Shia News

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

International seminar on Ayatollah Syed Dildar Ali Gufranmaab held in Lucknow

Lucknow/ 9-March: An international seminar on Ayatollah Syed Dildar Ali Gufraan Maab held here in Lucknow on 9 March at Madrara tul Waezeen. The seminar was aimed to depict the life, works and contributions of Ayatollah Syed Dildar Ali Gufranmaab. With the recitation of Quran Qari Mohammad Ilyas initiated the seminar. The students of Hoza

Islam gives great importance to pen, writing – Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

Tehran/ Agencies: The revered source of emulation said that on the Holy Quran, great importance has ‎been given to the pen and writing.‎  Speaking at the Women’s Book Conference held at the Islamic Awakening Hall at ‎Qom’s al-Zahra University, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi congratulated the ‎attendees on the birth anniversary of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra

Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine celebrates birth anniversary of Hazrat Zahra (SA)

Tehran/ Agencies: On the eve of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad’s daughter Hazrat Zahra (SA), on Monday night February 26, pilgrims were in an elated mood in the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS).  The courtyards of the holy shrine and streets leading to it were festooned and a large number of pilgrims descended

‘O Fatima! If your wrath is incurred, it incurs the wrath of Allah’ – Holy Prophet

The Holy Prophet said: “Whoever injures (bodily or sentimentally) Fatima, injures me; and whoever injures me injures Allah; and whoever injures Allah practices unbelief. O Fatima! If your wrath is incurred, it incurs the wrath of Allah; and if you are happy, it makes Allah happy too.” Fatima, the only daughter of the Holy prophet

Woman donates 11th Century AH Quran to Astan Quds Razavi library

Tehran/ Agencies: An ancient Quran belonging to the 11th century AH has been donated by owner Ms. Fereshteh Bolurchi to the Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi.  Unique and exquisite for its age, quality of calligraphy and illuminations on the pages, the Quran contains translation and detailed annotation (explanations, interpretations, occasions and circumstances for revelation)