A New Convert from Church to Mosque; Viacheslav Polosin

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SHAFAQNA- Viacheslav Polosin, a former priest of the Russian Orthodox Church and chairman of the Committee of the Supreme Soviet on Freedom of Conscience, recently announced his conversion from Orthodoxy to Islam. This unprecedented event…

Pilgrimage - Hajj

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SHAFAQNA- Hajj is a worship act.  It means to visit the holy house of Allah in Mecca at a certain period of time - in the month of Dhil-hajj and complete certain rituals according to the Islamic Laws.   WHO HAS TO HAVE HAJJ One…

Iran's Supreme Leader: “There will be no war, and we will not negotiate with the US”

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SHAFAQNQ - Commenting on the US President’s offer of negotiations, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday “There will be no war, and we will not negotiate.” Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said "The U.S. has…

Can Muslim Marriage be covered by English law?

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim women in Britain have been “given hope” by High Court judge ruling that a Muslim woman can have a British court dissolve her religious marriage and was entitled to maintenance from her husband after they split even though…

the office for the protection of Iran interests will open in Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia has agreed to admit an Iranian diplomat to head an office representing Iranian interests in the kingdom. Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic relations with its long-time regional rival, Iran, in 2016 following attack…

Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad(A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S.) the Ninth Infallible Imam of the Shi'ites and the Greatest Miracle of his age who enriched and expanded the Islamic thought and Shari'a during the period of his Imamat which lasted for seventeen years. Imam…

UN warned on The well-being of two million people in Gaza

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SHAFAQNA - Israel reimposed a blockade on fuel deliveries to Gaza and Palestinians in Gaza deprived of the most basic elements of a dignified life. The well-being of two million people, half of whom are children, is at stake. Without fuel,…

Majlisi: Iran and the US have serious disagreements over Israel

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SHAFAQNA- A Former Iranian diplomat said "Trump has raised up the proposal of negotiation so that if he could negotiate, then he would guarantee his own interests at the lowest cost and if this offer becomes refused, he will tell the world that…

First Iraq, Then Iran: U.S “Intelligence” Copied and Pasted Off the Internet

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SHAFAQNA- Fake intelligence as well as plagiarized quotations had been slipped into an official intelligence report pertaining to Iraq’s WMD presented to the UN Security Council by Secretary of State Colin Powell on February 5, 2003.…

Islamic Lifestyle Conference in Stockholm

SHAFAQNA-A conference on “The West and Islamic Style of Life” is planned to be organized in Stockholm, Sweden, next month. The Imam Ali (AS) Islamic Center will host the event on September 1. It will be held in the Swedish language…

Systematic violation of human rights against Uighurs, Muslims around the world stand silent!

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SHAFAQNA - The future of more than 10 million Uighurs, the members of China’s Turkic-speaking Muslim minority, is looking increasingly grim. Politicians and many religious leaders are silent in the face of China’s political and economic…

Four million muslims risk losing citizenship in Indian state

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SHAFAQNA - India was braced for unrest in its north eastern Assam state after the authorities declared some four million residents to be foreigners, effectively stripping them of their citizenship and raising fears of deportation. The residents,…

My Journey to Islam; “No Alcohol” Attracted Me to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- I was born and raised in the United States in a very small town in a very small state in the Northeast of the country, in New Hampshire. It’s not diverse at all, it’s a very small white Christian town. One store, no street…

Climbing Mountains: A Quest to Find the Truth-Part 2 - From Christianity to Sunni Islam

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SHAFAQNA-This is the story of British born Dr Kate Godfrey-Faucett and her incredible journey from Christianity to Shia Islam via Sunnism.Kate is a Chartered psychologist & psychotherapist with specialist training and experience in working…

Meeting with Trump would be very hard for Iran

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SHAFAQNA - It would be very hard for Iran’s political leaders to meet with Trump, given his opposition to the nuclear accord they spent years negotiating, his travel ban that effects many Iranians interested in studying or working in the…

Climbing Mountains: A Quest to Find the Truth

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SHAFAQNA- Part 3 - From Sunnism to Shia Islam It was now 2000, a new millennium, and due to personal circumstances, I found myself moving and living in a different locality and in a situation where for the first time I could freely study and…

Islam, Hiroshima and the Atomic Bomb

SHAFAQNA- OpEd: Dr Inayatullah Andrabi Born in Srinagar, the capital city of Indian Held Kashmir, Dr Inayatullah Andrabi, an intellectual-activist, has been intimately involved in understanding, speaking and writing about global politics and…

The presence of Iran's Religious minorities in the city council became reinstated/ what was the fatwa of Ayatollah Sistani?

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SHAFAQNA - On July 21, 2018, the Iran Expediency Council approved a plan for the presence of religious minorities in the city councils with two-thirds of the votes. Great scholars and various people groups reacted differently to this plan…

Climbing Mountains: A Quest to Find the Truth

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SHAFAQNA- This is the story of British born Dr Kate Godfrey-Faucett and her incredible journey from Christianity to Shia Islam via Sunnism.Kate is a Chartered psychologist & psychotherapist with specialist training and experience in working…

Christians' Life in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA - Iraqi Christians live throughout Iraq, from Zakho in north to Basra in south. Iraq is home to some of the oldest followers of Christianity in the world for some 2,000 years. The number of Christian communities in 2003 was 1, 5 million.…

Will Shiite life be safer after Pakistan election?

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SHAFAQNA - Pakistan will go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a new prime minister in what will be the country's second ever civilian-to-civilian transfer of power. Political parties have started negotiating with Shia political parties, local…

Online and offline Islamophobic attacks are on the rise in UK

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SHAFAQNA - In 2017 Tell Mama recorded a total of 1,330 reports. Of these reports, 1,201 were verified as being anti-Muslim or Islamophobic in nature and as having occurred in the UK between January and December. According to Independent,…

11th Zee al-Qa'adah the Auspicious Birthday Anniversary of Imam Reza(A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (A.S.), the eighth Shi'ite Holy Imam was born on 11th Zee al-Qa'adah 148 A.H. in the holy city of Madinah. He was divinely entitled 'Al-Reza"(meaning that Allah Almighty and His Holy Messenger (S.A.W.) were…

USA: Muslim girls Kicked Out Of public Pool, the mayor apologized

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SHAFAQNQ - Muslim children were kicked out of a public swimming pool in the US state of Delaware because they were wearing shirts and hijabs. Tahsiyn A Ismaa’eel brought campers from her Arabic summer enrichment programme to their…

The US-China Trade War will have implication in The Middle East

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SHAFAQNA: Beijing has ramped up engagement in the Middle East in recent years as Arab nations play an important role in Xi’s signature Belt and Road foreign policy plan. Based on this issue, trade war between two of the world's largest economies, …

The Trail of Islam in Ancient Korea

SHAFAQNA- Contrary to popular belief, Islamic history in Korea and Korea-Middle East relations predate the Korean War by more than a millennium. Striking artifacts from the fourth and fifth centuries allude to an ancient history of commercial…

“I want justice for my son” father of lynched Muslim victim

SHAFAQNA- lwar: Father of 28-year-old Akbar Khan who was lynched to death on Friday night on suspicion of cow smuggling demands justice for his son. With no law and order in place against these cow vigilantes, the lynching of innocent…

Interview: Prominent Shiite and Sunni leaders can control the crisis in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA - It seems that the particular atmosphere currently dominating Iraq in terms of security and politics is affected by several internal and external factors. Dr. Kiumars Yazdan Panah, an international affairs expert in an interview…