Man and Freedom of Will God

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SHAFAQNA-The concept of free will sometimes is debated when we consider that all the abilities and powers a man posses is in fact comes from God.  Some people wrongly conclude that a man is helpless in taking a free course to the destiny he…

LOOK WHO ISN’T DEAD YET, PLEASE DON’T BE DISAPPOINTED

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SHAFAQNA- Hey, look! I’m talking about disability again! I began doing this openly a few years ago when I first experienced the implications of having a chronic, degenerative health condition myself. Whether I want to or not, I’ve been…

Water crisis in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

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SHAFAQNA - The Middle East and North Africa has become water stressed region in the world because it owns hottest and driest weather on earth and water withdrawals in some countries are more than the amount naturally available. Hence it faces…

Expansion of Anti-Shia Laws in Bahrain

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch | by Hannah Westphall :        After 9/11, the US adopted an ideology of “war on terror,” a systematic campaign using a variety of legislative and judicial methods designed to target extremist groups bent…

This is Lahore: Hindu Temples and Islamic Mosques

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Hassam Munir : The distant history of Lahore, now Pakistan’s second-largest city, is very obscure. Some say that it was founded by and named after Lava (or Loh), the son of Rama and Sita in the ancient Hindu epic…

Mieko Kobayashi, from Japan-Allah (SWT) is a great planner to make a way for us to Islam. Alhamdulillah.

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Mieko Kobayashi, from Tokyo, Japan, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami   1. Please give us a biography of yourself.   Assalam alaykum. My name is Mieko Kobayashi and Muslim name…

what shape is the earth?

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SHAFAQNA- today we can look at a globe and know that the earth is somewhat like a ball, a sphere. the qur'an makes certain statements that led muslim scientists to understand long before their european counterparts that the earth is spherical.…

Towards a bold discussion on the historicity of the religious text and how to develop the Islamic thought

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SHAFAQNA- By Sheikh Youssef Sbeity Translated by: Manal Samhat The Quran constitutes what Allah has revealed to His Messenger, (Al-Mustapha – “The Chosen”) (p.) with the aim of guiding people to the straight path. Such…

Non-Muslims should not judge Islam so quickly.

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Nour, from Germany , by Bentolhoda Mofakhami   Nour was born on 17.07.1999. Her Islamic name is Nour. She lives in Dresden, Germany. Before she accepted Islam, she never had…

Shia Rights Watch: 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism in the first half of 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch: The first half of 2018 saw 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism take place in over a dozen countries. Anti-Shiism is extended to June, and compared to May, the number of people killed and wounded has almost tripled.…

From Al-Sahifa Al-Sajjadiyya; The Whispered Prayer of the Abstainers

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SHAFAQNA- In the Name of God, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate 1 My God, Thou hast settled us in an abode which has dug for us pits of deception, and Thou hast fastened us by the hands of death in the snares of that abode's treachery! In…

The Qur'an and Alteration

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SHAFAQNA- The revealed scriptures brought by previous Prophets have, unfortunately, been gradually subjected to alteration and interpolation over the years. In addition to what is said in the Qur'an to this effect, there is historical evidence…

Cham Muslims: Vietnam’s Isolated Islamic Community

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Simone Doenvang : While traveling in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, I was surprised to find Muslims in an isolated village near the Cambodian border on the Mekong River Bank. Arriving by a small boat, the group…

London Conference Condemns Saudi Killing Of Yemeni Journalists

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SHAFAQNA- Yemen's journalists and media platforms are being targeted by the Saudi Arabian bombing campaign as increasing numbers of media professionals  are killed and injured in an attempt by the Saudi's to silence the voice of resistance…

10 Muslim World Cup facts you should know

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : Russia 2018 is a record-breaking World Cup for the Muslim world, with seven Muslim-majority nations taking part this year, the most since the start of the games in 1930. To celebrate this, here are…

Foundation of Kufa City

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SHAFAQNA - Masjed Alkufa: The city of Kufa was wide land unoccupied by inhabitants and constructions; there were only few scattered churches and monasteries, before it has inhabited and existed as an Islamic important city. The history reported…

Why is it that our Supplications Occasionally Remain Unanswered?

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SHAFAQNA – via 180 Questions Enquiries About Islam | par Ayatullah  Nasir Makarim Shirazi: Attention towards the conditions for the acceptance of prayers reveals new realities in the issue of du'a, and manifests its constructive influence.…

Non-Muslims should not judge Islam so quickly

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SHAFAQNA- Nour was born on 17.07.1999. Her Islamic name is Nour. She lives in Dresden, Germany. Before she accepted Islam, she never had a religion. She grew up in a family without religion. When she was at school, she got familiar with Islam…

Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency | by Syed Zafar Mehdi : Indian analyst Prof. Dibyesh Anand says that Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities, especially Muslims, so that majority of Hindus would think if…

Photos: Stages of building the tomb of Imam Al-Hussayn (as)

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SHAFAQNA - Alkafeel: After the fall of the tyrant former regime in the year 2003, the holy shrines witnessed a comprehensive renaissance in various fields, including intellectual, cultural and urban field. In the intellectual and cultural fields,…

Ten facts about Islam and Russia

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : There are a record-breaking seven Muslim-majority nations taking part in this year’s World Cup in Russia, meaning that millions of Muslim football fans have flooded the huge Eurasian country, turning…

INVESTING FOR THE HEREAFTER

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SHAFAQNA- Zubaydah was the wife of Haroon al-Rasheed, the Abbasid Caliph and also a secret follower of Imam Musa ibn Ja’ffar al-Kadhim (a.s.). Being the wife of the caliph and by virtue of being a queen, she was the most important…

The Art of Dawah

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SHAFAQNA- Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim (In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful) Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and reason with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord…

Is acquittal of Sheikh Ali Salman a sign of reform in Bahrain?

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SHAFAQNA - Acquittal of Bahrain Shia opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman could be a sign for an end to repression against majority Shia population. Bahrainis rose up against the regime in 2011, calling for a constitutional monarchy and an…

Reliability of the Companions

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SHAFAQNA- The issue of reliability of the Companions is quite critical, about which much talk was there, beside lengthy dispute throughout all ages. Hence this subject deserves good attention and much care so as to have moderate opinion about…

Forum in Japan to Discuss ‘Islam, Christianity, Buddhism Dialogue’

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SHAFAQNA- According to the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the Iranian Cultural Center in Japan will organize the program in cooperation with Ryukoku University. “Iran’s policy after the Revolution”, “Iranian society…

Are morals real without God?

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SHAFAQNA- Socrates on the topic of morality is quoted as saying “we are not talking about something little but how we ought to live”. As morally conscious individuals, we are concerned with the qualities required for living a…

Hypocrisy of Companions during and after Prophet’s Lifetime

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SHAFAQNA- Hudhayfah said: The contemporary hypocrites are worse than those who lived during the Prophet’s lifetime and used to conceal their truth but today they declare publicly! In another narration by al-Bukhari from him (Hudhayfah)…