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Najaf: Iraq's city of bookshops in AFP report

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SHAFAQNA- In an exclusive report from the Shiite scholarly city of Iraq, AFP dropped in Najaf bookstores.   Poetry and philosophy books compete with economic treatises on laden shelves in the covered alleyways of old Najaf in Iraq, the…

When is the first day of the holy month of Muharram of 1440 AH?

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SHAFAQNA - Alkafeel : According to the schedule of the dates of moon sighting of the holy month of Muharram of the year 1440 AH, published on the official website of the Office of the supreme religious authority Sayed Ali al-Sistani in Najaf:…

Ayatollah Sheikh Mojtaba Beheshti passes away

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Mujtaba Beheshti one of the senior teachers of the higher levels of the Hawzah Seminary of Isfahan has passed away. He was one of the students of prominent and well-known scholars such as Seyyed Mohsen Hakim,…

Two locations in which Imam Hussain (P) stayed in on his way to Kerbela are discovered

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain Holy Shrine:  It is announced that Kerbela Center for Studies and Researches – affiliated with the Imam Hussain Shrine – has recently advanced in carrying out the project of discovering the path and the places that…

An Official Delegation from the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (P) Met with the Executive Manager of Najaf International Airport

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SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali Network : Members of the Board of the Directors, the head of the Public Relations Department and some of its employees visited Najaf international airport. They met Sayyid Ali Jawad, the Executive Manager of the airport.…

Iraqi On Foot Pilgrims Visit Mashhad

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SHAFAQNA - A group of Iraqi pilgrims walked the distance between Najaf and Razavi Holy Shrine in Karamat Ten Days. According to Astan News, on the sideline of a group of Iraqi on-foot pilgrims’ visit to the Razavi Shrine, “Ahmad Shokri”,…

Interview: Prominent Shiite and Sunni leaders can control the crisis in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA - It seems that the particular atmosphere currently dominating Iraq in terms of security and politics is affected by several internal and external factors. Dr. Kiumars Yazdan Panah, an international affairs expert in an interview…

Three Iraqi protesters killed as unrest sweep southern cities

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SHAFAQNA - The main gates to Iraq's port of Umm Qasrnear basra were re-opened Monday following closure due to unrest over poor government services across southern cities. Three officials said activities resumed at the port near the southern…

Hundreds of iraqis resumed protest in demand of basic services

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of Iraqis took to the streets in Basra on Friday in protest of shortage of jobs, electricity, water, and other basic services. Iraq has placed its security forces on high alert after protest against high unemployment…

Political alliance of Iraqi PM al-Abadi and Shia cleric al-Sadr

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SHAFAQNA - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr  said their political blocs, which came in third and first place in a parliamentary election respectively, would enter into an alliance in an effort to form a new government…

Iran-Iraq coordination to reach an accord on tourism

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SHAFAQNA - MNA : “2.3 million Iranians visit Iraq annually without taking into account the millions of Iranian pilgrims who travel to Iraq for Arbaeen rituals,” Hamid Mohammadi told Mehr News Agency correspondent on Tuesday. Mohammadi…

Why Is Najaf So Holy?

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SHAFAQNA - slate | Brendan Koerner : Najaf is considered so sacred because it's the site of the tomb of Ali, ʿAli b. AbiṬāleb, the first imam of the Shiites with graves attributed to Adam, Nuḥ (Noah).  Muslim who revered Ali (a.s) …

Turkish Sunni ambassador to Iraq: We are proud of bravery, wisdom of Imam Ali

SHAFAQNA - Fatih Yaldir, the Turkish ambassador to Iraq, had the honor of visiting the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) in Najaf city. In a statement to the Media Center of the Holy Shrine, "It is my fourth time to be honored by visiting Imam…

A delegation from Republic of Ghana visited Imam Ali shrine in Najaf

SHAFAQNA - A delegation from the republic of Ghana had the honor of visiting the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). Afterwards, they met with Fa’iq al-Shimmary the member of the administration committee of the holy shrine. “We came here…

Course on Iraqi Style Quran Recitation Underway in Najaf

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SHAFAQNA - According to the website of the Astan, Seyyed Hani Mousawi, supervisor of the Quranic program, said that the course has been organized in line with a national plan titled “Alawi Support for Iraqi recitation style of the Holy Quran”. The…

Imam Ali shrine contracts with Berlin university to cooperate on working on manuscripts

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SHAFAQNA - A delegation from the German Pergamon Museum had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The delegation consisted of a group of archeologists. They visited the manuscripts division in the holy shrine. Sheikh…
Hawza, Najaf al-Ashraf, Ayatullah Ishaq Fayyad, scholars

Ayatullah Fayyad: Our Scholars Accept Martyrdom, but Do Not Accept Supports from the State

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SHAFAQNA - The great and eminent Ayatullah Ishaq Fayyad, a scholar of religious sciences at the Hawzah of Nadjaf al-Ashraf , and a great reference in juridical issues (Marja'i Taqlid), received us with an incredible cordiality and sincerity…

Mourning ceremony on Sayyida Fatima's martyrdom at Imam Ali Shrine

SHAFAQNA - Mourning ceremony on Sayyida Fatima's martyrdom at Imam Ali Holy Shrine in Najaf, Iraq 30.1.2018. Source - ABNA

Canadian Media Institution Makes a Documentary Film about Imam Ali Shrine

SHAFAQNA - A group of Canadian journalist made a documentary film about the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) and the spiritual atmosphere therein. In a statement to the Media Center of the Holy Shrine, the reporter of the H.B.O Isabelle Yong…

Delegation of Japanese Foreign Minister visit Imam Ali Holy Shrine in Najaf

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SHAFAQNA -  The Delegation of the Japanese Foreign Minister is surprised at seeing the archeological sites and landmarks in the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The diplomat, Teiragima, said in a statement to the Media Center of the Holy…

World's Biggest Pilgrimage Now Underway, And Why You've Never Heard of it!

SHAFAQNA-Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi It's not the Muslim Hajj, or the Hindu Kumbh Mela.. Known as Arbaeen, it is the world's most populous gathering and you've probably never heard of it! Not only does the congregation exceed the…

Pakistani ambassador in Iraq visits Imam Ali's Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Dr. Ali Rahmani, the Pakistani ambassador in Iraq, visited the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (a.s.). Mohammad Razooqi, the head of the Administrative Committee, received him in the hospitality house of the holy shrine. In a statement…

Speaking Iraq out of Terrorism and Occupation - How Ayatollah Sistani inspired national resistance

SHAFAQNA - “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela In the case of Iraq and Iraq’s brilliant victory…

Chinese ambassador in Iraq: "Imam Ali Holy Shrine source of our respect, appreciation"

SHAFAQNA - On Tuesday Chinese Ambassador in Iraq, Chen We Ching and his accompanying delegation had visited Imam Ali Holy Shrine. The ambassador was received by Internal Relations officials' of Imam Ali Holy Shrine. The ambassador had a tour…

A Shiite perspective on political systems in Iraq - By Ayatollah Sayyid Jafar al-Hakim

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SHAFAQNA - The relationship with heritage is a significant trait in religious thought, one which also interacts with it on the basis of that it is absolute and unerring (always rights and accurate). It is the relationship to one’s tradition…

The Transfer of Kufa’s Hadith Heritage to Qom | History of Imami Shi’i Theology

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SHAFAQNA- During the Imamate of Imam Baqir (s) and Sadiq (s), there was a lot of encouragement from the Imams to their students and companions to begin recording down traditions. As this shift from oral to a written tradition became a culture…

Imam Ali’s Tomb and Wadi al-Salam

SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Shaheed Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Hakim In Kufah is the tomb of Imam ‘Ali (‘a), which is situated at the back of the city by the side of the white hills. This region is called Ghari and Najaf. It was too dry to support…

Imam Ali Holy Shrine distributes food to the needy during Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - According to the directions of the Secretary General of Imam Ali Holy Shrine, Sayyed Nizar Hashim Habl al-Mateen, Imam Ali Center for the Care of Orphans and Needy families continues to distribute the food basket to needy families…