Entries by asadian

Intensive Course on Shia Studies Planned in Vienna Austria

SHAFAQNA – IQNA : Iran’s University of Religions and Denominations is organizing a Shia Studies course in Vienna, Austria. With its experience of organizing six intensive international courses on Shia Studies in the holy city of Qom and attracting more than a hundred participants from 42 countries, this will be the first such course held […]

NATO summit comes ahead of Trump’s direct meeting with Putin

SHAFAQN — President Trump ripped into NATO allies on Wednesday, slamming Germany for its dependence on Russian energy and demanding that nations double their military spending commitments. Ultimately however, the group resolved differences enough to sign new plans for defense against Russia and terrorism. The agreement includes a commitment from European leaders to boost spending. According […]

South Africa Mosque Attacker Was Outpatient at Cape Town Psychiatric Institution

SHAFAQNA – IQNA : The knife-wielding suspect in the deadly attack at a Cape Town mosque was an outpatient at a psychiatric institution‚ the Hawks said on Thursday. “The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Nur Arawal‚” Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi said. “[He] was an outpatient at Bellville’s Karl Bremer Psychiatric Hospital [from] 2013 until recently‚” he added. […]

Photos: Turkmen customs

SHAFAQNA – IRNA : These pictures show the Turkmen people’s customs and culture in Turkmenistan on July 6, 2018.         Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Gilan and Ardebil provinces’ superb scenery Iran lobbies its interests in Turkmenistan Official: Transnational Inche B-Turkmenistan Railway ready to use

Ahlul Bayt University in Jordan Looks forward Cooperating with the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali Network: As he visited the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH), Dr. Hani Akho Rasheeda an instructor of politics in the University of Ahlul Bayt of Jordan stated that they look forward cooperating with the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). He also expressed his comfort and spiritual peace at being in […]

AIMPLB plan to set up Sharia courts in all districts of India

SHAFAQNA– All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) made proposal to open Darul-Qaza (Sharia courts), based upon the Islamic law, in all districts of India. Speaking to India Today, Jafaryab Jilani, a member of AIMPLB said, “Since 1993, the board has been setting up Dar-ul-Qaza (Sharia courts) to resolve marital disputes and other issues before […]

Gian Roberto Scarcia, The prominent Italian Iranologist died

SHAFAQNA – IRNA  : Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman on Monday offered condolences over the death of a prominent Italian Iranologist. Gian Roberto Scarcia, the professor and founder of Persian language and literature courses at the University of Venice, was the author of over 170 books and articles, mostly on Islam and Iranian language, history, culture, scholars […]

Pakistan: Political parties in talks to attract Shia voters

SHAFAQNA – The News: The Shia community’s vote bank in some of Karachi’s constituencies has attracted the attention of major political stakeholders, who are flexing their muscles to win the maximum number of seats in the city’s electoral battle scheduled for July 25. Political parties have started negotiating with Shia political parties, local groups and clerics […]

US Imposes New Sanctions on Iranian airlines

SHAFAQNA – US imposes new sanctions on Iranian airlines and companies associated with them, after Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal, to increase economic pressure on Iran and isolate Iran in the world. Mahan Travel and Tourism, based in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, is subject to secondary sanctions under Iranian financial sanctions, according […]

Sheikh Isa Qassim leaves Bahrain to Britain for medical treatment

SHAFAQNA – Bahrain‘s top Shiite cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, in his late 70s, was allowed to fly out of island kingdom for medical treatment in Britain on Monday Sheikh Isa Qassim flew out of Bahrain International Airport. Opposition activists say Bahrain issued the sheikh a one-year passport as he is technically stateless since a Bahraini court […]

Photos: Martyrdom of Imam Jaf’ar al-Sadiq commemorated in Mashhad and Shah-Abdol-Azim Shrine

SHAFAQNA – Mehr News Agency : Countless number of followers of the Ahl al-Bayt (Household of the Prophet) converged in Tehran’s Shah-Abdol-Azim shrine and in the streets of Iranian northeastern city of Mashahd to mark the martyrdom of the Sixth Shia Imam and the founder of Ja’fari jurisprudence, Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq.   Read more from Shafaqna: […]

Pope and Christian leaders gather to pray for peace in the Middle East

SHAFAQNA– As war continues to threaten the Middle East, Pope Francis traveled to the southern Italian Adriatic port city of Bari, and dialogue with leaders of Catholic and Orthodox Christians and invites them to pray for peace in the Middle East. According to La Croix International, The call for peace in the Middle East rose […]

The blue Muslim-American wave for public office

SHAFAQNA – More than 90 American Muslims, nearly all of them Democrats, are running for public office across the country this year. Many are young and politically inexperienced, and most are long shot. Muslim Americans say they feel energized to run for public office because of Donald Trump’s Islamophobic policies. Muslims who reside in the United States have launched […]

Photos: Gilan and Ardebil provinces’ superb scenery

SHAFAQNA – ISNA : These beautiful landscapes are along the Asalem-Khakhal road, which connects Gilan province with Ardebil province of Iran. With this breathtaking scenery, this place is known as the most beautiful road of Iran. It contains thick forests and vast plains, which are full of corn-poppy flowers and you can see waterfalls in the […]

Amri Che Mat’s disappearance and Shia-phobia in Malaysia

SHAFAQNA – A Malaysian social activist, Amri Che Mat, went missing on Nov 24, 2016 that media reports saying it could be related to his alleged Shia belief. Already, Perlis Mufti Asri Zainul Abidin has attacked Amri Che Mat for following Shia teachings banned by religious authorities and has claimed that Shia Muslims were a threat […]

Kimia Alizadeh to carry the flag Team Iran in 2018 Asian Games

SHAFAQNA – ISNA: Executive board of National Olympic Committee of Iran and the country’s Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Masoud Soltanifar held a summit during which the flag bearer of Iran’s team for 2018 Asian Games was selected. According to the decision made by the executive board, Kimia Alizadeh will carry Iran’s flag in the […]

countries in the Middle East known as the Most Active on Social Media

SHAFAQNA – Jordan and Lebanon has been ranked first and second as most frequent users of social media, Pew Research Center reported. People in the Middle East are the most frequent users of social media, according to a recent study made by the Pew Research Center. The study found that the median percentage of social media […]

Photos: the tomb of Imam Sadiq (a.s) in Jannat al-Baqi‘ 

SHAFAQNA – Jannat al-Baqi‘ (Arabic: جَـنَّـة الْـبَـقِـيْـع‎) is cemetery in Medina, the Hijazi region of present-day Saudi Arabia. It is located to the southeast of the Prophet’s Mosque, which contains the grave of Muhammad (p). The former mausoleum of Hasan ibn Ali, Ali as-Sajjad, Muhammad al-Baqir and Ja’far as-Sadiq in Jannat al-Baqi‘ : The historical tomb of Al-Baqi’ was destroyed in 1926. Ja’far al-Sadiq was one of four Shia imams buried there.

mourning ceremony for martyrdom of Imam Sadiq (a.s) held at Gariend Budgam

SHAFAQNA – Kashmir News Service :  Anjuman-e-Sharie Shian, J&K organized annual Majlis-e-Hussaini (a.s) in regard of martyrdom of Imam Jaffar Sadiq (a.s) at Gariend Kalan Budgam in which thousands of devotees gather to pay rich tributes. Zakreen recite elegies and remembers services and sacrifices of Imam Sadiq (a.s). While addressing to Majlis-e-Aza at Gariend, president of […]

Indian visitors arrive at the holy shrines of Karbala after a journey lasting more than 6 months.

SHAFAQNA- Al Kafeel : The love and attachment to the imams of the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) are embodied in countless images. One of them is the experience of a group of lovers of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) from the city of Hyderabad, India. They walked for Hundreds of miles to perform […]

Shia Rights Watch: 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism in the first half of 2018

SHAFAQNA – Shia Rights Watch: The first half of 2018 saw 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism take place in over a dozen countries. Anti-Shiism is extended to June, and compared to May, the number of people killed and wounded has almost tripled. With 206 cases of anti-Shiism, Shia Muslims continue to be under attack in countries like […]

Sale of France arms to the Middle East doubled

SHAFAQNA – According to a government report, French arms sales to the Middle East doubled in 2017, despite pressure from lawmakers and rights groups on President Emmanuel Macron to prevent weapons from entering the countries conducting a bloody war like Arab states that are part of a Saudi-led offensive in Yemen. France is among the world’s […]

8 ISIS terrorists executed in Tehran over 2017 Parliament attack

SHAFAQNA – ISNA : Eight members of Daesh terrorist group who were convicted in the 2017 deadly attack on Parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran have been executed. According to the public relations of Tehran’s Islamic Revolution Tribunal, the 8 terrorists had direct cooperation with main agents in martyring and wounding a number of […]

Iran, Pakistan must boost level of sports cooperation

SHAFAQNA – IRNA : Former Pakistani volleyball star says that Iran and Pakistan being two neighboring and friendly states must enhance their cooperation in sports sector which will benefit both countries. In an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) Irfan Nawaz, who had also played in Iranian volleyball leagues said that the level of sports in […]

Number of Yemenis fleeing Al-Hudaydah Rise due to fierce attacks by Saudi-led coalition

SHAFAQNA – Number of Yemenis fleeing Hodeidah due to fierce attacks by Saudi-led coalition forces is Greater than 121,000, according to a new UN report. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released a report on Wednesday reporting that humanitarian partners have verified more than 17,350 households (over 121,000 people) have been displaced […]

Islamophobic attack in Belgium was condemned by Muslims and Jews groups

SHAFAQNA – Two assailants attacked on a young Muslim girl in Belgium On last Monday night, taking off her headscarf and inflicting injuries upon her with a sharp object. Muslim and Jewish groups condemned this Islamophobic attack. According to Anadolu Agency, Muslim and Jewish groups on Thursday strongly an attack on a young Muslim girl in […]

World powers support Iran’s continued oil and gas exports despite US threats

Shafaqna- European powers including China and Russia, said that they support Iran’s right to export oil and gas, despite threats of sanctions by the US. According to US News, five world powers have agreed with Iran to forge ahead with negotiations to help preserve economic and financial channels with the country and maintain its ability […]