Archive "Scholars"

HRW urges Nigeria to free Zakzaky, halt suppression of Shia group

HRW urges Nigeria to free Zakzaky, halt suppression of Shia group

Press Shia Agency - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Nigeria to end its heavy-handed crackdown on a mainstream Shia group led by Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and release the prominent cleric from prison. Press Shia Agency - In a statement published on Wednesday, the New York-based rights organization said Nigeria should abide by a recent court ruling that ordered the unconditional freedom...

Ayatollah Qabalan condemns terrorist attack on Cairo church

Ayatollah Qabalan condemns terrorist attack on Cairo church

Press Shia – The head of the Supreme Shi’ite Council of Lebanon as well as the Friday prayer leader of Burj al-Barajneh condemned Sunday’s terrorist attack on a Cairo church.Press Shia – Ayatollah Abdul-Amir Qabalan, the vice president of the Supreme Shi’ite Council of Lebanon, condemned Sunday’s terrorist attack on Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral saying, “This is a...

West’s opposition to Iran not over nuclear issue

West’s opposition to Iran not over nuclear issue

Press Shia Agency – Ayatollah Tabatabaeinejad stated that Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said, “The West isn’t opposed to Iran because of its nuclear activities but rather they are opposed to Islam.”Press Shia – In a meeting with the president, deputies and members of the Board of Culture of the Nuclear Region of Esfahan, Ayatollah Sayyed Yousef Tabatabaeinejad said that the...

Renewal of ISA oppression by the ruling elite of the US

Renewal of ISA oppression by the ruling elite of the US

Press Shia Agency – Hujjat al-Islam Rezavi-Mehr said that these sanctions represent “oppression by the ruling elite of the United States against the oppressed system of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”Press Shia Agency – In an interview with Press Shia Agency News Agency, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Jalal Rezavi-Mehr, the vice-president of the Association of Representatives of Seminary...

Human Rights Day an opportunity to remind Iraq of Saddam’s crimes

Human Rights Day an opportunity to remind Iraq of Saddam’s crimes

Press Shia – The chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq said that International Human Rights Day is an opportunity to remember the crimes committed by Saddam and the current terrorist threat against the Iraqi people.Press Shia Agency – In a message to mark International Human Rights Day, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, the chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq,...

Islamic scholars ‘pioneers in fighting Takfirism’

Islamic scholars ‘pioneers in fighting Takfirism’

Press Shia Agency – A special meeting was held in the Iranian province of Khorasan Razavi, in which several Sunni and Shi’ah scholars participated. During the meeting clerics discussed origins of Takfirism and the role of Islamic scholars in fighting the Takfiri ideology.Press Shia Agency – The first special meeting on issue of proximity of Islamic sects was held in Taybad, in the...

Islam capable of administering peace in the whole world

Islam capable of administering peace in the whole world

Press Shia – Hujjat al-Islam Moballeghi said. “By considering warfare as a form of obedience to God, Islam wishes to separate this sacred deed from any materialistic or worldly human ambitions, such as taking revenge. Islam aims at concentrating people’s attention to perfection, moralities and virtues in case of war.”Press Shia – In a meeting with some of the foreign figures present...

Judiciary Chief Blasts Remarks by Trump's Advisor against Islam as Sign of Ignorance

Judiciary Chief Blasts Remarks by Trump's Advisor against Islam as Sign of Ignorance

Press Shia Agency - Iran's Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani lambasted the recent comments by US President-elect Donald Trump's national security advisor against Islam, saying such remarks indicate the ignorance of the American statesmen. Press Shia - "These remarks are in line with the vain and old Islamophobia project and merely show the new ignorance ruling the US statesmen,"...

UN has retreated from its claims against Saudi Arabia

UN has retreated from its claims against Saudi Arabia

Press Shia Agency – Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi said that the United Nations has retreated from its claims against Saudi Arabia and claims that Saudi Arabia hasn’t committed any crimes in Yemen due to Saudi hush money.Press Shia Agency – Speaking during his jurisprudence class at Qom’s Grand Mosque, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi reacted to the extension of the Iran Sanctions...

No Foreign Troops Allowed in Iraq without Baghdad’s Consent

No Foreign Troops Allowed in Iraq without Baghdad’s Consent

Press Shia - Leader of Iraq’s National Alliance Ammar al-Hakim stressed the need for preserving the Arab country’s territorial integrity, saying that deployment of any foreign troops in any place in Iraq must take place with the approval and coordination of the central government.Press Shia - The Iraqi army’s ongoing battle against Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) to liberate the northern city...