Germany's Intellectual Week of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: A speech delivered by the representative of al-Abbas Holy Shrine in Europe , Sayed Ahmad al-Radhi al-Hussainiin, in the opening of the First Intellectual Week of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas in Germany, saying: "On behalf…

EU new demand to open an office in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA- The head of National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee in Iran Parliment said European Union has proposed a new demand to open an office in Tehran. Heshmatollah Fallahatpishe, addressing the session held in committee with 26…

Photos: Europe’s largest mosque in Cologne, Germany

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SHAFAQNA- Europe’s largest mosque opened in Cologne, Germany by Turkish President last week.       Read more from Shafaqna: Erdogan opened Germany's largest mosque in Cologne Photos:…

Laila Ali Elmi becomes first Muslim woman in Sweden parliament

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SHAFAQNA- Leila Ali Elmi took a seat in the Swedish parliament as the first Somali-Swedish Muslim woman. Somali-Swedish politician Laila Ali Elmi has become the first East African Muslim woman  to be elected to the Swedish National Parliament,…

Erdogan opened Germany's largest mosque in Cologne

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SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan opened one of Europe’s largest mosques in Cologne during his controversial visit to Germany. As Erdogan opens the Cologne Central Mosque, Some 10,000 Erdogan critics take to the streets in Cologne…

Araqchi: Europeans should implement mechanisms of banking and trade transactions to Iran before November 4

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said that according to our negotiations with Europeans, the mechanisms of the banking and trade transactions will be carried out before the next round of the sanctions comes. “Europeans…

Most Western Europeans Support Some bans on Muslim women’s clothing

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SHAFAQNA- According to a research released on Monday by the Pew Research Center, most Europeans  support some restrictions on Muslim women’s clothing. Even among non-Muslims with positive feelings about Muslims,  50 percent state that…

New images of the mournful march of Ashura in London

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SHAFAQNA - New images of the mournful march of Ashura's noon in London. Read more from Shafaqna: PHOTOS: THE 29TH ANNUAL ASHURA DAY PROCESSION HELD IN LONDON            Ashura…

JCPOA and the future of international relations

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SHAFAQNA- Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in May. The US withdrawal from the nuclear deal struck between Iran and main powers is “doomed” to significantly have an effect on peace and safety within the Center…

Swiss open criminal case against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been arrested in France since February on rape charges, is facing a new accusation of rape in Switzerland. The Tribune de Geneve newspaper quoted Henri Della Casa, a spokesperson for the office…

After Saudi Slaughter of Yemeni Childrens, Madrid Cancels Arms Sale Deal with Riyadh

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SHAFAQNA-  The Spanish defense ministry canceled a €9.2-million deal to sell Saudis 400 precision bombs because 0f the Saudi-led coalition’s recent massacre of Yemeni kids. The Spanish Ministry of Defense announced on Monday that it…

Dutch politician Wilders cancels anti-Islam cartoon contest

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SHAFAQNA- Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders canceled plans to hold Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest amid mass protests against it. According to The Muslim Post, in a written statement Thursday night, Wilders, an outspoken anti-Islam…

Halal Travel in Madrid

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SHAFAQNA- Esmadrid: Madrid is a great halal destination for a holiday, business trip or a city break. It has plenty of Muslim-friendly services that take into consideration their necessities regarding food and other actions that are not allowed…

Muslim woman wins discrimination case after refusing handshake at job interview in Sweden

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SHAFAQNA - A Swedish Muslim woman, 24, whose job interview as an interpreter in Uppsala, Sweden was abruptly cut short when she refused to shake hands with a man for religious reasons, wins discrimination case. Farah Alhajeh said she placed…

Islamic Architecture of Andalusia

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SHAFAQNA - Islamic Arts: Spain’s Islamic centuries (AD 711-1492) left a particularly rich heritage of exotic and beautiful palaces, mosques, minarets and fortresses in Andalusia, which was always the  heartland of Al-Andalus (as the Muslim-…

British Government do not support a ban on wearing the veil in public

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SHAFAQNA- Boris Johnson has sparked anger by claiming that women wearing burkas look like letter boxes and bank robbers. His comments have been furiously condemned by Muslim leaders and Labour, with MP David Lammy branding him a ‘pound-shop…

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship after handshake refusal

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SHAFAQNA - A Muslim couple showed great difficulty in answering questions asked by people of the opposite sex, when they sat down for a meeting with a municipal commission in the Swiss city of Lausanne, the city’s mayor said. So they were…

Chant of ‘Allahu akbar’ for Muslim victims at Genoa bridge funeral

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SHAFAQNA - Allahu Akbar prayers for the victims of a collapse of the bridge, who included two Albanian Muslims, rang out at a solemn Catholic state funeral in the Italian city of Genoa. They were among at least 38 people who have died in…

How different countries celebrate Eid al-Adha?

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SHAFAQNA - Eid al-Adha, also known as "Feast of Sacrifice" or "Big Eid", is an Islamic religious festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to follow God's command to sacrifice his son. Muslims around the world observe this event. This…

Photos: Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (A.S.) in London

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SHAFAQNA: A ceremony was held in London's Imam Ali (A.S) Institute, to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (A.S.).   Source: Shafaqna Persian   Read more from Shafaqna: Martyrdom…

Muslim Walls of Madrid

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SHAFAQNA - Atlas Obscura : Among the oldest structures in Madrid, these Moorish walls once guarded the medieval city of Mayrit. The remains of the Muslim Walls of Madrid (Muralla Islamica de Madrid) are among the oldest structures…

Photos: Wester Mosque in Amsterdam - Netherlands

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SHAFAQNA - Beautiful Mosques : Westermoskee (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌʋɛstərmɔsˈkeː]; Turkish: Ayasofya Camii; English: Western Mosque) is a mosque in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It is situated on the bank of the canalized river Schinkel…

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…

France arrested 3 suspects over plot to attack Muslims

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SHAFAQNQ - According to French daily Le Figaro, two men and one woman- has arrested by the Internal Security Directorate in France and an investigation has opened into three suspects for over a terrorist plot to attack Muslims. Last month,…

Medina Azahara inscribed on the UNESCO Heritage List

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SHAFAQNA - The Caliphate city of Medina Azahara which is a medieval Arab Muslim town near the Spanish city of Cordoba remained from the 10th and 11th centuries, was added to the UNESCO List of World Heritage on Sunday. It is the 47th World…

Photos: Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham

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SHAFAQNA - Beautiful Mosques: The Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith UK, commonly referred to as Green Lane Mosque, is one of Birmingham’s and Britain’s major mosques. Established in the 1970s, the Masjid occupies a prominent corner site in…

Romanian Muslims Cancel Grand Mosque Project

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SHAFAQNA - IQNA : The Romanian Muftiyat, which represents Muslims in the country, has cancelled its project to build a showpiece mosque in the capital, Bucharest, saying the costs were too high. The Muftiyat has filed a request to the Ministry…

Irish senate approves Bill to ban trade with Israel's illegal settlements

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SHAFAQNA- The Ireland senate approved the Bill, which bans all trade with Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. So Ireland is on its way to become the first EU nation to enforce a boycott. According to Middle East Monitor, The bill passed…