When travelling, every Muslim needs 7 apps

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam : While planning the perfect trip abroad can be stressful for every muslim because of things like finding out halal food, prayer times, and even the correct Qibla direction, technology has made sure them not to worry…

Sixteen Indian women Broke tradition by going for Haj without male guardian

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SHAFAQNA - Shamshadabai Isarail Sayeed, 62, is among the first groups from Maharashtra to visit Haj, the annual pilgrimage to Muslim holy sites in Saudi Arabia, without a mehram (husband or male blood relation as guardian). She is worried about…

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…

Turkey's Yivli Minaret eyes UNESCO world heritage list

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SHAFAQNA - The eight centuries-old Yivli Minaret, which is a landmark and symbol of Turkey's southern tourism capital Antalya, aims to be included in UNESCO's World Heritage list. The historical piece, whose six-domed worship place attracts…

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…

Bus firm apologized after driver demands Muslim mother remove her niqab

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SHAFAQNA - A Bristol bus company has been forced to apologize after one of its drivers said he would only allow a Muslim woman onto a bus if she removed her veil. The 20-year-old mother was with her two-month-old child when the man asked…

Imam Muhammed Al-Taqi (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Birth:      10th Rajab 195 AH in Madina Parents:  Imam ‘Ali al-Ridha (a.s.) & Bibi Sabika Naubiyyah (a.s.) Titles:     ‘Al-Jawad’ (The Generous), ‘Al-Taqi’ (The Pious) Death:   …

Photos: Takht-e Soleyman archaeological and touristic site

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency : Situated in the southeastern highlands of West Azarbaijan province and in Takab county in Iran, Takht-e Soleiman encompasses a lake roughly 80 by 120 meters and a Sassanid-era Zoroastrian temple complex dedicated…

Saudi teenager Mosaad Al-Dossary crowned FIFA eWorld Cup champion

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SHAFAQNA - The grand finale of the largest FIFA competition in history saw Saudi Arabia's Mosaad Al-Dossary winning the FIFA eWorld Cup on Saturday. Teenager Al-Dossary defeated Stefano Pena from Belgium in the finals held in London, claiming…

A Temple School In Karachi Where Muslim Teachers Teach Hindu Students

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SHAFAQNA - After the members of the local Hindu community gave the permission to set up the school in the place of worship, a temple school was set up by an NGO. It isn’t a common sight to find a school running inside a temple. It is more…

Inscriptions on Chinese ‘swatow’ dish, include the word 'Allah'

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SHAFAQNA - Islamic Arts : Coarsely potted and covered with a thick, crackled glaze, this dish belongs to a distinct group of porcelain, the so-called ‘Swatow wares’. Swatow is a Dutch mistranslation of Shantou, the port from which such…

World’s Largest Halal Food Center Planned by Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - According to the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, Saudi Arabia plans to establish the largest  halal food center in the world.  Dr. Hisham Al-Jadhaee, executive president of SFDA, said the initiative to establish a full-fledged…

Chinese Muslims Make the Hajj Pilgrimage Wearing GPS-Enabled Smart Cards

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SHAFAQNA - Muslims from some Chinese regions going to Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage are wearing tracking devices that allow the government to track them. Some Photos published by the state-controlled China Islamic Association shows Chinese…

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…

Photos: cleaning works of the dome and minarets of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas's shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Al Kafeel : In order to maintain the sheen and luster of the shrine's dome of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) and to protect it from the erosion of its golden tiles, the servants of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him)…

Indian Muslim clerics advised potential grooms not to accept dowry vows

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim clerics in Bihar have called for potential grooms to make a proper declaration in mosques well before wedding that they’d not agree with dowry vows for performing their “nikah” (wedding ceremony). This uncommon move…

Video: A Palestinian man turned Israel’s Weapons into Message of life and Peace

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SHAFAQNA - The Palestine Chronicle : A thirty-four-year-old Palestinian man in Gaza has been turning empty tear gas canisters used by Israeli forces against Palestinian protesters near Gaza’s eastern border into pieces of art. Abdul…

Why the Mamak Culture is so Famous in Malaysia?

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SHAFAQNA - Asian Inspirations : While there are a zillion street food options that beckon you to savour the authenticity of the cuisine in Malaysia, street hawkers can be considered as the local pro chefs as they churn out some delicious…

An Official Delegation from the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (P) Met with the Executive Manager of Najaf International Airport

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SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali Network : Members of the Board of the Directors, the head of the Public Relations Department and some of its employees visited Najaf international airport. They met Sayyid Ali Jawad, the Executive Manager of the airport.…

Completion of the infrastructure works of the sanctuary of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (p)

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SHAFAQNA - Alkafeel Global Network : The technical staff working in the Projects and Engineering Maintenance Departments at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine completed all the infrastructure works of the sanctuary of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (Peace…

Photos: Jamal Abdel Nasser Mosque in Ramallah - Palestine

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SHAFAQNA - Beautiful Mosques : Jamal Abdel Nasser Mosque (Arabic: مسجد جمال عبد الناصر‎‎ Masjid Jamal 'Abd an-Nasser) is the largest mosque in al-Bireh, in the central West Bank. Located in the Downtown district of the…

First smart pharmacy run by a robot launches in Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia has inaugurated its first robot-operated 'smart pharmacy' at King Fahd Specialist Hospital in the presence of Prince Fahd bin Sultan, the Governor of Tabuk region. It is hoped that the smart pharmacy — which can…

The achievements of the Department of Hussayni Rites and Processions in Islamic World

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SHAFAQNA - Alkafeel Global Network: The head of the Department of Hussayni Rites, Processions and Bodies in Iraq and the Islamic World, Haj Riyad Nemat Al-Salman, reviewed the achievements of the department during the ten years of its founding…

The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine opens a course of women's speech in English

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SHAFAQNA - Alkafeel Global Network : The Women's Speech Division at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine opened its specialized speech course in English, with the participation of more than 70 students who undertook the written and oral test to determine…

The Religious Affairs Department in the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) Completes the Virtual Haj Project

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SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali Network : The Propagation Division in the Religious Affairs Department completed the virtual Haj project. They erected shapes resembling the Kaaba, Safa and Marwa, al-Aqaba, etc. in the Pilgrims City of the Holy Shrine of…

Japan welcome Muslims by launching Mobile Mosque ahead of 2020 Olympics

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SHAFAQNA - As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world during the 2020 Summer Olympics, a company created the Mobile Mosque that accommodate up to 50 people  to make Muslim visitors feel at home. Yasuharu Inoue, the CEO of…

Why is Halal Food so Important in Malaysia?

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SHAFAQNA - Asian Inspirations: A large majority of the population in Malaysia comprises of Malay Muslims and it is of utmost importance for them to consume meat that is lawful or permissible. Halal food is consumed by the Muslims as a fundamental…

Photos: 12000-year-old Arnan petroglyphs

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency | by Abolfazl Mohammadi : Eighty kilometres southwest of Yazd city, in the slate rock of the Arnan height, thirty one rock art petroglyphs (scraped or scratched rock art) figures dating to the stone ages (the Neolithic)…