U.S. Congress propose bill to stop Saudi weapons sale after Khashoggi disappearance

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SHAFAQNA- Following reportes over Jamal Khashoggi's murder, whose potential killing have been linked to the Saudis, U.S congress proposed a draft bill to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Massachusetts Democratic congressman Jim McGovern,…

Zarif: US addiction to sanctions is out of control

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized the US for imposed fresh sanctions on a number of Iranian entities, saying US is becoming increasingly addicted to sanctions. “US addiction to sanctions is out of control.…

Ahvaz terror attack "IS perpetrator" killed in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Daesh military official responsible for recent terror attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz was killed in Diyaleh, east of Iraq, Secretary General of Badr Organization, a major resistance group in Iraq, Hadi Al-Ameri announced. In…

A Muslim woman from Ethiopia becomes Minister of Defense

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SHAFAQNA- On Tuesday, Ethiopia's Prime Minister appointed a hijab wearing Muslim woman as the Minister of Defense for the African nation. The decision of Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, to name a woman, Ayisha Mohammad, as the Minister…

Karbala Prepares Centers to Guide the Lost Arba'een Pilgrims

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Within the preparations for the Ziyarat Arba'een: The communications division of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine deploys centers to guide the lost. A number of the departments and units of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine,…

More than 1000 waste containers on the roads to Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine puts more than 1000 waste containers on the roads leading to the holy city of Karbala. As part of its preparations to receive the visitors of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) on the Arba'een,…
FM: RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY SOLID CASTLE OF IRAQ

Ibrahim al-Jafari: Shia Supreme Religious Authority is strong fortress of Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Referring to the paternal role of Supreme Religious Authority (Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani) in maintaining the integrity and unity of people, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari, in an exclusive interview with Shafaqna News Agency…

What is the ruling on spreading fake news to influence the price of shares? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’a answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about spreading fake news to influence the price of shares. Question: Is there any problem with collusion and spreading fake news to cause artificial increase or decrease in share…

Leader of The Youth of Paradise

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SHAFAQNA-The fragrance of paradise could be felt in the air of Holy Medina this day in the year 3rd AH. It was a day of rejoicing. The Almighty’s Last Messenger to mankind had become grandfather for the first time with the birth of a…

In picture: New sanctuary prepared to receive Arbaeen pilgrims

SHAFAQNA- Fatima Sanctuary – next to the Imam Ali Shrine – was opened on 17 October 2018 to receive Arba'een pilgrims.   Photography: Charity Center of the Imam Ali Shrine Recently Added In picture: New sanctuary…

German orientalist: Hussain showed cruelty and oppression are not sustainable

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SHAFAQNA- Marbin, German orientalist has a quote about Imam Hussain (a.s.) which says: “This great soldier of Islamic world showed the people of the world that cruelty and oppression are not sustainable, and no matter how strong the base…

Abductors kidnapped Iranian border troops by making them unconscious

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SHAFAQNA- Commander of the Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, announced that in Mirjaveh hostage taking, first the abductors made the Iranian border guards unconscious, then kidnapped them. This…

Investment of the al-Abbas's (P) Holy Shrine for the preparation of Karbala butchery

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: For the preparation of meat and poultry in order to rehabilitate and operate the Karbala butchery on the Karbala-Babylon road in the Ibrahimia region for the production and processing of poultry meat, Al-Kafeel Company for…

Photos: Lake Urmia's Mud Bath Health Benefits

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SHAFAQNA- Since a very long time, Lake Urmia has been known for its health benefits. Mud bath’s health benefits is one of the prominent features of Lake Urmia. Since the mud in Lake Urmia is rich in sodium, chloride, magnesium, potassium,…

The project of the Encyclopedia of the Holy Defense Fatwa is near the completion

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The largest documentary project "The Encyclopedia of the Holy Defense Fatwa", adopted by the Intellectual and Cultural Affairs Department at the al-Abbas Holy Shrine, has reached advanced stages. According to al-Kafeel…

In central Iran, UNHCR helps to build schools for refugees

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SHAFAQNA- On Tuesday with the attendance of Iranian Minister of Education Mohammad Bathaei, a school was opened which has been built with the aid of the United Nations High Commissionaire for Refugees (UNHCR). “The school covers an…

Iranian officials called Pakistan to urgent measures for release of  hostage guards

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Interior Minister and Iran's Foreign Minister called Pakistan to take urgent measures for release of  hostage guards who were kidnapped at Iranian border with Pakistan.  Three days ago, 14 border guards, including IRGC…

What is the ruling on doing crosswords for the sake of the prize? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about doing crosswords. Question: What is the ruling on doing crosswords for the sake of attaining the prize? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei:There is no problem. Source: kha…

International Conference on the Muslim Ummah in Istanbul

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: On Sunday, scholars from different countries gathered  to discuss problems facing the Muslim world at the "International Conference on the Muslim Ummah." The three-day conference bringing together 20 international scholars…

U.S. Adds several other institutes to Its List of Sanctions against Iran

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SHAFAQNA – Several other Iranian institutes was added on the list of U.S sanctions against Iran, according to statement of The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). In a statement, OFAC listed the sanctioned…

Jamal Khashoggi case: New evidence suggest suspects had ties to Saudi government

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SHAFAQNA- Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance in Istanbul was organized by a high-ranking officer with the General Intelligence Presidency, Saudi Arabia's main intelligence service, three sources familiar with the case said. One of those sources…

Imam Hussain (P) Shrine's Message to the United Nations

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Imam Hussain Shrine's delegation who was sent to the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York, America, said that the head of the delegation Dr. Talal Elkamali delivered a speech in which he mentioned the crucial…

Western Media companies, executives pull out of Saudis' business conference over disappearance of journalist

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SHAFAQNA- A growing list of Western executives and major  news media bail out of the annual investor conference scheduled to convene in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, this month following accusations that the Saudi government ordered the murder of a…

Is singing allowed in Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: To answer the questions about singing in Islam, we cannot say that singing is completely forbidden (Haram) in Islam. Like any other issue, we have to find out what kind of singing is allowed (Halal) and that if there…

Photos: The Sofra of Lady Ruqayyah (P) spread in Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: For the fourth year in row, the Sofra of Saint Ruqayyah (peace be upon her) spread along the square between the two holy shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and his brother Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them). In…

What is the source of mental pressure?

SHAFAQNA - Attachment to this world, whether it is due to worldly tools or worldly enjoyments or wanting to live in this world, is the seed of all sedition, as well as the origin and basis for all misfortunes (in life). Love of the world is…

How to confront sedition?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: After me, sedition like pieces of dark night will cover my Ummah (Islamic nation); in a way that due to them, the person will be believer at night and disbeliever in the day.…

Jaish al-Adl abducted 14 Iranian border guards

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SHAFAQNA- 14 border guards, including IRGC intelligence officers, were kidnapped by terrorists on province of Sistan-Baluchistan, southeastern border with Pakistan. The official IRNA news agency said the border guards were "abducted between…

What is the consequence of falsehood?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Truth is heavy and bitter and untruth/falsehood is light and sweet; and perhaps it is a false desire and will not last for an hour or so, but it will cause endless sorrow and…

How important is the right of the believer in Islam?

SHAFAQNA - Aban ibn Taqlib narrated: I was performing Tawaf (going around the Ka’aba) with Imam Sadeq (AS). A companion of mine came in front of me and wanted me to go with him to sort out a situation for him. I thought to myself it is not…