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The history of ancient Islamic holiday becoming uniquely Caribbean

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SHAFAQNA- The Conversation: In order to admire the vibrant floats with beautifully bedecked models of mausoleums, a throng of Trinidadians line up along the streets of St. James and Cedros . Their destination is the waters of the Caribbean,…

Photos: Tazi'eh performance in Iran

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SHAFAQNA - ISNA : Every year, on the occasion of Arbaeen Hosseini, the Tazi'eh of the Day of Ashura holds at Imam Zadeh Shah Karam, the descendants of Imam Reza (AS), in the historic village of Arisman, which is located in the city of Natanz,…
The Dome of Liberality

The Dome of Liberality

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: A name that has conquered a high position in the political, social and religious fields in international news bulletins to be considered a reliable source is Imam Hussain Holy Shrine . News agencies around the world…

Video: Italian Catholic Woman Proud to be Arbaeen Pilgrim

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SHAFAQNA- An Italian catholic woman feels proud to be a member of a millions-strong crowd of people who march toward the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, for Arbaeen. Arbaeen comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia…

Video: the moukeb of African lovers of Imam Hussain (A.S) in the path to Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Millions of Shia pilgrims attend Arbaeen ceremony in Iraq every year. Arbaeen is a Shia Muslim religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura, on which Imam Hussein(A.S) was martyred in Karbala, today's Iraq.  The…

Photos: The Sofra of Lady Ruqayyah (P) spread in Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: For the fourth year in row, the Sofra of Saint Ruqayyah (peace be upon her) spread along the square between the two holy shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and his brother Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them). In…

Replica of Holy Grille of Imam Hussain (P) in front of Marble Arch

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The replica of the Holy Grille at the famous 19th-century British landmark – Marble Arch, was displayed by The Museum of Imam Hussein Holy Shrine . This was while the Muslim community in the British capital was…

The Muslim Foundation in New York is visited by the delegations of holy shrines of Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and of al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them)'s joint delegation, visited one of the Islamic institutions in New York; the Muslim Foundation which houses the Masjid of Imam Ali (peace…

New images of the mournful march of Ashura in London

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SHAFAQNA - New images of the mournful march of Ashura's noon in London. Read more from Shafaqna: PHOTOS: THE 29TH ANNUAL ASHURA DAY PROCESSION HELD IN LONDON            Ashura…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

Attack of Bahrain Security Forces on mourners of Imam Hussein (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Al-Khalifa security forces do their repressive action against the Shiites continuously. In this regard, they attacked on various areas of the country on Saturday and attempted to take down banners related to Ashura. A number of…

Qatif: Saudi forces attacked on Ashura tents and Reception sites for Mourners of Imam Hussein (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- Security forces in Saudi Arabia attacked on reception sites of Imam Hussain’s (AS) mourners in Qatif, on the eve of the Muharram. Armed forces of the country, riding on armored cars, ruined these places. According to " mirat aljazeera",…

The Message of Devotion

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SHAFAQNA- "O People! The Messenger of Allah has said: If anyone witnesses an oppressive ruler who permits that which has been forbidden by Allah, breaks the divine covenant, opposes the Prophet's Sunnah and regulations, and treats Allah's…

BBC Urdu has been caught red handed mistranslating and lying about Iranian FM’s claims on Iraqi paramilitary groups fighting ISIS

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    The BBC has long been known as a mouthpiece and propaganda for the British government’s neocolonial agenda in the world. It does not just represent the British government’s views, but it actively spreads misinformation…

Two collections of Ashura poetry published

SHAFAQNA - An Ashura poetry collection ‘Enough, Robab’ and ‘For Your Coming’, composed by Hassan Lotfi, is published by Jomhouri Publications. The poetry collection ‘Enough, Robab’ is composed of 39 poems in which topics such as…

"Ashura is our greatest university" says President Rouhani

SHAFAQNA - President Rouhani described the university as the linking point of the society with the high culture of humanity, saying: "The university and the seminary must always be on the way to independence, progress and merit, ruling out tyranny,…

Who were the killers of Imam Husayn(a.s)?

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SHAFAQNA- Source: Understanding Karbala, By: Allamah Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi Time and again objection is issued by the ignorant that killers of Imam Husayn (a.s) were Shias. Though more than once those objections have been replied and…

The lesson which we get from the tragedy of Karbala

SHAFAQNA-By: Syed Muhammad Bokreta Algiers, Algeria Truly speaking I have never found myself in such a difficult and dilemmatic stance as in this case , while trying to compile this Historic diary, I felt both incapable and hesitating in trying…

Karbala: From history to epic

SHAFAQNA- ’Surely, the killing of Hussain left a burning heat in the hearts of the true believers that will never cool down!’ Prophet Muhammad (PBUH & HP)     Every year in Muharram, the first month of Islamic…

Events after the Death of Rasool Allah(S.A.W.W) till Karbala

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SHAFAQNA - The Majority Of The Muslims Went Against The Ahādīth Relevant To Imāmate We have already explained the evidences proving that mastership is the right of Ahlul Bayt (‘a) in general, that the Twelve Imāms (‘a) from among…

Sayed D. Moustafa Al Qazwini- Ashura; a season of internal transformation

SHAFAQNA - Sayed D. Moustafa Al- Qazwini Masjid Al Rasool Al Adham(PBUH)- Toronto CANADA 1st Night of Muharram 1439 H-September 21st 2017