Beware of the exaggerators: From ISIS to Islamophobes

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SHAFAQNA - As the world stands in mourning, its people united in the rejection of radicalism, voices have begun to rise above the crowds, crying for vengeance and swift retaliation against those they perceived as the guilty parties. More often…

Boston Hosts First-Ever ‘Muslim Day on the Hill’ Event

SHAFAQNA- Muslims from around Massachusetts will gather on November 12 at the Massachusetts State House for a first-ever “Muslim Day on the Hill” in Massachusetts. The event will provide Muslim voters with an opportunity to meet their…

Paris attack survivor speaks of compassion not hate - Exclusive Interview

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SHAFAQNA - Shafaqna conducted a very special interview this week as we talked to Claire Santana, a young French woman who, on November 13, witnessed first hand the terror preached by the Wahhabi clergy. Rather than burden Claire with our…

This is Islam and this is why so many answer its call

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SHAFAQNA - Laura Booth convert to Islam, she cries EMOTIONAL , ISLAM IS PEACE

Muslims appeal for unity amid hate crime fears

SHAFAQNA - Members of the Capital’s Muslim community have called on residents to show solidarity in the wake of the terrorist massacre in Paris amid fears of a rise in hate crimes. The call was made as Police Scotland reported a spike…

Can the real fascists please stand up?

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SHAFAQNA - Here is it again - the ugly, despicable, irrational and dark racist monster, raising its head from the ashes of Paris attack, the ultimate end-game radicals want to see play out in the streets of the old continent. Answering the…

A case of the pot calling the kettle black or just blind hypocrisy - Saudi Arabia decries Paris attack

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SHAFAQNA - As a political analyst for the Middle East I must say that rhetorical hypocrisy and double talks are occupational hazards, but I draw a line at complete and utter lunacy. While one would expect for the world to rally around France…

Coming soon - Shafaqna Exclusive Interview with a Paris attack survivor and her message of peace

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SHAFAQNA - Shafaqna interviewed today a survivor of Paris attack. Claire Santana, came face to face with the terror sold by ISIS militants, this fascism which sprung from the tongue of Wahhabi clerics in the desert of Nejd (Saudi Arabia). But…

The Peace Treaty of Imam Hassan with Muawiya - The true message of Islam to the world

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SHAFAQNA - A documentary produced by Ahlul Bayt TV that delves into the motives behind the peace treaty of Imam Al Hassan (as) and clarifies some of the prominent misconceptions.

Why Muslims in France feel vulnerable - Paris' suburb speaks up

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SHAFAQNA - On a housing estate in Lucé about 100 metres from the local mosque, three young men of Arab appearance and an older white woman were chatting. “It was a guy called Omar Ismail Mostefai,” said one of the men. Mostefai was…

"Not in my name" - Muslims speak out against Paris attacks conducted in the name of Islam

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SHAFAQNA - Muslims have taken to Twitter to say "#IAmAMuslim and I condemn the Paris attacks" in order to show solidarity with France and that Islam is a religion of peace. Muslims have taken to Twitter to show support for Parisians affected…

Muslims Around the World Defend Themselves Against Islamophobia and Offer Solidarity

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SHAFAQNA - "French Muslims are French. Today, at least, they should be more French than Muslim, as today the tragedy is for all of France," Daniel Hurlin, a Parisian designer speaking about the aftermath of Friday's coordinated Islamic State terrorist…

Parisians throw open doors in wake of attacks, but Muslims fear repercussions

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SHAFAQNA - Ordinary citizens showed their support by giving blood at hospitals, offering shelter to people who had been displaced and by putting up rallying signs across the city. But others fear the atrocities will be exploited by rightwing…

An "act of war" says French President Hollande

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SHAFAQNA - French President Francois Hollande warned that Paris' attacks equated to an "act of war" against France and its people. While no one will deny that retaliation is indeed necessary, since no nation should ever cower before tyranny…

British Muslim communities strongly denounce Paris attacks

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British Muslim activists, scholars and organizations have signed a solidarity statement in support of Paris terror victims. According to Shafaqna, the full statement reads as follows: We are profoundly saddened by the loss of innocent…

Wahhabism is the enemy lurking in the shadows not Islam

SHAFAQNA EDITORIAL - Late on Friday the French capital was hit by a series of terror attacks. As a result France declared a state of emergency, its security services scrambling to understand how their country and their people became murderous…

Shia community strongly denounce Paris attacks

Photo: Internet / RT Shafaqna (International Shia News Agency) - Amid the Paris terrorist attacks on Friday 13th November that killed more than 150 people, Shia community and leaders around the world strongly condemned terrorist attacks on…

Paris terrorist attacks: more than 150 killed

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Photo: Intenret / RT Amid the “unprecedented terrorist attacks” that have resulted in dozens of deaths (more than 150), French President Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency and announced that France will close its borders. According…

The 12 Imams

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SHAFAQNA - Islam is the only religion which offers comprehensive solutions to social problems and takes a holistic approach to address them. For such a working system to prevail to the Day of Judgment, there must be some wise mechanism to…

Muslim leader calls for cultural understanding

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SHAFAQNA - At a Harvard University talk, the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims, says learning from our differences is key. A prominent imam speaking at Harvard University on Thursday rejected the notion of a fundamental…

I Walk for Husain a

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SHAFAQNA- I walk I walk through the valleys and the shadows of the death that surrounds me Entrenched in the smell of blood lingering in my soul Searching for their stories repeatedly told and simultaneously ignored And I walk I walk and…

Abdullah al-Saleh: Bahrain Inseparable Part of Shia History

SHAFAQNA- A Bahraini cleric underlined that Bahrain has always been a center of love and devotion for the Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS). Abdullah al-Saleh, whose Bahraini citizenship has been revoked by the Al Khalifa regime made the remark in a forum…

The story of Arbaeen

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SHAFAQNA - The moon was almost setting, casting its dying rays on the waters of the rivulet Al Quma and the few tents that were pitched on its banks. Beside these tents, there were a few graves, which were scattered over some distance, providing…

Muslims Lose Out in Myanmar Elections

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SHAFAQNA - Muslims are turning out to be among the biggest losers in Myanmar’s historic elections, with many not allowed to vote and no Muslim representation in parliament. Several Muslims have been serving in the current nominally…

Bahrain leading Shiite opposition figure 'Majeed Milad' sentenced to two years in jail

SHAFAQNA - A Bahraini court today jailed a member of the main opposition Al-Wefaq bloc for two years for "inciting freedom of speech", the Shiite grouping and authorities said. Majeed Milad, a member of Al-Wefaq's delegation which took part…

Why British Muslims need a 'poppy hijab' to remember World War One

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SHAFAQNA - Tabinda-Kauser Ishaq's Remembrance Day hijab is being sold by the Royal British Legion for the first time. She tells Radhika Sanghani why she designed it and why it's important for British Muslims to embrace it. Poppies are…

British in the UK face a crisis - Islamophobia is real and it's rampant

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SHAFAQNA - The majority of British Muslims say they have witnessed discrimination against followers of the Islamic faith and that a climate of hate is being driven by politicians and media, a study has found. Six out of 10 Muslims in Britain…

Imam Sajjad International Conference kicked of in holy KarbalaSHAFAQNA

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SHAFAQNA - Coinciding with the commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Ali al-Sajjad, son of Imam Hussain (A'), the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine witnessed the opening of the Sajjadain Rhythmical-supplication Second International Conference on the…