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Seyyed Sadriddin Qapanchi: Wahhabi thought is behind the scenes of Nigeria's killing

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SHAFAQNA- Iraq prayer leader Seyyed Sadriddin Qapanchi in Najaf's Friday prayer sermon criticized the Nigerian government's attack Shiites in Arbaeen rally which resulted in martyrdom and injuries, stressing that " Wahhabi thought and financial…

Saudi Attorney General request for the execution of two young Shiites

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia's court has called for two young Bahraini Shiite detainees to be sentenced to death. Jafar Mohammad and Sadiq Majid, two young Shiites of Bahrain, came to the Saudi court last week and charged with number of allegations,…

"Medina Al-Nabi" Shiite meeting research held at the University of Cologne, Germany

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SHAFAQNA- At the same time with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Shiite research library at the University of Cologne by Professor Allame Falatouri, the second Shiite research meeting with the topic of "Medina Al-Nabi" was…

Terrorist attack against Shiite visitors in Baghdad was thwarted

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SHAFAQNA- A terrorist attack that was planned to target Shiite visitors in Baghdad was thwarted by Iraqi security forces on Sunday. “Security forces received reports about the presence of three suicide bombers in al-Radwaniyah district…

UK MPs from different parties, Calls for Release All Bahrain Political Prisoners

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SHAFAQNA- UK MPs from different parties, excluding the ruling Conservative Party, have already made a similar motion three years ago, demanding the release of opposition figures in Bahrain, namely their leader Sheikh Ali Salman. They called…

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…

Political alliance of Iraqi PM al-Abadi and Shia cleric al-Sadr

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SHAFAQNA - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr  said their political blocs, which came in third and first place in a parliamentary election respectively, would enter into an alliance in an effort to form a new government…

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) …

At least 14 killed in mosque attack in Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - A suicide bomber killed 14 worshipers at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, a vigilante leader said, a day after terrorist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a string of attacks in a rare video. The bomber targeted those…

Shafaqna Exclusive Interview with Allama Ghulam Hur Shabbiri – Shia genocide in Pakistan

SHAFAQNA - There has been a sharp rise in attacks against Pakistan Shiite community, leading many experts, and observers to war of the genocidal undertone of such sectarian targeting. Branded apostates by radical militants, Shiites have suffered…

Bahrain clerics condemn attack on Shiites, call for justice and tolerance on all sides

SHAFAQNA - Clerics in Bahrain condemned the "blatant assault and gunfire that targeted the Al-Marzouq Hussainia in Wadyan village in the island of Sitra, especially that these attacks are being launched repeatedly as the attack against Al-Himla…