The ruling on Zakatul-Fitrah for breastfed and unborn child / the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered questions about the ruling on Zakaul-Fitrah for breastfed and unborn children. Question: Who is responsible to pay Zakatul-Fitrah for breastfed child? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem:…

Must the religious ruler be followed for determining Eidul-Fitr? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about determining Eidul-Fitr. Question: Must the religious ruler be followed for determining Eidul-Fitr? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: The beginning of the month is not affirmed…

What Went On in Ayatullah Sistani's Meeting with Erdoğan and Davutoğlu?

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SHAFAQNA - Responding to the announcement of the construction of a dam in Turkey on the Tigris River, Hamid Al-Khaffaf, the representative of the Grand Ayatullah Sistani in Lebanon, published a piece as follows: On Tuesday, 29/3/2011, His…

President Assad: US and UK existence in Syria is invasion

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA: President Bashar al-Assad said that the UK publicly supported the White Helmets that are a branch of Al Qaeda and Jabhat al-Nusra in different areas of Syria, stressing that Syria considers the White Helmets to be a PR stunt…

Since the beginning of the year 609000 displaced Iraqis have returned home

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SHAFAQNA - Relief Web  :  The returns process is ongoing and since the beginning of the year, 609,000 Iraqis have returned home, yet more than 2 million remain displaced as of May. Between 30 April and 31 May, 119,000 Iraqis have returned…

For Ramadan, More Muslims Shape Diets Around Physical And Mental Health

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SHAFAQNA - NPR| by Maryam Jillani : Azka Mahmood wakes up at 4 in the morning for Suhoor, the meal Muslims eat before starting their fast. From the fridge, she grabs the barley porridge that she prepared the night before, and wolfs it down…

Seven Shia Muslims martyred while defending in Syria

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SHAFAQNA - Abna24 : Seven people martyred including one civilian, and two other civilians were injured in terrorist attacks with sniper and macinegun fire on the terrorist-besieged Shiite towns of al-Fouaa and Kefraya in northern countryside…

Muslim-American food truck owners fast during Ramadan, no matter how much chicken they smell all day

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SHAFAQNA - Business Insider| by Shirin Jaafari : Fasting can be tough for pretty much anyone. But what about the men and women who are fasting during daylight hours and spend all day preparing and serving food to the public? This question…

Kim signed a "historic" agreement with an untrustworthy negotiator

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SHAFAQNA - The US and North Korean leaders have signed an agreement after historic talks held in Singapor, while Iran has warned North Korea that President Donald Trump is not a trustworthy negotiator. Trump and Kim arrived in the signing…

What did the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and Ahlul Bait (AS) used to do in the Month of Ramadhan and Lailatul Qadr?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The Prophet (PBUH) used to pack his bed in the last ten days of Ramadhan and go to the Mosque for I’tekaaf (spend time in the Mosque), and although the Mosque did not have a roof, even…

Rouhani: a secure and stable Afghanistan is a must for regional security

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SHAFAQNA - ISNA: President Rouhani described a secure and stable Afghanistan a must for regional security and development and stressed that Tehran always supports peace and stability in Afghanistan.    President Rouhani described a secure…

Yemeni forces deal heavy blow to Arab coalition

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA: Yemeni army and popular committees on Saturday dealt a heavy blow to forces of Saudi-lead coalition of Arab countries in Al Jah region on the western coasts of the country, killing 58 military men. According to Almasirah…

Shia Rights Watch: 412 cases of violence against Shia Muslims in May 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch : The first five months of 2018 stood witness to 2,573 cases of anti-Shiism. Incidents include death, detention, discrimination, and denial of freedoms systematically or culturally. Anti-Shiism is a conflict at…

VIDEO: Frenchman commits suicide at Mecca

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SHAFAQNA - MNA : A Frenchman threw himself off the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, in the proximity of Islam’s holiest shrine Kaaba, according to Saudi and French officials on Saturday. The incident was particularly shocking as Islam…

The G7 summit was a mess: France push Trump to make policy concessions on Iran nuclear deal

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SHAFAQNA - During the summit, Trump’s meetings with leaders from the other G7 members — which includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom, plus the European Union (which is not technically part of the G7 but participates)…

Shia Muslims shape 20 percent of global Muslim population

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SHAFAQNA – World Atlas : There are 1.6 billion Muslims around the world with Shia Muslims accounting for almost 20%. While most global Muslims are Sunni, a handful of countries have Shia majorities or pluralities. These countries are…

Concealment of Truth: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:159-160) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:159-160) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   Concealment of Truth بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَكْتُمُونَ مَا…

Can Salaat of Eids be performed individually? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about performing Eids Salaats individually. Question: Can Salaat of Eids (Eidul-Fitr and Eidul-Adha) be performed individually (singly)? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: There is no…

Do all Muslims believe in Lailatul Qadr?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Whoever stays awake at Lailatul Qadr (Night of Qadr/ Night of Destiny), and is a believer, and believes in the Day of Judgment, all his/her sins will be forgiven [1]. The exact…

What is the yearly plan which is sent in one night to the Imam of the time?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated that Imam Ali (AS) told Ibn Abbas: The Night of Qadr happens every year. At that night the yearly plan is sent down and after the Prophet (PBUH), there are those whom the plan is sent to them. Ibn Abbas asked: Who are…

Who must pay Fitriyah? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about those who are eligible for Fitriyah (Zakatul-Fitr). Question: Who must pay Fitriyah? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: It is Wajib for any Mokallaf (the one of responsible age…

Al Quds Rally - A British Zionist and Far Right Defeat

SHAFAQNA- Ten thousand people or more converged on London this weekend to mark this year’s Al-Quds Day demonstration in support of the beleaguered Palestinians. The demonstration went ahead despite an unprecedented demonization campaign…

Iraq election: some Ballot boxes burned before recount in east Baghdad

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SHAFAQNA - A massive fire broke out Sunday in three warehouses containing ballot boxes of Iraq's parliamentary election in downtown capital Baghdad. According to BBC, the fire hit Iraq's biggest ballot paper warehouse that was being used…

Afghanistan announced Cease-fire with Taliban for Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA - As Ramadan approaches , Afghani President Ashraf Ghani has called for a week-long cease-fire with the Taliban, drawing wide support from the international community and NATO.     Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced…

In eastern Iraq, a small town builds weightlifting champions

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SHAFAQNA - Arabian Business :A 1993 weightlifting training centre is keeping the competitive sport alive some 200 km east of Baghdad.  While some towns in Iraq are known for producing oil or textiles, Badra boasts its own special conveyer…

Al Quds Day 2018: Thousands rally through London in support of Palestine + Photos

LONDON (Shafaqna London) : Thousands of protesters from across the UK have taken to the streets of London to mark International Quds Day 2018 in solidarity with the Palestinian people. As previously, this year the demonstration was held on…

Let's Listen to the Commander of Eloquence, Imam Ali (a.s.) Describing His Lord, Allah the Greatest (Part 1)

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SHAFAQNA - One of the most wonderful sermons that The Commander of Believers, Imam Ali (a.s.) delivered during his reign of caliphate, is known as the Sermon of Skeletons (Khutbatu'l-Ashbah), in which his eminence outlines some of the plillars…

Moon visibility map for 14 June 2018 (Thursday) UK / Globe

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Shafaqna - The moon visibility map above  shows that on 14 June 2018 the moon will be visible in some countries of the world  by naked eye , but it will not be visible by the naked-eye  in the UK and some other countries. Please see the…

Why Is Najaf So Holy?

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SHAFAQNA - slate | Brendan Koerner : Najaf is considered so sacred because it's the site of the tomb of Ali, ʿAli b. AbiṬāleb, the first imam of the Shiites with graves attributed to Adam, Nuḥ (Noah).  Muslim who revered Ali (a.s) …

Where Islam flourishes despite being half-underground

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SHAFAQNA - Economis : The strange social reality of Islam in Greece. ON A baking-hot Friday afternoon in the dusty Athenian district of Neos Kosmos, a cheerful assortment of (mostly male) worshippers greet one another in Arabic, Greek and…