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Shias have rights, but don’t spread beliefs among Malaysian Muslims, says...

The prime minister says any religious practice is welcomed as long as it respects the majority Sunni Muslims.

Shia, Ahmadiah followers left out due to different beliefs, Jais says

Organisers at breaking of fast event explain why the two groups were not invited although leaders of other faiths were present.

Iraq’s Shia armed groups vow to oust US troops

After a victory over IS and war on jihadists, the US is seen as an "unwanted" occupying force.

Bahrain Shia opposition leader loses appeal against life sentence

Sheikh Ali Salman was convicted in November and was accused of interacting with Qatari officials on plans to overthrow the government.

Clarity needed between following Shia Islam and propagating it, says minister

Mujahid Yusof Rawa says there’s need for clear guidelines between Shias who follow the sect and those who promote it as the constitution guarantees freedom of religious practice.

2 million Iranian pilgrims head into Iraq for Arbaeen

Arbaeen marks the 40th day after Imam Hussein's martyrdom, with the devout marching on foot for all or part of the way to Karbala.

Putrajaya urged to ratify UN declaration on religious freedom

DAP MP P Kasthuriraani says reforms to religious freedom in Malaysia need to take place first before it can start defending the rights of those in other countries.

3 Saudi ‘terrorists’ killed in Shia region

The Shia community is estimated to make up between 10% and 15% of the kingdom's population of 32 million, but the government has released no official statistics.

RapidKL denies involvement in pro-Shia activity near monorail station

Jawi has also given the assurance that the religious authorities are constantly monitoring the situation based on public complaints.

Kelantan nabs Shia Muslims in Merdeka eve raid

It is the latest in a series of actions against followers of the sect, labelled as 'deviant' by local Islamic authorities.

Mat Sabu dismisses allegation he attended Shia function

The defence minister says he has often made trips to Thailand for the “korban” functions and that this time he was accompanied by staff of the armed forces.

Ex-IGP Khalid: I was not ‘very aware’ of Amri Che Mat’s...

The former IGP says he only found out about the missing Perlis activist after reading the news.

Be careful what you wish for, Faisal urges impatient liberal reformers

Banned author warns of likely conservative backlash to hasty changes.

Ex-Special Branch man grilled over claim that Shia Muslims ‘dangerous’

Awaluddin Jadid says police view with concern the followers of Shia Islam in Malaysia due to a fatwa labelling it 'deviant'.

Ban on Faisal Tehrani’s 7 books still not lifted

Award-winning novelist's books were banned under the previous administration as they were alleged to contain elements of Shia Islam.

Witness: Amri, Perlis Hope not a threat to country

There is no proof Perlis Hope was influencing people, police witness Razman Ramli tells Suhakam inquiry.

SB man unsure if Fuzi was told about Amri’s Shia probe

Razman Ramli says SB officers investigating any case are required to keep their heads informed.

SB officer’s video transcript on ‘dangerous’ Shias read out at inquiry

The video was uploaded on YouTube days before activist Amri Che Mat disappeared.

Former associate not surprised by protests over Maszlee as education minister

Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa says apart from 'double standards' about Shia Muslims and Zakir Naik, he doubts if Maszlee Malik could withstand pressures from Malay and Chinese extremists in the education sector.

Perlis Hope spreads hate, JAIPS chief tells inquiry

Hazman Hassan says social media posts by the NGO have made it look as if the state government agencies are not doing their work.

Lawyer Siti Kasim grills Asri over Shia and Sunni

The Perlis mufti also appears to dodge a question when asked if he thinks the leader of IS is a Shia Muslim.

We had no warrant, says Perlis mufti over ‘raid’ at Amri’s...

But Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin says he had initially informed the Raja Muda of Perlis of his intention to visit the activist's house.

Selangor stops anti-Shia mention in Friday sermons

But state religious authorities say this is to shorten the duration of the weekly assembly, not because of a change in stand.

Perlis mufti didn’t ask about mut’ah, Suhakam inquiry told

Brother-in-law of missing Perlis activist Amri Che Mat refutes claim by Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin.