Imam Hussain as a model of sacrifice for entire world without discrimination

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SHAFAQNA - Convert to Shia Islam Ann Sackat noted during her visit to Iraq: "I am so happy to visit the city of Karbala and the Holy shrine of Imam al- Hussein (pbuh). When I read about this great personality, I find him a model of sacrifice…

A Muslim Nurse Had the Answer (Story)

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SHAFAQNA- I was on a visit to one of the Islamic centers in Germany when I noticed a woman dressed in full Islamic hijab. I had never seen such proper hijab in the West. Glad because of what I had seen, I thanked Almighty Allah. Later,…

Islam and Western Mainstream Media

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SHAFAQNA- Mainstream media demonise Muslims and Islam on a daily basis, with some studies claiming that an average of around eight headlines per day per newspaper vilify Muslims in one way or another. A Channel 4 Survey in 2013 confirmed…

Why This Photographer Set Out to Break Muslim Stereotypes

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SHAFAQNA - Lynsey Addario talks about her experience working within these communities across the U.S. during a years-long reporting project. When Lynsey Addario moved to India in 2000 and began covering Muslim communities throughout Asia,…

THE WAR ON MUSLIM CHILDREN / Exclusive for Shafaqna

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SHAFAQNA- Father Frank Gelli is an Anglican priest and cultural critic and commentator. He has a BA in Philosophy, MA in Christian Ethics, MA in Islamic Studies, PGCE in Religious Education and Oxford Certificate in Theology. He has been a…

Educating British Muslim Children at Home

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SHAFAQNA- Hannah Smith is the Co Founder of fledgling Think Tank–Initiative For Muslim Community Development and is its Director of Research.She holds a 1st class undergraduate MSci degree in Geophysics from Imperial College London, a Master…

Let India and Pakistan initiate result oriented dialogue process to save precious human lives in Kashmir: Waseem Reza Kashmiri-Military and Militancy is not the solution; Appealed youths to be ambassadors of Knowledge.

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SHAFAQNA- While expressing sorrow and worry over the recent innocent civilian killings in Kashmir, Seminary Student Waseem Reza Kashmiri urged upon the government of India and Pakistan to start result oriented dialogue process with the people…

Oped by Hannah Smith, A British Revert Journey - Lovers of Ahlulbayt (as)

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SHAFAQNA- As I prepare to return this summer to the Islamic Republic of Iran, quite probably as a long term life-style choice, the super energizing sense of spiritual upliftment is palpable. The land of Imam Reza's (as) final resting place…

New Shia convert opens up on Ashura & Karbala - My absorption into Islam

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SHAFAQNA - On the first day of the Iranian new year 1397 (21.03.2018), Andra Marshen a convert to Shia Islam from Hungary opened to the events which led to her path towards Shia Islam, and the principles which since then have guided her life. Coincident…

Scholar: Terrorism, one weapon in American foreign policy strategy

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SHAFAQNA- A prominent US academic blames the United States and Saudi Arabia for promotion of extremism and says terrorism is one weapons in the broad strategy of US foreign policy. "There is evidence that the U.S. is supporting Daesh…

A very loud voice in the middle of the night said “Pray!” In my mind I answered “I don’t know how to pray!”

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SHAFAQNA- You Wont Believe How This Man Converted to Islam, Amazing Convert Story! A very loud voice in the middle of the night said “Pray!” In my mind I answered “I don’t know how to pray!”    Who is this?…

American Prof: Orientalism provides building blocks for Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA-Tod H. Green the Associate Professor of religion at Luther College believes that works of some orientalists and their beliefs have provided the building blocks for Islamophobia. Islamophobia is a devil event that its history goes…

Amazing Story of a Lonely Model-Part 1

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SHAFAQNA- Sister Kelly from New Zealand explaining the reasons why she left Christianity to become a Muslim.     Salam alaikum everyone. This is Kelly and I thought I do my revert video now ,just ,so that it’s out of…

Islamophobic Henry Jackson Society Attacks Britain's Muslim Charities

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SHAFAQNA- Syed Mohsin Abbas Muslim community leaders in Britain have condemned a new report published by the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) which they say is an outrageous attack on a substantial portion of the Muslim charitable sector in the…

How did a Mormon get interested in Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Alexander was born in Chicago in a Brazilian family with Mormon background. He used to go to the Mormon church every Sunday with his mother. But after entering the high school, he left all together and didn’t believe in any religion…

American doctor: What we've seen contradicts what mass media portrays

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SHAFAQNA- An American Christian couple: Dr. Jack Pence and his wife – from Minnesota State – visited Imam Hussein Shrine in the holy city of Kerbela.   Pence said – in an interview – that some Americans fear coming to Iraq…

A fascinating conversation between Australian freelance and Israeli Professor on racism & child abuse running rampant in Israel

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SHAFAQNA- A fascinating conversation between Australian freelance Robert Martin and Israeli Professor Nurit Peled-Elhanan on Israel’s weaponisation of the Holocaust and culture of white supremacy. Israel’s racism towards Palestinian is…
Hawza, Najaf al-Ashraf, Ayatullah Ishaq Fayyad, scholars

Ayatullah Fayyad: Our Scholars Accept Martyrdom, but Do Not Accept Supports from the State

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SHAFAQNA - The great and eminent Ayatullah Ishaq Fayyad, a scholar of religious sciences at the Hawzah of Nadjaf al-Ashraf , and a great reference in juridical issues (Marja'i Taqlid), received us with an incredible cordiality and sincerity…

“YOU DO NOT SOUND AMERICAN”: A LIVE INTERVIEW ON WGN-TV, with a persian Muslim girl

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SHAFAQNA-I was on WGN for a live interview last week, and was asked to speak about my work and my book, but when I gave answers the hosts didn’t like, their questions (and comments) started to get hostile, literally telling me I “don’t…

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…