Visiting a non-Muslim from the Mosque

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SHAFAQNA- There were displays, free refreshments (lots) and invites to a talk about the beliefs and to watch prayers if you wanted to. We did everything except watch the prayers – which we didn’t have time to do. But the MAIN thing by…

Israel occupation of Palestine threatens Christian communities

SHAFAQNA - A church service begins in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity. Worshipers descend the stone stairs, worn smooth by millions of pilgrims over the centuries, down into the Grotto -- the spot Christians believe Jesus was born. Incense…

Evidence of protecting Christians’ rights, churches in Islam

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SHAFAQNA - Following allegations made by the U.S. Congress regarding violations committed against Coptic Christians in Egypt, Egypt Today provides evidence of Islam’s preservation of Christians’ rights. Recently, Egypt’s Minister of…

Scholars Decipher One of Last Remaining Mysterious Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Oldest Bible Texts

SHAFAQNA - Israeli researchers have reportedly deciphered one of the last remaining unread parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls, more than half a century after their initial discovery. A Haifa University spokesman told AFP on Sunday that scholars…

Is the Shroud of Turin Evidence of Jesus' Existence?

SHAFAQNA - The Shroud of Turin is an ancient, sepia-colored, rectangular, 14.3 x 3.7 foot linen cloth woven in a three-to-one herringbone twill composed of flax fibrils with the front and the back image of a naked man with his hands folded…

The Mission of Prophet Jesus (as)

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SHAFAQNA- Follow me, not worship me Like all other prophets, Jesus had also come to teach the sublime ethical issues. With his lifestyle, he set a role model for his followers inviting them to guard themselves against evil and to obey his…

Judge Sides With Iraqi Christians Against Trump Deportations, Gives Them Shot at Freedom

SHAFAQNA - A U.S. district judge in Detroit ruled on Tuesday against part of President Donald Trump's deportations initiative by stating that hundreds of Iraqi nationals, many of them Christians, that were detained earlier this year must either…

Jesus Christ spent all his life fighting oppression and corruption

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SHAFAQNA- Jesus Christ, this great divine prophet has spent all his life among the people: fighting or resisting oppression, corruption and those who, relying on money and power, oppressed the people and dragged them from the hell of this…

Jesus through Shia Narrations

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SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Mahdi Muntazir Qa’im PUBLISHER(S): Ansariyan Publications – Qum Categorized collection of hadith (narrations) on Prophet Jesus (a) from the Shia books of Hadith. Topics include: His childhood,…

Shia Muslims visit Nigerian churches to celebrate Christmas with Christians

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SHAFAQNA - A Muslim community group has visited a series of churches in a major Nigerian city to show their solidarity with its Christianpopulation. Members of the Islamic Movement, known as locally the Shia after their religious denomination,…

A Closer Look at Christianity

SHAFAQNA - Since I was young I always loved discussing religion with others. I always wanted to know where the truth lay. The more discussions I had the more I learned about Islam. More and more I found Islam to be a truly great religion. In…

Tehran to Host Muslim-Christian Dialogue

SHAFAQNA - According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations organization (ICRO), Dimitry Safonov, secretary for interreligious relations of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Hojat-ol-Islam…

1 in 5 Brits Don't Know Christmas Is Celebration of Jesus' Birth: Poll

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SHAFAQNA - A recently released survey has found that about 20 percent of Britons do not know that Christmas Day is a celebration of Jesus' birth. The History Channel and Onepoll.com surveyed 2,000 British adults and found that one in five…

Pope falls short on Myanmar

SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis has arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar, urging the international community to address the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims in the country. More than 700,000 people have fled to Bangladesh after Myanmar’s…

Pope visits Myanmar in shadow of Rohingya crisis

SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar on Monday on a delicate visit for the leader of the Roman Catholic church to a majority-Buddhist country that the United States has accused of “ethnic cleansing” against its Muslim Rohingya people. The…

Russian Orthodox Leader Warns of Coming Apocalypse, Calls on Society to Rally in 'Critical Period'

SHAFAQNA - Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, warned on Monday that the end of the world is approaching and urged society to rally in this "critical time." Kirill was speaking after a service at Moscow's Christ the…

Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust honoured in London

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SHAFAQNA - Faith leaders in Barnet pay tribute to those ‘Righteous amongst the Nations’ for their bravery and courage during the Shoah. Jewish and Muslim leaders in Barnet have paid tribute to the Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust…

What the Bible Says About Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)

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SHAFAQNA- According to the Bible, God said to Moses, on whom be peace: I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brohters; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. (The Holy Bible,…

French Court Orders Removal of Cross on Pope John Paul II Statue

SHAFAQNA - A cross that's part of a statue of the late Pope John Paul II in the town of Ploërmel, France, will be removed following a controversial decision made by a top administrative court on a decades-long legal battle over the monument's…

More than 13 million gather in Karbala for Arbaeen - all faiths

SHAFAQNA - Iraq’s top Shiite cleric says more than 13 million have gathered in the holy city of Karbala to mark Arbaeen, the annual commemoration marking the end of the mourning period for the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad’s…

Christains, Sunnis and Shias in Karbala for Arbaeen

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SHAFAQNA- Arbaeen is a Shia Muslim religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (a.s), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the third Imam of Shia Muslims. Large crowds…

Imam Hussain(a.s) in the Bible

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SHAFAQNA- Numerous passages of the Bible have foretold the coming of Prophet Muhammad, the revelation of the holy Quran, Imam Ali, Imam Hussain, and Imam Mahdi from Mecca. Many early Islamic events were prophesied in the Bible but they all…

Pope condemns terror attacks around the world

SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis condemned on Wednesday recent terror attacks around the world, including in New York where eight people were killed, saying he was “saddened” by events. “I am saddened by the terrorist attacks in recent days…

Coptic Christians Pelted With Rocks, Four Churches Closed as Government Treats Prayer 'as a Crime'

SHAFAQNA - Coptic Christians in Egypt have said that they have been pelted by rocks while the government in the southern province of Minya has closed down four churches this past month, much to the protest of the believers. "We stayed silent…

Christians, others be prepared to be part of #ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 2017

SHAFAQNA - The Arbaeen trek is a solemn walk undertaken exactly 40 days from the date that Imam Hussein, the grand son of the Prophet was brutally martyred in Karbala (now in Iraq). The Imam had set out for good leadership and justice, in opposition…

Awaiting Jesus (pbuh)

SHAFAQNA- For us Muslims, Jesus' (pbuh) second coming is of utmost importance. Born as a miracle of God, he invited the Israelites to the righteous path, performed many miracles in their presence, and is the Messiah and God's word (Qur'an,…

Pope enters Rohingya political minefield with Myanmar-Bangladesh trip

SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis will wade into the religious and political minefield of Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims and the effects of their exodus to Bangladesh when he visits both countries next month. The Vatican on Tuesday released…

Anti-Christian Hostility in the US Hasn't Risen, but It Has Changed as Secular Progressives Hold More Wealth

SHAFAQNA - New research examining cultural hostility toward American Christians shows that believers are incorrect to assert that animus toward them has increased. Yet they might be right in their claims that they face more problems such hostility…