Believing in a savior is not exclusive to Shia

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SHAFAQNA- Rather, all Muslims—including Shias and Sunnis—believe in this notion. However, the Shias are privileged in that they know this Savior by name and features, and believes that he is always ready and prepared to receive the divine…

Amnesty International's Former Advisor: Imam Hussain's been wronged twice, malicious media distorts Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The head of the International Organization for Global Security, Rebee’ ElEdreesey, warned against anonymous sides attempting to distort the image of Islam by all means. In an interview published in Imam Hussain…

CIA finally concluded Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's killing

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SHAFAQNA- The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, US media reported on Friday. In reaching its conclusions, the CIA examined multiple sources…

Barham Salih in Iran: one step forward to strengthen Tehran-Baghdad political and economic relations

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran and Baghdad had agreed to create a free trade zone, the Iranian President Rouhani said at a meeting of high-ranking delegations of Iran and Iraq on Saturday. About Barham Salih visit to Tehran and talks between Iranian and…

'IN SEARCH OF A HOMELAND': The Muslim Convention Held in Manchester

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“In search of a homeland, a quest for an identity” was the theme of the Muslim Convention which was held today, November 17, 2018 in Manchester, UK. The Muslim Convention’s purpose was to connect Shia Muslims individually and collectively…

Afghanistan: Hazara Shiites under Taliban attack in a war never seen before

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SHAFAQNA- Thousands of Shiites have fled their homes in two Hazara-dominated districts to escape the “absolute terror” of escalating violence by Taliban, with some describing the violence as the worst they had seen in the 17-year conflict. The…

An interfaith event on Imam Hussain (as) held by Al- Khoei Foundation

SHAFAQNA- The Al Khoei Foundation organized an interfaith event on Imam Hussain (as). Participants took part in a panel discussion included Rajnish Kishyap  Director/Trustee of the Hindu Council UK, Maulana Shahid Reza- Founder Member…

Imam Al-Askari (A.S.) - One Of The Lights of Ahlulbayt (A.S.)

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SHAFAQN- “An age will approach when the people’s faces would be laughing (exalting) and their hearts would be dark, bleak and dirty.  The Sunnah to them would be innovation and heresy.  The faithful would be belittled and debased among…

Belgian independent deputy Özdemir: Europe continues to bar the representation of Muslim women

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SHAFAQNA- As a result of the midterm elections in the United States last week, two Muslim politicians were elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in U.S. history. Along with Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first Native…

ASEAN call for 'accountability' in Rohingya crisis

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SHAFAQNA- Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations call for those responsible for atrocities against Rohingya Muslims to be held “fully accountable”, according to a statement prepared for a regional summit , reflecting…

After 17 Years, many Afghans blame US over endless war

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SHAFAQNA- Seventeen years after U.S. forces and the Northern Alliance captured Kabul, the war is dragging on, many Afghans place the blame squarely on the Americans. The United States has lost more than 2,400 soldiers in its longest war, and…

Muslim-Jewish think tank establishment in Germany

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SHAFAQNA- Officials from the Jewish Association of Ernest Ludwig Erlich, along with officials from the Avicenna (Ibn Sina) Islamic Association, will launch the Muslim-Jewish think tank in the near future. The German social and political issues…

Afghanistan: 250 Families Displaced to Bamyan from Jaghori, Malistan

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SHAFAQNA- As Taliban attacks continue, over 250 Afghan families displaced to Bamyan from two districts in Ghazni province, local officials in Bamyan province said Tuesday. According to a survey commissioned by the delegation, more than 250…

Zarif: Pompeo should own what he says

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SHAFAQNA- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has blamed his American counterpart, Mike Pompeo for his threat to starve the Iranian people through sanction, saying Pompeo must assume responsibility for what he says. In a post on…

Iran won’t participate in Idlib operation-Interview

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SHAFAQNA- Former Iranian Ambassador to Syria, Raouf Sheybani said that Iran will not participate in Idlip operation.  Speaking with Shafaqna, Sheybani, believes that with the entry of Iran into the Syria, the subsequent action that the Russians…

Why aren’t Muslim women allowed to marry non-Muslims?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: There is a consensus among almost all Islamic jurists according to which Muslim women are forbidden to marry non-Muslims. This is clearly stated in Surah Baqarah: “do not marry polytheistic men [to your women] until…

Lebanese Analyst: US sanctions did not affect the formation of Lebanon government

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SHAFAQNA- The second phase of US sanctions against Iran began last week, and at the same time, US sanctions against Lebanon's Hezbollah (HIFPA) began in a modified version. What is worrying about the implications of these sanctions is that…

Amnesty warned: Twelve Saudi Shiite prisoners are at risk of "imminent" execution

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SHAFAQNA- Amnesty International warned on Wednesday that twelve Saudi prisoners who are part of the country’s Shia minority are at risk of "imminent" execution. Riyadh received over 250 human rights warnings over murdering the critic journalist…

Khashoggi murdered for revealing Saudi Funding of Anti-Iran TV Channel

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi , who was killed on Oct. 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, murdered for disclosing  Riyadh’s funding of an anti-Iran UK-based TV channel, Guardian correspondent said. In a report on Oct. 31,…

Despite Calls For peace, Saudi Arabia Continues Attacks on Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - Tens of thousands of Yemenis have died as a result of the Saudi invasion of Yemen, but it was Khashoggi's death on October 2, that is finally focusing world attention on Saudi atrocities, and changed attitudes towards the Saudi Arabia-led…

Half of Yemen Population on Brink of Famine as Saudi-Led Aggression Continues

SHAFAQNA- Thirty-five Yemeni and international NGOs on Wednesday called for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Yemen, where they warned the Saudi-led coalition’s war has put 14 million people on the brink of famine. “With 14…

Imam Hasan (A.S.) Whose Obedience Allah made Incumbent on People

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SHAFAQNA-Imam Hasan was the eldest son of Imam 'Ali and Hadrat Fatimah. When the Holy Prophet received the happy news of the birth of his grandson, he came to the house of his beloved daughter, took the newly born child in his arms, recited…

28th Safar, Martyrdom Anniversary of Holy Prophet of Islam Hadrat Muhammad Mustafa (S.A.W.) and Imam Hasan Mujtaba(A.S.) The Last Day of the Month of Safar the Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Reza (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA-On the Sad and Mourning occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Holy Prophet of Islam Hadrat Muhammad Mustafa (S.A.W.), Imam Hasan Mujtaba(A.S.) and Imam Reza(A.S.) we extend our Heartfelt Grief and Condolences to the 1800 Millions…

GDP Impact of Muslim Travel In The Middle East To Hit $36 Billion

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SHAFAQNA- The GDP impact of Muslim travel in the Middle East is forecast to hit $36 billion by 2020, up 21% from $29.7 billion in 2017 and representing 19% of the total global GDP generated by the end of the decade, according to research unveiled…

Life sentence for Bahrain opposition leader is travesty of justice

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Ali Salman, the Bahraini Shiite leader was sentenced to life in prison by a Bahraini court , overturning previous acquittals on charges of spying for Qatar in what an international rights group called  a travesty of justice. On…

Hate directed towards Islam has motivated many US Muslims to enter politics

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SHAFAQNA- Since the 2016 presidential election, Trump's views expressed on the campaign trail and from the Oval Office have stoked the fire of Islamophobic rhetoric in the political mainstream, proliferating hate speech and anti-Muslim sentiment.…

Yemeni Girl who became symbol of the Yemen people's pain died

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SHAFAQNA- Amal Hussain, the 7-year-old Yemeni girl whose haunting image became symbol of the Yemeni people's pain and suffering has died. A searing portrait of the starving girl published in The New York Times last week drew an impassioned…

Seyyed Sadriddin Qapanchi: Wahhabi thought is behind the scenes of Nigeria's killing

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SHAFAQNA- Iraq prayer leader Seyyed Sadriddin Qapanchi in Najaf's Friday prayer sermon criticized the Nigerian government's attack Shiites in Arbaeen rally which resulted in martyrdom and injuries, stressing that " Wahhabi thought and financial…