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Iran-Backed Shiite Militias In Iraq Contradict U.S. About Their Role In Battle For Tikrit

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

Iraqi security forces and al-Hashid al-Shabi forces prepare in Tikrit to stage an attack with heavy weapons on March 26. (Photo by Ali Mohammed/Anadol...

Ashura In the Shadow of New Terrorism

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Sectarian violence persists in Islam, and discredits the religion of Muhammad, Ali, and Husayn before the world. There is much to ponder, this year, on Ashura.

See Iran's Imam Reza Shrine Through A Pilgrim's Eyes

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.24.2014 | Religion

The Imam Reza shrine in Mashad, Iran, is the world's largest mosque by dimension and lies close to the hearts of the country's majority Shiite Muslim ...

A Relationship of Mutual Respect and Admiration: His Highness the Aga Khan Becomes First Faith Leader to Address Joint Session of Canadian Parliament

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Rizwan Mawani

The Shi'a Imam spoke about the increased conflict that characterized our world, the tensions between Sunni and Shi'a interpretations of Islam and that pluralism -- an ethic in which diversity, not just in its spirit, but in practice -- needed to be valued and championed.

The Bohras: Understanding Shi'a Succession in a Muslim Community

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rizwan Mawani

The passing of Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin, the 52nd da'i al-mutlaq of the Dawoodi Tayyibi Musta'li Ismailis, Friday in Mumbai left a community of approximately one million adherents mournful and bereaved.

Ashura: In the Dungeon of Cancer, al-Hussein Was My Light

Amin G. Aaser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Amin G. Aaser

Through al-Hussein we gained strength. When battling a demon, whether a tyrant like Yazid or a disease like cancer, strength does not come from numbers; rather, it comes from the All Mighty.

The Guardian: Ahmadinejad Not Jewish, Family Didn't Convert

The Huffington Post | T.J. Ortenzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Just a couple weeks ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took to the podium inside the U.N.'s grand hall and suggested that there was a worldwid...