THE CHILDREN OF SATAN

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SHAFAQNA- Question Did Satan have a child who was martyred in the Battle of Ṣiffīn fighting alongside the Commander of the Faithful ʿAlī? If he did, please explain this event, and cite the textual sources from where the narration comes…

Sunni, Shia Muslims at peace and unity in remote village of Cambodia

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SHAFAQNA - Uneasiness is in the air in the small, predominantly Muslim village of Vihear Sambo in Tboung Khmum province. From the time the villagers first settled, they have always been practising Sunni Islam. However, things began to change…

Mir-Fatah-Agha

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shafaqna- Mir-Fatah-Agha, commonly known as Mushthaid (died 24 October 1892), was a high-ranking Twelver Shi'a Muslimcleric (specifically, a mujtahid) from Tabriz(Persian Azerbaijan, Qajar Empire), whom the Russian government…

Nike releases its first sports hijab for Muslim athletes

SHAFAQNA - Nike Pro Hijab has gone on sale all over the world and is being promoted with the tag line 'sport is for everyone'. The sports manufacturing giant announced earlier this year it was working on bringing out a headscarf for female…

Group Raises $150K in a Week for Heroic Mosque Shooting Survivor

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SHAFAQNA - Canadians are opening their wallets to help a man who took seven bullets and lost the use of his legs trying to protect others during the Quebec City mosque shooting nearly a year ago. As of Tuesday, the Canadian-Muslim non-profit…

Azhar University professor encourages Muslims to celebrate the spirit of Christmas

SHAFAQNA - A professor of Comparative Fiqh at Al-Azhar University, Saad al-Helaly, encouraged the universal celebration of Christmas, saying Muslims can celebrate the festivity without following its religious elements, encouraging a sense of…

St. Petersburg supermarket bombing was terrorism says Putin

SHAFAQNA - Russian President Vladimir Putin said a bomb blast in a St Petersburg supermarket on Wednesday was an act of terrorism, and that security forces whose lives were threatened by terrorist suspects should shoot to kill if necessary. Putin…

Bahrain’s religious scholars call on Manama to cancel death sentences against civilians

SHAFAQNA - Bahrain’s religious scholars called on Manama to annul Monday’s verdict by the kingdom’s military court, which sentenced six civilians to death. The religious body also demanded that the regime stop trying civilians before…

Catalonia Elects Its First Female Muslim MP

SHAFAQNA- Catalonia elected its first female Muslim MP in the region’s elections last Thursday, bringing the number of Muslim parliamentarian representative to three. The December 21st election marked the 12th Parliament of the Autonomous…

In Myanmar, hatred for Rohingya Muslims runs so deep that a diplomat called them 'ugly as ogres' — and got promoted

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SHAFAQNA - Inside his monastery stands a tall stone monument to students killed in pro-democracy protests. In 2007, he and tens of thousands of monks marched peacefully in streets nationwide, staring down columns of soldiers in what was dubbed…

Attitude of a Muslim Scholar at Human Embryology

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SHAFAQNA- Clinical Professor of Medicine University of Louisville School of Medicine Louisville, KY 40292, USA [Presented at the ISLAMIC ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE IN SCIENCE seminar, Organized by the INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ISLAMIC THOUGHT,…

10 daily habits slowly hurting your heart

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SHAFAQNA-Did you know that simple day-today habits could lead to cardiovascular ailments? Cardiologists and general physicians say that some seemingly harmless habit, actually have a profound effect on your heart. And no, this list does…

The Shrine of Abdulazim al-Hassani: A Rare Collection of Old Photos

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SHAFAQNA - The Shrine of Abdulazim al-Hassani: A Rare Collection of Old Photos. The 4th of Rabi al-Thani is the birthday of Abdulazim al-Hassani. Imam al-Hadi al-Naqi (a.s.) said to one of his followers named Hammad Razi: "Whenever you…

Interfaith in Action

SHAFAQNA - Open Discussions in association with Gulf Cultural Club marked the birth anniversaries of Prophets Mohammad (pbuh) and Jesus (pbuh) s part of a Faith in Action programme in Abrar House, London. The speakers included Alan Murray,…

Arrogance of the Children of Isra'il

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SHAFAQNA- In that book (Torah) we told the Children of Isra'il, "You are certain to become exceedingly arrogant and will establish tyrannical regimes on two occasions." On the first, we fulfilled Our warning by sending an invincible force…

Being a Muslim in trying times

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SHAFAQNA- Hajj Hassanain Rajabali - Being a Muslim in trying times

Inviting to Prayers Is Inviting to Most Beautiful Manifestations of Life

SHAFAQNA - In a message to the 26th National Prayers Conference, Ayatollah Khamenei added that the pious should make it a priority to invite others to prayers, given so many recommendations in the Quran and Hadiths about the importance of prayers. The…

Canadians Raise Money for Paralyzed Mosque Hero

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SHAFAQNA- Canadians have started a new fundraising campaign for a Canadian Muslim who took seven bullets when he tried to distract the gunman inside Quebec mosque last January, after which he was paralyzed. “What a hero. He’s a hero…

Misconception of the Similitude of God to His Creation

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SHAFAQNA- The first to come across in researching the hadith narrated by Imam al-Rida (A.S.) in the subject of tawhid is this one: "Anyone who makes a similitude of God with His creation is a mushrik (polytheist), and anyone who attributes…

Ayatollah Mirza Hassan Shirazi

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SHAFAQNA- Mohammed Hassan Husayni Nouri Shirazi (Persian: میرزای شیرازی‎, Arabic: آية الله العظمى السيد محمد حسن الشیرازي) famously known as Mirza Shirazi (1814–1896), was a famous Iranian cleric.…

Ahl-al-Bayt (`A.S.): Its Meaning and Origin

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SHAFAQNA-The term "ahl" signifies the members of a household of a man, including his fellow tribesmen, kin, relatives, wife (or wives), children, and all those who share a family background, religion, housing, city, and country with him. "Ahl"…

Advantages of Ayat al-Kursi

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SHAFAQNA- Verse 255 of Surah-e-Baqarah (chapter: The cow) in holy Quran is called Ayat Al-Kursi: “Allah! There is no god but He - the Living, The Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him Nor Sleep. His are all things in the…

New Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Many Tumors

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SHAFAQNA- By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that targets a genetic flaw common to most cancer cells is showing potency against many tumor types. The preliminary trial of a…

HUSSAINI SOCIO POLITICAL ACTIVISM HUB FORMALLY LAUNCHED

SHAFAQNA - The Initiative for Muslim Community Development launched its new Hussaini socio political justice activism hub this week at Dar Ul Hikma in London. Dr Inayatullah Andrabi was the keynote speaker at the event which was initially restricted…

Diseases of the Soul: Hypocrisy (Nifaq)

SHAFAQNA - When the hypocrites come unto thee (O Muhammad), they say: We bear witness that thou art indeed Allah's messenger. And Allah knows that you are indeed His messenger, and Allah bears witness that the Hypocrites are speaking falsely.…

What does Islam say about life on other planets?

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SHAFAQNA- question my other question is that what does Islam says about the life on other planets? Concise answer             Man has always pondered the thought of whether or not there are other living organisms…

Global Outcry to Free Shaykh Zakzaky

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SHAFAQNA - Tens of thousands of people  have attended worldwide demonstrations staged to protest against the illegal detention of Sheikh Zakzaky. The leader of millions of Shia Muslims in Nigeria has been illegally detained for two years despite…

The Japanese scientist embraced Islam by Studying the Fig Tree and the Olive Tree

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shafaqna- Prof. Dr. Taha Ibrahim Halifa, a biology professor and former dean at the University of El-Azhar, discovered that a great Japanese scientist in the field of agriculture converted to Islam after discovering great scientific miracles…