World Renowned Indian Shia Scholar Molana Mirza Athar Passes away

IMG_1549JNN 01 Mar 2016 Lucknow : Professor Maulana Mirza Mohammad Athar passed awayFebruary 26, 2016. He was the Orator on the Topic of Ahlul Bayt (Household of holy Prophet) from Lucknow, India for than 6 Decades . Miirza was the son of the late Mulla Mirza Mohammad Tahir.
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Prominent Shia Cleric Protesting against Corruption in Waqf Board arrested in Lucknow , India

Maulana Kalbe Jawwad arrested By Police in Lucknow , 28 July 2015JNN 28 July 2015 Lucknow : Prominent Shia cleric and Imam-e-Juma of Asafi mosque, Maulana Kalbe Jawwad, Brother of Prominent Shia Cleric Kalbe Sadiq was arrested along with several of his supporters for defying prohibitory orders and taking out a march on Monday. Continue reading

Shia Young Man Martyred by the Wahabi Group firing on a Majlis in Lucknow , India

Shaheed Shanu Funeral Prayer , 16 Jan 2013 , Lucknow , India

JNN 17 Jan 2013 Lucknow: A Shia man was Martyred and more than a dozen people were injured in an attack on a Majlis (Islamic Lecture) held at Deputy Saheb Ka Imambargah in Wazirganj when the member of the Wahabi sect attacked & fired several rounds and Pelted stones , on the unarmed peaceful attendants of the Majlis on Wednesday night, police said. Continue reading

All India Shia Personal Law Board Express concern over Target Killing

JNN 13 Mar 2011 LUCKNOW, India : All India Shia personal law board has decided to organize its annual session on 13th of March 2011 at sultan –ul- madaris, Lucknow, concerning key issues of the community ,as avowed by Mr. Maulana Mirza Mohammad Athar, president of AISPLB, at a Press conference held on 9th march at Press club. Continue reading

Arbaeen Procession taken out in Lucknow India under tight security

JNN 26 Jan 2011 Lucknow : Thousands of Shia Muslims on Tuesday took out procession on the occasion of Chehlum (the 40th day of martyrdom of Imam Hussain at Karbala). The procession originated from Imambargah Nazim Saheb at 1 pm and passed through Tulsidas Marg, Nakhas, Bulaqi Adda and culminated at Talkatora Karbala. Continue reading

Lucknow : Shia Waqf Board Chairman resigns, crisis deepens

JNN 23 Nov 2010  Lucknow : Chairman of Shia Central Board of Waqf (SCBW), Kamaluddin Akbar, along with a member of the board, resigned on Monday. Officials of the board confirmed that they have received the resignation letters.

As per reports, Akbar, who was perturbed over mudslinging by some members of the board, submitted his papers through courier to the state government. Another member former Principal Secretary (Law) Mazhar Abbas Abedi too has resigned from his post. After having received the resignation, officials in the state government called up Akbar to confirm his decision. It is reported that he admitted that he has resigned from his post. However, the state government is yet to take a final decision over his resignation. “We have received the resignation but it has not been accepted. Decision in this regard will be taken by state government,” said Administrative Officer of the board, Ghulam Sayyedain.

The SCBW since its reconstitution has been in a state of turmoil. Two members of the board, Kunwar Iqbal Haider and Imran Rizvi launched scathing attack on the newly appointed chairman Akbar accusing him of misuse of waqf land. Several demonstrations were held in the city over the construction of a nursing home on a waqf land belonging to Ghuframaab Imambara in Chowk, Lucknow. Akbar, who is reported to be related to prominent Shia cleric and Imam-e-Juma, Maulana Kalbe Jawwad failed to pacify the members who were up in arms against him.

Meanwhile, it is reported that Akbar will be meeting senior Indian government cabinet minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui over the fate of his resignation.