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Thousands of Shia Muslims march in Dearborn in Muharram for faith and justice

Thousands of Shia Muslims march in Dearborn in Muharram for faith and justice

Pumping their clenched fists, the crowd in a Dearborn park chanted Sunday in support of the grandson of Islam’s prophet, Imam Hussain (PBUT): “Labayka ya Hussain,” they declared in Arabic, which means “We’re with you, oh Hussain.” The scene inside Ford Woods Park was part of a procession and gathering for Shia Muslims during a holy season known as Ashura, which refers to the 10th day of the first month ... Read More »

Pope expresses gratitude to Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi for his letter to Vatican

Pope expresses gratitude to Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi for his letter to Vatican

 Pope Francis has send a letter to respond Ayat. Makarem Shirazi’s letter earlier in August who cherished Pope’s position on Islam. Mehr News has been informed that Pope Francis, leader of the Catholic world, expressed gratitude to Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi for his letter to Vatican. In response to the recent letter by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi to Pope Francis in which the senior Shia cleric thanked Pope for his stance on ... Read More »

British diplomat: Imam Khomeini was a revolutionary leader and a noble philosopher

British diplomat: Imam Khomeini was a revolutionary leader and a noble philosopher

Imam Khomeini was an Islamic cleric, a philosopher and a poet of high standing: pursuing what is often a private and personal voyage of inner intellectualism. He somehow, incredibly, in the words of Jaques Berques, “took in hand his people” ; gave them healing, authenticity and a solution to their crisis. He gathered up a tradition and forged a new equilibrium: one which would offer renewal through a grand ‘sewing ... Read More »

We are Proud of Being in Holy Shrine of Imam Ali – French Ambassador

We are Proud of Being in Holy Shrine of Imam Ali – French Ambassador

Dr. Mark Baritee, the French ambassador, described the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) as a historic and civilizational landmark. He noted that it is part of the Iraqi and international legacy for its religious and moral status. He expressed his happiness and pride of visiting the shrine for the second time. Mr. Baritee said in a statement to the Media Centre of the Holy Shrine ‘I saw the developments in ... Read More »

Free Islamic Clinic Thrives in South Carolina, USA

Free Islamic Clinic Thrives in South Carolina, USA

Providing a free medical help for vulnerable and uninsured Americans in South Carolina, an American Muslim organization is offering free medical service for people of all faiths, setting a role model for American Muslims. “When people walk in and say, ‘This place is a blessing that touches my heart,’ it melts everything,” Dr. Reshma Khan, who works in the Shifa Clinic, said. “There’s no better place I would be, just ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Muslims win majority in City Council of Hamtramck, US

Muslims win majority in City Council of Hamtramck, US

The U.S. city of Hamtramck has recently elected a Muslim-majority City Council for the first time in the country. The town of Hamtramck, in the state of Michigan, was a long-time Polish-Catholic enclave, but it has been demographically changing recently, and the election has shown how far the city had come. The three people who received the most votes were Muslim, two were incumbents – Anam Miah and Abu Musa ... Read More »

Mosques in Canada, Florida fear Islamophobia after Paris attack

Mosques in Canada, Florida fear Islamophobia after Paris attack

Amid growing concerns that Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris could spark a wave of Islamophobic retaliation, a Muslim congregation in Canada said a fire that burnt down its mosque over the weekend appears to be a hate crime, and two Florida mosques reportedly received phone threats over the weekend. The fire at the Kawartha Muslim Religious Association’s mosque in Peterborough, Ontario, broke out Saturday evening and caused up $80,000 in ... Read More »