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Bahrainis mourn Al-Imam Al-Kadhim (AS)

MANAMA, Bahrain: Marking the anniversary of martyrdom of Al-Imam Musa bin Jafar Al-Kadhim (AS), the seventh infallible descendant of Prophet Muhammad (S), on Rajab 25, big mourning processions (mawakeb al-azaiyah) and sittings (majales al-azaiyah) were held across the tiny kingdom.

Despite govt cruelties, Bahrainis mourn Al-Imam As-Sajjad (A)

MANAMA, Bahrain: Despite oppression of Bahraini government and authorities, aza al-Husseini continued in the tiny kingdom of Bahrain.

Imam Ali An-Naqi mourning processions attacked in Bahrain; clerics slam

AL-MANAMA, Bahrain: Mourning processions and gatherings to mark the anniversary of martyrdom of Al-Imam Al-Hadi (AS) were held across the tiny kingdom but Bahraini police clashed with mourners at the processions in villages throughout the country.

Bahraini Sunni, Shiite jointly hold Imam Al-Jawwad mourning

MANAMA, Bahrain: Martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Muhammad Taqi Al-Jawwad (AS), the ninth infallible descendant of Prophet Muhammad (S), on Dhol Qa’adah 29, was reverently observed in Bahrain.

Saudi, Bahraini forces continue razing mosques, husseiniyahs; Shiites strongly slam

MANAMA, Bahrain: Saudi-backed Bahraini forces while intensifying their crackdown on anti-regime protesters have shamelessly demolished on Monday April 18 two more mosques and husseiniyahs and also torched holy objects such as the copies of Quran.

State brutalities against Bahrainis

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Bahrain government’s and security forces’ as well as Saudi-led foreign forces’ brutalities against innocent Bahrainis protesting for their rights are in continuation.

Reform or risk ouster, Bahraini Shiites tell rulers

MANAMA, Bahrain: Sheik Isa Qassim, Bahrain's most senior Shiite cleric, on the last Friday of Ramadan has warned the Gulf kingdom's rulers to either ease their grip on power or risk joining Libya's Moammar Gadhafi and other Arab leaders swept aside by uprisings.

Bahraini Shiite leader criticizes reconciliation talks

MANAMA, Bahrain: Bahraini top cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim has slated on Friday reconciliation talks between the Shiite-led opposition and the kingdom's rulers while accusing the monarchy of using the US-supported dialogue to delay democratic reforms.

Bahrainis hold Zainabi majalis

MANAMA, Bahrain: Bahrainis have held religious ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary of the passing of Hazrat Zainab (AS), the daughter of Amir al-Mo’minin Al-Imam Ali b. Abi Talib (AS) and Hazrat Fatemeh Zahraa (AS), Prophet Mohammad (S)'s only daughter.

43 mosques, ma’atem demolished: Bahrain official tally shows

PARIS, France: McClatchy Newspapers reported that Bahraini government demolished or seriously damaged 43 Shiite Muslim mosques or religious structures during its crackdown on anti-government demonstrations, according to an official tally compiled by the state-supported endowment that oversees Shiite sacred buildings.

Bahraini Shia leader says supports royal family

MANAMA, Bahrain: Sheikh Ali Salman, Bahrain's main Shi'ite opposition party leader said on Sunday his goal was to help bring political reform, rejecting accusations of taking orders from Iran or seeking to install Shi'ite religious rule.

Bahraini Ayatollah passes away amid mystifying circumstances

MANAMA, Bahrain: One of elderly Bahraini Shiite clerics Al-Allamah Ayatollah Sayed Alawi Al-Gharifi has expired in Bahrain in the second week of April amid mysterious circumstances.

Fatimi mourning banned in Bahrain, forces fire teargas on processions

PARIS, France: Sayedah Fatimah Az-Zahra (AS), the only beloved daughter of Propet Muhammad (S), was martyred on Jamadi Al-Oulaa 13 according to some traditions while some other narrations say it was Jamadi ol-Aakher 3 when she kissed martyrdom. On these occasions, grand mourning programs are held across the world.

Bahraini Shiite leader wants Saudi force out, Iran not to 'meddle'

MANAMA, Bahrain: Shiite opposition leader of Bahrain Wednesday urged Iran to keep out of the Arab country's internal affairs, after government charges that Tehran had orchestrated month-long protests, on one hand and on the other demanded the Saudi-led force the Gulf nation's rulers invited to help quell the anti-government protests leaves the country.

Pakistanis observe Nauroz with simplicity; protests held against Bahrain aggression

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Programs of Nauroz aalam afroz that was celebrated with simplicity and reverence in solidarity with Bahraini people on the call of Quaid-e-Millat-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi have been concluded on Monday. On this occasion, peaceful protests were staged to condemn recent drone attacks on Pakistan’s borders, American aggression against Libya, and barbarism against people of Yemen and Bahrain.

Amnesty demands Bahrain to free detained opposition activists

WASHINGTON, USA: Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of eight prominent Bahraini opposition activists arrested following a violent dispersal of demonstrators in Manama.

Bahrain protests continue to press demands

MANAMA, Bahrain: Camped out in the capital city of Manama's Lulu (Pearl) Square, Bahraini protesters pressed demands for a new government on Monday, backed by a teachers' strike that closed many schools.

Supreme Shiite Council slams massacre in Bahrain

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Lebanon’s Supreme Islamic Shiite Council has strongly condemned massacre at the hands of Bahraini security forces against protesters that demand justice and equity among the people of Bahrain.

Bahrainis mourn Al-Imam Al-Askary (AS)

MANAMA, Bahrain: Martyrdom anniversary on Rabi Al-Oula 8 of Al-Imam Hassan Al-Askary (AS) was marked in Bahrain. On this occasion, majalis al-aziyah and mourning processions were organized in the tiny kingdom.  

Govt takes over Bahrain human rights group; Amnesty strongly flays

WASHINGTON, The United States: Amnesty International has called on the government of Bahrain to reverse its decision to suspend the board of a prominent human rights organization, after it criticized alleged violations committed by the authorities against opposition and human rights activists within the Sh'ia community.

Bahraini Shia leader condemns continued arrests

MANAMA, Bahrain: The largest Shiite bloc in Bahrain's parliament Wefaq society has said a crackdown on Shiite protesters by the government has destroyed a decade of stable sectarian relations as the tiny Gulf state heads into parliamentary elections scheduled for October.

Bahraini Shiites not expecting major gains in poll

MANAMA, Bahrain: The Shia Muslim Al Wefaq bloc, Bahrain’s main opposition group, will field candidates for up to 24 out of 40 voting districts in upcoming elections and does not expect to win a majority, an official said on Monday.

Bahrain … opposition protests naturalization law anew

ARAD, Bahrain: A new petition drive calling for an end to the alleged politically-motivated naturalization of Sunni Arabs and Asians on the island was launched by Bahraini opposition groups on Wednesday January 13.

Bahrainis grieve for Imam Ali b. Al-Hussein Zayn al-Abideen (AS)

MANAMA, Bahrain: Martyrdom Anniversary of Al-Imam Ali b. Al-Hussein Zayn al-Abideen As-Sajjad (AS) on Moharram 25 was observered with due veneration and deep grief across the tiny kingdom of Bahrain.

Ashura activities in Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain: Like other nations Bahrainis keep on to remember the supreme sacrifice of Al-Imam Abi Abdellah Al-Hussein (A) rendered in 680 AD.

Bahraini Shiites say no to support Saudi war

ABU DHABI: The majority Shi'ite community in Bahrain has refused to support the war by Saudi Arabia against Houthis in Yemen.

Yemen fighting not war between Sunni-Shiite, Bahrain official

MANAMA, Bahrain: Bahraini Minister for Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa played down suggestions that fighting in Yemen was an extension of a broader Sunni-Shi'ite conflict.

Bahrainis mourn Al-Imam Mussa Al-Kadhim (a.s.)

MANAMA, Bahrain: Martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Mussa bin Jafar Al-Kadhim (AS) was observed with reverence in Bahrain on Rajab 25.

Bahraini Shias complain over settling foreigners

DUBAI, UAE: In the Gulf Arab state of Bahrain, majority Shi'ite Muslims are increasingly agitated over what they say are government efforts to give Sunni foreigners nationality to dilute Shi'ite numbers, Reuters reported.

Bahraini Shiites demand equal rights

MANAMA, Bahrain: As Shiites, who make up 70 percent of the population in Bahrain, complain of discrimination in housing and jobs by the ruling Sunni Muslim elite, unrest among them is threatening to spark a return to the wave of violence that enveloped the Persian Gulf archipelago in the 1990s.

Bahrain: Shiites eulogize pardon

MANAMA, Bahrain: A royal pardon in Bahrain that freed 22 activists has been praised by Shiite opposition leaders. They said Tuesday that the releases helped defuse tensions that boiled over into clashes between Shiite youths and police over the past month in the Gulf island nation.

Bahrainis observe 40th day after Imam Hussein (A) martyrdom

AS-SANABAS, Bahrain: Marking Arba’in Al-Imam Al-Hussein (AS), majalis and mawakeb al-azaa were held across Bahrain attended by tens of thousands of people wearing black mourning dresses.

Bahrain: Shi'ite opposition distances from Iran

ABU DHABI: Shiite opposition in Bahrain has sought to distance itself from Iran. More than 70 percent population of the tiny kingdom is Shiite.

US sailors who stole ALAM (black flag) in Bahrain face suspension

MANAMA, Bahrain: A group of US Navy sailors who allegedly stole an Alam (black flag) of commander of Husseini Army in Karbala in 61 AH Al-Abbas bin Ali (AS) could be suspended from duty, reports said.

Al-Imam Ali b. al-Hussein (A) mourned in Bahrain

AL-MANAMA, Bahrain: In connection with the martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Ali b. Al-Hussein Zayn Al-Abidin (peace be on him) which falls on Moharram 25, big mourning sittings and processions were witnessed in all cities and towns of Mo’mini-dominated Bahrain.

Azao Bani Assad observed in Bahrain

SANABAS, Bahrain: Like other countries, Aza-o-Bani Assad was observed on Muharram 13 in Bahrain. Azaao Bani Assad marks the day when the clan of Bani Assad in guidance of Imam Zein Al-Abidin (AS) buried the beheaded bodies of martyrs of Karbala.

Bahrainis paying homage to Imam Hussein (A) sacrifices

MANAMA, Bahrain: To pay rich homage to unparallel sacrifice rendered by grandson of Prophet Muhammad (S) Al-Imam Abi Abdellah Al-Hussein (AS) along with his 72 near and dear ones in the burning desert of Karbala for safety of high human values and defense of religion and divine law,day and night majalis are being held across Bahrain.

Bahrain religious pupils protest ban on husseiniyahs construction

MANAMA, Bahrain: Religious students in Bahrain have strongly condemned the government decision to stop building of mosques, husseiniyaat and ma’atam in the country.

Azaao Imam Sadeq (A) in Bahrain – camera report

MANAMA, Bahrain: Imam Jafer As-Sadeq (AS) was martyred on Shawal 15 according to some traditions while some others say it was Shawal 25 when the 6th infallible imam from the progeny of holy Prophet Muhammad (SW) was martyred. Like other countries, this day was observed in the tiny kingdom of Bahrain with holding of majalis and processions.

Al-Marje Al-Aala Sayed Ash-Shirazi honoured in Bahrain

SANAD, Bahrain: Seventh anniversary of death of Al-Marje Al-Aala Sayed Muhammad Al-Husseini Ash-Shirazi was observed in Bahrain.

Bahraini Shias on Nisfu Sha’ban demand govt to fulfill basic rights

MANAMA, Bahrain: Festivals, feasts, galas and seminars were arranged at beautifully decorated husseiniyat, mosques and ma’atam across the tiny kingdom of Bahrain in connection with the anniversary of birth of Al-Imam Muhammad Al-Mehdi Al-Montadar (the awaited imam from the progeny of prophet Muhammad, peace be upon them).

Bahraini Shiites in Shaban festivals demand their rights

MANAMA, Bahrain; Bahraiis reverently observed the birth anniversaries of Sha’aban Mawaleed (Imam Hussein, Al-Abbas bin Ali, Imam Zein Al-Abideen, peace be on them) by holding festivals and galas and throwing big feasts and banquets at beautifully decorated mosques, ma’atam and residences.

Bahrain houses more than 700 Jaffari mosques: Report

MANAMA, Bahrain: The Jaaffari Endowment Directorate (JED) in Bahrain is in charge of running 725 mosques across the country, a new report revealed.

Bahrainis mourn Sayedah Zainab (A) on Rajab 15

AL-MANAMA, Bahrain: Anniversary of Martyrdom of Sayedah Zainab binte Ali (AS) was observed in the Mo’minin-dominated tiny kingdom of Bahrain on Rajab 15.

Bahraini Shias protest articles on their religious practices

MANAMA, Bahrain: Protesting newspaper articles deemed insulting to Bahrain’s top Shia cleric and Shia religious practices in general, more than 12,000 people marched Thursday in this tiny Sunni-ruled Shia-majority Gulf country.

Layali Al-Fatimiyah observed in Bahrain to mourn Az-Zahraa (AS)

HOLY CITY OF MEDINAH, Saudi Arabia: Martyrdom anniversary of Sayedatu Nissa-el Aalameen Sayedah Fatimah Az-Zahraa (A), daughter of Prophet Muhammad (S), spouse of Amir Al-Mo’minin Al-Imam Ali (A) and mother of Hasnayn (A) was reverently observed in Saudi Arabia.

Tens of thousands of Bahrainis observe Aza Al-Fatimiyah

AL-MANAMA, Bahrain: In connection with the anniversary of martyrdom of Sayedah Fatimatoz-Zahraa (a.s.), the only daughter of Prophet Muhammad (SW) and mother of Hasnayn (AS), Bahrainis organized mourning gatherings.

Bahrain: Shias protest over population statistics

MANAMA, Bahrain: Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, main opposition group of Bahrain, on Tuesday stormed out of parliament to protest against government manipulation of population data in the Gulf Arab state.

Bahrainis, Iraqis pay tributes to great Islamic philosopher

MANAMA, Bahrain: Commemorative ceremonies and gatherings were organized in Bahrain and Iraq to pay tributes to great Islamic philosopher and thinker Ayatullah Sayyed Muhammad Baqer As-Sadr who was martyred at the hands of despot Saddam.

Galas, banquets mark Al-Hauraa Zaynab (AS) b-day in Bahrain

SANABAS, Bahrain: Anniversary of birth of Al-Hauraa Zaynab bint Al-Imam Ali (AS) on Jamadi Al-Awwal 5 was observed in Bahrain like other countries.

Bahraini Shiites question official over 'sectarian engineering'

MANAMA, Bahrain: A Bahraini minister took questions from members of parliament from the Gulf state's Shiite majority this week over allegations he had tried to alter the country's sectarian balance, a leading MP said.

Bahrain Sadeqain (S) festivals flay aggression against Prophet (S)

MANAMA, Bahrain: Like other countries, Mauled-or Rasul wa Hafeedohu, or the birth anniversaries of Prophet Muhammad b. Abdullah (S) and his grandson Al-Imam Jafar b. Muhammad As-Sadeq (AS) was observed with due reverence and happiness across the tiny kingdom of Bahrain.

Bahrainis mark martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad (S)

AL-MANAMA, Bahrain: Bahrainis commemorated the anniversary of martyrdom of Ar-Rasul Muhammad b. Abdullah (peace of Allah be upon him and his holy progeny) on Safar 28, March 7, Friday with due reverence.

Bahrainis mark Moharram 25, hold Husseini mourning programs

MANAMA, Bahrain: Bahrainis reverently observed on Moharram 25 the martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Ali ibn Al-Hussein Zayn-ol Abidin (AS).

Tens of thousands in Bahrain paying homage to Imam Hussein

MANAMA, Bahrain: Bahrainis like other nations continue to remember the supreme sacrifice of Al-Imam Abi Abdellah Al-Hussein (A) rendered in 680 AD.

Bahrain parliament criticizes clashes in Shiite areas

MANAMA, Bahrain: The parliament of Bahrain have denounced last week's clashes between police and protesters in majority Shiite areas which left one dead.

Bahrain Shia leaders call on govt to stop inhuman actions

MANAMA, Bahrain: Tiny kingdom of Bahrain has been knocked by rioting in majority Shiite areas for a sixth consecutive day in demonstrations that have seen the death of one protester, local press reported Monday.

Bahrainis commemorate martyrdom of Al-Imam As-Sadeq (AS)

MANAMA, Bahrain: Azzamallaho Ojurana wa Ojurokom … In connection with the martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Ja'fer bin Muhammad As-Sadeq (AS) on Shaval 25, big mourning gatherings and ceremonies were held across Bahrain.

Imam As-Sadiq (A) martyrdom observance in Bahrain

AL-MANAMA, Bahrain: Preparations have been finalized to organize majales wa mawakeb al-azaiyah (mourning sittings and processions) in Bahrain marking the anniversary of martyrdom of Al-Imam Ja’fer As-Sadiq (AS) which falls on Shawal 25 according to some traditions while some other say it was Shawal 15 when the 6th Imam (AS) was martyred.

Bahrain marks Imam Hassan (A.S) birth anniversary

MANAMA, Bahrain: The birth anniversary of Hazrat Al-Imam Al-Hassan El-Mojtaba (AS), son of Amir `ol Mo’minein Al-Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (AS) and Bed’ator Rasul Sayyedah Fatemah Zahra (AS) was observed with due fervor and reverence in Bahrain.

Mauled Al-Imam Al-Mahdi (AS) observed in Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain: Like other countries, Mauled or the birth anniversary of Al-Imam Al-Mahdi (AS) was marked in Bahrain by holding festivals, functions, galas, feasts and seminars.

Bahrainis, Kuwaitis celebrate b-day of Al-Imam Al-Mahdi (AS)

AL-MANAMA/ KUWAIT CITY: Marking the birth anniversary of Al-Imam Al-Mahdi Al-Montadhar (may Allah hasten his reappearance) on Shaban 15, a’maal, conferences, festivals and galas were held in Bahrain and Kuwait.

Bahrainis celebrate Mauled Al-Imamain Al-Baqer, Al-Hadi (AS)

AS-SANABAS, Bahrain: Mauled (birth anniversaries) of Al-Imamain Al-Baqer and Al-Hadi (peace ber upon them), holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)’s fifth and tenth infallible successors, were celebrated by Bahraini nation with holding big spiritual and festive gatherings.  

Bahrainis observe Sayedah Fatimah (AS)’s b-day

AL-MANAMA, Bahrain: In connection with the birth anniversary of As-Siddiqah Fatimah Az-Zahra (AS), grand celebratory programs were held across Bahrain.

Bahrainis mourn Sayedah Omm-al-Banin (AS) holding majalis al-aza

AL-MANAMA, Bahrain: On the eve and day of the death anniversary of Sayedah Omm-al-Banin (AS), mother of Abo-l Fadhl Al-Abbas (AS) and spouse of Al-Imam Ali (AS), big majlis al-aza were held across the country.

Bahrainis stage protests on aggresion against Al-Askariyain shrine

MANAMA, Bahrain: To show their severe condemnation against bringing down the two holy minarets of the already destructed holy shrine of Al-Imam Ali Al-Hadi (AS) and Al-Imam Al-Hasan Al-Askary (AS), Bahrainis took to the streets of the tiny kingdom.

Fatimiyah commemoration held in Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain: In commemoration of the anniversary of martyrdom of Sayyedah Fatimah Az-Zahraa (AS), daughter of Prophet Muhammad (SAWW), on Jamady Al-Aval 13, big majalis wa mawakeb al-azaiyah (mourning sittings and processions) were held across Bahrain.

Festivals mark Imam Askary (AS) b-day in Bahrain

AL-MANAMA, Bahrain: Like other countries, birth anniversary of Al-Imam Al-Hasan Al-Askary (AS) was celebrated in Bahrain.

Bahrainis commemorate Prophet (p)’s martyrdom anniversary

MANAMA, Bahrain: Hundreds of thousands of Bahrainis on Safar 28 observed the anniversary of martyrdom of An-Nabi Al-Adham Habib Allah Prophet Muhammad bin Abdullah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny).

Bahrainis mark Al-Imam Zein’ol Abidin (a.s.) martyrdom anniversary

MANAMA, Bahrain: Bahrainis reverently observed on Moharram 25 the anniversary of Martyrdom of Aleel-i-Karbala Al-Imam Ali bin Al-Hussein Zein’ol Abidin (a.s.) by holding massive majalis wa mawakeb al-azaa (mourning sittings and processions).

Azaao Bani Assad was observed in Bahrain

SANABAS, Bahrain: Aza-o-Bani Assad was observed on Muharram 13 in Bahrain like other countries. Azaao Bani Assad marks the day when the beheaded bodies of martyrs of Karbala were buried by the clan of Bani Assad in guidance of Imam Zein Al-Abidin (AS).

Mawakeb Al-Ashbaal held in Bahrain

AL-MANAMA, Bahrain: On sixth of Moharram, Bahrain witnessed grand Husseini processions organized by children to pay homage to the children of Karbala who sacrificed along with Al-Imam Al-Hussein (AS).

Bahrainis commemorating Husseini sacrifice

AL-MANAMA, Bahrain: Al-Imam Abi Abdellah Al-Hussein (AS), son of Imam Ali (AS and Sayyedah Fatimah Az-Zahraa (AS), is being honored in every nook and corner of Bahrain like other countries by holding mourning sittings and processions.

Hundreds of thousands in Bahrain mark supreme Husseini sacrifice

AL-MANAMA, Bahrain: In connection with the month of Moharram, Majales wa Mawakeb Al-Azaa Al-Husseini (Husseini mourning sittings and processions) are being held across Bahrain with due reverence.

Imam Baqer (A) mourned in Saudi, Bahrain

MANAMA/ AL-QATIF: In commemoration of the martyrdom anniversary of holy Prophet Muhammad (S)’s fifth infallible successor Al-Imam Muhammad Al-Baqer (A) on 7th of Dhol-Qa’adah, big spiritual mourning gatherings were held in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Imam (s)’s coffin, majalis, mawakeb mark 29 Dhol-Qadah in Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain: Holy Prophet Muhammad (s)’s ninth infallible descendant Al-Imam Muhammad bin Ali Al-Jawad (a) was martyred on 29 Dhol-Qadah. The day was commemorated in Bahrain with holding majalis wa mawakeb azaiyah (mourning sittings and processions) across the country.

Bahrain: 'Father' of Shia democracy protests laid to rest

MANAMA, Bahrain: Leading Shia cleric and spiritual leader of Bahraini Shias Sheik Abdul-Ameer al-Jamri, who led pro-democracy protests in Bahrain in the 1990s and was died of heart and kidney failure on Monday Dec. 18, 2006, has been buried in Bani Jamra, Bahrain. He was 67.

Bahrain names Shia deputy PM for the first time

MANAMA, Bahrain: Bahrain formed a new cabinet, appointing a Shiite as a deputy prime minister for the first time in the Gulf kingdom where Shiites make up more than 80 percent of the population.

Bahrain’s Shiites lose to make gains in 2nd round of vote

MANAMA, Bahrain: Bahrain state-run television reported Sunday citing official results that the country's Shiite-led opposition lost a bid to gain control of parliament in runoff elections.

Shias gain in Bahrain national polls

MANAMA, Bahrain: Bahraini Shias have won at least 16 of the 40 seats in the country's parliament in national elections that attracted a high turnout. Before the vote, the mainly Shia Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society (INAA) party had said that if it did not win 13 parliamentary seats it would know that Saturday's polls had been rigged by the country's rulers.

Al-azaa Al-Jaferi … Bahrainis remember Imam Sadiq (A) martyrdom

AL-MANAMA, Bahrain: Majales wa mawakeb al-azaa, or the mourning sittings and processions, to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of sixth infallible descendant of holy Prophet (S), Al-Imam Ja’fer As-Sadeq (A), were held across Bahrain like other countries.

Bahrainis push for UN probe into ‘anti-Shia’ plot

MANAMA, Bahrain: Hundreds of Bahrainis rallied in Manama to demand a probe into an alleged plot by some figures in Bahrain's government to rig upcoming elections and marginalize the Shiite majority.

25 Shawal mourning programs arrangements finalized in Bahrain

AL-MANAMA, Bahrain: In connection with the anniversary of martyrdom of Al-Imam Ja’far bin Muhammad As-Sadeq (A), arrangements to hold majales wa mawakeb al-azaiyah (mourning sittings and processions) on Shawal 25 across Bahrain have been finalized.

Bahrain HRs org warns of rising tensions over conspiracy against Shias report

LONDON, United Kingdom: The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) has warned that “tensions are rising fast” in the Gulf state in the wake of allegations that a secret government grouping has been conspiring against Shias by granting citizenship to non-Shia Muslims from other Arab countries in a bid to alter the country's demographics and marginalize the Shia majority.

Al-Qods Day march in Bahrain; clerics lead

SANABAS, Bahrain: In connection with the International Qods Day on the Last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, protest rallies were held in Bahrain.

Ya Ali … heavens and earth wept: Bahrain observes 21 Ramadan

MANAMA, Bahrain: ‘By God pillars of guidance have been leveled’ … these were the words of angel Gabriel which he shouted from the heavens when Amir`ol Mo’minin, Vasio Rasol Al-Imam Ali (p) was martyred at the hands of Ibni Moljim during dawn prayer at Kufa Mosque in the holy fasting month of Ramadan in 40 hijri.

Bahrain top Shia authority urges all to take part in polls, king reassures

MANAMA, Bahrain: Bahrain's highest Shia authority called "all believers to participate in the upcoming municipal and parliamentary elections", and according to a report on Tuesday Bahraini ruler King Hamad has reassured the spiritual leadership of the Gulf state’s Shia majority that there will be no attempt to rig next month’s polls.

Azao Ashbaal-es Seghaar on Imam Ali (a) martyrdom anniversary

MANAMA, Bahrain: The three-day third annual mourning program of children was held in Bahrain in connection with the anniversary of martyrdom of Amir ol Mominin Al-Imam Ali. Large number of kids attended.

Ya Ali Ya Ayliya … Layali Al-Hozn being marked in Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain: Hundreds of thousands of Bahrainis are commemorating the anniversary of martyrdom of Al-Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb (AS) during Layali Al-Hozn (nights of grief i.e. Ramadan 19-21).

Despite Shia opposition newly naturalised Bahrainis can vote

MANAMA, Bahrain: Thousands of newly naturalised Bahrainis will be able to vote in next month’s parliamentary election, an election official said, despite opposition from the Shia majority in the Gulf kingdom.

Bahrainis mourn Sayedah Khadeejah (a) holding majalis al-azaa

MANAMA, Bahrain: Marking the anniversary of death of Omm Al-Mu’minin Sayedah Khadeejah Bint-i-Khaveylad (a) on 10th of the holy month of Ramadan, majalis al-azaa (mourning gatherings) were held across Bahrain.

Al Wefaq calls govt to bar military, foreigners from voting

MANAMA, Bahrain: Sheikh Ali Salman, secretary general of Al Wefaq party of Bahrain, has renewed calls to bar military personnel and recently naturalized Bahrainis from taking part in the November 25 elections, claiming that the government grants citizenship to foreigners serving in the armed forces in order to alter the demographic balance of the country.

Bahrain annuls e-voting to ease Shiias anger

MANAMA, Bahrain: The Bahraini government decided to annul electronic voting planned for later this year after opposition parties said such methods aim to rig the vote and disenfranchise the country's Shiite majority, a Cabinet minister said.

Bahrain Shiias protest govt policy to alter country's demographics

MANAMA, Bahrain: Thousands of Bahraini Shiias on Friday September 29 demonstrated in Manama against what they say is a government strategy to grant citizenship to non-Shiia Muslims from other Arab countries to alter the country's demographics. Police fired tear gas to push back the demonstrators during the protest.

Biggest cake prepared in Bahrain marking 15 Sha’aban

MANAMA, Bahrain: Celebrations marking the anniversary of the 12th Imam Mohammed bin Al Hassan Al Mahdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance) were held across the country on 15 Sha’aban.

Bahrainis, Kuwaitis mark Imam Al-Kadhim (A) martyrdom

KUWAIT CITY/AL-MANAMA: Commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Musa bin Jafar Al-Kadhim (AS), Majalis-ul-Aza were held and mourning processions were taken forth in Kuwait and Bahrain.

Biggest procession in Bahrain history … Labbayk Ya Imam (A)

AS-SANABES, Bahrain: Bahrain witnessed biggest procession in its history on 24 February, 2006 to protest against deadly bomb blasts at the holy shrine of Al-Imamain Al-Askariyain in Samarra Iraq.An estimated 200, 000 men, women and children dressed in black mourning dresses, attended the mourning protest procession which was led by prominent clerics.

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