Saudi Arabia set to brutally execute Shia Muslims - UN calls foul

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SHAFAQNA - In yet another display of complete disregard for human rights, Saudi Arabia is said to be ready to carry out the execution of 13 Shia Muslims on the basis they represent a threat to national security. Under Saudi Arabia’s strict…

10 Hadiths of Imam al-Jawad (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA - 10 Hadiths of Imam al-Jawad (a.s.), selected and translated by the editorial staff of SHAFAQNA.   الْمُؤمِنُ یَحْتاجُ إلى ثَلاثِ خِصالٍ: تَوْفیقٍ مِنَ اللّهِ عَزَّوَجَلَّ،…

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…
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Contraception and Abortion of Illegitimate Fetus

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatullah Muhammad Ishaq Fayyad has answered some questions about contraception and abortion of  illegitimate fetus. It is best for believers to refer to their own religious reference to receive the legal decision on their…

#YEMENCANTWAIT- Let’s call to end war profiteering in Yemen

Coming March 26, 2018 Saudi Arabia will have been at war with impoverished Yemen for a punitive 3 years. Three years of an implacable and murderous military campaign that witnessed the death of over 15,000 people – of which mostly unarmed…

Islamic Resource Group educates the community about Muslim faith

SHAFAQNA- One local group is giving the community a better understanding of Muslim practice. On Saturday, the La Crosse Public Library hosted the Islamic Resource Group for a series of free community classes that encourage a better understanding…

The Spiritual Message of Shi'ism

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SHAFAQNA- The message of Shi'ism to the world can be summarized in one sentence: "To know God." Or in other words, it is to instruct man to follow the path of Divine realization and the knowledge of God in order to gain felicity and salvation.…

Scholar: Terrorism, one weapon in American foreign policy strategy

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SHAFAQNA- A prominent US academic blames the United States and Saudi Arabia for promotion of extremism and says terrorism is one weapons in the broad strategy of US foreign policy. "There is evidence that the U.S. is supporting Daesh…

Muslim Berkeley Students Present Islam Lecture Series

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SHAFAQNA- Muslim scholar Ahmad Rashid Salim speaks to a full classroom of students who gave up their lunch hour to learn about the different sects within Islam on Tuesday, March 19 at Berkeley City College. Photo by Sarah Carpenter. During…

Sanctuary for homeless

SHAFAQNA- A Maori Muslim woman has taken the plight of the homeless on her shoulders and is the driving force behind a homeless sanctuary she wishes to build. Lucy Shah Mohamady, 46, has been delivering home-cooked meals to rough sleepers…

Start of the Universal Mission

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SHAFAQNA-"And we have not sent you but to all mankind as a bearer of good news and as a warner, but most people do not know." (Holy Qur'an 34:28) Like a shaft of light, divine revelation pierced the darkness of jahiliyya in the year 609 CE.…

CANADIAN DEFENDERS 4 HUMAN RIGHTS call to end weapons sales to Saudi Arabia

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PRESS RELEASE - Coming March 26, 2018 Saudi Arabia will have been at war with impoverished Yemen for a punitive 3 years. Three years of an implacable and murderous military campaign that witnessed the death of over 15,000 people - of…

The Al Baqee launches new campaign against religious persecution

SHAFAQNA - As Salam-Alaikum, Al-Baqee Organization of North America has successfully submitted the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report at the United Nations, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council.…

Survivors of Zaria massacre in Nigeria visits Imam Reza Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA- Survivors of the attack happened in Nigeria’s Zaria came to the pilgrimage of Holy Shrine of the 8th Imam (A.S.), thanks to the endeavor of Astan Quds Razavi’s Center for International Affairs. Fifteen persons left from…

Success, challenges of Islam in America discussed at IECOC + Photos

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SHAFAQNA- Dr. Sayed Mostafa al-Qazwini from Islamic Educational Center of Orange County (IECOC) in USA received students from the religious studies department of the university of Redlands, yesterday. During the meeting Dr. al-Qazwini and the…

New minister: Islam does not belong to Germany

SHAFAQNA- “Islam does not belong to Germany. Germany has been shaped by Christianity,” Seehofer told the Bild newspaper in an interview on Friday. Germany, already beset by anti-refugee violence, saw the rise to power of hard-line politicians…

What Religious Freedom? - The Al Baqee Organization calls out Saudi Arabia over egregious human rights violations against minorities

SHAFAQNA - If Saudi Arabia has often called upon its status of Custodian of the two Holy Mosques to garner support and assert its authority over the Islamic World, the kingdom’s propensity to wield swords and all manners of abuses to pilgrims…

Mosque in Cologne vandalised

SHAFAQNA- A mosque in Germany’s northwestern city of Cologne was vandalized overnight by alleged supporters of the PYD/PKK organizations, the latest in a string of attacks targeting the country’s Turkish-Muslim community. The assailants…

Is Revelation a Kind of Hysteria?

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SHAFAQNA- Some western writers who are no doubt prejudiced have been dubious about the descent of revelation upon our Holy Prophet 75and have considered it a sort of disease called hysteria. Fortunately, this false accusation is so vain…

Another German mosque comes under arson attack

SHAFAQNA- The German website Local reported that the fire department had been called in to put out a fire caused by a suspected arson attack at the Koca Sinan Camii Mosque shortly after 2 am (0100 GMT) on Sunday morning. The blaze reportedly…

Sri Lanka Prime Minister says Kandy anti-Muslim clashes an organized attack

SHAFAQNA- Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who visited the riots-hit Kandy today, says the common belief is that the racial attacks against the Muslims in the Kandy district was organized and carried out. Therefore, the…

Islamic Brotherhood in the Present Age

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SHAFAQNA- In our age, Muslims need real unity more than ever. God has endowed Islamic countries with invaluable resources which others intensely covet. Thus, they try every means possible to divide Muslims and distract them from their critical…

Pope responds to Ayat. Arafi's Christmas message

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SHAFAQNA- Leader of the Catholic World Pope Francis has responded to a Christmas message sent by Head of Iran's Islamic Seminaries Ayatollah Alireza Arafi to Christian representatives. The text of Pope Francis' appreciation letter which…

California Muslim Students Host Hijab Day

SHAFAQNA- Muslim students at Chapman University, California, hosted the second “Hijab & Kufi Day” March 1, seeking to engage the community and raise awareness about the Islamic head wear. Coming in its second year, the first event…

Do young people accept good deeds faster than others?

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SHAFAQNA - It is narrated that Imam Sadeq (AS) asked one of his companions by the name of Abu Jaafar Ahwal: Have you been to Basra? He replied: Yes. Imam (AS) asked: How did you see that people rush to tyrannical institutions and participate…

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…

Our Duty is to Convey the Message of Islam

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SHAFAQNA- The speedy advance and promulgation of Islam were due to the sincere, indefatigable endeavours of our Holy Prophet more than anything else. In the propagation of Islam, the Holy Prophet utilized two powerful, effective forces: one,…