Mourning ceremonies being held to mark Ashura worldwide

Mourning ceremonies being held to mark Ashura worldwide

Ashura is the culmination of a 10-day annual mourning period in the lunar calendar month of Muharram for Imam Hussein (AS), who was martyred along with his 72 companions in the Battle of Karbala in southern Iraq in 680 AD after fighting courageously for justice against the much larger army of the Umayyad caliph, Yazid.

Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:54

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Top Bahran cleric refutes Shia-Sunni divide, says Israel main issue of Muslim world

Top Bahran cleric refutes Shia-Sunni divide, says Israel main issue of Muslim world

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.

Thursday, August 19, 2021 11:31

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Iranian mourners commemorate Tasu’a

Iranian mourners commemorate Tasu’a

Tasu’a, in the Islamic lunar calendar refers to the ninth day of Muharram, a day before Ashura when Imam Hussein (AS), a grandson of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him), and his 72 companions were martyred in the Battle of Karbala. Iranian mourners commemorate Tasu’a, on the eve of Ashura, the day marking the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, under strict health measures imposed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 12:00

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Muharram rituals organizers threatened by Bahraini authorities

Muharram rituals organizers threatened by Bahraini authorities

In 680 AD, on Ashoura- the tenth day of the holy month of Muharram- Husain Ibn Ali, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and the third Imam of Shia Muslims, was martyred in the desert of Karbala, located in contemporary Iraq.

Thursday, August 12, 2021 05:09

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Imam Khomeini called Eid al-Ghadir is one the greatest Eid and Islamic feast

Imam Khomeini called Eid al-Ghadir is one the greatest Eid and Islamic feast

Eid al-Ghadir is one of the most important festivities on the Islamic calendar. It marks the beginning of Shia Islam, when 14 centuries ago Prophet Mohammad introduced Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb as the next caliph of Muslims and their religious leader or Imam.

Thursday, July 29, 2021 08:29

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Pope Francis meets with Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf during visit to Iraq

Pope Francis meets with Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf during visit to Iraq

Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, has held closed-door talks with Iraq’s prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on the second day of his visit to the Arab country.

Saturday, March 06, 2021 01:15

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