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Lucknow Shias demand reconstruction of Jannat-ul-Baqi

LUCKNOW, India: 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.

Mumbai witnesses azadari continuation

MUMBAI, India: Azadari of Imam Hussain (AS) at mosques and imam badas across the city during the current month of Muharram is drawing thousands. Speakers in their speeches highlighting the philosophy of Imam (AS) qayam and depict sufferings of the Chief of Martyrs.

Indian-held Kashmir students demand repeal of Hussaini procession ban

SRINAGAR, Held Kashmir: Students in the Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir demanded in a protest rally here revocation of a ban, imposed by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, on religious processions made during the Islamic month of Muharram, ANI reported.

Hussaini Mourning starts in centuries old Ashoorkhanas of Hyderabad

HYDERABAD, India: An air of solemnity is engulfing parts of this old city with the start of Muharram, the first month of Islamic calendar. All Ashoorkhanas here are abuzz with activity.

Kargil shiites perform Azadari at -12 celcius

KARGIL, Kashmir: To commemorate the Martyrdom of Hazrat Abass Alamdar various mourning processions of ALAM has been carried out from different villages of Kargil toward the Kargil Town. As the Moon of First Muharam has been seen one day earlier from the rest of the world and has been duly announced by the Huzia Almiya Isna Ashriya Kargil the Processions of Ninth Muharram has been carried out on the 15th of December 2010.

Indians mourn Imam Ali holding majalis, processions

LUCKNOW, India: Martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Ali (AS) was reverently and respectfully observed across India on Ramadan 21 with holding grand majalis e aza and mourning processions.

All India Board demands quota for Shias

LUCKNOW, India: All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) has demanded separate quota for Shia Muslims in government jobs, Lok Sabha and the state assemblies.

Imam Hussain (AS) chehlum observed in India

BOMBAY, India: Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) on Safar 20, January 25 was observed with due reverence and spirit across India.

Imam Hussain (AS) Chehlum in Kargil, procession held

Kargil, Ladakh: Despite minus 20 degree temperature, thousands on Tuesday January 25 Safar 20 joined the Tazia procession organized on the occasion of Arba’in also known as Chehlum (the 40th day after the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, Grandson of Prophet Muhammad, peace be on them) in this border town.

Imam Hussain (A) azadari in Indian-held Kashmir

INDIAN HELD KASHMIR: Large number of black-dressed mourners participated in a Hussaini procession held on December 13 Monday in Indian-held Kashmir to commemorate the matchless sacrifice of Karbala martyrs some 1400 years ago.

Clashes in Lucknow after Shia clerics arrested

LUCKNOW, India: Tension gripped large parts of the old city Sunday following prolonged clashes between the police and agitated mobs protesting against the arrest of Shia clerics Maulana Kalbe Jawaad and Maulana Agha Roohi.

Rally in Lucknow against demolition of Baqee Holy Shrines

LUCKNOW, India: Marking the Demolition of Al-Baqi Cemetery, a massive protest is being organized by Moulana Yasoob Abbas at Shaheed Smark, Lucknow, India on September 18th 2010.

Maula Ali Dargah in India - a little account

NEW DELHI, India: The Maula Ali Dargah was built in India in the memory of Hazrat Ali, the son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be on him and his holy progeny.

Ramazan a time to be in Hyderabad to savor Haleem

HYDERABAD, India: Muslims around the world are observing Ramzan. And if you happen to be travelling during the holy month of fasting, Hyderabad is the place to be in.

Imam Husain (A)’s birth celebrations in Allahabad

ALLAHABAD, India: Celebrations in connection with the 1427th birth anniversary of Hazrat Imam Husain (AS), grandson of Prophet Mohammad Mustafa (SAWW) were observed with zeal and enthusiasm on Friday Shaban 3.

India Shia cleric says Muslims don’t need quota

LUCKNOW: A Shia cleric and vice-president of All India Muslim Personal Law Board Maulana Kalbe Sadiq created a flutter when he announced at a public forum that Muslims did not need reservation.

Celebrations on Birth Anniversary of Holy prophet (PBUH) and Imam Jafar Sadiq(as) in Kargil

KARGIL, Jammu & Kashmir: Eid-E-Milad-Un-Nabi, Birth Anniversary of Holy prophet (PBUH) and his grandson Imam Jafar Sadiq(as) was celebrated in Kargil (Ladakh) with full zeal and zest. A large gathering was held at Madrasa Islamia School Kargil organized by Youth Wing Islamia School. Thousand of people from various villages came to Kargil at Islamia School to celebrate Eid.

Farewell Hussaini processions in Delhi

NEW DELHI, India: Al Wedayi (farewell) Hussaini majalis were continued in all Indian cities and towns on Monday February 22 Rabiul Awal 7 with due religious spirit and reverence. 2-month, eight-day-long Hussaini mourning period ends on Rabiul Awal 9.

Indian Maulana Sadiq says modern education must for existence

LUCKNOW, India: Maulana Kalbe Sadiq while underlining the need of adopting modern education for uplift of minorities said he was not in favour of reservation.

Arbaeen in Kolkata - Camera report

KOLKATA, India: Chehlum (Arbaeen) of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) was reverently observed in Indian city of Kolkata like other cities. Here is a camera report of arbaeen ceremonies attended by thousands of hussaini mourners:

Chelum-E-Hussaini observed in Kargil

KARGIL-LADAKH: Despite chilling cold and heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, thousands of mourners participated in the processions of Chelum-E-Hussaini at Kargil. On 6th February Chelum-E-Hussaini was observed with great religious fervor and mourning to commemorate the 40th day after the Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain A.S. the Grandson of the last Prophet of Islam Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (PBUH).

Azadari in second coldest place in the world

KARGIL: The procession of Ashura was held with full zeal and zest by all the people of Kargil. The participants recited Nohay and did chest beating. The 10th Muharram procession organized by Imam Khomanei Memorial Trust (IKMT) Kargil held at Public Park where IKMT had established procession terminus.

Muharram 2009 in Kolkata

KOLKATA, India: Azadari of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) is in continuation throughout Kolkata city like other cities of India with reverence, grief and honour holding majalis-e-aza and processions.

Ban on Hussaini procession in Held Kashmir protested

HELD SRINAGAR, Held Kashmir: Hundreds of Shia Muslims in the Indian-Held Kashmir staged a protest against the years-long ban on Muharram procession here on Monday Dec 21 under the banner of Anjuman- Sharai Shian.

Honoring Karbala martyrs farsh-i-aza spread in India

HYDERABAD, India: To pay rich homage to supreme sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (a.s.) and is 72 devoting-companions for supremacy of Islam and Shariah and defense of high human values some 1,400 years ago in the burning desert of Karbala, farsh-i-aza (mourning carpet) has been spread across India.

India Shias demand reservation

MUMBAI, India: All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) during its annual session held in New Delhi demanded reservation for the sect in different walks of life.

India Shias to declare national policy soon

NEW DELHI, India: Aimed at discussing religious, social, economic and political problems and announcing National Policy of five carore (50 million) Shia Muslims of India, delegates have been reaching New Delhi to attend annual session of All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB).

Indian Shias seek representation in Parliament

NEW DELHI, India: Shia Muslims in India have demanded protection of their social, religious and political rights by means of representation in Parliament.

Renowned shia scholar Syed Badrul Hasan Abidi passes away in Varanasi, India

VARANASI, India: A great scholar, aalim, zakir, shayar-e-ahlebait (as) and authority on figh-e-Jafariya molana professor Syed Badrul Hasan Abidi passed away in Varanasi, India on 13th June.

Hazrat Fatima (AS) remembered in India

ALLAHABAD, India: Martyrdom Anniversary of Hazrat Syeda Fatima toz Zahra (AS) was observed throughout India like other countries on Jamadi-us Sani 3 with due reverence.

Walk over blazing coal procession in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD, India: Mourners of Hazret Imam Hussain (a.s.) walked over burning coal in a big procession as they mark Arbain, the 40th day of traditional mourning for Hazret Imam Hussain (a.s.) in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad to commemorate the sufferings of Hazret Zainab Al-Kobra binte Imam Ali (a.s.).

Arba’een observation in Muzaffarpur, Kolkata

MUZAFFARPUR, India: Marking Arbaeen of Al-Imam Al-Hussein (AS), Husseini majalis and processions were held in all cities and towns of India including Kolkata and town of Muzaffarpur in northern province of Bihar on Monday,16th February 2009 with great reverence and long traditions where Dutt Brahmin Hindus were also present.

Azadari in memory of Aseeran-e-Sham continues in Kolkata

KOLKATA, India: Majalis-e-aza, Juloos-e-aza, Zanjeeri matam and Taboot processions are in continuation in Kolkata like other Indian cities in memory of Shaheedane Karbala and Aseeran-e-Sham attended by lakhs of mourners.

Kolkata … Lakhs of mourners attending Muharram majalis

KOLKATA, India: Grand majlis-e-aza are being held across Kolkata like other parts of India from the first day of Muharram with lakhs of followers of imam Hussain (AS) attending these day and night.

Lucknow, Mumbai Shias condemn terror attacks

New Delhi, India: An Indian Shia religious leader on Monday while strongly condemning the barbaric and heinous acts of planned murder and destruction carried out by terrorists in Mumbai last week, said: "Continuous and widespread terrorist attacks showed weakness in intelligence systems and security."

India police must be punished for torturing Muslims, says HRW

LUCKNOW, India: A leading international human rights group on Tuesday called for Indian police to be punished for torturing Muslim men detained after last year’s bomb attacks in a southern city.

Shia Waqf Board to hike rent of properties in UP

LUCKNOW, India: Shia Central Board of Waqfs, Uttar Pradesh, has initiated several new initiatives in order to strengthen its financial condition.

Big majalis, processions held in Hyderabad to mourn Imam Ali (A)

HYDERABAD, India: Massive majalis-e-aza and jaloos (mourning sittings and processions) were held in Indian city of Hyderabad in connection with the anniversary of martyrdom of Hazrat Ali ibne Abi Talib (AS), the son-in-law, cousin and first infallible descendant of holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW).

Hazrat Ali (AS) mourned in Kolkata; majalis, processions held

KOLKATA, India: Like other parts of the world, the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Ali ibne Abi Talib (a.s) was observed with great respect in Kolkata (India).

Fasting month holds special worth for Indian Muslims

NEW DELHI, India: The holy month of Ramadan (or Ramzan as it is known in this region) holds a special significance for the people of the Indian subcontinent. It is when the faithful not only show piety and compassion but try to send across a strong message of communal harmony.

Kolkata sees Sha’ban celebrations with thousands attend

KOLKATA, India: Wiladat e Imam Hussain (a.s), Maula Abbas (a.s) and Imam Zainul Abedin (a.s) were celebrated in Kolkata like other cities.

Imam Sadiq (a)’s Niyaz arranged in Indian Gujarat

BHAVNAGAR/GUJRAT, India: In Bhavnagar Anjumane Azadarare Husain a.s. arranged Nyaze Imam Sadia a.s. in Hazarate Abbas Hall on 20th July, 2008.

India Shias demand on Azadari, waqf, representation in govt

LUCKNOW, India: A delegation of Shia clerics led by Imam-i-Juma of Lucknow’s Asafi mosque and All India Muslim Personal Law Board member (AIMPLB) Maulana Kalbe Jawwad last week met Uttar Pradesh government and put a number of demands regarding Shia rights.

Mumbai hosts seminar on 'Unity & Tolerance - Islamic Perspective'

MUMBAI, India: On the auspicious occasion of the blessed Birth anniversary of Sayeda Fatima Zahra(s.a), a seminar on unity, Love and tolerance was held at Taj Hotel Mumbai India on 29th June 2008, where many Muslim leaders of all the sects from Egypt, Iraq, Bahrain, Libya, Syria, Iran and Afghanistan and from different part of the India participated and shared their views.

Jashan-e-Batool in Gujarat highlights merits of Ahl-e-Bait (A)

BHAVNAGAR, India: Jashan-e-Batool (AS) was arranged by Anjumane Vilaye Ahlebait (AS) in BHAVNAGAR, GUJARAT, INDIA to mark Viladat (birth anniversary) of Hazrate Fatima (AS)

US varsity helps save Islamic monuments in India

NEW DELHI, India: An American university has taken up the task of documentation of neglected Islamic monuments in India as the splendor of Mughal architecture - its mosques, tombs and other structures - is in danger of being lost to neglect and pillage of time.

Kashmiris reject India attempt to tip Hindu-Muslim ratio

SRINAGAR, Held Kashmir: Eight days of mass protests in Indian-administered Kashmir have prompted the region's government to reverse a controversial decision to transfer a large tract of land to a Hindu organization.

Azadari held in Bhavnagar marking Ayyame Fatimyah

BHAVNAGAR, India: Husaini Group of Bhavnagar arranged Majlis-e-aza and Matam in Bargahe Husaini (Roza Mubarak of Imam Husain a.s.) district Bhavnagar Gujarat India to mark Ayyame Fatimyah in connection with the shahadat of Hazrate Fatema (s.a.) on 20th May, 2008.

Maulana Zamin of Hyderabad, famous for Mukhtarnama Takrir, expires

GUJARAT, India: Well known Zakire Husain a.s. and Retd. Dy. SP Maulana Saiyed Haider Zamin Naqvi passed away in Haidrabad AP.

No trace of lost treasure-a copy of Quran for years

SRINAGAR, INDIAN-HELD KASHMIR: While the police here are still clueless about the theft four years ago of Kashmir's lost treasure-a copy of the Quran, written in golden ink bearing the seal of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, an official of the state archives department has claimed inaction for years over his inquiry report.

Ayat Sistani envoy in Gujarat visit urges for mutual co-op

GUJARAT, India: Representative of His Eminence Ayatullah Udhma Al-Sisstani (May Allah protect him) Alhaj Murtudha Kashmiri visited Bhavnagar in the end of April 2008. he was welcomed by the local Momenin.

Tipu Shahi Mosque stolen antiques case probe continues

KOLKATA, India: Miscreants stole fourteen antique brass covers of tombs and minarets of the Tipu Shahi Mosque in Kolkata. Though the police arrested three persons in this connection, they have so far failed to recover the antique pieces.

"Down with Denmark, Germany” … Indian Muslims hold silent protest

BHOPAL, India: To condemn the derogatory depiction of Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in a Danish paper, and a German film showing Islam in bad light, Muslims took out a silent procession in Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh, Friday evening.

India board urges need to issue fatwa against suicide bombing

LUCKNOW, India: Maulana Kalbe Jawwad, a member of Muslim Personal Law Board (MPLB) while denouncing suicide bombing as an 'unpardonable' act has said a 'fatwa' (decree) should be issued against it.

Azadari held in India to remember Prophet (s), 2nd Imam Hasan a.s

GUJARAT, India: On Friday, 7th March, 2008 Husaini Group of Bhavnagar arranged Majlise Husain a.s. and Matame Husain a.s. in Bargahe Husaini (Roza Mubarak of ImamHusain a.s.).

Indian brood mark sunnat of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) by walking on fire

BHAVNAGAR, India: In memory of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.), sister of Imam Hussain (a.s.), who ran from one camp to the other to save Imam Zain-ul-Abideen (a.s.) and Hussaini children after Yazidis set Hussaini camps on fire on Ashura after martyrdom of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (s.w.), Imam Hussain (a.s.), numbers of Shia Children up to 15 years gathered here in Jafari Society of Bhavnagar for the "walk on fire" ritual on Sunday 10th February 2008.

Arbaeen observation in Iran, India, Bahrain

HOLY QOM/ AL-MANAMA: Marking Arbaeen Al-Hoseini, grand majales and mawakeb al-azaiyah,or the mourning sittings and processions, were held in Iran, Bahrain, India and many other countries.

Lucknow Shias protest ban on Hussaini processions

LUCKNOW, India: Shias in India on Thursday January 24 staged a protest and courted arrest near Bara Imambara here to demand lifting of a ban on taking out religious processions.

Chehlum Procession held in Lucknow of Gujarat

BHAVNAGAR, India: Like other cities and states of India, a grand Hussaini procession was taken out on Thursday, February,28, 2008 on the occasion of Chehlum of Sayyedush shohada Hazrat Imam Husain a.s. in the city of Bhavnagar India, known as LUCKNOW OF GUJRARAT to pay homage to the supreme sacrifices rendered by Imam Hussain (AS) and his 72 near and dear ones some 14 centuries ago.

Week-long Arbaeen programs end in Kolkata

KOLKATA, India: Arbaeen al-Hussaini like all other countries and parts of the world was observed with great dignity and mourning throughout the city of KOLKATA from 13th to 20th safar.

Aun-o-Mohammed (AS) procession held in Kolkata

KOLKATA, India: Aun and Muhammad (AS) were the two little sons of Hazrat Zainab binte Ali (AS) whom she sacrificed in Karbala along with her brother Hussain bin Ali (AS).

Kolkata’s 150-year-old Sartaukh procession mourns Imam Sajjad (A)

KOLKATA, India: This shabi is taken out in Kolkata for the last 150 years, in remembrance of taukh and zanjeers which was put on Hazrat Imam-Zainul-Abedin (a.s) or the sword of Imam-Ali-ibne-Abitalib (a.s).

Azadari in Kolkata and Bhavnagar India

BHAVNAGAR, India: Like other countries, Hussaini azadari (mourning) is in continuation in Indian state of Gujarat and city of KOLKATA with reverence.

Azadari in Amroha

AMROHA, India: Like other cities and states of India, azadari of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) is in continuation in Amroha in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh with grand majalis and processions being held.

Kashmiris commemorating sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (a.s.)

SRINAGAR, Held Kashmir: The matchless sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (a.s.) presented in the scorching desert of Karbala some 14 centuries ago along with his 72 companions for defense of religion and protection of high human values is being commemorated in Indian Held Kashmir like other global parts.

India Shia Ulema urge to counter Zionist drive against Shiism

LUCKNOW, India: The All-India Shia Ulema Conference on Monday November 26, laid stress on effectively countering the Zionist drive against Shiism. The Ulema (clerics) said a large numbers of anti-Shia Internet sites had come up, which were creating problems.

India: Gujarat Muslims battle religious divide

AHMEDABAD, India: Gujarat has seen sharp religious polarization since 2002 Godhra riots, so much that Muslims use a Hindu name for their survival.

Muslim leaders demand punishment for Babri demolition accused

LUCKNOW, India: Marking the 15th anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Muslim leaders who assembled in the town, urged the Central and state governments to take effective steps to get the accused in the demolition case punished.

Muslims protest against Modi in Delhi on Tehelka expose

NEW DELHI, India: Thousands of Muslims on Sunday staged a protest against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi here demanding re-opening of all cases in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots in the wake of sensational revelations made in a sting operation carried out by a weekly newsmagazine Tehelka.

Hindus killed Muslims with top Indian officials consent: Report

NEW DELHI, India: An Indian weekly newsmagazine, Tehelka, has claimed that its investigation into 2002 post Godhra riots in Gujarat has found that the massacre of Muslims was carried out in full knowledge and sanction of Gujarat Chief Minister.

Muslims in India seek justice for deadly 1993 riots

MUMBAI, India: More than 20,000 thousand Muslims on Thursday October 25 staged a rally in India's financial capital demanding justice for victims of communal riots that left hundreds dead in 1993 and led to the country's worst bombings in retaliation.

Shias in Kashmir celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

SRINAGAR, Held Kashmir: Thousands of Shia Muslims in Srinagar celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr festival on Saturday, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

India Shia Board flays anti-shrines edicts by Saudi, Kuwaiti clerics

LUCKNOW, India: The All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) at a special meeting presided by its president Moulana Mirza Mohammad Athar, condemned the edict of some Saudi and Kuwaiti clerics which call for the demolition of holy shrines in Iraq, Syria and Egypt, including the shrines of Hazrat Imam Husain (AS) at Karbala and Hazrat Ali (AS) at Najaf.

Imam As-Sadiq (a)’s Niyaz arranged to mark Rajab 22

LUCKNOW/ KARACHI: Magnificent spiritual ceremonies of Niyaz in the name of Hazrat Imam Jafar As-Sadiq (Peace be on him), the sixth infallible descendant of Holy Prophet (peace be on him & his pure progeny), were held in different countries to mark 22nd day of Rajab-ul-Murajjab – seventh month of Islamic calendar.

Indian Muslims back ‘Red Mosque’ operation

NEW DELHI, India: Indian Muslim clerics supported Pakistan government's decision to clear Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) in Islamabad and condemned use of the mosque for militant activities, saying it had tarnished Islam's image worldwide.

Indians condemn Rushdie's knighthood, start signature campaign

NEW DELHI, India: Several Indian Muslim organizations, including the Islamic Center of India, All India Sunni Board and the Ulema Council of India, sent a joint statement to the British High Commission in New Delhi condemning notorious novelist Salman Rushdie's knighthood.

Bhavnagar mo’minin protest Samarra shrine bombing

BHAVNAGAR, India: The bombing on Askariya shrine in Samarra which brought down its two holy minarets elicited large-scale protests by Bhavnagar residents.

Lucknow: over 50, 000 protest Samarra shrine bombing

LUCKNOW, India: The bombing on Askariya shrine in Samarra which brought down its two minarets elicited large-scale protests by Lucknow residents.

Kashmir sees protests against Samarra shrine sacrilege

SRINAGAR, Held Kashmir: Kashmiris staged protests across the Indian-Held Kashmir Valley Thursday condemning the bombing of the holy Askariyain shrine which razed its minarets.

Protests held against Hyderabad police firing

HYDERABAD, India: Muslims staged protests on Sunday in parts of Hyderabad and New Delhi against the police firing after Friday's blast at Hyderabad mosque.

Bhopal Muslims protest depicting them as terrorists

BHOPAL, India: Muslims in Bhopal have raised voice of protest against some paintings at an exhibition by Kailash Tewari, which depicted Muslims as terrorists.

Imam Hussain (a.s.) Chehlum commemorated in Kolkata

KOLKATA, India: In connection with the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), majalis and jaloos were held across the country in which hundreds of thousands of mourners paid homage to Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his 72 near and dear ones.

Muslims, non-Muslims equally attend Bhavnagar Chehlum Procession

BHAVNAGAR, India: To pay homage to the supreme sacrifices rendered by Imam Hussain (AS) and his 72 near and dear ones some 14 centuries ago, a grand Hussaini procession was taken out in the city of Bhavnagar, India, on the occasion of Chehlum of Sayyedush shohada on Sunday, March 11, 2007.

Report of Azadari in Vadodara Gujarat

GUJARAT, India: Like other countries, Hussaini azadari is in continuation in Indian state of Gujarat with reverence. Working Committee of VADODARA arranged Majlise Husain A.S. Matamdari and Fire Walk in the Holy memory of Sayyedushshohada Hazrat Imam Husain(a.s.) on 25th February. 2007 at Gulshan Hall Near Ajwa road at Vadodara. Gujarat.

Imam Husain (A) devotees offer prayer on fire in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD, India: Anjuman Azaae Husain Committee of Sanand Dist Ahmedabad Gujarat India arranged Fire Walk in the holy memory of Sayyedush-shohada Hazrat Imam Husain (a.s.).

Children observe sunnat of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) by walking on fire

BHAVNAGAR, India: In memory of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) sister of Imam Hussain (a.s.), who ran from one camp to the other to save Imam Zain-ul-Abideen (a.s.) and Hussaini cildren after Yazidis set Hussaini camps on fire on Ashura after martyrdom of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (s.w.), Imam Hussain (a.s.), numbers of Shia Children up to 15 yrs. gathered here in Jafari Society of Bhavnagar for the "walk on fire" ritual on Sunday 11th February 2007.

Procession of Taboot of 72 Karbala martyrs in Kolkata

KOLKATA, India: On Muharram 21, a procession of Taboot (replica coffins) of 72 martyrs of Karbala, who offered sacrifice some 1,400 years back in the burning plain of Karbala for defense of Shariah and safety of human values, was held in the Indian city of Kolkata.  

Muharram in Kolkata city of India

CALCUTTA, India: Like other Indian cities, Muharram – month of Hussaini mourning – is being observed in Calcutta by holding grand majalis-e-Hussaini and processions.

Moradabad people irrespective of creed or religion perform zajeer-zani

MORADABAD (UTTAR PRADESH), India: Muslims in Moradabad paid homage to Mazloom-e-Karbala by performing zajeer-zani on streets in huge processions. People irrespective of caste, creed or religion congregated and performed zajeer-zani.

Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs observe Grief of Imam Hussain (AS) in India

LUCKNOW, India: In India, regardless of religion, Grief of Imam Hussain (AS) is observed by Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Christians equally. There are many processions that have been organized by Hindus since long.

India police use tear gas, batons on Azadaran

SRINAGAR, Held Kashmir: Indian police used tear gas and batons on Sunday to disperse Hussaini mourners as they marched to mark the martyrdom anniversary of the Prophet (SAWW)'s grandson Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) in Held Kashmir's main city, wounding more than 20 people, police said.

Lift ban on Hussaini processions: Kashmiris to India govt

SRINAGAR, Held Kashmir: Held Kashmir’s Hurriyat Conference while demanding lifting of ban on Muharram processions in the heart of the city said imposing such restrictions amounted to a direct interference in religious matters.

Kalbe Sadiq says Saddam hanging an attempt to create Shia-Sunni "feud"

LUCKNOW, India: Shia cleric and All India Muslim Personal Law Board Vice-President Maulana Kalbe Sadiq termed the execution of Iraqi brutal dictator Saddam as an attempt to create "feud" between Shias and Sunnis, urging Muslims to understand the American "designs" and maintain unity in the interest of the community.

Muharram arrangements reviewed in Budgam meeting

BUDGAM, HELD KASHMIR: An important meeting of officers was held here with District Development Commissioner in chair to finalize arrangements regarding observance of Muharram-ul-Haram in Budgam district.

All India Muslim Law Board concerned at delay in Babri case trial

CHENNAI, India: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board has expressed concern at the Uttar Pradesh government's "delay" in issuing a notification to empower a court in Lucknow to conduct the trial of the case related to the demolition of the Babri mosque.

India Shia Board terms Saddam hanging as vindicated

LUCKNOW, India: The All India Shia Personal Law Board on Saturday took a rather strong stand on the execution of former Iraqi dictator Saddam terming the hanging as "justified”.

India Shia Board says community marginalized

LUCKNOW, India: The All India Shia Personal Law Board has demanded proper representation for the community in government jobs and central Hajj committees saying that Shias were marginalized and their representation in state assemblies and Parliament was negligible.

Jammu & Kashmir govt plans to do up imambaras, Ziarat

SRINAGAR, Held Kashmir: As part of efforts to smarten Shia religious places and promote religious tourism, Jammu and Kashmir government is acquiring land in and around the Zadibal Imambara in interior city.

Shias in India demand equal representation in executive bodies

LUCKNOW, India: Shia Democratic Alliance, SDA, staged a sit-in at the Indian Vidhan Sabha Demanding an equal representation for Shias in the decision-making bodies in the country.

Black Day observed in India marking Babri mosque razing

NEW DELHI, India: Indian Muslims on Wednesday December 6 observed Black Day to mark the 14th anniversary of the razing of a 16th century Babri mosque by Hindu mob in the town of Ayodhya.

AISPLB formulates national policy for Indian Shias

LUCKNOW, India: The All India Shia Personal Law Board said the Government was discriminating against Muslims and urged it to change its attitude.

All India Shia Personal Law Board Annual Session scheduled

MUMBAI, India: 2nd Annual Session of All India Shia Personal Law Board is scheduled to be held on 26th November 2006 in Mumbai.

‘Islam must be drawn from its roots in Medina, Najaf’

LUCKNOW, India: Senior vice chairman All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Dr Kalbe Sadiq while expressing concern over rising wave of terrorism said that people in the garb of Al-Qaeda could not be called followers of Islam.

All India Shia Personal Law Board hails Saddam verdict

LUCKNOW, India: President of All India Shia Personal Law Board Mirza Mohammad Atahar said Iraqi tribunal’s verdict on Iraq’s ousted dictator Saddam was a "victory for justice".

Killings, violence cannot stop Najaf, Karbala pilgrimage

HYDERABAD/LUCKNOW: Undaunted by the martyrdoms of three Indians in Iraq, people in the country are continuing to queue up for pilgrimage (ziyarat) to the holiest shrines in the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala.

Hindus, Sikhs crossing religious barriers observe fasting

INDORE, India: In a novel gesture of communal harmony, about 100 devout Hindus and a few Sikhs joined Muslims in fasting this Monday here at the popular Churiwale Karim Baba Dargah (mausoleum) in Indore.

Aga Khan says West, Islam in "conflict of ignorance"

HYDERABAD, India: Billionaire spiritual leader of the world's Ismailis Aga Khan has said ignorance and rejectionism lie at the heart of the conflict between the Western and the Islamic worlds.

Pilgrims killings shock Hyderabadi Mo’mineen

HYDERABAD, India: Shia community in Hyderabad is shocked at the killing of three of their fellow community men in Iraq while they were on a pilgrimage to Karbala.

Maulana Jawwad: India govt disregarding Muslims

LUCKNOW, India: Indian Shia cleric and former People's Democratic Front chairman Maulana Kalbe Jawwad said the government is ignoring Muslims and had failed to repair over 200 damaged mosques in Ayodhya.

Israeli offensive protested in Lucknow, Mumbai

MUMBAI, India: Indian Muslims held an anti-U.S.-Israeli protest in Bombay Saturday, Aug. 12, against the killing of civilians in Lebanon and Palestinian territories by Israel.

N Delhi Fatimiya function urges removing women biased laws

NEW DELHI, India: A gathering of scholars, social workers and intellectuals on the occasion of birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (S), the daughter of Holy Prophet (S), said Saturday Islam gives equal status to women without any discrimination.

Shia Ulma-e-Hind GS hails UPUDF creation

LUCKNOW, India: Maulana Ali Hussain Kummi welcomed the formation of the Uttar Pradesh United Democratic Front (UPUDF) comprising Muslim outfits of the state.

Security wall around Babri mosque complex planned

NEW DELHI, India: Indian home ministry officials have okayed barricading the controversial Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Mosque complex in Ayodhya.

India: PDF asks Muslims to make presence felt in coming polls

LUCKNOW, India: Maulana Kalbe Jawwad, a Shia cleric and head of newly-formed People's Democratic Front (PDF) said Muslims have been "exploited" by several political parties for their vested interests but none has done anything for the well being of the community.

India: Muslims demand right to pray in ancient mosques

NEW DELHI, India: Muslims in India are demanding the right to pray in nearly 600 historical mosques, built during the Mughal era, across the country. The mosques are under the control of the central government for archaeological reasons.

Shia Ulema-e-Hind to form a political party to protect interests

LUCKNOW, India: In India, Shia groups are set to launch a party to protect their interests and to ensure the community's representation in the political arena.

Shia scholar floats new political party in India

LUCKNOW, India: With the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh due in 2007, Indian Shia scholar Maulana Kalbe Jawwad has announced his new political party, the People's Democratic Front (PDF).

Tamilnadu Muslims condemn desecration of holy Prophet, shrine

CHENNAI, India: Momineen of Tamilnadu state of South India did not lag behind other Muslim brethren of different parts of India as well as the world in condemning the defamatory caricatures of Holy Prophet of Islam (p.b.u.h ) and also the desecration of the the shrine of 10th and 11th Holy Imams in Samarra.

History of Azadari in Bhopal
 

Lucknow Shia leader expires

LUCKNOW, India: One of the SHIA LEADERS in Lucknow, Member of All India Shia Personal Law Board, Secretary Waqf Imambargah Ikramullah Khan, Member of BSP Party, Former Vice Chairman All India Shia Central Board of Waqf, Ex Trustee Husainabad and Allied Trust S. Musheer Alam alias S. Mohd. Ali Jah Rizvi S/O Late S. Sardar Husain Rizvi expired in a Heart Attack on Saturday 04.03.06 morning at the age of 45 yrs.

India mag prints Ka’ba on playing card; Kashmiris protest

SRINAGAR, Held Kashmir: Police in Indian-occupied Kashmir fired teargas and batons on Tuesday to disperse hundreds of Muslims protesting the India Today magazine publication of a picture of a playing card showing an image of holy Ka’ba in the holy city of Makkah, police and witnesses said.

Azadari in Bhavnagar of Indian Gujarat

GUJARAT, India: Majalis-i-aza began as soon as the crescent of Muharram 1427 (2006) was sighted on Monday. Hundreds of thousands of Indian Mo’mineen flocked to imambadas to participate in azadari (mourning rites).

Hussaini commemoration in Held-Kashmir: Procession stopped

SRINAGAR, Held Kashmir: The Indian police on Tuesday Muharram 8 fired teargas canisters and used bamboo canes to break up Muharram processions in the occupied Kashmir arresting dozens of hussaini mourners and leaving several others wounded, according to witnesses.

Lucknow Hindus, Muslims observe walking on fire

LUCKNOW, India: In memory of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.) sister of Imam Hussain (a.s.), who ran from one camp to the other to save Imam Zain-ul-Abideen (a.s.) and Hussaini cildren after Yazidis set on fire Hussaini camps on Ashura after martyrdom of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (s.w.), Imam Hussain (a.s.), thousands of Hindu and Muslim devotees gathered here in Lucknow for the “walk on fire” ritual this Sunday ahead of Ashura.

Held-Kashmir Hussaini procession honors Karbala martyrs

SRINAGAR, Held Kashmir: To pay homage to Imam Hussain (a.s.) who saved Islam and high values of Shariat by giving his blood some 1,400 years ago in the scorching plain of Karbala, a big mourning procession was held in Indian-held Kashmir’s capital city of Srinagar on Sunday February 5.

Farsh-i-aza spread across India to honor Karbala martyrs

HYDERABAD, India: Farsh-i-aza (mourning carpet) has been spread across India to pay rich homage to supreme sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (a.s.) and is 72 devoting-companions for supremacy of Islam and Shariah and defense of high human values some 1,400 years ago in the burning desert of Karbala.

Eleven awarded life sentence for Gujarat riot

NEW DELHI, India: 11 people were sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in the Indian state of Gujarat for killing 11 Muslims during religious riots in 2002.

Protests, hoisting black flags mark Babri Mosque razing day

HYDERABAD, India: Indian Muslims on Dec 6 observed the 13th anniversary of the razing of a 16th century Babri mosque by Hindu mob in the town of Ayodhya, killing more than 3,000 people, as a ‘Black Day’.

Indian scholars denounce Saudi crime of holy shrines destruction

GUJARAT, India: In commemoration of Jannatol Baqee` destruction day Shawal 8, a majlis-e-aza was held in Bahavnagar city of Indian State of Gujarat on Friday.  

India: Mourning gatherings mark Hazrat Ali (a)’ martyrdom day

BHOPAL, India: Grand majalis-e-aza and mourning processions were held in India to mark the Martyrdom Anniversary of Mola-i-Kainat Hazrat Ali ibne Abi Talib (a.s.), Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (s.w.)’s first infallible successor, cousin and son-in-law, on Ramazan 21, Wednesday, 26 October.

India Shia Sunni scholars slam Delhi blasts, say Islam abhors terror

NEW DELHI, India: India’s prominent Muslim scholars, both Shia and Sunnis, have strongly condemned in a joint statement bomb blasts in New Delhi in which more than 60 people were killed, and called for death sentence to perpetrators.

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