Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Shiite Muslims

Iran Condoles with Afghanistan on Death of Top Shiite Cleric

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered condolences to the Afghan nation and government on the demise of top Shiite cleric, Ayatollah Asif Mohseni.

Nigeria Court Allows Sheikh Zakzaky to Receive Treatment in India

A High Court in Nigeria’s Kaduna has granted a leave the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, to go to India for medical treatment.

Iran Raps Bahraini Regime for Execution of Protestors

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson has denounced the execution of Bahraini protestors as a “sectarian measure” and part of a “wrong policy”, calling on the Manama regime to behave rationally and address the self-inflicted crisis through reconciliation with people of Bahrain.

Iran Condemns Violence, Use of Force against Nigeria Protesters

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has expressed deep concern over the recent unrest and clashes in the Nigerian capital Abuja.

Nigeria Urged to Send Shiite Cleric Sheikh Zakzaky to Iran

Iran’s Prosecutor General has called on the Nigerian government to release top Shiite cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky and send him to the Islamic Republic of Iran for treatment.

Shiite Muslims Celebrate Imam Reza’s Birthday Anniversary

Shiite Muslims from Iran and many other countries on Sunday celebrated the birthday anniversary of their eighth imam, Ali bin Mousa al-Reza (PBUH), in his Holy Shrine in Mashhad and other parts of the world.

Exclusive: Nigeria to Release Muslim Leader Sheikh Zakzaky Soon

Following arrangements made between the Nigerian government and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), leader of the movement, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife are set to be released soon for medical treatment abroad, an informed source told the Iran Front Page.

Iran Equalizes Blood Money for Men, Women in Historic Decision

From now on, an equal amount of blood money (diyah) will be paid to male or female victims or their heirs in cases of murder, bodily harm, or property damage, in a major shift from the age-old Sharia-based law that the blood money for women is half the amount set for men.

Iran Expresses Condolences over Demise of Top Afghan Cleric

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed condolences over the demise of Grand Ayatollah Mohaqiq Kabuli.

Iranian People Mark Laylat al-Qadr

In Islamic teachings, Laylat al-Qadr is said to be the night when the holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad, and Shiite Muslims believe it is a time during which the observers’ fates are set for the next one year.

Holy Quran Attributed to First Shiite Imam Unveiled in Iran

Iran has unveiled an old manuscript of the holy Quran, which is attributed to Imam Ali, the first Shiite Imam, and considered one of the oldest and most complete manuscripts of the holy book.

Iranian Cleric Bans Use of Oil Income to Meet State Expenses

A senior Iranian cleric says he believes it would be religiously not permissible to use oil revenues to meet “current and development expenses” in the country.

Iran Hails Nigeria for Allowing Medical Team to Visit Zakzaky

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has welcomed the Nigerian government’s “positive” move to permit a medical team to visit and examine Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of Nigeria’s Shiite community, and his wife.

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Condemns Saudi Mass Execution

Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi has strongly denounced the recent mass execution of Shiite Muslims in Saudi Arabia, saying the Al Saud killed these “freedom-seekers” in the name of fighting terrorism.

Iran Celebrates Imam Mahdi’s Birthday Anniversary

Iranian people from all walks of life celebrated the birthday anniversary of Imam Mahdi (PBUH), the 12th and last Imam of Shiite Muslims, on Sunday, April 21, 2019.

Devastating Floods Reinforced Shiite-Sunni Unity in Iran

A Sunni clergyman says the devastating floods that hit much of Iran recently was also a blessing as it strengthened unity between Shiites and Sunnis.

Iran President Meets with Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has met with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the top Shiite cleric of Iraq, during his trip to the holy city of Najaf.

Top Iranian Cleric Condemns Beheading of Kid in Saudi Arabia

A senior Iranian Shiite cleric has vehemently condemned the beheading of a child by a Takfiri man in the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia.

Iran Slams Bahrain for Handing Life Sentence to Opposition Leader

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned the life sentences handed by Bahrain’s Court of Appeal to Sheikh Ali Salman, the leader of the kingdom’s main opposition party Al-Wefaq, and two other anti-regime activists.

‘Iraq’s Top Cleric Urged Shiite Forces to Shield Sunnis’

Iraq's top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has urged the Shiite forces of Hashd al-Sha’abi to sacrifice their lives to protect Sunni families who are under relentless attacks by ISIS, an Iranian official says.

Massive Arba’een Procession Held in Tehran as Shiites Convene in Karbala

A huge crowd of people in the Iranian capital of Tehran took part in a procession on Tuesday morning in commemoration of Arbaeen, marking forty days after the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shiite Imam, Imam Hussein (AS).

Helsinki Hosts Art Exhibition Marking Ashura

The Finnish capital of Helsinki recently hosted an art exhibition with the main theme of mourning for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite Imam.

Ta’zieh: An Islamic Passion Play Depicting Battle between Good, Evil

Islamic passion plays, known as Ta'zieh in Iran, are dramatic performances which depict battles between good and evil characters, who are clearly distinguished by wearing costumes with distinct, and meaningful, colours.

Muharram; A Phenomenon Affecting Various Aspects of Shiite Life

The rituals practiced in the lunar months of Muharram and Safar are not just basic traditions to Shiite Muslims. They rather impact all cultural and social dimensions of their lives, and their lessons can help believers solve many social and political problems.

“Riyadh Stepping Up Crackdown on Shiites in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain”

A former Iranian diplomat says Riyadh is intensifying its crackdown on Shiite Muslims both in Saudi Arabia and in Bahrain as they have started mourning the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad.

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