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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 ...

Shiite cleric: Prophet’s birthday, a chance for reminding brotherhood

The leader of Friday prayers of Shirgah, Sheikh Mohammad Mehdavie urged Muslims from all Islamic sects and denominations to use the opportunity provided for them in the month of Rabi ul Awal for boosting unity and rapprochement.Rabi' al-awwal is the third month in the Islamic calendar. During this month, Muslims from different faiths across the globe celebrat the birth of God’s final messenger, the Great Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).The ...

Shia, Sunni Muslims celebrate Prophet birthday in 'Unity Week' in Budgam, Kashmir

President of Anjuman-e-Sharie Shian of Kashmir and senior Hurriyat leader Aga Syed Hassan Almosvi Alsafvi led a massive Eid-e-Milad (Prophet Muhammad's birthday) procession from Zadibal Srinagar that marched through streets and roads and culminated at Imam Bara Gulshan Bagh Botakadal. Srinagar, KASHMIR (AhlulBayt News Agency) - President of Anjuman-e-Sharie Shian of Kashmir and senior Hurriyat leader Aga Syed Hassan Almosvi Alsafvi led a ...

Rochdale Muslims celebrate birthday of Prophet Muhammad [PBUH]

This annual procession is the culmination a 12-day educational festival where the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad [PBUH] were explored at length in 12 of the town’s mosques. The birthday celebrations, known as Milad an Nabi, are commemorated all over the Muslim world with festivals, public holidays and mass seas of green and white colors being displayed prominently. The annual birthday parade was organized by the Rochdale Milad ...

UN gets daily reports of rapes, killings of Rohingya minority in Myanmar

- The UN human rights office says it is getting daily reports of rapes and killings of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, although the government is insultingly dismissing the claims and making the situation worse. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Friday the government, led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, has taken a "short-sighted, counterproductive, even callous" approach to the crisis.In a statement, the UN High Commissioner for Human ...

Pak min: unity among Muslim world, need of hour

 Sardar Muhammad Yousuf said, 'The Muslim world must play its role for bringing peace in the world. All Muslim countries whether it is Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, etc., they should play their roles according to the spirit of Islam and guide the humanity.' He praised the efforts of Iranian Embassy is Pakistan to hold a recent conference to help bring unity among Muslim world on the occasion of birth anniversary of ...

Saudi Arabia detains Syrian for posting pro-Assad photo on Facebook

According to a report published in al-Riyadh newspaper on Friday, Samer Lababidi was taken into custody the previous day after he flashed the victory sign in his Facebook picture following the recapture of Aleppo by the Syrian army soldiers and their allies. The man, who is in his forties, faces accusations of publishing statements related to the war on Syria, the report added. Saudi authorities deactivated Lababidi's Facebook account after ...

Senior Shiite cleric: Unity empowers society against enemies

Ayatollah Araki, addressing final meeting of the conference on “Imam Reza (AS), key for unity and coalition of society” stressed monotheism as the element to safeguard the society and empowerment of the Islamic nation against enemies.Grand Ayatollah Mohsen Araki, Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought in his speech on the last leg of conference on Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad referred to ...

Shi‘ite Muslims in the Last Decades of the Umayyad State

The Shi‘ite Muslims under the Pressure of the UmayyadsAs previously mentioned, Umayyads had three obstinate foes, namely Kharijites who were of great trouble to them during various periods. Shi'ite Muslims who were in opposition to Mu'awiya from 'Ali's term on and thereafter Imam Husayn (a), the penitents, Mukhtar, Zayd Ibn 'Ali and Yahya Ibn Yazid ran wild against them.Moreover, Shi'ites's ideology especially its political aspect based on ...

State of Emergency: Arrest Kaduna govt Nasir El-Rufai for admitting to sponsoring terrorists

Kaduna state governor Nasir el–Rufai made a startling revelation last week. He admitted openly to financially sponsoring terrorists in Nigeria and neighboring countries. The governor publicly admitted that he sent emissaries to give money from Nigeria’s treasury to Fulani insurgents who had taken to brazen and brutal terror, mass massacring mostly Christian communities in South Kaduna in retaliation for alleged deaths of their ...

Shia, Sunni Unity Conference planned in Pakistan's Hyderabad

A conference titled “Labayk Ya Rasullalah” (Here I am at your service O messenger of God) will be held in Hyderabad, a city located in the Sindh province of Pakistan later this month.Slated for Sunday, December 18, it aims to underscore the importance of unity among Sunni and Shia Muslims.The conference is held on the occasion of birthday of the Holy Prophet of Islam, which marks Islamic Unity Week.A number of Shia and Sunni scholars ...