Deadly Blast Martyrs 100 Shia Pilgrims detonated By IS Terrorists near Karbala , Iraq

around-100-arbaeen-pilgrims-martyred-near-baghdad-iraq-cJNN 25 Nov 2016 Baghdad : A car bomb has reportedly exploded south of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing around 100 people, mostly Shia pilgrims on their way back after  Arbaeen commemoration. Continue reading

Irani Film Based on the Event of Karbala ” Hussain – Who Said No ” Ready for Launch

Latest Irani Movie  Hussain - Who Said NoJNN 04 May 2015 Beirut : A cast of Lebanese actors has recently completed dubbing the controversial film “Hussein, Who Said No”, which is about Imam Hussein (AS), his family and the tragedy of Ashura. Continue reading

More than 100 thousand Shia Muslims in Ukraine : Shia Cleric

Ukrainian Shia wants their RightsJNN 26 Dec 2014 Kiev : Through his meeting with the Secretary-General of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine, al-Shaikh Shin Shin, head of Ukrainian delegation, said “We have come to Karbala to participate in the Arbaeen Pilgrimage of Imam Hussain, which is considered one of the largest pilgrimages in the world,” noting that there are thousands of Shia Muslims in Ukraine ready to attend and take part in this pilgrimage.
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Millions of Shia Pilgrims Ready to Walk On the Newly built “ Ya Hussain Road ” to Commemorate Arbaeen

Iraqi Shiite Piligrims Heading to KarbalaJNN 21 Nov 2014 KARBALA, Iraq : Millions of people are making their way to Karbala, Iraq to visit the shrine of Imam Hussein (as) on Arba’een / Chehlum. It is the 40th day commemoration of martyrdom of Imam Hussein (as).

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Iraqi & Syiran Coordinated Air Strike Kills Hundreds of ISIL Terrorists , Attack on Shia Cleric Foiled

Syria pounds ISIL positions in coordination with IraqJNN 17 June 2014 Baghdad : More than 350 ISIL terrorists have been killed in airstrikes in the western province of al-Anbar, the Iraqi army’s regional operations command says. Continue reading

Grand Ayatullah Sistani calls for Taking up Arms to fight the Terrorists


Iraqi Shia Cleric Ready to fight against the ISIS aJNN 13 June 2013 Najaf : Iraq’s most Revered Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatullah Sistani urged followers to take up arms against a full-blown Wahabi Terrorist Plot to topple Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a conflict that threatens civil war and a possible break-up of the country. Continue reading

Indian Shia Cleric & 300 Community Members arrested , Sunni Shia Clerics Denounce Congress & BJP in Upcoming Elections

India Shia Sunni Cleric , Arrested Leader Kalbe JawadJNN 09 April 2014 Delhi : On Tuesday, prominent Shia cleric Kalbe Jawad and around 300 protesters were detained when they tried to hold a demonstration against acquisition of Karbala land in Jor Bagh area of city. Continue reading

Karbala ready to Host 20 Million Pilgrims at the event of Arbaeen this year

Arbaeen at KarbalaJNN 20 Dec 2013 Baghdad : The number of pilgrims gathering in the holy city of Karbala on the day of Arbaeen is rising every year , since the down fall of the Saddam Hussain’s Government , and this year it is predicted to reach 20 million. Continue reading

77 killed, 138 wounded including 35 Shiite Pilgrims in violent attacks in Iraq

67 Killed 138 injured in violent attack in iraq

JNN 17 Dec 2013 Baghdad : At least 77 people were killed and 138 others wounded in violent attack in Iraq on Monday, including Suicide attacks on Shiite pilgrims in the capital city of Baghdad, police said. Continue reading

” Kheime Koubi ” A Traditional Ceremony on Ashura in Iran

Kheimi Koubi Muharrma Ritual from Iran aJNN 24 Nov 2013 Tehran : Every year Iranians in central city of Kashan hold the traditional ceremony of ‘Kheime Koubi’ which is a theatre demonstrating story of Imam Hussein (PBUH) martyrdom in the Iraqi land of Karbala, played by the locals. 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

Turkey Wants to defuse Sunni – Shia Rift in Middle East , FM meets Maliki , Sistani and visits Holy Shrine of Imam Hussain a.s

Turkey FM meets Sistani , Maliki Visits KarbalaJNN 16 Nov 2013 Baghdad : A Sunni-Shiite rift is a worrying trend in the Middle East but recent developments in Turkey’s ties with Iraq and Iran could prevent the threat of a sectarian war, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said yesterday as he visited Baghdad in the latest sign of a thaw in bilateral relations, Hurriyet Daily News reported. Continue reading

Muharram Procession In Memory of Imam Hussain a.s attacked by the Saudi Backed Wahabi Bahraini Forces

Bahrain violates religious rights, attacks Ashura ritualJNN 10 Nov 2013 Manama : Bahraini regime forces attacked Shia Muslims marking the Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain a.s in the Holy Month of Muharram , Commemorating their Religious rites in southern part of the capital, Manama, violating the freedom of  religious rights of the majority of the Persian Gulf country. Continue reading

American Shia Hajis attacked by Wahabi Saudi Terrorist during Haj

American Shia Hajis attacked by Wahabi Saudi TerroristsJNN 22 Oct 2013 Jeddah : A group of Shia Americans visiting Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj were threatened and attacked earlier this week on Oct. 16 by a radicalized Wahabi group of extremists. On one of the nights where Hajj pilgrims are required to stay overnight in the city of Mina, a group of young men began asking different sets of pilgrims if they were from the United States. Continue reading

Shia Genocide Acceleratd , 15 Shia Men embraced Martyrdom by the target Killing of SSP, LeJ & TTP Terrorists in a fortnight across Pakistan

Shuhuda Aug 2013JNN 1st Sept 2013 Karachi : Shia Target Killing has once again intensified , as about 17 Shia Men were Martyred during the Last 15 days in the Month of August , as the Terrorist have once again intensified their attacks on the Shia Man , which have been a little curtailed after the Huge United Protest Sit Ins of the Shia Community across Pakistan against the Shia Genocide in Pakistan. Continue reading

Bibi Zainab is My Role Model – Shiite Convert Indonesian Lady

Indonesian Shiite Convert Lady Emilia - ZainabJNN 25 June 2013 Baghdad : After embracing Islam and converting to Shi’ism, I faced many difficulties but they only enhanced my resolve to walk on the path of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) says the Newly converted Indonesian Shia Lady Zainab ( Amilia ) Continue reading

A World Renowned Shia Poet , Scholar and an Academician Martyred by the Target Killing of SSP Terrorists

18032013051JNN 18 Mar 2013 KARACHI: On Monday 18th Mar , 2013 A World renowned  Shia writer, Poet, scholar and the Principal of a College in Karachi, Professor Syed Sibte Jafar Zaidi s/o S. Ahmed Mian Zaidi Rahi was Martyred by the Terrorist of Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area on Monday, Our Correspondent reported. Continue reading

At least 36 Martyred nearly 100 injured in car bombings in mainly Shia areas of Iraq

Iraq Bomb Blast Kills 36 in Shiite areasJNN 9 Feb 2013 Baghdad : Car bombs struck two outdoor markets and a group of taxi vans in Shiite areas across Iraq on Friday, killing at least 36 people and wounding nearly 100 in the bloodiest day in more than two months. Continue reading

Installation of New Zarih at Imam Hussain's Shrine Begins

Imam Hussain Shrine New Zarih Installation hJNN 23 Jan 2013 Karbala :  After the new windowed cage for the holy tomb of Imam Hussein (p.b.u.h) has arrived in Kerbala holy city on 14-Dec-2012, and after the Fortieth pilgrimage of Imam Hussein has been finished; the deputy Secretary-General of the Imam Hussein holy shrine Sayed Afdhal EL-Shamy has held a meeting with the committee assigned to installing the new holy windowed cage in the presence of the board of trustees of the Imam Hussein holy shrine. Continue reading

Atleast 26 Shiite Pilgrims Martyred , several Injured in a wave of Bomb attacks by terrorists across Iraq

Bomb Attack on Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq Jan 2013JNN 18 Jan 2013 BAGHDAD — Insurgents unleashed a string of bomb attacks mainly targeting Shiite Muslim pilgrims across Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 26 people and extending a deadly wave of bloodshed into a second day. Continue reading

Atleast 23 Killed 87 Wounded in attacks across Iraq , before the Commemoration of Arbaeen in Karbala

Iraq Bomb Blast before ArbaeenJNN 02 Jan 2012 BAGHDAD  – At least 23 people were killed and 87 wounded in attacks across Iraq on Monday, police said, underlining sectarian and ethnic divisions that threaten to further destabilize the country Several pilgrims have been killed and injured in a bomb explosion that hit Iraq’s central city of Babil, Press reports. 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

4 Martyred, 25 injured in a Bomb Blast Near Masjid O Imambargah Mustafa , Karachi

KARACHI: 4 Martyred 25 Injured including Two Shia Men Sajid Hussain and Azher Hussain  were Martyred , including five Rangers, sustained injuries in a blast near the Jama Masjid O Imam Bargah Mustafa , Abbas Town area, located near  Abul Hasan Ispahani Road in the Limits of Mubina P.S , Karachi JNN reported on Sunday. Continue reading

Car Bomb Martyr's 7 Pakistani & Irani Shi'ite Pilgrims Near Samarra , Iraq

JNN 18 Nov 2012 Baghdad : At least seven Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims from Iran and Pakistan were killed in Iraq on Saturday when a car bomb went off by a restaurant in a city north of the capital, police and hospital sources said. Continue reading

Car Bomb Martyr’s 7 Pakistani & Irani Shi’ite Pilgrims Near Samarra , Iraq

JNN 18 Nov 2012 Baghdad : At least seven Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims from Iran and Pakistan were killed in Iraq on Saturday when a car bomb went off by a restaurant in a city north of the capital, police and hospital sources said. Continue reading

Muharram Ul Harram 1434 Hijri Moon Sighted , Ashura on 25th Nov 2012 in Major Parts of the World

JNN 15th Nov 2012 Karachi : The moon of Muharram, first month of the Islamic calendar, has been sighted and the first of Muharram will be on Friday, November 16.The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Thursday  that the moon of Moharramul Harram 1434 Hijri has been sighted in the country and the Ashura would fall on 25th November 2012  (Sunday). Continue reading

Head of France Sunni Muftis Sheikh Sankoh Converts to Shia Sect of Islam

JNN 21 July 2012 Paris : Sunni mufti and head of the Sunni scholars in France have embraced Shia Islam at the age of 68 years old. He stated that at the age of 68 he is very unfortunate to have being in complete coma about Shia Islam. Continue reading

12 Shiite Pilgrims Martyred in Iraq , By the Wahabi Remenants of US Occupation

JNN 15 April 2012 Baghdad : Wahabi Al Qaeda Terrorist Marytred 12 Shi’ite pilgrims in ambushes on Friday, police and hospital sources said, in the latest attacks to highlight underlying sectarian and ethnic tensions in Iraq. Continue reading

Iraq rocked by Multiple Bomb blasts in Karbala and other cities ,killing 43, injuring over 230

JNN 20 Mar 2012 Baghdad : At least 43 people have been killed and over 230 others injured in bomb explosions in several Iraqi cities and towns ahead of the next week’s Arab League summit in the capital city of Baghdad, Press  reports. Continue reading

Within 24 Hours Pesh Imam of Shia Mosque and a Young Shia Activist martyred , Target Killing escalates in Karachi

JNN 17 Feb 2012 Karachi : In the Late hours of Wednesday Night One Shia Pesh Imam of a Masoomia Mosque , Maulana Sadaqat Ali Baig s/o Sakhawat Ali Baig ,28  was Martyred by the terrorist of Sipah e Sahaba’s terrorist Wing Lashkar e Jhangvi, in the Limits of P.S. Liaqatabad.While another Young Shia Activist Kazim Ali was also Martyred in the Limits of Nazimabad by the target Killers of Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan. Continue reading

Representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani Assassinated in Karbala

JNN Oct.15 2001 Mahand Mi’mar (Abu Zeinab), an eminent Shia cleric and the representative of Grand Ayatollah Sistani in holy city of Karbala, was martyred on October 11, in a terrorist attack in the holy city of Karbala. Continue reading

10 Shia Pilgrims Martyred, 70 wounded in bomb attacks during Shiite rite in Iraq

JNN 16 July 2011 BAGHDAD — A total of 10 people were killed and 70 wounded in series of bomb attacks on Friday and Saturday morning in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala during a major Shiite rite, police said. 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.”


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.


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.

Bomb blasts kill 3, injure 32 in Iraq

JNN 15 Dec 2010 : One explosion struck a group of mourners west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The other bomb targeted a procession in the town of Khalis, north of the capital.

Attacks on Shia mourners have increased in war-ravaged Iraq in the lead-up to Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH).

Ashura, the tenth day of the first month of the lunar calendar year Muharram, falls on December 16 this year.

Many devout Muslims across the world are also holding ceremonies to mourn the event which is one of the most important occasions on the Shia calendar.

On Ashura day, Imam Hussein (PBUH) and 72 of his companions were martyred while fighting for justice during Karbala battle in Iraq back in the year 680.

On Monday, four people were killed and 17 others wounded in a bomb attack on a group of pilgrims northeast of Baghdad.

Blasts kill Many Shias at Imam Hussein’s Mourning Procession in Iraq

Suicide attacks targeting a police checkpoint and a Shiite Muslim procession in western and central Iraq on Sunday killed over 20 people, including six policemen, police and a doctor said.

According to Iraqi police and hospital officials, the blasts occurred on Sunday near the provincial council building in Ramadi, Anbar’s capital, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad.

The first explosion was heard at 10 a.m. (0700 GMT), killing at least 17 people, among them six members of the police force.

At least 23 people have also been left wounded in the Sunday attack.

Only minutes later, a second bomb was found in a nearby parking lot. Police say they have detonated it in a safe area.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Government officials in Anbar, a former al-Qaeda stronghold, have frequently been targeted by militants.

The violence comes days before the climax of the Shia commemoration ceremony of Ashura on Thursday.

The tenth day of Muharram, which is known as Ashura, marks the anniversary of the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad’s grandson, Imam Hussein (PBUH).

Every year on Ashura thousands of Muslims from all over Iraq and neighboring countries hold mourning ceremonies and many head for the holy city of Karbala, where the shrine of Imam Hussein (PBUH) is located.