Iran-Iraq trade balance hit $10b: Envoy

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA:  The value of trade exchanges between Tehran and Baghdad reached ten billion dollars for a one-year period, Iran's ambassador to Iraq announced on Wednesday. There are many historical, cultural and political commonalities…

In Saudi Arabia, Public Opinion about Israel Is Shifting

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SHAFAQNA - Mosaic Magazine : While the growing cooperation between [Tel Aviv] and Riyadh, especially regarding the threat to both posed by Iran, is hardly a secret, it has generally stayed out of public view and has not been reflected in popular…

IRAQ BANS RICE PLANTING BECAUSE OF WATER SHORTAGES

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SHAFAQNA - Reuters | by Moayed Kenany: Iraq has banned farmers from planting rice and other water-intensive crops in the face of increasing shortages because of drought and shrinking river flows, an agriculture ministry official said on…

Ayat. Khamenei to lead Eid-al-Fitr prayers in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency : The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei will lead the Eid-al-Fitr (the fast-breaking feast) prayers in Tehran, to be held at the Imam Khomeini Prayer Grounds on Friday, June 15.    Office…

Prince William’s Middle East tour to build a relationship with the people of the region

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SHAFAQNA - Metro| by Amy Duncan : While Kate Middleton remains on maternity leave, Prince William is preparing to head on his first solo tour to the Middle East. It is the first time a member of the British Royal Family has officially…

Top US official eyes Israel's Egypt border for Trump wall ideas

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SHAFAQNA - Middle East Eye : US homeland security secretary visited Israel's southern border for ideas on wall project along US southern border US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen inspected Israel's fenced-off border with Egypt…

Where Islam flourishes despite being half-underground

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SHAFAQNA - Economis : The strange social reality of Islam in Greece. ON A baking-hot Friday afternoon in the dusty Athenian district of Neos Kosmos, a cheerful assortment of (mostly male) worshippers greet one another in Arabic, Greek and…

The Sermon Given By The Prophet (s) On The Last Friday Of Sha’ban On The Reception Of The Month of Ramadhan

SHAFAQNA- “O, People! “Indeed ahead of you is the blessed month of Allah. A month of blessing, mercy, and forgiveness. A month which with Allah is the best of months. It’s days, the best of days, its nights, the best of nights,…

London Mosque Becomes the UK’s First to Accept Cryptocurrency

SHAFAQNA- The move would make the Hackney mosque in East London the first in the UK to take payments in digital currency. The chairman of the Shacklewell Lane Mosque told the UK’s news publications about the move to accept both Bitcoin…

Reports of Bin Salman assassination: Kayhan newspaper claimed

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"There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the absence of nearly 30 days of Mohamed Bin Sulman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, is due to an incident which is being hidden from the public", an Iranian newspaper claimed. According to the…

The names of people killed by Israeli forces on Monday

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SHAFAQNA- Middle East Eye has live coverage of protests in Palestine and Israel here. Sixty people were either killed or died of wounds inflicted by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip on Monday as thousands of Palestinians demonstrated across…

Head of Iran’s Islamic seminary: "Hamburg Islamic center become 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…

4th Gen Muslims in Germany Don't Feel at Home, Prone to Radicalization says Professoer

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SHAFAQNA - The number of Salafist adherents in Germany has doubled in five years, German newspaper Tagesspiegel reported, citing anonymous security sources. Professor Susanne Schröter, Director of the Frankfurt Research Center for Global Islam…

UK: London mayor's failure to act against extremists could lead to another terror attack

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SHAFAQNA - IHRC has written to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan accusing him of facilitating another potential far right terror attack against Muslims on the streets of London similar to that carried out by Darren Osborne against Muslim worshippers…

The Orientalist Gaze Speaks Loud: William Shaler on Algerian Women

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SHAFAQNA - William Shaler (1773 – March 29, 1833) was an American government official who served as a diplomat and confidential agent in several foreign locations, including Algiers, Mexico and Cuba. He was one a key foreign agent in Algeria,…

Race to All That Is Good: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:146-148) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:146-148) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Race to All That Is Good بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ الَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ…

Iceland seeks to ban male circumcision

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SHAFAQNA- A bill in Iceland's parliament seeks to ban circumcision in the country arguing that the practice violates children’s rights, BBC reports.  The draft law in its effect would impose prison term that could gp up to a six-years…

Danger of Salafi and far-right extremism in the Europe

SHAFAQNA- During the International conference of "Islam in Europe: Prospects and Challenges" that was held on Wednesday in Qom, Hawzah News Agency interviewed professor Robert Gleave, Director of the Centre for the Study of Islam at University…

Ayat. Javadi Amoli explained: How to fully benefit from Fatimiyah days?

SHAFAQNA - In his Quranic interpretation course held in Qom's Grand Mosque, Ayatollah Javadi Amoli expressed condolences on martyrdom anniversary of Lady Fatemah (sa) and made some remarks on the best ways one can fully benefit from Fatimiyah…

100,000 Rohingya refugees in grave danger from monsoon rains: UN

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SHAFAQNA -  More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a UN humanitarian report has warned. There are now more than 900,000 Rohingyas…

Grand Ayat. Bashir al-Najafi advises women to follow Lady Fatima (sa)

SHAFAQNA-In a meeting with mothers of Iraqi martyrs from the city of Youssoufia, senior cleric Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi remarked, “The city of Youssoufia has offered many martyrs during the war against ISIS terrorists whose lives and sacrifices…

Delegation of Japanese Foreign Minister visit Imam Ali Holy Shrine in Najaf

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SHAFAQNA -  The Delegation of the Japanese Foreign Minister is surprised at seeing the archeological sites and landmarks in the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The diplomat, Teiragima, said in a statement to the Media Center of the Holy…

Conversion to Shia Islam, a story

SHAFAQNA - Why I became Shia? Source - Press TV

Pinpointing the Nasibi founding forefathers

SHAFAQNA- Whilst defining a Nasibi the pen of the Ahl'ul Sunnah Ulema has been somewhat reluctant to pinpoint where Nasibis existed in history and who their Imams were. Al Muhaddith Shah Abdul Aziz makes two interesting comments in his…

Ayatullah Hajji Mirza Mahdi Puya Yazdi

SHAFAQNA- Ayatullah Agha Hajji Mirza Mahdi Puya Yazdi(1899 (1317 A.H., also spelled as 'Pooya') – 1973 (1393 A.H.)) was a Twelver Shia Muslim and an Islamic scholar, most notable for his famous tafsir of the Qur'an. The son…

Bahrain’s jailed opposition leader's family expresses concern over his deteriorating health

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SHAFAQNA - The family of Bahrain’s jailed opposition leader and cancer survivor, Hassan Mushaima, expressed their growing concern over his deteriorating health. According to Mushaima’s loved ones, authorities at Bahrain’s Jaw Prison…

Representatives of Holy Shrines of Iraq, Syria visit Astan Quds Razavi

SHAFAQNA - Representatives of the Holy Shrines of Iraq and Syria, by efforts of the Center for International Affairs of Astan Quds Razavi attended the Razavi Holy Shrine. Head of the Department of Communication and Cooperation of Center…