Bahraini Authorities Continue to Crack Down on Shiites by Summoning Ashura Eulogy Reciters and Preachers
The authorities in Bahrain continue to harass the Shiite majority by constantly summoning Ashura eulogy reciters and preachers, who belong to the Shiite sect, for interrogation.
Al-Wefaq Calls on Gov’t to Stop Targeting Clerics and Preachers during Ashura
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, the largest opposition political group in Bahrain, called on the government of Bahrain to put an end to the targeting of clerics and preachers during the Ashura season, describing what has been taking place as "abhorrent sectarian behavior."
Authorities Summon 4 Shiite Clerics, Arrest Two of them over Taking Part in Ashura Occasion
The Bahraini security authorities summoned 4 Shiite clerics (Husseini preachers) and arrested two of them over taking part in Ashura occasion.
Ashura Holiday on September 9 and 10
Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa issued a circular for Ashura holiday.
Interior Minister Says He will not Allow Raising Political Slogans in Ashura
Bahraini Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa said that he will not allow raising political slogans in Ashura season.
Jaffaria: Husseini Obsequies Registration Period to End on Thursday
The Jaffaria Waqf (Endowments) directorate called on the owners of the Husseini obsequies to renew the registration of their obsequies for the season of Ashura 1441 Hijri, corresponding to 2019, as the last day of registration is Thursday (August 29, 2019).
Hijri New Year's Holiday Circular Issued
Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa issued a circular regarding the Hijri New Year holiday.
2018: King Closes Obsequy Center in Al-Malikiya, Government Targets Shiite Rituals in Ashura
Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa became irritated during the Ashura season this year once again. However, this time he closed down a Ma’tam (obsequies) — Shiite center in which religious occasions are commemorated, namely Ashura.
Bahrain Clerics: We Can’t Stand Silent on Attacking Ashura Rituals
Bahrain Mirror: The clerics of Bahrain denounced the attacks on Ashura rituals such as “tearing and taking down black Ashura banners and flags or attacking Ashura gatherings,” deeming these acts a “blatant violation of religious freedoms.”
Bahraini Interior Ministry Investigates Assaults by Ruling Family Member against Shiite Obsequies Yet without Results
The Bahraini Interior Ministry said that it is investigating the shooting incidents that took place southwest of the capital Manama, targeting two Shiite obsequies.
Bahraini Security Forces Take Down Ashura Banners & Flags in 5 Areas
Activists on social media said that the Bahraini Interior Ministry's security forces continued to take down banners and flags for the season of Ashura.
Bahrain’s Northern Governorate Convenes with 120 Representatives of Husseini Obsequies to Discuss Security Needs
Bahrain Mirror: The Northern Governorate of Bahrain stated on Wednesday (September 9, 2015) that it called on 120 representatives of Husseini obsequies and processions to convene Thursday (September 10, 2015).