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The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine security and service plan in Muharram

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: For the revival of the Ashura rituals, the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has put a security and service plan, considering it the prelude to a broader and more comprehensive plan for the Ziyarat of Arba'een of Imam al-Hussayn…

Photos: Ashura mournings processions, recall the arrival of Imam al-Hussayn (P) to Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel:Since Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) went out from the city of his grandfather (Allah's prayers be upon him and his holy Household) until he arrived to Karbala, he passes through many villages along the way, but he has…

Photos: Muharram mourning ceremony in Kuwait

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SHAFAQNA- Some Hussainiya in Kuwait held mourning ceremony on the fifth night of Muharram and iterated events from Imam Hussein's departure from Jeddah to the death of Moslem bin Aqeel, Ambassador of Imam in Kufa. A number of Preachers outlined…

Photos: Hamedan bazaar's vending mourning attires apparatus during Muharram

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SHAFAQNA- The most important Shi’a mourning ceremony is Muharram which commemorates the death of Imam Hussein (AS). Iranian people, every year with the arrival of Muharram, mourn for Imam Hussein (AS), Third Infallible Imam of Household of…

Saudi forces attacked on the tents of mourning for Imam Hussain (AS) in Safwa City

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi forces were sent to the city of Safwa on Wednesday to remove some tents of mourning for Imam Hussain (AS)  and reception sites for mourners of Imam Hussain (AS) . According to informed sources, Saudi forces suddenly attacked…

Paintings about Muharram in the World's Museums

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SHAFAQNA:  The current paintings from different museums, display the important month of Muharram, and also its 10th day known as "Ashura Day" which is remembered by Muslims (Shia) community, as the day on which Hussein Ibn Ali was martyred…

MUHARRAM AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE (3)

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SHAFAQNA- his is the third article in the series on Muharram and its significance. In the month of Rajab of the 60th year of Hijra, Mu’awiyya died. Yazeed became the Khaleefa of the Muslim Kingdom. People of Makkah and Madinah who…

The conference of Ashura covenant held in Bushehr

SHAFAQNA- The conference of Ashura covenant was held today, with the presence of Hujjat al-Islam Gholamali Safayi Bushehri, the representative of the Wali Faqih in the province and the Imam of Friday in Bushehr, in the Shahid Avini hall of…

Starting the condolences' processions on the first day of Muharram

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: As is customary, at the beginning of the holy month of Muharram in every year, since the morning of the first day of the sacred month of Muharram 1440AH corresponding to the September 11, 2018, the condolences' processions…

Muharram in "Coffee House" Paintings

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SHAFAQNA: Coffee-House painting is a traditional, narrative style of painting originating in Iran. It focuses on Persian folklore, epic stories as well as religious Shia Martyrology. These types of paintings started as an attempt to distance…

Photos: Cities of Iran are Prepared for Muharram Mourning Rituals

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna:  In cities and towns across Iran, Shia Muslims are prepared for holding mourning rituals in the month of Muharram, marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his faithful companions in the 680AD Battle of Karbala. …

Details about the Banner of Imam Hussain Shrine's Dome Revealed

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The Sewing Unit of the Imam Hussain Shrine is the only party that sews the banners of the dome of the shrine. The banner is replaced on the first day of every month in the Islamic calendar, 12 times a year. The…

Muharram and its Significance (2)

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SHAFAQNA- In the month of Rajab of the 60th year of Hijra, Mu’awiyya died. Yazeed became the Khaleefa of the Muslim Kingdom. People of Makkah and Madinah who had been approving the Khilafat for the last fifty years, accepted Yazeed’s…

Muharram

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali ibne Musa Al Reza (a.s) said: “O son of Shabeeb! Muharram is such a month that the Arabs of the age of ignorance (pre-Islāmic) too respected its sanctity and forbade oppression and blood-shed in it. But these people…

Reminder before Muharram: Get your copy of “Who is Hussain?”

SHAFAQNA- As the month of Muharram fast approaches, order a copy of Who is Hussain? today to give to your friends, co-workers, or neighbors. This book is a great resource for readers of all faiths and answers popular questions on Imam Hussain…

Virtues of Muharram: A Message from Dr. Sheikh Sayyid al-Ninowy

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SHAFAQNA- Below is a message from Dr. Sheikh Sayyid Muhammed bin Yahya Al-Ninowy on Muharram from his Khalwa, asking everyone to make Du'a for him, and all Muslims. The Sheikh said: Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim "Among the believers…

Inappropriate Actions During the Months of Muharram and Safar

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SHAFAQNA- The religious authority Grand Ayatullah Seyed Ali al-Sistani has responded to a question about inappropriate actions during the months of Muharram and Safar.   The following is the text of the question: Some of the believers,…

SHAFAQNA ROUNDTABLE - Muharram and Imam Hussain's Revolution

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SHAFAQNA - There has been a longstanding debates among Muslims around the concept of martyrdom and whether or not Imam Hussain intended to confront Yazid’s army on the plain of Karbala.   This of course begs the question of the Imam’s…

Events after the Death of Rasool Allah(S.A.W.W) till Karbala

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SHAFAQNA - The Majority Of The Muslims Went Against The Ahādīth Relevant To Imāmate We have already explained the evidences proving that mastership is the right of Ahlul Bayt (‘a) in general, that the Twelve Imāms (‘a) from among…

Sayed D. Moustafa Al Qazwini- Ashura; a season of internal transformation

SHAFAQNA - Sayed D. Moustafa Al- Qazwini Masjid Al Rasool Al Adham(PBUH)- Toronto CANADA 1st Night of Muharram 1439 H-September 21st 2017

Millions of Shia Muslims observe Tasu'a worldwide

SHAFAQNA - Shia Muslims in Iran and other parts of the world have begun mourning ceremonies to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson. Hussein ibn Ali ibn Abi-Taleb, is the third Imam in Shia…

Shiites condemn ban on IMN activities in Sokoto, Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Shiites yesterday, picked holes in the decision by the Sokoto State Government to ban the activities of the Islamic group, saying that the action is unconstitutional. The Shiites…

Tasu'a

SHAFAQNA - On Muharram 9th, 61 A.H. Umar bin Saad started his attack at night. He advanced towards Imam Husayn's camp. Zaynab, Imam Ali's daughter, heard the enemy's voice. She said to her brother al-Husayn: The enemies have approached! Imam…

Tasua; The Exam of Loyalty

SHAFAQNA- Sometimes, a one or two, or a few day life of a person, which its description might fit in few pages writing, is glorious to an extent that can prove the worthiness of a person better than dozens of books. His majesty Ab al-Fazl…

The story behind Muharram and why we must know it

SHAFAQNA - Thirteen centuries on Muharram still echoes of a battle fought ... it echoes of the stand of a man, an Imam appointed by God at a time when darkness threatened to disappear that which had been apparent, and that, which communities…

Muharram Ceremonies among the non-Muslims in Andhra Pradesh, India

SHAFAQNA- By: Prof. Dr. Sadiq Naqvi Osmania University, Hyderabad, India The royal patronage and the participation of the Sultans and nobles made Muharram an occasion of great importance to the Muslims. It had the religious sanction and therefore…

Advices of Ayatollah al-Sistani to the preachers and public speakers regarding the month of Muharram.

SHAFAQNA - Ayatollah al-Sistani has issued a statement addressed to the preachers and public speakers regarding the month of Muharram. The following is a statement from Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani addressed to the preachers and public…

#NeverToHumiliation - Muharram 2017

SHAFAQNA - This #MUHARRAM Just say to God that I am thankful to you that you gave me Hussain (as). Be entirely thankful for the blessing that is Aba Abdillah Al-Hussain. This blessing is not small. Don't take the blessing that is the love…