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Polygamy Is Not a Principle in Islam: Sheikh of al-Azhar

Since the beginning of his appointment as the Sheikh of al-Azhar until today, Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Sheikh of al-Azhar in Egypt has made many efforts for preaching moderate Islam and is known in the religious society of Egypt as a moderate scholar with modern religious concerns. Women’s rights and issues raised related to family areamong the

Israeli settlements: Difference between US, European views

The US State Department’s own legal documents from 1978 state that the Israeli settlements in Palestine’s occupied West Bank are in violation of international law. Recently, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States had abandoned this legal stand, meaning that the US no longer considered Zionist settlements illegal, a decision that

Unrest in Iraq: UAE-engineered riots

The starting point for the current Iraqi protests dates back to October 1st. The protests first began with calls for fighting corruption and economic reforms and for expanding public services. But after a while, the slogans were directed toward political demands that met a wide range of political demands; from amending the electoral law and

Why Allama Tabatabaei Did not Invite Guests?

Ayatollah Nouri Hamedani, one of the students of ‘Allama said, “When he came to Qom, although he was a famous philosopher in the Islamic world, a famous researcher at that time and a professional teacher in exegesis, theology and theosophy, he walked in the alleys of Qom wearing a very small turban made of blue

Demonstrations that targeted powerful Iraq

While Iraqi protesters insist that their movement is peaceful in nature, the recent targeted killings of of two commanders of Kataeb Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq pro-government militants group confirms expert views that the protests have taken a new color of sedition and insecurity. The same experts warn that a far darker and more dangerous era than
Saudi-Israel secret ties

Saudi-Israel secret ties: Infidelity or malice?

Israeli media have recently quoted a reporter as saying that Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has secretly met with Israeli Foreign Minister Katz in Washington. The news was partially confirmed by the Zionist side and the head of the Tel Aviv diplomacy claimed that the meeting was held at the ministerial level and was

Putin, Erdogan meet to discuss Turkey’s Syria invasion

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Russia to meet President Vladimir Putin to discuss Ankara’s military incursion into northern Syria. The meeting on Tuesday comes as as a deadline by Turkey for Kurdish militants to withdraw from Syria’s northern border areas draws closer. A Kremlin statement said the two leaders would exchange views on

International Round-Table Conference ‘the Qur’an in its Milieu of Origin’ to be Held in Germany

The aim of the International Round-Table Conference “the Qur’an in its Milieu of Possibilities of the Historical Reconstruction of the Qur’anic Revelation” in 2019 is to establish a vivid international discourse as well as to create an academic network in which open discussions will be able to develop or to improve scholarly methods for the

Arbaeen, Imam Hussain’s(a.s.) global camp

The Arbaeen rally is unprecedented in history: such is your generous behaviour, in the true sense of the word! The essence of this Arbaeen rally is truly an unprecedented event, not only in our own times but also in history. We do not know of any similar gathering in history which is organized more warmly

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)

Saudi Arabia hiring snipers to kill Iraqi protesters: Report

Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic missions in Iraq are hiring paid snipers to take out protesters in order to stir more tensions in the country, a new report has revealed. Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar reported Sunday that the Saudi embassy as well as the kingdom’s consulate in Baghdad have been hiring mercenaries since the protests began on

Iraq foils plan to assassinate Ayatollah Sistani amid protests

Iraq has reportedly foiled an plot by terrorists to assassinate grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistaniamid ongoing protests inside the Arab country. Iraqi security forces successfully dismantled a terrorist group on Friday that sought to use the demonstrations against corruption, unemployment and poor public services, Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen news network reported. Citing Najaf Provincial Governor Luay al-Yassiry, the

Arbaeen pilgrims will have full security in Iraq: Iran

Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization has dismissed concerns about lack of security for Arbaeen pilgrims in the wake of recent protests in Iraq, saying the processions will carry on in full security. Alireza Rashidian said Saturday that Iranians are going to Iraq without having to worry about anything because the Arab neighbor has

An historical interview with Syed Hasan Nasrullah

Masseer Especial Journal, which belongs to Khamenei.ir, has conducted an interview with Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary-General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which is published for the first time. The following is part one of the interview: I would like to start the interview by asking you how the situation in the region was, at the time

A Sunni Who Doesn’t Cry for Imam al-Hussain Is Not a True Sunni: Sunni Cleric

I’ve heard that some people out of ignorance say, “where’s been written that one should cry for Hussain?” I’ve heard that they object, why does Tahir al-Qadiri cry for Hussain(a) and why does he make other people cry too? Where’s it been written?”Come, I want to answer you! Why do I cry?! Because, Mustafa (a)

Donation collected from India given to flood affected Khuzestan province by leader’s representative

The representative of leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran to India Hujjatul Islam Agha Mehdi Mahdavipur extended the donation collected from across India for the flood affected region of Khuzestan which will be used in providing relief to the affected people. Widespread flashfloods from mid-March to April 2019 hit large parts of Iran, most

Saudi regime in final stages of life: Nasrallah

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says the regime currently ruling Saudi Arabia is about to meet its demise, which he argues has been hastened as a direct result of the Al Saud family’s actions. “The Al Saud regime is old and may be in the final stages of its life because of natural reasons like

Arbaeen annual march has introduced Imam Hussain(a.s.) to the world: Ayatollah Khamenei

A group of Iraqi mawkib organizers who host and serve the pilgrims of Imam Hussain’s shrine during Arbaeen met with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution—Ayatollah Khamenei—at the Hussaynieh of Imam Khomeini (r.a.) this morning (Wednesday), September 18, 2019. In this meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei thanked the sincere Iraqi people and officials who dedicate themselves to

Nasrallah on Saudi oil attack: Don’throw stones if you live in glass house

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah says the last Saturday attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities  by the Yemeni Ansarullah movement shows that the kingdom and its allies should stop their aggression if they are vulnerable to such retaliatory moves. Nasrallah stressed during a memorial ceremony of senior Lebanese cleric Sheikh Hussein Kourani on Friday, that the

Karbala Is a Glorious Panorama in History Presented to the Entire Humanity

The event of Karbala is a strange event. It is a glorious panorama in history which has been presented to the entire humanity. Imam Hussein (a.s.) prepared himself for such a day, said Ayatollah Khamenei in his speech. Many people were martyred in the way of God and alongside the Holy Prophet (s.w.a.), the Commander