The offices of four Shia Maraje declared Thursday 17 May 2018 as the first day of the holy Month of Ramadhan

SHAFAQNA - According to offices of the Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani, the Grand Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani, the Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Saeed Hakim and the Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani, Thursday 17 May 2018 is the first day of the holy…

The office of the Grand Ayatollah Sistani declared Thursday 17 May 2018 as the first day of the holy Month of Ramadhan

SHAFAQNA - According to the announcement from the office of the Grand Ayatollah Sistani, Thursday 17 May 2018, is the first day of the holy Month of Ramadhan in the UK, European Scandinavian countries, Middle East and the rest of the world. Source:…

The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: Duplicity and hypocrisy is the biggest calamity of today’s world

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi said in Qom: It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: You curse Satan in public but deep down you are a friend of Satan. He added: Duplicity in appearance and inwardly or hypocrisy is the biggest…

The first volume of the collection of Fatwas by the Grand Ayatollah Shobairi is now published

SHAFAQNA - The first volume of the collection of Fatwas by the Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani is now published by the religious jurisprudence centre of Imam Mohammad Baqir (AS). According to SHAFAQNA, this book is the latest collection of…

Pages of Qur’an ripped, stuffed on car windshields at mosques

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SHAFAQNA- By Barry Ellsworth TRENTON, Canada, (AA): Various faith leaders and politicians gathered in the Toronto area Monday to condemn the actions of a woman who allegedly ripped pages from a Qur’an and put them on worshippers vehicle…

The Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli: The first way of protecting dignity is to purify inner self

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli said: We must protect our own dignity, and the first way of protecting dignity is to purify inner self. If the inner self is not pure and clean, it will show itself one way or another. Source: PERSIAN…

The sighting of the new moon for the Month of Rajab has been approved by the office of the Grand Ayatollah Sistani

SHAFAQNA - According to Al-Istihlal Centre, the office of the Grand Ayatollah Sistani has approved the sighting of the new moon for the Month of Rajab on Sunday (18 March 2018), and Monday has been declared as the first day of the Month of Rajab. Source:…

Our world is the world of media; if we fall behind in this sector we remain backward in everything

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi said in Qom (on 9 March 2018): Our world is the world of media; if we fall behind in this sector we remain backward in everything. He added: We must have strong media in order to broadcast/deliver…

The Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli: The lowest of people are those who stay silent against oppression

SHAFAQNA - Pointing to the words of Amiral Momeneen Imam Ali (AS), the Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli said on Thursday (8 March 2018) in Qom: Imam Ali (AS) said: “The lowest of people are those who stay silent against oppression and accept oppression.” Source:…

The Grand Ayatollah Noori Hamedani pointed to the importance of Hijab in Islam

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Noori Hamedani: "Hijab is addressed in the holy Quran, Islamic narrations as well as in Ahlul-Bait's (AS) way of life. Hijab is considered as one of Islamic principles; it must be practiced and observed within…

Pakistani Shia cleric warns of dangers posed by Baha’is & Ahmadis

SHAFAQNA- A Pakistani Shia leader has warned that the public and the government should be made aware of the “dangers” posed by Baha’is and Ahmadis. Shia cleric Allama Iqbal Bahishti urged the Government to be watchful of the ‘heretic’…

The Top 3 Muslim Millennials’ Favorite Destinations Are In Asia

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SHAFAQNA - Malaysia, Indonesia, and Japan have been named the three favourite destinations among millennial Muslims, according to a recent survey. The survey published in “Muslim Millennial Travel Report 2017” found that the majority…

Saudi Forces Assaults on Ashura Manifestations in Qatif

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi forces have launched attacks on the Ashura commemoration in the eastern region of Qatif, while civil sources said the forces arrested a number of citizens active in the preparations for the season of Ashurara. According to…

The representative of Ayatullah Sistani: "Human principles must be observed even when fighting enemies"

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SHAFAQNA- Pointing to the coming of the month of Muharram, Hojat-ul Islam Sheikh AbdulMahdi Karbalaei, the representative of Ayatullah Sistani, remarked in the sermons of Friday prayers of this week in Karbala, which was held in the courtyard…

Duas & A'amal for first 10 days of Dhil-Hajj

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SHAFAQNA- In the blessed month of Dhu’l-°ijjah, the pious companions of the Holy Prophet and their followers used to do many acts of worship . The first ten days of this month are called al-ayy¡m al-ma`l£m¡t (The Stated Days) by the…

Bomb attack hits Shia mosque in Kabul, 20 killed

  SHAFAQNA - A bomber has set off his explosives at a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and other assailants have stormed the building, killing at least 20 people. ISIS terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack that…

Priest condemns selfie-taking tourists disturbing worshippers

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SHAFAQNA- Telegraph: A senior priest at England's most-visited parish church has condemned "disrespectful" tourists who enter simply to take selfies. Worshippers have found themselves surrounded by groups of visitors posing for…

Hassan Rouhani is ahead: Iranian presidential election 2017

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Shafaqna - Current estimation of the Iranian presidential election indicates that Hassan Rouhani is ahead of his rival Ebrahim Raisi. According to the reports, on Friday (19 May 2017) there was a massive turnout with more than 70 percent…

Leaked NSA Malware is helping Hijack Computers around the World

SHAFAQNA - In mid-April an arsenal of powerful software tools apparently designed by the NSA to infect and control Windows computers was leaked by an entity known only as the “Shadow Brokers.” Not even a whole month later, the hypothetical…

Qom Mosque to Host Ceremony on Anniversary of Ayatollah Bahjat’s Demise

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SHAFAQNA- The memorial service will be hosted by the city’s Azam Mosque after Maghrib and Isha prayers on Thursday. Grand sources of emulation, religious scholars, and members of the country’s Assembly of Experts are expected to attend…

Trump administration profoundly committed to destroying planet: Chomsky

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SHAFAQNA - Leading American political analyst and philosopher Noam Chomsky has said that the administration of US President Donald Trump is profoundly committed to destroying planet earth. In an interview with Democracy Now!, Chomsky…

Ayatollah Khamenei warns against Western attempts to dominate Muslim nations

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SHAFAQNA - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei warns against Western attempts to gain political and economic dominance over Muslim nations, saying Muslims worldwide must hold onto their “Islamic identity” as deterrence…

Libya fishermen find 28 dead asylum seekers

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SHAFAQNA - More than two dozen dead asylum seekers have been found by fishermen on a boat off the coast of Libya. Ahmaida Khalifa Amsalam, the Interior Ministry's security unit commander, said on Tuesday that it seemed the victims died…

Fo'aa and Kafraya: Two Syrian Tows Massacred by U.S.- Backed Terrorists

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SHAFAQNA - Syrians took pride in the fact that their country was nonsectarian, secular and united. That is… until March 15th, 2011, when a carefully planned and calculated imposed war invaded their jasmine scented country. Since then, sectarian…

The Resurgence Of Climate Change And Anti-Science

SHAFAQNA - Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Michael Mann, who is a distinguished professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University. He also directs the Penn State University Earth Science Center. And he’s the co-author…

Qatari royals part of Syria evacuation deal: Report

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SHAFAQNA - Twenty-six members of a Qatari royal hunting party, captured in Iraq more than a year ago, were part of the swap agreement recently reached in Syria, a report says.  A person briefed about the rescue operation told Middle East…

Wikileaks Reveals Hive: The CIA’s Top Secret Virus Control System

SHAFAQNA - Early Friday morning, Wikileaks released its fifth batch of Vault 7 documents exposing the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s hacking techniques. The latest release, titled “Hive,” exposes the agency’s multi-platform malware…

Erdogan: Turkey made historical decision by voting ‘Yes’

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SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in constitutional referendum granting him vastly increased executive powers. On Sunday, Erdogan said that the country has made a historical decision by voting for the…