Video: Photo Exhibition of Arbaeen at Mcgill University, Canada

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SHAFAQNA- A photo exhibition of Arbaeen, the world's largest annual peaceful gathering, was held in Mcgill University, Quebec, Canada, on 15 October 2018, to show how people stand for social justice, honor and peace. The exhibition was organized…

Imam Hussein (AS) Mosque in Baku Reopened after decades

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SHAFAQNA- In Baku, the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, a Shia mosque was reopened in a ceremony attended by the country’s Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva. According to Azertaj news website, the ceremony for reopening the Imam Hussein…

Photos: Millions of Arbaeen Pilgrims doing ziyarat of the Imam Ali (P) Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali Network: Before going to Karbala, millions of  Arbaeen pilgrims from around the world head toward Najaf city doing the ziyarat of Imam Ali (PBUH). The personnel of the holy shrine are on alert doing the best of what they…

443,000 pilgrimes arrived in Iraq for Arbaeen pilgrimage

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi Crossing Border Ministry announced on Wednesday that the total number of foreign and Arab pilgrims entering Iraq to attend Arbaeen pilgrimage is 443,000 people, most of which are Iranian.  Shia News agency added that the number…

Shiite Supreme authority: Khashoggi's murder is a case of human rights violations by enemies of Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Shiite Supreme authority Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi stressed that killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is one of the human rights violations done by enemies of Islam, adding that murder of the reporter discover that all of the…

Rare images of Arbaeen's walking in the early 20th century

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SHAFAQNA - Jaber Ibn Abdullah Ansari, along with his student Atiyah Oofi, were the first pilgrims of Imam Hussein's shrine, who traveled from Madinah to Iraq after the Ashura of the year 61 AH and on the twentieth day of Safar they reached…

Is Working as Fashion Models allowed for Women in Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: One way to answer this question is to consider it by itself and regardless of any side issues. One may thus say that Muslim women –together with the rest of the world– need clothes! women in Islam, too, deserve…

Photos: Crowd of Iranian pilgrims for getting Arbaeen visas

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi visas have not been secured for Many of Iranian people who intended to travel to Iraq to attend the religious ceremony of Arbaeen (the 40th days after the anniversary of martyrdom of Imam Hussain), Mehr reported. …
AL-BAQI’ RECONSTRUCTION IN VIEW OF AN AMERICAN RESEARCHER

Al-Baqi' reconstruction in view of an American researcher

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SHAFAQNA- Zoheir Hossein, the Afghan-American researcher, commented on Al-Baqi's restoration in the last panel of the second Shiite study at the University of Cologne, Germany, by providing a report on the architectural and building features…

The Crowds of Arbaeen Pilgrims reach its peak in al-Muthanna

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Newsletter of the Visitors of the Arba'een 1440 AH: The movement of the visitors walking from the southern provinces towards Karbala, reaches its peak in al-Muthanna province. The crowds of visitors coming from southern…

Video: Imam Hussein's victory in Karbala and Arbaeen is not over, but begins

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SHAFAQNA: Imam Hussain's victory does not end with Karbala or Arbaeen, but it starts and his entire message starts from there. Who best to learn how to love and how to stand for the truth than Imam Hussain (A.S.), according to one of the Arbaeen…

Farshchian Islamic Art University opened in Tehran, Iran

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SHAFAQNA- The opening ceremony of Farshchian Islamic Art University was held in Tehran, on October 22, 2018. Farshchian University on traditional arts and handicrafts, proposed several years ago by master of Persian painting and miniature…

Is it Allowed to Convert to Islam And not Wear Hijab?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: In order to answer to this question about wearing Hijab, firstly we should  understand why God has sent down religion to man and why He orders man what to do and what to avoid. Imagine a person who invents an electronic…

Video: Italian Catholic Woman Proud to be Arbaeen Pilgrim

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SHAFAQNA- An Italian catholic woman feels proud to be a member of a millions-strong crowd of people who march toward the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, for Arbaeen. Arbaeen comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia…

Bahrain Shia opposition calls for Election Boycott

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SHAFAQNA- The Bahraini Shi'a opposition group Al-Wefaq ,which has been dissolved and banned from conducting any activity by the ruling Al Khalifah regime, called on Oct. 9 for a national boycott of parliamentary elections scheduled on November…

3 modern pilgrims cities equipped for Arbaeen pilgrims

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Three modern pilgrims' cities of the Imam Hussain Shrine have announced their readiness to receive Arba’een pilgrims. Pilgrims' city manager Abdul-Ameer Taha said that the pilgrims' city he runs is fully equipped…

Video: the moukeb of African lovers of Imam Hussain (A.S) in the path to Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Millions of Shia pilgrims attend Arbaeen ceremony in Iraq every year. Arbaeen is a Shia Muslim religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura, on which Imam Hussein(A.S) was martyred in Karbala, today's Iraq.  The…

Photos: Arbaeen pilgrims 300 km from Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- The city of Batha is among the most populated areas of southern Iraq and is among the main areas of passage of southern Iraqi pilgrims to the holy shrines. The city is about 300 km from Karbala and pilgrims are walking on foot for…

The Supreme Religious Authority: Ziyarat Arba'een represents a state of close attachment to the Master of martyrs (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority stressed that the Ziyarat Arba'een should be preserved as it represents a state of close attachment to the Master of martyrs (peace be upon him), and the Iraqis are a blessed people who do…

"Medina Al-Nabi" Shiite meeting research held at the University of Cologne, Germany

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SHAFAQNA- At the same time with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Shiite research library at the University of Cologne by Professor Allame Falatouri, the second Shiite research meeting with the topic of "Medina Al-Nabi" was…

Karbala Prepares Centers to Guide the Lost Arba'een Pilgrims

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Within the preparations for the Ziyarat Arba'een: The communications division of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine deploys centers to guide the lost. A number of the departments and units of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine,…

More than 1000 waste containers on the roads to Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine puts more than 1000 waste containers on the roads leading to the holy city of Karbala. As part of its preparations to receive the visitors of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) on the Arba'een,…
FM: RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY SOLID CASTLE OF IRAQ

Ibrahim al-Jafari: Shia Supreme Religious Authority is strong fortress of Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Referring to the paternal role of Supreme Religious Authority (Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani) in maintaining the integrity and unity of people, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari, in an exclusive interview with Shafaqna News Agency…

Investment of the al-Abbas's (P) Holy Shrine for the preparation of Karbala butchery

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: For the preparation of meat and poultry in order to rehabilitate and operate the Karbala butchery on the Karbala-Babylon road in the Ibrahimia region for the production and processing of poultry meat, Al-Kafeel Company for…

The project of the Encyclopedia of the Holy Defense Fatwa is near the completion

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The largest documentary project "The Encyclopedia of the Holy Defense Fatwa", adopted by the Intellectual and Cultural Affairs Department at the al-Abbas Holy Shrine, has reached advanced stages. According to al-Kafeel…

Imam Hussain (P) Shrine's Message to the United Nations

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Imam Hussain Shrine's delegation who was sent to the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York, America, said that the head of the delegation Dr. Talal Elkamali delivered a speech in which he mentioned the crucial…

Is singing allowed in Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: To answer the questions about singing in Islam, we cannot say that singing is completely forbidden (Haram) in Islam. Like any other issue, we have to find out what kind of singing is allowed (Halal) and that if there…

Photos: The Sofra of Lady Ruqayyah (P) spread in Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: For the fourth year in row, the Sofra of Saint Ruqayyah (peace be upon her) spread along the square between the two holy shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and his brother Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them). In…