Shia News

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)

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

Tatbir Should be Abandoned Forever: Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

On the occasion of Tasu’a and Ashura commemoration anniversary, Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi delivered a message to all Muslims, urging them to be wary of the enemy’s agents who are trying to tarnish the greatness and majesty of the Ashura event. According to the Ijtihad Network, the full text of his message is as follows:

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

The Event of Ghadir al-Khumm according to Quran

According to the narrations of the 10th-century theologian Shaykh al-Mufid, he relates in his book, ‘Kitab al-Irshad,’ that the plane of Ghadir Khumm was not considered one to be suitable for travelers as a resting place. In the 10th year after Hijri (A.H.) or roughly 632 C.E., the Holy Prophet of Islam, Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa (pbuh),

Important voice message from Sheikh Zakzaky from New Delhi about hospital’s worrying conditions

In his message, delivered in Hausa, he raised concerns about his situation at India’s Medanta Hospital.  The full translated text of his audio message is as follow:  In the name of God.  Wasallahu Ala Sayyedina Wa Nabiyyena Muhammadin Wa Aalihid dayyebinad Daheereenal Ma’asumeen!  We are now here in New Delhi, India. As you all know

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

Iraq agrees to visa-free entry for Iranians on Arba’een

Iran and Iraq have agreed to process visa-free entry of millions of Iranians who travel to Iraq during the annual pilgrimage period of Arba’een. The agreement was finalized on Monday during a meeting in Tehran between deputy interior ministers from the two countries. Iranian media reports on the issue suggested that pilgrims from Iran who

Shaheed Sayedain Zaidi: Killed for Defending the undefended

-by Kinza Abbas (Niece of Shaheed Sayedain Zaidi) The darkness in our society today is evident. But among this darkness of corruption, oppression, injustice and cruelty there exist people who brighten the path for us all. Their character, personality and legacies give us hope that goodness and righteousness isn’t extinct. One such personality was that

Grand Ayatollah Hakim called for Islamic propagation in distant areas

A source of emulation, based in Najaf Ashraf, called for propagation in distant areas and explained that the missionaries are responsible to visit the distant areas for religious propagation.  A group of missionaries and students of the Pakistani seminaries met and talked to Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Saeed Hakim, a source of emulation, based in Najaf

Grand Ayatollah Mohaqiq Kabuli passes away

Ayatollah Qorbanali Mohaqiq Kabuli, an Afghan Shia source of emulation, died at the age of 91. Ayatollah Kabuli, who resided in Iran’s holy city of Qom, died on Tuesday morning. He was born in 1928 into a religious family in Parwan province, near the Afghan capital of Kabul. At the age of 7, he started learning the Quran

Delhi witnessed huge show of solidarity on Quds day

By Farah Zehra With the recent airstrikes carried out by Israeli air force at Gaza strip killing and injuring number of Palestinians, this year witnessed huge participation on Quds day across the world. On 31st May, 2019, in New Delhi thousands of people assembled at Jantar Mantar to protest against the tyrant Zionist regime. People

Quran Exhibition, Seminar Planned in India’s Hyderabad

A Quran exhibition and a seminar of Quran interpreters will be held in Hyderabad, India, next month, the representative of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution in the South Asian country announced. Hojat-ol-Islam Mahdi Mahdavipoor told IQNA that the three-day exhibition will run from June 22 to 24 at Salar Jung Museum of the city.

When a nation loses identity, it melts in the palm of enemies

On the eve of the auspicious birth anniversary of the compassionate member of Prophet Muhammad’s progeny—Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (a.s.)—a group of professors of Persian language and literature as well as young and veteran poets met with Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, this evening May 20, 2019. In this meeting Ayatollah Khamenei described

The Islamic republic is the continuation of the holy Prophet’s Be’that

The following is the full text of the speech delivered on April 3, 2019 by Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in a meeting with government officials of the Islamic Republic and ambassadors of Islamic countries on the occasion of Mab’ath. In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful All praise

Imam Musa al-Kadhim (a.s.) – The Door to Fulfilling One’s Needs

Imam Mūsā b. Jaʿfar (a.s.) titled as al-Kāẓim and Bāb al-Ḥawāʾij was the seventh Imam of Shi’a, born in 128 (AH)/745 (AD) in the village of Abwa’ (between Mecca and Medina). After his father Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a.s.) was martyred he (a.s.) became the Imam of Shi’a. The thirty-five years of his imamate coincided with the caliphate of al-Mansur, al-Hadi, al-Mahdi, and Harun al-Rashid. He was repeatedly imprisoned by al-Mahdi and Harun, and was finally martyred in 183/799 in al-Sindi b. Shahik’s

The birth anniversary of Imam Ali celebrated with enthusiasm at A.M.U.

The Aligarh Muslim University celebrates the birth anniversary of Imam Ali (a.s) as Ali Day with great Zeal and enthusiasm without any distinction of Religion or region. On 22nd March , a book exhibition is marked in Maulana Azad library at 10:00 am in which some rare manuscripts including the holy Quran written by Imam

Why Ma’mun Rashid married his daughter to Imam Muhammad Al Taqi?

He became an Imam at the age of 9. Ma’mun Rashid thought that as all the rulers before him had oppressed the Imams and their schemes had backfired that he would try to bribe the Imams. He tried to make the 8th Imam his heir apparent and give him power and wealth but that also

The Tenth Imam: Ali Al Naqi Al Hadi (a.s.)

Imam Ali ibn Muhammad Naqi (sometimes referred to by the title of Hadi), was the son of the ninth Imam. He was born on Friday, 15th of Thul Al-Hijjain 212AH/827AD in Medina and according to Shi’ite accounts was martyred through poisoning by Mu’tazz the Abbasid caliph, on 3rd Rajab 254AH, at the age of 42

Imam Muhammad – the Splitter of Knowledge

Imam Mohammad Baqir, the fifth Imam according to the Shia sect was born in Madina on Ist Rajab 57 Hijri and martyred in Madina on 7th Zilhijja 114 Hijri (31.1.733AD) at the age of 57 years. He is known as al-Baqir (Splitter of Knowledge) as he was the one who took the initiative to permeate