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  • Who is a ‘kafir’?

    ‘Kafir’ is an Arabic word that comes from the root K-F-R, which means to ‘cover’ something...

    The implied meaning is that a kafir sees the truth of Islam, but still ‘covers’ it...

  • The vanishing Irani restaurants

    Once the most ubiquitous part of Karachi’s heritage, Irani ‘hotels’ are fast disappearing from the urban landscape...

    There were more than a hundred Irani restaurants (Irani hotels in common parlance) in Karachi in the 1970s but today hardly 10 remain...

  • Shia protesters oppose Pakistan's involvement in Saudi-led coalition

    ISLAMABAD: Hundreds of people joined a Shia-led protest in Islamabad on Friday against the government's decision to join Saudi Arabia's 34-country coalition against extremism, as Riyadh's foreign minister ended a two-day visit to the country...

    The protesters presented a memorandum to the Foreign Office spokesman demanding Pakistan to drop out of the alliance, which was announced in December and is seen as the latest sign of a more...

  • High on Arab Spring, West forgot that Syria was Shia-led

    We forgot that their dictators were all Sunni, that they had no regional super-power support – the Saudis could not save Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, but Iran was not going to allow its only Arab ally, Alawite-Shia-led Syria, to fall...

    When Shia villages like Zahra and Nubl, both defended by government militiamen, were besieged by Al Nusra for three-and-a-half years, their “liberation” was scarcely mentioned...

  • Vast Iraqi Shia cemetery grows with Islamic State war dead

    NAJAF: Every chapter of Iraq's modern history can be seen in this great, sprawling city of the dead, its mausoleums stretching across the horizon from one of Shia Islam's holiest shrines...

    The roughly 10-square-kilometre graveyard radiates out from the tomb of Imam Ali, the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and Shia Islam's most sacred martyr...

  • 20 killed in attack on Shia mosque in Kabul

    At least 20 people were killed in an hours-long suicide bomb and gun attack on a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Friday, an official said...

    Mir Hussain Nasiri, a member of Afghanistan's Shia clerical council, confirmed that the cleric who was performing the prayers was killed, but did not give his name...

  • Suicide attack on Shia mosque in Kabul leaves 20 dead

    KABUL: A suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by the militant Islamic State (IS) group on a Shia mosque in Kabul killed 20 people and wounded scores more on Friday, officials said...

    “Two ‘inghimasi’ of IS carried out an attack on a Husseiniya [a Shia place of worship] in the Khair Khana sector of the Afghan city of Kabul,” Amaq said, using the terms for suicide bombers who set off explosive vests as a last resort against gunfire... ...

  • Afghanistan's Shia community under attack as IS seeks to stir up sectarian violence

    The massacre at a Kabul mosque last week highlighted the vulnerability of the country's Shia minority, increasingly the target of the militant Islamic State (IS) group that is trying to stir up sectarian violence...

    Victims of last Friday's suicide blast inside the Imam Zaman prayer hall told AFP they saw the bomber but no sign of security checks, despite the government's promise to beef up protection of Shia mosques...

  • 6 killed as suicide bomber blows up near Shia mosque in Kabul

    A suicide bomber posing as a shepherd blew himself up near a Shia mosque in Kabul on Friday killing at least six people, police said, as Muslims prepare to observe the holy month of MuharramThe attack in the north of the Afghan capital happened as worshipers were gathered inside Hussainia mosque, one of the biggest Shia centers in the city, for Friday prayers...

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility but fighters belonging to...

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