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Arbaeen-2016

Gathering of 20 Million Pilgrims in 100 Frames

Over 20 million pilgrims, mainly Shiite Muslims, descended on the Iraqi holy city of Karbala for Arbaeen, the fortieth day after Imam Hussein’s martyrdom.

Global Campaign Introducing Imam Hussein to the World

“Who is Hussain” is a global campaign to introduce Imam Hussain (AS), the third Shiite Imam, to the world.

Saudi Newspaper Provokes Anger after Insulting Iraqi Women

A Saudi newspaper caused uproar in the Muslim world on Sunday after publishing a fabricated report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) viewed as fuelling sectarian tensions.
Arbaeen Sunni's Car

ISIS’ Atrocities Bring Shiite and Sunni Muslims in Iraq Closer to Each Other!

The heinous crimes committed by the ISIS terrorist group have brought Muslim people closer to each other.

Muslims Converge on Iraq’s Karbala for Arbaeen Mourning Procession

Shiite Muslims from all around the world have descended on the holy city of Karbala in Iraq for Arbaeen, the fortieth day after Imam Hussein’s martyrdom.
Arbaeen 2016

World Media Criticised for Silence on Huge Arbaeen Processions

Many social media users in Iran have been sharing a message that criticizes the world’s ‘neutral outlets’ over their silence about the huge Muslim processions to mark the fortieth day after Imam Hussein’s martyrdom, known as Arbaeen.
belarussian president kissing quran

Belarussian President Sparks Controversy after Kissing Muslims’ Holy Book

The Orthodox President of Belarus provoked serious criticism after kissing the Holy Quran in a ceremony in Minsk.

Over 1.9 Million Pilgrims Have Arrived in Iraq from Iran

According to official statistics, nearly 2 million pilgrims have crossed Iran-Iraq border crossings to visit the Iraqi holy city of Karbala on Arbaeen, the fortieth day after Imam Hussein’s martyrdom.
Bahram Qassemi

Iran Raps Israeli Regime for Banning Use of Speakers for Adhan

Iran’s Foreign Ministry took a swipe at the Tel Aviv regime for banning Muslims from using loudspeakers or public address systems for playing Adhan -an Islamic call summoning worshippers to say prayers- describing the decision as part of Israel’s anti-human and racist policies.

Muslims Converge on Karbala for Mourning Procession

Defying terrorists, Muslims from many regional countries and beyond continue to descend on the holy city of Karbala in Iraq for the culmination of a 40-day mourning period for an infallible Shia imam.

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