Swiss researcher visits Imam Ali shrine: "I feel my dreams came true"

SHAFAQNA - The Swiss researcher, Alfera Karbooz, visited the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). She saw the archeological sites and the landmarks of the holy shrine. Moreover, she visited al-Rawdha al-Haidaryah library. Afterward, she met with…

Resistance to the Modern-day Abu Jahl

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SHAFAQNA- By Theresa Corbin A world of questions, stress, and backlash from family and friends often descend upon new Muslims after taking Shahadah. Converting to Islam is often shocking to those around the convert even if the decision…

Oped by Hannah Smith, A British Revert Journey - Lovers of Ahlulbayt (as)

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SHAFAQNA- As I prepare to return this summer to the Islamic Republic of Iran, quite probably as a long term life-style choice, the super energizing sense of spiritual upliftment is palpable. The land of Imam Reza's (as) final resting place…

New Shia convert opens up on Ashura & Karbala - My absorption into Islam

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SHAFAQNA - On the first day of the Iranian new year 1397 (21.03.2018), Andra Marshen a convert to Shia Islam from Hungary opened to the events which led to her path towards Shia Islam, and the principles which since then have guided her life. Coincident…

A very loud voice in the middle of the night said “Pray!” In my mind I answered “I don’t know how to pray!”

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SHAFAQNA- You Wont Believe How This Man Converted to Islam, Amazing Convert Story! A very loud voice in the middle of the night said “Pray!” In my mind I answered “I don’t know how to pray!”    Who is this?…

Hindu woman, converted to Islam

SHAFAQNA- The conversion ceremony was a very frigid one. I was looking for acceptance; they were looking for submission. In a room full of suspicious women, I was alone with a fear that numbed my senses. The Imam stepped into the foyer where…

Suzette Malika MacDonald, New Muslim from America Through Islam, I found a new respect for myself as a woman

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SHAFAQNA- According to rahyafte (the missionaries and converts website): Full Name : Suzette Malika MacDonald  Date of Birth and Year : Sept 16th 1965 Place of Birth : Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA Place of Residence : Boston, Massachusetts,…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: It’s not easy being Muslim in America

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SHAFAQNA- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the National Basketball Association’s all-time leading scorer. During his 20 seasons in the league, he won six championships and was named its most valuable player six times.   I was born Lew…

Amazing Story of a Lonely Model-Part 2

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SHAFAQNA- Sister Kelly from New Zealand explaining the reasons why she left Christianity to become a Muslim. Part 2 You can watch part 1   https://youtu.be/3O59PsypRv0 So I said my Shahada quietly not like a big gathering because…

Amazing Story of a Lonely Model-Part 1

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SHAFAQNA- Sister Kelly from New Zealand explaining the reasons why she left Christianity to become a Muslim.     Salam alaikum everyone. This is Kelly and I thought I do my revert video now ,just ,so that it’s out of…

How did a Mormon get interested in Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Alexander was born in Chicago in a Brazilian family with Mormon background. He used to go to the Mormon church every Sunday with his mother. But after entering the high school, he left all together and didn’t believe in any religion…

From establishing anti-islam websites until reversioning to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- From Neo-Confederate to Muslim Convert, Vincent’s Reversion to Islam is a journey of many facets. As salaam alaiykum, My name is Vincent Skipper; I have lived in many places, mostly in the southern U.S. From the age of 12…

The tourist, found her way in Mashhad

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SHAFAQNA- The foreign tourist who is displeased with her placement, She searshes for better habitation, she complaines against driving in Mashhad streets, especially she is worried from riding in private automobile instead Taxi… These…

I sought to use my mind, not resort to some ancient book for assistance in living my life

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SHAFAQNA- I never aspired to be a Muslim. I didn’t even want to be a Christian. The whole concept of ‘organized religion’ was distasteful. I sought to use my mind, not resort to some ancient book for assistance in living my life. If…

Young Mexican Man Converted to Islam at Razavi Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Young Mexican testified at Razavi Illuminated Shrine and converted to Islam. According to Astan News, Aron Teres Kalino introduced rich culture of Iran and Islam as the main reason behind his conversion to Islam and said, “I studied…

Jessica Broke Down Barriers When She Came to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- How will the family react? Will they disown me? Or will they stop speaking to me? Will they yell, call me names, disrespect me or my faith? How do I navigate the politics of it all? These are often just a few of the thoughts going…

Converts To Islam After Spending Time In Prison

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SHAFAQNA-Brother Kenny shared his cell with a Muslim, who asked him about his faith. His cell mate told him to get a Quran to try and understand Islam. He converted to Islam after this! Source: aboutislam

How Islam took root in one of South America’s most violent cities

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SHAFAQNA- Blaring salsa music from a neighbouring bar does not perturb Sheik Munir Valencia as he bows in prayer at a family-home-turned-mosque in the poor, violence-racked Colombian city of Buenaventura. His prayers finished, Valencia…

Arthur Wagner, German far-right politician becomes Muslim

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SHAFAQNA- A politician in the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric, has resigned from its board and converted to Islam, the party said on Wednesday. But while Arthur Wagner quit his AfD leadership…

My Family Didn’t Speak to Me for Three Months After I Became a Muslim

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SHAFAQNA- Noor Moved to Dubai from the Philippine When things went wrong for her and her business. When she accepted Islam, her family didn’t speak to her for three months because they were strong Catholic. In every second of this interview,…

I LOVE HUSSAIN (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- In the name of the God.   The heaven has not put its shadow and the earth never carried the weight of a person more beloved in the eyes of God than Hussain, peace be upon him. Hussain – the only hope for justice-seekers…

When God Knocked At My Heart!

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SHAFAQNA- I was born in Brazil in a place called Petronilla.   I didn’t understand why did people follow religion, because religion was like fiction to me.   I started to become far from the church, and I started to…

Irish youth converts to Islam in Imam Reza Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA - Desmond Burn, an Irish young man resident in the United Kingdom, became acquainted with Islam after traveling to Iran and converted to Islam after studying Islamic sources. Adopting the name Reza for himself, he recounted his…

I Converted to Islam to Reach Inner Calmness

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SHAFAQNA-Finnish Muslim convert youth introduced attractions of Islam and reaching to inner calmness as the main reason for conversion. According to Astan News, attending office of management of non-Iranian pilgrims’ affairs and reciting…

Finnish teacher converts to Shia Islam at Imam Reza holy shrine

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SHAFAQNA - The Finnish teacher who chose Reza as his new name after his conversion described his feelings as follows, “I had a very general understanding on Islam and I didn’t have much awareness about it. Choosing this religion, however,…

What Makes This Brazilian Ex-Gangster Accept Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Meet Umair. He took his shahadah in Brazil. He shares his transition from street life to Islam. Umair says that everyone on the Street has faith, we just need to reach out to them to reform and accept Islam. He says his goal…

A Japanese scientist embraced Islam by Studying the Fig Tree and the Olive Tree

SHAFAQNA - Prof. Dr. Taha Ibrahim Halifa, a biology professor and former dean at the University of El-Azhar, discovered that a great Japanese scientist in the field of agriculture converted to Islam after discovering great scientific miracles…