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Photos: Pilgrims mourn for Hazrat Masoumeh

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News: A great number of pilgrims mourned for Hazrat Masoumeh (SA) in Qom province on Dec. 18 on the eve of her death anniversary.   Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: A Historical Photo of Hazrat Masoumeh…

Video: Rain surprises pilgrims in Mecca

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News: According to reports, as pilgrims in Mecca were saying their prayers in Kaaba on last nights of November, a gentle rain surprised them all.   Read more from Shafaqna: Imam Reza's (A.S.) Prayer for Rain

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…

More than 11 million pilgrims entered Karbala in the day of Arbaeen

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, The Surveillance Center of the Imam Hussain holy Shrine stated that raw statistics indicated that 11,853,487 pilgrims entered the holy city of Karbala. Center Director Resool Fdhaleh…

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…

The names of Iranian Quranic convoy members for Arbaeen announced

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SHAFAQNA- Iran announced the names of Qaris and members of Tawasheeh groups who selected to hold programs for pilgrims during Arbaeen this year. The Qaris and Tawasheeh groups form a Quranic convoy named Noor (light). They will perform…

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…

Two Health Scares tied to haj pilgrims at US airports

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SHAFAQNA-A pair of airline health scares at U.S. airports involving inbound flights were linked to pilgrims returning from the Hajj, Saudi Arabia, U.S. health officials said Friday. On Wednesday, an emergency response team with mobile diagnostic…

Photos: Disappearance Basement's New look

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The Eleskeri Shrine's engineering personnel has begun the project of the basement expansion, known as the “Disappearance Basement”; where the Awaited Imam Mohammed Elmehdi (May God Hasten His Reappearance) was…

Photos: Eid al-Ghadeer is Celebrated by Thousands of Pilgrims in Imam Ali's (P) Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali Network: Thousands of pilgrims headed toward the holy shrine celebrating the great occasion of the Eid al-Ghadeer, among the shouts of loyalty and re-pledging allegiance to Imam Ali (PBUH) . Read…

How "smart hajj" can help pilgrims?

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SHAFAQNA - over 2 million Muslim from all over the world descend on Makkah this week to take part in the Hajj. Hajj begins on the eighth day of Dhu Al Hijjah, which falls on August 19 this year. It will end on August 24. By Thursday,…

Eid Al Adha likely to begin on August 21st in Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - Eid Al Adha, The second biggest eid of Muslims, would likely to begin on August 21st in Saudi Arabia for this year 2018. Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court on Thursday called for sighting the crescent of Dhul Hijja on Saturday evening.…

Najaf Chief Officer Met with the Secretary General of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali Network : The Chief Officer of Najaf city, the Major General Ala Gharib, had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). Afterwards, he met with the Secretary General, Mr. Yusuf al-Sheikh Radhi, the two of…

Saudi Arabia announce two-month plan for Hajj season

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SHAFAQNA - The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques unveil two-month plan for upcoming Hajj season this year. Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, chief of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques, said the presidency was keen to prepare early for…

French Pilgrims: "I wish to be servant of Imam Reza Holy Shrine"

SHAFAQNA - Taha Hussain, a French pilgrim, said, "I would like to serve the pilgrims of Imam Reza (AS) as a servant of this holy shrine." Taha Hussein, in a meeting with officials at the Astan Quds Razavi International Affairs Center, said,…

Indian pilgrims walk 6000 km to visit Imam Hussain in Karbala

SHAFAQNA - A group of seven Shia Muslim pilgrims from Hyderabad old city has left for pilgrimage in Iraq on foot. They will complete their journey of 6000 km by walk to reach the city of Karbala in Iraq. The enthusiastic pilgrims are expected…