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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...

Community Shows Support After Mosques Are Vandalized

Community Shows Support After Mosques Are Vandalized

Press Shia Agency - Two local mosques are seeing an outpouring of support from the community after they were vandalized with spray paint.Press Shia Agency - Two local mosques are seeing an outpouring of support from the community after they were vandalized with spray paint.   "I opened this , and I'm surprised," Islam Board Member Hisham Yasin said....

Muslims protest mosque closure in Italy’s Rome

Muslims protest mosque closure in Italy’s Rome

Press Shia - Hundreds of Muslims in Italy have held a demonstration in Rome to express their outrage at recent mosque closures in the capital.   Press Shia Agency - Protesters gathered in front of the Colosseum, an ancient oval amphitheatre, in central Rome on Friday, kneeling on prayer mats and tarpaulin on the pavement.   Holding placards reading, "Peace" and...

al-Mustafa International University’s developments ‘admirable’

al-Mustafa International University’s developments ‘admirable’

Press Shia Agency – Professor Tamroung Taniaveng of Thailand stressed on deepening scientific ties between al-Mustafa International University and Thai academic centres, “The scientific and cultural ties between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Thailand must be enhanced,” he said.Press Shia Agency – During a meeting with officials from al-Mustafa International University in Qom,...

Major US Quran exhibit to fight Islamophobia

Major US Quran exhibit to fight Islamophobia

Press Shia - The first major Quran exhibition in the U.S. will play an important role in the fight against increasing islamophobia in the U.S., one of the Turkish sponsors of the exhibit said Thursday.Press Shia Agency - The first major Quran exhibition in the U.S. will play an important role in the fight against increasing islamophobia in the U.S., one of the Turkish sponsors of the exhibit...

A U.S. Census proposal to add category for people of Middle Eastern descent makes some uneasy

A U.S. Census proposal to add category for people of Middle Eastern descent makes some uneasy

Press Shia Agency - After more than 30 years of lobbying, people of Middle Eastern and North African descent are finally poised to get their own classification in the U.S. Census. But at a time of rising Islamophobia and calls by presidential candidate Donald Trump to ban people from Muslim lands, some are now questioning whether the new designation could lead to profiling or otherwise put them...