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Pope Francis hails Iran role in dialogue between Muslims and Christians

Pope Francis hails Iran role in dialogue between Muslims and Christians

Press Shia Agency - Pope Francis hailed the Islamic Republic’s role in dialogue between Muslims and Christians, as he met an Iranian delegation who took part in the 10th round of interfaith dialogue and fraternal encounter in Vatican.Press Shia - During the Colloquium organized by the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization from...

Iranians honor 40 days after Imam Hussein martyrdom anniversary

Iranians honor 40 days after Imam Hussein martyrdom anniversary

Press Shia - Iranians of all ages and social strata have taken to the streets and religious commemoration centers across the country, unified by one cause, honoring the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam. Press Shia - The occasion called Arba’een occurs 40 days after Ashura, the tenth day of the lunar calendar month of Muharram when the grandson...

Millions Converge on Karbala for Arbaeen

Millions Converge on Karbala for Arbaeen

Press Shia - The Iraqi city of Karbala, where the holy shrine of the third Shiite imam -Imam Hussein (AS)- is located, is swarming with millions of devoted Muslims, both Shiites and Sunnis, for mourning rituals marking Arbaeen, known as the largest religious gathering in the world.The passengers are said to come from over 60 countries, and most of them have marched all the way to Karbala from...

People in Tehran Attend Massive Arbaeen Procession

People in Tehran Attend Massive Arbaeen Procession

Press Shia - A huge crowd of people in the Iranian capital of Tehran took part in a procession on Sunday morning in commemoration of Arbaeen, marking forty day after the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shiite Imam, Imam Hussein (AS).Press Shia - The long procession in a cold and cloudy day proceeded to the holy shrine of Abdol Azim al-Hasani (AS) in Rey, south of Tehran.   ...

CAIR criticizes school over headscarf incident in Coon Rapids

CAIR criticizes school over headscarf incident in Coon Rapids

Press Shia Agency - Press Shia - An Anoka-Hennepin School District investigation is underway in Coon Rapids after a student wearing a headscarf was involved in what CAIR-MN is calling an assault.   The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations released a statement Tuesday expressing concern over the school district’s response to an incident Friday at...

Hispanic Muslims Gathering for Worship and Maduros in New Jersey

Hispanic Muslims Gathering for Worship and Maduros in New Jersey

Press Shia - This past Sunday, the North Hudson Islamic Educational Center, a mosque and community center in Union City, New Jersey, held its sixteenth annual Hispanic Muslim Day. Those in attendance traced their heritage to Colombia, Puerto Rico, and El Salvador. Though it was the intersection of two groups targeted by the president-elect, spirits were high. After all, these Muslims had...

Millions of Muslims marching to Iraq’s Karbala for Arba’een rituals

Millions of Muslims marching to Iraq’s Karbala for Arba’een rituals

Press Shia - Millions of Muslims from across the world are marching toward the Iraqi holy city of Karbala to perform the rituals of Arba’een, one of the most revered religious occasions on the Islamic calendar. Press Shia - Arba’een marks 40 days since Ashura when Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was martyred in the desert plains of Karbala along with...

As anti-Muslim attacks skyrocket, interfaith leaders demand denunciation from Trump

As anti-Muslim attacks skyrocket, interfaith leaders demand denunciation from Trump

As anti-Muslim attacks skyrocket, interfaith leaders demand denunciation from Trump In Trenton, a passer-by threw hot coffee on a female college student wearing a hijab. At a Philadelphia hospital, a patient refused to be treated by a Muslim doctor. On one West Philadelphia block, someone threw a rock through a Muslim family’s window, and on another, four men shouted out their car windows...

Muslims converge on Karbala for mourning procession

Muslims converge on Karbala for mourning procession

Press Shia - Defying terrorists, Muslims from many regional countries and beyond continue to descend on the holy city of Karbala in Iraq for the culmination of a 40-day mourning period for an infallible Shia imam. Press Shia - Tens of thousands from Iraq, Pakistan, India, Iran, Bahrain, Lebanon, Azerbaijan and Turkey on Wednesday were trekking a key road between Najaf...

Millions of Muslims marching to Karbala for Arba’een

Millions of Muslims marching to Karbala for Arba’een

Press Shia - Millions of Muslims have been marching toward the shrine of the Third Shia Imam, Imam Hossein (PBUH), in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala, to mark the 40th day to follow the anniversary of his martyrdom back in the seventh century. Press Shia Agency - The faithful continued their procession on Tuesday with hearts brimming with his love.   The passion has made them...