Mayor Bottoms to host Ramadan dinner for Atlanta Muslim community

SHAFAQNA-Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom will be hosting a Ramadan dinner, or ‘iftar’, to celebrate the city’s Muslim community on May 29. The dinner will be held in collaboration with the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta. Muslims…

Turkey's Muslim-friendly resorts offer tourists modest holidays

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SHAFAQNA - Turkey's $26 billion tourism industry has been battered by security fears and political disputes in recent years but one corner of the market is quietly growing - beach holidays for conservative Muslims. Dozens of hotels and resorts…

Turkish Sunni ambassador to Iraq: We are proud of bravery, wisdom of Imam Ali

SHAFAQNA - Fatih Yaldir, the Turkish ambassador to Iraq, had the honor of visiting the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) in Najaf city. In a statement to the Media Center of the Holy Shrine, "It is my fourth time to be honored by visiting Imam…

Summary of the History of Twelve-Imam Shi'ism

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SHAFAQNA- The majority of Shi'ites are Twelvers. They were originally the same group of friends and supporters of 'Ali who, after the death of the Prophet, in order to defend the right of the Household of the Prophet in the question of the…

Ramadan Is My Life - Amazing Nasheed

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SHAFAQNA-Ramadan Is My Life - Amazing Nasheed https://youtu.be/bxM52W1Hg-A

Dua'a Iftitah (دعا افتتاح) - English Subtitle

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SHAFAQNA-Dua'a Iftitah was taught by twelth Imam (a) to recite every night during the month Ramadhan, The Du'a is excellent for moulding man's attitude towards his Creator as it discusses many aspects of the wrethedness of the human being, and…

Social Resistance in Yemen is Real and It Spells as Resilience

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SHAFAQNA - With more enemies set to destroy it than friends to rely on for basic survival, Yemen remains in the throes of a match to the death with its powerful neighbour: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Labelled an enemy by Riyadh on account…

Revealing the generosity of the UK's Muslim community during Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - With Ramadan beginning this week, we wanted to look at the holy month for British Muslims and a little known aspect about the acts of generosity that happen during this time. Ramadan is a month when Muslims fast between sunrise…

The point was that the Quran made a complete sense

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SHAFAQNA- According to rahyafte (the missionaries and converts website) When I first come to Bahrain, I was hoping to discover the customs of the Middle East. This turned out to be a very difficult thing as people who come to the gulf…

Scientific Conference “Razavi Culture and Lady Goharshad” Was Held

SHAFAQNA-Scientific Conference “Razavi Culture and Lady Goharshad” with the presence of prominent and renowned cultural figures of Herat province of Afghanistan was held at Sheikh Tabarsi Hall of Islamic Research Foundation of Astan Quds…

Tissue-engineered human pancreatic cells successfully treat diabetic mice

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SHAFAQNA- Researchers tissue-engineered human pancreatic islets in a laboratory that develop a circulatory system, secrete hormones like insulin and successfully treat sudden-onset type 1 diabetes in transplanted mice. In a study published…

German police records 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017

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SHAFAQNA - German police recorded 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017, according to new government figures announced on Tuesday. Far-right extremists or groups carried out some 994 attacks against Muslims and mosques, which made up 92.5 percent…

Fasting According to Five Islamic Schools of Law

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SHAFAQNA- By: ‘Allamah Muhammad Jawad Maghniyya Translated from the Arabic by Mujahid Husayn بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the ‘pillars’…

Qom preacher: "Teachers capable of creating a civilization"

SHAFAQNA - In his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in Qom’s Qods Prayer Hall, Sayyed Mohammad Sa’idi commemorated Labour Day, saying, “In some countries, such as France, which claim to have freedom,…

American professor converts to Shia Islam, visits Imam Ali holy shrine

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SHAFAQNA- The coordinator between Muslims and Christians in Senegal, the American professor Maria Lifini, had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The employees of the Public Relations Department welcomed and accompanied…

British Muslim Woman Elected As Mayor of Newham

SHAFAQNA- Local elections in England delivered a mixed set of results. The effects of years of austerity should have seen the Labour party sweep the floor, instead, the outcome for the two leading parties, Conservative and Labour, were mediocre…

Seminaries, clergymen must explain issue of Mahdism to avoid deviation says Ayatollah Makarem

SHAFAQNA -  During his jurisprudence class held at Qom's Grand Mosque, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi offered his congratulations on the birth anniversary of the twelfth imam, Muhammad al-Mahdi and emphasized the necessity of praying…

Canada Muslim Community's Hijab Event Cancelled ‘Over Security Concerns’

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SHAFAQNA- Terry Christopoulos, sales director at the Chateau Royal, said he received a call on Saturday asking if the reception hall could accommodate an event at the last minute. He checked and saw that there was space available, he said. Christopoulos…

Over 60 percent of refugees worldwide are Muslims: SESRIC Report

SHAFAQNA - The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), based in the Turkish capital Ankara, has revealed that 61.5 percent of the world’s displaced people, whose number is estimated at…

Bahrain - Haji Majeed Abdulla Hasan returns home after incarceration

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SHAFAQNA - One of Bahrain’s most well-known anti-regime protester was welcomed home on Sunday after spending several months in detention for taking part in an unsanctioned gathering. Haji Majeed Abdulla Hasan was arrested in the early…

Researchers recommend anti-cancer immunotherapies for treatment of thyroid cancer

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SHAFAQNA- University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers recently completed the largest-ever study of thyroid cancer genetics, mining the data of 583 patient samples of advanced differentiated thyroid cancer and 196 anaplastic thyroid…

Bahraini opposition bloc in UK: statement on the ruling of the Military Court of Cassation

SHAFAQNA - We call on the British government as the most important supporter of the regime to exercise its moral and political role in serious expression of the danger of continuing political tyranny in Bahrain and to refuse the Bahraini monarch's…

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims reportedly in detention in Xinjiang, China

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SHAFAQNA - US Diplomat Laura Stone said last week that the crackdown and curtailment of rights of the Uyghur and other Muslim minorities in China is worsening, amidst reports that several thousand people are being held in so-called re-education…

Conference on "Science, ethics and art in Shia World with a focus on Medina" planned in Germany

SHAFAQNA - The second edition of a Shia studies international conference in Germany titled “Science, Ethics and Art in Shia World with a Focus on Medina” is planned to be held on October 19-20 in Berlin. According to the Iranian Cultural…

Ayat. Bashir Al-Najafi: Scholars promote culture of peace worldwide

SHAFAQNA- senior cleric Grand Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi received a group of African clerics in his office in the holy city of Najaf on Monday, April 24. During the meeting, the Shia cleric advised African students on how to learn Islamic…

Ali Akbar ibn Hussain (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Ali Akbar ibn Hussain was born on 11th of Shabaan 44 AH and he was the son of Imam Hussain ibn Ali and Umm-e-Laila. He was a handsome young man of eighteen. He was also a brave soldier. He had been taught fencing and archery by his…
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Sexual Practices and Marital Affairs: The Fatwas of Grand Ayatullah Fayyad

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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…

Playing is good for grown-up brain and body

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SHAFAQNA- Want to feel better, smarter and healthier? It might be time to get serious about play. TED’s list of talks about the importance of play is a good place to start. It includes nine talks that might persuade you to take…