Daesh militants are targeting Libya's oil fields

SHAFAQNA - Daesh militants aka ISIL attacked an oil terminal in Libya, setting ablaze at least two storage tanks near the northern town of Ras Lanuf on Thursday. In a video released later in the day the ISIL terrorist group claimed responsibility…

Nigeria wants justice for its martyrs

SHAFAQNA - Determined for their plight to be heard, Nigerian students gathered on Tuesday (January 19, 2016) under the aegis of the Academic forum of the Islamic movement in Nigeria before headquarters of the National Human Rights Commission…

Four killed in suicide attack at Cameroon mosque

SHAFAQNA- Four worshippers were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in northern Cameroon on Monday, a security source said, five days after a similar attack left 12 people dead. Monday’s blast hit the village of Nguetchewe in Cameroon’s…

Islamic Movement in Nigeria calls for release of Sheikh Zakzaki

SHAFAQNA - The following is a statement which was made public by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, after state officials refused to free Sheikh Ibraheem al-Zakzaki, a prominent religious leader. A man of peace dedicated to the promotion of…

Uganda launches probe into 1979 Muslims massacre

SHAFAQNA - An investigation has been launched into the killings of 67 Muslims in Uganda following the fall of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in 1979. Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, who announced the probe, said a team had been set up to “carry…

Al Qaeda’s hotel siege ends in West Africa

SHAFAQNA - A joint Burkinabe-French special forces unit ended an al Qaeda siege on a hotel that began yesterday in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Al Qaeda’s official branch in North Africa,…

New Ebola case discovered

SHAFAQNA - A new Ebola case has been confirmed in northern Sierra Leone by the World Health Organisation (WHO) hours after it announced the end of the epidemic in West Africa. This is the first reported case of the virus since the country…

Hajj: Nigerian Muslims may adopt Malaysia, Indonesia model

SHAFAQNA - Stakeholders on Wednesday in Abuja proposed that the National Hajj Commission should adopt the Malaysian system of Hajj operations as the Federal Government would no longer fund pilgrimages in the country. Under the Malaysian…

Tensions rise in Cameroon as armed militants step up violence

SHAFAQNA - Officials confirmed on Wednesday that at least 10 people have been killed by a suicide bomber at a mosque in northern Cameroon. Nigerian militant group Boko Haram have recently stepped up terror attacks in neighburing Cameroon,…

Course on “Monotheism in View of AhlulBayt (A.S.)” Begins in Senegal

SHAFAQNA - An educational course on “Monotheism in View of AhlulBayt (A.S.)” has been orgaized by Iranian Cultural Center in Senegal. According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, this is the third edition…

Nigeria Minister of Justice Ask for Release of 'Sheikh Zakzaky'

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SHAFAQNA - The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has asked the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs to formalize its request for the ‎release of the leader of the  Islamic Movement in Nigeria…

Nigerian Pastor Embraces Islam

SHAFAQNA - Changing his popular church to a mosque, a Nigerian pastor has embraced Islam and took Shahadah, attributing his reversion to a divine encounter he had with a strange man in white in his dreams. “I was preparing for the anniversary…

Sudan remains in crisis despite 60 years of independence. Political elite blamed

SHAFAQNA - Sudan January marked the 60th anniversary of its independence from British colonialism on January 1, but the event was marked against a background where political leaders have failed to find solutions to the country’s political,…

Who is Hussain condemns Nigerian military violence against Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA - Who is Hussain strongly condemns the violent acts of aggression by the Nigerian Military against followers of Hussain ibn Ali in Nigeria – Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his peaceful movement. Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky is the leader…

War-torn Central African Republic bids for peace in key vote

SHAFAQNA - Voters head to the polls in the Central African Republic on Wednesday to seek an end to almost three years of lawlessness in the diamond-producing nation. The presidential and legislative elections were postponed from December…

A New Hope for Libya to Unite Against ISIS

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SHAFAQNA - A sign of hope for Libya arrived in the Moroccan town of Skhirat last week when rival political leaders came together to sign a UN-brokered agreement to form a national unity government. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon conveyed…

20 killed, 90 injured in Nigeria mosque bomb explosion

SHAFAQNA- Twenty people have been killed and 90 others injured in a bomb explosion at a mosque in northern Nigeria, officials say. The blast occurred at a mosque in Borno State’s capital and the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Monday,…

The Monk who helps Muslims preserve their sacred texts

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SHAFAQNA - In 2012, Islamist militants overran northern Mali, and an al Qaeda affiliate took control of Timbuktu and started destroying things. Some of the ancient structures, dating back to when Timbuktu was a center of Islamic culture, have…

Killing of Shiite Muslims Could Set Nigeria on Fire - Northern Elders Council

SHAFAQNA - Leader of the Northern Elders Council, Tanko Yakassai, has urged the federal government to treat the killing of Shiite muslims in Kaduna by the Nigerian army with caution. He warned that Nigeria would be in a big crisis should…

Zaria Shia Massacre: ‘How I lost 5 family members in Army's Brutal attack'

SHAFAQNA - Malam Abubakar Zaki lost two daughters, a niece, a grandniece and a son-in-law’s in the Army's attack on Islamic Movement members of Nigeria in Zaria two week ago. In an interview he spoke of his grief, his thoughts on the tragic…

Muslims hailed for protecting Christians during terror attack on Kenyan bus

SHAFAQNA Muslims helped dress non-Muslim passengers in Islamic garb to prevent extremists from identifying them for slaughter on a bus in northern Kenya, witnesses said. Two people died in the attack on Monday in northern Mandera County when…

Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky Stresses Importance of Unity Among Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, says unity among Muslims is paramount irrespective of schools of thought and boundaries. He made the statement on the fourth day of the annual Unity…

Egypt: Sisi to Attend Ceremony Marking Prophet Muhammad's Birthday Anniversary

SHAFAQNA - President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi witnessed on Tuesday 22/12/2015 a ceremony organized by Awqaf Ministry marking the Prophet Muhammad's Birthday (Al-Mouled) anniversary. During the ceremony, Sisi honored eight scholars from Egypt and…

Boko Haram Violence Forces More Than 1 Million Kids to Leave School

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SHAFAQNA - Violence in northeast Nigeria and neighboring countries targeted by Boko Haram has forced more than one million children out of school, leaving them prey to abuse, abduction and recruitment by armed groups, the United Nations said…

Zaria Army Genocide: Free Sheikh Zakzaky Now!

SHAFAQNA - In the name of Allah, the destroyer of tyrants… The alleged assassination attempt as traded by the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, has now come to be known for what it really was - an orchestrated work of Zionists who oversee…

Bringing December 12, 2015 Nigeria Massacre To the International Criminal Court

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SHAFAQNA EXCLUSIVE - This December, Mohammad H. Zakerhossein, the Director of Iranian Center for International Criminal Law postulated that recent events in Nigeria - the killing en masse of Shiite Muslims in Zaria on December 12, 2015 constitute…

Al-Wefaq Condemns Nigeria Heinous Crime, Urges Release of Sheikh Al-Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA - Bahrain's main opposition group Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society denounced what it described as "the heinous crime" that hit Nigeria, leaving many innocent people killed. In a statement issued on Wednesday (December 16, 2015),…