In the recent days, and with the efforts of Imam Shirazi World Foundation, the conference of “A Study of Islam and the Shia” was held by the Institute of Religions, at the Cuban ministry of education in Havana, the Cuban capital.
At this conference, Dr. Rida Jirardo, the deputy of Imam Shirazi World Foundation talked about the constant growth of Shia Islam in Latin American and European countries.
During the recent days, a number of Iraqi Shias traveled to the holy city of Qom and met with the Grand Ayatollah Shirazi at his central office in this city.
During this meeting, the guests presented reports of their activities to the Grand Ayatollah Shirazi and then listened to his eminence.
Ayatollah Shirazi appreciated the efforts by the Iraqi Shias in introducing the culture of Prophet’s Household and the Shia Islam to the world and prayed for their success.
It is noteworthy that the guests also met with Sayyid Husayn Shirazi, the respected son of the Grand Islamic leader and listened to his speech.
Shia Rights Watch, a human rights organization has released a statement condemning the inhumane massacre of religious minorities by the Nigerian army. In this statement, SRW also urged the human rights foundations to take appropriate measures in this regard.
In recent days, hundreds of dead bodies of Shia Muslims were found in a mass grave in ZariyaTownship in Nigeria. Previously, the Nigerian army had opened fire to a congregation of Shia Muslims in this area who were performing their religious rituals. In the heavy gunfire by the Nigerian army, nearly 300 Shia Muslims were surrounded, killed or taken to unknown places. Local evidences show that the dead bodies found in the mass grave belong to the Shia Muslims who were taken into custody by the country’s army.
SRW vehemently condemns all such massacres of Shia Muslims in Nigeria and other parts of the world, and it urges the international human rights organizations to perform their legal and human responsibility and prosecute the killers of Shia Muslims in Zariya Township.
Simultaneously with the auspicious birthday anniversary of Imam Ali, peace be upon him, some African Shia Muslims gathered at the central office of the Grand Islamic leader, Ayatollah Shirazi and met with his eminence. In addition, Sayyid Husayn Shirazi, the son of the Grand Ayatollah Shirazi joined the company of these African Shias and prayed for their success in serving the culture of Shia Islam.
In the recent days, a big number of Shia Muslims from Kuwait made a trip to the holy city of Qom, and met with the Grand Ayatollah Shirazi at his central office. During this meeting, the guests gave ear to the statements of the Grand Islamic leader.
The two research centers of Al-Furat and Al-Mustaqbal in Iraq have held two separate economic conferences in the holy city of Karbala.
Banking policies and methods, expenditures of the government, and the economic corruption were among the topics discussed at these conferences.
The two research centers of Al-Furat and Al-Mustaqbal are dependent to the Grand Ayatollah Shirazi office.
With the arrival of Rajab 13th, the auspicious birthday anniversary of Imam Ali, peace be upon him, the central office of the Grand Ayatollah Shirazi in the holy city of Qom and many Islamic centers supported by the great Islamic leader in different parts of the world held celebrations.
In these celebrations, big numbers of scholars, Islamic students, and the public groups of people gathered at the central office of the grand Ayatollah Shirazi and congratulated this blissful occasion to the Islamic leader, Ayatollah Shirazi. Eulogies and poems about the unique character of Imam Ali, peace be upon him, were also recited in these ceremonies.
Some women students of the Islamic Seminary of Lady Zahra, peace be upon her, in holy Qom gathered at the central office of the Grand ayatollah shirazi and met with his eminence.
During this meeting, these students of Islamic sciences listened to the words and guidelines of the Grand Ayatollah Shirazi.
Simultaneously with the birthday anniversary of Imam Jawad (PBUH) and following the orders of the Grand Ayatollah Shirazi for introducing the culture of the Prophet and his Household to the world, several Islamic and cultural centers in Iraq held various programs in this country.
London was hosting a memorial ceremony that marked the 26th anniversary of hundreds of Feyli Kurds who martyred by the former Baath regime in Iraq.
The delegate of the Iraqi embassy in England, managers of religious, social and cultural organizations, Muslims living in Europe, and a number of political and social activists were attending this ceremony.
Sheikh Zaki Jaafar Al-Feyli, the director of Feyli Kurds in London, made a speech at this memorial ceremony and then, some poets read their poems in honor of the martyrs.