Do Muslims Celebrate Christmas?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: Some people ask why Muslims do not celebrate Christmas? Is that because they do not agree on the 25th of December as Jesus birthday? Or is that because they say Christians believe in Jesus as son of God, while Muslims…

Is Adopting Children Permitted in Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: Many incidents happen in societies which make so many children orphans, Incidents such as earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, or smaller events. Thus, the issue of taking care of these orphan kids becomes a challenge that…

Khums in Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: As a kind of solution for decreasing the financial problems of the Islamic society, especially those of underprivileged people, Islam has offered some ways that one of the most effective of which is Khums. In the literal…

Why aren’t Muslim women allowed to marry non-Muslims?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: There is a consensus among almost all Islamic jurists according to which Muslim women are forbidden to marry non-Muslims. This is clearly stated in Surah Baqarah: “do not marry polytheistic men [to your women] until…

Can Muslims keep pets?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: Nowadays, pets are inseparable parts of people’s lives. In the United States, for example, over 60% of families have pets. Some have dogs, cats, while others keep fish, turtles, birds, rabbits, horses, sheep, pigs,…

"The more I read about Islam the more I am falling in love with it"

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam | By Charlie Alcala : The current of life can drag you to a place you would never think of going.  Our fate is not in our hands, although it would seem to be; in its very veins are traces of handprint totally in contrast…

Can Muslims Celebrate Halloween?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: While we are waiting for Christmas to come, it seems impossible to ignore Halloween in the meantime. It is full of fun and excitement which is why it is so popular among many people around the world. But, have you ever…

Arbaeen pilgrimage in view of a Christian woman: when you walk, many facts about Imam Hussein (P) discover for you

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SHAFAQNA- My feelings are affected by Imam Hossien (AS), he is not a person or just one Imam, but a way of life. Cloud was a Christian but after participating in Arbaeen pilgrimage became a Muslim and told her memories to Baqiatalah news agency. Here…

Is Working as Fashion Models allowed for Women in Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: One way to answer this question is to consider it by itself and regardless of any side issues. One may thus say that Muslim women –together with the rest of the world– need clothes! women in Islam, too, deserve…

Is it Allowed to Convert to Islam And not Wear Hijab?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: In order to answer to this question about wearing Hijab, firstly we should  understand why God has sent down religion to man and why He orders man what to do and what to avoid. Imagine a person who invents an electronic…

Is singing allowed in Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: To answer the questions about singing in Islam, we cannot say that singing is completely forbidden (Haram) in Islam. Like any other issue, we have to find out what kind of singing is allowed (Halal) and that if there…

Russian tourism journalist at Imam Redha Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Though it is a holy landmark for Shia people, Imam Redha Holy Shrine in the Iranian city of Mashhad attracts many foreign non-Muslim tourists and visitors from around the world. As most foreign travelers have acknowledged…

A German professor believes The Holy Quran is a document for all eras

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain:  Thomas Bauer, a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Münster in Germany, said: "The Holy Quran is a religious and literary document that benefits all the eras". "The Europeans' knowledge of Islam is…

Books to read for Converting to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: As someone who has recently converted to Islam or the one who has just decided to know more about Islam, you may have come across this dilemma as to which books are better to study and which would give you a fuller and…

American professor converts to Shia Islam, visits Imam Ali holy shrine

SHAFAQNA - The coordinator between Muslims and Christians in Senegal, the American professor Maria Lifini, had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The employees of the Public Relations Department welcomed and accompanied…

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…