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Canadian Muslims host event to educate city about Ramadan

On Saturday, more than 100 community leaders from around the city, including church dignitaries and politicians, came to a pre-Ramadan luncheon at the RCMP Heritage Centre to learn what this sacred month is all about. "People are nervous about asking questions," explained Sabreena Haque, a Muslim woman and member of the Regina chapter of the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan, which organized the event. "It's good to just come forward and ...

Bahraini authorities arrest activist's father, summon his mother after son joins anti-king protest

Al-A'ali confirmed through his twitter page that he received a call from his dad at the police station, where he talked to him and asked him not to take part in the protest against the Bahraini King. "Since his last call at 12 noon, there is no news about him, and it's not far that he was harmed," the UK-based Bahraini activist added. He also noted that his family was previously subjected to reprisal last April when his father was summoned and ...

Why are so many Muslims suddenly visiting Japan?

“All the meals that we serve are Japanese dishes but prepared using halal ingredients,” he told This Week in Asia. “We also have a qiblah in each guest room, while there is also a dedicated prayer room.” The hotel, a spacious former home that has been extensively renovated, is close to Kawaguchiko Lake, at the foot of Mount Fuji, one of the must-see locations in Japan for many foreign visitors. “So far, we have ...

Meeting of Muslim women held at Islamic Center of Hamburg

The program was attended by more than 100 Muslim women from different European countries who are actively involved in dissemination of Ahl-ul-Bayt’s (AS) teachings. Introduction of European Muslim women’s activities and formation of a specialized council to convey the message of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) were the main objectives of the program. It was addressed by Ayatollah Ramezani, imam and director of the Islamic Center of Hamburg, ...

5th Halal food fest in Toronto

"We’ve made a lot of adjustments over the five years to grow,” says organizer Salima Jivraj. "The flow is very important.” Families form the core audience for the event, and she’s figured out how to customize the space for them, with details like 20-feet-wide aisles (the standard is 10) a nursing area and lots of seating. "We’ve increased our kids area by 50 per cent this year, double what it was last year.” ...

Saudi Arabia: Riyadh continues to oppress and marginalize Shia Muslims

The first thing I noticed when I visited al-Awamiya, a Shiite town in oil-rich eastern Saudi Arabia, was its utter isolation and stark poverty. Ringed by date groves, it is a tableau of drab buildings, car-repair shops, and restless young men that stands in sharp contrast to the gleaming wealth that most people imagine when they think of Saudi Arabia. It wasn’t easy to get there. My Shiite hosts threaded a twisting, unpaved road through ...

People gather at Imam Ali Islamic Center in Stockholm in solidarity with Muslims after mosque arson

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - A large number of people from different walks of life gathered in Imam Ali (AS) Islamic Center in Stockholm, Sweden, to express solidarity and support for Muslims after an arson attack on the ...

Iraqi Shia cleric: Protection of women's chastity, key to reform society

During the meeting, the Iraqi source of emulation advised all women to preserve their chastity and adhere to Quranic teachings as well as Ahlubayt's (as) doctrine. The cleric reiterated that protection of women's chastity plays a crucial role in reforming any society. Ayatollah Hakim remarked, "Young girls who are at the beginning of their lives must stay modest and pure; at the same time, they must make effort in order to carry out their ...

New Islamic civilization, women’s rights seminar in Pakistan

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - A seminar on “New Islamic Civilization and Women’s Rights and Responsibilities” is planned to be held in the Pakistani capital city on Sunday. The women’s office of al-Baseera Institute will organize the event this afternoon.  A number of female scholars as well as university students will take part in the seminar. Speakers will discuss the roles, rights and responsibilities of Muslim ...

Muslim youth to hold 100 Quran exhibitions across Canada

The Muslim Youth Association is going to hold 100 Holy Quran Exhibitions across Canada as part of the Islam Understood campaign. A number of Muslim youth will be canvassing Collingwood neighbourhoods on Sunday as part of a campaign to teach others about Islam. They will be joined by thousands of others who will fan out across 65 towns across Canada in addition to core downtown intersections in major Canadian cities. "In light of our teachings ...

A civilian killed, 4 injured in grenade attack in Kashmir

An official said that militants lobbed a grenade at a police party in Murran Chowk, resulting in injuries to four civilians and one CRPF trooper.One of the injured civilians identified as Muhammad Ayub Wani of Gosu village succumbed to injuries at a hospital, he said.The injured trooper Dalbir Singh, who reportedly suffered critical injuries, was shifted to Srinagar for advanced treatment, he added.Doctors at District Hospital Pulwama told CNS ...

Torturer, killer of Bahraini Shias announced dead

A number of pro-government social media accounts announced the demise of the head of the General Directorate of Public Guards, Colonel Khalid Mohammed Al-Wazzan. (AhlulBayt News Agency) - A number of pro-government social media accounts announced the demise of the head of the General Directorate of Public Guards, Colonel Khalid Mohammed Al-Wazzan.Al-Wazzan is notorious for being one of the main officers whose names were linked to acts of ...

Germany: A Muslim teacher replaced her head-scarf

A Muslim teacher who replaced her head-scarf with a beret pulled down over her ears has been fired from school.The teacher, who tried to preserve her religious values and at the same time follow Germany’s social norms lost a lawsuit Friday against a German state which banned religious head-dress from public schools; IRNA reported.Presiding judge Heike Menche of a labour tribunal in the western city of Dusseldorf upheld a pre-dismissal ...

Canadian youth converts to Shia Islam in Imam Reza’s Holy Shrine

 A Canadian youth converted to Islam in his first attendance in the Razavi Holy Shrine. Jonathan Clark, 30, from Canada converted to Islam Shi’ite in his first attendance in the Razavi Holy Shrine and chose the name “Muhammad” after uttering twin formulae of faith. Concerning his acquaintance with Islam, Muhammad said, “The morality, behavior and conduct of an Iranian classmate were very fascinating to me. When ...

German lady converted to Shia Islam in Imam Reza’s Shrine

A German lady, with presence in the Razavi Holy Shrine, converted to Islam and adopted Shi’ism. Hannah Neleh Reza, 25-year-old lady from Germany, in her first initiation to the Razavi Holy Shrine, converted to holy religion of Islam, and selected Shi’ism, and then after declaring her faith, chose ‘Zahra’ as her first name. At the beginning of the meeting, which was held at the Non-Iranian Pilgrims Office of Astan Quds ...

Ahlul Bayt World Assembly condoles on great Kashmiri scholar’s demise, Sayyed Maqsood Ali Razavi

The Ahlul Bayt World Assembly has issued a message of condolence following the death of Hujjat ul-Islam Sayyed Maqsood Ali Razavi, Kashmiri member of the Assembly. The full text of the message is as follows: In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful   The demise of the divine scholar and great faqih, Hujjat ul-Islam Sayyed Maqsood Ali Razavi, has left us full of sorrow.    He was one of the greatest academic and ...

Astan Quds Razavi hosts intl. conference on Islamic unity

On conference attending were 300 prominent Muslim thinkers and scholars, both Shiite and Sunni in holy city of Mashhad. Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, the Grand Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi delivered a speech to inaugurate the one-day conference on Tuesday, which coincides with Rabi al-Awwal 13th (3rd month in Hegira calendar) in ​​Sheikh Tabarsi Hall of Astan Quds Razavi Islamic Research Foundation. The conference also hosts several ...

German lady converts to Shia Islam in Razavi Holy Shrine

A German lady converted to Islam in the Razavi Holy Shrine. The German lady became interested in Islam and embraced it after she had made familiar with her Muslim husband. “I was a student of social work in Estonia University when I became familiar with Iranian families and their customs that resulted in my interest in Islam”, said Nadia concerning her converting to Islam. “This is the first time I am visiting the Razavi ...

El Salvadoran Shia writes book in Spanish on Muslim figures’ letters

Oscar Salvador Rodriguez Pineda was born in 1971 into a Christian family in the Central American country.He learned about Islam when reading about religions as a student of paleontology.He embraced Shia Islam in 2000 after reading a lot of books about the religion and changed his name to Mustafa El Salvadori.Years later, he started studying at the Islamic Seminary of Qom after travelling to the Islamic Republic of Iran for a one-day ...

Shia Ulema: Shias are not considered in crucial posts

He told media that the State board was formed at the Gurunanak Colony in Vijayawada to take care of the interests of the Shias in the 13 districts. “Muslims are enjoying four per cent reservation in the country and we demand another four per cent for Shias.” He said in several Muslim fora like the Haj Committee, Wakf Board, Urdu Academy, Minority Corporation and the Minority Finance Corporation only Sunnis had been occupying the ...