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alalam.ir/Grand Mufti calls for rapid Saudi stance change on ISIL

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-The ideas of extremism, radicalism and terrorism … have nothing to do with Islam and (their proponents) are the enemy number one of Islam,” the kingdom’s top cleric said. He cited militants from the ISIL, which has declared a “caliphate” straddling parts of Iraq and Syria, and the global Al-Qaeda terror […]

Differences between moral and materialistic enjoyments

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – The human being has 2 types of enjoyments, first type are those related to one of the senses which exist in a person and occurs by establishing a connection between one part of the body with an external element, like enjoyment of eyes by looking, ears by listening and […]

Three Shias, 1 Sunni Muslim shot martyred in Karachi

SHAFAQNA – At least Three more Shia Muslims and a Sunni Muslim were  shot martyred by takfiri terrorists of banned Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASWJ)  in Karachi early on Monday.Jafar Hussain Ansari and Kashif Rizvi embraced martyrdom after the takfiri terrorists opened bullets on them in Katti Paharhi Area of North Nazimabad. The bodies of martyres were were […]

Pakistan : MWM stages sit-ins

SHAFAQNA –  Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslmeen (MWM) Pakistan has started to stage sit-ins in different Parts of the country, where a leading sit-in has was witnessed in Karachi at Numaish Chowrangi, after MWM Sindh chapter general secretary Allama Mukhtar Imami announced on Sunday that the MWM would stage sit-ins from Monday on the main thoroughfares and highways in […]

ISIL has kidnapped 3,000 women, girls: Amnesty International

SHAFAQNA – Takfiri ISIL militants have kidnapped up to 3,000 women and girls from the Izadi community in northern Iraq over the past two weeks, Amnesty International says.Donatella Rovera, the Amnesty’s senior crisis response adviser, said the kidnappings took place in villages east of Mount Sinjar, where people have taken up arms against the ISIL […]

cbsnews.com/Reacting to Ferguson, a vacationing Obama keeps his distance

SHAFAQNA – Holder, Mr. Obama said, will meet with the Justice Department personnel and FBI agents conducting a federal criminal investigation into Brown’s death. Holder will also meet with other community leaders whose “support is so critical to bringing about peace and calm in Ferguson,” Mr. Obama said. What Mr. Obama did not say on […]

Chaos and confrontation on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Violence flared up once again into anger, chaos and confrontation on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as police fired tear gas and stun grenades into the air sending protesters fleeing for cover and gasping for breath. Now in its second week, the protests started by the shooting of an […]

abna.ir/Kurdish, Iraqi Forces in Control of Mosul Dam

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Iraqi counter-terrorism forces have pushed terrorists of the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) out of Mosul dam, state television reported on Monday. The television station quoted Lieutenant-General Qasim Atta, a military spokesman, as saying the forces were backed by a joint air patrol. […]

PIC/ Malaysian solidarity delegation arrives in Gaza

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Members of a Malaysian governmental delegation reached Rafah border crossing on Monday morning in solidarity with the Palestinian people and to check out Israeli crimes in Gaza Strip. Dato Seri Aziz Rahim, a representative of the Malaysian government and civil society institutions, Palestinian Ambassador to Malaysia Anour Aga, and Malaysian Ambassador […]

presstv.com/1000s of Yemenis stage massive anti-government protest

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Tens of thousands of people have held a huge anti-government rally in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, in response to a call by senior Houthi leader, Abdul Malik al-Houthi. The protesters gathered in Change Square on Monday before parading in the center of the capital, where supporters of the Houthis had converged. The […]

Ma’an/Ceasefire deal to be signed in Cairo

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Palestinian sources in Cairo told Ma’an that a ceasefire agreement is being prepared after 15 days of Egypt-sponsored negotiations. The Israeli delegation has left Cairo to inform the cabinet before it convenes at 9 p.m. to discuss the agreement.  The sources said Egyptian legal consultants were preparing the documents.  Egypt is […]

alalam.ir/US airstrikes hit ISIL positions near Iraq dam: Pentagon

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-US warplanes and drones carried out 15 air strikes on Monday against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants battling for control of a major dam in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said. Fighter jets, bombers and unmanned planes destroyed nine ISIL positions and eight vehicles around the Mosul […]

Imam Sadiq (PBUH) : The Ja’fari School

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- At the time of Imam Sadiq (PBUH), the city of Medina had a different look. The general massacre of its residents by the soldiers of Muslim ibn Uqbah left the survivors with a feeling of hopelessness, to the extent that those with weak faith turned to musical performance to overcome […]

Imam Sadiq (PBUH) : On The Quest for Knowledge

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- ‘Unwaan Basri was 94 years old when he heard about Imam Sadiq’s (PBUH) high level of knowledge in all matters. Therefore, he wished to acquire knowledge only from the Imam, who had just entered Medina. However, the surveillance the government had placed upon the Imam, along with the Imam’s own overscheduled hours, […]

Interpretation of Sura Hud – Verses 69-71

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- The Angels sent by Allah first meet – Abraham Abraham’s wife given the glad tidings of Isaac and – Jacob Abraham pleads for the people of Lot but asked to leave the people to have their own earning – The Angels appear to Lot – Lot admonishes his people who […]

bbc.com/ Obama: Air strikes on Iraq dam ‘to protect US interests’

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- US air strikes in support of Iraqi forces’ efforts to retake the country’s largest dam are aimed at protecting US interests there, President Obama says. The failure of Mosul dam may put US staff and facilities, including the US embassy in Baghdad, at risk, Barack Obama warned Congress in a […]

Alwefaq/ Alaali: political naturalization is a heavy weight on Bahrain’s economy

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-“The political purpose behind naturalizing foreigners is to change the demographic structure and to destabilize political security in Bahrain”, said Dr. Hasan Alaali, the Secretary-General of the National Gathering Society. The Bahraini opposition parties have launched a media campaign to highlight the serious consequences of naturalizing tens of thousands of foreigners […]

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait to abide by UN blacklisting of citizens

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agreed to comply with a United Nations resolution aimed at stopping financing for Islamist militant groups in Syria and Iraq after four of their nationals were named among a group blacklisted by the international body.  The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday intended […]

Westerners should try to understand Islam

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- JOHN G. Stackhouse states Islam’s scriptures forbid forcible conversion (“Peace under Islam requires submission”, 18/8). He is referring to one verse in the Koran. However, several stronger verses abrogate this weaker verse. These stronger verses demonstrate the duality in Islam and, unlike Western logic, there are two contradictory positions on […]

How the US Policy on Syria is Backfiring Fear of ISIS

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- Fear of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis, who now refer to themselves the Islamic State) is the new uniting factor for states in the Middle East and beyond who normally hate each other. The sudden emergence of Isis’s still expanding caliphate, with its terrifying blend of brutality, bigotry […]

Syria’s tragedy has created a world of opportunity for the Islamic State

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- War spreads deadly viruses of the ideological as well as disease-bearing variety. Just as the First World War created the opportunity for Bolshevism to capture Russia, so today’s turmoil in the Middle East relentlessly promotes the spread of al-Qaida’s brand of Islamist zealotry. But for Europe’s catastrophe, Lenin would have […]

abna.ir/India Muslims Deplore Anti-Muslim Author’s Visa

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- Leaders of India Muslim community have been voicing increasing anger at Indian government’s latest decision to grant long-term residence permit to Bangladeshi exiled author Taslima Nasrin, who has been ridiculing Islam for many years. “Contrary to the practice in India, she gets residence permit which is being extended regularly,” Zafarul-Islam […]

huffingtonpost.com/Saudi Contrition Fighting Terrorism: Much Too Little, Much Too Late

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- On August 14th the New York Times informed us that Saudi Arabia, increasingly concerned about the spread of Islamist militant extremism reaching its own doorstep, had donated $100 million to the United Nations counterterrorism agency the day before. Thank you, Saudi Arabia. That is the equivalent of what the United States […]

nytimes.com/For Chinese, Pope Seems Worlds Away in South Korea

SHAFAQNA-  Pu Ge sat on a green bench outside Beijing’s oldest Catholic cathedral and stared at the ornate gray edifice, contemplating God and his shepherd. She said she had thought that Pope Francis would stop in China during his current trip to Asia. “I thought he would visit a church here and we would get […]