سماحة السيد القائد مقتدى الصدر (أعزه الله) يصدر بيانا حول الاعتداءات الآثمة على مراقد الأنبياء والأولياء – His Excellency Sayid al-Qaid Muqtada al-Sadr (may God preserve him) issues statement on the vicious aggressions against the shrines of the prophets and the saints. [Da3sh is targeting all the religions in Iraq]

Dated: 25 July 2014 Original source (Arabic): http://jawabna.com/index.php/permalink/7519.html Translation starts here: His Excellency Sayid al-Qaid Muqtada al-Sadr (may God preserve him) issues statement on the vicious aggressions against the shrines of the prophets and the saints. In the name of the Almighty. The hands of the enemy, the hands of the ferocious enemy who carry no

سماحة السيد القائد يصدر بيانا حول ورود معلومات عن استهداف العاصمة بغداد الحبيبة ويعلن عن استعداده لحمايتها -08 August 2014: His Excellency al-Qaid issues statement regarding information circulating regarding the targeting of the capital beloved Baghdad and announces his preparedness to protect Baghdad.

Dated: 08 August 2014 Original source (Arabic): http://jawabna.com/index.php/permalink/7527.html Translation starts here: Bayan of his Excellency Sayid al-Qaid Muqtada al-Sadr (may God preserve him) with respect to information circulating about the targeting of the beloved capital, Baghdad. In the name of the Almighty. According to intelligence information, and other sources, that have reached us, some of the

كلمة سماحة السيد القائد مقتدى الصدر (أعزه الله) الى الشعب العراقي الحبيب الاربعاء 26 شعبان المعظم 1435 الموافق 25 حزيران 2014 – Statement from His Excellency Sayid al-Qaid Muqtada al-Sadr (may God preserve him) to the beloved people of Iraq 24th June 2014

Dated: 25 June 2014 Original source (Arabic): http://jawabna.com/index.php/permalink/7500.html Translation starts here: Statement from His Excellency Sayid al-Qaid Muqtada al-Sadr (may God preserve him) to the beloved people of Iraq 24th June 2014 In the name of the Almighty. All know that I have tried a lot to support Islamic and national unity within Iraq, and I

Sistani: Advice and Guidance to the Fighters on the Battlefields

Dated: 12 Feb 2015 Original source (English): http://www.sistani.org/english/archive/25036/ and Arabic source: http://www.sistani.org/arabic/archive/25034// Advice and Guidance to the Fighters on the Battlefields  In the Name of God, Ever-Merciful, Ever-Compassionate In the Name of God, Ever-Merciful, Ever-Compassionate Praise belongs to God, Lord of the Cosmos, and ever-lasting peace be upon the best of His creation, Muhammad and his noble

Text of statement on the current situation in Iraq from Friday sermon held by His Eminence, Sayid Ahmed Safi, representative of the Grand Marja’iya, 02 July 2014. نصّ ما ورد بشأن الوضع الراهن في العراق في خطبة الجمعة التي ألقاها فضيلة العلاّمة السيد أحمد الصافي في يوم (5/ رمضان/1435هـ) الموافق (4/تموز/2014م)

Dated: 02 July 2014 Original source (Arabic): http://www.sistani.org/arabic/archive/24921/ Translation starts here: Text of statement on the current situation in Iraq from Friday sermon held by His Eminence, Sayid Ahmed Safi, representative of the Grand Marja’iya, 02 July 2014. In the name of God the Compassionate and the Merciful. Concerning the current situation there are a

Muqtada al-Sadr withdraws militia from front line of fight against ISIS: Washington Post article

Dated: 17 Feb 2015 Original source (English): http://goo.gl/WsoV3k Authors: Loveday Morris and Mustafa Salim Discusses decision by Muqtada to freeze the activities of his militias the Peace Brigades and the Promised Day Brigade following killing of a Sunni tribal leader and eight of his entourage. Exert: “Smyth estimates the strength of the Peace Brigades at 25,000 to 40,000

Muqtada al-Sadr interview with al-Nahar: “Hashd al-Shaabi operates under Shiite Marja (authority) and should not intervene in Iraq’s political matters,”

Dated: 17 June 2015 Original source (English): http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/170620154 Speaking to Al-Nahar newspaper, the leader of the Sadrist Movement said the escalation of religious conflict between Shiites and Sunnis in Iraq was the result of the “authoritarian rule” of former Iraqi governments. “Former governments are accountable for the escalation of violence in Iraq. The authoritarian treatment of