Hadith Recordation by Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Following the course of his forefathers, Imam Mu-sa- al-Ka-dhim paid great attention to the question of recording the religious knowledge and safeguarding such recordations in general and the Book of Imam `Ali- in particular. However,…

Gazan teen dies of Israeli gunfire wounds sustained in anti-occupation protests

SHAFAQNA- Palestinian medical sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said 16-year-old Ahmad Misbah Abu Toyour died on Saturday morning at the European Hospital in the city of Khan Yunis, located about 25 kilometers south of Gaza City. Another…

Here’s Exactly What to Expect If You Need Allergy Testing

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SHAFAQNA- If you have allergies, you’re probably familiar with the ways your immune system broadcasts its general lack of chill. Maybe your nose releases a river of snot, your eyes feel maddeningly scratchy, or your skin erupts with hives. Whatever…

When is the first day of the holy month of Muharram of 1440 AH?

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SHAFAQNA - Alkafeel : According to the schedule of the dates of moon sighting of the holy month of Muharram of the year 1440 AH, published on the official website of the Office of the supreme religious authority Sayed Ali al-Sistani in Najaf:…

Photos: Displaying A Manuscript of the Holy Quran Written By Imam Ali (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali Network:  For the first time, The Valuables and Manuscripts Fair displays a manuscript of the Holy Quran written by Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH), the Commander of the Faithful. He has written this manuscript in 40 AH. The…

Displaced families' return to their home in al-Mayadeen

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SHAFAQNA- In al-Mayadeen city and its countryside in the southeastern part of Deir Ezzor province, more than 1000 displaced families returned to their homes . The families’ return came after the army’s engineering units cleared the area…

After Saudi Slaughter of Yemeni Childrens, Madrid Cancels Arms Sale Deal with Riyadh

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SHAFAQNA-  The Spanish defense ministry canceled a €9.2-million deal to sell Saudis 400 precision bombs because 0f the Saudi-led coalition’s recent massacre of Yemeni kids. The Spanish Ministry of Defense announced on Monday that it…

Photos: Disappearance Basement's New look

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The Eleskeri Shrine's engineering personnel has begun the project of the basement expansion, known as the “Disappearance Basement”; where the Awaited Imam Mohammed Elmehdi (May God Hasten His Reappearance) was…

Paraguay’s embassy move praised by Palestine

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SHAFAQNA- Paraguay’s “courageous” decision to move its embassy from occupied Jerusalem al-Quds back to Tel Aviv, lauded by Palestine saying it will “immediately” open its own embassy in the Latin American state after the Israeli regime…

Muharram Preparations in Imam Hussain (P) Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The Imam Hussain Shrine has begun its preparations for the month of Muharram, to hold a stately ceremony to replace the red banner of the dome of the shrine with a black banner. Muslims – in the month of Muharram –…

Lebanon and Syria to extend tourism and economic relations

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SHAFAQNA- Abdullah al-Gharbi, The Syrian Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Minister, discussed about commercial and economic relations between Syria and Lebanon, with Lebanese Agriculture Minister Ghazi Zaiter and Industry Minister Hussein…

The Supreme Religious Authority: The Iraqi people can no longer tolerate the poor performance of the officials caused by corruption

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority has shown that the Iraqi people can no longer tolerate the poor performance of the officials and the bad services caused by corruption. These were the important points stated in the second…

Ayatollah Khamenei received Erdogan and Putin

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SHAFAQNA - Following the end of Tehran trilateral summit on Syrian settlement, Iranian Leader Ayatollah Khamenei received Turkish President Erdogan and Russian President Putin in separate meetings.  Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah…

Iran, Turkey presidents discussed bilateral relations

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian and Turkish presidents met on Friday afternoon and discussed bilateral relations as well as the Syria crisis and regional developments. The meeting between Rouhani and Erdogan occurred on the sidelines of a summit of Iranian,…

Rouhani: Fight against terrorism is essential issue until eradication of all terrorist groups in Syria

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SHAFAQNA- The tripartite meeting between Russia, Turkey and Iran held today Friday in Tehran to discuss the situation in the Syrian province of Idleb and restoration of peace in the Arab state as Syrian government forces prepares a large-scale…

You need to try Egyptian halal street-food startups now

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Ahmed Gabr: In the Middle East and Africa region, Egypt is the second only to Saudi Arabia  for consumer spending on eating out, with almost 12 per cent of the total value of the food-and-beverage industry in 2016.…

India Released a Quran Interpretation in Urdu

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SHAFAQNA-  In India, an Urdu book was released by Moulana Shah Jamal Ul Rahman at Madina Education Centre in Nampally. This book is titled ‘Rooh-e-Quran’ (Spirit of Quran) and it is compiled, interpreted and published by Moulana Gayas…

Victory for Muslim women as Court Orders South Africa to Recognize Muslim Marriages

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SHAFAQNA- A court in South Africa ordered that the State was obliged to introduce legislation to formally recognize Muslim marriage as valid for the first time. Muslim men and women are effectively deprived of their right to seek legal…

Can Imams (AS) enter any place?

SHAFAQNA - Abasalt narrated: After Imam Ridha (AS) was poisoned by Ma’amoon, and wanted to leave his palace, Ma’amoon asked: Where are you going? Imam Ridha (AS) replied: To the place where you sent me. Then, Imam (AS) covered his head and…

Why must Torbah be used for Sijdah? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about using Torbah in prostration (Sijdah). Question: Why must Torbah be used for Sijdah? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: In Salaat, Sijdah must be performed on the earth (ground,…

Dutch politician Wilders cancels anti-Islam cartoon contest

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SHAFAQNA- Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders canceled plans to hold Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest amid mass protests against it. According to The Muslim Post, in a written statement Thursday night, Wilders, an outspoken anti-Islam…

Video: Muslim man pray in Sikh temple as he can’t find a mosque

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SHAFAQNA - a Muslim man praying towards Mecca inside a Sikh temple in Malaysia has been seen in a video shared widely on Facebook. The man was spotted in Gurdwara Sahib Bercham Ipoh in Malaysia praying while Sikh hymns were being sung on…

Presentation of al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine in World Congress of Libraries and Information

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Among 32 countries, The Library and House of Manuscripts of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine was chosen to present its research in the 84th World Congress of Libraries and Information in Malaysia. In the 84th World Congress…

Traditional Malay Wedding

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SHAFAQNA- Asian Inspirations: A traditional Malay wedding is one of the most diverse, not to mention lavish, cultural traditions in the world. An amalgamation of local and Islamic customs, there are numerous activities that are included…

Kolkata's Prominent Mosque Imam asks Muslims to Keep Citizenship Documents

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SHAFAQNA - Maulana Shafique Qasmi, The Imam of  Nakhoda mosque in Kolkata, at the congregation after the Friday prayers, asked people of the community to ensure that documents proving their citizenship and other legal records were in order…

Russia: UN Security Council should review Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

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SHAFAQNA - United Nations Security Council diplomats should review Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal at a coming high-level meeting in New York, according to a senior Russian diplomat. Russia’s Deputy UN Ambassador Dmitry…

Can wealth create power?

SHAFAQNA - The human being intrinsically seeks accomplishment, and the essence of his/her creation is mixed with this constructive and divine inclination. Therefore, the human being considers power as accomplishment and goes after it. But one…

Does the Khoms year starts according to solar or lunar year? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the start of the Khoms year. Question: Is there any problem if the start of the Khoms year coincides with a special day of the lunar year for example Eid-ul-Ghadeer? The…

Iran called for militants to be “cleaned out” of Syria’s Idlib province

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SHAFAQNA - Iran's foreign minister said at the start of a visit to Damascus that "terrorists must be purged" from Syria's Idlib and the entire northwestern province returned to government control. The visit comes days before the leaders of…

Mubahala

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SHAFAQNA- The Event or Eid al-Mubahalah In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful. O Allah! Send your blessings to the chief of Your Messengers and the Last of Your Prophets, Muhammad (S), and his pure and cleansed…