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Motorbike taxis launched for Muslim women in Indonesia

SHAFAQNA- Indonesia has recently launched a new motorcycle-taxi service that caters to Muslim women who have reservations regarding riding with...

Muslims ‘our great allies’ in fight against terrorism, says...

SHAFAQNA - Law enforcement agencies are focused on only about 0.04 per cent of Australia’s Islamic community, Justice Minister Michael...

After Myanmar Election, Few Signs of a Better Life...

SHAFAQNA - A few months before the general election here, the military-backed government struck hundreds of thousands of Muslims from...

New Australian Muslim Party Aims to Contest Federal, State...

SHAFAQNA- Australia's first Islamic faith political party intends to field Senate candidates in all states and territories at next year's...

ISIS a blot on Islam: Indian Muslim leader

SHAFAQNA - Indian Muslim parliamentarian and President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said that terror...

Myanmar’s Muslims win no seats in new parliament

SHAFAQNA - Large populations from the minority group were unable to vote and major parties fielded no Muslim candidates. No...

Muslims must speak out against violence, says Salleh

SHAFAQNA - Muslims must condemn and send a strong message that violence, whether against fellow Muslims or non-Muslims, cannot...

Saudi, Qatar attempt to spreading Wahhabism in Afghanistan says,...

SHAFAQNA - A top Afghan cleric warned of attempts by Saudi Arabia and Qatar at spreading Wahhabism in Afghanistan, stressing...

Muslims Lose Out in Myanmar Elections

SHAFAQNA - Muslims are turning out to be among the biggest losers in Myanmar’s historic elections, with many not allowed...

India to sue Britain’s queen for return of Koh-i-Noor...

SHAFAQNA - Reportedly worth 100 million pounds, the Koh-i-Noor diamond was appropriated by the British during their colonization of India...

Afghan president denounce heartless beheading of Shi’a women and...

SHAFAQNA - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Monday condemned the beheading of a group of Shia Hazaras, including a child, in...

Clerics take on joblessness among Muslims in India

SHAFAQNA - The clerics of Dargah Aala Hazrat have decided to launch a campaign on the last day of the...

Muslims feel disenfranchised in Myanmar’s election

SHAFAQNA - Khin Maung Cho does not much look like the hope of his people. He is a soft-spoken intellectual...

Anxiety stalks Myanmar Muslims as poll looms

SHAFAQNA - As the faithful filed towards a Yangon mosque for Friday prayers, conversations readily turned to Myanmar's election, with...

Human Rights Commission report finds Muslims have ‘limited protection’...

SHAFAQNA - Legal and ethnic affairs experts are calling on the Federal Government to investigate how to better protect Australia's...

Anti-Muslim tension simmers ahead of Myanmar election

SHAFAQNA - It has been more than been two years since this town in Myanmar burned with the fires...

Australia: North Qld Mosques Welcome Public to Dispel Misconceptions...

SHAFAQNA- Muslim communities in Mareeba and Cairns, Australia, welcomed dozens of people from outside the Islamic faith into their mosques...

China Cracks Down on Uighur Clothing

SHAFAQNA - A few months after banning face-veil or burqa in restive Xinjiang province, where the Uighur Muslims have a...

Japanese Shia Muslims presence at Imam Reza holy shrine...

SHAFAQNA - Mourning ceremony for Imam Hussein (A') at the Razavi Holy Shrine had a different feeling with presence of...

A lone Muslim campaigns in Myanmar’s stronghold of radical...

SHAFAQNA - The city of Mandalay in northern Myanmar is a Buddhist religious centre so crowded with temples, monasteries and...

Muslims with citizenship barred from Myanmar election, living in...

SHAFAQNA - Thousands of Kaman, ethnic Muslims who are citizens of Myanmar, remain displaced in Rakhine state, unable to return...

Advertisement Agency in Australia rejects religious hate-ads

SHAFAQNA - A major Australian outdoor advertising agency has been applauded by the Muslim community after refusing to post ads...

Sydney more hostile to Muslims, but Australia embraces multiculturalism:...

SHAFAQNA - Melbourne is by far the most tolerant major Australian city towards Muslims, with Sydney most likely to be...

Afghanistan’s female marathon runner defies danger to go the...

SHAFAQNA - Even if chasing her athletic ambitions were only a matter of physical ability, odds would already be stacked...

Muslims open arson-hit mosque to public on SundayAusr

SHAFAQNA - If you've ever been interested in what the inside of a mosque looks like, you'll get your chance...

Persistent anti-Muslim violence in India (1992-2015): Gainers and losers

SHAFAQNA - The massive violence leading up to the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6 1992, an iconic...

Bangladesh bomb attack on Shia Muslims at Ashura

SHAFAQNA - One person has been killed and at least 50 others wounded in a bomb attack on Shia Muslims...

Kashmir Police: Won’t Allow 8th Muharram Procession

SHAFAQNA - Inspector General of Police SJM Gillani Wednesday said that the police will not allow the Alam Sharief procession...

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