Nigeria Muharram majalis continue

KANO, Nigeria: In Nigeria Imam Hussain (A) majalis al-aza commenced in different part of the country on Thursday first Muharram 1434. As usual members of the Movement in Kano gathered at the Husainiyyah located at Kofar Waika Kano to commemorate this year’s Ashura.

Mussa Sadr body hidden in cemetery, his buddy corpse found in freezer - Senior Libyan judge

CAIRO, Egypt: The leading international newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat last week on September 17 published an interview of Libyan Judge Muhammad Bashir al-Khaddar in which he revealed many secrets of the Gaddafi regime including Imam Mussa As-Sadr disappearance.

‘Unity Week’ activities in Africa

ZARIA, Nigeria: The African Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the Leadership of SayyidIbraheem Zakzaky (H) has opened the 8th annual unity week with a lecture from Sheikh Nura Khaleed on Tuesday 12th Rabi’ul Awwal 1432 H (15th February 2010) at the Baqiyyatullah Husainiyya Zaria. The oratory Sheikh used to be an active preacher of the Jama’atu Izalatil Bidi’ah wa Iqamatus Sunnah.

Ghadeer celebrations in Nigeria

ZARIA, Nigeria: The Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria headed by Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky marked this year's Eid Ghadeer in Zaria on 18th Dhul Hajj 1431 (24/11/10). Thousands of Muslims attended the programme.

African Shia leader speaks on virtues of Rajab, Sha'aban, Ramadan

ZARIA CITY, Nigeria: The Leader of the Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky spoke on the virtues of the holy Months of Rajab, Sha'aban and Ramadan.

‘Imam Hussein (A) a symbol of justice’ … Arbaeen in Nigeria

On Thursday the 20th of Safar 1431, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky commemorated the yawm al arbaeen (40 days) of Imam Husein (A.S) massacre in Karbala.

Ashura mourning across Nigeria - Report

KANO, Nigeria: Despite threat from Nigeria security agents and salafis to attack or destabilise the Ashura mourning processions in the country, millions of brothers and sisters participated in this years mourning processions held across Nigerian cities on Saturday 10/01/1431 A.H. (equivalent to 26/12/2009).

Moroccan government campaigns against Shiites

RABAT, Morocco: In Morocco, a campaign against the country's Shiite minority has seen associations and schools closed and hundreds of individuals rounded up by the police.

Millions participate in Moulud An Naby (s) in Nigeria

ZARIA, Nigeria: Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of his eminent Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky concluded the unity week which is organized in every month of Rabiul Awwal from 12th -17th with a huge gathering for the celebration of the Auspicious birth day of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.).

Morocco severs relations with Iran on Shia Islam

RABAT, Morocco: Morocco has cut off diplomatic relations with Iran on Friday accusing Tehran in a rare public spat of trying to spread Shia Islam in this Sunni Arab kingdom, Associated Press reported.

Thousands attended Arbaeen mourning in Nigeria

ZARIA CITY, Nigeria: The 40th day mourning of Imam Hussein (a.s) killing held in Nigeriaʼs Zaria city on Sunday 20th safar 1429 as usually organized by the Islamic Movement whereby thousands of believers from all part of the country attended.

Hundreds of thousands join Ashurah procession in Zaria

ZARIA, Nigeria: Hundreds of thousands of Ahl-al Bayt (a.s) followers gathered in Nigeria’s

Madagascar witnesses Housseni mourning

MAHAJANGA, Madagascar: On tenth Moharram – Ashoura – a mourning Housseni procession was taken out at 9:30 am in Mahajanga attended by large number of mourners.

Nigerian Shiites protest Israeli inhuman treatments

KANO, Nigeria: Israel's blockage of Gaza city was condemned in a protest staged by hundreds of Shiite Muslims in Kano. The demonstrators urged President Umaru Yar'adua to sever diplomatic ties with the Jewish state.

Eid Al-Ghadir observed in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone: Iranian cultural consulate in Sierra Leone and the international institute of Islamic studies observed Ghadir day.

Momineen in Madagascar celebrate Karimah-e-Ahli Bayt (A) b-day

MADAGASCAR: Birth Anniversary of Karimah-e-Ahli Bayt Hazret Fatimah Al-Masumah (AS), sister of Hazret Imam Ali bin Mousa Ar-Reza (AS), was reverently observed in different cities and towns of Madagascar.

In Madagascar Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (a.s.) mourned

Madagascar: Commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Hazret Imam Jafer-e-Sadiq (AS), a majlis-e-aza was at at husseiniah Wali Al-Asr in Madagascar on Friday Shawwal 24.

Islamic Movement in Nigeria celebrated Nisfu Sha’ban

ZARIA, Nigeria: The annual birthday anniversary of Imam Al Asr (ATF) which coincided with birthday of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky leader of the islamic movement in Nigeria was celebrated on 17th August, 2008 in Zaria city. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of thousand members of the movement from all parts of Nigeria and the neigbouring countries which include Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

Parade, lectures mark Fatimah Zahra (A) b-day in Nigeria

ZARIA CITY, Nigeria: The Islamic Movement in Nigeria marked the birth anniversary of the Leader of women of the Worlds, Fatimah Az-Zahra(AS) on Tuesday, the 20th of Jimada thani, 1429( 24/6/08) at FIC Zaria.

Nigerians show support to Palestinian course

ZARIA CITY, Nigeria: As Zionists and their allies all over the world celebrated, in different ways, on 14th May, 2008, 60th Anniversary of the creation of the illegal state of Israel, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria countered that by organizing a one-day anti-Zionist symposium on the 18th of May 2008, Arewa House Kaduna.  

Ethiopia urged to probe Mogadishu mosque executions

NAIROBI: Amnesty International called on Ethiopia to investigate allegations that its troops killed at least 21 people, including 11 unarmed clerics, in a mosque in the Somali capital.

Unity week and Prophet Muhammad’s (s.a.w.a.) birthday celebrated in Nigeria

ZARIA CITY, Nigeria: The method applied by Imam Khomeini (R) for unifying the Muslim Ummah through organizing the unity week in the month of Rabiul Awwal same was adopted in Nigeria by the Islamic Movement under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky some years back for achieving the same purpose.

Imam Hussein (p) paid homage in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone: Muslims from all walks of life in Sierra Leone observed Ashura – the tenth day of Moharram - by holding mourning gatherings.

Ashura procession held in Nigeria's Zaria City

ZARIA, Nigeria: The general Ashura procession organised by Islamic Movement in Nigeria on the 10th of Muharram annually to revive the loyalty and homage to Imam Hussain (A.S) was held in Zaria city on Friday 18th January, 2008 (being 10th Muharram in Nigeria).

Morocco Shiia leader asks to honor Hosayni rituals, demands Ashoura holiday

RABAT, Morocco: Idris Hany, a Shiia leader in Morocco, demanded from the government to declare Ashoura as official holiday in the country and a national event.

Zambia hosts "Velayat" conference on Eid Ghadir

ZAMBIA: A conference titled Velayat was held on 18th of Zelhajjeh on the occasion of Eid Ghadir in Zambia aimed at familiarizing the Zambians with the lofty status of Ahl-ol-Beit (AS) in Islam.

Festivals mark Eid Ghadeer in Nigeria

ZARIA, Nigeria: Eid Ghadeer was reverently observed in Nigeria by Mominin holding festivals and festive gatherings.

Nigeria Shiite leader urges Muslims to eschew disunity- creating acts

KANO, Nigeria: Shiites in Kano have commended Media Trust for adhering to the ethics of journalism through reporting events in a fair and objective manner.

Sudanese leader necessitates Shia-Sunni unity

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Sadiq Al-Mahdi, Chief of Sudanese political party Al-Omma, in Tehran on Tuesday called for focusing on common goals of the Shia and Sunni Muslims and Islamic mercy to bolster solidarity among the Muslims.

Ramadan Hosayni majalis, Qoran contests gain special care in Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia: Shia Islam roots in Tunisia were before the Fatemia Empire. The Shia faith spread via the city of al-Mahdia al-Tunisia. The 'barber' people were the first on this land and it is through them that the message of Ahlul beiyt (peace be upon them) spread.

International al-Quds Day Observed in Nigeria

ZARIA, Nigeria: On last Friday of the holy Ramadan 5th October, 2007, Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky organized al-Quds day rally.

Parade, festivals mark Nisfu Shaaban in Nigeria

ZARIA, Nigeria: Thousands of Muslim brothers and sisters attended a program marking the anniversary of the birth of Imam al Hujjah (a.t.f.) organized by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. The program took place in the Fudiyya Islamic Centre Zaria City on Tuesday 15th Shaaban 1428.

Special parade honours Hazrat Abbas (AS) on his b-day in Nigeria

NIGERIA: Abul Fadl Abbas (a.s) as the commander of Imam Hussein (A.S) in Karbala is one of the most important personality to the Hurras and the Islamic Movement in general. A ceremony was organised in each sub-unit of the Hurras across Nigeria and Niger on Friday the 4th of Sha’ban 1428 (17/08/2007).

Attack on Shi'as in Nigeria

SOKOTO, Nigeria: Following the killing of Mal. Umar Dan Maishiyya in Sokoto State of Nigeria, which led to the arrest of some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, the tense climate has been used to give an entirely different perception of the people.

Nigeria … parade, festivals mark Saydah Zahra (AS)'s birthday

ZARIA, Nigeria: As the Muslims in different parts of the world celebrated the birth day of Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny)’s daughter Saydah Fatimah (A.S), the Muslims in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky were not left behind in this great occasion.

Mazhab-i-Ahl-el Bait (AS) spreading in Sudan; extremists vexed

KHARTOUM, Sudan: A large spread of Mazhab-i-Ahl-el Bait (AS) in all stratums of Sudanese society has made some extremist groups agonized.

Algerian govt takes steps to stop spread of Shiism

ALGIERS, Algeria: In a hateful act, the Algerian Ministry of Education has suspended 11 Shia teachers in a number of government schools alleging they were propagating Shiite ideology among students.

Three Muslim towns found in Ethiopia

AMHARA, Ethiopia: In north Ethiopia's Amhara state, some three medieval Muslim towns, now ruins, have been discovered.

Sheikh Zakzaky urges Muslims to wake up from long slumber

ZARIA, Nigeria: After his return to Nigeria from a research and study in Qum (Islamic Republic of Iran) Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria lead the Fourty-day (yawm arbaeen) Mourning session of Imam Husain (AS) on Friday the 20th Safar 1428 at Fudiyya Islamic Centre Zaria at 7:30 pm.

Nigeria’s Zaria city crammed with mourners of Imam Hussain (as)

ZARIA, Nigeria: On Saturday the 27th of January, 2007, Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky organized a procession in Zaria City to mourn the barbaric massacre of Imam Hussain (a.s.) in Karbala by Banu Umayyah.

Moroccans in Brussels hold majalis Al-Hussaini

BRUSSELS, Belgium: To commemorate great Hussaini sacrifice for defense of Shariah and safety of high human values. Majalis al-aza were also held in Brussels, Belgium.

Ashura mourning going on in Nigeria - a report

ZARIA, Nigeria: A ten-day mourning over the tragedy of Karbala on the massacre of the Prophet family (s.a.w.a.) was started in Nigeria on Saturday 20th of January, 2007.

Meeting in S.Africa confers azadari arrangements as Moharram nears

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: Shiia centers in different South African cities held a meeting in Pretoria to discuss and review azadari of Imam Hossein (a.s.) arrangements in the mourning month of Moharram 1428.

Tanzania hosts mourning programs for Ayat Tabrizi

DARUSSALAM, Tanzania: To mourn over the sad demise of Al-Marje` Al-A`ala Grand Ayatullah Sheikh Mirza Jawad At-Tabrizi, commemorative programs (majalis-e-aza) were also held in Tanzania.

Bulldozed Al-Baqi a question mark … Cairo hosts confab for Arab heritage protection

CAIRO, Egypt: Ninth congress of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists was held in Egyptian capital city of Cairo with more than 100 researchers participated.

‘No ban on Shiia books publication and circulation in Egypt’

CAIRO, Egypt: There is no ban on publication and circulation of Shiia books and writings in Egypt even if these include preaching of the religion (shiiaism). This was stated by Dr. Muhammad Ra’fat Othman, member Islamic Research Society and Supreme Council for Al-Azhar University.

Nigeria Shia leader pays visit to Holy Qom

HOLY QOM, Iran: Leader of Nigerian Shias Sheikh Zaaky Zaaky visited the holy city of Qom, home to the Seyedeh Fatimeh Al-Masumeh (a.s.), daughter of Hazret-e-Imam Mousa Al-Kazem (a.s.).

Imam Ali Al-Mortadha (p) mourned in Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt: A majlis al-azaa marking the anniversary of martyrdom of cousin, son-in-law and first infallible successor of holy Prophet Muhammad (p), Al-Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (p), in the Egyptian capital city of Cairo on Saturday.

Africa observes Imam Ali (A) martyrdom anniversary

SIERRA LEONE: October 15 this year marks the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Ali (alay-his-salam), son-in-law, cousin and first infallible successor of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sal-lallahu alayhi wa aalihi wasallam) on Ramadan 21 in African and some other countries.

Egypt authorities impede Imam Ali celebration at Mount Siani

CAIRO, Egypt: Al-Majlis Al-Ala Le Reayatil Ahl-el Beit, an organization of Shias in Egypt, has said Egyptian security authorities have stopped annual celebration at Makhsha’a (place) Ameer’ol-Mominin Al-Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (peace be upon him) at Mount Sinai.

‘Islam was spread through violence’ … Egypt bans EU papers

CAIRO, Egypt: Egyptian government has banned the sale of three international newspapers for publishing articles offensive to Islam and holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his pure progeny), according to the official news agency MENA.

Africans hold Mehdaviya celebrations

ACCRA, Ghana: Festivals marking the birthday of Al-Imam Al-Mehdi (p), 12th infallible successor of the last messenger of Allah Prophet Muhammad (p), were also held in Africa.

"Shi'ism in Morocco"

The fact that there are followers of Ahl al-Bayt in Morocco should come as no surprise considering the fact that wherever there are Muslims, there are Shi'ites. The history of Islam in Morocco traces back to the year 683 when Uqba ibn Nafi, the commander of the 'Ummayad dynasty in Damascus conquered the region. While many Berbers were quick to embrace Islam, this did not guarantee their support for their Arab conquerors who taxed them heavily, treated converts as second-class Muslims, and, in the worst cases, even enslaved them.

Nigerian Muslims Protest Israel Attacks

Kano, Nigeria: Millions of Nigerian Muslims took the streets to protest the Israeli attacks on Lebanon. In Kano, northern Nigeria, thousands of Muslims of the Islamic Movement under the leadership of Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky took the streets of Kano, chanting anti-Israel slogans and words of support for the Hezbollah and Lebanon.

Sayeda Fatima Az-Zahra (A) mourned in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe: A majlis al-aza was held in the Zimbabwean capital city of Harare in connection with the martyrdom anniversary of Sayeda Fatima Az-Zahra (A), daughter of Chief of Prophets Muhammad Al-Mostafa (S) on 13 Jamady'ul Avval, the 5th month of Islamic calendar.

Sydney Fatemiyah commemoration pays condolence to Prophet (p)

SYDNEY, Australia: Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him and his progeny)'s only daughter Sayedah Fatemah Az-Zahra Al-Batool (peace be on her) was martyred on 13 Jamady Al-Oula, while according to some other traditions it was 3 Jamady Oth-Thani.

Mazhab-i-Ahl`ol Bayt (p) spreading increasingly in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria: Algerians who accepted mazhab-i-haqqa (at-tashayyo) in last few years said mashab-i-Ahl`ol Bayt (peace be upon them) is spreading more and more in the Algerian society, Al-Arabia reported.

UN clears Sudan govt of genocide

ABUJA, Nigeria: A UN report concluded that no genocide was committed in Sudan’s Darfur region where tens of thousands of civilians have died in a nearly two-year crisis, Sudanese foreign minister said Monday.


Tunisia eases Israelis entry, orders Jewish cemetery renovation

TUNIS, Tunisia: Tunisian president Zine Al-Abidin Ben Ali ordered facilitation of the measures provided for the entry of Israelis wishing to visit Tunisia.


East Sudan: Over 200,000 facing starvation

NAIROBI: Local aid groups said in an appeal in Nairobi on Friday that more than 200,000 people face hunger due to acute food shortages in camps and villages in eastern Sudan.


Kenya assures Muslims protection against inequity

NAIROBI, Kenya: President of Kenya Mwai Kibaki has assured Muslims that the government would investigate alleged cases of arbitrary arrests and harassment to ensure that no one is persecuted under the guise of fighting terrorism.


Africans advised to spread light of Ahlol Bayt (a.s.)

HOLY CITY OF QOM, Iran: Ayatullah Seyyed Sadeq Al-Hosseini Ash-Shirazi held a meeting with African religious students residing in holy city of Qom in the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.


Human rights situation in Africa deplored

DAKAR, Senegal: The International Human Rights League (FIDH) head Sidiki Kaba has deplored the human rights situation in Africa.


Morocco: Fasting eats into wallets

RABAT, Moroccan: A government study shows that Moroccans spend 28 per cent more on food during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.


SA Muslims mark Ramadan voicing solidarity with Iraqis, Pals

CAPE TOWN, South Africa: Muslims in South Africa marked the start of the holy month of Ramadan with marches on Saturday to express solidarity with Palestinians and Iraqis.


South Africa conference slams violence in name of Islam

CAPE TOWN, South Africa: Muslim leaders from different countries at the close of a three-day conference, which circled around the war on terrorism and its implications for Muslims, here condemned violence being carried out in the name of Islam in Iraq besides criticizing the military occupation.


South Africa: Muslims celebrate 200 years of freedom

CAPE TOWN, South Africa: Muslims in South African celebrated last week their freedom given to them 200 years ago to practice their faith.


African Muslims urged to participate in political process

KAMPALA, Uganda: Muslims in Africa should join active politics as a way to fight for their human rights or else they would continue to be oppressed by those who do not appreciate their way of life.


From the Shiite world - Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast lies in the middle of West Africa. It is surrounded from north by Burkina Faso and Mali, from west by Ghana, from east Liberia and from south by the Atlantic Ocean. Its Political capital is Yamoussoukro while Economic capital is Abidjan.


Dar Es-Salaam Quran contest: Tanzanians to meet Iran leader

DAR ES-salaam, Tanzania: A Koran reading and recitation competition sponsored by the Iranian Islamic Cultural Centre was held at Al-Muntazir Hall in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Egypt forcing Shiites to renounce religious beliefs

CAIRO, Egypt: Egyptian authorities have released three Egyptian Shiites after they renounced their sect under duress, Shiite sources said Sunday.


Spark not Iraq-style crisis over Darfur: Sudan cautions US

KHARTOUM, Sudan: Sudan has warned the United States not to create an Iraq-style crisis over the civil war in Darfur, insisting that US sanctions threats only aggravated the situation.


Khartoum to host conference on Islam and West

KHARTOUM, Sudan: Several scholars and intellectuals from the Muslim world are expected to participate a conference on ‘Islam and the West in a Changing World’ due here.


Muslims fear more discrimination after Spain attacks

CAIRO, Egypt: Though act of an individual or a group could not be termed the act of the whole religion or faith, Arabs fear the Madrid train bombings that killed 200 people will lead to discrimination against Muslims living in Europe.


Nigerian Muslims express grief over Iraq holy cities attacks

BORNO, Nigeria: Nigeria’s Al-Ghadeer Islamic Foundation Bama has extended its condolence on the recent Iraqi attack on the Mu'minin (faithful), and prayed that may Allah overwhelm them with mercy.


Nigerian state outlaws Abdul Qadir Jilani commemoration

KANO, Nigeria: The police of Nigeria have banned an annual religious procession by Muslims in the northern city of Kano on the appeal of Christian leaders.


Mosques vandalised in Nigeria clashes

ABUJA, Nigeria: Christians battled Muslims on Wednesday in Nigeria's north-eastern Adamawa State setting homes and mosques ablaze in a dispute over the construction of a mosque near a Christian tribal leader's palace, according to witnesses and police.


First Muslim national conference held in Gabon

LIBREVILLE, Gabon: A first national conference for the Muslims of Gabon was held in the capital city of the country, Libreville, on the theme ‘United for the sake of a flourishing and tolerant Islam’.


Sudan celebrates Seal of Prophets (pbuh&hp)’s birth anniversary

KHARTOUM, Sudan: In Sudan celebrations of Milad An-Nabi (pbuh &hp) starts nearly one week in advance, where open tents are erected on vast areas showcasing different sweets delicacies, known as 'halawat el-Milad An-Nabi' and made of sugar, flour and water studded with chick-peas, wholenuts, and peanuts.


Nigeria Muslims flee Yelwa; Locals bury 630 after Christian attack

YELWA, Nigeria: Injured, hungry and grieving Nigerian Muslims abandoned their town Friday after attacks by Christian militia that have left according to a senior Red Cross official 500 Muslims dead. But survivors of the Yelwa massacre confirmed they had buried 630 corpses in several mass graves around the remote market town after saying the final death toll could reach 1,000.


Nigerian Muslims urge end to killings, issue ultimatum to govt

KANO, Nigeria: Thousands of Muslim demonstrators took to streets of the heavily Muslim northern city of Kano on Tuesday burning US and Israeli flags to protest the killings of hundreds of Muslims by Christian militiamen last week.


Kenya Jury chief calls for ending anti-Muslim policies

MOMBASA, Kenya: Head of Sharia’ judges in Kenya Sheikh Hamad Muhammad Qassem has urged the government to stop its anti-Muslim policies.


OIC denounces Western campaign against Islam

DAKAR, Senegal: The Federation of Parliamentary Councils, an offshoot of the Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), has condemned the hostile campaign being carried out against Islam and the Muslim countries by the international media since September 11.


Saudi books at display in Morocco's book fair

RABAT, Morocco: Saudi Arabia is taking part in the 10-day book show in Rabat with nearly 3000 titles of the cultural publications.


Tunisia Quran contest winds up

Tunis, Tunisia: The National Holy Quran Competition of Tunisia which was organized to mark the holy month pf Ramadan concluded here with the holding of a ceremony to honor the winners of the contest.


Ramadan in Morocco: Quran contest begins

RABAT, Morocco: In connection with the holy month of Ramadan, the 10th Quran Memorization and Recitation University Competition opens here in Rabat on Tuesday November 11.


Niger: Islamic scholars’ conference focuses on Muslim issues

TILLABERRI, Niger: A conference of Islamic scholars was held in the Niger city of Tillaberri aimed at discussing solutions of problems being faced by Muslims the world over.


Muntakheb Ul  Aqwaal
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