Tag: dervishes

Visual Report of Journey of Rights Activists of Dervishes to Shiraz

    Rights activists and lawyers who have been recently released from prison, over  the past week traveled to Shiraz and were highly welcomed by a number ofdervishes. In this multi-day trip, these dervishes visited the tombs of Sufi elders and Sheikhs of Gonabadi Ni’matullāhī  Order as well. In the following, they  also went over the grave of late Mr. Khalil Moradi Sarvestani, father of Hamidreza  Moradi Sarvestani, the rights activist of Gonabadi dervishes whose […]

Dervishes Threatened to Interrupt Treatment and Return Prison “According to Oral Order of the Deputy Prosecutor”

  According to the oral order of the deputy prosecutor, the prison authorities of Evin by dispatching the guards of the jail, threatened the imprisoned dervishes admitted in the Shohada e Tajrish hospital to take them back to the jail if they defy using handcuffs and shackles.Majzooban Noor added that following Mr .Khodabakhshi’s two ago visit (Sunday 26 April), deputy prosecutor and prosecutor overseeing security political prisoners, from the mentioned hospital and imprisoned prisoners, yesterday […]

In Memory of His Holliness Sultan Ali Shah Gonabadi

  Hazrat Hajj Sultan Mohammad Gonabadi Sultan Ali ShahRenewer of the Nimatullahi Order in Iran Sufism is the spiritual reality of Islam, even if it was not known as “Sufism” at the inception of Islam. Phenomenologically speaking, it proves to be the essence of Islam, which gives life to it, like the soul gives life to the body. In Sufi terminology, Islam has two aspects: shari’at, its outer dimension, or body, and tariqat, its inner […]

The Ministry of Intelligence calls Gonabadi Dervishes as Misled; Insulting Dervishes in “30 years of Silent Endeavor” Exhibition

  The Ministry of Intelligence and National Security of the Islamic Republic of Iran, following calling Gonabadi Dervishes as misled and irreligious, in an exhibition entitled: “30 years of Silent Endeavor,” in Lorestan province, again in Hormozgan province by launching a similar exhibition and presenting posters , have introduced Gonabadi Dervishes as followers of misguided sects and foreign affiliate.According to Majzooban Noor, prior to this, the Ministry of intelligence that had appreciated its 30 years […]

How Many Sufis Are There in Islam?

«Beidokht is a city in the Central District of Gonabad County in Iran, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. Beidokht is located 270 kilometres (170 mi) south of Mashhad. In Beidokht town is “Mazare Soltani”, a holy place for pilgrimage belonging to the Nematollahi Gonabadi Sufi Order.»   Devotees of Sufism, the spiritual interpretation of Islam, face problems wherever they are found. In the West, many self-styled Sufis have never become Muslim, know little of the religious […]

The Campaign’s 2014 UPR Submission

  This submission by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran provides information regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s implementation of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Recommendations that the Government of Iran accepted after the First Review in 2010, as stipulated in the Guidelines for Relevant Stakeholders Submissions. (DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE)  All of the Recommendations cited in the following document are among the 123 UPR Recommendations that the Islamic Republic of Iran accepted after […]

Wide Summons of Dervishes to the Mahshahr’s Intelligence Ministry and Definition of 1 Dervish

  Over the past few days, dozens of Gonabadi Dervishes residents of Mahshahr have been summoned to the Intelligence Bureau by phone. Among them, one Dervish was detained and interrogated for several hours.According to reports by Majzooban Noor, during the past few days intelligence forces in Khuzestan province, by a concerted action called and summoned more than 40 Gonabadi Dervishes residents of the city of Mahshahr to appear at the Intelligence Ministry. The most of […]

Empathy Action of Dervishes to Shave Heads

  According to Majzooban Noor, following the attack on Ward 350 of Evin prison by security guards and return of Gonabadi Dervish Mostafa Abdi from solitary confinement of ward 240 to ward 350 with shaved head and bruised body other Gonabadi Dervishes across the country have declared that they will shave their heads to show support for the injured and insulted prisoners in Evin prison.Many Dervishes from cities in country including Ahvaz, Shush, Abadan, Shahre […]

Dervishes released following arrests at protest

  Dervishes arrested in the protest in front of the Tehran’s Prosecutor’s office were released today, Monday March 10. The Majzooban-e Noor website reports that the dervishes were arrested yesterday as they gathered in front of the Tehran Prosecutor’s office to protest the failure of prison authorities to address the medical needs of jailed dervishes. Dervishes from across the country, together with families of jailed dervishes who are serving sentences in Rejaishahr, Evin and Nezam […]

Pressure on Dervishes to Close Their House of Worship in the City of Nayriz

  Recently, threats and pressures on Gonabadi Dervishes and violations of their rights has intensified by Basij militia and extremist religious groups with the aim of closing mystic religious ceremonies of the Dervishes in the city of Nayriz, situated in Fars province, Iran.According to Majzooban Noor, over recent days new efforts by extremist religious groups in order to put more pressure on Dervishes has begun following the Friday prayer leader’s recent speech in the city.According […]

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