The 21-Minute Virus
Only 20 minutes is the time allowed for Husseini obsequies (religious congregation halls) to broadcast live their mourning ceremony during Ashura this year. After the 20-minute mark, these obsequies will be considered to be violating the law, and the authorities will shut them down for 3 years, fining them 10,000 dinars.
Details from Interior Ministry Campaign to Prevent Re-Opening of Husseiniyas in Muharram
The Bahraini Interior Ministry is launching two campaigns against the return of religious rituals that Bahraini Shiites commemorate in the Month of Muharram every year. The first is a campaign of summonses to pressure and cause direct threat and the second is a media campaign via local media outlets.
Ongoing Closure of Obsequies and Mosques Preventive Measure or Persecution against Specific Sect?
Bahraini citizens have wondered a lot about the reason behind keeping the obsequies (religious congregation halls) and mosques closed and the refusal to open them although people have shown readiness to comply with the necessary health measures.
Was Al-Shuwaikh Obsequy Dome Demolished or Did it Collapse?
On Sunday, May 17, 2020, the Dome of Al-Shuwaikh obsequy built in the Bahraini village of Barbar collapsed. Its collapse once again brought to light the religious persecution that the Shiite community in Bahrain suffers from as well as the constant restrictions on their religious rites.
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.
Bahraini Authorities Threaten Use Force against Shia Mourning Processions, Reports
Reports revealed that Bahraini security forces threatened number of obsequies administrators that mourning processions will be targeted.
Bahrain: Shiite Hussainia Targeted with Gunfire in Sitra
Bahrain Mirror: Activists on Social Media said that a black 4×4 vehicle opened fire at Al-Marzouq Hussainia hall in Wadyan village in the island of Sitra in the early Monday (January 11, 2016) at around 3 a.m.
Al-Wefaq: Terrorist Attacks on Al-Hamla & Damestan Obsequies Reflects Presence of Armed Terrorist Groups in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that Shiite Obsequies (Hussainiyahs) in Bahrain’s Al-Hamla and Damestan were targeted by terrorist attacks, which reflects the presence of terrorist groups blatantly armed in Bahrain.
Two Ashura Obsequies Fired at in Bahrain's Al-Hamla & Damestan
The obsequies of Al-Hamla and Sheikh Hassan Al-Damestani were targeted with gunfire, causing material damage without leaving any injuries.