Iraq Crisis

A Guide for Walking to Imam Hussain a.s

A Guide for Walking to Imam Hussain (Peace & Blessings be Upon Him) Millions of people are heading towards Karbala to visit Imam Hussain (as) by walk! Would you like to join too? Read on to know how you can also take this journey of a lifetime from Najaf to Karbala… Imam Ja’far As-Sadiq (as)

Iran sends a powerful signal to counter Iraqi nationalist trend

It is difficult to understate the symbolism of Iraqi populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr sitting between Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani during Ashura ceremonies in Tehran this week. That spot is preferred seating, reserved for the most esteemed VIPs of the Islamic Republic, like Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. Sadr these days might seem an unlikely choice

Philosophy behind the Verdict of Grand Ayatollah of Iraq: Consider Sunni’s as your soul (Nafs)

-By Aadil Abbas (Student of Islamic Philosophy and Quranic Exegesis) What if your brother/sister is deviated, having wrong views about life. Would you curse him just because he doesn’t thinks like you? Would you curse his way of living, would you curse his ideology? Would you curse his role models because they are not same
Hashd Al-Shaabi

Iraq’s Hashd Al-Shaabi kills Daesh leaders responsible for east Syria offensive

Iraq’s Hashd Al-Shaabi stated on Wednesday that their forces had killed two of the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) leaders that planned last Friday’s offensive in east Syria. According to a statement released by Hashd Al-Shaabi on Wednesday, their troops killed two Daesh commanders during a battle along the Syrian-Iraqi border. Speaking to the Reuters News Agency,

No security problem in Iraq ahead of Arbaeen: Iran Police

Iranian Police Commander Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari highlighted the facilities provided for pilgrims visiting Iraq during Arbaeen season and said no security problem has been reported along the common borders with the Arab country so far. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of his visit to the southwestern border crossing of Shalamcheh on Sunday, Brigadier

Nearly 275 Belgians are fighting inside Syria and Iraq: report

Approximately 275 Belgians are currently fighting inside both Syria and Iraq, the Belgian Interior Ministry claimed in a new report. According to the Belgian Interior Ministry, there are no citizens that are currently traveling  to either Syria or Iraq in order to join the so-called “Islamic State. Furthermore, at least 85 people, including 22 women,
Mosul Pilgrims

First convoy of Mosul pilgrims since fall of ISIS leave for Karbala

For the first time in several years, a convoy of Shia pilgrims from the Iraqi northern city of Mosul headed for the holy city of Karbala for Arbaeen. According to Furat news, they left Mosul for Karbala on Wednesday. Arbaeen comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein

The government should use Popular Mobilization Forces for security measures

Secretary General of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq while condemning Baghdad Explosions: The government should use Popular Mobilization Forces for security measures The Secretary General of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq Movement Iraq while condemning Baghdad explosions at Tayyaran Square today (Monday) in a message offered condolences to the families of the martyrs of these explosions. Sheikh Qais

Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq at risk of fragmentation

BAGHDAD — Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) leader Sheikh Jalal al-Din al-Saghir withdrew from the ISCI on June 30, thus becoming the third leader to defect, following former Vice President Adel Abdul-Mahdi and former Finance Minister Baqir al-Zubaidi, who left the ISCI this year for reasons related to controversy over the way the leadership was handling

US admits killing 200 civilians in Mosul air strike while world focuses on London terror attack

Iraqi Vice President called the air strike a ‘humanitarian disaster’ Men, women and children were pulled from the rubble in the latest strike   Amid the aftermath of a terrorist attack on the UK’s Parliament, which killed four people including a police officer, another mass casualty further afield has been buried in the headlines. Over the

The Iraqi youth have awakened

The people of Iraq are a great people, who have an ancient history, they enjoy a vast capacity which includes the existence of powerful and vigilant youth. Therefore, this capacity is one they should benefit from, in order to assist Iraq in obtaining the position it truly deserves. Recent advances in Iraq and an excellent