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Dallas-area Muslims pack survival kits for homeless to say 'you're not alone'

Dallas-area Muslims pack survival kits for homeless to say 'you're not alone'

Press Shia Agency - Muslim volunteers from across the area earned a round of applause and even a few "amens" from the homeless huddled inside a Dallas shelter Saturday. Press Shia Agency - Muslim volunteers from across the area earned a round of applause and even a few "amens" from the homeless huddled inside a Dallas shelter Saturday.   "We're Muslim, but we care...

Neighbors Show Support for Local Mosque In Sugar Land

Neighbors Show Support for Local Mosque In Sugar Land

Press Shia - With division and racial tension making headlines, some Houstonians are fighting back by working to unite with people of all walks of life. Press Shia Agency - With division and racial tension making headlines, some Houstonians are fighting back by working to unite with people of all walks of life.   Ligi Varghese helped organize a "Love Thy Neighbor" event at a...

Fresno Mosque Receives solidarity calls after hate attack

Fresno Mosque Receives solidarity calls after hate attack

Fresno Mosque says it has been inundated with calls of support after it received a threatening letter.Press Shia - Friday was a day of prayer and a show of solidarity for a Fresno mosque targeted by hate in recent days.   "Early this week, unfortunately, we got this hate letter that you all know about. Obviously this made a lot of us concerned and worried," said Seyed...

How one Texas man offered a message of hope to Muslim-Americans

How one Texas man offered a message of hope to Muslim-Americans

Press Shia Agency - A Texas man is spreading a message of solidarity with Muslim-Americans through a sign crafted in the colors of the American flag. Press Shia Agency - A Texas man is spreading a message of solidarity with Muslim-Americans through a sign crafted in the colors of the American flag.   “You belong. Stay strong. Be blessed. We are one America,” reads the...

The 4 essential facts about Islam you really need to know

The 4 essential facts about Islam you really need to know

Much of the rhetoric used to discuss Islam has left many Americans with the impression that Muslims are Public Enemy No. 1. Press Shia Agency - This was certainly true when President-elect Donald Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper, "I think Islam hates us," in a televised interview in March. It was equally true when Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump's newly...

Azizah Magazine provides positive representation of Muslim-American women

Azizah Magazine provides positive representation of Muslim-American women

Tayyibah Taylor, Editor-in-Chief of Azizah Magazine, honored by Religious Freedom and Business Foundation for her interfaith work .Press Shia - Azizah Magazine isn’t named after its Chief Operations Officer, Azizah Kahera. But the name is no coincidence.    In the United States, women’s magazines sometimes boast common names of Western women, such as Marie Claire...

Ayatollah Ka’bi praises enthusiastic participation at the funeral of Hillah bombing

Ayatollah Ka’bi praises enthusiastic participation at the funeral of Hillah bombing

Press Shia – The member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom said that the passionate participation of people in the funeral of the martyrs of terrorist attack in Hillah is an expression of their adherence to the guardianship of Imam Husayn and these martyrs.Press Shia – In an interview with Press Shia News Agency, Ayatollah Abbas Ka’bi, a representative of the people of...

Iranians commemorate martyrdom anniversary of 8th Shia Imam

Iranians commemorate martyrdom anniversary of 8th Shia Imam

Press Shia Agency - Millions of Iranians are attending mourning processions to mark the martyrdom anniversary of the eighth Shia Imam, Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (PBUH). Press Shia Agency - Black-clad mourners from various social classes and age groups have come together in mosques, places of worship and religious sites nationwide to observe the rituals. Eulogies are given and sermons delivered...

Muslims mark passing anniversary of Prophet Muhammad

Muslims mark passing anniversary of Prophet Muhammad

Press Shia – Millions of Muslims in Iran and across the world are observing the passing anniversary of Islam’s holy Prophet Muhammad.Press Shia – The 28th day of the month of Safar (the second month in the lunar calendar) marks the passing away of Prophet Muhammad as well as the martyrdom of his grandson Imam Hasan, the second Shi’ah Imam.   Large groups of Iranians,...

Cardinal Touran: We should prevent the spread of religious disease

Cardinal Touran: We should prevent the spread of religious disease

Press Shia – During the opening ceremony of the 10th round of religious dialogue between Iran and the Vatican, the President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue emphasized on the continued and deep friendly relations between Islam and Christianity and stated: “We should prevent the spread of religious disease.”Press Shia – According to the Public...