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Karbala Tragedy shows where to find True Islam

SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria The leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, delivered a closing lecture of 1435 Ashura mourning gathering on 30thMuharram 1435 (December1,…

Ashura Procession in Zaria City (Nigeria Oct 2016)

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Shafaqna - On 11 Al-muharram 1348 (Thursday, October 12, 2016) Muslims under the leadership of Shaikh Ibraheem Zazkaky staged a peaceful procession in commemoration of Imam Hussain (AS)'s martyrdom in Karbala. Procession took place…

Nigerian Army removes people from Katsina mosque

SHAFAQNA- Nigerian soldiers have removed worshipers from a mosque in Katsina, northern Nigeria, in what appears to be an escalating campaign against the country's Islamic Movement (IMN). Eyewitnesses reported that the soldiers, who were…

Group Protests Continued Detention of El Zakzaky in Kwara, Nigeria

SHAFAQNA- Members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria in Kwara state staged a peaceful protest at the weekend against the continued detention of the leader of Shi'ites in Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim Al ZakZaky, by the military. Those who staged the…

Zaria Massacre: Shias disappointed with Human Rights Commission bias

SHAFAQNA- The Shi’a Islamic Movement of Nigeria says it has severed ties with a panel set up by the National Human Rights Commission to investigate the December 2015 alleged attack on the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, by Shi’a members. While…

Nigeria's Shia spurn inquiry into Kaduna violence

SHAFAQNA- A commission of enquiry into clashes between the army and Nigeria’s Shia Muslim community was suspended Monday after the Islamic Movement shunned the proceedings. In December, violence in the northern state of Kaduna saw at least…

Nigerians Call for Sheikh Zakzaky Release

SHAFAQNA- The demonstrators, mostly women, staged a rally in the northeastern city of Bauchi on Monday, denouncing the incarceration of the cleric, his wife and hundreds of other Muslims as illegal. They also called for the immediate release…

Shia march for Zakzaky in Kaduna

SHAFAQNA- Shia group members have on February 3, Wednesday, protested in Kaduna, demanding the release of their leader Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The group said that Zakzaky has been detained for the past 50 days by security agents. According…

'Sheikh Zakzaky' Currently in Intelligence Ministry's Custody; 6 Bullets Hit Him; He Expresses Deep Regret

SHAFAQNA- Nigerian army soldiers fired six bullets at Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, seriously injuring the Shia cleric when they raided his residence to arrest him, says a member of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA). Professor…

New York protest condemns execution of Nimr, detention of Sheikh Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA- A demonstration in the US city of New York has condemned Saudi Arabia’s recent execution of top cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, as well as Nigeria's detention of senior cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. Hundreds of activists gathered…

Islamic Movement in Nigeria calls for release of Sheikh Zakzaki

SHAFAQNA - The following is a statement which was made public by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, after state officials refused to free Sheikh Ibraheem al-Zakzaki, a prominent religious leader. A man of peace dedicated to the promotion of…

Nigerian former Minister warns President Buhari over torturing, poisoning or murdering of Sheikh Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA- A former Nigerian minister has warned President Muhammadu Buhari that “all hell will break loose” if the three prominent prisoners currently being detained by the state are harmed in any way, Nigerian newspaper Premium Times reported. Femi…

Who is Hussain condemns Nigerian military violence against Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA - Who is Hussain strongly condemns the violent acts of aggression by the Nigerian Military against followers of Hussain ibn Ali in Nigeria – Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his peaceful movement. Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky is the leader…

Nigeria Igbo mandate Congress Call President Buhari Must Apologise for Zaria Massacres; Seeks Release of Sheikh Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA- Igbo Mandare Congress, IMC wishes to officially condole with families of massacred members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, over the massacre of Zaria where estimated one thousand persons Shiite Muslims met untimely death. Igbo…

Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky Stresses Importance of Unity Among Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, says unity among Muslims is paramount irrespective of schools of thought and boundaries. He made the statement on the fourth day of the annual Unity…

NIGERIA - Statement from Nusaibah El Zakzaky: We are not the Shia Movement of Nigeria; we are the Islamic Movement of Nigeria

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SHAFAQNA - I am not a Shia Muslim, I am just a Muslim, and NOTHING comes before the name Muslim. We Muslims should not accept names like that. Names that segregates us into different types of Islam, there is only one type of Islam brought by…

Building of Nigeria Islamic Movement Completely Demolished by Army

SHAFAQNA- A report reaching which says Husainiyyah Baqiyyatullah Zaria Building has been completely demolished by the Nigerian Soldiers on Sunday the 20th of Dec. 2015. The building was reduced to rubble at around 2pm local time. The building…

Bringing December 12, 2015 Nigeria Massacre To the International Criminal Court

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SHAFAQNA EXCLUSIVE - This December, Mohammad H. Zakerhossein, the Director of Iranian Center for International Criminal Law postulated that recent events in Nigeria - the killing en masse of Shiite Muslims in Zaria on December 12, 2015 constitute…