Sheikh Zakzaky’s Lawsuit Rejected by Nigeria Court

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SHAFAQNA- A Nigerian high court rejected a law suit filed against the military by the country’s senior Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. Lawyer Dari Bayero, representing the military, calimed the case in Kano was struck out for…

Leader of Qadiriyyah center in Nigeria calls unity among Muslim Ummah

SHAFAQNA - Khalifa Sheikh Qaribullahi Sheikh Nasir Kabara reiterated the call for increased unity amongst the global Muslim to forestall the great challenge of the world oppressors and tyrants that have made man Muslim countries fearful and…

Int'l Conference on Translating Quran to Be Held in Morocco

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SHAFAQNA- The fifth international conference on translating the meanings of the Holy Quran is going to be held on Feb 20-21, 2018 in Morocco. The Knowledge Integration and Translation Laboratory at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Marrakech,…

Sheikh Zakzaky: High court fixes July 6 for Judgement against Army

SHAFAQNA - The Federal High court in Kaduna state has slated July 6th for judgment in the suit between the Nigerian army and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Elzakzaky and others. Sheikh Zakzaky is challenging the…

Buhari is #BokoHaram

SHAFAQNA - Two days ago the notorious Nigerian Secret Police (SSS) that is the oppressive tool of the Nigerian tyrant Buhari released a report that contained the statement below: “Sequel to this, the SSS is warning members of the Islamic…

MILLIONS EXPECTED IN TOMORROW'S PEACEFUL INTERNATIONAL QUDS DAY MARCHES ACROSS NIGERIA

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) has been in the forefront in observing the Quds Day which is well attended by both Muslims and non-Muslims alike on the last Friday of Ramadan…

Conference of Palestine in view of Abrahamic faiths in Senegal

SHAFAQNA - The Iranian Cultural Center in Senegal plans to hold a conference on “Palestine in View of Abrahamic Faiths”. It will be organized with the cooperation of the Iranian embassy and representative office of Al-Mustafa International…

Quranic program held in Durban, South Africa

SHAFAQNA - On the occasion of first probable night of Qadr a Quranic and spiritual program was held at Masjid Imam Huasain (AS), Durban, South Africa. Iranian Qari Azarpira Kazim started the program with the recitation of holy verses of Quran.Supplication…

Balancing human rights and national security

SHAFAQNA - There is a thin line separating respect and observance of human rights and its consequent violation on grounds of national security. Respect, observance and enforcement of human rights by the state is not a function of optional…

Nigerian Minister claims Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky not in prison

SHAFAQNA - Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed has claimed that incarcerated Shia Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky is not in detention as has been widely reported. Speaking on the Federal Government's anti-corruption…

Court adjourns hearing on Sheikh Zakzaky’s suit against Nigerian army

SHAFAQNA - A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna State has adjourned the hearing of the case filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (Shiites) against the Nigerian Army and three others. In the suit, the Shiites through their…

Niger recalls ambassador to Qatar in solidarity with Arab countries

SHAFAQNA - Niger said on Saturday it had recalled its ambassador to Qatar in solidarity with Arab countries that have cut ties with Doha. Some African countries have cautiously come out in support of attempts to isolate Qatar. Mauritania,…

30 detained members of IMN released on bail in Kano

SHAFAQNA - Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria who arrested during 1437 Arabeen Symbolic Trek from Kano were released on bail by a Court in Kano after spending months in Prison. They were release on Wednesday the 7th of April 2017. Among…

Abuja deny Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky death rumor

SHAFAQNA - Security sources have denied rumours concerning the health status of detained leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ayatollah Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. There had been unconfirmed rumors over his physical condition and alleged…

Qur’an Hifdh Competition – Arusha, Tanzania

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SHAFAQNA - The Khoja Shi’a Ithna Asheri Muslim Community of Arusha Tanzania in East Africa hosted its annual Qur’an Hifdh competition for sisters during the first three nights of the blessed month of Ramadhan. Children as young as 5…

Access to Justice decries continuous detention of Ayatollah Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA - Access to Justice (A2J) has decried the continuous detention of Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The group in a statement by its Deputy Director, Adenike Aiyedun said the Federal Government has no powers to subvert the judgments of competent…

BUHARI: TWO YEARS OF BLOODSHED AND HUNGER - Exclusive

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SHAFAQNA - The following is a report that was prepared and made available to Shafaqna by the IMN. Today is exactly two years that the APC political party took over power from the PDP and ushered in the Presidency of Muhammadu Buhari. To any…

Afghanistan attack: At least 18 dead in suicide bombing on first day of Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said. Najib Danish, the ministry’s deputy spokesman,…

Clashes between rival Libyan factions kill 28, injure 128 in Tripoli

SHAFAQNA - At least 28 people have been killed and over 128 injured during fresh clashes in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, between forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government and rival militiamen. The clashes broke out Friday in residential…

Islamic Movement of Nigeria reacts to Garba Shah's comments

SHAFAQNA - A spokesperson for Nigerian President Buhari, Garba Shehu, said on Tuesday while addressing State House correspondents on the "successes" made by the Muhammadu Buhari administration since coming to power in 2015 that the leader of…

Police disperse Nigerian 'Free Zakzaky' protest in Abuja

SHAFAQNA - The Police dispersed members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria in Abuja as they once again trooped out to demand the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, on Monday. The protesters marched through the streets with…

Islam Rising in Zimbabwe

SHAFAQNA- Sheik Shaibu Asali, head of the Arabic department at an Islamic school in Harare, said the growth of Islam in Zimbabwe was a result of inter-faith dialogue and the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe which, caters for social plurality. In…

On Sheikh Zakzaky's 66th Birthday, He Remains Unjustly Imprisoned for the 17th Month in a Row

SHAFAQNA - Never before have the words “Happy Birthday!” ever been filled with so much despondency and immeasurable sadness. For the 15th of Sha’ban is not only Imam al-Mahdi’s (A.S.) birthday but that of Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky…

Al-Azhar to Hold Competition on Most Beautiful Quran Recitation

SHAFAQNA- Entitled "Beautiful Voices”, it will be held in the categories of best recitation, Tawasheeh and Ibtihal, khabarmasr website reported. The center’s "Quran, Recitations and Talented Voices” section will host the contest on…

Sex Slavery, ISIS & Illegal Arms Trade: Libya Plunged Into Failed State After US invasion

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SHAFAQNA - Today's Libya is virtually unrecognizable from the Libya of years past. Following the violent ouster of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, things have taken a turn for the worse as the north African nation declines further…

Biafra agitators, IMN, Boko Haram threats to National Security – Intelligence Report

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SHAFAQNA - Recent media reports have shown that a new report has emanated from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) to President Muhammadu Buhari declaring some groups including the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) as threats…

Kenya’s black market in “refugee real estate”

SHAFAQNA - The informal system of shelter ownership that has sprung up in refugee camps in Kenya and elsewhere has allowed entrepreneurial activity to flourish, but it is also unregulated, corrupt, and leaves some refugees vulnerable to losing…

20 killed in DR Congo ethnic clashes: UN

SHAFAQNA - Twenty people died in ethnic clashes last week in the troubled central Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said Wednesday. The UN's DR Congo mission, MONUSCO, said in a statement that the clashes took…