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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…

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…

Who is Hussain a.s

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SHAFAQNA- Hussain was killed because he refused to bow down to tyranny. He stood for truth, for goodness, and for freedom We mourn today for the tragedy of Hussain. His enemies not only killed him, but killed his grandfather’s legacy.…

What’s the Meaning of Tears for Imam Hussain(a.s)

SHAFAQNA- Professor A.Taher Zadeh: The tear for Imam Hussein is cause for revival of hearts and freedom of wisdom from captivity in whims and oversights . That tear which is not weapon for confronting whit inner and outer enemy, is’nt…

Imam Hussein (as)'s Revolution, Reasons & Motives

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SHAFAQNA-All those who are familiar with Imam Husseins life do certainly realize that his role in serving Islam had started very early in his life. He has contributed to the rising Islamic movement when he was a boy, and played a significant…

The Truth About Imam Hussain's Revolution

SHAFAQNA- Different phenomena vary as to their realities. Similarly, every uprising or revolt is unique as to the truth/s underlying its eruption [and eventual success or otherwise]. In order to understand a particular matter, or a state…

The Message of Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- All praise belongs to the Almighty [s], the Lord of the Universe. The moon of Muharram is upon us, and with it comes the Message of Karbala. As the river of tears starts to flow, and the thunder of matam (latmiyyah) fills the…

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: 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…

The Supreme Religious Authority: He who has no sense of responsibility and does not care about their affairs has denied Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel:  The Supreme Religious Authority has shown that those who do not have a sense of responsibility, do not care about their affairs and do not move to change their reality, has denied Islam, as the principle of responsibility…

Photos: Hamedan bazaar's vending mourning attires apparatus during Muharram

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SHAFAQNA- The most important Shi’a mourning ceremony is Muharram which commemorates the death of Imam Hussein (AS). Iranian people, every year with the arrival of Muharram, mourn for Imam Hussein (AS), Third Infallible Imam of Household of…

Muharram and its Significance (2)

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SHAFAQNA- In the month of Rajab of the 60th year of Hijra, Mu’awiyya died. Yazeed became the Khaleefa of the Muslim Kingdom. People of Makkah and Madinah who had been approving the Khilafat for the last fifty years, accepted Yazeed’s…

Muharram

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali ibne Musa Al Reza (a.s) said: “O son of Shabeeb! Muharram is such a month that the Arabs of the age of ignorance (pre-Islāmic) too respected its sanctity and forbade oppression and blood-shed in it. But these people…

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…

What Does Karbala Teach Us?

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Husayn had shown by his acts as well as his various discourses during the seven days of Muharram at Karbala, that this conflict was much more universal in nature, and that he knew that he was going to live for ever through…

Al-Abbas Holy Shrine opens al-'Afaf Shopping Center in Karbala

SHAFAQNA- Al-Abbas Holy Shrine inaugurated on Thursday August 17, 2018, the al-'Afaf Shopping Center in central Karbala. The three-floor shopping center lies on a 2600m2 land that is divided into two sections: The first is a one-stop…

Photos: cleaning works of the dome and minarets of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas's shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Al Kafeel : In order to maintain the sheen and luster of the shrine's dome of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) and to protect it from the erosion of its golden tiles, the servants of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him)…

Imam Hussain Holy Shrine offers free health services to orphans

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain Medical Complex, affiliated with the Imam al-Redha Charitable Foundation, launched an initiative to provide medical services to orphans in Sayyida Ruqayya Kindergarten, belonging to Imam Hussain Holy Shrine in Karbala. "This…

Thousands of antique and invaluable manuscripts on Quran and its science

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SHAFAQNA- The Manuscripts Center in the Holy Shrine of al-Abbas declared that the Center consists of many ancient manuscripts date back to the various era. The manager of the Center Mr. Salah Mahdi Abdulwahab announced “among thousands…

Al-Kafeel Center for Information Technology and Skills Development launches Al-Seraj e-School App

SHAFAQNA- Continuing its series of mobile applications, al-Kafeel Center for IT and Skills Development of al-Abbas Holy Shrine has launched of ‘al-Siraj e-School App’ - an application linking parents and their students’ schools to…

Prince of Reciters National Project of al-Abbas Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- With the participation of 150 gifted young reciters under 17 years old from 12 Iraqi provinces, al-Abbas Holy Shrine witnessed the start of Quranic workshops after launching the fourth edition of the Prince of Reciters National…

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…

Eye-catching Islamic architectural art at Imam Hussain Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain Holy Shrine: Art possesses a wide area in the Islamic decoration, especially in the places of worship such as mosques and shrines. Imam Hussain Holy Shrine is considered a perfect symbol of Islamic art; it is one of…

Moukebs in Karbala to host pilgrims on 15th of Sha’ban

SHAFAQNA - More than 650 Moukebs (resting places with special facilities and services for pilgrims) are ready to provide services to the pilgrims of Imam Hussein’s (AS) holy shrine in Karbala on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Imam…

Imam Hussain as a model of sacrifice for entire world without discrimination

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SHAFAQNA - Convert to Shia Islam Ann Sackat noted during her visit to Iraq: "I am so happy to visit the city of Karbala and the Holy shrine of Imam al- Hussein (pbuh). When I read about this great personality, I find him a model of sacrifice…

HAZRAT ALI AKBAR (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- After Abbas (pbuh), came the turn of Ali Akbar (pbuh), to go to the battlefield. The battle drums of the enemies were now getting louder and louder. It is reported that this eighteen (18) year old son was so very much loved by one…

Birthday of Hazrat Ali Akbar (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Salaam and heartiest congratulations to you all on a very special day. It is the day that pertains to the youth and inspires in them the feeling of virtue, moral values, and pursuit of lofty goals, such as defending the honour and…