Ashura Procession taken out in Occupied Kashmir , defying all restriction Imposed By Indian forces , dozens Injured , several arrested


Ashura Procession Blocked in Occupied Kashmir 2015JNN 26 Oct 2015 SRINAGAR : Despite Restrictions and Deployment of Police & Para Military forces , Shia Mourners Defying all the restrictions and atrocities by the Indian Govt , took out Ashoora Procession from city centre Lal Chowk towards Dal Gate , restrictions were aslo imposed in Civil Lines areas and in few police stations of old Srinagar. Police Tried to disperse the crowd by severe Baton charge and dozens of arrests , but still Shia Men Bravely took out Processions and reached their set routes. 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

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

Muslim Scholars and Clerics of Different Sects Sign an Agreement to Curb Sectarianism from Pakistan in Turkey


Pakistani Shia Cleric Allama S.Niaz . Hussain Shan Sign an Agreement Condemning SectarianismJNN 07 Nov 2013 Istanbul : Muslim scholars of Different Sect from Pakistan have signed a historic agreement condemning sectarianism. and vowing to remove it as a cause of conflict in the violence-stricken country. Continue reading

2nd Blast in 24Hrs near Ashura procession in DI Khan Martyred 5 , injured atleast 100


JNN 26 Nov 2012 DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A bomb detonated near a Ashura Muharram procession in Commissionary Bazaar in Dera Ismail Khan’s Choglia area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province early on Sunday, Martyring five people and injuring at least 100 others. Continue reading

9th Muharram Procession Attacked By Bomb Blast in D.I.Khan , Leaving 8 Martyred and atleast 30 Injured, Sargodha Procession also attacked By Terrorist firing


JNN 24 Nov 2012 PESHAWAR: A bomb blast Martyred eight people Saturday near a 9th Muharram procession in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan district despite a security crackdown, the latest attack on Shias during the holy month.

Continue reading

Suicide Bombing at Muharram Procession In Rawal Pindi , Martyring 25 , Injuring 62


JNN 22 Nov 2012 Rawal Pindi : As the Procession was taken out after the Majlis at Qasre Shabbir , Dhok Sayadan , in the Limits of Westridge P.S, RawalPindi , A Suicide Bomber Detonated himself , due to which atleast 25 Shia Men , women and children embraced Martyrdom, while about 62 were injured. Continue reading

Senior Shia Cleric demand’s Lifting ban on Muharram processions in Indian Held Kashmir


JNN 16 Nov 2012 Srinagar: As the Muslim calendar has entered another New Year, Patron, Pairwan-e-Villayat, Moulana Sibti Mohammad Shabir Qumi has appealed to the Muslims to strengthen the bond of brotherhood. And demanded the Indian Government to Lift the Unjustified Ban on the Muharram Processions In Srinagar . Continue reading

Senior Shia Cleric demand's Lifting ban on Muharram processions in Indian Held Kashmir


JNN 16 Nov 2012 Srinagar: As the Muslim calendar has entered another New Year, Patron, Pairwan-e-Villayat, Moulana Sibti Mohammad Shabir Qumi has appealed to the Muslims to strengthen the bond of brotherhood. And demanded the Indian Government to Lift the Unjustified Ban on the Muharram Processions In Srinagar . 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

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

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

Police Crackdown on Innocent Shia Youth ahead of Muharram in Pakistan


JNN 18 Nov 2011 Karachi : Sindh Police has been started a massive crackdown against the Shia Muslims in Karachi ahead of Holy Month of Muharram despite the fact that more than 8 Shia Muslims were gunned down by the terrorists in last two months. Continue reading

Police Crackdown on Innocent Shia Youth ahead of Muharram in Pakistan


JNN 18 Nov 2011 Karachi : Sindh Police has been started a massive crackdown against the Shia Muslims in Karachi ahead of Holy Month of Muharram despite the fact that more than 8 Shia Muslims were gunned down by the terrorists in last two months. 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.

 

9th Muharram Procession in Peshawar attacked by Grenade 19 injured


JNN 16 Dec 2010 Peshawar : At least 19 persons were injured in grenade attack at Chowk Yadgar here on Thursday.

According to reports a hand grenade was hurled at Women mourners and then firing was done  in Chowk Yadgar.

Due to which a 2 year old kid was martyred and Nineteen injured Shia women were brought to hospital including  a child which later scumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead, hospital sources said.

Bashir Ahmed Bilour, senior minister of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa talking to media men outside the Lady Reading Hospital said that 19 persons were injured in the grenade attack. He said all injured have got minor injuries in the blast.

African Shias in Zarie on the 7th day of Muharram 1432 / Photos


JNN 15 Dec 2010 : During the ongoing Ashura mourning gathering at Baqiyyatullah Husainiyyah on Sunday, the Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky explained further the various events, after the demise of the Prophet, which led to Ashura tragedy.

He explained that the Ummayads who imposed themselves on the Ummah, propagated the hate  of Imam Ali and Ahlul bayt(AS)  in every corner. Their aim which they want to achieve through the campaign of calumny and hatred, championed by  Ma’awiyyah,  against Imam Ali and the members of  Ahlul bayt was to attain to Leadership position. Thus, he did all he could to obliterate the name of Ahlul Bayt(AS) from the minds of Muslims. In fact, invoking curse on Imam Ali became a norm, and this continued for many years, even after the death of Mu’awiyyah (L.A).

Sheikh Zakzaky pointed that it reached the  extent that Imam Ali,  who killed 70 kuffars in battle of badr, was not even known as Muslim. People didn’t even know that he was among those who attended badr, in fact he is the king of Badr. Muslims had respect for ahlul badr ( those companions who attended battle of badr), but unfortunately, they didn’t  know that Ali was the among them. Worse than that was the invocation of curse on Imam Ali and Ahlul bayt(AS), which continued for many years, even in Friday sermons- the legacy of Mu’awiyyah (L.A).

The Sheikh further narrated that earlier on, Mu’awiyah  (L.A) made the Leadership  to be seen as tribal affairs-an issue between Quraishi tribes only  excluding any non-Arabs(mawaliy). so, by this, he made sure all Quraishi tribes  gathered against Banu Hashim, and with this, he revived the Jahiliyyah enmity. He  tribalised religion for the interest of Ummayads which was attaining to the position of Leadership.

Before the coming of Islam internal wars amongst Quraishi tribes was common, mostly due to competitions of superiority amongst clans and  also enmity, thus they formed ties among clans against others.

Sheikh Zakzaky further expressed that reviving this enmity was what Mu’awiiayh (L.A) did in which he instigated all Quraysh tribes against Banu Hashim. He even denied mawali  (non-quraysh), any ranks or position for he knew that they will support Banu Hasim.

Mu’awiyyah’s hatrage of Imam was too obvious as when performing prayers, he didn’t use to  start with Basmala because Imam Ali  always recited Basmala openly  during prayers;  not only that, Muáwiyah (L.A) made many fabrications and innovations.

The Leader further stressed that Banu Umayyads tribalised religion  and made all effort to extinguish Islam altogether. They were after leadership ever since from the beginning. They even said that Islam was established with blood of their forefathers and they must, therefore, take vengeance.

Mourning was performed after the sunset prayers led by Sheikh Zakzaky. later the leader closed the Sunday programme with a dua.

JKLF forms Shia-Sunni Coordination Committee


JNN 15 Dec 2010 : A Shia-Sunni coordination committee to promote unity among Muslims and ensure the smooth conduct of Muharram programs met in central Srinagar under the JKLF chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, on Tuesday.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) formed Shia-Sunni Corrdination Committee to promote unity among Muslims in Kashmir.

Representatives of the Jama’at-e-Islami, Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen, Awami Action Committee, Anjuman-e-Shara’ee, Shiayan, National Peoples Party and Muslim League were among those who attended the meeting.

The panel made a forceful appeal to the Muslim community in Kashmir to maintain unity and amity, and to refrain from acts that encourage nefarious elements in their unholy designs.

It appealed to clerics of both sects to stress on unity during their sermons.

 

Shahadat of Momineen & Terrorism against Shiite Muslims continues in Muharram even after all the security Measures & assurances by Govt


JNN 10 Dec 2010  Hangu : A powerful car bomb explosion at the gate of the Shiite Run Hospital has killed at least 18 people and wounded several others in Pakistan’s troubled Pass Kalay area in Hangu which is located in the northwestern tribal belt.

A suicide bomber blew up a trailer packed with explosives at a northwest Pakistan hospital Friday, killing 11 people and apparently targeting Shiite Muslims in the third  bombing & terrorism  this week.

The suicide bomber detonated at the gate of a Shiite-run hospital on the outskirts of the northwestern town of Hangu, a flashpoint for sectarian violence that traditionally flares during the current holy month of Muharram.

“Eleven people were killed and 17 injured,” Hangu police spokesman Fazal Naeem told AFP.

“It was a tractor with a trailer a carrying 250 kilograms of explosives hidden underneath materials for construction work at the hospital,” he said.

The hospital is run by a private Shiite Muslim trust, which also operates a nearby Shiite mosque and seminary, local officials said.

The blast partially damaged the mosque, vehicles and houses, and gouged a large crater out of the ground, police said.

Two days ago a teenage suicide bomber killed 17 people at a busy market in the garrison town of Kohat, which neighbours Hangu and which has been another flash point for attacks on Pakistan’s minority Shiite community.

Pakistan has stepped up security for Muharram, which began this week and sees tensions rise due to these bombing and terrorist activities of Banned and Proclaimed Wahabi Terrorist Organisations , which try to paint their terrorist activities as of sectarian rift , but actually they are just One sided terrorist activities against the Shiite Population of Pakistan , as there have been no revenge or offensive activities by the Shiite community , who are living in peace and Harmony with there Sunni Muslim Brethren since the creation of Pakistan , But these Wahabi Saudi funded Organisation , paint there terrorist activities as of sectarian between Pakistan’s majority Sunni Muslim and minority Shiite Muslim communities to create chaos and anarchy in the country by engaging the Sunni Population in their terror plots , which even the Sunni Population have become aware of their nefarious design and also condemns there killing of Shiite Muslims , along with attacks on Shiite religious parades.

Around 4,000 people have died in suicide and bomb attacks across Pakistan since government forces raided an extremist mosque in Islamabad in 2007. The attacks have been blamed on networks linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

On Monday, a pair of suicide bombers killed 43 people, attacking anti-Taliban militiamen and pro-government elders in Mohmand, part of the tribal belt that Washington considers the global hub of Al-Qaeda.

The Pakistani Taliban purportedly claimed responsibility for that attack, threatening death to anyone who forms militias against the Islamists.

On Tuesday, a suicide bomber tried to assassinate the chief minister of Pakistan’s southwestern province of Baluchistan, damaging his motorcade and wounding nine people but leaving the minister unhurt.

A purported spokesman for the banned extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility, saying the official had been targeted for efforts to provide security to Shiite Muslims, who are frequently attacked in Baluchistan.

A Novel aspect to commemorate Muharram ‘40 Islamic Centres in 40 Days’


JNN 09 Dec 2010 : “Only those shall maintain Allah’s mosques, who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and establish prayer and give zakat, and fear no one except Allah. They, hopefully, will be among the guided.” (Holy Qur’an, 9:18)

The months of Muharram and Safar offer the annual opportunity to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Husayn ibn `Ali (AS). In the spirit, of keeping the message of Imam Husayn (AS) alive, The World Federation of KSIMC in Partnership with The Africa Federation, The Council of European Jamaats and NASIMCO are launching the MUHARRAM 1432 APPEAL:  40 ISLAMIC CENTRES IN 40 DAYS.

THE STATE OF RELIGIOUS CENTRES IN PAKISTAN
Over 40 Shia religious centres including Mosques, Imambarghas and Madrasahs were ruined in the 2010 floods that devastated Pakistan. These institutions were once the nucleus of our communities and were instrumental in meeting the religious, spiritual and educational needs of so many men, women and children. Today, these very centres are either submerged in water or crumbled to the ground; those that are still partially standing are unsafe and deserted.

ABOUT THE APPEAL
The 40 ISLAMIC CENTRES IN 40 DAYS APPEAL is a 40-day campaign led by the Islamic Education team of The World Federation of KSIMC to raise funds to rebuild the damaged Islamic Centres in Pakistan. By re-establishing these institutions, it is our goal to keep the message of the Ahlul Bayt (as) alive. Working together with Hussaini Foundation, 40 damaged centres have been identified across Pakistan which need rebuilding:

MUHARRAM 1432 APPEAL:  40 ISLAMIC CENTRES IN 40 DAYS

 

CAMPAIGN GOAL

 

To rebuild 40 Islamic Centres across Pakistan

 

FINANCIAL TARGET

 

To raise £216,000 GBP / $340,000 (USD/CAD) in 40 Days

 

CAMPAIGN PERIOD

 

1st Muharram to 10th Safar 1432

 

COST

 

Cost of rebuilding one Islamic Centre is about

 

£5,400 GBP / $8,500 USD / $8,500 CAD

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP
As we draw together in these days and nights to remember the sacrifices of Imam Husayn (AS) and the martyrs of Karbala, The World Federation of KSIMC is calling upon the support of all Jamaats, Islamic Centres, Madrasahs and community members from around the world to help rebuild 40 Islamic Centres in Pakistan by:

SPONSORSHIP / DONATION OPPORTUNITIES

 

Keeping the message of Imam Husayn (as) alive is in your hands.

 

SPONSOR

 

THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CENTRE(S)

 

  • As a community initiative, Jamaats and Madrasahs can fundraise this Muharram/Safar to sponsor the reconstruction of 1 (or more) Religious Centres in Pakistan in the name of your Jamaat/Madrasah.

 

  • Family members or friends can combine donations to sponsor a Centre in the name of your family or in the memory of marhum/marhumeen.

 

  • Individuals can sponsor a Centre(s) personally.

 

  • As a sponsor, we will have a personalized plaque in the name of your Jamaat, Madrasah, family or in the memory of a marhum/marhumeen made and put up in the Islamic Centre you helped to build.

 

MAKE A DONATION

 

Join our 40-Day Campaign by making a personal donation.

 

 

 

 

THE WORLD FEDERATION OF KSIMC HAS BEEN GIVEN AUTHORIZATION BY

 

AYATULLAH SISTANI (RA) TO USE THE SEHME IMAM PORTION OF KHUMS

 

FOR PAKISTAN FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS.

 

 

 

 

TO DONATE
Donate on The World Federation website
Donate in Canada or USA, (via NASIMCO)
Donate in Europe (via CoEJ)

View/download poster

View/download
video clip

For more information, please email relief@world-federation.org