Iraq has finally decided on health regulations governing this year’s Arbaeen pilgrimage as authorities say only 30,000 pilgrims from Iran will be allowed to visit holy shrines in the Arab country later this month.
The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry hailed Ashura, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH) and his companions in the fight against tyranny, as an event that inspires Iran in its push for safeguarding the rights of its people.
Shia Muslims in the Iranian capital attended Muharram mourning ceremonies in the holy shrine of Imamzadeh Saleh (PBUH) in northern Tehran to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH) and his companions in the Battle of Karbala in the year 680 A.D.
Millions of Muslims across the world, including Iranians, held rituals on Thursday to commemorate Ashura, a day of mourning for the martyrdom of the third Imam of Shia Muslims, Hussein ibn Ali (PBUH).
Bahrain’s leading Cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim says there exists no divide between Shia and Sunni Muslims, but the Islamic world is in fact split into a camp that champions normalization with the Tel Aviv regime and one that adheres to the cause of resistance against Israel and the United States.
Scores of Shia Muslims were injured and many more were arrested after the Indian forces resorted to batons to foil a mourning procession in the capital city of Indian-administrated Kashmir.
A lawyer of Shia Muslim religious scholar Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky says the Nigerian government is seeking to file a new lawsuit against the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria as part of attempts to prevent him from leaving the country for medical treatment.
The Secretary General of Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah enemies are plotting to drag the Lebanese resistance movement into a civil war and tarnish its image, following the murder of a member by a number of extremists, saying the group will not be lured into such a trap.
The World Congress of Arts for Muhammad, The Prophet of Mercy, is holding contests in different languages and sub-categories of art and literature, with themes involving the Prophet Muhammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny) and Islam.
Eid al-Ghadir is one of the most important festivities on the Islamic calendar. While Eid al-Ghadir is an occasion for celebration, Muslims also view it as a chance to learn more about who Imam Ali (AS) was and why he was appointed by the Prophet Mohammad (SAWA) as his successor.