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Majalis al-husseini in different languages held in Washington

WASHINGTON, The United States: To respect Ash-Sha’a’er Al-Husseinyah, Al-Imam Ali center in Washington organized seven daily husseini majalis in four languages i.e. Arabic, English, Urdu and Persian.

Al-baqee rally in Washington DC

WASHINGTON, USA:A Rally to demand reconstruction of shrines in Janna-tul-baqee will be held at Saudi Emabassy in Washington DC at 12:PM on 7th September.

Centuries-old Quran copy found in local US church

BOSTON, The United States: A researcher Hank Pierce has found a translation of the holy Quran that was published in 1795. He went to the Universalist Church to check out some old books that are part of the library of the Rev. David Osgood, who served the church 300 years ago.

Rally in Washington demands rebuilding of Jannatul Baqee

WASHINGTON, The United States: Muslims residing in Washington staged a demonstration in front of the Saudi Embassy in Washington DC on Friday, September 17 (8-Shawwal) to demand reconstruction of Al-Baqee Cemetery in the holy city of Medinah in Saudi Arabia.

North America’s largest Husseini procession held

NEW YORK, The United States: Annual Chelum juloos – the largest mourning procession in North America - was held in Flushing, New York to commemorate the great sacrifice of Imam Hussain (AS) rendered some 1,400 years ago.

Washington protest to demand Jannat al-Baqee restoration

WASHINGTON DC, The United States: To demand full restoration of the Jannat al-Baqee cemetery in the holy city of Medina, Saudi Arabia, Muslim leaders and people of conscience from across the United States will gather outside the Embassy of the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Friday September 17, 2010.

Houston to witness demo marking Jannat Al-Baqee tragedy

HOUSTON, The United States: Shiaan-e-Ali of Houston have finalized arrangements to hold a peaceful protest to commemorate the tragic event of Jannat ul Baqee demolition demanding rebuilding of this holy site. This year marks the 85th anniversary of this horrifying tragedy.

Utah’s Iraqi Shiites get a mosque of their own

UTAH, The United States: Iraqi Shiite Muslims residing in Utah have founded their own mosque/husseinyah in West Valley City so that they can worship and teach their children in their language and according to their beliefs.

Iraqis in Seattle mourn Prophet Muhammad (s)

SEATTLE, The United states: Martyrdom Anniversary of Prophet of Mercy Muhammad Al-Mostafa (peace be on him and his holy progeny) on Safar 28 was observed in Seattle like other cities in the United States.

Thousands march in Dearborn to mark Arba’een

DEARBORN, The United States: Marking Arba’een - the 40th day after the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussein (AS) -, Husseini mourners on February 7 held a mourning procession through east Dearborn.

US Iran-linked mosques seizure slammed

PARIS, France: American government move to seize four mosques and a New York City skyscraper owned by a Muslim nonprofit organization suspected of Iranian links has been condemned by Tehran on Sunday.

Ramadan majalis continue in US

DEARBORN, United States: Ramadan majalis were in continuation in all Islamic centers, hussainiyat and mosques n the United States of America.

Rajab 27 … Prophet Muhammad (p)’s Accession & Annunciation

WASHINGTON, United States: Special functions, galas, festivals, mahafil, Quran contests and poetic gatherings were held across globe to celebrate the auspicious and glorious occasion of Rajab 27.

US Shiites drawn to “Imam Ali, the Perfection of Humanity” conference

DEARBORN, United States: A conference in Dearborn, centered on the life of Imam Ali (AS), the son-in-law and first infallible successor of prophet Muhammad (S), has absorbed Shi’ite Muslims from across the United States.

Mauled-os Sadeqayn (AS) … two new mosques open in Florida

FLORIDA, The United States: Opening ceremonies of two news mosques/husseiniyaat were held in Florida attended by large number of believers.

"Peace be upon Imam Askari (a.s.)" … Feb 22 commemorated

MONTRAEL, Canada: February 22 marks the anniversary of demolition of holy shrine of Al-Imamayn Al-Askariyain (a.s.) in Samarra, Iraq, at the hands of terrorists. The day was observed by devotees of Ahlil Bayt (AS) across globe by holding mourning sittings, gatherings and protest rallies.

American Muslims observe Chehlum of Imam Hosein (AS)

NEW YORK, United States: Chehlum (Arbaeen or the fortieth day after the martyrdom of Hazret Imam Hosein (AS)) was observed in the United States of America on February 15.

Canada Arbaeen procession arrangements given final shape

ONTARIO, Canada: To pay homage to the supreme sacrifice of Al-Imam al-Hussein b. Ali (AS) and his 72 faithful companions some 1,400 years ago in the hot plain of Karbala for defense of Shariah and safety of high human values, an Arbaeen Al-Husseini procession will be held in Ontario on Sunday 15th February.

Majalis-e-Hussaini continue in US

WASHINGTON, United States: Majalis-e-aza to pay homage to the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SWW)’s grandson Hazrat Imam Hussain (A) and his 72 faithful companions’ unparallel and great sacrifice rendered to defend religion and shariah and save high human values were continued in different cities of different states of America. 

12 nights of majalis in Costa Mesa

MICHIGAN, United States: Local Muslims will gather starting Sunday at the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County in Costa Mesa to observe Muharram, the first month of the lunar calendar.

Fourth Annual Al-Baqi demo witnessed in US

MICHIGAN, United States: The Fourth Al-Baqi’ Protest was staged in the American State of Michigan on Shawal 8 – the day when cemetery of Al-Baqi was bulldozed.

‘Al-Baqee Cemetery Demolition Day’ observed in New York

BROOKLYN, New York: A majlis-e-aza to commemorate the Day of Inhidaam-e-Jannatul Baqee (Day of Demolition of Al-Baqee Cemetery) was held on October 5th, at 7:00 PM at Al- Mahdi Center Brooklyn in New York.

Muslims, Christians celebrate Imam Al-Hussein (A) b-day in Michigan

MICHIGAN, United States: Festivities and celebratory programs marking Sha’ban Mawaleed were in continuation in the United States.

Karbala heroes’ b-day celebrations continue in US

NEW YORK, United States: Jashn-e-Wiladat (birth celebration) of Syeda Zainab (AS), Imam Hussain (AS), Hazrat Abbas and (AS) Imam Zain-ul-Abideen (AS) is being observed across the United States with due respect and enthusiasm.

Thousands of Muslims, Christians celebrate Imam Ali (AS) b-day in US

MICHIGAN, The United States: A grand celebration was witnessed in Michigan marking the birth anniversary of Walid Al-Ka’abah Al-Imam Ali b. Abi Talib (AS). Thousands of Muslims and Christians from all stratums of life as well as clerics and bishops attended.

Al-Fatimiyah season ends in America

CALIFORNIA, The United States: Muslims around the globe observed the martyrdom anniversary of Lady Fatima az-Zahra (as).

Protest in NY demands instant rebuilding of Samarra shrine’

NEW YORK, United States: Marking the anniversary of demolition of Samarra holy shrine’s minarets on June 13, a big demonstration was staged in front of United Nations headquarters in New York.

Demo in America flays aggression against Ahlul Beit (AS)

DEARBORN, United States: On the anniversary of the Jannat-ul Baqi's demolition by Saudi government, a huge demonstration was mobilized in the United States on Monday, 21 April, to condemn the blasphemous aggression against the holy shrines of the Ahl al –Bayt (a.s) and protest against the insult of the holy places by this profanity.

Toronto Hosaini procession absorbs large number

TORONTO, Canada: Marking the martyrdom anniversary of Hazret Imam Hosain (AS), the grandson of Prophet Hazret Muhammad (SAWW), and to pay homage to sacrifice rendered by him and his 72 companions some 1400 years back, a grand mourning procession was taken out from Toronto, Canada.

Chicago witnesses aza al-Hussaini to pay homage to Karbala martyrs

CHICAGO, United States: Like other American States and cities, azadari of Imam Hussain (AS) was also held and still in continuation in Chicago in remembrance of supreme sacrifice presented by Imam Hussain (AS) and his 72 companions in the burning desert of Karbala some 1400 years back to defend religion and shariah and save human values.

Shia-Sunni convention in US focuses on ways to move forward together

CALIFORNIA, The United States: The birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) drew in hundreds of Muslims to partake in the 3rd annual Shia-Sunni symposium in California.

'Anti-Islamic film' draws wide criticism, dispersed on file-sharing sites

SAN FRANCISCO, United States: A Dutch lawmaker's film that features disturbing images of terrorist acts superimposed over verses from the Quran and portrays Islam as a ticking time bomb aimed at Western democracy prompted denunciations from Muslim capitals and street protests in Pakistan, but a restrained reaction from Dutch Muslims who had expected worse.

Thousands walk through snow in Dearborn commemorating Imam Husayn sacrifice

DEARBORN, United States: Marking Arbaeen al-Husayni, thousands of Muslims walked through snow and slush last Saturday in a two-mile procession through the streets of Dearborn.

Chicago witnesses aza al-Hussaini to pay homage to Karbala martyrs

CHICAGO, United States: Like other American States and cities, azadari of Imam Hussain (AS) was also held and still in continuation in Chicago in remembrance of supreme sacrifice presented by Imam Hussain (AS) and his 72 companions in the burning desert of Karbala some 1400 years back to defend religion and shariah and save human values.

Husseini sacrifice paid homage in North America

NEW YORK, United States: To pay homage to the matchless sacrifice of Al-Imam Al-Hussein (AS), Ashura was reverently observed in New York by holding a grand procession at the al-Khoei Islamic Center (the largest gathering for azadari in North America).

US gives ‘Green Light to Oppress Shiites’: Report

LONDON, United Kingdom: British newspaper The Guardian has accused the United States of America in one of its reports that it has given ‘green light for oppression’ in the Middle East.

4th Arabaeen Procession in Windsor Ontario history

ONTARIO, Canada: Arrangements to hold Arabyeen Al-Husseini Procession in Ontario have been finalized. The procession will be taken out on Sunday the 24TH of February.

Speakers show up worth of Ghadeer in California festival

CALIFORNIA, United States: The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said, “The day of Ghadeer Khum is the best Eid of my nation. It is the day on which Allah, the High, ordered me to mention the appointment of my brother, Ali ibn Abi Talib as the flag and standard of my nation. People shall be guided by him after me and this is the day in which Allah completed the religion and perfected the bounties upon my nation and on which He was pleased with Islam as their religion.”

US: Birth of 8th Imam ar-Ridha (as) celebrated

WASHINGTON, The United States: Close to 300 families turned out for the birth celebration of the 8th Imam, Ali al-Ridha (as) and a Thanksgiving dinner at IECOC on Thursday, November 22nd.

Mashhad march marks Imam Riza (A) birth anniversary

HOLY CITY OF MASHHAD, Iran: Marking the auspicious occasion of birth anniversary of Hazrete Imam Ali Ar-Riza (a.s.), some ten thousand Khoddam (servants) of the holy Rizavi shrine staged a march.

Congress warns Bush over military action against Iran

WASHINGTON, United States: 30 US senators wrote to President George W. Bush, warning he had no authority to launch military action against I.R. of Iran, and expressing concern about the administration's "provocative" rhetoric.

Washington protest demands Saudi permit for Al-Baqi reconstruction

WASHINGTON, United States: Marking the 84th anniversary of demolition of Al-Baqi Cemetery in the holy city of Medinah, Saudi Arabia, on Shawal 8, Monday, a protest was staged in front of Saudi embassy in Washington.

US state dept. urged to shut Saudi school for teaching intolerance

WASHINGTON, United States: A U.S. Federal panel urged the State Department to shut down a Saudi government-supported private school in Northern Virginia for teaching religious intolerance.

IECOC held annual Interfaith-Civic Ramadan Iftar

LOS ANGELES, United States: The 2nd Annual Interfaith-Civic Ramadan Iftar was arranged by Islamic Educational Center of Orange County (IECOC). Religious and civic leaders from the Los Angeles and Orange County communities joined together with Muslims in the Ramadan iftar (the breaking of the fast meal).

Empire State Building to go green in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid

NEW YORK, United States: New York's iconic Empire State Building is to be lit up green from Friday in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the biggest festival in the Muslim calendar marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, officials said.

Anti-terrorism protest held in front of Saudi embassy in US

WASHINGTON, United States: A demonstration was staged in front of Saudi embassy in Washington to protest against Saudi terrorism and evil fatawa.

Blessed volcano with the word "Allah" to the south of Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile: Many times, upon surfing the net, we can appreciate in places webs Islamic images of the nature reflected in Arabian language. These, they can be so much in rocks, as in fruits, fish or mountains, whose forms have not had human intervention some, the ones that, of course, they have an explicit meaning for those Moslem believers that have a minimum of knowledge in said tongue.

US mourning gathering slams Samarra shrine aggression

WASHINGTON, United States: A massive mourning gathering was organized at Al-Imam Ali Center in Washington to condemn heinous aggression committed on June 13 this year against the holy shrine of Al-Imamain Ali Al-Hadi (AS) and Al-Hasan Al-Askari (AS) in the holy city of Samarra.

Fatimiyyah commemoration in Toronto

TORONTO, Canada: The Ja'ffari Islamic Youth (JIY) and Tabligh Committee of the Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat of Toronto commemorated the Shahadat (martyrdom anniversary) of Sayyidah Fatimaatuz Zahra (sa) by holding a multi-night Fatimiyyah program.

Washington convention discusses future of Shia Muslims in US

WASHINGTON, United States: International Union of Shia Muslims in America organized its fifth annual convention in Washington titled “future of Shia Muslims in the United States”.

White House, EU condemn Al-Askariyain bombing as ‘cruel’

WASHINGTON, United States: The United States condemned the bombing of the holy shrine on Wednesday White House spokesman Tony Snow cited comments by prominent Iraqi leaders urging Sunnis and Shiites to remain calm.

Muslim-Catholic Dialogue Confab confers spirituality themes

LOS ANGELES, United States: The 6th Annual Conference for West Coast Muslims and Catholics Dialogue was held at the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

FBI probes Michigan husseiniyah vandalism

DEARBORN, United States: In the area of the Karbalaa Islamic Education Center in Dearborn, the US police began special law enforcement procedures on Thursday to discourage acts of vandalism.

US Sunni-Shia leaders urge to focus on common problems

CALIFORNIA, United States: In the United States, Sunni-Shia leaders are trying to get American Muslims to focus on common problems.

US confab marking Prophet & Imam b-days calls for unity

CALIFORNIA, United States: A conference titled ‘unity among Islamic sects’ was held in Los Angeles, California to celebrate the anniversary of birth of holy Prophet Muhammad (s) and his grandson Al-Imam As-Sadeq (s).

US witnesses commemoration of Prophet (s) demise anniversary

WASHINGTON, United States: Anniversary of demise of holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SW) was observed in the United States like other countries on 28 Safar.

Arbaeen al-Husseini observance in Netherlands, Canada

THE HAGUE/ TORONTO: Marking Arbaeen Al-Husseini (forty days after martyrdom of Imam Hussein), grand mourning processions were held in The Hague, the Netherlands and Canada. Large number of mourners participated and paid rich homage to Imam Hussein (AS) and his 72 faithful companions.

Islam thrives among black Americans

ATLANTA: Islam – religion of love and peace - is growing fast among African Americans, who are undeterred by increased scrutiny of Muslims in the United States since the 9/11 terror attacks.

‘Wa Husseinaa’ … Ashura commemoration in Chicago

CHICAGO: By holding majalis al-azaiyah and mourning processions with replica coffins of Ahlul Beit (a.s.), replica cradle of Ali Al-Asghar bin Al-Hussein (a.s.) – the 6-month-old youngest martyr of Karbala – and standards of Abi`l Fadhl Al-Abbas (a.s.), supreme and matchless Husseini sacrifice was paid rich homage in Chicago.

First Ashra of Majalis-e-Husseini in Ottawa concludes

OTTAWA, Canada: First 13 Majalis-e-Husseini have ended at Husseiniah Al-Batool Fatimah (A) in Ottawa.

Marasim-i-Ashura Al-Hussain (AS) in United States

VIRGINIA, United States: To commemorate the matchless sacrifices presented by Sibte Rasol Imam Hussein (AS) along with his 72 faithful companions in the plain of Karbala some 1,400 years ago to defend Islam and Shariah and save high human values, Hussaini mourning gatherings wee held across the United States.

Saudi prince blasts US plan to divide Iraq into Sunni, Shia states

WASHINGTON, United States: A member of the Saudi Arabian royal family said the image of an Iraq strongly divided along sectarian lines is not in keeping with the country's past.

Canada Hossaini procession held to honor Karbala martyrs

TORONTO, Canada: In commemoration of supreme sacrifices rendered in the burning plain of Karbala some 1,400 years back by Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure progeny)’s grandson Imam Hossain (peace be upon him) along with his 72 sincere companions, Hossaini mourning gatherings were held in Canada.

Canada: Al-Hauraa (AS) Foundation revives Husseini sacrifice

MONTREAL, Canada: Like other associations, Al-Hauraa Zeinab (AS) Foundation in Canada revives supreme Husseini sacrifice at Al-Hauraa Zeinab Mosque and Husseiniyah in Montreal Quebec.

US Iraqis cheer, cry in jubilation of Saddam's execution

DEARBORN, United States: Iraqi Americans, living in the US, celebrated in the streets in Dearborn, Michigan, the execution of brutal dictator Saddam cheering and crying as drivers honked horns in jubilation.

Saudi envoy to US speaks on excellence of Ahl-ul Bayt (p)

WASHINGTON, United States: Saudi ambassador to Washington Prince Turki Al-Faysal said, “We are from those who admit supremacy and excellence of Ahl-i-Bayt-i-Rasol (peace be upon them all) and are determined in the will of Prophet of Allah for them (Ahl-i-Bayt) rather we desire that may Allah include us in His mercy with them as Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure progeny)’s wife Omm-al Mo’minin Omm-i-Salma desired according to Hadith Al-Kessa which stands witness on excellence of Ahl-ul Bayt.”

MBC slammed for showing Imam Ar-Redha (p) personality in play

DUBAI: Devotees of Aal Al-Beit (holy progeny of holy Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his pure progeny) have strongly condemned MBC TV channel for showing the personality of Al-Imam Ali bin Mousa Ar-Redha, peace be upon him – eighth infallible descendant of holy Prophet, peace be upon him and his pure progeny - in a play broadcasted from the TV, terming it a flat violation of feelings of Muslims.

US hosts confab on Savior of Humanity Al-Imam Al-Hojjah (A)

DEARBORN, Michigan: Zaman'ol Insaniah Foundation organized a conference on Savior of Humanity Al-Imam Al-Hojjah (A), 12th imam from the holy progeny of Prophet Muhammad (S), to mark his birthday.

Bush says Imam Ali (A) shrine symbol of peace, slams Najaf bombing

CRAWFORD, United States: American President Bush has denounced the bombing in the holy city of Najaf that martyred at least 40 people and wounded another 120 near the holy shrine of Imam Ali (A).

US stance on ME conflict offends American Muslims

WASHINGTON: Muslims in the United States chafe at the American government's hands-off approach to Israeli reprisals and worry about countless relatives and friends trapped by violence in Lebanon.

Attack on Ayatollah Mortada al-Qazwini condemned

WASHINGTON: UMAA strongly condemned the vicious attack on Ayatollah Sayed Mortada al-Qazwini in Karbala, Iraq.

Obey your country's laws, Marje Sistani urges Muslims in West

MONTREAL, Canada: Iraq's Al-Marje Al-Alaa sent a message to Muslims in Western nations, urging them to obey the laws of the countries in which they live.

US convention reflects on socio-economic, political issues

VIRGINIA, United States: Fourth annual convention of American Shias concluded in Virginia on this weekend.

Canada court rules Jerusalem not in Israel

OTTAWA, Canada: A Canadian immigrant lost a federal court battle aimed at trying to force the government to recognize his birthplace, Held Jerusalem (Al-Quds), as part of Israel on his passport.

Bush says he unconsciously 'stirs up anxiety' in Muslims

BERLIN, Germany: In an interview with a German daily, US President Bush said he unwittingly caused fears in the Muslim world.

US Muslims given rare copy of holy Quran

DEARBORN, Mich.: A nearly 300-year old English translation of the Holy Qur'an has been donated to the Islamic Center of America (ICA) by Richard L. Steinberg, a Detroit trial attorney.

Montreal hosts ‘Meherjan Shohadaa Al-Iraq’

MONTREAL, Canada: For height of ranks of all martyrs of Iraq in general and Grand Ayatullah and philosopher Sayyed Muhammad Baqir As-Sadr, his sister Bentol Hoda and Ayatullah Sayyed Hasan Ash-Shirazi in particular, ‘Meherjan Shohadaa Al-Iraq’ (Iraq Martyrs Fair) was held in Canada.

Majles Al-Fateha for Buratha Mosque martyrs held in Den Haag

DEN HAAG, Holland: A majles Al-Fateha for martyrs of Buratha mosque was held in Den Haag attended by large number of mourners.

Eid-i-Zahraa, Day of Tatweej Al-Imam Mahdi being celebrated

WASHINGTON, United States: Eid-i-Zahraa (Feast of Zahraa), also known as Eid-i-Shoja’a, is being celebrated across the globe with due enthusiasm and honor on Rabi-ol Awwal 9 marking the end of 2-month and 8 day mourning period.

Ex-CIA analyst: Western intelligence may be behind shrine attack

WASHINGTON, united States: Former CIA analyst a and presidential advisor Ray McGovern does not rule out Western involvement in this 22 February’s Askariya holy shrine bombing in light of previous false flag operations that have advanced hidden agendas of the ruling elite.

Arbaeen processions in Windsor, Montreal

WINDSOR, Canada: Muslims in Windsor and Montreal, Canada marched on the streets commemorating “Arbain” or the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS).

Canada: Askariain shrine attack recalls Baqi’ destruction

TORONTO, CANADA: Hundreds of Muslims joined hands to protest the great tragedy of the bombing of the Haram Shareef (holy shrine) of al-Imamian al-Askariain (AS).

US report on human rights problems for Shiites in Gulf States

WASHINGTON, United States: The US State Department assessed the situation of Shiites in five Gulf nations in 2005, as it appeared in "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices," released Tuesday.

Muslims rally in Houston to decry cartoons, Samarra attacks

HOUSTON, United States: Muslim Shia and Sunni men, women and children rallied at City Hall to criticize Danish cartoons insulting to holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (p).

Utah Muslims protest Askariyain shrine attack

UTAH, USA: Utah Muslims gathered in front of Salt Lake City's Federal Building on Friday to protest the Feb. 22 destruction of holy shrine in Samarra, Iraq.

Attack on Imamain Askariyain ‘outrage for all humanity’: UNESCO

NEW YORK, United States: The head of the United Nations organization entrusted with preserving the world’s historical, spiritual and cultural heritage has condemned the destruction of Samarra holy shrine and other mosques and churches in Iraq as “an outrage for all of humanity.”

NY protest demands UN-led investigation of Samarra tragedy

NEW YORK, United States: Thousands of Muslim men, women and children braced the below freezing temperature to gather at a rally to protest heinous bombing against shines of Al-Imam Al-Hadi (a.s.) and Al-Imam Al-Askari (a.s.) in Samarra, opposite United Nations Head Quarters on 47th Street and 1st Ave in New York on Sunday.

Hussaini Sha’a’er including Tatbeer performed in US

CALIFORNIA, United States: Commemorating the mourning month of Muharram in which Imam Hussain bin Ali bin Abi Talib (A), grandson of holy Prophet Muhammad Al-Mostafa (S), along with his 72 near and dear ones rendered matchless sacrifice for defense of Islam and Shariah and safety of high human values some 1,400 years ago, majalis al-aza are being held in the United States of America.

US, UK ready to rebuild bombed holy shrine

LONDON, Britain: The United States and Britain have showed their readiness to contribute to the reconstruction of the holy shrine of Imamain Al-Askariyain (p), 10th and 11th infallible descendants of holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (p).

Majalis-e-aza continue in Canada

TORONTO, Canada: Majalis of Abi Al-Ahrar Al-Imam Abi Abdellah Al-Hussain (a.s.) in the month of Muharram continued in Canada like other countries.

New York Ashura procession in pictures

NEW YORK, United States: Paying homage to Hazrat Imam Hussain (p) and his 72 faithful companions who presented matchless sacrifices for safety of Islam and defense of high human values, annual Ashura procession was taken out in New York. Large number of mourners participated.

Detroit majalis pay homage to Imam Hussain (p)

DETROIT, United States: Devotees of Ahl-ol Bayt (a.s.) organized majalis al-azaiyah in Detroit to pay homage to Al-Imam Abi Abdellah Al-Hussain (a.s.) who presented greatest ever sacrifice some 1,400 years ago in the burning desert of Karbala for defense of islam and shariah and safety of high human values.

Speakers at Atlanta majalis highlight Imam Hussain (AS) qayam

ATLANTA, USA: Majalis-e-Azaa continued in United States to commemorate greatest-ever sacrifice of Martyr of Humanity Hussain ibne Ali (AS) which protected Islam giving it a new lease of life.

NY’s Muharram procession marks martyrdom of Imam Husain (a)

NEW YORK, United States: Through out the world, the month of Muharram stands as a reminder to mankind for the heroic struggle and martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.), against the corruption and destruction of human rights by the tyrant ruler Yazid, son of Muawiya.

Study: 11mn US adults cannot read and write English

WASHINGTON, United States: According to a government survey of literacy an estimated one in 20 American adults is not literate in English, which means 11 million people lack the skills to perform everyday tasks, and 30 million can do little more than sign a document.  

US Shiia Scholars confab denounces terrorism in name of Islam

SAINT LOUIS, Missouri: Fifth annual conference of Northern America’s Shiia Muslim Scholars Council ended in Saint Louis city of Missouri State of the US.

15 Sha’ban celebrations in US urge unity, flay terrorism

MICHIGAN, United States: The anniversary of birth of Qaem-e-Aal-e-Muhammad, Al-Imam Al-Mehdi Al-Montazar (AS) on Sha’ban 15 was observed in United States like other countries with holding big festivals and celebratory functions.

US Muslims remain under siege four years after 9/11

NEW YORK, United States: Muslims in the United States remain under siege four years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.  

Guyana Qaseeda contest absorbs delegates from various countries

GEORGETOWN, Guyana: South American country Guyana will host the International Qaseeda Competition 2005 and plans are in progress to make this event one of the biggest in its history.

US Muslims rally against American ‘Abraha’ for call to bomb Makkah

NEW JERSEY, United States: American Muslim officials said US Rep. Tom Tancredo's remarks about bombing Islamic holy sites including holy Makkah were so inflammatory and insensitive that a simple apology is not enough.

Documents show US, Taliban bargaining over Al-Qaeda chief

WASHINGTON, United States: US State Department documents disclosed that during secret meetings with American officials in 1998, high-ranking Taliban officials discussed assassinating or expelling Al-Qaeda terror network head Osama bin Laden in response to Al-Qaeda's deadly bombings of US embassies in Africa.

US ‘Abraha’ repeats call to bomb Makka drawing Muslim criticism

TORONTO, Canada: Muslims across the globe labeled as “aggressive and irresponsible” a conservative American congressman's suggestion that the United States could "take out" Islamic holy sites if Muslim attackers targeted US in a nuclear strike, demanding an apology.

‘US could bomb Holy Makka’

DENVER, Colorado: The US could "take out" Islamic holy sites if terrorists attacked the country with nuclear weapons, a Colorado congressman told a radio show host.

US Hosayni Mission, sister orgs to mark Bari Imam martyrs fortieth

BRINKLEY, Arkansas: Hosayni Mission of America (HMA) has declared to observe ‘Worldwide Chehlum (fortieth)” of TNFJ martyrs of Bari Imam, martyrs of Madina-tul-Ilm Karachi and La’al Shah Sorasi on July 1 in line with the announcement made by Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Syed Hamid Moosavi.

American Shia-Sunni leaders call for end to Iraq violence

LOS ANGELES, United States: National Shia and Sunni Muslim leaders have expressed their commitment to call on internationally recognized Muslim scholars from Holy Najaf, Holy Qum, and Cairo to make public statements deploring escalating bloodshed and violence in Iraq.

UK, US Bari Imam mourning majalis ask Mush to curb banned outfits

BRADFORD/ NEW YORK: Five-day mourning announced by Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Syed Hamid Moosavi for Bari Imam tragic Incident was observed in the United States and Britain like other countries.

Pentagon declines to regret over Quran desecration

WASHINGTON: The US defense department – Pentagon - rejected on Monday a call to close the Guantanamo prison for foreign terror suspects and declined to express regret over American jailers mishandling the holy Quran there.

Washington conference focuses on Iraq

WASHINGTON, United States: Ongoing situation in Iraq remained focal point in third annual conference of Ommah Society held in Washington in the last week of May this year.

Quebec rejection of Shariah law decried

MONTREAL, Canada: Canadian Muslims have criticized a decision by Quebec lawmakers not to allow Islamic tribunals to arbitrate in personal and family matters in the province.

NJ Seerat-un-Nabi confab underlines need of unity

NEW JERSEY, United Stated: Leaders, scholars and clerics belonging to different schools of thought (Shia, Sunni) at Seerat-un-Nabi conference and Eid Milad-un-Nabi (S.W.) festival in New Jersey put emphasis on the need of unity among Muslims to thwart anti-Islam conspiracies.

Largest US mosque opens in Michigan

DEARBORN, Michigan: A grand-opening ceremony of the new Islamic Center of America was held in Dearborn, Michigan, Thursday attended by hundreds of devotees and US officials.

Quran sacrilege triggers Pentagon inquiry, US condemnation

WASHINGTON, United States: After a diplomatic complaint from Pakistan, a key US ally in war on terror, the United States Defense Department is investigating a media report that interrogators at the American detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba desecrated the Holy Quran.

Report: Rights violations against Muslims rise

NEWARK, N.J.: A report finds that the number of reported bias crimes and civil rights violations committed against Muslims in the United States soared to its highest level last year since the period immediately after the September 11 terror attacks.

Montreal ceremony urges sticking to Holy Prophet (S), Ahl-ol Beit (A)

MONTREAL, Canada: In connection with the birth anniversary of holy Prophet (SW) and sixth infallible imam from his progeny, Al-Imam Jafar As-Sadeq (AS), festive gatherings were held in Canada.

Canada’s Al-Hawra Zainab (AS) Foundation honors Madain martyrs

MONTREAL, Canada: Expressing solidarity with the oppressed people of Iraq and abhorrence for oppressors, Foundation of Al-Hawra Zainab (A.S.) Mosque and Hosainiyah in Montreal has organized a mourning program for height of ranks of Madain martyrs and to console the bereaved families.

Photographic report of Arbaeen-e-Hussaini in Toronto

TORONTO, Canada: Like other global parts, Arbaeen-e-Hussaini, or the fortieth day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) and his 72 near and dear ones, was observed with due veneration in Canada. A mourning march was organized on April 2 in Toronto marking the occasion.

Michigan Arbaeen ceremonies portray moseebah of Ahlul Bayt (AS)

DETROIT, Michigan: People of holy city of Najaf residing in exile in Detroit, Michigan, United States, revived Arbaeen of Imam Hosain bin Ali (AS) by holding a mourning procession on Friday afternoon Safar 21.

Canada: Arbaeen, Imam Reza (p) martyrdom observance held

TORONTO, Canada: Arbaeen-e-Hussaini and martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Imam Ali bin Mousa Ar-Reza (p) were observed in different parts of Canada like other countries.

Texas: Azadari programs mark Karbala Tragedy

HOUSTON, Texas: Azadari programs in remembrance of incomparable sacrifices of Hazret Imam Hussein (a), grandson of holy Prophet Hazret Muhammad Mostafa (s), along with his 72 faithful companions offered in the burning desert of Karbala some 1,400 years back for supremacy of Islam and protection of high human values were held in different parts of the United States including Texas.

Europe witnesses Husseini commemorative programs

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Special grand mourning programs to commemorate the supreme and eternal sacrifices rendered by Imam Hussein (AS) - who was brought up in the lap of prophet-hood - to uphold the principles of justice and truth against the forces of tyranny were held across Europe beginning on the advent of the month of Muharram.

Muslims hail US visa decision, India condemns

WASHINGTON: American Muslims have welcomed while the Indian government and opposition condemned a US decision to refuse a visa to the Hindu-nationalist chief minister of Gujarat who is accused of complicity in a massacre of thousands of Muslims.

Speakers highlight holy life of Imam Sajjad (A) in US majalis

ATLANTA, USA: In commemoration of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali bin Al-Hosayn Zein-ul-Abidin (A), huge mourning programs – majalis and juloos-e-aza - were witnessed in many states of the country.

Husseini mourning observation in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela: Mourning programs commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (A) and his 72 near and dear ones in the burning plain of Karbala were held in Venezuela, a South American country.

‘US not at war with Islam and Muslims’

WASHINGTON: The US government is ever willing to listen to the views of Muslims, not only those living in the United States but also abroad.

Montreal Husseini memorial programs culminate

MONTREAL, Canada: It has been a practice of nations to observe memory of their leaders, and who would be more supreme than Al-Imam Al-Hussein bin Ali (p) after his grandfather Chief of the Prophets Holy Prophet (p), his mother Mistress of the Women of World Sayyedah Fatimah Az-Zahra Al-Batoul (p), his father Master of Believers Ali Al-Morteza and his brother Al-Imam Al-Hasan Az-Zaki (P).

Sham-e-Gharibaan majalis depict sufferings of Saani-e-Zahra (p)

WASHINGTON: In commemoration of great sufferings of holy Progeny of Holy Prophet (p) in the burning plain of Karbala some 1,400 years ago, big mourning gatherings were held across the world on Sham-e-Gharibaan.

Grand hussaini processions held in NY, LA

LOS ANGELES, United States: Mourning programs to commemorate the unparallel sacrifices of Chief of Martyrs Abi Al-Ahrar Hazrat Imam Hussain (a.s.), grandson of holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (s.w.), presented for defense of Islam and Shariat-i-Muhammadi and protection of high human values, were continued across the United States.

Washington dismisses fears about Iraqi Shia govt

WASHINGTON: Bush administration’s top officials on Sunday brushed off worries that a new Shia-dominated Iraqi government might emerge alongside the Islamic theocracy in neighboring Iran While Iraq electoral commission announced Monday Al-Hakim coalition was a surprise leader in the general election count for the Sunni-majority province of Salaheddin.

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