Barnet Graduate organises interfaith conference between Muslim and Jewish women

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SHAFAQNA- Saha ran the conference last Sunday with Sally Patterson, from Primrose Hill, who is currently the Equalities, Liberation and Access sabbatical officer at Bristol Student’s Union and a campaigner against hatred and division in the…

Photos: The "Minas Day" in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA- The "Minas Day" ceremony was held in Tehran at the Sorapa Menas Church, with the presence of a group of Armenians and Archbishop of Armenians. The construction of this church is related to the Qajar period, and it considers as one…

Pope Francis set to visit the UAE in February next year

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SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis will make an historic visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in early February to attend an interfaith meeting, the Vatican announced on Thursday. Pope is invited by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin…

"Europe needs Muslims - and Muslims need Europe"

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SHAFAQNA- "Without religion, Europe is unthinkable and the religions with their diverse traditions will be needed in the future to keep alive the 'European Peace Project',” as a result of the three-day European Congress in Paderborn, which…

Video: Pope Francis praised the freedom of a hearing-impaired child who climbed onto the stage to play around him

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SHAFAQNA- Pope Francis praised the freedom of a hearing-impaired child who climbed onto the stage to play around him.

Photos: Interfaith celebration of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (S.A)

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SHAFAQNA- Interfaith celebration of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (S.A) was held at Islamic Educational Center of Orange County (IECOC) with the presence of Glendale city church pastor Todd Leonard and Prof. Johnny Ramirez-Johnson.  …

The first Divine Mass of Christians held in Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA- A Christian official in Egypt yesterday announced that he was organizing the first religious ceremony for Christians in Saudi Arabia. This came in a special statement made by Anba Morcos, Archbishop of the Shubra al-Khaymah (north…

Jewish-Muslim cooperation in Scotland against antiSemitism and Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslim Council of Scotland and the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities have agreed a set of concrete steps to expand cooperation between the two faith communities and to “setting up a ‘ faith-specific social care service. The…

Ayatollah Hakim to Christian priest: Clergymen should propagate the spirit of love and coexistence of all nations

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Mohammad Saeed Hakim, invited the clerics of various religions to propagate the spirit of love, coexistence and interaction among the nations of the world and effort to institutionalize honorable values. Ayatollah Hakim,…

Iraqi President met Pope Francis at Vatican

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi President Barham Salih met with the head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday. An official reception was held to His Excellency at the Apostolic Palace, where His Holiness Pope Francis was on…

Muslim-Jewish think tank establishment in Germany

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SHAFAQNA- Officials from the Jewish Association of Ernest Ludwig Erlich, along with officials from the Avicenna (Ibn Sina) Islamic Association, will launch the Muslim-Jewish think tank in the near future. The German social and political issues…

Leaders of Shia community of California visited synagogue of Irvine

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SHAFAQNA- Leaders of Shia community of Southern California visited Beth Jacob Jewish congregation of Irvine to express their solidarity.  Dr Seyyed Mostafa Qazwini, President of Shia Muslim Council of Southern California and other members…

Louis Farrakhan: Sanctioning Iran is a big mistake

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SHAFAQNA- During a solidarity trip to Iran, the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam (NOI), Louis Farrakhan, described U.S reimposing sanctions against Iran as a big mistake, adding that the United States cannot continue its unilateralism. Louis…

Iraq begins reconstruction of ISIS-wrecked Mosul Churches

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi authorities launched a campaign to reconstruct the churches that destroyed by the Daesh terrorist group during its takeover of Mosul. “The local government is making efforts to start the reconstruction of dozens of churches…

Augusta Shia muslims marched in support of their Jewish compatriots

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SHAFAQNA- On the occasion of commemorating Arbaeen of Imam Hossein (AS), Shia muslims who were gathered in Augusta held a marching to show their support of Jewish neighbors in the wake of the recent synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh.   According…

The Priest of the state of Georgia: I've come to Karbala to kiss its holy soil

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SHAFAQNA: Al-Khaas Sunghi Lashfili, one of the priest of the state of Georgia , who has come to Karbala to participate in the pilgrimage of Arbaeen Imam Hussein (AS) said to SHAFAQNA: Justice and Peace was won by a great man named Imam Hussein…

US head of church: Arbaeen Pilgrimage is largest peaceful gathering in the world and humanity gathers millions of pilgrims

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: “The Arba’een Pilgrimage is the largest gathering in the world that represents humanity”, a US head of a church, who has recently visited the holy city of Kerbela,  said. Among millions of pilgrims coming…

Arbaeen pilgrimage in view of a Christian woman: when you walk, many facts about Imam Hussein (P) discover for you

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SHAFAQNA- My feelings are affected by Imam Hossien (AS), he is not a person or just one Imam, but a way of life. Cloud was a Christian but after participating in Arbaeen pilgrimage became a Muslim and told her memories to Baqiatalah news agency. Here…

Video: Italian Catholic Woman Proud to be Arbaeen Pilgrim

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SHAFAQNA- An Italian catholic woman feels proud to be a member of a millions-strong crowd of people who march toward the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, for Arbaeen. Arbaeen comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia…

Photos: Eucharist ceremony for Commemoration of the Saint George in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA: A ceremony for commemoration of the Saint George was attended by the Archbishop of the Armenians of Tehran at the Saint George Church in Tehran.  Eucharist ceremony was held on September 29, 2018. …

Inter-Religious Dialogue; a dream that was done in Isfahan four centuries ago

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SHAFAQNA- Varuz Minasian, the head of the Armenian Caliphate Council in Isfahan and the south of Iran, emphasized that Armenians have lived in peace in Isfahan for 400 years and they will live in the future. "Followers of the religions of…

Muslims in Sanskrit texts

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SHAFAQNA- The Hindu: A study of the works of historians Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya and Audrey Trushke suggests that the Muslim ‘other’ was really not so much ‘other’. While reading a recently published article of American historian…

The Position of Jesus(pbuh) in Islam Attracted Him

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SHAFAQNA-An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Gregory Sowden from Canada by Atefeh Keyhani   First of all, Rahyafte team (related to Edoardo Agnelli Islamic Association) would like to thank you for agreeing to hold an interview…

Pope Francis calls for international community to act decisively for end of migrant shipwrecks in Mediterranean

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SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis expressed sorrow over recent deaths of migrants from Africa in the Mediterranean Sea in Sunday’s Angelus among thousands of the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square, and appeal to the international community to…

The presence of Iran's Religious minorities in the city council became reinstated/ what was the fatwa of Ayatollah Sistani?

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SHAFAQNA - On July 21, 2018, the Iran Expediency Council approved a plan for the presence of religious minorities in the city councils with two-thirds of the votes. Great scholars and various people groups reacted differently to this plan…

Christians' Life in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA - Iraqi Christians live throughout Iraq, from Zakho in north to Basra in south. Iraq is home to some of the oldest followers of Christianity in the world for some 2,000 years. The number of Christian communities in 2003 was 1, 5 million.…

Photos: Badarak Ritual Ceremony at Saint Titus Church

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SHAFAQNA: The annual ritual ceremony of Holy Liturgy or Soorp Badarak, held at Saint Titus Church in Iran's Chaldoran city of Western Azerbaijan Province. This ceremony held on Saturday, with the presence of many Christians from Iran, Frence,…

Pope and Christian leaders gather to pray for peace in the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- As war continues to threaten the Middle East, Pope Francis traveled to the southern Italian Adriatic port city of Bari, and dialogue with leaders of Catholic and Orthodox Christians and invites them to pray for peace in the Middle…