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Canadian youth converts to Shia Islam in Imam Reza’s Holy Shrine

 A Canadian youth converted to Islam in his first attendance in the Razavi Holy Shrine. Jonathan Clark, 30, from Canada converted to Islam Shi’ite in his first attendance in the Razavi Holy Shrine and chose the name “Muhammad” after uttering twin formulae of faith. Concerning his acquaintance with Islam, Muhammad said, “The morality, behavior and conduct of an Iranian classmate were very fascinating to me. When ...

German lady converted to Shia Islam in Imam Reza’s Shrine

A German lady, with presence in the Razavi Holy Shrine, converted to Islam and adopted Shi’ism. Hannah Neleh Reza, 25-year-old lady from Germany, in her first initiation to the Razavi Holy Shrine, converted to holy religion of Islam, and selected Shi’ism, and then after declaring her faith, chose ‘Zahra’ as her first name. At the beginning of the meeting, which was held at the Non-Iranian Pilgrims Office of Astan Quds ...

Ahlul Bayt World Assembly condoles on great Kashmiri scholar’s demise, Sayyed Maqsood Ali Razavi

The Ahlul Bayt World Assembly has issued a message of condolence following the death of Hujjat ul-Islam Sayyed Maqsood Ali Razavi, Kashmiri member of the Assembly. The full text of the message is as follows: In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful   The demise of the divine scholar and great faqih, Hujjat ul-Islam Sayyed Maqsood Ali Razavi, has left us full of sorrow.    He was one of the greatest academic and ...

Astan Quds Razavi hosts intl. conference on Islamic unity

On conference attending were 300 prominent Muslim thinkers and scholars, both Shiite and Sunni in holy city of Mashhad. Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, the Grand Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi delivered a speech to inaugurate the one-day conference on Tuesday, which coincides with Rabi al-Awwal 13th (3rd month in Hegira calendar) in ​​Sheikh Tabarsi Hall of Astan Quds Razavi Islamic Research Foundation. The conference also hosts several ...

German lady converts to Shia Islam in Razavi Holy Shrine

A German lady converted to Islam in the Razavi Holy Shrine. The German lady became interested in Islam and embraced it after she had made familiar with her Muslim husband. “I was a student of social work in Estonia University when I became familiar with Iranian families and their customs that resulted in my interest in Islam”, said Nadia concerning her converting to Islam. “This is the first time I am visiting the Razavi ...

El Salvadoran Shia writes book in Spanish on Muslim figures’ letters

Oscar Salvador Rodriguez Pineda was born in 1971 into a Christian family in the Central American country.He learned about Islam when reading about religions as a student of paleontology.He embraced Shia Islam in 2000 after reading a lot of books about the religion and changed his name to Mustafa El Salvadori.Years later, he started studying at the Islamic Seminary of Qom after travelling to the Islamic Republic of Iran for a one-day ...

Shia Ulema: Shias are not considered in crucial posts

He told media that the State board was formed at the Gurunanak Colony in Vijayawada to take care of the interests of the Shias in the 13 districts. “Muslims are enjoying four per cent reservation in the country and we demand another four per cent for Shias.” He said in several Muslim fora like the Haj Committee, Wakf Board, Urdu Academy, Minority Corporation and the Minority Finance Corporation only Sunnis had been occupying the ...

Lebanese Sunni cleric stresses solidarity among Muslims under one leadership

 Sheikh Ahmad al-Zein, chairman of the Muslim scholars’ trustee board in Lebanon attended the ceremony for 38th anniversary of Islamic Revolution hailed Iran’s efforts to boost Islamic unity and its struggles to aid the oppressed nations across the globe. He stressed importance of solidarity among Muslims under the guidance of one leadership and said,” Dispersion among Muslims and lack of a council for coordination of ...

Italian lady converts to Islam in Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (as)

An Italian lady converted to Islam in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (as).According to Astan News, doing lots of research on Islam, this Italian lady whose name is Rogsana Elena Negra converted to Islam and became a new Muslim.Regarding her conversion to Islam, she said, “I am a psychology student and I have always been trying to find a way for more calmness, closeness to God, and for curing many illnesses. Among all the religions, I found ...

Japanese Ambassador visits Imam Hussain Holy Shrine

The Museum of Imam Hussein Holy Shrine has gifted a replica of a rare textile piece, discovered in Karbala by the 1977 Japanese mission, to the Japanese Ambassador to Iraq.Director of Museum Alaa al-Deen stated, “This rare piece of textile was discovered by the Japanese mission at al-Tar Caves, and is considered one of the oldest textiles in the world,” pointing out that the actual relic is displayed at the Iraqi National ...

An unhappy isle; Bahrain is still hounding its Shia

Friends and family members are kept out. Grocers offload their wares at the perimeter wall. And the protesters who once thronged to hear the island’s leading Shia cleric, Isa Qassim, deliver his Friday sermon now stay at home. “Forget the thousands who used to join rallies,” says a cleric in a neighboring village, recalling the protests which erupted after tanks crushed the mass demonstrations for democracy in 2011. ...

Athens’ first official mosque in centuries due to be finished this April

The mosque in the Greek capital will be located at a former naval base in the downtown neighborhood of Votanikos, Kathimerini reported last Thursday. Parliament last August passed a bill greenlighting the mosque – the first since the 19th century – but an occupation of the premises by self-proclaimed Greek “patriots” stalled its construction. As the occupiers told Anadolu Agency at the time, they opposed the ...

Sheikh Qabalan: Iran flag bearer of Islamic unity

'The Islamic Republic of Iran is today the centerpiece of the world of Islam, being the flag bearer of Islamic Unity,' said the envoy, adding that Iran is also the flag bearer of support for Palestine. In the meeting, the two sides discussed religious and seminaries' affairs in Lebanon, Syria and Qom and underlined their role in expansion of values and religious teachings to protect societies. He underlined that Arabs and Muslims should support ...

Following Shia Islam allowed just like Sunni schools of thought: Egyptian Qari

In the Fatwa, issued in 1959, Sheikh Shaltoot stressed that the Ja’fari (Shia) school of thought is a school of thought that is religiously correct to follow in worship as are other Sunni schools of thought. "Muslims must know this, and ought to refrain from unjust prejudice to any particular school of thought, since the religion of Allah and His Divine Law (Shari’ah) was never restricted to a particular school of thought,” he ...

58 Pakistani Shia Muslims martyred in 2016

 As many as 58 Shia Muslims embraced martyrdom due to targeted attacks on them by the takfiri terrorists of banned Deobandi ASWJ and its allied-wings in Pakistan in 2016.Takfiris of banned Deobandi terror outfits continued attacks on peaceful and law-abiding patriot Pakistan Shia Muslims, the co-religionists of founder of Pakistan Mohammad Ali JInnah but the State authorities have failed to take needed action to eliminate the banned terror ...

Great change in Abu Zakariya Ibrahim’s life

This edition of the show is about Abu Zakariya Ibrahim who is from catholic family converted to Islam. He talks about his challenges and changes as a Muslim convert in Britain before and after embracing the world's fastest-growing religion.It can be very challenging to adopt a new view of life, but for Ibrahim this has been precisely the definition of his journey, he has changed his perspective of his life and the universe around him and for him ...

Islamic Movement in Nigeria protest against Bahraini forces attacks on Diraz protesters

Hundreds of protesters gathered in the Nigerian state Kanu (Friday December 23, 2016), to condemn the Bahraini regime forces' attack against protesters assembled outside the house of prominent religious leader in the country, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim. (AhlulBayt News Agency) - Hundreds of protesters gathered in the Nigerian state Kanu (Friday December 23, 2016), to condemn the Bahraini regime forces' attack against protesters assembled ...

Islamophobia: More American Muslim women give up hijab to protect themselves

Three and a half years ago, when Nassrene Elmadhun was 8-1/2 months pregnant with her first child, she never dreamed she would ever go out without wearing hijab.Since her early teens in Colorado, Dr. Elmadhun has worn a headscarf, both as an expression of her traditional Muslim faith and her commitment to its requirements for public modesty. She wore it throughout her years as a doctor in Boston, where she became the chief surgical resident at ...

Japanese Canadians condemn rise of Islamophobia and racism after U.S. election

While concerns have been raised about Donald Trump creating a registry for Muslims in the United States, what many people may not realize is that the U.S. already has an existing U.S. surveillance program.It was created in 2011 but has been on hold since that time.Previously, American Star Trek actor and human-rights activist George Takei spoke out about his concerns that the registry is a precursor to internment, something he and his family ...

Islamophobia in New Jersey: Muslim group calling on state to investigate assault on Muslim woman

Religious leaders in Newark are calling on the U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate an incident where a Muslim woman was assaulted by a state employee at her workplace.The group says that Newark city employee Benita Young had her hijab pulled off her head by a state employee while working at the One Stop Career Center on Dec. 5. That unidentified state worker also allegedly threw the hijab on to the ground.“She was walking in the ...