Ramadan Message- By Office of Shia National Imam-Ghana (OSNIG)

SHAFAQNA - In the Name of the Most High. Praise belongs to Allah, Lord of the worlds. May Allah’s Peace and Benediction be upon the Noble Prophet and Messenger Muhammad, his progeny, the exceptional ones among his companions and those who…

Covered-up chic: Big brands are waking up to modest fashion

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SHAFAQNA - When Ruba Zai uploaded her first video online, the Netherlands-based Afghan student just wanted to share with other Muslim girls and women how she styled her headscarf. She had no idea that her “hijab tutorials” would be an internet…

Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim children in China’s far western Xinjiang region are being forced to change their “religious” names and adults are being coerced into attending rallies showing devotion to the officially atheist Communist party. During…

AMERICA: Muslims, officials gather in Clifton for first Ramadan lantern lighting

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SHAFAQNA - More than 100 people gathered outside Clifton City Hall on Saturday evening to light an 11-foot lantern to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. For Muslims, the first Ramadan lighting in the city was a sign of acceptance and…

Civilians killed while fleeing ISIS in Mosul

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SHAFAQNA - The bodies of dozens of civilians killed in the past two days while fleeing an ISIS-held neighbourhood in Mosul lay on Saturday in a street close to the frontline with Iraqi armed forces, a Reuters TV crew reported. The dead included…

Bahraini Shiite cleric released after interrogations over speech in Diraz martyrs’ eulogy

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SHAFAQNA - The Bahraini authorities released (Saturday June 3, 2017) Shiite cleric Sheikh Bashar al-A'li, after almost 5 hours of interrogations. Al-A'ali was summoned by Hamad Town police Station, along with the administration of Sar Obsequy,…

Trump touts need for travel ban after London terror attack

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SHAFAQNA - U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter amid the unfolding deadly drama in London on Saturday to offer U.S. help to Britain and to promote his controversial travel ban as an extra level of security for Americans. British police…

What is the ruling if some doctors forbid an ill person from fasting and some other doctors consider fasting harmless for the same person? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about the differences of opinion between doctors regarding fasting of an ill person. Question: What is the duty of an ill person regarding fasting when some doctors forbid…

Muslims in India feel alienated

SHAFAQNA - A group of Indian-Muslims in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India spoke about feeling alienated in their own country because of their religion and the increasing distrust of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. Anam Nisha, a student…

Imam Ali Holy Shrine distributes food to the needy during Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - According to the directions of the Secretary General of Imam Ali Holy Shrine, Sayyed Nizar Hashim Habl al-Mateen, Imam Ali Center for the Care of Orphans and Needy families continues to distribute the food basket to needy families…

The Death Anniversary of Hadrat Abu Taleb (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Hadrat Abu Talib, "The Greatest Guardian of Islam" died at the age of 80 years on 26th Rajab in Makkah, three years before Hijrah of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) from Makkah to Madinah. He strongly stood by Holy Prophet of Islam's Divine…

America: Jewish activists offer Muslims protection during protest

SHAFAQNA - Muslims kneeling to pray as part of a protest in front of Trump Tower in New York were joined by Jewish supporters who formed a protective barrier around the crowd. Around 100 Muslim activists gathered at Donald Trump's business…

Qur’an Hifdh Competition – Arusha, Tanzania

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SHAFAQNA - The Khoja Shi’a Ithna Asheri Muslim Community of Arusha Tanzania in East Africa hosted its annual Qur’an Hifdh competition for sisters during the first three nights of the blessed month of Ramadhan. Children as young as 5…

China wants to stop Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - China is trying to prevent people from fasting during Ramadan in the predominantly Muslim province of Xinjiang. According to the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), officials in the region ordered all restaurants to remain open and a…