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Who is Sheikh Zakzaky, Nigeria’s Most Powerful Shiite Muslim?

Who is Sheikh Zakzaky, Nigeria’s Most Powerful Shiite Muslim?

Nigeria’s foremost Shiite Muslim cleric is currently being held in custody after violence broke out between his followers and the Nigerian military. Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), was detained after deadly clashes between Nigerian soldiers and his followers in the city of Zaria, Kaduna state, in northern Nigeria. At least 60 people reportedly died in the violence, which the Nigerian Army claimed was a ... Read More »

Islam religion of mercy not terrorism: British scholar

Islam religion of mercy not terrorism: British scholar

Speaking to IRNA, Whitehead said that religion play a key role to resolve challenges of today’s society. ‘I think faith is an incredibly important way to bring a better understanding between different communities and different people’s and in particular a very important way to try and improve the friendly knowledge of understanding between the UK and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Faith plays and incredibly important part in the lives ... Read More »

US mosques step up security amid growing safety concerns

US mosques step up security amid growing safety concerns

From the suburbs of Los Angeles to the outskirts of Washington D.C., Mosques around the United States are warily stepping up security in the face of growing fears about reprisals on American Muslims. The increasing safety concerns described by American Islamic leaders and the steps they are taking in response, including hiring armed guards represent the flip side of the rising public anxiety about ISIS terror after attacks in Paris ... Read More »

U.S. calls for investigation into Shia massacre carried out by Nigerian troops

U.S. calls for investigation into Shia massacre carried out by Nigerian troops

The U.S. on Wednesday joined urgent calls for an investigation into massacre carried out by Nigerian troops against Shiite Muslims in the country’s north. The bloodshed began over the weekend when Nigeria’s military claimed Shiites attacked the Chief of Army staff’s convoy in Zaria in an apparent assassination attempt. “The sect numbering hundreds carrying dangerous weapons, barricaded the roads with bonfires, heavy stones and tires,” the Army said in a ... Read More »

American Hijab-Wearing Professor Suspended from Work after Citing Similarities between Christians, Muslims

American Hijab-Wearing Professor Suspended from Work after Citing Similarities between Christians, Muslims

Larycia Hawkins, an associate professor of political science at Wheaton College, posted a photo of herself in the Muslim head cover last week, stating that she stands in “human solidarity” with Muslims “because we are formed of the same primordial clay”. She added that Muslims, like Christians, are “people of the book…and as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.” It didn’t take long for Wheaton College ... Read More »

Huge Rally at Fagge, Kano after Friday Prayers in Support of Sheikh Zakzaky

Huge Rally at Fagge, Kano after Friday Prayers in Support of Sheikh Zakzaky

Sympathizers in thousands came out and attended a protest rally after Friday prayers organized by members of the Shia Islamic movement in Fagge Friday mosque (18.12.2015) calling for the release of Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) and a stop to the mass genocide and atrocities of the Nigerian Army on his followers in Nigeria. This similar rallies and protest march were held in many Nigerian cities like Bauchi, Katsin, Yola, Minna, ... Read More »

Photos: ‘Free Sheikh Zakzaky’ Protest in Manhattan, NYC (USA)

Photos: ‘Free Sheikh Zakzaky’ Protest in Manhattan, NYC (USA)

A large number of Muslim Americans have held a demonstration in New York to condemn the Nigerian military’s massacre of Shia Muslims. The demonstrators on Friday gathered in Midtown Manhattan near the Nigerian Mission to the United Nations and called for the release of senior Nigerian cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, P. TV correspondent Caleb Maupin reported. The protesters chanted slogans and carried placards condemning the Nigerian military’s oppression against Muslims. ... Read More »

Family of Sheikh Zakzaky: Unclear If He is Dead or Unwell

Family of Sheikh Zakzaky: Unclear If He is Dead or Unwell

In a recent phone conversation with the son of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, we learned that Mr. Zakzaky’s family has not spoken directly to him since his arrest on Sunday. Ibrahim al-Zakzaky’s son says his family has not been able to contact the Nigerian Shia leader since his arrest by the country’s forces earlier in the week. According to the son, Mr. ... Read More »

The Philosophy of Mourning and Lamentation

The Philosophy of Mourning and Lamentation

Know that the entire instructions of the Infallible Imams (a.s.) for observance of this historic epic of Islam and the curses levied on the oppressors of the Ahl-e-Bayt (the Prophet’s progeny) are all the epic cries of valiant nations in condemnation of the perpetrators of cruelty and oppression at all times in man’s history. You must also know that cursing the Bani Omayyad, although they were overthrown and are in ... Read More »

Today terrorism is our common worry

Today terrorism is our common worry

The bitter events brought about by blind terrorism in France have once again, moved me to speak to you young people. In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful To the Youth in Western Countries, The bitter events brought about by blind terrorism in France have once again, moved me to speak to you young people.  For me, it is unfortunate that such incidents would have to create the ... Read More »