Britain to announce new counter-extremism measures

SHAFAQNA - British Prime Minister David Cameron is to announce new counter-extremism measures aimed at countering Takfiri ideology and stopping young Britons from joining the Daesh terrorists in Syria. "We know that extremism is really a…

British Woman Arrested over Abuse of Muslim Group on London Bus

SHAFAQNA - A British woman was detained by police and framed charges of a racially aggravated public order offence after she racially abused a Muslim group on a London bus. The dilemma started when a footage showing a woman's anti-Muslim…

EXCLUSIVE - Muslims in London observe the mourning of Muharram - 3rd day

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SHAFAQNA - A large numbers of worshipers came together in pray on the third day of Muharram to mourn the sacrifice of Ahlul Bayt and testify to their absolute bravery before the face of tyranny. Men and women from all nationalities joined…

Exclusive - #FreePalestine protest in London

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SHAFAQNA - Pro-Palestine activists staged a counter-protest outside London’s Palestinian mission against pro-Israel groups, also rallying at the mission against of a spate of stabbings in Israel and the Occupied Territories, which they brand…

Moscow Islamic Center to Host Mourning Ceremonies in Muharram

SHAFAQNA - According to the Iranian Cultural Center in Russia, the mourning rituals will start from Wednesday, October 14, with the participation of the devotees of Imam Hussein (AS). Beginning after Maghrib and Isha prayers every night,…

How Britain's Young Muslims Deal with the Media's Portrayal of Islam

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SHAFAQNA - Last week, a report revealed that if you're Muslim, you're half as likely to hold a managerial job than the average Brit, and far more likely to be unemployed. Papers scrambled to decipher why this was the case, offering up a range…

Nadiya’s hijab is problematic, but not for the reasons you think - OpEd

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SHAFAQNA - Last Wednesday, Nadiya Jamir Hussain, 30-year-old Muslim woman from Northern England, won BBC’s The Great British Bake Off. Adored for her quirky facial expressions and “acrobatic eyebrows,” Hussain has since become a praised…

Islamic Center of Ahlul Bayt opens in Brno, Czech

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Center of Ahlul Bayt (AS) was opened with the presence of Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s representative in Brno, the Czech Republic. Allameh Seyyed Morteza Kashmiri, the representative of the Shia source of emulation…

British Muslims pray in Parliament Square to raise climate awareness

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of Muslims flocked to Parliament Square on Friday to raise awareness on climate change and call on all people of faiths to join together in protection of the environment. Organizers urged Muslims to act responsibly within…

French Muslims 4 times less likely to get job interviews than Catholics: Study report

SHAFAQNA - Muslims in France are likely to get job interviews four times less than a Catholic counterpart. This was revealed in a study report published yesterday. This research study was conducted by Montaigne Institute Think Tank which…

Iran boycotts Frankfurt book fair over Rushdie speech

SHAFAQNA - Iran boycotted the forthcoming Frankfurt book fair because organizers have invited Salman Rushdie, one of the most hated figures in the Islamic world, to deliver his speech at the opening press conference. In response to this…

British baking contest crowns Muslim woman!

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SHAFAQNA - Britain just welcomed its new star baker - Nadiya Jamir Hussain. The lucky and uber talented baking sensation has already been hailed an “inspiration” to British Muslims, according to Dr Omer El-Hamdoon, president of the Muslim…

Hungary’s Muslims and Jews see no problem taking in refugees

SHAFAQNA - How will they fit in? What influence will religion have? Refugees entering Hungary by the thousands might want to move on, to Germany or Sweden, but the EU’s quota distribution system will restrict their choice. Hungary will…

Islamic Centre of England to hold Muharram Majalis in English

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SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Centre of England is proud to present this years 10 Night Muharram Majalis for 1437. The nightly speaker will be His Eminence Shaykh Dr. Shomali, the UK Representative of Imam Khamenei and Director of the Islamic Centre…

Britain's PM pleads with Al Saud over Al Nimr's boy's execution - Don't kill him

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SHAFAQNA - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged its ally Saudi Arabia on Sunday not to go ahead with the execution of a Shi'ite Muslim sentenced to death over his participation in a peaceful anti-government protests. "Don't do it,"…

Fear of Muslims tearing British society apart - says Archbishop

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SHAFAQNA - Tensions have ‘seeped into our society in a way that is new to me in my lifetime’, warns Archbishop of Canterbury. Fear of Muslims has stirred up division between neighbours in Britain in a way not seen in living memory,…

Largest Shia mosque opens in Copenhagen

SHAFAQNA - Denmark’s largest Shia Muslim mosque opened in Copenhagen on Thursday. The Imam Ali Mosque is located on Vibevej in Copenhagen’s Nordvest district. The 2,100 square metre mosque is topped by a turquoise dome and two 32-metre…

Anticipation over Muhammad, the movie, in the UK

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SHAFAQNA - Chatter and excitement over the coming release of Muhammad, the movie has gained a lot of momentum in the UK over the past weeks. The Iranian-funded film already received raving reviews in Canada where it premiered earlier this…

Islamic Centre of England issued statement on Hajj Tragedy

SHAFAQNA - In His Name, the Beneficent, the Merciful ...And whoever leaves his home migrating toward God and His Apostle,  and is then overtaken by death, his reward shall certainly fall on God, and God is all-forgiving, all-merciful. (4:100) We…

Cyprus’ top Muslim cleric sends message of peace

SHAFAQNA - Cyprus’ top Muslim cleric says Christians and Muslims can again live together peacefully on ethnically divided Cyprus as they did for hundreds of years. Turkish Cypriot Grand Mufti Talip Atalay says Muslims should emulate the…

Britain Trade Union calls for audit on Bahrain - The new morality of war

SHAFAQNA -  British trade unions have launched a campaign calling for an independent audit of the UK government aid to Bahrain and an expose of "widespread and systematic" human rights abuses. The Universities and Colleges Union (UCU), with…

Hajj stampede latest: All Welsh Muslims taking part in pilgrimage to Mecca have been accounted for

SHAFAQNA - All the groups of Welsh Muslims taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca have been accounted for and are safe. More than 700 people died in a stampede during the annual pilgrimage on September 24. Between…

Right out of Nazi Germany - French school makes Muslims and Jews wear red discs

SHAFAQNA - Primary school outrages parents by making non-pork eaters wear red discs around their necks in canteen. A school in central France has provoked outrage for making Muslim and Jewish pupils wear a red disc around their necks at…

Riding for peace: Ahmadiyya Muslim Cycle Club cover 300 miles for charity

SHAFAQNA - Cyclists from a Muslim Youth Association have raised thousands for charity by cycling from Paris to Morden. The ten amateur cyclists from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Cycle Club taking part in Ride4Peace 2015 managed to raise more than…

Croatia to allow free passage of refugees

SHAFAQNA - Croatia will allow free passage of migrants across its territory, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said Wednesday as a first group entered the EU member state from Serbia since Hungary sealed its borders. "They will be able to cross…

Kurdish music to be performed at Expo Milano 2015

SHAFAQNA - A Kurdish traditional ensemble will perform at Expo Milan 2015 representing another part of Iranian folkloric music. The Iranian music group has left for Milan to stage their music in the international event. Several other regional…

Britain - Jeremy Corbyn's policies, what does the man stands for?

SHAFAQNA - To many he's a blast from the past – but Corbyn's supporters say his ideas appeal to a new generation of voters. With Jeremy Corbyn now elected leader of the Labour party, the focus of attention will shift onto the Islington…