Shia News

Fatima (s.a.), The Icon of Resistance Against Injustice and Oppression

By: Hussain Haider It is really sad state of affairs for the community that they are looking for role models in this world having treacherous worldly inclination when they have Fatima (sa) from the house of Prophet (saww) as perfect personality to emulate. She personified love and affection of daughter, wife, mother. She stands for

Bahraini forces destroy signs marking martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatima

Bahrain/ Agencies: Bahrain’s security forces have destroyed signs marking the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatima Zahra, the daughter of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon Him).  Local media said Saturday security forces removed black flags and banners put up in public places to commemorate the occasion overnight.  Hazrat Fatima is an enormously revered figure, especially for

What is the Sahifa al-Fatima (S.A.)?

It is narrated from Hammad bin Othman that the Imam Ja’far As-Sadiq (as) has said that the Zanadiqah (Hypocrite Fire-Worshippers) will appear in one hundred and twenty eight. I have myself read about it in the Sahifa al-Fatima.” I asked, “What is the Sahifa al-Fatima?” The Imam (as) said, “When the Prophet (S) departed from

Bahraini female detainee slapped with 5 years in prison, stripped of citizenship

Bahraini female detainee Zakiya Issa Al-Barboury was slapped with a five-year-prison sentence on Wednesday and stripped of her citizenship.  Al-Barboury was accused of alleged ‘terrorism’ offenses after being arbitrarily detained in May of last year.  Both Al-Barboury and her 19-year-old cousin Fatima Dawood Hassan were subjected to incommunicado detention for weeks following their arrest by

Imam Khomeinis on Ethics and Spirituality

The secret of your victory has been first, your firm faith and then, unity of expression.Preserve these two issues. Consolidate your faith because you are not a materialistic creature. Those who consider the human being as a materialistic creature, evaluate a person as other animals. You are a creature who has a materialistic dimension, but

Philosophy and Conduct of Irfan by Mulla Quli Hamdanī

Mulla Quli Hamadani’s spiritual conduct was based on the knowledge of the self, observation of one’s watchfulness of his actions and soul and striving in the four steps of its process. In the first step, the wayfarer must perform the obligations and avoids prohibitions. He so much emphasized on this step that observing the religious

The Extremists And Misinterpretation Of The Holy Qur’an

By: Ahmad Namaee The above-mentioned writer says, “A group of the extremists (ghulat) believe that the Holy Qur’an is misrepresented. Some chapters and verses on ‘Ali’s guardianship and succession have been left out. They do not believe in the Holy Qur’an compiled by ‘Uthman and say that he changed and misrepresented it according to his

Ayatollah Khamenei’s recommendations for spouses

Keep secrets of life carefully Wife and husband should keep each other’s secrets. The wife should not say her husband’s secrets to anyone. The husband should neither tell his wife’s secrets to for example his friends in the gym or a party, etc. Be careful, keep each other’s secrets carefully, so that your relationship can

Story of Imambara Zadibal – that went ablaze eleven times

Imambara Zadibal sits proudly on the land of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies in Zadibal locality of Srinagar to the west side of the fort. Made in 1518, this shrine was erected by Kaji Chak, who was a minister with Sultan Mohammed Shah. This two-storey building is one of the oldest historic places in Kashmir
Sheikh Issa Qasim

Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim leaves London for Iraq

The follow-up team for the treatment of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim said that he left London on Tuesday (December 25, 2018) to visit the holy shrines in Iraq. The statement explained that Sheikh Isa Qassim who has been treated in Britain since last July, left for Iraq to visit the holy shrines, after nearly half

Demise Anniversary of Lady Fatimah Masoumah (s.a.)

Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh(S.A.) the Blessed and the Gracious Divine Lady from the Holy Ahl al-Bayt(A.S.) was born in the holy city of Medina on the First Day of the month of Zee Qa’dah 173 A.H. His holy father was Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.), the Seventh Holy Imam of the Shi’ites and Imam Reza (A.S.), the
Hasan Askari

I. Hassan al-Askari (a.s.): The Imam who spent life in garrison

These days belong to Imam Hassan al-Askari (a.s.), who can be the role model for all believers, especially for young people. Everybody including his supporters, Shia Muslims, his opponents, those who do not believe in him and everybody else has acknowledged his virtues, his knowledge, his piety, his purity, his infallibility, his courage against his
Hazrat Abdul Azim Hasani

The narrator of Hadith – Abd al-Azim al-Hasani

The famous scholars of the progeny of Imam al-Hasan (a) and a transmitter of hadith – Al-Sayyid ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm al-Ḥasanī commonly known as Sayyid al-Karīm and Shah ʿAbd al-ʿAzīm was born on 4 Rabi-ul Sani in 173 Hijri (789 AD). Al-Shaykh al-Saduq has compiled the hadith transmitted by Shah Adbul Aziz in a collection called Jami’ akhbar Abd al-Azim. His teknonym are “Abu l-Qasim” and “Abu l-Fath”. Abd al-Azim

Historic Shia-Sunni “unity conference” held in Lucknow

In order to unite different Muslim sects on common grounds a “historical” conference was organised here in Lucknow on Sunday. The conference was historical in the sense that many prominent Muslim personalities including Aga Mehdi Mehdavipur – representative of Ayatollah Khamenai in India, Saeed Rahman Azmi – principal of Darul Uloom Nadwa Lucknow, Maulana Qalbe

I Found My Happiness in Islam – A conversion story

An Interview with a Revert to Islam, Lisa from Belgium, by Zahra Salehi   Lisa, 20 years old, was born in Belgium in an atheist household. She felt lonely and depressed for a period of time. She got to know about Islam through a friend. Then she started reading the Holy Quran and some Islamic books.
Umm Kulthum

Umm Kulthum, the narrator of hadith born on this day

Umm Kulthūm Kubrā bt. ʿAlī is the fourth child of Imam ‘Ali (a) and Lady Fatima (a), after Imam al-Hasan (a), Imam al-Husayn (a) and Zaynab al-Kubra. According to historical sources, she married ‘Umar b. al-Khattab. Some scholars believe that she attended in the Battle of Karbala and her sermons have been quoted in Maqtal books. The ambiguity surrounding her character and denial or approval of

Imam Jafar al-Sadiq’s Good Advice for Mothers

Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has advised mothers that they should put their new born babies to sleep on their left side. For centuries this advice was considered by many as meaningless and absurd since no one could see any use in putting babies to sleep on the left side of mothers. Some people even went
Hafta e Wahdat

What is Hafta e Wahdat (Week of Solidarity)?

Ayatullah Ruhullah Musawi al-Khomeini (R. A), the founder of the Islamic revolution had insisted to All Muslim Ummah to jointly celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). And for this purpose, He declared “Hafta e Wahdat” (Week of solidarity), which starts from 12th Rabi ul Awal to 17th Rabi ul Awal.
Milad un Nabi

Shia youth welcomes Melad-un-Nabi Sunni Julus

Shia youth welcomes Melad-un-Nabi Sunni Julus in Okhla Vihar, New Delhi on the occasion of Milad un Nadi. The youth welcomes the procession with flower and serving tea. The followers of both the sects of Islam were seen greeting each other on the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (SAWW), the last Prophet in Islam. According
Mir Shamsuddin Iraqi

Mir Shamsuddin Iraqi: A brief history

Many historians have opined that Mir Shamsuddin Iraqi (RA) is the first preacher of Shia school of thought in Kashmir valley. Few Shia saints and scholars had travelled before Mir Syed Shamsuddin Iraqi travelled to Kashmir. Prominent among them being Sharif ud Din Mosavi , but on account of turbulent circumstances they did not preach