Pope to visit Myanmar as Rohingyas ethnic cleansing continues
October 10, 2017 -
According to a full program of the Nov. 6-
The trip motto is peace and love among people of different faiths.
Being the first pope to visit Myanmar, Francis is expected to address the Rohingyas' plight as he already issued a strong defense of the right of the Muslim minority to
In a stinging attack on the Myanmarese regime in February, the Pope said the Rohingyas have been tortured and killed “simply because they want to live their culture and their Muslim faith”.
Rohingya crisis erupted on 25 August, when Myanmar’s army backed by gangs of Buddhist extremists brutally attacked Muslims in Rakhine state on the pretext of responding to the killing of security forces. In the ensuing operation, over 6,000 Rohingya Muslims have been killed in what is clearly an organized campaign of ethnic cleansing and genocide.
UN urges Myanmar's Suu Kyi to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims
October 11, 2017 -
“Our ask of Aung San Suu Kyi is certainly to immediately stop the violence,” Jyoti Sanghera, head of the Asia and Pacific region of the U.N. human rights office, told a briefing held to present its report on the army campaign against Rohingya in northern Rakhine state.
Sanghera voiced concern that Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh might be “incarcerated or detained” on return to Myanmar, where she said they lacked citizenship and other civil and political rights.
Authorities in Myanmar, led by Suu Kyi, have been tightly controlling access to Rakhine since August, when purported attacks by Rohingya fighters prompted a brutal military response that has forced over 515,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh.
The crackdown has left scores of Rohingya villages torched and completely destroyed. Estimates as to how many Muslims have been killed vary from 1,000 to 3,000.
Suu Kyi, who has won a Nobel Peace Prize, has refused to take any action to end the violence.
Global commemoration for Hazrat Ali Asghar (a.s) slated for Friday
September 20, 2017 -
Every year, on the first Friday of the lunar Hijri month of Muharram, Shia mourners in Iran and other countries commemorate the six-
In the ceremonies mothers along with their babies mourn for Ali Asghar.
This year, prior to the ceremonies, a Doctrine of Global Commemoration for Ali Asghar (AS) has been unveiled during a press conference in Tehran.
Davoud Manafi, the secretary of the event
He added that commemoration ceremonies on Friday will be held in 4000 places in Iran as well as in many other countries, including Iraq, Nigeria, the US, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Russia, Pakistan and Turkey.
They are aimed at promoting the message of the Ashura uprising which was promotion of virtue and prevention of vice and fighting injustice.
Workshop featuring Quran held in Berlin
September 17, 2017 -
Organized by the Iranian Cultural Center in Berlin, the one-
Egyptian Mohamed Amer gave a speech about this topic.
Sheikh Mohamed Mahmoud Faraj, an Egyptian Qari, and Hassan Sadeqi, a scholar with the Imam Ali (AS) Islamic Center of Frankfurt, spoke about the musical aspects of Quran recitation.
Quranic calligraphy, Tajweed recitation of the Quran, and the influence of the Quran in Muslims
According to Seyed Ali Mojani, Iran’s Cultural Attaché in Berlin, the workshop sought to answer questions and doubts created as a result of extremist and Takfiri groups’ wrong interpretations of the Quran and present an accurate picture of the Holy Book to European addressees.
Rare Quran manuscripts to be exhibited in Abu Dhabi
September 17, 2017 -
More than 180 artworks and historical heritage items featuring the Hajj pilgrimage will be presented at the exhibit, he added.
Ghobash said that the rare pieces have been collected from 15 institutes from different countries as well as personal collections.
Spiritual evolution of Hajj pilgrimage in different periods will be introduced at the exhibition along with historical documentaries, maps and photos.
A part of the exhibition will be featuring works on religious beliefs, Islamic rituals and the Holy Quran, he added.
A collection of rare and precious Quran copies and some pages of the Blue Quran, dating back to the 4th century A.H., will be exhibited in this part.
The exhibition will be organized to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the construction of Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
The Blue Quran is a late 9th-
Islamic countries to form contact group for Rohingya crisis in Myanmar: Iranian envoy
September 7, 2017 -
“Over the past days, I have made several contacts with the envoys of Muslim countries, and a group named ‘the contact group of Islamic countries’ was agreed to be formed at the level of ministers and ambassadors,” Gholam-
Meanwhile, the Islamic countries have started one-
The Iranian envoy condemned the ongoing crimes against Rohingya Muslims, saying, “Everyone should devote efforts to prevent this human catastrophe.”
Khoshrou underlined the need to end the pressure on Rohingya Muslims and deliver humanitarian assistance to them as the first immediate steps in the conflict resolution process, adding that the next step should be efforts towards the recognition of Rohingya Muslims
Myanmar’s forces have been attacking Rohingya Muslims and torching their villages in Rakhine State since October 2016. The attacks have seen a sharp rise since August 25, following a number of armed attacks on police and military posts in the troubled western state.
The country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Ky has ignored international demands to call off the operation.
The Rohingya have also been subject to communal violence by extremist Buddhists for years, forcing large groups of Muslims to flee their homeland to take refuge in Bangladesh and other neighboring countries.
The latest eruption of violence in Rakhine has killed more than 400 people and triggered an exodus of the Rohingya to Bangladesh.
Human Rights Watch earlier said satellite imagery showed 700 buildings were burned in the Rohingya village of Chein Khar Li, just one of the 17 locations in Rakhine where the rights group has documented burning of homes and property. It blamed Myanmarese forces for the fires.
On Wednesday, Dipayan Bhattacharyya, who is Bangladesh spokesman for the World Food Program (WFP), said the UN officials have raised their estimate of the total expected Rohingya refugees fleeing to Bangladesh from 120,000 to 300,000.
“They are coming in nutritionally deprived, they have been cut off from a normal flow of food for possibly more than a month. They were definitely visibly hungry, traumatized,” Reuters quoted Bhattacharyya as saying.
According to UN workers in Bangladesh’s border region of Cox’s Bazar, arrivals have already reached 146,000 over the past 12 days.
The refugees who are fleeing Myanmar’s army operations are arriving by boat as well as crossing the land border at numerous points, Bhattacharyya said.
On Tuesday UN Secretary-
The WFP estimates that it would need $13.3 million in additional funding to provide basic food rations for four months.
Bhattacharyya urged the donors to urgently provide the fund, noting, “If they do not come forward now, we may see that these people would be fighting for food among themselves, the crime rate would go up, violence against women and on children would go up.”
There have been numerous eyewitness accounts of summary executions, rapes, and arson attacks by the military since the crackdown against the minority group began.
Myanmar’s forces have reportedly been putting landmines in their territory along the barbed-
The UN believes the government of Myanmar might have committed ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity in its crackdown.
Ayatollah Makarem calls Islamic nations to probe Myanmar Muslims plight
September 6, 2017 -
The cleric called the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to hold emergency meeting to discuss the issue demanding why the United Nations should take silent against the crime while it does not stand the least move in contrast with Zionists’ interests.
“Here I suggest that the Foreign Ministers of 60 Islamic countries hold a meeting to discuss the plight of Myanmar Muslims” said the scholar and added,” once Buddhists find about a coalition of 60 countries to support the Muslim minority in their country they will put an end to the crimes against the Muslim community.
Ayatollah Makarem noted that the majority of Myanmar Muslims are Sunni and stressed,” We do not see any difference between Shia and Sunni Muslims and we indiscriminately support both denominations.”
The Rohingya have been subject to communal violence by extremist Buddhists for years.
The latest wave of violence in Rakhine State started on August 25, when an armed group, which is said to be defending the rights of Rohingya Muslims, attacked dozens of police posts and an army base.
The ensuing clashes and a military offensive have killed at least 400 people and forced tens of thousands of villagers to flee towards neighboring Bangladesh.
The United Nations believes the government of Myanmar might have committed ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity in its crackdown.
In congratulatory message to heads of Muslim countries on Eid al-
I hope we can restore peace with each other’s help: Pres. Rouhani
September 1, 2017 -
At the end of his message, President Rouhani wished for peace, justice, friendship, brotherhood, progress and prosperity for all Islamic countries.
Muslims celebrate Eid al-
September 1, 2017 -
During the festivities, which fell on Friday this year, Muslims pay tribute to Prophet Ibrahim
Trying to perform the act of ultimate abnegation, Ibrahim, however, was sent a sheep through Archangel Gabriel to sacrifice instead.
Ibrahim’s obedience thus helped him pass the supreme test of subservience to God, and has been serving as an ageless model for the Muslim faithful.
The devotees celebrate the annual occasion by saying prayers, sacrificing livestock and serving the meat to the needy.
In Iran, the Eid al-
The rituals constitute a high point in the Hajj rituals, which have been underway in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, since Wednesday.
An estimated two million Muslims have reached the holy city, to observe the pilgrimage -
On Friday, the pilgrims moved on to Mina before sunrise for the ritual of the symbolic “Stoning of the Devil.”
New covering for Kaaba ahead of Eid al-
September 1, 2017 -
The new cover has been made from pure silk, according to al-
The cover, inscribed with verses from the Holy Quran, is prepared by over 200 weaving experts.
It usually takes 8 months to prepare the 657 square meter covering of the Ka
Usually, the previous Kiswa, that covered four walls and the door of the Ka’aba, will be torn into pieces and gifted to foreign dignitaries.
Muslims worldwide, including Hajj pilgrims in Mecca, will celebrate Eid al-
September 1, 2017 -
The day is the peak of the Hajj pilgrimage, during which pilgrims scarify sheep and cattle.
World's bullying powers, the Zionists in particular, are responsible for the present state of insecurity, massacre of Muslims and causing economic problems for Muslim world, said the senior cleric.
Ayatollah Kashani called on all nations to urge their governments to maintain their rights, security, property, lives and dignity.
He also urged the elites, Friday prayer leaders and writers from all over the Muslim world to talk about rights of their nations.
'It is a religious duty for the elites to talk about current situation created by the Zionists and their allies in Palestine, Yemen, Syria and other Muslim countries and to make all governments understand the present situation,' said the cleric.
He added the Zionist regime measures have hindered security of the Islamic world in all spiritual, political and economic arenas.
Ayatollah Kashani said that mass media could also play a pivotal role in informing other countries about the Zionists atrocities.
Meanwhile, in a message on this year's Hajj, Imam Khamenei said on Thursday, 'Today, the world of Islam is suffering from insecurity: moral, spiritual and political insecurity. The main factor behind this is our negligence and the brutal invasion of the enemies. We Muslims have not carried out our religious and our rational duties in the face of the invasion of the vicious enemy. We forgot to be both 'Strong against unbelievers' and 'Compassionate among one another' [The Holy Quran, 48: 29].'
'The result of this is that the Zionist enemy is provoking sedition in the heart of the world of Islam's geography while by ignoring the definite duty of saving Palestine, we Muslims are busy with domestic wars in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain and with confronting terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the like,' Imam Khamenei added.
Imam Musa al-
August 31, 2017 -
Berri was delivering a speech during an event commemorating the 1978 disappearance of Sadr and his companions during a trip to Libya. Berri said he believes that they are still alive and called for continuing efforts to find them.
He also called on the Lebanese media to follow up on Sadr’s disappearance adding that Lebanese judicial system is also looking into the case. However, he said that the committee formed to follow the case hasn’t been able to visit Libya due to the political instability.
“It followed up on the case from nearby countries,” he said.
Imam Musa al-
The prominent Shia cleric disappeared on August 31, 1978, during an official visit to the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Imam Musa al-
Lebanon still holds former Libyan officials responsible for the disappearance of the trio.
Since Muammar Gaddafi was deposed and killed in 2011, Lebanon and Iran have repeatedly called on the Libyan government to launch an investigation into Sadr's disappearance.
Hannibal Gaddafi, the son of the Libyan dictator, is currently in custody in Lebanon, facing charges of withholding information regarding Sadr
In August 2016, Sadr's family filed a lawsuit against Gaddafi over his role in the disappearance of the senior Shia cleric.
Hajj pilgrims head for Mina
August 31, 2017 -
The over two million pilgrims will gather there before setting off on Thursday at dawn to climb Mount Arafat.
According to Abdul Rahman al-
Thursday will mark the Day of Arafat, the 9th day of Dhu al-
The worshipers are following in the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who performed the same rituals about 1,400 years ago.
Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca that every able-
New vol. of “Guide for Quran Student” published in Karbala
August 29, 2017 -
The book features the teaching of the 27th Juz (part) of the Holy Quran.
It is part of a series of books titled "A Guide for Quran Student”.
Sheikh Ziauddin Al-
The books of the series are written in a simple language to be comprehensible for all groups of students, he added.
The new book includes Quranic verses, interpretation of each verse based on Hadiths of Ahl-
The Astan of Hazrat Abbas
Organizing Quran courses, contests, and educational programs and publishing Quranic works are parts of its activities.
Islamophobic attacks in Germany on rise
August 20, 2017 -
In the second quarter, the police recorded 192 hate crimes against Muslims, including insults, threats, violence and attacks against mosques.
The country has witnessed growing Islamophobia and hatred toward migrants in recent years triggered by propaganda from far-
The Left Party warned Friday that Muslims are now facing a more serious threat as far-
Left Party lawmaker Martina Renner accused far-
“The rise in anti-
The party is currently polling around eight percent in German opinion polls. Parties need to achieve a 5 percent threshold of the vote to enter the Bundestag, or German parliament.
Germany, a country of 81.8 million people, has the second largest Muslim population in Western Europe after France.
Among the country’s nearly 4.7 million Muslims, 3 million are of Turkish origin. Many of them migrated to Germany in the 1960s.
A study by the Bertelsmann Foundation in 2015 showed that 57 percent of non-
Leading Muslim organizations in the country say the source of the radicalization of some young Muslims is not Islam itself but sociological problems they face such as discrimination, unemployment or a lack of future prospects.
New Armenian translation of Quran to be published
August 20, 2017 -
He told Quran TV’s Rasad program that the cultural center commissioned translating the Quran into Armenian two years ago and so far 15 the rendering of 15 Juzes has been completed.
Moshki added that the translation of the 15 Juzes is now available on the websites of the cultural center and Yerevan’s Blue Mosque.
The Armenian language, which occupies an independent branch of the Indo-
It has historically been spoken throughout the Armenian Highlands and today is widely spoken in the Armenian diaspora.
Shia Quranic martyr commemorated in Qatif
August 20, 2017 -
The commemoration ceremony was held in Jarudiya town in Qatif on Thursday.
Organized by the Qaris Council of Eastern Province, it was attended by the martyr’s family members and the region’s Quranic and religious figures.
A number of Qaris recited verses from the Quran at the event and elegies were also recited in tribute to the martyr.
Addressing the ceremony, Ahmad al-
On June 24, on the eve of Eid al-
They fired shots that set the vehicle ablaze and his charred body was then recovered from the burned-
He was martyred while returning from a Quranic program in the region.
Imam Ali's Holy Shrine distributes 8600 copies of separate publications for Hajj pilgrims
August 20, 2017 -
These publications were a group of religious jurisprudence books and flixes that has some important maps for the pilgrims to Mecca.
In a statement to the Media Center of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (AS) Sheikh Wasfi al-
It is the third successive year which we publish (The Hajji
South African Sunni cleric,121 individuals convert to Shia school
August 10, 2017 -
A Sunni scholar from Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Ibrahim Mohammad, who has educated at Al-
He gave speech during a ceremony last night at a Shia mosque in Durban and met with the leader of the mosque Sheikh Hussain Abbas Torabi.
August 8, 2017 -
The huge gathering was organized by Majlis-
Renowned scholars, religious leaders, political leaders and large number of men, women and children from Sunni and Shia communities of Pakistan participated in the rally.
Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafri, the leader of MWM said Imam Mehdi will definitely come to establish justice in this restless world. He added the success of Imam Mahdi is the belief of every Muslim.
He noted the purpose of this gathering is to keep the idea of martyrdom alive as per the teachings of Allama Arif Hussain. He added Allama Arif was killed under Zia Regime and afterwards Takfiri forces were strengthened in this country.
The chairman of the Sunni Ithehad Council, Shabzada Hamid Raza said that while keeping the mission of martyrdom leader, activities of MWM are highly appreciated. He further said Allama Arif was a credible name for the Shia-
Allama Amin Shaheedi said Allama Arif Hussian message is proven, as the whole nation stands together today. “The teachings of martyred leader need to be implemented in our practical life,” he said.
Syed Masoom Naqvi, the central leader of the Jamait-
Speakers on the occasion also urged the new government of Pakistan to take more steps for the betterment of the country and more security for the people including the Shia community.
Online Quranic course planned in Oman
August 8, 2017 -
According to Omandaily, the Arab country's Ministry of Awqaf (endowments) and Religious Affairs announced that registration for the educational program will continue until August 30.
New teaching methods and technologies will be applied in the course and new Muslim converts who take it will get the opportunity to learn the principles of Quran reading and memorization.
The project to organize such courses, which is the first online Quranic program held in Oman, started three years ago.
Dissemination of Islamic culture, facilitating the memorization of Quran for teenagers and the youth and encouraging them to contemplate in Quran are the main objectives of the course.
The online course will begin on September 4.
Leader of Islamic Revolution in meeting with Hajj officials:
Security and honor of Hajj pilgrims must be safeguarded
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In a meeting this morning (Sunday) with those in charge of and involved in this year’s Hajj rituals, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei described Hajj as a unique spiritual and social potential and the best opportunity for the expression of the beliefs and the statement of the stance of the Muslim Ummah and stressed that we would never forget the 2015 Hajj tragic incidents, saying, “The serious and perennial demand of the Islamic Republic is the safeguarding of the security, dignity, comfort and well being of all the pilgrims, particularly the Iranians and [ensuring] the security of Hajj is the responsibility of the country, which has control over the two Holy Mosques (in Mecca and Medina).”
Ayatollah Khamenei described Hajj as an important religious duty and pointing to its spiritual capacities, said, “In all the components of this religious duty, whether in prayers, Tawaf (circumambulating the Ka’aba), Sa’y (walking the path between the two mountains of al-
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution enumerated “the unique social potential” of Hajj as another outstanding characteristic of the ritual and stressed, “Hajj is the manifestation of
He described the acquaintance of pilgrims from various nationalities with each other and the growing closer of the hearts and the extension of helping and assisting hands as among the internal and social aspects of Hajj and reiterated, “With all of these exclusive spiritual and social characteristics, Hajj is the best place and time for the declaration of the stances of the Muslim Ummah on the important issues of the Muslim world.”
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution described the issue of the “Disavowal of Infidels,” which had always been highlighted by the founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, as an opportunity for the declaration of the stances in the issues approved by the Muslim Ummah and added, “One of these topics is the issue of the al-
Stressing that the issue of Palestine should not be neglected at all, Ayatollah Khamenei described it as the pivot of the majority of the issues of the Muslim world and said, “What place is better than Baitulllah Al Haram, Mecca, Medina, Arafat, Mash
The Leader described US
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution added, “The US regime itself is more evil and malicious than all of the terrorist movements.”
Continuing, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the decision of the officials to dispatch pilgrims to Hajj this year, reiterating, “There were some concerns in this regard, but officials from respected [government] branches in the Supreme National Security Council assessed all the aspects of the issue and concluded that the Hajj be held.”
He added, “The pain that struck the hearts of Iranians due to the bitter incidents of the 2015 Hajj is unforgettable, therefore, the security and safety of the pilgrims is very important and must be safeguarded.”
Pointing to the importance of the comfort and peace of the Hajj pilgrims, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution reiterated, “Of course, safety and security does not mean the creation of a police environment.”
Ayatollah Khamenei also described as very important and imperative attention by Muslim nations to the issue of unity and reiterated, “While billions of dollars is being spent on creating discord, division and hostility among Muslims, they should beware not to help this disuniting efforts, because any member of the Muslim Ummah who contributes to this conspiracy will share in the consequences of this great sin.”
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution also urged the Iranian Hajj pilgrims to endeavor toward “on-
In conclusion, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed, “Everyone must beware and carefully discharge their responsibilities so that a great and dignified Hajj is performed.”
Prior to the remarks of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Ali Qazi-
Saying that the Islamic Republic has never sought to abort Hajj, Qazi-
The head of Iran
Mohammadi added, “Through examination of the flaws of the previous Hajj, all efforts were made to bring about the necessary requirements for a proper Hajj and in this regard the level of services and provisions enjoy higher standards compared to the previous years and those of other countries.”
Bin Salman marginalizing opponents by intensified crackdown on Shiite in Qatif: Analyst
July 31, 2017 -
He also blasted the international community and the neighboring states for keeping mum about al-
In recent months, Qatif has seen a hike in tensions, with Saudi regime forces, equipped with artillery and heavy weapons, launching frequent attacks against the besieged town of Awamiyah to quell the protests under the pretext of clashing with “militants” there.
The protesters in Awamiyah are angry at a plan by the regime to destroy the al-
Some seven people have been killed by the Saudi military in the town over the past days.
Imam Khamenei to endorse Rouhani’s Presidency on Thursday
July 31, 2017 -
The endorsement ceremony will be attended by senior Iranian officials and military authorities.
After taking the oath of office at an open session of the parliament -
The lawmakers will then assess the programs of the proposed ministerial picks for a week, before an open session for the vote of confidence.
No sitting president in Iran has failed to win a second term since 1981.
Imam Khamenei: Islamic world should take serious stand against oppressors
June 26, 2017 -
Tehran Great Musalla (Prayer Ground) is hosting thousands of Muslims who are observing Fitr prayer as an important tradition in the Islamic culture.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will also address the congregation after the prayer touching upon the most important issues of Iran and the Islamic world; "it was also a great job carried out by IRGC in confronting the enemies."
Leader firstly hailed the religious and cultural activities held during Ramadan and urged all to save the spiritual earnings of the holy month as treasures.
Noting the domestic issues, Ayatollah Khamenei commended the nation on massive turnout on presidential election as well as Quds rallies. He highlighted that the massive turnout in Quds Day rallies on last Friday of Ramadan, which took place on a day with an extremely high temperature, was a historic occasion. He asked honorable Iranian nation to be proud of their achievements; “prior to Ramadan, you made an unprecedented presence in the presidential elections and later you proved the country
“IRGC’s powerful attack against ISIL forces in Syria was also a notable measure worth admiration,” he continued.
He then expressed hope for accelerating the process of forming the new government and resuming the activities. Ayatollah Khamenei called on the new Iranian government to seriously purse major issues like domestic production and employment.
Leader of Islamic Revolution, clarified that ‘fire-
Touching upon the regional issues, the Leader urged the Islamic world to explicitly support Yemeni people; “Revolutionary forces need to be more careful about order in the country otherwise enemies will take advantage of chaos to their benefit.”
Leader of Iran warned against numerous cultural influences by enemies and urged the Islamic community to slam oppressors who invade innocent people, including Yemenis, Bahrainians and Kashmiris, in the fasting month of Ramadan. He invited the Islamic world, its intellectuals in particular, to announce their stance in a crystal-
Iranians mark Eid al-
June 26, 2017 -
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei led the Eid prayers in Tehran on Monday, and felicitated the Iranian people and other Muslims on the occasion, which he called “a day of compassion and reward.”
President Hassan Rouhani issued a message, congratulating Muslims on the occasion of the Eid.
“Across Muslim societies, understanding the grandeur of this month and this Eid represents the great festival of unity of all Muslims and their collective diligence in reducing differences and eliminating such plights as poverty, extremism, violence, and terrorism from the geography of the Muslim world,” the message read.
The president also thanked the nation for their wholesale participation in the demonstrations marking the International Quds Day on Friday.
The participation, he said, had sent across their “clarion call in defense of the rightfulness of the region’s down-
Muslims in Asia and a number of Middle Eastern countries celebrated the Eid-
In each Muslim country, religious scholars are tasked with observing the sky to spot the crescent of the moon, which signifies the beginning of Shawwal, the month that follows Ramadan in Islamic calendar.
In line with their respective scholars
Imam Khamenei congratulates Muslims on Eid al-
June 26, 2017 -
“I congratulate the great Islamic Umma on Eid al-
Fitr festivities or Eid al-
Iranian FM urges Muslims to use Eid al-
June 26, 2017 -
Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran
“Happy Eid to all Muslims worldwide. May the leaders of Muslim nations use the occasion to promote peace and unity instead of conflict and discord,” his message reads.
The Iranian FM is slated to fly to Germany and Italy today to exchange views and consult with European authorities.
Quds Day marked by millions of people around the world
June 23, 2017 -
The rallies are held to mark Quds Day, which falls on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
In Tehran and other cities and towns, people from all walks of life gather for the annual event which usually marks chanting slogans against Israel and burning its flags.
The occasion is a legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, followed by Muslims in other countries to support the Palestinian struggle against Israel.
On Wednesday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei emphasized the importance of Quds Day.
“It is not just that we are defending an oppressed nation that has been driven out of its home. We are actually fighting against an oppressive and arrogant political system,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Earlier this month, Palestinians marked the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Six-
The global protests this year coincide with stepped-
Imam Khamenei: Terrorists Fumbling with Firecrackers won't Impact Iranian Nation's Willpower
June 7, 2017 -
On the twelfth day of the blessed Ramadan month, a group of students and representatives from university student associations, across the nation, met with Imam Khamenei, Khamenei.ir reported.
At this meetingImam Khamenei held, "The Iranian people are moving forward, and today
Imam Khamenei today, while meeting a group of university students stated regarding the controvesial 2030 agenda that: The question of independence is extremely important. UNESCO's 2030 document fits this category. Some say they showed reservation, or they said that they did not agree on some parts: No, this is not the matter. Even if, we assume that there is no example of evident contradiction to Islam, which is not the case... I still say the country
This evening, for the first time, an Iraqi student represented foreign students in Iran and took the podium to speak.
In an apparently coordinated attempt, two terrorist groups attacked mausoleum of the late Imam Khomeini, Southern Tehran, and the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) on Wednesday morning, killing 12 people and injuring 42 more. The terrorist group of Daesh (the ISIS terrorist group) has claimed responsibility for the fatal attacks in Tehran.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the importance of preservation of country’s independence and noted that even if there is nothing against Islam in the UNESCO’s Global Education 2030 Agenda which there are, I believe that the country’s education policy should not be written from outside the country.
Imam Khomeini was one of the great divine signs
Jun 6, 2017
What I consider as today’s need is primarily insistence on the principles of the Revolution. The principles of the Revolution are the same things that exist in Imam’s (r.a.) testament and statements. These are the foundations and pillars of the Revolution. I advise youth to read Imam’s (r.a.) testament. You did not see Imam (r.a.), but he is manifested in that testament. He is manifested in those statements and words. The content of Imam (r.a) – who managed to shake the whole world – is the same things that exist in that testament and in his statements. Imam (r.a.) cannot be distorted. He cannot be defined against what he was. His statements are available. So, insistence on the principles of the Revolution is necessary.
Nov 16, 2016
Our magnanimous Imam (r.a.) was a great divine sign: he was the real “Grand Ayatollah”!
Mar 6, 2017
Imam Khomeini the architect of an enlightened nation
June 3, 2017 -
In 1921, Imam Khomeini commenced his studies in the Sepahdar religious center of Arak.
The presence and activity of Ayatollah Haeri-
Imam Khomeini and Ayatollah Mirza Mohammad Saghafi's daughter got married in 1929, They had five children: two sons and three daughters named Mustafa, Ahmad, Zahra, Sedighe and Faride.
He wrote more than 40 books in the fields of ethics, theology, mysticism, philosophy, traditions, poetry and commentary that most of them written before the Iranian revolution.
In June 1963, Imam Khomeini made a speech addressing the Shah and spent 10 months in prison and after that when he made another speech against Capitulation he was arrested and exiled from Iran for more than 15 years.
He was first deported to Turkey for one year and sent to Iraq and finally, he spent few months in France. During his years in exile, Imam Khomeini developed a theory of what a state founded on Islamic principles and led by the clergy.
Protests against the Pahlavi regime have been increased daily and the Muslim clerics and intellectuals cooperation with the positive position of science centers led the number of oppositions increased vastly in way of fighting against Marxism and this impact increased the effectiveness of Imam Khomeini
Only two weeks after the Shah fled Iran on January 16, 1979, Imam Khomeini returned to Iran triumphantly, on Thursday February 11, 1979, the revolution gained the power and succeed under his leadership.
In his opinion, the unity of people has a special place. During and after the Revolution Imam Khomeini always talk about the importance of unity, he has also emphasized if the Muslim community struck in dispute they never achieved their goal and victory.
Imam always emphasized the importance of unity and solidarity among Muslims, therefore he believed that if that disagreement would be destroyed and disagreements are based on principles, the formation of groups and multiple parties can be acceptable.
He was the first leader and the first supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He was Shia cleric who led the 1978 revolution and after the first Iranian election in 1979 founded the Islamic Republic of Iran and remained the leader until his death.
8 years of 11-
Imam Khomeini passed away on June 3, 1989, at the age of 89. Many Iranians mourned Imam Khomeini's death and poured out into the cities and streets. More than 15 million people from across the country attended Imam Khomeini
His charisma and influential personality never forget among the people and maintained until the end of his life.