e Fiqah Jafariya(TNFJ) Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has strongly condemned the execution of senior religious scholar AyatullahBaqir al Nimr in Saudi Arabia and termed it as the murder of justice and Islamic unity while also announced a three days mourning. Agha Moosavi has appealed to the Muslims across the globe to demonstrate restraint on this sad occasion and hold peaceful protests to continue the mission of Ayatullah Baqir al Nimr. He said that the oppressors will certainly get defeated. In his reaction issued from the Head Quarter of Maktab e Tashayyo he said that Baqir al Nimr who declared the truth as stronger than the gun bullets and aggression and terrorism as opposite to Islam has become immortal after scarifying his life and therefore his voice will always remain alive.

Guardian: Nimr was a thorn in Saudi regime's side

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, whose execution by Saudi Arabia has sparked condemnation across the Middle East, rose to international prominence during the pro-democracy protests that erupted in the country’s eastern provinces in 2011. Nimr’s staunch and vocal support of the movement in regions where the Shia have a majority but have frequently complained of marginalisation, saw the 56-year-old cited as the driving force behind the protests while affording him hero status among Saudi’s Shia youth.

Moosavi calls for probe into Shiite killings in letter to Nigerian President

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief Supreme Shia Ulema Board and Quaid Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya PakistanAgha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has demanded from the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to order investigations into his incident by forming a tribunal, release AllamaZakzaki and his companions forthwith, give exemplary punishment to those who have committed this crime as giving punishment before committing the crime is contrary to the principles of the Khalifate Rashid, restore the glory of Masjid and ImambargahBaqiatullah by reconstructing it afresh. This demand was made in a letter addressed to the Nigerian President.
Agha Moosavi made it clear that 1437 years ago from this day when someone raised a slogan on the occasion of Makkah Victory that it is Youm Al-Malhamah (the day to cut into pieces), the Rehmatul Lil AlimeenPaighambar-e-Akram (SAAW) said no it is Youm Al-Marhamah (the day of mercy and affection) therefore he told the Makkah people that you are free, and can go. The Khutaba that he (SAAW) delivered on the occasion of HujjatulWidah is the charter of basic rights and is the best manifesto for today’s rulers and politicians.

Canada rally denounces Nigerian Muslims Massacre

TORONTO, Canada: Hundreds of Canadians of all faiths and backgrounds braved bitterly cold temperatures to join a rally condemning the brutal massacre of innocent Muslims in Nigeria. Organized at very short notices, hundreds of people among them many women and children gathered at Toronto’s Dundas Square on Saturday December 19 afternoon to condemn the barbaric behavior of the Nigerian army last weekend.

Indonesia: Plot Foiled to Kill Officials, Shiite Followers

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Indonesian police said Monday they have foiled a plot to kill government officials, law enforcement officers and Shiite followers by ISIS affiliated militants arrested over the weekend. Security was raised at airports, the presidential palace, foreign embassies and shopping malls, and the government said it will deploy more than 150,000 personnel to safeguard public places and churches across the country.

34-State alliance is the replication of intl' Satan, silence on the barbarism against Zakzakai is question mark, Moosavi leads Imam Askari (as) martyrdom procession

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board and Quaid of Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that the 34-State alliance is the replication of international Satan that is playing the role of ‘B’ team for America and it is the preface of the Third World War in which keeping 23 countries at a distance raises a question mark. No new alliance is required against the international terrorism rather the forum of the United Nations should be used for this purpose. Muslim States should arouse the honour of OIC to make it active. Shia-Sunni divide like the divide of Arab and Ajam is a conspiracy and the issue of Pakistan’s participation in the same may be presented in the Parliament. The Pakistan Army will not be allowed to be used army as ‘army on rent’ or to be used in the sectarian war. The groups officially banned are working with new names contrary to the National Action Plan. The affected of the Parachinar have been left high and dry and the government is advised to look after them. Why the international organizations and powers are silent on the barbarism against the renowned religious scholar in Nigeria Ibrahim Zakzaki? These views were expressed by him while addressing the media representatives during the Matmi procession taken out from the Baab-e-Fizza, Central Imambargah Jamiatul Murtaza, G-9/4 Islamabad Friday in connection with the Universal Hafta Ehad-o-Paiman marking the Martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Imam Hassan Askari (A.S.).

Destroy the Beast Boko Haram instead of attacking peaceful Citizens

WASHINGTON, USA: Hundreds of American Muslims staged a protest outside Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC, to show the solidarity with Nigerian Shia Muslims and condemned the massacre of Shia Muslims by Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna State. Protests were chanting slogans against Nigerian Army's barbarism and demanding action against terrorist BOKO HARAM instead of peaceful citizens of Nigeria.

Nigerian Military Faces Worldwide Condemnation Over Shiites Massacre

ABUJA, Nigeria: The Nigerian military has been condemned by numerous human rights organizations and foreign countries for massacring Shiite Muslims in Zaria this past weekend. Grand Maraje Uzzam in Najaf, Iranian Supreme leader Ayatullah Khamenei, Pakistan's shiite leader Agha Hamid al-Moosavi, Hizbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah have also condemned terrorism against peaceful citizens of Nigeria. Worldwide protests are being held to condemn brutal act of Nigerian Army.
On Monday, Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) issued a press release condemning the massacre of Shiites in Zaria, as well as the shooting of the leader of the IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

NIGERIA: Thousands Shiites stage protests in Kano, Bauchi

KANO, Nigeria: Thousands of Nigerian Shiites have staged protest in different countires including the largest march in Kano city, and similar in Bauchi after the merciless killings, arson, and plunder carried out by Nigerian Army on members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria and subsequent arrest of the leader of the movement Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, is beyond blocking of road.
The Nigerian Army lied to the world, but the reality of the killings goes back to Sheikh Zakzaky’s stand against injustice and oppression of any type.According to the participants of protests, the killing is long premeditated and masterminded by Zionist regime, previous regimes have all tried in vain to tackle the movement, if it could be remembered in 2014 three of Sheikh Zakzaky’s sons and thirty others were killed in cold blood, almost two years after no any action was taking which means the killing is deliberate.

Agha Hamid Moosavi strongly condemns attack on sheikh Zakzaky

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board and Quaid of Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has strongly condemned the attack on Nigerian Tehreek e Islami chief Ibrahim Zakazky and his followers by Nigerian Army.

'No power on earth can defeat your nation'; Moosavi pays tribute to Iraqis on Arbaeen arrangements in Letter to PM

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board and Quaid-e-Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has paid tributes to the Iraqi government and the nation for making best arrangements for the Zaireen of Nawasa-e-Rasool Imam Hussain (A.S.) on the occasion of Arbaeen-e-Hussaini (A.S.). In a letter addressed to the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Jawwad Kazim Al-Abadi he said from the diplomatic services for Zaireen coming from all over the world to the arrangement for ‘Journey on Foot’ that continues for weeks in a peaceful and excellent manner that remains intact from every nook and corner of Iraq to Karbala on many routes amicably is not less than a miracle.

Arbaeen: World's largest annual pilgrimage in Karbala marked

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Iraqi officials said an estimated twenty-seven millions mourning pilgrims have gathered in the holy city of Karbala to mark Arbaeen, also known as Chehlum, which commemorates the end of the 40-day mourning period after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, in 680 AD.
Arbaeen is the world's largest annual gathering, with the number of pilgrims far exceeding the two million visitors who descend on the holy city of Makkah for the Hajj.

Erdogan is following the path of Gen. Zia, Moosavi talks to media during arbaeen procession

HOLY CITY OF NAJAF, Iraq: Number of Husseini mourners reaching the holy city of Karbala to commemorate Arbaeen Al-Husseini or the fortieth day after the martyrdom of al-Imam Al-Hussein (s), grandson of the last prophet of Allah Muhammad Al-Mostafa (s), is being increased, sources said. RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chehlum of Nawasa-e-Rasool Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S.) and other Shuhada-e-Karbala (Arbaeen-e-Hussaini) was observed with traditional religious spirit, devotion and respect throughout the country including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Thursday. In Rawalpindi, main Chehlum procession was taken out from Imambargah Ashiq Hussain Teli Mohallah, Imambargah Col. Maqbool Hussain and ImambargahHifazat Ali Shah Bohar Bazar. Mourners of Imam Hussain (A.S.) performed Zanjeer-Zani to express their devotion to the Imam Aali Muqaam (A.S.). Zuljinah, AlamMubarik, Taazia, Mehndi Shahzada Qasim (A.S.), GehwaraMasoom Ali Asghar (A.S.), Taboot Imam Aali Muqaam (A.S.) and other Taburrakaat were included in the Chehlum procession.

Saudi king refuses to sign execution of Sheikh Nimr, says Sunni Mufti

BAGHDAD, Iraq: Mufti of the Sunnis in Iraq, Sheikh Mehdi al-Sumaidaie, said the king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul Aziz has agreed on amnesty for Saudi Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr refusing to sign his death sentence.
Sheikh al-Sumaidaie, who made a request for pardon in a press statement said that the king Salman "agreed to our request in order to preserve the unity of Muslims and to prevent damage to them."

Open Letter: If you are justifiable then why not check atrocities

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Spiritual leader of Pakistani Shiites Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has written an open letter to United Nations, world leaders, Human rights organizations and rulers on the issue of Sheikh Baqir al-Nimr, Saudi Shiite leader, who has been sentenced to death by Saudi Govt on raising voice for political reforms.
If you are justifiable then why not check atrocities
The human being is considered elite, honourable and respectable. All religions and nations are convinced on the dignity and honourability of the human beings. The biggest Divine Book having the honour of “This is the Book on which there is no doubt” Holy Quran’s subject has also been the human being. That is why murder of a single human being is considered as the murder of the whole humanity.

Independant: One of the world's biggest and most dangerous pilgrimages is underway

HOLY CITY OF NAJAF, Iraq: Number of Husseini mourners reaching the holy city of Karbala to commemorate Arbaeen Al-Husseini or the fortieth day after the martyrdom of al-Imam Al-Hussein (s), grandson of the last prophet of Allah Muhammad Al-Mostafa (s), is being increased, sources said. One of the biggest pilgrimages in the world is underway, with millions of Shia Muslims risking their lives to travel through Iraq. They are making their way to the city of Karbala, 62 miles south-west of Baghdad, for the holy day of Arbaeen in 1st week of December - a journey that has previously been the target of numerous terrorist attacks.
Arbaeen marks the end of a 40-day mourning period following Ashura, the religious ritual that commemorates the martyrdom of the Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) grandson Imam Hussein(AS) in 680.

TNFJ demands govt to give travelling permissions and fool proof security to pilgrims going to Iraq to commemorate the Arbaeen e Hussaini (as)

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Additional Secretary General of Tehreek e Nafaz e FiqahJafariya, Col ( R ) Syed Sakhawat Hussain Kazmi has demanded from the government to give travelling permissions to the hundreds of pilgrims going to Iraq through the path of Quetta, Taftan to commemorate the Arbaeen e Hussaini while fool proof security arrangements must also be ensured for them. In order to facilitate the pilgrims, a committee comprising of senior officers of the Balouchistan government must be formed which must formulate the security plan for the pilgrims. As a representative organization of the Maktab e Tashayyo, Tehreek e Nafaz e FiqahJafariya is ready to provide all kinds of assistance to the government in this matter. He demanded this while talking to a delegation of the relatives of the pilgrims who informed him about the problems faced by the pilgrims presently stuck in Quetta.

Millions of Arbaeen mourners march to Karbala

HOLY CITY OF NAJAF, Iraq: Number of Husseini mourners reaching the holy city of Karbala to commemorate Arbaeen Al-Husseini or the fortieth day after the martyrdom of al-Imam Al-Hussein (s), grandson of the last prophet of Allah Muhammad Al-Mostafa (s), is being increased, sources said. Arbaeen is observed on Safar 20. The mourners from Britain, United States, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Germany, Syria, Yemen, Kenya, Turkey, Tanzania, India, Pakistan, Iran and Gulf States have reached in groups via planes and roads.

Moosavi writes Pak Premier to use his influence for the release of Nimr & Salman

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief of the Supreme Shia Ulema Board and Chief of the Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has demanded from Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif to use his influence for the release of Saudi scholar Ayatollah Baqir Al-Nimr and Bahrain’s opposition leader Shaikh Ali Salman, talk to the Bangladesh government in a strict diplomatic tone on sending the Salahuddin Qadir Chaudhry and Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid to gallows and take up the issue of violation of April 1974 agreement by the Haseena Wajid government with all international organisations including the United Nations immediately. God forbid, if punishment awarded to Ayatollah Baqir Al-Nimr is executed then the anti-Islam forces would reap its benefit that are already getting Muslims killed at the hands of Muslims. Most of the Arab countries of Africa and Asia including Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya in particular, and Muslim States in general are already confronted with the terrible unrest and by taking such steps, Saudi Arabia is also likely to face instability. These views were expressed by him in a special letter written by him to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Hassan (as) in Holland

HAGUE, Holland: Hazrat Imam Hassan Al-Mojtaba (AS)’s martyrdom anniversary is observed in different countries on 7th of Safar. In this connection a mourning Majlis was held in Al-Kauthar cultural centre of Hague on Saturday 21st Nov. Large number of mourners attended the majlis.

Two holy shrines witness sofrah of Sayyedah Roqayyah on Safar 5

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: The biggest table for Sayyedah Roqayyah bintul Hussein, peace be on them, was arranged in the area between the two holy shrines i.e. al-Imam al-Hussein and Al-Abbas, peace be on them, in the holy city of Karbala marking her martyrdom anniversary.

Protests Held in Washington to Condemn Saudi Policies

WASHINGTON DC, USA: A group of US citizens and activists gathered outside Saudi Arabia embassy at Washington to voice their outrage over the oil rich country’s policies in Yemen, and to call for the release of the prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh al-Nimr.

Nabatiyeh: the Home of Imam Hussein (as) mourning and Tatbir in Lebanon

Each year, the Nabatiyeh attracts hundreds of Shiites who mark the commemoration of the Battle of Karbala when Imam Hussein ibn Ali, the dearest grandson of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), was martyred by the forces of the second Umayyad caliph Yazid I at Karbala, Iraq. Blood flows in Nabatiyeh during the procession that takes place in the central square of the town. Men, teenagers and even little boys and a few women make a pledge to perform the bloodletting ritual, Tatbir, making an incision with a sword into their foreheads and letting the blood flow on their faces in a sign of mourning. In order to keep the blood flowing, they hit the incision with the flat of the sword, chanting Haidar! Haidar! (Lion!, Lion!), the nickname of Imam Ali, the son-in-law and cousin of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The practice is symbolic, to express regret that the mourners are not able to fight alongside Imam Hussein (as) 1,335 years ago.

Paris attacks are the job of terrorists fed by US and western powers; Lebanon, Paris, Baghdad & Yemen blasts are the chain of same conspiracy, Moosavi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Spiritual leader of Pakistani shiites Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that the Paris attacks are the job of terrorists fed by America and western powers and every Muslim following the path of Mustafa (SAAW) condemns the same. These attacks are slap in the face of creators of terrorists i.e. international colonial powers, Hindus and Zionists as one who digs a well for his own brothers falls in it himself. The peace-loving people all around the world should rise against the terrorist policies of the colonial government. The European countries may get themselves rid of American policies and the world may support Pakistan’s Armed Forces against their actions against the world’s terrorism. These views were expressed by him while addressing the office-bearers of the Markazi Muharram Committee Azadari Cell of the TehreekNafazFiqh-e-Jafariya headed by Col. (Retd) Sakhawat Hussain Kazmi.

Moosavi writes letters to UN, OIC and Saudi ruler for release of Ayatullah Nimr

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Spiritual leader of Pakistani Shiites Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah al-Moosavi has said that the decision of mutual issues of Muslims were still being made in Geneva and Washington. OIC should wake up from deep slumber and summon its summit for solution of problems faced by the Muslim countries. It should be instrumental in getting the Shaikh Ali Salman and Ayatollah Baqar Al-Nimr released. No Muslim State is giving attention to save the Masjid Al-Aqsa surrounded in flames of the fire while Arab and Ajam are busy in pulling legs of each other. Only the satanic forces would reap the benefit with the execution of Ayatollah Baqar Al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia & Shehram Ahmedi in Iran. The Saudi Arabia should give that freedom to its own citizens which she is demanding for the people of Syria because raising voice for rights in Saudi Arabia is tantamount to inviting death. The role of the United Nations is Hippocratic and it should play the same role in Kashmir, Bahrain and Myanmar that it played in East Timor and Sudan. The colonial powers are not friends of any Muslim States including Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syrian and Pakistan. Innocent Muslim people are being put to the whims of the satanic forces’ interests. These views were expressed by him in his letters written to the Secretary Generals of OIC and the United Nations and the Saudi ruler.

Saudi protesters denounce death sentence against Sheikh Nimr

AL-AWAMIYAH, Saudi Arabia: People have taken to the streets in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province to denounce a death sentence by the country’s top court against the prominent Shia cleric, Ayatullah Sheikh Nimr Baqr al-Nimr.
The protesters marched down the streets of the town of Awamiyah in the Qatif region on Thursday, condemning the decision by the Saudi Supreme Court.

Discrimination against Egyptian Shias; Al-Hussein Mosque closure on Ashura

CAIRO, Egypt: The historic mosque of Al-Hussein remained closed during Ashura to prevent the Shiites to perform mourning of Imam al-Hussein (p) martyrdom. Human rights activists and Organizations world over have criticized the banning shias from performing their rituals. Shias of Egypt have been facing strong discrimination by successive governments. The mosque closure from 8th to 10th Muharram followed after an official statement from the ministry of religious endowments. The statement claimed that the closure was also meant to prevent “Shia rituals that don’t belong to Islam.”

Banu Assad tribe commemorates burial of Imam Hussein (p)

HOLY KARBALA, Iraq: Banu Assad tribe commemorated the ceremony of burial of Al-Imam Al-Hussein (p) and other martyrs of Karbala on 13th of Moharram (Oct 27, 2015) by holding Husseini procession. This historic commemoration is also called 'Azzao Banu assad'. A number of Husseini groups from other clans and tribes also contributed in the commemoration. Women led the procession in memory of Al-Assadiah women’s high stance on 3rd day after the martyrdom of Al-Imam Al-Hussein (P).

Burial of Karbala Martyrs by Bani Assad – a historical perspective

Allamah Ne’matollah Al-Jazaeri narrates from Abdullah Al-Assadi, and Sayyed Muhammad Ali Shah Abdul-Azimi writes in Iqaz-ol Qaloub that when Al-Imam Al-Hussein (p) was martyred on Ashura Day along with his 72 near and dear ones, and Omar bin Sa’ad (c) planned to depart Karbala for Kufa, he wrote to Ibne Zyad asking him what to do now. Ibne Zyad (c) ordered him to bury slain of Yazidi army, chain the holy chaste ladies of Holy Prophet (p)’s house, raise the heads of martyrs of Progeny of Prophet Muhammad (p) on lances and leave the holy bodies of Imam Hussein (p) and his companions without shrouds and burial on the burning plain.

Kullo Yom'in Ashura… Millions commemorate Ashura worldwide

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Day of Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram, was observed sorrowfully, reverently and tearfully across the globe with holding grand majalis al-azaiyah and massive processions with azao latam (chest beating) and azao tatbeer (slit open head with sword to gush out blood in sorrow of al-Imam al-Hussein).
Main mourning gathering was held at the holy shrine of Al-Imam Al-Husssein (AS) in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq where several million Husseini mourners flocked to commemorate the sad occasion.

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Pakistan: Thousands perform Zanjeer & Qama Zani to express their devotion to the Imam al-Hussain(as)

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Youm-e-Ashura in memory of grandson of Holy Prophet(PBUH) Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S.) and his 72 diehard companions was observed with traditional religious spirit, devotion and respect throughout the Pakistan including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Tuesday. In Rawalpindi/Islamabad, main Youm-e-Ashura procession was taken out from Imambargah Ashiq Hussain Teli Mohallah, Imambargah Col. Maqbool Hussain and Imambargah Hifazat Ali Shah Bohar Bazar. Mourners of Imam Hussain (A.S.) performed Zanjeer-Zani & Qama zani to express their devotion to the Imam Aali Muqaam (A.S.). Zuljinah, Alam Mubarik and other Taburrakaat were included in the Ashoora procession. The Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya, Pakistan, Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi participated in the procession, offered Ziarat of the taburrakaat and performed Matamdari. Talking to media and Azadars on this occasion, Agha Moosavi said that Muharramul Haram is the month of honour and dignity. He said the suicide attack in the Matmi procession in Jacobabad Shab-e-Ashoor and earlier bomb blast near the Imambargah of District Bolan in Balochistan is the conspiracy of our perpetual enemy that cannot shatter the enthusiasm of Azadaran. He said Imam Hussain (A.S.) had stated 1400 years ago that a person like him cannot give himself in Baia’at of a person like Yazid. Nawasa-e-Rasool Hussain Ibne Ali (A.S.) presented such a sacrifice in the hot plains of Karbala that provided protection to all revealed books and the Shariat forever. Today the whole humanity is proud of Hussain Ibne Ali (A.S.), he added.

Ashura observed in India; Clashes in Jharkhand, Bihar Leave 1 dead, 12 injured

NEW DELHI, India: , On the day of Ashura, to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of grandson of Holy Prophet(PBUH) Imam Hussain(as), several taziya processions were taken out from different locations in Indian capital News Delhi. Most of these processions culminated at Karbala in Jor Bagh in south Delhi. Violence marred Muharram processions today leaving one person dead and at least 12 injured in Jharkhand and Bihar while stone-pelting over use of a route for procession in Gwalior led to curfew in the area even as the observance passed off peacefully elsewhere.

4th Schedule and Loudspeaker Acts are being misused; Agha Moosavi condemns blast in Bolan, appeals to give priority to Azadari

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The central procession of Zuljinah, Alam, Taboot and Gehwara Shahzada Ali Asghar (A.S.) was taken out in the Federal Capital Islamabad from Masjid and ImambargahJamiatul Murtaza G-9/4 Thursday under the leadership of Quaid-i-MillatJafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi to remember the sacrifices of Nawasa-e-Rasool (A.S.) and his near and dear ones in the plains of Karbala in which dozens of MatmiDastas and thousands of Azadaran Mazloom-e-Karbala (A.S.) participated in it.
The Patron-in-Chief of the Supreme Shia Ulema Board Quaid Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi while talking to electronic and print media said the satanic forces were carrying out aggression against the Islamic World with full force and Islam and Pakistan can be saved by following the path of Hussain. He said the bomb blast at Bolan Bhaag Imam bargah is the work of terrorists who are destabilized by the Operation Zarb-e-Azb. He said the people should remain peaceful and give priority to Azadari.

Exclusive: Hindu Brahmin sacrificed seven sons for Imam Hussain(as)

The participation of the Mohyals Brahmins and more precisely that of a Dutt family living in Arabia at that time, in the holy battle of Karbala, is a fact of the history. They are now spread across Sindh in Pakistan, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi and other parts of India, Pakistan and Arabia. Rahib Sidh Datt, a Hindu Saraswat Brahmin (a potentate of Datt sect ) had close relation with the family of Muhammad (PBUH) & was was a highly respected figure in Arabia. He sacrificed his seven sons in the war of karbala for Imam al-Hussain (as), grandson of Holy Prophet (PBUH)..

8th Muharram procession foiled in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, Kashmir: The Indian government foiled the bid of Shiite mourners to take out a 8th Muharram procession by placing barricades at several places and by firing tear gas shells near Jehangir Chowk here on Thursday.

Photographic report of Zanjirzani in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan: Hundreds and thousands of Afghan Shiites mourn Imam al-Hussein (as) during month of Muharram ul-Haram by performing Zanjir zani(self-flagellation by knives) and matam (chest beating) showing their love with progeny of Holy Prophet (PBUH. Here is the photographic report of mourning ceremonies being held in Kabul to mourn martyrs of Karbala.

Malaysian police raids Shiite mourners in Kuala Lumpur

KUALALUMPUR, Malaysia: Malaysian police has raided Imam Hussain (AS)'s mourning ceremony at the Imam Reza (AS) Hussainiyah in Kuala Lumpur and interrogated Hojjatulislam Mohammed Kamel Haji Zahir bin Abdul Aziz.

Thousands attend Funeral of Saihaat Hussainiyah martyrs

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: Funeral ceremony of Two of five Saudi Shiites martyred in the latest attack in the Saihaat Hussainiyah by the Daesh (ISIS) affiliated extremist group have been attended by thousands.

ECP changes LB elections during Arbaeen of Imam Hussain (as) on TNFJ demand

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The representative delegation of Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board Quaid Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi called on Chief Election Commissioner Justice (Retd) Sardar Raza Aslam and members of the Election Commission Monday. The delegation headed by Additional Secretary General Col. (Retd) Syed Sakhawat Hussain Kazmi comprised Allama Zahid Abbas Kazmi, Syed Bu Ali Mehdi, Haji Mukhtar Shah and Malik-e-Ashtar. The Election Commission accepting the point of view presented by Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya agreed to change the schedule of the third phase of local body elections in Sindh and Punjab.

Terrorist attacks on Hussaini mourners in Saudi Arabia

SAIHAAT, Saudi Arabia: At least five Shiite mourners were martyred and four people also sustained injuries in the armed attack on the Hussainiyah in the city of Saihat near the Qatif region of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province on Friday night.
The terror act come two days after the start of Muharram commemorations.
Witnesses said the attacker was trying to approach the Shia mourners gathering, but he was stopped by security guards at a checkpoint. A gun fight then broke out between the two sides.

2 Hussaini mourners martyred in Iranian province Khuzestan terrorism

DEZFUL, Iran: At least two Hussaini mourners have lost their lives and two others sustained injuries in an attack by unknown gunmen in Iran’s western province of Khuzestan.

Lucknow: Shias protest ban on hoardings

LUCKNOW, India: Defying the ban on putting up religious hoardings on the Bada Imambara stretch, Shia cleric Kalbe Jawwad, joined by youths from the community, led a march Wednesday and put up customary black flags.

‘Arafah Day’ in Karbala … Allah surely looks at Hussein visitors before His in Mt. Arafah

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Arafah, 9th day of Dhol-Hijjah – the 12th lunar month -, is an occasion when a visit to the grandson of holy Prophet (peace of Allah be on him and his pure progeny), Sayyedaa Shababi Ahl-il Jannah Al-Imam Abi Abdellah Al-Hussein (peace of Allah be on him) is highly recommended by traditions. A hadith, or a saying, of Prophet Muhammad (peace of Allah be on him and his pure progeny) goes that Allah certainly looks at the visitors of Hussein in Karbala before He looks at His (Allah’s) visitors in Mt. Arafah.

Crane accident on sacred land is the indication of the wrath of Almighty; Moosavi expresses grief on the accident in Harram Shareef

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Guardian Supreme Shia Ullama Board and Tahreek e Nafaz e Fiqa Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Moosavi expressed grief and sorry for the death of 110 pilgrims in the incident of Harram Shareef in a letter to Saudi Potentate Shah Salman Bin Abdul Aziz. Hamid Moosavi declared it an indication of the wrath of Allah Almighty and demanded that in the name of extension of Holy Mosques the destruction of the birth place of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW), the graves of the Mothers of the Faithfull, pious companions of the Holy Prophet (SAWW) and other places associated with Holy Prophet (SAWW) or signs commemorated to early Islamic history should immediately be stopped. Battle should be stopped with Yemen and people from Yemen should be allowed to perform the rituals of Hajj. In the case of Syrian emigrants Jews and Christians are defaming and humiliating Muslims.

Imam Al-Reza (AS)’s birthday celebrations in Mash’had

HOLY CITY OF MASH’HAD, Iran: Marking the birth anniversary of Hazrat Imam Ali Bin Moosa Al-Reza (AS), ceremonies were held in Iran like other parts of the world on Zeeqa’ad 11. Hundreds of thousands of followers of Ahlul Bait (AS) from across the country as well as pilgrims from different countries gathered at the holy shrine of Holy prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW)’s eighth descendant Hazrat Imam Al-Reza (AS) in the holy city of Mash’had to celebrate the holy occasion. They offered eulogies in the respect worthy court of Imam (AS).

Flag changing ceremony of holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.)

HOLY CITY OF MASHHAD, Iran: On the birthday anniversary of Imam Reza (A.S.), spiritual ceremony of Flag changing of holy shrine held in in the Azadi courtyard. Khurasan governor Alireza Rashidian, deputy custodian of Astan Quds Razavi Mahdi Azizian, dignitaries and pilgrims of the holy shrine were also present on the occasion. The flag of the sacred dome of Imam Reza (A.S.) is replaced twice a year in a special ritual, once in Muharram month and once on the occasion of birthday anniversary of Imam Reza (A.S.).

Declaration of “calling anyone pagan as illegal” is appreciable step, Hamid Moosavi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Guardian Supreme Shia Ullama Board and Leader Tehreek e Nafaz e Fiqh e Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Moosavi said that the declaration of “calling anyone pagan as illegal” is excellent and highly appreciable step. He said that if the enemies of Pakistan and those who opposed the Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah were arrested in the beginning of Pakistan, today no one could ever dare to call any Muslim as pagan(kafir). These thoughts were expressed by him while addressing to an especial assembly held in connection to “Aalami Ayyam e Zamin” on Wednesday at Al Murtaza Hall.

Karima-e-Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) birth day celebrations in Qom

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Zeeqad 1 marks the birth anniversary of Hazret-e-Fatimah Al-Masuma binte Moosa ibne Jafar al-Kazim(a.s.). On this auspicious occasion, grand ceremonies were held across the world while main celebration was witnessed at her holy shrine in the holy city of Qom.
Hazret Fatimah Al- Masumah (a.s.) is daughter of holy Prophet (s.v.)’s 7th infallible successor Hazret-e-Imam Moosa Kazim (a.s.) and sister of his (s.v.) eighth descendant Hazret-e-Imam-e-Reza (a.s.). Her holy mausoleum houses in the holy city of Qom, Iran.

Zeeqaad Celebrations: Thousands of pilgrims visit Imam Reza shrine holding flowers

HOLY CITY OF MASHAD, Iran: People of holy city of Mash’had celebrated the Birth anniversary of Hazrat Masooma-e-Qom with enthusiasm and fervor. Thousands of pilgrims visited Imam Reza shrine holding flowers, green branches, banners and placards inscribed with slogans showing their love with progeny of Holy Prophet (PBUH).

Labbaik Ya Baqee - TNFJ holds Baqee protest rally in front of Saudi Embassy London

LONDON, United Kingdom: Marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (as) as a part of of 10-day Ashra Sadiq-e-Aal-e-Muhammad on the call of spiritual shia leader Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah al-Moosavi, Tehreek Nafaze Fiqhe Jafariya UK organized a protest matmi rally in front of Saudi Embassy London for reconstruction of demolished shrines in holy cemeteries of Jannatul Baqee and Jannatul Moalla on Sunday August 9. From across Europe, hundreds of hussaini mourners, tnfj activists, scholars, students and people of all walks of life participated in the rally led by TNFJ UK organizer Dr. Zahid Hussain Naqvi.

Millions march across the globe on Moosavi's call to mourn Jannatul Baqi demolition

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Universal Youm-e-Inhidam Jannatul Baqee (Janatul Baqi cemetery demolition day) was observed across the globe Saturday with religious and national spirit, devotion and respect on the call of chief of the Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Quaid-i-MillatJafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi Al-Najafi against the razing to ground the Jannatul Baqee and Jannatul Moallah where the holy shrines of Daughter of Holy Prophet (PBUH) Khatoon-e-Jannat Hazrat Syeda Fatima Zehra (S.A.), Aaimah Ahlulbayt(as), Ummahatul Momineen (R.A.) and Sahaba Kubar (R.A.) are situated. Protest demonstrations and rallies were taken out, protest meetings and Majalis-e-Aza were held in all big cities and towns of Pakistan, Arab and western countries to mourn black act of Saudi regime.

Security stepped up in Najaf on Imam Ali Martyrdom Anniversary

HOLY CITY OF NAJAF, Iraq: Iraqi govt. has announced that Special Forces have been deployed to provide security for the mourning pilgrims converging on the holy city of Najaf to observe martyrdom anniversary of Amir-ul-Mominin al-Imam Ali ibne Abi Talib(PBUH),

Unique floral embellishment at Hussaini shrine on Imam al-Hasan (as) b-day

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Holy Shrine of Al-Imam Abi Abdellah al-Hussain (AS) was specially decorated with the most exquisite, finest, precious and valuable types of local and imported roses and other flowers on the birth anniversary of his elder brother Syeda Shababi Ahl’il Jannah or the Master of Paradise Al-Imam Al-Hassan Al-Mujtaba (AS).

ISIS terrorists smashing ancient sites 'on an industrial scale' warn UNESCO

DAMASCUS, Iraq: UNESCO has reported that cherished sites are being ransacked by the Daash jihadists, with artifacts being destroyed or sold off to private art collectors

Houthi Addresses Yemeni Fighters: You’re Fighting War of Dignity, Independence

SANAA, Yemen: Yemeni Ansarullah Leader Sayyed Abdul Malik Al-Houthi addressed the Yemeni fighters of army and popular committees on Thursday night, hailing their firm stand in the face of evil forces.

Silence of intl. Orgs on holy shrines destruction condemnable, Moosavi on Hazrat Khadija sa demise day

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief of the Supreme Shia Ulema Board Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that the silence of Muslim heads of State, Arab League and OIC on the destruction of holy shrines is not only condemnable but is tantamount to abetment to crime. Saudi ruler Shah Salman should end the unrest found in the Islamic World by stopping the chain of wiping out Islamic signs in the garb of expansion. These views were expressed by him in a special message issued on the occasion of Universal Youm Al-Huzn being observed Sunday (10th Ramazan-ul-Mubarak) in connection with the Wafat of Ummul Momineen Hazrat Khadijatul Kubra (S.A.).

Kuwait Sunnis Shiites show exemplary solidarity on mosque martyrs

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait: Thousands of Sunnis and Shiites from across the country took part in a mass funeral procession for 27 people martyred in a suicide bombing that targeted the Imam Sadiq Mosque a day earlier, at the Grand Mosque in Kuwait City, Kuwait, on Saturday.

Sistani: The Man Who Pulled Iraq From the Brink With a Single Statement

In June 2014, Iraq lost a third of its territory to the hands of Daesh (ISIS), the most notorious transnational terrorist group in modern history. A few days later, during a Friday prayer, on June 13th 2014, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani issued a religious edict (Fatwa) calling on all Iraqi citizens to defend the country, its people, the honour of its citizens, and its sacred sites.

Pak: TNFJ observes Armed forces solidarity day

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Protests held in all small and big cities of Pakistan to support Pakistan Army, fighting against internal and external enemies of Pakistan and Islam, on the call of TNFJ.

Human Rights Orgs Condemn 4 Year Prison Sentence Against Sheikh Ali Salman

MANAMA, Bahrain: International human rights organizations have strongly condemned the sentencing of Sheikh Ali Salman to four years in prison on politically-motivated charges. They termed this a contravention of international obligations and a reprisal against his peaceful political activities as the leader of the largest opposition party in Bahrain.

Egypt Court Issues lenient sentences for Killers of Shiite Leader

CAIRO, Egypt: An Egyptian Court has sentenced 23 people to 14 years in maximum security prison over the June 2013 massacre of four Shias in Giza, Egypt.

Iraqi Sunnis join Shia militias to fight IS militants

BAGHDAD, Iraq: Thousands of Sunni Muslim tribesmen have joined the Shia armed factions which are fighting militant ISIS in the Sunni areas to get the required moral and logistical support to liberate their areas.

Zyarah Ash-Sha`baniyah in Karbala

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Narrations from A’immah Ahlul Bayt (pbut) say that fifteenth night of Sha’ban is the best after the night of Qadr. The birth of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp)’s last descendant Savior of Humanity Al-Imam Al-Hojjah bin Al-Hassan Al-Mehdi Al-Montazar (pbuh) in Sorra Mann Ra’a (Samarra), Iraq in 255 AH increased the honor and excellence of this night.

Moosavi demand release of Nimr & Salman in Letters to Saudi & Bahrain rulers

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board and chief of the Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has demanded to release Ayatullah Baqir ul Nimr and Sheikh Salman in the letters written to Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and Amir Behrain Sheikh Hammad Bin Issa Al Khalifa. He also asserted to restore former glory of the holy places; Janatul Baqi and Janatul Mualla in Saudi Arabia.

Amaal Shab-e-Bara’at & 15 Shaban

The night between 14 and 15 Shaban, known, as “Shab-e-Bara’at” is the night of blessings and glory.
Hazrat Imam Jafer-e-Sadiq (AS) reported that Imam Muhammad Baqir (AS) was asked about the merit and excellence of this night then Imam replied, “ It is one of those nights being bestowed with honour and dignity. In this holy night Allah grants His servants and forgives them with His graciousness, kindness and favour. So try to find out nearness to Allah. In fact this is that glorious night that Allah Almighty swore by Him ‘not to turn back any one empty handed.’

Intafada Ash-Sha’baniyah.......When international Media was absent - JAFARIYANEWS Archive

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: This took place in the history but international media was absent… if three thousand people met their death in the horrible Halabja attack, the harvest of holy month of Shaaban Qayam (Intafadha Ash-Sha’baniyah) - erupted from the Iraqi southern cities especially Holy Karbala - was 300 thousand people!

Saudi Shias protest against mosque bombing

AL-QATIF, Saudi Arabia: Hundreds of Saudi Arabia’s Shias held a huge protest on Sunday May 24 against the killings of innocent people in a suicide bombing on a mosque last Friday that authorities described as an attempt by extremists to sow sectarian strife.

Whole Muslim Ummah shares Qatif martyrs grief, Moosavi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board and chief of the Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that Muslim States are being divided under the international agenda by destabilizing them through creating unrest and differences so as to take over their mineral wealth and divided the same within themselves, Saudia is being entangled in Yemen. He said the suicide attack on the Jamia Ali Masjid Qateef in Saudi Arabia is the part of that conspiracy and the whole Muslim Ummah shares the grief of the families of Martyrs of Qateef.

Sistani wants plan to wash out Iraq of terrorists

HOLY CITY OF NAJAF, Iraq: Al-Marje’ Al-Aala or the Supreme Shia Authority Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Al-Hossaini As-Sistani, has called for a plan to purge the country of ISIS terrorists.

Qatif’s Imam Ali (as) Mosque attacked, many martyred

AL-QATIF, Saudia Arabia: A suicide blast hit Imam Ali (as) Mosque, leaving more than 30 worshippers martyred and dozens of others injured during Friday prayers in al-Qadih town of the Saudi governorate of al-Qatif.

TNFJ demands Govt to resolve the Shiites problems by ensuring the implementation of 1985 Junejo-Moosavi agreement

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief of the Supreme Shia Ulema Board and chief of the Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that protection of Two-Nation Theory is our national duty and practice in faith for which we shall not hesitate to offer any sacrifice required from us. He said the government should resolve the problems of the Maktab-e-Tashayyo by ensuring the implementation of May 21, 1985 Junejo-Moosavi agreement. If rulers, politicians and all countrymen desire to make Pakistan strong, stable and a hub of peace then they will have to declare violation of the Two-Nation Theory as a cognizable offence and consider the exercising of rights of all schools of thought necessary, he added.

B-days of AlAnwaar Al-Mohammadiyah celebrations in Karbala

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Marking the birth anniversaries of Al-Imam Al-Hussayn (AS) and Al-Anwaar Al-Mohammadiyah – Sayyedah Zaynab, Abo’l Fadhl Al-Abbas, Qassem bin Al-Hassan Al-Mojtaba, Ali Al-Akbar bin Al-Hussayn (peace of Allah be on them) – eleventh international cultural festival began on Friday Sha’ban 3, May 22 in the holy compound o Hussayni shrine in the holy city of Karbala.

Daash transforms Prophet Zarzis shrine to parking lot

MOSUL, Iraq: The terrorist organization Daash has demolished the lighthouse of the mosque of the Prophet Zarzis, central Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad), turning the place into a parking lot, a local source in Nineveh province told on Thursday 21 May.

Worldwide protests to support Ayat al-Nimr

QATIF, Saudi Arabia: Protests continued in eastern region of Saudi Arabia to show solidarity with Ayatullah al-Nimr. Senior Shiite cleric was to be executed on May 14 according to reports but it appears to have been postponed.

Hajj discrimination with Pak Shias

The Holy Kaaba is the first home of Allah on the earth which is a source of blessing and guidance for the inhibitors of this world and the most magnificent sign of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and his pious son Hazrat Ismaeel (AS) who participated in its reconstruction. People from throughout the world, by becoming the witness of Allah’s dignity, honor and sovereignty, and accepting the value of prophets and by showing modesty to them, circumambulate around the Kaaba like angels. Allah has declared Holy Kaaba as pennant of Islam and its respect and honor is made compulsory while its pilgrimage is made obligatory upon those who can afford it. Hajj is visiting the Holy Kaaba and the performance of the obligatory rituals prescribed under Sharia. It is obligatory upon every mature, conscious and financially sound person, at least once in his entire life. It is the desire of the Muslims across the world that they could pay visit to Holy Kaaba to perform Hajj or Umrah (minor Hajj) at least once in their life and every year

Lucknow protesters demand release of cleric Ayatollah Shiekh Baqir Al-Nimr

LUCKNOW, India: Raising voice against Saudi Arabia's death sentence to Ayatollah Shiekh Baqir Al-Nimr, scores of protesters took out a protest march in the state capital on Wednesday. They demanded Indian government to intervene and pressurise the Saudi Arabia government for immediate release of the cleric.

Record 10 million mark rajab 25 in terror-marred Baghdad

HOLY CITY OF KADHMAYN, Iraq: A record 10 million mourners visited the holy Al-Imamayn Al-Jawwadayn (AS) shrine in the holy city of Kadhmayn in northwestern Baghdad to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Mousa b. Jafar Al-Kadhim (AS), a spokesman for the site said.

Rajab 15: Karbala draped in black to mourn Sayyedah Zaynab(as)

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Hundreds of thousands of mourners from across the world observed martyrdom anniversary of Sayyedah Zaynab (as), Daughter of al- Imam Ali ibne Abi Talib(as), at the holy shrines of Her brothers al-Imam al-Hussayn (as) and Abul-Fadhl al-Abbas (as) in the holy city of Karbala.

Impracticable unified system of Azan should immediately be taken back; TNFJ writes Pak Govt

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Central Joint Secretary Tehreek e Nafaz e Fiqh e Jafariya Maj (R) Syed Baqir Hussain Bukhari, while declaring the unified system of Azan as completely impracticable, demanded from the government that its order should immediately be taken back. Further he demanded the removal of the column of being Shia or not, in the Hajj application form.

Imam Ali(as) birth anniversary observed in Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria: Birthday anniversary of Imam Ali(as) was celebrated in different cities of Nigeria with religious spirit under the leadership of His Eminence Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.

Common system of Salat is impossible to implement; we will not allow anyone to intervene in our faith, Moosavi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Chief patron of Supreme Shia Ulama board and Chief of Tehreek e Nafazi FIqah Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that Pakistan is the fruit of joint struggle and common inheritance of all schools of thought. Those dreaming of creating a Saudi or Iranian model in Pakistan must stop dreaming. Pakistan’s ultimate destiny is Nezam e Mustafa under the administration of Murtaza which has also been praised by all other caliphs. Saudi and Iranian jails are filled with those who spoke against the ideologies of their rulers. Common system of Salat (Namaz) is impossible to implement and we will not allow anyone to intervene in our faith. Imposing self ideology on other sects is open terrorism.

Shia Board hails Court on maintenance allowance to Muslim women

LUCKNOW, India: The All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) on Monday said the Supreme Court verdict in connection with granting of maintenance allowance to Muslim women even after divorce has come as a respite to those who are unable to sustain themselves.

Saudi Cabinet reshuffle discloses royal family rift

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: The Saudi princes who have been replaced in the cabinet reshuffling today will take even extreme actions to bring back power equations in the monarchy in their own interest, Saudi analysts said hours after King Salman made surprising changes in Riyadh’s power structure and even replaced the crown prince.

King Salman incapable of ruling Saudi Arabia; says prince Talal

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: Talal bin Abdulaziz, brother of Saudi King Salman, warned of widening gaps in the Al Saud family, and underlined that his brother is incapable of ruling the Arab monarchy.

Over 2 million mourners observe Imam Al-Hadi martyrdom day in Samarra

SAMARRA, Iraq: More than 2 million mourning pilgrims visited the holy Shrine of Al Imamayn al-Asakriyain in Samarra to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Ali An-Naqi al-Hadi(as) despite threats of terrorism.

Five day Haideri(as) festival in Hyderabad

KARBALA, Iraq: Preparations for 3rd Murtazawi Cultural festival on the birth anniversary of Amir-ul-Momineen Ali ibne Abi Talib(as) being held in Hyderabad (India) under auspices of Secretariat of Abbasi mausoleum (Karbala) has been completed. First two of these festivals were held in city of Lucknow.

Don’t become hostage to terror powers on Yemen, advises Moosavi to Pak Govt

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board and chief of the Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that Pak-China friendship is everlasting. He said the government should not become hostage to those riot-mongering and terrorist powers on Yemen war issue who had been trying to create apprehension in Pak-China friendship. Foreign interventions in autonomous countries always result in destructive situation as Pakistan has already suffered a lot first owing to Russian and then American intervention in Afghanistan.

Secret is out: Americans murdered Liaquat Ali Khan!

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Americans murdered the first elected prime minister of Pakistan through the Afghan government, declassified documents of US State Department disclosed.

Saddam's king of clubs, ISIS commander killed in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq: Iraqi officials say they believe government forces have killed Saddam Hussein’s former deputy who later allied himself with Islamic State militants – Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri. Douri was known as the “king of clubs” in the deck of playing cards issued to help US troops identify key members of Saddam’s regime.

Baqir As-Sadr shattered the foundations of the capitalism, says Moosavi on great philosophers anniv

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board and chief of the Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that the capitalist system was devouring the resources of the down-trodden, developing, and particularly Muslim States. All Muslim States including Pakistan should follow the great thinking of great philosopher of the 20th century Baqar Al-Sadr to get rid of the Zionist banking system and oppressive capitalist system.

Saudi assault on the Yemen empowering Al Qaeda

SANAA, Yemen: Saudi assaults on the Yemen have indirectly helped empower Al Qaeda in ways the group had not enjoyed before, told in recent NY times report.

Peshmerga and National Guards advancing towards Mosul

ERBIL, Iraq:Kurdish Peshmerga forces have surrounded Mosul from three sides ahead of a planned operation to liberate the city from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) control, a senior Peshmerga official said.

TNFJ expresses grave concern on sale of invaluable antiques of Masjid Al-Haram

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has expressed grave concern on sale of invaluable antiques of Masjid Al-Haram and called upon the Islamic World to raise voice of protest against those who silently broke the Islamic heritage and auctioned the same in turn of worldly wealth. He said if it was not done that how the Muslims would protest for the annexation of Al-Quds Al-Sharif, desecration of Islamic holy places including Babri Masjid and publication of blasphemous caricatures. This was stated by him while talking to a representative delegation of elite from Punjab who called on him at the head of Ch. Lal Khan Khatana.

Bahrain forces assault Sheikh Ali Salman’s house

MANAMA, Bahrain: The Bahraini regime forces carried out an assault against the house of Sheikh Ali Salman in Bilad Qadeem this morning. The forces removed the banner that was hanged on the house to protest his arbitrary detention and unfair trial that lack international standards.

Pir Rahat Hussain Mian of Parachinar joins TNFJ along with thousands of his devotees

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: The Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has said that banned parties are working with complete freedom owing to slow implementation of National Action Plan and Hippocratic politics of their patrons and arrests are being made simply to fill in the blank as the banned people are roaming about freely with full protocol, taking out rallies and are patronizing strikes.

Bahrain suspends TV Channel on Broadcasting opposition figure

MANAMA, Bahrain: Bahraini govt has suspended a new Arab-language news channel after an interview conducted by the channel with a Bahraini opposition figure.

Feast of Zahra (A), Imam-e-Zamana (A) coronation celebrated

BERLIN, Germany: Auspicious occasions of Eid Az-Zahraa (AS) and coronation of the last imam from the holy progeny of holy Prophet Muhammad (S), Al-Imam Al-Mehdi Al-Hojjah (AS), were celebrated across the globe on Rabi Al-Awwal 9.

Imam Al-Mahdi (a) coronation… flocks visit Karbala holy site

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Raby-ol Oulaa 9 marks two great and happy occasions i.e. Eid-oz Zahra (a.s.) and the auspicious day of coronation of the last infallible descendant of Prophet Muhammad (s), Al-Imam Al-Mahdi Al-Montadhar, Al-Hojjah (a).

Over two million arrive at Samarra to mourn Al-Imam Al-Askari (a)

HOLY CITY OF SAMARRA, Iraq: Despite severe terror threats, more than two million mourning pilgrims reached the holy shrine of Al-Imamayn Al-Askariyain to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Al-Askari on Rabi Al-Awwal 8.

UN rights office urge Bahrain to release arrested opposition leader

GENEVA, Switzerland: The United Nations human rights office has urged Bahrain to immediately release opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman as well as all other persons convicted or detained for “merely exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of expression and assembly.”

Saudi urged to end rights violations against Shiites

BERLIN, Germany: Saudi human rights organizations have called on the international community to intervene to end the violations committed by the government against people in the oil-rich Mominin-dominated eastern region of the country.

Husseini pilgrims witness another miracle in Karbala

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: In the holy city of Karbala, the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine had witnessed the healing of a young Pakistani girl, who had suffered from Parkinson’s disease.

Qatif Shia leaders slam terrorism

QATIF, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Shiite scholars and community leaders from Qatif Province issued a statement to denounce use of violence against police officers.

300 Chinese terrorists fighting alongside Daash

BEIJING, China: According to Chinese newspaper, about 300 Chinese takfiri terrorists are fighting alongside the Daash in Iraq China has expressed concern about the rise of ISIS in the Middle East, nervous about the effect it could have on its Xinjiang region. But it has also shown no sign of wanting to join US efforts to use military force against the group.

Hossaynis mourn Al-Imam Al-Hossayn (s) on his grandfather Mohammad (s) martyrdom

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Holy Prophet Mohammad bin Abdullah Al-Mostafa (S) was martyred on Safar 28, the second lunar month, in the year 11 AH. His martyrdom anniversary is observed across the globe with holding grand mourning processions and majalis.

Over 20 million mark Arbaeen in Karbala

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: More than 20 million mourners from inside the country and across the world gathered in the holy city of Karbala, home to the holy shrines of Al-Imam Al-Hossayn (a) and his brother Al-Abbas (a), on Safar 20 to mark Arbaeen Al-Hossayni.

Hundreds of thousands mourn Haleef al-Quran Zaid bin Ali in Hilla

HILLA, Iraq: Hundreds of thousands of mourners participated in the mourning programs marking the martyrdom anniversary of Haleef al-Quran Zed bin Ali ibn al-Hossain al-Imam Zeinol Abideen (peace be upon them) in Hilla on 3rd safar 1436 Hijri.

Stop supporting terrorists!!! TNFJ Baqee rallies in front of Saudi Embassy London, Bonn

LONDON, Uk: TNFJ UK oganized a huge mourning protest in front of Saudi Embassy London on Curzon street against supporting terrorists and to demand reconstruction of Jannatul Baqee.

Baqee rallies in Washington DC and New Jersey

WASHINGTON DC: American Muslims held a Protest in front of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington D.C. against demolition of Jannatul Baqee Holy shrines.

3 Prophets Shrines in Mosul dynamited

MOSUL, Iraq: ISIS terrorists known as Daash in Arabic have blown up on Sunday the third holy shrine of a prophet in the city of Mosul, an official and witnesses said.

UN says Sistani man of wisdom, discusses Daash atrocities

HOLY CITY OF NAJAF, Iraq: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sought guidance from Iraq’s top cleric last week, strongly condemning grave human rights violations against civilians, places of worship, religious leaders and atrocities in the areas controlled by the Islamic State (ISIS).

Terror Daash explodes husseiniyaat, shrines south Kirkuk

KIRKUK, Iraq: Security sources and witnesses in the province of Kirkuk told on Thursday July 17 that Daash terrorists today blew up religious shrines, husseiniyaat and mosques besides headquarters of political parties and Iraqi army in the village of Bashir (35 km south of Kirkuk), noting that the bombings did not result in any casualties.

Salafists in Egypt: "Daash" distorting Islam in Iraq

CAIRO, Egypt: An official for the Salafist in Egypt Adel Nasr aid on Wednesday July 16 that doings of"Daash" in Iraq is not Islam at all, describing the terror group as Takfiri.

Tomb of Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Kilani” destroyed

DAMASCUS, Syria: A religious shrine was blown up by terrorists in eastern countryside, Salmiah city, west of Syria, a security source in Syria said.

“Daash” claims houses of Shiites, Christians property of Islamic state

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: An informed source in the Nineveh province, on Wednesday, told that terror Daash (ISIL) was conducting a search operation for citizens that belong to the Shiite sect and Christianity across Mosul, claiming that there is no place for Shiites or Christians in the city and their homes are owned by Daash’s so-called "Islamic State".

Saudi rulers desire to impose their belief on all

ISLAMABAD, February 23: The Patron-in-Chief of Shia Ulema Board Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya Chief Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has declared the proposed plan to destruct the place of birth of Rasool-e-Akram (SAAW) an inhuman act and an attack on the honour and dignity of the Islamic World and announced to observe “Youm-e-Azmat Sha’air Allah” in this connection on February 28. He appealed the Islamic World to raise the voice of protest against destruction of place of birth of the Hazoor-e-Akram (SAAW) in the garb of extension of holy Islamic cities of Makkah Mukarramah and Madinah Munawwarah.

Egypt: Shiites demand representation in const. board

CAIRO, Egypt: An Egyptian top Shiite figure Sayed T. Al Hashimi has criticized not giving the Shiites any representation in the 50-member committee to amend the 2012 constitution.

Spreading Shia teachings an offence in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: A high-rank official in Malaysia said on Tuesday that Malaysians can be Shia Muslims but cannot spread the sect's teachings.

US envoy to Baghdad: Saudi Arabia financed al-Qaeda attacks in Iraq to destabilize govt

United Kingdom: The British newspaper The Guardian revealed on Friday, about “a group of secret U.S. telegrams dating back to 2009, talking about Iraq’s relationship with its neighbors.’

Tunisia terrorists get 5 years for burning Sufi shrine

TUNIS: A Tunisian court has sentenced six radical Islamists to five years in prison for torching a Sufi Muslim shrine.

Indonesia Shiite clerics urge admin to end Sampang persecution

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Indonesian Shia community leaders held meeting with leaders of the House of Representatives on Tuesday May 14 to voice their grievances over the plight of Shiites in Sampang, East Java, who have been in limbo for nearly a year after being evicted by extremists there.

Syria Awqaf Commission calls on UN to protect religious sites

DAMASCUS, Syria: The Awqaf and Religious Affairs Commission has strongly condemned demolishing of a revered companion Hajar bin Udai shrine and digging of the grave by armed extremists in Syria.

Association of Moroccan HR demands Rabat to stop Riyadh from demolition

RABAT, Morocco: The Moroccan Association for Citizenship and Human Rights has accused Saudi government to "destroy" the important Islamic sites just to compensate accommodation, shopping centers, fine dining, "where the home of Ummul Mominin Sayedah Khadija (S) has become cycle of public water,".

Rare picture of Sayedah Khadija (S) shrine before demolition

HOLY MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia: Holy shrines of Sayedah Khadijatul Kobraa (SA), her son Qassem bin Muhammad (S), along with many other dignitaries of Islam at cemetery of Al-Moalla in the holy city of Makkah were razed in 1925 by the then Saudi rulers.

Hazret Fatimah (AS) martyrdom anniversary in Kargil

KARGIL: Marking the anniversary of martyrdom of Hazret Fatimah Zahra (s), the only daughter of Prophet hazret Muhammad (s), majalis e aza and processions were held in Kargil.

Inquiry at Al-Azhar for being Shia

CAIRO, Egypt: Reports said that a female student at the Al-Azhar College for Girls in Assiut is facing an investigation to ascertain if she is a Shia Muslim or not.

What Saudis did with Masjid Sayyedah Fatimatoz Zahra (AS)

HOLY CITY OF MEDINAH, Saudi Arabia: Extremist Saudi authorities have either demolished holy sites or signs belonging to Prophet Muhammad (s), his progeny and companions or forbid even torture Muslims for visiting the same.

Stone throwers on Hussaini rituals should fear from Mother of Hussain(as), Moosavi on Arbaeen

Belief is the singular of beliefs that means making a solid tie and making a strong promise and commitment and it is related with the human heart. Similarly belief means thinking and an ideology that impressed a human heart and the imagination that overcomes his mind and heart completely and then coerces it into adopting a particular life-style and remains stuck to this strong belief and ideology. That is why the human belief and ideology rule the human feelings. Our belief is that Islam is our religion because the Zaat-e-Illahi has declared it most liked religion.

Latest snaps of Imam Hussein (AS) miracle

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Turbah or the soil from the holy grave of Al-Imam Al-Hussein (AS) kept in Husseini shrine museum in a glass bottle was transformed to red fresh blood marking Ashuraa this year at 10:15 am.

Bahrain regime abuses photos put on display in Karbala

WASHINGTON, The United States: The Bahraini opposition and human rights activists have organized a photo exhibition in the holy city of Karbala which includes oppression of the Bahraini regime against Bahrainis.

Husseini soil at Husseini museum turned into fresh blood on Ashura

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: At the time of Dhor prayer and start of Rakzato Tawerej, as the qari ol maqtal al-Husseini (the reciter of Husseini martyrdom story) reached at the point where he recited the slaughter of Abi Abdellah Al-Hussein (AS), soil of grave of Al-Imam Al-Hussein (AS) placed in a glass bottle in Husseini Museum in the Husseini shrine compound turned into red fresh blood.

Shiite Leadership in Pakistan

In 1947 when Pakistan came into being the first shia party was "Shia conference”, later idara Tahaffaz-e-Huqooq-e-shia and then in the last period of president Ayub khan, Shia Mutalbat Committee was formed that remained till Bhutto’s period.

Italy high official: how can I ban hijab while Mary wore it

ROME, Italy: Italian Minister of Interior affairs has rejected signing on the law to forbid Hijab in his country.

Madura Shiites live in fear, admin takes no action

JAKARTA, Indonesia: The Jakarta Post reported that a group of some two-dozen Shiite followers from Sampang, Madura, in East Java, have been forced to lead a nomadic life after an anti-Shiite group threatened to kill them and burn their homes.

Tajik author says Hazrat Fatemeh (AS) best example for women

PARIS, France: Tajikistan's famous scholar, author and former deputy prime minister has warned Muslim women against blind imitation of the west, recommending them to maintain Hijab and virtue.

Malaysian powers that be raid Fatimi celebration

KUALA, LUMPUR, Malaysia: A festive gathering to commemorate the birthday of Hazret Fatimah Zahra (AS), the beloved daughter of the Prophet Mohammed (S), was brutally raided by Malaysian authorities. She was born on Jamadi Al-Aakher 20 in the holy city of Medinah.

After 17 years of death … Ayatollah Qazwini dead body remained fresh

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: On Thursday May 12, 2011, Jamadi Al-aakherah 8, deceased Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad Kadhim Al-Qazwini, son-in-law of late Ayatollah Sayyed Meerza Mehdi Al-Husseini Ash-Shirazi, was laid to rest in the Shiraziah tomb in the holy Husseini shrine compound in the holy city of Karbala.

McClatchy: Only bulldozers tracks remain instead of over two-dozen mosques in Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain: One can understand the dignity and honor of a Mosque by the fact that Allah (SWT) calls Mosques as His homes. There is a Hadith that states whoever comes to mosque; Allah (SWT) will make him His guest in Jannah (The Paradise). Allah (SWT) loves the people who take care of mosques.

High figures from different States attend funeral of top Saudi Shia scholar

HOLY CITY OF MEDINA, Saudi Arabia: Top religious figures from Saudi Arabia and other countries participated in the funeral of Saudi Arabia's prominent Shia scholar and leader Sheikh Mohammed Ali al-Amri who passed away on Monday January 24 and was buried in the Jannatul Baqi cemetery on Friday Jan. 28.

Muharram during the Qutb Shahi Period

The Shias are identified by the observance of Muharram. The Qutb Shahs were Shias and therefore Muharram was of great importance to them. They celebrated it with great enthusiasm and devotion.

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SANAA, Yemen: AFP reported that a suicide car bomber martyred 23 people at al-Ghadeer procession in Yemen on Wednesday (last week) an attack a tribal chief charged was a bid by Al-Qaeda to fan sectarian tensions in the already restive country.

‘O Prophet!! We are ashamed…’

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O Holy prophet!!!
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Holy domes have been demolished
Ruined graves of your forefathers,
your beloved Progeny,
Your pious companions

Muslim figures to file a suit against Egypt on Ahl Al-Bayt (AS) shrines

PARIS, France: About 100 Muslim figures from Iraq, Egypt and other countries have decided to sue the government of Egypt at the Commission on Human Rights of the United Nations, because of its non-activation of project of tourism of the holy shrines.

Story of Imam Ali b. Abi Talib, peace be on him, shrine

Those who have visited Najaf will remember vividly that to the north and east of the town there are acres of graves and myriads of domes of various colours and at various stages of disrepair. Whoever goes to Najaf will follow a road that approaches the town by a winding course through this vast cemetery.

Papers: Algeria fears of spreading Shiism

PARIS, France: A number of Arab dailies reported that Algeria fears spread of Shiism quoting a newspaper Al-Charooq Al-Jazaeriyah which wrote an item titled ‘Algerian fear because of spread of Shi’ism …. After 50 Algerian students converted to Shiite in Iran’.

Azeri SC defers Fatima Zahra mosque closure, protests continue

BAKU, Azerbaijan: Supreme Court of Azerbaijan has delayed a ruling on whether the closure of a mosque in Baku should proceed, as a demonstration participated by hundreds was held outside the court.

Demolish Masjid Al-Haram, demands Saudi Sheikh

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: A Salfi Saudi cleric on Wednesday March 17 has called for demolishing the Grand Mosque (Masjid Al-Haram) in the holy city of Makkah and replacing it with a new one featuring "20 to 30" floors in pretext of preventing men and women from mingling during pilgrimages (sha’a’er ot-Tawaf was Sa`ee) which has been in Muslim practice since centuries, says a report in daily Akhbar Al Khaleej.

Who will manage the two million Shiite Muslims of Russia?

Russia’s three largest Muslim Spiritual Directorates (MSD) are now actively discussing the possible formation of a single Muslim hierarchy, but neither they nor the Russian powers that be appear to be paying much attention to one group of Muslims there – the more than 2.1 million followers of Shiia Islam.

Hindus join three-century-long Azadari in India

ORISSA, India: Hundreds of Hindus demonstrating communal harmony joined Ashura Muharram processions on Monday December 28 in Orissa as part of their years-long tradition. The Hindus joined the processions at several places to mourn the martyrdom of Hazret Imam Hussain (AS), grandson of Prophet Hazret Mohammed (S).

Value and rewards of Ziyarate Aashoora

What else could be a greater merit for Ziyarate Aashoora than to be the 'Word of Allah' (Hadithe Qudsi)? No other Ziyarat bears this eminence and superiority. The difference between the Holy Quran and Ziyarate Aashoora is the same as the difference between the Holy Quran and Hadithe Qudsi. If the words from Allah claim to be a miracle from the aspect of meaning and concept, then they are the verses of the Holy Quran. But if there is no claim of miracle from the aspect of meaning and concept, then these divine words are called as 'Hadithe Qudsi'. And if the concept is from Allah, but the words are those of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), then it is called as 'Hadith'. However there is no doubt that this Ziyarat is Hadithe Qudsi.

Qom’s leading cleric: Shedding blood in Azadari “lawful”

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: The leading scholar in the holy city of Qum, Ayatullah Sheikh Vahid Khorasani who is among the most senior clerics, addresses statements made by an individual telling people to not cry loudly during mourning sessions for Ahlulbayt, according to a video.

Jews claims about Prophet Dhol-Kifl shrine off beam, Iraq official

BAGHDAD, Iraq: Secretary-general for Shiite shrines in Iraq Dr. Salman Al-Mousawi has said that grave of Prophet Dhol-Kifl and An-Nakhilah mosque are recently under control of Shiite shrines association and Jews claims that these have been given to them are wrong.

Saudi authorities continue closing Shia mosques

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: After Saudi authorities sealed shut two more mosques in the Kingdom's oil-rich Mominin-dominated Eastern region, the number of Shia mosques closed in the country has reached nine.

Hezbollah commended by Shiite leaders

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Lebanese Shiite religious figures hit back to Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir’s allegations that Hezbollah led by Sheikh Hasan Nasrallah was serving Iran’s interests over Lebanon’s, saying their weapons helped liberate the south from Israeli occupation, The Daily Star reported.

Protests erupt in Azerbaijan after Fatemeh Zahra Mosque demolition verdict

BAKU, Azerbaijan: Azeri Muslims strongly protested against a court verdict on destruction of several mosques in Azerbaijan by holding demonstrations in the capital and other cities.

Jordan puts six Shias on trial for "promoting Shi'ism"

AMMAN, Jordan: Jordan has held the first trial of six Shia Muslims before a military court for promoting their ideology in this Sunni majority country.

Fear of Shiism spread …. Moroccan Shiites face arrests

RABAT, Morocco: Authentic sources and news reported that more than 3,000 Shiites in Morocco have been facing detention and torture in the Moroccan government's jails.

Imam said don’t address majalis to that man … Anti-Sha’a’er Al-Husseiniah efforts slammed

HOLY CITY OF NAJAF, Iraq: In response to evil statement by Hussein Ash-Shami, cultural advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister, regarding Ash-Sha’a’er Al-Husseiniah (weeping, wearing black mourning dress, beating head and chest, giving meal in tabarrok, holding majalis and processions, shedding tears, slit open head to let blood to come out to signify grief on the unjust killing of Al-Imam Al-Hussein (AS)), Al-Hauzah Al-Ilmiyah in Najaf Al-Ashraf, Ayaat, maraje and leaders have strongly condemned him while highlighting importance and significance of the Sha’a’er.

Prophet Ezra's tomb in Iraq is now a Muslim shrine

LOS ANGELES, United States: A quarter of all Biblical prophets are buried in Iraq. This fascinating photo-feature in the Los Angeles Times blog (17 August) on the tomb of prophet Ezra (Uzair (peace be on him)) the Scribe in Amarah reveals that since the mass departure of the Jews, the site is now revered by Muslims.

Lebanon: Sistani deputy refuses to meet Fadlallah due to stance on Fatimah Az-Zahraa (A)

BEIRUT, Lebanon: A large number of Ulema and Maraje take opposite position with Lebanon’s Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah owing to his contradictory stance on An-Nasoos Al-Waridah (Quran, hadith) about Ahlul Beit (AS) and his evil viewpoint on sufferings and tragedies happened to the Chief of Women of World Fatimah Az-Zahraa (AS) …

“Lebanese Shias don't want Iran-style regime”

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Lebanon’s Higher Shiite Council’s vice-president Sheikh Abdel- Amir Qabalan said Lebanese Shiites were not in favor of Iran-style "rule of the jurisprudent."

Fadak … They usurped it and Allah made its fruit stone

WASHINGTON, The United States: Fadak, Prophet Muhammad (S)’s legacy for his beloved daughter Fatima Zahra (A), was snatched from her forcibly by usurpers and their followers. Even today it is in their control but Allah The Almighty has made its fruit (dates) stone manifesting His justice. It is irrefutable evidence on the merit of daughter of Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (A) in the sight of Allah on one hand and on her oppressed-ness (mazlumiyah) on the other.

‘Zionist regime turned thousands of mosques into night clubs’

HELD JERUSALEM: A study revealed that the Zionist regime has demolished thousands of mosques and Islamic shrines while turned some of them into churches, pubs and evil clubs.

US and Iran find common ground in Iraq conflict

International Herald Tribune in a news analysis in its April 21, 2008, online edition said United States and Iran find common ground in Iraq's recent conflict. The analysis is as under:

Prophet Solomon Tablet, carved with Ahlul Bayt names, found in 1916

LONDON, United Kingdom: During first world war in 1916, a unit of English army found a tablet made of silver in a small village called Ontara that is situated at a distance of few kilometers from Jerusalem city.

Crack on moon confirms Prophet Muhammad (S) had split it

NEW YORK, United States: Recent scientific research has confirmed the miracle of Prophet Muhammad Al-Mostafa (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) regarding “moon splitting”.

On the world papers, our eternity is inscribed forever

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
No doubt, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alteration of night and day, and in the ships that run upon oceans carrying what is beneficial to man (trade goods), and in the water which Allah showered down from the sky and with which He revived the earth after its death, and dispersed over it all kinds of animals, and in the movements of the winds and in the clouds which are obedient between heaven and earth (with Allah’s command), (in all these) there are (great) signs (of divine omnipotence) for people who have sense. [Chapter The Cow, verse 164]

Kuwait: Shia leaders stick to Grand Maraje fatawa in favor of ‘Tatbir’

KUWAIT CITY: Shia leaders in Kuwait stressed they are still stick to fatawa (verdicts) of Grand Ayaat (Maraje Ozzam) in favor of Tatbir (slit open head with sword letting blood to come out in grief of Imam Hussein) and other forms of Husseini mourning.

Shia rituals including Ta'ziyeh discussed by US historian

BERLIN, Germany: A two-day symposium on the trans-regional transfer of popular Shia beliefs and rituals, began in Berlin on Wednesday evening November 28, concluded on Thursday.

Israel leveled mosques plus Imam Hussein head burial site

TEL AVIV: An Israeli daily wrote in its Friday editions that Israel destroyed more than 100 mosques in Palestinian villages incorporated into the state, including the site where the head of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him), the grandson of holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) was supposedly buried.

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Shame of the House of Saud: Gasoline on Prophet’s Mother (s) grave, toilets built on Sayyedah Khadijah (s) house

LONDON, Britain: British daily Independent published a report by Daniel Howden in which it revealed extent of destruction caused to Islam's diverse heritage in the holy cities of Makkah and Medinah …A car Park on the birth place of the Prophet (saw), Bulldozed and Gasoline poured on the grave of the mother of the Prophet (saw), Lavatories built on the house of Sayyedah Khadijah (sa).



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