Atleast 32 Shia Martyred in 2 Separate attacks By Wahabi Terrorists During Ashura Commemoration in Afghanistan


karte-shahi-ashura-attack-on-shia-commemorating-ashura-2016-aJNN 14 Oct 2016 Kabul : Atleast 32 Shia have been Martyred in two separate attacks on the commemoration of Ashura ceremonies in Afghanistan. Continue reading

Biased Egytian Govt Closes Central Imam Hussain a.s Mosque to Block Commemoration of Ashura Mournings


Al Hussain Mosque , Cairo , EgyptJNN 04 Nov 2015 Cairo : Egypt’s Awqaf Ministry closed down the Imam Hussein (AS) Mosque in Cairo on the eve of Ashura as the Arab country’s Shia Muslims were preparing to hold mourning ceremonies there. Continue reading

Ashura commemorated in Occupied Kashmir defying strict restriction Imposed by Indian Govt.


Ashura Procession in Indian Occupied KashmirJNN 21 Nov 2013 Srinagar : Even as the government authorities imposed stringent restrictions in Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar to prevent Shia Muslims from commemorating Ashura, The Brave Shia Men ignoring every restriction took to the streets and the mourning processions were held across Indian-Controlled Kashmir, the only Muslim Majority state in India. Continue reading

2 Million Performed Pilgrimage to Karbala , while 44 Martyred By the Takfiri Terrorist in Iraq during Ashura


Ashura at Karbala 2013JNN 19 Nov 2013 Baghdad : Iraqi provincial authorities estimated two million Iraqi and foreign pilgrims visited the holy city of Karbala in the 10 days leading up to Ashura, with all of the city’s hotels fully booked. Continue reading

Ashura commemorated peacefully in 3 Provinces of Pakistan , while Ashura Processions attacked in Punjab


10th Muharram 2013JNN 16 Nov 2013 Karachi : Thanks to extraordinary security measures by law enforcing authorities, Ashura concluded incident free in most parts of Pakistan, though the conspiracy by TTP and its allied Political Wahabi Parties did won in Igniting sectarian clashes in Rawalpindi overshadowed the peacefulness as the Peaceful Shia Mourners were attacked by the Seminary students of a Wahabi School of thought , which were well prepared to do so , as their Prayer Leader was already delivering Hate speeches from the Loudspeaker , which also infuriated the Mourners , who was committing blashphemy against Hazrat Imam Hussain a.s , The Leader of the Martyrs . Continue reading

Sunnis, Shias urged to offer Friday prayers together On the Day of Ashura


Shia Sunni Unity PrayerJNN 12 Nov 2013 QUETTA : Sunni and Shia ulema here have appealed to members of their communities to offer Friday prayers together on Yaum-i-Ashur and ensure peaceful passage of Ashura processions to frustrate the designs of conspirators who wanted to divide the Ummah. Continue reading

TTP’s attack on D.I.Khan Jail facilitated 230 Prisoner escape , including 30 Hardcore TTP Terrorist


Hundreds escape in Taliban jail attackJNN 30 July 2013 PESHAWAR: The Tehreek-e-Taliban insurgents armed with mortars and grenades launched a major attack on the Central Prison in Dera Ismail Khan, escaping with 230 prisoners including Hardcore Terrorists after a gunbattle with security forces, officials said Tuesday. Continue reading

The 50th Anniversary of the Thehri Shia Massacre


Protest against Shia Genocide in PakistanJNN 6th June 2013 Karachi : On June 3rd , 1963, at least 116 Shia Muslims were massacred in the village of Thehri in the Khairpur district of Sindh province in Pakistan while taking part in the Juloos (procession) of the solemn Day of Ashura, a practice that is over 1,000 years old. Continue reading

Around 15 Million Commerate Ashura in Karbala , Iraq – The Biggest Muslim Congregation in the World


JNN 26 Nov 2012 About 15 Millions of Muslims , Majority of which was Shiites flooded the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala on Sunday for the commeration of Ashura rituals, which have been largely safe from the attacks that struck pilgrims in past years , under the US Security forces administration . Continue reading

Around 63 Shiite Worshipers Martyred on the Day of Ashura in Afghanistan By LeJ Terrorists


JNN 08 Dec 2011 KABUL, Afghanistan — A Pakistan-based Terrorist group Lashkar e Jhangvi claimed responsibility for an unusual series of coordinated suicide attacks aimed at Shiites on Tuesday, in what many feared was an attempt to further destabilize Afghanistan by adding a new dimension of strife to a country that, though battered by a decade of war, has been mercifully free of sectarian conflict. Continue reading

Sunni Muslims Commemorate Ashura Procession in Indian Province of Hamachal


JNN 18 Dec 2010 : NAHAN, Himachal, India -It is rare to find the Sunni community commemrating Ashura , while here in this town , Ashura is observed by exclusively Sunni Community, As there are no Shia Residents in this town.

Muharram is observed by the “Shia” Muslim community across the world in commemoration of the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, Imam Hussain (pbuh) along with his family and followers, who were martyred in the Battle of Karbala in AD 680 ,but here in this town the day is observed by the “Sunni” community of Muslims which makes the day distinct with other parts of the country.

All Himachal Muslim welfare committee state Chief Naseem Mohammed Didan says the day is observed only by “Shia community all over the world, but it’s really worth appreciable and adoring that in his town, “Suni” Muslim observes Mohrram as a gesture towards the “Shia Muslims. As per previous year Practive, it is remarkable that Muharram is still observed in the same manner even after years and years of Independence.

It is learnt that the town established in 1621 has always set examples of communal harmony. The town did not witnessed communal clash in the history even not during the partition. The member of the Royal family and former MLA Kanwar Ajay Bhadur Singh says this unique tradition was started at the behest of Maharaja Shamsher Parkash, ex ruler of the princely state.

He also said that there is no “Shia community in the town. There are Hindus, Sunni Muslim, Sikh and Christian communities living in harmony and participates in each other’s commemorations and celebrations. Chief of Anjuman e  Islamiya said, for this rare tradition credit goes to ex ruler of the princely state, who invited and brought persons from all section of the society and religion and envisaged perfect understanding between them which still prevails in the town.

There are no Shia residents in the town and No Imambargah , hall of mourning in the town so whole of the ceremony took place in the open spaces in streets.

On Friday rare Muharram was observed in the town, in which almost every family of “Sunni community participated in Tazia procession which started this afternoon from four mosques of the town, with the sun set  the procession was ended at Jamma Masjid katcha tank.

Himachal Pradesh  is a state in Northern India. It is spread over 21,495 sq mi (55,673 km²),[4] and is bordered by the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west and south-west, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on the south, Uttarakhand on the south-east and by the Tibet Autonomous Region on the east. The literal meaning of Himachal Pradesh is Region of snowy mountains.

Saudi Shia's Attacked by local Wahabis on Ashura Procession


JNN 18 Dec 2010 Medina : Shia participants were attacked by local Wahabi’s in Medina, when the Shia Citizens where taking out the Ashura Procession .

Saudi Shia sources said “Saudi security forces failed to provide security to Shia Citizens of Saudia Arabia as they were attacked by the local Wahabi’s  , which may have been avoided if the security forces would have planned earlier to safe gaurd the Shia Citizens who were  attending there Ashura Processin , But the security forces came late and Wahabis attacked the Participants of the Procession of Ashura ,and due to which fights broke out between Shiites and Wahhabis during the Ashura mourning procession in Medina on Thursday”.

According to Saudi Media, Shia Muslims are under severe restrictions and discriminations by ignorant Wahhabi sects, but the Saudi government denies the accusations.

Ignorant Wahhabis attacked number of Shiites with stones when they were perfrming Ashura rituals in Medina, the incident was happened near the famous mosque of Quba.

A journalist said Reuters “Security forces came to disperse the crowds”.

Saudi Wahhabi forces arrested 38 Shia mourner in the holy city of Medina after fighting erupted near Islam’s oldest mosque Al-Quba on the Shiite religious holiday of Ashura, Saudi media reported on Saturday.

“Several people suffered minor injuries in Thursday’s clashes between Wahhbais and Shias”, the press reports said..

Three security officials were also wounded, the Al-Madina newspaper said.

According to Rasid the fighting pitted members of Saudi Arabia’s Shiite minority against majority Wahhbais.

Many of the kingdom’s top Wahhabi clerics have condemned Shiites as having rejected “true” Islam.

 

Officials say that the Shiites make up ten percent of the population of Saudi Arabia, but diplomats estimate the figure more than 15 percent.

Saudi Shia’s Attacked by local Wahabis on Ashura Procession


JNN 18 Dec 2010 Medina : Shia participants were attacked by local Wahabi’s in Medina, when the Shia Citizens where taking out the Ashura Procession .

Saudi Shia sources said “Saudi security forces failed to provide security to Shia Citizens of Saudia Arabia as they were attacked by the local Wahabi’s  , which may have been avoided if the security forces would have planned earlier to safe gaurd the Shia Citizens who were  attending there Ashura Processin , But the security forces came late and Wahabis attacked the Participants of the Procession of Ashura ,and due to which fights broke out between Shiites and Wahhabis during the Ashura mourning procession in Medina on Thursday”.

According to Saudi Media, Shia Muslims are under severe restrictions and discriminations by ignorant Wahhabi sects, but the Saudi government denies the accusations.

Ignorant Wahhabis attacked number of Shiites with stones when they were perfrming Ashura rituals in Medina, the incident was happened near the famous mosque of Quba.

A journalist said Reuters “Security forces came to disperse the crowds”.

Saudi Wahhabi forces arrested 38 Shia mourner in the holy city of Medina after fighting erupted near Islam’s oldest mosque Al-Quba on the Shiite religious holiday of Ashura, Saudi media reported on Saturday.

“Several people suffered minor injuries in Thursday’s clashes between Wahhbais and Shias”, the press reports said..

Three security officials were also wounded, the Al-Madina newspaper said.

According to Rasid the fighting pitted members of Saudi Arabia’s Shiite minority against majority Wahhbais.

Many of the kingdom’s top Wahhabi clerics have condemned Shiites as having rejected “true” Islam.

 

Officials say that the Shiites make up ten percent of the population of Saudi Arabia, but diplomats estimate the figure more than 15 percent.

Ashura puppet show on stage


 

JNN 18 Dec 2010 : The Ashuraopera puppet show, the renowned Iranian playwright and theater director Behrouz Gharibpour, is on stage at Tehran’s Ferdowsi Hall.

TheAshurapuppet show — which went on stage on Dec. 12 and will continue until Jan. 2, 2011 — is a blend of music, puppetry, poetry and Persian passion play (Tazieh).

“We can’t perform the opera at any hall. It should be staged at a hall with certain specifications,” Gharibpour said.

The Iranian playwright pointed out that France’s Charleville-Mézières Puppet Theater Festival has also invited Gharibpour to stage his opera puppet show Ashura at the event, which will be held from September 16 to 25 in 2011.

He also explained that people in France are familiar with traditional Persian performances and Tazieh.

Gharibpour recently attended the Tbilisi Festival of Theater, in Georgia, with his puppet show Rostam and Sohrab.

He is considered one of the pioneers of traditional Persian puppet theatre, and known for his extensive research on Qajar-era puppetry.

 

Ashura processions taken out across Pakistan, Majority ended safely , with a few incidents


JNN 17 Dec 2010 ISLAMABAD: Ashura processions were taken out on Friday across the country with religious fervor and zeal to commemorate the huge sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) and other martyrs of Karbala.

Extensive security arrangements were put in place by the authorities to thwart any untoward incident as the faithful took out Ashura processions.

In addition to the heavy contingent of police and security forces in the sensitive areas, forces have also increased their patrol in those areas.

Hazrat Hussain (A.S), the grandson of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W), and his family sacrificed their lives to save  Islam from Yazeed Bin Mawia , who became the ruler of the Islamic State after getting the throne from his father Mavia Bin Abu Sufian , who himself was an illegitimate ruler of the Islamic state , as he was Molesting the real Islam by regularly passing decrees which were against the basic Principles of Islam.

Processions were organized through out the country, in almost every city to express grief on martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) in the battlefield of Karbala.

As due to Previous years Major Terrorist Attacks on Ashura Juloos in Karachi, Zaireen of Chehlum Juloos of Karachi, Suicide Attack on Youm e Ali Juloos of Lahore , And Suicide Attack on Youm Al Quds Rally in Quetta, the security around the country was on High Alert , and thousands of Security Personnel were deployed , around the country , for the security and safety of the Participants of Ashura Juloos , and Majalis , Except a few incidents of terrorism in some cities  of Pakistan , All over situation around the country remained calm and quite , and All Major processions in major cities on Pakistan ended safely. Rest of the few which faced problems are as follows :

Police kill suicide bomber in Shikarpur

SHIKARPUR: Police foiled the suicide attack over a mourning procession in Ibrahim Jatoi area of Shikarpur.

Four policemen including the SHO have been wounded in the blast.

Asad Sarfarz, SP Investigation, told SAMAA that the suicide bomber tried to enter the majlis but the security officials compelled him to run. “The suicide bomber tried to flee but he was injured in the firing. The blast took place when some police officials reached near the bag thrown by the bomber.”
More than 1000 people were attending the Muharram majlis.

Mortar attack By Wahabi’s  kills six in Hangu

HANGU: A mortar attack killed at least six people, including women and children, in northwest Pakistan on Friday as Shia Muslims marked Ashura.

The attack also wounded eight others, police said.

Mortars slammed into two houses in Hangu, a town that has been a flashpoint for Terrorism and clashes between Pakistan’s Shia and Wahabi communities.

They were fired from the neighbouring district of Orakzai ,a strong hold of Wahabi Taliban, part of Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal areas with Afghanistan.

“Mortars were fired from Orakzai and hit two houses in Hangu which were in the way of the Ashura Procession , but luckily at the time of Blast the Procession have passed from that point . Six people were killed and eight injured,” Gul Jamal, a local police official, told AFP.

Fazal Naeem, a police spokesman, confirmed the attack and the toll.

“There were two children and a women (among the dead). The dead include both Shias and Sunnis,” he told AFP.