Shia Muslims



  • حرم حضرت امیر المؤمنین (ع) در روز 13 رجب 2017-04-12 13:16

    By: Majid Asgaripour

    Birth anniv. of Imam Ali observed in Najaf

    NAJAF, Apr. 12 (MNA) – The holy shrine of Imam Ali (AS) in Najaf, Iraq, hosted many Muslims on Tuesday, marking the birth anniversary of first Shia Imam.

  • Qatif 2017-03-12 15:41

    Saudi forces hunting on individuals in Qatif

    TEHRAN, Mar. 12 (MNA) – Since 2011, the government of Saudi Arabia has maintained a militarily presence in Qatif, accompanied by a variety of armored vehicles, in the wake of popular protests and pro-democracy movement.

  • raid 2017-03-12 15:23

    VIDEO: Saudi armored vehicles raid on civilian residence in Qatif

    TEHRAN, Mar. 12 (MNA) – Saudi forces deployed explosive devices during a raid on residential areas in the eastern, Shia-majority Qatif region on Sat., killing a nine-year-old child and injuring dozens of others.

  •    2017-03-08 19:41

    Lynne Stewart 'people's champion' an inspiration to all social activists

    TEHRAN, Mar. 08 (MNA) – The memory and legacy of Lynne Stewart as a people's champion who spent her life to defend victims of the abuse of state power will survive her passing and inspire generations of activists in the never-ending quest for social justice.

  • تحصن مردم بحرین در اطراف منزل آیت الله عیسی قاسم 2017-03-07 20:08

    Belgian lawyer:

    Bahrainis’ rights must be respected, not trampled upon

    TEHRAN, Mar. 07 (MNA) – Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Bahrain should be immediately stopped, the sovereignty of the Bahraini people should be restored and authority must respect the fundamental rights of the Bahraini people.

  • تحصن مردم بحرین در اطراف منزل آیت الله عیسی قاسم 2017-03-07 12:56

    Bahraini oppositions call Khalifa regime to ‘exercise moderation’

    TEHRAN, Mar. 07 (MNA) – Bahraini oppositions groups abroad have issued a general warning to al-Khalifa regime to abandon future trial of Isa Qassim, planned for March 14.

  • الوفاق 2017-03-01 18:18

    Al-Wefaq official hails seminaries for backing Bahrain revolution

    QOM, Mar. 01 (MNA) – Deputy Secretary General of Bahrain's al-Wefaq bloc said Iran seminaries are greatest supporter of Bahraini revolution; voiced gratitude Hawzah News for its continuous support for Bahrain revolution.

  • دفاع از شیخ عیسی قاسم 2017-03-01 11:01

    Al-Wefaq warns Manama regime on Isa Qassim case

    TEHRAN, Mar. 01 (MNA) – Strong words by Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society has warned Manama regime in earnest against stripping Sheikh Isa Qassim of his Bahraini nationality as a pretext to encroach Shia practices in the Island.

  • شیخ ابراهیم زکزاکی 2017-02-27 19:44

    Lawyers urge immediate release of imprisoned Zakzaky

    TEHRAN, Feb. 27 (MNA) – Lawyers acting for Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky have written to the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice asking them to arrange for the immediate release of the beleaguered leader of Nigeria's Islamic Movement (IMN) together with his wife.

  • ولایتی 2017-02-15 20:30


    Sectarian divisions violate Iraq’s policy of unitary state

    TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser has told an Iraqi Kurdish official that dividing Iraq in sectarian lines would undermine official policy of the country in seeking unity of all ethnic and religious groups.

  • شیخ زکزاکی 2017-02-14 20:45

    Nigerian President urged to allow IMN leader access to medical care

    TEHRAN, Feb. 14 (MNA) – IHRC has written to the Nigerian President urging him to allow the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria access to urgently needed medical treatment.

  • پاپ فرانسیس 2017-02-05 11:24

    Pope Francis responds to Shia scholar’s Christmas message

    TEHRAN, Feb. 05 (MNA) – Pope Francis, leader of the worldwide Catholic Church, has responded to the letter by Head of the Shia Scholars’ European Union over Christmas felicitations. 

  •    2017-01-11 18:16

    Al Khalifa forces raid school, fire tear gas at students

    TEHRAN, Jan. 11 (MNA) – Bahrain regime forces have raided a school on Wednesday, using chemical gases including tear gas, sources reported.

  • شیخ زکزاکی 2017-01-09 20:28

    IMN leader must be freed as ordered by Abuja court

    TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) – IHRC has written to the President of Nigeria as well as the country’s State Security Services urging them to not miss this opportunity to resolve the current crisis involving Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, Head of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.

  • هفته وحدت در سرینگر کشمیر 2016-12-18 15:22

    By: Adil Hussain

    Kashmir Muslims commemorate Unity Week

    KASHMIR, Dec. 18 (MNA) – Muslims in Srinagar of Kashmir commemorated Unity Week on Saturday, which is the week between 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal and 17th Rabi-ul-Awwal.

  • رهبر معظم انقلاب حضرت آیت الله خامنه ای 2016-12-15 12:44

    Leader urges ‘collective responsibility’ in defending Establishment

    TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Republic has said only a collective responsibility to defend ideals of the system would abort enemies’ plots.

  • شیخ زکزاکی 2016-12-14 17:51

    Armed police surrounding IMN center

    TEHRAN, Dec. 14 (MNA) – Armed security forces continue to surround an IMN center in the northern Nigerian city of Sokoto in order to prevent supporters from holding their annual commemoration of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday.

  • جشن شیعیان و اهل سنت برای میلاد پیامبر در سرینگر، کشمیر 2016-12-13 22:15

    By: Adil Hussain

    Indian Shias, Sunnis celebrate Prophet Mohammad birthday

    KASHMIR, Dec. 13 (MNA) – On the occasion of the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), both Shia and Sunni Muslims organized religious rallies and gatherings amidst bone chilling cold in Srinagar and Kashmir in India.

  •   2016-12-06 23:19

    Theresa May should condemn Saudi death penalties at GCC meeting

    TEHRANA, Dec. 06 (MNA) – The British PM should use her meeting with the King of Saudi Arabia to condemn the country's sentencing to death today of 15 Shia Muslims for alleged espionage.

  • شیخ زکزاکی 2016-12-02 22:38

    IHRC gives qualified welcome to court order to free IMN leader

    TEHRAN, Dec. 02 (MNA) – IHRC welcomes Friday’s order by Nigerian High Court for the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, after almost a year in detention.

  • Islamic Movement of Nigeria 2016-11-24 20:58

    Nigeria: evidence emerges of mass burials after Arbaeen massacre

    TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) – Photographs have emerged showing the graves of over 30 victims of last week's massacre of civilians in a peaceful religious procession on the outskirts of the northern city of Kano.

  • عزاداری اربعین در کشمیر 2016-11-22 16:06

    By: Adil Hussain

    Arbaeen mourning in Kashmir

    KASHMIR, Nov. 22 (MNA) – Undeterred by the intense bone chilling cold, thousands of Kashmiri Shia Muslims took out massive mourning processions across Kashmir on the day of Arbaeen, the 40th day of Karbala martyrs.

  • حمله انتحاری به مسجد باقر العلوم  در شهر کابل 2016-11-22 08:54

    By: Jafar Rahimi

    Suicide bomber kills over 30 in Kabul

    KABUL, Nov. 22 (MNA) – More than 30 people have been killed in a suicide bomb blast inside Baqir-ul-uloom mosque in Afghanistan’s capital during Arbaeen processions.

  •    2016-11-21 19:53

    FM spox. condemns Kabul mosque attack

    TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) – Foreign Ministry spokesperson has condemned a terrorist attack in Kabul which hit a mosque in Shia majority community.

  • زکزاکی 2016-11-16 21:36

    IHRC welcomes ICC questioning of official over 2015 massacre

    TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) – IHRC welcomes the news that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice has been asked by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for an explanation over a massacre in 2015.

  •    2016-11-15 20:35

    Death toll mounts after army attacks peaceful marchers: Nigeria

    TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) – Final death toll from attacks by the Nigerian security forces on peaceful processions marking the 40th day anniversary of Ashura could reach 100, according to eye-witness reports.

  • نشست خبری سخنگوی وزارت خارجه 2016-11-15 14:51

    FM spokesman:

    Killing of Nigerian Muslims unacceptable

    TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) – Iran’s FM Spokesperson Ghasemi has announced that brutal killing of Muslims in a peaceful religious community in Nigeria is disturbing and intolerable.

  •   2016-11-14 16:27

    Nigerian army opens fire on Arbaeen commemorations

    TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) – There are report of at least one fatality and many injuries after Nigerian armed forces opened fire with live ammunition at a peaceful procession making its way to an annual commemoration of Ashura in the northern city of Kano.

  • تجمع مسلمانان تورنتو در اعتراض به همکاری دولت پاکستان با گروههای افراطی و تروریستی 2016-11-12 13:09

    Rallies against Pakistani govt. in Canada

    TORONTO, Nov. 12 (MNA) – Hundreds of Canadian Muslims protested against the collusion between the government of Pakistan and extremist organizations in Toronto.

  • pakistan 2016-11-12 10:47

    Toronto protest against Shia killings in Pakistan

    TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) – Hundreds of Canadian Muslims protested against the collusion between the government of Pakistan and extremist organizations in Toronto.