November 25th: Nabi Fest – Family Festival in Thornhill, Canada

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SHAFAQNA - Celebration of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday with fun carnival games, movies and more will be held in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada On Sunday, November 25th  , Rabi Al Awwal 17. Cooking Competition also will be held at the…

Photos: First prize of the photojournalism dedicated to a photographer from the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: A photographer from the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine won three awards in the Andrei Stenin International Contest, and the Russian government hosts the child Qassem; the hero of his picture. Taisir Mahdi Khudair Kazem…

A rare image of the shrine of Kazemayn and the Tigris River

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SHAFAQNA- A rare image of the shrine of the Imams of Kazemayn and the Tigris River.   Read more from Shafaqna: Rare images of Arbaeen's walking in the early 20th century A Rare Photo of Imam Ali's Holy Shrine from 50 Years…

Photos: Cladding project of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Resumption of work by cladding the floors, walls and Iwans of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him). After a pause of more than a month because of the Ziyarat Arba'een, the work started again in the second…

Photos: The Last Level of the Al-Rasool al-Adham Courtyard Project in Imam Ali (P) shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali:  The Project: Al-Rasool al-Adham Courtyard Area: Six Thousand Square Kilometers Site: the al-Qiblah Gate

Crimea's Online Courses for Quran Recitation

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Online courses for Quran recitation, is going to be organized by The Spiritual Board of Crimea Muslims, soon. The program includes the study of the Arabic alphabet, teaching the pronouncitation of Arabic letters,…

An emergency section of the Al-Kafeel Hospital opens to receive critical cases

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: An emergency section of the Al-Kafeel Super-Speciality Hospital of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, has been opened to receive emergency and critical cases, including internal medicine, cardiology, emergency surgical cases,…

Britain's Advisor-Minister of Culture, historians, archaeologists attending international conference at Imam Hussain Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The preparatory committee of the First International Conference on Heritage and Monuments, determined to be held in the city of Karbala, has announced some of the countries attending the conference. Preparatory committee…

Iran Supreme Leader: Unity way to confront Iraq enemies

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SHAFAQNA- Unity among Arab, Kurd, Shia and Sunni is the way to confront Iraq's enemies, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution said on Saturday. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with the newly-elected…

Amnesty International's Former Advisor: Imam Hussain's been wronged twice, malicious media distorts Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The head of the International Organization for Global Security, Rebee’ ElEdreesey, warned against anonymous sides attempting to distort the image of Islam by all means. In an interview published in Imam Hussain…

Photos: Shabi-e-Roza-e-Abul Fadl Abbas(A.S) in Lucknow India

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SHAFAQNA: Shabi-e-Roza-e-Abul Fadl Abbas(A.S.) in Lucknow India. Read more from Shafaqna: Imam Al-Askari (A.S.) - One Of The Lights of Ahlulbayt (A.S.) Narrations from Imam Hasan al-Askari (as) The Eleventh Imam, Hasan ibn ‘Ali…

The Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (P) visited by the Sudanese Ambassador to Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali: The Sudanese Ambassador to Iraq, Yasin Iwadh Ismael, had the honor of visiting the  Imam Ali (PBUH) holy shrine. "We had the honor of visiting this holy place and this holy and great Islamic figure, Imam Ali (PBUH)," he…

Highlights of The Muslim Convention Held in Manchester, UK

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  The Muslim Convention started with short lectures from world renowned speakers Shaykh Safdar Razi, Sayed Muhammad Baqir Al-Qazwini, Shaykh Muhammad Al-Hilli, Zahra Al-Hilli, Dr Ahab Bdaiwi all discussing ways to understand our…

'IN SEARCH OF A HOMELAND': The Muslim Convention Held in Manchester

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“In search of a homeland, a quest for an identity” was the theme of the Muslim Convention which was held today, November 17, 2018 in Manchester, UK. The Muslim Convention’s purpose was to connect Shia Muslims individually and collectively…

Photos: Mourning ceremony of the martyrdom of Imam Hasan Al-Askari (A.S) in Samarra

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SHAFAQNA- Mourning ceremony of martyrdom of Imam Hasan Al-Askari (A.S.) was held in Samarra under the rain of Divine Mercy with the presence of millions pilgrims. Millions of Shiite pilgrims and mourners from different cities of Iraq and various…

Supreme Religious Authority: Tribal chiefs must avoid injustice, woe to man who hurts others

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SHAFAQNA-  “He who does injustice shall gain nothing but remorse,” a saying by Imam Hasan ElEskeri (Peace Be Upon Him) that representative of the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority, sayyid Ahmed AlSafi mentioned in Friday’s sermon…

Video: Faraj Prayer in the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Faraj Prayer in the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (A.S.) Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Italian Catholic Woman Proud to be Arbaeen Pilgrim 3 modern pilgrims cities equipped for Arbaeen pilgrims Video: the moukeb of African…

Iran has started sending pilgrims to Syria

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA: Iran has started sending pilgrims to Syria to visit the holy shrine of Hazrat Zeinab (SA) on the outskirts of Damascus, An Iranian official said. Speaking to IQNA, Hassan Palarak, head of the Committee for Reconstruction…

Video: The Present Atmosphere of the Shrine of Imam Hasan-al-Askari (AS) at his Martyrdom Anniversary

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SHAFAQNA: The Present Atmosphere of the Shrine of Imam Hasan-al-Askari (AS) at his Martyrdom Anniversary.     Read more from Shafaqna: Narrations from Imam Hasan al-Askari (as) The Eleventh Imam, Hasan ibn ‘Ali…

Photos: Historical graveyard of Wadi al-Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Wadi al-Islam is a great historical graveyard in Najaf City. According to some traditions, this graveyard is the site of the retreat of some of the prophets and righteous. Tombs related to some Prophets like Hood and Salih, graves…

Photos: Syria 10 years ago

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Damascus, the largest city and capital of Syria, was ancient, historic and at the same time was one of the modern and contemporary cities that resisted against the attacks of insurgents and the invasion of foreigners and…

Photos: Replacing the flag of Imam Reza (AS) shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Replacing the flag of the luminous Razavi dome The black flag of Imam Reza (AS)'s shrine dome was replaced by a green flag, early this morning (Sunday) after two months of mourning of Muharram and Safar.   Read more…

Why aren’t Muslim women allowed to marry non-Muslims?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: There is a consensus among almost all Islamic jurists according to which Muslim women are forbidden to marry non-Muslims. This is clearly stated in Surah Baqarah: “do not marry polytheistic men [to your women] until…

Reasons of the deplorable situation in Iraq according to The Supreme Religious Authority

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority stated that the absence of the elements of successful professional performance is one of the reasons of the deplorable situation in Iraq. This was the important point stated in the second…

British MP: Shiites are interested in Peace and Liberty

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SHAFAQNA- A member of the British Parliament said Shiites are interested in Peace and Liberty, and they are kind to even their enemies. According to almaalomah , Maurice Claasman, a Labour peer in Britain's House of Lords said  Shiites are…

Can Muslims keep pets?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: Nowadays, pets are inseparable parts of people’s lives. In the United States, for example, over 60% of families have pets. Some have dogs, cats, while others keep fish, turtles, birds, rabbits, horses, sheep, pigs,…

A Shiite center received a grant worth 75,000 $ from Australian government

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SHAFAQNA- According to alforatnews, The Australian government allocated $ 75,000 to the Islamic Center of Shiites within the context of its country Special Grants to Religious Places. The Shiites Association of Australia announced in a statement…

Death Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad in holy shrine of Imam Ali

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SHAFAQNA- Millions of pilgrims from inside and outside Iraq are gathering in the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) to mark Death Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad.     …