Founder of Yemen Red Crescent Dies Due to Lack of Medical Care amid Saudi Blockade

SHAFAQNA - The founder of Yemen’s Red Crescent Society has died due to lack of access to life-saving treatment, as the country’s healthcare infrastructure has collapsed during the ongoing Saudi-led war and blockade against the impoverished…

An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam from America, Mrs. Dehdasht

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SHAFAQNA- Rahyafte team appreciates Fatima Dehdasht formerly known as Melody Baker for the time allocated to us. Mrs. Dehdasht is former hostess of Pure Home (Shabakeh Sahar) recent revert to Islam from Massachusetts, America. She was a…

North Korea threatens Japan with ‘destruction’

SHAFAQNA- North Korea has threatened Japan with destruction for siding with the United States shortly after Pyongyang fired a missile that flew over Japan. An article on North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on…

Bahraini security forces erect walls around besieged villages

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini security forces appear to be tightening their siege on Diraz by deploying additional concrete barriers around the country’s northwestern village on Monday. The structures normally used for military fortifications reinforced…

Japan calls for UNSC meeting

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SHAFAQNA-Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for a UNSC meeting over North Korea's launching of a projectile over its territory, describing it as an ‘unprecedented, serious and grave threat.’ "Their outrageous act of firing…

Divine Revelation, Human Reason and Science

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SHAFAQNA- by Ayatullah `Abdullah Jawadi Amuli  Knowledge and Action  Man is a thinking creature whose action is guided by his thought. It is neither possible to deprive him of thought nor to suspend his faculty of action and turn him into…

A Muslim Nurse Had the Answer (Story)

SHFQNA- I was on a visit to one of the Islamic centers in Germany when I noticed a woman dressed in full Islamic hijab. I had never seen such proper hijab in the West. Glad because of what I had seen, I thanked Almighty Allah. Later, a friend…

IMPORTANCE OF HAJJ AND UMRAH IN HADITH

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SHAFAQNA- Someone asked Imam Baqir (A.S.): "Why Hajj has been named "The Hajj of God's House"? "Imam said: It means that the pilgrim has reached salvation. Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zainul Abedin (A.S.) says: Perform Hajj and Umrah rituals in…

1.4 million Muslims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj: Officials

SHAFAQNA- More than 1.4 million Muslims have arrived so far in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage slated to begin next week, with this year’s rituals featuring the return of tens of thousands of Iranians. “So far 1,313,946 pilgrims…

UN racism committee issues 'warning' over US tensions

SHAFAQNA- A UN committee tasked with combatting racism has issued a formal "early warning" over conditions in the United States, a rare move often used to signal the potential of a looming civil conflict. The United Nations Committee on…

EXCLUSIVE - The London Halal Food Festival

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SHAFAQNA - Over 18,000 people attended this weekends spectacular Halal Food Festival.The event - the only one of its kind, was staged at London’s historic Tobacco Dock. The festival attracts visitors from across the UK keen to discover new…

Countries with Highest Number of Hajj Pilgrims

SHAFAQNA- Every year hundreds of thousands of Muslims from around the world travel to the holy city of Mecca to perform Hajj. Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca that every able-bodied and financially able Muslim is obliged to undertake at least…

Palestinian teenager killed by Israeli forces over alleged stabbing

SSHAFAQNA- Israeli forces have shot and fatally wounded a Palestinian teenager in the northern part of the occupied West Bank over an alleged stabbing attack, police and medics say. Israeli police alleged in a statement that the 17-year-old,…

Ayatollah Modarresi: Iraq to serve as center of Shia cooperation worldwide

SHAFAQNA - In his weekly statement, Senior Iraqi cleric Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Taqi Modarresi asked Iraqi citizens to serve as the axis of cooperation among regional states; he also pointed out that the city of Tal Afar is an oppressed one…

“We’ve Found Our New Iraq — It’s Venezuela”, CIA Head “Accidentally Reveals CIA’s Crimes”: Julian Assange

SHAFAQNA- The Australian journalist affirmed that the United States have found a new Iraq in Venezuela, referring to the illegal, unfounded and multilateral onslaught against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The renown activist, journalist…

Riyadh, Baghdad to reopen border – Probe sought of DAESH crimes

Iraqi and Saudi officials on Wednesday inspected a border crossing between their countries to examine how to reopen the frontier, closed for the past 27 years,, officials said Wednesday. The border has been shut to all travellers except Iraqi…

EXCLUSIVE - Restoration of Aleppo is Well Under Way

SHAFAQNA - Special investigative correspondent, Co-Editor Sophie Mangal, Inside Syria Media Center. According to Inside Syria Media Center military correspondence on the ground, Aleppo, the largest Syrian city is beginning to come back to…

Almayadeen: Iran starts attack on Daesh

SHAFAQNA- Almayadeen news channel said on Wednesday that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) kicked the operation against Daesh in Syria to take revenge of Mohsen Hojajji's martyrdom. The statement announces that the operation will…

UN Envoy to Yemen: Talks in Iran promising, constructive

SHAFAQNA- United Nations secretary general's special envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed described his recent visit to Iran and talks with Iranian officials on Yemen crisis as promising and constructive. He underlined again that the…

Qom's society of seminary teachers condemns Shia Afghan village massacre

SHAFAQNA - The Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom urges all Muslims to stay cautious as always in order to fight takfiri terrorists and their deviational thoughts under any title. The text of the statement which is signed by head of the…

Saudi regime destroyed over 300 homes, mosques in besieged Shia town

SHAFAQNA - Saudi regime has destroyed hundreds of houses in Awamiyah town in the country's Eastern Province. Local activists from Shiite-populated Awamiyah, where has been under regime's siege for about three months, reported on Monday that…

Virginia governor slams white supremacists: “Go home, shame on you”

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SHAFAQNA- Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has condemned the violent white supremacists who descended upon Charlottesville, telling them to “go home.” I have a message for all the white supremacists, and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville…

Zarif, UN envoy urge end to Yemen crisis

SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the UN special envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed held a meeting in Tehran on the Yemen crisis. During the Saturday talks, Zarif and Ould Cheikh Ahmed discussed…

Why the Saudi War on Yemen Is Seen as US State Terrorism

SHAFAQNA- The US/Saudi war on Yemen is now in its third year, and the indiscriminate Saudi bombing campaign has destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, left thousands dead and millions starving in a man-made famine, and triggered a…

Shafaqna Exclusive - Yemen’s first Shia Twelver political party and NGO fight hunger in North Yemen

SHAFAQNA - Founded by Seyed Hassan Ali al-Emad The Future of Justice party and its affiliated NGO have been instrumental in offering aid relief to those communities most affected by war. Founded around the principle that all people in their…

Two million visit Medina Quran Museum in two years

SHAFAQNA - Director of the Quran Museum in the holy city of Medina, Saudi Arabia, said more than two million people have visited the museum in the past two years. Hamza Musa Adam said a large number of handwritten Quran copies, including 57…

How did Fasting in Ramadan make Maya Wallace curious about Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Sister Maya Wallace came from a non-religious family. She studied a little about different religions in high school, except Islam as there was no teacher who had Islamic education to teach it. She was searching for answers to many…

Sunni cleric embraces Shia Islam

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SHAFAQNA - A Sunni scholar from Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Ibrahim Mohammad, who has educated at Al-Azhar University for 8 years and in Mecca for one year and also he has been Friday Prayers leader and leader of a Masjid in his city for…