Video: Why does Allah ask us to remember Him?

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SHAFAQNA- Shaykh Azhar Nasser's speech on the subject of "Why does Allah ask us to remember Him?"    Read more from Shafaqna: Video: The End of Times can be described in Two Words...

Taliban Spokesman: We just negotiate with US

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SHAFAQNA- Taliban Spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said that the publication of the negotiating team's list with the Taliban is pointless because the group know US as the only decision maker. A spokesman for the Taliban group, Zabiullah Mujahid,…

Chabahar’s Inhumane terror attack was aimed at disrupting Iran's economic development

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SHAFAQNA | by Leila Yazdani : Terrorist attack in the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar comes as Iran's economy reels in the wake of the United States re-imposing sanctions lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Chabahar…

New high quality product for Industry and Modern Agriculture

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: New high quality product introduced by al-Joud Company for Industry and Modern Agriculture. Al-Joud Company for Modern Industry and Agriculture Technology of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, introduced its new product,…

The Supreme Religious Authority renews its call to desist from practices that violate the legitimacy, morality and patriotism

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority renews its call to some tribes to desist from practices that violate the legitimacy, morality and patriotism, and not to infringe upon the rights of citizens. The Supreme Religious Authority…

Photos: Iran's historic city of Yazd

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SHAFAQNA: In the centre of Iran, a 2500 year old historic city of Yazd is located. Yazd is the city of high adobe walls, windcatchers (a traditional Persian architectural element for creating natural ventilation in buildings), subterranean…

Photos: Karbala commemorates the martyrdom anniversary of the companion Sa'eed Ibn Jubayr

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The procession of the people of Karbala commemorates in cooperation with the holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them) the martyrdom anniversary of the companion Sa'eed Ibn Jubayr. The…

Indonesia: Political use of mosques banned

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SHAFAQNA- The Indonesian mosque council has banned the use of mosques for political activities. According to Iran's Cultural Adviser in Indonesia, the Indonesian mosque council has banned the use of mosques as means of practical political…

Can dowry be taken out of husband’s assets without his permission? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about dowry. Question: I am a woman who has been separated from her husband but I have not received my entire dowry. Also some of my ex-husband’s assets are with me. Can…

Physical condition of Sheikh Issa Qassim is Improving

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain's prominent cleric Sayyid Abdullah al-Gharifi said that the physical condition of Sheikh Issa Qassim is improving. Al-Gharifi, the prominent Bahraini scholar, made remarks about Sheikh Issa Qassim's latest state of health,…

Afghan MP: Fight Against Terrorism is the most Important goal of Region

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SHAFAQNA- President of the Afghan Parliament said that Combating terrorism and strengthening regional cooperation is the most important goal of the governments of Tehran, Kabul, Beijing, Moscow, Islamabad and Ankara. “Terrorism has never…

Iran’s Rouhani: US sanctions are ‘economic terrorism’

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SHAFAQNA- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at US “economic terrorism” against Iran and warnned of a "deluge" of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if U.S sanctions weaken Iran's ability to contain these issues. “US…

Is constant soul-searching necessary?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: O’ people, prosperous is the one who by finding faults of his/her own soul avoids finding faults with others. And how prosperous is the one who pays attention to his/her own house and family, and eats Halal food,…

Berlin: Authorities are unresponsive to Mosque attacks

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SHAFAQNA- At least 14 cases of mosque attacks have been registered in Berlin since 2016. It was mostly about right-wing and Islamophobic acts of unknown perpetrators, as the Senate administration stated after a request by Greens MPs in a response…

"Europe needs Muslims - and Muslims need Europe"

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SHAFAQNA- "Without religion, Europe is unthinkable and the religions with their diverse traditions will be needed in the future to keep alive the 'European Peace Project',” as a result of the three-day European Congress in Paderborn, which…

OPEC decides to cut 1.2m bpd to rebalance oil markets

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SHAFAQNA- OPEC concluded its 175th meeting with an accord to remove 1.2 million barrels a day of crude from the market, with non-OPEC allies including Russia taking a 400,000 barrel-a-day share. Iran will be exempted from such a cut due to sanctions. Oil-producing…

What is proper wisdom?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Wisdom and intellect has been divided into three parts and a person who has all parts, his/her wisdom is complete; and the one who does not have these, has no wisdom: Proper…

Video: Who are the four representatives of Imam Mahdi during his minor occultation?

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SHAFAQNA- Who are the four representatives of Imam Mahdi during his minor occultation?  

Video: Send your New Year wishes to refugee children

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SHAFAQNA- Letters of Love translates and handwrites your well wishes to a refugee child. Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Canadians are opening their hearts and homes to Refugees Video: Demands for Justice grow louder Video: A…

Video: How can we help Afghanistan's refugees?

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SHAFAQNA: How can we help Afghanistan's refugees?   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: We will continue to be in Mosul and support Refugees Video: Demands for Justice grow louder Video: A French artist paints the homes of…

Javanese and Sudanese Traditional Wedding Costumes

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SHAFAQNA- Asian Inspirations: Traditional Asian dressing can both delight and confuse non-Asians. Heavily influenced by conservative yet imaginative culture, clothing which originates from most parts of East and Southeast Asia are both colourful…

Photos: King Faisal Mosque in Marawi, Philippines

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SHAFAQNA- Beautiful Mosque: The biggest mosque in Marawi City, this structure is located in Mindanao State University. It is named after the former king of Saudi Arabia who also financed its construction. The structure is noticeable for…

The Issue of occultation

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SHAFAQNA- The atrocities of Bani Abbas towards the progeny of Ali and the sons of Imam Jafer Sadiq had created unrest and confusion as well as the problem of succession to Imam Hasan Askari (260, 874 AD). At Samerra there rendered elements…

Division of Groups

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SHAFAQNA- Regarding the Imam after the martyrdom of Imam Hasan Askari a man by the name of NOU BAKHATI had written a book under the title “HREQ AL-SHIA” (sects of Shia). This man says strange things never heard before nor will be heard…

Nigel Farage quits Ukip over anti-Muslim policies

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SHAFAQNA-  The now former president of the party took Ukip to 3rd place by number of votes in the 2015 election and significantly shaped the ground for the Brexit referendum. He was dismayed by Batten’s policies and his decision to appoint…

Islamophobia driving belief in myths about Muslims in British society, MPs say

SHAFAQNA- The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims found that “prevalent” Islamophobia was driving division, hate crime and even terror attacks. “British society at large, by virtue of normalised prejudice against…

Saeed Al-Shehabi: Muslim scholars should do more/ The real problem is politicizing religion

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SHAFAQNA | Ala Moqadas :  “I think, Islamic scholars are generally not doing their job. They should do more. Not just toward their people also among themselves,” Saeed Al-Shehabi, The Secretary Genaral of Bahrain freedom movement and founder…

Yemen peace talks start with Agreement to exchange prisoners

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SHAFAQNA- Yemen’s warring sides agreed on Thursday to exchange prisoners at the start of peace talks in Sweden that aim to end Yemen civil war that called the "worst humanitarian crisis" by UN. The peace talk is set to last a week in the…