Entries by Yahya

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Cancer patients face higher risk for shingles, new vaccines hold promise for prevention

SHAFAQNA- People newly diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers, and those treated with chemotherapy have a greater risk of developing shingles, according to a new study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings may help guide efforts to prevent the often painful skin condition in cancer patients through the use of new vaccines. The large […]

For the first time in Karbala – university for women to be open soon

SHAFAQNA- The Imam Hussain Shrine has announced obtaining the Iraqi Ministry of Education’s approval to open a university for women in the holy city of Karbala. Deputy Secretary-General of the Imam Hussain Shrine Afdhel EshShamei said, “The Iraqi Ministry of Education has permitted us to found EzZehra’ University for Women,” noting that the approval has been […]

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Barnet Graduate organises interfaith conference between Muslim and Jewish women

SHAFAQNA- Saha ran the conference last Sunday with Sally Patterson, from Primrose Hill, who is currently the Equalities, Liberation and Access sabbatical officer at Bristol Student’s Union and a campaigner against hatred and division in the faith and wider communities. The event was run in conjunction with Nisa-Nashim, the charity that brings Jewish and Muslim […]

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The Meritorious Lady

SHAFAQNA- She was born in Medina on the 5th of the month of Jamadi al-Awwal in the 6th year of the Hijra. Prophet Mohammad (SAWA) was overjoyed at the birth of his first grand daughter and named her Zainab, which means Ornament of the Father. The loving father, Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb (AS) was […]

Annual Islamophobia Conference took place by IHRC in London

SHAFAQNA- IHRC’s annual Islamophobia Conference took place for the fifth consecutive time on this week. The location was particularly fitting as this year’s theme was ‘Islamophobia and Silencing Criticism of Israel.’ The event was co-organised by Scotland Against Criminalising Communities and their coordinating event was held in Scotland. The theme of the conference focused on […]

WORLD WAR 3 SCENARIOS AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY AND THE PLANET

SHAFAQNA- Global Vision 2000 the International Islamic thinktank held an one day thinktank event in London on World War 3 scenarios and the future of humanity and the planet. This was a launching of it’s ground breaking work on eschatology in the 21st century within the framework of interfaith and comparative perspectives.  Muslim, Christian, Jewish and […]

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My Mom Never Forced Islam on Me

SHAFAQNA- Eva is a German revert who lives in Germany. She is now 35 years old. This is her conversion story:   When I was thirteen years old, my mom embraced Islam. It was strange.   You know, being thirteen, everything was new. My body changed, my moods changed, my outlook on life. When we […]

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Islam and the Question of Violence

SHAFAQNA-Despite the presence of violence in many regions of the world ranging from Ireland to Lebanon to the Pacific Basin and involving many religions from Christianity to Hinduism, the Western world associates Islam more than any other religion with violence. The Muslim conquest of Spain, the Crusades – which were not begun by Muslims -, […]

Worcester mosque set to be approved by council planners

SHAFAQNA- An application by Worcester Muslim Welfare Association (WMWA) wants to build the mosque as well as apartments and a new sports centre on the old Stanley Road School car park in Worcester has been earmarked for approval by the city council’s planning officers. WMWA plans to move its mosque from Tallow Hill to Stanley […]

90,000 mosques across Turkey to raise money for Yemen

SHAFAQNA- The collection of donations will begin after Friday prayers in 90,000 mosques across Turkey. Those wishing to participate in the charity campaign can also send a text message with the word YEMEN to 5601 to donate 10 Turkish liras ($1.87). On Dec. 7, Turkey’s presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın posted a graphic on his Twitter […]

​The presence of 15,000 European tourists in holy shrine of lady Fatima al-Ma’suma (A.S) in the last eight months

SHAFAQNA- Kamal Soraya Ardakani, referring to the fact that international pilgrims of the holy shrine to receive special services should go to the pilgrimage offices of the International Affairs of the Holy Shrine Stated: “Over the past eight months, more than 75,000 international pilgrims and tourists have used holy shrine services, and such programs as […]

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The Issue of occultation

SHAFAQNA- The atrocities of Bani Abbas towards the progeny of Ali and the sons of Imam Jafer Sadiq had created unrest and confusion as well as the problem of succession to Imam Hasan Askari (260, 874 AD). At Samerra there rendered elements and factors, which as a result brought on the theory of the Imam’s […]

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Division of Groups

SHAFAQNA- Regarding the Imam after the martyrdom of Imam Hasan Askari a man by the name of NOU BAKHATI had written a book under the title “HREQ AL-SHIA” (sects of Shia). This man says strange things never heard before nor will be heard anymore. A few examples of his findings: After the martyrdom of Imam […]

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Nigel Farage quits Ukip over anti-Muslim policies

SHAFAQNA-  The now former president of the party took Ukip to 3rd place by number of votes in the 2015 election and significantly shaped the ground for the Brexit referendum. He was dismayed by Batten’s policies and his decision to appoint the far-right campaigner Tommy Robinson as an adviser. He also condemned Batten’s decision to […]

Islamophobia driving belief in myths about Muslims in British society, MPs say

SHAFAQNA- The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims found that “prevalent” Islamophobia was driving division, hate crime and even terror attacks. “British society at large, by virtue of normalised prejudice against Muslim beliefs and practice, have come to imbibe a panoply of falsehoods or misrepresentations and discriminatory outlooks,” its report said. “Academic research […]

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Why Pray in Arabic?

SHAFAQNA- It may first seem logical that every Muslim should pray through his own mother language, so that he may understand what he say; but a little more thinking and study, we shall find that there are strong arguments in favour of only one common language and that also Arabic. Arabic: A deep and vast […]

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A Beautiful Heart

SHAFAQNA-The more hurt and pain you have gone through in life, the stronger and more beautiful your heart will be….. One day a young man was standing in the middle of the town proclaiming that he had the most beautiful heart in the whole valley. A large crowd gathered and they all admired his heart […]

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Iraqi project to reinforce Iraq’s history and culture to be launched in cooperation with Oxford University

SHAFAQNA- Museum expert Paul Collins from the Oxford University has announced that the Oxford University is determined to launch a joint project with UNESCO and museum experts to devote a section at the Iraqi museums on Iraq’s history and its significance. Collins added that the project will assist the Iraqi researchers in conducting researches on […]

Muslim woman mugged in broad daylight at London ATM

SHAFAQNA- The middle-aged woman wearing a headscarf was attacked, apparently by a teenage girl, around 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday while withdrawing cash at an ATM in the London Borough of Newham. The attacker can be seen waiting for the woman to withdraw the cash before punching her in the head and slapping her face while […]

Ethnic Muslim fighter eyes Myanmar’s kickboxing crown

SHAFAQNA- This December he will fight for the title in the national championship of traditional Lethwei, considered by many as one of the world’s most brutal martial arts. Tun Tun Min, an ethnic Mon and Muslim, became Myanmar’s youngest open-weight champion of Lethwei in 2014. He was only 21. The eldest son of a poor […]

Islamophobia driving belief in myths about Muslims in British society, MPs say

SHAFAQNA- The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims found that “prevalent” Islamophobia was driving division, hate crime and even terror attacks. “British society at large, by virtue of normalised prejudice against Muslim beliefs and practice, have come to imbibe a panoply of falsehoods or misrepresentations and discriminatory outlooks,” its report said. “Academic research […]

“Yemen Genocide About Oil Control” by F. William Engdahl

SHAFAQNA- The ongoing de facto genocide in the Republic of Yemen in a war whose most intense phase began in 2015, has until very recently been all but ignored in the Western mainstream media. What has also been ignored is the fundamental casus belli for the US-backed Saudi war, ostensibly against the Shi’ite Houthi by […]

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THE NEIGHBOUR

SHAFAQNA- Sayyid Jawad ‘Ameli, a great Mujtahid, was having his dinner when someone knocked at his door. A servant from his master, Ayatullah Sayyid Mahdi Bahrul-‘Uloom appeared and said, “Your master has asked you to see him immediately. He has just sat down for his dinner but refuses to eat until he sees you”.  […]