Uzma Asghar, a female Muslim entrepreneur shares her personal journey of trying to live and share the healthy organic lifestyle

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SHAFAQNA - Uzma Asghar is a 38 year old female Muslim entrepreneur and mum of two young children living in Birmingham, UK. Uzma, self-declared “hippy” has a degree in Medical Biochemistry, but decided after having children to make her passion…

Very Few Sunni States in the So-Called Sunni Alliance against Iran: An Interview with Prof. Emile Nakhleh

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SHAFAQNA, Exclusive Interview- The Saudi kingdom, seemingly emboldened by the peculiar U.S. president’s recent visit to its land, now feels and seeks to act as the new “gendarme of the Persian Gulf.” Hastily climbing up the ladder of authority,…

Iran-Qatar Relations will not Go Beyond Good Neighborly Exchanges: An Interview with Dr. Eckart Woertz

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SHAFAQNA, Exclusive Interview- More than a month into the Qatar-Saudi rift, there still is no way out in sight. The U.S. adventures in the region under its new president and deep-rooted regional rivalries have just complicated the affairs. To…

This Muslim Convert Is Prepping The Next Batch Of Muslim Scholars To Be More In Tune With UK Society

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SHAFAQNA- When Tim Winter became a Muslim in 1979, Islam was still something of a mystery to the West. He was a 19-year-old undergraduate student at Cambridge University and a self-described “freelance monotheist.” Today,…

A Shiite perspective on political systems in Iraq - By Ayatollah Sayyid Jafar al-Hakim

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SHAFAQNA - The relationship with heritage is a significant trait in religious thought, one which also interacts with it on the basis of that it is absolute and unerring (always rights and accurate). It is the relationship to one’s tradition…

Lovin Malta, New Muslim from Malta; I fell in love with Islam

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SHAFAQNA- I was born and raised in Malta as a Catholic. My parents, especially my mother, are devout believers; so I was Baptised and did my Holy Communion and Confirmation. By then I was very fond of Catholicism, there were no questions…

S. Arabia pursuing hysterical gunboat diplomacy: scholar

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SHAFAQNA- By M.A. Saki  A professor of global thought and comparative philosophies tells that “Saudi Arabia pursues a form of hysterical gunboat diplomacy that is the outgrowth of an anxious state.” In an exclusive interview with the…

Dr. Susan Carland, New Muslim from Melbourne, Australia: I really believe in Islam as a religion

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SHAFAQNA- Dr. Susan Carland has opened up about her conversion to Islam in an interview, admitting she was “terrified” to tell her loved ones she had become a Muslim. The academic and wife of The Project host Waleed Aly appeared on this…

Volunteering with A World Without Barriers - Sayyid Mohammad

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SHAFAQNA - We asked Sayyid Mohammad, a dentist who dedicates a lot of his time to volunteer for the charity organisation A World Without Barriers a few questions about his experiences in Iraq and fundraising for the charity. Below are his beautiful,…

How can a mother help her Daughter to Find Peace in Islam?

SHAFAQNA- A question by a mother: My daughter is coming from a very confused and painful place, and she has reached out to your religion for peace and understanding. I want her to research and understand the ways of how a woman is treated…

Shafaqna Interviews Brother Mubashir Sheriff

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SHAFAQNA - Brother Mubashir Sheriff is a researcher at Zainab Rights and is involved at different levels in the World and Africa Federations of the Khoja community. Below are some thoughts he shared with Shafaqna on his contributions to society. You…

Marc Springer, New Muslim from America; Palestinian Intifada guided him to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- My journey to Islam is, it safe to say, not the usual one. Most white converts I have met came from a liberal and very open background. My upbringing was far from this. Both of my parents were in the US military and my upbringing…

Brittany Murray, New Muslim from USA: The Holy Quran is the Major Reason I Was Attracted to Islam

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SHAFAQNA - An Exclusive Interview with Brittany Murray, New Muslim from USA by Bentolhoda Mofakhami Rahyafte NGO (related to Edoardo Agnelli Islamic Association) appreciates you for accepting the interview. For the first question, please…

Radical Extremes Exhibition: Spiritual Art against Conflict in Britain

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SHAFAQNA - Zaki Haider is a young up and coming digital artist and Festival producer with a substantial portfolio of online work, his style draws on Japanese Naruto and Deviant art which he uses to explore Muslim metaphysical traditions. www.narutopants.deviantart.com Narutopants…

PREVENTING EXTREMISM IN BRITAIN

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SHAFAQNA - Syed Mohsin Abbas  has worked extensively in radio and television with broadcasters around the world, including Channel 4 and the BBC. During his long television career, he’s hosted and presented current affairs programmes, served…

The Ironies of U.S. Imperialism under Trump: An Interview with Dr. Cynthia Willett and Dr. Stefan Boettcher

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SHAFAQNA, Exclusive Interview - Sitting amongst the utmost enablers of reactionary politics and terrorist mindsets in the Middle East, the U.S. president Donald J. Trump accused Iran of supporting terrorists and pushed his Arab cohorts to take…

His Sickness Made Him a Muslim-Yamamoto Qaym, Japanese New Muslim

SHAFAQNA- Yamamoto Qaym Naoki, Japanese Muslim, studied many religions but only Islam answered his questions. Yamamoto Qaym Naoki, Japanese Muslim, student at Kyoto university, traveled to Muslim countries to understand Islam better, and…

The Saudi-Qatar Rift is Fueled by the Desire to Isolate Iran: An Interview with Prof. Jeffrey A. Lefebvre

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SHAFAQNA- Exclusive Interview: Less than a month after Trump’s tumultuous visit to the Middle East, the Persian Gulf states who were his princely hosts suddenly turned against each other. Saudi Arabia, followed by UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt,…

Trump, Foreign Adventures and Domestic Misadventures: An Interview with Prof. Stephen Eric Bronner

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SHAFAQNA - Exclusive Interview: Donald J. Trump rose to power in the U.S. to much wonder, anxiety, and horror of observers, both within and without the United States. Since his ascendency of the presidential office, day by day, he has revealed…

First Fasting challenge of a new Muslim, Theresa Corbin

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SHAFAQNA- Having converted the day before the fasting month, Theresa Corbin recalls how she had to figure it all out on her own. “Ash-hadu an la ilaha ilallah, wa ash-hadu an la Muhammad Rasulullah,” I said for the first time on the evening…

Diva Allott, British New Muslim, Ramadan means so much to me

SHAFAQNA- My name is Diva Allott, I’m a British Muslim Revert. Diva is my given name and I don’t have a Muslim name as after thorough research I never found it to have a bad meaning. I reverted when I was 17 years old. The events that…

How did fasting in Ramadan lead Lauren Booth to Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Many of us speak of Lauren Booth, a recent Muslim convert, as the sister-in-law of Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain. They do her injustice. She has carved out a career as a fearless broadcaster and journalist…

Shafaqna Interviews Allamah Tabatabaa'i Award Winner Sister Batool Subeiti

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SHAFAQNA - Shafaqna had the pleasure of interviewing ATAward winner, sis Batool Subeiti. She shares with us her thoughts on the importance of education with diligence in our journey to Allah and how winning the award has impacted her life. Check…

Trump-Salman Alliance: All Eyes on Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - The recently rejuvenated military alliance between the US and Saudi Arabia could have enormous – and immediate – implications for the War on Yemen. The peninsular and impoverished country has been in a state of total warfare…

Shafaqna Interviews Brother Ali-Reza Goudarzi on the Architecture of the Holy Shrines

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SHAFAQNA - Brother Ali-Reza Goudarzi, student of Architecture at the University of Washington has coupled his area of interest with his love for Ahlul Bayt by studying changes in the architecture of the Holy Shrines and sharing his thoughts…

Shafaqna Interviews Sister Qudsiyah Remtulla - Founder at The Visual Age

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SHAFAQNA - Sister Qudsiyah Remtulla is the founder of The Visual Age, an online platform where she pairs self-development with creativity to come up with resourceful faith-based works of art. We had the pleasure of interviewing her to gain some inspiration…

Shafaqna Interviews Brother Ali Salaam to Discuss his Documentary Series - American Hussaini

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SHAFAQNA - We had the pleasure of interviewing brother Ali Salaam who has a background in independent journalism, regarding his documentary series American Hussaini. Below he shares his wonderful thoughts on what led him to create the series…

Shafaqna Interviews Brother Ahmed Badri

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SHAFAQNA - We had the pleasure of interviewing brother Ahmed Badri who is an editor/producer for Safeer TV regarding his new show All About Men and the thought surrounding its inception. The show is ongoing and available on YouTube. On the rather…