Imam Hussein Media Group

Imam Hussein Media Group celebrates its 15th establishment anniversary as blessed Sha’ban begins

The current days of celebration coincide with the 15th anniversary of the establishment of Imam Hussein Media Group.

The media group was launched on the recommendation of the religious authority, Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadiq al-Hosseini al-Shirazi, in order to uphold the teachings and religion of the Ahlul-Bayt (peace be upon them), while bearing the holy name of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him).

More details in the following report:

Fifteen years ago, the religious authority, Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadiq al-Hosseini al-Shirazi, advised some enthusiastic Shiites active in the media field to establish a television media bearing the holy name of Imam Hussain, peace be upon him, as soon as possible, in order to uphold the religion of the Ahlul-Bayt (peace be upon them) and to spread their pure, illuminating teachings.

Thanks to continuous round-the-clock efforts of the founding team, the media group first started broadcasting its programs in Persian language on the birth anniversary of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) on the third of Sha’ban 1430 AH. or July 26, 2009.

After that, Imam Hussein Arabic TV started operating on May 25, 2012, followed by Imam Hussein English TV on March 27, 2013, Imam Hussein Urdu TV on August 4, 2017. After one year of suspension in activities, the Turkish-language Al-Zahra Global Network was handed over to Imam Hussain Media Group on January 20, 2016.

In response to the many requests from viewers, the internet-based Imam Hussein Live was established with the aim of providing live and round-the-clock coverage of all the holy shrines. This channel is available on all Internet platforms of the media group, including mobile applications and box TVs.

On the 5th of July 2012, the Shia News Agency was established under the name SHIAWAVES (News of the Shiites of the World) as the first and only exclusive and independent Shia news agency that operates in three languages, Persian, Arabic and English. It is available on 7 satellite, cable and internet channels.

The news agency produces news on the topics of: shrines and holy places, the Shia Marja, Quranic activities, anti-Shiism activities, Shia media and institutions, culture and art, science and technology, and Husseini associations and rituals.

In addition to satellite broadcasting, the media group broadcasts its programs live through its website and also has a dedicated channel on YouTube, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Soundcloud, Instagram and Telegram. Its programs can also be received on many internet TVs.

With the slogan of “A Hussainiya beyond the Galaxy”, the media group aims to revive the traditions and heritage of the Ahlul-Bayt, peace be upon them, which encourages the culture of humanity, peaceful coexistence, kindness and avoiding violence.

Since Imam Hussein Media Group (IHMG) has had no interest in commercial investments and veering from its media expertise, its costs and expenses are entirely funded by Shia merchants and benefactors as well as its viewers and Hosseini helpers in the form of Sharia-defined taxes (Khums and Imam’s share), gifts and votive offerings, endowments and one-third of property determined by will.

Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadegh al-Hosseini al-Shirazi, and some other great authorities of taqlid have issued permission for spending Sharia-defined taxes for the promotion of IHMG activities.

To know more about the activities, goals, principles, strategy and macro policies, programming priorities, benefits of Imam Hossein’s media collection, as well as getting to know how to provide financial contributions, and ways to send gifts and votive offerings, how to access its social networks and internet televisions and satellite channels, you can refer to the “About Us” section on the website of Imam Hussein Media Group.

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