Supreme Religious Authority warns of social and religious obloquy

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: In Friday’s sermon held at the Imam Hussain Shrine on January 18, 2019, the representative of the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority, sheikh Abdul-Mehdi ElKerbela’i, talked about the types of obloquy. ElKerbela’i…

Around the world, people have expressed solidary with Marzieh Hashemi

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SHAFAQNA| By LeilaYazdani : Around the world, people have expressed solidary with Marzieh during this precarious time. Twitter Calls on US to Free Marzieh Hashemi and ,Twitter users are flooding the platform with tweets calling to #FreeMarziehHashemi.…

EU States to Boycott US Anti-Iran Summit

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SHAFAQNA- The US effort to enlist Europe in its pressure campaign against Iran is facing a setback after ministers from several European Union members and the head of the European Union’s diplomacy Federica Mogherini appear ready boycott an…

Fatimah (AS) in Surat Al-Insaan (76)

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SHAFAQNA-Allah the Exalted has said: "Verily the Good shall drink of a Cup (of wine) mixed with Kafur. A fountain where the Devotees of God do drink, making it flow in unstinted abundance. They perform (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose…

Marzieh hashemi, the PressTV journalist held by FBI, denied halal food, hijab removed against her will

SHAFAQNA- A PressTV journalist has been mysteriously detained for over 48 hours by the FBI after she was apprehended at St. Louis Lambert International Airport while traveling to visit family, the network has learned. The state-run, English-language…

American law expert: Hashemi's detention 'unconstitutional'

SHAFAQNA- An American law expert tells Press TV that the arrest and imprisonment of its journalist and news presenter, Marzieh Hashemi, on unspecified charges runs contrary to the American Constitution, which forbids “unreasonable”…

Imam Ali's sermon about the division of community into factions

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SHAFAQNA- What follows is a part of the book Nahj al-Balagha, the most famous collection of sermons, letters, tafsirs and stories attributed to Imam Ali (A.S). It was collected by Al-Sharif al-Radi, the Shiite scholar of the tenth century.…

Religious tourism establishment to introduce Shiism in Germany

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SHAFAQNA- The international group of MC Group in Germany is considering launching of the religious tourism to introduce Shiite culture. Iranian Counselor in Germany, Seyyed Ali Mojani visited Harald Zulauf, head of the MC Group advertising…

UK‘s Theresa May wins confidence vote after defeat Brexit

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SHAFAQNA- Just 24 hours after incurring a historic parliamentary defeat,  Theresa May  survives as Prime Minister after her government won a confidence vote. May's government won by 325 to 306. Immediately after surviving the vote, Theresa…

Shahid al Awwal: Muhammad Jamaluddin al-Makki al-Amili al-Jizzini

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SHAFAQNA-Muhammad Jamaluddin al-Makki al-Amili al-Jizzini,[1] (1334–1385) is known to Shi'ites as the Shahid Awwal (Arabic: الشهيد الأولash-Shahid al-Awwal "The First Martyr"). Although he is neither the first Muslim, nor the…

Theresa May may face no-confidence vote after Brexit deal crushed in House +Video

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SHAFAQNA- U.K Parliament handed Prime Minister Theresa May a crushing defeat, rejecting her Brexit deal by vote of 432 to 202 . This defeat is a greatest defeat for a government in this house, leading to a no-confidence vote in May’s government. Theresa…

A German National Took His Shahadah at The Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS)

SHAFAQNA-A German national took his Shahadah today at the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS) by the help of scholars under the banner of Astan Quds Razawi. The following text below is a small statement that he made after his Shahadah.   “My…

Italian school suspends Arabic and Islamic courses

SHAFAQNA- Emilia-Romagna Regional Assembly Member of the ruling anti-immigration League party Stefano Bargi and a deputy from the party, Guglielmo Golinelli opposed the course claiming it is against their "Western teaching standards." "In…

'Terrible and unbelievable': Exiled Saudi journalist laments kingdom's abuses

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SHAFAQNA- For a moment, late last year, it appeared as if Saudi Arabia might be on the verge of a sea change. Jamal Khashoggi’s murder had drawn the world’s attention to the human rights abuses and crackdown on dissent in the kingdom,…

Supreme Religious Authority to fathers: The easier or more difficult matters become in world of technology, the more family relationships disintegrate

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: In Friday’s sermon the representative of the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority, sayyid Ahmed EsSafi, delivered on January 11, 2019, he talked about technology and the crucial role of the family in the society. EsSafi…

Zarif : No one allowed to interfere in Tehran-Baghdad ties

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SHAFAQNA- The Iranian foreign minister said Tehran and Baghdad enjoy solid relations, stressing that no other country is allowed to meddle with those bilateral relations. "The Iranian-Iraqi ties are solid and we do not allow anyone to interfere…

Pompeo’s ME tour: Washington is not abandoning the region

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continue a nine-nation tour of the Middle East aimed at reassuring America’s partners that withdrawing troops from Syria does not mean Washington is abandoning the region and…

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HOSTS AN EXHIBITION ON ROHINGYA WOMEN

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SHAFAQNA- The European Parliament opened an exhibition featuring paintings of Rohingya women entitled "Stories of Rohingya: Shock, Flexibility and Hope" to show the plight and suffering of refugee women in Rohingya. "The drawings reflect…

India’s lower house passes citizenship bill excluding Muslims

SHAFAQNA- The bill covers select groups – including Hindus, Christians and Sikhs – who moved from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan and who have lived in India for at least six years. Muslims are excluded, in what critics say is a…

US Secretary of State makes an unannounced Iraq visit

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SHAFAQNA- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday met with Iraqi leaders in an unannounced Iraq visit as part of his tour to the Middle East. Mike Pompeo traveled on Wednesday first to Baghdad, where he met with Iraqi Prime Minister…

Hazrat Zainab (S.A.), the Untaught Sage

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SHAFAQNA-“They said, ‘Immaculate are You! We have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Indeed You are the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.” (Holy Qur’an 2:32) The above ayah of God’s Final Revelation to mankind, is the helpless…

Erdogan: Trump Is Right on Syria

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SHAFAQNA- “Donald Trump’s plan to pull military forces out of Syria should be put into action carefully and with the right partners", Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said. In an opinion piece published in The New York Times on…

ASEFI: IRAN TO CONTINUE ITS SUCCESSFUL TALK WITH TALIBAN

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SHAFAQNA- Iran's former foreign ministry spokesman, Hamidreza Asefi said Iran has already negotiated with Taliban. Initially, we did that in the previous years with the presence of the United Nations. At the moment, we would like to do this,…

SAUDI ARABIA: SIX KILLED AND ONE ARRESTED IN SHIITE REGION OF AL-QATIF +Video

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SHAFAQNA- Six people were killed and one arrested in a security operation in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern al-Qatif region on Monday, the state news agency reported on Wednesday. Earlier, media reports said Saudi forces had stormed a small village…

GERMANY: COLOGNE HOST "THE FUTURE OF MUSLIMS IN EUROPE"

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SHAFAQNA- The Turkish religious authority Diyanet has organized a three-day conference entitled "The Future of Muslims in Europe" in Cologne. Representatives of Islamic religious communities from Germany and Europe, academics, activists and…

Imam of South Africa criticized insulting to mosque

SHAFAQNA- Imam Abdul Moutie Saban, religious leader at the Bo-Kaap’s Jameah Masjid in Lower Chiappini Street for the past 40 years, on Monday sent the photos to the Cape Argus. They show minstrels urinating on the mosque’s walls and streams…

Israel is behind unrest in Sudan, says Muslim scholar

SHAFAQNA- Speaking exclusively to Yeni Şafak daily from a hospital where he’s currently receiving treatment, Dr. Fatih Ali Hasaneyn Mohammad Sharif accused the Fur tribe of inciting Sudanese people to riot in compliance with orders sent…

Priests at Virgin Mary church welcome Imam who informed them of bomb

SHAFAQNA- “We have to stand by each other’s side and take care of each other. Those who target places of worship have no religion and are neither Muslim nor Christian,” Askar said at the church. Mosque worker Gouda Shaaban Khalifa, 63…