Iran’s politics polarized but full of dignity: Activist

Shabbir Hassanally, an activist and Middle East expert, says Iran’s presidential hopefuls have differences on various issues but they respect dignity based on the framework of the Islamic Republic. “Iran is proving yet again that it is a country that is sophisticated and honorable and strong and while it has polarized opinion here and there,… Read more »

Saudi Arabia imitating Israeli tactics against dissidents: Scholar

Shabbir Hassanally, an activist and Islamic scholar, says Saudi Arabia is imitating Israeli tactics against those who ask for their rights. “Saudi Arabia seems to have this fetish for going after people who ask for any sort of rights,” Hassanally said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday, adding that “the Saudi entity is operating… Read more »

Sheikh Qassim’s prosecution big Al-Khalifah mistake: Expert

Shabbir Hassanally, an activist and Middle East expert, believes the prosecution of top Bahraini Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, is “strategically a very big mistake,” adding that Saudi Arabia is aware that such a move will create problems in Bahrain, otherwise Riyadh would not have sent forces “to come and try to maintain law and order” in the tiny… Read more »

The “Saudi Islamic Army” is the same as DAESH, but in a Suit

In His Name, the Most High I recently had the honour of giving an interview to the Quds Online Magazine in Iran, this was subsequently translated into Farsi and featured on the front page of their “Bayt ol-Moqaddas” Magazine. The article (translated into Farsi) was published on page 5 of the magazine: High-quality PDF images… Read more »

The Neccessity of Truth

I swear by the time, Most surely man is in loss, Except those who believe and do good, and enjoin on each other truth, and enjoin on each other patience. Quran, Surah al-Asr (The Time) (103), Verses 1-3 The truth is something very important, and it should always be adhered to – if a mistake… Read more »

Is Iran’s election democratic? Let’s find out …

Is the Iranian presidential election a free election? How much does the will of people count in the election process? Are Iranian people willing to take part in the elections? Does the Supreme Leader decide who the next President will be? Why is there a vetting process? By Shabbir R Hassanally I am leaving among… Read more »

EU rejects any military solution to Syria conflict

In the wake of the United States’ missile strike on Syria, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, has rejected any military solution to the conflict in Syria, saying the bloc is committed to the unity and territorial integrity of the Arab country. “The EU firmly believes that there can be no military solution… Read more »

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

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 »

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    Syria and Siffien – Thoughts on the Repetition of History

    In His Name, the Most High Over the last couple of weeks, indeed since the illegal invasion and attack on Syria various rumours and games have been in play. When this subject is discussed, it needs to be done so with responsibility and all seriousness. The lives of countless are in the balance, as well… Read more »

  • 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 »

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    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 »