Archive "Scholars"

Britain banned Indians from speaking Persian hundreds of years ago

Britain banned Indians from speaking Persian hundreds of years ago

Press Shia Agency – Ayatollah Mahdavi said: "about two hundred years ago, the British entered India and because of their evil, they banned the Persian language to such an extent that now only a few people can speak the Persian language in India."Press Shia Agency – Speaking during a meeting at with officials at Esfahan’s Red Crescent office, Ayatollah Sayyed Abolhasan Mahdavi stated...

Iran ‘an island of security and authority in a turbulent region’

Iran ‘an island of security and authority in a turbulent region’

Press Shia Agency – “The Sacred Defense established Iran, with its brave people and courageous leader, as an island of security and authority in a turbulent region,” the director of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran said.Press Shia – Speaking at a ceremony inaugurating the Hazrat Zahra Mosque in Qom’s Shahrak-e Jehad neighbourhood, Ayatollah Ali-Reza Arafi, the director of the...

The West not familiar with Shi’a jurisprudence

The West not familiar with Shi’a jurisprudence

Press Shia Agency – Dr. Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis, the chair of Byzantine Studies at the Free University of Berlin, said, “Unfortunately, with so much propagation on Takfirism and Salafism in the world’s media, the west is not familiar with Shi’a jurisdiction and clerics must work hard to change this situation.”Press Shia – In the opening ceremony for the new academic year...

Nigeria given 7-day ultimatum to release Shia cleric Zakzaky

Nigeria given 7-day ultimatum to release Shia cleric Zakzaky

Press Shia - A group in Nigeria has renewed its demand for the unconditional release of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky from detention.Press Shia Agency - The group, Save Zakzaky’s Life, issued on Tuesday a seven-day ultimatum to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to release Zakzaky, who is the leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).   The group also...

I am optimistic about the future of the philosophy of politics in Iran

I am optimistic about the future of the philosophy of politics in Iran

Press Shia Agency – Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen said, “My initial presence in Iran surprised me a lot as people here were interested in philosophical issues, unlike in the US or Europe. In the US, if you told someone that you studied philosophy, they will reply that couldn’t you have studied a subject that would have made you moneyPress Shia Agency – Dr. Muhammad Legenhausen is an...

Fighting Takfirism, a religious obligation

Fighting Takfirism, a religious obligation

Press Shia – Shaykh Ahmad al-Qattan stressed that fighting extremism as well as Takfirism is considered as a religious duty, if we wish to solve the challenges of the Muslim world, it is necessary for Shi’a and Sunni Muslims to stand united.”Press Shia – Shaykh Ahmad al-Qattan, a senior Sunni cleric from Lebanon, attended a meeting with Hujjat al-Islam Mojtaba Maleki, the head of the...

Saudi Arabia funding attacks against Shi’as throughout the world

Saudi Arabia funding attacks against Shi’as throughout the world

Press Shia – Ayatollah Ka’bi said that Shi’as have faced attacks from Takfiri groups due to Saudi Arabia’s financial support for such groups. Press Shia Agency – During a meeting with Nigerian scholars, Ayatollah Abbas Ka’bi, a member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom, pointed to the dramatic growth of Islam in Africa and said that today, African countries,...

Ayatollah Sistani’s representative criticizes lack of monitoring of social media

Ayatollah Sistani’s representative criticizes lack of monitoring of social media

Press Shia – Hujjat al-Islam al-Kashmiri criticised social media networks for promoting corruption and immorality among society, especially among the youth.Press Shia Agency – Speaking to missionaries and preachers at an annual conference at London’s Imam Ali Foundation, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Murtadha al-Kashmiri, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani’s representative in...

Takfiris seek to destroy all of Lebanon

Takfiris seek to destroy all of Lebanon

Press Shia Agency – A senior Hezbollah official warned of the danger of the Takfiri phenomenon and added that Takfiris seek to destroy Lebanon, irrespective of tribe, sect religion and region. Press Shia – In a meeting with officials of various husayniyahs throughout Lebanon in the southern town of Hanouiyeh, Hujjat al-Islam Na’im Qasim, the Deputy Secretary-General of Hezbollah,...

Wahhabism even more evil than Israel

Wahhabism even more evil than Israel

Press Shia – The head of the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah says he considers the radical ideology of Wahhabism to be even more pernicious than the Israeli regime. Press Shia Agency – Sayyid Hasan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Hezbollah, made the remark during his annual meeting with Muslim eulogists and the people responsible for commemoration ceremonies during the...