US, Saudi & Israeli alliance threatens world peace, democracy & HR

SHAFAQNA - The decision by the US president last night to abrogate, unilaterally, the most celebrated achievement of his predecessor, the nuclear deal with Iran, has been criticised worldwide and caused a major split within the Western political…

London Hosts 4th Annual Shia Studies Conference

SHAFAQNA- The Islamic College (ICAS) in London staged a successful 4th Annual Shia Studies Conference this weekend, with a line up of leading international scholars. The College had invited abstracts to be submitted for its fourth conference,…

What drove me to convert to Islam was when I read the Quran

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Cynthia, from the United States, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami Rahyafte team (related to Edoardo Agnelli Islamic Association) invites you on a special journey into the life of sister Cynthia.…

How Do We Know the Quran is Unchanged?

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SHAFAQNA- Since it is well accepted in academic circles that both the Torah of the Jews and the New Testament of the Christians have changed over the centuries, European academics erroneously believed the same must be true about the Quran.…

Hamburg Islamic center become the base for deep scientific dialogues in West

SHAFAQNA- At Germany’s Islamic academy and international capacities of Islamic seminary convention that was held at the Imam Khomeini center for higher education in Qom, Ayatollah Arafi expressed hope for the longevity of this Islamic establishment…

OIC Pledges Strong Role in Addressing Rohingya Crisis

SHAFAQNA- “We will play a strong role along with Bangladesh, United Nations and international community,” Hesham Youssef, assistant secretary general for OIC's humanitarian affairs, said after visiting Rohingya camps in Kutupalong Friday. Myanmar…

First international conference of "Mahdism" held in Netherlands

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SHAFAQNA - The first international conference of "Mahdism" with the support of the Ahlul Bayt Assembly of the Netherlands and in cooperation with the AhlulBayt World Assembly, with the presence of diplomats, scholars from Iran, Afghanistan,…

Ramadan and the new generation of Muslim consumers

SHAFAQNA - In recent years, Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, has gained increased importance for marketers as the Muslim population around the world rapidly expands — and particularly for a new generation of Muslim youth. Muslims represent…

Muslims and prison: When crime collides with faith and morality

SHAFAQNA - How do Muslims ‘get on’ after prison? There is a grittiness to moral life seen in youth and crime. No one interviewed by Ryan Williams justified their crimes, but they did locate poor decisions within wider efforts to lead…

JSC hosts important seminar on freedom of the press in Palestine at SOAS

SHAFAQNA - To mark World Freedom Day (May 3rd) the Journalist Support Committee organised a seminar at SOAS university (London) this Thursday, hoping to break ground on the need for fair media representation on the issue of Palestine. While…

Austrian Muslims condemn school hijab ban proposal

SHAFAQNA- Nadine Osman Austria’s Muslim communities and civil right groups have slammed a proposal to impose a hijab ban after it was announced by the Austrian Chancellor. Sebastian Kurz announced legal preparations were underway…

Elizabeth, from Scandinavia-All my questions are being answered and I know in my heart that this is the truth.

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Elizabeth, from Scandinavia, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami   Elizabeth was born and raised in Scandinavia with German ethnicity. She is 22 years old. Her family was part of a Christian…

Awaiting the Beloved

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SHAFAQNA-A person is indebted to the blessing of hope and anticipation in his social and personal life.  If it was not for this hope and anticipation there would be no purpose in looking forward to the future.  Life for such a person would…

Moukebs in Karbala to host pilgrims on 15th of Sha’ban

SHAFAQNA - More than 650 Moukebs (resting places with special facilities and services for pilgrims) are ready to provide services to the pilgrims of Imam Hussein’s (AS) holy shrine in Karbala on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Imam…

The Awaited Imam, The Living Hujjah

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SHAFAQNA-The Holy Prophet [s] said: "The person who dies and has not known the Imam of his time (Imam Mahdi [a] is that of the present time) has died the same as one who died during the Age of Ignorance." Musnad-i-Ahmad-ibn-Hanbal, vol. 2,…

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

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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.…

Religious scholar: "Dignity of holy Quran should be depicted across globe"

SHAFAQNA - Head of the endowment and charity organization of Iran, Sheikh Ali Mohammadi placed stress on the leading role of holy Quran in peoples' lives noting, "Dignity of the Holy Quran should be introduced to people across the globe,". "Through…

Egyptian Footballer Mohamed Salah Celebrated As A Lantern This Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- As Egyptians we have the tendency to show appreciation for what we love in a symbolic way: as Ramadan lanterns, with the infamous Detective Corombo lantern being an example of that. As we get closer to Ramadan this year, the object…

The Fourth International Conference on Shi’i Studies

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SHAFAQNA -RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS » CONFERENCE ON SHI‘I STUDIES » THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SHI’I STUDIES

Jews and Muslims united against hate

SHAFAQNA - Muslims joined Germans of all faiths in a march against anti-Semitism this week, with a few Muslim women photographed donning kippahs over their hijabs in solidarity with their Jewish neighbors. The demonstrations took place…

Sayyed al-Safi: Ayatollah Sistani’s ‘jihad fatwa’ was unique

SHAFAQNA - Speaking at the fourteenth international “Spring of Martyrdom” cultural conference held on behalf of the holy shrines of Imam al-Hussain and Hadrat Abbas in the Iraqi city of Karbala, Sayyed Ahmad al-Safi said, “Ayatollah al-Sistani’s…

“Ali Akbar is the most similar to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in appearance, character and thought.”

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SHAFAQNA-  Ali Akbar ibn Hussain (AS) was born on 11th of Shabaan 44 AH and he was the son of Imam Hussain ibn Ali (AS) and Umm-e-Laila (AS). He was a handsome young man of eighteen. He was also a brave soldier. He had been taught fencing…

Ayatollah Khamenei: To achieve prosperity, Muslims should act according to Quran

SHAFAQNA - Masters, reciters, participants of 35th International Quran Competitions met with Ayatollah Khamenei this morning, April 26, 2018. During the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei asserted: “If friendly relations are not established among…

A delegation from Republic of Ghana visited Imam Ali shrine in Najaf

SHAFAQNA - A delegation from the republic of Ghana had the honor of visiting the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). Afterwards, they met with Fa’iq al-Shimmary the member of the administration committee of the holy shrine. “We came here…

Jalal Fairouz issues warning appeal against execution in Bahrain

SHAFAQNA - As reports suggest that Al Khalifa regime intends to carry out several death sentences against several prisoners of conscience - all of whom have called for pro-democracy reforms, Jalal Fairouz, a distinguished rights activist, and…

Who is dissatisfied with unity between Shia and Sunni?

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SHAFAQNA- The issue of concord and harmony among the Islamic Ummah, during our time, is an important point. Not only in the years after the revolution, but also many years before the revolution, we were making efforts to bring about concord…

Got 24 hours to spend in London? Try these 4 halal food hotspots

SHAFAQNA - When you jet to a non-Muslim destination for a very quick stay, it makes sense to choose convenience at meal times and opt for something vegetarian or seafood-based. However, with more and more halal restaurants and takeaway options…

Bahraini Al-Wefaq speaks against collective political death sentences

SHAFAQNA - Reacting to reports that Manama intends to soon carry several death sentences against political prisoners, Al Wefaq issues the following statement: The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that the military court in Bahrain issued…