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World Shia Muslims Population

 According to Pew Research Institute, A comprehensive demographic study of more than 200 countries finds that there are 1.6 billion Muslims of all ages living in the world today, representing 23% of an estimated 2009 world population of 6.8 billion. Shias are around 20% of the world muslim population. Most Shias (between 68% and 80%) live in just four countries: Iran, Pakistan, India and Iraq. Shia Numbers are in the range of 320 Millions ...

Malaysian new halal logo only for Muslim-made products

The halal logo is seen on eggs. Ikiam and Risda said they will launch a new halal logo specifically for products produced by Muslims. ― Picture via Facebook/Jakim IPOH, Sept 24 — The Malaysia Institute of International Islamic Cooperation (Ikiam) with the cooperation of the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) will launch a halal logo specifically for Muslim products early next year. Risda chairman Datuk Zahidi ...

Tunisia: Culture Ministry bans Iranian film on Prophet Muhammad

 The Tunisian Ministry of Culture banned Iranian film ‘Muhammad: The Messenger of God’, which focuses on the Prophet Muhammad’s childhood and adolescence, due to its “controversial content” and “personification and depiction of prophets”, which officials deem problematic for Tunisian society, reported news network Ansamed on 14 September 2016. “The personification and depiction of prophets ...

Shiism in North Africa and Islamic Spain

Most people, however, are oblivious to the fact that there was also a Western Shiism, a Shiism rooted in Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and al-Andalus. I speak of al-Tashayyu‘ fi al-Maghrib wa al-Andalus: Shiism in North Africa and Islamic Spain. Later, their father, ‘Ali b. Abi Talib, would briefly reign over part of the region. In other words, the first three Imams of the Shiites were connected to North Africa. What is more, the troops ...

Sweden charges three with smuggling of 170 migrants

Police in Italy, Denmark, Germany and Austria stopped 15 of the mini-buses and camper vans in August and November 2014. Of the three suspects, two have both Swedish and Iraqi citizenship while the third is a Syrian citizen, and they are between 35 and 37 years old, prosecutors said. If found guilty, they could get between six months and six years in prison. They were arrested in Sweden last year then freed pending ...

Bahraini authorities continue to prevent Shiites from performing Friday Prayers

 The Bahraini authorities continue to ban Shiites from performing the largest Friday prayer in the Imam Al-Sadiq mosque by preventing the Imam of the prayer and worshipers from reaching the mosque. Eyewitnesses said that the authorities arrested a number of citizens heading to the mosque to perform Friday prayers. Meanwhile, activists stressed that the security forces banned the Imam of Friday prayer from entering Diraz, that been besieged ...

No Shiite allowed to insult Sunnis: Iran Supreme Leader

On the auspicious occasion of Eid Al-Ghadir, when the Imamate and Wilayah are celebrated, thousands of people from various spheres of life, gathered at the Hussayniyeh of Imam Khomeini (ra) to meet with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei, Tuesday morning, September 20, 2016.Ayatollah Khamenei congratulated the public on the promising day of Eid al-Ghadir, describing the blessed celebration by using the phrase, "the great ...

Turkish aid groups share with Myanmar Muslims for Eid

 Two Turkish charitable organizations have delivered more than 2,400 packages of meat from animals sacrificed for the Eid al-Adha holiday to Muslims in Myanmar, including those in the troubled western state of Rakhine. A chief of Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) operations in Myanmar told an Anadolu Agency correspondent accompanying the teams earlier this week, “charitable Turks have always extended a hand to those in need ...

photos/Eid Ghadir special Edition by lecture of Professor Hossein Ansarian in Amir Mosque

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Photos/Lecture by Professor Ansarian on the night of Eid Ghadir

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Who and What Reflect Muslim Values?

The Moroccan king’s speech emphasizes the explicit need for Muslims to act according to values that promote comity, respect and dignity. The US presidential campaigns have staked out their positions on Muslim-Americans, Muslim immigrants and, by extension, Muslims worldwide. These positions have been defined by perceptions about Islam and its various components: the Quran, Sharia law, religious terms such as kafir and jihad, and generally ...

Position Of Islam And Muslims In France: Three French Contradictions – Analysis

The recent decision of more than 30 French coastal towns to ban women from wearing the Islamic swimsuit known as burkini appears to be the latest iteration of a decades-old debate. A similar bone of contention emerged in 1989 when three teenage girls wearing Islamic headscarves were expelled from their middle school as their dress code was seen to be in contradiction with French secularist rules. Three French Contradictions The first ...

Spanish Muslim student is allowed to wear hijab by regional govt

The Valencian government has overturned a Spanish high school’s ban on a young Muslim woman who refused to remove her hijab in class, ruling the headscarf was part of the woman’s religious identity. Takwa Rejeb, 22, was kept out of class for a week. The Valencia regional education department ordered Benlliure High School to allow the woman to wear the Muslim garment in class, El Pais reported. It said its decision was based on talks ...

Professor Ansarian: Only Allah is able to pay the reward of the martyr

Professor Hossein Ansarian in the memorial ceremony of the Shrine defender martyr commander-in-chief"Ahmad Gholami" which was held in tehran at the Sepah Hosseinieh  on Thursday evening said that by the emergence of the religion a group of people gradually came into existence who are materialistic, voluptuary and lustful and they are drowned in their affairs.this group has taken a kind of inimical side against religion. He went on to say ...

Imam Khamenei urges Shia-Sunni solidarity on the occasion of Eid-e Ghadir

Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks while addressing a group of people who met the Leader on the occasion of one of the holiest and significant feasts of Shia Muslims, Eid-e Ghadir.Eid-e Ghadir is among happy holidays of the Muslims when the holy Prophet of Islam (Peace Be Upon Him) appointed Imam Ali (AS), the first Imam of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) Infallible Household as his successor caliph and the Imam after himself following an order from ...

ISIS captures old man for seeing group's end in dream

- ISIS militants captured a 70-year-old man for prophesying the demise of the extremist group in Mosul, according to local sources. The old man who was previously anprayer leader in a mosque in central Mosul was given a prophesy in his dream about the end of IS in the city, and his dream was spread in the city which concerned the group. After the leaders of the group heard about the news, the militants raided the man's house in Tahrir ...

9 Shia Bahrainis arrested in Saudi Arabia during Hajj rituals

Nine Shiite Bahrainis were taken into custody in Saudi Arabia while they were performing the Hajj (pilgrimage) rituals, reported activists. They further stated that other citizens' passports were confiscated upon returning to their country, yet the reasons behind these moves are still unknown. Reports say that the Saudi security authorities interrogated the 9 Bahraini nationals at the beginning of the Hajj season and withheld their passports, ...

Israeli soldiers kill another young Palestinian man in Hebron

 Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Saturday morning, a young Palestinian man at the entrance of Tal Romeida neighborhood, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Medical sources said the slain man has been identified as Hatem Abdul-Hafith Shalloudi, 25, from Hebron. After killing the young man, the soldiers placed his body in a black plastic bag and took it to an unknown destination. The army said ...

Fighting in Niger kills 5 soldiers, 30 Boko Haram militants

 Thirty members of Boko Haram and five Nigerien soldiers have been killed in fighting in the southeastern Diffa region of Niger, the defense ministry said in a statement late on Tuesday. The clash took place Monday near the village of Toumour, near Lake Chad and the Nigerian border, an area that has plagued by violence from the terrorist militant group and is under an extended state of emergency. Boko Haram took the nearby town of Bosso ...

Terrorists refuse to leave Aleppo Highway despite Syrian Army's fulfillment of ceasefire agreement

The Syrian Arab Army has begun to withdraw from Aleppo's Castillo Highway after coordinating with their Russian advisors and the Syrian Red Crescent Society. While this is uplifting news for the humanitarian situation in east Aleppo, the rebel militants along the western part of the Castillo Highway have refused to remove their checkpoints, despite the Syrian Arab Army's fulfillment of the ceasefire agreement. As long as the rebels maintain a ...