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Al Khalifa forces arrest Bahraini Shiite cleric

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SHAFAQNA - Bahraini Shiite cleric Sheikh Mahmoud al-Ali has been arrested after a Manama court upheld a previous 6-month jail sentence against him. The cleric is the vice-president of Bahrain’s largest Shiite religious and cultural organization,…

English Pakistani Sunni scholars pilgrimage Imam Reza holy shrine

SHAFAQNA - Twenty Sunni scholars from Pakistan living in England went on pilgrimage of Razavi Holy Shrine in Razavi Karamat Ten Days Celebration. According to Astan News, head of this group said, “A 20-person group including prominent and…

Playground CCTV clue in bid to find killers of muslim cleric, 64, who was bludgeoned to death as he walked home after Friday prayers

SHAFAQNA- Police investigating the death of a Muslim cleric who was bludgeoned to death in a children’s playground are examining CCTV footage which shows three men running near the scene of the crime shortly afterwards. Jalal Uddin suffered…

Terrorists using Islam as a cover: Top Egyptian cleric

SHAFAQNA - Terrorists use religion as a front, said Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, who is the head of the al-Azhar, one of the Muslim world’s most prestigious centers for Islamic learning. It will be unjust and blatant bias, the cleric stated…

Cyprus’ top Muslim cleric sends message of peace

SHAFAQNA - Cyprus’ top Muslim cleric says Christians and Muslims can again live together peacefully on ethnically divided Cyprus as they did for hundreds of years. Turkish Cypriot Grand Mufti Talip Atalay says Muslims should emulate the…

Senior Muslim cleric deplores Mina tragedy, calls for oversight

SHAFAQNA - Ayatollah Mohsen Araki, the head of Tqrib Global Association condemned the Saudis neglects in Mina event and asked the World Court and other international associations to investigate the case. Ayatollah Araki who was interviewing…