Shia Rights Watch World Organization, one of the international rights organizations located in Washington D.C., has sent letters to many embassies in the US capital on the commencement of a new Hijri year and the month of Muharram; an important month for all Shia Muslims in the world.
On the occasion of Muharram, the first lunar month of the new Islamic Hijri year 1436, the holy city of Karbala has witnessed the replacement of the red banner above the holy dome of Imam Hussein Holy Shrine with a black one.
Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Program said that the death sentence against Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr is part of a campaign by the authorities in Saudi Arabia to crush all dissent, including those defending the rights of the Kingdom’s Shia Muslim community.
Following the directives of the Eminent Grand Ayatollah Sayed Sadiq Husseini Shirazi, may Allah prolong his life, on spreading the culture of Ahlulbayt, peace be upon them, to people, Sayed Ishtiyaq Kazimi, an eminent scholar in the preaching and religious field in Pakistan, translated some of His Eminence’s publications into Urdu.
The Muslim community in the Italian capital and authorities together gathered to say no to the violence of extremists from the so-called Islamic State and make the right distinctions between terror and the Muslim religion, which is a religion of peace.