Shia Muslims



  • الاعرجی 2017-08-03 14:48

    Iraqi interior min. to visit Iran for Arbaeen preparations

    TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) – Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji will make a visit to Iran in the near future to hold consultations with Iranian officials on preparations for Arbaeen mourning ceremonies in Karbala.

  • راهپیمایی نمازگزاران قمی در حمایت از مسلمانان میانمار و فلسطین 2017-07-28 21:00

    By: Mehdi Bakhshi

    Iranians march in support of Myanmar, Palestine in Qom

    QOM, Jul. 28 (MNA) – People of Qom marched on Friday to condemn Israeli regime's crimes against Myanmar and Palestinian Muslims.

  • Flower Strewing at Razavi Holy Shrine 2017-07-27 19:00

    By: Masoud Nouzari

    Flower strewing at Razavi Holy Shrine

    TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) – Concurrent with the birthday anniversary of Fatima Masumeh, the sister of the eighth Imam Reza, hundreds of Iranians gathered at Razavi Holy Shrine in Mashhad to pay tribute to the Lady of Benevolence. Hazrat Masumeh's shrine in Qom is considered one of the most significant Shi'i shrines in Iran.

  • razavi shrine 2017-07-27 11:44

    Greek teacher converts to Islam in Razavi Holy Shrine

    TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) – Coincident with the birthday of Hazrat Masoumeh, the sister of the eighth Imam Reza, a Greek teacher converted to Islam in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad, Iran.

  • علی لاریجانی رئیس مجلس شورای اسلامی 2017-07-04 13:03

    Larijani highlights Ayat. Sistani’s role in ISIL suppression

    TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) – Iran’s Parliament Speaker, while hailing liberation of Mosul, stressed invaluable role of Ayatollah Sistani in defeating Takfiri terrorists in Iraq.

  • Seyed Jawad Qazwini 2017/06/21

    By: Catherine Shakdam

    Sectarian exclusionism: Saudis' unspoken crusade against Shia Islam

    LONDON, Jun. 21 (MNA) – Director of Programs for the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies sheds light on how Saudi Arabia is working against Shia Islam in a sectarian approach.

  • جشن میلاد امام حسین در کشمیر تحت کنترل هند 2017-05-02 23:21

    Birth Anniv. of Imam Hossein observed in Kashmir

    KASHMIR, May 02 (MNA) – To celebrate the birth anniversary of Imam Hossein (AS), the 3rd Shia Imam and grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), a conference was held in Central Kashmir.

  • 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.