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HEART: Two suicide attackers struck a Shiite mosque in Afghanistan today, killing at least one person and wounding eight others, officials said, in the latest assault against the Muslim minority. The men stormed the grounds of the mosque in the western city of Herat, but security guards shot dead one of ...
At least one reported dead and several wounded in suicide attack on Shia mosque in PD 7 in western city of Herat. 12 hours ago ... At least one person was killed and seven others wounded in an explosion outside a Shia mosque in the western Afghan city of Herat, an official told Al Jazeera. Two suicide ...

Mumbai: Irked by a social media user who asked him if Shia and Sunni were different religions, veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar on Thursday said all kinds of ... He made the comment as part of a chain of tweets after the social media user asked Akhtar: “Is Shia and Sunni different religions Javed Akhtar?
The Failing Upwards boys are back with a fresh episode, this time joined by arguably their biggest guest to date in Just Don chief and Kanye West BFF, Don C. For those uninitiated with the Fail Gang, each week hosts James Harris and Lawrence Schlossman are joined by a figure from the fashion world to ...
A suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shia shrine in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people and wounding 18, officials said, as the Afghan capital celebrated the Nawruz holiday marking the start of the Persian new year. The explosion underlined the threat to the city from militant attacks, despite ...
If there's a thread of consistency linking Shia LaBeouf's carefully cultivated personal style dictum of “I'm late for class”, it's that each and every rugged look is as unhinged as the next. But there's a sartorial lesson to take away here and it's to DGAF. The troubled actor has long manicured an off-duty aesthetic ...

It's difficult to nail down the source of modern style, but at least some of it is thought to come from the mind of Kanye West. And much of the style from the mind of Kanye West actually originated in the closet of Shia LaBeouf. Esquire's April 2018 feature story, on the occasion of his new film Borg vs. McEnroe ...
According to Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the interior minister, a suicide bomber blew himself up while trying to enter a gathering commemorating the anniversary of the death of Abdul Ali Mazari, a former leader of the mainly Shia Hazara community. Mazari was killed by the Taliban in 1995.
The New Statesman, a British weekly political magazine, has been accused of “fanning the flames of sectarianism” in the Middle East after its most recent cover, illustrated by a cartoon of two armed Muslim men confronting each other, carried the headline “Sunni vs Shia” for the fourth time since 2014.
Hezbollah's power and resilience at the Lebanese level is not only derived from its military might and Tehran's constant backing, but more importantly, from the tireless support of its Lebanese Shia Muslim community base. The allegiance of Lebanese Shia to Hezbollah is widely known to be rooted in the ...
When asked whether Hussein was a figure for Shia Muslims, Norhayati said she was not aware of this. The references to Shia Islam in today's inquiry were due to suspicions that Che Amri's disappearance could be related to his alleged Shia belief. In January, Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, who ...
The Shia LaBeouf comeback has begun—starting with a project about, who else, Shia LaBeouf. Honey Boy is a biopic of sorts that details the relationship between LaBeouf and his father during LaBeouf's Even Stevens years on the Disney Channel. LaBeouf co-wrote the film's script and hosted it on the ...
The coalitions have formed for Iraq's parliamentary elections, scheduled for May. While parties and coalitions based on ethnic and sectarian identities are prevalent in the race, at the same time, formerly sectarian parties have reinvented themselves as national movements. The Sadrists, followers of Shia ...
Amnesty International has urged Saudi authorities to halt imminent execution of 14 young Shia activists who were condemned to death for taking part in anti-regime protests gripping the kingdom's Eastern Province. The leading international human rights group in a recent statement decried the Saudi ...
In a recent interview with Free Malaysia Today, the mufti brushed off Amri's disappearance before slamming the spread of Shia teachings in Perlis and neighbouring Thailand. Asri even made the incredible claim that Perlis Hope, the charity run by Amri was working towards establishing a theocracy.
Rizvi referred to Nadvi and said that when Nadvi supported the chief of ISIS Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the AIMPLB did not taken any action against him. But, the board threw him out when he supported Shia Board's proposal to shift the Babri mosque away from the current site. Rizvi also said that the board had ...
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has lauded the strong unity among Iran's Shia and Sunni Muslims despite all enemy attempts to sow discord among them. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remark during a recent meeting in Tehran with a number of officials in charge of a ...

Saudi regime forces have arrested three young Shia men, including a minor, in the kingdom's Shia-populated and oil-rich Eastern Province as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its brutal clampdown against members of the religious community. Local sources, requesting anonymity, told ...
Revering saints and praying in their tombs is not exclusively a Shia tradition. Indonesian Muslims, particularly those affiliated with Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), share the tradition, though they consider themselves Sunni. An Indonesian tourist would not find the religious sights at the shrine entirely foreign.
The Olympic athletes received a special message from the Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, on Thursday night's episode. Lindsey Vonn reminded him he that he owed her a little pump-up before she heads into the Games. So, during his #WhyImSingle hashtags segment, Fallon read out a tweet from the ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Kurdish members in the Iraqi Parliament have vowed to boycott the political process if Sunni and Shia blocs insist on denying Kurdish rights in the 2018 budget law. During Monday's parliamentary session, Kurdish lawmakers expressed their concerns regarding a decrease in the ...
TEHRAN – Ayatollah Mohsen Araki, secretary general of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, said on Friday that there's no Shia-Sunni conflict in western Asia. There have been not conflicts between Shias and Sunnis in Iraq and Syria and they coexisted peacefully for centuries, but ...
Faizabad, Feb 3 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi has stated that Zakir Naik and other radical Muslims, who do not believe in ... a garnd Ram temple should be constructed where it was and a mosque should be established in Shia Muslim dominated areas away from Ayodhya.
Malaysia traces its Shia roots to the Persian presence in the trading port of Malacca after Portuguese conquests in the 16th century. Shia Islam is thought to have arrived in Indonesia as early as the 9th century. But many commentators now contend it only spread through Southeast Asia after the Iranian ...
According to Mustafa Akhwand, executive director of Shia Rights Watch in Washington, DC, there is an absence of a public, impartial and independent trial system in the island nation. "Unfortunately, we don't see [those qualities] in any legal system in Bahrain," Akhwand told Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear ...
SHAH ALAM: Sociologist Syed Farid Alatas has blamed the silent majority of Muslims in the country for the existence of sectarianism and the oppression and harassment of Shia Muslims in the country. Speaking at an open discussion on the “Moderation and Administration of Islam in Malaysia” at the Ideal ...
PETALING JAYA: Prominent academics and activists are questioning the Perlis mufti's recent remarks condemning Shia Muslims, saying he should prove his claim that they pose a threat to national security. They said those arrested for terrorism were not followers of Shia Islam, but supporters of IS, whose ...
Considering the debates that ensued about the fate of the Gitmo 2 expressed by section of the politicians and members of parliament, the office of Shia National Imam is disappointed about the politicization of the issue. Terrorism is a global phenomenon that is as old as human industry, so when people try ...
MISSING activist Amri Che Mat had confessed that he was involved in Shia teachings in Perlis, state mufti Mohamad Asri Zainul Abidin said today. Asri said that Amri, who was the founder of the civil society group, Perlis Hope, had confessed this when when he was summoned to the Perlis Mufti Department ...
Asri said Amri was a Shia Muslim who practised mut'ah, a form of contract marriage not recognised in Malaysia, which can be summarily ended with the consent of both sides. But Asri denied any suggestion linking him to Amri's disappearance, after Amri's wife told the Human Rights Commission of ...
LUCKNOW: UP Shia Waqf Board chairperson, Waseem Rizvi on Friday lodged a named FIR against the head of a Bareily based outfit, All India Faizan-e-Madina Council (AIFMC), who had recently announced a Rs 10 lakh bounty and free haj trip to the person who beheads Rizvi. This came two days after ...
Meanwhile, Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad lodged an FIR against Rizvi for his derogatory remarks on madarsas. “The remarks of Rizvi are patently false and have been deliberately and dishonestly made as part of a conspiracy. This is part of a larger conspiracy to create a rift and animosity between the ...
The Iraqi Wisdom Movement led by the head of the Shia National Alliance, Ammar Al-Hakim, rejected yesterday demands made by Sunni parties and blocs in the Iraqi parliament to postpone the general elections scheduled for 12 May to next year. “We are surprised that members of the House of ...
At a press conference in Delhi, Shia and Sunni clerics joined hands to fight against the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chief Wasim Rizvi for allegedly spreading hatred against the Muslim community and its educational institutions like Madrasas. The clerics lashed out at Rizvi for labelling madrasas as a ...
Shia and Sunni clerics on Wednesday unitedly filed an FIR against the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chief for allegedly spreading hatred against the Muslim community and its educational institutions. At a press conference at New Delhi, they lashed out at Wasim Rizvi for stating that madrassas are ...
Shia 'terrorist' shot and killed by Saudi authorities ... Shia sources have since stated that al-Qallaf's name did not appear on any lists for wanted criminals or terrorists published by Saudi authorities, despite SPA's claim that he was under surveillance and wanted for terrorism charges. Agencies contributed to ...
As a prominent Muslim leader he shocked many by writing to India's prime minister seeking a ban on madrassas, the traditional Islamic schools. Calling them “terrorism schools,” the 48-year-old chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board, Syed Waseem Rizvi, has stirred up a hornets' nest.
Reuters reports the leader of Nigeria's Shia Muslim sect, rumoured to have died in detention, made his first public appearance in two years on Saturday, after police arrested dozens of members of the group during protests calling for his release this week. Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic ...
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi said Sunday he had received a threat call from a man, claiming to be an aide of fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim, who ... The Shia Waqf Board chairman said he had informed the police and also given the caller's phone number. An FIR ...
Claiming that madrasas were producing “more terrorists than civil servants,” Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi on Tuesday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to abolish madrasa boards across the country and re-categorise them as “schools” with a common, secular education policy.
When Shia Yearwood was arrested and charged with violating a domestic protective order in Mecklenburg County on Wednesday, it seemed like a rough start to the new year. Twitter account @CharlotteMugs shared her mugshot, and it attracted some attention. “Okay but who did her hair?” Twitter user ...
A community group has visited a series of churches in a major Nigerian city to show their solidarity with its population. Members of the Islamic Movement, known as locally the Shia after their religious denomination, visited three major churches in . The city in the country's north west, has seen widespread ...
New hearing set for jailed Bahraini Shia cleric charged of espionage. The opposition leader has ... Bahrain's leading Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, has been under house arrest since 2016 after charges of "serving foreign interests", namely those of Iran, were brought against him. He was also stripped of ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – As the Iraqi parliamentary and provincial elections approach, the rivalry between Shia political parties and politicians, particularly within the ruling Dawa party, has intensified. In his weekly press briefing, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, also a member of the Dawa Party, ...
Janus Metz Pederson's “Borg/McEnroe,” starring Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason as tennis icons John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg, leads this year's Guldbagge Awards (Sweden's equivalent to the Oscars) with 10 nominations. “Borg/McEnroe,” which world premiered at Toronto and was released in the ...
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], December 29 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi, while welcoming the triple talaq bill, on Friday called for 10 years punishment for the offender. Speaking to ANI, Rizvi said, "This is a welcoming move but it lacks one thing. The punishment should ...
The head of Afghan Press, the media branch of the Shia organisation, told the BBC that so far dozens of bodies had been carried from the building and officials had reported dozens more being brought to hospitals. The Taliban issued a statement denying any involvement. There was no immediate claim of ...
Islamic State has killed at least 41 people and injured more than 80 others in an attack on a Shia cultural centre and news agency that share a building in Kabul. The bombings were the latest in a particularly bloody year for the Afghan capital, even by the standards of a country inured to decades of conflict.
A Muslim community group has visited a series of churches in a major Nigerian city to show their solidarity with its Christian population. Members of the Islamic Movement, known as locally the Shia after their religious denomination, visited three major churches in Kaduna. The city in the country's north west, ...
It has become clear that the relationship between both Shia parties is part and parcel of a well-established and solid system of mutual interests while the relationship between Hezbollah and the FPM is far from being part of that system and remains susceptible to collapse. Hezbollah has clearly sided with ...


 

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