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Ayatollah Hakim to Christian priest: Clergymen should propagate the spirit of love and coexistence of all nations

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Mohammad Saeed Hakim, invited the clerics of various religions to propagate the spirit of love, coexistence and interaction among the nations of the world and effort to institutionalize honorable values. Ayatollah Hakim,…

Custodian of Astan Quds Alawi visited Kashif Al-Geeta Foundation in Najaf

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SHAFAQNA- Custodian of Astan Quds Alawi, Yousef Al-Shaikh and General Director of Amir Al-Mumenin library, Heidar Al-Sahlani visited Kashif Al-Gheeta Foundation in Najaf Ashraf. Director of Amir Al-Mumenin library told Shafaqna that the…

Photos: Implanting 1300 Palms Seedlings and Preparing Touristic Oases in Fadak Farm

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali:  The Secretary General of the Imam Ali (PBUH) Holy Shrine, Yusuf Sheikh Radhi, in a tour he made in the Fadak Farm, announced a preliminary project in Fadak Farm consisting of recreational facilities and oases attracting…

Photos: The Last Level of the Al-Rasool al-Adham Courtyard Project in Imam Ali (P) shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali:  The Project: Al-Rasool al-Adham Courtyard Area: Six Thousand Square Kilometers Site: the al-Qiblah Gate

Photos: Historical graveyard of Wadi al-Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Wadi al-Islam is a great historical graveyard in Najaf City. According to some traditions, this graveyard is the site of the retreat of some of the prophets and righteous. Tombs related to some Prophets like Hood and Salih, graves…

Seyyed Sadriddin Qapanchi: Wahhabi thought is behind the scenes of Nigeria's killing

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SHAFAQNA- Iraq prayer leader Seyyed Sadriddin Qapanchi in Najaf's Friday prayer sermon criticized the Nigerian government's attack Shiites in Arbaeen rally which resulted in martyrdom and injuries, stressing that " Wahhabi thought and financial…

Photos: Servants of Arbaeen pilgrims return to Najaf

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SHAFAQNA- The images depict the return of Iraqi Arbaeen pilgrims from Karbala to Najaf. Some of them are servants of Arbaeen pilgrims in Moukebs in the path to Karbala who served the pilgrims of Imam Hussain(A.S.). …

Missing Persons Center of Imam Ali Shrine opens more centers, delivers lost and found people home

SHAFAQNA- For the Arba’een pilgrimage, the Missing Persons Center of the Imam Ali Shrine has set a program that ensures taking the lost and found people home after 24 hours. Mr. Hasan ElHasany stated to the Media Center of the Imam…

More than 1000 waste containers on the roads to Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine puts more than 1000 waste containers on the roads leading to the holy city of Karbala. As part of its preparations to receive the visitors of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) on the Arba'een,…

Najaf: Iraq's city of bookshops in AFP report

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SHAFAQNA- In an exclusive report from the Shiite scholarly city of Iraq, AFP dropped in Najaf bookstores.   Poetry and philosophy books compete with economic treatises on laden shelves in the covered alleyways of old Najaf in Iraq, the…

When is the first day of the holy month of Muharram of 1440 AH?

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SHAFAQNA - Alkafeel : According to the schedule of the dates of moon sighting of the holy month of Muharram of the year 1440 AH, published on the official website of the Office of the supreme religious authority Sayed Ali al-Sistani in Najaf:…

Ayatollah Sheikh Mojtaba Beheshti passes away

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Mujtaba Beheshti one of the senior teachers of the higher levels of the Hawzah Seminary of Isfahan has passed away. He was one of the students of prominent and well-known scholars such as Seyyed Mohsen Hakim,…

Two locations in which Imam Hussain (P) stayed in on his way to Kerbela are discovered

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain Holy Shrine:  It is announced that Kerbela Center for Studies and Researches – affiliated with the Imam Hussain Shrine – has recently advanced in carrying out the project of discovering the path and the places that…

An Official Delegation from the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (P) Met with the Executive Manager of Najaf International Airport

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SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali Network : Members of the Board of the Directors, the head of the Public Relations Department and some of its employees visited Najaf international airport. They met Sayyid Ali Jawad, the Executive Manager of the airport.…

Iraqi On Foot Pilgrims Visit Mashhad

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SHAFAQNA - A group of Iraqi pilgrims walked the distance between Najaf and Razavi Holy Shrine in Karamat Ten Days. According to Astan News, on the sideline of a group of Iraqi on-foot pilgrims’ visit to the Razavi Shrine, “Ahmad Shokri”,…

Interview: Prominent Shiite and Sunni leaders can control the crisis in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA - It seems that the particular atmosphere currently dominating Iraq in terms of security and politics is affected by several internal and external factors. Dr. Kiumars Yazdan Panah, an international affairs expert in an interview…

Three Iraqi protesters killed as unrest sweep southern cities

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SHAFAQNA - The main gates to Iraq's port of Umm Qasrnear basra were re-opened Monday following closure due to unrest over poor government services across southern cities. Three officials said activities resumed at the port near the southern…

Hundreds of iraqis resumed protest in demand of basic services

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of Iraqis took to the streets in Basra on Friday in protest of shortage of jobs, electricity, water, and other basic services. Iraq has placed its security forces on high alert after protest against high unemployment…

Political alliance of Iraqi PM al-Abadi and Shia cleric al-Sadr

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SHAFAQNA - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr  said their political blocs, which came in third and first place in a parliamentary election respectively, would enter into an alliance in an effort to form a new government…

Iran-Iraq coordination to reach an accord on tourism

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SHAFAQNA - MNA : “2.3 million Iranians visit Iraq annually without taking into account the millions of Iranian pilgrims who travel to Iraq for Arbaeen rituals,” Hamid Mohammadi told Mehr News Agency correspondent on Tuesday. Mohammadi…

Why Is Najaf So Holy?

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SHAFAQNA - slate | Brendan Koerner : Najaf is considered so sacred because it's the site of the tomb of Ali, ʿAli b. AbiṬāleb, the first imam of the Shiites with graves attributed to Adam, Nuḥ (Noah).  Muslim who revered Ali (a.s) …

Turkish Sunni ambassador to Iraq: We are proud of bravery, wisdom of Imam Ali

SHAFAQNA - Fatih Yaldir, the Turkish ambassador to Iraq, had the honor of visiting the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) in Najaf city. In a statement to the Media Center of the Holy Shrine, "It is my fourth time to be honored by visiting Imam…

A delegation from Republic of Ghana visited Imam Ali shrine in Najaf

SHAFAQNA - A delegation from the republic of Ghana had the honor of visiting the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). Afterwards, they met with Fa’iq al-Shimmary the member of the administration committee of the holy shrine. “We came here…

Course on Iraqi Style Quran Recitation Underway in Najaf

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SHAFAQNA - According to the website of the Astan, Seyyed Hani Mousawi, supervisor of the Quranic program, said that the course has been organized in line with a national plan titled “Alawi Support for Iraqi recitation style of the Holy Quran”. The…

Imam Ali shrine contracts with Berlin university to cooperate on working on manuscripts

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SHAFAQNA - A delegation from the German Pergamon Museum had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The delegation consisted of a group of archeologists. They visited the manuscripts division in the holy shrine. Sheikh…
Hawza, Najaf al-Ashraf, Ayatullah Ishaq Fayyad, scholars

Ayatullah Fayyad: Our Scholars Accept Martyrdom, but Do Not Accept Supports from the State

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SHAFAQNA - The great and eminent Ayatullah Ishaq Fayyad, a scholar of religious sciences at the Hawzah of Nadjaf al-Ashraf , and a great reference in juridical issues (Marja'i Taqlid), received us with an incredible cordiality and sincerity…

Mourning ceremony on Sayyida Fatima's martyrdom at Imam Ali Shrine

SHAFAQNA - Mourning ceremony on Sayyida Fatima's martyrdom at Imam Ali Holy Shrine in Najaf, Iraq 30.1.2018. Source - ABNA

Canadian Media Institution Makes a Documentary Film about Imam Ali Shrine

SHAFAQNA - A group of Canadian journalist made a documentary film about the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) and the spiritual atmosphere therein. In a statement to the Media Center of the Holy Shrine, the reporter of the H.B.O Isabelle Yong…