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Saudi kid barbarously killed in Medina before mother’s eyes: Reports

SHAFAQNA- https://youtu.be/Gpl753hbek4 A Saudi little boy, while on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Medina with his Shia mother, has been barbarously killed for unknown reasons, fueling speculations that he could have been a sectarian…

Ayatollah Safi Golpaygani condemned murder of Saudi kid in Medina

SHAFAQNA- In a statement on Sunday, Grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi Golpayegani expressed deep sorrow at the news of murder of the little boy in Medina, condemning the heinous crime committed by a person with anti-Islamic and inhumane thoughts. He…

A Saudi Shiite child killed in front of mum

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SHAFAQNA- A Saudi Shia child killed by a taxi driver while on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Medina with his mother. He could have been a sectarian and hate crime victim, media reports say. According to what circulated on social media,…

World reacts as Bahrain upholds life sentence against Shia cleric

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SHAFAQNA- World have strongly condemned Bahrain’s ruling Al Khalifah regime for upholding life sentence against Shia cleric Sheikh Ali Salman, continuing a yearslong crackdown on all dissent in the island nation. The Court of Cassation…

Mourning ceremonies in India mark Hazrat Zahra (S.A) as martyrdom anniversary

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: Ceremonies and religious programs are being held in different parts of India to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra (SA). The programs began on January 20 in mosques, Husseinyahs (Shia religious centers)…

Yemenis Hold Rally to Commemorate Martyrs

SHAFAQNA- The demonstrators stressed their willingness to counter what they described as foreign occupation and American policies in the region, Yemen's al-Massirah TV channel reported on Friday. Protesters chanted slogans such as…

Guerilla Projection on BBC: #FreeMarziehHashemi Journalist Abducted by FBI

SHAFAQNA- Islamic Human Rights Commission carried out a guerilla projection on the walls of the BBC headquarters in London to ask free Outspoken African-American Journalist Marzieh Hashemi, who is news anchor at Press TV, has been abducted…

Shahid al Awwal: Muhammad Jamaluddin al-Makki al-Amili al-Jizzini

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SHAFAQNA-Muhammad Jamaluddin al-Makki al-Amili al-Jizzini,[1] (1334–1385) is known to Shi'ites as the Shahid Awwal (Arabic: الشهيد الأولash-Shahid al-Awwal "The First Martyr"). Although he is neither the first Muslim, nor the…

SAUDI ARABIA: SIX KILLED AND ONE ARRESTED IN SHIITE REGION OF AL-QATIF +Video

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SHAFAQNA- Six people were killed and one arrested in a security operation in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern al-Qatif region on Monday, the state news agency reported on Wednesday. Earlier, media reports said Saudi forces had stormed a small village…

Photo: New place of Hussainiyat Imam al-Hassan al-Mujtaba in Stockholm

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SHAFAQNA- The opening of the new place of Hussainiyat Imam al-Hassan al-Mujtaba in Stockholm, Sweden, with the participation of the members of Shia centers from all parts of Sweden.   Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Karbala commemorates…

Sayyid Ahmed EsSafi: Our children are responsibility of parents and those in power

SHAFAQNA- “Education profession is sacred,” Sayyid Ahmed EsSafi, representative of the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority, said in Friday’s sermon, he delivered, at the Imam Hussain Shrine on December 28, 2018. EsSafi shed light…

Rebecca Masterton, a Philosopher Of The Shia Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Dr. Rebecca Masterton is a British Islamic scholar, educator, public speaker, academic, author, television presenter, and philosopher of the Shia Islam. She has written short stories and a collection of those stories has published…

Russia warns US of confronting Iran

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned US and its allies of confronting Iran for solving problems in the Middle East. Lavrov made the remarks on Friday while addressing a meeting which was held with the attendance…

The main problem of Muslim women is not Western societies, but the Islamic countries-Interview

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SHAFAQNA- "Because of the function of the mass media in the west, Europeans think that Muslim women are illiterate and marginalized and they are not able to make any decision," The head of the European Union of Shia Women, Hovideh Jobagh said. Nowadays,…

The Issue of occultation

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SHAFAQNA- The atrocities of Bani Abbas towards the progeny of Ali and the sons of Imam Jafer Sadiq had created unrest and confusion as well as the problem of succession to Imam Hasan Askari (260, 874 AD). At Samerra there rendered elements…

Division of Groups

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SHAFAQNA- Regarding the Imam after the martyrdom of Imam Hasan Askari a man by the name of NOU BAKHATI had written a book under the title “HREQ AL-SHIA” (sects of Shia). This man says strange things never heard before nor will be heard…

Al-Anwar Al-Najafia Foundation receives the Geneva seat at the United Nations

SHAFAQNA- The Secretary General of Al-Anwar Al-Najafia Foundation, His Eminence Sheikh Ali Al-Najafy, stated that the Foundation received the Geneva seat at the United Nations. His Eminence affirmed in a press statement that the Foundation…

Sheikh Zakzaki’s Life Documentary at International Resistance Film Festival

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SHAFAQNA- The documentary of three decades of life and struggles of Nigerian Shiite Leader Sheikh Zakzaki presents in the fifteenth International Resistance Film Festival, which will be held in Tehran and Isfahan from December 5 to 9. The…

Amnesty warned: Twelve Saudi Shiite prisoners are at risk of "imminent" execution

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SHAFAQNA- Amnesty International warned on Wednesday that twelve Saudi prisoners who are part of the country’s Shia minority are at risk of "imminent" execution. Riyadh received over 250 human rights warnings over murdering the critic journalist…

Life sentence for Bahrain opposition leader is travesty of justice

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Ali Salman, the Bahraini Shiite leader was sentenced to life in prison by a Bahraini court , overturning previous acquittals on charges of spying for Qatar in what an international rights group called  a travesty of justice. On…

All you need to know as a Pilgrim of Arbaeen

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: When a Shia knows Imam Husain right over the people and leaves his house for Imam's ziarat in this condition, without any pride and conceit, then a 1,000 angels accompany him from the right, with another 1,000 angels…

Imam Hussein (AS) Mosque in Baku Reopened after decades

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SHAFAQNA- In Baku, the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, a Shia mosque was reopened in a ceremony attended by the country’s Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva. According to Azertaj news website, the ceremony for reopening the Imam Hussein…
AL-BAQI’ RECONSTRUCTION IN VIEW OF AN AMERICAN RESEARCHER

Al-Baqi' reconstruction in view of an American researcher

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SHAFAQNA- Zoheir Hossein, the Afghan-American researcher, commented on Al-Baqi's restoration in the last panel of the second Shiite study at the University of Cologne, Germany, by providing a report on the architectural and building features…

Bahrain Shia opposition calls for Election Boycott

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SHAFAQNA- The Bahraini Shi'a opposition group Al-Wefaq ,which has been dissolved and banned from conducting any activity by the ruling Al Khalifah regime, called on Oct. 9 for a national boycott of parliamentary elections scheduled on November…

New Iraqi government to safeguard unity and safety

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SHAFAQNA- Barham Salih Iraq’s new president has chosen veteran Shia politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate to form a new government nearly five months after national elections were held. Barham Salih, the Kurdish moderate…

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…

Paintings about Muharram in the World's Museums

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SHAFAQNA:  The current paintings from different museums, display the important month of Muharram, and also its 10th day known as "Ashura Day" which is remembered by Muslims (Shia) community, as the day on which Hussein Ibn Ali was martyred…