Former Kurdish woman lawmaker nominates himself for Iraqi presidency

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SHAFAQNA- The former Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament from the Change Movement (Gorran), Sirwa Abdulwahid has announced her candidacy as  next president of the Republic of Iraq which makes her the first woman to run for this position…

JCPOA and the future of international relations

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SHAFAQNA- Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in May. The US withdrawal from the nuclear deal struck between Iran and main powers is “doomed” to significantly have an effect on peace and safety within the Center…

Ahvaz terror attack: Iran blames US and regional terror sponsors

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SHAFAQNA- At least 25 people are dead and 60 others wounded after gunmen fired on a military parade in Iran on Saturday. The parade was being held to mark the anniversary of the start of the war with Iraq in 1980. Four unidentified assailants…

The Supreme Religious Authority: characteristics of the person who represents the supporters of the killing of Imam al-Hussayn (p)

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority has shown that the Ashura scene is a repeated scene, and there is now who represent the supporters of the killing of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), among which characteristics; is not…

Zarif: Iran will respond Decisively to Ahvaz terror attack

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SHAFAQNA- Iran’s Foreign Minister by stating that Iran holds regional terror sponsors and their US masters accountable for such attacks, said Iran will respond decisively to the terror attack in Ahvaz. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s…

Terror attack on military parade in Ahvaz, Iran +Video

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SHAFAQNA- In a terrorist attack on a military parade in Iran’s southern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, ten people were killed and at least 20 people others injured , a provincial governor said.  Gunmen opened fire on people from behind a…

Two Muslim politicians Could Be First Muslim Women In US Congress

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SHAFAQNA-A number of progressive Muslim Americans are competing for governmental office across the US. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have the potential to be the ‘first’ Muslim woman elected to sit in Congress. America has 3.5m Muslims,…

Swiss open criminal case against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been arrested in France since February on rape charges, is facing a new accusation of rape in Switzerland. The Tribune de Geneve newspaper quoted Henri Della Casa, a spokesperson for the office…

Ashura 2018 in different Countries around the world +Video

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SHAFAQNA: Millions of Shia Muslims on Friday marked the climax of the annual ritual of Ashura with expressions of suffering where they mourn the slaying of Imam Hussain (A.S), grandson of the Prophet Muhammed. It is observed in Iraq and…

Video: Enormous Ashura march across the streets of Dearborn, Michigan

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SHAFAQNA- In the state of Michigan in USA, the city of Dearborn, has witnessed a mass march in which blag flags were raised to express slogans against injustice, renewing the pledge to the martyr of Karbala; Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him),…

Bahrain Center for Human Rights: Al-Khalifa officials are struggling with Shiite Ashura rituals

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SHAFAQNA - Bahrain Center for Human Rights announced that Bahrain security authorities target freedom of religion and belief by creating restrictions on holding of religious rituals and Ashura ceremony in the villages and cities of Bahrain. This…

Photos: THE 29th ANNUAL ASHURA DAY PROCESSION held IN LONDON

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SHAFAQNA – Muslims in the United Kingdom gathered in central London for mourning in the anniversary of Imam Hussain (P) martyrdom.  The 29th Annual Ashura Day Procession was held in London on  September 20, 2018 on the day of Ashura. Thousands…
Shiites, Nigeria, Ashura, Tassoua

Video: the ceremony of Imam Hussain (P) Mourning in Nigeria

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SHAFAQNA - A ceremony of mourning for anniversary of Imam Hussain (P) martyrdom was held in Kano, Nigeria. Nigerian shiites gathered for mourning on the day of Tassoua of Muharram, on September 19, 2018. Source:…

Muharram in Afghanistan: an occasion to remember the tragedies of Hazāra community

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SHAFAQNA: Most Afghans are Sunni Muslims, but a sizable minority are Shiites, mostly part of the Hazāra ethnic group, whose Asiatic features denote their Mongolian roots and set them apart from other Afghans. So the great majority of Shiʿites…

Habib Ibn Mudhahir al-Asadi: One of the heroes of at-Taf

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Imam al-Hussayn's (peace be upon him) companions, were recognized by their unique qualities that made them the best martyrs. This small group had a very special connection with the Imam of their era Aba Abdillah al-Hussayn…

More than 1500 free-service booths and Free medical attention offered to serve Ashura pilgrims

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: In the month of Muharram, many free-service booths are installed in the holy city of Kerbela to offer free services and free medical attention to Ashura pilgrims. The assistant director of the Hussainian Processions…

Kenya Muharram Mourning Ceremonies

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA: In Kenya, Shia Muslims began holding rituals to mourn Imam Hussein's (AS) martyrdom anniversary. The Board of Trustees of Kenyan Jafari Shias’ Islamic Education Center has invited Ghanaian cleric Sheikh Abdul Jalil Nawui…

Abd al-Rahman Ibn Abd Rabbah al-Ansari al-Khazraji: the companion of Imam Hussayn (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Some of the companions of the Messenger of Allah (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household) who supported him and narrated his Hadith, or from those who only met him once, had a distinguished presence in the…

Ta'ziyeh: play of the war between good and evil

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SHAFAQNA- Ta’zieh, condolence theater or passion play, is a traditional Persian theater, in which actors convey the dramatic events through music and songs. The Ta’zieh plays retail the wars between good and evil where dialogues symbolize…

People of Tuz Khurmatu raised the flag of Ashura grief

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The people of the district of Tuz Khurmato, Salah al-Din province, on the first day of the month of mourning, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), held a ceremony to raise the banner of Hussayni…

September 20th: The Annual Ashura Day Procession in London

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SHAFAQNA - Millions of Shia Muslims worldwide participate in the mourning processions and ceremonies to mark Ashura and mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and his companions. For the 29th Annual Ashura Day Procession, Muslims…

Anas bin Kahil al-Asdi: the companion of Imam Hussayn (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Anas bin Kahil al-Asdi, is one of the the companions of the Holy Prophet (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household), who was also a companion of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and has participated in…

Photos: Raas Al-Hussein (P) Mosque in Cairo

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SHAFAQNA - The Al Hussein Mosque is one of the most sacred Islamic sites in Egypt and famously known for it’s housing the oldest complete manuscript of the Holy Qu’ran. It’s location is also in an immensely popular street of Cairo…

More than 29 thousand from inside and outside Iraq are registered in Hussayni processions

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The number of the registered Hussayni processions and bodies in the database of the department has exceeded 29 thousand service and condolence processions from inside and outside Iraq,  Haj Riyadh Ni'mat al-Salman , the…

11-year-old boy killed by Israeli gunfire in Gaza

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SHAFAQNA- Three Palestinian including an 11-year-old boy has died of his wounds by Israeli troops during weekly protest on the fence at the fortified Gaza Strip border. The Israeli military said it used force necessary to repel 13,000 Palestinians…

The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine security and service plan in Muharram

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: For the revival of the Ashura rituals, the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has put a security and service plan, considering it the prelude to a broader and more comprehensive plan for the Ziyarat of Arba'een of Imam al-Hussayn…

Photos: Ashura mournings processions, recall the arrival of Imam al-Hussayn (P) to Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel:Since Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) went out from the city of his grandfather (Allah's prayers be upon him and his holy Household) until he arrived to Karbala, he passes through many villages along the way, but he has…

Photos: Muharram mourning ceremony in Kuwait

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SHAFAQNA- Some Hussainiya in Kuwait held mourning ceremony on the fifth night of Muharram and iterated events from Imam Hussein's departure from Jeddah to the death of Moslem bin Aqeel, Ambassador of Imam in Kufa. A number of Preachers outlined…