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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) …

Zaria Massacre: Mass Grave of IMN Killed in Army Raids Found in Kaduna State

SHAFAQNA - The political activists revealed that after massacring the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Zaria, the Nigerian army had brought their dead bodies to Kaduna province and buried them in the mass grave, FARS News Agency…

Shiite Muslims hold anti-terrorism rally in Washington

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of Shiite Muslims turned a major annual spiritual ritual into an anti-terrorism rally Sunday, marching, singing and praying for hours from trendy Dupont Circle to the White House as tourists and brunch-goers rubbernecked. Connecticut…