Liverpool supporters embrace Egyptian player with Muslim chant Liverpool Football Club fans embraced Mohamed Salah, an Egypt-born player, with a new chant that celebrates the ۲۵-year-old forward's faith. Conference in Pakistan to deliberate role of Islamic Universities in promoting Muslim unity Conference on role of Islamic universities in promoting true Islamic teachings and enhancing Muslim unity will be held in Islamabad, Pakistan. Al-Mustafa intel’ university’s Quran, Hadith festival accomplishes The ۲۳rd edition of the international Quran and Hadith festival of Al-Mustafa International University wrapped up in a ceremony. Imam Hussein holy shrine participates in intel’ conference on Iraq’s youth in Cyprus an international conference titled Youth in Iraq: Developing Capacities for Active Citizenship was held in the Cypriot city of Kyernia. Muslim groups raise money to help Florida shooting victims, families A Muslim charity in Florida has raised thousands of dollars for the victims of the high school shooting in Parkland and their families. Strengthening cultural infrastructures, indispensable in issuing message of Islamic Revolution Chancellor of Imam Reza (A.S.) International University recounted the strengthening of cultural infrastructure essential in issuing the message of the Islamic Revolution in the world. Razavi Holy Shrine is full of spirituality and worship “Razavi Holy Shrine is full of spirituality and worship” the professor at a Russian University said. Bahraini Shia cleric released after ۳ weeks of detention The security authorities in Bahrain released Shia cleric Sayed Adnan Hashem, who is from the village of Diraz, more than three weeks after his arrest. Silence towards enemies, betrayal to Islam “Muslims must not be silent in the face of oppression. Muslim scholars had certain responsibilities in the past and as of today they have a role in leading the uprising against injustice worldwide.” said Grand Ayatollah Hussein Noori Hamedani in Qom. Seyyed Nasrallah hails Syria's downing of Israeli warplane Secretary General of Hezbollah resistance movement lauded downing of an Israeli fighter jet by Syria forces as a 'very big achievement'. / "Iran is a country that no other country can meddle in its positions and strategies. The Islamic Republic has stood by all Arab nations, and defended their rights," he said. "Takfirism is against all Islamic principles" "Takfiri thoughts will not easily be eliminated by the downfall of ISIS(or Daesh); It's possible that takfiri groups engage in new methods; People must come to notice that Takfirism is contrary to all Islamic principles and it should be eliminated." said Grand Ayatollah in his message. Lady Fatima (sa), perfect role model for the young generation Senior Shia cleric asserted, "If we want to present a perfect and comprehensive role model to the young generation of today, Lady Fatemah Zahra (sa) would be one of the best." Over ۱۷۰۰ individuals attend Kuwait Quran contest More than ۱۷۰۰ people attended Kuwait's ۲۱st Grand Quran Recitation and Memorization Contest. Protests outside Bahraini embassies in Washington, London Chanting slogans against the regime in Manama, a small group of protesters gathered in London and held up posters of Bahraini political prisoners, snapshots of the mass protests that rocked Bahrain in February ۲۰۱۱ as well as images of victims of the bloody crackdown that followed. Contest for Selecting Iran's representatives in Int'l Quran competition for visually-impaired Tehran will host a contest next Wednesday, February ۲۱, to select a Qari and a Quran memorizer to represent Iran in the upcoming international Quran competition for the visually-impaired. "Seminary of Lebanon to promote ties with Qom, Najaf" Vice secretary general of Hezbollah movement said, "The main challenge in Lebanese Islamic seminaries is that majority of students have to work and study simultaneously." / "The methods and expertise of seminary of Qom is very broad and impressive." "Bahraini opposition to reveal national political plan" Bahrain's Al-Wefaq Deputy Secretary General announced that the Bahraini opposition will reveal a new national political scheme in the upcoming period, without adding any details. Muslims of Nigeria asked President to release Sheikh Zakzaky Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) issued a statement on ۱۴th Feb. ۲۰۱۸, called Nigerian President to release Sheikh Zakzaky and hundreds of his followers. Sign outside Islamic center in Canada defaced Standing with Imam during an interview, Pastor of the McMurray Gospel Assembly said the graffiti was an insult to all religions in Fort McMurray."Although it could be perceived as hate, it really shows the ignorance of a few people." ۲۰۰ Mosques in Britain to open their doors on Sunday Most Britons know very little about Muslims as over ۲۰۰ mosques open their doors on ۱۸ February. Mosques from across London, South East, Midlands, Scotland, Wales, Lancashire, Yorkshire and the Humber and Northern Ireland will be taking part. Bahrainis stage general strike to mark uprising anniversary Marking the seventh anniversary of the movement against the ruling Al Khalifah regime, thousands of Bahrainis have spilled out into the streets across several towns and villages amid a heavy police presence. ۵۴ Palestinians die as Israel declines medical permits Israel was responsible for more than ۵۰ Palestinian deaths last year as it rejected hundreds of medical permit requests it received from Gaza residents seeking treatment outside the besieged strip, rights groups said. "Muslims not to get involved in materialistic desires" "Holy prophets and Ahlul Bayt (as) are regarded as leaders in societies, their purpose of mission was to guide mankind towards felicity in life; these holy figures went through so much hardship in life only to help humanity reach felicity in life and hereafter." said the senior Shia cleric Israeli minister: "It's not the time to bark, but to bite" Israeli Defense Minister warned that Tel Aviv will react to any "provocation" in the north, after Syria downed an Israeli F۱۶ fighter jet which was carrying air strikes in the Arab country. "It's not the time to bark, but the time to bite. And we will bite hard." Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi's trial begins The Israeli military has begun the trial of a Palestinian teenage girl, who gained international fame for slapping an Israeli soldier in the face, behind closed doors. "Islamic Republic based on religious values, Iranian willpower" Head of Lebanese supreme Shia council noted, "Islamic Republic of Iran is considered as the best supporter of Muslim countries and it stands by Muslim nations against the conspiracies and invasions of the arrogant powers." "Donors losing interest in providing food for Rohingya Muslim refugees" Executive Director of World Food Programme(WFP) said, "Donors are gradually losing interest in providing food for the displaced Rohingya Muslims who have taken shelter in Bangladesh." Leader forgives prison term of ۵۶۵ convicts Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran has pardoned the sentences of a number of Iranian convicts on the occasion of the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution victory. Ayat. Khamenei selects new Imam for Tehran Friday Prayers Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khamenei appointed Sayyed Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabifard as the interim leader of Tehran Friday Prayers. "Bahraini people will be on battlefield with stronger presence" Hawzah news agency hosts a meeting on the legal review of recent executions in Bahrain, attended by Iranian and Bahraini clerics and civil and political rights experts. Ayatollah Khamenei hails unity between Iran’s Shia, Sunni Muslims 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. Anniv. of Islamic Revolution commemorated in Damascus, Syria A ceremony to commemorate ۳۹th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution was held on Monday, February ۱۲ in Damascus, Syria in which distinguished figures including representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei and the Syrian minister of endowments took part. ۲۲ Bahman demonstrates the influence of the Iranian people to the world Speaking on the anniversary of Iran's ۱۹۷۹ Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani said, “۲۲ Bahman demonstrates the authority of the Iranian nation to the world.” "Iranians very loyal, faithful nation" Ayatollah Noori Hamedani stated, "With attending these rallies our nation conveyed this message that we will safeguard our country's Islamic system and keep our allegiance with Imam Khomeini and martyrs." "Plans of enemies fail on the movement of the Iranian people" The head of the Expediency Council emphasized the need for greater unity and coherence among the Iranian people and authorities and said, "The conspiracies of the enemies have no effect on the movement of the Iranian people." "Revolution anniv. rallies crushing response to US" "Huge Iranians turnout was a crushing response to US administration and its allies who are the enemies of Islam and the revolution.” said Grand Ayatollah Noori Hamedani. Senior cleric thanks Iranians for high turnout in revolution rallies "The adversaries do not let the news of these massive participations be broadcasted worldwide, but their representatives and ambassadors in Iran will inform their respected governments of the news on these huge popular rallies" said Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi. Protest outside Imran Khan's house against Shia killing The civil society members staged a peaceful demonstration outside the residence of PTI Chairman Imran Khan in Bani Gala Islamabad against the recent wave of target killings in Dera Ismail Khan and blamed the provincial government’s inaction for this gory trend. Grand Ayat. Bashir al-Najafi meets with Sayyed Ammar al-Hakim Ayatollah al-Najafi urged Iraqi politicians to pay special attention to reconstructing the country in future and providing service to the people of Iraq after years of struggle, hunger and deprivation. Egypt army: ۱۶ terrorists killed in Sinai operation of joy The Egyptian army says it has killed ۱۶ "terrorist elements" during military operations in the restive Sinai Peninsula and nearby areas. The New York Times said the airstrikes, allegedly more than ۱۰۰, are being conducted secretly and with Sisi's approval. Hezbollah: Downing Israeli F۱۶ jet changed rules of fight Hezbollah's official Sheikh Nabil Qawook stressed that Syrian military achievement represented by downing the Israeli F۱۶ fighter jet dealt a major blow to the Zionist occupation army. Shia Saudi children among top winners in Kuwait Quran contest Child Quran memorizers from Shia-dominated city of Safwa in Saudi Arabia were among those who managed to win the top ranks in "Al Yasin" Quran competition in Kuwait. Iranians mark anniversary of Islamic Revolution with nationwide rallies Millions of Iranians have taken to the streets nationwide to mark the ۳۹th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in a show of force, just weeks after scattered riots hit several cities and towns. Hamas congratulate Imam Khamenei on Islamic Revolution anniversary Writing a letter to Iran's Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, Head of the Political Bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) extended his greetings on the ۳۹th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution victory. Israeli troops avoid celebration honoring retired teachers in Al-Quds Israeli troops prevented a celebration held at the Young Muslim Women School in Al-Quds honoring retired Palestinian teachers . Recitation in Razavi holy shrine gives sense of joy and tranquility The Iraqi Qari in the Razavi Holy Shrine said that reciting Qur'an at Razavi Holy Shrine gives man a joy and tranquility. A group of ۱۸۵ leading Qaries of Iraq visited the holy shrine of Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (as) and participated in the program of reciting the Qur'anic verses at Ghadir portico Syrian air defenses down Israeli warplane A political commentator says the Syrian military's downing of an Israeli F-۱۶ warplane sent a warning message to the Israeli regime and the US that Damascus will not stand idly in the face of Tel Aviv's repeated violations of its sovereignty. Iran mission in Austria celebrates Islamic Revolution The ۳۹th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution was commemorated in Vienna. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister, Abbas Araqch attended the commemoration ceremony. ۴۰۰ ISIS terrorists freed by PYD/PKK Turkish ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Spokesman confirmed Friday that ۴۰۰ Daesh (or ISIS) prisoners had been released in northern Syria to fight Turkey. Iraqi politician lauds Imam Khomeini's leadership Head of the Iraqi National Alliance hailed Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on the threshold of the .victory anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution in ۱۹۷۹. // "Islam played a pivotal role in Iran's revolution" Friday prayers make people move towards solving social problems Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, revered source of emulation, said, "Quranic verses, Hadiths and narrations, Islam's history and needs of the society should be noted in the sermons. Friday leaders must study new materials for sermons every week." Special Panels of Int’l Conference of Islam in Europe held in Qom The international conference "Islam in Europe: Perspectives and Challenges" was held with the participation of scholars and clerics, international figures and academic members from European and Asian universities in Imam Khomeini International University, Qom, Iran. Pilgrimage, public diplomacy of Muslims Head of Astan Quds Razavi's Center for International affairs said, "Pilgrimage have to be considered as the public diplomacy of Muslims in all ages. Nigerian forces kill Shia scholar "Sokoto" in Free Zakzaky protest Sheikh Qaseem Umar Sokoto was shot by Nigeria Police, while peacefully protesting for the release of Sheikh Zakzaky, after about two weeks he finally attained martyrdom today Monday ۵th January ۲۰۱۸. "We haven't settled US accounts yet" The top official of al-Nujaba Movement, stressing the determination and attempts of the Islamic Resistance for maintaining the peace, security and independence of Iraq, explained "we will never forget the criminal evils committed by the Americans in our country, and we haven't settled their account yet." Al-Khoei meets with Pope Francis and calls for tolerance and moderation Rome witnessed a symposium titled, "Violence in the name of Religion", organized by Wilton Park Institute in cooperation with Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue at the Vatican. Amnesty: Myanmar army continuing to force Rohingya Muslim out of the country The Myanmar military is still pushing the Rohingya Muslim minority out of their homes through forced starvation, the fear of abduction, and the looting of their property, according to new evidence from Amnesty International. Leader: Enemies using all means to undermine Iran's Islamic Revolution Leader of the Islamic Revolution has warned that enemies are resorting to any means at their disposal, including cyberspace and sanctions, to undermine the Iranian nation's faith in the ۱۹۷۹ Islamic Qom' custodian ready to cooperate with custodians in India The advisor of Lady Masuma Shrine (sa) custodian said, "Iran and India have played great role in terms of cultural influence in the world throughout history of these countries.// We are ready to expand cooperation with custodians of holy tombs in India." Danger of Salafi and far-right extremism in the Europe In an interview with Hawzah News, Professor Robert Gleave, Director of the Centre for the Study of Islam at University of Exeter in the UK explained his views on extremism and the place of real Islam in Europe. "Extremism in UK, disagreement with British values" British professor of Arabic Studies at the international conference "Islam in Europe: Perspectives and Challenges" in Qom said: Legal definition of extremism in UK is that anyone who disagrees with British values, which is wrong. WHO: ۵۴ patients died while awaiting referrals out of Gaza World Health Organizations (WHO) has released its monthly report for December ۲۰۱۷, which revealed the following: Islamic centre in UK on the ball with football pitches and car park plans Plans to turn an area of green space into football pitches which could also be used as an overspill car park for a multi-million pound Islamic centre in Sheffield have been given the go ahead. Quran radio, most common in Morocco Radio Mohammed VI of the Holy Quran has emerged as the top radio station in Morocco. "Muslims should leave India" An Indian lawmaker suggested that Muslims should leave the country. He further claimed that "Muslims partitioned the country" on religious lines. Cuban envoy pays tribute to Imam Khomeini Cuban Ambassador to Tehran accompanied by the embassy staff paid tribute to Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran. "Sheikh Isa Qassim's life is in danger" According to the Bahraini youth group, the ailing cleric is being denied proper medical treatment after undergoing surgery last week. It was the second time that the ۸۰-year-old had undergone an operation in just under two months. Senior Israeli officer: Hezbollah capable to hit Israeli naval site Hezbollah and Hamas have the capabilities to threaten Israeli naval sites which are becoming increasingly crowded with highly lucrative natural gas fields and shipping lanes, a senior Israeli Navy official warned. Saudi crown prince's UK visit to be delayed amid protest fears A report says a momentous planned visit by Saudi Arabia's scandal-hit Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the UK will be delayed amid fears of negative media coverage and popular protests. Bin Salman has not stepped out of his country since the start of his so-called anti-corruption purge on ۴ November. The solution for Islamophobia is dialogue, understanding " A special guest speaker of "Islam in Europe" conference stressed "coexistence", "dialogue" and understanding each other" the most important way to solve problems among them radicalism and extremism. Libyan Mufti condemns Saudi repression of Muslim scholars Libya's grand mufti deplored Saudi Arabia's oppression of Muslim scholars. A number of Libyan citizens who are among the country's revolutionary leaders have been arrested by Saudi Arabia. Int'l conf. of "Islam in Europe" held in Qom The international conference "Islam in Europe: Perspectives and Challenges" was held with the participation of scholars and clerics, international figures and academic members from European and Asian universities in Imam Khomeini International University, Qom, Iran. Prophecy (nubuwwa) part ۶ The performance of an act that transcends the boundaries of normal existence, and which accompanies and harmonizes with a claim to prophethood, is called a 'miracle' (mu'jiza) 'Hijabi monologues' at University of Texas Wearing a hijab is only part of Imani Sebri's identity. ۲۰ K people at inauguration of Chicago halal festival The organizers of the inaugural I Heart Halal Festival expect ۲۰,۰۰۰ people to attend the three-day event slated for April at Chicago's Navy Pier, US. Halal food "the next evolution" for anyone interested in organic foods and cleaner living. Berlin to host Muslim youths conference The German capital city of Berlin will play host to the annual conference of Muslim youth in April. There will be a number of workshops on political and social issues. Lebanese leaders agree to take action against Israel threats Lebanese leaders have agreed to take actions at the regional and international levels against Israel's plans to construct a border wall and the regime's threats against Lebanon's offshore oil and gas exploration projects. German court bans Adhan in small town A German court has ruled to silence loudspeaker calls to prayer from a local mosque claimed to be disturbing non-Muslim residents. Call for participation in Karbala international book fair Director of the Karbala international book fair in Iraq has invited Iraqi and foreign publishers to participate in the ۱۴th edition of the event. Prophecy (nubuwwa) part۵ There is a logical relationship between the performance of miracles and the veracity of the claim to prophethood. Lebanese soldier martyred, wanted killed in Tripoli overnight raids A Lebanese soldier was martyred and a wanted was killed in an overnight raids on suspects in Tripoli. Turkey′s Erdogan meets with Pope Francis during Rome visit Turkish President Erdogan, Pope Francis back protection of Al-Quds (Jerusalem)'s status as determined by UN resolutions. Special place of the holy Quran in the evolution plan of al-Mustafa university Deputy chairman of Al-Mustafa university stressed on the formal position of Quran in the educational realm of al-Mustafa and stated, “Today several thousands of Al-Mustafa students study in the areas related to Quranic science.” Iran is not sending Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for Umrah Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance said the country will not send pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for Umrah (minor Hajj) this year. Lebanon leaders to meet as Israel threatens 'Stone Age' Senior Lebanese leaders will meet later this week to deescalate political tensions and discuss measures to counter Israel’s threats against Lebanon’s offshore oil and gas exploration projects, officials say. Anger (part۲) A psychological state which leads one’s nature to divert from its natural path is anger. "Quranic teachings will soon prevail over the world" "The world is in need of Quranic teachings and soon the holy Quran will prevail over the whole world." said Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Taqi Modarresi. "Ahlulbayt's lifestyle a good model for society" "Ahlulbayt (as) advised us to make sacrifices whenever our religion is in danger, even if we have to sacrifice our lives for that holy purpose. Our holy Ahlulbayt (as) did so as they sacrificed their lives for the cause of religion and to preserve Islam." said the senior Shia cleric. Senior terrorist commander killed in Syria One of the key commanders of Ahrar al-Sham in Syria was killed in a remote-controlled explosion in Southeastern Idlib amid intensified attacks on terrorist commanders in region. Event in Senegal discusses translation of Quran in French A forum was held in Senegal to introduce a translation of the Holy Quran into French by an Iranian scholar. Protest outside Israeli prison over Ahed al-Tamimi arrest People heled a protest against the detention of Ahed al-Tamimi, a ۱۷-year-old Palestinian and called for her release as well as all other political prisoners. Bahraini resistance calls for rallies on Septennial of revolution Bahrain's major opposition group, called for rallies in the country to mark the ۷th anniversary of the popular uprising. Bahrain, a close ally of the US in the Persian Gulf, has been witnessing regular protests against the ruling Al Khalifa regime since February ۲۰۱۱ HRW: Bahrain deports ۸ people, revoking their citizenship Bahrain has deported eight people to Iraq after revoking their citizenship, Human Rights Watch (HRW)said, stressing the Persian Gulf monarchy of exiling dissidents. "US and Israel to blame over Sheikh Zakzaky's arrest" A Nigerian political activist denounced the Abuja government's refusal to set free top Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, saying the popular figure has been arrested under orders from the US and Israel. ۱۹ year old Palestinian murdered by Israeli troops in WB Israeli forces have shot dead Palestinian teenager during clashes which broke out between the troops and Palestinians in Burqin village, West Bank. "US moving Daesh to Afghanistan to justify occupation" The Iranian defence minister say US is transferring Daesh (or ISIS) to Afghanistan to justify its military presence in the Cental Asian country following heavy blows dealt to the Takfiri terrorist group in Syria and Iraq. Seminary official media, the pivot of information cycle in the seminary At a meeting with the director and colleagues of the official media of Iranian seminaries, Ayatollah Alireza Arafi said, “The media credibility of the seminary news agency as the base and pivot of information cycle should be observed.” Saudi crown prince's UK visit will throw spotlight on ties and tensions British sources told that the trip of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) to Britain was postponed as activists in the UK had called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to withdraw the invitation to the King's son. ۸۲ suspects detained in Istanbul anti-Daesh operation Istanbul police arrested ۸۲ suspects during an anti-Daesh operation in Istanbul, according to a police source. Russian analyst : Wahhabi ideology behind Saudi crimes against Shias A prominent political analyst based in Russia described Saudi Arabia’s continued crackdown on the Shias population in the Arab country as being ideologically motivated and said, “the Wahhabi ideology of sectarian supremacism” is behind the Saudi crimes against its own people.