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…

Egypt's Plan to build Mosques with Contemporary Islamic Architecture

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA: The country is building new mosques and restoring some old ones based on the contemporary Islamic architecture, Egypt’s Awqaf minister said. According to al-Ahram daily, Mohamed Mokhtar Goma said the ministry is also planning…

The Supreme Religious Authority: Today's youth are in a terrible cultural danger and must employ their energies to serve their country

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority has warned of a serious and frightening social epidemic in Iraqi society, especially in the youth category, which is the cultural danger. Young people should improve their behavior and harness…

Eid Al-Ghadir will be celebrated in Kenya

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SHAFAQNA-  A ceremony on the occasion of Eid Al-Ghadir, will be held at the mosque of Shia Muslims in Park Road district of Nairobi, the capital, by The Iranian Cultural Center in Kenya .  According to the website of the Islamic Culture…

Photos: Old pictures of Kazimain's (A.S.) Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA: These very old photos of Kazimain's (A.S.) holy shrine, are prepared on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Imam Kazim (A. S.). Source: Shafaqna Persian Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Martyrdom…

US government will reject the Palestinian right of return

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SHAFAQNA- The Trump administration will, in coming days, reject the UN definition of "Palestinian refugees" effectively snubbing the "right of return" of millions of Palestinian refugees to their homes.  The US government will "effectively"…

Photos: Changing the flag of Imam Ali's (P) Holy Shrine in Celebration of the Eid al-Ghadir

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali Network: The vice secretary general and the members of the Board of Directors as well as the personnel of the Holy Shrine participated in the ceremonies of changing the flag of the holy shrine to Express the happiness of this…

Photos: Shrines of Kerbela light up the sky

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SHAFAQNA-  Source: Imam Hussain Holy Shrine website   Read more from Shafaqna: Discovering ruins determine Imam Hussein's way from Mecca to Karbala Imam Hussein Shrine invites head of Naqshbandi…

Irmo Mayor hosts 'Demystifying Islam' event, when slammed for anti-Muslim posts

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SHAFAQNA- Just a few months ago, Irmo Mayor, Hardy King came under fire because of his anti-Islam posts on Facebook. However now, Mayor stood behind his posts but he told The State that he didn’t know much about Islam. That was when Chaudhry…

Islamic Center of England celebrates Eid Al-Ghadir

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA:  In London, a ceremony to celebrate Eid al-Ghadir will be held in the Islamic Center of England on Thursday. According to the center’s website, the event will include various programs, including a speech by the center’s…

A Quran Competition will be held for Afghan Nationals in Rey

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SHAFAQNA - IQNA : Hazrat Abdul Azim Hassani (AS) mausoleum in the city of Rey, south of Tehran, will host the second Quran competition for Afghan citizens residing in Iran. The Astan of Hazrat Abdul Azim Hassani (AS) mausoleum will organize…

Pilgrimages by proxy at Imam Ali's holy shrine on Eid al-Ghadir

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SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain Holy Shrine: An electronic campaign launched to collect the largest number of names to perform pilgrimages by proxy of Imam Ali on Eid al-Ghadir at his holy shrine in Najaf, as announced by Imam Hussain Foundation for…

Muslim-founded charter school must close in California

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SHAFAQNA- A charter school in Southern California with a new campus build by Muslim community leaders with nearly $30 million in tax-free bonds must close and now may have to repay the money. With Guidance Charter School's gleaming new campus…

First prayer held by victoria islamic center in new mosque

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SHAFAQNA- Silhouetted figures remove their shoes and enter a quiet room in the rear of the Victoria Islamic Center, one by one, smiling and greeting each other silently as the air filled by the words of the Islamic chant called Takbir: allahu…

Violent Mob Vandalised Muslim man’s house in Rohtak over suspicion of cow slaughter

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SHAFAQNA-A Muslim man's house was vandalized by a mob at Titoli village in the Rohtak district of Haryana state, India on last Wednesday after that a calf died on being hit with a stick by a Muslim youth to protect his relative’s children…

Arab nations invest more on US homes

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SHAFAQNA- While International investment, in both the national real estate market and New York City specifically, has been on the decline this year, there are more investment from Saudi Arabia because of their better relationship with Trump. Despite…

Hindu families displaced by Kerala floods can use Mosques as a shelter

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SHAFAQNA- A mosque in Kerala’s Malappuram district has prepared shelter and food for several Hindu families displaced by the massive floods. Also two groups of Muslim men have assisted in cleaning two Hindu shrines affected by the deluge. The…

Muslim woman wins discrimination case after refusing handshake at job interview in Sweden

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SHAFAQNA - A Swedish Muslim woman, 24, whose job interview as an interpreter in Uppsala, Sweden was abruptly cut short when she refused to shake hands with a man for religious reasons, wins discrimination case. Farah Alhajeh said she placed…

Australian Muslims prayed for rain for their farmers

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SHAFAQNA- To help drought-affected Australian farmers, tens of thousands of Muslims across Australia  prayed altogether for rain . Sixteen mosques dedicated their celebrations during the holy celebration of Eid al-Adha — one of Islam's…

Photos: Karachi's Ashiq Mosque

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SHAFAQNA - Beautiful Mosque: The first mosque of Karachi’s Bahria Town opened for the residents and visitors recently. Masjid-e-Ashiq is named after the father of Malik Riaz Hussain. Sprawling over 2.5 acres of land, Masjid-e-Ashiq has…

Australian PM condemned call for white-only immigration policy

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SHAFAQNA- An Australian politician was widely criticized after demanding "a final solution", while calling for a return to the White Australia policy that favored "European Christians". However, the prime minister, Turnbull noted that Australia…

Indian Traditional Islamic Wedding

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SHAFAQNA - Cultural India : Islam is one of the prominent religions in the world with over 1.6 billion zealous followers of the religion. Wedding is an integral part of Islamic culture and are mandated by the Holy Quran as one of the primary…

Muslim-Americans women on the ballot for congressional seats

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SHAFAQNA - Rashida Tlaib could be the first Muslim woman in the US Congress, but first has to defeat Detroit's Democratic establishment. According to npr, Muslim-Americans on the ballot for congressional seats are Rashida Tlaib and Fayrouz…

Photos: Hajj pilgrimage 2018 in Mecca

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SHAFAQNA:  More than two million Muslims from around the world attended to this year's Hajj pilgrimage.                                                                               Read…

Photos: Kaaba cloth changing ceremony

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SHAFAQNA- The ceremony of Holy Kaaba's cloth (Kiswa) replacement was held on Monday morning Dhul Hijjah 9th, after the dawn prayer. The Kiswa is prepared by a team of 160 artists, technicians and manufacturers. Read more…