Thursday, 28 October 2021

Tag Archives: Karbala

Stampede at Karbala shrine leaves 31 dead, 100 injured

KARBALA: The Iraqi Health Ministry said Tuesday that at least 31 people have been killed, while 100 have been injured in a stampede in the Iraqi city of Karbala. Ashura was banned during the rule of Saddam Hussein; today, however, it’s a national holiday, with streets across the country shuttered to ...

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Muslims Gather Worldwide on Ashura Against Terrorism

LONDON: Millions of Muslims around the world gathered to commemorate the seventh-century killing of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, thousands of which used the Ashura event as an opportunity to stand against terrorism at a time of increasing Islamophobia. Pilgrims flocked to Karbala, where Hussain ibn Ali was killed by the ...

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8th Muharram processions underway across Pakistan

KARACHI/LAHORE: Mourning processions are being taken out and majalid are being held across the country to observe 8th Muharram to pay solemn respect and recall the great sacrifices of Imam Hussain (A.S) and his family in Karbala. The day of 8th of Muharram is dedicated to Hazrat Abbas (A.S), the ...

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British-Pakistani man denied US visa

LONDON: US authorities have denied issuing visa to a British-Pakistani man because of visiting Iraq, one of the seven states the Trump administration had sought to have immigrants and travelers banned from. Syed Nasir Abbas Jafri, 57, who lives in Northampton, applied for US visa to visit relatives and participate ...

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