Details about the Banner of Imam Hussain Shrine's Dome Revealed

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The Sewing Unit of the Imam Hussain Shrine is the only party that sews the banners of the dome of the shrine. The banner is replaced on the first day of every month in the Islamic calendar, 12 times a year. The…

When is the first day of the holy month of Muharram of 1440 AH?

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SHAFAQNA - Alkafeel : According to the schedule of the dates of moon sighting of the holy month of Muharram of the year 1440 AH, published on the official website of the Office of the supreme religious authority Sayed Ali al-Sistani in Najaf:…

Photos: Displaying A Manuscript of the Holy Quran Written By Imam Ali (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali Network:  For the first time, The Valuables and Manuscripts Fair displays a manuscript of the Holy Quran written by Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH), the Commander of the Faithful. He has written this manuscript in 40 AH. The…

Displaced families' return to their home in al-Mayadeen

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SHAFAQNA- In al-Mayadeen city and its countryside in the southeastern part of Deir Ezzor province, more than 1000 displaced families returned to their homes . The families’ return came after the army’s engineering units cleared the area…

After Saudi Slaughter of Yemeni Childrens, Madrid Cancels Arms Sale Deal with Riyadh

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SHAFAQNA-  The Spanish defense ministry canceled a €9.2-million deal to sell Saudis 400 precision bombs because 0f the Saudi-led coalition’s recent massacre of Yemeni kids. The Spanish Ministry of Defense announced on Monday that it…

Photos: Disappearance Basement's New look

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The Eleskeri Shrine's engineering personnel has begun the project of the basement expansion, known as the “Disappearance Basement”; where the Awaited Imam Mohammed Elmehdi (May God Hasten His Reappearance) was…

Paraguay’s embassy move praised by Palestine

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SHAFAQNA- Paraguay’s “courageous” decision to move its embassy from occupied Jerusalem al-Quds back to Tel Aviv, lauded by Palestine saying it will “immediately” open its own embassy in the Latin American state after the Israeli regime…

Muharram Preparations in Imam Hussain (P) Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The Imam Hussain Shrine has begun its preparations for the month of Muharram, to hold a stately ceremony to replace the red banner of the dome of the shrine with a black banner. Muslims – in the month of Muharram –…

Lebanon and Syria to extend tourism and economic relations

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SHAFAQNA- Abdullah al-Gharbi, The Syrian Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Minister, discussed about commercial and economic relations between Syria and Lebanon, with Lebanese Agriculture Minister Ghazi Zaiter and Industry Minister Hussein…

The Supreme Religious Authority: The Iraqi people can no longer tolerate the poor performance of the officials caused by corruption

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority has shown that the Iraqi people can no longer tolerate the poor performance of the officials and the bad services caused by corruption. These were the important points stated in the second…

Iran, Turkey presidents discussed bilateral relations

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian and Turkish presidents met on Friday afternoon and discussed bilateral relations as well as the Syria crisis and regional developments. The meeting between Rouhani and Erdogan occurred on the sidelines of a summit of Iranian,…

You need to try Egyptian halal street-food startups now

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Ahmed Gabr: In the Middle East and Africa region, Egypt is the second only to Saudi Arabia  for consumer spending on eating out, with almost 12 per cent of the total value of the food-and-beverage industry in 2016.…

India Released a Quran Interpretation in Urdu

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SHAFAQNA-  In India, an Urdu book was released by Moulana Shah Jamal Ul Rahman at Madina Education Centre in Nampally. This book is titled ‘Rooh-e-Quran’ (Spirit of Quran) and it is compiled, interpreted and published by Moulana Gayas…

Video: Muslim man pray in Sikh temple as he can’t find a mosque

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SHAFAQNA - a Muslim man praying towards Mecca inside a Sikh temple in Malaysia has been seen in a video shared widely on Facebook. The man was spotted in Gurdwara Sahib Bercham Ipoh in Malaysia praying while Sikh hymns were being sung on…

Presentation of al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine in World Congress of Libraries and Information

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Among 32 countries, The Library and House of Manuscripts of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine was chosen to present its research in the 84th World Congress of Libraries and Information in Malaysia. In the 84th World Congress…

Traditional Malay Wedding

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SHAFAQNA- Asian Inspirations: A traditional Malay wedding is one of the most diverse, not to mention lavish, cultural traditions in the world. An amalgamation of local and Islamic customs, there are numerous activities that are included…

Kolkata's Prominent Mosque Imam asks Muslims to Keep Citizenship Documents

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SHAFAQNA - Maulana Shafique Qasmi, The Imam of  Nakhoda mosque in Kolkata, at the congregation after the Friday prayers, asked people of the community to ensure that documents proving their citizenship and other legal records were in order…

UN accuses China of holding more than a million Muslims in secret prison

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SHAFAQNA - The United Nations has accused China of holding as many as a million Uighur and other Muslim people in a vast web of detention camps in the far western Xinjiang province. United Nations' human rights experts have voiced alarm over…

Nigeria has to explain AI about Missing Shias

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SHAFAQNA- Nigeria’s government accused by Amnesty International because of carrying out unlawful arrests and practicing “enforced disappearance,” calling on Abuja to clarify the fate of hundreds of Shia activists taken into custody. In…

Manuscripts about Imam Ali (A.S) in Tehran Exhibition

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA: Tehran hosted an exhibition of manuscripts about the first Shia Imam, Imam Ali (AS). The Malek National Museum and Library is hosting the expo, titled Amir Raah (commander of the path). It features various handwritten…

Indian campaign Calls for ending discrimination against Muslims as tenants

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SHAFAQNA- a voluntary groups in India’s Kolkata state runs the campaign Open a Door making it possible for the Muslims to find a place to live. According to Enewsroom, in Kolkata, people were refusing to rent out their apartments or flats…

Muslim woman accuses One Nation leader of double standards: "I am as much an Australian as you are"

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SHAFAQNA - The young Muslim woman’s challenge to the One Nation leader of double standards  received overwhelming applause from the studio audience after she accused Ms Pauline Hanson in a bold declaration of Australian pride. The One…

Mongolia's Halal meat exports on the path to growth

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SHAFAQNA- Mongolia has an estimated 30 million sheep - more than New Zealand - but has until recently only managed to export a thin slice of its overall meat output. It hopes that will change as it taps overseas appetite for halal mutton from…

Iraqi political groups announced formation of majority bloc in the parliament

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SHAFAQNA - During its first session on Monday, Iraq’s newly-elected parliament failed to elect a speaker amid ongoing disputes over which coalition commands the largest bloc in the assembly. According to Iraq’s constitution, the majority…

Photos: Hamedan, Asian Tourism hub in 2018

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SHAFAQNA- ISNA: The province of Hamadan in central Iran, was picked as Asia Tourism hub in 2018 by Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) . Hamadan is set to host two major international events which can serve as good opportunities to make…

The art of rug weaving organized by Al-Kafeel Museum

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain Holy Shrine: In order to maintain and preserve the rare rugs found inside the Al-Kafeel museum, a new rug weaving course was held for the Museum staff at al-Abbas Holy Shrine. Museum Curator  Sadiq Laazem spoke to…

Syria to receive high-tech medical equipment from Japan

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: A shipment of high-tech medical equipment whose value is more than USD 12 million  provided by the Japanese Government for the public hospitals, was granted to the Health and Higher Education Ministries on Thursday. WHO’s…

Halal Travel in Madrid

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SHAFAQNA- Esmadrid: Madrid is a great halal destination for a holiday, business trip or a city break. It has plenty of Muslim-friendly services that take into consideration their necessities regarding food and other actions that are not allowed…