World Cup 2018: Salah returns but Russia beat Egypt 3-1

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SHAFAQNA - Egypt lost on Tuesday to the Russians and so Arab teams in the World Cup are left with zero points from five games. Egypt lost to World Cup hosts Russia on Tuesday, minimising the The Pharaohs' chances of reaching the knockout…

Hijab gave me the feeling of security and respect.

SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Alya, from the Philippines, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami.   Alya is 32 years old and currently residing in Dubai, UAE (United Arab Emirates) but born and raised in the Philippines…

Are morals real without God?

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SHAFAQNA- Socrates on the topic of morality is quoted as saying “we are not talking about something little but how we ought to live”. As morally conscious individuals, we are concerned with the qualities required for living a…

Hypocrisy of Companions during and after Prophet’s Lifetime

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SHAFAQNA- Hudhayfah said: The contemporary hypocrites are worse than those who lived during the Prophet’s lifetime and used to conceal their truth but today they declare publicly! In another narration by al-Bukhari from him (Hudhayfah)…

On the Occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan; Holding 20,000 Cultural Competitions in Different Languages at the Razavi Holy Shrine “A

SHAFAQNA- “At the same time as the holy month of Ramadan, 20,000 cultural competitions were held on a daily basis, especially for non-Iranian pilgrims at Razavi Holy Shrine,” the director of Non-Iranian Pilgrims Affairs of Astan Quds Razavi…

Islam in View of Imam Ali (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Have you realized what Islam is? it is indeed a religion founded on truth. It is such a fountain-head of learning that several streams of wisdom and knowledge flow from it. It is such a lamp that several lamps will be lit…

The man behind "Punish a Muslim Day" letters appeared at Court

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SHAFAQNA - Two months ago Londoners reported receiving the letter which called for sickening acts of violence against Muslims. A man accused of 14 offences has appeared in court in connection with the investigation into the so-called Punish…

Photos: Masjid al-Sahlah, the Mosque of Imam al-Mahdi (aj)

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SHAFAQNA - The Al-Sahlah Mosque or Masjid al-Sahlah (Arabic: مسجد السهلة‎) is one of the primary significant mosques in the city of Kufa, Iraq. The mosque is of great importance to Shia Muslims, and it is believed that the…

What is the connection between Dua and Islamic Gnosticism?

SHAFAQNA - There is a misunderstanding among the human beings that sometimes it gets very deep. Some (people) do not understand what Dua is; therefore, they think (to themselves) we learn the Quran, (and) leave Dua. They do not understand what…

Civic campaigns are forming for peace in Afghanistan

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SHAFAQNA - ISIS violated the holiday ceasefire in Afghanistan and Taliban rejected government's suggestion to extend the ceasefire. However, different kinds of civic campaigns are forming for peace in Afghanistan. A suicide bomber has struck…

Photos: Eid al Fitr prayer at Alulbayt Foundation in London

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SHAFAQNA - In accordance with the fatwa of Grand Ayatullah Sistani, Eid al Fitr prayer offered at Alulbayt Foundation in London, on Saturday.

World Cup 2018: Iranian referee may judge the Final match

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SHAFAQNA - The distinguished judgment of Iranian referee during Germany-Mexico match in 2018 FIFA World Cup is taken widely into account among soccer lovers so that huge debates have circulated in social media and professional websites about…

Every goal from every game in initial days of Russia World Cup

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SHAFAQNA -  CBC SPORTS | by  Kevin Skiver: The World Cup is upon us, which means it's time to take your sick days and watch as much soccer as you possibly can. However, with overlapping matches, bathroom breaks and engagements with people…

French special forces on the ground in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - Middle East Monitor : French special forces are present on the ground in Yemen with forces from the United Arab Emirates, French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Saturday, citing two military source. The newspaper gave no further…

How to clean Najis furniture / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about cleaning dirty (Najis) furniture. Question: How can the carpet or furniture which absorbs water be cleaned (Tat’heer) when they become contaminated with child’s excrement? The…

Iran's response to Tramp: Iran has changed their attitude toward the US government more than the past

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SHAFAQNA - After the withdrawing the US from the Iran nuclear deal, less conversations or statements from Tramp heard in which there is no mention of Iran or threatening Iran. The US president recently said in a conversation with Fox News that…

Kristin, New Muslim Girl from USA

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Kristin( Abedah), from the United States, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami - Rahyafteha   Would you please give us a biography of yourself! My born name was Kristin but after reverting…

The Muslim Ummah at the End of Time

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SHAFAQNA- The following are narrations of the Holy Prophet (saww) in which the state of the Muslim Ummah (nation) has been predicted during the end of the time. HADEETH NO.1 “There will come a time upon people (Muslims) when: They…

Prominent Egyptian Quran Teacher Dies of Heart Attack

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Mustafa Raghib was a memorizer of the entire Quran and taught Quran memorization in the city of Banha in the Arab country’s Qalyubia Governorate. According to akhbarelyom.com, his funeral will be held after noon prayers…

Sorcery Hadith is of Ahad

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SHAFAQNA- The hadith on sorcery - supposing it to be correct, is a singly narrated one (hadith ahad), and the ahad traditions are not approved in the bab of doctrines (aqa’id). And the Prophet’s infallibility against impact of sorcery…

Pope calls for ending bloodshed in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- In public remarks Sunday, Francis said he was following 'with worry the dramatic fate of the people of Yemen, already so exhausted from years of conflict,' AP reported. He appealed to the international community so that 'no effort…

Iran-Iraq trade balance hit $10b: Envoy

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA:  The value of trade exchanges between Tehran and Baghdad reached ten billion dollars for a one-year period, Iran's ambassador to Iraq announced on Wednesday. There are many historical, cultural and political commonalities…

Are You Dead?

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SHAFAQNA- Many a times we come across individuals who take religion and religious activity lightly. They often mock at people who try to practise religious tenets. Similarly they treat the religion. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) in one of his…

Humbleness

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SHAFAQNA- وَ عِباَدُ الرَّحْمٌنِ الَّذِيْنَ يَمْشُوْنَ عَلى الأَرْضِ هَوْناً “And the servants of the Beneficent Allah are they who walk on the earth in humbleness.” By…

Publication of 110 Works on Hadith by the Islamic Research Foundation

SHAFAQNA- Since the beginning of the establishment, Astan Quds Razavi’s Islamic Research Foundation has published 110 works on the subject of Tradition (hadith). According to Astan News, “The Customs Of Socialization from The Viewpoint…

Damascus urges Iraq to reopen border crossing with Syria

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SHAFAQNA - Iraqi News | by Nehal Mostafa: The Iraqi Foreign Minister has received a message from his Syrian counterpart over intensifying efforts to re-open the border crossing between the two countries from west of Anbar in Iraq and al-Bu…

In Saudi Arabia, Public Opinion about Israel Is Shifting

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SHAFAQNA - Mosaic Magazine : While the growing cooperation between [Tel Aviv] and Riyadh, especially regarding the threat to both posed by Iran, is hardly a secret, it has generally stayed out of public view and has not been reflected in popular…

Cyberspace should promote religious teachings: Iran minister

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA: Quran should be emerged in cyberspace and this space should be used to circulate the Quranic and religious knowledge and teachings, the Iranian minister of culture and Islamic guidance said. Abbas Salehi told IRNA that…

IRAQ BANS RICE PLANTING BECAUSE OF WATER SHORTAGES

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SHAFAQNA - Reuters | by Moayed Kenany: Iraq has banned farmers from planting rice and other water-intensive crops in the face of increasing shortages because of drought and shrinking river flows, an agriculture ministry official said on…

Humanitarian disaster in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah, in the biggest battle of a three-year war

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SHAFAQNA- Thousands of troops backed by Saudi and United Arab Emirates forces began the biggest battle of the war in Yemen this week, launching an attack on the port of Hodeidah and putting the main supply route for food into the country at…