Health during Hajj

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SHAFAQNA - Science mag | by Ziad A. Memish : Starting from 19 August, Saudi Arabia will host people from over 180 countries for 5 days for Hajj, the world's largest annual religious pilgrimage. Associated with this mass transnational movement…

Eleventh Infallible Sayings

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SHAFAQNA-*  As a man asked him for an advice, Imam al-Jawad (A.S.) said: Put your head on steadfastness, embrace poverty, reject the lusts, oppose your passions, and know that you cannot be out of Allah's sight. Consider how you should behave,…

New York City’s Forgotten Muslim Past

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SHAFAQNA - The New Yorker | By  Rozina Ali : A Ph.D. student offers a free Muslim-history walking tour in Donald Trump’s home town. Back when Donald Trump was a Presidential candidate, he said, “I think Islam hates us,” and called…

The Atlantic's report on Banning Muslim Veils across Europe 

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SHAFAQNA- Denmark has passed a ban on face veils in public which widely understood to be targeting Muslim face veil like the burqa and niqab. The Atlantic reports about this law in Denmark and other European countries and its effect on Muslim community…

Hajj, a Time for Worship and Education

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SHAFAQNA- Hajj is a great Islamic conference. It is an ideal demonstration of faith in which diverse groups of every race, class and nationality join together at a given time and in a specific place. They repeatedly recite a single call,…

Unity in Diversity– Reflections on Styles in Islamic Art

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SHAFAQNA - Islamic Arts | by Marina Alin : It seems that Western art showed a variation in styles and movements in its history, while Islamic art remained rather stable. Nevertheless, each time and place in Islamic art history has its own signature,…

Muslim Democrats find a welcoming home at state convention

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SHAFAQNA - Dallas News | by Forrest Milburn : Zulikha Hussain wasn’t always a diehard Democrat. In the past, she’s even voted for a few Republicans, but that changed when Donald Trump secured his party’s nomination in 2016. Her opinion…

Christians' Life in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA - Iraqi Christians live throughout Iraq, from Zakho in north to Basra in south. Iraq is home to some of the oldest followers of Christianity in the world for some 2,000 years. The number of Christian communities in 2003 was 1, 5 million.…

The Eighth Imam, ‘Ali Ibn Musa, Al-Ridha’ (as)

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SHAFAQNA- Born in Madina 11th Zeeqaad 148 Hijri (1.1.766 AD). Died in the city of Tus Iran on 17th Safar 203 Hijri (26.5.819 AH) Period of Imamate 20 years. His grandfather Imam Ja’far Al-sadiq (as) died one month before the…

Natural burial, a new green trend, matches Muslim funeral traditions

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SHAFAQNA- Green burial is a new phenomenon in the United States, while Muslims practiced this “natural” method, that matches the guidelines of Islamic law for over 1400 years. Green burial, also called a natural burial, is an environmentally…

Saudi Arabia announce two-month plan for Hajj season

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SHAFAQNA - The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques unveil two-month plan for upcoming Hajj season this year. Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, chief of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques, said the presidency was keen to prepare early for…

How to grow and develop, according to Imam Ali (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA- Translated by: Manal Samhat By His Eminence, the Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra) Imam Ali (a.s.) has talked a lot about fanaticism and its destructive impacts on individuals and groups…

Destinations for the Distinct Artistic Style of Islamic Civilization

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam : Spanning over 1,400 years and featuring a wide range of domains, from architecture to calligraphy, Islamic art is not just a representation of religious beliefs and events but an artistic movement encompassing many peoples…

Singaporean Arabs seek for Their Ancestors in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - Arab News : The first car to arrive in Tarim, a historic town in the Hadhramaut Valley of Yemen, was an American Studebaker. It had traveled across oceans and continents to get there — but not without the help of one prominent…

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…