The Messiah Of Islam - Imam Muhammad Al Mahdi

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SHAFAQNA - Documentary about the Messiah of Islam, Muhammad Al Mahdi Ibn Hassan Al Askari. Muhammad Al Mahdi Is the final of the 12 Imams. He was born on the 15th of Sha'ban in the year 255AH. He is from the pure, blessed and infallible line…

The Peace Treaty of Imam Hassan with Muawiya - The true message of Islam to the world

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SHAFAQNA - A documentary produced by Ahlul Bayt TV that delves into the motives behind the peace treaty of Imam Al Hassan (as) and clarifies some of the prominent misconceptions.

Islam vs ISIS - Dr John Morrow's keynote address at Interfaith Institute at the Islamic Center of Long Island

SHAFAQNA - A prominent scholar of Islam and renown academic, Dr John Andrew Morrow is the acclaimed author of The Covenants Of The Prophet Muhammad With The Christians Of The World. A man of peace at the service of Islam, Dr Morrow has been…

Grand Shia scholar denounces ISIS terrorist attacks in Lebanon, France

SHAFAQNA - During his advanced jurisprudence class at Qom’s Grand Mosque, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi condemned the “painful” terrorist attacks which occurred this week in Beirut (Lebanon), Baghdad (Iraq), Zabul (Afghanistan)…

Imam Hussein lovers begin their march towards Holy Karbala

SHAFAQNA - Pilgrims from the southern Iraqi city of Basra have began their march yesterday towards the holy city of Karbala coming from Ras Elbesha district in Fao county; the furthest region in Iraq. Media sources said the pilgrims are…

Sudan's struggle with human trafficking

SHAFAQNA - Haddas Sisay, a young woman from Eritrea, had hoped to reach Italy via Sudan -- but her hopes were dashed when she was abducted by human traffickers in Sudan’s eastern region. For two grueling months, she was held in the Tasanai…

"French Muslims have been hurt, as well," says activist

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SHAFAQNA - In the aftermath of Friday's terror attacks in Paris, many French Muslims find themselves suffering two kinds of anxiety. There's the trauma of the event itself — and also fear of a possible backlash against the country's Muslim…

Canadian Muslims lament need to defend religion after Paris attacks

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SHAFAQNA - Once again Muslims are being called upon to defend themselves after the Paris attacks, even though the perpetrators of the attack represent a radical fringe with little connection to the greater Muslim world. "Those that commit…

French Come Together To Support Muslims After Attacks

SHAFAQNA - As ISIS cheers and takes credit for one of the most deadly terrorist attacks in modern France, emotions are running high in the nation -- especially among its 5 million-strong Muslim population, which is accustomed to being under…

Myanmar’s Muslims win no seats in new parliament

SHAFAQNA - Large populations from the minority group were unable to vote and major parties fielded no Muslim candidates. No Muslims in majority-Buddhist Myanmar were elected to parliament, final election figures show, with all the current…

Why Muslims in France feel vulnerable - Paris' suburb speaks up

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SHAFAQNA - On a housing estate in Lucé about 100 metres from the local mosque, three young men of Arab appearance and an older white woman were chatting. “It was a guy called Omar Ismail Mostefai,” said one of the men. Mostefai was…

Talking about God’s favours

SHAFAQNA - Talking about God’s favours is one way of thanking Allah (SWT) as the Almighty mentions in Ayah 11 of Surah Al-Dhuhaa: “And talk about your God’s favours.” In this regard, the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: Discussing God’s…

Why is it necessary to thank God for every blessing?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Jawaad (AS) who said: “When God is not thanked for a blessing; it is like a sin that is not forgiven.” Meaning, just as human being will be asked for every sin committed, a person will be asked about not…

Guarding tongue

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: Your words are your prisoner until you speak; and when you speak you are the prisoner; therefore, guard your tongue like you guard gold and silver because how often a saying can be the cause of rejecting a blessing…

‘The Runner’ to be screened in Turin

SHAFAQNA - Iranian film The Runner, directed by Amir Naderi, will be screened in Turin, Italy. The flick is supposed to go on screen today and tomorrow in the Italian city’s Cinema Massimo. The Runner, which has garnered worldwide…

Muslims must speak out against violence, says Salleh

SHAFAQNA - Muslims must condemn and send a strong message that violence, whether against fellow Muslims or non-Muslims, cannot be tolerated, says Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. The Communications and Multimedia Minister (Malaysia) said…

"Not in my name" - Muslims speak out against Paris attacks conducted in the name of Islam

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SHAFAQNA - Muslims have taken to Twitter to say "#IAmAMuslim and I condemn the Paris attacks" in order to show solidarity with France and that Islam is a religion of peace. Muslims have taken to Twitter to show support for Parisians affected…

Muslims Around the World Defend Themselves Against Islamophobia and Offer Solidarity

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SHAFAQNA - "French Muslims are French. Today, at least, they should be more French than Muslim, as today the tragedy is for all of France," Daniel Hurlin, a Parisian designer speaking about the aftermath of Friday's coordinated Islamic State terrorist…

To fight ISIS, France should integrate its Muslim population - OpEd

SHAFAQNA - In the coming days, I will mourn with the nation of France as they bury their loved ones after brutal attacks in different locations in Paris left more than a hundred people dead. This incident — less than a year after the brutal…

Parisians throw open doors in wake of attacks, but Muslims fear repercussions

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SHAFAQNA - Ordinary citizens showed their support by giving blood at hospitals, offering shelter to people who had been displaced and by putting up rallying signs across the city. But others fear the atrocities will be exploited by rightwing…

Welsh Muslims live in fear of sectarian repercussions after Paris attack

SHAFAQNA - Welsh Muslims are living in "immense fear" of backlashes following the Paris terrorist attacks, according to the assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Wales. Sahar Al Faifi said she "lost count" of incidents…

One of the biggest regrets on the Day of Judgment

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: The biggest regret on the day of Judgement is the regret of a person who attained wealth from Haram way and left it as inheritance to someone else and then the second person uses that wealth on the way of God and…

God has allocated Halal sustenance for every human being

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Baqer (AS) who said: Allah (SWT) has allocated Halal sustenance for every human being and surely this will reach him/her completely. On the other hand, there is Haram sustenance which may be presented to a…

Four questions on the Day of Judgment for human beings

SHAFAQNA - Abi Bardeh Alaslami narrated: I heard from the prophet (PBUH) who said: On the Day of Judgment, no human being will take a step before asked 4 questions: In which ways one’s body has been used? Where and in which ways one’s…

Al Wefaq Condemns Terror Attacks in Lebanon

SHAFAQNA - Al Wefaq National Islamic Society strongly condemns the attacks that took the lives of the innocent people in south Beirut, on Thursday evening. These attacks are carried out by the enemies of humanity and Islam. These hands work…

The place of wealth and assets in human’s life

SHAFAQNA - Regarding the real value and place of wealth and assets in human’s life, Imam Sadeq (AS) said: The wealth belongs to God and the Almighty has trusted it with his servants and ordered that to be used accordingly and in moderation…

An "act of war" says French President Hollande

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SHAFAQNA - French President Francois Hollande warned that Paris' attacks equated to an "act of war" against France and its people. While no one will deny that retaliation is indeed necessary, since no nation should ever cower before tyranny…

Innocent people victims of barbarism by anti-Islam Takfiri groups

SHAFAQNA - Following the very recent victories of Iraqi and Syrian armies and people in freeing Sinjar in Iraq and 2 important towns in Halab province of Syria and cleansing the area from Daeshi Takfiri group (known as ISIS in the West), the…

British Muslim communities strongly denounce Paris attacks

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British Muslim activists, scholars and organizations have signed a solidarity statement in support of Paris terror victims. According to Shafaqna, the full statement reads as follows: We are profoundly saddened by the loss of innocent…

Wahhabism is the enemy lurking in the shadows not Islam

SHAFAQNA EDITORIAL - Late on Friday the French capital was hit by a series of terror attacks. As a result France declared a state of emergency, its security services scrambling to understand how their country and their people became murderous…