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Myanmar’s Muslims out in the cold during Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - Huddled under umbrellas to escape a monsoon downpour, dozens of Muslims stood in line at a Yangon mosque...

Iran, Malaysia Joint Quranic Expo Launched in Kuala Lumpur

SHAFAQNA - It showcases Quranic calligraphy works by Iranian and Malaysian calligraphers as well as calligraphy-painting and Tazhib (illumination) works...

AUSTRALIA – How food is helping to break down...

SHAFAQNA - Imam Faizel Chothia takes the microphone and announces the question and answer session is about to begin. “Ask...

India’s Rampur Hosts Exhibition of Rare Quran Collection

SHAFAQNA -  People from different walks of life and faith including Islamic scholars are thronging the Raza Library, renowned...

Bangladeshi Teenager among Favorites to Win Dubai Int’l Quran...

SHAFAQNA - At the age of 13 Mohammad Tariqul Islam from Bangladesh recited the Quran like a pro on Sunday,...

No military solution in Afghanistan says UN chief

SHAFAQNA - There is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan that is forcing record numbers of people...

Christian preachers’ disappearance in Malaysia stokes fears of crackdown...

SHAFAQNA - The disappearance of three Christians and a man accused of spreading Shia Islam in Malaysiahas prompted fears that...

Australia: Canberra Muslims break Ramadan fast at public iftar...

SHAFAQNA - As the sun set over Canberra on Saturday night, Civic Square filled with the smell of food prepared...

3 killed, 9 worshippers injured in Afghan mosque shooting

SHAFAQNA - Three people were killed and nine others wounded in a shooting at a mosque in Afghanistan's eastern...

Christians, Muslims Find Common Ground as Perth Church Hosts...

SHAFAQNA- St Paul’s Anglican Church in Beaconsfield, Perth, Western Australia, has been opening its doors to local Muslims as a...

H.R.H. Prince Ali Seraj of Afghanistan Offers a New...

SHAFAQNA - In the wake of the June 31, 2017, attack on Kabul, which killed 90 and wounded 400...

Muslim children forced to drop ‘religious’ names in western...

SHAFAQNA - Muslim children in China’s far western Xinjiang region are being forced to change their “religious” names and adults...

Myanmar charges 3 Muslims for holding Ramadan prayers

SHAFAQNA - Three Muslims have been indicted by Myanmar’s authorities for holding Ramadan prayers in the street where the local...

UN rights council names team to probe Myanmar Rohingya...

SHAFAQNA - The UN rights council on Tuesday named a three-person team to probe atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims,...

Did You Know ISIS is Now in The Philippines?...

SHAFAQNA - “A group of heavily-armed militants from a group linked to Isis have reportedly stormed a city in the...

Ahmadiyya Muslim congregation take to Perth streets to condemn...

SHAFAQNA - Members of a Perth Muslim congregation took to the CBD on the weekend to condemn last week’s...

Friday sermons in sign language at mosque in Kerala,...

SHAFAQNA - The austere beauty of azan or Muslim call to prayer might still elude them but a new...

Jakarta Grand Mosque to hold Ramadan fair

SHAFAQNA - To brighten up the upcoming fasting season, the management of the Istiqlal Grand Mosque in Central Jakarta,...

Bombing kills 11 family members headed to Afghanistan wedding

SHAFAQNA - Eleven members of an Afghan family, mostly women and children, were killed Friday when their vehicle hit...

China sparks human rights outcry by ramping up DNA...

SHAFAQNA - China appears to be laying the groundwork for the mass collection of DNA samples from residents of a...

Militarization Of U.S.’ Asian Allies A Boon For Top...

SHAFAQNA - Last week, Taiwan issued a rare public comment announcing its plans to continue buying U.S.-made weapons, stating that...

Why Ramadan is a Big “WooW” for Japanese

SHAFAQNA- There are some solid reasons why Japan and the Japanese are very different from the rest of the world,...

Birth anniversary of Ali Akbar (a.s) observed as Youth...

SHAFAQNA - Anjuman Shari Shiayan Monday observed the birth anniversary of Imam Hussain’s beloved son Hazrat Ali Akbar (AS)...

Afghan Chief Executive thanks Iran for providing education facilities...

SHAFAQNA - Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah expressed his gratitude to Iran for providing education facilities for Afghan...

Halal food services Launched by Japanese logistics giant

SHAFAQNA - Japanese logistics giant Nippon Express is entering the emerging Asian Islamic market by providing a halal food...

First Halal Hotel in Malaysia seeks to profit from...

SHAFAQNA - Just steps away from the iconic Petronas Towers in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, it's the first...

First Halal Hotel in Malaysia

SHAFAQNA- Halal means permissible under Islamic Sharia law, and can refer to both goods and services. Practicing Muslims account for more...

Saudi to build hundreds of mosques to spread Wahhabism...

SHAFAQNA - Bangladesh has approved a project to build hundreds of mosques with almost US$1 billion (S$1.39 billion) from...

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