Flags of Imam al-Hussayn (P) and of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (P) fluttered in New York

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: For the first time In a ceremony in the state of New York, the delegation of the holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and of al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them), which is there to organize and participate in an international…

The Muslim Foundation in New York is visited by the delegations of holy shrines of Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and of al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them)'s joint delegation, visited one of the Islamic institutions in New York; the Muslim Foundation which houses the Masjid of Imam Ali (peace…

Nikkie Haley: US envoy in UN who increased oppression of human rights

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SHAFAQNA- A former governor of South Carolina and the daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley, 46, will  resign her post as the US ambassador to the United Nations after two years often spent serving as the face of US foreign policy for defending…

NYC: Human Rights activists demand Justice in Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA- Human rights activists in New York drove a car including pictures of detained rights activists by Saudi authorities, demanding justice for them.  The LCD set on the van showed pictures of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, UAE…

A look at Muslim women’s fashion exhibit at San Francisco Museum

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SHAFAQNA- Contemporary Muslim Fashions opened at San Francisco Museum on Sept. 22 with about 80 ensembles by nearly 60 designers from around the world, including the Middle East and Southeast Asia including Qatar, Turkey and Indonesia. The…

UNGA: Trump calls on to completely isolate Iran

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SHAFAQNA- President Donald Trump speaks at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday as his administration engages in mounting trade conflicts and boosts pressure on Iran. He said “the horrible 2015 nuclear deal” and calls on other…

Iran denied requesting a meeting despite Trump claims he rejected meeting Rouhani

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SHAFAQNA- Hours before US leader is expected to defend decision to pull America out of 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran in speech at UN general assembly, saying that "I'm sure he's an absolutely lovely man", Donald Trump claims he rejected requests…

Rouhani says he has no plan to meet Trump

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in an interview with NBC News said that he would not meet with President Donald Trump this week and accused the U.S. of adopting a hostile stance toward Iran. "There is no such program for a meeting",…

Rouhani: Trump needs to stop his anti-Iran actions

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani In a meeting with a group of US media executives in New York pointed out Trump did some very incorrect actions against Iran and the Iranian nation, calling on US administration to end its cruel and…

Iran-US controversies in UNGA73

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SHAFAQNA- President Hassan Rouhani attends the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) annual meetings. He is likely to focus much of his time at the U.N. General Assembly this week with one main goal in mind: defending the…

JCPOA and the future of international relations

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SHAFAQNA- Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in May. The US withdrawal from the nuclear deal struck between Iran and main powers is “doomed” to significantly have an effect on peace and safety within the Center…

Two Muslim politicians Could Be First Muslim Women In US Congress

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SHAFAQNA-A number of progressive Muslim Americans are competing for governmental office across the US. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have the potential to be the ‘first’ Muslim woman elected to sit in Congress. America has 3.5m Muslims,…

Video: Enormous Ashura march across the streets of Dearborn, Michigan

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SHAFAQNA- In the state of Michigan in USA, the city of Dearborn, has witnessed a mass march in which blag flags were raised to express slogans against injustice, renewing the pledge to the martyr of Karbala; Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him),…

First Major Muslim Fashion Exhibition to open in San Francisco

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SHAFAQNA - San Francisco’s de Young Museum will host Contemporary Muslim Fashions and  first of its kind for six months from September 26 to January 6, 2019, to showcase the largest display of garments by Muslim and European designers in…

Yemeni Americans: anguished by the war, Depressed by travel ban

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SHAFAQNA-The Yemen war has become the world's worst humanitarian crisis  due to the killing of thousands of civilians including children  by the Saudi-led coalition in which the United States would be complicit. As the men at the table…

Canyon Country's Al Umma Center for Muslim Worshipers

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SHAFAQNA- When you pass Al-Umma Center on Sierra Highway, less than a mile north of Soledad Canyon Road, you may not know that it is a place of worship if you aren’t acquainted with Islam. The Muslim mosque was established in 2013 and occupies…

CANADA: Activists to call for an end to weapons sales to Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - Arms deals are not merely a financial transaction. They are a powerful expression of political support and partnership between two governments. When Stephen Harper signed the $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia in 2014 – the…

Ripon College bans Sept. 11 memorial because "It May Offend Muslim students"

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SHAFAQNA-  Ripon College in Wisconsin discourages 9/11 Memorial on campus because posters are offensive to Muslim students. The private school cited bias reports that were filed during last year’s Sept. 11 memorial project, a project that…

Two Health Scares tied to haj pilgrims at US airports

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SHAFAQNA-A pair of airline health scares at U.S. airports involving inbound flights were linked to pilgrims returning from the Hajj, Saudi Arabia, U.S. health officials said Friday. On Wednesday, an emergency response team with mobile diagnostic…

Russia: UN Security Council should review Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

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SHAFAQNA - United Nations Security Council diplomats should review Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal at a coming high-level meeting in New York, according to a senior Russian diplomat. Russia’s Deputy UN Ambassador Dmitry…

Stanford psychiatrist studies mental health in Muslim

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SHAFAQNA - Rania Awaad, M.D., is a practicing Psychiatrist based at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also a researcher and the Director of the Stanford Muslims and Mental Health Lab. Rania Awaad, MD, studied Islamic law prior…

US government will reject the Palestinian right of return

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SHAFAQNA- The Trump administration will, in coming days, reject the UN definition of "Palestinian refugees" effectively snubbing the "right of return" of millions of Palestinian refugees to their homes.  The US government will "effectively"…

Islamophobia in American high school Textbooks

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SHAFAQNA - Most Americans’ exposure to the Middle East and Islam starts with what they learn in high school history class. American history textbooks similarly tend to degrade Arabs and Muslims by situating them as foreign and antithetical…

Irmo Mayor hosts 'Demystifying Islam' event, when slammed for anti-Muslim posts

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SHAFAQNA- Just a few months ago, Irmo Mayor, Hardy King came under fire because of his anti-Islam posts on Facebook. However now, Mayor stood behind his posts but he told The State that he didn’t know much about Islam. That was when Chaudhry…

Muslim-founded charter school must close in California

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SHAFAQNA- A charter school in Southern California with a new campus build by Muslim community leaders with nearly $30 million in tax-free bonds must close and now may have to repay the money. With Guidance Charter School's gleaming new campus…

Arab nations invest more on US homes

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SHAFAQNA- While International investment, in both the national real estate market and New York City specifically, has been on the decline this year, there are more investment from Saudi Arabia because of their better relationship with Trump. Despite…

"Super EID" held at U.S. Bank Stadium

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SHAFAQNA- Muslims in Minneapolis gathered at U.S. Bank Stadium on last Tuesday for prayer and festivities the Eid al-Adha and no animal sacrifices took place at the event as a pinch of fake news report. The holiday of of Eid al-Adha honors…

Muslim-Americans women on the ballot for congressional seats

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SHAFAQNA - Rashida Tlaib could be the first Muslim woman in the US Congress, but first has to defeat Detroit's Democratic establishment. According to npr, Muslim-Americans on the ballot for congressional seats are Rashida Tlaib and Fayrouz…