Entries by asadian

Al-Kazemi meets with Pelosi; Emphasis on Iraq’s efforts to strengthen peace in region

SHAFAQNA- The Iraqi Prime Minister, in a meeting with the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, stressed his country’s efforts to strengthen the policy of calm in the region. The office of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi issued a statement this evening (Wednesday) announcing that he had met and talked with the Speaker of the […]

Mikati: I have international experience & support to stop Lebanon collapsing

SHAFAQNA- The caretaker Lebanese Prime Minister stressed at a press conference that he has the international support and the necessary experience in the field of finance and trade to prevent the economic and social collapse of Lebanon. Najib Mikati said: “Certainly I have the international support of the European Union, especially France, and I am […]

Sheikh Zakzaky, wife released from jail

 SHAFAQNA- Shaykh Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, and his wife Zeenah Zakzaky have been released from detention after the courts dropped all charges and acquitted them. According to Reuters, Justice Gideon Kurada ruled there were no charges to answer and acquitted the pair. Prosecution lawyer Dari Bayero confirmed the ruling. A […]

Video: “The Tale of The Heavens”, Story of Imam Ali’s (A.S) birth to the event of Ghadir

SHAFAQNA- The short film “Naba Al-Sama” (The Tale Of The Heavens), which is being circulated in cyberspace these days and has been considered by filmmakers in terms of production techniques, has been produced by Abbas Yousefi, a young Iranian-Kuwaiti director. This short film is based on the life of Imam Ali (A.S), which narrates the […]

Saudi Arabia to Impose Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate next week

SHAFAQNA- Saudi health officials announced that the corona vaccine will be mandatory in the country from next week. The Saudi Ministry of Health announced that people in this country will need to show proof on a mobile app that they have received at least one vaccine dose to enter public and private institutions beginning Sunday, […]

Holy mausoleum of Imam Ali (A.S) in Najaf

SHAFAQNA-IQNA: The holy shrine of Imam Ali (AS) in Najaf, Iraq, is a pilgrimage site for Shias and other Muslims from Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, and other countries around the world. The mausoleum is expected to receive more pilgrims than usual today and tomorrow, on the occasion of Eid al-Ghadir. The event of Ghadir, or Eid […]

Hazrat Abbas (A.S) holy shrine hosts Quran memorization contest

SHAFAQNA-IQNA: The Quran Teaching Center of the Astan (custodianship) of Hzarat Abbas (AS) holy shrine in Karbala, Iraq, organized a Quran competition. The contest, named Qatoof, was attended by 8 teams of memorizers from different governorates of Iraq, Al-Kafeel website reported. It featured memorization of five Juzes (parts) of the Quran and the concepts of […]

Ar-Rahman Mosque a beautiful example of Malay architecture

SHAFAQNA-IQNA: Ar-Rahman Mosque is located in Kampung Pulau Gajah village in Malaysia’s Kelantan State. The mosque has a unique architecture and design overlooking a beautiful natural and serene scenery.   Standing proud at the fringe of the village, the mosque, thanks to a corporate philanthropist, was built five years ago. Covering an area of 5,000sq ft […]

HRW: Israel’s crimes in Gaza war are clearly visible

SHAFAQNA- Human Rights Watch accused the Israeli military of committing war crimes during an 11-day military offensive in the Gaza Strip last May. The organization today (Tuesday) released the results of its investigation into three Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip that killed 62 Palestinian civilians. The organization stressed: “In the vicinity of those attacks, […]

Mikati presented initial vision of cabinet composition to Michel Aoun

SHAFQANA- Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati has presented Michel Aoun with a vision of a 24-member cabinet composed of different Lebanese tribes and parties, but without mentioning names. The cabinet has been well established so far, and it has been determined that the next government will consist of 24 ministers, but Michel Aoun insists […]

Hadith of Ghadir And the Succession of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA- The Hadith of Ghadir is one of the most widely-narrated and authentic traditions in Islam; it is narrated by no fewer than 120 Companions, ninety Successors and 360 Sunni scholars. Ibn Taymiyya (d. 728/1328), who harboured some enmity towards Imam Ali (AS), rejected the authenticity of the tradition. However, the latter-day representative of his school […]

2020 Tokyo Olympics fencing competition: Iran-Italy match referee suspended, incorrect judgment causes elimination of Iranian swordsmen!

SHAFAQNA- The Chairman of the Referee Committee of the World Fencing Federation stressed that he will no longer allow the Ukrainian referee to judge the match between Iran and Italy. The match between the national fencing teams of Iran and Italy ended today with the 45-44 defeat of Iranian national team, and the competition between […]

Shafaqna Collection: Imamate and Teachings of Imam Ali (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- The 21st of Ramadhan is the anniversary of martyrdom of Imam Ali (A.S), the first Imam of the Shia Muslims. Here is a Shafaqna collection of texts about Imam Ali (A.S); his blessed life in the company of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), his Imamate and teachings. Imam Ali’s (A.S) Imamate  Hadith of Ghadir and the […]

Shafaqna Dictionary of Shia Islam in Media: Bayʿah (Pledge of Allegiance)

SHAFAQNA- Shafaqna Dictionary of Shia Islam in Media is a multilingual collection of Shia Graphs that explain the words used in Shia News and Shia Media. Bayʿah (Pledge of Allegiance) Bayʿah means shaking hands, slapping one’s right hand on another’s right hand. The common and literal meaning of allegiance in Islam is a contract that a […]

Ammar Hakim praises agreement to withdraw US troops from Iraq

SHAFAQNA- The Leader of the Iraqi National Wisdom Movement welcomed the country’s diplomatic achievement in signing the agreement on the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. Referring to his country’s agreement with the United States to withdraw US troops from Iraq by the end of 2021, Ammar Hakim said in a tweet: The successful position […]

Qataris respond to Bahraini gov’t media: Shias of Bahrain are more worth of sympathy

SHAFAQNA- Bahrain Mirror: Qataris launched a collective response to what was published by press affiliated with the authorities in Bahrain which stated that Shia Muslims in Qatar are subjected to religious discrimination. Dozens of Qatari Twitter users tweeted under the hashtag [translated from Arabic] #Shiites_of_Bahrain_are_More_Worth_of_Sympathy, stressing that Shias in Qatar do not suffer discrimination as […]

Algeria closes Mosques again amid rising number of Coronavirus cases

SHAFAQNA- IQNA: Algeria’s authorities ordered the closure of Mosques in many parts of the country as the number of COVID-19 cases, especially the new Delta variant, is growing rapidly. Algeria’s Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs announced that Mosques in 35 provinces, including Algiers, will be closed, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported. The ministry said Quran courses […]

Donation made for rebuilding Christchurch Mosque

SHAFAQNA- IQNA: One of the Mosques at the center of the Christchurch terrorist attack will be rebuilt as part of a $10 million development paid for by an international donor. A United Arab Emirates foundation, known for funding multimillion-dollar buildings across the world, enlisted an Australian architect to design a new Mosque and events center […]

Hunger striking Palestinian inmates put in solitary confinement

SHAFAQNA- IQNA: Israeli prison guards stormed the cells of Palestinian inmates on an open-ended hunger strike, who are suffering from inadequate health care amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said on Monday that the guards at Ofer and Ramon prisons confiscated all electronic devices and personal belongings of the inmates. The guards […]

Mikati began parliamentary consultations to form Lebanese cabinet

SHAFAQNA- Incumbent Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati today (Tuesday) began non-binding parliamentary consultations to form a new government in parliament. The parliamentary consultations began at 11:30 a.m. local time today with Mikati meeting with Nabih Berri, and then Mikati met with Saad Hariri, head of the Future Movement, Tammam Salam, and Elie Ferzli, Deputy Speaker […]

Tokyo Olympics Competitions: Iranian Taekwondo National Team Finished Runner-Up/Turkmenistan won first medal in history of Olympics in weightlifting

SHAFAQNA- The Iranian national taekwondo team competed against China in the final of the Olympic team competitions and took the runner-up position in these competitions. At the suggestion of the World Taekwondo Federation and with the approval of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), for the first time, joint taekwondo team competitions were held on a […]