Shia Islam & Shia Muslims Archive

Living among the marksmen:   Supporting those who are busy killing us At the end of every working day, when we sit in front of the TV screens, my mother, who cannot understand Urdu, comes to us and asks us a question, “How
A history of an oppressed community: By Kunwar Khalid Yunus Published: March 18, 2013 The genesis of the Shia community’s persecution goes back to October 1979, when the Iranian revolution occurred. The impact of the revolution was far-reaching. Certain Middle Eastern kingdoms and caliphates panicked.
ANP and MQM feeding the sectarian crocodiles:     By:Ali Arqam Saturday, 9 Mar 2013 12:54 am The path of appeasing sectarian groups is a dangerous one For the last two weeks, I have been trying to come out of a disconcerted state of mind, as
Anti-Shia attacks in Pakistan are ‘genocide’ – by Kathy Gannon (Washington Post): Anti-Shiite attacks up in Pakistan; analysts say officials give militants room to operate QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s minority Shiite Muslims have started using the word “genocide” to describe a violent spike in attacks against them by a militant
‘This is not about Shia or Sunni but barbarians hijacking our religion and our country’: Students and professionals in the Boston area organised a well-attended vigil on Friday evening in solidarity with Pakistan’s Shia Muslims and in protest against the ongoing target killings. A heavy snowstorm cleared up hours before the candlelight vigil at
Consent and coercion in ‘Takfiristan’ — by Dr Mohammad Taqi: Both urbicide and ghettoisation of the Shia, especially that of the Shia Hazara in Quetta, remain underway in Pakistan as the politicians smoke the peace pipe with the Taliban/LeJ/ASWJ After the assassination of its brave leader Bashir Bilour, the
Conference demands an end to militant groups: News Desk, London Tuesday, 26 February, 2013 03:36:35 PM Electoral alliances with militant outfits responsible for Shia genocide will create more mayhem, warned the speakers at the conference to condemn recent wave of Shia killings in Pakistan. The Conference
In Pakistan, a militant deal sours:   ISLAM NAGAR, Pakistan (AP) — The deal saw one of Pakistan’s most feared militants walk from jail apparently in exchange for his commitment to nonviolence, help in reining in other fighters and possibly delivering the votes of his
The Dharna is not Shia! – by M. J. Nasir: Yesterday I spent 12 hours at the Dharna at Teen Talwar, Clifton, against the Shia genocide. At the time of writing, the Dharna is still underway and it has been over 24 hours since its start now. When I
UAE and Pakistan: harassing the ‘heretics’ — Dr Mohammad Taqi:   The Abu Dhabi and Sharjah authorities called in over 1,000 Pashtun men with names like Ali, Hussain and Hassan to the police stations and/or interior ministry offices What started in the Persian Gulf sheikhdoms some two years ago
Pakistan: the land of irony: All Pakistanis are equal, but some Pakistanis are more equal than others,especially if they’re Muslims Literary folk would have a field day explaining the stuff that a good irony is made of, if they could see the potential that
پاکستان میں سول سوسائٹی اورآن لائن بلاگرز نشانے پر – از احمد رشید: نوٹ: ہم کچھ اضافہ اور ترمیم کے ساتھ بی بی سی اردو پر شائع ہونے والا جناب احمد رشید کا مضمون پوسٹ کر رہے ہیں ترمیم میں اس بات کی وضاحت کی گئی ہے کہ پاکستان میں شیعہ نسل
Mehzar will live. Maula makes miracles happen -by Sidrah Roghay: There were thirteen bullets; nine killed her father, three hit her, and one punctured the school bag perched on her tiny shoulders. Semi-conscious after the attack, she could only muster enough strength to mumble her phone number to a
My uncle’s assassination in Karachi -by Zahir Janmohamed: The last time I saw my uncle, Dr. Sibtain Dossa, we were sitting on a bench outside the mausoleum of Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It was May 1999 and my uncle was optimistic that the Sunni-Shia violence [in fact
Blame the victim: DAWN newspaper’s role in Shia Genocide: The Taliban regime of Mullah Omer ruled Afghanistan, or at least a majority of Afghan territory, from 1995 till October 2001 when the US began a retaliatory military campaign against the country to avenge the September 11th terrorist attacks.
In Indonesia, Shia blood is halal! – by Andre Vltchek and Rossie Indira: LUBP Editor’s Note: While this article is about the ongoing pogroms against Indonesian Shia Muslims by Takfiri Salafists, there are many stark resemblances to the situation in Pakistan.  For instance, money from Gulf countries that is funnelled to scores
Confused discourse of Iran-influenced Shia clerics of Pakistan on Malala Yousufzai:
HDP flaming Pashtun-Hazara fight, endangering thousands of lives for politics – by Raza Changezi: Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) has always stood along with Sipah-e-Sahaba/Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in its activities against Shias of Quetta. In a recent diabolical propaganda campaign, HDP has written a vicious pamphlet and scattered it in the city. In the statement which
Shia Muslim dynasties and countries in Islamic history: Throughout Islamic history, Sunni Muslim and Shia Muslim empires have co-existed and contributed to the development of Islamic civilization and culture. However, in the mainstream projections (in the media, curricula and historical accounts), contributions of Shia rulers and dynasties
Letter from Quetta: Is non-Hazara Shia blood not red? – by A. Naqvi: Editor’s Note: We have received this letter from a non-Hazara Shia from Quetta and publishing it with very minor changes ensuring that the original meaning remains the same. Shias of all ethnicities have been killed in Quetta during the
Javed Ahmed Ghamidi’s sectarian views about Sunni Sufis, Barelvis and Shias: Related post: جاوید غامدی صاحب کا استدلال طالبان کے استدلال سے کیونکر بہتر ہے؟ Recent PEW Survey has revelaed that only 50 per cent of mainstream Sunnis in Pakistan accept Shias as Muslims and that at least 30 per
Deobandi militants of Sipah Sahaba printing books against Sahaba to implicate Shias: Related post: Takfiri Deobandi militant of Sipah Sahaba caught red handed in Karachi after killing a Salafi (Ahle Hadith) cleric سپاہ صحابہ اور طالبان کے تکفیری دیوبندی دہشت گرد حضرت ابو بکر، ، حضرت عمر، حضرت عثمان اور حضرت
Killings of Shia Bohras leave apologists with no justifications – by Hasan Lotia: Related post: Shia Bohras of Karachi are Takfiri terrorists’ new target Shias of Pakistan are suffering genocide in the country they played a vital role in creating. Thousands of Shias have been killed by the state-sponsored jihadi outfits in
Shia and Ahmadiyya Muslims of Indianapolis host blood drive, with message of peace and solidarity: On Saturday, 15 September 2012, dozens of Shia and Ahmadiyya Muslims gathered at the Zainabia Community Center (a Shiite Mosque) on Indianapolis’ Northwestside as a part of Muslims for Life blood drive organized by both communities. The purpose of
Why do you label Shias as a minority? – by Ali Muntaziri: According to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakisan-1973, the word “minority” is reserved for those citizens of the country who don’t qualify for the definition of a Muslim. A Muslim, as per the constitution, is a person
Deathly Silence on Shia Killings – by Muhammad Azam: When you see my community afraid of calling a tyrant ” O Tyrant” then take leave of it – Prophet Muhammad SAW (Musnad Ahmed) 16th August marked yet another black day in our history when at least 22 Shias
Who killed HDP Chairman Hussain Ali Yousafi? – by Raza Changezi: Hussain Ali Yousafi was killed on 26th January 2009 in the early hours of the morning near his office on Jinnah Road Quetta. Apparently it was made to seem that Lashkar-e-Jhangvi had claimed responsibility for the attack on sectarian
There were good days and there are good people:   Because personal experiences count and these personal stories help reveal the fabric of society it is worthwhile to share my story of being a child whose childhood was free of prejudices and who was grown in Shias, Sunnis,
Being a Shia in Pakistan: A personal experience – by Ale Natiq: Related post: میں جعفر حسین ہوں اور میں شیعہ نہیں ہوں Pakistan is home to a large Shia community, second only to Iran but if you are born in the community, you sure have landed in the wrong
Would Jinnah, a Shia, also have to leave the country he founded? -by Abdul Majeed: August 15 marked the completion of 65 years since our country came into existence. Yes, it was August 15 and not August 14, however, we officially celebrate our independence day on the 14th. The Pakistan we see today is
Similarities between Khaliq Hazara and Ahmed Ludhianvi – by Raza Ali: It was pleasing to see Mohammad Malick do a brave program on Shia genocide on 22nd August. The program again highlighted, apart from Sipah-e-Sahaba’s role in Shia killings, the complicity of Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) in the ongoing killings
It’s all about power: Al-Quds Day a celebration of hatred and racism – by Michael Coren: Related post: Why Al-Quds rallies by Pakistani Shias are anything but productive – by Fatima Rajput Beyond the hatred, the racism and the anger, there’s a certain irony surrounding Al-Quds Day (Youm-Al-Quds), commemorated this weekend internationally (Iran, Pakistan, Lebanon
Of deaths, regrets, and apathy – by Aliya R. Changezi: The distinctly familiar dusty wind struck my face as soon as I stepped into the city where I was born. The dry mountains stood silent and blockaded; one could sense the dismay blended with shame and inadequacy. The warm
Nomination of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry for Guinness Book of Records: Dear Mr Iftikhar Chaudhry On the auspicious day of 14 August, I feel pleasure to congratulate you on your unbeatable successes in multiple fields. First of all that the 922 “Mujahideen” you have made free through your “Free” Judiciary
Shia genocide continues unabated: Passenger buses in Naran attacked, 25 dead: A Pakistani man comforts a mourner, following the killing of Shia Muslims, at a hospital in Ghari Hbibullah in the northwestern district of Mansehra on August 16, 2012. Related Post #ExpressTribuneShiaPhobia – Misreports massacre of 30 Shias in Gilgit
Fortunately, the Sunni Hazara brothers are safe in Quetta – by Mehdi Changezi: Related post: List of non-Hazara Shia Muslims killed by ASWJ-Taliban in Balochistan – by Marya Mushtaq I am thankful to LUBP for publishing my previous letter exposing the infamous ISI tout Hussain Ali Yasa (a friend of Hazara Democratic
Saudi Arabia forcing Wahhabi faith on Hajis and exporting fundamentalism – by Ali Taj: The Sunni cleric is complaining about the Saudi regime distributing hateful literature to radicalize people at Hajj. The so called religious gifts for Hajjis are books in Urdu, Bangla, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian and other languages, promote the intolerant and
PML-N, Judiciary, ISI and LeJ gang-up in Punjab; 100 Shias arrested: Malik Ishaq, the head of al-Qaeda affiliate notorious terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Jhangvi visited Chiniot, Punjab, on 7th August (Tuesday) and ranted against Shias from the Siddiq Akbar Mosque while his terrorist supporters (belonging to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Sipah-e-Sahaba also known as ASWJ)
SOCMM12 and the ban on – by Karrar Hussain: The two-day Pak-India Social Media Mela (SOCMM12) was held in Karachi on July 13-14, hosted by the US Consulate General in collaboration with a non-governmental organization‚ Peace Niche. As to what were the requisites for the participation is something
What role did Shia voters play in Multan by-election?: In his recent column in daily Dawn, Cyril Almeida offers an interesting perspective on the PPP’s victory in by-elections in Multan. In particular, he refers to the the behaviour of Shia voters: There were the expected loyalists — the