What is the Love of Ahl al-Bayt?

We are Muslims, and people of morality are not permitted to follow a pathway of “pragmatism” – where pragmatism is defined as “by any means necessary” – rather for us, we must utilise the concept of by any *permissible/halal* means possible. Now, regarding coming together as Shias – this is honourable I’m sure – but… Read more »

Saudi Arabia is Daesh in a Suit, Activist says

The administration of US President Donald Trump has approved the resumption of weapons sales to Saudi Arabia which critics have linked to Riyadh’s killing of civilians in Yemen. An activist and Islamic scholar believes that the US move is “farcical” and a “strategic mistake”, adding that Washington should realise it cannot continue to do business with… Read more »

Wilayah, doesn’t just provide a political solution, but a universal solution

Wilayah, doesn’t just provide a political solution, but a universal solution

As people start to read and hear the words of the Leader, a simple and inspiring Truth becomes clear; that this leadership, that this idea of Wilayah, doesn’t just provide a political solution, but that it provides a universal solution, a universal rope of God, that if adhered to, will prevent humanity from being fragmented…. Read more »

Western media ignore Muslims’ gestures of goodwill - Scholar

Western media ignore Muslims’ gestures of goodwill: Scholar

Muslim activists have launched an online fundraising effort to repair two vandalised Jewish cemeteries in US states of Missouri and Philadelphia. Organisers of the fundraiser have succeeded in collecting over $130,000 in less than a week. It is interesting that “the mainstream media [in the West] is so quiet about this” fundraising effort when it comes to Muslims’… Read more »

File photo showing armed police in London (Courtesy Press TV)

UK must cut ties with Mideast allies to avert terror threat: Activist

The United Kingdom is facing a terror threat at a level not seen since the 1970s, a newly appointed independent reviewer of terrorism laws has warned. Speaking to British media for the first time since being assigned to the role, Max Hill said Daesh was planning “indiscriminate attacks on civilians” regardless of race or colour… Read more »

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Analyst Optimistic about Syria Peace Talks in Astana

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – London-based political analyst and Islamic scholar believes that since Turkey has “removed its ambitions on Syria” and chosen to help stabilise the Middle East region, the ongoing peace talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana can yield good results. “As long as Turkey has removed its ambitions on Syria and on building up… Read more »

British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and US President Donald Trump meet in the Oval Office of the White House on January 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)

UK government rejects petition to stop Trump’s state visit

The British government has rejected a petition, calling for preventing US President Donald Trump from visiting the UK. Downing Street says the visit is still on. The Foreign Office says it recognises the strong views expressed but looks forward to welcoming Trump once dates and arrangements are finalised. Thousands of people have demonstrated and more… Read more »

The four flags of the Resistance Axis being waved in Tehran, with the Azadi Monument in the background

Hezbollah in Syria – The Necessary Option

This documentary examines the reasons for Hezbollah joining the War on Syria.  The documentary was originally broadcast in Arabic on the al-Mayadeen Channel in early 2016 and has since been translated and subtitled into English by The Middle East Observer in February 2017. The film breaks a number of the myths surrounding the Syria War, and… Read more »

Imam Khomeini's arrival into Tehran 1979

Imam Khomeini Re-introduced Pure, Original Islam to Humanity

After over 2500 years, the Iranian nation led by Imam Khomeini, the founder and late leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, ended the tradition of monarchy in Iran in 1979. But, the question is how, after millenniums, the sense of anti-monarchy was awakened within Iranians. It is widely believed Imam Khomeini, the characteristic spiritual… Read more »

File photo shows Saudi riot police in face-off with protesters in Saudi Arabia's eastern city of Qatif. (Photo by Reuters)

Falling Saudi regime stepping up clampdown on dissent – Analyst

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned about an alarming rise in Saudi Arabia’s repressive measures against peaceful dissidents and activists. In a Monday report, HRW said Saudi courts have convicted at least 20 dissident writers and human rights campaigners since 2011. The Saudi kingdom has stepped up politically-motivated arrests, prosecution, and conviction of activists and protesters because… Read more »

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  • Arbaeen, the commemoration of the 40th day after the martrydom of Imam Husayn, an event ignored by the mainstream media

    Mainstream media mouthpiece of global powers

    Every year 20 million people gather in Iraq to rally from Najaf to Karbala to commemorate 40 days after martyrdom of Imam Hussein in Karbala (on Ashura); while the tradition has been going on for many years and if not the biggest, it is one of the biggest religious ceremonies on earth, Western mainstream media… Read more »

  • File photo showing a woman wearing hijab

    Islamophobia being promoted worldwide covertly: Activist

    Press TV has conducted an interview with Shabbir Hassanally, an activist and Islamic scholar in London, about attackers ripping the hijab off a Muslim woman while picking up her children after school in London. The following is a rough transcription of the interview. Press TV: First of all what do you make of this recent… Read more »

  • Warning Against Muslim Division - June 4, 2015 - The Debate - Press TV

    The Debate: Who benefits from sowing division among Muslims?

    In this edition of The Debate, Press TV conducts an interview with Shabbir R. Hassanally, an activist and Islamic scholar in London, and Lawrence J. Korb, a former US assistant secretary of defense from Washington, to discuss who benefits from sowing the seeds of division among Muslims. The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution has warned… Read more »

  • Targetting Shia Muslim May 29, 2015 - Press TV's The Debate

    The Debate: Targeting Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia

    In this edition of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Shabbir Hassanally, an activist and Islamic scholar from London, and Jihad Mouracadeh, a political commentator in Beirut, to discuss the recent wave of attacks on Shia mosques in Saudi Arabia by ISIL (aka DAESH) Takfiri terrorists. Two attacks within a week on… Read more »

  • Muslims waiting outside of the East London Mosque (file photo)

    UK Politician calls large mosques ‘not a great idea’

    British politician and leader of the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage says super-mosques are “not a great idea”. Farage said large mosques are “not necessarily a great idea”, as he toured a West Midlands town where the far-right English Defence League (EDL) has demonstrated against plans to build one with an 18-metre high minaret, the… Read more »

  • Yemeni civilians and security forces stand at the site of a Saudi air strike near Sana’a Airport on March 26, 2015. © AFP

    Saudis to pay dearly for Yemen war – Commentator

    Press TV has conducted an interview with Shabbir Hassanally, political commentator from London, to discuss the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen. Hassanally argues this aggression is a “failed strategy” and the Saudis will pay dearly for the “catastrophic miscalculation.” He also believes the Saudis are unable to resolve any problem through dialogue and this war will… Read more »