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Malaysia rises against Trump’s Jerusalem declaration

SHAFAQNA - MALAYSIA’s Prime Minister has called on Muslims around the world to unite in opposition to Donald Trump’s declaration...

Rohingya Crisis Needs International, Urgent Action

SHAFAQNA - Two Vancouver residents have been working tirelessly to bring attention to the unfolding crisis of the Rohingya Muslim...

Young Southeast Asian Muslim Women Are More Religious Yet...

SHAFAQNA - Young Southeast Asian Muslim women are more cosmopolitan and global and yet more religiously observant compared with...

The Top 3 Muslim Millennials’ Favorite Destinations Are In...

SHAFAQNA - Malaysia, Indonesia, and Japan have been named the three favourite destinations among millennial Muslims, according to a recent...

Islam finds a place in Japan

SHAFAQNA - Japan is not a country one would associate with Islam, with it recognised as a Shinto-majority country....

JAPAN: “Muslim-friendly Tohoku” campaign launched to promote tourism

SHAFAQNA - The Reconstruction Agency is developing a "New Tohoku" Project to promote tourism in Tohoku. As part of the...

The Muslims of South Korea

SHAFAQNA - This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Korean hostage crisis in Afghanistan, which was a turning...

Rohingya massacre: Accounts of rape, burning children and murder

SHAFAQNA - Discarded and left for dead, Mumtaz says she found herself on top of a mound of charred,...

At least 22 Afghan police killed in Taliban attacks

SHAFAQNA - The Afghan Taliban attacked more than a dozen checkpoints over six hours in the southern province of...

Blast rocks foreign embassy district in Afghan capital Kabul...

SHAFAQNA - A loud explosion has reportedly rocked the central area of the Afghan capital of Kabul, where embassies and...

Four Rohingya Drown as Refugee Boat Capsizes off Bangladesh

SHAFAQNA - Four Rohingya Muslims, a man, woman and two children, drowned when a small wooden fishing boat carrying...

MUSLIMS BANNED FROM SINGAPORE FOR ANTI-CHRISTMAS COMMENTS

SHAFAQNA - Two Muslim religious leaders were banned from entering Singapore on Monday because they planned to spread anti-Christmas propaganda on...

Taliban kills 15 Afghan policemen in separate attacks

SHAFAQNA - The Taliban have killed 15 Afghan policemen in two separate attacks on checkpoints in the east and...

Senior Afghan official abducted in Pakistan

SHAFAQNA - The deputy governor of Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Kunar has been kidnapped in neighboring Pakistan, officials said...

Quran Memorization Contest Held in The Philippines

SHAFAQNA - The Iranian Cultural Center in the Philippines organized a Quran memorization competition at the Blue Mosque in Manila,...

Pakistan, Land of the Intolerant

SHAFAQNA - This country has a poor record of protecting its religious minorities, but we outdo ourselves when it...

Iran, Pakistan discuss border security, regional issues

SHAFAQNA - A delegation from Pakistan Balochistan Province and Iran's Deputy Foreign Minsiter Morteza Sarmadi discussed bilateral and regional...

Japanese Firms Keen to Tap Into Halal Market

SHAFAQNA- Japanese companies active in food, cosmetics, logistics, transportation and storage are keen to tap the Malaysian market in a...

Terrorists Strike Shiite Shrine in Pakistan’s Balochistan, Killing 20

SHAFAQNA - A bombing outside a shrine in a remote village of Pakistan’s southern province of Balochistan has claimed...

Another woman stabbed in Karachi despite police claim of...

SHAFAQNA- As the city police chief on Thursday claimed to have made a key arrest in the mysterious ‘knifeman’ attacks...

Malaysia crackdown on Shia Muslims resumes over Ashura

SHAFAQNA - Disturbing reports from Malaysia confirmed that Shia Muslims yet again saw their religious freedom impeded on the...

Pakistani Speaker: Imam Hussein (a.s) noblest example of Quranic...

SHAFAQNA - Pakistani National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq urged the nation to rise above parochial differences, narrow mindedness,...

Philippine Lawmakers Approve Annual National Hijab Day

SHAFAQNA- The House Committee on Muslim Affairs has approved the proposal put forward by House Representative Sitti Djalia A Turabin-Hataman. She...

Afghan Shias fear further attacks on Ashura

SHAFAQNA - The Afghan capital Kabul braced on Saturday for further possible attacks ahead of Ashura, a day after...

Chinese police order Xinjiang’s Muslims to hand in all...

SHAFAQNA - Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have ordered ethnic minority Muslim families to hand in religious...

Muharram Ceremonies among the non-Muslims in Andhra Pradesh, India

SHAFAQNA- By: Prof. Dr. Sadiq Naqvi Osmania University, Hyderabad, India The royal patronage and the participation of the Sultans and nobles made...

Rocket attack hits Kabul airport hours after Mattis, ,...

SHAFAQNA - The Taliban claimed it fired at least six rockets at Afghanistan's main airport Wednesday in an attack...

Hundreds of Bohra community members flock to Karachi to...

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of members of the Bohri community have flocked to Pakistan from all over the world to observe...

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