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For the love of Hussain

SHAFAQNA - Earlier this month, as Shia Muslims around the world mourned the martyrdom of Imam Hussain—the grandson of Islam’s...

Pressure forces Muslims to stop prayers at schools near...

SHAFAQNA - Hard-line Buddhist groups in Myanmar have escalated their anti-Muslim campaign ahead of the country's Nov. 8 elections, forcing...

Muslims being targetted, says Azam

SHAFAQNA - In the backdrop of lynching and defacing of Muslims in the name of consuming beef, senior Uttar Pradesh...

Blasphemy charges: Are all the cases probed thoroughly?

SHAFAQNA - The Supreme Court on Thursday granted the bail plea of a woman who had been incarcerated for three-and-a-half...

84-year-old Mosque in Malaysia to Be Relocated

SHAFAQNA  - Masjid Zakaria, which is one of the oldest mosques in Selangor, Malaysia, will be relocated nearby to Jalan...

Army troops arrived Lahore for Muharram security duties

SHAFAQNA - Pak Army troops will provide security during Muharram mourning processions and Majalis. According to ISPR the Army troops riding...

“Emulate the Prophet to reunite Muslims” says Malaysian official

SHAFAQNA - Former Chief Justice of Malaysia Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad urged Muslim leaders, regardless of their positions in the...

Muharram in India

SHAFAQNA - Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, also the month in which Imam Hussain, grandson of Prophet...

First summit of Asian, Pacific Muslims to focus on...

SHAFAQNA - The first summit of Muslim religious leaders from the Asian and Pacific countries opened yesterday in Istanbul with...

Australia plans tougher controls on teen ‘terror suspects’

SHAFAQNA - Australia on Tuesday outlined plans to tighten counter-terrorism laws further, including restricting the movements of suspects as...

Plight of Indian Muslims

SHAFAQNA - These days India is hosting Baloch separatist leader Hyrbyair Marri. India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup...

Muharram procession is attacked in Pakistan

SHAFAQNA - It has been revealed in a secret report issued by Sindh Police that Sipah e Sahaba known as...

Pakistan asks India to protect Muslims’ rights

SHAFAQNA - Commenting on the eruption of violence in India over the slaughter of cows, the Foreign Office of Pakistan...

Non-Muslims help repair Punjab mosque

SHAFAQNA - The sharp lines drawn between Hindus and Muslims since the lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq in Dadri get blurred...

Malaysia: Speed dating event approved as ‘halal’ for Muslims

SHAFAQNA - A matchmaking event in Kuala Lumpur, 'Halal Speed Dating', is helping Muslims find marriage partners within the bounds...

Eid Al Ghadir in Australia – PHOTOS

SHAFAQNA - On March 10, 632 CE, in the tenth year of Hijra, Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) received a revelation from...

War crimes say MSF after US blunder in Afghanistan

SHAFAQNA -  Seeing their colleagues and patients die was a horrifying shock, according to survivors of the deadly air raid...

Malaysia to accept 3,000 Syrian refugees

SHAFAQNA - Malaysia will open its doors to 3,000 refugees from war-torn Syria, citing humanitarian reasons. In a speech at the...

Malaysian PM slams Israel on ‘systematic dehumanization’

SHAFAQNA - The Malaysian prime minister condemned Israel Friday for what he called its "systematic dehumanization" of Palestinians, saying the situation...

Muslim Lynched to Death Over Rumor of Eating Beef

SHAFAQNA - A fifty-year-old Indian Muslim has been beaten to death and his son severely injured after a Hindu mob...

Muslims can do better in handling Syrian refugee crisis...

SHAFAQNA - The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah hopes that the Muslims can do better in handling the Syrian...

Australia to bid for U.N. Security Council seat

SHAFAQNA - Australia will bid to rejoin the United Nations Security Council by the end of the next decade,...

14,000 Chinese Muslims performed Haj this year

SHAFAQNA - Chinese Ambassador Li Chengwen has said that about 14,000 Chinese Muslims came to Saudi Arabia to perform Haj...

China authorities ban Islamic names, threatened to bar

SHAFAQNA - Chinese authorities have banned many Muslim names in China's northwestern district of Xinjiang and threatened to bar students...

Afghan Taliban claim seizure of govt buildings, hospital in...

SHAFAQNA - The Taliban reported taking several key buildings in a siege of the provincial capital Kunduz city in northern...

Australian Muslims see hope in new PM

SHAFAQNA - Australian Islamic leaders are cautiously optimistic that the country’s 29th prime minister, c, will be a circuit breaker...

Chile quake-triggered tsunami waves reach Japan

SHAFAQNA - Waves triggered by the massive 8.3 magnitude earthquake in Chile and dozens of aftershocks, have reached Japanese coasts,...

Indonesia Muslims Divided on `Eid Al-Adha

SHAFAQNA - As millions of Muslims worldwide prepare to celebrate `Eid Al-Adha, Indonesian Muslims remain stuck in the middle between...

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The Qur’ān and Religious Pluralism

SHAFAQNA - Some Muslim intellectuals...