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Talking about the prohibition of homosexuality in Islam, Dr. Nakshawani, a British-Iraqi Islamic historian, lecturer, and author, who now serves as the Imam Ali Chair of Shia studies at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut, said that a non-Muslim has every right to question why we have such beliefs, as long as it ...
Nasr has written several books about sectarianism, including Forces of Fortune and The Shia Revival. ..... that allowed him to challenge the shah is an authority that's unique to Shia clerics, which enjoy a much greater charisma and infallibility in the eyes of their followers than any Sunni cleric does, right?

The Sadrists, followers of Shia religious leader Muqtada al-Sadr, have formed a joint list with the Iraqi Communist Party, ostensibly an anomalous occurrence of Islamists uniting with an established secular party. However, an examination of Iraq's history indicates that an alliance between secularists and ...
Cleric Jawad al-Khalisi, who criticized Sistani and remained silent on the attack on Karbalai, denounced the attack on cleric Fadhil al-Badiri, who is not affiliated to Sistani. On July 30, 2017, Iraqi security services foiled a major plot targeting the Shiite shrines of Najaf, Karbala and Samarra as well as ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Muqtada al-Sadr, a key Shia Muslim cleric in Iraq, called his supporters to participate in the upcoming elections, warning people that boycotting the ballot would pave the way for corrupters to gain power. The parliamentary election is scheduled to be held across Iraq on May 12 and ...
As ISIS overran vast swathes of the country and appeared poised to take the capital, Baghdad, the leader of Iraq's highest Shiite religious authority, .... Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr (left); Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis (center), deputy chairman of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces; and Hadi al-Amiri (right), ...

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – An influential Shia cleric in Iraq on Wednesday issued a severe warning to any party trying to bring the former Iraqi regime's Ba'ath Party back on the political scene during the upcoming elections in May. Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist Movement in Iraq, said it was ...
Iraqi Shiite parties have formed four main coalitions for the upcoming parliamentary elections, but they are expected to join forces after the vote to take ... Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr shows his ink-stained finger at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Najaf, south of Baghdad, Iraq, April 30, ...
Nasr Al Iraq brings together the most powerful political and armed Shiite factions that fought alongside the Iraqi army under the Hashed Al Shaabi umbrella group, also known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces. Hashed Al Shaabi formed in 2014 after Ayatollah Ali Al Sistani, Iraq's top Shiite cleric, urged ...
The militias are part of the Hashed Al Shaabi, also known as the Popular Mobilisation Units or Popular Mobilisation Forces, which was formed in 2014 after after Ayatollah Ali Al Sistani, Iraq's top Shiite cleric, urged citizens to take up arms against ISIL militants who had swept aside government forces and ...
Meanwhile, independent Shiite parties distanced themselves from the protests in Iran, considering it to be a domestic affair that would not affect their positions on Iraq's domestic affairs, regardless of the outcome of the protests. The spokesman for prominent Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani did not address the ...
BASRA, Iraq — Ali Jayad al-Salhi, a veteran sniper in an Iraqi militia, was killed in fighting with the Islamic State group last year. He then vaulted ... The Hashed emerged after Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, called for volunteers in June 2014 to join jihad against the militants. Tens of ...
"What harm could come from invoking the name of Imam Mahdi?" he said. "What harm could come if we are inspired by the sacrifice of Imam Hussein?" The Hashed emerged after Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, called for volunteers in June 2014 to join jihad against IS militants. Tens of ...
Iraqi-Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani announced his support of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and “requested that all weapons come under ... He added that the PMF had earned a reputation that exceeded any political force in Iraq and using their popularity for political purposes would sully their ...
Members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Moblisation units) flash the victory gesture as they ride in the back of a pickup truck with portraits of Iraqi Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani (R) and Hashed chairman Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in a street in the southern city of Basra on December 10, 2017, ...
Ayatollah Ali Al Sistani has strengthened the Iraqi government's position by opposing the disbanding of a controversial paramilitary force, experts said. The Hashed Al Shaabi, or Popular Mobilisation Units, comprises militias formed in 2014 after Mr Al Sistani, Iraq's top Shiite cleric, urged citizens to take up ...
Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric, Ayatollah Ali Al Sistani, has opposed calls to disband a controversial paramilitary force which was instrumental in ... Mr Al Sistani urged Iraqi citizens to take up arms against ISIL militants who had swept aside government forces and seized control of much of northern Iraq.

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Shiite paramilitary groups that fought against Daesh should be incorporated into state security bodies, the country's top Shiite cleric said on ... Iraq's Parliament legalized the PMU late last year, but Abadi has been facing pressure to dissolve it as it is widely seen as Iran's armed wing in Iraq.
Stratfor's 2018 Annual Forecast said that Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf states would use their economic power to support Iraqi entities that could act as a balance against Iranian influence. ... A well-known media station in Iraq, Al Forat is owned by Shiite cleric and political leader Ammar al-Hakim.
BAGHDAD: Iraqi Sunni political parties have requested that the national ... Iraq's Electoral Commission began updating voter records and distributing ... Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi and leading Shiite clerics Moqtada ...
The reaction comes after the US Congress designated some Iraqi Shia militias ... a militia group affiliated to Muqtada al-Sadr, the powerful Shia cleric, through its ...
"The victory is a result of favor of God, wise leadership of Ayatollah Khamenei, smart guidance offered by top (Iraqi) Shiite cleric Grand ...
This week in Iraq: Kurdish leadership decries 'treasonous elements' over ... The most damaged areas were in Iraqi Kurdistan, where there are fears the ... including by courting radical Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, he will face ...
Outcry in Iraq over proposals to legalise marriage for girls as young as 9 ... Now, a draft law put forward by Iraqi lawmakers threatens to put many more ... The school was established by the sixth Shiite imam, Jaafar Al Sadiq.
Why Shiite pilgrimage to Karbala had special meaning this year ... Over the years, the Shiite pilgrimage to the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq ... by Iraqi security forces – supported by Iran-backed Shiite militias and a ...
Shiite Muslim pilgrims flock to Karbala in Iraq for Arba'een ... The imam Hussein, grandson of Mohammed and son of the imam Ali, ... dressed in black and carrying flags glorifying Shiite imams, walk for ... Of these, 3 million were from other countries: most of them were from Iraq, according to Iraqi authorities.
Deputy PM Talabani asks Shiite cleric to mediate between KRG and Iraq ... open dialogue with Iraq in light of the Iraqi constitution, but Baghdad ...
More than a year after the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the toppling of Saddam ... But a young militant Shia cleric, Moqtada al Sadr, had other plans. ... Back at the house in the alley, with an Iraqi family still inside, soldiers from the ...
Jordanian King Abdullah II received prominent Iraqi Shia cleric ... in Amman on Monday to discuss recent developments in next-door Iraq.
Iraq is seeking economic benefits from the thaw with Riyadh while Saudi ... by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi and popular Shiite cleric ...
He was dressed all in black to commemorate the killing of Imam Hussein, the ... an Iraqi Shiite militia that recently participated in driving the Kurdish ... a life-size photograph of Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's top Shiite cleric.
Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri speaks during a news conference after a meeting with Iraq's top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali ...
Gulf countries have hosted influential Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr for talks with their crown princes over the summer, rare visits after years ...
Iraqi flight ban on Kurdish airports goes into effect ... Also on Friday, Iraq's top Shiite cleric expressed opposition to the referendum.
He said Iraq's internal political disputes should be resolved based on the Iraqi constitution, adding: “Iraq's government and political authorities ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraq's top Shiite cleric has rejected the outcome of ... The office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi subsequently ...
Politics entered the mourning as well, as a cleric on hand alleged Israel and ... volunteers who have been killed in Iraq while advising Shiite militias battling ... for a blessing in the shrine of Imam Reza, the eight Shiite Imam.
An Iraqi Shiite fighter from the Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades), a group formed by Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, on the back ... “This has been our aim since our establishment, since ISIS attacked Iraq in 2014.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Muqtada al-Sadr, an influential Shia cleric in Iraq, warned the threatening campaigns against Kurds in Baghdad and ...
The two attacks killed a combined 116 people, with the latter sparking calls among Iraq's Shiite community for the Iraqi Air Force to begin airstrikes against HTS in northwestern Syria. A third attack targeted Damascus's Palace of Justice on the Syrian ...
During the civil war, the Saudi royal family supported the Imam (even though he was a Shiite) and the Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser supported the young Arab nationalists.
The militia's leader, Hayder al-Juburi, assumes a military command role in Dir' al-Watan. Another Iraqi Shiite militia, Liwa al-Imam al-Hussein, overlaps with the 4th Armored Division, an elite Syrian army unit. Some Iraqi groups have also formed close ...
The ochre-rock building is currently being used as an outpost for Iraqi snipers who are taking cover from ISIS snipers in the area.
Aws al-Khafaji, for instance, is a former Shiite cleric who is now a commander in the Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas Forces which are accused of committing atrocities in Iraq and Syria. Another example is a man dubbed as Abu Azrael, an unemployed man with no ...
The Iraqi leader is floundering politically and badly needs to assure Sunnis there that Iran - and the influential Shiite leaders - will no longer wield the power that they had in the period from 2008 to present as Iraq is about to go back to being a ...
The two-metre-tall monuments weighed more than four tonnes, according to Iraqi archaeologist Layla Salih. In the rubble, what appear to be the remains of carved legs and wings can be seen.
MOSUL, Iraq - It was once home to priceless archaeological treasures, but these days you get into Mosul museum in Iraq's second city via a gaping hole in the basement. In the darkness lies a pile of rubble - all ... Iraqi forces announced that they ...
A growing protest movement, supported by the powerful cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and other elements of the Shia political and religious establishment, has demonstrated the potential limits of Iranian influence in the country.
While Iraqi forces are fighting to retake the western half of Mosul from Islamic State fighters, internal divisions regarding the future of Iraq's political process are escalating ahead of provincial elections scheduled for September, especially within ...
20, urged that, rather than standing separately, the PMU should be dissolved, and then some "disciplined PMU" fighters could be incorporated into the Iraqi army and police. Sadr is a rival of fellow Shiite and former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who ...


 

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