Archive "Cultural"

Iran denies supporting ‘Taliban terrorist group’

Iran denies supporting ‘Taliban terrorist group’

Press Shia Agency - Iran has denied a claim by the “Taliban terrorist group” that the outfit has “relations” with the Islamic Republic.​ Press Shia Agency - If we were to believe the images in some political campaign commercials, Cedar Rapids would have burned to the ground long ago. Hooded figures, murder in their eyes, guns in their hands, “Allah Akbar” on their lips;...

Islamic Center in LA unites with community members after terrorist threats

Islamic Center in LA unites with community members after terrorist threats

Press Shia Agency - In a show of unity in the face of hate, members of the religious, political and police communities joined together Friday at the Islamic Center of Southern California for a weekly prayer service.Press Shia - In a show of unity in the face of hate, members of the religious, political and police communities joined together Friday at the Islamic Center of Southern California for...

Parents face court after refusing to let son go on school trip to mosque

Parents face court after refusing to let son go on school trip to mosque

Press Shia Agency - A couple in Germany are facing court after they stopped their teenage son from attending a local mosque on a school trip because they were afraid he would be "indoctrinated" by Islamic extremists. Press Shia - A couple in Germany are facing court after they stopped their teenage son from attending a local mosque on a school trip because they were afraid he would be...

To Represent Thousands Of North Florida Muslims, CAIR Opens New Panhandle Office

To Represent Thousands Of North Florida Muslims, CAIR Opens New Panhandle Office

Press Shia Agency - Hiba Rahim is CAIR Florida’s Northwest Florida Regional Coordinator. CAIR stands for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which already has three offices in Central and South Florida. Press Shia Agency - Hiba Rahim is CAIR Florida’s Northwest Florida Regional Coordinator. CAIR stands for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which already has three offices...

Afghans Residing in Iran Can Take Part in Arbaeen Pilgrimage

Afghans Residing in Iran Can Take Part in Arbaeen Pilgrimage

Press Shia Agency - Iran’s Immigration and Passport Police Chief Colonel Mohammad Babaei said Afghan nationals residing in the Islamic Republic can obtain visa to visit Iraq’s holy city of Karbala for Arbaeen this year. Press Shia Agency - Colonel Babaei told Press Shia that in previous years, there were legal problems in the way of Afghan citizens living in Iran to leave the country to take...

Holy Shrine of Imam Husayn forms cultural connections with French Embassy

Holy Shrine of Imam Husayn forms cultural connections with French Embassy

Press Shia Agency – Paris’ Ambassador to Baghdad, Marc Baréty, has hailed the Supreme Religious Authority’s role for defending human values and for encouraging cultural and scientific cooperation and peaceful coexistence among all people.Press Shia Agency – The French Ambassador to Iraq, Marc Baréty, has hailed the Supreme Religious Authority’s role for defending human...

Members of Lady Masumah’s Arba’in caravan meet with Ayatollah Safi-Golpaygani in Qom

Members of Lady Masumah’s Arba’in caravan meet with Ayatollah Safi-Golpaygani in Qom

Press Shia Agency – During a meeting which was held at Ayatollah Safi-Golpaygani’s house, Hujjat al-Islam Hoseyninejad remarked, “The Holy Shrine of Lady Masumah will establish its caravan on the road from Najaf to Karbala this year to host pilgrims during the Arba’in ceremony.”Press Shia – During a meeting which was held at Grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi-Golpaygani’s house...

Baqir al-Uloum University receives Canadian scholar

Baqir al-Uloum University receives Canadian scholar

Press Shia – Professor Brice Balmer, a Mennonite Christian scholar and researcher at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, visited Baqir al-Uloum University in Qom, Iran in order to become familiar with the centre’s activities.Press Shia – Professor Brice Balmer, a Mennonite Christian scholar and researcher at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, paid a visit to...

Iraqi parliament outlaws alcohol sale, import, production

Iraqi parliament outlaws alcohol sale, import, production

Press Shia - The Iraqi legislature has voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, imposing a fine on those who breach the law. Press Shia Agency - The measure was passed during a parliamentary session in Baghdad on Saturday, but some opponents said that they would appeal against the decision in courts.   Supporters, however, hailed the ban as justified by the Iraqi...

Islamic Center of Hawthorne’s Open Mosque Day seeks to ease tension, build community

Islamic Center of Hawthorne’s Open Mosque Day seeks to ease tension, build community

Press Shia - Like many local Islamic schools and mosques, the Islamic Center of Hawthorne upgraded security after it was vandalized and threatened following the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. Press Shia Agency - Like many local Islamic schools and mosques, the Islamic Center of Hawthorne upgraded security after it was vandalized and threatened following the 2015 terrorist...