Category Archives: Spiritual

Muslims Mark Arbaeen in Nigeria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Muslims in Nigeria held the annual Arbaeen (40 days of mourning for Imam Hossein after he was martyred on the day of Ahoura over 13 centuries ago) mourning rituals.

Shiite Muslims on Saturday gathered in the city of Zaria to hold processions along with fellow countrymen, press tv reported.

Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, said that attendance was considerably remarkable.

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Islamic-Christian Unity: Priests March For Imam Hussein On Arbaeen

With the Zionist-Takfiri war on Christians and Arab-Christian identity and history raging in Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq itself, seeing Christian priests marching with Muslim pilgrims who flocked in record numbers to the holy city of Karbala for Arbaeen is nothing short of awe-inspiring.  Indeed, this beautiful act of defiance is the remedy for the the murderous Takfirism of ISIS and the very embodiment of what Imam Hussein (A.S.) stood for, fought for and sacrificed himself for. Continue reading Islamic-Christian Unity: Priests March For Imam Hussein On Arbaeen

Thousands Mark Arbaeen at Sayyeda Zaynab Shrine in Damascus Countryside

Thousands of worshippers marked on Saturday Arbaeen at Sayyeda Zainab Shrine in Damascus countryside, amid strict security measures.

The worshippers mourned the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and a number of His Noble Family members as well as His companions and rallied the streets which in the Shrine’s vicinity. Continue reading Thousands Mark Arbaeen at Sayyeda Zaynab Shrine in Damascus Countryside

A record high: 20 million mourners mark Arba’een in Iraq’s Karbala

by Altaf Ahmad, Press TV

Millions of black-clad mourners flooding the holy city of Karbala for Arba’een. They have flocked to the holy city of Karbala from all over the world in a deafening roar of determination in the face of ISIL-led terrorism. Continue reading A record high: 20 million mourners mark Arba’een in Iraq’s Karbala

Scientific Study Reveals “Conspiracy Theorists” Are The Most Sane Of All

by Rise Earth

I was so happy to finally see a study done on the psychology of conspiracy beliefs. It goes through the importance of belief systems in the acceptance or rejection of ‘conspiracy theories.’

If you consider yourself awakened and seeking the truth – especially in government matters, people are quick to label you a crazy conspiracy theorist just so they can validate themselves.

In this study, a large group of commenters were examined on a news website, surrounding the topic of 9/11. Out of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist. Right away its evident more people are thinking critically about ‘conspiracies’ rather than just disputing them. Continue reading Scientific Study Reveals “Conspiracy Theorists” Are The Most Sane Of All

Hizbullah, Rafik Hariri were readying alliance: STL defense

by Kareem Shaheen, The Daily Star

BEIRUT: Hezbollah and former Premier Rafik Hariri were preparing to form a broad, powerful Sunni-Shiite coalition in Lebanon before he was killed, defense lawyers at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon said Wednesday, pushing back against claims that the relationship was tense in the run-up to the assassination. Continue reading Hizbullah, Rafik Hariri were readying alliance: STL defense

Hamas: We Seek to Enhance Historic Relations with Iran

Mohammed Nasr, political bureau member of Hamas and head of its delegation on a Tehran visit, said that his Movement’s visit to Iran fell in line with its belief in the importance of mobilizing all Islamic potentials in support of the Palestine cause.

He told the PIC that Hamas was keen on enhancing its historic relations with Iran based on both parties’ conviction of the importance of maintaining contacts and exerting serious efforts to overcome the sensitive and delicate circumstances currently prevailing in the region.

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Archbishop Hanna: Israel takes revenge on Syria for its support of Palestine

Sofia, SANA – Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia Atallah Hanna condemned the recent Israeli aggression against Syria two days ago, considering that what Israel has done and the takfiri terrorists’ acts fall within the same scope of taking revenge on Syria because of its principled stances in support of the Palestinian cause.

Archbishop Hanna visited the Syrian Embassy in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, and expressed condolences to the families of Syria’s martyrs.

Hanna stressed that all Israeli and colonialist plans to destroy Syria’s national unity and coexistence in order to fragment the Arab societies and spread sectarian strife have been foiled thanks to the wise leadership of President Bashar al-Assad. Continue reading Archbishop Hanna: Israel takes revenge on Syria for its support of Palestine

Al-Azhar: ISIS Has No Relationship with True Islam

Al-Azhar on Thursday urged Christians in the Arab world to stand firm in the face of ‘jihadist’ violence and not flee into exile.

“We condemn the forced exile of Christians and other religious or ethnic groups,” the Cairo conference organized by Al-Azhar said in a final statement.

“We urge Christians to stay rooted in their homelands and to weather this wave of terrorism we all are suffering.” Continue reading Al-Azhar: ISIS Has No Relationship with True Islam

Cuba’s extraordinary global medical record shames the US blockade

by Seumas Milne, The Guardian

Four months into the internationally declared Ebola emergency that has devastated west Africa, Cuba leads the world in direct medical support to fight the epidemic. The US and Britain have sent thousands of troops and, along with other countries, promised aid – most of which has yet to materialise. But, as the World Health Organisation has insisted, what’s most urgently needed are health workers. The Caribbean island, with a population of just 11m and official per capita income of $6,000 (£3,824), answered that call before it was made. It was first on the Ebola frontline and has sent the largest contingent of doctors and nurses – 256 are already in the field, with another 200 volunteers on their way.

While western media interest has faded with the receding threat of global infection, hundreds of British health service workers have volunteered to join them. The first 30 arrived in Sierra Leone last week, while troops have been building clinics. But the Cuban doctors have been on the ground in force since October and are there for the long haul. Continue reading Cuba’s extraordinary global medical record shames the US blockade