Making Islam a call for unity among communities

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SHAFAQNA - The occasion of the Prophet’s (saws) birthday provides a unique opportunity for Muslims to foster unity, love and understanding and to address the myriad problems facing the Muslim world. The Prophet’s (pbuh) Sunnah and Sirah…

Prince Ali Seraj of Afghanistan calls for drastic stand against Daesh aka ISIL

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SHAFAQNA - I implore all the Islamic Religion Clerics, Mullahs, Imams and all other leaders from every Islamic nation in the world, to convene a Religious (SHURA), conference, in Mecca. During this conference, all those attending, must, in…

Staying safe - A manual for Muslim women

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SHAFAQNA - With the influx of Islamophobia-related crimes in the United States these past few months, it can be an extremely scary and nerve-wracking experience to leave home and brave the world as Muslims today. Because of the crimes of…

Horrific moments of London Tube knife attack caught on VIDEO / The attacker is being investigated as a terrorist

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RT/ The man who attacked three passengers on the London Tube with a knife has been caught on camera. The video shows three police officers taking their time to aim their Tasers to neutralise the knifeman. The "This is for Syria" attacker,…

Resisting tyranny - The message behind Ayatollah Khamenei’s letter to the West

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SHAFAQNA - We are living hard times indeed when words of peace and reason are no longer heeded but mocked … Such are the days we find ourselves in! From Britain’s calls for war in Syria, to Turkey’s mad campaign against Russia, war and…

California Muslims Condemn Mass Shooting in San Bernardino

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SHAFAQNA- California’s Muslim community expressed its horror on Wednesday at the mass shooting that killed at least 14 in San Bernardino, after a local Muslim man was claimed to be a suspect. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan…

RSF LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL APPEAL FOR RELEASE OF ​CUMHURIYET JOURNALISTS

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SHAFAQNA - At a press conference held in partnership with the Turkish Association of Journalists (TGC) today in Istanbul, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) launched an international appeal for the release of Cumhuriyet journalists Can Dündar…

After Paris and California attacks, U.S. Muslims feel intense backlash

SHAFAQNA - Rabia Chaudry kept her 7-year-old daughter home from her private Islamic school in Maryland on Thursday, fearing anti-Muslim backlash from Wednesday’s massacre nearly 3,000 miles away in San Bernardino, Calif. “I think we…

Kind Moharram International short film & photo contest

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SHAFAQNA - Kind Moharram Festival was launched in Semnan With the aim of developing the Ashura culture and art in the community since 2008 . So far, seven courses have been held in succession nationally And to the power and strength of God…

Reporting from Riyadh: Safa Al Ahmad on Saudi, journalism and censorship

SHAFAQNA - In her award-winning film on the rising opposition movement in Saudi Arabia, Safa Al Ahmad films an activist relating how he had narrowly escaped arrest from the police by jumping 20 feet from his bedroom window. “As usual they…

An Arbaeen miracle - millions of mourners pour to honor their Imam's sacrifice

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SHAFAQNA - Millions of pilgrims gathered in Iraq's holy city of Karbala amid tight security on Wednesday to mark Arbaeen, the annual commemoration of the end of the 40-day mourning period after the seventh century martyrdom of a central figure…

The miracle of Arbaeen: the largest peaceful gathering in history of Islam / Photos

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In the history of Arbaeen, in the history of Islam never before did the faithful gather in such a show of force. As millions upon millions poured into the holy city to honour their Imam and reflect on the sacrifice Ahlul Bayt offered humanity…

Britain goes to war ... again protesters say they are outraged

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SHAFAQNA - Britain will join the coalition of nations conducting airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria after MPs in the House of Commons voted to authorise the UK’s participation. MPs voted 397 to 223 in favour of sending RAF…

Sheikh Nimr in High Spirit

SHAFAQNA- Prominent Saudi Shia cleric, Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, is in “high spirits” despite reports suggesting that he is at risk of imminent execution, his brother said. “He’s good, very well, high spirits. His health is very…

Letting freedom ring: How Islam’s universal message continues to speak through Imam Husayn ibn Ali

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SHAFAQNA - Violence has returned to the Middle East by way of religious oppression and radicalism. While millions of Muslims across not just the region, but the world came together to commemorate the sacred month of Muharram, this past October,…

Karbala TV live

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SHAFAQNA - Click here to watch Karbala events live on your computer or android device

Over 2.5 Million Pilgrims Enter Iraq for Arbaeen So Far

SHAFAQNA- Iraqi ministry of interior said that more than 2.5 million Shia pilgrims from Iran and other countries have entered Iraq so far. It said the Arabeen pilgrims have travelled to the Arab country air land and air. Sami Sudani,…

As a Muslim woman I was never fearful in Britain. But today I’m afraid

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SHAFAQNA - I have despaired at much of what I have seen and heard over the past 15 years. There was a time when people asked me quite frequently whether I was pro al-Qaida; whether I thought the 9/11 attacks and the 7/7 bombings were a good…

Shia Islam rejects ISIS radicalism

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SHAFAQNA - The Holy Qur`an states “And follow not that which you have no knowledge of, Indeed, the hearing, the sight, and the heart, all of these, shall be questioned (by Allah)”. Quran 17:36 The Islamic Scripture like any other Divine…

The first international film and photo competition for “kind Moharram”

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SHAFAQNA - Eighth National Mourning Ceremony”KindMoharram” The first international film and photo competition for “kind Moharram” One thousand three hundred and seventy six years passed from the great ASHURA event. Every year…

Arbaeen procession in London

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SHAFAQNA - 35th Arbaeen Procession When Sunday 6th December 2015 at 11:00am Assembly Point Marble Arch, London – W1C 2JS Nearest Tube Station Marble Arch Underground Station (central line)  

Interview: Joseph Nye on Iran and the End of American Exceptionalism

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SHAFAQNA - Professor Joseph Samuel Nye Jr. is the former Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He currently serves on the Harvard faculty as a University Distinguished Service Professor. Along with Robert Keohane,…

Paris Muslims complain of ostracism after terror attacks

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SHAFAQNA - Riding the Paris Metro to the city’s Grand Mosque for prayers, Samia Mahfoudia says people shoot sideways looks at her “almost as if they were saying ‘Get off.'” Ahmed El Mziouzi, a Moroccan who has called France home…

London campaigns against war in Syria

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SHAFAQNA - Lindsey German, who organised the Downing Street protest for Stop the War, said it was a “good start”. “We’ve got thousands of people here and we’ve blocked Whitehall, and there are dozens of demonstrations going on…

Climate change demo in London - Exclusive

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  SHAFAQNA - Campaigners in central London have marched to demand that global leaders take urgent action to tackle climate change. The event was the largest of about 2,500 demonstrations taking place around the world ahead of a critical…

Ayatollah Khamenei Writes New Letter to Western Youth

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SHAFAQNA - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday sent a second letter in less than a year to the youth in the Western countries, following the recent terrorist attacks in France. What follows…

Sydney Muslims are feeling under pressure: Islamophobia on the rise

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SHAFAQNA - Muslims in Sydney experience discrimination and verbal slurs at three times the rate of all other Australians, a study that is the first of its kind in the country has found. Nearly two thirds of Muslims surveyed had been…