Entries by Yahya

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Sayeda Fatimah Al-Zahra s.a & the Holy Quran

SHAFAQNA-HER VIEWS ABOUT THE HOLY QURAN: When Fadak, the property which the Holy Prophet (saww) had gifted to his one and only daughter Fatimah (a.s.) was snatched away from her, she (a.s.) felt grieved by this action. Accompanied by some women, Fatimah (a.s.) came to the Mosque and delivered a lengthy speech. The following is […]

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First Iraq, Then Iran: U.S “Intelligence” Copied and Pasted Off the Internet

SHAFAQNA- Fake intelligence as well as plagiarized quotations had been slipped into an official intelligence report pertaining to Iraq’s WMD presented to the UN Security Council by Secretary of State Colin Powell on February 5, 2003. This was the report used by the Bush Administration to justify the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. “I would call my colleagues’ […]

Islamic Lifestyle Conference in Stockholm

SHAFAQNA-A conference on “The West and Islamic Style of Life” is planned to be organized in Stockholm, Sweden, next month. The Imam Ali (AS) Islamic Center will host the event on September 1. It will be held in the Swedish language from 11 AM to 4 PM, according to the center. The Imam Ali (AS) […]

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Mohammad Salah with Syrian Refugee Kid

SHAFAQNA- Liverpool Muslim star Mohamed Salah made a Syrian refugee kid’s dream come true when he met him during the Reds’ pre-season tour in the United States. “Ammar is a smart kid. He loves to play and he loves sleeping. He’s shy but he loves school and football. Ammar has a health problem, he doesn’t get bigger like […]

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Climbing Mountains: A Quest to Find the Truth-Part 2 – From Christianity to Sunni Islam

SHAFAQNA-This is the story of British born Dr Kate Godfrey-Faucett and her incredible journey from Christianity to Shia Islam via Sunnism.Kate is a Chartered psychologist & psychotherapist with specialist training and experience in working with complex trauma, personality disorder and self harm. She has worked in various settings including the NHS, HMP Prison service and […]

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Climbing Mountains: A Quest to Find the Truth

SHAFAQNA- Part 3 – From Sunnism to Shia Islam It was now 2000, a new millennium, and due to personal circumstances, I found myself moving and living in a different locality and in a situation where for the first time I could freely study and fully and openly practice my faith. God is the best […]

Islam, Hiroshima and the Atomic Bomb

SHAFAQNA- OpEd: Dr Inayatullah Andrabi Born in Srinagar, the capital city of Indian Held Kashmir, Dr Inayatullah Andrabi, an intellectual-activist, has been intimately involved in understanding, speaking and writing about global politics and political issues, since his student days in Pune (India), where he completed his PhD in Linguistics in 1983 at the Center of […]

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Climbing Mountains: A Quest to Find the Truth

SHAFAQNA- This is the story of British born Dr Kate Godfrey-Faucett and her incredible journey from Christianity to Shia Islam via Sunnism.Kate is a Chartered psychologist & psychotherapist with specialist training and experience in working with complex trauma, personality disorder and self harm. She has worked in various settings including the NHS, HMP Prison service […]

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In Western Europe, familiarity with Muslims is linked to positive views of Muslims and Islam

SHAFAQNA- Across Western Europe, people who say they personally know a Muslim are generally more likely than others to have positive opinions of Muslims and their religion, according to a recent Pew Research Center study in 15 countries. However, knowing something about Islam – as opposed to personally knowing a Muslim – is less associated […]

The Trail of Islam in Ancient Korea

SHAFAQNA- Contrary to popular belief, Islamic history in Korea and Korea-Middle East relations predate the Korean War by more than a millennium. Striking artifacts from the fourth and fifth centuries allude to an ancient history of commercial and political relations between Korea and the peoples of the Middle East, which continued after the birth of […]

Zaydism and Its Branches

SHAFAQNA-The Zaydis are the followers of Zayd al-Shahid, the son of Imam al-Sajj?d. Zayd rebelled in 121/737 against the Umayyad caliph, Husham ibn ‘Abd al-Malik, and a group paid allegiance to him. A battle ensued in Küfah between Zayd and the army of the caliph in which Zayd was killed. The followers of Zayd regard […]

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Akhlaq Islami, Islamic Ethics

SHAFAQNA- In this exceptionally competitive world where we are busy competing with each other in acquiring higher societal statuses through materialistic means, living a spiritual life sometimes seems farfetched. However, according to Islamic teachings, the best competition is when a person competes with others by trying to attain a higher spiritual status rather than a […]

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Testosterone and patients’ quality of life

SHAFAQNA- Cachexia is a condition characterized by loss of body mass — including muscular atrophy — that is usually accompanied by severe weakness and fatigue. Many people who go through cancer experience this. Researchers turn to testosterone in an effort to address debilitating loss of muscle mass in cancer patients. Studies have noted that “[a]pproximately […]

Islamaphobia isn’t just wrong. It’s making Muslims sick

SHAFAQNA- BY GOLEEN SAMARI In 2016, I wrote an opinion article that described Islamophobia as a public health issue because discrimination is a known cause of worse mental and physical health. As soon it was published, I received an onslaught of hate mail and packages. My family received countless threats, and my employer had to […]

The Learned Noble Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Sayeda Fatima Al-Masumah (S.A.) was brought up in a very noble family. She was daughter of the Holy Imam [Imam Musa al-Kadhim (A.S.)], the sister of the Holy Imam [Imam Ridha (A.S.)] and the aunt of the Holy Imam [Imam Muhammed al-Jawad (A.S.)]. She was taught all the Islamic sciences by Imam Musa al-Kadhim […]

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Imam Hussain Holy Shrine offers free health services to orphans

SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain Medical Complex, affiliated with the Imam al-Redha Charitable Foundation, launched an initiative to provide medical services to orphans in Sayyida Ruqayya Kindergarten, belonging to Imam Hussain Holy Shrine in Karbala. “This initiative came to provide health services and dental care for orphans,” said the dental specialist, Dr. Sameen Saheb, to the shrine’s […]

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Man and Freedom of Will God

SHAFAQNA-The concept of free will sometimes is debated when we consider that all the abilities and powers a man posses is in fact comes from God.  Some people wrongly conclude that a man is helpless in taking a free course to the destiny he wishes to pursue. We can dearly see that we are not […]

British Muslim Charities – Corporates, Terrorists or the Fourth Emergency Service?

SHAFAQNA- Muslim Charities are big business. Muslims are the most generous faith community in Britain but all is not necessarily well in the world of Muslim giving. Accusations of capitalist corporatism, socio-religious engineering, Takfiri political agendas are rife as the multi million pound industry becomes a potential battleground involving various overt and covert players. The […]