Muharram 2017

Nigeria

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
Arbaeen

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
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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

The influence of Ashura on the flow of Islamic Revolution

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic through his historic speeches and messages highlighted different aspects of Imam Hussein (PBUH) movement and the lessons of the Ashura uprising. Imam Hussein (PBUH) began his historic movement with the aim of establishing the rule of the Quran, holy Prophet’s (PBUH) Sunnah and reviving divine values Imam

Representative of Wali-e-Faqi, in India Mehdi Mehdvipoor paid condolences on the death of Maulana Syed Ali Taqvi.

We wish we were beside you

Arbaeen is around the corner. A great and unprecedented phenomenon has taken place over the past few years and that is the walk from Najaf– or cities farther– to Karbala. This movement, is the movement of love and faith. We look at them from afar and envy those who have been blessed with the opportunity

We thank Iraqi government, nation and public forces for organizing Arbaeen Walk

We offer our heartiest gratitude to the government of Iraq who prepared the facilities for this magnificent movement, the beloved Iraqi nation who hosted and welcomed the pilgrims of Aba Abdillah Al-Hussain (as) with such sincerity and willingness, the Iraqi youth, the Hashd al-Sha’bi (People’s Forces), and the providers of security at the event as

THE DAY OF ARBAEEN

THE DAY OF ARBAEEN The Day of Arbaeen marks forty days after the Day of Ashura, the day Hussain ibn Ali was martyred in the Battle of Karbala. Hussain ibn Ali was a 7th century revolutionary leader who sacrificed his life for social justice. What is The Day of Arbaeen? The arabic word ‘Arbaeen’ (pronounced Arr-ba-een) translates to forty (ie fortieth day).

Youth conducts “Husain For Justice” campaign in 30 Indian cities

Amidst mob lynching, hatred and communal violence spreading in the country, Muslim youth conducts campaign for justice in more than 30 cities across India. Teenage volunteers were seen distributing free water bottles with pamphlets carrying message of justice. The text on the pamphlet had quoted Gandhi’s saying about Imam Husain, “When called upon to surrender,

THE FULL STORY OF HUSSAIN IBN ALI a.s

THE FULL STORY OF HUSSAIN IBN ALI a.s No more than 50 years had passed since the death of Muhammad (the last Prophet of Islam) and the Muslim Empire was sliding into corruption under a tyrant from the Ummayad dynasty, Yazid. Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad took a stand against Yazid’s illegitimate rule. Whilst