At least 14 killed in mosque attack in Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - A suicide bomber killed 14 worshipers at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, a vigilante leader said, a day after terrorist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a string of attacks in a rare video. The bomber targeted those…

Gunmen storm church in southern Nigeria, killing at least 17

SHAFAQNA - Unknown gunmen killed 17 people following a new year's day church service in southern Nigeria, a local official said, the latest violence to hit the oil-rich region. Local government official Osi Olisa said Tuesday that the attackers…

Khartoum Quran Contest to Be Held with 70 Contenders

SHAFAQNA - An official with the organizing committee of Sudan’s 9th international Quran competition said 70 Quran memorizers will take part in the contest . Maaz Fatih al-Hajj said the total number of the participants, who will compete…

Sheikh Zakzaky's health condition deteriorating; his left eye lost vision

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SHAFAQNA - Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife are in a deteriorating health condition, a senior member of the movement said. "Sheikh Adam Suhu a member of the IMN said that unfortunately,…

Interior and Islamic Affairs Ministries Hunt for Extremist Books in Moroccan Bookstores

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SHAFAQNA - Morocco World News : Commissions from both ministries have begun a campaign in bookstores around the kingdom to search out religious extremist books, especially those whose authors are preachers known for praising terrorism and radicalism,…

Global Outcry to Free Shaykh Zakzaky

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SHAFAQNA - Tens of thousands of people  have attended worldwide demonstrations staged to protest against the illegal detention of Sheikh Zakzaky. The leader of millions of Shia Muslims in Nigeria has been illegally detained for two years despite…

Fleeing Boko Haram

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SHAFAQNA - The camp was supposed to be a refuge. Falmata’s life had been stolen by war ever since the sixth grade, when she was abducted from her home and raped repeatedly by Boko Haram’s fighters for the next three years. She finally…

Sisters’ forum of IMN condemns Ayatollah Zakzaky’s detention

SHAFAQNA - The Sisters’ Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has criticized the continued detention of their leader, Ayatollah Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife by the Federal Government. In a statement by Firdausi Ali Yusuf during a protest…

Free Zakzaky, IMN cries out to Buhari after 700 days of detention

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SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Movement of Nigeria has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to release its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, his wife, Zeenah, and several hundreds of other members from detention. The group said after 700 days, it was heartless…

Libyan coastguard rescues nearly 300 migrants east of Tripoli

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SHAFAQNA - Libya’s coastguard intercepted 299 migrants from sub-Saharan African countries on two rubber boats east of Tripoli on Tuesday, officials said. The migrants were intercepted near the town of Zliten by one of several coastguard…

Cameroon becomes target of Boko Haram

SHAFAQNA - Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 10 villagers in northern Cameroon on Sunday night in what army and local officials said was revenge for attacks by Cameroon’s army. Cameroon’s semi-arid Far North region has been…

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…