After Myanmar Election, Few Signs of a Better Life for Muslims

SHAFAQNA - A few months before the general election here, the military-backed government struck hundreds of thousands of Muslims from the voter rolls. To be reinstated, they would have to prove their citizenship, but without using their government-issued…

"Early Christian-Muslim Encounters: The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World"

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SHAFAQNA - The following is the transcript of a lecture Dr John Andrew Morrow, a prominent cleric and acclaimed author, delivered at the International Museum of Muslim Cultures in Jackson, Mississippi, on Thursday, November 12th, 2015. A‘udhu…

Beware of the exaggerators: From ISIS to Islamophobes

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SHAFAQNA - As the world stands in mourning, its people united in the rejection of radicalism, voices have begun to rise above the crowds, crying for vengeance and swift retaliation against those they perceived as the guilty parties. More often…

President Rouhani Warns against Spread of Islamophobia

SHAFAQNA - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that the recent terrorist attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Daesh) terrorist group would fan the fuel of hatred toward Islam and the Muslim community. “Islam…

Americans receive false information on Islam, says US intellectual

SHAFAQNA - The majority of American people have a very limited and “primitive” knowledge about Islam and have mostly received false information about the religion, a political analyst in Virginia says. “Most Americans know very, very…

Why human beings are invited to truth and justice by God?

SHAFAQNA - The above question is answered by the holy verses of the Quran. For example, Ayah 147 of Surah Al-Baqarah says: Truth comes to you from God (not from others), do not be from doubters. Allah (SWT) invites human beings to truth and…

What are the effects of consuming one mouthful of Haram food?

SHAFAQNA - There are many holy verses and narrations (Hadith) regarding consuming Haram food. In one of these narrations, it is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: A person who eats a mouthful of Haram food, his/her Salaats and…

New Australian Muslim Party Aims to Contest Federal, State Elections

SHAFAQNA- Australia's first Islamic faith political party intends to field Senate candidates in all states and territories at next year's federal election and also contest upper house seats at state level. The party, to be announced…

Boston Hosts First-Ever ‘Muslim Day on the Hill’ Event

SHAFAQNA- Muslims from around Massachusetts will gather on November 12 at the Massachusetts State House for a first-ever “Muslim Day on the Hill” in Massachusetts. The event will provide Muslim voters with an opportunity to meet their…

Imam Hussain’s (AS) mission for awakening humanity (Part Two)

SHAFAQNA - In order to find out about the role of the family of Imam Hussain (AS) in awakening people after the martyrdom of Imam (AS), we need to consider the situation of the time. At that time the Middle East was controlled by the rulers…

Paris attack survivor speaks of compassion not hate - Exclusive Interview

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SHAFAQNA - Shafaqna conducted a very special interview this week as we talked to Claire Santana, a young French woman who, on November 13, witnessed first hand the terror preached by the Wahhabi clergy. Rather than burden Claire with our…

ISIS a blot on Islam: Indian Muslim leader

SHAFAQNA - Indian Muslim parliamentarian and President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said that terror group ISIS is a blot on Islam and everybody needs to condemn its activities. The Lok Sabha member…

ISIS plot to attack Shia pilgrims on Arbaeen foiled

SHAFAQNA - Iraqi army forces has dismantled an ISIS cell in the region of "al-Yusufiyah", southern Baghdad, avoiding a major terror attack planned to target big Shia gathering in Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (AS). In this operation three explosive…

God’s help

SHAFAQNA - Sometimes divine assistance occurs through human’s eyes, for example in the War of Badr, Allah (SWT) took control of the eyes of the unbelievers. In the first stage Mecca’s unbelievers saw Muslims numbers as few as possible. This…

This is Islam and this is why so many answer its call

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SHAFAQNA - Laura Booth convert to Islam, she cries EMOTIONAL , ISLAM IS PEACE

Vandals attack Texas Mosque with feces and tearing pages of the holy Quran

SHAFAQNA - When members of the Islamic Center of Pflugerville (ICP) in an Austin, Texas, suburb went to open their mosque for morning prayer on Monday, they found feces splattered in front of the mosque with torn pages from the Quran. “This…

The last book of George Jordac unveiled in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA - Titled ‘The Magnificence of Nahj-ul-Balagha’, the book was unveiled in the presence of a number of Iranian and Lebanese scholars and writers at the ‘Martyrs of the Islamic Revolution’ Cultural Complex in Sarcheshmeh neighborhood,…

Which act is equal to Jihad?

SHAFAQNA - Moosa ibn Bakr narrated from Imam Kazim (AS) who said: The one who goes after attaining Halal sustenance for himself and his family, is like the one who does Jihad in the way of Allah (SWT) [1]. [1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 103, Page…

The wicked ways of Satan

SHAFAQNA - Satan never stops deceiving human beings and that is why it tries to deviate the thought and behaviour of them from the right path. Satan encourages humans to change the place of Halal and Haram set by Allah (SWT). In this regard,…

Muslims appeal for unity amid hate crime fears

SHAFAQNA - Members of the Capital’s Muslim community have called on residents to show solidarity in the wake of the terrorist massacre in Paris amid fears of a rise in hate crimes. The call was made as Police Scotland reported a spike…

Paris’s Muslims and Jews are now more anxious than ever

SHAFAQNA - After the attacks, Muslims hope to escape a backlash. Jews hope the majority has finally understood the threat. UNDER a traffic bridge not far from the famous Saint-Ouen flea market in northern Paris is another, more dismal curbside…

Can the real fascists please stand up?

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SHAFAQNA - Here is it again - the ugly, despicable, irrational and dark racist monster, raising its head from the ashes of Paris attack, the ultimate end-game radicals want to see play out in the streets of the old continent. Answering the…

“The Study Quran” Published by American Islamic Scholars

SHAFAQNA- In an effort to bring about a richer understanding of the Quran, a group of mostly American-born and university-based Islamic scholars have produced a new translation of the Islamic sacred text. They say a key aim of the new…

Islam, Religion of Peace and Justice

SHAFAQNA- ecretary General of the Islamic World Peace Forum underlined that Islam is a religion of peace and justice and condemns terrorist attacks like the recent ones in Beirut and Paris. Davoud Ameri slammed the acts of terrorism…

Sheikh Abdullah al-Saleh: Regional Countries Seek Bahraini Revolution to Be Forgotten

SHAFAQNA- Deputy Secretary General of Bahrain’s Islamic Amal Society said certain regional countries are attempting to make the Bahraini uprising a forgotten one. Speaking to IQNA, Sheikh Abdullah al-Saleh said these wealthy countries…

A case of the pot calling the kettle black or just blind hypocrisy - Saudi Arabia decries Paris attack

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SHAFAQNA - As a political analyst for the Middle East I must say that rhetorical hypocrisy and double talks are occupational hazards, but I draw a line at complete and utter lunacy. While one would expect for the world to rally around France…

Imam Hussain’s (AS) mission for awakening humanity (Part One)

SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain (AS) said: The one who thinks divinely, is Karbalaei. Imam (AS) said this in a wider sense; said it frequently in Mecca, wrote it in letters, explained about it in speeches. Ibn Abbas who is from the same family told…

Coming soon - Shafaqna Exclusive Interview with a Paris attack survivor and her message of peace

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SHAFAQNA - Shafaqna interviewed today a survivor of Paris attack. Claire Santana, came face to face with the terror sold by ISIS militants, this fascism which sprung from the tongue of Wahhabi clerics in the desert of Nejd (Saudi Arabia). But…