Archive "Cultural"

16 Memorizers of Quran in Palestinian Family

16 Memorizers of Quran in Palestinian Family

Press Shia - All members of a family in the Gaza Strip, Palestine, are memorizers of the entire Quran.Press Shia‌ - Wael al-Hams, one of the boys, says his mother, herself a memorizer, encouraged all members of the family of 16 to learn the Quran by heart. "I started memorizing the Quran when I was in first grade and learned the entire Holy Book by heart in four years.” He...

Iran, Vatican Call for Efforts to Counter Extremism

Iran, Vatican Call for Efforts to Counter Extremism

Press Shia - Participants in the 10th round of Iran-Vatican Interfaith Dialogue underlined the need for efforts to counter extremism in the world.Press Shia Agency - Issuing a statement at the end of the forum on Wednesday, they also stressed the need for a rational approach to religion in order to promote religious values and prevent extremism, the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations...

Qom to Host Int’l Quran Contest for Seminary Students

Qom to Host Int’l Quran Contest for Seminary Students

Press Shia Agency - Director of Iranian Seminaries’ Quran and Etrat Department said planning is underway for holding the first international Quran competition for Islamic seminary students.Press Shia - Hojat-ol-Islam Mostafa Razavi told IQNA that it will be jointly organized by Al-Mustafa International University and with support from the Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization. He said...

A group of Chinese Muslims visit Imam Reza Holy Shrine

A group of Chinese Muslims visit Imam Reza Holy Shrine

Press Shia - 23 Chinese Muslims, attended the Razavi Holy Shrine and visited the Imam Reza (A.S.) Holy Court. Press Shia - Sufio Fulmae from Linxia city of Gansu province of China, about the Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) said, “I feel very good in this place, and I understood the religion of Islam and Shi'ism in the Razavi Holy Shrine and I could have a great sense of a religion,...

Seminar on 'Islam and extremism' launched in Madrid, spain

Seminar on 'Islam and extremism' launched in Madrid, spain

Press Shia - Iran's mission in Spain in cooperation with the Spanish Federation of Islamic Religious Entities has launched a seminar on Islam and extremism. Press Shia Agency‌ - The seminar on Islam vis-à-vis extremism was held in the Ateneo Cultural Institute in Madrid on Wednesday.  Present at the event were Alireza Esmaeili Iran's Cultural attaché to Spain,...

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...