Holy shrines in Iraq, Syria, and Iran in addition to mosques, Husseiniyahs, and Islamic Centers in Islamic and non-Islamic countries are marking the nights of martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali, peace be upon him, and the blessed Laylat al-Qadr, Night of Decree .
The Maintenance Department of Imam Hussain Shrine has stated that 90% of the wall and floor covering works of Elhujjeh Basement project have been achieved, and the basement will be open during the Nights of Quran Revelation, Laylat al-Qadr, to receive pilgrims.
At least nine civilians have been killed when Saudi military aircraft carried out an airstrike against a residential area in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its southern neighbor.
Courts in Bahrain have handed down prison sentences to at least 12 protesters as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists in the kingdom.
At least eight people have been killed in the Afghan capital, Kabul, after a bomber detonated his explosive device close to a compound, where senior Muslim clerics were meeting on ways to end violence and promote peace in the war-torn country.
The walls of the holy shrines of the Imams in Iraq, peace be upon them, are dressed in black and the words of light have spread across the pillars of the holy courtyards, announcing the state of mourning to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali bin Abu Talib, peace be upon them.
Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Sadiq al-Husseini al-Shirazi, may Allah prolong his life, has met groups of women, and activists in both religious and intellectual fields, in his honourable house in the holy city of Qom, Iran.
Danish lawmakers have passed a ban on wearing items of clothing in public that conceal the face, which includes some forms of Islamic dress. The government says, however, that the law is not aimed at religions.