Muharram 2019

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)

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

Saudi Sunni Cleric Curses Who Ordered Killing of Imam Hussain (as)

A Sunni Saudi cleric and Imam of the Quba Mosque, on the outskirt of the holy city of Medina, says all Islamic sects consider Hussain ibn Ali (A.S.) as an Imam and a martyr and curses all those who killed the third Shia Imam. Islamic scholar Saleh bin Awad al Maghamsi made this remarks during a talk

‘Enemies fear Muslim unity displayed on Arbaeen’

The enemies of Islam are afraid of the unity that is displayed by millions of pilgrims who partake in the Arbaeen walk every year, says the Custodian of the Astan Quds Razavi. Hujjat al-Islam Ahmad Marvi said Monday that Muslims needed to beware of the enemy’s plots to divide them, according to iuvmpress’ correspondent at

Ayatollah Sistani’s Guidelines for Preachers during Muharram

Ahead of the mourning month of Muharram, the top Shia Marja’ Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Sistani has issued his recommendations to Shia preachers and speakers. He urged them to refrain from making remarks that would trigger sedition and disunity. The office of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Sistani issued a statement on Sunday August 25, 2019 as the

Hajj is a great opportunity to combat the Deal of the Century: Imam Khamenei

Message of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution to the great Hajj congregation August 6th, 2019 In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace be upon his exalted, trustworthy messenger, Muhammad the last of the prophets, and his pure

Court grants Sheikh Zakzaky bail for medical care in India

Senior Nigerian Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky has been given bail by a court to receive medical care in India. Zakzaky, whose violent detention by government forces in 2015 sparked outrage, will now have the chance to move outside the African country and receive much-needed medical attention for injuries and conditions he has sustained in

Nigeria soldiers attack Arbaeen gathering, at least 10 martyred

At least 10 people have been killed in a fresh raid by Nigerian security forces on members of the country’s Shia Muslim community. Report in local Nigerian media on Saturday said scores of people had also been injured after Nigerian security forces opened fire on Muslim worshipers gathering for a procession in Zuba, in Gwagwalada

Millions converge on Iraq’s Karbala for Arbaeen

Pilgrims from around the world continue to converge on the holy Iraqi city of Karbala on the eve of Arba’een, which marks 40 days since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam. Shias, Sunnis, and people of other faiths from world countries have been on a spiritual sojourn to the Iraqi

Ayatullah Khamenei: Arbaeen is the path of an insightful love

I would like to say something about these days which are marked by this great and magnificent gathering . This is really a great historical phenomenon. Usually, in such phenomena for which no promotion has been done, but which suddenly emerge before one’s eyes, the divine hand is more visible than other

Iran Blasts Western Media for Failure to Cover Arbaeen Walk

“The foreign media do not cover the giant Arbaeen walk and this shows that they are concerned about the effectiveness and influence of this gathering,” Rahmani Fazli said, addressing a meeting in the Southern town of Shalamcheh on Wednesday. The Arbaeen pilgrimage to Karbala is the largest religious gathering in the world, marking the 40th
Ayatollah Hussain Nouri Hamadani

Arbaeen ‘foundation of global uprising against tyranny, arrogance’‎

The revered source of emulation said that today, the world needs the school of the ‎‎‘Master of the Martyrs’ and stressed “When people understood the purpose, they move with ‎their lives and hearts towards Karbala. Speaking during his class at Qom’s Grand Mosque, Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Nouri-‎Hamadani referred to the epic Arbaeen pilgrimage to the
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

Iranian border Police geared up for Arbaeen

Iran’s Border Police commander said his forces are geared up to ensure the security of pilgrims planning to travel to Iraq for the Arbaeen mourning ceremony later this month. In comments on Wednesday, Brigadier General Qassem Rezaei said the Border Police troops are fully prepared to protect and ensure security of people at the common

Bint al-Huda al-Sadr, a brave lady that influenced Iraq’s history by her martyrdom?

Bint al-Huda Sadr​ led a feminine movement If the Islamic society manages to nurture women based on the Islamic model—that is based on the model of Fatima Zahra, Zeinab, and great women, noble ladies, ladies who influenced the world and the history—then women can achieve the true prominent status they deserve. My sisters! My daughters!

How Imam Husain (a.s) was Buried?

It is not clearly mentioned that when did Imam Hussain (a) and his companions got buried. Moreover, researches says, they got buried between 13-15 Muharram 61 Hijri. Most probably it is 14th Muharram or 15th Muharram. As per my research 15th Muharram is the most reliable date in the regard. HOW IMAM

Bollywood continues to tarnish Shia faith!

Have you ever thought why World Media right from America’s Washington Post to Kashmir’s Greater Kashmir show Shias only while self flagellating? Just type ‘Shia’ in Google there you will see nothing but only blood. Why is Mainstream Media (MSM) doing it? Why don’t they reveal Shias while performing prayers, fasting, reciting Holy Quran, pilgrimage

What was the objective of Martyrdoms in Karbala?

Did the Imam (s) affirm his claim to authority and rule by virtue of personal right, for which he staked his life to vindicate his claim? Anyone who knows the high moral standard of Imam Hussain’s household cannot harbor the vile notion that they would cause bloodshed among the Muslims to gain political power. Even

Bahrain’s Sayed Abdullah Al-Ghuraifi Calls For The Release Of Those Detained Over Ashura Commemorations

Leading Bahraini Shiite cleric Sayed Abdullah Al-Ghuraifi called on Manama to release all those that were detained in connection with this year’s Ashura commemorations. Speaking during a sermon at Manama’s Imam al-Sadiq Mosque on Thursday evening, Sayed Al-Ghuraifi also insisted that the annual commemorations must not be politicized. “One of the most important goals of

Muharram: A continuous mission against injustice

Imam Hussain bin Ali, the martyr of Karbala, forever demarcated the truth from falsehood.  Before heading to Karbala for a decisive battle against Omayyid tyrant Yazid bin Muawiya, Imam Hussain said, “Surely the aim of my stand is not inspired by vain exultation and it is also not for the quest of kingdom, neither is