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AIMPLB plan to set up Sharia courts in all districts of India

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SHAFAQNA- All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) made proposal to open Darul-Qaza (Sharia courts), based upon the Islamic law, in all districts of India. Speaking to India Today, Jafaryab Jilani, a member of AIMPLB said, "Since 1993,…

Prominent Kashmiri Shia scholar 'Agha Syed Hassan' leads protest against massacre in Palestine

SHAFAQNA - Anjumna Shari Shian Friday organized a massive protest demonstration against massacre of innocent people of Palestine by Israeli Forces in Central Kashmir’s Budgam. Thousands of people participated in the protest demonstration…

Bahraini regime forces jail Shia cleric for supporting Sheikh Isa Qassim

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini regime officials have sentenced a Shia clergyman to one year in prison over his support for prominent Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, who has been stripped of citizenship by the Al Khalifah regime and is suffering from deteriorating…

Senior Shia cleric urges cooperation between Islamic Seminary, university

SHAFAQNA - Senior Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi received a group of Muslim minority groups from Britain. During the meeting, the senior cleric remarked, “The West’s inaccurate knowledge of the concept of freedom caused social…

Senior Shia cleric urges youth to preserve religious beliefs

SHAFAQNA - During the meeting, the Shia source of emulation advised youth to stay vigilant and commit themselves to their religion, beliefs and genuine Islamic values; "You must reinforce your religious beliefs day by day in order to strengthen…

Top Shiite Cleric Sentenced to 13 Years in Saudi Jail

SHAFAQNA - A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced distinguished Shia cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Hussein al-Radhi to 13 years in prison as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on members of the religious community. The…

Bahraini Shiite cleric 'Sheikh Al-Mansi in Isolation waiting for Medical Results

SHAFAQNA - The Reform and Rehabilitation Department at the Bahraini Ministry of Interior denied holding Shiite cleric Sheikh Mohammad Al-Mansi in solitary confinement, claiming that it placed him in "isolation" to await his medical results. It…

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi offers condolences demise of Bahraini Shia cleric

SHAFAQNA - Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi has offered his condolences on the demise of Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Jawad al-Wida‘i, a prominent Shi’a Muslim cleric was one of the most prominent leaders of the Bahraini revolution. Hujjat…

Bahrain Shia clerics call for citizenship equality

SHAFAQNA- A group of Shia clerics in Bahrain has called for the promotion of equality in the Shia majority Persian Gulf country, which has a Sunni-dominated government. Nearly 40 Shia clerics said in a statement released on Tuesday that…

Accusations against Nigeria’s Shias Unfounded

SHAFAQNA- The Nigerian government’s accusations against the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and the country’s Shia community are unfounded since the nature of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria has proved to be peaceful over the past years. At…

Radicals assassinate prominent Shia cleric in Palestine

SHAFAQNA - Palestinian Shia figure, Sheikh Ahmad Shahwan, was assassinated by unknown gunmen near Nazareth in northern Israel. 75-year-old Ahmad Shahwan was at his book store in Iksal settlement when an unknown terrorist shot him three times…

Allameh Tabataba’i: Bridging Islamic philosophy and Western thought

SHAFAQNA - Allameh Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabataba’i is one of the most prominent contemporary philosophers in Shia Islam. He was born in 1903 in the Shadabad province of Tabriz. Tabataba’i was born into a well-known family of scholars and…