Still looking for evidence of Nigerian Army's Heinous Crimes in Zaria?

SHAFAQNA - Next week Monday, the Presidential Investigation Panel looking at human rights abuses committed by the Nigerian Army will resume sitting in Abuja. Among others, the Panel's sheet of terms of reference states that the panel is…

In C. African Republic, UN contractors bribed to aid Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Surrounded by hostile Christian militias, Muslim civilians in the volatile Central African Republic town of Bangassou have paid small fortunes to United Nations contractors to hide them in vehicles and take them to safety after U.N.…

All is set for the commencement of #ArbaeenTrekNigeria

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has completed all necessary arrangements for the commencement of the annual #ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 2017. This year's event will kick off in the next few days in the zones as is the usual…

Quran manuscript museum planned in Egypt

SHAFAQNA - Egypt’s Awqaf ministry plans to launch a museum of handwritten Qurans, an official said. Jabir Tayi, director of the ministry’s religious affairs department, said some 4000 Quranic and Islamic manuscripts will be put on display…

Somalia protests US raid, denounces foreign interference

SHAFAQNA - Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Mogadishu in defiance of Saturday’s blasts that claimed more than 300 lives. Somalia’s deadliest attacks to date reportedly came in retaliation for a joint raid by the country's…

A Country of Religious and Linguistic Diversity: Zimbabwe

SHAFAQNA - While Zimbabwe has no official religion, it comes in second place, only behind India, as the country with the most official languages. A study conducted by the Pew Research Center reveals that Zimbabwe, along with 106 other…

At least 22 people killed after huge explosion in Somali capital

SHAFAQNA - A huge explosion from a truck bomb has killed at least 22 people in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they had heard in years. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy…

Nigeria: Police attack and arrest civilians marking Ashura

SHAFAQNA - Armed police in Nigeria have broken up a gathering of civilians marking the historical events of Ashura, arresting at least six people. The six, all members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, whose leader Ibrahim el-Zakzaky remains…

EXCLUSIVE - Nigeria's Conquistadors

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SHAFAQNA - All Muslims take great pride in in the history of the great achievements of our predecessors in Al-Andalus, I in particular feel Al-Andalus in my veins, for I am a Bamalle; specifically my ancestors hail from a region once known…

Interfaith seeks peace among Muslims, Christians in Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - The International Centre for Interfaith, Peace and Harmony (ICIPH) at the weekend said it will mobilize religious leaders in the northern states to promote peace and harmony among Muslims and Christian in Nigeria. The Co-Coordinator…

Amnesty International: Boko Haram attacks killed 400 since April

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    SHAFAQNA - A surge in attacks by Boko Haram terrorists has claimed nearly 400 lives since April in Nigeria and Cameroon, double the figure of the previous five months, according to a rights group. The increasing use of…

Malawian Muslims told to be charitable

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim clerk has urged Malawian Muslims to be at the forefront in charity works and not just wait for Muslims of Asian origin. The remarks were made by Muslim scholars Sheikh Mussa during Eid-Adha prayers in Lilongwe. In…

Action Alert: Demand African Union intervene in Sheikh Zakzaky case

SHAFAQNA - A call to action has been made to anybody reading this message to take a moment and write an urgent letter to the African Union demanding their immediate intervention in the matter of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. The letter or email…

National Quran competition underway in Sudan

SHAFAQNA - The preliminary stage of a national Quran competition in Sudan is underway in the country’s capital, Khartoum. The second edition of the contest kicked off on Thursday and will run for ten days, according to Okaz newspaper. The…

Uganda court makes Muslims scapegoat

SHAFAQNA - Four members of a Muslim group have been handed life sentences for allegedly taking part in alleged terrorism-related activities. Kampala's High Court jailed Sheikh Yunus Kamoga and three members of his Tabliq sect for life. Two…

Boko Haram has used 83 children as suicide bombers in 2017 – UNICEF

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SHAFAQNA - Boko Haram has dramatically increased the use of children in suicide bomb attacks on civilians in Nigeria, UNICEF reported Tuesday. There has been a four-fold increase in the use of weaponized children as part of the Islamist…

Somalia-based al-Shabab terror group beheads 3 people in Kenya

SHAFAQNA- Kenyan officials say suspected Takfiri al-Shabab militants from Somalia have beheaded three people and burnt houses in an attack in Kenya. Lamu County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said gunmen believed to be al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab…

IMN holds August Conference on unity, interfaith dialogue

SHAFAQNA - On Friday the 11th of Aug 2017 The Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (AFIMN) organzed its annual August Conference on unity and interfaith dialogue. It began with a remarkable lecture by Dr. Aliyu Tilde on 'How hate…

Sunni cleric embraces Shia Islam

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SHAFAQNA - A Sunni scholar from Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Ibrahim Mohammad, who has educated at Al-Azhar University for 8 years and in Mecca for one year and also he has been Friday Prayers leader and leader of a Masjid in his city for…

Quran Teachers Training Course Concludes in Senegal

SHAFAQNA - An advanced Quran teachers training course in Senegal wrapped up in the central city of Touba. According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the Iranian Cultural Center in the West African country…

Mandela urges South Africa to cut off ties with Israel

SHAFAQNA - The grandson of South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, Nelson Mandela, called on South Africa’s government to expel the Israeli ambassador to Pretoria and sever all diplomatic and business relations with the…

Mandela Grandson Urges Pretoria to Cut Off Ties with Tel Aviv

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SHAFAQNA- The grandson of South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, Nelson Mandela, called on South Africa’s government to expel the Israeli ambassador to Pretoria and sever all diplomatic and business relations with the…

At least 12 killed in Nigeria church shooting

SHAFAQNA - Gunmen stormed a Catholic church in a town in southeast Nigeria early on Sunday, killing 12 persons, hospital sources and witnesses said. The attack took place at around 06:00 at St Philip's church in Ozubulu, near the city of…

Iran to Hold Quranic Course in Senegal

SHAFAQNA - The Iranian Cultural Center in Senegal will organize the second edition of an advanced course on Tajweed recitation of the Quran. According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), to which the…

Senior Egyptian Quranic Figure Dies

SHAFAQNA - Sheih Muhammad Abdul Wahab Tantawi, one of Egypt’s most prominent Quran reciters and memorizers, died on Wednesday. Born in 1947 in a village in the North African country’s Dakahlia governorate, Tantawi began learning the…

Quran in French Gifted to Director of Radio Senegal

SHAFAQNA - The Iranian cultural attaché in Senegal gifted a French translation of the Holy Quran to the director of Radio Senegal. According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), Seyyed Hassan Esmati visited…

Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 19 in Nigeria’s Maiduguri

SHAFAQNA - Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defence force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in northeastern Nigeria said Wednesday. Borno state police…

Quran Teachers Training Course Concludes in Uganda

SHAFAQNA - A Quran teachers training course in Uganda concluded in a ceremony a few days ago. The course was held by the Iranian Cultural Center in the African country, according to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization…