The Mihna, the Inquisition and Religious Persecution Today

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SHAFAQNA- With Muslims in the West  being subjected to scrutiny under polices such as Prevent and other counter terrorism initiatives the parallels to previous historical  persecutions and inquisitions of religious communities are frighteningly…

Imam Hasan (a-s): In his teachings are the solutions to today’s problems.

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SHAFAQNA-INTRODUCTION: One of the great social problems that our society is conflicted with is the understanding of freedom. In my own personal case this was both an inner and outer battle that lasted some 30 years until I embraced Islam.…

Words of Wisdom of Imam al-Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Al-Hasan (peace be upon him) said: O people, he who advises for God’s sake and betakes His sayings as guidance will surely be led to the most upright way and God will grant him success to the right guidance…

Ayat. Sobhani: Avoiding sins, the best deed to do in Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- On a TV program that was aired Friday night on channel 2 of Iran’s state-run television, Grand Ayatollah Sobhani made some remarks on how to thank God. His Eminence said, "One has to pay attention to the fact that the human being…

Quran as Described by the Amir of Believers, Imam Ali (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA - In different sections of the Nahj al-Balaghah, the eternal book of the words of Imam Ali (a.s.), there are hints at the incomparable importance and inimitable elegance of the Holy Quran.   We read in the first discourse…

Over 30 Questions Answered by Imam Hassan (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- The following sayings, maxims, and words of wisdom are related to the pious grandson of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) Abu Muhammed Al-Hassan bin Ali (peace be upon them). The following are his answers about…

INTERVIEW WITH ARCHBISHOP LEO BOCCARDI APOSTOLIC NUNCIO OF THE HOLY SEE (VATICAN AMBASSADOR) TO THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

SHAFAQNA- 1. Can you please introduce yourself and give your general background?   For  those  who  read  and  understand  their  life  with  faith  it  is  natural  to  discover  the plan of God for their life.…

Laylatul Qadr ~ The Night of Power

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SHAFAQNA-  Good actions in it (Laylatul Qadr), like prayer and charity and (other) types of goodness, are better than deeds of a thousands months in which there is no Laylatul Qadr.  If Allah would not multiply the rewards of believers…

Khadijah, Daughter of Khuwaylid, Wife of Prophet Muhammad

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SHAFAQNA- AUTHORS(S): Yasin T. Al-Jibouri If you wish to research the life of this great lady, and if you do not have al-Majlisi's 111-volume encyclopedia titled Bihar al-Anwar, the best references are: al-Sayyuti's Tarikh…

Citizenship of 732 Bahrainis Revoked Since 2012

SHAFAQNA- he Campaign for Peace and Democracy (CPD) said as many as 732 Bahrainis have been stripped of their nationality over the past 6 years. According to Al-Laulau website, the New York-based CPD said the first ruling that revoked…

There are Muslims in Tibet, too

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SHAFAQNA - Mention Tibet, and the first thing that comes to mind is the Dalai Lama and Buddhism. However, Muslims have been as much a part of the fabric of Tibetan culture as their Buddhist counterparts. It is hard to…

French Muslim student in media storm over headscarf

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SHAFAQNA - A Muslim student at one of France's top universities has found herself at the centre of a media storm after she appeared in a documentary wearing a headscarf. Maryam Pougetoux had appeared in the film to talk about student protests…

Islamophobia - Danish minister blasts Muslims over Ramadan fast

SHAFAQNA - There are about 250,000 Muslims living in Denmark, and the Danish integration minister thinks that those fasting for Ramadan are better off staying at home until the month-long holiday is over. "I want to call on Muslims to take…

The first convert(khadija,sa), the foremost Muslim(Imam Ali,as)

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SHAFAQNA- The Birth of Islam and the Proclamation by Muhammad of his Mission When Muhammad was 40 years old, he was commanded by God, through His angel, Gabriel, to declare His Oneness to the idolaters and polytheists of the whole world,…

HOLY RAMADHAN: THE MONTH OF ALLAH (SWT)

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SHAFAQNA- The month of Holy Ramadhan is known as Shahrullah meaning "the month of Allah". It is indeed the month of Barakah (Blessings), Rahmah (Mercy) and Maghfirah (Forgiveness). It is reported that at the advent of this great month, the…

LAYLATUL-QADR: THE NIGHT OF PREDESTINATION

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SHAFAQNA- "In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Verily We sent it (the Quran) down in the night of Qadr (power). What shall make you know what the night of predestination is? The night of Qadr is better than a thousand months.…

HOLY RAMADHAN & ALMS

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SHAFAQNA- Once again the holy month of Ramadhan is approaching and God willing, we will once again be fortunate to witness and experience this great month, which the Holy Prophet (saww) has called it ‘Shahrullah’ meaning ‘the…

Noor Orphans Fund - RAMADHAN REACH-OUT 2018

SHAFAQNA - Let's share some food, eid gifts and most importantly some love with the orphans this Ramadhan. Many of them are facing terrible living conditions, food shortages and excessive heat in the desserts of Iraq. The Noor Orphans Fund…

All Hail Husayn! An Esoteric and Exoteric Exposition on the Lord of Martyrs

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SHAFAQNA - In the Name of Allah, the Light. Praise be to Allah, the Light of Lights, and peace be upon the Prophet Muhammad, his daughter Fatimah al-Zahra, and the Twelve Imams who were living reflections of divine luminosity. Greetings…

The charity app that could change the way we give and think social responsibility

SHAFAQNA - If Islam heavily encourages people to extend a generous hand to those less fortunate, as a mean to elevate their faith and hold true to their social responsibility, the holy month of Ramadan revolves almost exclusively around such…

Ayatollah Sistani office: Thursday May 17th, is the first day of Holy month of Ramadan in Britain, Scandinavian countries, Arabic countries and Middle East

SHAFAQNA-Ayatollah Sistani office: Thursday May 17th, is the first day of Holy month of Ramadan in Britain, Scandinavian countries, Arabic countries and Middle East

HOLY RAMADHAN & SINCERITY

SHAFAQNA- At the advent of the holy month of Ramadhan, The Holy Prophet (saww) delivered a sermon in which he (saww) said to the Muslims:  “O People! Verily the month of Allah has come to you with blessings, mercy and forgiveness.…

UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL -British Shia Ulama

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SHAFAQNA- The Watford based Imam Hussain Foundation held a ground breaking programme honouring the Shia Ulama in Britain and particularly in honour of Hujatulislam Sheikh Mahmud Al Fayaz ( son of Grand Ayatullah al Uzma, Sheikh Eshaaq Al…

The names of people killed by Israeli forces on Monday

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SHAFAQNA- Middle East Eye has live coverage of protests in Palestine and Israel here. Sixty people were either killed or died of wounds inflicted by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip on Monday as thousands of Palestinians demonstrated across…

World Hijab Day Wonderful Event to Demystify the Hijab

SHAFAQNA- “In the Fall of 2015, the International Student and Scholar Services office partnered with the Women’s Center to create the International Women’s Group. The goal of this group was to connect and support women from the Middle…

Iranian women's futsal team on Hijab won the AFC championship

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SHAFAQNA-iranian women's futsal (arena football) team won the AFC championship for a second time, with a 5-2 win against japan. Defending champions Iran claimed a historic second successive win at the Asian Football Confederation Women's Futsal…

Attack to Shia's mosque in South Africa condemned by all Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- One person was murdered and two seriously injured in an apparent sectarian attack in a mosque in South Africa on Thursday afternoon. The attack on the Shi’a Muslims was condemned by the Sunni organisations. “We vehemently…

Europe's Muslim population to hit 8 pct by 2030: Global Muslim Diaspora Report

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslim population of Europe will rise to 8 percent and of the United States to 2.1 percent by 2030, according to Global Muslim Diaspora Report released on Saturday. The report was released at a workshop in Istanbul called “Muslim…