Ceremony in Stockholm to Mark Imam Ali Birth Anniversary

15:29 - January 31, 2023
News ID: 3482297
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A program marking the birth anniversary of Imam Ali (AS), the first Shia Imam, will be held in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, on Friday.

Art work in praise of Imam Ali (AS)


The Imam Ali (AS) Islamic Center will organize the celebration, starting at 7 PM local time, the center said in an announcement.

It will include a speech delivered by head of the center Hojat-ol-Islam Hakim Elahi as well as eulogy recitation by Nazar al-Qatari, a renowned eulogist in the Arab world.  

The Imam Ali (AS) Islamic Center holds various religious and cultural programs throughout the year for Muslims residing in Stockholm and nearby cities.  

Shia Muslims and others celebrate the birth anniversary of Imam Ali (AS) on the 13th day of the lunar month of Rajab (which falls on February 4 this year).

Imam Ali (AS) was Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s highly revered son-in-law and cousin as well as the first Imam in Shia Islam.

The Imam is respected for his courage, knowledge, belief, honesty, unbending devotion to Islam, deep loyalty to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), equal treatment of all Muslims and generosity in forgiving his defeated enemies.




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