I sought to use my mind, not resort to some ancient book for assistance in living my life

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SHAFAQNA- I never aspired to be a Muslim. I didn’t even want to be a Christian. The whole concept of ‘organized religion’ was distasteful. I sought to use my mind, not resort to some ancient book for assistance in living my life. If…

Young Mexican Man Converted to Islam at Razavi Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Young Mexican testified at Razavi Illuminated Shrine and converted to Islam. According to Astan News, Aron Teres Kalino introduced rich culture of Iran and Islam as the main reason behind his conversion to Islam and said, “I studied…

Lady Yvette (Nargis) Baldacchino an Australian revert.

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam from Australia, Lady Yvette (Nargis) Baldacchino by Tina Baradaran and Rahyafte Radio Team.   Sister Nargis comes from a mixed Italian Maltese Greek and English background.…

US Muslim Hijabi Women Share Professional Experiences

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SHAFAQNA- Today is the sixth annual World Hijab Day. The day was created in 2013 by Nazma Khan and encourages women of all religions to experience hijab. The event has its supporters and critics, but it has become a mainstay endeavor among…

How Islam took root in one of South America’s most violent cities

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SHAFAQNA- Blaring salsa music from a neighbouring bar does not perturb Sheik Munir Valencia as he bows in prayer at a family-home-turned-mosque in the poor, violence-racked Colombian city of Buenaventura. His prayers finished, Valencia…

Interview with Jonas E. Alexis - expert on Israel-Palestine conflict

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SHAFAQNA - The following is the transcript of an interview Shia Followers published on its website in relation to the ongoing crisis faced by Palestinians by the hands of Israel. In an interview with Shia Followers, Jonas E. Alexis, an expert…

My Family Didn’t Speak to Me for Three Months After I Became a Muslim

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SHAFAQNA- Noor Moved to Dubai from the Philippine When things went wrong for her and her business. When she accepted Islam, her family didn’t speak to her for three months because they were strong Catholic. In every second of this interview,…

Finnish teacher converts to Shia Islam at Imam Reza holy shrine

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SHAFAQNA - The Finnish teacher who chose Reza as his new name after his conversion described his feelings as follows, “I had a very general understanding on Islam and I didn’t have much awareness about it. Choosing this religion, however,…

BAHRAIN’S REVOLUTION & THE CONCEPT OF PEACEFUL RESISTANCE

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SHAFAQNA - Dr Mohammed Haidar & Jalal Fairouz To understand Bahrain and the drawn-out struggles Bahrainis continue to endure as they strive to achieve political independence and social justice one needs to contextualise Bahrain’s…

SHAFAQNA 2017 post-Arbaeen Roundtable

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SHAFAQNA - Guests: Seyed Mohsen Abbas and Dr Riaz Karim

Samuel from Canada: I decided to change my life and seek my true purpose

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SHAFAQNA- First of all I would like to thank you for agreeing to hold an interview and also for the time you allocated to us. Please introduce yourself. Tell us a little bit about your background, field of study, degrees, etc. My name is…

Post Arbaeen 2017 SHAFAQNA Roundtable - Trailer

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SHAFAQNA - SHAFAQNA ROUNDTABLE with Seyed Mohsen Abbas and Dr Riaz Karim

Visiting a Mosque Helped Me Discover Islam

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SHAFAQNA- How did I come to Islam? Well, that’s actually a very tricky question. I was 15 and enjoying the teenage life of your typical English girl. All I can say is that the path that I was heading towards was anything (in my own…

Yahya Mohammed Saleh: “Yemen will rise a secular democracy or the region will fall”

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SHAFAQNA - A member of one of Yemen’s most powerful political dynasties, Yahya Mohammad Saleh, nephew to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and former Chief of Staff of the Central Security Forces, opened up to me this November on Yemen’s…

An interview with Ali Scott Vitkovic, new Muslim from Czech Republic

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SHAFAQNA- An interview with Ali Scott Vitkovic, new Muslim from Czech Republic. He was born in the Czech Republic, he is former medical science student of Harvard University and follower of nehzat Emam Khomeyni(ra).   1.When…

My Story My Journey My Islam – Kelly Klasson

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SHAFAQNA- Kelly Klasson is an American lady who talks about the “new path” she found in her life after years of internal struggle to attain peace and happiness. God was always there, I was the one who had turned away from God.…

Interview with Mr. Mohammad Arab Iranian-American revert to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- When you retuned to Islam, how did this affect your family? Ok, this is Mohammad Arab I love this opportunity that you have given me to speak to your listeners. Altogether, I have experienced a different lifestyle in the West…

Arbaeen:The Great Walk - Interview with Reza John Vedadi

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SHAFAQNA - #ArbaeenWalk DISCLAIMER - Questions to this interview have been designed to address those bias and prejudices we seldom face for, more often than not, criticism has been relegated to a silent passive aggressive exercise, rather…

American converted Muslim feels safe to be in Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- “I feel safe being in Iraq, and that’s enough for me” Jasmine, a recent American female Muslim convert said during her visit to the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine. (AhlulBayt News Agency) – Jasmine, who lives in Georgia – U.S.,…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Western Azadari Hybrid

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SHAFAQNA - Sohail Chohan is a British based Architect and professional Nawhakhwan. He hosts his own regular television show featuring internationally recognized  recitors of Azadari poetry, naat, manqabaat and marsiya’s. He is also currently…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Foundation of Azadari with Ayatollah Milani

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SHAFAQNA - Ayatollah Dr Sayed Fazel Milani has been awarded a PhD by the University of Oxford in Islamic Philosophy. He was born in the Holy City of Karbala in 1944. His paternal grandfather was the late Grand Ayatollah Sayed Muhamad Hadi…

‘Trump is likely the most dangerous man to have ever graced the corridors of power’

SHAFAQNA - In an interview with Muslim Press, political commentator Catherine Shakdam said she thinks “Trump is likely the most dangerous man to have ever graced the corridors of power.” “It may be time for the international community…

SHAFAQNA Round Table - Dr Riaz Karim & Reverend Nadim Nassar

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SHAFAQNA - The root cause of terrorism and how to best denounce it as a global threat? A polarized debate about the underlying causes of violent extremism in the Islamic world has taken place among western policymakers, analysts, and academics…

An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam from America, Mrs. Dehdasht

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SHAFAQNA- Rahyafte team appreciates Fatima Dehdasht formerly known as Melody Baker for the time allocated to us. Mrs. Dehdasht is former hostess of Pure Home (Shabakeh Sahar) recent revert to Islam from Massachusetts, America. She was a…

Interview: The Pitfalls of 'Buy American'

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SHAFAQNA- Labor Notes/Chris Brooks: Backed by a huge banner reading “Buy American—Hire American,” President Trump declared in March that his administration would make the U.S. the “car capital of the world” again. “For…

Fazlun Khalid, Founder of the first Islamic environmental organisation, IFEES, discusses his work linking Islam with modern environmentalism

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SHAFAQNA - Fazlun Khalid is Founder of The International Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IFEES), a registered charity officially formed in 1994, that seeks to explore the relationship between Islam, ecology and environmentalism…

Irem Mumtaz, a mother from Birmingham, UK, explains why she has chosen to home educate her two children

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SHAFAQNA - Irem Mumtaz lives in Birmingham with her husband and two children aged two and four. Instead of sending her children to school, she has decided to educate them at home as part of a growing movement of “home educators”. Irem previously…

Daniel Chard, American writer: US claim on fighting terrorism is contradictory

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SHAFAQNA- An American writer has said that US has no single definition for terrorism and is pursuing a contradictory approach regarding the vicious phenomenon. “Trump’s discriminatory, counterproductive Muslim travel ban targets citizens…