Arbaeen , Chehlum of Imam Hussain a.s Commemorated in Pakistan and around the World


JNN 16 Jan 2012 : Arabaeen , the Chehlum of Imam Husssain a.s , and his fellow Martyrs was commemorated around the World with religious fervor , Millions of believers participated in the Processions and Majalis, to pay their respect and show their alleigiance to the Imam till this day . Continue reading

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More than 20 Shia Pilgrims embraced Martyrdom by a Suicide Blast in Basra Iraq


BASRA: A suicide bomber killed 20 people in an apparent sectarian attack in south Iraq Saturday casting a pall over the climax of a Shia pilgrimage that draws millions from around the world. Continue reading

Millions of Shia’s comemorated the 9th Day of Muharram with Religious fervor around the World


JNN 06 Dec 2011 : Shia Muslims across the globe are holding mourning rituals in commemoration of martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein (PBUH), the grandson of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Continue reading

Millions of Shia's comemorated the 9th Day of Muharram with Religious fervor around the World


JNN 06 Dec 2011 : Shia Muslims across the globe are holding mourning rituals in commemoration of martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein (PBUH), the grandson of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Continue reading

8th Rabi ul Awal Martyrdom of Imam Hasan Askari , and Freedom of Sadaat from Prison of Yazeed Commerated in Karachi Pakistan


JNN 13 Feb 2011 Karachi :On the Martyrdom of Imam Hasan Askari A.S , a Majlis and a Procession was organised at the end of the Mourning Period of 70 Days which started at 1st Muharram , as per previous years practice . Continue reading

Arbaeen Comemorated at the Top of the World : Kargil


JNN 26 Jan 2011 Kargil : Arbaeen commemorated at the Highest living Place of the World , Kargil, Jammu & Kashmir , which was once the Highest Battle Ground of the World , But the Flag of the Imam still fly’s high no matter , who ever try’s to take control of the Living People of that area ,  But the Heart & Minds are still reign by the love of the Imam , as 95% of the Population of Kargil is from Jafria Community . Continue reading

Arbaeen Comemorated at the Top of the World : Kargil


JNN 26 Jan 2011 Kargil : Arbaeen commemorated at the Highest living Place of the World , Kargil, Jammu & Kashmir , which was once the Highest Battle Ground of the World , But the Flag of the Imam still fly’s high no matter , who ever try’s to take control of the Living People of that area ,  But the Heart & Minds are still reign by the love of the Imam , as 95% of the Population of Kargil is from Jafria Community . Continue reading

Millions commemorate Ashura in Karbala & Najaf


 

JNN 17 Dec 2010 Karbala : Millions of Muslim pilgrims have gathered in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet of Islam’s grandson, Imam Hussein (PBUH).

Amid tight security, huge crowds of mourners have reached the holy city of Karbala to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam.

The event marks the 10th day of the Lunar month of Muharam, which is also the climax of the ten-day Ashura commemorations.

Around 28,000 soldiers and law enforcement agents are on duty in the Iraqi city. Some 7,000 reserves could join the force if deemed necessary.

Iraqi security forces have reportedly rounded up as many as 80 suspected militants, who intended to unleash chaos on the holy city.

Muharram ceremonies in Iraq have been the target of numerous attacks over the past years. The deadliest took place in 2004 when near-simultaneous blasts in Baghdad and Karbala killed more than 170 people.

Mourning ceremonies were also held in different countries around the world on Thursday.

The Day of Ashura is when the third Shia Imam was martyred along with 72 of his companions while fighting for justice during the battle of Karbala in the year 680.

Seen as one of the most important occasions in the Shia Muslim calendar, Ashura is both a day of sorrow and inspiration. Muslim men, women and children take to the streets every year to express their grief.

 

Ashura commemorated in Karbala and around the world


JNN 16 Dec 2010 KARBALA: Iraq has arrested 73 Al-Qaeda-linked suspects officials said were implicated in plotting “chaos” during Ashura in Karbala, as two million pilgrims thronged the shrine city on Thursday.

The arrests underscored fears of violence during the 10-day Mourning Majalis and Processions that culminate on Friday, in a key test for Iraq’s security forces ahead of a complete withdrawal of American troops in a year.

Vehicle traffic in Karbala was brought to a virtual standstill as pilgrims were made to walk to the shrines of the revered Imams Hussein and Abbas, while all visitors were searched at checkpoints.

“We were able to destroy 14 terrorist cells and arrest 73 people, including 37 wanted persons,” Karbala provincial council chief Mohammed al-Mussawi said. “We seized lots of weapons, IEDs (improvised-explosive devices), explosives belts and equipment.

“If they had been able to mount their attacks during the pilgrimage, it would have created chaos. Karbala is the main target for terrorists during Ashura.”

Mussawi said those arrested were suspected members of Al-Qaeda.

Speaking on Wednesday, the Iraqi army commander responsible for security in five provinces including Karbala said those detained were implicated in an Al-Qaeda-linked group called the Boys of Heaven.

General Othman al-Ghanimi said a total of 80 suspects had been arrested.

Mussawi said the number of pilgrims in Karbala for the commemorations had reached two million, 238,000 of them from abroad.

Karbala police spokesman Major Alaa Abbas reported no incidents in the city so far. He said tight security arrangements would remain in force until the pilgrims had headed home after the ceremonies.

The deadliest Ashura attacks were in March 2004 when near-simultaneous bombings in Karbala and at a Shia mosque in Baghdad killed more than 170 people.

“Everything right now inside Karbala is good,” said 40-year-old Kadhim Hussein, a pilgrim from the southern port city of Basra. “We will continue our commemorations of Hussein’s martyrdom despite all the threats from enemies.”

BEIRUT

Massive crowds thronged streets across Lebanon on Thursday to mark the Shiite holy day of Ashura, responding in force to a call by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah the previous night.

A correspondent at the scene said tens upon tens of thousands of Nasrallah’s supporters lined the streets of the Hezbollah-controlled southern suburb of Beirut as the 10 days of rituals to mourn the Ashura.

TEHRAN

Millions of Iranians, beating themselves with fists and chains, marked the climax of Ashura on Thursday, a day after a suicide bomber killed 34 people taking part in a procession.

Men, women and children dressed in black gathered in cities across Iran as the 10 days of rituals to mourn the death of Imam Hussein, the faith’s third imam, reached a peak.

Iranian state television carried live footage of the Ashura processions in the capital Tehran, the second city of Mashhad, the Shiite clerical centre of Qom and the smaller cities of Yazd, Bam and Ardebil.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was shown attending a gathering in south Tehran.

Crowds of mourners, meanwhile, were seen across Tehran staging short street plays depicting the Karbala battle which led to Imam Hussein’s A.S Martyrdom .

Chanting “Ya Hussein!” the crowds, many of them shirtless men beating their chests with their fists, set fire to makeshift tents and re-enacted the killing of Hussein as women and children watched, some with tears in their eyes.